Love 2 Essay

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Love 2


'The Lady with the Dog';
'Love'; is defined by the Webster's dictionary as 'a passionate affection of one person
for another.'; The short story 'The Lady with the Dog'; written by Anton Chekhov,

is a love story. The story introduces us to the character Dmitri Gurov. He is a married
man who is unfaithful to his wife and who leaves his family for long time periods in order
to vacation. In the midst of one of his vacations in Yalta, his path was crossed with a
young married lady named Anna Sergeyuna who similarly, was vacationing alone. A week after
becoming acquaintances they had an affair, that continued on after they returned to their
respective homes and spouses. None of the various relationships of the characters with
their spouses portrays true love. The story has come to show us that one ought not peruse
nor remain in a relationship were there us a lack of true love; for if one does, there are
dire consequences.

The marriage between Dmitri Gurov and his wife was not based on of true love, which
resulted in his personal disregard for his wife and children. Dmitri did not love his
spouse and therefore did not appreciate nor respect her. This was demonstrated through his
unfaithfulness. His wife both carried and raised their children and therefore did not
deserve the treatment she received. The narrator records Dmitri's feelings for her, 'He
secretly considered her unintelligent, narrow, inelegant, was afraid of her, and did not
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