Comparison of the Lady with the Dog and the Story of an Hour

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In the story "The Lady with the Dog" by Chekhov is an obvious love story from the very beginning. It is known that Dmitry is a womanizer but when he first lays his eyes on Anna you can almost feel the smirk on his face of surprised happiness. It was just something a little different that he has never felt before, even though he tries to be somewhat arrogant about it. The story is very emotional and it brings a loveless, stiff marriage on both ends to life. This is nothing special, a loveless marriage seeing as lifeless marriages were very common during this time. The parents of the potential mates usually arraigned marriages and it is made out to be more of a business deal than a loving union between two people. If marriage were not put …show more content…

She became visibly upset again and she realized she was young, she was new and she was somehow reborn. With her husband she was restrained from feeling this way and now she had all of this newfound freedom that she did not enjoy before. When she saw her husband was actually not dead at all she had a heart attack and died. The doctor said she died of joy that kills but they did not understand that she actually died of sadness. Now she was to be repressed in her husband's presence once more and this she could no longer bare after her minimal time as a free happy young woman. Now Mrs. Millard is similar to Anna in the way that she was in a loveless lifeless marriage. I think Mrs. Mallard did love her husband but in the same way Anna loved hers, she learned to love him. Even still Mrs. Mallard would not grieve over someone she did not love who would? Even in the heat of her passion she thinks she thinks about her lost love. She knew she would weep again when she saw the kind tender hands folded in death. Mrs. Millard sounded as if she was much younger than her husband but was probably married off by her parents making some kind of deal. Mrs. Millard wanted that taste of freedom that Anna was actually taking advantage. For Mrs. Millard it wasn't about an affair or another man she just wanted to have that moment of silence for herself that privacy she was never able to grab a hold of. It almost seemed as thought Mrs. Millard had her whole life planned out in the matter


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