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He did not very well know himself. The young woman tells Dmitri that she has missed him but also berates him for coming to see her. In the evenings she peeped out at him from the bookcase, from the fireplace, from the corner — he heard her breathing, the caressing rustle of her dress. His hair was already beginning to turn grey. He had been married young, when he was a student in his second year, and by now his wife seemed half as old again as he. It exemplifies the author's subtle yet powerful style, as Chekhov is economical with language and never says more than he needs. She was pale; she looked at him, and did not smile, and he had hardly come in when she fell on his breast. Though some critics might suggest that all will be well for Anna and Gurov the reality is that they are causing pain to others whether they like it or not. One did not know what to do with oneself. My husband may be a good, honest man, but he is a flunkey! He felt compassion for this life, still so warm and lovely, but probably already not far from beginning to fade and wither like his own. This young woman whom he would never meet again had not been happy with him; he was genuinely warm and affectionate with her, but yet in his manner, his tone, and his caresses there had been a shade of light irony, the coarse condescension of a happy man who was, besides, almost twice her age. Tony Tanner debuted a musical-comedy version of the story in September, , which he wrote and directed. Perhaps this thirty-nine year old writer—who had been exiled to his 'warm Siberia' for his health and who would die in less than five years in a German spa with Olga Knipper at his side—perhaps this man also sensed that he had fallen in love too late, and that the most complicated, difficult part was yet to come. He took off his fur coat below, went upstairs, and softly knocked at the door.

He is a married man with young children. He talked, thinking all the while that he was going to see her, and no living soul knew of it, and probably never would know.

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He thought of this and went to the theatre. He conveys emotional complexity in just a few words, thus preserving the intensity of his characters' feelings. And here I have been walking about as though I were dazed, like a mad creature;. The story can be seen as "Gurov's spiritual journey—his transformation from a connoisseur of women to a man tenderly devoted to a single ordinary woman. He thought and dreamed. Unhappy in his marriage and the monotony and meaninglessness of his life, he is frequently unfaithful and considers women to be of "a lower race". He took off his fur coat below, went upstairs, and softly knocked at the door. As the editor Donald Rayfield has noted, The Lady with the Dog talks more about beginnings than it does endings. They talked of how sultry it was after a hot day. He was moved, sad, and conscious of a slight remorse. He had been married young, when he was a student in his second year, and by now his wife seemed half as old again as he. While vacationing in Yalta, he sees a young woman walking along the seafront with her little Pomeranian, and endeavors to make her acquaintance.

He is bored with the company of men. They desperately try to come up with a plan, but the story ends without offering a resolution: "They. They were driving the whole day. Though Gurov has fallen in love it does not necessarily mean that he can be trusted.

Oates' story is told from Anna's point of view and is set in New York and Nantucket.

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The only things that mar Anna's happiness is the thought that her husband, Von Diderits, will send for her and her fear that she has lost Dmitri's respect by sleeping with him. Though it is clear that Gurov is unhappy.

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The solitary candle burning on the table threw a faint light on her face, yet it was clear that she was very unhappy. As they part, both feel that they would never see each other again, and that their affair is over. What savage manners, what people! This is a new experience for Anna, being alone and talking to a stranger away from home. What senseless nights, what uninteresting, uneventful days! He sits at the table next to her attracts dog and offers him a bone. He felt suddenly frightened; it seemed as though all the people in the boxes were looking at them. Their kiss was slow and prolonged, as though they had not met for two years. Perhaps this thirty-nine year old writer—who had been exiled to his 'warm Siberia' for his health and who would die in less than five years in a German spa with Olga Knipper at his side—perhaps this man also sensed that he had fallen in love too late, and that the most complicated, difficult part was yet to come. They were expecting her husband to come, but a letter came from him, saying that there was something wrong with his eyes, and he entreated his wife to come home as quickly as possible.
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Short Story Analysis: The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov