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zahraamousawe | (Level 1) Honors

Posted December 30, 2009 at 9:41 AM via web

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Chekov through this story reveals his idea about happiness and sadness. He believes that sadness makes people apart. but I think it depends on how each person is really affected by the reason of his sadness. Some people realize other's feelings of sadness if they share the same reason of grief. But for others it could be a factor which isolates them from their communities. I think that the matter should be dealt relatively.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 30, 2009 at 10:03 AM (Answer #2)

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So are you asking whether we agree with your view of the impact of grief?

I would agree that grief can bring people together if they share the same grief (as when a family member dies).

However, I would also say that grief can bring people together even if they don't share the same reason.  If a friend is mourning, you can become closer to them by supporting them through that grief, even if you aren't really sad about the same thing they are sad about.

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mshargaden | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 31, 2009 at 7:05 PM (Answer #3)

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This makes me think about the national respose to the terrorist attacks of 9-11-01 and how it did seem to bring people together.  Bush's approval ratings were the highest they ever were after the attacks, and I think it was because people were united in their grief and needed a strong leader to reassure them.  Unfortunately, this feeling faded over time.

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted January 3, 2010 at 6:03 AM (Answer #4)

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That might be a good thought thought about sadness, but ten do you suggest that happiness brings people apart, or is it like sadness that it brings people together? Chekhov has dealt with this subject even in plays like "The Bear."

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zahraamousawe | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 9, 2010 at 7:02 AM (Answer #5)

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I think that yhe matter is relative. You can not understand people's emotions and why they act in certain ways. If you ask someone who is planning to revenge for his loved ones he's going to say that his grief motivates him, while he does not realize that he might be causing another grief on the other side. I think this might be the notion which Chekhov dealt with. Sometimes people are very overwhelmed with sadness to the extent that they can not feel each other.

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zahraamousawe | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 9, 2010 at 7:07 AM (Answer #6)

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I think that yhe matter is relative. You can not understand people's emotions and why they act in certain ways. If you ask someone who is planning to revenge for his loved ones he's going to say that his grief motivates him, while he does not realize that he might be causing another grief on the other side. I think this might be the notion which Chekhov dealt with. Sometimes people are very overwhelmed with sadness to the extent that they can not feel each other.

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