In the short story "The Bet" by Anton Chekov, do the Banker and the Lawyer respect each other? Why or why not?

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marilynn07 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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This is a good question.

It is hard to say whether or not the banker respected anyone after that 15 years of imprisonment.

I think that the banker respected the lawyer after he found the note that he left because he realized that if the lawyer forfieted the bet, the banker would be saved from financial ruin.

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fatima123 | Student | eNotes Newbie

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i agree with  the lawyer's point of view because after 15 years in prison the lawyer realized the money cannot buy happiness,wisdomand freedom.there is no use of having money that gives you pain.we just need love in this world and thats all