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