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Anton Chekhov's story "Home" is actually a story about a father's love for his son. Here is the paragraph in which the father, lawyer Yevgeny Petrovitch Bykovsky tells his son that he has been...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2020 5:34 pm UTC

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Yevgeny's problem is that his seven-year-old son has been caught smoking by the governess, and, what's more, the son actually stole the tobacco from Yevgeny's desk. Yevgeny's wife, the boy's...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2020 3:54 pm UTC

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These elements in the story, in my view, probably don’t actually have any special symbolism attached to them. They are, rather, mainly a sort of background “noise” that forms part of the ambience...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2020 3:58 pm UTC

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Yevgeny Petrovich makes his point by telling his son Seryozha a story about an emperor whose son died of consumption (tuberculosis) from smoking. He has been trying to impress upon his son, in...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2020 5:00 am UTC

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Judge Bykovsky has quite a tolerant view of this particular vice. Although he understands why the governess is so concerned at catching Seryozha smoking, he nonetheless finds it rather amusing to...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2019 11:25 am UTC

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