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The Lady with the Pet Dog

Parts I and II are not told chronologically, and they therefore force the reader to engage more with the text in order to understand who the characters are and how they are related. Part I actually...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2018 9:40 pm UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

An effective to a story may comprise different sorts of specifics for different sorts of stories. The main requirement for an ending to be "effective" is for it to be consistent with the story as...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2011 8:47 am UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

One of the things that I really appreciate about this story is the way that it both modernises Chekhov's classic but also re-tells it from the woman's perspective, giving a uniquely female point of...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2011 11:47 pm UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

For Anna, there is an internal resolution as her mental processes undergo a shift in philosophical outlook. She comes to view her desirable affair with its undesirable spiritual and psychological...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2011 8:35 am UTC

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The Archetype that the story "The Lady with the Pet Dog" by Joyce Carol Oates most readily fits in is The Unfaithful Wife archetype, but there are variations to the pattern. The Unfaithful Wife...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010 2:59 am UTC

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The central irony in The Lady with the Pet Dog by Joyce Carol Oates is a situational irony. This means that a situation in the story is expected to be one thing or turn out one way and is in fact...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 5:11 am UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

In this question, I assume you refer to Joyce Carol Oates' version of "The Lady With the Pet Dog," rather an Chekov's version. While Oates' version is based upon Chekov's story, it is very...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2011 4:16 pm UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

Joyce Carol Oates’ short story “The Lady with the Pet Dog” recounts Anna’s extramarital affair and how the relationship impacts her at various points. The theme of shame is inherent in stories...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2018 2:41 am UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

In both stories, the characters originally meet at the "sea-front," as Anton Chekhov puts it in "The Lady with the Dog." Anna, from Joyce Carol Oates version, meets the gentleman at Nantucket,...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010 2:31 am UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

Joyce Carol Oates' Anna in "The Lady with the Pet Dog" corresponds in many ways to Anton Chekhov's Anna in "The Lady with the Dog," but just like Oates added a word to the title, she added a thing...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010 5:03 am UTC

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Postmodernism, the child of modernism having therefore many of the same characteristics though carried to new extremes in a mood of celebration, is characterized by fragmentation of time and...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2010 11:36 pm UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

In Joyce Carol Oates version of "The Lady with the Pet Dog," yes, there is a dog; the story shares quite a number of similarities with Chekov's version, but Oates makes it her own as well....

Latest answer posted February 27, 2011 12:28 pm UTC

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The woman’s lover drove her from Nantucket to Albany, New York. During the trip, her thoughts ranged widely. She sometimes felt shame, and she attributed to him an upcoming feeling of relief after...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2020 3:23 am UTC

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The Lady with the Pet Dog

Note-- this question refers to the Joyce Carol Oates version of the story.

Latest answer posted September 10, 2007 9:18 am UTC

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The overriding theme of Joyce Carol Oates "The Lady with Pet Dog" is summed up in Anna's ending realization that for her, her affair is a true marriage of hearts. Oates presents a paradox first...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2010 12:24 pm UTC

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