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"Vanka" is a short story written by Anton Chekhov in 1886. It follows the story of a boy called Vanka, who is nine years old and an orphan. The story tells us that Vanka is an apprentice to a...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2021 8:29 am UTC

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For all practical purposes, most of the story "Vanka" by Anton Chekhov is told by nine-year-old Vanka himself, but the author uses some interesting techniques to help readers enter into Vanka's...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2021 8:13 pm UTC

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That line appears in the letter that the despondent child Vanka is writing to his grandfather. Recall that the child is using the letter to describe how horrible his life is and how he wishes for...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 3:45 pm UTC

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This very poignant story concerns the loss of innocence and misery of Vanka, a nine-year-old boy whose whole world has been taken from him. He had experienced life as a fatherless child, but he had...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2009 3:57 pm UTC

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To Vanka, the village and city differ in terms of how people live. They also differ in terms of how much happiness each affords him. In the story, we learn that Vanka has been apprenticed to...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2018 2:21 pm UTC

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I'm afraid that there's every reason to think that Vanka's letter won't reach Konstantin Makarich. After he's finished writing it, Vanka puts the letter into an envelope, and on that envelope he...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 7:44 am UTC

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In the story, Vanka is homesick. He is apprenticed to Alyahin, the shoemaker. However, he is deeply unhappy in the latter's employ. This is because Vanka is continually subjected to physical abuse,...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018 10:37 pm UTC

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In the story, Chekhov contrasts the village and Moscow by highlighting the latter's detachment from nature. Vanka tells us that Moscow is a "big town." It is filled with "gentlemen's houses." There...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2018 7:42 pm UTC

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Eel is one of the two dogs that like to hang around Vanka’s grandfather, Konstantin Makarich. The other dog is called Kashtanka. The text describes Eel as a black dog with a “long weasel-like...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2018 10:23 pm UTC

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Vanka's life in the Alyakhin household is utterly wretched and miserable. Alyakhin treats his young apprentice very badly indeed, subjecting him to regular beatings for all manner of petty...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019 7:46 am UTC

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Vanka is lonely, homeless, and desperate. He writes his grandfather what amounts to a begging letter, desperately urging him to rescue him from his unhappy apprenticeship in Moscow by finding a...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019 6:16 am UTC

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In "Vanka" by Anton Chekhov, the narrative is interlaced with epistolary passages. An epistolary passage is one in which a character either writes a letter (epistle) or reads a letter. In this...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2010 3:27 am UTC

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The short answer is that Vanka's mistress treats him appallingly. On a daily basis, she conspires with her equally revolting husband to subject the poor little waif to a regime of domestic...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2019 8:19 am UTC

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In the short story "Vanka" by Anton Chekhov, a little boy, who is called Vanka, writes a letter to his grandfather, asking him to help him leave Moscow in order to be able to return to his home. In...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019 3:10 pm UTC

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The poor little orphan Vanka is leading an absolute dog's life in Moscow. Living with the shoemaker Alyakhin and his family, he's treated like dirt every single day of his existence. Subject to...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021 7:48 am UTC

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In the short story "Vanka" by Anton Chekhov, a nine-year-old boy named Vanka Zhukov has been apprenticed to a shoemaker. His mother has died, and his only living relative is his grandfather,...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2021 12:19 am UTC

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One of Konstantin Makarych's dog is called Eel. He gets his name from his black coat and long, weasel-like body. His name is also appropriate for a different reason: it perfectly represents his...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 10:43 am UTC

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As he writes his SOS to Konstantin Makarich one Christmas Eve, poor little Vanka starts to reminisce about the good old days he spent with the man he calls "Grandfather" on the Zhivarevs' estate....

Latest answer posted January 19, 2020 12:01 pm UTC

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A dialect is simply a regional variation of a particular language. In the United States, for example, there are differences in words, phrases, and syntax in New England states, in Appalachia, in...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2009 9:29 pm UTC

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Vanka, the title character, is writing an SOS to Konstantin Makarich, the man he calls Grandfather. Deeply unhappy with life, he wants Konstantin to rescue him from the cruelty and abuse he's...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 9:15 am UTC

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When Vanka was younger, before his mother died and he became an apprentice to a shoemaker, he would go into the forest with his grandfather to cut down a Christmas tree for the family his...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 12:59 pm UTC

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We never get to find out precisely who was responsible for sending Vanka to Moscow to begin his apprenticeship with Alyakhin the shoemaker, but it's more than likely that it was Grandfather...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 6:30 am UTC

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Point of view is an important aspect of any piece of literature as it can critically affect the tone and mood of a story. The person who relates the story to the reader is the narrator. Therefore...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2009 7:13 am UTC

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The poor little waif Vanka has been so poorly treated by his master, the shoemaker, and his wife. They scold him, beat him, make him do all kinds of unpleasant chores, and generally treat him like...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2021 8:30 am UTC

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The heartbreaking short story "Vanka" by Anton Chekhov tells of a nine-year-old boy who has been apprenticed to a shoemaker. His mother has died, and his grandfather, in a distant village, is the...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2021 11:49 pm UTC

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