The Lady with the Pet Dog by Anton Chekhov

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What are some of the cultural and universal symbols in "The Lady with the Pet Dog"?

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A symbol can refer to a particular object, character or action, and this excellent short story contains a number of different symbols that can be considered to be both cultural and, at the same time, universal. This is perhaps most clearly seen when Gurov returns to Moscow after spending his holidays with Anna Sergeyevna away from the city. Although initially he anticipates the joys he will experience again in his home city and feels that he will quickly forget Anna Segeyevna, he finds instead that his recent experience with her only serves to...

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