A Blunder. Anton Chekhov. ILYA SERGEITCH PEPLOV and his wife Kleopatra Petrovna were standing at the door, listening greedily. On the other side in the. Today’s story is a short one only words! stories/html. Travis Review: We have four characters in. This rather gorgeous volume is our latest Pushkin Collection edition title, containing Anton Chekhov’s best short stories, all newly translated.

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Funny, satirical, and borderline preposterous, A Blunder showcases Chekhov’s keen observation on love, marriage, and faith. The writing master took advantage of the general confusion and slipped away.

Petersburg journal Oskolki splinters. The main focus at the end of the story remains on Ilya and Kleopatra rather than on Blundet.

Old Peplov and his wife stood disconcerted in the middle of the room, holding the portrait aloft, not knowing what to do or what to say. While in the school, he began to publish hundreds of comic short stories to support himself and his mother, sisters and brothers. Though again it is difficult to say as Chekhov provides the reader with no background. If anything Natashenka has fallen in love with Shchupkin and wants to marry him.

The fact that Ilya knows that his action of producing the ikon will be legally binding in the eyes of the courts suggests that the relationship between Church and State is not separate or independent of each other. You are commenting using your Twitter account. He attended a school for Greek boys in Taganrog and Taganrog grammar school No trivia or quizzes yet.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Isaiah Mouw rated it liked it Jul 08, This may be important as though Ilya and Kleopatra are enthusiastic that Natashenka might marry there is also an element of anxiety or desperation.

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A Blunder by Anton Chekhov

She has given Shchupkin her heart yet it would appear that Shchupkin has given Natashenka nothing in return apart from empty promises of love and flattery. You hit one on the head with a ruler, make another kneel down.

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Christina rated it it was ok Jan 08, A blessing with an ikon is sacred and binding. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St.

The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father’s bankruptcy. He knows he is now under no obligation cekhov marry Natashenka which suggests that from the beginning of the story Shchupkin had no real intention of marrying Natashenka. To find out more, including how chekhof control cookies, see here: Rick rated it liked it Nov 11, It is also noticeable that Shchupkin is relieved that the ikon has not been produced.

“A Blunder” by Anton Chekhov

Bokeshi rated it really liked it Apr 09, He may be suggesting that both Church and State need to separate themselves from each other in order to have a truly independent Russia. This one sentence is a great example of Chekhov communicating a lot with a little. Feb 21, Stiltzkin Vanserine rated it liked it Shelves: Her own hopes and aspirations have not been taken into account by Ilya and Kleopatra. Want to Read saving…. Chekhov may also be exploring the relationship that existed at the time between Church and State.


You hit one on the head with a ruler, make another kneel down. Apr 18, K. The reader is given more of an insight into how Ilya feels than bluhder Natashenka might feel knowing that Shchupkin is not going to marry her.

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Should the ikon be produced Shchupkin knows that he will be obliged to marry Natashenka though again he may not necessarily want to commit to her by way of marriage. His subjects were silly social situations, marital problems, farcical encounters between husbands, wives, mistresses, and lovers, whims of young women, of whom Chekhov had not much knowledge — the author was annton shy with women even after his marriage.

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