Gurov and Anna in “The Lady with the Pet Dog”


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Essay #: 052890
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Gurov and Anna in “The Lady with the Pet Dog"
Dmitry Gurov had begun to be unfaithful to his wife for a while. When Gurov met Anna Sergeyevna, he found ample opportunity to engage in an adulterous relationship with someone quite unlike his wife. He felt that there “was something touching about Anna Sergeyevna; she had the purity of a well-bred, naïve woman who has seen little of life” (Chekhov 238).
After going back to the room where Anna stayed one night and making love, Anna became upset as she felt that Gurov would now lose respect for her. Gurov then became bothered by the whole dramatic and emotional outburst. Afterward, they both went out to see the sunrise at the beach in Oreanda where they sat on a bench and gazed out upon the sea....
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.....e seemingly boring existence he held with his wife and daughter. At the same time, both he and Anna are truly unhappy in their respective relationships and their attraction to each other was genuine. There was a social component to their unhappiness, particularly in the case of Gurov, where he felt that the outside world was largely vacuous. The story was a revealing tale of how people do not always end up living the types of lives they feel are true to their heart. Gurov and Anna found solace in each other and perhaps their union was also a metaphor for transcending that which is mundane.
Works Cited
Chekhov, Anton. “The Lady with the Pet Dog.” The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed.
Michael Meyer. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001.