Chekhov Gender Roles

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Throughout the history of human beings, dating back to the time of Adam and Eve; men has always been viewed as the head over the two genders and to have the more important role in society. In today’s society man seem to continue to play a dominant role. The dominant role that men have in society has been portrayed in two short stories written by Anton Chekhov, “The Lady and the Dog” and “The Lottery Ticket”. In these short stories, the reader can see that Chekhov uses social norms, gender roles, characterization, imagery, symbolism, conflict, and universal themes; which make the role of man very significant and important within the stories. The role of man shows its importance and value to society in “The Lady and the Dog” with the uses of…show more content…
And within this paragraph there is also irony that the wife knows about Dmitri’s unfaithful acts as she emphasizes his name; but the fact that she knows about it and doesn’t leave Dmitri and continues their marriage shows the significance of the role of man in the society as the social norm is that the women does not leave the relationship as long as the man is providing for the family and by man taking care of the their family and working they are fulfilling societies view on manhood. According to Dr Phil, “Most men believe that being a good provider means supporting a family financially. It means much more than that. A man should also contribute to the emotional, spiritual, physical and mental well-being of his family.” And in the story, Dmitri doesn't show all those those aspect of being a man for his family. Dmitri is physically taking care of the family but by the way that he's never home and the story never talks about his kids and talks little about the wife; it demonstrates that he doesn't really do all those things Dr Phil believes a man should

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