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The Lottery Ticket . Anton Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Антон Павлович Чехов) (1860-1904). Anton Chekhov . “Medicine is my legal wife…Literature is my mistress” Anton Chekhov. Physician

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the lottery ticket

The Lottery Ticket

Anton Chekhov

anton chekhov
Anton Chekhov

“Medicine is my legal wife…Literature is my mistress”

Anton Chekhov

  • Physician
  • Major Russian short story writer
  • Playwright
chekhov about his writing
Chekhov About His Writing

“You say you have cried at my plays…But this is not why I wrote them, I simply wanted to say to people honestly: “Understand, how bad and boring your lives are!” People should understand this and…create themselves another and better life. What is here to cry about?”

chekhov s talent and manner
Chekhov’s Talent and Manner
  • Selecting important moments from the trivial ones
  • Brevity and conciseness
  • Anti-ideological
  • Anti-pedagogical
  • Objectivity
  • Free artist
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What is satire?

What is its purpose?

Where have you seen the media use satire?

written work the lottery ticket
Written work: “The Lottery Ticket”
  • Give two examples Chekhov’s satirical humor in The Lottery Ticket
  • What is he satirizing?
  • What is the purpose of the satire?
  • Is it effective? Why/why not?