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by Anton Chekhov


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This week in class, we’re reading "A Defenseless Creature" by Anton Chekhov.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician, playwright, and prolific author. He is famous for his mastery of crafting short stories. In this story, a woman pleads for aid from a banker on behalf of her sick husband — and won’t take no for an answer.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Comedy & Tragedy as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What can we learn from comedy?"

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