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The Beggar by Anton Chekhov English Short Stories

Last updated on July 22, 2022 by in English Short Stories Category with 8 Comments on The Beggar by Anton Chekhov English Short Stories, 89 Views and Reading Time: 11 minutes
The Beggar by Anton Chekhov The Beggar by Anton Chekhov “KIND sir, be so good as to notice a poor, hungry man. I have not tasted food for three days. I have not a five-kopeck piece for a night’s lodging. I swear by God! For five years I was a village schoolmaster and lost my

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8 comments on “The Beggar by Anton Chekhov English Short Stories”

  1. This story was really good and I think the whole story was showing that how somebody that is alcoholic could be so kind and I really was interested at this part of the story.KIND sir, be so good as to notice a poor, hungry man. I have not tasted food for three days. I have not a five-kopeck piece for a night’s lodging. I swear by God! For five years I was a village schoolmaster and lost my post through the intrigues of the Zemstvo. I was the victim of false witness. I have been out of a place for a year now.”
    Skvortsov, a Petersburg lawyer, looked at the speaker’s tattered dark blue overcoat, at his muddy, drunken eyes, at the red patches on his cheeks, and it seemed to him that he had seen the man before. The first part of the story was really enjoyable for me.

  2. The theme of this short story is struggle, compassion and kindness. Anton Chekhov presents the story of a beggar who is alcoholic as well, and then through the story he met Olga and he learns to take charge of his own life.

  3. I really liked this story. The true words of Skvortsov didn’t change Lushkov, but Olga’s help and showing love and sympathy in an unique way did. Actually Olga reminded me of my mom when she’s angry with me; She yells on me but yet I can feel love in her acts and words.

  4. Nothing is better than having a useful life. We live for only a few or at most several decades which is nothing comparing to the age of universe . Having a kind heart and trying to have positive effects during the time given to us and helpping others and rejoicing them is the only or main gain of us in our short time and opportunity in the world. How nice it is to save a poor drunkard man from misery and putting him on the right pad. Only a kind hearted noble person can do that. Olga is the example of a person that shows the right path to a forgotten forsaken person and turns the light of hope in his heart and encourages him to be a different person.

    • Thanks so much for taking commenting seriously and leaving this long comment.
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      1. age of universe = age of the universe
      2. nothing comparing to = nothing compared to / with
      3. rejoicing them = cheering them up (rejoice is a transitive verb)
      4. drunkard man = drunken man (drunkard is a noun, not an adjective)
      5. the right pad = the right path

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