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The Bear is a drama written by Anton Chekhov It can be regarded as a comedy since it is to give audience entertainment and amusement This is usually achieved by creating discrepancies among the characters and the audiences so that audiences may feel something strange and laugh Although the conflict of this play is quite plain and straightforward audience will not feel bored as such technique is applied smartly throughout the story The theme is about a queerish beginning of love between Mrs Popov who views herself as a faithful loyal and steadfast widow and Smirnov a loaner of Mrs Popovs husband who are interested in money and women issues In this play discrepancies are created by utilizing humans sophisticated feelings and emotions that may be far from their control So the characters may act unreasonably which you may not understand However it does a good work for comedy since events may take part suddenly which are out of the expectation of the audiences By providing no clues for the subsequence of the story the effect of comedy is enhanced significantly Actually unpredictable result can give audiences surprise There are a lot of unexpectednesses in this play that may be quite contrary to the preference of value of the audiences The unreasonable actions and behaviors of the characters may entail amusement of the audience In Scene 1 Mrs Popov is very sad about her husbands death She says My lifes finished He lies in his grave Ive buried myself inside these four wallsXwere both dead 1322 It seems that the couples love each other very much that Mrs Popov wants to share death with her husband Audiences may expect a good relationship between her and her husband In fact it is not the real situation Her husband was actually cruel and K unfaithful1323 to her when he was alive It is no reason for Mrs Popov to owe her loyalty to her
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