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Everyone enjoys reading about stories they can relate with no matter what therelation involves It could be comedy misery joy or many others According to SamuelJohnson this is true He states that Nothing can please many and please long but justrepresentations of general nature I feel this statement is true however I also feel that if astory involves suspense or an area of interest to a reader it does not have to be somethingthey necessarily can relate to just enjoy It may not have as many readers but it willendure time and captivate those with that particular interest I have selected stories onboth side of the spectrum to explainI feel that Misery by Anton Chekov best exhibits the quality of being a justrepresentation of general nature The main character Iona the carriage driver isexperiencing overwhelming grief due to the loss of his son More than that Iona can notget anyone to listen to the misery he is in or even explain what has happened or how Everyone in life goes through at least one grieving experience whether it be caused bydeath divorce severe illness or other reasons Also there is at least one experience which can not be shared because no one is listening or the circumstances are too hard andto unbearable With either the individual is left feeling lonely pain-stricken anddepressed Misery is a part of life some suffer greater misery than others but it is no Iona knew the way he felt about losing his son and knew he simply needed to talkabout it He made several attempts to talk to his different customers None of them caredabout what he had to say One customer a hunchback scorned cursed and hit him for talking and not driving the carriage fast enough They neglected his obvious feelings to fulfill their own interests and pursuits Not everyone experiences what Iona did in hissituation but often our misery is ignored or mocked Often we are treated
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