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Irony incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the expected results Huh Well take the short story Lady with a Dog written by Anton Chekhov as an example First lets get a look at our main characters Dmitri Gurov and Anna Sergeyevna and how they met Then we will take a look how the story has an ironic turn of eventsWe first meet Dmitri Gurov a married middle aged man with children who has been unfaithful to his wife many times He has a great contempt for women and refers to them as the lower race But strangely cant get enough of them It seemed to him that he had been so schooled by bitter experience that he might call them what he liked and yet he could not get on for two days together without the lower race He is a player a playboy He doesnt feel comfortable around men so he focuses his energies on the ladies In the society of men he was bored and not himself with them he was cold and uncommunicative but when he was in the company of women he felt free and knew what to say to them and how to behave and he was at ease with them even when he was silent He tells women what they want to hear so he can get them to bed In his appearance in his character in his whole nature there was something attractive and elusive which allured women and disposed then in his favour he knew that and some force seemed to draw him too to them This keeps life simple for himAnna Sergeyevna is a young woman alone on vacation with her dog We know she is married but the author doesnt go into her character a great deal at least not to the extent of Dmitri Perhaps its not important They met while dinning alone at the same place and spent
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