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Anton Chekhovs Misery relates his readers to the awful reality of death Iona the main character in the story is a cabdriver who desperately tries to find someone to talk to about his sons death He is able to meet and talk to different people of different background because of his job but he is not able to communicate about his suffering so in the end he tells his mare about his sons death insteadMisery is told in the first persons point of view Iona being the central character has flat characteristics He does not change throughout the story He keeps telling people of his sons death by starting with This weekermyerson died31 but still he does not receive the emotional support that he needs to recover from such a tragic event Anton Chekhovs style of writing uses the tone of a grown man in deep sorrow for the death of his son to communicate the sadness involved with death The setting of this short story is in late 1800s to the early 1900s era The sentence A coachman driving a carriage and brushing the horses nose9 provides the readers the not only the era but also the background and physical surrounding of this short story The scenery of the white wet snow and a coachman driving a carriage gives the reader the time of year this setting is in The atmosphere of Misery induces the readers to feel sympathy for Iona As indicated in paragraph 42 Ionas eyes stray restlessly among the crowds moving to and fro on both sides of the street can he not find among those thousands someone who will listen to him the crowds flit by His misery is immense beyond all bounds hes trying to communicate to the world of his immeasurable pain Iona looks to see the effect produced by his work but he sees nothing The young manis already asleep He thirsts for speech53 but disappointingly
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