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The lady with the dog by Anton Chekhov is about a married man Dmitri Dmitrich Gurov who committed adultery with a married woman Anna Sergeyevna During the course of the story they both end up falling in love and secretly try to find a way to keep seeing each other Throughout my essay I will trace the development of the themes beginning with adultery following with love and finally with their overlapping I will prove that the relationship between love and adultery is the desire to be with that person and the pleasure that is received from it The aspect of adultery starts right from the beginning as Dmitri was taking interest in new arrivals at the Yalta He seizes one particular woman called Anna and thought she would be a perfect prey for an affair Planning and chasing her around her schedule shows a desire of adultery For example he meets her at the gardens several times a day until one evening she sits down at the table next to him as he is dinning He seizes this moment as an excellent opportunity to make her acquaintance The desire took possession of him he remembered these tales of easy conquest of trips to the mountains and the tempting thought of a swift fleeting love affair a romance with an unknown woman Chekhov 229 Then again right before he sleeps with her the situation was not good for Anna and had a dejected attitude like the woman who was a sinner Chekhov 231 Yet on Dmitris side he was observing without haste all in order to finally receive the pleasure of having her He completely dismisses Annas feelings of guilt and is only interested in his pleasure and desire Chekhov here is illustrating that Dmitri starts simply with the amusement of having a love affair The aspect of love shows itself in a dozen of passages but I will mention two in
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