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The recounted theme in the story is simple and familiar to many readers- a resort affair and its consequences. But the Chekhov’s idea was not to portray the notorious resort affair. The aim of the production lies down much deeper. The author wishes to show the reader (and particularly the reader of that time), how the hopelessness of life situations, the fear of the condemnation from the side and the disability to make steps to its true love have caused the deaf and blind to the entire society.

The recounted theme in the story is simple and familiar to many readers- a resort affair and its consequences. But the Chekhov’s idea was not to portray the notorious resort affair. The aim of the production lies down much deeper. The author wishes to show the reader (and particularly the reader of that time), how the hopelessness of life situations, the fear of the condemnation from the side and the disability to make steps to its true love have caused the deaf and blind to the entire society.

Gurov just wished to relax and have a well rest. But the meeting with Anna changed him. He frankly fell in love with her; fell in love like for the first time in his life, feeling the nagging, youthful senses at the mature age. And this love lighted up him with the awareness’s flash of all muddle-headedness of the unnoticeable, uninteresting days.

Chekhov brings readers to the main postulate- the love can everything. That’s why his hero has changed, begun to see clearly. Now he isn’t a playboy of his life, he is able to compassionate, to be sincere, loyal.

The plot is developing a subtle portrayal of the filigree, literary art by the author. Here among the strolling people on the resort’s seafront the new face is appearing- it is a lady with the dog. After a few days Gurov acquainted with this lady. After the week of meetings, according to Ann’s words, the moral lapse has happened.

It seems that the "Casanova" has achieved what he wanted, and what should follow this. The letter from the husband of Anna Sergeyevna with a plea for her return home interrupts pastime. Soon Gurov went home, genuinely believing that he will never see her again. But the hero has said goodbye not to his new adventure, but to his past life, habits and thoughts, and he said good-bye to himself. Because he is presented as a completely new person.

And if at first homecoming in Moscow is nice and comfortable for Gurov, later his mind again turned to Anna. Feelings covered him and purified from hypocrisy and indifference. Internal changes are pushing him to look for the woman he loved.

Writer deliberately portrays drabness and dullness of the town S., where the heroine lives. It's like a prison for clean and bright relationships. Fate puts them in front of a difficult choice, but love makes miracles. Not having the strength to overcome their true and strong feelings, Gurov and Anna decided to continue the meetings. She comes to see him in Moscow in the hotel.

Despite sanctimonious mood of society, the author is sympathetic with the protagonists. And this disposition can be seen in their portraits. Gurov is decent, charming, resourceful, observant and very courteous in dealing with ladies. She has beautiful gray eyes and gentle neck.

Chekhov completely abandoned the accepted standards and develops the plot of the story very emphatically in a completely opposite way. After all, in the stories of the resort affairs the characters should not be so desperately unhappy.

From now on, Gurov has two lives: a clear, but full of relative truth and deception, and the other - which runs secretly from others.

Chekhov does not ask questions about what would happen to those people. It just shows how love can transform a person. But in the spiritual development only the main character is shown. Lady with the Dog stays almost unchanged, except that understands she is not a fallen woman.

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Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) are domesticatedmammals, not natural wild animals. They were originally bred from wolves. They have been bred by humans for a long time, and were the first animals ever to be domesticated.

Today, some dogs are used as pets, others are used to help humans do their work. They are a popular pet because they are usually playful, friendly, loyal and listen to humans. Thirty million dogs in the United States are registered as pets.[1] Dogs eat both meat and vegetables, often mixed together and sold in stores as dog food. Dogs often have jobs, including as police dogs, army dogs, assistance dogs, fire dogs, messenger dogs, hunting dogs, herding dogs, or rescue dogs.

They are sometimes called "canines" from the Latin word for dog - canis. Sometimes people also use "dog" to describe other canids, such as wolves. A baby dog is called a pup or puppy. A dog is called a puppy until it is about one year old.

Dogs are sometimes referred to as "man's best friend" because they are kept as domestic pets and are usually loyal and like being around humans.

Appearance and behaviour

Dogs have four legs and make a "bark," "woof," or "arf" sound. Dogs often chase cats, and most dogs will fetch a ball or stick.

Dogs can smell and hear better than humans, but cannot see well in color because they are color blind. Due to the anatomy of the eye, dogs can see better in dim light than humans. They also have a wider field of vision.

Like wolves, wild dogs travel in groups called packs. Packs of dogs are ordered by rank, and dogs with low rank will submit to other dogs with higher rank. The highest ranked dog is called the alpha male. A dog in a group helps and cares for others. Domesticated dogs often view their owner as the alpha male.[source?]


Different dog breeds have different lifespans. In general, smaller dogs live longer than bigger ones.[2] The size and the breed of the dog change how long the dog lives, on average. Breeds such as the Dachshund usually live for fifteen years, Chihuahuas can reach age twenty. The Great Dane, on the other hand has an average lifespan of six to eight years; some Great Danes have lived for ten years.

Origin of dogs

All dogs are descended from wolves, by domestication and artificial selection. This is known because DNAgenomeanalysis has been done to discover this.[3][4] They have been bred by humans. The earliest known fossil of a domestic dog is from 31,700 years ago in Belgium.[5] Dogs have lived with people for at least 30,000 years. In 2013, a study was published that showed that the skull and teeth of a canid, dated to 33,000 years ago, had characteristics closer to a dog than to a wolf, and the authors conclude that "this specimen may represent a dog in the very early stages of domestication, i.e. an “incipient” dog." The researchers go on to suggest that it was, however, a line that did not lead to modern dogs.[6] Genetically, this material is closer to that of a modern dog than to that of a wolf.[7] Other signs of domestication are that sometimes, dogs were buried together with humans.[8] Evidence of this is a tomb in Bonn, where a man of about 50 years of age, a woman of about 25 years of age, the remains of a dog, plus other artifacts were found. Radiocarbon dating showed that the human bones were between 13.300 and 14.000 years old.

Dogs and humans

Dogs are often called "man's best friend" because they fit in with human life. Man refers to humankind and not just guys (Old English). Dogs can serve people in many ways. For example, there are guard dogs, hunting dogs, herding dogs, guide dogs for blind people, and police dogs. There are also dogs that are trained to smell for diseases in the human body or to find bombs or illegal drugs. These dogs sometimes help police in airports or other areas. Sniffer dogs (usually beagles) are sometimes trained for this job. Dogs have even been sent by Russians into outer space, a few years before any human being. The first dog sent up was named Laika, but she died within a few hours.

  • A search and rescue dog searches for victims in the debris of a collapsed building in Tehran

Dog breeds

See also List of dog breeds.

There are at least 800 breeds (kinds) of dogs. Dogs whose parents were the same breed will also be that breed: these dogs are called purebred or pure pedigree dogs. Dogs with parents from different breeds no longer belong to one breed: they are called mutts, mixed-breed dogs, hybrids, or mongrels. Some of the most popular breeds are sheepdogs, collies, poodles and retrievers. It is becoming popular to breed together two different breeds of dogs and call the new dog's breed a name that is a mixture of the parents' breeds' two names. A puppy with a poodle and a pomeranian as parents might be called a Pomapoo. These kinds of dogs, instead of being called mutts, are known as designer dog breeds. These dogs are normally used for prize shows and designer shows. They can be guide dogs.


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  2. ↑http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/04/good-dogs-live-longer.html
  3. ↑Lindblad-Toh K, Wade CM, Mikkelsen TS et al. 2005. Genome sequence, comparative analysis and haplotype structure of the domestic dog. Nature438 pp803–819
  4. ↑Savolainen, Peter; Ya-ping Zhang, Jing Luo, Joakim Lundeberg, Thomas Leitner 2002. Genetic evidence for an East Asian origin of domestic dogs. Science298 pp1610–3.
  5. ↑World's first dog lived 31,700 years ago, ate big Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News, 10/17/2008
  6. ↑Nikolai D. Ovodov u. a.: A 33,000-Year-Old Incipient Dog from the Altai Mountains of Siberia: Evidence of the Earliest Domestication Disrupted by the Last Glacial Maximum. In: PLoS ONE 6(7), 2011 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022821
  7. ↑A.S. Druzhkova, O. Thalmann, V.A. Trifonov, J.A. Leonard, N.V. Vorobieva et al.: Ancient DNA Analysis Affirms the Canid from Altai as a Primitive Dog. In: PLoS ONE, Band 8(3), 2013 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057754
  8. ↑Darcy F. Morey: Burying key evidence: the social bond between dogs and people. In: Journal of Archaeological Science, Band 33/2, 2006, S. 158–175. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2005.07.009
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