A NINCOMPOOP BY ANTON CHEKHOV PDF

Post a Comment. Saturday, September 20, A Nincompoop. Anton Chekhov Story. He found his characters from among the middle class and poor people of Russia. In his story The Nincompoop, he explains how the weak people in this world are crushed easily by the cunning rich.

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A few days ago I asked my children's governess, Julia Vassilyevna, to come into my study. Although you most likely need some money, you stand on ceremony and won't ask for it yourself. Now then, we agreed on thirty rubles a month I made a note of it.

I always pay the governess thirty. Now then, you have been here two months, so I made a specific note of it. That means you have sixty rubles coming to you. Subtract nine Sundays And three holidays Four day Kolya was sick and there were no lesson, as you were occupied with Vanya. Three days you had a toothache and my wife gave you permission not to work after lunch. Twelve and seven - nineteen.

Her chin trembled; she coughed nervously and blew her nose, but - not a word. The cup cost more, it was an heirloom, but - let it go. When did not I take a loss! Then, due to your neglect, Kolya climbed a tree and tore his jacket: take away ten. Also due to your heedlessness the maid stole Vanya's shoes.

You ought to watch everything! You get paid for it. So, that means five more rubles off. The tenth of January I gave you ten rubles Perspiration appeared on the thin, pretty little nose.

Poor girl! Three rubles, nothing more. You see now, and I did not make a note of it! Take three from fourteen Here is your money, my dear. Three, three, three, one and one.

Her it is! I handed her eleven rubles. She took them and with trembling fingers stuffed them into her pocket. I jumped up and started pacing the room. I was overcome with anger. I have actually stolen from you! Why this 'merci'? No wonder! I played a little joke on you, a cruel lesson, just to teach you I am going to give you the entire eighty rubles!

Here they are in an envelope all ready for you Is it really possible to be so spineless? Why don't you protest? Why be silent? Is it possible in this world to be without teeth and claws - to be such a nincompoop?

She murmured her little " merci" several times and went out. I looked after her and thought: "How easy it is to crush the weak in this world! This comment has been removed by the author. November 23, at AM Unknown said Direct translation of the ending statement is: "how easy it is - to be strong". Being strong and crushing the weak are not synonyms. You or whoever translated this short story perverted its moral. Post a Comment. Labels: Anton Chekhov , Short Stories.

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An insightful response. Two things: 1 Sentences like: But, because this was an experiment on the master's end the governess gets what she deserves although she has been made to believe she doesn't deserve it and should be all the more grateful, although she's done the adequate work for her adequate pay. Chekov showed his views on the ways of a boss by portraying himself as the boss. The transaction that is shown in this short story is one between a "Master of the House" type father and a governess who is receiving her paycheck. He starts by addressing her inability to demand her paycheck earlier because she chose to "stand on ceremony. The master is taking away from the maid in two ways by taking her money and silencing her power. Although the maid spends most of her time silently in torture, "Julia Vassilyevna's left eye reddened and filled with moisture.

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