A Blunder. Anton Chekhov. ILYA SERGEITCH PEPLOV and his wife Kleopatra Petrovna were standing at the door, listening greedily. On the other side in the. Today’s story is a short one only words! stories/html. Travis Review: We have four characters in. This rather gorgeous volume is our latest Pushkin Collection edition title, containing Anton Chekhov’s best short stories, all newly translated.

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He may be suggesting that both Church and State need to separate themselves from each other in order to have a truly independent Russia.

To view it, click here. The blunder of the parents seems too obvious. Should the ikon be produced Shchupkin knows that he will be obliged to marry Natashenka though again he may not necessarily want to commit to her by way of marriage. Categories Chekhov Shorts self promotion.

On the other side in the little drawing-room a love scene was apparently taking place between two persons: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St. The bunder that Ilya knows that his action of producing the ikon will be legally binding in the eyes of the courts suggests that the relationship between Church and State is not separate or independent of each other.


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This site uses cookies. Admittedly, Vlunder remain in the dark about the details of what I presume to be a Russian Orthodox tradition of presenting the family ikon to consecrate a marriage. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.

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“A Blunder” by Anton Chekhov

Your email address will not be published. There is no doubting that he longs for a relationship of some kind with her however marriage is far from his mind. You are commenting using your WordPress. Lists with This Book.

Click here to cancel reply. It would appear that Chdkhov is looking for a physical relationship with Natashenka without being hindered by marriage. Chekhov is one of my favorite writers. How many did I potentially miss? If anything Natashenka has fallen in love with Shchupkin and wants to marry him.

All the action within the story takes blynder in the present. I arranged my thoughts on this short story into a haiku: Ilya and Kleopatra have also relied on tradition in an attempt to marry their daughter off to a suitor whose intentions may not be as pure as the love that Natashenka feels.

TarasProkopyuk rated it really liked it May 28, There is a suggestion in the beginning that perhaps the daughter has mistaken letters received from someone else as coming from Shchupkin.


A Blunder [Foiled!] by Anton Chekhov

So for that, 2 stars are enough. Feb 21, Stiltzkin Vanserine rated it liked it Shelves: Alix rated it it was ok Nov 04, To ask other readers questions about A Blunder [Foiled! The ikon itself may also be important and can be seen as not only symbolism for tradition but it also important enough to be considered as being a legal commitment to marriage when presented to a couple.

Old Peplov and his wife stood disconcerted in the middle of the room, holding the portrait aloft, not knowing what to do or what to say. Taking advantage of the situation, Shchupkin slips through the door to make a hasty exit.

The writing master raised himself and saw that he was saved; in her flutter the mamma had snatched from the wall the portrait of Lazhetchnikov, the author, in mistake for the ikon. On one hand you have Ilya and Kleopatra adhering to traditional values while Shchupkin is different and will only adhere to tradition should he have no other option.