Assignment On Exploring Prose

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Running head: EXPLORING PROSEExploring ProseName of the Student:Name of the University:Author note:
1EXPLORING PROSETable of ContentsAssessment 1:.............................................................................................................................2Introduction................................................................................................................................2Discussion..................................................................................................................................2Conclusion..................................................................................................................................5Assessment 2:.............................................................................................................................6Introduction................................................................................................................................6Discussion..................................................................................................................................6Characterization.....................................................................................................................6Development of the character traits...................................................................................7Author’s description of the story........................................................................................8Revealing the characters....................................................................................................9Conclusion................................................................................................................................10How I feel about it................................................................................................................10References................................................................................................................................12
2EXPLORING PROSEAssessment 1:IntroductionThe given lines are being extracted from Anton Chekhov’s short story “Misery”. “Towhom shall I tell my grief?” expresses Iona Potapov, the protagonist of the story. Set in thebackdrop of the nineteenth century, Russia, the story revolves around the hardships faced bya sledge driver named, Iona Potapov. The character is grief stricken, as he lost his only sondue to his untimely death and Iona finds it difficult to cope up with the huge loss. Iona is anold sledge driver, whose main intention is to share the grief of his son’s death, by talking tosomeone who can understand his terrible loss. Anton Chekhov depicts the Iona’s character asdazed, lonely, confused and someone who needs to share his emotions, which all humanbeings require during hardships (Farajzadeh and Ameri 2016).DiscussionAnton Chekhov’s story is being set in the backdrop of 1860s Russia, during the periodof Great Reforms of the farmers’ enslavement. Iona Potapov is a poor peasant, who migratedalong with his son to St. Petersburg in order to find some work. It is mentioned in the storythat he was once rich, but due to the social reforms he lost his work and financial support. Hiswife already died and he left his daughter back, where he used to live. Iona’s son was theonly support, with whom he was close in the new place. The story directly didn’t signify thebond they shared, but it made the readers very clear that Iona loved his son too much andnow after losing him he is in an anguish state (May 2013). The character was so grief strickenthat he wanted to share his feelings with someone, in order to feel better. Chekhov hereportrays that nobody had the interest or time to listen what the poor sledge driver was saying.
3EXPLORING PROSEThis proves that Iona was being alienated and neglected by the passengers, as nobody paidattention to him on that snowy night (Kidd and Castano 2013).Each and every individual needs moral support to deal with their sufferings. In thiscase, Iona has faced a huge loss and he is not ready to cope up with it. He needs someone’shelp to share his pain or to ease the pain, he is bearing. Iona is a poor, frail and a lonelycabman who sits on his sledge and mourns over his son’s death earlier the week. The nightwas cold and big snowflakes were whirling around streetlamps (Reid 2017). Chekhovmentioned that Iona was less concerned about the weather, through his lines, “If a regularsnowdrift fell on him it seems as though even then he would not think it necessary to shake itoff.” All he is concerned about is his son’s untimely death. He is extremely grief stricken andwants to share his pain with someone (Barnett 2013).Passengers came and asked Iona to drive them to their destinations. Iona raises thetopic of his son’s untimely death to each and everyone, but all he receives insults, cruelty andindifference. He tries to talk regarding his son’s death in order to lessen the burden, but thepassengers seemed less interested in listening to his sad story. They are more concernedabout their arrival to the respective destinations (Clayton and Meerzon 2013). On reaching,the passengers gave money and left. Iona was all alone as the passengers disappeared into thedark entry. He is left only with silence and darkness, which signifies his fate and destiny.After his son died, he is only left with misery, which comes again and again and tears himfrom inside. He tries to find someone from the crowd on the streets, in order to share his pain,someone with whom Iona can share his feelings and tell his grief. He helplessly searches forpeople who are ready to give him their valuable time (Fallon et al. 2013).Iona’s misery is beyond all the bounds, life has given him immense misery. Onraising his son’s topic to one of the passengers, he received a very cold reply. “We shall all
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