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The Grasshopper

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Leslie Cao

on 16 April 2010

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Transcript of The Grasshopper

Olga thinks that Dymov should be intersted in the arts

Olga cheats on her husband with Ryabovsky

The couple is more distant with Dymov suspecting something

Dymov dies after from diptheria
Conflict Characters Olga- a beautiful and talented 22 year old with many celebrity friends

Dymov- Her faithful husband who is extremely talented in the medical field and owns a private hospital

Ryabovsky- a talented playboy artist who is ashamed of letting his friends know he had an affair with Olga

Korostelev- Ryabozsky's doctor who takes care of him in his final hours
Setting Russia

Olga and Ryabovsky's house

The Villa

Volga steamer

Outside in nature Theme You will regret being unfaithful
to your loved ones because you
never know when they'll be gone. Vocabulary Plot Beadle-herald, messenger from authority

Scythe -


diphtheria- a febrile, infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and characterized by the formation of a false membrane in the air passages, esp. the throat.

titular- having the title but none of the associated duties, powers, etc.

poignant- keenly distressing to the feelings

vignettist- an engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border
The Grasshopper
By Anton Chekhov Created by Leslie Cao Olga marries Dymov
She is infatuated with celebrities
Olga paints, plays the piano, and enjoys a happy life with her husband
Ryabovsky teaches Olga art and one day convinces her to sleep with him when Olga decides to act on her desires
Olga stays with Ryabovsky but feels miserable
She leaves to live with her husband once again but doesn't tell him she cheated on him
Dymov suspects something and their relationship is strained
Olga goes to meet Ryabovsky once again and sees that he's with another women so she feels ashamed
Dymov begins a new medical practice
Dymov catches diptheria and dies
Olga feels extremely guilty for cheating on him
Point of View Third person
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