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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(6); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.020610.

A Transition to Modern Story: Dramatization and Authorial Intrusion in Chekov's “Enemies”


Zhitong Chen

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Zhitong Chen

College of Foreign Languages and Cultures Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
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Although realism is the main feature of Anton Chekhov's works, his story also reveals his modern consciousness. The author analyzes Chekhov's short story “Enemies” from the perspective of “dramatization of fiction”, finding out the dramatic characteristics of the scene and dialogue in this story. Nevertheless, authorial intrusion still appears in the story in the form of comments, reflecting the characteristics of traditional novels. The author considers that Chekhov's short stories can be regarded as a transition from traditional stories to modern stories, a brave try for him to transcend his times.


Chekov, “enemies”, Dramatization, Authorial intrusion

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Zhitong Chen. A Transition to Modern Story: Dramatization and Authorial Intrusion in Chekov's “Enemies”. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 6: 40-44. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.020610.


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