A tragic father, Musatov, is lucky to have very dedicated
children. Musatov is a drunkard who is constantly seeking out money from his
sons. His children indulge their father continually, even though he doesn’t
deserve it for all the trouble he causes them and the fact that he has nothing
to give them in return.
In this short story, Musatov speaks at length with one of
his sons about the pride and appreciation he feels for all of his sons,
acknowledging his own flaws.
Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and
author who is considered to be one of the greatest writers in history. His stream-of-consciousness
short stories, written near the end of the 19th century, spurned a new literary
genre that would later be echoed in works of several great writers, including
James Joyce and William Faulkner. Chekhov’s stories are essential reading for all
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