I just wanted to bring back that story because it was one of my most favorite readings we had this semester. It was something different from what we been reading because it actually had a happy ending with “true love.” Although, the process on how they ended up happily together was a messed up one. It started off with them both being married then committing adultery. They had to meet up secretly and keep their love “under wraps” because cheating on a spouse is immoral. However, in a way they story makes it seem like the affair was okay because it was based on them and not the view of their spouses.
Anyways, I was thinking how this story reminded me of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. In Madame Bovary, the main character Madame Bovary commits adultery. Her reason for adultery is because she married at a young age then felt unloved by her husband as the marriage went on. The only reason this reminded me of The Lady with the Dog is because of the affair but there was a tragic ending.
The Lady with the Dog also reminded me of a movie I saw titled, Cheri. Its about a young man named Cheri, who falls in love with a much older woman. She returns the love but then Cheri is arranged to get married with a lady his own age by his mother. They are miserable without one another after Cheri goes on a long honeymoon with his young wife. When he returns, his much older woman went on a vacation of her own to avoid him. They were in denial of their true feelings by trying to stay away from each other. This part reminded me of when the lady with the dog went back to her husband. Just like the story, in the movie Cheri and the older woman reunite but unlike the story, they do not end up together.
I just really like romantic stories and was glad we got to read this but I wish we could have read more…
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