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The story regards the ever present threat of mortality, the inevitable end to what is often taken for granted, with themes for a struggle of survival The protagonist implores her doctor for help, whom has also succumbed to disease, rendered incapable The sense of urgency and survival remains yet elegant and clean It had a strong sense of realism, something entirely believable to have occurred in the period of writing It feelsas if you re being told the genuine story of a friend who los The story regards the ever present threat of mortality, the inevitable end to what is often taken for granted, with themes for a struggle of survival The protagonist implores her doctor for help, whom has also succumbed to disease, rendered incapable The sense of urgency and survival remains yet elegant and clean It had a strong sense of realism, something entirely believable to have occurred in the period of writing It feelsas if you re being told the genuine story of a friend who lost their partner, than anything purely fictional The use of proper English when conversational makes adds an allusion to a time and a place with characters of a particular social class There are quality coherent descriptions of details to a bigger picture making the understanding of the narrative quite comprehendible And all the previous life with her husband seemed to her a stupid prelude to this Themes are frequently about smelling the roses along the path, and how endings are inevitable and can often drawattention and even mask the remainder of the narrative s journey Poviedka v ase tania dostupn online v angli itne Na svoju dobu musela by v born , teraz by som ju zaradila k priemeru.Prv dvoj veta NEW YEAR S EVE Nellie, the daughter of a landowner and general, a young and pretty girl, dreaming day and night of being married, was sitting in her room, gazing with exhausted, half closed eyes into the looking glass Posledn veta view spoiler I must have fallen asleep, she thought with a sigh of relief hide spoiler Poviedka v ase tania dostupn online v angli itne Na svoju dobu musela by v born , teraz by som ju zaradila k priemeru.Prv dvoj veta NEW YEAR S EVE Nellie, the daughter of a landowner and general, a young and pretty girl, dreaming day and night of being married, was sitting in her room, gazing with exhausted, half closed eyes into the looking glass Posledn veta view spoiler I must have fallen asleep, she thought with a sigh of relief hide spoiler A girl looking through a looking glass Her adolescent mind and it s stupid thoughts Her heart is full of dreams and hopes for future She thinks about it so much that she feels like she is living in the future She faces the agonies of life and finally feels exhausted That s when she notices that she was looking at that glass and is greatly relieved May be it means that one wouldn t want to grow up if one already knew the agonies they are going to face I liked this story so much HIGHLY REC A girl looking through a looking glass Her adolescent mind and it s stupid thoughts Her heart is full of dreams and hopes for future She thinks about it so much that she feels like she is living in the future She faces the agonies of life and finally feels exhausted That s when she notices that she was looking at that glass and is greatly relieved May be it means that one wouldn t want to grow up if one already knew the agonies they are going to face I liked this story so much HIGHLY RECOMMENDED The Looking Glass juxtaposes the dreams of a young naive girl with the harsh realities of life The story is set on new year s eve, a time when you look both forwards and backwards, at beginnings and endings The girl, Nellie, is the sheltered daughter of a landlord and general, and therefore, oblivious to the harsh realities of life, she dreamsday and nightof marriage as if that were everything, kind of like young adolescent girls these days dream day and night of getting a handsome boyfrie The Looking Glass juxtaposes the dreams of a young naive girl with the harsh realities of life The story is set on new year s eve, a time when you look both forwards and backwards, at beginnings and endings The girl, Nellie, is the sheltered daughter of a landlord and general, and therefore, oblivious to the harsh realities of life, she dreamsday and nightof marriage as if that were everything, kind of like young adolescent girls these days dream day and night of getting a handsome boyfriendIt was he, the destined one, the object of long dreams and hopes The destined one was for Nellie everything, the significance of life, personal happiness, career, fateShe falls into a trance like state then, while staring into a looking glass, and dreams of her future, the difficulties and suffering that may lie ahead of her In the end she wakes up and saysI must have fallen asleep,relieved and ignorant of the dream s warning I feel that Chekhov means to say that life doesn t always turn out the way we expected Living in the now and dreaming and fantasizing about the future is what we usually do, but we must also realistically consider our future, look ahead and try to prepare or brace ourselves for the ups and downs that lie may in the coming years.Read this short story here This modern story is already ahead of its time Strong plot and powerful message. A girl, who dreams about marriage day and night, has a vision of her future through the looking glass.The story read like a disillusionment The trials to come in a marriage and in a life No mention of happiness or contentment after the first couple of lines Months and years flew by against the grey background.The grey background That s what this one is about. 1.5 Stars out of 5 StarsNot that I disliked it, I just didn t enjoy it. Personal Response I liked The Looking Glass because it showed how in the 1800 s, kids and some adults had a hard time keeping up with common illnesses The story also showed how hard it would be to lose everything one would worked so hard for.Plot Summary The story was told in third person, omniscient narrative, and the whole story was based on the form of a dream Nellie and the doctor appeared selfish hardly caring about anyone but themselves Nellie was not worried about her husband as much Personal Response I liked The Looking Glass because it showed how in the 1800 s, kids and some adults had a hard time keeping up with common illnesses The story also showed how hard it would be to lose everything one would worked so hard for.Plot Summary The story was told in third person, omniscient narrative, and the whole story was based on the form of a dream Nellie and the doctor appeared selfish hardly caring about anyone but themselves Nellie was not worried about her husband as much as she was worried about what her life would be without him She kept nudging the doctor on about her husband and kids, how sick they all were The doctor told Nellie that he had become ill from helping other people Nellie finally was able to convince the doctor to come to her farm where the doctor could treat her family The doctor fell ill, and all of her family members, including the doctor, were unable to overcome the illness When everything went sour, Nellie picked up a looking glass and peered through it She awoke as if everything was a dream and everything was back to normal This taught Nellie to becaring for her family and to not make things worse.Character Analysis Nellie in the beginning of the story, was so worried about how bad her life would be without her family, but at the end, it was all a relief The whole thing was an illusion.The Doctor was very stubborn about helpingpatients because he grew ill himself He overcame his fear and helped anyway, putting his life on the line for others.Setting The story was published in 1885 and the writing persuaded that it took place during that time It mostly takes place on a farm where the main character lives This is important to the plot because there was no cure for common illnesses.Recommendation The story is an appearance versus reality theme and takes place in the late 1800 s Knowingabout the 1800 s will give the reader a better understanding The book is about a 7th grade reading level, but has a learning curve for 8th graders or older Because of the easier reading level and strong statue for history, I would recommend this to a 10th grader I have arranged my thoughts on this short story into a haiku Such a somber mind,Spoiling the future s romanceBy looking too far. `Download ⇺ The Looking Glass ⇦ Author Anton Chekhov Title The Looking glassYear Genre Short StoryBig Idea Modern FictionCountry Russia