Anton Chekhov

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  • ANTON CHEKHOV
    • Family background
      • Anton Chekhov was the third of the six children born to Pavel Yegorovich and Yevgeniya Chekhov in Taganrog in southern Russia. 
      • In 1876, Due to his father’s bankruptcy, the family shifted to Moscow but Anton stayed on as he was pursuing his education. He took up odd jobs to support a living and finance his studies. He engaged in reading and writing extensively. 
      • Completing his studies in 1879, he moved to Moscow to join his family. Therein, he gained admission at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
    • Life as a young man
      • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born on 29/01/1860.
      • Born in Taganrog, Russia
      • Family life was a struggle for the Chekhov family. Helped finachally support his family by writing
    • Career as a doctor
      • Chekhov also trained as a physician. He began practicing medicine in 1884
      • Chekhov's motivation to be doctor was to study the human being, his body and spirit, as well as combat the human suffering that resulted in the mass arrests and deportations during the reign of Czar Alexander III.
      • Chekhov became a practicing physician in 1886. He both maintained a private practice and worked at the public hospital in Moscow.
      • Chekhov stop being a physician because his writings were earning him more money which helped to support his family so he decided to focus on his family and his money problems first
    • Career as a writer
      • Chekhov graduated from medical school in 1884, and while he began his life as a physician, the period after his graduation also marks the moment when Chekhov began writing seriously. During the late eighties, Chekhov wrote both short stories, such as The Bear in 1888, and The Wedding in 1889, and plays, which include Ivanov in 1887 and The Wood Demon in 1889.
      • During the early 1890's, Chekhov's writing experienced something of a dry spell. Unfortunately, Chekhov suffered from health problems, and he spent much of the early nineties with his family. During this time of travel, Chekhov was able to pursue his interest in french things , a genre which marks his own theatrical comedy
      • In 1896, Chekhov entered the period of creativity for which he is best known. At the turn of the century, he authored four plays, commentaries on Russian society, which have gained him lasting acclaim: The Sea Gull in 1896, Uncle Vanya  in 1896, The three sisters in 1901, and The cherryorchard , his last great play, in 1904.

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