Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is a Russian writer, a recognized master of short stories (mostly humorous). For 26 years of his work, he created more than 900 works, many of which were included in the golden fund of world classics.
Vanya remembers his grandfather
Vanka Zhukov is nine years old. He was sent to study in Moscow to the shoemaker Alyakhin. The boy often misses the village where he came from, and his grandfather Konstantin Makarych. Of his relatives only he remained. When the kid remembers his grandfather, he has before his eyes the image of a small frail old man with a drunken face and gay eyes. Konstantin Makarych serves as a watchman in the village of the Lord Zhikharev. Vanka imagines how his grandfather gutorit with cooks during the day, or sleeps on the stove, bracing his bare feet, and at night knocks into the beater, guarding the manors' estate. The summary of Chekhov's "Vanka" does not allow us to convey the fullness of the experiences of a child who was left without relatives in a large city.
The boy's memories of the village
Thoughts about the village make the boy sad and sad. He decides to write a letter to his grandfather. The diploma was taught by the young lady Olga Ignatyevna, whose mother Vanya Pelageya once served. This lady was very kind, she often treated the baby to candies and taught him to dance quadrille. When Pelageya died, the boy was given up to raise his grandfather, who sent him to Moscow to see Alyakhin. Even Vanka often recalls Christmas from the gentlemen, about how before the holiday, he and his grandfather went to fetch trees to the forest. It was cold, the frost was cracking. For the boy it was the happiest time. Only now, living in disfavor with strangers, he understood this. Chekhov's story "Vanka" causes the reader a feeling of keen pity and a desire to help the poor boy.
Vanka writes a letter about her difficult life
In his message to his grandfather, the boy describes how hard it is for him to live in the family of a shoemaker. In addition to studying, the boy has a lot of obligations around the house. He must help in the kitchen, and nurse with the master's child. For every fault the owner beats Vanka "than getting". For the fact that the boy fell asleep, shaking the cradle with the child, the shoemaker dragged him by the hair into the street and "combed it with a gangway". And for the fact that the herring was not cleaned so much, the hostess poked a fish in the face. He is given a little, mostly only bread and cereal, but the gentlemen "cracks themselves". In the letter, Vanka asks his grandfather to take him to his village, promises that he will be obedient and good. He admits that he even wanted to escape from Moscow, but he "is afraid of frost, there are no boots". The summary of Chekhov's "Vanka" can not convey how special and ingenuous the children's language was written by the boy's letter to his grandfather.
Vanka sends a letter
Writing the letter, Vanka signed it and sealed the envelope, on which he deduced: "To the village to grandfather." Deciding that it would reach the addressee, he rushed to the street with a bullet, ran to the first mailbox and dropped it there. Happy, lulled by sweet dreams of returning to the village, the boy returned to the house. An hour later he fell sound asleep. In a dream, Vanka saw a village, a stove in the people's grandfather, himself, sitting on it and dangling bare feet, reading the letter of his grandson to the cooks. This ends his story about the village boy AP. Chekhov. "Vanka" is a story about the poverty and lawlessness of peasant children, whom there is simply no one to protect. Their hard share and unenviable fate leave no one indifferent.
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