Landscape in Two Chekov Tales

Looks at the symbolism of landscape in “The Lady with the Dog” and “Gooseberries” by Chekov.

Landscape in literature provides the structure of symbolism and motif that drives novels and stories. Chekov’s use of landscape provides, in many ways, some of the richest literary symbolism of the 19th century. It is the purpose of this paper to examine the use of landscape within the context of two of Chekov’s stories, “The Lady with the Dog” and “Gooseberries”.