The Kiss

A literary analysis of the short story, “The Kiss” by Russian author Anton Chekhov.

The paper explores the story “The Kiss” by Anton Chekhov who incorporates experiences from his own life in Russia into his short stories. The paper examines the multicultural aspect of the book as well as its multi-dimensional, balanced and authentic characters. It also looks at Chekhov’s method of ending his stories abruptly to make them seem like they are really happening – to convey the message that life doesn’t have a beginning, middle, and an end and things just happen.
“Anton Chekhov, the Russian writer of “The Kiss,” created a short story that any culture could relate to. Wonder, curiosity, infatuation, embarrassment, and fascination can be found anywhere in the world. His story contains multi-dimensional, balanced, and authentic characters. He includes a setting that he saw in his own life into the story. The main characters of the story are minorities, compared to the General. His story invites much reflection, as there is no real climax and it ends abruptly. These are the same characteristics that make the story so appealing. His short story should be included in a multicultural literature compilation as it is the ultimate representation of what a publishing company would want for their books.”