The lawyer, spending so much time alone, gained knowledge about life through books. He has been living a life stripped away of human influence. The lawyer was able to see the world without the veil that blurs reality.
What does the lawyer learn in the bet?
In Chekhov’s “The Bet,” the banker and the lawyer both learn the futility of their wager, as they have found that life and its conditions differ greatly from their more youthful perceptions. The lawyer learns that his sweeping statement that life on any terms is better than death is not true.
What happens to the lawyer at the end of the story the bet?
At the end of Anton Chekhov’s The Bet, the lawyer survives the 15 years in prison but refuses to take the money.
How has the lawyer changed in the bet?
At the beginning of the story, the young lawyer is bold, daring, determined and impulsive. Towards the end, he is a completely changed person. He has grown into a self-contented and calm middle aged man, who has no more desire for wealth or luxury. This dramatic change in lawyer doesn’t occur…
Why does the banker call the bet cursed?
In “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, the banker calls the bet “cursed” because when he originally made the bet with the lawyer, he was extremely wealthy, and now he no longer is. He had millions of dollars fifteen years ago when he and the lawyer bet two million dollars, and that two million was nothing to him.
What is the moral lesson of the bet?
The main moral of the “The Bet” concerns the shallowness of material wealth, as one who is internally rich is not wishing for anything. A secondary theme is about the death penalty. Life imprisonment is portrayed as the better option to death, as the person has the time to develop character.
What will happen to the banker if the lawyer wins the bet?
If he pays the lawyer for winning the bet, he will be ruined. His only escape from his tragedy would be to kill the lawyer. When the banker opens the door into the cell, he discovers the lawyer now looking like a skeleton. He discovers a letter and reads it, but soon realizes the lawyer plans to lose.
Does the lawyer change during the story?
I am fairly certain that this question is asking about Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Bet.” The lawyer in the story does indeed change over the course of his 15 years in “prison.” When readers are first introduced to him, he is full of confidence in his own abilities and in his thoughts about capital punishment.
How is the banker a different man?
The banker is a man that doesn’t have high moral standards. Money is everything to him, and that is why he is willing to kill the lawyer to keep his fortune. He is still a lover of the world and its pleasures. The lawyer, on the other hand, begins the story as a man that appears to love money.
What is the symbolism in the bet?
The key symbolizes both the confinement and the possibility of the lawyer’s freedom, but also two other things. It symbolizes the bet itself since the key controls the playing field for the bet, and it symbolizes the banker’s control over the situation.
What statement best expresses a theme in the bet?
PART A: Which statement best expresses a theme in the story? Pursuing knowledge and bettering yourself is the best way to spend your time. The desire to prove to others that you’re right can lead to extreme actions.