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Symbols in The Lady with the Dog

Symbols Examples in The Lady with the Dog:

Part IV

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"for the first time in his life...."   (Part IV)

Chekhov uses the looking-glass to symbolize Gurov's self-awareness. While he literally sees himself as an older man, symbolically Gurov finally sees who he truly is and what his relationship with Anna really represents: that he has fallen in love for the first time and is able to love her completely.

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