Discuss the narrative point of view and tense of the novella. How does this impact the reader's information? Define "voice" and "tense" in your answer.
Discuss "Slice of Life" realism. What does this term mean? How does it apply to The Lady with the Pet Dog?
Discuss the three different settings of the novella. How do they compare and contrast with one another? How can this be seen symbolically?
Compare and contrast the two main characters in the story. How are they similar? How are they different? What about their settings set them apart?
Discuss the theme of "Misogyny" as it applies to The Lady with the Pet Dog. How is this theme presented? Which character does the theme embody?
Discuss the autobiographical elements of The Lady with the Pet Dog to Anton Chekhov's life. What characteristics did he share with the characters? What of the setting?
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