Compare & Contrast Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov

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1898: Social interactions are often unplanned, yet welcome, and people are entertained simply by conversation. At times, one person relates a story while the others sit listening without interrupting. Because of heavy workloads, people do not make a habit of socializing every weekend but go for extended periods of time without enjoying social interaction.

Today: Social interaction has changed in the last century as the result of technology (television, cinema, computers, etc.) and easier access to entertainment. People have more ways to entertain themselves without gathering together and more entertainment to distract them when they do get together. However, people continue to enjoy one another's company in social situations, and communication has become freer as the result of the looser political climate.

1898: Bathing is done in facilities separate from the main house, even in the homes of wealthier people. Such facilities generally consist of a...

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