Stories of Anton Chekov - The Fiancée Summary & Analysis

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The Fiancée Summary

Nadya is twenty-three years old and has been dreaming of marrying since she was sixteen. She is now engaged to Andrei Andreich, but for some reason she is sad. Sasha, an artist and the son of an old family friend, is visiting. He tells Nadya that she and her mother, grandmother, and fiancé all seem to do nothing. Nadya is offended by his words but keeps thinking of him. Sasha, who seems weak and ill, again speaks of her idle life and encourages her to attend school. Nadya realizes that she no longer loves Andrei and perhaps never did. She tells her mother, who is not sympathetic. Nadya tells Sasha about her feelings and that she wants to leave with him the next day. They will pretend that Nadya is seeing him off at the station. Instead, she will...

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