Who wins the bet in "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov?

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Who wins the bet in "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov?

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Anton Chekhov's short story, "The Bet", is simply a story about two men who make a somewhat unusual bet. A banker and an attorney wager that one, the attorney, cannot give up his freedom for 15 years. The story comes down to the final day of that fifteen-year confinement.

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The banker wins the bet. The attorney escapes the night before he is to win the bet. He writes a letter to the banker in which he explains his...

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The Bet by Anton Chekhov: Theme & Analysis

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Chapter 6 / Lesson 1
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'The Bet,' by the Russian author Anton Chekov, uses the vehicle of a bet between two wealthy men to explore complex themes. Explore and analyze the themes of knowledge's value and the value of earthly possessions.


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