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Shvoong Home>Books>Novels & Novellas>The Lottery Ticket Review

The Lottery Ticket

Book Review   by:DonnaSantos     Original Author: ANTON CHEKHOV
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The story is about a family man named IVAN DMITRITCH. He and his family were living a middle-class life and was very well satisfied with their life. Not until one day, his wife asked her to check the list of lottery drawings in the newspaper. His wife''s number got series 9,499, number 26. To his shock and amazement, he saw the series 9,499. Without checking the ticket number yet, he and his wife already started dreaming of a good life. Wanting to put excitement whether they got the correct ticket number or not, they first thought of several possibilities on what to do with the large amount of prize money. They dreamed of a big property, new furnishings, travelling and paying debts. Pictures continuously crawl in their minds, each more selfish than the last. Greed is eating up their imaginations. They have now seemed to realize that their kind of life is no appropriate for a wealthy and powerly people like them who has just won the lottery. Ivan and his wife soon to annoy each other''s company and felt anger against each other, thinking to one another that they are just pain in the head on their plans.
Seeing his wife''s hatred, he quickly glanced at the newspaper to check the correct ticket number. Unfortunately, it was number 46, not 26! Hatred and anger immediately disappeared, but they immediately seem to realize how small and dark their rooms were, how their supper is not doing them good, and that the evenings were long and wearisome. Their previous simple and contented life are now changed with more longing for a better life, after having false thoughts that they won the lottery.
Published: August 23, 2007   
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  1. Answer  :    ivan dimatrich and his wife Friday, January 11, 2013
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  1. Answer  :    the moral lesson is that at the end of the story both of the spouses realized that happiness does not come from money , because money could buy materialistic things not spiritual. so happiness and the strong relation between couples are more important than money. Majed Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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  1. Answer  :    Denouement of the story is like the conclusion on which the story had ended. Meaning, the denouement is when they got disappointed when they finally realize that they didn't win the Lottery. Monday, September 10, 2012
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  1. 1. neha desai

    thanking

    Thanks for helping me.It helped me a lot!

    0 Rating Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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