The Beggar Summary Analysis and Explanation
About the Poet Anton Chekov
|Poet Name||Anton Chekov|
|Born||29 January 1860, Taganrog, Russia|
|Died||15 July 1904, Badenweiler, Germany|
|Books||The Lady with the Dog, Stories of Anton Chekhov, MORE|
|Short stories||The Chameleon, Misery, Gooseberries, MORE|
The Beggar Introduction
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The Beggar Summary of the Lesson
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He also tells Sergei that in fact he had been in a Rremtam) choir from where he was sent away for drunkenness. Finding no way to support himself he started begging. Sergei offers hjm the job of chopping the wood. He calls his cook, Olga, and tells her to lead Lushkoff to the woodshed and let him chop wood. Lushkoff follows Olga reluctantly. In fact, he had never meant to do such type of work but he had been trapped by his own words.
After an hour Olga come in and tells Sesgei that Lushkoff has chopped the wood. Sergei is pleased. He gives him half a rouble. He says that if Lushkoff desires he can come to chop wood on the first of every month.
Lushkoff now comes to chop wood regularly on the first of every month. He is always given work and he earns a little money every time. Meanwhile Sergei moves into another house and lures Lushkoff to help in the packing and hauling the furniture. He hardly does anything and walks behind the wagons hanging his head.
But Sergei believes that he has done his job well and pays him accordingly. Eventally he offers Lushkoff some cleaner employment. He sends him to his friend where he is given some copying to do. Lushkoff never comes back again.
Two years later, one evening Sergei comes across Lushkoff at the ticket window of a theatre. He is well-dressed and looks sophisticated. He tells Sergei that he is a notary and gets thirty-five roubles a month. Sergei is happy that he could bring a depraved man on the right path.
Lushkoff thanks him for his kind words and deeds. He also expresses his gratitude to him. Before departing he reveals that the true credit for changing him goes to his compassionate cook, Olga, who did a lot for him. She chopped the wood for him and gave him the money.
She would chide him and she would weep for him. She gave him advice on the evils of alcohol. It is she who is responsible for positive change in him. Owing to her words and noble deeds, a change took place in his heart. He stopped drinking and started working hard. She set him right and he will never forget it.