The Bear by Anton Chekhov

The Bear

Anton Chekhov

26 pages first pub 1888 (editions)

fiction classics play dark reflective fast-paced


Glasgow, 1890. Andrew Baird calls upon Flora McNeil to settle a debt owed by her late husband. It is a bank holiday, however: no money Baird is determined and refuses to leave; Flora has to resort to violence. Pistols are brought out for a duel; ...

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funny 50%
lighthearted 50%
emotional 25%
informative 25%
reflective 25%
tense 25%


fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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