The following is a mythical analysis of "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov. The paper encompasses the author's background and the mythical content and/or analogy in his story, The Bear.

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Anton Chekhov and The Bear A myth is a story or part of a story that is based on tradition or legend, originating in the oral history of a preliterate society and incorporating its beliefs about the origins of the world, the causes of natural events, and the origins of the society's customs and practices. Considered a symbolic narrative, a myth is usually of unknown origin and at least partly traditional, that supposedly relates actual …

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