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“The Lottery Ticket” A look at the concept of vulnerability in attitude change.

When reading the short story, “A Lottery Ticket,” by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, drastic and fast changes in attitude can be seen in the main character, Ivan Dmitich. These changes are a clear window through which one may understand and observe Ivan’s character and values as a person. The author of the story makes these changes, regarding Ivan’s spouse and lifestyle, easy to see by the writing techniques he employs in order to build suspense as to where the story is going, and curiosity in the fate of Ivan and his wife. We can see how the concept of vulnerability in Ivan is also shown clearly by his attitudes towards the end of the story. The story does not begin with…