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The Bet

The Bet

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Bet: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. The bet is made to try to figure out…whether life in prison is better than capital punishment
2. Fifteen years of isolation have what effect on the lawyer?he becomes a prolific writer of escapist novels
3. Who has a change of heart about the validity of the bet?the banker
4. We can tell that the banker is a competitive man because of his tendency to…demand and collect proof
5. How do we know about the lawyer's prison experience?the narrator fills us in

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