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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Philological sciences" / 2015 № 4.


R. Shi

THEME OF MEDICINE IN THE WORKS OF A.P. CHEKHOV AND LU XUN. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2015, no. 4.


UDC Index: 821.161.1 Чехов+821.581 Лу Синь

Date of publication: 19.10.2015

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The current article is devoted to a comparative analysis between Anton Chekhov and Lu Xun’s works, the subject of which is medicine. The medical theme in this article includes a group of doctor images and names of diseases, which play an important role in comprehending the works of the authors. The article has studied fundamental works of Anton Chekhov “Ionich” and “Poprygunya”, as well as the stories written by Lu Xun, including “Brothers”, “Tomorrow” and “Father’s Illness”. In conclusion, the influence of medical education on the writers’ creative activity and the reasons for certain themes in the works and their evaluations are summarized. Although both through the world outlook approach and in terms of literary descriptiveness the similarities between the two authors are obvious, there are still a number of differences between them related to their personal attitude to the professionof a doctor.

Key words

Chekhov, Lu Xun, medicine, imagery, doctor-writers

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