Discuss the Title of "Bear" by Anton Chekov

The title of the play, “The Bear” is fairly justified. Though at the first look it does not clearly show any hint about the story but as we flip through the play we learn that the title is very much related to the story of the play.

The study of the play makes it clear that Smirnov, the hero of the play, has been branded as ‘The Bear’. Smirnov is one of the two main characters and behaves very rudely in the play. For his foolish and uncultured behaviour, Popova calls him ‘Bear’. This title name given by Popova to Smirnov is the title of the play as well and is rightly justified and in accordance with the story of the play.

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