The banker wins the bet. The attorney escapes the night before he is to win the bet.
Who do you think won the bet Why?
Technically, the banker wins the bet because the lawyer deliberately loses it by leaving his confinement before the full fifteen years is up. Morally, the lawyer has won the bet because he could easily have remained imprisoned for a few more hours.
What is the outcome of the bet in the story the bet?
The final outcome of the story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov is that the lawyer intentionally leaves moments before the time limit for his confinement expires, denouncing society’s “worldly” desires. The banker hides the lawyer’s letter, preserving his own public image.
In what ways did the lawyer win in the story the bet?
While morally, the young lawyer won the bet as he could have easily stayed another 5 hours, he lost the bet because he proved the banker right in that it was inhumane to be in solitary confinement for 15 years. The lawyer wants to prove that life imprisonment is more human than the death penalty and collect $2,000,000.
Why did the lawyer accept the bet?
The banker and lawyer make the bet for the same reason that most people make a bet. They each believe that their opinion is right and best, and they are willing to risk something to prove it. The story starts with the narrator telling the reader that the banker had a friendly little social gathering.
Who really won the bet?
Five hours before the lawyer’s time is complete, he runs away and terminates his eligibility to win the bet. From these events in the story, I have concluded that it was the banker who won the bet and the argument of whether life imprisonment is better than death.
Why does the banker call the bet cursed?
In “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, the banker calls the bet “cursed” because when he originally made the bet with the lawyer, he was extremely wealthy, and now he no longer is. He had millions of dollars fifteen years ago when he and the lawyer bet two million dollars, and that two million was nothing to him.
What is the moral of the story the bet?
The moral of Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet” is that materialism and material wealth ultimately means nothing.
What is the theme of the story the bet?
Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Bet” is fundamentally about the meaning of life, and this is the main theme of the story. Chekhov explores what that meaning might be, and in order to do so, he also explores other themes, such as crime and punishment, freedom and imprisonment, and loneliness and greed.
How much money did the banker offer to the lawyer in the bet?
If he could last to the end of his sentence, the lawyer would receive two million rubbles for wining the bet. The banker cannot fathom his good fortune, and even offers the young lawyer a way out, saying that he is being hasty and foolish.
Why does the narrator call the bet wild and senseless?
It is the banker who, after the passage of fifteen years, thinks of the original bet as wild and senseless. And this wild, senseless bet was carried out! It is wild and senseless on the banker’s part because he is putting up two million rubles against nothing.
What were the terms of bet?
The terms of the bet are that the lawyer must live in isolation for fifteen years. At the end of that time, if he fulfills his bet of having no human contact for this period, the banker will pay him two million rubles. The bet arises out of an argument on which is crueler, the death penalty or life imprisonment.