recently I have read the kiss by Chekhov. it was both interesting and boring in my opinion. it was nice because there was a big suspense in the story. from the begging to the end you wanted to know who kissed him, in the other hand he explained a lot and make the story so long that i got tired and a little angry. actually most of Chekhov works are like that for example the diary of a teacher is the same.
the story somehow had some unnecessary events that really made me to leave the story. it could be shorter than that. i can say that he talked until he was blue in the face. but generally the story was nice, but i prefer the bet i think the bet was more interesting than the kiss.
what is your understanding of the kiss? and what is your opinion?
what do you think is the theme of the story?
why at the end he rejected the invitation?