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The Wife is a story told from the first person point of view of a wealthy malcontent, much like a Russian Ebeneezer Scrooge. It is great that Pavel Andreitch does not recognize this. He is estranged from his wife, although she occupies the bottom floor of their house. His principles are so rigid, that by abiding by the rule of law to such an extreme fault, he has alienated himself. There was something about Pavel’s character that made him charming to read about, but I’m sure I would hate the man in person. He is very sincere and so certain on matters pertaining to laws and human nature that is great to see him out of his comfort zone and slowly learning to be human… even if it bankrupts him.