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Book Report On "The Cherry Orchard" By Anton Chekov

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"The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts"By Anton ChekhovW.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1977The Orchard that Is LostThe Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is a very good play. However, I dislike how the ending is sad. It occurs during the early years of the 1900s in Russia in the estate of Mrs. Ranevsky. Mrs. Ranevsky loves her cherry orchard because it brings back memories of her whole life. However, Lopakhin, a merchant, buys the orchard because it reminds of his terrible childhood. I dislike Lopakhin because he buys the estate that Lyuba owns at an auction even though he is friends with Lyuba Ranevsky. However, I find the cherry orchard interesting because it is of great size, yet it ...view middle of the document...

Everyone leaves. Only Firs, an old manservant, returns from the hospital and is forgotten after he is left behind because no one is at the estate.Lopakhin is an interesting character because he is ruthless but seems friendly. His ancestors are peasants, and Lyuba's family oppresses them. Therefore, Lopakhin wants all the memories and attachment to the Ranevsky family to be forgotten. He thinks that buying the orchard and destroying it will also destroy the memory of his peasantry. Also, after Lyuba offered him the marriage of Varya, he does not propose, because if he did propose, he would become a Ranevsky. He does not propose because he wants forget the Ranevsky family and break free from them. I dislike Lopakhin because he is openly happy when Lyuba is very sad after he bought the orchard. It is surprising why Lopakhin is mean to Lyuba because she is kind to him and they are friends. However, Lopakhin wants to put everything behind and destroys the orchard, the thing Lyuba loves. Lopakhin destroys beauty for money while making someone sad. This is the main reason why he is ruthless....

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