|Plot Summary of The Cherry Orchard|
|"Mrs. Ranevsky, a once-wealthy landowner, returns from a trip to Europe and is faced with the dilemma of selling her beloved cherry orchard or going into extreme debt. She refusus to accept change, and continually squanders what little money she has left. Lopakhin, a businessman, offers her advice by suggesting that she cut down the orchard and build cottages to rent out. Mrs. Ranevsky refuses, and eventually has to put the orchard up for auction in order to save the family. Lopakhin buys the orchard himself and begins his cottage enterprise. "
Megan E. Davis, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Cherry Orchard|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Inside culture (main char)
- story of the poor
Kind of living:
- farm poverty
- family young v. old guard
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
Is this a play?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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