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The Cherry Orchard Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis 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.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   19th century Inside culture (main char)    -   Russian Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   farm poverty Culture clash?    -   family young v. old guard Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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