Ana VikanovaProfessor Barbara HenryRussian 3225 March 2012Close Reading #8: Three SistersAs Tuzenbach approaches his inevitable death inThree Sisters, Chekhov illustratesTuzenbach’s acceptance through time, truth, and triviality. Tuzenbach is bewildered by the treesthat surround him, pays tribute to the three sisters, and even shows kindness towards his heartlesswife.Tuzenbach thinks of the trees around him as “trivial” and begins to analyze the beautifulworld around him. Furthermore, it is possible that the “firs, maples, and birches” that he refers toare actually representations of the three sisters. He goes on to say that they look at him “withcuriosity and waiting for something,” which makes sense because the three sisters have beenwaiting for the dream of Moscow. Stating that life “ought to be” beautiful around them showsTuzenbach’s respect and appreciation of the sisters, as well.