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Trigorin, Act II he ... is happy and free, like a seagull. But a man comes along, sees her and idly kills her—like this seagull. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Theatre edited by John Russell Brown, Theatre History Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Youth & Age The past is regret, and the future is fear. Love & Relationships Love can be frustrating, and unrequited love can turn tragic. Happiness & Wealth Wealth alone cannot make anyone happy. Themes Arkadina’s lover; recognized writer of uninspired, boring stories Trigorin Treplyov’s watchful mother; still lovely but clinging to her youth and her lover Arkadina Young, naive woman desperate to escape the country and become an actress Nina Young, intense writer seeking his own literary voice; recklessly kills a seagull Treplyov Main Characters A prolific and masterful writer of short stories and plays, Chekhov explored the depths of human nature as it was displayed in everyday life. His plays often reveal the comic aspects of life even as tragedy unfolds. The Seagull was part of a new genre of realism that influenced the development of modern theater. ANTON CHEKHOV1860–1904 Author Represent freedom of movement, or stasis if one is lacking Horses In flowers and blouses worn by young Russian girls, represents youth Red Symbolizes escape from reality and a creature out of its element Seagull The Seagull explores hope and desire amid the challenges of an uncaring world by following the story of two couples: an aging actress who’s obsessed with her lover and the actress’s son, who shares a disastrous path with an aspiring actress. Love, Art & Artifice SYMBOLS Russian Original Language 1896 First Performed Anton Chekhov Author The Seagull Drama Play

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