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Voinitsky, Act II ay and night, right here in this house, my own thoughts smother me. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, History Today, The Russian Review Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Loss of Hope Life passes people by, and they feel they’ve missed their chance. Mundanity People’s lives are boring, and they yearn for something different. Themes Conservation Planting trees helps create “the future happiness of humanity.” Serebryakov’s second and much younger wife; tries to be the peacemaker Yelena Pleasant young woman; helps manage the estate and gives most of its income to Serebryakov Sonya Self-centered, retired professor who disdains country living; benefits from Voinitsky and Sonya’s work Serebryakov Middle-aged caretaker of his dead sister’s estate; resents his life of drudgery Vanya Main Characters To support his family, Chekhov trained as a doctor. However, he gained fame as a writer of short stories and plays, such as The Seagull (1896) and Uncle Vanya. He wrote in a realistic style about ordinary people, objectively presenting his characters’ struggles. His plays continue to be performed all over the world. ANTON CHEKHOV1860–1904 Author The guests leave, and although Vanya resents his life, it goes on as it did before. Back to Normal Tempers and passions flare, leading to attempted murder and threats of suicide. Falling Apart Family and friends gather together at the country estate Vanya manages. Gathering Together When retired professor Serebryakov and his young wife visit the country estate managed by his daughter Sonya and her uncle, the visit causes long-held resentments and secret passions to surface. In the end, none of them have the power to change their lives. Depression & Drama in the Country OVERVIEW Russian Original Language 1897 Year Published Anton Chekhov Author Uncle Vanya Drama Play

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