An Analysis Of Anton Chekhov 's ' A Play ' The Cherry Orchard '

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Tragicomedy is a sophisticated drama that incorporates both tragic and comic elements. On the surface, comedy and tragedy seem to be complete polar opposites of each other, but both of them are very strong and in combination evoke a specific, or a range of emotions. In modern tragicomedy, this variety of feelings became a focal point in major of dramas’ and a synonym to an absurd. Especially, with the advent of realism into genre, comic aspect evolves into irony and farce, and tragedy seems more devastating (Tragicomedy). In a play The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov demonstrates many themes including childishness, clinging to the past, and hypocrisy of humans. Chekhov depicts the conflict between the necessity for change and the nostalgia for the past, which establish controversial emotions throughout the play; the internal drama of everyone appears more important than external events. In comparison with Chekhov, Athol Fugard in his play “Master Harold”… and the boys demonstrates racism, nostalgia and injustice. Fugard uses the conflict in present to point out the external conflict of African society that creates a strong feeling of tragedy rather than tragicomedy. As a modern playwright, Anton Chekhov perceives tragicomedy as a visible discrepancy and essence by using a variety of characters that creates a chaos, however, Athol Fugard uses dramaturgy to present his insights about the social and political environment at the time in a minimalistic manner manipulating with

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