The Cherry Orchard By Anton Chekhov

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“The Cherry Orchard” is a drama which contains a hint of comedy that originates from the country of Russia, by way of the author Anton Chekhov. The drama is centered around Russia’s popular form of slavery, which is the acquisition of a serf. Contrary to theatrical or modern conceptions of slavery, the contract between a serf and their owner could be dismissed on the grounds of buying your freedom. In correspondence with the history of Russia, Chekhov expands on the meaning of freedom by interpreting the influence of money, the radical change in social class, and the ability of the serfs to take control of their lives following their liberation. In order to systematically redeem the memory of the massive cherry orchard, Chekhov combines the orchards memory with the minds of individuals and expands on their connection to life beyond their memoires and the actions they take in the future. The Cherry Orchard’s themes outline the influx of social power in connection to class variability, questions the opportunity of freedom, and elaborated on the irony of wealth. Social class in regards to Russia is represented by the usual upper, middle, and lower class system. Anton Chekhov observes the actions of the social class systems and portrays their qualities through characters and their connection to the cherry orchard. Following the abolition of serfdom in 1917, the emancipation of serfs opened a “floodgate” of pathways for serfs to chose from, which is in reference to their lives
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