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The Cherry Orchard is a play written by Chekhov It is set in Russia during the 1800s and was written with much symbolization to the Russian society at this time The characters were chosen to represent different beliefs and entire groups of people in Russia during the 1800s There are even words which the characters use to show the thoughts and feeling of the Russians during the time period Each act in the play has many similarities and symbolizes some parts of the Russian society In act one there is a room which the ladies call the nursery They call it this even though there have not been any babies born to sleep in the room for years This gives Madame Ranevskys house a nostalgic atmosphere The recent freedom of the serfs and the dying power of the aristocracy is greatly shown in this act In this act Lopakhin points out himself the irony of how he went from a peasant to a landowner and still considers himself peasant of all peasants Anya resembles an idealist of Russia She tries to convince everyone of the foolishness of her mothers spending habits in France In this act Pishtchik and Yasha are bottom feeders In act two of the play a very symbolic moment is when Madame Ranevsky drops her purse She talks to herself complaining about her spending habitts This shows that she is careless however Pishtchik runs to help her this shows his greed he only wanted to help her because she had dropped her money This may represent the way that people were taking advantage of one another and how they became money hungry in Russia When the point is is put in front of Madame Ranevsky to build summer cottage she is unsure and doesnt really know what to do This shows a current blindness and necessity to adapt as occurred in Russia around the same time In this act Firs
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