scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,469
Most of Chekhovs plays have been recognized as distinguished masterpieces However no play depicts the drama of unanswered love as well as his major play The Seagull In this play many tangled cases of unrequited love exist in the lives of characters Masha adores Treplev and looks for any reason just to have a glance at him Treplev on the other hand loves Nina because his relationship with his mother lacks love and affection and he needs Ninas love as compensation for his deficiencies The third case of unanswered love is Arkadinas love for the talented writer Trigorin Last but finally not least is the attachment of Polina to Dorin Chekhov depicts each characters unfortunate plight and actions with acute insight The central and probably the most tragic love in The Seagull is Treplevs love for Nina Zarechnaya They seem like a perfect couple he the son of a famous actress she a young and talented girl who desires to become an actress Treplev has fallen head over heels in love with Nina and confesses his love for her at every instant they are together She on the other hand seems to like him but mentions nothing about her love for him and rather avoids this touchy subject NINA Isnt there someone over there TREPLEV No theres no one Kissing her NINA What sort of tree is that TREPLEV I love you NINA Sh Chekhov The Seagull American Book-Stratford Press Inc New York p 9-10 As soon as Zarechnaya is introduced to Trigorin she falls in love with him and his work and she becomes a stranger to Treplev Treplev immediately notices the change of attitude towards him This is the point when Treplevs life loses its meaning and he attempts to kill himself However before the attempt at suicide he does hint to Nina about the possibility of his dying of unanswered love He goes off on one of his hunting trips and
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA