Short Essay Answer Key
1. Describe Dunyasha's character. How does she dress? What is she constantly distracted by? Is she dedicated to her job?
Dunyasha is the maid on Lyubov's estate, although she does not act or carry herself like a servant. She wears her hair and attire like a "lady," and perpetually powders her face. She is accused of being "man crazy" and is constantly consumed with the suitors who proposition her. She tells Anya in Act 1 that Yepikhodov, the clerk, has proposed marriage, and she spends much of her time deciding whether or not she will marry him. She falls in love with Yasha, the man-servant to Lyubov.
2. How is Lopakhin's character different than that of Firs? How are they alike?
Lopakhin is a local merchant and friend of the family. He is the descendant of serfs and therefore is of the same class of person...
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