This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Sofia Alexandrovna - This character is hard-working and plain in appearance. The twenty-four-year-old woman has been in love for six years.
Yelena Andreevna - A twenty-seven-year-old beauty and charmer, this character is married to an elderly professor.
Dr. Mikhail Lvovich Astrov - As Act I opens, this character, the village doctor, is lamenting that he's grown old and has not had a single day off in more than ten years.
Professor Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov - This character is a retired professor who was regarded as a Don Juan in his younger...
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