Short Essay Questions
1. What is Marina doing as she is sitting at the start of the play in a country home in Russia?
2. What does Marina offer to Astrov as he paces during the opening scene of the play?
3. What does Marina recall as she is trying to answer the question of how long she and Astrov have known each other?
4. What is Astrov's reasoning behind his constant drinking when Marina asks him about this habit?
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