The Cherry Orchard Characters

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Anya

See Anya Ranevsky

Dunyasha (doon-YA-sha)

Dunyasha is the maid in the Ranevsky household who dreams of being an aristocratic lady. She parodies the ladies of the household, and compares herself to them. She must give up her dreams of marrying Yasha (Mrs. Ranevsky's manservant) when he returns to Paris with Mrs. Ranevsky, She agrees to marry Yepikhodov instead.

Gayev

See Leonid (lay-oh-NEED) Gayev

Hiker

The Hiker is a sickly homeless man who begs Mrs. Ranevsky for money. That she is in financial ruin herself and gives the hiker a gold piece emphasizes Mrs. Ranevsky's generosity and her disregard for her own predicament.

Lopakhin

See Yermolay (yer-mo-LYE) Lopakhin

Pishchik

See Boris Simeonov-Pishchik

Anya Ranevsky

Mrs. Ranevsky's daughter, Anya, dresses all in white to signify her purity and innocence. Although she loves her home and the orchard that surrounds it, she realizes that all of Russia is her orchard. She...

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