The Cherry Orchard Characters

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Anya

See Anya Ranevsky

Charlotta

See Charlotta Ivanovna

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.

Firs (feers)

Firs is the Ranevsky family's faithful servant who, because of his loyalty to the family, chose to stay after the serfs were freed. Sickly and somewhat senile, he marks the play's most poignant moment when he is locked inside the estate and forgotten. He laments: "Life has slipped away as iflhaven'tlived "

Gayev

See Leonid (lay-oh-NEED) Gayev

Leonid (lay-oh-NEED) Gayev (GUY-ev)

Gayev is Mrs. Ranevsky's brother. He is an irresponsible, unkempt man who prefers to play or pretend to play billiards than to find a...

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