Realism In The Cherry Orchard Analysis

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Realism in theatre created theatrical conventions with the goal of bringing a greater sense of real life to performances. Realism was a general movement that began in the 19th century and remained through much of the 20th century as part of an entire, overall artistic movement. Realism sparked artistic innovation in writing. Biographical details, social environment, and social relations were revealed through realistic exploration and development. Writers started to create new, contemporary characters that freely displayed their various identities. Social, political, and philosophical problems were on the forefront of nearly all new works. There was realistic speech and psychologically motivated action that in turn also characterized the speaker. The works falling into the style of realism show the effects of…show more content…
She has taken on the role of running the estate while her mother has been away. However, she still spends the entirety of the play running around working harder than practically everyone, servants included. Even her mother acknowledges her role, "I had a lot of money yesterday, but there's very little to-day. My poor Varya feeds everybody on milk soup to save money, in the kitchen the old people only get peas, and I spend recklessly” (Norton’s Anthology, The Cherry Orchard). Even though every other character is aware of this dynamic, no one seems to do anything about it. Even someone who is potentially romantically interested in Varya, Lopakhin. When Anya asks if he has proposed yet, Varya says, “His mind is all consumed with his deals, his business; I'm the furthest thing from it” (Norton’s Anthology, The Cherry Orchard). Varya is the type of character that just takes things as they come, almost as servant. She does not expect anything to come her way and is settling for a less than a spectacular

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