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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard


by Anton Chekhov

The Cherry Orchard Love Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used Julius West's translation.

Quote #1

DUNYASHA. I don't know what to do about it. He's a nice young man, but every now and again, when he begins talking, you can't understand a word he's saying. I think I like him. He's madly in love with me. He's an unlucky man; every day something happens. (1.19)

At the beginning of the play, Dunyasha entertains the idea of attaching herself to Epikhodov. Under the sexual influence of Yasha, however, she quickly learns to ignore him.

Quote #2

LOPAKHIN. There they are, right enough. Let's go and meet them. Will she know me? We haven't seen each other for five years. (1.21)

Lopakhin seems to have a crush on Lubov. We can imagine him dreaming up scenarios in which he marries her to save the orchard.

Quote #3

DUNYASHA. The clerk, Epikhodov, proposed to me after Easter.

ANYA. Always the same. (1.34-35)

Anya is bored by Dunyasha's narcissism. She largely stays out of the conversations about who should be engaged to whom, even before she reconnects with Mr. "Above-Love."

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