The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
The Cherry Orchard Mortality 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.
GAEV. Nurse has died in your absence.
LUBOV. [Sits and drinks coffee] Yes, bless her soul. I heard by letter. (1.103-104)
Gaev catches Lubov up on who's dead and who's moved.
VARYA. He's been mumbling away for three years. We're used to that.
YASHA. Senile decay. (1.142)
Trofimov isn't a very compassionate guy, but Yasha takes the cake. He has nothing but contempt for the ailing Fiers.
TROFIMOV. Peter Trofimov, once the tutor of your Grisha. ... Have I changed so much? (1.170)
[LUBOV ANDREYEVNA embraces him and cries softly.]
Lubov hasn't seen Trofimov since her son's death. She associates him with the tragedy. Perhaps she hadn't expected to see such a vivid reminder of Grisha.