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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

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.

Quote #5

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.

Quote #6

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.

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