"Time," says Lopakhin the businessman, "does go" (1.83). Profound? Not so much – but a strong undercurrent in The Cherry Orchard. Characters are acutely aware of the passage of time. The industrious characters (Varya and Lopakhin) check their watches regularly, reflecting the industrial age's increasingly strict relationship to time. The more old-fashioned, leisurely characters lament their age. They comment on the weather as it changes from May to October. Some of them even celebrate the 100th birthday of a bookcase.
Trofimov's virginity represents his immaturity.
Lopakhin and Varya share a punctuality, related to their work ethic, that distinguishes them from the other characters.