| Quote #1
ANYA. She's already sold her villa near Mentone; she's nothing left, nothing. And I haven't a copeck left either; we only just managed to get here. And mother won't understand! We had dinner at a station; she asked for all the expensive things, and tipped the waiters one rouble each. And Charlotta too. Yasha wants his share too--it's too bad. Mother's got a footman now, Yasha; we've brought him here. (1.50)
Though she was raised by Lubov, Anya doesn't have the attachment to luxury she criticizes here. Perhaps, like Varya, she's always lived with anxiety about money.
| Quote #2
GAEV. My sister hasn't lost the habit of throwing money about. (1.189)
Like Lubov, Gaev accepts flagrancy with money as part of his birthright. He notices that his sister wastes a lot of money, but certainly makes no move to stop her.
| Quote #3
LUBOV. [Looks in her purse] 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. [Drops the purse, scattering gold coins] There, they are all over the place. (2.29)
Dropping the gold coins gives us a visual symbol of Lubov's recklessness with money. She recognizes her problem, but does nothing to change her behavior.