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Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Astrov (The Doctor)

Okay, so Doctor Astrov is no Yoda; he doesn't really seem to care too much about everybody else. But he does, every now and then, step in to offer his two cents about how life could be better. Like when he forces Vanya to give back his stolen morphine, for example.


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