by Anton Chekhov
Uncle Vanya Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
When Ivan is really ticked off by his mother's attitude, which favors Serebryakov over him, he complains and calls Serebryakov a "perpetuum mobile": MARIYA VASILYEVNA: [to her son] You're just blam...
You might have noticed that Yelena is hot stuff at the estate. Everyone's into her or jealous of her, but she is annoyingly faithful to old Serebryakov (we suspect that if Vanya hadn't walked in on...