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    Quite simply, Arkadina is completely self-absorbed. She is rich, has an estate, has a lover, and does not care squat about her son, Konstantine. How do we know Arkadina is cruel? Well, Konstantine...

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    Chekhov’s realistic play The Seagull is a brilliant comment on the change in theatre that was happening at the time, from romanticism to realism. The young playwright Treplyov’s play, put on...

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    Clearly a black comedy, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull is a departure from Chekhov's usual style in that he has many of the characters represent people from his own life. As a drama of realism, The...

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    Chekhov was attempting to introduce the Symbolist style of drama into Russian theater when he wrote The Seagull. Some compared this play to Ibsen's style,but this was not the direction Chekhov was...

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    One could certainly consider the play "The Seagull" a political play. The fact that a reader, or watcher, brings specific lenses through which they read texts, one could easily ascertain that a...

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    Chekhov's style hinges on the idea of all of the big action taking place off stage. It's called indirect action, when employed as a playwrighting device. Chekhov was less interested in the action...

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    It should be tackled with relevance to the characters, themes, plot line and techniques. This context, for example reveals about Sorin's character. Theme 'dissatisfaction' can be taken, and this is...

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    Most of the play's actions take place off stage. Nina's mention of Boris Aleskseyeevich to Arkadina reaveals that he is fishing, which is taking place off stage....

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    Acts as a foil to other characters. (eg. begining of act ll, Arkadina- Masha conversation) Helps in off-stage technique. (eg. reports Trepliov's first suicide attempt) Helps to build up the...

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    In Act II, Konstantin enters with a gun in one hand and a dead seagull in the other. The seagull represents at least two large and significant symbols. In addition to the symbols, the seagull has...

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    The link below has extensive criticism of the Seagull from a variety of eminent sources, including Virginia Scott, who writes: Close observation of the text reveals several structural patterns....

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    The comedy in "The Seagull" is not what we are accustomed to today. The modern terminology might be "tragicomedy"; that is, a serious play with comical moments. In the spring of...

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    In the play, the seagull is a symbol for Nina. In the beginning, she is pure and innocent. She "flies" freely. She makes the mistake of falling in love, at least she believes she is in love, with...

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    Nina ran away to the city and also had a baby with Trigorin. The baby died and he left her. She is a struggling actress and has been shut out by her parents. Trigorin is back again with...

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