What is the significance of masha in the play"Sea Gull"?Please help!tnx!


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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 structure, comedy. (characters themselves falls to destruction)
  • Thematically serves the play;
  1. Meaninglessness, Dissatisfaction of life.
  2. Unrequitted love.
  3. Decadence of Russian Aristocracy.

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