How is class conflict presented in both Chekhov's Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard and Ibsen's A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler?
In both of Chekhov’s dramas, the characters are undone by their decision to cling to long-standing illusions and notions rather than accept and embrace change. Chekhov’s Three Sisters was written during a period of great change in Russia. The working class was rising in independence and stature and threatening the lifestyle to which the aristocracy had become accustomed. The sisters, who represent the aristocracy, are all unwilling to embrace the changes that are rapidly occurring...
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