The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters.
The Cherry Orchard is a play about a family that is about to lose their home. The madam of the house came home from Paris to find her frivolous spending and her brothers in competence will cost them their inheritance. As well as their family home all they seem to want is to be happy. Their life goals seem to be to have love and not have to be peasants. Also they want to keep the family orchard as it is when splitting it up would save them as well as their family’s happiness.
The Three Sisters is a play about the four children of a head solider who has passes away and left the children his fortune but they squander it. The son marries a dreadful woman who only cares for her wants and needs with no regard for his sisters. The middle sister is the only one who moves out of the home and gets married although she is fine with her situation she is not happy. The oldest sister uses her ...view middle of the document...
If they could just get back to the way things were they would be happier. In both what is right in the eyes of society is what is making them unhappy but in both they feel trapped by the situation they are in.
For them there is no way out. What others think and how to act is most important keeping up appearance was very important during this time in our history many people were very unhappy. Most people married for money not love or were destine to be alone because the one they love was already married and you did not get divorced. Or you could always marry someone you despise.
The theme of both seems to be love and memories. In Cherry orchard the lady of the house wanted love but it left her. The foster child has love but because of the fear of what might or might not be said the man she loved was afraid to ask her to marry him. In Three Sisters all three sisters wanted to love and to be loved one sister even went so far as to be willing to marry without love because she thought she was unable to love and the man who loves her allows himself to die because of it. The love of the middle sister had to leave her to go back to Moscow because in those days you did not divorce. It was wrong and both were married to persons they did not truly love.
In the Cherry Orchard the old memories of how home use to be was a sweet refuge to the lady of the house because she was trying to forget her horrible present. The daughters memories are also wonderful she remembers the live she had as a child she however is not trying to escape her present. But, memories of the tragedies that happened there were seeping their way into her present. In the Three Sisters their wonderful memories of growing up in Moscow are what drive them the thought of going back home one day.
Another way they are different is in the Cherry Orchard keeping the family home and staying home is very important. They are trying to keep their home they believe it is the key to their happiness. In Three Sisters the desire is to go back home. They dream of returning to Moscow. They believe that if they get back home they will finally be happy.
Both are wonderful plays I would recommend them to and one their touching plays.