What does Trofimov suggest are the historical causes behind the loss?

Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment

Respond to the discussion questions. Your answer should:

• Answer all parts of the question thoroughly and accurately in “at least two” fully developed paragraphs for “each topic”.

• Provide detailed evidence in the form of quotations from the text. Follow APA guidelines for citing and referencing the text.

• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the time period, topic, or genre that is this week’s focus.

Discussion Questions

Each character sees a different aspect of the past, either personal or historical, in the cherry orchard. For example, Ranevskaya remembers a happy childhood with her mother. The orchard reminds her of family. How do the other characters view the orchard?

Is the Ranevsky family doomed to lose the cherry orchard?

What does Trofimov suggest are the historical causes behind the loss?