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MonkeyNotes-The Cherry Orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekov
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Minor Characters

Semyonov Pishtchik - a small landowner, who is an honest man in spite of the fact that he is known for borrowing money. He is in awe of Lyobov's style and tries to flatter her so he can take a loan from her. He is attracted to Charlotta, who is Anya's governess. At the end of the play, he is trying to pay off his debts.

Charlotta Ivanovna - Anya's unpretentious, witty, and outgoing governess, who is popular because of her amazing tricks. She always travels to Paris with Lyobov and Anya. At the end of the play, she is looking for a new position.

Epihodov - the clerk of the cherry orchard, who is nicknamed "two and twenty misfortunes" because he is always getting himself into trouble by tripping and falling. He is in love with Dunyasha, the maid, but she keeps thwarting his overtures. Epihodov provides comic relief in the play.

Dunyasha - a young maid who works at the cherry orchard. Very naïve, sensitive and feminine, she describes herself as a girl of delicate feelings. Epihodov is in love with her, but she is smitten with Yasha, who comes from Paris and then leaves her.

Firs - the old valet who has worked at the cherry orchard for a long time and is very loyal to Lyobov and her family. With old age, senility has set in and he becomes deaf and repetitive. But he means well and the reader feels sympathetic when he is left alone in the house when the others leave.


Yasha - a young valet from Paris, who is street smart and flirtatious. He comes to the cherry orchard with Lyobov and has an affair with Dunyasha before returning to Paris.

A vagrant - a beggar who seems to be slightly drunk. He appears at the old shrine where Gaev, Lopahin, Lyobov, Anya, Varya are standing and talking. He frightens Lyobov when he begs for money, which she readily gives him.

The Station Master - a man who is present at the dance in Lyobov's house. He dances with Varya to the strains of the Jewish Orchestra and expresses delight at Charlotta's tricks.

The Post Office Clerk - a man who is present at the dance in Lyobov's house. He dances with Anya.

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