A monologue through the play by Anton Chekhov
NOTE: This kind of monologue is definitely reprinted by The Moscow Arts Movie theater Series of Performs. Education. Oliver M. Sayler. Nyc: Brentanos, 1922.
ASTROFF: I’ve my own desk there in Ivan\s area. When I\m simply too worn out to go on with my operate, I drop everything and rush above here to forget me personally in this hobby for a couple of hours. Ivan Petrovitch and Sonya Alexandrovna rattle away for their counting frames, Personally i think warm and peaceful, the cricket chirps, and I sit down near all of them at my desk and paint. But I actually don\t enjoy this high-class very often, only about once a month.
Look! This really is a study map of our country as it was fifty yrs ago. The green tints, both light and darker, stand for jungles. Half the map, the truth is, is covered with them. Where the green is candy striped with reddish colored, the jungles were stored with antelope and goats. Here in this lake had been great flocks of swans and geese and geese, as this men claim, there was a power of chickens of every kind. Now they may have vanished just like a mist. Beside the towns and villages, you see, I have wrote down every now and then the various funds, farms, hermits\ caves and water-mills. The us was full of cattle and horses, this is why by the vista of green. For instance, see how it deepens in this portion, there were wonderful herds of them here, an average of three mounts to every house. Now, seem lower down. This is actually the country when it was twenty-five in years past. Only another of the map now is green with forests. There are zero goats remaining and no elk. The green and blue will be lighter, etc and so forth. Now, we come to the 3rd diagram, our country since it is to-day. Still we see areas of green, but almost no. The elk, the swans, the black-cock have vanished. On the whole, it is the picture of your continuous and slow fall which will evidently come to completion in about eight or 20 years. Maybe you may thing that it is the march of progress, the fact that old purchase must give way to the fresh, and you would be right in the event that roads was built through these wrecked forests, or perhaps if industrial facilities and educational institutions had taken their place. Then the persons would have turn into better well-informed and more healthy and more potent, but as it can be, we have practically nothing of the kind. We have similar swamps and mosquitos, precisely the same disease and misery: typhoid, diptheria, fires. The destruction of our country confronts us, brought on by the human race\s brutal struggle for existence. It can be all the reaction to the ignorance and heedlessness of hungry, shivering, unwell humanity. In order to save our children, we all snatch instinctively at everything that can warm us and satisfy each of our hunger. Consequently we consume everything on what we can lay our hands, without a thought for the future. And thus almost everything has been destroyed certainly nothing created to take its place. But I will see because of your expression that this does not interest you.