One of the most famous plays of Chekhov "Three Sisters" immediately won the love of the audience. In the play Chekhov raises important human problems, the main among which was the problem of human orientation in life. This topic is clearly apparent throughout the work, repeated in reflections, debates, actions of heroes.
The source of the conflict in the play is a modern motif of loneliness in her family, among the people a person loves and who love him. But it is not the physical solitude, when no one is around in the truest sense. This is a lack of a soul mate who would understand all the emotional mood, who would have similar hopes and dreams.
In Chekhov's play all the characters - the sisters Prozorov, their brother Andrew, friends of their house - are separated and alone, despite the fact that they love each other. These heroes are powerless: they cannot understand either themselves or others.
Of course, problems of family and love occupy an important role in the play, it is all around them the heroes are acting. Still, the main question for everyone remains: "How to live?" In the first act joyful words of Irene sound: "Today when I woke up, got up and washed my face, I suddenly began to feel that everything is clear in this world for me, and I know how to live. " But the naiveté of these words becomes clear in the following: "But it turned out to be nonsence!”
Masha is disappointed as well, but only in love. It always seemed that she found exactly what she needed - a right person. About her husband she said: "He seemed to me then scientist, clever and important. And not I see it is not so, unfortunately" About Vershinin Masha responds: "He struck me as strange at first, then I felt sorry for him ... and then fell in love." And at the end of the play she says: "The unfortunate life .. I don’t need anything now...".
Similar to these are Andrew’s words and thoughts: "When I got married, I thought, we will be happy, everyone is happy, but my God (crying)." Olga has her dreams, and these also turn out to be unfulfilled.
Confusion, frustration, deceived awareness brings together all the main characters of the play. Sisters striving "To Moscow! To Moscow!” and its unfeasibility becomes a symbol of disappointments in the play.
The main characters of "The Three Sisters" are unhappy, but the meaning of the play is not limited to the image of unhappy people leading an unhappy life. Author allows to see deeply into the causes of the misfortunes of his characters. The peculiarity of this conflict is that by confronting different characters or groups of characters, the author insists that they are all connected, albeit covertly.
Here many of the characters at the same time are unhappy themselves, and are the cause of misfortune of others. Each of them has their own idea of happiness. And each of them is trying to convey his "truth" to others. But to others this "truth" seems funny, or silly, or strange. Everyone is absorbed in his own view of things, and is not able to understand the others’ point of view.
Here the author speaks of human’s imaginary sacred forms: family, children, the intellectual belief in the work, suffering for the sake of future generations. Discussions of characters about the future, about the meaning of life, about the necessity of faith in a happy future are in contrast with the absurdity of their real situation, with their everyday behavior.
This is where the author shows a manifestation of the irony of life. But by the end of the play it becomes clear that all the controversy, dreams, hopes - is a necessary part of the lives of these people. And while heroes’ desire to live and to believe remains, they try to look into the future.