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This essay will deal with apparent dissatisfaction with the concept of love, that is expressed by one of the play's principal characters Peter Trofimov. As a pupil and former mentor at the Ranevsky family, Peter signifies the Realist scholar in addition to the working group, and voices the ideals and ideas of both. In response to this negative societal changes resulting from the rising middle class, the working class had grown skeptical of the theories of freedom and love, because these theories had been used to boost the social and economic position of the middle course at the expense of the masses. At The Cherry Orchard, this is quite evident in the state of the former serf, Firs. He communicates his desire for the security and order found in serfdom. United under the banner of love and freedom the middle and lower class fought to gain liberation in the old feudal system. But this merely helped to weaken the financial status of the nobility, thereby giving the growing middle class and chance to flourish. When the middle class had obtained their wealth they quickly aba...