In this monologue, Helena is chastising Ivan for behaving poorly with his mother and her husband. She tells him she understands his "compassion" for her. She insinuates that this compassion is out of lust for her and is quite destructive.
In this monologue, Helena speaks to Sonia about the doctor's genius and her own unhappiness.
Age Range: 20s - Late, 30s - Early
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
PlayName: Uncle Vanya
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Prior to this monologue, Helena told a lovesick Sonia that she would find out if the doctor has feelings for her. In this speech, Helena is by herself. She says it is obvious that the doctor does not love Sonia and then expresses that she is in love with him, herself. She speaks of how she is drawn to the doctor and how she feels guilty because of this.
AuthorName: Anton Chekhov
Eras: 1901-1950, 1851-1900