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.
AuthorName: Anton Chekhov
Eras: 1901-1950, 1851-1900
PlayName: Uncle Vanya
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Age Range: 20s - Late, 30s - Early
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English