I'm trying to do the Writing for Edexcel A-level Russian 2020.
I'm doing Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.
The question is: "Рассмотрите, до какой степени социальные перемены являются самой главной темой этой пьесы."
The mark scheme only mentions three points:
- Emancipation of the Serfs occured 40 years before the play, which has contributed to the contrast between the present and the past (Ranevskaya and Gaev now struggle financially, whereas Lopakhin can afford the orchard)
- Servants developing the confidence to transcend their class (Dunyasha being arrogant)
- Trofimov rejecting the idea that emancipation makes the serfs free.
But I don't see how the second and third points relate to социальные перемены, and also I'm struggling to find any counter-points at all. Afterall, the play is centered around social change (e.g. the power lines and railway being built), and Firs is the only one who firmly rejects change and he's not enough to talk about.