The cherry orchard is often seen as a symbol of change in “The Cherry Orchard.” It represents the old ways that are being replaced by new ones – the way of life that was once lived on these lands is slowly being replaced by newer, industrialized lifestyles. This idea of change is further emphasized by the fact that an auction will be held to determine who will buy this land. No matter who purchases it, they will be ushering in a new era for this property and its inhabitants.
The cherry orchard also serves as a symbol of hope for many characters in the play. For some, it represents their hopes and dreams for the future; for others, it serves as a reminder of their past successes and accomplishments.
Love is another strong theme that runs through “The Cherry Orchard” and is embodied by its central symbol: the cherry orchard itself. The trees are seen as symbols of love between characters like Firs and his former employer Lyuba Andreyevna, who can remember happier times when they worked together beneath these trees harvesting cherries every summertime. Even though their lives have changed drastically since then – these memories remain alive through their shared love of this place.
Lastly, there’s also an element of loss associated with the cherry orchard – not only because these characters are losing their home but also because they are losing something much more intangible: their shared memories which were created here under these trees so many years ago.