Act Two In Seagull Play
The Act two in Seagull play takes place a few days later in the afternoon outside the estate. In between the two acts, Konstatin has been shown to become even more moody and depressed. The major part of Seagull - Act 2 takes place on the croquet lawn.
The Act two in Seagull shows Masha, Irina, Sorin, and Dr. Dorn sitting and chatting with each other. While Sorin is complaining about his failing health, Nina joins them, still ecstatic about being in the presence of a famous actress. Dr. Dorn suggests some sleeping pills for Sorin. The discussion about Sorin's health is shown to develop into a debate on how to live life to the full. Sorin believes that Dorn has lived his life well and experienced life well. But Sorin is feeling sorry for himself because he spent his life in a government service and has never traveled, or did anything remarkable for himself.
Arkadina boasts that in Russia, a woman in high society and a male writer will fall madly in love with each other, providing herself and Trigorin as an example—another unsympathetic gesture towards Masha's loveless life. Konstantin, emerging from the woods nearby, gives Nina a seagull that he has shot. Nina is both confused and horrified at the gift. She can no longer relate to him, who believes that she does not love him because of his ill-famous play. Placing the dead bird at Nina’s feet, he claims to kill himself soon. Lets proceed further in act two in Sea- Gull play.
Trigorin enters whom Nina admires and expresses her desire to be famous. Konstantin leaves in a jealous fit. Nina tells Trigorin that she wants to be an actress. There is a small conversation between the two about the writer's life. Seeing the dead Seagull, Trigorin muses how he could use it as a subject for a short story. Arkadina calls for Trigorin and he leaves. Nina lingers behind, enthralled with Trigorin's celebrity and modesty.
Act Two in Seagull play focuses on the ways the artists in the play look upon their life and their work, comparing and contrasting the divergent ways. Though Arkadina is an artist of the stage, she is incapable to see her true self and lives in self-delusion. Not intentionally harming the other women around her, its her excessive ego boosting, she insensitively inflicts wound on the self-confidence of those around her.
Treplev, in the Seagull play - Act 2, is shown to be incapable of feeding Arkadina ego. He sees her true self form underneath the mask of her selfish vanity. Arkadina is not interested in changing nay of her ways or technique. Only interested in getting the adoration, and envy from others, she is always trying to gather the attention she receives as a result of being a performer. She paints a rosy picture of simplicity and innocence of her relationship with Trigorin.
Act two in Seagull play shows Trigorin as a passive observer rather than active participant. His idea for a story about a man ruining life a young girl strongly foreshadows Nina's fate with Trigorin. Nina, nevertheless, remaining in awe of the attention she is receiving from a famous man, acknowledges only the potential to be immortalized by his writing.