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Hi,

In The Cherry Orchard tragedy and comedy are so mingled(?) that every reader can interpret it in a different way. In my opinion, Chekhov's originality and success are lying here(there?). By combining life's comic and tragic aspects he creates an unique reality. Is not the life itself tragicomic most of the time ?However; if one still wants to sharpen the line(?) between tragedy and comedy in the play, for this(?) there are many materials.

By using "sharpen the line" I want to mean "to make the difference clearer".Does it sound ok? And I have also some other doubts about the text. Could you please check it for me?

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

In The Cherry Orchard tragedy and comedy are so mingled(?) intertwined that every reader can interpret it in a different way. In my opinion, this is where Chekhov's originality and success lie. Chekhov's originality and success are lying here(there?). By combining life's comic and tragic aspects he creates an unique reality. Is not the life itself tragicomic most of the time ?However; if one still wants to sharpen the line(?) between tragedy and comedy in the play, for this(?) there are many materials. examples to cite.

By using "sharpen the line" I want to mean "to make the difference clearer".Does it sound ok? And I have also some other doubts about the text. Could you please check it for me?

Thanks in advance

"Unique begins with a consonant sound so it needs "a" in front of it.
sharpen the line: emphasize the tragicomic aspects (?)
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<<However[comma, not semicolon] if one still wants to sharpen the line >> I'm uncomfortable with "still" here.

There's no prior suggestion that anyone might have this wish. You seem to be making a case for blurring the line.

That done, you now offer an alternative approach for others - (without the "still," I recommend).

"Still" seems to be saying, "if I still haven't convinced all you people who wish to separate the tragic and comic aspects of the play, etc." Who/where are these people? - A.

Edit. If you had begun your paragraph by suggesting that there might be two approaches, or that most people would sharpen the line, then "still" would be in order.
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