Have you ever been lonely, and alone, in a room where a clock is loudly ticking? You feel empty inside, hoping yet knowing your hope is unjustified. All you hear is the ticking clock. And yet you will go on, you will rise every morning, live, struggle, dream. But still you feel empty, and you know that nothing and no one can change it. That is Uncle Vanya. It is beautiful and sad, and it shows the frailty of the human soul, its hunger for fulfillment, its sad realization that, in the end, there is only the relentless and cold march of time.
Truly, one of the greatest masterpieces in all of world literature.