Olga Prozorov is the oldest sister at 28 when the play starts; she is the matriarchal figure. She starts the play as a schoolteacher, a job she doesn’t love. By the end, she has reluctantly taken a job as headmistress of the girl’s school. Olga is a spinster and often bemoans the fact that she never married, which is one reason she encourages Irina to take Tuzenbach’s offer of marriage.
Will Olga eventually find happiness in her work?