The Proposal The Proposal

What does Chubukov at first suspect that Lomov has come for? Is he sincere when he later says 'And I've always loved you, my angel, as if you were my own son"? Find reasons for your answer from the play.
Chubkow first suspected that Lomov had come to ask for some loan and he instantly makes up his mind that he won’t give him any. No, Chubukow is not at all sincere, he is referring to Lomov in this manner as he had come to ask the hand of his daughter, Natalya in marriage. He has been waiting a long time for this association so as to increase his wealth and get his daughter married which is why we see a change in his behavior.
Chubukov says of Natalya: " ... as if she won't consent! She's in love; egad, she's like a lovesick cat ... " Would you agree? Find reasons for your answer.
a) find all the words and expression in the play that the characters use to speak about each other, and the accusations and insults they hurled at each other. b) Then think of five adjectives or adjectival expressions of your own to describe each character in the play. c) Can you now imagine what these characters will quarrel abut next?
What are you talking about? Oxen Meadows are ours, not yours! a. Who is the speaker here? b. Who is being referred to by 'yours'? c. Find a word from the extract which means 'a piece of grassland'.
Hear me out, I implore you! The peasants of your father's grandfather, as I have already had the honour of explaining to you, used to bake bricks for my aunt's grandmother. Now my aunt's grandmother, wishing to make them a pleasant. .. a. Who is the speaker here? b. What did the peasants do? c. How did Lomov’s grandmother make it pleasant?
You may take it that I know whether I have the right or not. Because, young man, I'm not used to being spoken to in that tone of voice, and so on. I, young man, am twice your age, and ask you to speak to me without agitating yourself, and all that. a. Who is the speaker here? b. How did the speaker want Lomov to talk to him? c. Find the word from the extract which means' 'to disturb, excite or anger someone'.
Never mind about my people! The Lomovs have all been honourable people, and not one has ever been tried for embezzlement, like your grandfather! a. Whom does the speaker say the above lines to? b. How did Lomov describes his people? c. What reply did the speaker get?
NATALYA: What proposal? CHUBUKOV : Why, he came here to propose to you. NATALYA : To propose? To me? Why didn't you tell me so before? CHUBUKOV : So he dresses up in evening clothes. The stuffed sausage! The wizen-faced frump! a. Who is being referred to as 'he'? b. Why did he meet Chubukov? c. Find the word from the extract which means 'Make an offer of marriage to someone'.
Which qualities are common in all three characters of the play 'The Proposal'?
How does Lomov come to Chubukov’s house? What for does he come? How is he received?
How does Chubukov react when Lomov says that he has come to ask for the hand of his daughter?
Why did Lomov want to get married?
What happens to Lomov when he is in an excited state?
How does Natalya excite Lomov to the point of verbal fighting?
How does Lomov react when Chubukov says that he is not used to misbehavior by a young man like Lomov?
Why does Natalya ask her father Chubukov to fetch Lomov in at once? Why does she accuse her father?
How does Natalya react when she comes to know that Lomov had come to propose?
What did Chubukov think when Lomov first visited him?
What did Lomov tell about the relation of the Lomovs and Chubukovs in the past?
Why and what do they argue over the dog?
What does Lomov tell about Marusinsky hunt?
What kind of hunter does Natalya consider Lomov to be?
How do Lomov and Natalya finally Marry?
Do Natalya and Lomov stop Arguing?
It is a common observance that more attention is paid to unimportant issues at the cost of important ones. The play 'The Proposal' beautifully portrays this fact. Elaborate and support with examples.
Neighbours must have a cordial relationship which Lomov and Natalya do not have. Describe the fights between them.
Anton Chekov uses humour and exaggeration in his play to comment on the courtship in his times. Illustrate with examples from the lesson ‘The proposal’. Also mention the values you think any healthy relationship requires.
The proposal of the marriage was forgotten amidst the arguments over petty things. Which right approach should have been followed by Lomov and Natalya?
To what end does the playwright employ Lomov’s palpitation in the play?

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