The Proposal’ broad QUESTIONS ANSWER
“Forgive us, Ivan Vassilevitch, we were all a little heated”
– Who is the Speaker of the House? Who are we referring to? Why were the people defined as being “a little heated”? What is the purpose of the speaker’s request for forgiveness?
In Anton Chekhov’s play “The Proposal,” Natalya Stapanovna is the speaker.
We are referring to Natalya and her father Chubukov here.
They were ‘a little heated’ because they had a wild argument with Lomov over the contested land Oxen Meadows when he came to suggest Natalya.
When Natalya learned from her father that Lomov had actually come to propose to her, she apologized for her rudeness and pleaded for forgiveness.
2]If you like, I’ll make you a present of them”
– Who is the person speaking? Who is the person to whom you are speaking? What does the speaker offer as a gift? Why did the speaker make such a statement? [1+1+1+1+3=6] [2017, H.S.]
Answer: In Anton Chekhov’s play “The Proposal,” the speaker is Vassilevitch Lomov.
Natalya Stepanovna is the individual being addressed.
The land Oxen Meadows would be given to the speaker Lomov as a gift.
During a dispute over ownership of the land Oxen Meadows, Lomov made the following remark. Natalya told Lomov she didn’t want anything from him and didn’t want to give up anything about herself. Lomov said that he would act on principle in response to Natalya’s remark. For him, the property’s worth was irrelevant. That was why he presented her with the land as a gift.
3] “She’s like a love-sick cat.”
– Who made this remark about whom? Examine the character of the person mentioned here in light of the previous paragraph. [6 = 1+1+4] [2017, H.S.]
This was said by Ans. Chubukov about his daughter, Natalya.
Natalya was very excited to marry Lomov. His father was right in his observation. Natalya became ill after the quarrel when she learned that Lomov had come to propose to her. She sank into a comfortable chair and began lamenting the missed opportunity for marriage. She pleaded with her father to return him to her. Her love-sickness is evident in her deep desperation to marry Lomov.
4] “Why are you formal in your get up”
– Who is the person speaking? Who is it that is being spoken to? What prompted the speaker to make this remark?
Chubukov, a landowner, is the speaker in Anton Chekhov’s “The Proposal.”
Chubukov’s neighbor, Lomov, is being questioned.
Chubukov was taken aback by Lomov’s attire. He dressed up in a suit, gloves, and other accessories as if he were going to a wedding. Chubukov had a neighbour named Lomov. In most cases, a neighbour would not pay a visit to another neighbor’s house in such opulent attire without a purpose. That was why Chubukok was so taken aback when he said these words.
5]“I have been hoping for it for a long time.”
– Who is the person speaking? What does it mean when you say “it”? How did the speaker become aware of it? What else did the speaker have to say in this situation?
In Anton Chekhov’s play “The Proposal,” Ans. Chubukov is the speaker.
It refers to Lomov’s marriage proposal to Natalya Stepanovna, Chubukov’s daughter.
When Lomov, dressed in his formal attire, told the speaker Chubukov that he had come to ask his daughter’s hand in marriage, Chubukov became aware of it.
Chubukov was overjoyed when he learned of Lomov’s marriage proposal.Chubukov always treated Lomov as if he were his own son, he told him. He prayed to God for favour, devotion, and prosperity for them. He was overjoyed to the point of being obnoxious and feeling unbalanced. Finally, he dialled his daughter’s number to tell her of the good news.