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THE PROPOSAL নাটকটি থেকে সম্ভাব্য ৬ নম্বরের বড় প্রশ্ন-উত্তর ২০২৩

1)Comment on the appropriateness of the title of ‘The Proposal’. OR, Discuss the marriage proposal in the one – act play ‘The Proposal’. [Suggested for Hs Exam 2023]

Ans. Anton Chekhov’s one–act play ‘The Proposal’ is a play where farce is used to laugh at the society that believed marriage would bring about economic stability. All the characters are influenced by the marriage proposal.

Lomov, aged about 35, is desperate for a wife. Natalya is unable to find her man and Chubukov wants Natalya, his daughter, to be married soon. Hearing Lomov’s proposal Chubukov is overwhelmed. But before direct proposal to Natalya, Lomov allows himself to be side–tracked into arguments with Natalya over land and their hunting dogs. Later, after listening about Lomov’s proposal Natalya demands her father to get Lomov back and eventually the proposal was successfully complemented.

Marriage during Chekhov’s time is only a convenient business deal more than anything else. It really does not matter if the two individuals involved ars of different temperaments or held different opinions or loved each other. Lomov comes to ask for Natalya’s hand in marriage but later he admits that he is not in love with her but he wants to marry her for economic and social stability. Chubukov is a business-like father who considers his daughter a liability and wants her daughter’s maximum gain through marriage.

Hence, a marriage proposal is the central theme of the drama and the title is appropriate.

2)Sketch the character of Natalya.    [Suggested for Hs Exam 2023]

Ans. In the play ‘The Proposal’, Natalya is the twenty-five-year-old unmarried daughter of the wealthy landowner Stephen Stepanovitch Chubukov. We learn from Lomov’s soliloquy that she is an excellent housekeeper, not bad-looking and well-educated, even before she appears. When finally she makes her entry, she appears as a quarrelsome lady, ill-tempered without any courtesy. At first, she begins a bitter quarrel with Lomov over the ownership of the Oxen Meadows. But when she comes to know about the purpose of Lomov’s visit, she gets extremely excited and restless to call him back. And when Lomov comes back she again gets involved in an argument over the superiority of their respective family dogs. Though finally marriage proposal is settled, Natalya proves herself as an unworthy lover.

3)Forgive us, Ivan Vassilevitch, we were all a little heated.” – Who is the Speaker? Who are referred to by us? Why were the persons referred to ‘a little heated’? Why does the speaker ask for forgiveness? [1+1+2+2 = 6] [H.S. =2016]    [Suggested for Hs Exam 2023]

Ans. Natalya Stapanovna is the speaker in Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Proposal’.

Natalya and her father Chubukov are referred to here by us.

They were in ‘a little heated’ because when Lomov had come to propose Natalya, they had a wild argument with Lomov over the disputed land Oxen Meadows.

When Natalya came to know from her father that Lomov had actually come to propose to her in marriage, she regretted her rude behaviour and asked him for forgiveness.

4)Describe the character of Chubukov as a sensible father?[Suggested for HS Exam 2023]

Or, Describe the character of Chubukov.

Ans. The character of Stepan Chubukov in the story “The Proposal” is a wealthy man. He is a friendly and caring person who cares about his daughter’s marriage. He is materialistic in nature and thinks about expanding his wealth and fortunes. Stepan Chubukov is a landowner and father of a daughter named Natalya. Stepan Chubukov is a landowner with huge real estate wealth especially the Oxen Meadows which is a land of a dispute between him and his wealthy neighbours. Thus, both Stepan Chubukov and his neighbours hold grudges against each other. The characters of the story are written by Anton Chekhov.

5)Why did Lomov think about taking a decision about getting married? Whom did he want to marry? Why? [3+1+2 = 6] [H.S. = 2016] [Suggested for HS Exam 2023]


“And it’s impossible for me not to marry.” – Why is the speaker so interested to marry? Whom does he want to marry and why? [3+1+2 = 6] [H.S. = 2020]

Ans. Lomov thought about making a decision about getting married. There were some reasons. He was already 35 years old. According to him, it was a critical age for marriage. He wanted to lead a quiet and regular life. He had several nervous disorders. So, without wasting any time looking for ideal or real love, he decided to get married.

Lomov wanted to marry Natalya Stepanovna, the daughter of Chubukov.

Natalya Stepanovna was an excellent housekeeper. She was good-looking and well-educated. Lomov was quite satisfied with the qualities in Natalya.

6)“She is like a love-sick cat.” – Who said this about whom? Analyse the character of the person, referred to here, under the light of the comment above. [1+1+4 = 6] [H.S. = 2017]

Ans. Chubukov said this about his daughter, Natalya.

Natalya was very eager to get married to Lomov. His father was right in his comment. After the quarrel, when Natalya came to know that Lomov had come to propose to her in marriage, she felt ill. She fell into an easy chair and started lamenting over the lost chance of marriage. She begged her father to bring him back. This extreme desperation of marriage to Lomov shows her love-sickness.

7)“If you like, I’ll make you a present of them.” – Who is the speaker? Who is the person spoken to? What would the speaker make a present of? Why did the speaker say so? [1+1+1+3 = 6] [H.S. = 2017]

Ans. The speaker is Vassilevitch Lomov in Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Proposal’.

The person spoken to here is Natalya Stepanovna.

The speaker Lomov would make a present of the land Oxen Meadows

During the time of argument regarding the possession over the land Oxen Meadows, Lomov made this comment. Natalya told Lomov that she did not want anything from him and she did not want to give up anything of her. In response to Natalya’s remark, Lomov said that he would act on principle. The value of the property meant nothing to him. That was why he offered her the land as a present.

8)“We have had the land for nearly three hundred years.” – Who is the speaker? Who is spoken to? What is referred to as ‘the land’? What do you know of the land from their conversation? [1+1+1+3 = 6] [H.S. = 2018 & 2022 ]

Ans. The speaker is Natalya Stepanovna in Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Proposal’.

The person spoken to is Lomov.

The land referred to here is ‘Oxen Meadows’.

From their conversation, we came to know that Oxen Meadows had been a subject of dispute between the Lomovs and the Chobukovs for years. The Oxen Meadows were wedged between birch woods and Burnt March. They were five dissenting in size and worthed 300 roubles. Both Natalya and Lomov claimed their ownership of the land. According to Lomov, he inherited the land from his late aunt and her husband. But Natalya claimed that her grandfather and great-grandfather had extended the land up to Burnt March.

9)“Go there is a merchant come for his goods.” – Who said this and to whom? Who is the merchant? What is referred to as goods? In what way does it bring out the attitude of the person and the society at the time? [2+1+1+2 = 6] [H.S. = 2018]

Ans. Chubukov said this to his daughter, Natalya in Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Proposal’.

The person referred to here as a merchant is Lomov.

Natalya is referred to here as ‘goods’.

By these words, we can assume the business-like mentality of the speaker and the humiliating attitude of contemporary society towards women. Chubukov considers that marriage is a business deal. Grooms are like the merchants and the brides are treated as their goods. It reflects a male-dominated society where marriageable daughters are considered as economic liability and burden to their fathers.

10)Why are you formal in your get up.” – Who is the speaker? Who is being spoken to? What leads the speaker to make this comment? [1+1+4 = 6] [H.S. = 2019 & 2022 ]

Ans. In Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Proposal’, Chubukov, a landowner is the speaker.

Lomov, a neighbour of Chubukov, is being spoken to.

Chubukov was surprised at Lomov’s attire. He wore a dress jacket, gloves and so on as if he was going to celebrate a party. Lomov was a neighbour of Chubukov. Generally, a neighbour does not visit another neighbour’s house in such gorgeous clothes without any occasion. That was why Chubukok uttered these words with great amazement.

11)“I am the most unhappy of men.” – Who said this? Why did he say so? How did the speaker get rid of his unhappiness? [1+3+2 = 6] [H.S. = 2019 & 2022 ]

Ans. Chubukov said this in Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Proposal’.

For the second time, Natalya entangled herself in the argument over the pet dogs with Lomov. Lomov felt highly physical and mental infirmity and fainted. Natalya thought that he was dead. She imposed the liability on her father Chubukov as he also took part in the quarrel and continually abused Lomov. That was why infuriated with the situation, the poor father made this remark.

When Lomov got his sense back, Chubukov instantly put Lomov’s hand into his daughter’s hand and asked them to get married. In this way, he got rid of his unhappiness.

12)“I have been hoping for it for a long time.” – Who is the speaker? What does ‘it’ refer to? How did the speaker come to know about it? What more did the speaker say in this context? [1+1+1+3 = 6] [H.S. = 2020]

Ans. Chubukov is the speaker in Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Proposal’.

‘It’ refers to the marriage proposal of Lomov to Natalya Stepanovna, daughter of Chubukov.

The speaker Chubukov came to know about it when Lomov in his formal get up informed that he had come to ask the hand of his daughter in marriage.

Hearing the marriage proposal from Lomov, Chubukov became extremely glad. He told Lomov that he always loved him like his own son. He prayed to God to give his favour and love and prosper them. He was so overjoyed that he behaved in an idiotic way and felt almost imbalance. At last, he went to call his daughter to inform the good news.

13)“Bring him back! Back! Ah! Bring him here.” – Who says this and to whom? When is this said? What impression of the speaker can be formed from this comment? [1+1+2+2 = 6] [H.S. = 2020]

Ans. Natalya Stepanovna says this to his father, Chubukov in the play ‘The Proposal’.

When Lomov was expelled from the house after the heated argument, Chubukov informed Natalya that Lomov had come to propose to her in marriage. On this occasion, Natalya says these words.

By this remark, we can form an impression that Natalya is desperate to accept the marriage proposal of Lomov. She is 25 now and still unmarried. She was very much disappointed with the missing chance of marriage. This expression also shows her passion for Lomov.

14)Give a brief sketch of the character of Lomov in the play ‘The Proposal’. [6] [H.S. = 2018 & 2022 ]

Ans. Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov is an unmarried landowner and a neighbour of Chubukov. He had a number of nervous disorders and he was always depressed with the illnesses. He is already 35 – a critical age. He managed his mind to get married to Natalya as he considered that she was an excellent housekeeper, not bad looking and well educated. He had a practical observation of life. He came with the marriage proposal but did not express it to Natalya and occasionally involved himself in quarrels. We see an argumentative and abusive nature of Lomov during the quarrels. However, unable to control his mental agitation, he fainted. Finally, he agreed to get married with the intervention of Chubukov.

HS 2023 ENGLISH  পরীক্ষায় The Proposal নাটকের লাস্ট মিনিট সাজেশন  

২০২৩ সালের উচ্চমাধ্যমিক পরীক্ষার্থীরা The Proposal  নাটকটি থেকে উপরের ১,২,৩,৪,৫ নং —এই পাঁচটি  প্রশ্ন-উত্তর  পড়ল অবশ্যই ১ টি কমন পড়বেই। 

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