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ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKHOV THE PROPOSAL A COMEDY IN ONE ACT

ByAnton Chekhov

A Marriage Proposal is about the tendency of wealthy families to seek other wealthy families, to increase their estates by encouraging marriages that made good economic sense, and the problems that arise in marriage. In Chekhov's Russia, marriage was a mean of economic stability for most people. They marry to gain wealth and possessions. In this particular play, the concept of marriage is being satirized to show the real purpose of marriage. Marriage is portrayed as a materialistic gain and not for the reason of true love. The satire is conveyed successfully by emphasizing the couple's foolish arguments over small things. The main arguments in the play revolve around "The Oxen Meadows".

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Publication Date
Jan 2, 2009
Language
English
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Fiction
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All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Anton Chekhov

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