A Problem Relationship in A Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekhov
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A Marriage Proposal
It seems as if Anton Chekhov is showing in a comical way the struggle of how it can be to separate a person’s wants and needs. Both Ivan and Natalia want to get married but what they actually need is an understanding between one another before they can simply wed. They argue over issues that are ridiculous for an engaged couple to even care about. Anton shows that wants can overpower a person’s needs just upon how the story plays.
Ivan simply goes over his neighbors’ house to ask his neighbor if he can marry his daughter. Even though they have known each other for a while it doesn’t mean anything, as Ivan and Natalya get into an argument over who owns Oxen Meadows as soon as they start a conversation and before he is able to propose to her. The argument however results in Ivan walking away from Chubukov, the father of Natalya intervenes in their argument as a father would; which results in Chubukov telling Ivan to never walk into his home again. Anton seems to be showing that materials should not even matter within a true marriage as true love does not come f...