Summary of The Proposal Class 10 English First Flight Prose Chapter 9
CBSE Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 10 Summary
The Proposal Summary –
This play is about how wealthy families seek to tie up with one another through marriages in order to increase their property and wealth. Lomov is a rich bachelor who wishes to marry Natalya, the daughter of Chubukov who himself is a rich man. The play deals with how all three characters are very quarrelsome. They quarrel over trivial issues and call each other names. Lomov is not really in love with Natalya but wants to marry her as he feels she is a good house-keeper, beautiful and well educated. He feels it is time he should settle down.
Natalya who doesn’t know he has come to propose to her feels that he has come to claim oxen meadows as his own. This results in a quarrel with her father Chubukov joining in. After much mud-slinging, when Natalya comes to know that he has come to propose her, she becomes willing to marry him. The proposal is made and accepted, with the knowledge that quarrels will take place in life, and important things should not be side-lined because of this.