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Why did Chubukov misunderstand the purpose of Lomov’s visit?

The purpose of this play is to indict the extreme materialistic attitude of the Russians. Chubukov misunderstood the purpose of Lomov’s visit due to his formal attire. Lomov also asked for some help which made Chubukov think that he wanted to borrow money.

Amanda was blamed for a number of things. Mention any two.

Amanda’s mother nagged her all the time about basic manners that an adolescent girl should follow in order to be called graceful and elegant. She was continuously instructed to sit straight without a slouch and keep her room and shoes clean.

What was the objective of Lomov’s visit to Chubukov’s house?

Lomov’s basic intention was to propose to Chubukov’s daughter, Natalya Stepanovna but he could speak about it very hesitantly to Lomov. However the whole episode turns quarrelsome with the appearance of Natalya. The issue of property takes the best part of the scene in the most comic manner.

As a reader do you sympathise with Matilda? Give reasons from the text to support your answer.

Matilda, according to me, is one of the best delineated human character. Matilda’s only flaw was her pride in her dazzling beauty. But this is very normal amongst humans. Matilda belonged to a lower middle class family and accepted a humble position even in marriage. Had she been unduly ambitious she may not have allowed …

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How does Buddha bring about a different perspective in Kisa Gotami’s understanding of life?

Kisa Gotami was blinded by grief at the loss of her son. She wanted medicines to revive her child. Someone directed her to Buddha. Buddha could help her only if she could procure mustard seeds from a house that has never experienced death. Unfortunately, Kisa Gotami failed to find such a house inspite of a …

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Why did the pirate ‘gape’ at Belinda’s dragon?

When the dragon saw the pirate, he charged at him and began to snort loudly. The pirate didn’t expect such a violent reaction from the dragon. He couldn’t withstand such a reaction and stared at the dragon with an open mouth in fear and disbelief.