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In Experience on June 30, 2011 by Vella


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The Zoo Story


  1. The Characters of the Zoo Story
    1. Jerry is a man in his late thirties, not poorly dressed, but carelessly.
      What was once a trim and lightly muscled body has begun to go fat and while he is no longer handsome, it’s evident that he once was.
      He fall from physical grace should not be suggest debauchery, he has to
      come closest to it. It’s a great weariness.
    2. Peter is a man in his early forties, he’s neither handsome nor homely, neither fat nor gaunt. He is wearing tweeds, smokes a pipe, carry
      horn-rimmed glasses. Although he is moving into middles age, his
      dress and manner would suggest a younger man


  1. The Synopsis of the story

The man with named Peter, a complacent publishing executive of middles age and upper-middle income, is comfortable to reading a book on his favorite bench in New York’s Central Park on a sunny afternoon. Along comes Jerry, an aggressive man, seedy, erratic loner. Jerry announces that he has been to the (Central Park) Zoo and eventually gets Peter, who clearly would rather be left alone, to put down his book and actually enter into a conversation. With pushy questions, Jerry learns that Peter lives on the fashionable East Side of the Park (they are near Fifth Avenue and 74th Street), that the firm for which he works published textbooks, and that his household is female-dominated; one wife, two daughters, two cats, and two parakeets. Jerry easily guesses that Peter would rather have a dog than cats and that he wishes he had a son. More perceptively, Jerry guesses that there is no more children, and that decision was made by Peter’s wife. Ruefully, Peter admits the truth of these guesses.

The catalyst for the shocking ending transpires when Peter announces, he’s really must be going home. And then Jerry give a response, begins to tickle Peter. Peter giggles laughs and agrees to listen Jerry finish telling happened at the zoo. At the same time Jerry begins pushing Peter off the bench. Peter decides to fight for his territory on the bench and becomes angry. Unexpectedly, Jerry pulls a knife on Peter, and then drops it as an initiative for Peter to grab. When Peter holds the knife defensively, Jerry charges him and impales himself on the knife. Bleeding on the park bench, Jerry finishes his zoo story by bring it into the immediate present, “Could I have planned all this. No… no, I couldn’t have. But I think I did.” Horrified, Peter runs away from Jerry whose dying words, “Oh…my…God”.

The subjects of the Zoo and Jerry’s visit to it, comes up several times, at one of that Jerry says mysteriously, “You’ll read about it in the papers tomorrow, if you don’t see it on your TV tonight.” The play never completely clarifies this remark. Some critics think, because of statements Jerry makes about the animals, that he may have released some from their cages, while others think Jerry is talking about a death which has not yet happened, which might be headlined “Murder Near Central Park Zoo.”


  1. The message of the story

It can be seen that there is different social class between Jerry and Peter. We can learns about life value which is multi leveled plays dealing with issues of human isolation, loneliness, class differences, and the dangers of inaction within American society. It focuses on the need for people to acknowledge and understand each others differences.

  1. The kind of the story

This story is classified as “man vs. society”, because the conflict arises because of Jerry with his bad behavior which is caused of his social life condition.



























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The Proposal

  1. Characters and characterization:

a. Stepan Stepanovich Chubukov: 70 years old, a landowner.
b. Natalya Stepanovna: Chubukov’s daughter, 25 years old.
c. Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov: 35 years old, a neighbour of Chubukov, a            large and hearty, but very suspicious landowner.


  1. Plot

Ivan Vassileyitch Lomov, a long-time neighbor of Stepan Stepanovich Chubukov, has come to propose marriage to Chubukov’s 25-years-old daughter, Natalia. After he has asked and received joyful permission to marry Natalia, she is invited into the room, and he tries to convey the proposal to Natalia. Lomov is a hypochondriac, and while he trying to make clear his reasons for being there, he gets into an argument with Natalia about The Oxen Meadows, a disputed piece of land between their respective properties, which results in him having “palpitations” and numbness in his leg. After her father notices they are arguing, he joins in, and then sends Ivan out of the house. While Stepan rants about Lomov, he expresses his shock that “this fool dares to make you (Natalia) a proposal of marriage!” This news she immediately starts into hysterics, begging for her father to bring him to back. He does, and Natalia and Ivan get into a second big argument, this time about the superiority of their respective hunting dogs, Otkatai and Ugadi. Ivan collapses from his exhaustion over arguing, and father and daughter fear he’s died. However, after a few minutes he regains consciousness, and Chubukov all but forces him and his daughter to accept the proposal with a kiss. Immediately following the kiss, the couple gets into another argument.

  1. Setting
    1. Setting of place: In Chubukov’s house.
    2. Setting of time: In the past time


  1. Theme

The farce explores the process of getting married and could be read as a satire on the upper middle class and courtship.
The play points out the struggle to balance the economic necessities of marriage and what the characters themselves actually want. It shows the characters desperation for marriage as comical.
In Chekhov’s Russia, marriage was a mean of economic stability for most people. They married to gain wealth and possessions or to satisfy social pressure. The satire is conveyed the successfully by emphasizing the couple’s foolish arguments over small things. The main arguments in the play revolve around The Oxen Meadows and two dogs called Ugadi and Otkatai.

  1. The Conclusion

In Chekhov’s Russia, marriage was a means of economic stability for most people. They married to gain wealth and possessions. In this play, the concept of marriage is being satirized to show the real purpose of marriage – materialistic gain rather than true love.
Thus, first, it assumes that there is such a thing as true love and that it is a conception based on the idea that two people are literally meant for each other. Second, it states that these two people, though meant for each other, may have to endure a good deal before they can actually achieve the love they feel.

6. Kinds of text

This is classified as a man vs. society drama because in the proposal drama there are some conflicts among its characters. Moreover in this drama there is no natural event.



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