A Contrast and Comparison of I’m Going! a Comedy in One Act vs. the Proposal Essay

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A Contrast and Comparison of I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act. Vs. The Proposal “I've got a stubborn heart for you. Call me crazy, but it's true. I love you.” (Choi, 2012) If anything could sum up the feelings of the characters in Tristan Bernards’ I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act and Anton Chekhov’s The Proposal, these lyrics hit it right on the nail. The awkward and yet questionable love each one has for another is quite intriguing in the sense that so many emotions are portrayed among the characters throughout these two dramas. Both dramas are about the stubborn love that the characters have for one another and the little bickers that truly prevent their love to shine for each other. These two stories were written as “a comedy, a …show more content…
This alone tells the reader the content in this satirical play is that of two different cultures coming together. It is obvious their means of communication do not mix well with each other, and that they clash more than anything. Lomov, who is oddly dressed up, greets Chubukov with great nervousness. Understandably, Lomov is nervous because he is about to ask the father of the woman he wants to marry, for his permission of her hand in marriage. When Lomov respectfully asks, Chubukov could not be any happier and he goes to fetch Natalya. Natalya enters and happily greets Lomov. She makes him feel welcome and greets him with small talk about the weather and asks him about his wardrobe and how come he is dressed up. This could have been a sign to her that he was there for a special reason, but she did not get it. It is then when Lomov starts to explain how they have known each other since they were little and started talking about how his infamous land of the Oxen Meadows touch her birchwoods. This is the point when the story takes the reader for a loop. Stubbornly, Natalya starts to argue with Lomov about whose land the Oxen Meadows really belongs to. Both go on back and forth and bicker about the land. Natalya argues that the land was given to her great grandfather. Lomov argues that