How does Chekhov use satire in his play, A Marriage Proposal?

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In "A Marriage Proposal" Chekhov is poking fun at the courtship rituals of the Russian upper classes. Marriage is presented in the play as being dictated by the needs of economic necessity and social stability rather than what the relevant parties actually want. In the prevailing value system, love simply doesn't enter into the equation.

Lomov and Natalya are so blinded by society's expectations that they're unable to see that they're not really made for each other. If they argue so much now, and so violently, then what will it be like after they actually get married? It's not a very enticing prospect, to say the least. Furthermore, the would-be husband and wife bicker over the most trivial of things. In this case, Chekhov isn't just...

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