The Bear Questions and Answers
Compare and contrast Popova and Smirnov within the play The Bear by Anton Chekhov.
What is the theme in The Bear by Chekhov?
What are the techniques used in The Bear by Anton Chekhov?
Write a note on the use of humour and irony in The Bear by Chekhov.
What is the significance of the title "The Bear"?
Why is Luka important to the play, and how do his responses highlight the emotions developing between Smirnov and Mrs Popova and the play's comic elements in Chekov's "The Bear?"
Discuss the title of the play The Bear?
What is the main theme in the play The Bear?
What is the main social issue in "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov? I need to know what the social issue is so I can do research on this story. I only was able to find "death" and possibly "marriage" but it seems that I might not be on the right track. I actually already started to right about marriage so please tell me if it's a social issue. Thanks!
In The Bear, Mrs. Popov agrees to duel Smirnov. What is a quotation that illustrates why her dueling is so ridiculous for her?
How is Toby significant and how does he symbolize the shifting emotions of Mrs. Popova in Anton Chekov's one-act play, "The Bear?"
How is humor brought out in the play The Bear by Anton Checkov?
Why does Smirnov say what he does about women in "The Bear"?
Comment on the behavior of Popova in relation to the condition of women in Russian society in the drama The Bear.
What is Smirnov's attitude towards women as evident from The Bear?
What is an example of satire in Chekhov's play The Bear?
At the end of the play, Mrs. Popov and Smirnov appear to be in love. Considering what has happened in the play,The Bear, why is this ridiculous?
How is hypocrisy linked with the characters, Popova and Smirnov, in Anton Chekov's play The Bear?
Who is Smirnov and what is he like in The Bear?
What are some examples of irony in Anton Chekhov's The Bear?
What type of comedy is Anton Chekhov's The Bear considered to be?
What causes Mrs. Popova to call Smirnov "a bear, a brute, a monster" in Anton Chekov's "The Bear?"
What was Mrs. Popova’s life like with her late husband, and what did she learn about him after his death in The Bear?
In The Bear what is Mrs. Popova's reaction to her husband's death?
In The Bear, what does the dialogue reveal about the emotions of Mrs. Popov and Smirnov?
What is the tone of The Bear?
Why does Luka ask Popova to stop mourning in The Bear?
Why does Smirnov challenge Mrs. Popova to a duel?
Smirnov says, "Excuse my outspokenness, a sparrow can give ten points to any philosopher in petticoats you like to name." Explain the meaning of this line.
What is the significance of the title "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov?
Describe the character of Nikolai in The Bear.
Who or what is the protagonist in The Bear by Anton Chekhov?
How is the play "The Bear" light-hearted satire of the ways of the Russian aristocracy?
From "The Bear," what conclusions can you draw about farce as a dramatic form?
How does setting contribute to Mrs. Popov's character in The Bear?
What would be a new ending to the play "The Bear"?
Who is Popova in The Bear: A Joke in One Act?
"If you won't pay up now, I'll have to put my head in a gas oven tomorrow." What does the above quotation say about Smirnov in The Bear?
In The Bear, discuss the believable aspects of human nature that exist in the midst of the play's farcical elements.
What are the major ideas or themes in The Bear by Anton Chekov? Consider vows made by the living to the dead, the difficulty of keeping resolutions, the nature of powerful emotions, the need to maintain conventions and expectations and so on.
Why does Popova call Smirnov a "bear" in Chekov's play, The Bear? Is the name symbolic somehow? Explain.
Disscuss the clash between Popova and Smirnov in "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov.
How does Chekhov’s presentation of the characters of Smirnov and Mrs. Popov make their reversal of feeling seem normal and logical, although sudden, unexpected, and surprising in The Bear?
Is Luka young or old in The Bear?
How does Anton Chekhov treat romance in his play, The Bear?
Which type of stereotype does The Bear have?
What is an example of stage directions in The Bear by Chekhov? Why are the stage directions significant?
Why did Smirnov wait for her so long?
In the play "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov, what do the main characters learn, and what does Chekhov want the audience to learn?
What happens every time Smirnov touches a chair in "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov?
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