Suitor and papa summary | question answers class 11

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Suitor and papa summary

The 'suitor and papa' is the story of a young man Pyotr Petrovich Milkin who spent the whole day with Nastya, one of Kondrashkin's daughters. Seeing this most people thought that Milkin and Nastya would be sure to marry. Milkin's friends started asking him for a stag party(a party was attended only by a man) because they had come to know that Milkin was getting married. But Milkin was not serious about getting married. Well he had been very close with Nastya, eat dinner almost every evening, walked together, and also gave bunches of flowers to her but Milkin had no plans of marrying Nastya. Seeing that his friend's and Nastya’s family would force him to marry the girl who loved him. Then Milkin decided to left the place. So, he goes to Nastya's home to meets her father Kondrashkin. He told him that he would be leaving the place next day. Kondrashkin was shocked. He said that it was unfair. He requested Milkin to propose Nastya.

At this point, Milkin presents a number of reason to run away from the matter. Milkin admitted that he would find no better girl than Nastya if he wished to marry but he said that his conviction and view were different from Nastya. Their view cannot match each other. Kondrashkin counter this argument by saying that all men and women have different views and convictions. He would never meet any women who shared the same views and convictions. Milkin said that he was unworthy for Nastya because he was a poor man. The Kondrashkin reminds Milkin that he was a salaried man. Milkin fails again so he comes with another reason that he was a drunkard. Kondrashkin said that he didn’t believe that Milkin took a drink. At this point, Milkin realized that Kondrashkin was determined to get him married to Nastya. Suddenly he said that he took a bribe. The Kondrashkin reminds Milkin that everyone in this world took a bribe. Milkin feels like being defeated. Next Milkin goes a little more dramatic and said that he could be arrested at any time for robbery. At this kondrashkin goes silent for a while and predicts that Milkin will be sent Siberian jail if he caught. He said that Nastya will follow him to jail as her love is pure.

Milkin now understand that the two were playing the same game – the man was forcing him to marry his daughter at any cost. Milkin brain tinkles once again and he said that he was a runaway convict. Kondrashkin asked Milkin why he had not been arrested yet. Milkin said that he had been living in somebody else identity. Kondrashkin considers it. He was suddenly cheered. He asked Milkin to marry Nastya because he believed that the police would never find him until death. Milkin makes another attempt he said that he was a mad man. Kondrashkin said that mad man cannot argue so logically and sensibly as Milkin did.

Milkin rise and goes out to get a doctor’s certificate to prove his madness. Milkin meets Dr. Fituyev, a psychiatrist. The doctor doesn’t find anything wrong with Milkin. Milkin urges the doctor to certify him mad to avoid getting married. Dr. Fituyev said that he could not certify him because anyone who doesn’t want to get married is a wise man. Dr. Fituyev said that he would give him a metal fitness certificate if he needs. Milkin has no way out. He sits down helpless.



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Suitor and papa question answers

COMPREHENSION

1. Why did Pyotr's friends ask for a stag party?
Ans: Pyotr's friends ask for a stag party because Pyotr's friend had come to know that Pyotr was getting married.

2. When did Pyotr realized that everyone expected him to marry Nastya?
Ans: Pyotr realized that everyone expected him to marry Nastya when his friend had told him that everyone knew that he spent whole days with Kondrashkin's daughters, eat dinner almost every evening, walked together, and also gave bunches of flowers to her. And Pyotr's friend had asked for a stag party also. So all these make him realized that everyone expected him to marry Nastya.

3. Why did Kondrashkin allows Pyotr to come to his house and meet Anastasia?
Ans: Kondrashkin allowed Pyotr to come to his house and meet Anastasia because he was in the hope that Pyotr would marry her and they loved each other.

4. Kondrashkin accuses Pyotr of evading the issue and being dishonest why?
Ans: Kondrashkin accuses Pyotr of evading the issue and being dishonest because Pyotr wants to leave the place without marrying Nastya.

5. The more Pyotr Petrovich tries to avoid ‘getting hitched’ to Anastasia, the more Kondrashkin pushes him to commit himself. List Pyotr’s many reasons for not proposing to Anastasia and Kondrashkin’s rebuttals.
Ans: Pyotr presents a number of reasons to run away from proposing to Anastasia:
(i) Pyotr said that his conviction and view was different from Anastasia. Their view cannot matched each other. Kondrashkin counter this argument by saying that all men and women have different views and convictions and never meet any women who shared the same views.
(ii) Pyotr said that he was unworthy for Anastasia because he was a poor man. The Kondrashkin reminds Pyotr that he was a salaried man.
(iii) Pyotr said that he was a drunkard. Kondrashkin said that he did not believe that Pyotr took a drink.
(iv) Pyotr said that he took a bribe. The Kondrashkin reminds him that everyone in this world took a bribe.
(v) Next Pyotr goes a little more dramatic and said that he could be arrested at any time for robbery. At this kondrashkin goes silent for a while and predicts that Milkin will be sent Siberian jail if he caught. He said that Anastasia will follow him to jail as her love is pure.

6. When he failed to convince Kondrashkin, what did Pyotr finally decide to do?
Ans: When he failed to convince Kondrashkin, Pyotr finally decided, to bring a certificate from his friend's doctor certifying him insane(mad).

7. Why did Fituyev refuses to certify Pyotr as mad, despite being his friend?
Ans: Fituyev refused to certify Pyotr as mad, despite being his friend because Pyotr was not mad as he does not want to marry. The only wise man can say that he does not want to marry. As Pyotr refused to marry then of course he is a wise man. A doctor can not certify a wise man as mad.

8. Do you think Pyotr really courted Anastasia? Why then he develops cold feet when it came to proposing to her?
Ans: Pyotr never courted Anastasia. On the contrary, she interested in him. But Pyotr was not in a position to marry her. So he reductant in proposing her.

9. Do you think Kondrashkin is right in pushing Pyotr, to his daughter at any cost?
Ans: Kondrashkin is absolutely right in pushing Pyotr to his daughter at any cost. Because he had seven daughters and Pyotr was his chance to one of them as Pyotr spend lots of time with Nastya, eating, drinking, chatting to the girls all the time. Pyotr behaved like a suitor.

REFERENCE TO THE CONTEXT

1. When are you going to throw your stag party?
(a) Who is the speaker? Who is he speaking to?
Ans: One of the friends of Pyotr is the speaker. He is speaking to Pyotr.
(b) What is a 'stag party'?
Ans: A stag party is a party for a man who is going to get married, to which only his male friends are invited.
(c) How does the listener reacted to the question?
Ans: The listener i.e., Pyotr became red in shame and anger and ┼čaid that it was a fool who thought about his marriage.

2. You can't drive over a new-made road, but after it's been in use for a while, the going's smoother?"
(a) Who is the speaker? Who is he speaking to?
Ans: Kondrashkin is the speaker. He is speaking to Pyotr.
(b) Why does the speaker say these words?
Ans: The speaker says these words to motivate Pyotr to marry Anastasia.
(c) What does he mean by these words?
Ans: He wants to say that Pyotr will not be able to find a girl who is absolutely fitted to him. After a few days of marriage, the rough edge would be rubbed off and there will no difference in their life.

3. 'My friend. I have a favour to ask you!' he said to the doctor. The fact is ...they want me to get hitched at all costs. To avoid this calamity, I have decided to feign insanity…Hamlet's device, after a fashion...’
(a) Who is the friend being spoken to?
Ans: The friend being spoken to his Doctor Fituyev.
(b) Why has the speaker gone to his friend?
Ans: The speaker has gone to his friend to obtain a certificate from him saying that he is mad.
(c) What is the 'calamity' that is likely to be fall the speaker?
Ans: The 'calamity' that is likely to befall the speaker is that Kandrashkin is pushing Pyotr to marry his daughter at any cost. But the speaker(Pyotr) is unwilling to do so. He was not in a position to marry Anastasia.

EXTRA QUESTIONS&ANSWERS

1. What did one of Pyotr's friends ask him at the summer-fall?
Ans: One of Pyotr's friends asked him when Pyotr was going to give his stag party.

2. Why was Pyotr blushed?
Ans: Pyotr was blushed because one of his friends asked him when he was going to give the stag party. Pyotr was blushed because of such an unexpected question from his friend.

3. What did Kondrashkin hope? Why?
Ans: Kondrashkin hoped that Pyotr would marry his daughter Anastasia(Nastya) as they had developed relations between them. At the same time, Pyotr behaved like a suitor. He spent whole days with Kondrashkin. So Kondrashkin thought that both of them were in love with each other.

4. How did Pyotr try to evade from the issue?
Ans: When Pyotr realized that everyone expected him to marry Nastya and even Kondrashkin was compelling him into proposing to the daughter at any cost. But Pyotr was unwilling to marry her and he presented a number of reasons to run away from this matter like he said that he was a drunkard, poor, took a bribe. He even tried to prove himself as a mad.

5. What did Kondrashkin says about the doctor's certificate?
Ans: Kondrashkin said that he would believe the doctor's certificate but never believe Pyotr being mad.


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