"Marriage" Gogol NV: analysis of the play
The play "Marriage" by Gogol Nikolai Vasilyevich inIts time has caused a lot of gossip, criticism and discussion. It was written in 1842, the author was accused of describing the life of "little people", which at that time was not accepted. Nikolay Vasilyevich in most of his works heroes made small officials or merchants, talked about their problems, concerns, interests and habits, while he did not embellish reality at all.
The plot of the play "Marriage" by Gogol
The main heroine of the story is Agafya Tikhonovna, daughtermerchant who decided to find with the help of the matchmaker Fekla Ivanovna herself a worthy bridegroom. The main contenders for the hand and heart of an enviable bride are the executioner Yaichnitsa, court counselor Podkolesin, seaman Zhevakin and infantry officer Anuchkin. Agafia Tikhonovna has her own requirements for her future wife, because she is not somebody, but the daughter of a merchant of the third guild. The husband must be a nobleman.
The writer authentically described the heroine and in her imagecollected all the typical features of girls of this class. Agafya Tikhonovna did not do anything all day, sat at home, gave herself up to dreams of a chosen one, and missed her. Nikolai Vasilievich showed ignorance and ignorance of the merchant environment, because the heroine without hesitation trusted superstitions and fortune-telling, built her life based on only from them.
Very simple and unpretentious theme for his playchose Gogol. "Marriage" is an essay showing the attitude of the "little man" to the marriage. As for the bride, that the groom does not have a hint of feelings, they do not even remember each other's names. Another important thing is dowry, titles, external dignities. To choose a life partner, these people are suitable as a purchase of a thing or an item of interior.
The relationship of the main characters to marriage
"Marriage" Gogol shows what it means toa small official is a significant event in his life. Podkolesin as soon as he decided to marry, so constantly thinking about marriage, but he is not at all worried about the bride, he is more worried about her dowry, a man can not even remember the name of his narrowed. The official believes that he took a very serious step, elevating him not only in his own eyes, but also in the eyes of others. Podkolesin immediately talks about his decision to marry a shoemaker, a tailor, because everyone around him should appreciate his deed and respect.
The bride, too, was not in the best lightGogol. "Marriage", the main characters of which amaze with hypocrisy and falsehood, shows the artificiality of the life of "little people". Agafya Tikhonovna chooses the groom, starting from external characteristics, and not the inner world of man. It applies to applicants as to things, trying to lay down the perfect picture: if you took Ivan Kuzmich's nose, Nikanor Ivanovich's lips, Ivan Pavlovich's corpulence and Baltazar Baltazarych's cheek, the bride would have married without hesitation.
Gogol's "Marriage" reveals the surface andthe falsity of these people. They also have no idea that you need to marry only if you feel sympathy, respect, affection for a person. That is why Nikolai Vasilyevich met so few happy people in his environment.