Summary “Poverty is not a vice” Ostrovsky

Summary “Poverty is not a vice” Ostrovsky

The action takes place in a county town, in the house of merchant Tortsov, during Svyatok. Action first

Day. A small steward’s room. In the depths of the door, to the left there is a window, near the window there is a table and a chair, in the corner there is a bed with a guitar. To the right there is a cupboard, a desk littered with papers and books, a wooden stool.

Mitya walks about the room; Yegorushka sits on a stool and reads “Bova of the Prince”, then stops and tells Mitya that all the homemakers left to ride. Only Gordei Karpich remains, he is terribly angry with his brother, Lyubim Karpych. On the eve of the festive dinner, Lubim Karpych was drunk, began to throw out various knees and made all the guests laugh. Gordei Karpich considered this for insult,

he became angry and drove his brother away. In revenge, Lubim Karpich contorted: he stood up with the beggars at the cathedral. Gordei Karpitch, more than once, broke up and is angry now at all indiscriminately.

Outside the windows there is a noise – Pelageya Yegorovna, Lyubov Gordeyevna and guests have arrived. Yegorushka grabs a book and runs away. Mitya remains alone, he complains about life (“I’m all strangers here, no relatives or acquaintances!”), Sits down to the desk and tries to work. But the work does not go, all thoughts of Mitya are occupied by the beloved.

Pelageya Egorovna enters the room, stops at the door and kindly invites Mitya to come to them in the evening on a visit. She notes that Gordei Karpich will not be at home, he will leave for his new friend, the manufacturer, Afanasy Savich Korshunov. Pelageya Yegorovna complains about Korshunov, a man of violent, often drinking in the company of his English director. Earlier, Tortsov was sensible, but as last year he went to Moscow, everything Russian was not nice to him. Now he wants to live in a foreign country, he was proud: “I do not have anyone to drive a company with, nobody’s a bastard, guys, and live like a peasant” – and got acquainted with the “Moscow” rich Korshunov, who simply soldered

a new friend. To the reproaches of his wife, imperious Torcov does not react; and his daughter, Lyubov Gordeyevna, wants to marry exclusively in Moscow:

At the end of the monologue of Pelageya Yegorovna enters Yasha Guslin, nephew of Tortsov. He is also invited to visit at night, and Yasha gladly agrees. When Pelageya Yegorovna leaves, Mitya shares her cares with Yasha: Mitya, the only son of an old and poor mother, must keep her on her small salary; from Harden Karpich he sees only resentment, abuse and reproaches with poverty; Mitya could go to Razlyuyaev, but Tortsov has a heart sweetheart – Lyubov Gordeevna. Yasha advises Mitya to throw this love out of her head, because Gordei Karpitch will never bless their unequal marriage: “Here is Anna Ivanovna to me and even: she is empty, I have nothing – and even my uncle does not order me to marry. “.

In the room enters Razlyulyaev with a harmonica, he is cheerful and carefree, plays and sings, declares that the whole holiday will go on, and then marry, but on the rich. He sits down next to Guslin, listens to the song he wrote. Mitya suggests singing, and everyone sings. In the middle of the song is Gordei Karpich Tortsov; all at once they are silent and get up. Butts with malicious reproaches throws himself at Mitya: “It seems that you live not in such a house, not among peasants.” What a half-penny! What papers scattered! … “. He notices the book of poems Koltsov read by Mitya, and a new portion of reproaches follows: “What tenderness in our poverty! Do you know what kind of education? … You would have made a new coat of a newcomer! After all, we go upstairs… Sram! “. In response, Mitya makes excuses, says that she sends all the money to her elderly mother. Gordei Karpich notes: ” Mother does not know what God needs, is not brought up in luxury, the tea itself has closed the sheds. Does this formation consist in that it’s foolish songs to sing? Do not you dare show yourself in this frock coat upstairs! “Then Razlyuyaeva goes to:” And you too! Father, tea, money rakes with a shovel, but he drives you in this kind of zipunishka. Why, there’s nothing to collect from you! You yourself are stupid, and even your father is not painfully clever… a whole century with a greasy belly walks; fools of unenlightened people, fools and die. “And after this angry tirade Gordei Karpich leaves. and you in this kind of zipunishke driving. Why, there’s nothing to collect from you! You yourself are stupid, and even your father is not painfully clever… a whole century with a greasy belly walks; fools of unenlightened people, fools and die. “And after this angry tirade Gordei Karpich leaves. and you in this kind of zipunishke driving. Why, there’s nothing to collect from you! You yourself are stupid, and even your father is not painfully clever… a whole century with a greasy belly walks; fools of unenlightened people, fools and die. “And after this angry tirade Gordei Karpich leaves.

After Gordei Kapych leaves for Korshunov, Lyubov Gordeevna, Anna Ivanovna, Masha and Lisa come into Mitya’s room. They are bored sitting upstairs, and they began to look for an interesting company. Anna Ivanovna behaves quite freely; Mitya, Lyubov Gordeevna and her friends on the other hand are stiff and awkward. Anna Ivanovna openly asks Guslin when he marries her. Guslin responds that he will marry as soon as he gets permission from Gordei Karpich; then she beckoned to Anna Ivanovna and whispered in her ear, showing Lyubov Gordeevna and Mitya. At this time, Razlyulyaev cheers the girls: “I hurt to dance a lot. Girls, love me somebody… for my simplicity.” The girls respond that girls do not say such words, but Lyubov Gordeevna adds, looking at Mitya: “Maybe someone loves someone, but does not say:

Mitya and Lyubov Gordeyevna are left alone, and Mitya timidly says that she composed poems for her. Lyubov Gordeyevna, trying to hide her joy, asks Mitya to read them. Mitya sits down near the table, Lyubov Gordeyevna moves very close to him. Mitya reads: “… A guy destroys his heart in vain, That a guy loves an uneven girlfriend…” Lyubov Gordeyevna sits thinking for a while, then writes an answer (“Only I do not know how to verse, it’s just,”) and gives it to Mitya with the proviso that Mitya will read it later when Lyubov Gordeyevna leaves. She is about to leave and in the doorway she encounters her uncle, Lubim Karpich. He rejoices, seeing the niece’s fright, then assures himself that he will not say anything to his brother. Lyubov Gordeyevna is running away.

We love Karpich passes into the room and asks Mitya to shelter him for a while: after that dinner he is not allowed to go to the threshold. We love Karpych tells Mitya the story of his life: when his father died, Lubim Karpich was twenty years old. The brothers divided the inheritance: Gordei took himself an institution, and gave his brother money and bills. Lubim Gordeyich went to Moscow to get money on tickets and plunged headlong into Moscow’s beautiful life: dressed as a dandy, had dinner at taverns, went to theaters; his friends got a lot. And after a while almost the whole inheritance was spent. What was left, Lubim Gordeyich entrusted his friend, Afrikan Korshunov, who deceived him. Lyubim Gordeyich remained with nothing. He figured out how to live on and, since the way to the father’s house was ordered, stayed in Moscow, became a buffoon to walk: how will a merchant come, Ljubim jumps out, makes fun, tells jokes, and there who will give something. That winter, Lubim Gordeyich had a bad cold, took him to the hospital; it was there that the enlightenment of the mind was found on Lyubim. He decided how to recover, go to God to pray and go back to his brother. Only his brother took him unkindly, began to be ashamed, to blame: “I see how I live: who can notice that we have a little man with us?” “It’s enough of me, too, this shame, or else you should impose on your neck.” And after the notorious lunch, Lyubim Gordeyich took offense, he decided to teach his puffed brother (“… He has this bone is very thick. [Shows his forehead.] He needs science, he needs to be fooled”). how to recover, go to God to pray and go back to his brother. Only his brother took him unkindly, began to be ashamed, to blame: “I see how I live: who can notice that we have a little man with us?” “It’s enough of me, too, this shame, or else you should impose on your neck.” And after the notorious lunch, Lyubim Gordeyich took offense, he decided to teach his puffed brother (“… He has this bone is very thick. [Shows his forehead.] He needs science, he needs to be fooled”). how to recover, go to God to pray and go back to his brother. Only his brother took him unkindly, began to be ashamed, to blame: “I see how I live: who can notice that we have a little man with us?” “It’s enough of me, too, this shame, or else you should impose on your neck.” And after the notorious lunch, Lyubim Gordeyich took offense, he decided to teach his puffed brother (“… He has this bone is very thick. [Shows his forehead.] He needs science, he needs to be fooled”).

Loving Gordeyich settles on Mitya’s bed to get some sleep; asks him for money. Mitya does not deny Lyubim Gordeyich anything, and he thanks Mitya and threatens his brother: “My brother does not know how to appreciate you.” Well, I’ll do a thing with him. ” Mitya is going to go upstairs, he approaches the door, remembers the letter. With trembling hands he pulls it out and reads: “And I love you.” Lyubov Tortsova. ” Mitya grabs his head and runs away. The second action

Evening. Living room in the house of Tortsov. At the back wall there is a sofa, in front of the sofa there is a round table and six armchairs. In the living room there are several doors. On the walls of the mirror, under them small tables. The living room is dark; only from the door to the left light. This door includes Lyubov Gordeevna and Anna Ivanovna. Lyubov Gordeevna tells how much she loves Mitya. Anna Ivanovna warns her against reckless actions, then leaves.

Mitya enters. He asks Lyubov Gordeevna whether her confession is a joke. Lyubov Gordeyevna answers that everything written in the note is true, and demands reciprocal assurances of love. She at first pretends that she does not believe Mitya (“I thought you loved Anna Ivanovna”), but later she admits that she only wanted to joke. But Mitya is not up to jokes, he is too concerned about the fate of their love. Mitya and Lyubov Gordeevna decide the next day to throw themselves at Gordei Karpich’s feet and declare their love, and come what may. They embrace. When someone’s footsteps are heard, Mitya quietly leaves.

The nurse Arina enters the drawing room with a candle and sends Lyubov Gordeevna to her mother. Yegorushka runs into the room, and Arina asks him to invite neighbor girls-maids to sing holy songs. Yegorushka is pleased with the upcoming fun and the fact that, perhaps, they will be mummers, and runs away.

Pelageya Yegorovna enters the living room, she gives instructions to Arina, then invites everyone else to go: Lyubov Gordeevna, Masha, Lisa, Anna Ivanovna, Razlyulyaeva, Mitya, Guslin and two of her elderly friends. The old women and Pelageya Egorovna sit down on the sofa; Anna Ivanovna and Guslin sit on chairs and talk quietly, Mitya stands beside them; Masha, Lyubov Gordeevna and Liza walk around the room, embracing each other; Razlyulyaev follows them. Girls cheerfully dive with Razlyulyaev, old women chatting, looking at them, and then they offer Guslin to sing a song. While Guslin sings, Arina comes in with drinks and treats, treats ladies with sweets, and the old women serve Madera. Anna Ivanovna quietly talks Pelageya Yegorovna, Razlyulyaev picks up Arina and starts dancing, Arina fights back.

The neighbor girls enter, they are hospitably welcomed, seated.


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Summary “Poverty is not a vice” Ostrovsky