1. “It is half rich Bulgarian, half cheap Viennese.”—Where is this line taken from? What is meant by this quoted line?
This line is taken from Shaw’s play, Arms and the Man.
The bed chamber of Raina, described in the very beginning of the play, has the costly furniture and also the cheap fashionable articles bought from Vienna, the capital of Austria. There is a strange mixture eastern and western fashion.
2. What argument does Raina give to save the fugitive soldier?
Raina in Arms and the Man is full of romantic notions. She is proud as she belongs to the Petkoff family and the Petkoffs are famous for their hospitality. They have a library, the only one in Bulgaria. They go to Bucharest every year for the opera season. She has spent a whole month in Vienna. They are not ignorant country folk. So she will save him from his enemy.
3. What are the heroic qualities in the character of Maurya?
If we look at the character of Maurya, we see that she wages a struggle against the sea and emerges sublime. Her heroism emerges in the capacity she shows for suffering and endurance. Finally she rises to the height of tragic heroine when she transcends her personal grief and prays for every soul.
4. “I never nicked seven that I did not throw ames-ace three times following.”—Who is the speaker? What does the speaker mean by this?
Marlow is the speaker of this quoted line in Goldsmith’s play She Stoops to Conquer.
‘Nicked seven’ and ‘ames-ace’, i.e. ambs-ace are the terms related to the game of cards. In the play, Marlow misses the opportunity to seize Miss Hardcastle’s hand as latter’s father enters the room. So Marlow considers it as his ill luck and says that he loses in this game of cards.
5. “The night has been unruly:”—Who says this? Describe the night after the speaker.
Lennox, one of the noble men in Scotland says this in Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth.
According to Lennox, the chimneys of the house, where he and others had slept, were knocked down by the wind....