A Matter for husband | Class 12 English Notes A Matter for husband | Class 12 English Notes

A Matter for husband | Class 12 English Notes

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A Matter for husband | Class 12 English Notes and Exercise

Understanding the text

Answer the following questions.

a. What favor does Earnest Young Woman ask from The Famous Actress?

Ans. Earnest young woman asks a favor to give his husband back from the famous Actress.

 

b. What, according to The Earnest Young Woman, are the indications that her husband has fallen in love with Famous Actress?

Ans. Maintaining looks in front of the actress, and sending flowers and letters are indications that her husband has fallen in love with a famous actress.

 

c. Is Earnest Young Woman convinced by the argument of Famous Actress? How?

Ans. The famous Actress said that her husband is playing a little comedy to make her jealous, to revive her interest in him and explained it, it convinced Earnest young woman.

 

d. Where is the Earnest Young Woman's husband hiding himself as they are talking about him?

Ans. The Earnest Young women's husband is hiding himself behind the door of the actress's boudoir as they are talking about him.

 

e. When do you feel that Famous Actress is really good at acting?

Ans. When the Actress starts to convince her and act as if she doesn't actually know him but she met him once or twice for the work, I feel that a famous actress is really good at acting.

 

f. How do we come to know that the Famous Actress and the husband of Earnest Young Woman are in love?

Ans. When Earnest young woman was convinced and gone from the Actress's room. She called him to come out from the door of her boudoir then we come to know that the famous Actress and the husband of Earnest Young Woman are in love.

 

g. Write down the plot of the play in a paragraph.

Ans. The Earnest Young woman has a doubt that her husband is in love with the famous actress. So she argued with a famous actress about this. But the famous Actress act as if she doesn't actually know him and says her husband is playing a comedy to make her jealous. But after when Earnest Young woman went from there, she called him to come out from the door of the boudoir. This proves they are in love, which is the plot of the play.

 

  • Reference to the context

a. Sketch the character of a Famous Actress. 

Ans. The famous actress is beautiful with great acting and writing. In this play, she loves Earnest Young woman's husband, Alfred. When the Earnest Young woman has doubts that her husband is in love with the famous actress, she argued with her about this. But the renowned actress acted like she even didn't actually know him and convinced the Young woman more logically. She acted well to convince the Earnest Young woman. Here, the character seems no good. She has entered into the other conjugal life and ruined their relationship.

 

b. Shed light on the difference between an ordinary woman and an actress.

Ans. The main difference between an ordinary woman and an actress is having stages or not and the path/way to earn money. If you look around and socialize, you would see that there are people who look way prettier than actresses and have a far better personalities. They are performing all the tasks backstage. But the actress acts as the written and accordance with the sense in the stage and glowing lights. The way of thinking and doing work is different from the ordinary women's life. They have to be concerned about people's opinions and suggestions more than ordinary women.

 

c. According to Famous Actress, men associated with theatre use the theatre actresses to make their estranged wives jealous to woo them back. Do you agree with her argument? Why? Why not?

Ans. According to famous Actress, men associated with theatre use the theatre actress to make their estranged wives jealous so as to woo them back. Maybe it is true. But in my opinion, it is not true. I have seen many men associated with theatre fall in love with models or actresses. Both he and the actress plays well in front of their wives. Men cheat their wives and live in relation with beautiful model-actress. If any wife has doubt about such matter, the actress use such type of convening opinion in front of her. 

 

Nowadays, many actress live in relation with married man from the theature or other powerful and rich person to get other chances in the film industry as well for the money from them. They (Both men and the actress) become selfish and live in relation which ruin their married life as well. In the play actress said "At least we have the consolation of knowing that we are the means of making many a marriage happy but it seems opposite in the real story.

 

d. How does Famous Actress make a fool of Earnest Young Woman?

Ans. The famous Actress makes a total of Earnest Young woman by giving the example of authors, composers, scene designers, lawyers, orchestra leaders and managers. She says men associated with threaten use the theatre actress to make their estranged wives jealous so as to woo them back. She also added that; they have the consolation of knowing that they are the means of making many a marriage happy that might otherwise have ended in the divorce court. Famous actor convinced the Earnest Young women by saying her husband is playing a little comedy to make her jealous to review her interest in him.

 

e. The conversation between the two women takes place on the stage of the theatre. What role does the theatre house as a part of setting play in A Matter for Husband?

Ans. A theatre is a structure where theatrical works or plays are performed. Theatre by definition is for an audience, the purpose is to coexist in a space shared between maker and audience. The set helps show where and when the story of a play takes place, while also conveying meaning to the audience. In this play, 'A Matter of Husband' the conversation between the two women helps to show like in reality to the audience. In this play, an important message/moral about life; how innocent people always suffer by shrewd people is tried to deliver through the act and conversation between the actress and the young woman. For this theatre, house plays a vital role. 

 

f. What do you think about the ending of the play?

Ans. The ending of this play is totally perfect. And it quite justifies the ending of the play. The writer does the ending of this play is very Pertness. He finishes all the nonplus of the character of the play. All the characters are satisfied to one another. All the characters of the play become happy in the end of the play. The end of play is too good but full of irony. The film actress narrates to young woman that her husband really coves her but in reality, he has no love for his wife. He only cheats his wife.

 

So, the end of the play "The Matter of Husbands," we can assume that "All is well the end is well". Innocent people always suffer by shrewd people because they are often since by hearts but cunning people always take advantage by their innocence.

 

  • Reference beyond the text 

a. Write a paragraph describing your favorite actor/actress.

Ans. Actors are the person portraying some unique character on big screen. If someone asks me who's my favorite actor. I can't even take a second to say it's the one only Sahid kapoor. I don't think there's someone on this planet who can say that he does not like sahid kapoor. If he can't be someone's favorite, then no one even hates him. He's a great mixture of acting and dancing. he started his carrier with the movie "Ishq Vishq”. His carrier at starting was never that considerable and great but he never cost his confidence and enthusiasm. Besides the acting carrier, he's also famous for charity and kindness. People admire him very much and sometimes try to copy his walking style and way of dressing. I like acting, looks and the way he portrays himself in the movies.

 

b. John Cassavetes says, "I'm very worried about the depiction of women on the screen. It's gotten worse than ever and it's related to their being either high or low-class concubines .... There's nothing to do with the dreams of women, or of woman as the dream, nothing to do with the quirky part of her, the wonder of her." How do you assess Famous Actress in the light of Cassavetes' argument about the portrayal of women?

 

Ans. John Cassavetes; an American actor is worried about the depiction/character of women on the screen. He founds it is being worse day by day. Many women on the screen are running for the money, whether they are married or not they prefer to be a paramour too. Due to this, Cassavetes is wondering about women.

 

In the play A matter for Husbands" also, the actor is already known about the lawyer's marital life, she is in love, with him (maybe mistress). The character of the famous actress also seems no good. Being a woman she didn't understand the feeling of the other women (lawyer's wife) she played well in front of Earnest young woman: So, the Cassavetes quotes fits well for the famous actor too.

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