Smirnov is such a character that we can see in this play “The Bear” that he realizes to readers that he is a well educated man, civilized, well gentleman and have ethics how to talk before woman but in reality he has not enough ethics to talk to a woman and has a narrow mind about women. He comes to Popova’s house because of this, so that he may take his loan, which her dead husband took some money from him in the sake for business. When he comes Popova’s home, he tries to be a very decent person and impresses all the people very much. But in reality there is a rogue crook who does not have the idea to talk to a woman. But this thing gets allowance when Popova herself tells her that you don’t have the temerity to talk, have you never talked to anyone else like this before? When he hears this words , he becomes out of the head and we see the real Smirnov. He calls all other women, including unfaithfulness, abusive and bad. She is always engaged in making her own, uses cosmetic items ,on the other hand, the man always has the power of love, keeps on burning, gives sacrifices, he says that he knows that a woman can never be faithful. A cat can be two horns but a woman cannot be loyal. Love and loyalty can only be done by crazy and old women. A young woman can never be in love. All of the above lines make the world clear that he has very narrow points of view about the women. It seems that he has never seen a woman closely, she only knows the women by physically. He never ever reaches at the level of woman dignity.
He just thinks about women as a sex toy those provide only physical comfort. He is unaware about woman’s power of love. As soon as this play is going on then you will know that Smirnov appears to be a misanthropes and exchanges his words with Popova that a woman can love a lap dog but cannot love her husband because that they are betrothed woman .And infidelity has settled her bones. He presents himself as civilized and decent person. And makes himself clear that he is a very loving and loyal guys and by his words ironically we get to know that he is not loyal because he has too a deceitful face. He had run a campaign that he had done a lot of love affairs in his youth, When he proposed to 12 girls and 12 rejected him, he did not get angry because he too rejected 9 in return. There was a time when he used to wear a lot of jewelry and was saying poetry and soft words and used to love letters but he had passed that time and he says to Popova then “she don’t look at me” he said. Because “I’m not sentimental Poppy, I am mature person but you don’t have any idea” he said.
Smirnov has a hot temperament like that persons are usually become out of head, he himself very soon comes in angry ways very soon .And he shows he is a man who keeps himself very much in patient , he tries to tell that he is very light hearted but in reality he is not ready to go for 1 day and 1 minute without taking his money. Smirnov disturbs her and demands the money very first when Popova shows very much tolerance .She never goes to panic rather she behaves as brave woman
Smirnov character in the Bear play signifies with animal On the other hand, bear is very dangerous animal. He is the enemy of human beings. In this play Smirnov expositors of this animal. He reaches the house of Popova and he demands to give money quickly. Popova convinces him that when my manager will come back in town, I shall give you money. Smirnov rejects her advice. He uses the rude language with Popova and her servant. He fights with Popova. He destroys the peace of Popova. In this way Popova calls him A bear .
Actually, he is an opportunist, whenever he gets the chance, he takes advantage of that opportunity which is the same as a real businessman does , he does . There is only one purpose of his life and he wants to earn money, however at the same time he is very cleaver he knows that very well which time is the best for purposing to a woman
He is touch in with Popova because he has to take money by her late husband . We see when the play starts he’s a non-married ,indeed, he is not well wisher of women but at the end he get marry Popova.
Now he is a very cleaver businessman and a landlord And it is rightly said that a mature businessman man never a deals in which he gets loss same as Lopakhin adopts that deals which bestows him profit and he takes full profit in shape of getting entire Popova
He wants to play openly that is why whenever Popova talks him, he simply neither does he accept nor does he refuse ,it is a quality of fair businessman man whenever he (businessman ) faces like that situation usually a mature businessman handles the situation in this way in which second party never minds ,second party might be satisfied by him. Because he provides such an answer in which second party becomes satisfied. In “The Bear ” character of Smirnov passes through same situation but he handles very artistically . Sometimes conditions demand somethings different and a man does not want to loss opportunity and the same time he does not avail this opportunity. In this circumstances character of Smirnov performs very differently ,he uses the policy of “No”. As we know that “No” mean next opportunity .In next opportunity he avails himself in the shape of marriage with Popova. There is no doubt that he is an opportunistic