Summary The poet sees the old moon in the lap of the new and this, according to an old belief, foretells the coming, of rain and a furious storm. In a few moments, the wind actually develops into a storm
The present essay on Selected Snobberies is a fine example of what an essay should be. The writer has taken up an interesting topic and suggested some snobberies with which most people in the world are affected. The essay does not teach any moral principle but familiarises with a new subject that is applicable to most people of the world. It says whether we like it or not but most of us do have some kind of snobbery though we may not be conscious that it is only a snobbery.
In this essay, Goldsmith talks about prejudices which people have about other people from other countries. They consider their nation good in every respect and think that other nations are not as great as theirs. People no longer consider themselves general inhabitants of the globe, or members of that grand society which comprehends the whole humankind.
In this play, unusual hero, the new hangman, refuses to carry out his share of work at the execution of a criminal. His revolt is against the inhumanity of taking a man‘s life in cold blood and the injustice of foisting such a terrible duty on a fellow man. Though shocked and embarrassed by the unexpected behaviour of the new hangman, everyone in the prison is secretly relieved.
The essayist claims that when one’s mind is taken over by selfishness, there is no end to consider and reconsider. The narrator rightly admits that the story principle lies in dealing with his own soul. The essay also discusses the realistic human psychology that rules the world of business, where the seller and the buyer are trying to find themselves
The essay highlights the importance of diversity in life. This says the variety adds flavour to the existing boring life and brings meaningful taste to life. It is very irritable that the same boring life with one thing to do all the time. Many means large, and none means nothing. People are comfortable with you when you have wealth and when your wealth is lost everyone will abandon you. When you’re poor, only God and true friends are close to you. It shows the value of naturally-gifted biodiversity.
Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Children(1980) earned immense praise both in India and abroad. Living in the United Kingdom, he is understandably indifferent to the literary fashions of the west and so writes mostly on the socio-political issues of the Indian subcontinent. His fiction mirrors microcosmic India caught in the crucible of tradition, struggle and change.
Skimming and Scanning Questions A. Write answers of the following questions in one word / one phrase/one sentence. 1. When and where did the narrator see Pushpa for the first time? 2. What age did the narrator guess Pushpa to
This essay by A.G. Gardiner explores the issue of politeness as an extremely important and indispensable feature of civil society. Politeness, he argues, is that which keeps the social life of civilised man well oiled and friction free. Good temper gives rise to naturally pleasant behaviour that radiates pleasantness all around. Conversely, bad temper breeds uncouth behaviour that poisons the stream of life. Both good and bad behaviour are highly infectious.
Santiago after 84 days without taking a fish is soon to catch something bigger than he could ever imagine It is his courage and his perseverance of character that allows him to go out to sea every day in his weather-beaten boat.
First published in 1847, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is one of the most widely read and admired novels of English literature. The novel is admired not only for its thrilling tale of passion and vengeance but also for its power of imagery, its complex structure, and its ambiguity – the very elements that confounded its first critics.
John Bunyan”s The Pilgrim’s Progress is, perhaps, one of such prose writings as constitute the meaningful landmarks which one cannot easily ignore. Generically, thematically and structurally too, the work by Bunyan evades any type of specifications. You may call it an allegory, or even a theological tract within a framework of fiction.