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Time Allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100
- This paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory.
- Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully.
- Do not exceed the prescribed Word limit while answering the questions.
READING (30 MARKS)
Read the following passage carefully. (12 Marks)
1. We sit in the last row, bumped about but free of stares. The bus rolls out of the dull crossroads of the city, and we are soon in open countryside, with fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see, their heads all facing us. Where there is no water, the land reverts to desert. While still on level ground, we see in the distance the tall range of the Mount Bogda, abrupt like a shining prism laid horizontaly on the desert surface. It is over 5,000 metres high, and the peaks are under permanent snow, in powerful contrast to the flat desert all around. Heaven Lake lies part of the way up this range, about 2,000 metres above sea-level, at the foot of one of the higher snow-peaks.
2. As the bus climbs, the sky, brilliant before, grows overcast. I have brought nothing warm to wear: it is all down at the hotel in Urumqi. Rain begins to fall. The man behind me is eating overpoweringly smelly goat’s cheese. The bus window leaks inhospitably but reveals a beautiful view. We have passed quickly from desert through arable land to pasture, and the ground is now green with grass, the slopes dark with pine. A few cattle drink at a clear stream flowing past moss-covered stones; it is a Constable landscape. The stream changes into a white torrent, and as we climb higher I wish more and more that I had brought with me something warmer than the pair of shorts that have served me so well in the desert. The stream (which, we are told, rises in Heaven Lake) disappears, and we continue our slow ascent. About noon, we arrive at Heaven Lake, and look for a place to stay at the foot which is the resort area. We get a room in a small cottage, and I am happy to note that there are thick quilts on the beds.
3. Standing outside the cottage we survey our surroundings. Heaven Lake is long, sardine¬shaped and fed by snowmelt from a stream at its head. The lake is an intense blue, surrounded on all sides by green mountain walls, dotted with distant sheep. At the head of the lake, beyond the delta of the inflowing stream, is a massive snow-capped peak which dominates the vista; it is part of a series of peaks that culminate, a little out of view, in Mount Bogda itself.
4. For those who live in the resort, there is a small mess-hall by the shore. We eat here sometimes, and sometimes buy food from the vendors outside, who sell kabab and naan until the last buses leave. The kababs, cooked on skewers over charcoal braziers, are particularly good; highly spiced and well-done. Horse’s milk is available too from the local Kazakh herdsmen, but I decline this. I am so affected by the cold that Mr. Cao, the relaxed young man who runs the mess, lends me a spare pair of trousers, several sizes too large but more than comfortable. Once I am warm again, feel a pre-dinner spurt of energy-dinner will be long in comingand I ask him whether the lake is good for swimming in.
5. “Swimming?” Mr. Cao says. “You aren’t thinking of swimming, are you?”
6. “I thought I might,” I confess. “What’s the water like?”
7. He doesn’t answer me immediately, turning instead to examine some receipts with exaggerated interest. Mr. Cao, with great off-handedness, addresses the air. “People are often drowned here,” he says. After a pause, he continues. “When was the last one?” This question is directed at the cook, who is preparing a tray of mantou (squat white steamed bread rolls), and who now appears, wiping his doughy hand across his forehead. “Was it the Beijing athlete?” asks Mr. Cao.
I. On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate option. (1 × 4 = 4 Marks)
(a) One benefit of sitting in the last row of the bus was that:
- the narrator enjoyed the bumps
- no one stared at him.
- he could see the sunflowers.
- he avoided the dullness of the city.
(b) The narrator was travelling to:
- Mount Bogda
- Heaven Lake
- a 2,000 m high snow-peak
(c) On reaching the destination the narrator felt relieved because:
- he had got away from the desert
- a difficult journey had come to an end
- he could watch the snow-peak
- there were thick quilts on the bed
(d) Mount Bogda is compared to:
- a horizontal desert surface
- a shining prism
- a Constable landscape
- the overcast sky
II. Answer the following questions as briefly as possible. (1 × 6 = 6 Marks)
(e) Which two things in the bus made the narrator feel uncomfortable?
(f) What made the scene look like a Constable landscape?
(g) What did he regret as the bus climbed higher?
(h) Why did the narrator like to buy food from outside?
(i) What is ironic about the pair of trousers lent by Mr. Cao?
(j) Why did Mr. Cao not like the narrator to swim in the lake?
III. Find words from the passage which mean the same as: (1 × 2 = 2 Marks)
(a) sellers (para 4)
(b) increased (para 7)
Read the following passage carefully. (10 Marks)
Don’t be snobbish! Teach your folks the latest technology
1. Thackeray reached Kittur along with a small British army force and a few of his officers. He thought that the very presence of the British on the outskirts of Kittur would terrorise the rulers and people of Kittur, and that they would lay down their arms. He was quite confident that he would be able to crush the revolt in not time. He ordered that tents be erected on the eastern side for the fighting forces, and a little away on the western slopes tents be put up for the family members of the officers who had accompanied them. During the afternoon and evening of 20th October, the British soldiers were busy making arrangements for these camps.
2. On the 21st morning, Thackeray sent his political assistances to Kittur forn to obtain a written assurance from all the important officers of Kittur rendering them answerable for the security of the treasury of Kittur. They, accordingly, met Sardar Gurusiddappa and other officers of Kittur and asked them to comply with the orders of Thackeray. They did not know that the people were in a defiant mood. The commanders of Kittur dismissed the agent’s orders as no documents could be signed without sanction from Rani Chernamma.
3. Thackeray was enraged and sent for the commander of the Horse Artillery, which was about 100 strong, and ordered him to rush his artillery into the fort and capture the commanders of the Desai’s army. When the Horse Artillery stormed into the fort, Sardar Gurusiddappa, who had kept his men on full alert, promptly commandetl his men to repel and chase them away. The Kittur forces made a bold front and overpowered the British soldiers.
4. In the meanwhile, the Desai’s guards had shut the gates of the fort and the British Horse Artillery men, being completely overrun and routed, had to get out through the escape window. Rani’s soldiers chased them out of the fort killing a few of them until they retreated to their camps on the outskirts.
5. A few of the British had found refuge in some private residences, while some were hiding in their tents. The Kittur soldiers captured about forty persons and brought them to the palace. These included twelve children and a few wollen from the British officers’ camp. When they were brought in the presence of the Rani, she ordered the soldiers to be imprisoned. For the women and children she had only gentleness, and admonished her soldiers for taking them into custody. At her orders, these women and children were taken inside the palace and given food and shelter. Rani came down from her throne, patted the children lovingly and told them that no harm would come to them.
6. She, then, sent word through a messenger to Thackeray that the British women and children were safe and could be taken back any time. Seeing this noble gesture of the Rani, he was moved. He wanted to meet this gracious lady and talk to her. He even thought of trying to persuade her to enter into an agreement with the British to stop all hostilities in lieu of an inam (prize) of eleven villages. His offer was dismissed with a gesture of contempt. She had no wish to meet Thackeray. That night she called Sardar Gurusiddappa and other leading Sardars, and after discussing all the issues came to the conclusion that there was no point in meeting Thackeray who had come with an army to threaten Kittur into submission to British sovereignty.
I. On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer the following questions by choosing the most appropriate option. (1 × 2 = 2 Marks)
(a) Thackeray was a/an
- British tourist
- army officer
- advisor to the Rani of Kittur
- treasury officer
(b) British women and children came to Kittur to
- visit Kittur
- enjoy life in tents
- stay in the palace
- give company to officers
II. Answer the following questions as briefly as possible. (1 × 6 = 6 Marks)
(c) Why did Thackeray come to Kittur?
(d) Why did Kittur official refuse to give the desired assurance to Thackeray?
(e) What happened to the Horse Artillery?
(f) How do we know that the Rani was a noble queen?
(g) How, in your opinion, would the British women have felt after meeting the Rani?
(h) Why did the Rani refuse to meet Thackeray?
III. Find words from the passage which are similar in meaning to the following. (1 × 2 = 2 Marks)
(a) entered forcely (para 3)
(b) aggressive/refusing to obey (para 2)
Read the following passage carefully. (8 Marks)
The most alarming of man’s assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers and sea with lethal materials. This pollution is for the most part irrevocable; the chain of evil it initiates is for the most part irreversible. In this contamination of the environment, chemicals are the sinister partners of radiation in changing the very nature of the world; radiation released through nuclear explosions into the air, comes to the earth in rain, lodges into the soil, enters the grass or corn, or wheat grown there and reaches the bones of a human being, there to remain until his, death. Similarly, chemicals sprayed on crops lie long in soil, entering living organisms, passing from one to another in a chain of poisoning and death. Or they pass by underground streams until they emerge and combine into new forms that kill vegetation, sicken cattle, and harm those who drink from once pure wells.
It took hundreds of millions of years to produce the life that now inhabits the earth and reached a stage of adjustment and balance with its surroundings. The environment contained elements that were hostile as well as supporting. Even within the light of the sun, there were short wave radiations with power to injure. Given time, life has adjusted and a balance reached. For time is the essential ingredient, but in the modem world there is no time.
The rapidity of change and the speed with which new situations are created follow the heedless pace of man rather than the deliberate pace of nature. Radiation is no longer the bombardment of cosmic rays; it is now the unnatural creation of man’s tampering with the atom. The chemicals to which life is asked to make adjustments are no longer merely calcium and silica and copper and all the rest of the minerals washed out of the rocks and carried in the rivers to the sea; they are the synthetic creations of man’s inventive mind, brewed in his laboratories, and having no counterparts in nature.
A. On the basis of your reading of the above passage make notes on it, using headings and sub-headings. Use recognizable abbreviations (wherever necessary—minimum four) and a format you consider suitable. Also supply an appropriate title to it. (5 Marks)
B. Write a summary of the passage in about 80 words. (3 Marks)
ADVANCE WRITING SKILLS (30 MARKS)
You are Vikram/Sonia, an Eton’s graduate in History with specialization in Medieval India. You are well acquainted with places of historical interest in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You are looking for the job of tourist guide. Write an advertisement in about 50 words for the situations wanted column of a local newspaper. Your contact no. 999751234. (4 Marks)
While walking in a park in your neighbourhood you found a small plastic bag containing some documents and some cash. Write a notice in about 50 words to be put on the park notice board asking the owner to identify and collect it from you. You are Amari Amrita 9399123456.
In our society we do not give to our women the respect and status that they deserve. Women are stared at, stalked and even molested. We need to change the male’s mindset about women. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national newspaper giving your views on the problem. You are Omar/Amna, A114, Mall Road, Delhi. (6 Marks)
You want to spend a week-long holiday at Shimla in the month of October. You have decided to stay at Hotel Snowview. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the manager to book a room. Mention the dates, facilities in the room, food, sight-seeing facilities etc. you will need. You are Aman/Amrita M-114, Lake Road, Kamal.
Our performance in Rio Olympics has told us that we do not pay enough attention to athletics and outdoor games. It is time to revise our attitude. Sports should be an important part of school’s daily routine. Write an article in 150-200 words on the ‘Importance of Outdoor Games’. You are Sreej a/Thomas. (10 Marks)
Cultural Society Sunshine Public School, Nellore organised an adult camp in its neighbourhood. Write a report in 150-200 words on the camp for your school newsletter. You are P.V. Sunitha, Secretary. Use the following clues: no. of volunteers-hours spent in teaching-location of the class-chairs, blackboards – no. of people attending the camp – benefit.
Your PGT English Ms. Geetha is a short story writer also. ‘Sky is not Far’ is a collection of her latest short stories. This book has won a national award. Write a speech in 150- 200 words you will deliver in her honour in the morning assembly. (10 Marks)
‘Private cars should be banned in the congested commercial areas of the cities.’ Write a debate in 150-200 words either for or against the motion.
TEXTBOOKS AND EXTENDED READING TEXT (40 MARKS)
Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow: (1 × 4 = 4 Marks)
Far far from gusty waves these children’s faces,
Like rootless weeds, the hair torn round their pallor;
The tall girl with her weighed-down head.
(a) Who are these children?
(b) Which figure of speech has been used in the first two lines?
(c) Why is the tall girl’s head weighed down?
(d) What does the word ‘pallor’ mean?
Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen,
Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.
They do not fear the men beneath the tree;
They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.
(a) Why are the tigers called Aunt Jennifer’s tigers?
(b) How are they described here?
(c) How are they different from Aunt Jennifer?
(d) What does the word’ chivalric’ mean?
Answer any four of the following questions in about 30-40 words each: (3 × 4 = 12 Marks)
(a) Why did Franz not want to go to school that day?
(b) What was Sophie’s ambition in life? How did she hope to achieve that?
(c) What kind of pain does Kamala Das feel in ‘My Mother at Sixty Six’?
(d) How can ‘mighty dead’ be things of beauty?
(e) Why was the Maharaja once in danger of losing his kingdom? if) What was the basic plot of each story told by Jack?
‘Garbage to them is gold’. How do ragpickers of Seemapuri survive? Answer in about 120-150 words. (6 marks)
The peddler thinks that the whole world is a rattrap. This view of life is true only of himself and of no one else in the story. Comment. Answer in about 120¬150 words.
Untouchability is not only a crime, it is inhuman too. Why and how did Bama decide to fight against it? (Word limit 120-150) (6 marks)
Good human values are far above any other value system. How did Dr. Sadao succeed as a doctor as well as a patriot? (Word limit 120-150) (NCERT)
Describe Marvel as an opportunist. (Word Limit 120-150) (6 Marks)
George Eliot has portrayed Godfrey as a morally weak character. Comment.
How does Dr. Cuss’s encounter with Griffin end in a disaster? (Word limit 120-150) (6 Marks)
What kind of life did Silas lead at Lantern Yard?
I. (a) (ii) no one stared at him.
(b) (ii) Heaven Lake.
(c) (iv) there were thick quilts on the bed.
(d) (ii) a shining prism.
II. (e) The bumpy ride and the man eating overpoweringly smelly goat cheese and the leaking windows made the narrator feel uncomfortable.
(f) The green ground, the slopes dark with pines, the cattle, clear strems and the moss-covered stones made the scene look like a constable landscape.
(g) He wished he had brought something warmer than a pair of shorts. He did not carry warm clothes.
(h) He found the highly kababs cooked on skewers very good and well done.
(i) The pair of trousers lent by Mr. Cao were too large in size but more than comfortable.
(j) Mr. Cao did not like the narrator to swim there because many people often drowned there.
III. (a) vendors, (b) exaggerated
I. (a) (ii) army officer (b) (iv) give company to the army officer
II. (c) Thackeray came to Kittur to crush the revolt and to terrorise the ruler and the people so that they would lay down arms.
(d) The officials refused to give the desired assurances to Thackeray as no document could be signed without sanction from Rani Chenamma. Also people were in a defiant mood.
(e) The Horse Artillery were repelled and chased. The British soldiers were overpowered and some were also killed.
(f) Rani was indeed a noble soul. She provided food, shelter and patted the children lovingly and sent word of their safety.
(g) The British women must have felt gratitude and respect for the Rani, they must have felt relieved and also surprised by the unusual behavior of the noble Rani.
(h) The Rani refused to meet him since she thought that it was pointless to meet a person who had come with an army to threaten into submission.
III. (a) stormed (b) defiant
A. TITLE: Assault on Environment
1. Contaminants of Environment:
- rivers and sees
2. Role of Man:
(a) tampering with atoms-creating rad.
(b) creating synthetic material causing chemical pollution Nuclear
3. Nuclear Pollutants:
(a) rad. released through nuc. explosions
(b) Enter earth thru. rain
(c) enter grass and crops
(d) reach human bones
4. Chemical Pollutants:
(a) sprayed on crops
(b) enter liv. org.
(c) Kill vegetation
(d) sicken cattle
Key to Abbreviations
rad : radiation
nuc : nuclear
thru : through
liv : living
org : organism
3rd June, 20××
Times of India
Sub: Need to change male’s mindset towards women
Through the columns of your revered newspaper, I would like to express my views about the male’s mindset towards women. India is moving ahead with leaps and bounds, but sadly the male’s mindset towards women is still static and ancient. Patriarchal thinking has relegated women into homes and kitchens and refuses to allow them to live as independent citizens of a progressive country. Signs of patriarchy are visible all around us: Women are stalked, molested, attacked with acid, and subjugated into doing lowly jobs which pay them even less than their male colleagues. Males take them as secondary citizens fit only to serve. The bias against them exists in many professions like finance, armed forces to name a few.
Today there are women who are taking their rightful place in professional and other areas. It is heartening to note that the topper in the recent civil services examination is a woman. Such exemplary women will contribute greatly in proving that women are no less intelligent or hardworking than males.
I sincerely hope that similar success will grace the lives of majority of women who are uneducated and live miserable lives.
Lake Road, Karnal
2nd June, 20××
Sub: Accommodation required
I and my wife wish to visit Shimla from 7 to 10 June. We need one room. You are requested to book a clean, comfortable room (not more than 2000-3000/ per day) with all the regular facilities that hotels offer. Kindly ensure that the room has a balcony. We are vegetarians so you are requested to provide us with wholesome vegetarian meals only. Also arrange a local sightseeing tour of all the tourist spots of Shimla.
Kindly intimate the charges and confirm the booking by 20 June.
Importance of Outdoor Games
It is said that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Sports and games are instrumental in improving not only our physical but also our mental health. Sports increase our concentration power and build personality.
Unfortunately in India the value of sports remains unappreciated. Sports lovers are regarded in an inferior light than academically inclined persons. The natural enthusiasm of children for robust and healthy outdoor games is thus dampened. Thus, only few children are inclined to make careers in sports.
This attitude of ours has recently taken a beating in the Rio Olympics where our performances left much to be desired.
More and more students need to be encouraged to play the sport of their choice. Moreover talent should be spotted right at the level of school and nurtured regularly with the best facilities and training possible. Parents also need to appreciate the value of sports for personality building. Last but not least, the government should channelize more funds to develop and nurture sporting talent.
Sunshine Public School Organizes Adult Literacy Camp
A report by: P.V. Sunitha
2nd June, 20××
The Cultural Society of Sunshine Public School organized an Adult Literacy Camp in it premises. Ten volunteers of the cultural society took classes with 10 groups of five adults each. The adults had come from a nearby locality. Ten more volunteers organized snacks and lunch for the adult learners. The camp began at 4 pm after the regular school hours. Classrooms were used for the classes.
Classes were taken to teach them reading and writing, numbers 1 to 100, addition and subtraction, and environmental studies related to health and hygiene. The method adopted to teach the above mentioned syllabus was through skits, T.V. shows, lecture and storytelling.
The students found it extremely rewarding to see the adults making such good progress. One of the volunteers, Renu said, “It is so satisfying to help the adults.” An adult learner remarked, “Now I can write and read up to 20!” The pride of the learners was visible on their beaming faces.
Good morning principal, teachers and my dear friends. This is a special morning as I have the honour to applaud our English teacher Ms. Geetha. As you know Ma’am is a good short story writer and has written many collections of short stories, all of which are there in the library for you to read. Today I am delighted to inform that Ma’am has won the National Award for her latest short story collection , ‘The Sky is not Far’. It is a collection of 10 stories written specially for children and is inspired by the lives and aspirations of teenagers. It’s written in her characteristic style, full of understanding and sprinkled with humor. I congratulate Ma’am on putting another feather in her cap and wish that she will continue to delight her fans with many more such collections. I urge all to read Ma’am’s short story collection and emerge enriched, refreshed and inspired.
Good Day, respected judges and dear fellow debators. I shall speak for the motion that private cars should be banned in commercial areas of the city.
Let’s look at the advantages. Firstly, banning private vehicles leads to less congestion. In some overcrowded places, traffic jam is really a nuisance. It’s an obvious waste of time, and being stuck in a traffic jam makes people easily fly into a temper. Getting the roads rid of this burdensome problem is a good thing.
Secondly, fewer vehicles in the street mean less exhaust emission, hence less air pollution. Almost all private vehicles let out carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. These are hazardous not only to human health but also contribute to global warming. Along with air pollution these vehicles increase noise pollution also. So in order to reduce pollution we must avoid using private vehicles.
Using public transport or just walking will have far reaching benefits in decongestion, saving fuel and improving our health.
(a) These are the children studying in an elementary school classroom in a slum.
(b) The figure of speech is used in the phrase ‘Like rootless weeds’. It is a simile.
(c) The tall girl’s head is possibly weighed down by the burdens of her life which have robbed her of her confidence.
(d) ‘Pallor’ refers to the pale and sickly complexion of the children.
(a) Since aunt Jennifer is embroidering the motif of the tiger on a panel, they are referred to as hers.
(b) They are described as having topaz coloured fir. They are sleek, brave, faearless and confident.
(c) While aunt Jennifer is timid, weak, burdened and overpowered by her marital ordeals, the tigers are sleek, brave, faearless and confident.
(d) Chivalric means brave.
(a) Franz was reluctant to go to school that day as he was unprepared with his homework— the rules of participles. M. Hamel was to question the class on the topic and he was scared of the teacher.
(b) Sophie’s ambition in life was to become rich and important. She wanted to take up some sophisticated professions, like that of an actress or a fashion designer.
(c) The pain that Kamala Das feels is the pain of separation from her mother by death. She had also felt it in her childhood.
(d) ‘Mighty dead’ refers to the great and inspiring people about whom grand stories were written. These are read and admired even today and are a source of beauty and relaxation to man.
(e) In his quest of procuring the hundredth tiger, the tiger king imposed a ban on tiger hunting in Pratibandhpuram. A British official asked his permission to allow him tiger hunting and subsequently, a photo session with the dead tiger. The king refused and thus ran the risk of losing his kingdom as in those days the British annexed Indian kingdoms on trivial pretexts.
(f) Jack’s stories had a common plot and characters. The main character, always an animal, would change but he would always be named Roger. The wizard and the owl would always be part of Jack’s stories. Also the main character would always have to give some pennies to the wizard.
The ragpickers live in Seemapuri which is a settlement of more than 10,000 ragpickers. It is a place on the outskirts of Delhi. Those who live here are squatters who came from Bangladesh in 1971. They live here without an identity and without permits. They do have ration cards that enable them to vote and buy grain. Food is more important for them than their identity. Children grow up to become partners in rag-picking. Through the years it has acquired the ‘proportions of a fine art’. An army of barefoot children appear in the morning with their plastic bags on their shoulders. They disappear by noon. Garbage has a different meaning for children. For them it is wrapped in ‘wonder’. They may find a rupee even a ten rupee note or a silver coin.
The peddler doesn’t think kindly of the world and its people. For him the world is a big rattrap to trap the people in. The luxuries of the world are the baits that tempt the people to get trapped. The world has been very unkind to him. So it gives him a great pleasure to think ill of it. Ironically, he finds himself trapped like a rat when he steals the thirty kronor of the credulous crofter. Subsequently it leads him to Edla’s home where he receives nothing except kindness. It is true that this bitter view of the world is his own subjective one. In fact the world has no dearth of genuinely kind people like the crofter, Edla and even the ironmaster. All treat him kindly. Edla believes in compassion and Christian values and eventually touches the goodness in him and helped him see the world in a positive light.
In India the lower castes have suffered untouchability since ages. It is inhuman to take away their fundamental rights and render them powerless and force to lead an undignified life of poverty and misery.
In the chapter ‘Memories of Childhood’, a strange scene amused Bama. An old man came from the side of the bazaar carrying a food packet holding it by its string, without touching it. He gave it to a landlord who supervised the threshing of a crop. The strange manner of his, amused Bama.
Bama’s elder brother informed her that the landlord belonged to a high caste. The old man belonged to a low caste. He couldn’t even touch the food packet, else the landlord would not have accepted it. He told her that the people of their caste had no respect and dignity. They could earn honour and dignity if only they got education and knowledge. The words of her brother touched her deeply. She worked hard and stood first in the class. With education as a weapon she became a writer who is spreading awareness about discrimination.
Fate put Sadao in a trying situation—to uphold his duty to his country or prove his professional loyalty. With his intelligence and dedication he managed to prove that he could uphold both. Dr Sadao had given a new lease of life to the American prisoner of war. He didn’t want to throw him into the jaws of death again. He asked the young soldier to take his private boat at night. He should row in the cover of darkness to a little deserted island nearby. The young American could live there until he saw a Korean fishing boat pass by. Food, bottled water and two quilts were put inside the boat. If the food ran out, he could signal two flashes.
He had apprised the General of his harbouring the enemy at his home. The General chose to overlook it. But we shouldn’t forget that Sadao was a doctor. And for a doctor saving a dying man is the foremost priority. It doesn’t matter if the dying man is an enemy.
In the novel The Invisible Man, it is Marvel who really comes across as an opportunist and becomes Griffin’s beneficiary. After Griffin’s death. He is now the owner of the three books of Griffin documenting his research and the money he had stolen. Marvel opens an inn and quite shrewdly calls him The Invisible Man. He sells stories about Griffin and thus gets more and more customers. Unknown to others, he hides Griffin’s books of the secret of invisibility formulae and often views them gleefully in secret. Perhaps he is waiting for the right customer who will pay him the best price for the books. Ironically the genius Griffin died a miserable death while the stupid and destitute Marvel rose to riches.
Godfrey’s character displays irresolution and moral cowardice, a state in which he continues until almost the end. Godfrey is not evil in any way. But he does not have the courage to take responsibility for his acts nor to give up his desires when he conflicts with duty. His early marriage was not really his fault; he has good intentions about caring for Eppie; he really wants to lead a better life. There is no true test of his character except his failure to own Eppie as his daughter. This shows that Godfrey is unchanged – he wants to do the right things, but not badly enough to risk his happiness. Godfrey at last comes to some self-realization. He takes the easy way out, deciding to own Eppie only in his will. But at least once he does it from nobler motives- from consideration for others rather than for himself.
Cuss, the general practitioner, had a keen desire to know about the stranger who was also an experimenter. He approached the stranger on the pretext of collecting subscription for the nurse fund. This way he hoped to interact with the stranger and know the secret of his bandaged face. The stranger sensed his motive and with an apparently armless sleeve pinched Cuss’ nose thus scaring him to death. It turned out to be an extraordinary, an unusual and a nightmarish kind of experience for Cuss as the things he noticed and felt could hardly be rationalized. Cuss fled straight to Bunting and related his incredible experience to him. Thus out of professional envy he managed to only infuriate the stranger rather than knowing something valuable about him. It only proved to be a disaster in the end.
In Silas Marner, Silas is portrayed as changing dramatically due to the events that transpired at Lantern Yard.
Marner in his earlier life in Lantern Yard had been a well-liked, religious and well- respected member of a small congregation. He was engaged to be married, and was a happy, well-adjusted member of his community. After he was framed by his close friend, William Dane, for a theft which actually Dane had perpetrated, he changed radically. His fiancee also left him to marry Dane. He was so disillusioned that he left Lantern Yard for Raveloe where he became misanthrope, living in an isolated cottage, and avoiding all human company.
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