Q. 84.7( 4 Votes )

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(a) In the poem, ‘My Mother at Sixty-Six’, the poet feels the pain of having to see her mother turning old day-by-day. The fear of having to lose her soon as she has stepped into old-age grips her. She is burdened with the pain of seeing her beloved mother in the frailties of old age.


(b) Mr. Lamb says to Derry, “So you are not lost, are you? Not altogether?”. This is because he notices a tiny ray of positivity in the tone of Derry’s voice when is appreciating Mr. Lamb’s garden, and it doesn’t seem like he has lost all positivity from life.


(c) The peddler shoed his gratitude to Edla by sending her a package through the valet, which contained a small rattrap and three crumpled ten kronor notes. He had also written her a letter, expressing his gratitude, asking her to give the money to the poor old man on the roadside, and also thanking Edla for raising the poor peddler to the status of a captain, while meaningfully gifting her the rattrap as a token of gratitude.


(d) A number of events led the Lieutenant Governor to drop all charges against Gandhiji. Firstly, there was a demonstration by thousands of villagers when Gandhiji was called to appear in court, leaving the officials helpless and the government baffled. This was followed by postponement of the trial and holding up for the sentence for several days, wherein Gandhiji was released thrice without bail. All these incidents prompted the Lieutenant Governor to drop all charges against Gandhiji.


(e) Roger Skunk’s mother disliked the new smell of her son because this was not what she was used to, and this was not how her son was actually. no matter how well he fitted now in the society, to her his original smell was the best. This tells us that mothers can be really fond of their children, no matter how they are and what qualities they have. They do not want to see their children changing for anyone but remain true to themselves.


(f) Being very eager to kill the hundredth tiger, after having slaughtered ninety-nine of them before, the Maharaja announced exemption of taxes on the land and the people were happy. But when he couldn’t manage to hunt the tiger down even after all his patience and time, he got really anxious and impatient. He then doubled the land tax in the hillside village where he had been hunting for the hundredth tiger.


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