Q. 14.4( 34 Votes )

Looking at contrasts

Nelson Mandela’s writing is marked by balance: Many sentences have two parts in balance.

Use the following phrases to complete the sentences given below:

(i) They can be (ii) I was born free

thought to love

(iii) but the triumph (iv) but he who

Over it. Conquers that

Fear

(v) to create such

Heights of character

1. It requires such depths of oppression

…………………….

2. Courage was not the absence of fear

……………………..

3. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid ……………………

4. If people can learn to hate…………………

5. I was not born with hunger to be free.

Answer :

1. (v) to create such heights of character.


2. (iii) but the triumph over it.


3. (iv) but he who conquers that fear.


4. (i) they can be taught to love.


5. (ii) I was born free


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