Q. 14.3( 30 Votes )
Which of the words below describe Gerrard and which describe the Intruder?
Write a paragraph each about Gerrard and the Intruder to show what qualities they have. (You can use some of the words given above.)
The following words describe both Gerrard and the Intruder:
Gerrard was a very confident and a witty person having all the qualities of catching the other person’s attention. He was as cool as a cucumber which could be clearly exhibited from his reaction when he found out about the intruder. He was smart and clever enough to balance himself and conquer the situation by convincing the intruder regarding his false identity of a wanted criminal. Lastly, he also possessed the courage to make the intruder fall in his trap as he locked him up in the cupboard and then handed him over to the police.
The intruder was a clever and smart one who time and again managed to flee from the eyes of the police. He wore flashy clothes and somewhat resembled with Gerrard in terms of his appearance. He was a nonchalant person with a very casual attitude which could especially been seen when he revealed his plan of killing Gerrard and telling about his previous criminal record. However, his casual attitude ultimately threw him in Gerrard’s trap because of which he was ultimately handed over to the police.
NOTE- The above paragraphs are only brief examples to write your answer. Students are required to supplement these with more adjectives along with linking them with the scenes of the play.
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Consult your dictionary and choose the correct word from the pairs given in brackets.
(1) The (site, cite) of the accident was (ghastly/ ghostly).
(2) Our college (principle/ principal) is very strict.
(3) I studied (continuously/ continually) for eight hours.
(4) The fog had an adverse (affect/ effect) on the traffic.
(5) Cezanne, the famous French painter, was a brilliant (artist/ artiste).
(6) The book that you gave me yesterday is an extraordinary (collage/ college) of science fiction and mystery.
(7) Our school will (host/hoist) an exhibition on cruelty to animals and wildlife conservation.
(8) Screw the lid tightly onto the top of the bottle and (shake/shape) well before using the contents.NCERT English - Beehive
Irony is when we say one thing but mean another, usually the opposite of what we say. When someone makes a mistake and you say, "Oh! that was clever!" that is irony. You're saying "clever" to mean "not clever."
We use a slightly different tone of voice when we use these words ironically.
Read the play carefully and find words and expressions Gerrard uses in an ironic way. Then say what these expressions really mean. Two examples have been given below. Write down three more such expressions along with what they really mean.
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"They can't hang me twice".
(i) Who says this?
(ii) Why does the speaker say it?NCERT English - Beehive
"You'll soon stop being smart."
(i) Who says this?
(ii) Why does the speaker say it?
(iii) What according to the speaker will top Gerrard from being smart?NCERT English - Beehive
Imagine you are Gerrard. Tell your friend what happened when the intruder broke into your house.
(Clues: Describe (i) the intruder - his appearance, the way he spoke, his plan, his movements etc., (ii) how you outwitted him)NCERT English - Beehive
"This is your big surprise."
(i) Where has this been said in the play?
(ii) What is the surprise?NCERT English - Beehive
“A mystery I propose to explain." What is the mystery the speaker proposes to explain?NCERT English - Beehive
What is Gerrard's profession? Quote the parts of the play that support your answer.NCERT English - Beehive
Why does the intruder choose Gerrard as the man whose identity he wants to take on?NCERT English - Beehive