Q. 24.1( 149 Votes )
Why does the intruder choose Gerrard as the man whose identity he wants to take on?
The intruder was a murderer who was constantly being chased down by the police. To escape from the situation, he chose Gerrard as the man whose identity he could easily impersonate. In addition, he found Gerrard to be quite similar to him and thought that if he would kill him and then behave and look similar to him, there would be hardly any chances of him being caught.
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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.)NCERT English - Beehive
Enact the play in the class. Pay special attention to words given in italics before a dialogue. These words will tell you whether the dialogue has to be said in a happy, sarcastic or ironic tone and how the characters move and what they do as they speak. Read these carefully before you enact the play.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
Look up the dictionary entries for the words sympathy, familiarity, comfort, care, and surprise. Use the information given in the dictionary and complete the table.
"This is your big surprise."
(i) Where has this been said in the play?
(ii) What is the surprise?NCERT English - Beehive
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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"At last a sympathetic audience."
(i) Who says this?
(ii) Why does he say it?
(iii) Is he sarcastic or serious?NCERT English - Beehive
"They can't hang me twice".
(i) Who says this?
(ii) Why does the speaker say it?NCERT English - Beehive