NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Chapter 1

The Lament Class 11

Chapter 1 The Lament Exercise Answers & Summary

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Understanding the texttalking about the textapprec : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 8

Q1 :  

Comment on the indifference that meets Iona's attempts to share his grief with his fellow human beings.


Answer :

Iona Potapov had lost his son, who died a week before. He wished to share his suffering and his emotions and grieve at his loss. However,  the people he came across, whether passengers or others, were not  interested in listening to his story. Either the people were in hurry or were tired or busy. Thus, none of them paid  heed to his words as he began every time. Finally, he told it all to his horse.

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Q2 :  

Empathy and understanding are going out of modern society. The individual experiences intense alienation from the society around him or her.


Answer :

We have entered an era that feeds on globalisation. A world that is driven by fast technology. The age old emotions and sentiments are all bygone. There is little time for empathy and understanding. An ordinary human's lifestyle has evolved, changing the ethics of our society. People are busy and work is immense and the pressure that a human undergoes leaves no time for her/him to ponder or wonder. A state that makes a human mechanical and lacking in sensibility, which is overtaken by practicality. The concept of society  has altered. The individual is alienated from the society. Human does contribute to the society but not with cultural values but only by  technological advancement. The sharing and dependence have evaporated from our culture and we have restricted our zone by not giving way to feelings of joy, sorrow, fear or love any way. Humans have resigned from such emotions and are resolute not to give in to them.

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Q3 :  

The story begins with a description of the setting. How does this serve as a fitting prelude to the events described in the story?


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Q4 :  

What impression of the character of Iona do you get from this story?


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Q5 :  

Behind the public face of the people in various occupations is a whole saga of personal suffering and joy which they wish to share with others.


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Q6 :  

Comment on the graphic detail with which the various passengers who took Iona's cab are described.


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Q7 :  

How does the horse serve as a true friend and companion to Iona?


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Q8 :  

This short story revolves around a single important event. Discuss how the narrative is woven around this central fact.


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Q9 :  

The story begins and ends with Iona and his horse. Comment on the significance of this to the plot of the story.


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Language work : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 9

Q1 :  

Look at the following set of words and mention what is common to them both in form and meaning.

Snuffle

snort

sniffle

snore

 


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Q2 :  

Look at the words given in the box below

snigger

wriggle

sneak

squeak

squawk

titter

pant

chuckle

giggle

jeer

chortle

guffaw

sigh

sidle

boo

shriek

scramble

croak

straggle

plod

gasp


 


 


 

Now classify them according to their closeness


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Q3 :  

Explain the associations that the colour 'white' has in the story.


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Q4 :  

What does the phrase 'as if he were on needles' mean? Can you think of another phrase with a similar meaning substituting the word 'needless'?


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