Give reasons for the following
a. Satyajit attending the village wedding.
recollection of the forgerer when he was on the train.
c. Srinath and his family
eager expectation of
disappointment with Satyajit.
e. Satyajit's feeling that he was an impostor.
f. Satyajit not disclosing his present financial status
to his uncle.
a. Satyajit attending the village wedding was a mere
fact of pride and self-realisation. He was nobody in his younger
days. Thus, when he gained some prestige and became a recognised
person, he enjoyed the attention and fame that he got. The
village people gave him looks of wonder and amazement. He
appreciated the homage which people offered. When Satyajit became
open-handed in the flush of prosperity, he started attaining an
air of pride and stature. Satyajit knew one thing for sure that
it was his benediction which would pave Srinath's way through the
present daughter crisis.
b. He was contemplating on how the wheel of fortune
keeps turning and never favours the same person. He thought about
the forgerer because he knew one thing for sure. If luck leads to
attainment of success before one might expect failure would
strike faster. If success would come fast, downfall would be
faster. Ironically, although catching the forgerer paved his way
towards glory, promotion and prosperity, he had all regrets for
the man. The thought that came to his mind was the fact that he
could have given the forgerer a chance to live. The moment in his
life was ironic because it was he who needed a second chance to
make a living, now that he had lost everything.
c. There was a very valid reason for Srinath and his
family members to have high expectations and eager eyes towards
Satyajit's arrival. Satyajit was very liberal in his days of
prosperity. His wealth made him reach high levels of status.
Although they did not share any blood relation but Satyajit
boasted and felt pride in helping Srinath in the marriage of his
other daughters. He enjoyed success and attention while they
needed money. It was a relation of pure give and take.
d. Srinath had extremely high and sure-to-be-fulfilled
expectations from Satyajit. Thus, when he confessed that he was
present in front of him with his begging bowl and needed Rs.
2001/- to give the in-laws as dowry, he was very much sure that
he would get the money. He didn't worry much because he thought
that a millionaire like Satyajit would obviously be carrying this
meagre amount with him. He was extremely disappointed and put
down by the fact that Satyajit wasn't able to lend him the
required amount of money.
e. The story projects mixed emotions of Satyajit. In one
moment he wants to enjoy the high level of status and privilege
which he gains from the people at his uncle's place. On the other
hand, Satyajit has the consciousness of doing the wrong thing and
deceiving people who need him. He had regret in his mind for
attending the marriage at this time of crisis in his life.
However, he wasn't ready to let go of the situation. He decided
to listen to the 'false echo' that convinced him to keep
misleading his uncle. He was very well aware of the glory which
had departed and thus wanted to remain joyous, though fake, at
this twilight of the gone splendour. This is where he knowingly
becomes an impostor to his uncle.
f. Satyajit was so much in the limelight since the time
he had attained glory that he was ashamed of revealing about his
failure to anybody. Srinath was especially one of the few people
whom he would never want to know about his turn of fortune. He
was considered to be the person who had a lot of money and was
always ready to help. His image was that of a God who held a very
high and prestigious position in the society. It was because of
Satyajit's benediction that all the daughters of Srinath could be
married. He couldn't reveal the tragedy of his life that he was
no more in a position to be called their benefactor. He could not
expose the harsh reality that he could no longer be known as the
philanthropist present at times of need.
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