NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Chapter 7

Glory at Twilight Class 11

Chapter 7 Glory at Twilight Exercise Answers & Summary

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Understanding the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 96

Q1 :  

Give reasons for the following

a. Satyajit attending the village wedding.

b. Satyajit's recollection of the forgerer when he was on the train.

c. Srinath and his family members' eager expectation of Satyajit's arrival.

d. Srinath's disappointment with Satyajit.

e. Satyajit's feeling that he was an impostor.

f. Satyajit not disclosing his present financial status to his uncle.


Answer :

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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Q2 :  

Describe the cycle of events in Satyajit's life that brought him back to where he began.


Answer :

Satyajit witnessed a lot of changes in his life till the time the story was written. He had started his career as a client at a bank. He then caught a forgery and thus got promoted as a Managing Director. However, all these events turned out to be a turning point in his life. At present, he regretted reaching heights of success just by chance and not hard work. Now he realises that the tempo of failure is always faster than that of success. Today, he faced crisis when it came to job, wealth, in fact any resource at all. The wheel of fortune had turned and had completed an entire rotation bringing Satyajit back to where he had begun. He was reduced to nothing after enjoying glorious days when he owned a fortune. Once, it was he who was looked up to for financing and fulfilling the needs of the people. Now, he had to avert such situations to avoid the shame and dismay he felt at his present situation.

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Q1 :  

It is difficult to adjust to a fall from glory.


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How is Satyajit's financial crash introduced to the reader?


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'Failure had a tempo faster than success.'


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Comment on the way in which the story is narrated from Satyajit's perspective.


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Q5 :  

Satyajit should have revealed his predicament to his uncle.


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How has the author used the episode of the bank theft to comment on Satyajit's success in his career?


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The author's comment on crime and punishment.


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Q8 :  

How do these lines capture the essence of the story:

'Glory was all overlaid with dark shame. Glory was dead.'


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