NCERT Solutions for Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 7

My Mother at Sixty-six Class 12

Chapter 7 My Mother at Sixty-six Exercise Answers & Summary

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Before you read : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 90

Q1 :  

Ageing is a natural process; have you ever thought what our elderly parents expect from us?


Answer :

Aged people usually undergo pangs of loneliness and need companionship. The pessimistic approach they develop towards life can be shunned only if we provide them with abundant love, care, importance and empathy. They expect their children to sit calmly and talk to them about the happenings of their lives and to take their suggestions for making significant decisions. Their lost vitality can thus be easily rejuvenated. This happiness will encourage them to live life enthusiastically.

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Think it out : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 91

Q1 :  

What is the kind of pain and ache that the poet feels?


Answer :

The poet, while leaving her parent's home, observes her mother's pallid face. For the poet, the 'ashen' face of her mother, lost of all vitality and colour, bears resemblance to a corpse. She realises, with pain, that her mother has grown old and is nearing her death. Such thoughts make her recollect her childhood fear and anxiety of losing her mother. The idea of getting separated from her mother distresses her. Even her smiles are an expression of her helplessness at the face of what is inevitable.

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Q2 :  

Why are the young trees described as 'sprinting'?


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Q3 :  

Why has the poet brought in the image of the merry children 'spilling out of their homes'?


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Why has the mother been compared to the 'late winter's moon'?


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What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify?


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