NCERT Solutions for Class 12 English Vistas Chapter 3

Should Wizard Hit Mommy? Class 12

Chapter 3 Should Wizard Hit Mommy? Exercise Answers & Summary

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Read and find out : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 48

Q1 :  

Who is Jo? How does she respond to her father's story telling?


Answer :

Jo or Joanne was the four-year-old daughter of Jack and Clare. She was accustomed to hearing stories from her father every evening and on Saturday afternoons, for the past two years. With each passing day, sleep had started eluding her during these story sessions, and her mind and body stayed wide-awake, engrossed in the world of fantasy and adventure.

She was an intelligent and inquisitive child. Her mind was bubbling with queries regarding whatever she heard or saw. Her responses to the stories were a curious mixture of emotions caught in recognition of the known and eagerness to explore the unknown aspects woven in the basic tale by her father. An impatient Jo wanted the story to move with a fast pace and yet cannot proceed with conflicting ideas or unresolved queries in her mind. She was also a very observant listener and corrected her father wherever she felt he faltered. The intensity of her engagement with the story was apparent from her body language and facial expressions. She empathized with the protagonist and rejected whatever did not fit in her own narrow world. The eagerness to understand and the restlessness to assert her point of view kept her awake. She was even willing to fight with her father and to coax him to end the story according to her standpoint. Her responses indicate that she had started developing a personality of her own.

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Q2 :  

What possible plot line could the story continue with?


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From the perspective of Jo, the story should have ended with a happy note of Roger Skunk getting rid of the foul smell forever and being able to play with all other children. However, from the perspective of Jack, the story may not have such an innocent fairy tale ending. In the process of story telling, it was evident that Jack got nostalgic about his own childhood and his mother. Thus, he brought in his own perspective. His sense of belongingness to his mother and his experience of dealing with reality resulted in a mature and compromising end where the reality limited the scope of fiction. As he associated himself with Roger Skunk of his story, he avoided getting into the problematic situation of identity crisis and of blaming his mother.

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Q3 :  

What do you think was Jo's problem?


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Reading with insight : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 55

Q1 :  

Q1. What is the moral issue that the story raises?


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Q2 :  

How does Jo want the story to end and why?


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Q3 :  

Why does Jack insist that it was the wizard that was hit and not the mother?


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Q4 :  

What makes Jack feel caught in an ugly middle position?


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Q5 :  

What is your stance regarding the two endings to the Roger Skunk story?


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Why is the adult's perspective on life different from that of a child?


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