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What Do the Parting Words of the Poet and Her Smile Signify? - My Mother At Sixty-Six

What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify? SOLUTION The parting words and the smile of the poem signifies that she is hope full that she will meet with her mother very soon. When she went inside the airport she greeted her goodbye and smiled at her continuously to hide her pain.Her parting words were ‘see you soon, Amma! These all things signify how much love and care the poet has for her mother. She feared to lose her, But at the same time she did not want to show it to her mother, because she did not want to hurt him. 02 03 04 05 Add'l Class 12 My Mother At Sixty-Six-Flamingo

Why was the Mother Been Compared to the ‘Late Winter’s Moon’? - My Mother At Sixty-Six

Why was the mother been compared to the ‘late winter’s moon’? SOLUTION The poet’s mother has been compared to the ‘late winter’s moon’ because winter, like old age is a time of inactivity.Old age is the last phase of human life just as winter is the last month of the year.And in old age a men grows pale like death just as the moon in late winter looks pale white. 02 03 04 05 Add'l Class 12 My Mother At Sixty-Six-Flamingo

Why Has the Poet Brought in the Image of the Merry Children ‘Spilling Out of Their Homes’? - My Mother at Sixty-Six

Why has the poet brought in the Image of the merry children ‘spilling out of their homes’? SOLUTION The poet has brought in the image of the merry children ‘spilling out of their homes’ because this image helps to bring out the contrast between childhood and old age . While childhood is a period of care free merry making , old age is a period of death like sadness, with childhood, the journey of life begins, and with old age , the journey ends.   The poet uses many images and contrasts, to present the age picture of her mother vividly . The poet’s mother was sitting beside her in a vehicle, when they were going to the airport. Her mother was dozing . The poet noticed that a pale,wan and corpse like face of her mother. She realized that her mother has grown old and is going to die soon. She became sad, she looked out of window.There she saw some children ‘spilling out of their homes’. And through this, the poet presant a contrast between the happiness of the children and the sadness of

Why are the Young Trees Described as ‘Sprinting’ ? - My Mother at Sixty-Six

Why are the young trees described as ‘sprinting’ ? SOLUTION The poet is driving to the Cochin airport.When she looks outside,the young trees seem to be walking past them, with the speed of the car they seem to be running fast or sprinting . The sprinting of the trees symbolises the rapidly passing years of human’s life from childhood to old age. for this reason the poem compare her mother with sprinting young trees. 01 02 03 04 05 Class 12 My Mother At Sixty-Six-Flamingo

What Is the Kind and Pain and Ache that the Poet Feels? - My Mother At Sixty-Six

What is the kind and pain and ache that the poet feels? SOLUTION When the poet looks at her mother, She sees a pale, wan and corpse-like face of her mother. She realises that her mother has grown old and is going to die soon, with this realisation she feels a great pain over whelming her,i.e.,the fear of losing her mother and this fear has been haunting her since her childhood. 01 02 03 04 05 Class 12 My Mother At Sixty-Six-Flamingo

NCERT Solutions For Class 12 Flamingo- My Mother at Sixty-Six

Think as you read 1.What is the kind and pain and ache that the poet feels? SOLUTION 2.Why are the young trees described as ‘sprinting’ ? SOLUTION 3.Why has the poet brought in the Image of the merry children ‘spilling out of their homes’? SOLUTION 4.Why was the mother been compared to the ‘late winter’s moon’? SOLUTION 5.What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify? SOLUTION Additional Question's Solution MORE QUESTION'S ANSWER

What Socio-Economic Background Did Sophie Belong To? What Are the Indicators of Her Family's Financial Status? - Going Places

What socio-economic background did Sophie belong to? What are the Indicators of her family's financial status? SOLUTION Sophie born in a middle class family, but her thinkings are big.She dreams of big things. She wants to own a boutique. She also dreams of becoming an actress or a fashion designer. But her friend Jansie who live in presant reminds her that they were both earmarked for a biscuit factory. Sophie's family's socio-economic state is also indicated throught the occupation of Geoff.He is an apprentice mechanic.Sophie's father grunts while sitting, tosses Derek's shoe from one chair to another, eats roughly. He couldnot afford a much comfortable life to the family. The family doesn't own a car.All these things shows or indicates towards her lower middle class family. 01 02 03 04 Add'l Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Why Did Sophie Like Her Brother Geoff More than Any Other Person? From Her Perspective, What Did He Symbolise? - Going Places

Why did Sophie like her brother Geoff more than any other person? From her perspective, What did he symbolise? SOLUTION Sophie like her brother Geoff more than any other person because no one other then who interest to know and understand her. Sophie knows that Geoff is the only person who listens her 'wild stories'.And therefore she feels comfortable to share her imaginations to her brother Geoff as reality. Geoff symbolised liberty from the monotonous life they had been living. 01 02 03 04 Add'l Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

How Would You Describe the Character and Temperament of Sophie's Father? - Going Places

How would you describe the character and temperament of Sophie's father? SOLUTION In this story "Going Places" we find that Sophie's father is a careless kind of a man. He does not seem to be a soft or sophisticated man. His great passion is to match football match and he is a big fan of footballer Tom Finny, also Danny Casey. Whenever he finds somethings to celebrate, he goes to the pub. 10 01 02 03 04 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Sophie and Jansie Were Class-Mates and Friends.What Were the Differences Between Them That Show Up In the Story? - Going Places

Sophie and Jansie were class-mates and friends.What were the differences between them that show up in the story? SOLUTION Sophie and Jansie are classmates and friends. But they are poles apart in their character and temperament. Both of them belong to poor families. Both of them are shown as opposites of each other. Sophie is not a girl belonging to this world. She has her own dreamland, where she imagine her beautiful thinkings. She fantasy many things and therefore we can consider her as an escapist, Who hardly keeps relation with the reality. But on the other hand, Jansie is every realistic girl. She know her capacity of work,money and her situation for this she realised her Reality. And Sophie wants to keep her secrets without letting other know. 09 10 01 02 03 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Which Was the Only Occasion When She Got to See Danny Casey In Person? - Going Places

Which was the only occasion when she got to see Danny Casey in person?  SOLUTION The only occasion when she got to see Danny Casey in person when her family went to watch the football match of the United. She went there with her father and her two brothers Derek and Geoff. She enjoyed the play very much at that moment when her icon drove the second goal.Sophie felt proud for her herself. 08 09 10 01 02 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Did Sophie Really Meet Danny Casey? - Going Places

Did Sophie really meet Danny Casey?  SOLUTION No, Sophie did not really meet Danny Casey. But once time she met him,When she went to see the football matches only. Apart from that, She once met him in the arcade. But Sophie said that Danny Casey came to meet her that was her imagination which she taught with reality. 07 08 09 10 01 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Why didn't Sophie want Jansie to know about her story with Danny? - Going Places

Why didn't Sophie want Jansie to know about her story with Danny? SOLUTION Sophie didn't want Jansie to know about her story with Danny beause she knew that Jansie was a nosey kind of girl. If Jansie happens to know something she'll spread that in the whole neighbourhood. Sophie was afraid that now the whole neighbourhood will come to know about her story. This was only why Sophie did not want Jansie to know her story. 06 07 08 09 10 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

How does Sophie Include Her Brother Geoff In Her Fantasy Of Her Future? - Going Places

How does Sophie include her brother Geoff in her fantasy of her future? SOLUTION Geoff is a realistic boy, he is grown up enought to know his  limitations. And therefore he doesnot dream anything big. And also Sophie jealous with him because he speaks little. She suspected areas of his life about which she knew nothing. She saw herself riding there behind Geoff. 04 05 06 07 08 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Does Geoff Believe What Sophie Says About Her Meeting With Danny Casey? - Going Places

Does Geoff believe what Sophie says about her meeting with Danny Casey? SOLUTION At first Geoff not trusted what sophi says about Danney Casey, he said that "It's never true, I don't believe it." But when Sophie narrates the whole story, how Casey came and stood beside her, how she approached him first and what they talked, at last Geoff happened to believed Sophie but there he had doubt with her. 02 03 04 05 06 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Why did Sophie Wriggle When Geoff Told Her Father that She Had Met Danny Casey? - Bzziii

Why did Sophie wriggle when Geoff told her father that she had met Danny Casey? SOLUTION Sophie got wriggle when Geoff told her father that she had met Danny Casey Because She knew that her father was not much sympathetic towards her. She also Knew that her father never believed in her. and therefore she did not want her father to know about her meeting with Danny Casey. She knew that her father would be angry. 01 02 03 04 05 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

What Were the Options that Sophie Was Dreaming of? Why Does Jansie Discourage Her From Having Such Dreams? -Bzziii

What were the options that Sophie was dreaming of? Why does Jansie discourage her from having such dreams? SOLUTION Sophie dreamt of owning one unique boutique in the city. But when her friend Jansie reminded her about the big amount of money that Sophie would need to open a boutique, which a middle class family or person can't afford as they belong to lower middle class families. Then Sophie choose her other dreams to became an actress or a fashion designer. 01 02 03 04 05 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

Where was It Most Likely That the Two Girls Would Find Work After School? - Going Places

Where was it most likely that the two girls would find work after school? SOLUTION Sophie and Jansie were on the verge of passing out from their school.It was most likely that the two girls-Sophie and Jansie would find work in a biscuit factory after leaving their school. Jansie knew that they were both earmarked for the biscuit factory. 01 02 03 04 05 Class 12 Going Places-Flamingo

NCERT Additional Solutions for Class 12 Flamingo Chapter 6 - GOING PLACES

Think as you read 1. Where was it most likely that the two girls would find work after school? SOLUTION 2. What were the options that Sophie was dreaming of? Why does Jansie discourage her from having such dreams? SOLUTION 3. Why did Sophie wriggle when Geoff told her father that she had met Danny Casey? SOLUTION 4. Does Geoff believe what Sophie says about her meeting with Danny Casey? SOLUTION 5. Does her father believe her story? SOLUTION 6. How does Sophie include her brother Geoff in her fantasy of her future? SOLUTION 7. Which country did Danny Casey play for? SOLUTION 8. Why didn't Sophie want Jansie to know about her story with Danny? SOLUTION 9. Did Sophie really meet Danny Casey? SOLUTION 10. Which was the only occasion when she got to see Danny Casey in person? SOLUTION Under Standing The Text 1. Sophie and Jansie were class-mates and friends.What were the differences between them that show up in the story? SOLUTION 2. How would you describe the character and temperament

Describe the Author's Experience With Bats in the Rajapara Forest Bungalow - Bzziii

Describe the author's experience with bats in the Rajapara forest bungalow. SOLUTION The Rajapara bungalow was in clearing. He dislike this bungalow.He said that this bungalow could also have been equally charming as the Kulsi one if the bats had not lived in the roof. Their droppings were a constant reminder of their presence and the fusty smell was ever the inhabitants of the bungalow. 01 02 03 04 Add'l Class 12 Memorise of a Chota Sahib-Flamingo

Give the Author's Description of a Sal Forest - Memoirs of a Chota Sahib

Give the author's description of a sal forest.  SOLUTION The author Rowntree described the sal forest as having the character of English woodland. At the time of Rowntree's stay at the bungalow at Kulsi, there was a sal forest around that place. There was a reserved forest.He said that the reserve forests mostly consisted of Sal trees. 01 02 03 04 Add'l Class 12 Memorise of a Chota Sahib-Flamingo

Relate the Author's Observation On the Use of Mar Boats As a Mode of River Transport in Assam - Bzziii

Relate the author's observation on the use of mar boats as a mode of river transport in Assam. SOLUTION At the time of Rowntree's stay in Assam, transportation could be made only through the rails and the ships or boats. More usually, crossing the rivers was made in a mar boat, a tedious performance at the best of times. The mar, which was a ferry, consisted of a plank platform covering two open boats placed alongside one another. These were either paddled across the river, connected by a running cable to another stretched across the river, were propelled from one side to the other by the force of the current. This ingenious device worked very well, but constant adjustments had to be made to allow for the rise and fall of the rivers. A whole series of ghats, or landing places, had to be constructed at different levels on the river bank. 08 01 02 03 04 Class 12 Me

Give An Account of the Author's Experiences of the Floods On the North Bank of the Brahmaputra During the Monsoon - Memoirs of a Chota Sahib

Give an account of the author's experiences of the floods on the North Bank of the Brahmaputra during the monsoon. SOLUTION The author narrated two instances of experiencing flood on the North Bank of the Brahmaputra during the monsoon. Once he forded one of the flooded rivers on horseback. He persuaded his mount to plunge into water with great difficulty. However he slipped over his croup the next moment and hung on to the horse's tail. Later he discovered that the tail can be used as a rudder. Both he and his horse came out of the deadly situation without any injuries and made it to the other side of the Brahmaputra.   In another instance, he was travelling with his family on the North Bank. Before they could safely return the monsoon broke out. Driving through the roads became extremely dangerous and most of the roads were built upon embankments in order to raise above normal flood level. Further, these roads were narrow and single-track affairs. Rowntree and his

Relate the Author's Reminiscence of the Forest Bungalow At Kulsi - Memoirs of a Chota Sahib

Relate the author's reminiscence of the forest bungalow at Kulsi.  SOLUTION The forest bungalow at Kulsi was situated at the South Bank. The reserved forests mostly consisted of sal trees more like a English woodland. The bungalow there was delightfully situated on a wooden spur above the river. 06 07 08 01 02 Class 12 Memorise of a Chota Sahib-Flamingo

Relate the Author's Experience of the Road Accident During the Monsoon On the North Bank - Memoirs of a Chota Sahib

Relate the author's experience of the road accident during the monsoon on the North Bank.  SOLUTION Once when touring on the North Bank, the Rowntree family left their return rather late,They could not return on time as the monsoon broke. The roads were still motorable but driving through the roads became very dangerous.The roads were narrow, single-track affairs and to raise them well above the normal flood level most of it were built on top of embankments. Rowntree and his family came on one such road which had turned greasy and one skid led to another forcing them to reach paddy field some six feet below the road. He and his familu finally found their way back onto the road after having a bumpy rides throughout their path. 05 06 07 08 01 Class 12 Memorise of a Chota Sahib-Flamingo