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SECTION-IV

(Literary Genre – Novel) – Marks 16

Q. 5. (A) Complete the activities given below as per the instructions:(4)

Column ‘A’         Column ‘B’
(1) Novel                                           (a) Greek Romances
(2) 18th Century Literature           (b) Middle class readers
(3) 2nd to 6th Century                   (c) A long narrative fiction
(4) Newspapers and magazines(d) Spirit of Realism
Column ‘A’         Column ‘B’
(1) Novel                                           (c) A long narrative fiction
(2) 18th Century Literature           (d) Spirit of Realism
(3) 2nd to 6th Century                   (a) Greek Romances
(4) Newspapers and magazines(b) Middle class readers

(a) The novel that bears more than one level of meaning is called —————— novel.

[Realistic/Allegorical/Historical]

(b) —————– novel is concerned with the protagonist’s overall growth from childhood to adulthood.

[Bildungsroman/Utopian/Gothic]

(c) —————– novel is a novel based on the author’s life.

[Epistolary/Psychological/Autobiographical]

(d) The novel based on an imaginary community possessing the ideal qualities is called —————– novel.

[Utopian/Epistolary/Picaresque]

(a) The novel that bears more than one level of meaning is called an allegorical novel.

(b) Bildungsroman novel is concerned with the protagonist’s overall growth from childhood to adulthood.

(c) Autobiographical novel is a novel based on the author’s life.

(d) The novel based on an imaginary community possessing the ideal qualities is called utopian novel.


B) Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below. (4)

Narrator E. R. Baithwaite is one of the major characters of the novel- “To Sir, With Love’. He is the victim of racial discrimination. He had to become a teacher as there was no option. But when he became a teacher, along with the students, he also changed. He developed patience and changed his ways of dealing with students. He has a strong determination to bring good change in his students. He was a sensitive person too. He proved himself as a good teacher in the end. He is the character who brings a positive change in his students. He is patient, determined, optimistic and student friendly person. So his character is remarkable.

The narrator is a very sensitive person. When he joined the school, he had a very difficult time with the students. They were disrespectful, ill – mannered and mischievous. They harassed him from the very first day. But he didn’t lose his patience. He used new ideas and techniques with patience that helped him to bring a significant change in his students. During the half-yearly report of the Student’s Council. The students showed a remarkable change in their behaviour. They showed their courteous behaviour to students and the teachers. He developed good habits and qualities in students. He transforms the students into good citizens. The narrator felt proud of his students. So, it is true that student – teacher relationship is one of the themes of ‘To Sir With Love’.

(See both answers in English Activity Workbook for Std. XII English by Prof. Tushar Chavan)


(C) Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below. (4)

Phileas Fogg is the hero and chief protagonist in the novel. He accepts the wager to preserve his honour and prove his worth. He wants to show the members of the Reform Club that he can do anything he sets out to do. He spends nearly all of his money along the way. He just wants to prove himself right. This shows that for Fogg, honour is more important than money. He is honest, brave, calm, proud, generous, obstinate, and unselfish person. Phieas Fogg is adventurous man. He likes to face challenges. He hardly loses his patience. He is well informed and well aware of the changing world. His impact is really unforgettable.

Philease Fogg is the central character of the novel. He makes a wager of going around the world in eighty days. He completes his journey overcoming all the obstacles. He has to face unexpected delay due to arrest. Finally, he reaches London but feels that he loses the bet. He comes home. He remains calm and does not blame anyone. But at the end he knows that he can win the bet as he gains one day when he crosses the International Date Line. At the end he wins the wager as well as the love of a charming woman. So, the most interesting part of the extract ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ is its climax.

(See both answers in English Activity Workbook for Std. XII English by Prof. Tushar Chavan)


(D) Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below. (4)

Mary Morstan shows no hesitance in discussing the case in Dr. Watson’s presence. She insists Dr. Watson on hearing the case along with Holmes. She opines that he may prove invaluable assistance to solve the case.  She requests him to be with Holmes. She insists Dr. Watson visit Lyceum theatre with appealing eyes. Her expressions shows her emotions. All this shows that Mary Morstan encourages Dr. Watson to get involved in her case.

Holmes’ House: It is the center of the events. It is Holmes’ office too. The action begins and ends at this house.

Lyceum theatre: It is the place where the party has been called. This is the place near which the unknown writer of the letter asked Mary Morstan to reach if she desired to get justice. Here Holmes confirmed the sender’s identity and initiated the next journey.

Unknown place (House): It is a questionable, forbidding neighbourhood and inhabited house. It is a remote area. It increases the mystery and suspense of the story.


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