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Monday, 31 October 2011 at 20:00 1. Yudhisthira’s Wisdom According to a Hindu scripture Yudhisthira was the man with profound wisdom. Once he was travelling with his other four brothers and the day was very sunny and hot. They were very tired and thirsty, so wanted to drink water. Yudhisthira sent his one brother to fetch water from a nearby lake. Hours passed but the brother didn't come back. He sent his second brother, he also disappeared. He sent the third as well as the fourth ones, but they also didn't return. Finally, he travelled himself and found all of his brothers dead near the lake. When he was near the corpses of his brothers, Yaksha (water god, by the way) appeared and warned him not to touch anything there unless he answers his questions. Yudhisthira agreed to answer Yaksha's questions. Yaksha started asking. "Tell me Yudhisthira what makes the sun shine?” “The power of God!” Yudhisthira answered. “What is man’s surest weapon against danger?” “Courage! Courage is his surest weapon in danger.” “What gives more to man than even the earth does? What feeds him and sustains him and makes him strong?” “A mother, surely. A mother is more than the earth.” “When does a man become loved by his fellows?” When he gives up pride.” “What is that which makes a man happy when he has lost it?” “What can a man give up and immediately become rich?” “Desire.” Yaksha asked his final question, "What are the most surprising things about humans?" "Indifference to the inevitability of death! People see everyone dying before their eyes, but they don't realize that they will also have to die one day." Mr. Yaksha was very happy with Yudhisthira's answers and happily revived all of his dead brothers. 1. Write the story Of "Yudhisthira’s wisdom" from the point of View of the Yaksha.

His answer was full with wisdom. and flew back over the now raging fire. If in any way it had been eroded due to problems of life. and a dead tree. she flung herself out into the fury of the storm. so it was only justified that a son of his step-mother. He ignored my warning and tried to drink water. seeking safety from the flames and smoke. I started asking him question like. long ago. to test his wisdom. was gone to look for water. burst into flames. He also came near my pond. The thick smoke made breathing almost unbearable. rising higher. surrounded by the flames below. He did not see me. Flapping her wings. satisfied. So he thought that the sound was perhaps mistake of his ears. It was a very hot day. I made him unconscious. and the Pandavas were chasing a deer. struck by lightning. the Pandavas were in exile. in a vanished condition. One day. I was very impressed by his wisdom. I kept watch there. a way to save them.Fire! Fire!&quot. I exposed myself and then restored the consciousness of all the four Pandavas. Other things are of no use without them. Madri. the Pandavas of Mahabharata. but he chose to answer the questions first before drinking water. in future. I stopped him and asked him to first answer my questions. for the wise answers he had given.Run! Run to the river! &quot. I was surprised. The Brave Little Parrot Once. over the center of the forest. with no chance of escape. &quot. Sparks leapt on the wind and soon the forest was ablaze. the Buddha was born as a little parrot. After searching for some time. When he wanted to drink water from there. and had to face the same result. a son of Kunti was alive. Crackling flames leapt and danced before her. He said that righteousness and truth was the only weapon with a man. The youngest Pandava. I thought he might demand Bhima or Arjuna back. should also be alive (Nakula &amp. in the forest where they. He answered the questions difficult question. and came back to my heavily abode.what made the sun shine: what is man's surest weapon against danger etc. came to her. 2. But to my surprise. in hiding. After that I gave them the boom of victory and success. now on the other. Sahadeva. Finally Yudhisthira himself came. cried the little parrot. he came near the pond which I had implanted. firstly. In this same way Arjuna and Bhima also had the same consequence.I am Yama. &quot. The heat rising up from the burning forest was like the heat of an oven. she shook her wings and released the few drops of water which still clung to her feathers. I had to test the wisdom of my son. a storm broke upon her forest home. he demanded the life of Nakula or Sahadeva. a desperate idea. Since him. So. Nakula was sent. thunder crashed. the heavenly father of Yudhisthira. Lightning flashed. She rated to the river. But as she flew she could see that many animals were trapped. Terrified animals ran wildly in every direction. Sahadeva were Madri's son). and. A wall of flames shot up now on one side. dipped herself in the water. the little parrot flew bravely on. At last. It is the story related to the time when the Pandavas were in exile. who were very strong fighters. Twisting and turning through the mad maze of fire. The . he only heard my voice. For very long. He was also sad seeing his four younger brothers lying in that condition. I turned myself a Yaksha and wanted for the chance. I Offered him in the life of one of his brothers back. and asked the reason for it . Suddenly.&quot.Ans: . flew towards the safety of the river. when Sahadeva did not return. and who would help him in future fight of Mahabharata(Kurukshetra). They all become very thirsty and sat under the shade of a tree to reset.

&quot. who was that great eagle. Strangely moved. he exclaimed. Green grass pushed up from among still-glowing cinders. he changed himself into a golden eagle and flew down. upon the forest. gods of a happy realm. rocketed about the sky laughing for joy. &quot. thought suddenly of his own privileged kind. All the animals looked at one another in amazement. Advice! (Cough. They pointed at her with perfect hands. The little parrot washed and bright. from the river to the forest. Back and forth she flew. Not one had been harmed. coughed the little parrot. shining eagle&quot.I will help!&quot. and flew back again over the burning forest. he just wanted to be like that brave little parrot and to help. Stream after stream of sparkling tears poured from his eyes. I just (cough) need someone to help&quot.&quot. they could . the carefree gods. They happened to look down and they saw the little parrot flying through the flames. &quot. Her eyes. from the burning forest to the river. said the eagle in a solemn and majestic voice. he grew ashamed. God though he was. &quot. Her lungs ached. some of the Devas. My own mother. dipped herself in the cool water. and leaves. she exclaimed. &quot. Between mouthfuls of honeyed foods they exclaimed. burned red as coals. cough) I don't need advice. Where those tears fell.Look at that foolish bird!&quot. Up above. stung by smoke. She's trying to put out a raging forest fire with a few sprinkles of water! How ridiculous! How absurd!&quot.Stop. there they were. Her feet were scorched. Seeing that.I don't need a great. Her mind spun as dizzily as the spinning sparks. in the clear blue sky. he began to weep. But one of those Gods did not laugh. and a single desire was kindled in his heart. At this time. Her feathers were charred. the flames died down. And the god. Washed by those tears they were whole and well. still laughing and talking while many animals cried out in pain and fear from among the flames below. The little parrot was just nearing the flames again when the great eagle. Yes.Your task is hopeless! A few drops of water can't put out a forest fire! Cease now and save you — before it's too late. Wave upon wave they washed down like the cooling rain upon the fire. upon the animals. were floating high overhead in their cloud palaces of ivory and gold. little bird!&quot. down towards the little parrot's fiery path. seeing the little parrot flying through the flames. and the smoke began to clear. and flushed with these new feelings.Go back. Buds unfurled and blossoms opened. foolish little parrot! Save yourself! Save yourself!&quot. &quot. &quot. and upon the little parrot herself.tiny drops tumbled like jewels down in the heart of the blaze and vanished with an hssssssssss. time and time again.to give me advice like that.Now that's more like it!&quot. And they laughed. The eagle's tears dripped from burned branches and soaked into the scorched earth. stems. &quot. might have told me such things long ago. He could see them floating high up above. She could hear the great eagle flying above her as the heat grew fiercer. But still the little parrot flew on. Then the little parrot once more flew back through the flames and smoke to the river. But the little parrot only continued to fly on through the smoke and flames. Where those tears glistened. calling out. new life pushed quickly forth-shoots. with eyes like molten gold appeared at her side. the dear bird.

illustrated by Susan Gaber. Besides that. Apply the four levels of interacting the text to the story. By seeing such hopeless activities of the parrot one of the gods was deeply moved.:Literal Comprehension: Long ago. When one god takes the shape of an eagle and advises the small bird to stop and save herself. she does what she can. laughing at the ridiculous situation. somehow she had saved them. all the animals in the forest were saved. and flew back over the raging (danki raheko) fire and sprinkled some drops of water but they vanished very easily. Ans.P. The Brave Little Parrot (G. The little parrot is rewarded with colorful feathers where hers have been signed. looping and soaring in delight. &quot. &quot. By seeing the plight of the animals the parrot decided to help them.This story may be trying to tell us that one should selflessly help those who are in need of help. then. 1998. One such picture. miraculous rain!&quot. The use of small paintings boxed within a larger boxed background results in an effective design element. The parrot did the same thing time and time again. His tears quench the flames and bring new life. Interpretation: Brave Little Parrot is from an ancient Jataka tale from India. dipped himself in the water. Hence. Gabber’s paintings are rich with lush greens and flaming oranges. but they tell her it is hopeless. The god. When hope was gone. is touching in its simplicity and power. though insignificant in the larger world. The forest in which he lived was caught with fire and the animals began to run away very desperately in order to find safety. In the heavens. Critical Thinking: . These are parables of pebbles with moral lessons. Selflessly helping others is reward in itself.) A gray parrot witnesses the start of a forest fire. Interpretation: . legends and Jataka Tales (Yellow Moon Press.After reading this story.I don't need advice. The god advised him to save his life as he could do nothing to put out the fire. He. this story is also trying to convey the message that to help other during the crisis is serving the god. I am reminded about many Buddhist legends or . the Buddha was born as a little Parrot. Bravely.The story is a little farfetched and gets one thinking of the possibility of such events.) Martin has published other versions of this tale in The Hungry Tigress: Buddhist Myths. the little parrot. then darted (gone) to the river. This story is full of moral lessons. she tries to save them. I just need help! &quot. Now. 1. “The Brave Little Parrot”. so its purpose may be justified. the parrot retorts. She calls on the other animals to help. &quot.Hurray for the brave little parrot. disguised himself in the form of eagle and approached (came near) the parrot. and began to shed tears in such tears in such a way that the fire was extinguished very soon. They really gods or Deva? However. Found in More Best-loved Stores Told at the National Storytelling Festival. She knows she can fly away to safety. (August House. carrying small drops of water on a leaf to pour on the enormous fire. a small drop of water framed above a roaring fire. The parrot replied by saying that he needed help not the advise. the eagle starts to weep. 1999) and as a children's picture book. Selflessly help those who are in need of help. This technique focuses viewers' awareness of how the small actions of one creature. Touched by her courage and ashamed of his useless and selfish life. but when she sees the devastation and other forest dwellers trapped by the fire. can contribute to that world's salvation. they cried. Putnam's. some gods look down on the scene.Hurray!&quot. the god in the form of eagle was ashamed. 1992.see their friend. and for this sudden. Assimilation: .

hundreds of years before this.Go to Ahab and give him a message from me. but when his son is king. The law of God forbids me to sell this land which came to me from my fathers. but not many years had passed before judgment had fallen on the whole family just as God had said. He had been in his chariot and an archer shot an arrow through his body.&quot. The men did as Jezebel asked them to do. but pass it on from father to son. He spent the day sulking in his room and would not go down to dinner. I desire becomes free from the cycle of rebirth like the Buddha. All of his sons were killed. Jezebel met her death in a dreadful way. There at the very place where Naboth had been killed the dogs licked up Ahab's blood from the chariot. and seems sorry. Jezebel said. and signed Ahab's name to them. Then the Lord said. for he is now dead. he rent or tore his clothes. Then as a punishment. &quot. In the place where Naboth died the dogs shall lick your blood. Not long after this Ahab was killed in battle. &quot. Jezebel wrote letters to some of the men in the city. He told her that Naboth had refused to sell his vineyard to him. Your wife Jezebel shall be eaten by dogs. awful judgment came upon them and the whole family. In the letters she asked them to arrange a celebration and invite Naboth to have a special seat of honor. The law which God had given them said that they were not to sell their land.You can go now and take possession of Naboth's vineyard which he would not sell you. All of your sons will die or be killed and all of your family will be taken away. and Naboth was stoned to death. &quot. Because Ahab and Jezebel went their own way and refused the love of God. &quot. I will not bring all these hard things whilst he lives.&quot. So Ahab went and claimed the vineyard. &quot. All this is because of your wickedness.I cannot sell it. Right next door to the palace was a well kept vineyard owned by a man named Naboth. 3.Are you really the King of Israel? Don't worry.I have found you because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of God.&quot. Servants threw her from an upstairs window into a courtyard where she was killed. Ahab's son became king. This made Ahab very angry. mine enemy?&quot.Have you found me. Ahab went back to the palace with a heavy heart and was most displeased. Because Ahab has humbled himself before me. God spoke to Elijah the prophet and said &quot. This vineyard had belonged to his father. Ahab was surprised to see Elijah and said to him. One day as Naboth was working in his vineyard the king came to him and offered to buy it. &quot. God will punish you for this. Ahab looked with longing eyes at this vineyard and thought what a fine garden it would make for his palace.Jataka tells which a parables to show self-lessens to annihilate to destroy.&quot. Ahab and Naboth Ahab and Jezebel lived in the palace at Samaria.&quot. and put on rough sackcloth as people did when they were very sorrowful. They then sent word to Jezebel that he was dead. I will get you the vineyard. Jezebel came to see what was wrong. Then she asked them to bribe two men to come and make false charges against him. they were to take Naboth outside the city and stone him to death. Jezebel said to Ahab. Naboth said. Their name today stands for wickedness .When Ahab heard these dreadful words. Elijah answered. They brought the chariot back to the pool at Samaria to be washed. and his grandfather and others in the family from the time when they came into the land. just as God had said. The dogs ate her flesh.

Naboth the jezveelite had a beautiful vineyard in Samaria Ahab the king of Samaria. at the time of the Penitential Prayers. Ahab felt frustrated because he could not buy Naboth vineyard. So the elders proclaimed a fast and the sons of Belial whole witness against Naboth. But no one needs to go that way. Naboth carried outside the city and was stoned to death after Naboth and Death. God directed Elizah to tell Ahab that he had committed two sins First he had killed Naboth and second he had taken away Naboth land. Interpretation:-The Bible may be telling us that we will have to pay for our sins and evil deeds because god is watching all the times known everything. He did not need to crave (to have a dative) far Naboth vineyard. We may enter that way through our Lord Jesus Christ. for God prepared another way. It brought unhappiness to them and to all their family while they lived and an eternity shut away from God in hell. If Not Higher If Not Higher is a short and sweet story by I. Then god sent a message to a prophet named Elizah to go and meet Ahab the king of Somaria. Perennial.L. Ahab could neither eat nor sleep. His door stood open: whoever wished could go in and out. He was nowhere to be seen . Coveted (to take it forcefully) this vineyard. Critical thinking: . no doubt. the rabbi of Nemirov would vanish. no one would steal from the rabbi. Four levels: Literal comprehension: . 4. narrow way.it was surprising to see Ahab being greedy. She told him that as he was the rural of Samaria.and ungodliness.neither in the synagogue nor in the two study houses nor at a minyan. His straight. They thought hat God's way was to narrow so they chose their own way. A rabbi has plenty . Jezebel has been characterized as a wicked queen fleer action of falsely implicating Naboth so that he could he stoned to death is unpardonable. Ahab took possession of Naboth vineyard. His wife jezebel found the cause of Ahab’s depressed mood. He receives all who come to Him. Punishment far blasphemy was to stone the person to death. She said that she would acquire Naboth vineyard far him. The lesson we learn from this is: Because they had refused the living God they had only idols to help when in trouble or times of temptation. Early every Friday morning. the place that God prepared for the devil and his wicked angels. Elizah told him that the same dogs which had licked the blood of Naboth would like his blood too. He was the king of Somaria and there were many pieces of land which he could buy. Elizah told Ahab that he would have to pay for both his sins Ahab felt Astounded as to how quickly the word had found out about his evil deeds. Which was near the palace? Ahab offered to exchange the vineyard far another one Naboth refused to give the vineyard saying that it was the inheritance of his far father (Inheriting family property). He should eat well as be happy. Then she wrote letters to the elders and noble’s to proclaim a fast a wicked palm was to set 10 sons of Belial to bear witness that Naboth had committed blasphemy against god and the king. Where could the rabbi be? Where should he be? In heaven. And he was certainly not at home. But not a living creature was within. who took our punishment upon himself. Saying that he had committed the crime of blasphemy against god and the king. and an idol has no power to help.

The rabbi goes out. and Satan of the thousand eyes watches the whole earth from one end to the other. First. He’ll watch all night and discover where the rabbi vanishes and what he does during the Penitential Prayers. bends down. So this Litvak points to a passage in the Gamara .of business to take care of just before the Days of Awe.it sticks in your eyes . The rabbi hugs the sides of the streets. he listens and remains where he is. keeping to the shade of the houses. But a Litvak is made of iron. the Litvak admitted that when he found himself alone with the rabbi a great fear took hold of him. Then he goes to the clothes closet and takes out a bundle of peasant clothes: linen trousers. and the Litvak under the bed. right after the evening prayers. The rabbi . how much suffering. the Litvak steals into the rabbi’s room. hearing it.He is scheming to find out. (Afterward.long life to him! lies on the bed. The rabbi gets dressed. Everyone has left. he reports. Who can help us if not the rabbi! That’s what the people thought. and good matches.arises. God bless them. peace. It is again quiet and dark. A trifle: to be alone with the rabbi at the time of the Penitential Prayers! But a Litvak is stubborn. and leaves the house. Every once in a while a cry rises from some minyan reciting the Penitential Prayers. puts it into his belt. pouring water on their fingernails. he does what befits a Jew. lies in each groan. but our sins are so great. What he sees. mumbling a few Jewish words. At dawn he hears the call to prayers.) Finally the rabbi . and waits. slides under the rabbi’s bed. Whoever has heard the rabbi of Nemirov groan knows how much sorrow for all Israel. he hears people jumping out of their beds. and the roots of his side locks pricked him like needles. said the Litvak. Go argue with a Litvak! So where can the rabbi be? &quot. a big felt hat. health. Then the Litvak hears the beds in the house begin to creak. So he quivered like a fish in water and remained where he was. The Litvak hears the sound of his heartbeats mingling with the sound of the rabbi’s heavy steps. or from a sickbed. But once a Litvak came.&quot. he recites a whole tractate of the Talmud by heart.long life to him! . He glides from house to house and the Litvak after him. Someone else might have gotten drowsy and fallen asleep. The Litvak has heard him groaning for a whole hour. From his coat pocket dangles the end of a heavy peasant rope. a coat.where it is written that even Moses our Teacher did not ascend to heaven during his lifetime but remained suspended two and a half feet below. banging doors. But he keeps on going and follows . That same night. and he laughed. but a Litvak is never at a loss. need livelihood. and the Litvak follows him. shrugging. high boots. Goose pimples spread across his skin. wide leather belt studded with brass nails. The rabbi has already been awake for a long time. A man’s heart might break. he denounces. You know the Litvak. and a long. takes an ax from the bed. The hushed dread of the Days of Awe hangs over the dark streets. The Litvak trembles but continues to follow. Yet all the while . Jews. They think little of the holy books but stuff themselves with Talmud and law.what a Litvak can do! . informs.That’s not my business. a bit of light from the moon shines through the shutters. They want to be pious and good. On the way the rabbi stops in the kitchen.

&quot. In the gray light of early morning he sees a poor room with broken. . &quot. answers the supposed Vassil.See.Who am I?&quot.It’s only six cents. a bit more joyously. He stops at a back street besides a small. He puts the bundle of wood on his back. She complains bitterly.Buy? How can I buy? Where will a poor widow get money? &quot. &quot. I am sure you’ll pay.Foolish one.I have wood to sell. the second portion of the Penitential Prayers. &quot.enters the wood. And not waiting for the woman’s reply. &quot.I’ll lend it to you. &quot. As he kindled the fire and the wood burned brightly. lies on the bed. The rabbi . He hears the tree creak and fall. asks the poor woman.And how will I ever pay you back?&quot. says the rabbi reproachfully. and what do you want?&quot. Before dawn ( ld/ld/]).And who will kindle the fire?&quot.the rabbi to the outskirts of town.&quot. Then he makes a bundle of the wood and ties it with the rope in his pocket.Who is Vassil. The rabbi chops the tree into logs and the logs into sticks. sick Jew. the first portion of the Penitential Prayers. miserable furnishings. he recited the third portion. very cheap. asks a frightened voice. No one saw him anywhere and all the prayers thought that he would go to heaven at that time. The Litvak.I&quot.&quot. But there was a Litvak who did not believe it. The Litvak steals in after him. &quot. &quot. he goes into the house. he recited. He tried to find out where Rabgi was.&quot. The Litvak recognizes it as the voice of a sick Jewish woman. and returns to the town. shoves the ax back into his belt. when another disciple tells how the rabbi of Nemirov ascends to heaven at the time of the Penitential Prayers.&quot. The Litvak who saw all this became a disciple of the rabbi.&quot.&quot.&quot. wrapped in rags. He only adds quietly. A sick woman. you are a poor. While you.|of] ) under the Rabbi's bed and he remained awake. the Rabbi groaned ( j]bgf lgsfNof] ) for the poor sick people of Israel. One evening he crept ( 3l. broken-down shack and knocks at the window. the Rabbi of Nemirov would disappear at the time of penitential prayers ( k|flZrtsf] k|fygf ). answers the rabbi in the accent of a peasant. and then shut the stove.&quot. As the rabbi puts the wood into the oven he recited.I’ll kindle the fire. overcome with amazement. A small wood stands just outside the town. &quot. asks the widow? &quot. When the fire was set. watches the rabbi take the ax out of his belt and strike the tree. answers the rabbi. Summary: Early every Friday morning. And ever after. &quot. in a groan.If not higher.Vassil. &quot. &quot. &quot. the Litvak does not laugh.long life to him! . you have such a great and mighty God and you don’t trust him for six cents.&quot.Have I the strength to get up? My son is at work. Again the rabbi answers in Russian. He takes thirty or forty steps and stops by a small tree. and I am ready to trust you with a little wood. groaning.Who is there?&quot. &quot. &quot.

one should help poor. One Litvak saw all his activities and became his true disciple ( d]nf). Interpretation: This story may be trying to tell us that doing good deeds on earth may be a more exalted activity than doing God's will in heaven. On the other hand. Ans: . entered the house of poor Jewish women and persuaded her to buy the firewood but she did not buy as she was poor. I don't totally support the writer’s saying. Then. To please the god most. The Litvak kept on following him. the angel vanished. the Litvak was deeply moved and from that time onwards. the angel again came to his room. q. Interpretation The writer may be trying to tell us the importance of Selfless human service. He then started reciting the different portions of penitential prayers. this story also . Early morning when others were praying for the people of Israel. the rabbi disguised himself as a peasant and left the house. Apply the four levels of interacting the text to &quot. he went to the nearby forest and cut the firewood and made a bundle of firewood.}n] yfxf gkfOsg )? Do modern people believe on the existence of gods and heaven? Can we find such person who goes people house to house to know their troubles? From these facts. Abou Ben adhen was asleep and in his dream an angel came to his room. Abou found his name on the top of the list. he would go to heaven while the Litvak did not believe that openly. than. He lent her the firewood for six cents. the Litvak managed him to go secretly to his room on the eve of the penitential prayers and hid under the bed. he becomes his disciple.. He heard their groans ( j]bgfx? ) and lastly went to the jungle. After reading this story I remembered a poem ' About Ben Adhen'.He was nowhere to be seen. One night. Then 'Abou' requested him to write his name as one who loved his fellow man. IV) Assimilation This story gives a high moral lesson to the readers. Then he took the firewood to a sick poor Jew woman. III) Critical Thinking Although this story teaches us a great moral ( g}lts) lesson. some of the writer's views are disagreeable. Besides that. the writer shows that suspicious people like Litvak have no faith in religion but they should be convinced practically true worshippers of humanity have as high place as Moses. He was collecting the names of those who prayed the god. he gave the firewood and candled the fire to her. He had the list of people whom god had blessed. the rabbi of Nemirov would vanish . Can a man go to the heaven in his life time? Does a true disciple of the god disappear at the time of prayer? Is it possible for a man to sleep under the bed whole night undetected ( s. 'Abou' asked the angel if his name was in the list. Then he returned.After one hour. The story also tells us that service to mankind is service to god is a great moral lesson. then. Other People were of the opinion that during the prayers. He. In order to find out the whereabouts of the rabbi. sick and needy people who are in great trouble.Literal comprehension: Early Every Friday morning at a time of penitential prayers.If Not Higher&quot. After sometimes. Having seen such humanistic deeds of the rabbi. He thought the Rabbi would go higher than the heaven if such place was. The next night. The Rabbi felled a dead tree and made firewood. The angel replied negatively. he went to the kitchen took an axe and visited house to house of town people. He also burnt fire for the woman and at that time he recited the three courses of the penitential prayers. 1.

and an offering would typically to make to thank the god for curing a disease. however. Only thorough death can our soul achieve that release that “cures” if these ills. After the trial he had not been immediately executed (punishment of death) because there was a tradition in Greece to send ship to Delos in the name of Apollo and due to this incidence the execution was postponed. To do good deeds on this earth is a great reward on another world. His last words were to his friends Crito. He convinced them quite satisfactorily and taught them a lesson to truth and . Ans: . He was present there at the last moment of Socrates death. For as long as we are alive our soul is tempted and distracted by the flesh. It was better not to stick to life if he did not give him anything. After the long philosophical discussion about soul. Socrates went and took a bath. He sent all his family members home. the festival of Jews. Then the Jailer came to him by weeping in and said that Socrates had to drink poison that day. Socrates had been accused of misleading the youth a causing them to hold free opinions. Phaedo Two characters Phaedo and Echecrates were having discussion about the last moment of Socrates. The day had been passed in conversation as was his way in prison and out. The rabbi like people becomes simply laughing stock in the modern society. after the ship from Delos will arrive. He was brave and wise. 5. Asclepius. Socrates didn’t afraid he praised that men and sent one of his men to bring the poison. Asclepius is the Greek god of Medicine. He did not like to live in false way. general people would think that he would go the heaven during the prayers but the Litvak identified the reality of the rabbi by his skeptical nature. But he did not move a bit. The poison was creeping up to his heart.If Not Higher&quot. in the story Phaedo describes about the trail and execution of Socrates Echecretes asks what was done to Socrates and what he had said at the time of his death. Summarize the plot of &quot. Here. Summary Phaedo was a disciple of Socrates. When the ship was arrived. and went to help the needy people. He cried and went away. At his death time. Socrates suggestion in his dying words is that he has been cured of the disease that is life. and should therefore be thankful to Asclepius. Critical thinking: This story sounds highly idealistic as it delivers the moral lessons. he would be executed. Socrates took the cup of hemlock and swallowed in one breath. Socrates replied that he would make himself ridiculous in his eyes. When Crito said that his master could drink it a little later. asking him to offer a cock to the healing god. Phaedo was a devoted disciple of Socrates.The rabbi of Nemirov happened to disguise himself as a peasant during the penitential prayers. he gave the following description to Echecrates. Only by doing prayer god is not happy rather god becomes happy in doing humanitarian deeds and helping the needy people as the rabbi has done in the story. He was the witness of Socrates’ death. He thought to die speaking the truth than to live telling a lie. no one will get the virtuous character like the rabbi in the story.focuses on the humanitarian activities that make a person great and noble. Than his friends began to weep and he stopped them. In this selfish and materialistic world. on that all Socrates’ friends and relatives had come to the prison. in one sentence. his wife and children had attended to melt his heart. Socrates was a lover of truth and justice. the story is good to deliver the moral lessons. Anyway.

Dying bravely is far more satisfactory than living cowardly. righteousness and justice. cricket fighting caught on in the imperial court. He then made his subordinates go to the heads of each village and force them to send in a constant supply of fighting crickets. The writer also believes on the life after death. Timid life is no worth living. justice and humanity. who wanted to win the favor of the monarch. Socrates was accused of misleading the youths. For him. One day. so he often had to pay cash out of his own pocket when he failed to collect any competent crickets. To die for the cause of truth is to depart for the land of heaven. as the magistrate was extremely zealous to please the emperor. However. &quot. III) Critical Thinking After reading this story the readers can find many disagreeable points. Many village heads worked hand in hand with the speculators to make profits. The Cricket A long time ago.Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. with the emperor leading the fad. only the soul is departed but the death like Socratic's gets eternal piece. He said. and he went into a severe depression. A coward dies hundred times before his death&quot. Speculators hoarded good crickets. II) Interpretation: The writer of this story may be trying to teach the lesson of truth. I will also try to speak the truth and I will never fall behind to die for the cause of truth and justice. The head of his village delegated part of his duties to him because he found Cheng Ming easy to push around. If they failed to catch them. buying them at a bargain and selling them for an exorbitant price. So I will always hold truth. or they had to pay a levy in cash. He had a strategy for doing so: He managed to get a cricket that was very good at fighting. but what . he meted out harsh punishment on any village heads who failed to accomplish their tasks. In so doing. The small insects suddenly became a rare commodity. 7. Cheng Ming was one such villager.his wife and children went home without feeling depressed. He would send to the imperial court the crickets that could beat the one hews keeping. A local magistrate in Huayin. But he was leading them towards truth and humanity. &quot. IV) Assimilation After reading this story. Can one enjoy heavenly happiness after death? What about rebirth? Can a man survive always holding truth and ideality ( cfbz{)? Does a man drink poison before his wife and children leaving them in despair a man drink poison before his wife and children leaving them in despair? What about the existence of heaven? Do the modern people follow such principle like Socrates? From this fact. Cheng Ming did not want to bully his fellow villagers as the village head did him. Before drinking hemlock. The authority gave him enough time to confess his fault. Soon the little proper ties he had were draining away. tried in every way to get him the best fighting crickets. they had to purchase them from someone else. I don't totally agree with the writer. He is also trying to encourage ourselves to hold truth even at the death point. they bankrupted many a family. he said to his wife that he wanted to die. “Death is easy. everything should have worked smoothly. I learnt a great lesson about truth and justice. The village heads in turn shifted the burden to the poor villagers. We also learn form the story that one should not fall behind to die for the cause of truth and justice. Theoretically. is a popular proverb.&quot. who had to search for the crickets. But brave Socrates never bent.

He searched beneath brick debris. the boy went out of the room. His worries increased as the dead line drew closer and closer. vowing to teach the little scoundrel a good lesson. a form of corporal punishment in the ancient Chinese judicial system. when the big cricket jumped out and hopped away.” So saying.” his wife re minded him. the boy was already dead. The father’s fury instantly gave way to sorrow. lurked a large toad. He couldn’t believe that all his hopes had been dashed in a second. Cheng Ming’s wife went to see him. When the wife got home. he took the jar and wanted to have a peek at the cricket. Panicked. Then they heard about a hunchbacked fortune teller who was visiting the village. On the bushes by the jiashan sat a fat male cricket. Without a word.”Cheng Ming gave up the idea of suicide and went to search for crickets. however. “Well. he was unconscious. Back home. “But we don’t have a pavilion in our village. He thought of committing suicide again. Suddenly they heard a cricket chirping. he went about the tedious task. but to his parents’ dismay. He caught the big. He looked around for his son. The fortune teller gave her a piece of paper with a picture on it. but Cheng Ming could not produce any good ones. His wife did not know what to do. Gradually the boy came back to life. as if he were in a trance. The parents grieved again for the loss of their son. It was a pavilion with a jiashan (rock garden) behind it. Each day he got up at dawn and did not return until late in the evening. The couple traced the sound to a small cricket on . forgetting the paining his buttocks. The wound on his but to confined him to bed for days and further delayed his search for crickets. Beside it. hoping that he would revive. When he was released the next day. Sure enough. he saw the cricket. “This is the fortune teller’s hint at the location where I can find perfect cricket to accomplish my task!” he exclaimed. He was removing the lid carefully. He searched inside and outside the house. glancing at their only son. and the toad squatting nearby in the rock garden at the back of the temple. Immediately he put the boy back on the king. he felt the body still warm. The grieved parents laid their son on the king and lamented over his body the entire night. sleeping on the king. take a closer look and think. He was clubbed a hundred times on the buttocks. Days went by. Seeing his father was gone. “Good heavens! What’re you going to say to your father when he comes back?” the mother said in distress and dread. “Everything will beaver tomorrow. elastic tongue. “Why can’t we look for the crickets ourselves instead of buying them? Perhaps we’ll strike some good luck. dike crevices. Doesn’t the temple on the east side of our village have a rock garden? That must be it. black male cricket just before the toad got hold of it.” he gave a sigh of relief and went to tell his best friends in the village the good news. he could barely walk. the boy tried to catch the fleeing cricket with his hands. ready to catch the insect with its long. Cheng Ming sprang up and jumped to the floor. tears in his eyes. she showed the paper to her husband. Armed with a tiny basket of copper wires for catching crickets and number of small bamboo tubes for holding them.will our son do without you?” asked his wife. and he caught only a few mediocre crickets that did not measure up to the magistrate’s standards. Cheng Ming became distraught when he saw the dead cricket. he carefully placed the cricket in a jar he had prepared for it and stowed the jar away in a safe place. When he fished him out. and in the weeds and bushes. he accidentally squashed the insect when he finally got hold of it. The day for cricket delivery finally came. only to locate him in a well at the corner of the court yard. burin a flurry. As Cheng Ming was dressing his son for burial the next morning. Cheng Ming limped to the temple with the support of a make shift crutch. Cheng Ming’s nine-year-old son was very curious.

Placing it cautiously in thecae. The battle between the little cricket and the rooster ended with the same result: The rooster sped away in great pain. He had golden cage manufactured for the little cricket. The emperor pitted the little cricket against all his veteran combat ant crickets. Uncertain of its capabilities. Cheng Ming went to a young man from a rich family in his neighborhood. Though small. for it was very small. The sudden burst of action stunned both the young man and Cheng Ming. but the magistrate re fused on the ground that Cheng Ming’s cricket was too small. and Cheng Ming felt exceedingly happy and proud. how can a cricket fight a rooster?” asked the magistrate. the cricket looked smart and energetic. Changing could not go to sleep. What amused the emperor most was that the little creature could even dance to the tune . thinking that Cheng Ming would quit telling his tall tales when his cricket became the bird’s snack. Before the little creature planted its small but sharp teeth into the neck of the big cricket. He ordered a big rooster brought to his office. dashed their hopes. when it jumped nimbly on to a wall.” Cheng Ming proclaimed with great pride. the terrified young man fished the big insect out of the jar just in time and called off the contest. Cheng Ming planned to take it to the village head. The rooster then went for it a second time. wrenching Ming came a few steps closer. When they took a closer look. If the little cricket is a good-for-nothing. sent the cricket to the magistrate and asked for a test fight with his master cricket. The young man goaded and taunted him. it sod deny seemed to have run out of patience. The little cricket hopped out of the jar in time to dodge the attack. No matter how the young man prodded it to fight.“I don’t think you have heard its rooster-fighting story. he took it to the emperor. but it showed no sign of fleeing. He tip toed to ward it. Cheng Ming’s small insect seemed transfixed. To fight this monster would be to condemn his dwarf to death. the little cricket chirping triumphantly on its heels. it simply would not budge. Cheng Ming and the young man were commenting on the little cricket’s extraordinary prowess. He was about to catch it. When they put the two crickets together in a jar. He wanted to put the little cricket to the test before sending it to the village head. it won’t hurt to give a try. it charged the giant opponent head on. “Well. having heard him boasting about an “invincible” cricket that he wanted to sell for a high price. Cheng Ming decided to take arises. screaming in agony. when a big rooster rushed over to peck at the little cricket in the jar. As the young man spurred the little cricket on. cheeping at him. “Well. The next day. The young man burst into a guffaw. “You can’t judge it only by its appearance. what’s the use of keeping it anyway?” he thought. and it defeated them one by one. but suddenly began to shake its head violently. This sudden turn of events baffled Cheng Ming and the onlookers. the little cricket jumped onto his chest. The next morning. Cheng Ming hesitated.the door step. holding his jar tight. When the young man showed his cricket. “There’s no way my little cricket could survive a confrontation with your big guy. thinking that he finally had the very insect that could win him the emperor’s favor. Instead. however. With great wrath. along with the village head.”“Nonsense.” Cheng Ming said to the young man. Cheng Ming. The story of a cricket fighting a rooster soon spread throughout the village and beyond. to the great embarrassment of Cheng Ming. The little cricket chirped victoriously. it’s better than nothing. The magistrate was first astonished and then pleased. At last.” Cheng Ming thought. they could not believe their eyes: The little cricket was gnawing on the rooster’s bloody comb. The appearance of the cricket. because his little cricket seemed no match for this gigantic insect.

Since it was very small he did not will to catch it but the cricket itself came to Make-good. now a governor. With a great effort. a man is not important but what he can contribute determines his life. he even thought of committing suicide. magistrate to village head provides us the . They took the boy outside and were about to bury him. It was presented to the magistrate who finally took the cricket to the emperor. In a village called Floral Shade. It was such fun! You know what? The greatest fun I had was my fight with a couple of roosters!” Literal Comprehension: During Ming Dynasty. So. As indicated on the paper. Make good provides him tells us that how much faith Chinese have to the supernatural force. Make-good also received hundred acres of land. The emperors used to order the village headman to collect the cricket. belief and their way of life. the emperor became happy and ordered education minister to offer Make-good a degree.” After a hot meal. To his surprise. He was so much frustrated that he even thought of committing suicide. He tried to catch it but it flew away. There was bush on the side of rocks where Make good saw a cricket on it. Make good was left alone when he was unable to collect the crickets. Make-good kept his cricket to fight with local champion cricket. For this reason. early in the morning. A year later. there used to live a man named Make-good. “I’m so tired and hungry. there was a cricket. Within a year. Similarly. Make good caught the cricket and kept in a tube at his home. The story provides a lesson that consistency in work is the secret of success. Next day. To make her husband’s task easier. and I fought allot of other crickets. It reflects that if one cannot work. in turn exempted Cheng Ming from his levies in cash as wells crickets. Cheng Ming’s son came out of his stupor. he was assigned a task to search crickets but he could not collect them. He also saw another cricket. the little boy uncovered the tube and the cricket flew away like a shot. This cricket won all the species of the cricket of the realm. the cricket fighting was popular in China. flocks of ship and oxen. The magistrate. They found that the boy had a slight light of hope. he would not have gained the property at last. Similarly the different rank from governor. At that time. He sat up an drubbed his eyes. he kept and nourished it. Had Make good not engaged himself in search of cricket. Then he lived happy holding higher status in the family Interpretation: This story shows us how difficult it is to live in this material world.of his court music! Extremely pleased with the magic little creature. Under a despotic ruler’s rule. Marshall Green. His wife suggested him to go for searching the crickets himself. he has no right to survive. he told them. And the cricket died. the story is successful to present that we should be always hopeful for the better future. to the great surprise and joy of his parents. He tried and caught it but the cricket’s abdomen and the legs were separated. Similarly. he got beaten. In that picture. “I dreamed that I had become a cricket. The boy realized his mistake and jumped into the well. The hunch backed fortune teller and the respect which Mrs. Make good easily understood that it was a clue for him to search the cricket. it won the match. Make good’s wife consulted a hunch backed fortune teller who produced a paper where there was scene drawn. Make good had nine years old son. it is the story which reflects Chinese culture. So. Make good reached in the place of rocks where there was a mountain. the emperor rewarded the magistrate liberally and promoted him to a higher position. Make -good saw a cricket which was huge. Fascinated by the cricket. The first word she uttered to his jubilant parents was. Make good became happy.

8. The looser groups had to collect some amount of money to buy the fruits like Mango. He enjoyed delicious food and flattering words though the heavy weight of crown had irritated him. The king requested all the people to offer the same respect and honour of the king as they used to pay to Dionysius himself. When I was a child. All these intellectuals used to flatter the king for his happiness. even cucumber and other fruits it was my oxen Sindure which had fed me many cucumbers and mangoes. he had to be brave. He was famous for his cruel treatment. Among them. So. there was a person named Damocles who used to flatter the king beyond the limit. Next day. once it would be difficult to leave the throne after the feast. There were two oxen in my home which we had named as Ruse and Sindure. They wanted to kill him but they could not do so because of his fear. Damocles became happy and boasted over among his friends for the grace of the king. I used to take my oxen for grazing in the field. happy and easier like a king.ancient political system of China. he jumps into the well. First of all. Jackfruit. So. Assimilation this story made me remembers my childhood days. His citizens used to live with a sense of fear every day. I appreciated this story for taking me in my golden childhood days. Why didn’t he think if he was so conscious about the importance of cricket before? Moreover. After the . Dionysius was not a weak and vain king. The king ordered him to ascend the throne and the golden crown was placed on his head. fat and brown coloured ox. he was sure to be killed. he wanted to teach his foolish courtier a moral lesson. if fortune teller knew where the cricket was located. why didn’t he himself go to search? Can we say fortune teller did not desire property and fame? Except these questions. If it fell. I agree with the central idea of the story that some animals become a source of happiness in our life. Can we believe that such power is possessed by a common man? Similarly. the king declared that he would throw a feast and would allow Damocles to experience the honour and happiness of the king. Likewise this story also reminded me cock fighting which was also famous in our locality. a paper comes from nowhere as the hunch backed fortune teller recites some of the magical formula. For this. Critical Thinking the present story The Cricket very beautifully shows the social and belief of the then Chinese society but some questions arise as we go through the text. So. He was not pleased with such flattery. Damocles had been clothed in royal dress. He requested the king to release him from the terrible position. Sindure was huge. the feast was conducted. He was brave active and champion to fight. make good’s nine years son realizes his mistake after killing the cricket. Damocles got a shock when he saw a keen edged sword tied with a slender hair above his throne. The king responded that the sword might fall or it might not fall. the story is interesting. The guests of higher rank arrived. There used to be betting among our friends on the question that whose ox would win the fight. The Sword of Democles Literal Comprehension: Dionysius was a famous king of Sicily. Damocles was so excited that he felt. aren’t the children afraid of insects? Were the Ming emperors so foolish that they enjoyed the fight of small petty insects? Why not bull and cock? Were Ming emperors so irrational to a degree of education to the man who has searched a mere cricket? Likewise. Moreover. the king used to be surrounded by the guards and intellectuals all the time.

The people hated him and wanted to slaughter if they got an opportunity. “The Sword of Damocles” In a single Paragraph. Can a person like Dionysius be called a wise and intellectual? It is not only the king but a common man desires to be loved and admired. all these learned people are busy in fulfilling their own needs. Ans.:. we will always get troubles. How can a king Dionysius punish his courtier Damocles who always praised his personality? How can a tilted. Had Damocles not been greedy for power. Though she has produced the best minds.long hours. thinks of society rather than himself. Assimilation: I liked this story mainly because of its two features. Damocles descended from the throne happily with a realization that wealth and fame doesn’t bring necessarily the happiness. Fed up with this. Why does the king himself disobey when Damocles as a king sitting on a mighty throne orders him to release from the throne? Can the king’s command be disobeyed? At the end. cruelty and anarchy arise when even the educated people fail to do their duty. Instead if he had fought for the rights of people. Damocles. the story appeals us to fight against the discrimination collectively transcending our individual benefits. had themselves started supporting the dictator. if so. sharp and heavy sword be tied with a slight thread of hair? Likewise. Interpretation: This story may be trying to show us the cruel domination of the emperors in the past and some of the causes of such cruelties from the kings. the king says all the guests to offer the same respect as they used to do to him. They have not yet used their rational mind to give the justice to the people who are forced to live in the margin of the society. Is it the service to the other? Then why does not Dionysius help the poor if he is not after the wealth? Except these weak points. is a developing country. a great flatterer always praised the happiness and gift of King Dionysius. he would not have been in trouble. The first is that it is the factual presentation of so-called intellectuals. Dionysius had spread fear in the midst of citizen. who knows he might have been a great freedom fighter in the pages of history. In short the story reminds us to live for the society. One day Dionysius decided to teach him a lesson and informed that Damocles would be . what is the source of happiness? It is not discussed in the story. was well hated and always feared his death. the story presents that we should never flatter because the happiness which we get after flattering other does not last long like that of Damocles. the strict ruler of strict. who in fact had to support the poor citizens. They could not revolt against him because of the groups of intellectuals. the feast ended and the sword did not fall. Similarly the story presents us that the source of suffering is the greediness for power and luxurious life. Likewise the story shows us if we support a bad person.Dionysius. Nepal. He liked the company of learned men but also had many flatterers in the court. My country. fulfill our duty rather than being greedy. On the other hand. Hence this story shows us clearly that the domination. the story mentions that wealth doesn’t bring happiness necessarily. It is because of this ill activity of Nepalese intellectual corruption is prevalent here and the country is back warded. In short. They support and write articles for the benefit of corrupt leaders. Critical Thinking: An intellectual person is one who fights for the equality. the story is interesting and full of moral lessons. Summarize the story.

He aired lout his opinion of the king being the happiest person in the king being the happiest person in the world and he sat upon the throne of Sicily.The writer may be telling us that a high position has its risks and dangers boundless and wealth and power does not always being happiness and satisfaction. 9. while looking upward. He only kept looking at the hanging sword after several hours. In spite of some awkwardness. but Dionysius ordered him to remain where he was throughout the banquet Damocles was terror-sinker as he felt the sword would fall upon his head and take away his life. King Dionysius was playing a cruel joke by a hanging a sword above Damocles head. Paralyzed with fear he could not eat his food to sit on the throne then became an unpleasant experience. Dionysius was not deceived by such Flattered. Interpretation: . It is absurd of king to allow al common man to sit upon his throne. At first Damocles liked being in this position but suddenly his spirits were dampened he looked up and got the sock of his life just above his head was a sword hanging upon a single strand of hair. Damocles was clothed in royal hobs and was told by the king to wear a golden crown and sit on the throne during the banquet.The Library Card&quot. high position has its own charms and glory it has its own risk. He has both famous and tyrannical.this story teaches us that we should not be deceived by flatterers and it also makes it clear that to hold high power and greatness. The Library Card &quot. he was made to sit on the throne. To amuse himself Dionysius told Damocles that he could sit on the throne the next day during the banquet and know how a king feels. No doubt. Critical thinking: . the sword would kill him instantly Damocles immediately wanted to get down prom the throne. He was always lauding talking very highly and praising the king. Flatterers praise people but their words are empty devoid of meaning. At first. every dish of food to be tasted before it was served to him. but after a while his head became heavy because of the crown.the king and everyone would pay him respect as a king.People may think that people in power and high position lead a happy life without any tension and trouble but it is not so. In great fear of his life. However. Then the ceremony is ended and he learned a great lesson.Dionysius was the king of Sicily in the 4th century B. The banquet ended and he was more than happy to remove the crown form his head and get down from the throne and become an ordinary subject. is based on the real situations Richard Wright . Literal comprehension: . To make sure that it was not poisoned. Damocles was a coward who pared for his life.What is the main theme of the story. He was treated like a king.” Ans. Dressed in King’s clothes and crown. Damocles sat down on the throne wearing rich silk clothes with the crown on his head.C. If the slender hair hock. :. . prince and emperor seem quite happy on the surface level but they too have to undergo with great tension and trouble at times. The life of king. he could not enjoy anything. he began to enjoy the post but suddenly. Among the flatterers was a foolish courtier called Damocles. One must be strong and full of courage. “The Sword of Damocles. He was surrounded by intelligent courtiers as well as flatterers. At first he enjoyed the newly gained status.This may be an imaginary story. So the next day. Assimilation: . he saw naked sword hanging by a hair over his head. It is better to look into the things rather than at the things to know the reality of anything.

He also thought of getting help from them. He does not get the real feel of human nature. This young boy rose above mistrust fed by racism. It surprised the black boy.experienced while growing up. Due to these red necks the separation of whites and blacks caused the distrust and forge that made it hard for Richard Wright to have the right to read. The man gave his library card to the boy to use and also warned him to use it properly so that he would not get any trouble. we must continue to be concerned about reading skills of all peoples. The black boy had helped many white gentlemen to collect books from library. But it also helps certain misconceptions held by Negros (including the writer) to get cleared. He finds the Negros themselves responsible for their condition. It's a relieve that our society now prosper from this dark era where regardless of what your nationality is you can gain a good education. Gerald who heavily put the burdens of being black on Richard Wright at his apartment. Richard Wright would go into this one library and out of the everyone in society there was one kind man. and got criticisms. I can't even believe that people were like that with no compassion and love. Read with and offer books to all children so that they can find their own freedom. He comes to learn about so many books which seem to open the floodgates of information and new worlds that Richard himself is amazed about how could people write so much which they have known. He began to understand the themes of many books. The setting was back in time in an era where blacks were known to be ignorant due to the laws of the white man. He knew that he would not get books to read because he was black an Irish catholic who was the boy's close gentleman seemed ready to help the boy. Richard Wright (a Negro) comes to know about so many other writers. and solved his craving for books. So. Although. He knows not only the writers but also the many other writers who have any sort of bias. He got bitter experience of the social and colour discrimination. The boy had language problem but he struggled hard to read many books. Determination and cunning are tools honed on the whetstone of struggle. But after all it is only the bookish knowledge that Richard gets. Mr. This also clears the clouds of prejudices held by blacks against the writers. He consulted . Mr. However. Plus. He knew that English language. Mr. A Negro boy while reading 'The American Mercury' saw a white man called H. where technological devices are reducing shelf space and availability of books. Summary This lesson describes about the social and colour discrimination in America. Books can open minds and change lives.Mencken being abused by another Whiteman. The importance of this event in the life of Richard Wright cannot be underestimated. In today's reality. People are treated equally and with respect. Richard Wright changed his life with a Library Card. The writer realizes the weakness of Negros themselves. he had been badly attacked by his words. In the effort of trying to know more about the white writer (Mencken) who wrote in the favor of the blacks. people like Mr. Mencken being himself the white man had protested the behavior of the white. we still have those small groups who believe in the old ways we came a long way. He realizes the bias and exploitation between the Negros themselves.L. In this way the boy began to read books. Falk who tries to help Richard Wright to check out a book and read. Blacks were restricted from good education and that means that most of them couldn't read at all and because of this Richard Wrights writes his struggles in the Library Card. He knew that while people treated the black as slave or non-men.

But does a wise man behave in such way? Isn't there compulsory education for all in America? Was the back's freedom really seized? Didn't the back struggle for their right and freedom? Do all people struggle so hard to get knowledge like the black? SO.... If you don't have an account yet. It is the education which makes Richard aware of the cruelties of the whites over blacks. III) Critical Thinking After reading this story I learnt that the white people behave the Negros quite savagely. Under One Roof! Educatusexpo. education makes us see the multiple forms of domination and such social evils of the society. At last he got in confusion how long he could bear it. → Comment You need to log in to post a comment. He also describes that where there is a will there is a way. Richard knew that the black were not independent. Richard wanted to get a library card and finally he got it out. He also knew that the educated Americans were behaving savagely.. The black boy became conscious because of the white people. Top 100 Colleges. register now! Your rating: 0 no rating • Report abuse • Share Ads by Google Educational Expo 2013 Get On the Spot Admission Now. I don't totally agree with the wri ← The Glossary of Poetic Te. | Major English for Grade 1. II) Interpretation The writer may be trying to say that education is supremely valuable ornament of life is education. Hence.com • • • • • • • • • News About Netlog Advertisers Developers Contests Downloads Search Help & FAQ Dating . It also makes us conscious on how we can live our life better and meaningful. He began to hate the white and the feeling of their hatred gave bitter experience in his conscious mind and heart. The writer also reminds us that life will be incomplete without education.English grammar and dictionary his education made him different from the other black people. Without education a man can't understand the real life or world. In this way education makes us able to read the attitude and psychology of the people which even changes our ways and even thinking of our life.

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