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    Moll Flanders is an eighteenth-century novel by Daniel Defoe. It was first published in 1722, and it is about the adventures of Moll, a poor young woman from London who becomes a criminal by necessity to support her illegitimate child. She becomes a thief, pickpocket, and prostitute. Eventually, sheRead more

    Moll Flanders is an eighteenth-century novel by Daniel Defoe. It was first published in 1722, and it is about the adventures of Moll, a poor young woman from London who becomes a criminal by necessity to support her illegitimate child.

    She becomes a thief, pickpocket, and prostitute. Eventually, she finds redemption through her religious faith. There are two main characters in this novel. One is Moll. The other is Flanders, who represents the “real world.” Both of these characters are shown through the eyes of a third-person narrator. The novel follows the pattern of the picaresque novel.

    It also has elements of realism, fantasy, and satire. The picaresque novel has a lot of historical roots. These include the 1540s novel Don Quixote de la Mancha and the 1560s work The Travels of Sir John Mandeville. Picaresque novels follow the life of a protagonist (or protagonists) who struggles to get by in a harsh world. They typically show the protagonist’s struggle against social injustice and poverty.

    These novels can be satirical or realistic. They often involve some degree of fantasy. The picaresque novel is sometimes described as a “social novel.” This is because it deals with the “real” world. The protagonist is often a commoner, rather than a nobleman. The picaresque novel is also often described as a “feminist novel”.

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  1. Misunderstanding is the major theme in the story "A shot in the Dark” by Saki. Throughout the train journey, Philip Sletherby doubts the young boy Bertie for being a liar and a fraud but at the end of the story, Philip is guilt stricken after being informed that Mrs. Saltpen Jago once had brown hairRead more

    Misunderstanding is the major theme in the story “A shot in the Dark” by Saki. Throughout the train journey, Philip Sletherby doubts the young boy Bertie for being a liar and a fraud but at the end of the story, Philip is guilt stricken after being informed that Mrs. Saltpen Jago once had brown hairs but later she changed the colour of her hair, hence proving the young boy ,Bertie an honest and truthful person.

    A Shot in the Dark Summary in English 11th English Supplementary

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  1. Philip Sletherby: In the play, he is a man, who aspires to become a politician. Mrs. Saltpen Jago :She is a rich and influential lady of high rank. Bertie: He is the son of Mrs.Saltpen Jago Claude People K.C: a Friend of Sletherby. A Shot in the Dark Summary in English 11th English Supplementary

    1. Philip Sletherby: In the play, he is a man, who aspires to become a politician.
    2. Mrs. Saltpen Jago :She is a rich and influential lady of high rank.
    3. Bertie: He is the son of Mrs.Saltpen Jago
    4. Claude People K.C: a Friend of Sletherby.

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  1. Following are the main characters in the novel Two Gentlemen of Verona: A. J. Cronin (The narrator of the entire prose). Nicola (A 13-year-old boy). Jacopo (Younger brother of Nicola. He is 12-year-old. Lucia (Elder sister of Nicola and Jacopo. She is 20-year-old). Two Gentlemen of Verona Summary 12Read more

    Following are the main characters in the novel Two Gentlemen of Verona:

    1. A. J. Cronin (The narrator of the entire prose).
    2. Nicola (A 13-year-old boy).
    3. Jacopo (Younger brother of Nicola. He is 12-year-old.
    4. Lucia (Elder sister of Nicola and Jacopo. She is 20-year-old).

    Two Gentlemen of Verona Summary 12th English

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  1. The theme of the story is about responsibility, hope, hardships, sincerity and staying satisfied. To the world, they are happy boys who are doing various jobs, earning a good amount of money and everything is well in their lives. But as we all have heard the proverb “All that glitters is not gold”,Read more

    The theme of the story is about responsibility, hope, hardships, sincerity and staying satisfied. To the world, they are happy boys who are doing various jobs, earning a good amount of money and everything is well in their lives.

    But as we all have heard the proverb “All that glitters is not gold”, which means that though they appeared to be happy, but deep inside they were facing the bitter reality of their lives, hardships, struggles and sacrificing their happiness to bring back normalcy in the life of their tuberculosis afflicted sister. They were orphans and homeless.

    Two Gentlemen of Verona Summary 12th English

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  1. This story is a perfect example of “Where there is a will, there is a way”. We find the two little boys worked hard and lead a laborious life only for their left family member, Lucia. They sold wild strawberries, newspapers, acted as a tourist guides and even worked as shoe shine boys only to earn mRead more

    This story is a perfect example of “Where there is a will, there is a way”. We find the two little boys worked hard and lead a laborious life only for their left family member, Lucia. They sold wild strawberries, newspapers, acted as a tourist guides and even worked as shoe shine boys only to earn money so that they can pay for their sister’s treatment.

    They could have gained sympathy from the people around them, but they rejected the idea of begging and accepted the idea of working hard with perseverance. Even in the time of war and weapons where death and hatred were the only scene, these boys did not fail to pick up hope for the sake of his family. Instead of criticizing their fate ,they accepted their lives as a gift of God and rather than complaining about it, they kept their self respect as their top priority and worked hard.

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  1. The title of the story is highly justified, because both the brothers faced the adversities and hardships with full courage and determination all alone. Behind their torn clothes and soiled faces, they had a pure soul full of love and self sacrifice. They deserved to be called as "Gentlemen" as theyRead more

    The title of the story is highly justified, because both the brothers faced the adversities and hardships with full courage and determination all alone. Behind their torn clothes and soiled faces, they had a pure soul full of love and self sacrifice. They deserved to be called as “Gentlemen” as they were dignified, sincere and hard working.

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