13- A TALE OF TWO CITIES

 

 

  1. Why do people look powerless and helpless? [2006II,

         People look powerless and helpless due to injuries and disabilities caused to them by the blast of two atom bombs. They did not know how to save themselves. No one was there to help them.

  1. Under what circumstances the victims had to pass through? What were the sufferings of the people?

         The victims of the blast had to pass through / suffer miserable and helpless circumstances. There were fires and dead bodies everywhere. Those who survived we’re burnt and injured badly. The atmosphere was full of cries of pain. They were helpless. No one was there to help and sympathize with them.

  1. Describe the scene of devastation/destruction?

         The ruthless attack of two atom bombs by the United States caused wholesale death and destruction. There were fires and dead bodies everywhere. Those who survived we’re burnt and injured badly. The atmosphere was full of cries of pain. Buildings were reduced to rubbles. The greenery of hills was burnt. The trees lost their leaves. Nothing was left behind. Everything was destroyed.

  1. What is the moral lesson? What is the main idea of the poem? [2006I,

         The moral lesson is that these nuclear weapons must not be used in the future no matter what happens. Everything was destroyed when America dropped two atomic bombs on the two cities of Japan. The Japanese did not lose heart and bore all the sufferings with courage and patience. They worked hard and became the strongest nation and economic power of the world. It was all due to their strong will and devotion to their country.

  1. List down the rhyming words?

          Afraid, made, drills, shrills, hills, moans, groans etc

  1. How did the Japanese overcome the situation?

         The Japanese overcame the situation by the dint of hard work. They did not lose heart and bore all the sufferings with courage and patience. They worked hard and became the strongest nation and economic power of the world. It was all due to their strong will and devotion to their country.

 

Reference to the Context

REFERENCE:

These lines have been taken from the poem “A tale of two cities” written by John Peter.

CONTEXT:

The poem deals with the destruction of the two cities of Japan namely Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was caused when America dropped two atom bombs on these cities. Everything was ruined but the Japanese didn’t lose heart. They worked day and night to rebuild their nation with great determination and will power and proved to be a great economic power on the map of the world.

EXPLANATION:

In these lines, the poet narrates the destruction caused by two atom bombs dropped by America. Japan was collapsed at one time. It was a great violation of human rights. The victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were seriously injured. The ruthless attack of two atom bombs by the United States caused wholesale death and destruction. There were fires and dead bodies everywhere. Those who survived were burnt and injured badly.

The atmosphere was full of cries of pain. Buildings were reduced to rubbles. The greenery of hills was burnt. The trees lost their leaves. Nothing was left behind. Everything was ruined but the Japanese didn’t lose heart. They worked day and night to rebuild their nation with great determination and will power and proved to be a great economic power on the map of the world

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