Bihar Board Class 11th English Book Solutions Read, Think and Enjoy Chapter 1 The Secret of Work Text Book Questions and Answers.
Rainbow English Book Class 11 Solutions Read, Think and Enjoy Chapter 1 The Secret of Work
Bihar Board Class 11 English The Secret of Work Textual Questions and Answers
Let’s Think and Do :
Discuss in small groups how does a blind person feel.
A blind person is a physically challenged person. He/she cannot see. Some persons are blind from their birth or become blind at a very early age like Helen Keller. Some become blind when they are fully grown, and have seen the world.
The blind people, especially those who become blind at an early age, do not appear to miss their sight. They go about the world, do all the business of their lives. They get used to the way they live. So they are seldom unhappy.
But those who turn blind at a later stage miss their sight. They think of the days when they could see. They are unhappy at times. But they too get used to their changed conditions of life.
The blind do not find living as hard as we, who can see, think that they do.
How does the narrator throw light on how to use our ability to see ? Discuss.
The narrator Helen Keller was blind. She could appreciate how blessed are those who can see. But those was can see, do not realise how fortunate they are. They think their eyes for granted. They make use of their eyes as is essential for them. They do not even notice things that are so obvious, or are always in front of them. For example, Helen Keller asked some sighted people what colour the eyes of their wives was. Most of them were embarrassed because they never looked in the eyes of their wives. They cannot even describe their other features.
Helen Keller tells the sigted people to see all the objects around them very carefully. They may just imagine that they are going to lose their eyesight the very next day. If the sighted people look at every object minutely, they would enjoy the miracles of nature more beautifully and fell how fortunate they are to have eyes, the most wonderful of all senses.
Do a project work on the ‘Art of Seeing’.
Do it yourself.