UP Board syllabus Class 12
UP Board Chapter 4 Class 12 Explanation
BoardUP Board
Text bookNCERT
Class 12th
SubjectEnglish
Chapter Chapter 4
Chapter nameTHE HORSE
Chapter Number Number 3 Explanation
CategoryEnglish PROSE Class 12th
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP Board syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12th THE HORSE
2UP Board syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12 Explanation
4UP Board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 Comprehension
5UP board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 Short Questions Answer
6UP board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 Long Questions Answer
7UP board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 FILL IN THE BLANKS

Q. Explain with reference to the context of the following passages :

  • The Creator had spent in its making enough of such stuff as the air and the skhare made of. The result was that its mind was full of desire for freedom. It
    would run a race with the wind, it would dash to the point where sky touched earth. Other animals ran with a purpose, but the horse raced about for no apparent
    reason, as though it were eager to fly away from its own self.

Reference

Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘The Horse’, written by Rabindra Nath Tagore.

Context

Context: God created the universe. When the work of creating the universe was nearly over the Creator decided to make a new species of animal. He made the
horse. It was different from other animals. In these lines the writer has told about the horse and its characteristics.

Explanation

Explanation : When the Creator wanted to make a new animal he had very little of the heavier and harder stuff. So he had to use the lighter material more. He
used the stuff which was light as the air and the sky. These things are quite free and always move about. The horse’s mind had thier effect. It longed for freedom. It ran
about faster than the wind. It ran towards the horizon where nobody can reach. Other animals ran too. They ran to get something. Nobody knew why the horse
ran. It appeared that it had a keen desire to fly away from its own life. It wanted to reach where it could forget everything about itself.

  • The Creator was delighted with his own work. To some animals He gave forests to live in, to some He gave dens. But as He liked to see the horse running an
    aimless race, He assigned to it an open field.

Reference

Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘The Horse’, written by Rabindra Nath Tagore.

Context

Context: The Creator used lighter stuff in making the horse. Its mind was full of the desire for freedom. It did not fight, did not jump on a prey. It loved only to
run and to run.

Explanation

Explanation: The Creator made horse. He was happy that He made a specie type of creature. He was satisfied with his creation of horse. He made other animals also which had their qualities. For some aniinals God made forests to live in. Fic gave dens to some animals to live in. But for the horse God made a quality of running. The Creator liked to see that his horse should run without aim, For this purpose to solve He gave the horse an open field.

  • When life became unbearable, it kicked wildly at its prison walls. That did less tutury to the wall than to the horse’s hoofs. But after constant kicks, bits of plaster began to fall off. It made Man angry. This is what I call ingratitude, he said. “I feed it I have engaged servants to look after it; but the wretched animal does not see my kindness.’

Reference

Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘The Horse’, written by Rabindra Nath Tagore.

Context

Context: When man saw the horse he felt that it could be of great service. He captured it and confined it in a prison. The horse was uneasy.

Explanation

Explanation: The Creator had made the horse to run about freely. But it became captive. It was grieved very much. At last it could not bear the hardships of its me
It kicked at the walls of its prison. Some harm was done to the walls, but its hoofs were injured very much. It continued to kick. At last some pieces of plaster were
broken from the walls. When man saw it, he was angry. He said that the horse was thankless. Man had done much for the horse. He gave it food; took care of it but the horse was so bad that it did not realize the kindness of man.

  • The Creator answered, “I have had enough of it. Take the creature back to your stable.” Man said, “But, Father, what a burden it will be to me!” The Creator answered, “Yes, but by accepting the burden you will show your
    greatness of heart”.

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson “The Horse’, written by Rabindra Nath Tagore

Context

Context: In these concluding lines the writer has presented the moral of the story.

Explanation

Explanation : The Creator answered the Man that He had had enough of the creature. Take the creature back to his stable. Man put his difficulty before the Creator and said that it would be a burden to him. The Creator answered in positive and said that by accepting the horse he would show his greatness of heart

UP Board Syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP Board syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12th THE HORSE
2UP Board syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board syllabus Chapter 4 Class 12 Explanation
4UP Board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 Comprehension
5UP board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 Short Questions Answer
6UP board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 Long Questions Answer
7UP board syllabus chapter 4 Class 12 FILL IN THE BLANKS

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