UP Board syllabus Class 11th

UP Board Chapter 3 Class 11 Explanation

BoardUP Board
Text bookNCERT
Class 11th
SubjectEnglish
Chapter Chapter 3
Chapter nameTHE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
Chapter Number Number 3 Explanation
CategoryEnglish PROSE Class 11th

UP Board chapter 3 Class 11 English

  • I do not ascribe it toperversityon mypart, but rather to the inconsequence of childhood, which is deficient in moral sense, that I could never quite reconcile mvslefto the lesson. My sympathies were with the grasshopper and for some time Inever sawan ant without putting my foot on it. In this summarv and as I have discovered since, entirely human) fashion I sought to express my disapproval oll prudences and commonsense.

Reference

Reference: These lines are taken from the lesson ‘The Ant And The Grasshop- per’, written by W.S. Mauglam

Context

Context: When the writer wasasmall boy he had learnt byheart the fable The Ant and the Grasshopper’. This story had a strange effect on him. But to dayhe, does not agree with the moral what he was taught through the present story.

Explanation

Explanation-According to the story learnt by the author in his child-hood, it was taught that the people who work hard get happiness in life and those whodo not work hard and arevery fond of pleasure suffer hardships. But the author could
neveragree with it. He says that it was so not because he was obstinate and liked bad things. In truth it was the lack of orderliness that is found in children who do not have a clear idea of what is good and right. He felt kindly for the grasshopper.

He was displeased with theant who refused to help the grasshopper.Whenever he saw an anthe put his foot on it.

  • I could not help thinking of this fable when the other day I saw George Ramsay lunching by himself in a restaurant. I never saw anyone wear an expres- sion of such deepgloom. He was staring into space. He looked as though the burden of the whole world sat on his shoulders. I was sorryfor him :Isuspected at once that his unfortunate brother had been causing troubleagain. I went up to him and held out my hand.

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘The Ant And the Grasshopper’, written by the famousnovelistand short story writer W.S.Maugham.

Context

Context: In these lines the author tells us about two brothers-George Ramsay and Tom Ramsay.George was very laborious and serious person but Tom was idle and did not like working. He depended on his elder brother,

Explanation

Explanation : The writer says that one day he sawGeorge. He was having his lunch in a restaurant quite alone. He was full of sorrow and sadness. The writer had never seen a person so sad as George was at that time. He was looking in one direction aimlessly. It appeared as if he was pressed by the responsibility of the whole world. The writer had sympathy for him. He thought that George’s brother had again done something to cause him discomfort. Heput forward his hand so
that George might shake it.

  • I suppose every family has a blacksheep. Tom had been a sore trial to him for twenty years. He had begun life decently enough:he went into business, mar. ried and had two children. The Ramsays were perfectly respectable people and
    there was every reason to suppose that Tom-Ramsay would have a useful and honourable career. But one day, withoutwarning, he announced that he didn’t like work and that he wasn’t suited for marriage. He wanted to enjoy himself. He would listen tono expostulations. He left his wife and his office.

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘The Ant And The Grasshopper’, written by W.S. Maugham. |

Context

Context : The author makes it clear that Tom Ramsay had been the reason of trouble to his elder brother George. In the beginning, he started his life decently enough, led a married life and had two children. But suddenly his way of living changed.

Explanation

Explanation : According to the author every family has a good-for nothing person. Tom had been a source of great trouble for twenty years in the family of George Ramsay. Tom started his life decently. He was busy in his business. He married and had two children. The Ramsay family was respectable. It was sup- posed that Tom would lead a useful and respectable life. But all of a sudden, Tom declared that he did not like the work that he was doingand he found himselfquite
unable to leada married life. So he left his wife and children. He said that he would like to eniovby himself. He spent the money he had by living in different capitals, of Europe.

  • He was charming and unscrupulous. I have never met anyone to whom it was moredifficult to refusea loan. He made asteady income from his friends and he made friends easily. Buthe always said that the moneyyouspent on necessities was boring; the money that was amusing to spend was the money you spent on luxuries.

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘The Ant And The Grasshopper’, written by W.S.Maugham.

Context

Context: In these lines the authorexplains the unsocial theoryof Tom Ramsavi He is of the opinion that money should be spent on luxries and not on daily needs | of the family.

Explanation

Explanation : Tom was attractive and was not guided by conscience. Nobody refused him to give loan. He madeapermanent income from his friends. He was expert in making friends. His motto was that money should not be spent onneces. sities. It should be spent on luxuries. It means he was not serious and sincere for
his family or private life.

  • It wasall very well when Tom was young and good looking, but he’s onlya year younger than lam. In four years he’ll be fifty. He won’t find life so easy then. Ishall have thirty thousand pounds by the timel’m fifty. For twenty-five years I’ve said that Tom would end in the gutter.And we shall see how he likes that. We shall see if it really pays best to work or be idle”.

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘The Ant And The Grasshopper’, written by W. S. Maugham.

Context

Context: When Tom was young, he was good looking. He is only a year younger, than George Ramsay. According to George the end of Tom’s life would be very miserable. He would be nowhere.

Explanation

Explanation : According to George Ramsayit was all very well when Tom was | young and good looking. Tom is only a year younger than George was. After four years gap he would be fifty, Then his life would be very difficult. His oldage would
be the poorest. George would earn thirty thousand pounds at that time. Tom’s life would be ruined. Then we would see if it really paid best to workor be idle

UP Board chapter 3 Class 11 English

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