|UP Board Chapter 5 Class 12 Explanation|
|Chapter name||I AM JOHN’S HEART|
|Chapter Number||Number 3 Explanation|
|Category||English PROSE Class 12th|
Q. Explain with reference to the context of the following passages:
- After a nightmare he sometimes wakes up and worries because I am racing. That’s because when he runs in his dreams, I run too. John’s worries actually aggravate things-make me go still faster. If he would calm down. so would I. But if he cant, there is a way to slow me down.
Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘I Am John’s Heart, written by ) J.D. Ratcliff.
Context: In these lines the writer describes the condition of heart after a nightmare.
Explanation: The writer says that if a person sees a dangerous and fearful dream, his heart runs very fast. The heart keeps on maining fast even if the man
wakes up. If a person runs in his dreams, his heart would also una uns in his dreams, his heart would also run fast. If the person This worries, his heart would slow down to its natural speed. The fast heart slows down by the action of the vagus nerves. To slow down the beat
should gently massage the vagus nerves behind the ears at the joint of the inw.
- From time to time he will be sitting at his desk working and will get a chaty nein in the chest. He fears that he is about to have a heart attack. He needn’y wamy. That pain comes from his digestive tract payment for the heavy meal eaten a couple of hours earlier. When I am in trouble, usually send out a pain signal only after undue exertion or emotion. That’s the way! tell him I am not getting enough nourishment to cope with the work he is loading on to me.
Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘I Am John’s Heart’ written by J.D. Ratcliff.
Context: In these lines the writer tells us about the function of heart. If a man sits continuously his heart feels pain. But he should not worry for that.
Explanation : The writer says that a man blames almost everything on heart- from fatigue to dizzy spells. If a man keeps sitting for a long time, he will get a sharp pain in chest. He fears that he is about to have a heart attack. But man should not worry. Because the pain comes from his digestive system. Heavy meal begets heart trouble. When the heart is in trouble, it usually sends out a pain signal only after undue emotion. In this way it tells about his food.
- I’m not demanding type, I’ll do the best I can for John under any circumstances. Just the same I wish he would give me a few breaks : slim down a bit, take regular exercise, relax a little more, cut down on fats and smoking. If he would only do these things, I could keep on working for John for a long time.
Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘I Am John’s Heart, written by J.D. Ratcliff.
Context: The author tells us about the precautions to be taken with purpose of keeping the heart in good running condition for a long time.
Explanation: The writer gives warning that the man should not be worried. He must be carefree. A man’s heart works well while facing difficulties. It simply requires a few breaks. We should always try to reduce the extra weight of our body. Doing so out heart could get some relaxation. We should also take light exercise regularly. We should have a fixed time for rest. We should avoid smoking. If we are careful enough about taking the above mentioned precaution, it is likely to be hoped that our heart will go on working for a long time. .
|UP Board Syllabus Chapter 5 Class 12th English (Prose)|