UP Board syllabus Class 11th
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 6 Class 11th English
BoardUP Board
Text bookNCERT
Class 11th
SubjectEnglish
Chapter Chapter 6
Chapter nameA DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
Chapter Number Number 6 Explanation
CategoryEnglish PROSE Class 11th
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 6 Class 11th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP board chapter 6 Class 11 A DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
2UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11 Explanation
4UP Board chapter 6 Class 11 Comprehension Questions on Paras
5UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Short Questions Answer
6UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Long Questions Answer
7UP board chapter 6 Class 11 FILL IN THE BLANKS

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

  • But all sorts of people I have read about, like the Caliphs and Princes in the Arabian Nights, had splendid things, palaces and silks and satins, and jewels,
    scents and gorgeous clothes, and wonderful carpets, and lovely things to eat and drinks, and slaves to wait on them. Weren’t they civilized ?

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘A Dialogue on Civilization’, written by C.E.M. Joad.

Context

Context: In these lines the writer is describing the ideas of Lucy on civilized people. The characters of ‘Arabian Nights’ have been called as civilized people.

Explanation

Explanation: According to Lucy all sorts of people she has read about, like the Caliphs and Princes in the book Arabjan Nights! possessed beautiful things. They
had grand palaces and costly clothes made of silk satin and possessed jewels, scents and other beautiful clothes and also costly carpets, and lovely things to eat
and drink. They had slaves to serve them. Now Lucy asked the writer were they not civilized ? It means they were civilized.

  • That is what the Romans did. They used to eat enormous meals, and when they couldn’t eat any more, they took something to make them sick. Then, when
    they were empty, they began to eat again. But I don’t call that being civilized. Do you?

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘A Dialogue on Civilization, written by C.E.M. Joad.

Context

Context: Here the writer writes about the Romans who took much of nice things and when they could not eat more, they vomited to eat again.

Explanation

Explanation: The Romans loved to eat delicious meals. They used to eat too much of it. When they could eat no more, they vomited and made their stomach empty. Then they used to eat again to enjoy the tasty food. The writer says that he would not call the Romans civilized due to their such an unhealthy behaviour.

  • But Newton and Watt did; That was the point. Falling apples and boiling kettles caused thern to think new thoughts, and because they thought new thoughts
    men came to understand more about the world and to invent things. Now, although I am not sure about the things we actually invent, I do think that this business
    thinking new thoughts, whether they lead to inventions or not, is a sign of being civilized.

Reference

Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson
A Dialogue ou Civilization’, written by C.E.M. Joad.

Context

Context: The writer says that thinking Dew thoughts or ideas is a sign of being civilized.

Explanation

Explanation: The author points out that Newton saw a falling apple and made him to think a new thought. He discovered the law of gravitation. In the same way James Watt saw a bolling kettle and It encouraged him to invent a stean engine. These persons gave us new ideas. They helped the other people to increase their knowledge and to make further inventions. This habit of thinking new though nr ideas sometimes helps Inventions and somtimes it does not result in invention But the people who think about new ideas are civilized people.

  • Look, how beastly you are to new girls at school who are a bit different the others. And grown-ups are just the same. Now, to think freely is very often to think differently, and these things make it very difficult for people to think freely. Vet, as we have seen, without free thinking there can be no civilization.

Reference

Reference : These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘A Dialogue on Civilization’, written by C.E.M. Joad.

Context

Context: In these lines the writer tells us that people do not like a person who gives us new thoughts.

Explanation

Explanation: According to the writer we do not want new changes. We want to follow old ideas and behaviour. When we see a girl in a new type of dress, we do not like her. The grown-ups are also of the same opinion. New thoughts generally do not tally with the old thoughts of the people. Therefore, it is difficult for people to give new ideas to the society. But free thinking is necessary for becoming civilized. There will be no civilization if people do not push up their new ideas into the society.

  • So, you see, this business of being good has something to do with civilization, and being good means acting justly towards your neighbour, and respecting his
    property and obeying the laws, and perhaps other things as well.

Reference

Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson A Dialogue on Civilization’, written by C.E.M. Joad.

Context

Context: In these lines the writer explains that only good people can be civilized people.

Explanation

Explanation: According to the writer good people make a peaceful society. A society of good and peace loving people becomes a civilized society. By good people the writer means those people who are gentle and respectful to the other People. The good people are those who do not run away with the things of other people. The good people do not break laws. Thus the writer shows that goodness has a strong relation with civilization.

  • So should I, so would lots of people. Anyway we have discovered some of the things that count as being civilized, making beautiful things, thinking freely and thinking new things, and keeping the rules, without which people couldn’t get on together Grown-ups call the first of these things art, the second science and philosophy and the third political justice and ethics. Now these things may nor be al civilization is, but anyway they will do to go on with.

Reference

Reference. These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘A Dialogue on Civilization, written by C.E.M. Joad.

Context

Context: In these lines the writer tells us the necessary elements which make one civilized.

Explanation

Explanation : The writer says that civilization lies in making beautiful this Ling new things and obeying the rules. In the language of thinking freely and thinking new thing the grown-up people, making beautiful things is called art. Thinking Obeving the rules is called practising political justice and things is called science. Obeying
The writer does not claim that all of these things make
Tollowing rules of morality. The writer does not claim that all of these th complete civilization but these are very closely associated with civili es is called art. Thinking freely of new ociated with civilization.

UP Board Syllabus Chapter 6 Class 11th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP board chapter 6 Class 11 A DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
2UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board Chapter 6 Class 11 Explanation
4UP Board chapter 6 Class 11 Comprehension Questions on Paras
5UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Short Questions Answer
6UP board chapter 6 Class 11 Long Questions Answer
7UP board chapter 6 Class 11 FILL IN THE BLANKS

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