Monday, September 28, 2015

Class XII - Flamingo - The Last Lesson - Notes

Class XII - Flamingo - The Last Lesson - Notes


  1.  What was Franz expected to be prepared with for school that day?

    Franz was expected to be prepared with participles for the school that day. Since he was not serious and had not prepared his lesson he expected a sound scolding from his teacher Mr. M. Hamel.

  2. What did Franz notice that was unusual about the school that day?
    Franz noticed that the school was quite silent as if it was a Sunday morning, besides he saw many people from the village present in the class who usually never attended M. Hamel’s class.

  3. What had been put up on the bulletin-board?
    A notice had been put up by the Prussians that then onward only German would be taught in the schools of Lorraine and Alsace.
  4. What changes did the order from Berlin cause in school that day?
    That day the school was unusually quiet. Many elders from the village were present in the class. The teacher Mr. M. Hamel was dressed his best and was quite somber. The students were pretty much attentive of M Hamel’s talk and lesson.
  5. How did Franz’s feelings about M. Hamel and school change?

    Franz was shocked to learn that that was the last lesson of French language he would be attending due to the prohibitive orders by Prussians. The very thought led him to introspect his behaviour towards his lessons and realization that he wasted all that time in having fun.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Poems by Milton - On Shakespeare 1630

Q1. Why does Milton feel it is not necessary to put up a monument in stone for Shakespeare?