Answer the Following Question Briefly. What Impression Do You Form of the Postmaster After Reading the Story 'The Letter'? - English Communicative

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Answer the following question briefly.
What impression do you form of the postmaster after reading the story 'The



As a coin has two sides, the postmaster also appears to have two aspects of his character. In the first half of the story, he seems very hard-hearted and unsympathetic. Even the writers comparison of his face with dull pumpkin reveals the insensitivity of his character but as the story proceeds further and he is put in the same tight corner in which poor old Ali is already husding, a sudden change appears in him. When he gets no information from his ill daughter, he gets maddened with grief and he realizes old All’s agony and craziness to come daily to the Post Office to get his daughters letter. Now his fatherly sentiments rise up to understand the love-lorn soul of Ali. His attitude becomes very sympathetic and kind to Ali.

Concept: The Letter
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Chapter 3: The Letter - Exercises [Page 30]


CBSE Class 10 English Communicative (Literature Reader)
Chapter 3 The Letter
Exercises | Q 5.5 | Page 30


Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:
Ali's walking to the Post Office daily even in biting cold weather shows his __________.

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:
 The Post Master's rudeness to Ali reveals his ____________________________.

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:
Ali did not come to the Post Office for several days as _____________________.

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:

The Post Office is referred to as Ali's "place of pilgrimage" as he__________.

Answer the following question briefly.
Who was Ali? Where did he go daily?

Answer the following question briefly.
How do you know Ali was a familiar figure at the post office?

Answer the following question briefly.
"Ali came out very slowly, turning after every few steps to gaze at the post office. His eyes were filled with tears of helplessness, for his patience was exhausted, even though he still had faith." Why were Ali's eyes filled with tears of  helplessness? What had exhausted his patience but not his faith?

Tortured by doubt and remorse, the postmaster sits in the glow of a charcoal sigri that night, waiting for news of his daughter. As he sits, he writes his diary. As the postmaster, write a diary entry in about 150 words outlining your feelings about the day's events.

The postmaster was anxiously waiting for his ailing daughter's news. On not getting any news, he visits his daughter's town. Now create a dialogue between the postmaster and his daughter and enact it.

“The Letter” revolves around human relationships and the love and faith that cements them. Discuss with reference to the story. 

What does the writer wish to convey via the use of the metaphor for a false friend in the given line from The Letter?

...the cold used sleep to extend its sway over all things even as a false friend lulls his chosen victim with caressing smiles.


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