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Answer the Following with Reference to the Context. "I Don'T Call that Delicate Stepping into a Dead Man'S Shoes in Such Haste." A) Who Makes this Comment? - English Core

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Answer the following with reference to the context.

"I don't call that delicate stepping into a dead man's shoes in such haste."
a) Who makes this comment?
b) What prompts the speaker to say this?
c) Bring out the significance of this statement.

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Solution

(a) Mrs Jordan makes this comment.

(b)  She says this because Henry had started wearing grandfather’s slippers even before he was medically declared dead.

(c)  It reveals the pettiness of all the adult characters. They all are trying to show the others, in bad light. Also, here, it is truly in haste as the grandfather is very much alive and not dead.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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CBSE Class 10 English Course Communicative: Literature Reader
Chapter 12 The Dear Departed
Q 8.2 | Page 152
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