Answer the following in 125-150 words:
What is the bond that unites the two − the old Mr. Lamb and Derry, the small boy? How does the old man inspire the small boy?
The protagonists of the play, Mr. Lamb and Derry, were both physically impaired. Derry's half face had been disfigured by acid while Mr. Lamb had a tin leg. Both of them were ridiculed and mocked at by others. Moreover, none of them had friends. The similarities they shared became the bond that united the two.
Derry was inspired by Mr. Lamb's positivity. He noticed that though Mr. Lamb also had a disfigured body part, he did not give in and was living his life happily. He helped the boy to love and live life without any contempt for his own self. Furthermore, Mr. Lamb spoke words of encouragement, hope and zest for life, which no one had ever spoken to Derry. He made the boy aware of his physical strength and explained the importance of emotional well-being. Besides, he inspired Derry to mingle with people and not to hate anyone.