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The Government and Other Social Service Agencies Appear to Help the Poor Rural People, but Actually Do Them No Good. Pick Out the Words and Phrases that the Poet Uses to Show Their Double Standards. - English Core

Short Note

The government and other social service agencies appear to help the poor rural people, but actually do them no good. Pick out the words and phrases that the poet uses to show their double standards. 

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Solution

The poet criticizes the double staridards of the government and other social service agencies who promise to improve the standard of living of the poor farmers and show them the rosy side of life Yet, when the time comes to deliver their promise, they either forget them or fulfill them keeping in view their own benefits. The poet calls them "greedy good-doers' arid "beneficent beasts of prey", who "swarm over their lives". The poet says that these greedy people make calculated and well thought-out shrewd moves, to which the innocent unaware farmers fall prey. These humble and simple farmers are robbed of their peace of mind by these clever people. The poet says,
".... enforcing benefits
That are calculated to soothe them out of their wits,
And by teaching them how to sleep they sleep all day,
Destroy their sleeping at night the ancient way."

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NCERT Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo
Chapter 5.2 A ROADSIDE STAND
Think about it | Q 3 | Page 102
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