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There are many instances of gentle humour in the story. Point out some of these and state how this contributes to the interest of the narration. - English Elective - NCERT

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There are many instances of gentle humour in the story. Point out some of these and state how this contributes to the interest of the narration.

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Solution

Few instances of gentle humour which contributed to the interest of the narration were:

  • When Mrs. Croft said with disbelief and delight after meeting Mala: She is a perfect lady. The gentle laugh the couple shared at this moment was very important although quite subtle.

  • The old lady asking it repeatedly every day: ‘A flag on the moon! Isn’t that splendid?’ and the compulsion with which the author used to reply: “Splendid!”

  • There was a point in the story when Mrs. Croft expressed the fact that she didn't accept the physical proximity between a male and a female. She found improper for a lady and gentleman who are not married to one another to hold a private conversation without a chaperone! The situation portrayed here might seem amusing.

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NCERT Class 11 English (Elective Course) - Woven Words
Chapter 1.6 The Third and Final Continent
Appreciation | Q 4 | Page 84
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