The writer says that the machines have made the life of their owners comfortable but those of the workers miserable. Machines demand the qualities of regularity, punctuality, and exactness while there is no scope for the workers to do anything different or new. Their desire to do something is never satisfied and they become rebellious. They find their satisfaction in world wars. The writer makes some suggestions so as to avoid the possibility of a third world war by making the workers happy.
A Handful of Dates” is an interesting but thought-provoking short story. The writer attacks the false religiosity and pretentious piety of the adults like the grandfather in the story. The young boy considers him a role model. He adores him to the skies and regards any service to him as a sort of worship. However, on knowing his true self, he dislikes and hates him so much that he spews out the dates given to him by the grandfather.
Introduction of Kubla Khan Written in 1797, ‘Kubla Khan’ was first published in 1816 at the request of Lord Byron. The book contained an ‘introduction’ which sheds light on the circumstances that led the poet to write a poem: ‘In the summer of 1797, the Author, then ill-healthy, had retired Read more…
Quality was written by John Galsworthy in 1912. The story is about two German shoemakers, the Gessler Brothers. It is about the hard work of Mr. Gessler and his brother and their exceptional honesty, resolution, compassion, humility and commitment. They used to dedicate their complete energy in making boots.
“The Daffodils” is one of the most famous poems written in the English language. William Wordsworth, also known as ‘the poet of nature’, vividly recreates the beautiful sight of a stretch of daffodils. He also shares with the reader how the memory of the daffodils brings him back from a serious and deep mental state.
The Star Ducks by Bill Brown is a short story which falls in the category of science fiction (scifi). The writer has exploited the scientific concept of extraterrestrials (ETs) popularly known as aliens. Aliens are supposed to be special creatures from outer space that have been reported to visit our planet occasionally.
The Suitor and Papa is written by the Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov. Chekhov uses wit and irony to add interest and humour to this story, which tells the tale of a charming lad who wishes to put off any real responsibility in life for as long as possible. Chekhov, whose greatest masterpieces are The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanda, uses familiar themes and morals in The Suitor and Papa.
Nationalism in Europe is usually associated with the formation of Nation-states. However, in the Colonies like India, the growth of nationalism is intimately linked to the anti – Colonial movement. It is rightly said that nationalism in the Colonies developed partly as a result of and partly as a reaction to the policies of the Colonizers. The Colonial rule negatively affected the different sections of the people in the Colonies which developed a common feeling of oppression among them. It provided them with a good platform for the exchange of nationalist and liberal ideas.
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“I Can Play ‘Schools'” is the story by May C. Jenkins, which focuses on the relationship between a young widow and her little girl, Marian, who is not the kind of child she had expected. Marian was born deaf and dumb and does not meet her mother’s wishes in several respects. The mother loves her “after all,” despite the “ever-recurring pain” at the sight of the little girl next door, Freda, who is fair-skinned, “golden-voiced” and full of confidence. Marian, on the other hand, is quiet, tentative, and doesn’t feel at ease with other children.