The old lady was taken ill. Isabel and Ralph though share an intimate moment and stress the importance of one another for each other's lives. So she took to feeding sparrows in the courtyard. Her hair was white as snow. Isabel realizes that Osmond is really very shallow, and cares too much about what other people think. His parents had left him with her in the village.
She is the one who takes care of him from sunrise to sunset. He recalls that when he went abroad for further studies his grandmother was there to see him off on railway station quite calm busy telling the beads of her rosary and reciting prayers as always. She spent even more time in prayers and spinning the wheel. She accepted her loneliness and rarely spoke to anyone. Mohan Lal didn't like her relatives and they were not allowed to come to their house. You can download Free Summary,Ch-1-The Portrait of a Lady , Hornbill English, pdf from EduRev by using search above. She was not going to waste any more time talking to them.
After five years, he came back home and was received at the station by his grandmother. She had perfect control over her emotions. His grandmother no longer came to school with him as he used to go in a motor bus. Optionally use this Widget installer to add this link to your blogger blog. In village she used to feed street dogs, here in city she fed the sparrows and they too became very friendly with her.
She kept on praying and telling the beads of her rosary till her last breath. He beautifully unfolds his relationship with her, while describing her appearance and daily activities. She was cremated in a funeral. She was upset that there was no teaching of God and scriptures at city school. He sleep … s with a prostitute butexperiences shame and guilt over the act. She lay peacefully in bed praying and telling the beads till her lips stopped moving and rosary fell from her lifeless fingers.
If he picked the door with the tiger behind it, though, then he was deemed guilty and the tiger would rip him to pieces. Grandmother could no longer accompany him to school nor help him in his studies. She did not want to waste any more time talking to anybody. Something that may have been made easier by the grandmother herself being fully conscious and accepting of the fact that she was about to die. Meanwhile, Ralph has taken a turn for the worse. It is very touching and thought provoking. Khushwant Singh remembers her hobbling around the house in spotless white clothes with one hand resting on her waist to balance her stoop and the other busy in telling the beads of her rosary.
She was fat, short and slightly bent. It is unclear though what she can do in life that could help her realize her ambition. When the writer came to know her, she had been such condition. Although the doctor said it was a mild fever and would go away she could foresee that her end was near. A crude stretcher was brought to take her to be cremated. People said that once the old lady was as beautiful as a fairy.
The author is enrolled in English medium school where he learns Science and Mathematics in place of religion and spirituality. You can elaborate accordingly: 1. Long Answer Type Questions Q1. When the author went for higher studies for a period of five years, the distance increased all the more. When his parents were well settled in the city, they sent for him and his grandmother to the city.
In the afternoon, she relaxed for a while to feed the sparrows. When she came to the city, there were no dogs in the streets. Some of them were not so appealing but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. In the evening, for the first time ever, she did not pray. He thinks that his grandmother would be very emotional when she gets to know about this news. Here ends the portrait of a pious lady.
James Joyce's highly autobiographical novel was first published in the United States in 1916 to immediate acclaim. To mourn her death thousands of sparrows flew in and sat scattered around her body in utter silence. While the author sang alphabet with other children, she sat inside the temple reading scriptures. The bread-crumbs were swept away by the sweeper next morning. This indeed made the common link of their relationship snapped down completely. This would make him a good husband in the eyes of society. He is a boy in Ireland whodecides to devote all of his life to writing.