Table of Contents POEMUpon Westminister BridgeBrotherhood: Homage to Claudius PtolemyMeeting at NightThe Sick RoseDaybreakPROSELeela’s friendKarmaJimmy ValentineThe Place of Art in EducationNobel LectureRAPID READERMacbethOthelloThe Comedy of ErrorsAs you like itTwelfth night POEM Upon Westminister Bridge Brotherhood: Homage to Claudius Ptolemy Meeting at Night The Sick Rose Daybreak PROSE Leela’s friend Karma Jimmy Valentine The Place of Art in Education Nobel Lecture RAPID READER Macbeth Summary of the story “Macbeth” What did each of the three witches predict to Macbeth when he first met them? What did they tell Banquo? What kind of a person was Lady Macbeth? What was the effect of the witches’ prediction on Lady Macbeth? How did Lady Macbeth motivate Macbeth to murder the king? Describe the feelings and thoughts of Macbeth before murdering Duncan. What did the grooms do in sleep immediately after the murder of the king? What were the horrid ingredients of the charm of the weird sisters? What four things did the witches show and say to Macbeth? What happened when Macbeth wanted to know if Banquo’s issue would ever reign? Why did Macbeth kill Macduff’s wife and children? What filled Macbeth with a false confidence when Malcolm’s army was approaching? What was Macbeth’s reaction to the movement of the Birnam wood? What trick did Malcolm use to hide the number of men in his army? What did Macbeth say about his ‘charmed life’ when Macduff urged him to combat? Why did Macbeth decline to fight with Macduff? “In future a man should never believe the lying equivocations of witches. ” Why did Macbeth say that the prophecies of the witches were lying equivocations? What was Banquo’s opinion about the witches? How did Lady Macbeth die? Was she responsible for Macbeth’s doom? Describe the hallucinations seen and heard by Macbeth when he went to kill king Duncan? Othello Summary of Othello How did Othello win Desdemona’s love? Or, What led Desdemona to marry Othello? What accusation did Brabantio make against Othello to the Duke? What was Othello’s explanation? To whom did Desdemona pledge her duty? Who was Cassio? How was the relationship between Cassio and Othello-Desdemona? Why did Othello mention about the handkerchief so often? How did the handkerchief confirm Othello’s doubts about Desdemona’s fidelity? Explain the significance of the handkerchief to Othello. Why did Othello kill his wife and himself? Discuss how Othello’s love for Desdemona changed into mistrust in the story. Or, How did lago poison Othello’s ears against Desdemona? The Comedy of Errors Summary of the story “Comedy of Errors” Who was Aegeon? How did he arrive at Ephesus? What made the duke pity Aegeon? What was the law that prevailed in Ephesus? What did the Duke say to Aegeon when he became a victim of the law? Give examples of some errors in ‘Comedy of Errors’. Why did Antipholus Younger think Ephesus to be a land of sorcerers and wiches? Narrate the gold chain incident in your own words. What was the experience of Antipholus Younger and Dromio Younger in the house of Adriana? How did Aegeon find all his family members? Or. How were the riddling errors solved? How did the abbess make Adriana see her fault? Who was this abbess? Why was the Elder Antipholus denied entry into his own house? How did Adriana disturb the peace of Antipholus of Ephesus? As you like it Summary of the poem “As You Like It” Whom did the banished duke and his followers live like in the forest of Arden? What were the sweet uses of adversity for the lawful duke? Why was the adversity of the Forest of Arden preferred to the courtier’s life? [1+2+2] Who was Rosalind? Why did the Duke Frederick, retain her in his court? Why did the Duke Frederick, later order Rosalind to leave the palace? [1+2+2] Who was Celia? How was her relationship with Rosalind? What made Rosalind melancholy? Who were the two participants in the wrestling match? Whom did Celia and Rosalind try to dissuade? What was the result? [2+1+2] Why did Rosalind feel most for the young wrestler? When did she fall in love with him? What is the cause of Frederick’s change in attitude towards Orlando? [1+1+3] Who was Oliver? How did he disregard his dying father’s commands? Why did Oliver wish to destroy Orlando? Who saved Orlando from Oliver’s wicked plan? Where did they go? Why did Orlando pardon Oliver at last? Why did Orlando draw his sword and behave rudely with the banished duke? How did the duke treat Orlando when he drew the sword? “When all the persons were eagerly waiting for a miracle to happen… .”-How did the miracle take place? What was the miracle itself? Why did Duke Frederick advance towards the forest of Arden? What brought about a change in Frederick? What did he resolve to do then? How and why did Orlando save Oliver who had treated him cruelly? How did Oliver and Aliena fall in love with each other? “The inspiration that the youth got from the ladies worked wonders for him” Describe in brief the wrestling match between Orlando and the professional wrestler? What effect did the match have on the ladies? What made Rosalind and Celia opt for a life of hardship in a forest, shearing a life of calm and comfort in the palace, leaving aside their palace life? Twelfth night Summary of the story “Twelfth Night” What was the name of the strange land where Viola landed? Who gave her information about the strange land and its ruler? How did Viola become the duke’s page? What happened when Viola and Sebastian were sailing down the coast of Illyria? Why did Viola begin to lament? Who comforted her and how? Why did Duke Orsino send Viola to Olivia?What was Olivia’s reply? Who was Olivia? What saddened her ? Why did she not allow any visitor? How did the unkind treatment of Olivia affectthe duke? What was the effect of the storythat the duke told on Viola? How did Viola disguise herself? How did Cesario become the duke’s most favoured attendant? “I am not that which I play.” -Who said this and why? How was the duke in Olivia’s estimate? What did Cesario guess when a diamond ring was sent by Olivia? What did Cesario experience when he visited Olivia for the second time? What trouble did Cesario face just after leaving Olivia? What did Viola say to Olivia about her parentage? What showed Olivia that Viola was a gentleman? Why did Olivia send a diamond ring to Cesario? What did Olivia do when she met Sebastian? Why did the duke warn Cesario never to come in his sight again? What happened when Sebastian appeared? Why did Viola express her eagerness to work for the Duke? Describe the first meeting of Olivia and Cesario.