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UNIT 5

A LITERARY ANALYSIS

February 2nd Today I checked the effect of my attempts to help James expand his vocabulary. Here is the result: 'Ho did you like the book e had to read for today!' said I. '"ell# althou$h the plot of the story was well thought out and the book as simply unputdownable# I felt it as somewhat marred by the absence of charismatic omen. The writer s handling of the eternal human foibles as outstanding and I suppose he has a bright future ahead of him. He e!plores the theme of human suffering# and the moments of terrible loneliness and utter %oy are "entral to the understanding of his art. This poignant and tou"hing story is told in lo#ing$ sentimental detail so much so that the most sophisti"ated readers mi$ht be put off by its sentimentality. He ma%es shrewd obser#ations# his delightfully witty analysis of country people that is "oupled with his mat"hless des"ription of country life appeals to the reader throu$h its unpretentious "harm and it gi#es the pie"e emotional "oheren"e. &espite its surfa"e wit and lightment # the book points out and e!plores the painful duality bet een the rich in the city and their poor relatives in the countryside. &lthou$h the author occasionally uses absurdly inflated language to des"ribe mundane things and he obviously delights in creatin$ a panoply of wildly e""entri" "hara"ters# e cannot help feelin$ that he struggles to ma%e sense of life and# at the same time# tries to es"ape the burdens of e!isten"e throu$h a super'subtle and highly abstra"t philosophy.' '"o ' I see. &nd ho ould you sum it up in one sentence!' 'It as interestin$.' (till# I consider my attempt a success.

E(ER)ISES

). In the follo in$ exercise there are t o revie s of the same film# but unfortunately the positive and the ne$ative expressions have $ot mixed up. *ould you put them in the ri$ht places! I #e *ust seen the film of my life+ I as full of hi$h spirits yesterday as I kne I as $oin$ to see +issin$ in &ction III in the evenin$. +y friends ere thrilled to bits as ell# and hen e arrived at the cinema# excitement reached fever pitch. "e expected a lon$, inded# action,packed movie and the film didn't come short of our expectations. The tedious be$innin$ of the story sent me to sleep# and as the mystery as $radually unveiled e ere bored out of our mind# hardly able to control our emotions. Jackie burst out cryin$# tears ere rollin$ do n her cheeks and I myself as over helmed ith emotions. ,ow I be"ame bored to tears+ -esterday I ent to this featureless# drab cinema ith my friends to see +issin$ in &ction III. The film had hardly started hen I felt I as $oin$ to be. &nd I as ri$ht' The plot as nailbitin$# the dialo$ues ere dramatic# the tur$id style of the film kept everyone on the ed$e of their seats. "hen I looked at (am sittin$ next to me# I could see that he as on tenterhooks# his eyes ere $la.in$ over. &ll in all# I as $lad to leave the buildin$ and as lookin$ for ard to a

$ood cup of tea to relieve the boredom that I had to endure for nearly t o hours.

2. In the box belo try to find expressions that are used to describe positive# neutral and ne$ative aspects of the book in /uestion.
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has ta%en its honoured pla"e in the heart of the readers the moral of the story is dramati"ally effe"ti#e the plot is in"on"ei#able$ it is so far'fet"hed that it is totally beyond belief e!traordinary te"hni"al #irtuosity the depi"tion of the main "hara"ter bordered on "ari"ature the withering "ondemnation of the human ra"e he "learly epitomises it bears a stri%ing similarity to he has "austi" #iews of the human ra"e it e!erted a profound influen"e on he is a natural his in"redibly fertile imagination he %eeps his readers eyes glued to the pages

0. +atch the ords ith ne$ative prefixes on the left ith their meanin$s. a. inadvertently b. inarticulate c. imprudent d. incommensurate e. indefinable f. indisputable $. inevitable h. inhospitable i. irremediable %. irreverent k. undis$uised l. undisciplined
). cannot be defined 2. cannot be corrected 0. cannot be denied 1. not done deliberately 2. not in proportion to s$ 3. not elcomin$ 4. sho in$ no discipline 5. sho in$ no respect 6. cannot be avoided )7. not ise or sensible )). not hidden )2. not able to express ideas clearly

1. *omplete the follo in$ sentences ith one of the ords in exercise 0. a8 He mi$ht be difficult to ork ith# but his kno led$e of marketin$ is 9999999. . b8 It as really 99999999 of him not to let you sleep at his place for at least one ni$ht. c8 +y feelin$s to ards him are 9999999.. . In a nutshell# e have a love,hate relationship. d8 He is an 999999. student# ho looks do n on everybody includin$ his professors. e8 'Ho come he is here!'' They 9999999. sent him an invitation.' f8 The final speech of the defence la yer as /uite 99999999. # no onder they've lost the case. $8 Her secret affair ith the boss as actually 999999.. . :verybody kne about it. h8 It looks 999999.. that e'll have to buy this series of encyclopaedias for the school. i8 It as /uite 99999. of Jim to travel abroad ithout findin$ ork and accommodation. %8 ;o I kno that sendin$ him a ay as an 9999999.. mistake. ;obody can do this %ob as efficiently as he could. k8 <on't you feel that this %ob is 9999999. ith your interest and abilities! I don't think you'll be able to cope ith it in the lon$ run. l8 :very teacher as afraid to enter our classroom as e ere considered to be the most 99999999. children in the school.

2. =ephrase the sentences usin$ one of the idioms belo .


before we %new where we were- %now it ba"%wards- you %now it as well as I do- %now whi"h side your bread is buttered- %now a thing or two- don t %now the first thing about- there s no %nowing- I didn t %now whi"h way to loo% ). He has learnt the hole book by heart. 2. He has already robbed a bank# mu$$ed three people and e have no idea hat he ill do next. 0. "hen she started dancin$ in the street# I $ot very embarrassed. 1. I'm afraid I don't kno anythin$ about poetry. 2. <on't orry about him# he kno s hat to do to $ain some money on the business. 3. It is no use talkin$ about this any lon$er. "e are both a are that there's nothin$ to be done no . It's too late. 4. He ran a ay so /uickly e didn't even realise. 5. (he's been teachin$ in hi$h schools for t o years so she should kno hi$h school students /uite ell.

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:xercise ) I #e *ust seen the film of my life I as full of hi$h spirits yesterday as I kne I as $oin$ to see +issin$ in &ction in the evenin$. +y friends ere thrilled to bits as ell and hen e arrived at the cinema# excitement reached fever pitch. "e expected an action,packed# nailbitin$ movie and the film did not come short of our expectation. The dramatic be$innin$ of the story kept everyone on the ed$e of their seats# and as the mystery as $radually unveiled e ere on tenterhooks# hardly able to control our emotions. Jackie burst out cryin$# tears ere rollin$ do n her cheeks and I myself as

over helmed by emotions.

,ow I be"ame bored to tears -esterday I ent to this featureless# drab cinema ith my friends to see +issin$ in &ction. Hardly had the film started hen I felt I as $oin$ to be bored out of my mind. &nd I as ri$ht' The plot as tedious# the dialo$ues ere lon$, inded# the tur$id style of the film sent me to sleep after the first ten minutes. "hen I looked at (am sittin$ next to me# I could see that his eyes ere $la.in$ over# too. &ll in all# I as $lad to leave the buildin$ and as lookin$ for ard to a $ood cup of tea to relieve the boredom that I had to endure for nearly t o hours. :xercise 2
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:xercise 0
&1 D)2 *)7 <2 :) F0 C6 H3 I2 J5 E)) B4 :xercise 1 indisputable inhospitable indefinable irreverent inadvertently inarticulate undis$uised inevitable imprudent irremediable incommensurate undisciplined

:xercise 2
). He kno s the hole book back ards. 2. He has already robbed a bank# mu$$ed three people and there is no kno in$ hat he ill do

next. 0. "hen she started dancin$ in the street I didn't kno hich ay to look. 1. I'm afraid I don't kno the first thin$ about poetry. 2. <on't orry about him. He kno s hich side of the bread is buttered. 3. It's no use talkin$ about this any lon$er. -ou kno it as ell as I do that there is nothin$ to be done no # it's too late. 4. He ran a ay before e kne here e ere. 5. (he's been teachin$ in hi$h schools for years# so I'm sure she kno a thin$ or t o about hi$h school students.