Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
1. Why does the poet say, “I would not intrude on him”? Why doesn’t he offer him money to buy another ball?

Question:

Thinking about the Poem

In pairs, attempt the following questions

Why does the poet say, “I would not intrude on him”? Why doesn’t he offer him money to buy another ball?

Answer:

The poet says, “I would not intrude on him” because he does not want to intervene in the natural process of learning. He wants the boy to learn the meaning of loss on his own. He also doesn’t offer him money to buy another ball because that would be worthless. He wants the boy to learn the lesson of responsibility.

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