Kite Victers Channel Plus One Class 18-11-2020 English

Important Word Meaning 

ledge (n) : a narrow horizontal projection from a vertical surface 

muster up (v)= gather-ശേഖരിക്കുക

skim (v) = glide -തെന്നിപ്പോവുക

trot (v)= run at a moderate pace -കുതിക്കുക

precipice (n) =very steep rock face/cliff കുത്തനെ നില്‍ക്കുന്ന മല

preen (v) =  clean- വൃത്തിയാക്കുക

whet (v) = sharpen -മൂര്‍ച്ചപ്പെടുത്തുക

plaintively (adv) = sadly -സങ്കടകരമായ

monstrous (adj) = frightening -ഭയപ്പെടുത്തല്‍

Qu1)-Why does the sight of the food madden him ?

A) He is Very Hungry so the sight of the food maddens him.

Qu2)- Do you think that the young seagull's parents was cruel ?

 A)-No, The young seagull's Parents were not Cruel .They had great love for him .They wanted to motivate the bird to fly 

Qu3)-When does the seagull get over his fear of the water?

The Young seagull thinks the sea is like a land. When he lands on the sea, his feet sinks into it. He is seized with fear. He is too tired to rise again. His belly touches the water and he sinks  no further. Now, he is floating on the sea. He has got over his fear of the water .

The following points should be kept in mind when preparing a story review

Introduction, Basic facts about the story of Author , Story genre.

Summary ,Brief summary ,Setting ,Main character(s) ,Main events or problems 

Personal reflection ,Discuss what you like or dislike about the story. ,Give reasons to support your opinion. ,Compare and contrast the story with other stories

Critical analysis ,Author's purpose for writing the story ,Setting of the story, Development of characters ,Structure of the plot ,Literary devices ,Message / theme

Todays Assignment 

Prepare a review of the story  "His First Flight'

The Review of the story

"His First Flight'

His first Flight is the Story of a Seagull Written by Liam O'Flaherty .Liam O'Flaherty (1896-1984) was an Irish novelist and a short story writer. His works are noted for their psychological insight into life's problems and the ways of overcoming them. His First Flight relates the importance of independence and self- confidence, as well as the need to remain involoved in family life. 

It is a story of a young seagull who was afraid to fly. The young seagull was alone on his ledge for 24 hours. His two brothers and his sister and parents had already flown away. He was afraid of flying. He thought that his wings would not support him. He failed to gather the courage to fly. His parents threatened to starve him. The young seagull became very hungry. There was not a single scrap of food left in his ledge. He started to eat the eggshells from which he and his brothers and sister hatched out.

It was like eating a part of himself. The young seagull played many tricks to attract the attention of his parents. But they did not pay any attention to him. Suddenly, his mother picked up a piece of fish in her beak and flew across to him. She stood still just in front of him. The piece of fish in her beak was almost within the reach of his beak. The young seagull was mad with hunger. He dived at the fish. At the same time his mother Swooped upwards. The next moment he found himself falling outwards and downwards into space. And he started to fly. Thus the young seagull made his first flight.

I believe that to achieve something you must try. Fear would be there but it is within ourselves. Once you overcome fear you will see wonders. To fail is not a crime but failing to try is a crime as it stops us from attaining our goal.

The story conveys multiple messages. First, it reveals the bitter side of being a coward. We see how the little bird gets isolated due to fear. The story shows how actions are needed according to necessities . Only those who are willing to face challenges can succeed in life. The experience of the young bird conveys the importance of confidence and self-esteem. 

His First flight highlights the impotence of independence ,self belief and Confidence because it motivate us attaining goals .Concluding this review let us remember that 'Necessity is Always the Mother of Invention'

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