Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Book III: Plays & Poems
Poem 13: A Tale of Two Cities
Type: Summary & Short Questions
Author: John Peter
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This chapter is from the 11th class English book 3 and it has been written by John Peter. we have presented the important questions and main idea of this chapter for the intermediate (first year) fsc fa ics i.com first year students.
In the poem ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’ the poet gives a moving description of Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroyed by atomic bombs. In these two cities of Japan, hundreds of thousands of people died, and those who survived were even worse than the dead ones. Huge buildings crumbled in a moment. The life in markets, in the educational and cultural centres, and in the residential areas suddenly came to a standstill. This was the end of a glorious civilisation. As a matter of fact humanity was the biggest casualty. The poet questions the logic of war. Killing human beings for petty interests is sheer madness. The poet condemns the aggressor, the American regime, for their wicked aggression. They did not care for basic human rights. Finally, the poet pays a tribute to the victims. They suffered all pains patiently and bravely. They showed a strong will power and determination in a tragic situation. Their patience bore fruit. From the ashes, they rose to the heights as a big economic power.
What are the poet’s comments about Japan’s resurgence?
The patience and determination of the survivors bore fruit. From the ashes, they rose to the heights as a big power.