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– Anton Chekhov Pavlovich
Q.1.Why did the young lawyer support imprisonment for life?
Ans. The young lawyer preferred life imprisonment to capital punishment. His argument was It’s better to live somehow than not to live at all . Morever , the state has no right to take away what it cannot give.
Q.2. why did the Prisoner refuse wine and tobacco?
Ans. The prisoner refused wine since it excites desires which are the worst foes of a prisoner. It was most dreary to drink good wine without seeing human faces. He refused tobacco because it spoilt the air of his room.
Q.3.what did the Prisoner read in the last two years?
Ans. During the last two years , the prisoner read an immense quantity of books on natural sciences , romantic poetry , chemistry , medicines , novels and treatises on philosophy and theology.
Q.4.What were the conditions of the agreement between the banker and the young lawyer?
Ans. The following were the conditions of the agreement between the banker and the young lawyer-
- The lawyer would get two million roubles if he remained confined to the solitary cell.
- The Lawyer would lose his claim on money if he tried to escape even two minutes before the expiry of the agreed period.
- He could write letters through not receive them.
- He could have books, tobacco, wine etc. as much as he needed.
Q.5.There is nothing more valuable than wisdom in this world. Examine this statement in the light of the message emerging from the story.
Ans.Both the banker and the lawyer were victims of ego , greed and selfishness . They were not far sighted. They were ignorant of the happenings in future . The Lawyer lost his youth and health and the banker became a bankrupt due to his taste for investment in stocks exchanges . The lawyer’s dream for leading a heavenly life after winning the bet was sheerly his lack of wisdom . The banker’s desire to kill the lawyer was also based on his ignorance . It justifies the fact that . There is nothing more valuable than wisdom in this world. Wisdom is another word for forethought.
Q.6. why did the lawyer despise books?
Ans. The lawyer despised books because the wisdom and knowledge they contain is worthless, illusory and deceptive like a mirage. People may be proud, wise and fine but death wipes them away. Death is the ultimate reality. No one can escape from this truth of life. Death Proves a man no more than a mose burrowing under the floor.
17.The Bet – Anton Chekhov Pavlovich