Here, you will find summaries, questions, answers, solutions, MCQs, fill-in-the-blanks, pdf, extras etc. of ISC Class 11 English (Prism: A Collection of ISC Short Stories). These solutions, however, should be only treated as references and can be modified/changed. Please select the story and proceed.
|A Living God – Lafcadio Hearn|
|Advice to Youth – Mark Twain|
|The Paper Menagerie – Ken Liu|
|The Great Automatic Grammatizator – Roald Dahl|
|Thank You, Ma’am – Langston Hughes|
About ISC Class 11 English (Prism) textbook
“PRISM: A Collection of ISC Short Stories” is an enriching textbook curated by Evergreen Publications, New Delhi, for the students of ISC Class 11. This anthology of stories is a diverse mix of narratives from renowned authors across the globe, offering students a broad spectrum of cultural, thematic, and stylistic elements. It is a carefully curated anthology that offers students a rich literary experience. The diverse range of stories encourages critical thinking, cultural understanding, and a deep appreciation for the art of storytelling.
The collection begins with “A Living God” by Lafcadio Hearn, a tale that transports readers to the heart of Japanese culture and folklore. Hearn’s evocative storytelling paints a vivid picture of the country’s rich traditions and the resilience of its people, providing students with a unique perspective on Japanese life.
Following this, the anthology presents “Advice to Youth” by Mark Twain. This satirical piece, filled with Twain’s signature wit and humor, offers a critique of societal standards and expectations, encouraging young readers to question and challenge the norms that shape their lives.
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu is a tale that explores themes of identity, heritage, and the power of love. Liu’s narrative skillfully intertwines elements of magical realism with the struggles of a biracial child growing up in America, offering a thought-provoking reading experience.
“The Great Automatic Grammatizator” by Roald Dahl is a darkly humorous story that critiques the mechanization of art and creativity. Dahl’s imaginative storytelling and satirical tone make this story a captivating read. Finally, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes is a heartwarming tale of kindness, empathy, and understanding. Hughes’ narrative highlights the transformative power of compassion, leaving a lasting impression on the reader.
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