NBSE Class 11 English

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Here, you will find short summaries and all the solutions of English subject which is a part of the syllabus of Class 11 students studying under Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE). These solutions, however, should be only treated as references and can be modified/changed.

NBSE Class 11 English Chapter 1: Thank You, M’am

Summary of Thank You, M’am: Thank You, M’am is the story of a 15-year-old boy named Roger who is poor and gets into the habit of stealing things to fulfil his needs and wants. One day he tries to snatch the purse of a woman named Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones on the street, but he could not bear the weight of the bag as it is too heavy and gets caught. Mrs. Washington gets visibly angry in the start, but as she hears the story of the boy, she takes him to her home instead of handing him over to the police. There, she feeds him and treats him kindly. Finally, she hands him a 10 dollar bill and let him go, thereby changing the life of the boy and instilling in him the values of honesty and kindness.

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NBSE Class 11 English Chapter 2: No Men are Foreign

Through the poem “No Men are Foreign” the poet James Kirkup tried to make the people of the world, irrespective of nation, race, ethnicity etc. to understand that despite the differences, all of us are at the end the same. We feel the same emotions and breath the same air. We live in the same world and when we die, we are buried in the same soil. But most often than not we don’t understand or rather focus on the aspects that connect us and instead concentrate on our insignificant differences, creating enmity. This enmity eventually leads to the defilement of the Earth.

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NBSE Class 11 English Chapter 3: The Malefactor

The Malefactor by Anton Chekhov tells the story of a poor, sickly and simple peasant named Denis Grigoryev who is thrown into prison for a crime which he doesn’t understand. In the story, he is caught by a rail watchman when he tries to remove a nut from the rail track. Grigoryev is then produced to an unfriendly magistrate and he is asked to explain his actions. Being a simple man, Grigoryev doesn’t think much and admits the crime and he is accused of causing the derailing of a train. Grigoryev, who has no clue why he is thrown into prison till the end tries to understand his crime. For him, his entire village removes the nuts all the time as it can be a perfect weight to catch fish and doesn’t see how it can be a crime.

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