why was it hard for the author to belief that his grandmother was once young and pretty?

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Looking at his grandmother who short, fat and slightly stooped in stature, it was very difficult for him to believe the stories of his grandmother's beauty in her younger days.

The author had only seen and known his grandmother as an old woman. It had beenthe same situation for twenty years. As a child, therefore, he found it hard to believethat she was young and pretty once upon a time.


three reasons why the author's grandmother was disturbed when he started going to the city school?

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when the author startd going to the city school his grandmother was distured because she could not help him with his lessons in english ..etc also she was unhappy whe she heard that the author was being given music lessons ad that there were no religious teachings about god and the scriptures at his school


Briefly describe the typical routine of the grandmother - Village - City

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During her village life, everyday she would prepare the author for school.She dressed him up,gave him breakfast and would accompany his grandson to school because his school was attached to the temple.While the children learned alphabets and prayer the grandmother would read the scriptures at the temple. But after she came to the city,there wasn't much to do.So she would sit and do some clothing work in her spinning wheel and at the afternoon she would feed the sparrows.These were her routines in both village and city

when she and the author came to city,, her relationship with author curtailed to an extent of silence ,she couldn't accompany him to his school, cannot help him in his lessons .Instead she would spend her time at home spinning wheel ,reciting prayers form sunrise to sunset,only in afternoon she relaxed to feed sparrows(her happiest time).


the three phases of the author's relationship with his grandmother before he left the country to study abroad

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The author’s relationship with his grandmother went through several changes with time. In the first stage living in a village with her, his grandmother took care of all the needs of the child. She was quite active and agile. It was her domain and she was the queen of her kingdom. In this period she was the sole unchallenged guardian, mentor and creator of the child.

The turning point came in their relationship when they came to city to stay with the author’s parents. In city, he joined an English School and started to go to school in a motor bus. Here the role of his grandmother in his bringing up was curtailed a little bit. Now she could not accompany him to the school. Despite taking lot of interest in his studies she could not help him in his lessons because he was learning English, law of gravity, Archimedes’ principle and many more such things which she could not understand and this made her unhappy. She found herself at loss as she could not change the things her way. She was dismayed and withdrew herself to some extent. Perhaps she had realized that in the makeover of the child, her role was finished and this very thought saddened her most.

After finishing school, the author went to university.

After Finishing school ,the author went to university after which he was given a room of his own thus breaking the existing link of friendship

decribe the different phase of author's relationship with his grandmother?


why was it hard for the author to belive that his grand motherwas young and pretty?

2 answers.

It was very hard for the author to believe that his grandmother was once a very young and preety lady because since his birth he had seen her the same old and wrinkled lady.Now it is difficult for him to imagine her as what she was when she was young

The author had only seen and known his grandmother as an old woman. It had beenthe same situation for twenty years. As a child, therefore, he found it hard to believethat she was young and pretty once upon a time.


what were the three ways in which author's grandmother spent her days after he went to school???

1 answers.
  1. Reciting prayers.

  2. Spinning the wheel.

3 Feeding sparrows.


The grandmother had a divine beauty. How does the author bring this out?

2 answers.

The author brings out the inner beauty of the grandmother by comparing her to asnow covered winter landscape. This comparison shows her calmness and serenity.

The author brings it out in the serenity and peacefulness that lit up her face.


  • character sketch of the grandmother
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Please check out this page for a well expressed and clear summary of the poem which in-turn is a character sketch of the grandmother:

http://www.shvoong.com/humanities/1822871-portrait-lady/


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