SHORT ANSWERS - THREE DAYS TO SEE
Answer the following questions. (Three Days to See)
(i) How was Helen Keller?
Ans. Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She became deaf and blind at the age of 19 months. She was the first deaf-blind lady who earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
(ii) What makes you feel that the author is sad and depressed?
Ans. The author is blind and deaf. Her deepest wish for sight and sound makes her sad and depressed. She wants to see the beauties and hear the sounds of the world. Moreover, her thought that the people with eyes see little also makes her sad and depressed.
(iii) How do you get an impression that Helen Keller was a great admirer of Nature?
Ans. Helen Keller feels the delicate symmetry of leaves and flowers with her hands. She feels cool water flowing through her open fingers. She feels the happy quiver of a bird. All this shows that Helen Keller is a great admirer of nature.
(iv) People who are deprived of sight not devoid of imagination. Discuss.
Ans. People who are blind are more imaginative than those who can see. There is plenty of imagery that goes on all the time in blind people. Helen Keller is such an example. She notices things by mere touch and imagines their beauty.
(v) Why has Helen Keller no time to waste in longings?
Ans. There is so much to see in the world and Helen Keller is left only with one day more to see. Thus she has a very brief time and does not want to waste even a fraction of second in regret for longings only.