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English Essay A Natural Disaster

A Natural Disaster A natural disaster is a natural phenomenon, which causes such widespread human material, or environmental losses that the stricken community cannot recover without external assistance. Examples include earthquakes, cyclones, storms, floods, drought, bush/ forest fire, avalanches etc. Pakistan is facing natural disasters since its inception. The different kinds of disasters like; floods, earthquakes and droughts. The flood in 1972 was a most destructive and catastrophic that made homeless more than five million people. Then in 2010, the severity of this natural calamity was more than in the past .One fourth part of Pakistan was effected by this flood and more than ten million people remained homeless. The south part of the country, which is agriculture based and has poor people, faced its worst history. In 2005, earthquake in northern areas hit the vast population, almost a million people died and five million lost their homes, properties and business. These disas

Character Mrs. Meldon

CHARACTER Mrs. Meldon INTRODUCTION Mrs. Meldon is a character from a play named Progress written by St. G. Ervine. The play was acted in 1919, just one year after the First World War Mrs. Meldon is aged about forty-three. She is a sensitive looking widow. She was suffering deeply from her memories. She is not a fretful, complaining woman who had suffered bereavement and when in the course of play, she speaks of her loss; she does so with grace and beautiful dignity. Her son was killed in the First World War and her husband died away out of heart failure. Therefore, she was the victim of adverse circumstances. She has a strong sense of tolerance. A Dignitful Lady Mrs. Meldon had a character full of dignity and grace. She was a woman who had faced the emotional sufferings of life. A woman having a compassionate, patient, gentle, sensitive and graceful appearance is what Mrs. Meldon looked like. She was dressed in black clothes, partly because she was a widow and mainly because it

Character Professor Henry Corrie

CHARACTER Professor Henry Corrie Introduction: St John G .Ervine presents the sensational drama "PROGRESS" in which the story rotates around the character of Professor Henry Corrie and his sister Mrs.Meldon. Professor Henry Corrie is about sixty years of age. He lives in the remote village in the north of England. He is happy in isolation because he can concentrate in his secret research work. Appearance: Prof. Henry Corrie has cold, humorless eyes, and his mouth, if it were not concealed by a thick beard would be seen to have cruel lines about it. He is a very dangerous person but apparently, he does not seem to be so. He is a symbol of tyranny, destruction, selfishness and materialism. An Intelligent Scientist: Prof. Henry Corrie is a highly educated scientist of England. He is completely observed in his secret research work. After a long life struggle, he has been successful in discovering a terrible formula of devastating bomb. It will release a powerful sprea

Character The Countess Of Morcerf

CHARACTER The Countess of MORCERF Introduction: The play “Count’s Revenge” written by J.H. Walsh has four major characters, the hero, the heroine, the villain and the young man, Albert, the side hero. The Countess of Morcerf, wife of the villain has played the female lead in the play. She was formerly called , Merseded. She belonged to Spain and the author has used for her the words “a beautiful Catalan girl”. She had been an extremely charming girl, more than twenty years ago, living in the city of Marseilles and in love with a young and handsome sailor, Edmond Dantes. Outstanding Qualities The events of the play make it quite evident that the countess was a lady with remarkable and highly impressive qualities. She was very sensible and sober. When her son, Albert, disclosed to her the incident of disgrace of the count of Morcerf, she displayed great patience and courage. She did not show signs of nervousness but cross-questioned Albert about the source of information and trie

Character Albert

CHARACTER ALBERT   Introduction: The first character introduced in the play is Albert. He is the son of Count and Countess of Morcerf, a young man of twenty, energetic, loving, good-looking and very fond of hunting. As the curtains rises, he has just returned from hunting expedition and is much worried about the disgrace of his family and wants to avenge it. Sensible, Weak And Intellegent: Albert behaves as a sensible, wise and intelligent young man in the play. He succeeds, with the co-operation of his friend, Beauchamp, in finding out the name of the person who got published anonymous letters in the newspapers and later sent witness in the chamber of deputies against his father. Emotional and Sentimental He cannot tolerate the humiliation of his father and after knowing about the enemy, he at once challenges him, his close friend the count of MonteCristo, to fight a duel. This shows his extreme emotional and sentimental nature and his great love for his family. After being

Character The Count Of Morserf (Fernand Mondego)

CHARACTER THE COUNT OF MORSERF (FERNAND MONDEGO) INTRODUCTION: The Count of Morcerf comes before us as the villain of the play. We are told that originally he is a petty fisherman. At that time, he is called Fernanf Mondego. He becomes a rival in love with a sailor, Edmond Dantes and gets him to imprison on a false charge. Thus, he marries Mercedes, the lady of choice. We know very little about his past or how he becomes a count. Now we find that he has a high status in the society of Paris. But his wealth seems to have been secured by unlawful means. A Treacherous Man: A first impression that we get about the Count of Morcerf is that he is a jealous man. In his youth he gets his rival, Dantes, thrown into prison where he remains for fourteen years. He does so, simply because he is in love with Mercedes the lady with whom Dantes wants to get married. He has never mentioned that fact to his wife. This is why, in her ignorance, she believes that Dantes is dead. Now, when the Count

Character The Count Of Monte Cristo (Edmond Dantes)

CHARACTERS THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (EDMOND DANTES) INTRODUCTION The Count of Monte Cristo is the hero of the play, The Count’s Revenge. He is the charming, swashbuckling and ever obliging nobleman, splendidly dressed, a handsome hero, gay, cynical, not very young, with the touch of the devil about him. AS A YOUNG SAILOR As a young man, the Count of Monte Cristo is known as Edmond Dantes, a mere sailor of Marseilles, a port in South of France. He loves a beautiful Catalan girl, Mercedes, to whom he is engaged. He is to marry her, on his return from a voyage, which he is to undertake in due course of time. A VICTIM OF CONSPIRACY The marriage of Edmond Dantes never takes place, as a young fisherman, Fernand Mondego, a friend of Edmond and a snake under grass has other plans. Fernand Mondego secretly loves Mercedes and wishes to marry her. Therefore, the crafty Fernand, hatches the most devilish of plots against his own friend (Edmond) whereby he gets him to condemn as a spy of ex

Questions and Answers ~ Progress By St. John G.Ervine

PROGRESS (St. John G.Ervine) Q: 1 Does the physical appearance of Professor Henry Corrie depict his true nature? No, his physical appearance does not depict his true nature. To a casual visitor, he seems to be a harmless, kindly, inconsequent person, completely absorbed in his work. It is when he is angry that his true nature surfaces. He becomes cruel, cold and insensitive to others’ feelings and considers his experiments more important than humans.  Q: 2 “Time will bring fame and fortune to me. I shall be rich now, but more than that, I shall be famous. My name will live forever.” What characteristic of the speaker is revealed in this speech? Professor Henry Corrie utters the words. The utterance reveals his greed for fame and money. He is ambitious man. His ambition is to get as much as possible from his evil invention, and he wants to be remem

Questions And Answers The Count’s Revenge By J.H.Walsh

THE COUNT’S REVENGE (J.H.WALSH) Q: 1 What Arab custom is referred in the short play “The Count’s Revenge”? An Arab custom mentioned by the Countess of Morcerf to Albert and the Count of Morcerf when the count of Monte Cristo leaves their house without eating anything. The custom runs as “Never to eat food at the house of a deadly enemy”. She strongly believes that since the Count of Monte Cristo has a faith in that custom and thinks them to be his enemy, and hence not eat anything at their place.   Q: 2 What do you know about the reaction, plans or intention of Albert? Albert, the brave young son of the count of Morcerf, was deeply shocked by the disgrace of his father and family. As a man of honour, he showed severe emotional reaction to the unhappy incident. Albert made his mind to trace about the unknown enemy of his family and avenge the family honour. On his request, Beauchamp, a close friend of Albert, discovered the name of the enemy. It was Albert;s

Poem 10 The Abbot of Canterbury

THE ABBOT OF E CANTERBURY (Anonymous) Q:1.What do you mean when we say that a poem is anonymous? Anonymous means “without the name of author”. One such poem in our book is “The Abbot of Canterbury”. The author of this poem is not known.  Q:2.Does this balled tell a true story? The story of this balled is no more than a popular legend. King John, who reigned England from 1199 to 1216, was a very unpleasant man and a thoroughly bad king, but there is no historical evidence that anything like ever happened. Common people hated him, so they attached such stories to his name after his death.  Q:3.Who was king of England at the time of the story and when did he reign? At the time of story, the king of England was King John. He reigned England from 1199 to 1216. Q:4.What was an Abbot?

Poem 09 The Toys By Coventry Patmore

THE TOYS (COVENTRY PATMORE) 1823 - 1896 Q:1.What religious idea does the poem “The Toys” convey to its readers? The religious idea presented in the poem is that God is benevolent and merciful Who forgives man despite his disobedience. It is the Christian belief that God is the father of all men. He loves all His children deeply and forgives their mistakes out of love, although a man disobeys Him throughout his life and does not understand His commands. This religious idea is conveyed to the readers through an incident in the poet’s life.  Q:2.What everyday incident is narrated by the poet to convey the idea? He narrates an everyday incident of a young boy who disobeys his father. The young child disobeys his father for the seventh times and invites his anger. The father loses his temper and punishes his son severely. Later, overcome by paternal love, he goes to his son’s room to find him sleeping. In his grief at

Poem 08 Incident Of A French Camp

INCIDENT OF A FRENCH CAMP (ROBERT BROWNING) 1812 - 1889 Q:1.Who were the two forces locked against one another in war? The two forces locked against one another in war were French and German.  Q:2.Under whose great command did the French army make the attack? The French army was marching under the command of the great Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. It attacked the German bordering town Ratisbon.  Q:3.Where was he (the great commander) when the attack was made? Napoleon was standing on a little mound about one mile away from the battlefield. He had very conflicting thoughts; thoughts of victory over Germans at the same time had a fear of losing.  Q:4.Who brought to him the news about the outcome of the assault? A young soldier, on horseback, bought to him the news of his victory.  Q:5.Why did the messenger hold on the horse’s mane and keep h