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Deep Water NCERT Solution

Understanding the text:


How does Douglas make clear to the reader the sense of fear that gripped him as he almost drowned? Describe the details that have made the description vivid.


In his autobiography William Douglas detailed each and every physical, emotional and mental aspect even if it's minute. His narration in first person enables the reader to experience similarly as Douglas. The debth of pool was 9 feet but, it felt him like 90 feets, the reader can understand how deep it was for Douglas that time, he saw nothing but water when he opened his eyes and he sreamed but, no sound was coming out, it makes the reader to feel the fear that he felt, when he says that his eyes & nose came out but not his mouth but, swolloed water, it makes the reader feel that panicking situation when his strategy didb't work. his legs paralysed only his heart and pounding of his head was telling that he was alive but, at the bottom of the pool these all detalis enable the reader to feel the terror he felt.


How did Douglas overcome his fear of water?


Douglas tried every way but, unable to overcome his fear. then he decided to get an insturctor to learn swimming. He pacticed five days for one hour each day. initially instructor put a belt around him, a rope was attached to belt which goes through a pulley that ran on an overhead cable. He held on to the end of the rope. After three months insturctor taught him to put his face under water and exhale, and to raise his nose and inhale. then he put them together into an integrated whole and him swim the length of the pool by himself in crawl stroke. but he was not yet satisfied, he swam the length of pool alone, still not satisfied, he went to Lake Wentworth in New Hampshire, dived off and swam two miles across the lake to Stamp Act Island, he swam all the strokes. Still he had a residual doubts, he went for camping by the side of warm Lake. dived into the lake, and swam across to the other shore and back.


Why does Douglas as an adult recount a childhood experience of terror and his conquering of it? What larger meaning does he draw form this experience?


Because childhood fear should never be taken lightly, as it takes ability to do whatever we want. It makes us handicap. Like, Douglas was unable to enjoy any water sport like, canoeing, boating, fishing and swimming. The larger meaning that he wanted to draw from his experience is what Roosevelt said, "All we have to fear is fear itself". we should never let our fear to conquer our freedom instead, we should conquer it, so that, no fear can overshadow our willpower.

Talking about the text:


All we have to fear is fear itself. Have you ever had a fear that you have now overcome? share your experience with your partner.


I was feared of failure in doing or learning anything new. Then i confrounted to many people, i realised that if i will not try, i will never be able to find out that, can i do it. and second thing that failure teaches us many things, it teached us that what are the worng ways to do a thing so that, we will not repet it again and progress. I also learned how to work. First, we should always properly understand what we want to achieve then in order to achive what we require and what we have already, and things that we do not have to achieve objective, should be considered as a separate goal and treat it same as we reated the main goal.