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The Last Lesson NCERT Solution

Understanding the text:

Q1.

The people in the story suddenly realise how precious their language is to them. what shows you this? Why does this happen?

Ans.

When Prussia banned use and teaching of french language, the people as their identity has been snatched from them they realised the importance of their language. This shows that people often take thing for granted but, realise it's importance when they lose it.


Q2.

Franz thinks. "Will they make them sing in german, even the pigeons? What could this mean?

Ans.

It shows that, how deep and adversely the people of Alsace and lorraine were affected by loss of their language. It made franz to think about the extent to which prussian can go to establish their linguistic chauvinism ideology.


Talking about the text:

Q1.

"When a people are enslaved, as long as they hold fast to their language it is as if they had the key to their language taken away from them or had a language imposed on them?

Ans.

Soon answer will be available.


Q2.

What happens to a linguistic minority in a state? How do you think they can keep their language alive? For example: Panjabis in Bangalore Tamilians in Mumbai

Ans.

Those who belong to linguistically minority community, do not get appropriate and adequate opportunities and recognition in society. They can form their community and conduct community programmes to promote and to provide proper recognition to the people of that community, celebrate their festival in their own tradition, should speak their language at especially at home so that their children would learn the language.


Q3.

Is it possible to carry pride in one's language too fat? Do you know what linguistic chauvinism means?

Ans.

No, one should not carry pride in his/her language too far, as language is just means to exchange of information, thoughts, and feelings. But on the other hand, language also act as one's identity but, one should always respect each and every language, culture and traditions and never judge others on the basis of the medium used (languages) to convey but the message conveyed by them.