Most of his best stories are comedies. At the same time, the poignant 'The Funny. Man's Day' is about as perfect a short story as exists, and. 'Burney's Laugh' is. stories plus others by playing THIS PRESENTATION (or click the play button). ➢ Give one story to each student. Students tell the story in small groups, trying not. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we .
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refrain from selecting any of the best American short stories that did not contain humorous creations, indeed, are scarcely short stories at all, but rather. Short stories from Selected Stories, by O Henry. → The Gift of the .. funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold-blooded Southern ers, narrow-minded. We all like very funny short stories, irrespective of our age and education level. Those stories are interesting as well as entertaining. For all these reasons, we.
So once again he started chattering and I for my part continued to write.
To be nominated a parent out of the blue and for nothing is quite a trial. Tagore found it all very funny that the boy should use such high-flown language for a simple request and insist on finishing his speech even after the request had been approved. He had lavished such pains over his learning by heart.
Had I refused to supply the seats he probably would not have minded, but had I deprived him of his speech — that would have struck him as intolerable.
Therefore, though it kept more important matters waiting, I gravely heard him out. If someone with the right sense of humour had been about, probably I would have jumped up and turn next door to share the joke. But a zamindari is simply not the place for a humourmonger — here we display only solemnity and high learning. He could see and relish the oddities and drolleries in human nature and behaviour, but, as he reveals in the last sentence of the passage quoted above, being a zamindar — 8 Tagore: An Anthology But, of course, he never forsook humour altogether, and continued displaying it in many of his writings.
In fact, he was so fond of humour that he declared in one of his poems: Never in my life will I grow so old To dismiss a laugh or a joke as frivolous. A non-tendentious joke scarcely ever achieves the sudden burst of laughter which makes tendentious one so irresistible. Any tendency to moralise or instruct remains carefully disguised and is not allowed to overshadow the objective of diverting or entertaining the readers.
The story is about a Hindu mendicant ascetic or a hermit, who renounces his family and society to find salvation, but ironically finds salvation only through the intervention of his wife when he is trapped in the life of another family owing to an error of identity. He is averse to fun, humour and all worldly pleasures, and is so spiritually inclined that he forces his fun-loving adolescent wife, Haimabati, to read the Bhagavad Gita every night.
If she is found reading a novel, Fakir heckles her and makes her cry all night. As the story progresses, we see Fakirchand absconding from society in search of God and going to a neighbouring village. To avoid his father he takes shelter in a nearby house which coincidentally is the house of a person, Makhanlal, who too has left his family. This role reversal between Fakir and Makhan is what makes the story humorous, turning it into a situational comedy, in which Fakir finds himself in the state of a fish out of water.
He repeatedly tries to come out of this precarious situation, but the more he tries the more people force him into accepting the role, accusing him of hypocrisy and deception for not acknowledging that he was in fact Makhan. It evokes a sustained smile in the reader but not a hearty laughter.
It is a rare and delightful gift, and many lack even the ability to enjoy the pleasure of humour conveyed to them. His spiritual hunger often took him to many places away from home, including the Himalayas. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight. Unlike the popular image of the mystic and the romantic in the subcontinent, Tagore was deeply immersed in the affairs of the world; he was actively involved with the practical problems of education and rural reconstruction in India.
Who is it that has kept me here, tied? Clasping the sleeping infant to her breast The loving wife lay at one end of the bed in deep slumber. No one paid any heed. Deserting me, Where goes my devotee to find me. He is so big-headed, ostentatious and vain — so abounding in bravado — that he keeps comparing himself with great Western writers such as Shakespeare, Goethe, Carlyle and Lowell, as well as 26 Kripalani He writes poetry and plays and gives speeches that he thinks have a hypnotic effect on his audience.
After he is thus humiliated twice by the professor, his confidence is shaken and his following among the students begins to dwindle. Nevertheless, it is not enough to bring Mahendrakumar back to his senses. In the meantime, he has also sat for his BA examination and his father has invited him to return home and get married.
With this towering objective in mind, Mahendrakumar withdraws from his usual habitat in Calcutta to a solitary village by the river Ganges. After a month, realising that such a literary feat is quite beyond his reach, he writes an acrid farce vilifying the love-life of the professor and then prepares to return home. Right then, at a restless moment, he catches a glimpse of a beautiful girl next door who, ironically, is the teen she is only sixteen the professor is in love with, and whom Mahendrakumar had unknowingly maligned in his farce.
However, as the story progresses, Mahendrakumar falls head over heels in love with Kiron, who also has sat for her BA examination. Although he often sees Kiron with a book in hand or surrounded by books, he takes a condescending attitude towards her, regularly giving grandiose lectures or highfalutin advice with the intention of educating her in philosophy and literature.
He thinks that Kiron is not intelligent enough or sufficiently cultivated in her tastes, but that in time 30 Quoted in M.
Quayum Such stories will attract children and encourage them to read. These short stories for kids with pictures can be read anytime — in the morning or even at night when your child looks forward to bedtime stories. Thankfully, online libraries such as GetLitt! There are four books in the series; each book has a few short stories filled with humorous yet relatable instances kids encounter in their day-to-day life. The stories teach morals to children in such a way that they learn to differentiate between right and wrong.
The stories revolve around Toto, an auto and its driver Pattu. Together, these two embark on many journeys and they take your child with them. This book has stories which will help kids connect with their emotions, from happness to sadness to curiosity; it takes the kids on a rollercoaster — a must read for all! This book is not like other stories for kids; instead, it delves into a world that is unknown yet very fascinating for children — the wilderness.
Beautiful words accompanied by even more lively pictures will transport you to the midst of the jungles and depths of the oceans. This book has a series of short stories written in poetry form , based on different animals, each more interesting than the last. Other writers put together collections of funny short stories. Jeremy Clarkson the sometimes controversial British television presenter has put together a few books of this style.
He takes the role of a man angry with what is going on around him in cars, politics, the youth of today and anything else that annoys him. Very much a humorous rant. Whatever your mood, you can find something at obooko that will bring a smile to your face or even to laugh out loud.
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