In this “Freedom : Question and Answers“, we will discuss the topic of freedom from a variety of perspectives. We will explore the different types of freedom, the importance of freedom, and the challenges to freedom. Read More Class 9 English Question and Answers.
Freedom Question and Answers
Answer the following questions.
What sort of freedom does the poet wish to have?
The poet wants freedom from fear and physical, intellectual, psychological, emotional, social, and financial weaknesses.
The poet talks about fear in the opening lines of the poem. What kind of fear is he talking about?
The poet refers to fear of country’s future, development, social and economic equality, etc.
What does the expression “truth’s adventurous paths” mean?
“Truth’s adventurous paths” means the road taken by persons speaking only truth is full of challenges and problems.
What does the poet mean by ‘figures’ in the poem? What sort of figures are they? What does the poet want them to be?
‘Figures’ here are people. They are obedient and patient. The poet wants them to have their own individuality.
“Where figures wait with patience and obedience for the master of show.” What does the poet mean by this?
Persons here wait for their leader. They just follow their master without any original thinking.
What does the ‘shackles of slumber’ mean? How does it arrest the progression of life?
‘Shackles of slumber’ means chains of laziness, inaction and indifference. When one is a prisoner of laziness, life does not progress.
Do you think we are all free from fear? What kind of fears are haunting our motherland now?
No, we are not at all free from fears. The fears of over population, over pollution, lawlessness, insecurity to women and the weak are some of the striking ones haunting our mother land.
What does freedom mean to you? Is it freedom from hunger? Is it freedom from physical attack? Is it freedom from illiteracy? is it freedom from social oppression? What else?
Freedom from desire, selfishness, illiteracy, dirt and disease, hatred, poverty, etc. is what freedom means to me.
I hope that this session has helped you to better understand and appreciate the importance of freedom.