Short Answers of My Son, the Fanatic

Define short story?

Short story is one genre of literature and in narrative form. Its length is short that can be read in a single sitting. It has usually a single theme and loose plot. It has specific tone and style.

Write a short note on the essential elements of the short story?

There are five essential elements of short story. The elements are setting, character, plot, conflict and theme.

What is the thematic concept of My Son, the Fanatic?

It is Pervez’s thought that his son takes interest in Islam and denies the material value of life as in London Pervez himself passing his life. So, Pervez said “My son the fanatic” about Ali.


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Short Answers of Fireflies in the Mist

What was the pen name of Quratul-ain-Haider?

Quratul-ain-Haider is an Indian novelist and her pen name is “Ainee Apa”.

Discuss the themes of Fireflies in the Mist?

The major theme of the novel is the connection between different identities and faithfulness. Other themes are conflict between colonizers and colonized, political activism, partition, migration and music.

Name the minor characters of Fireflies in the Mist?

There are many minor characters in the novel “Fireflies in the Mist” some of them are Abdul Qadir, Bhavtarni, Najma, Nasira, Yasmin etc.


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Short Answers of Waiting for Godot

What is an absurd play?

An ‘absurd play’ is a play in which the meaninglessness and purposelessness is presented. There is very less action but dialogues are presented.

What are the nicknames of Estragon and Vladimir?

The nick name of Estragon is “Gogo” and the nick name of Vladimir is “Didi” in the play ‘Waiting for Godot’.

What is meant by Existentialist Philosophy?

Existentialist philosophy or Existentialism is the theory in which each and every individual have his choice, what to do either suicide or exist instead of following the rules of some religion etc.

Why is “Waiting for Godot” in two acts?

Play ‘Waiting for Godot’ is divided into two acts to show the passage of time. Both the acts presented almost in similar manner only few things changed, leaves on tree, Pozzo blind and Lucky dumb etc.


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