Unit 8 Humour and Satire Exercise & Grammar - Class 11 English

A Few Kind Words for Superstition is the satirical text which points the superstitions prevalent in our society. This is listed in Class 11 English Textbook Chapter 8 as the part of the unit 'Humour and Satire'. Free PDF download link of this chapter's exercise is given at the end of this article.


 Humour and Satire Exercise PDF

Humour and Satire Exercise PDF

Humour and Satire Exercise PDF

Humour and Satire Exercise PDF

Humour and Satire Exercise PDF

Humour and Satire Exercise PDF








 Summary 

Humour and Satire, also entitled as "A Few Kind Words for Superstition" is an satirical and aware giving essay. The main key of this essay is to make the point that we are all guilty of blindly following superstitions, whether we realise it or not. It has an impact on the majority of people, regardless of their social or economic status in life. 

Our society as a whole has acquiesced to this. It'll hamper the advancement of our civilization. Our religious and philosophical practises are often out of date, despite the fact that we live in a modern culture. It's wrecking our normally peaceful existence. That's why the author says to come to a complete stop on superstition.
 
This article is sarcastic because it mocks both the educated and illiterate individuals who are affected. It pokes fun at the human tendency to blindly follow anything they hear.

This essay also gives the solution of superstition. Good education may help people shed their superstitious beliefs. It improves one's ability to think clearly and intellectually. Individuals with higher levels of education are less likely to engage in superstitious behaviour, and they may go out of their way to teach others about the dangers of it as well.
 
Education has the power to sway people away from superstitious practises and attitudes. People will be more aware of the negative consequences if they have had a quality education. Despite the fact that we live in a contemporary society, many of our religious and philosophical practises are antiquated. 

As a result, the government should educate the public about this issue by incorporating it in school curricula. In other words, this article is subtly proposing that a good education may counteract the spread of superstition in society.

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