The Wish Exercise : Questions Answers and Summary Class 11 PDF Download
The story "The Wish" is about a little kid whom we see as an unidentified kid gazing at the scab on his kneecap and bending forward to inspect it carefully at the start of the story. He carefully picked up his scab, which had fallen to the crimson carpet's edge. As he got closer to the scab, the carpet's many colours drew his attention.
Each single colour, he thought, represented things. He imagined the red dots to be lumps of coal that might burn him, the black areas to be a dangerous snake that could bite him, and the yellow places to be the sole safe zone for him to walk and traverse the big carpet to go inside, where he would be given a dog for his birthday.
As a result, the kid sets off on his journey. The initial half is simple, but there are some tough sections where he must take big steps. He wobbles but maintains his balance by stretching out his arm. When he comes to a fork in the road, he picks left since it's more difficult but there are less dark patches.
When he approaches the halfway mark, he realises he can't back out or leap off. Then he feels a surge of fear in his chest. He makes another step closer to the lone nearby yellow area, his foot only a centimetre away from the black patch.
A snake squirms and lifts its head to keep an eye on him. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to maintain his equilibrium. As soon as he touched the dark, he began to weep. The story concludes with his mother searching for him at home outdoors in the sun.