Two Little Soldiers Exercise Class 11 English : Summary & Questions Answers
Two little soldiers Exercise and Summary Class 11 English
Two Little Soldiers Guy de Maupassant Summary
Two Little Soldiers is a tragic story written by Guy de Maupassant. Luc Le Ganidec and Jean Kerderen are two French soldiers who habitually spend their free time on Sundays away from the barracks, in the countryside.
One Sunday, they meet a kind village girl who gives them cow-milk. After that, they meet her every Sunday and they also bring gifts for her. Both of the soldiers have fallen in love with her.
But one day, Luc Le Granidec borrows money from his fellow soldier Jean so he can take a day off. The next Sunday, the other soldier, Jean, sees that the girl and Luc's relationship is much more than just friends. Jean feels extreme heartbreak and sadness due to friend’s betrayal and their relationship and he eventually suicides. After a close friend's death, Luc feels hopeless, and he became emotionally unstable.
Two little soldiers Questions Answers
a. Why do the two soldiers spend their free time on Sundays away from the barracks out in the countryside?
Ans: There is no other place that makes them feel like home for these two soldiers. So every Sunday, they spend their free time outside of the barracks in the countryside.
b. Why does the girl become the topic of conversation for these soldiers?
Ans: Due to the fact that two soldiers have fallen in love with her, the young girl becomes the topic of conversation for them.
c. Why does deception enter into their friendship?
Ans: Luc pursues the girl, who is unknown to Jean, with vigour. Their friendship became deceptive as a result of this.
d. Do you think that Luc is a betrayer of friendship?
Ans: Luc, in my perspective, is a traitor for betraying Jean's trust. He goes out of the barracks twice without informing Jean, all to meet the rural girl that he and Jean both love. Jean is devastated by Luc's behavior. So Luc is a betrayer.
e. What is the cause of suicide of Jean? Do you think that it was the only release of his love?
Ans : Jean was jealous of Luc's relationship with the milkmaid. Jean committed suicide as a result of being betrayed by his buddy Luc and losing his love.
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