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It So Happened Chapter 3 The Selfish Giant
  • NCERT Solution For Class 8 English It So Happened

    The Selfish Giant Here is the CBSE English Chapter 3 for Class 8 students. Summary and detailed explanation of the lesson, including the definitions of difficult words. All of the exercises and questions and answers from the lesson's back end have been completed. NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English The Selfish Giant Chapter 3 NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English The Selfish Giant Chapter 3 The following is a summary in Hindi and English for the academic year 2021-2022. You can save these solutions to your computer or use the Class 8 English.

    Question 1

    Why is the Giant called selfish?


    The Giant has a beautiful large garden and he didn't let the kids play in his garden. He drives kids away and builds a high wall around his garden and puts up a board 'Trespasser will be prosecuted.'

    Question 2

    On one occasion the children said: “How happy we are here!” Later they said: “How happy we were there!” What are they referring to in both the cases?


    In the first instance, they refer to the garden of the Giant where they would play back from school. < br>
    They refer to the garden again in the second situation ; they talk about how pleased they were before the Giant stopped playing in his garden.

    Question 3

    (i) When spring came, it was still winter in the garden. What does winter stand for or indicate here?


    Winter is a negative and desolate setting in the tale. Trees and flowers are not blossoming in this setting. Winter also relates to a depressive and lazy atmosphere. Because birds didn't sing, kids didn't play and spring didn't visit the garden, their stay in the garden was extended by winter.

    Question 4

    Winter has been presented like a story with its own characters and their activities. Describe the story in your own words.


    The spring refuses to visit because the Giant constructed a high wall around his garden. The birds did not sing because there were no kids. Not even the trees were blossoming. A flower placed its head out of the grass in a specific example. But when she saw the giant's notice board, she felt sad and sorry for the kids, got back on the grass, and went to bed.

    On the other side, he was very pleased with rain and frost. The frost dropped on all the trees while the snow covered the grass. They encouraged the North Wind to remain with them, and they were requested to visit even the Hail later. Every day, the Hail rattled the castle's roof until some of it began to break, and then it went around the garden as quickly as it could.

    Question 5

    Was the Giant happy or sad over the state of the garden?


    The Giant was sad about his garden's state. He was unable to comprehend why spring came so late.

    Question 6

    What effect did the linnet’s song have over Hail and the North Wind?


    The song of the Linnet scared the Hail and the wind of the North. The Hail stopped dancing and at once the North Wind stopped roaring.

    Question 7

    The Giant saw a most wonderful sight. What did he see?


    He saw that the kids had come in through a small hole in the border wall. They were sitting in the trees ' branches. The trees were happy to be back with their friends. The flowers were laughing and the birds started singing. It was a beautiful sight.

    Question 8

    What did he realise on seeing it? 


    He realized he was very selfish.

    Question 9

    Why was it still wiinter in one corner of the garden?


    In one corner of the Giant's garden there was still water because there was a little kid standing in that corner who could not climb the tree's branches.

    Question 10

    Describe the first meeting of the little boy and the Giant?


    The little boy couldn't climb a tree branch and cry. He was lifted by the Giant and placed on a branch. So pleased was the little kid that he kissed the Giant. That gesture touched the heart of the Giant. That was the first meeting they had.

    Question 11

    Describe their second meeting after a long interval?


    After a lengthy moment, the boy's second meeting took place. The Giant lost the little one, but where he lived nobody knew. He saw the long-lost kid one winter morning. He's going to meet him downstairs. On these palms and legs, the kid had marks of injury.
    The Giant was furious. He wanted the guy who had injured the kid to be killed. But the kid smiled and said, 'It's the wounds of love.' Awe filled the Giant. When Gaint asked him who he was, the kid answered, 'once you let me play in your garden.

    Question 12

    The Giant lay dead, all covered with white blossoms. What does this sentence indicate about the once selfish Giant?


    Death is like liberation from all mundane pains. White flowers are pure indications. Now the once egoistic giant has been altered. Even the gods embraced his new found virtue so that they called him to heaven with all due regard for a kind heartfelt soul.

    Question 13

    The little child's hands and feet had marks of nails. Who does the child remind you of? Give a reason for your answer.


    The child on his palms and feet with marks of nails reminds us, Jesus Christ. He saw imprints of nails on his palms and feet when the Giant met the little child for the second time. When Jesus was crucified, his palms and feet were dug in nails. For humanity, he had sacrificed his life. That's why the kid told the Giant that it was love's wounds.

    Question 14

    Is there something like this garden near where you live? Would you like one (without the Giant, perhaps) and why? What do you do to keep it in good shape?


    I live in a village, there's a garden nearby where I like to play and spend time together with all my colleagues. Despite the fact that there is no Giant but an ancient person (tau). Garden Custodian is there who is very polite and kind with kids and kind them to play in the garden saying that not to spoil any garden possessions (tree, plants, flowers) and keep it clean.

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