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What theme does Barton explore in this story?
What are the literary devices used in the lesson?
The story Going Places revolve around whom?
She makes up the story of meeting Danny Casey, a charming and upcoming footballer. Nobody believes her but she refuses to accept that it is her dream. Rather, she starts believing that she has met him and to prove that she is telling the truth, she makes up another story that she has fixed a date with him. She is so lost in her dreams that she actually goes to the canal and waits for him. He does not show up. She knows that he will not come, but still she becomes sad. Such is the character of Sophie.
What does Sophie dream about?
Who are Sophie and Jansie?
What does Jansie tell Sophie?
Why does she want to be an actress?
Who is Sophie's elder brother?
When does Sophie and her family go to watch the football match?
Who is Sophie's younger brother?
Why does Sophie get angry with her brother?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of fantasising?
Disadvantages: Fantasizing builds a gap between fantasy and reality. The realization of the disparity between one's goals and capabilities may be painful. Non achievement may also lead to disappointment, depression or suicidal tendencies. Moreover, it is a sheer wastage of time for many.
What does Geoff's silence symbolise in Sophie's view?
Why is Sophie attracted to Danny and does she meet him in reality?
No, Sophie did not really meet Danny Casey. She was very fascinated by the young Irish footballer. She imagined his coming. She was always lost in a dreamy world where she imagined Casey meeting her.
Where does Sophie visit to meet Casey in her imagination?