Going Places

What thoughts came to Sophie’s mind as she sat by the canal?

As Sophie sat by the canal, she felt that this would be the perfect place for her date with Danny Casey. She thought that when she would meet him here, it would be so romantic. However, the realisation that such a thing is impossible saddened her.

Why didn’t Sophie want Jansie to know about her story with Danny?

Sophie did not want Jansie to know anything about her meeting with Danny Casey because Jansie was a gossipmonger. She took interest in knowing things about others, but would not keep any secret. Sophie feared that Jansie would tell the whole neighbourhood about this and Sophie’s fantasy would be exposed.

Did Geoff keep his promise to Sophie? How do you know?

No, Geoff did not keep his promise to Sophie. The moment he learnt that Sophie met Danny Casey, he told his father about it. Later, Jansie confronted Sophie saying that Geoff told her brother, Frank, about Sophie meeting Danny, and Frank, in turn, gave her this information.

It is natural for teenagers to have unrealistic dreams. What would you say are the benefits and disadvantages of such fantasizing? Elaborate it with references of “Going Places”.

No doubt, the teenagers have ideals. They have no experience of the world. They dream of doing things that the adults would never dream of doing. Dreaming is essential and useful. It was because of having dreams that great inventions and discoveries were made. Joan of Arc was a young girl. She dreamed and heard …

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Unrealistic dreams often lead to a great deal of unhappiness. Justify the statement on the basis of the story “Going Places”.

Teenagehood is the phase of life which constitutes the major changes in the life of an individual. During this phase, a person learns many things, sets his career goals, and deals with peer pressure and the pressure of adults’ expectations. Hence, it is natural for teenagers to fantasize and to have unrealistic dreams. Fantasizing, based …

Unrealistic dreams often lead to a great deal of unhappiness. Justify the statement on the basis of the story “Going Places”. Read More »