CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Poem 2 Fire and Ice
Please refer to CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Poem 2 Fire and Ice below. These High Order Thinking Skills Questions and answers have been prepared based on the latest pattern of questions expected in the CBSE Class 10 English exams. Students should properly understand the questions and answers given below which will help them to get better marks in exams.
Q1. Today’s world is conflict ridden. People fight over various issues and there is no peace in the world. Explain/Describe based on your reading of the poem ‘Fire’ and ‘Ice’.
Ans.: Hatred is a predominant issue in today’s world. Neighbour hates his neighbour, brother hates his brother. None is willing to forgive each other or tolerate each other. As a result of the hatred we live in a very fragmented world. If hatred continues to rule our lives and world, nothing will remain intact. All our achievements will perish and the world will come to an end. If we have to save the world we need to learn how to forget and forgive. For this we need to have enormous amount of love and compassion and be willing to tolerate the differences and learn to get along with each other.
Q2. What does ‘Fire’ and ‘Ice’ stand for and what is the general opinion regarding the world?
Ans.: Fire’ stands for fury, desire, lust, anger, avarice, cruelty, greed. Ice is symbolic of hatred,coldness, rigidity, insensitivity and intolerance. The general opinion regarding the world is that the world will end in fire and some say in ice. Both the reasons contrast each other and one is equally
opposite to each other. People who favour fire believe that it will be the heat and passion which will end the world. On the other side some people think that it will be the ice which will freeze the world.
Q3. There are many ideas about how the world will ‘end’. Do you think the world will end some day? Have you ever thought what would happen if the sun got so hot that it ‘burst’, or grew colder and colder?
Ans.: There are many ideas about how the world will end. Robert Frost points out two destructive forces—Fire and Ice, they may cause an end to the world. Yes, everything is subjected to an end. The world would come to an end someday. The cause may be a war or natural calamity. The sun is the main source of energy. It is life on the earth.
If the sun got so hot that it “burst’ or grew colder and colder the life on the earth would come to an end.