【#】Unit 3 I Was My Own Route Exercise Questions and Answers

Unit 3 I Was My Own Route Exercise Questions and Answers Class 12

Understanding the text

Answer the following questions.

a. Why did the speaker try to be the way men wanted her to be?

b. What do you understand by her feet ‘would not accept walking backwards’?

c. Who are the old guards? Why did they grow desperate?

d. How did the speaker have ‘a feeling of intimate liberation’?

e. Why did the speaker’s desire to follow men warp in her?

Reference to the context

a. What does the speaker mean when she says she was playing a game of hide and

seek with her being’?

b. Why, in your view, was her back ripped by the old guards as she was advancing


c. What, according to the speaker, did it feel like to be free?

d. Why does the speaker prefer the present to the past?

e. John Donne, in his poem “No Man is an Island”, says, “No man is an island

entire of itself.” Would Burgos agree with Donne? Do you agree with Donne or


Reference beyond the text

a. Write an essay on My Idea of Freedom.

b. Not all people, however, seem to agree with the kind of freedom upheld by Burgos in this poem. For example, William Faulkner, in his novel Requiem for a Nun, says, ‘“The past is never dead. It’s not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born, webs of heredity and environment, of desire and consequence, of history and eternity.” Do you agree with Faulkner? Why? Why not?

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