Three quetions /clas 12/anwer and quetions

Class 12 prose 

Higher secondary
Three questions

Leo Tolstoy



1]Why did the Tsar go to the hermit? why did he go in disguise
? why did the hermit do then? Why did the Tsar help the hermit? How was he benefitted by helping the hermit at his


Ans:T  Tsar went to
the hermit because all the scholars
failed to satisfy the Tsar’s queries. They gave different opinions on his
questions. As a result, the Tsar was confused.

         The hermit
met the only common man to enlighten their wisdom. Because the rich fail to achieve knowledge for their ego .So
the Tsar sacrificed his ego and put on
the dress of the simple man and met the hermit in disguise.

          Then the hermit was digging the ground in front of his hut.

      The Tsar helped
the hermit because the hermit was very weak and he was breathing heavily when
he stuck his spade into the ground. So The Tsar took pity on the hermit and
helped to dig the ground.

      Helping the
hermit the Tsar was benefitted in three ways. Firstly, had he not  dig the ground, he would have been killed by
the enemy.SECONDLY, he gained the friendship of his enemy saving his life
.Thirdly, working at hermits place, he  experienced some events and got the answers of
all his questions

               2]  How  did
the hermit  answer all the three
questions of the Tsar  and make him


                                 Ans: When all the scholars failed to satisfy the
Tsar, the Tsar went to the hermit in
disguise to find his answer. The hermit relied on three examples and events and
propounded the best three answers of the Tsars three questions.

                            The hermit answered
that the present was the most essential.Because had he [the TSAR]not dig the
bed for hermit, he would have been killed by the vengeful man.

               For the second question, the hermit answered that the most important thing was to nurse the wounded person. Because if he had not saved the wounded
man, he would not be able to make friends with him [ the WOUNDED MAN].So the present is the most important time and the person with whom he[The Tsar] was
engaged at that particular time was the most important person.

                   To answer the third question
the hermit said that the most important thing is to do good to the person you
are with. When the tsar was with the hermit, digging soil was the vital thing and the
hermit was the most important man. And when the Tsar was with the injured man, his [ the Tsar ] MOST VITAL WORK WAS TO SAVE THE MAN. Then the injured man
was the most important person.

                Thus the hermit explained all
three questions and made the Tsar wise.

3]How did the wounded man become the friend of the Tsar?  

When a critically wounded bearded man came running toward him, the Tsar was engaged in digging at the Hermit site. The Tsar had the wound bandaged and gave him water to drink. He took him to the hermit’s hut as well and laid him on his bunk [ bed]. The bearded man told him the next morning that he was one of his enemies whose property the Tsar had confiscated and killed his brother. So he wanted to demand vengeance against the Tsar.  He added that he was hiding in the wood to kill him, but the guard detected him and stabbed him. .The wounded man also said that he would serve the tsar as hi most faithful servent if the Tsar would forgive. The wounded man begged the Tsar to forgive him. The wise Tar accepted his proposal and they become friends. 

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