[SOLVED] Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it :

Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it :

 ‘Dear children, don’t read these novels, don’t even touch them. Your life will be ruined. You will suffer disease and ailments. Why did the good Lord make you – to wither away at a tender age? To suffer in disease? To be despised by your brothers, relatives and those around you. No. No. You must become mothers; you must lead happy lives; this is the divine purpose, You, who were born to fulfill this sublime goal, should you ruin your life by going crazy after despicable novels?’

(a) Analyse the message given by the writer to children.

(b) Name the writer when was this published.

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Answer:

(i) The writer advises children (girls) not to read novels, not even touch them. Their life would be ruined and they would suffer diseases and ailments.
(ii) The writer advises children (girls) to fulfill the divine purpose of becoming good mothers and leading a happy life. They should not read novels and be despised by one and all.
Women should not ruin their lives by going crazy after novels.
(iii) The writer is Thiru V. Vi. Ka. The essay was published in 1927.

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