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Question 9. Answer any one of the following questions in 120-150 words: <br>(iii) What was Sophie’s dream? How was it unrealistic? How was she different from Jansie?


Sophie was a daydreamer like all the other adolescents of her age. She was a victim of all the wild fantasies and totally cut off from the realities of life. Although she belonged to a lower-middle-class family, she was blind to the bitter truth of life. She dreamt of an imaginary life, full of beautiful things in which she owned a boutique. She also dreamt of becoming an actress as there was a lot of money and fame in that profession. She wanted to be a fashion designer too. It can be said that she wanted to lead a lavish and grand life which was not possible. Her dreams were unrealistic in the sense that ultimately she would have to work in a biscuit factory as planned. On the other hand, Jansie was realistic and practical. Sophie and Jansie were classmates and friends but Sophie didn’t want to tell anything to Jansie as she would spread her secrets to the whole neighbourhood. Jansie didn’t possess unrealistic dreams. She dissuaded Sophie too from having such dreams so as to avoid depression and frustration later.

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