Class 9 English Beehive

A Truly Beautiful Mind

NCERT Solution

Part 2

Question 5: How did Einstein react to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Answer: Einstein was deeply shaken by mishaps in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He wrote letters to the United Nations urging it to make a world government to stop nuclear race. He traveled all over the world appealing to leaders of nations for ensuring world peace.

Question 6: Why does the world remember Einstein as a “world citizen”?

Answer: Einstein’s discovery had impacted the whole world by initiating new discoveries about the universe. His theory of relativity changed the perspective through which scientists saw the universe earlier. Apart from this he worked towards world peace and nuclear disarmament. Because of his scientific and geopolitical contribution Einstein is called a “world citizen”.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree


Meaning of Poem

The poet is reminiscing about his good old childhood days in a place called Innisfree. The poet remembers the peaceful life he had during his stay at the isle of Innisfree.

He wants to go there once again to relive his good olden days. He wants to make a small hut out of clay and wooden sticks. Further he wants to start beekeeping to enjoy the humming of bees while lying in the vast open space of his favourite place.

The poet wants to enjoy the tranquility of that place. The tranquility or the peace comes at a slow and leisurely pace from the foggy veil of early morning. During the night the cricket shatters the calm by continuous singing and the morning brings a sense of calm by shutting up crickets.

The midnight is like a glimmer of hope in Innisfree and this is unlike the complete darkness which is full of void. The afternoons are not harsh but glow with soft purple lights and the evenings are full of flattering wings of small birds giving the place a surreal look.

The poet wants to proceed for his favourite place right now. He wants to hear the music created by waves breaking at the shores of the lake. He cannot wait to experience the bliss which is the isle of Innisfree.