12th class English Notes Flamingo Chapter-6 Going Places Syllabus, Summary. Explanation, Difficult Words

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12th class English Notes Flamingo Chapter-6  Going Places Syllabus, Summary. Explanation, Difficult Words


CBSE Revision Notes for CBSE Class 12 English Core Flamingo Going Places Flamingo Going Places English Core for CBSE class-12. online tests, videos, question papers, notes, online quiz and complete study material for free to use.

Class 12 English Flamingo Chapter 6  Going Places Notes , Syllabus, Summary. Explanation, Difficult Words .


👉 Flamingo Chapter-6 👈
📚  Going Places 📚

The lesson explores the theme of adolescent fantasies and hero worship. It is natural for the youngsters to idolize successful people and dream of following their footsteps. But their dreams drive them away from the harsh realities of life and later on when this fact dawns on them becomes diffficult for them to come to terms with life. 

Sophie and Jansie are both in the last year of high school and both know that they are destined to work in the biscuit factory as they belong to a working class family. Yet, Sophie, always dreams of big and beautiful things, glamour and glory. She dreams of opening a high end boutique. But her ambitions are not rooted in reality i.e., have no relation with the harsh realities of life.In contrast Jansie, Sophie's friend, is a realistic and practical girl. 


Sophie lives in male-dominated family where her mother was only a shadow. The men were football fans and the conversations around the dinner table were about Danny Casey, their Hero. Sophie wants some attention from her father and brother Geoff and tells them that she met Casey, the wonder boy of football. When she gave the footballer's detailed physical appearance he believed her. Also that she had asked for his autograph but since neither of them had pen or paper, they had decided to meet next week and Casey had promised to give her autograph. 

But she carries her fantasies too far when she starts to live them. She waits for Casey at her favourite spot and imagines him coming. She tries to balance her excitement by weighing the prospects of his coming with the prospects of his not coming. 

Her thoughts make her feel sad and miserable. 

🔹 The lesson explores the theme of adolescent fantasies and hero worship. 

🔹 Sophie and Jansie are both in the last year of high school and both knew that they were destined to work in the biscuit factory as they belong to a working class family.

🔹 Yet, Sophie, always dreams of big and beautiful things, glamour and glory. 

🔹 Her ambitions are not rooted in reality i.e., have no relation with the harsh realities of life. 

🔹 In contrast is Jansie, Sophie's friend, a realistic and practical girl. 

🔹 Sophie lives in male-dominated family where her mother was only a shadow. The men were football fans and the conversations around the dinner table were about Danny Casey, their Hero. 

🔹 Sophie wants some attention from her father and brother and telling them that she met Casey, was her way of drawing their attention towards her. 

🔹 But she carries her fantasies too far when she starts to live them.