Class 11 Eglish Notes Play 1 Heat Lightning for Punjab and Rawalpindi board, MCQs, True / False, Match the Columns, Grammar, Questions Answers, and 1st Year FSc Part-1 notes.
Class 11 Eglish Notes Play 1 Heat Lightning
(a) Why couldn’t the Girl describe the killer?
The girl couldn’t describe the killer because she was too frightened to tell the details of the incident and she didn’t observe anything clearly, as there were flashes of light. Thus she couldn’t figure out the exact features of the killer.
(b) What were the circumstances that forced her to leave her car?
Her car ran out of gas which made her leave the car and get some help for fuel or probably search for some other conveyance to reach home.
(c) Why did she ask for help from First Man?
She sought help from the first man because she assumed him to be a kind stranger who might have been waiting for a bus at the station, not knowing that he was the same killer who cunningly reached at the place earlier than her.
(d) What was the condition of the weather?
It was bad weather that night. The thunder and lightning along with the heavy storm created a frightening atmosphere.
(e) How did Second Man accuse First Man of lying?
The first man tried to hide the presence of the girl and in doing so, he gave a confusing answer to the second man. This made him conclude that he was lying when he said that there was no one else than both of them.
(f) Does the Girl become suspicious of First Man as the play progresses?
No, the girl doesn’t become suspicious of the first man throughout the play, until he himself shows her the flashlight which was dropped at the place of incident.
(g) What is her impression about Second Man?
She thinks that the second man is the murderer who had been following her, but later when he leaves the station and rides the bus, she gets relax and claims that he wasn’t the killer because he didn’t harm her and left the place.
(h) Why didn’t she accompany Second Man?
She didn’t accompany the second man as she had a doubt on him and when she looked at the first man for his advice, he also gave her a signal to refuse.
Q 4. Answer the following questions in 100-150 words.
(a) Write down the story of the play in your own words.
The story is about a twenty-three-year-old girl who is returning from a late night party and suddenly her car runs out of gas. She locks the car, holds her flashlight and move down the road to seek help for conveyance. On her way, she observes a man in the dim light of her flash, which drags out a corpse of a woman from his car. She gets horrified and runs towards the woods to escape from the killer, and finally reaches a bus station and locks the door. There, she meets a pleasant man who tries to make her calm and listens to her terrifying story about the whole incident. Soon, there reaches another man and the girl suspects him to be the killer.
He tries to talk to her but she avoids him. After some time, the bus arrives at the station but the girl and the first man refuses to get the bus, the second man laughs at the two and leaves the station. Later, the first man takes out the flashlight from his pocket, which was dropped by the girl at the place of incident. The moment, she sees the flashlight; she realizes that he is the killer. She runs out of the station, followed by the killer and fortunately, there happens to be a dog that jumps at the man and seizes him. The girl pats the dog in the end, for saving her life.
(b) Have you had any experience of a similar situation? Write at least ten sentences.
Once we were travelling through a local van and the lady sitting next to me was in veil, I tried to converse with her to let the time pass smoothly but she hesitated. And the man along with her, whom we perceived to be her husband, seemed to be a gentleman. After some time, the girl held my hand and gave me a signal for help. I got the situation that there was something suspicioustobut I didn’t take any move until we reached a check post. I carefully advised my brother to warn the officer,and he did so. Soon the situation was under control and we came to know that the girl was kidnapped and the man was taking her to another city.
(c) Why did the Girl consider First Man her helper?
The girl considered the first man as her helper as he soothed her and helped her to regain confidence. He appeared to be a gentleman and talked politely to the girl when she entered the bus station. She was in a mentally disturbed state after witnessing a dreadful sight and thus readily trusted him to be a pleasant stranger who would be able to help her. Furthermore, the man won her confidence by asking her to visit a police station and narrate the complete incident. He told her that it is her moral duty to do so. On the arrival of the second man, he asked her to hide and pretend, as if he was protecting her from the killer. All these factors made her trust the man and seek help from him.
When the girl refuses to go on the bus with the second man, suddenly the light goes out and the first man takes out the flashlight from his pocket. The girl recognizes her flashlight at once and realizes that he is the killer. She quickly rushes to the door to go out of the bus station but the killer follows her and fortunately there happens to be a dog that comes there to take shelter from the rain. It jumps at the killer and seizes him. The girl’s own flashlight and the dog appeared to be the most important factors in saving her life.
(e) How did she realize the truth?
When the girl reached the bus station, she found a man already sitting over there. She told him the complete incident and sought his help for protection. Later, another man entered the bus station and the girl suspected her at first. But he left the station as soon as the bus arrived, which made her believe that he wasn’t the killer. Suddenly, the light went offtoand the first man took out the flashlight from his pocket which was dropped by the girl at the place of the incident. The girl , it, at once and realized that he was the killer.