King Bruce and the Spider Class 10 Notes Chapter 17
This poem was written by Eliza Cook (1818-1889). Born in London, she was the youngest of seven children. She was fully educated and wrote verses from the age of fourteen. The first volume is being published at 17 o’clock. In 1849, he edited and published the “Eliza Cox Journal”. His work is simple and highly ethical. In this poem, she teaches the reader to always try and never be disappointed.
“Where there is a will, there is away.”
“The world is what its patients and industry are.”
The central idea of this poem is that we should adopt a hopeful attitude towards life with a strong will and strength, be bold through the thick and the thin, and do no more hard work and harm than that. If we adopt such fatness, then God Almighty will surely help us. As the saying goes, “The world is one of patience and industry.”
The poet has expressed the true meaning of life in this poem. The solution to life’s problems and the key to success is dramatically preached in this poem.
The poem tells the story of King Bruce of Scotland. Once he was defeated by English men. He took refuge in a cave. Because of his repeated failures, he was very sad. King Bruce mentally accepted his defeat at the hands of English men.
One day, as he was contemplating his point of defeat, he saw a spider trying to reach his gut. The thread was the only way for the spider to reach its destination. The spider started this journey with great anxiety and strength. But the spider arrives at the initial stage where it started its journey. King Bruce was making stupid attempts to reach the destination that the spider would not try again.
However, the spider succeeded in its 10th attempt to reach the rose. The success of making King Bruce a spider began in a promising way. “All the honours for those who are constantly striving.” King Bruce decided in his heart to try again to defeat his enemies. He finally succeeded.
Question and answer
Question 1 What did the king learn from the spider?
Answer: Spider’s persistent efforts gave a positive twist to King Bruce’s ideas and taught him that we must be persistent and courageous to achieve our goal. The constant struggle for the ultimate goal always yields a favourable result. We should do our best regardless of resistance and living conditions.
Q2. What do you know about King Bruce of Scotland?
Answer: King Bruce of Scotland was a very generous and patriotic emperor. Once he fought with the British army which wanted to establish a British colony in Scotland, but he was defeated. Because he wanted to defeat his enemy, he made several attempts to regain his domain but failed.
Q.3 What do you know about King Bruce of Scotland?
Answer: Eliza Cook (1818-1889) was born in London. In 1849 he edited and published the “Eliza Cook Journal”. Her work is very simple and very ethical and she teaches readers the same lessons she has always taught in her life. Keep trying and never give up.
Q.4 When she says what is meant by the poet of “a great work”?
Answer: The King has used the words “a great difficulty” for King Bruce. He was doing his best to protect his domain from the tainted hands of the enemy. Because the protection of the country is a high priority in human life, poets called it “a great act.”
Q5. What do King Bruce and the spider have in common?
Answer: The similarities between King Bruce and Spider were that the goal was far from perfect. They both had very little hope of success, the spider had the same thread to reach, and King Bruce had very little hope of victory over his enemies. Was
6. Why did King Bruce or Pottis call the spider “brave”?
Answer: The poor spider is called brave because it was very persistent and tried very hard to complete its work. Although he faced many setbacks, he did not express his grief over the misfortune of his fate. He kept trying and finally his constant efforts put him in the cobwebs.