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appearances are deceptive. discuss with reference to the two boys.

Asked by Shivam Singh(student) , on 21/9/13


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Appearances can surely be deceptive. The physical garb may not reflect the soul of the person and thus, being judgemental on the basis of appearance would be wrongful. In the story, the two brothers used to be very shabbily dressed, so much so that the driver advised the narrator not buy anything of them as he suspected them of trickery. He had thought that two boys in such poor condition were surely upto some mischief. Though the narrator had taken  a liking to the boys from the very start and greatly appreciated their hardworking nature, he had his doubts and thought it all to be too good to be true. He felt that the brothers were upto some roguery if not in their means of earning then atleast in their way of spending. This is why he asked the boys what they did with the money they collected. He thought there must be something wrong somewhere. But it was not so at all. The brothers remained uncomplainingly in their dishevelled state but worked with passion inorder to make enough money to be given as treatment fee for their sister. They were self-sacrificing and did not even think of running away with the money. Their "plans" were very philanthropic. Moreover, they were very ethical as they refused any favor offered to them. Despite the tragedy they had been through, they did not take to wrongful habits and means. Thus judging a person based on pre-concieved notions is always a great error. The narrator, too, realises this truth after he gets to know of their history and at the end, considers them noble and worthy of heart-felt respect.

Posted by Jyotsna Debnath(MeritNation Expert)on 26/9/13

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 it is true that appearances are deceptive A person should not be judged by his clothes hair style etc. ,but his deeds should be taken into consideration before making any opinion. take 4 nicola and jacopo. The narrators driver luigi had dissapproved of their appearances becoz of their shabby clothes but the truth was quite different, The two were as gentle as one could be. They were ideal for those who believe in love, faith and patience and hard work.

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cheers!

Posted by Geetika(student)on 7/7/11

A person cannot be judged by the awkward appearence as a book cannot be judged by its cover. Here in this story, the two boys looked shabby and untidy which made the driver disappove them. But the author 's interest on them increased on finding them indulging in all sorts of odd jobs with a willingness. Their sincerity,devotion & dedication towards the work to meet the medical expences of their sister were appreciable. Through the boys do a variety of jobs & earn enough preofit, they do not want to spend the money on themselves. The qualities shown by the boys made the narrator to give the title "the two gentlemen of Verona".

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Posted by Roshini Chandra...(student)on 7/7/11

i dont know

Posted by Prateek(student)on 26/7/12

Appearences are deceptive and all that glitters are not gold. no one can guess from thier appearences that they could have great qualities of gentlemanliness and sacrifice for others. what they could do for their sisiter is just superb and unparallel

Posted by Fathima Parween(student)on 9/10/12

 thy lookd shabby 11becoz of thre dressings the driver disapproves them.through the boys do aa dfrnt variety of jobs and earn enough profit!

Posted by Boby(student)on 7/4/13

 it is true that appearances are deceptive A person should not be judged by his clothes hair style etc. ,but his deeds should be taken into consideration before making any opinion. take 4 nicola and jacopo. The narrators driver luigi had dissapproved of their appearances becoz of their shabby clothes but the truth was quite different, The two were as gentle as one could be. They were ideal for those who believe in love, faith and patience and hard work.

hope it helps

cheers!

Posted by Rashmi Vgr(student)on 16/4/13

 it is true that appearances are deceptive A person should not be judged by his clothes hair style etc. ,but his deeds should be taken into consideration before making any opinion. take 4 nicola and jacopo. The narrators driver luigi had dissapproved of their appearances becoz of their shabby clothes but the truth was quite different, The two were as gentle as one could be. They were ideal for those who believe in love, faith and patience and hard work.

hope it helps

cheers!

Posted by Siddarth(student)on 21/4/13

 Outwardly appearances are many times deceptive. It is not always correct to make judgment about  


anything by its exterior appearance. One can 't find the real worth of any one just by seeing 

his external appearances. Not all who looks decent outside are decent inside too. One should be 

judged only by their characters and not by their outward appearance. In real life situation, 

many crooks, by their outward attitude and behavior, make themselves appear to be gentlemen and 

noble people. That is why there is a famous proverb saying "All that glitters is not gold". So 

in every walk of life, one should always remember that outward appearances may not always be 

the truth and act accordingly
There is a well-known expression "Don 't judge a book by its cover" means that we shouldn 't 

judge other people just by what we see on the outside. We shouldn 't be judging someone when we 

haven 't fully known that person, we shouldn 't be biased just cause of there looks or where they 

are from. .Your ideas and thoughts about a person or object should not be based on what you 

see, usually things like how the person or object looks like physically, what they wear, what 

they act like, etc. Something can be very different outside than it is inside. Often we base 

our ideas of something when we first see something, like if one fruit looks more undamaged or 

fresh than another, most people would immediately think that the better looking fruit is the 

better fruit, even if inside, the good looking fruit has a fruit worm. A person may look lazy 

but can work very hard and efficiently when motivated.
People who put trust in people 's appearances may learn quickly that their method of trust is 

wrong.

Posted by Sarvesh Kumar(student)on 7/5/13

 Outwardly appearances are many times deceptive. It is not always correct to make judgment about anything by its exterior appearance. One can 't find the real worth of any one just by seeing his external appearances. Not all who looks decent outside are decent inside too. One should be judged only by their characters and not by their outward appearance. In real life situation, many crooks, by their outward attitude and behavior, make themselves appear to be gentlemen and noble people. That is why there is a famous proverb saying "All that glitters is not gold". So in every walk of life, one should always remember that outward appearances may not always be the truth and act accordingly
There is a well-known expression "Don 't judge a book by its cover" means that we shouldn 't judge other people just by what we see on the outside. We shouldn 't be judging someone when we haven 't fully known that person, we shouldn 't be biased just cause of there looks or where they are from. .Your ideas and thoughts about a person or object should not be based on what you see, usually things like how the person or object looks like physically, what they wear, what they act like, etc. Something can be very different outside than it is inside. Often we base our ideas of something when we first see something, like if one fruit looks more undamaged or fresh than another, most people would immediately think that the better looking fruit is the better fruit, even if inside, the good looking fruit has a fruit worm. A person may look lazy but can work very hard and efficiently when motivated.

Posted by savlaraj0...(student)on 24/7/13

appearances are deceptive but one should calculate by only seeing the outer look but by their inner look[i.e.heart]

so Nicola and Jacopo should not be calculated by their outer but by their heart and not by their clothes[outer look].

Posted by Vasanth(student)on 25/7/13

appearances are deceptive and all that glitters are not gold. both the boys, nicola and jacopo were dirty, shabby and appeared like frauds, cheat, theif. but they possessed such great qualities of a gentleman like honesty , self respect , self pride, devotion. they love their sick sister and worked hard for the treatment of their sister. thus, we can conclude that apperances are deceptive.

Posted by Anjali(student)on 22/9/13

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