Justify the title 'On the face of it'.

The title "On the face of it" justifies the theme of the chapter. With a burned face, Derry had to face discrimination, because of which he had turned pessimistic. He had started hating being around people and had concluded that everyone hated him too because of his face. Then Derry meets Mr Lamb, a person who looks at things with a "half full" perspective. He points out that how one green plant is called considered desirable and how the other (weed) is undesirable and how the sound made by the bees may be noise to some and music to others. He teaches Derry to not to look at his burned face as a disability and try to overcome it jst as Mr Lamb had dealt with his tin leg. The title means that its not the problem but the way we look at the problem that matters.

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According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, “On the Face of it” is an informal expression used to say that something seems to be good, true etc. but this opinion may need to be changed when you know more about it.
This definition of the expression should leave us in no doubt about the appropriateness of the title. An individual may be quite different from what we think of him or what he or she may apparently appear to be at first glance. There is the imperative need for us to view others by removing our glasses of prejudice, hatred, hearsay and dislike.
On the face of it, Mr. Lamb appears to be mysterious, lonely, lame old fellow who lives in a neighbourhood house with a huge garden, but in reality he is very kind, generous, loving and altruistic. Similarly, although Derek has an ugly looking scary face, he is fine lad of fourteen with a deep longing for love. There is nothing wrong with Mr. Lamb and Derek. What is wrong is the way people in their lives and around them view and treat them.
On the face of it, there is so much of diversity, so many differences and divides between the people and other species of the world but underneath is a oneness, a sameness – all of them are created by God and all of them need to live and grow together with love and mutual acceptance/ As the play progresses the characters’ views about each other and our impression of them changes for the better.
Thus, Susan Hill has quite appropriately entitled her play “On the Face of it
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The title "On the face of it" justifies the theme of the chapter. With a burned face, Derry had to face discrimination, because of which he had turned pessimistic. He had started hating being around people and had concluded that everyone hated him too because of his face. Then Derry meets Mr Lamb, a person who looks at things with a "half full" perspective. He points out that how one green plant is called considered desirable and how the other (weed) is undesirable and how the sound made by the bees may be noise to some and music to others. He teaches Derry to not to look at his burned face as a disability and try to overcome it jst as Mr Lamb had dealt with his tin leg. The title means that its not the problem but the way we look at the problem that matters. Hpew u like 👍
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"On the Face of it " is an informal expression used to say that what may seem good but this opinion may change when you know more about it .There is no doubt about the appropriateness of the title . Mr.Lamb is called Lamely Lamb and mother afraid of sending the child because of the Tim leg. Derry has burnt face and everyone pities him. only the mother could love that face. On the Face of it ,both suffer from disability but their attitudes are different . The title is therefore justified .
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The title basically means "on the surface of it".  It is the phrase that we use when we consider something for the first time.On the face ot it, it looks like Mr. Lamb is a mysterious and lonely old man but later you come to know that he is anything but that.Mr Lamb in a kind man who loves nature.
Initially, it looks like Derry is an arrogant boy who cares for nothing when in reality he"s an insecure boy who yearns for love.
Any individual may be different from what we think they are.In the story, both characters are disabled but each one takes in in a different way.Mr. Lamb doesn't care and allows people to think what they want to think. On the other hand, Derry takes it to heart and lets it consume him.
In the end, what matters is how we look at the problem.You never know, but it might be the exact opposite of what you thought it was.
So yes, we can conclude that the topic is relevant to the story.

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On the face of it is an informal expression that suggests "without knowing all the relevant facts" An individual may be quite different from what we think of them or how he appears to us in the first place. The title stresses on an imperative need to view others as our equals, removing our glass of prejudice, hatred, hearsay and dislike.
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