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The Frog And The Nightingale

Question 12:

The Frog and the nightingale is a spoof on the present society. Study the Mind Map given below. Divide yourselves into groups, select a box and discuss the statement given. Then present your views to the class.


How a person tries to put down another when that perosn is succeeding in his or her life.

Our self-image is often based on what others make us believe we are. A poor self-image can do irrepairable damage to us. Do you agree with this statement? Elaborate with suitable reasons and exmples.


Note: This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, some points that could be discussed in each case are given here.

1. Shallow thinking patterns are basically those patterns which dwell mainly on one’s selfishness and self-interests. These selfishness and self-interests are basically materialistic and harmful. Since these are born merely out of jealousy and ill-will, these produce fickle-mindedness in people, who don’t have a spine and follow the mob-mentality. They lack human virtues like fidelity, honesty and integrity.

2. Fickle-minded people have no locus stand of their own. They are people who pose as someone different than who they actually are. They are a horde of brainless persons with a limited thinking. These persons are very dangerous as their sole aim is to harbor damage to the progressive …

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