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World literature Vishnu Sadanand-3282C1-How does the play criticize Contemporary system of education ?Ans:- The play is a satire on the modern educational system. Wasserkopf asks for a refund of his entire school fee. He says that all the education that he received in their school was useless. The teachers, perplexed at such novel demand plan to fool the student. They pass him with distinction in the re examination even though his answers were all wrong. Wasserkopf blamed the school for his failure. And the teachers felt the student is sly and wants to cheat them. So they outwit him in his own game.Often the syllabus is outdated and irrelevant and do not support a student in earning livelihood. Emphasis often lay on memorizing rather than creative thinking. The knowledge gathered from school often do not have practical relevance. A single examination often is a sole criterion to evaluate a student’s ability. The dramatist pokes fun at the teachers and criticizes the education system as well as the examination pattern.

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