ppt presn. How Much Land - (a short story by Leo Tolstoy)...

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(a short story by Leo Tolstoy )
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Scene 1 Elder sister came to visit her younger sister in a village Elder was married to a tradesman in town and younger to a peasant in the village Protagonist of the story is a peasant (named Pahom) husband of younger sister
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Scene 1 (contd…) Elder sister narrating and boasting about her opulent and gorgeous town’s life Younger one was annoyed and in turn disparaged life of a tradesman, and stood up for that of a peasant Younger sister trying to prove her point that though peasants live roughly, but at least they are free from anxiety She went on explaining that a peasant’s life is not a fat one, it is a long one. “We shall never grow rich, but we shall always have enough to eat”
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Scene 1 (contd…) She continued discussion with a proverb “Loss and gain are brothers twain” - it often happens in urban life that people who are wealthy one day are begging their bread the next Elder replied sneeringly, “Enough? Yes, if you like to share with the pigs and the calves! What do you know of elegance or manners! However much your good man may slave, you will die as you are living-on a dung heap and your children the same”
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Scene 1 (contd…) Pahom, the master of the house, was listening to the women’s chatter “It is perfectly true,” thought he. “Busy as we are from childhood tilling Mother Earth, we peasants have no time to let any nonsense settle in our heads. Our only trouble is that we haven’t land enough. If I had plenty of land, I shouldn’t fear the Devil himself!”
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Scene 1 (contd…) But the Devil had been sitting behind the oven (inner mind of Pahom) and heard the full conversation “All right,” thought the Devil. “We will have a tussle. I’ll give you land enough; and by means of that land I will get you into my power”
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Scene 2 A landlady in the village decides to sell her estate, where
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