Pandora's Box | Questions And Answers | Class 11

Questions and answers of " Pandora's Box ". " Pandora's Box " is the re-written version of the Greek myth. It presents the story of how Pandora let loose the " Troubles " in the world and how life became bearable only with the coming of "hope". The conflict between gods and human beings and between hopes and fears is the main theme of the play.
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Question-Answers Of 'Pandora's Box':

Question No. 1: What picture of human life do you see before Pandora opens the box ? Is the world they live in young or old ? ( Pandora ले बाकस खोल्नु अघि मानव जीवनको कस्तो तस्विर देख्नुहुन्छ ? उनीहरु बस्ने संसार युवा वृद्द कस्तो छ ? )
Answer: The world was trouble-free before she opened the box. The human life was very delightful. Everything was free and safe and could play merely. Children would play and dance in the garden. The world was young. There was not any evil sign. The wind was melodious and the air was very sweet and pleasing. There was no trace of unhappiness. Everything was happy and delightful.

Question No. 2: What is rather sinister about Hermes ? ( Hermes को बारेमा के नराम्रो देखिन्छ ? )
Answer: Hermes brought an attractive Sandalwood box from heaven. Pandora was very much attracted by it. She could not stop herself from opening it. When she opened it, the Troubles came out into the world. Evil, fear, pain, misery, sadness, hunger diseases all released and made the life horrible. All these things were trapped in the box that Hermes brought. This was very sinister about Hermes.

Question No. 3: Do you think Epimetheus would have ever opened the box ? Why ? Why not ? ( Epimetheus ले कहिल्यै बाकस खोल्थ्यो होला ? किन ? किन होइन ? )
Answer: No, i don't think Epimetheus would have ever opened the box. He was nervous when he found that Pandora was attracted by the box. He invited Pandora to play to prevent her from opening the box. When Pandora opened it and the evil escaped, he looked her reproachfully. So, he would have never opened the box.

Question No. 4: What is the role of the Chorus in the play ? ( नाटकमा Chorus को भूमिका के छ ? )
Answer: The role of the Chorus in the play is to sing as well as to dance in performances of Choral lyric poetry, usually under a leader. In addition to this, they also comment on the actions of the main character and about the situation and events.

Question No. 5: What picture of the Greek gods do you get from this play ? ( यो नाटकबाट ग्रिक देवताको कस्तो तस्विर देख्नुहुन्छ ? )
Answer: Zeus, Appolo, Pan, and Hermes are the Greek Gods we find in the play. Hermes is the messenger of Zeus who brought the troubles, entrapped in a box, in the command of Zeus. Other gods don't have much role in the play. But from Zeus and Hermes it is clear that Greek Gods are hostile towards human beings. They don't like the prosperous humanity ( सौभाग्यशाली मानवता ). So, Zeus sent the troubles to make human condition miserable.

Question No. 6: Without hope life would be intolerable. Explain. ( आशाविना जीवन असह्य हुन्छ। वर्णन गर्नुहोस्। )
Answer: In the beginning there was no misery. All people had a prosperous life. They were free and very happy. When the God Zeus envied their happiness and sent troubles, the life became very difficult. If there is not any remedy of difficulties, people don't like to live any longer.
We work in the hope of certain positive result of our deed. If there is no hope, we don't work. People tolerate everything in the hope of bright future. It is hope that encourages people to work. The life without hope would be very dull and non-creative.

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Question No. 1: What happens when Pandora opens the box for the first time and second time ?
Answer: Pandora and Epimetheus begin to play again but Pandora is still fascinated by the box. She hears a voice coming from it, speaking to her. Listening to the voices within, she lifts the box and looks at it. She hears evil voices requesting her to open the lid. She suddenly opens the box's lid. The troubles escape from the box and begin to attack her. Epimetheus comes running in. Pandora and Epimetheus manage to beat the troubles away. Epimetheus looks angrily and abusively at her. First she challenges him, but later she hangs her head with shame.

The chorus explains that Pandora has let evil out of the box and it is impossible to put back again. Now peace and innocence have been lost forever. The people are sad, destroyed and unhappy. If someone had the power to hold the time's wheel and turn it back an hour, everybody would be happy. Pandora is very worried about her deed. But she listens to another voice again coming out from the box. When the box was opened a second time, "Hope" was released. "Hope" encourages them to be happy. This explains the world as it is today. There are troubles, but there is also hope.

Question No. 2: Write the play in prose form.
Answer: The play " Pandora's Box " in prose form.
At the beginning of the play the world is free from any troubles. It has just begun. It is the world of perfect freedom where children can play safely. The clouds look like ships and the small rivers murmur. All the gods and goddesses are happy. The world is lighted by the sun.
Pandora enters the stage first and plays with an imaginary ball. She plays with the ball like the gods and goddesses who play with the moon and the stars. Epimetheus enters and they throw the ball to each other. They are playing happily.

The leader of chorus is worried. Then Hermes, the messenger of gods, enters there. He has worn silver shoes. The leader thinks he has come to bless the children. They all greet Hermes merrily ( खुशीसाथ ). He has come at Zeus's command. Hermes is carrying an imaginary box. Hermes smiles at the children and holds out the box. Pandora is fascinated by the box. It is the box of Sandalwood with cavern faces smiling curiously and writhing snakes around it. There is an amulet of gold on the lid. Hermes warns Pandora, then smiles and leaves.

Pandora and Epimetheus begin to play again but Pandora is still fascinated by the box. She hears a voice coming from it, speaking to her. Listening to the voices within, she lifts the box and looks at it. She hears evil voices requesting her to open the lid. She suddenly opens the box's lid. The troubles escape from the box and begin to attack her. Epimetheus comes running in. Pandora and Epimetheus manage to beat the troubles away. Epimetheus looks angrily and abusively at her. First she challenges him, but later she hangs her head with shame.

The chorus explains that Pandora has let evil out of the box and it is impossible to put back again. Now peace and innocence have been lost forever. The people are sad, destroyed and unhappy. If someone had the power to hold the time's wheel and turn it back an hour, everybody would be happy. Pandora is very worried about her deed. But she listens to another voice again coming out from the box. When the box was opened a second time, "Hope" was released. "Hope" encourages them to be happy. This explains the world as it is today. There are troubles, but there is also hope.

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