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Silent Song and other stories sample answered essay questions

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Silent Song and other stories sample answered essay questions.

Question 1:
Ninema is an admirable character. Support this from Vrenika
Pather's 'Ninema' 20marks.
Ninema is an outstanding character who is liked by many of the
people she associates with. We see many good traits that she
portrays in the story "Ninema".
To start with, Ninema is presented as a principled person. She
does not let the behaviours and traits of others change what she
believes in. Her business manner is unique only to her, and she
does not change it to fit or be like others. Although she was one
of the traders, something about her was different.
She ran her business with an iron fist which made some people
like her while others disliked her, -Tie people's reactions do not
affect her as she remains herself. 'The ladies in the stalls admire
_her mainly because they had gotten compromised at work and
In addition, Ninema is admirable since she is organised. She plans
her work early enough, making it easy to run her business.
She wakes up early in the morning to reap the herbs that she takes
to the market for the day. She organises her herbs in an appetising
way, which draws many customers to here She does not chat with
other ladies aimlessly, which would waste her time. She plans to
ensure the stall is organised before she takes her breakfast.
Once her stall is ready and only when ready, she takes sips ofthe
tea she had brought. Her meals are packed early in the morning,
which points to this organised personality. She packs tea and
some sandwiches that she takes for lunch.

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