THE POT OF GOLD QUESTION ANSWERS MARK 5

THE POT OF GOLD QUESTION ANSWERS MARK 5

 

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1 .Describe Euclio efforts to keep his gold hidden from everybody?

Ans: Plautus’  Pot of Gold focuses on how human beings become infatuated by materialistic things like gold. This is manifested beautifully through the central character of the play, Euclio. The obsession that he forms concerning the pot of gold given to him by the household god Lar Familiaris, is very significant here. He forgets everything after getting the pot of gold even his humanly qualities like compassion, sympathy, empathy, etc.

For example, when Megadorus, a wealthy gentleman offers to marry Euclio’s daughter, Phaedria without any dowry, Euclio suspects him of wanting to possess the pot of gold. Apart from this, at the beginning of the play, we see that Euclio beats Staphyla, his old slave who is very loyal to him because he thinks that Staphyla is going to take his pot of gold which he has hidden safely behind the idol of the household god.

 

Again, when he finds a number of cooks working in his house, he immediately jumps to the conclusion that they have already stolen his pot of gold, and that they had been sent to his house by Megadorus with a malicious purpose. Subsequently, Euclio decides to take out his pot of gold from its hiding place in his house and to take it to the shrine of Good Faith where he thinks it would be safer than it is in his house.

Unanimously, all the frantic efforts of Euclio to hide his pot of gold and keep it safe brings out fun and laughter among the audience and the readers, and this is the untold magic of Plautus.

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  1. What role does Lar Familiaris play in Pot of Gold?

Ans: Lar Familiaris is the name of the guardian spirit or the household god of Euclio’s house. Euclio’s daughter worships him and looks after him regularly. Lar Familiaris is not a human being, he is a god, who is invisible but appears on the stage to deliver the prologue. In the  prologue of the play Lar Familiaris provides many information to the audience:

At first, he says that Euclio’s grandfather had buried a pot full of gold coins beneath the fire-place in the central hall of his house without having told anybody. So, Euclio did not have any idea about the buried treasure in his own house.

Apart from this, Lar Familiaris says that he is greatly pleased by the admiration and gratitude of Phaedria, daughter of Euclio, who worships him daily by offering incense and flowers. Again, he further says that he would give Euclio those buried gold coins so that he would use them at his daughter’s wedding.  In conclusion, we may say that Lar Familiaris plays a very crucial role in the action of the play The Pot of Gold.

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  1. What does Eunomia suggest to her brother? What was his reaction?

Ans: Eunomia is one of the important characters of Plautus’ Pot of Gold. We met her first when she comes to her brother Megadorus with a matrimonial proposal. She makes him understand the desirability of his getting married and fathering a family. She says that men do not like their sisters because they think that sisters talk too much.

Anyway, she tells him that he should get married and should have a family. Again, she informs him that she has found a middle-aged woman whom he should marry and who would bring him a rich dowry

But Megadorus does not pay any heed to this proposal. This proposal appears to him like a great shock. When Eunomia asks what is the matter with him, he replies that any talk of marriage to him is like beating his brains out with a stone. But finally, he tells Eunomia that, if he has to marry at all, then he would marry the younger daughter of Euclio even though he would not receive any dowry from him.

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  1. Describe the role of slaves in Plautus’ Pot of Gold.

Ans: In The Pot of Gold, various slaves and servants are used as what is called stock characters. …..

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INDIAN CLASSICAL LITERATURE

 

VYASA:

  1. MAHABHARATA MARKS-10
  2. THE TEMPTATION OF KARNA MARKS-10
  3. THE TEMPTATION OF KARNA MARKS-05

 

SUDRAKA:

 

  1. MRICHHAKATIKA MARKS-02
  2. MRICHHAKATIKA MARKS-05
  3. MRICHHAKATIKA MARKS-10

 

 

BANBHATTA:

 

  1. KADAMBARI MARKS-10

 

KALIDASA :

  1. ABHIJYANAMSHAKUNTALAM MARKS-02
  2. ABHIJYANAMSHAKUNTALAM MARKS-05
  3. ABHIJYANAMSHAKUNTALAM MARKS-10

 

ILANGO ADIGAL :

  1. THE BOOK OF VANCI MARKS-02
  2. THE BOOK OF VANCI MARKS-05

 

EUROPEAN CLASSICAL LITERATURE

 

HOMER : THE ILIAD MARKS-10

SOPHOCLES : OEDIPUS THE KING MARKS-10

OVID : METAMORPHOSIS BOOK-III , BOOK-IV, BOOK-VI— MARKS- 02, 05 & 10

PLAUTUS : THE POT OF GOLD MARKS-02

                    THE POT OF GOLD MARKS-05

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