NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Moments Chapter 7 The Last Leaf
THINK ABOUT I T
Question:- 1. What is Johnsy’s illness? What can cure her, the medicine or the willingness to live?
Answer:- Johnsy was young artist and was initially suffering from pneumonia. But later on she suffered from a misconception that she would die as soon as the last leaf on the creeper outside her window would fall down. The medicine had no effect on her, now her willingness to live could only cure her.
Question:- 2. Do you think the feeling of depression Johnsy has is common among teenagers?
Answer:- Yes, I think the feeling of depression like Johnsy has is common among teenagers these days. Today’s teenagers are on a never-ending mission to make the most of their lives. They lead a life that is weighed down by the pressure to be the best in every way. They overpressurised their lives because of the cut-throat competition.
Question:- 3. Behrman has a dream. What is it? Does it come true?
Answer:- Behrman was a sixty year old painter, he had a dream to paint a masterpiece in his life. Yes, he his dream came true when he painted the last leaf of the ivy creeper outside Johnsy’s window.
Question:- 4. What is Behrman’s masterpiece? What makes Sue say so?
Answer:- Behrman painting of an ivy leaf was his masterpiece. It was so real that it was not easy to make out that it was just a painting. It saved the life of Johnsy. Sue said Behrman’s life-saving painting as a masterpiece when he died.