1. How was the frog in the poem, ‘The Frog and the Nightingale’ responsible for the death of the nightingale?
Ans : The frog was very manipulative and inhuman. He took full advantage of the nightingale’s innocence and vulnerability. He was clever to exploit the nightingale’s weakness for, fame and adoration of the fans. He made her sing in rough weathers, in rain and storm, continuously for hours together. He forced her to pack more energy and sing fast-paced notes. So sheer exertion made the nighingale burst a vein and die.
2. “Artists thrive and flourish due to the admiration of their fans.” Do you think this statement proves true in case of the nightingale? Discuss.
Ans : Yes, the nightingale did get addicted to praise and fan-following. It is natural for any artist to look for fame
and popularity because they not only thrive on it but also derive inspiration to perform better. The nightingale was no different. She did not enjoy singing when the residents of the bog stopped coming to listen to her concerts.
3. Inspite of the frog’s singing the whole night, why did the creatures in the Bingle Bog hate him?
How did the Bingle Bog creatures react to frog’s song and the nightingale’s song?
Ans : The creatures of Bingle Bog were very irritated by the loud, brash singing of the frog. The frog was totally insensitive to their discomfort and no amount of threats, beating could stop the frog. The nightingale’s songs were a pleasant relief. She was musical, melodious and never disturbed the creatures of Bingle Bog for no reason.