Imagine you are Ravi in "Games at Twilight." Describe your thoughts at the beginning and end of the game.Imagine you are Ravi in "Games at Twilight." Describe your thoughts at the beginning and end...

Imagine you are Ravi in "Games at Twilight." Describe your thoughts at the beginning and end of the game.

Imagine you are Ravi in "Games at Twilight." Describe your thoughts at the beginning and end of the game.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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At the beginning of the game I am desperate to find a hiding place. I do not want to lose. I feel triumphant when I see the shed, because I know no one will look for me there. Inside the shed, I am reflective and I lapse into flights of fancy, letting my imagination run wild.  When I leave the shed, I feel triumphant again until I realize the game is over, when I feel devastated and alienated that they forgot me.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Clearly Ravi, like all the children, are very excited to be finally allowed to go out and play. The idea of a release is clearly communicated by the text, as the children, who have been not allowed to go out for so long, are finally permitted to leave the house and play outside. Note what the text says:

The children, too, felt released. They too began tumbling, shoving, pushing against each other, frantic to start. Start what? Start their business. The business of the children's day which is--play.

Thus your response will have to communicate this sense of excitement and release that Ravi, like all the children, feel.

When we come to the end, the feelings Ravi has are much more difficult to write down. The way the story ends suggests that Ravi has experienced a kind of "death" of his innocence. He had imagined gaining such glory by winning the game, but ironically, he has been forgotten. As such, he experiences a real sense of his own insignficance and how he falls into the ways of the world. Your response will therefore have to capture this sense of realisation and how Ravi grows and matures as a result.

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shaw95 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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let us go out mom , where should i hide , gets in the shed , thinks he have defeated rhaghu, thinks about the victory , then after few hours, he suddenely  thinks about the den, then he runs to it and touches it, he gets angry at raghu, tries to argue but couldn't, does not join the funeral game, crys shovering his face in the tall grass !!!

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ancypv26087 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

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If I am Ravi I feel angry and  in my life I am dont join this group in my life.Because they dont remember me.OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND is a quatation that is possible in this story

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