Going Places Class 12: One of the most important chapters for the final exam. Here we have written a short summary and solved the important questions. You must have a pen and a paper to notes the points and important questions answers. You can send your feedback if any correction is required.
Going Places Summary
“Going Places” is one of the most famous stories of A.R. Barton. A.R Barton was a modern writer who lives in Zurich and writes in English. He explores the theme of adolescent fantasizing and hero worship. Going places is also based on the piece of hero-worship and fantasy. In this story, there are mainly eight characters: Sophie, Geoff ( Sophie’s elder brother), Sophie’s mother and Father, Derek ( Sophie’s younger brother), Janie ( Sophie’s friend), Frank ( Janie’s brother), and Danny Casey, a famous football player from Ireland.
Sophie and Janie were classmates and good friends too. They both were earmarked for biscuit factory. Sophie was a daydreamer, and she always lived in a world of fantasy; she was dreaming of having a boutique, becoming a manager or actress, but Janie was just the opposite of her friend; she was a real girl. The whole story is about Sophie and her fantasy. Once she thought about Danny Casey that he met her in Royce’s window, she set it in her mind and believed that Danny Casey really met her and he would meet her next Saturday too. She shared this thing with her brother Geoff, and her brother shared it with her family and friends. Thus the news spread that Danny Casey will meet Sophie this coming Saturday to give her an autograph.
On Saturday, about 5 O’clock, she was waiting for Danny Casey sitting at a peaceful place, but he didn’t come. And then Sophie realized that all that was her daydreaming, nothing else, and she felt disappointed and Returned home. She was regretting. She realized that meeting with Danny Casey was only her fantasy, nothing else.
Important Questions Answers
Ques: Where was it most likely that the two girls would find work after school?
Ans: They belonged to a middle-class family so Jansie knew that after finishing school they would find a job in a biscuit factory. Jansie was a practical girl but Sophie had a dream to open a boutique.
Ques: What were the options that Sophie was dreaming of? Why does Jansie discourage her from having such dreams?
Ans: Sophie was dreaming of opening a boutique. He was also dreaming of becoming a fashion designer, an actress, and a manager. But Jansie discourages her because she knows about their family condition. Their fate is limited to working in a biscuit factory. She is her best friend and she did not want Sophie will have such dreams that she can’t achieve.
Ques: Why did Sophie wriggle when Geoff told her father that she had met Danny Casey?
Ans: Geoff does not believe in Sophie’s talk because he knows that she always tells an imaginative story. Her father also does not like Sophie’s story. When Sophie tells her brother that she met Danny Casey, he asks him not to tell anyone their secrets. If her know father knows, he must scold her so she wriggles when Geoff discloses the matter.
Ques: How does Sophie include her brother Geoff in the fantasy of her future?
Ans: Geoff was always the first person to tell her secrets. She told him about her meeting Danny Casey. She also shared with him her plans to meet him next week. She was unsure of the details of his life that which she knew. She wanted to get to know them. She wished he would take her along one day. She saw herself riding behind Geoff.
Ques: Why didn’t Sophie want Jansie to know about her story with Danny?
Ans: Jansie was interested in everything that didn’t concern her. She was interested in other people’s lives. She would spread the news to the entire neighborhood. Jansie wouldn’t know Sophie’s story about Danny. This could also be mutual rivalry or one-upmanship on her side. Sophie was shocked to discover that Geoff had shared his story with Jansie about Danny’s life.