If I Were You- Introduction

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Class 9 English Chapter If I Were You Summary

Extra Questions, Notes, Assignment and study material for Class 9th as Per CBSE Syllabus


ByDouglas James

Introduction of the lesson- IF I WERE YOU


This play is the story of an intruder. He breaks into a lonely house. A man named Gerrard lives there. He is a playwright. The intruder is a criminal. He has killed a policeman and is now on the run. This man has some physical resemblance to Gerrard. His plan is to kill Gerrard and live there under his name. But Gerrard is smarter than the criminal. He tells the intruder that he has also killed someone and the police are after him. He offers to take the intruder in his car to safety. He opens a door and tells the intruder that it goes to the garage. As’soon as the intruder enters, Gerard locks the door. In fact it is not the way to a garage but the door of a cupboard. Then he phones the police to come and arrest the intruder.

   (यह नाटक एक घुसपैठिए की कहानी है । यह एक सुनसान घर में घुसता हैं । यहाँ जिरार्ड नामक  व्यक्ति रहता  है । वह एक नाटककार है । घुसपैठिया एक अपराधी है । उसने एक पुलिस वाले की हत्या की थी और अब  वह भाग रहा था । इस व्यक्ति की जिरार्ड के साथ कुछ शारीरिक समानता है । उसकी योजना है कि वह जिरार्ड को मार देगा और उसके नाम के साथ वहाँ पर रहेगा, लेकिन जिरार्ड अपराधी से भी ज्यादा होशियार है । यह घुसपैठिए को बताता है कि उसने भी किसी का खून किया है और पुलिस उसके पीछे है । वह घुसपैठिए को अपनी कार में सुरक्षित स्थान पर ले जाने का प्रस्ताव रखता है । वह एक दरवाजा खोलता है और घुसपैठिए को बताता है कि यह रास्ता गैराज की तरफ जाता है । जैसे ही घुसपैठिया प्रवेश करता है, जिरार्ड दरवाजे का ताला लगा देता है । वास्तव में यह गैराज का रास्ता नहीं है, बल्कि एक अलमारी का दरवाजा है । तब वह पुलिस को आने और घुसपैठिए को गिरफ्तार करने के लिए फोन करता है । )


“If I Were You” by Douglas James is an interesting play that has mystery, suspense, surprise and humour. It is a story in which an intruder intends to kill Gerrard and impersonate him to escape the law but the tables are turned on him as he is trapped due to Gerrard’s presence of mind. The play thus brings out that intelligence and presence of mind can help us come out of trickiest of situations.

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