Goodbye Mr. Chips Notes 2nd Year (12th Class)

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2nd Year English Goodbye Mr. Chips Notes

Chapter No. 1: Goodbye Mr. Chips

These notes have been prepared for the Federal Board and all the boards of Punjab. If you want to get good marks in the second year, prepare these notes well. These notes are written to the point and are useful to all students whether they are intelligent or weak.

The title Goodbye Mr. Chips is taken from an expression that appears twice in the whole novel. On the night before their wedding, Katherine whispers “Good-bye, Mr. Chips” in the belief that, once they are married, they will not be the same again.

The book starts with Mr. Chips, an eighty-five-year-old man. He lives in Mrs. Wickett’s house, and she watches him as he sleeps. He is a retired teacher from Brookfield School which is across the street from where he now lives.

As he sits by Mrs. Wickett’s fire, he recalls earlier episodes in his life. He was hired at the school in 1870 by a headmaster named Wetherby. Mr. Chips was a young teacher of Greek and Latin. He made the boy write 100 lines, and he did not bother him afterward and went on to be an alderman in London. Mr. Chips later taught Colley’s son and grandson.

In middle age, he married a young woman named Katherine Bridges. She later died giving birth to his child, who also died. She nonetheless inspired him with her vivacious spirit. He briefly became acting head of the school and had a number of his students fight in World War I. When he retired and returned to teach during World War II. He recalls many of his students, and their names come to him as he dies.  

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