Question: What actions of the schoolmates change the author’s understanding of life and people, and comfort her emotionally? How does her loneliness vanish and how does she start participating in life?
Answer: The author had gone to the school with a lot of bitterness and hesitation. She was however in for a great surprise, when all her schoolmates had donated school supplies, notebooks, and different kinds of clothes, when they got to know about the tragedy. Zan was overwhelmed, and it felt like Christmas. It would not be wrong to say that the fire had ironically brought a positive change in the child. She developed a better understanding of life, and people. She gathered friends and began living life to its fullest. The actions of her schoolmates created a very significant change in her.