Sophie and Jansie were class-mates and friends. What were the differences between them that show up in the story?


Answer – 

Sophie and Jansie were totally opposite of each other though they were friends. Sophie was always lost in her dreams. She wanted to lead a life full of luxury and sophistication. She dreamt of owning a boutique, be famous like Mary Quaint. On being questioned about the financial investment involved, she opted to be an actress and wanted to become rich and famous. On the other hand, Jansie was a girl who had a realistic approach towards life. She knew that they came from a poor family and were working in a small factory. Therefore, she did not involve herself in daydreams like Sophie. Rather she tried to teach her that such dreams required a lot of money



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