English Literature 4 Paper I Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : Ist Year

Q. 1. Write explanatory and critical notes on :
(a) Georgiana Darcy,

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(b) The Bingley Jane Bennet courtship.
(c) The Old Hell Shaft.
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(d) The conclusion of Hard Times.

(e) I cannot rest from travel : I will drink
Life to the lees : all times I have enjoy’d
Greatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone;

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(f) Oh, Sir, she smiled, no doubt,
Whene’er I passed her; but who passed without
Much the same smile ? This grew; I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands As if alive. 11
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Q. 2. (a) “The mode of production in material life determines the general character of the social, political and spiritual processes of life.” (Marx). Elaborate.

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(b) Critically examine J. S. Mill’s views of women in The Subjection of Women.
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(c) Bring out the element of realism in any one novel in your course.
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(d) Write a short note on the dramatic monologue in Victorian poetry.
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Q. 3. (a) Compare Rochester and St. John Rivers in their dealings with people other than Jane.

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(b) “Although small, simple and supposedly plain, Jane is a truly romantic heroine.” Do you agree ? Give a reasoned an¬swer.
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Q. 4. (a) Do you agree with the view that Maggie Tulliver is too sensitive and imaginative for her environment ? Give reasons for your answer.

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(b) Discuss the roles that Philip and Stephen Guest play in the life of Maggie Tulliver.
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