English Paper III English Literature 1 Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

Q. 1. (a) “Marriage is an event which concerns the commu¬nity as well as the individual.” Discuss how Spenser blends images from classical mythology with realism to represent marriage, in his poem Epithalamion.”

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Donne’s poems are overtly patriarchal’ and ‘explicity imperalist. Discuss with reference to any two of Donne’s poems in lour course.

(b) ‘The ending of As You Like It has been made interesting by the epilogue.” Discuss.

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“The wisest of Shakespeare’s characters are often detached from the action of the play in which they appear.” How far is this true of Jaques in As you Like It ? Discuss.

(c) Discuss the significance of the pageant of the seven deadly sins in relation to the form of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.

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Discuss the theme of time and the dramatic presentation of it un the scene of the last speech of Doctor Faustus. 11
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Q. 2. (a) “To him it was granted, to have what he chooses to be what he wills.” Discuss Mirandola’s view of man in the light of this statement.

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“Salvation is freely offered to some and others are prevented from attaining it.” Elaborate Calvin’s views on predestination and free will ?

(b) Write a note on the Elizabethan stage.

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Trace the growth of tragedy from Marlowe to Shakespeare. 6
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Q. 3. “lago destroys Othello and Desdemona without lifting a finger; he uses his tongue alone. And it is a brilliant one.” Dis¬cuss.

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Both Othello and Desdemona get what they deserve. Do you agree ? Discuss.
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Q. 4. “Marriage is more than just a game it is a financial transaction,” Discuss the wife of Bath’s narratives in the context of the social conditions of her times.

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Is there any co-relation between the story of the wife of Bath, as sketched out in The Prologue, and the story of the old and ugly hag in The Tale ? Give reasons for your answer.
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