English Paper III English Literature 1 Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

Q. 1. (a) (i) ‘Faustus’ agony during the final scene of the play expresses the complexity of the contradiction and subver¬sion that are at the heart of the play.’ Discuss.

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(ii) The structure of Doctor Faustus inherited from the morality plays negates what the play experientially affirms-the heroic aspirations of Renaissance man. Discuss. 10

(b) (i) Time plays a signifincant role not only in Epithalamion’s temporal structure but is one of the major symbols in the poem. Discuss,

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(ii) What areas of experiment in the poetry of John Donne do not conform to our expectations of metaphysical poetry ?10

(c) (i) Cross-dressing helps Rosalind to Subvert the social construction of women that confines them to passive roles in society. Discuss.

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(iii) The forest of Arden functions as much more than a mere idyllic background to the action of the play As You Like It Discuss. 10
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Q. 2. (a) (i) The young lovers are rebellious against reason; those who are mature in age can control their senses with the help of reason. How would this advice help the young courtiers? Discuss Castioglione’s views.

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(ii) “Nature’s world is brasen, the poets only deliver a golden.” Discuss Sidney’s defence of poetry.
(b) Write a note on : 8
(i) The miracle and morality plays.
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Q. 3. (a) “The Wife of Bath’s Tale should be understood in the context of her Prologue rather than as a wishful alternative to it.” Discuss.

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(b) “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. 15
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Q. 4. (a) Iago’s way of evil consists in finding the weaknesses in others and using them to their own destruction. Discuss Iago’s machinations on Cassio and Othello.

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(b) The handkerchief becomes a powerful device for exposing the hoilowness of relationships and the politics of power in Shakespeare’s Othello. Discuss. 15
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