6. PAST PAPERS

PAPER I - DRAMA (1556-1939)

YEAR 2009
Attempt FOUR questions. Select at least TWO questions from Section "A" and ONE question from Section "B". All questions carry equal marks. 
SECTION A
1. Faustus:  
"Now, Faustus, thou art
Conjuror laureat, 
Thou canst Command
great Mephistophilis."
Does Faustus Command or is commanded by Mephistophilis? Comment in detail. 
2. Queen: 
"What have I done, 
That thou dar'st wag
Thy Tongue
In noise so rude
against me." 
Hamlet: 
"Such an act
that blurs the grace
and modesty, 
calls virtue hypocrite." 
Discuss the relationship of mother and son in the light of this dialogue between the two. 
3. "There are," says the Fool, 
Two kinds of fools ____. 
"The one in motley here
(Pointing to himself) 
The other found out _______ there!
(Pointing to Lear)" 
Is Lear a fool? 
4. Write a comprehensive note on Caliban as an ardent champion of freedom from European colonial rule. 
SECTION B
5. Jonson's first aim in 'The Alchemist' is satire. Elaborate. 
6. "In the portrayal of elegance and distinction of manners," says Emile Legouis," Elucidate with reference to 'The Way of the World'. 
7. "We may call," writes A.C. Ward," Shaw's plays comedies of purpose." What is the purpose behind "Heartbreak House."?
2. YEAR 2010

3. YEAR 2011

4. YEAR 2012

5. YEAR 2013

6. YEAR 2014


PAPER II - POETRY (1223 - 1800)

1. YEAR 2009
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Comment on Chaucer's portrayal of any ONE of the following in 'The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales':
(i) The Military Class
(ii) The Clergy
(iii) The Laity
2. Comment on any ONE of the following with reference to Spenser's 'Faerie Queene':
(i) Historical Allegory
(ii) Elements of Epic and Romance
3. Explain the controversy surrounding any ONE of the following with reference to Milton's 'Paradise Lost Book - I & II.
(i) Milton's Style
(ii) Portrayal of Satan
4. Comment on any ONE of the following:
(i) Donne As a Metaphysical Poet
(ii) Characteristics of Donne's Religious Poetry
5. Write a note on any ONE of the following with reference to Dryden's 'Absalom and Achitophel':
(i) Qualities of Dryden's Satire
(ii) Dryden's Use of Biblical Allegory
6. Write a note on any ONE of the following with reference to Pope's 'The Rape of the Lock':
(i) Pope's Depiction of Women
(ii) 'Rape of the Lock' As a Mock Epic Poem
7. Comment on any ONE of the following with reference to Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience':
(i) Use of Symbolism
(ii) Difference in Imagery and Tone in the 'Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience'.
2. YEAR 2010

3. YEAR 2011

4. YEAR 2012

5. YEAR 2013

6. YEAR 2014


PAPER III - LITERATURE & SOCIETY

1. YEAR 2009

2. YEAR 2010

3. YEAR 2011

4. YEAR 2012

5. YEAR 2013

6. YEAR 2014


PAPER IV - HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

1. YEAR 2009

2. YEAR 2010

3. YEAR 2011

4. YEAR 2012

5. YEAR 2013

6. YEAR 2014


PAPER V - THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

1. YEAR 2009

2. YEAR 2010

3. YEAR 2011

4. YEAR 2012

5. YEAR 2013

6. YEAR 2014

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