Tuesday, 18 November 2014

PAST PAPERS - M.A. ENGLISH PART 2 (DRAMA 2007)

4. YEAR 2007
Attempt any FOUR questions. Question No. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following passages.
(i) I also believe in the wise rate catcher. He can bear to live in the minutes as well as the years, and understands the voice of the thing he is going to kill. Suffering is a universal language and everything that has a voice is human. We sit here and the world changes.
(ii) Why must it be like this? Why can't we get suffering over, done with, quickly! Why can't change .... Finish with all the mess and misery in life!
(iii) You can stand there and say that! No further use for me! Surely I can go on helping you? We'll go on working together, won't we?
(iv) What are we doing here, that is the question. And we are blessed in this, that we happen of known the answer. Yes, in this manner confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come .....
(v) What do you want to explain? You are fully in line with the Holy Congregation's decree of 1616. You cannot be faulted.
2. Is Bond justified in calling The Sea a comedy despite the fact that there is-so-much violence in the play?
3. "In an instant ail will vanish and well be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness!" How far do you agree that these lines of the play Waiting for Godot reflect the intellectual climate of Beckett's time?
4. How far would you agree that the tragedy of Hedda is that she has nothing serious to do but at the same time she desperately years, for happiness without every being able to find it?
5. "It is not what the characters say which matters, it is what they are and what they are doing with their lives". How far do you agree with this assessment of the characters in The Cherry Orchard?
6. How far do you think Brecht is successful in applying his theories about drama in Galileo Gallic.
7. Discuss some of the main features of modern drama with special reference to the plays in your syllabus.

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