Friday, 21 November 2014

PAST PAPERS - M.A. ENGLISH PART 2 (DRAMA 2009)

6. YEAR 2009
Attempt FOUR questions in all. Question No. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following passages.
(i) The transcript is inside that globe. Should you think of taking it to Holland, you would of course have to bear the entire responsibility. In that case you would have bought it from someone who had access to the original in the Holy Office.
(ii) How can we begin to live in the present if we don't redeem the past .... come to terms with it? There is only one way. By suffering. By work. By extraordinary effort .... by unceasing toil. Try to understand that, Anya.
(iii) We should ask him for the bone first. Then if he refuses we'll leave him there.
(iv) Vine leaves? No, I didn't see any of them. He made a long, rambling oration in honour of the woman who'd inspired him to write this book. Yes, those were the words he used.
(v) You'll be a dog. You collect for your Save the Animals Fund every year and you never go away till we've given twice as much as we can afford. Now you have the chance to earn some more gratitude from your little friends.
2. Do you think that "Loveborg's despair arises from the fact that he wants to control the world but cannot control himself"?
3. Trace the various stages in Mrs. Rafi's responsibility for the ultimate breakdown of Hatch in The Sea.
4. What is the dramatic significance of the song in Act II of Waiting for Godot?
5. Why has Chekhov's drama been called 'lyrical' and 'internal' as opposed to 'external'? Discuss with reference to his play The Cherry Orchard.
6. "I betrayed my profession. A man who does what I did cannot be tolerated in the ranks of science." Make a critical assessment of Galileo's character in the light of this statement.
7. "Drama from Ibsen to Bond reflects an effort on the part of the playwrights to search for suitable language to convey their experience of life to the audience." Do you agree? 

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