Saturday, 8 November 2014

PAST PAPERS - M.A. ENGLISH PART II (PU)

1. YEAR 2004
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) You needn't bother. I saw the pistol Loevborg had when they found him. I recognized it at once. From yesterday. And other occasions.
(ii) You must try to understand. Things have changed. It used to be just the gentry and the peasants. But not there is a new sort of visitor ... people who want to come here in the summer.
(iii) What do you want to explain? You are fully in line with the Holy Congregation's decree of 1616. You cannot be faulted.
(iv) He imagines when I see him indefatigable I'll regret my decision. Such is his miserable scheme.
(v) Wait, I want to give you a souvenir to take with you.
2. Discuss The Cherry Orchard as a comedy.
3. Bring out the symbolic significance of the title of Bond's "The Sea".
4. The play Hedda Gabler is the product of a mind deeply preoccupied with the nature of power, particularly the power of one mind to influence and impose itself upon another. Discuss.
5. ".... It is a play what contains very little element of caricature. This does not turn his Galileo into the self-portrait it is sometimes alleged to be ...". What is your opinion?
6. "Yet, If Beckett devalues language, he continues to use it and, bilingually, to show a mastery of it". How far do you agree with this view? Waiting for Godot.
7. Write a critical note on the following topics:
(i) The character of Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard.
(ii) The character of Loevborg in Hedda Gabler. 

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