Friday, 12 December 2014

PAST PAPER - LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD 2011

10. YEAR 2011
Attempt any FOUR questions. You have to attempt at least ONE question from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
SECTION I - DRAMA
1. With close reference to the play The House of Bernarda Alba discuss how Lorca erases the limits between life and fiction.
2. Friel has said that the play Translations is primarily about language. Do you agree? Discuss by referring to the text closely.
SECTION II - NOVEL
3. Waiyaki commands the respect of his people from an early age. What qualities do you find in him to explain the effect which he has on others in The River Between by Ngugi.
4. Discuss the narrative technique and style of Solzhenitsyn in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
SECTION III - POETRY
5. Critically examine ONE of the following poems:
(a) The Humble Administrator's Garden by Vikram Seth
(b) An African Elegy by Ben Okri
6. Discuss the major thematic concerns in Taufiq Rafat's The Last Visit.
7. Compare and contrast Derek Walcott's "A Far Cry From Africa" and Ben Okri's "An African Elegy" 

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