Thursday, 11 December 2014

PAST PAPER - LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD SUPPLEMENTARY 2009

7. YEAR 2009 (Supplementary)
Attempt any FOUR questions. You have to attempt at least ONE question from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
SECTION I - DRAMA
1.How far can Friel's play Translations be described as a play about political power?
2. 'Laughter and tears are the two poles of Lorca's theatre.' Discuss with relevance to The House of Bernarda Alba.
SECTION II - NOVEL
3. Near the end of The River Between Kinuthia says to Waiyaki "I will never leave you. Whatever the others do ...". Describe the support Kinuthia gives to Waiyaki throughout the novel and explain how and why he fails him in the end.
4. At the end of the day Shukhov ignores the negative experiences of his day and focuses on the positive ones. Discuss his characterization in Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch.
SECTION III - POETRY
5. Critically evaluate ONE of the following poems:
(a) Taufiq Rafat's Thinking of Mohenjo Daro
(b) Daud Kamal's Reproductions
6. Elaborate upon the use of imagery in Derek Walcott's A Far Cry From Africa
7. Write a detailed critical note on "Across India" by Zulfiqar Chose and "The Last Visit" by Taufiq Rafat. 

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