Thursday, 11 December 2014

PAST PAPER - LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD 2008

5. YEAR 2008
Attempt any FOUR questions. You have to attempt at least ONE question from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
SECTION I - DRAMA
1. What is the significance of the title Translation in Brain Friel's play Translation.
2. Discuss some of the major thematic concerns of the play House of Bernarda Alba.
SECTION II - NOVEL
3. Why does Solzhenitsyn chose to show a typical day in the life of a prisoner in his novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch.
4. Analyze critically the symbolic significance of 'The Snake River' in the novel The River Between.
SECTION III - POETRY
5. Critically evaluate ONE of the following poems:
(a) Moniza Alvi's The Country at My Shoulder
(b) Zulfiqar Chose's The Mystique of Roots
6. Discuss the ways in which Vikram seth uses irony to evoke various themes in 'The Humble Administrator's Garden.
7. Compare and contrast the exploration of Nature in Alamgir Hashmi's poem 'Autumn' with Shirly Lim;s 'Monsoon History'. 

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