Thursday, 11 December 2014

PAST PAPER - LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD 2009

6. YEAR 2009
Attempt any FOUR questions. You have to attempt at least ONE question from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
SECTION I - DRAMA
1. Mamus: "I understand the Lancey's perfectly but people like you puzzle me". What is the importance of the relationship between Manus and Yolland in Brain Friel's play Translations?
2. Discuss the characterization in Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba.
SECTION II - NOVEL
3. With close reference to the events in The River Between by Ngugi, explore Chege's influence on Waiyaki.
4. How do the camp authorities exert control on the Zeks in Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denishovitch?
SECTION III - POETRY
5. Critically evaluate ONE of the following poems:
(a) Maki Kureshi's Christmas Letter to My Sister
(b) Nissim Ezekiel's Night of the Scorpion
6. Compare the themes of the poems "A Remote Beginning" by Daud Kamal and "Thinking of Mohenjo Daro" by Taufiq Rafat.
7. Critically evaluate the style in Alamgir Hashmi's peom "But Where in the Sky?"

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