Sunday, 14 April 2013


(YEAR 2005 - GROUP II)
1. Explain any THREE of the following extracts with reference to the context. 
(i) Smirnov: Silly and rude! I don't know how to behave before women! Madam, in my time I've seen more women than you have seen sparrows. 
(ii) Wolf: Stow it! [To Lettice] D'you want me to abandon my craft and start keeping rabbits. 
(iii) No time to turn at Beauty's glance, 
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
(iv) Thus I entered and thus I go
In triumphs, people have dropped down dead. 
(v) So little happens, the black dog
Cracking his fleas, in the hot sun 
Is history
2. Attempt any FOUR of the following questions. 
(i) Write a note on Giovanni's sentiments for Beatrice and her father in "Rappaccinni's Daughter".
(ii) Write a note on hypocrisy of Rosen in "Take Pity".
(iii) The role of the main character in "Araby" is to run after the shadows. Discuss. 
(iv) E.A. Poe haunts us and puts us into a situation where we can expect anything may happen any time. Discuss in view of his story "Tell Tale Heart". 
(v) Explain "The Shadow in the Rose Garden" as a love story. 
(vi) "Passion in the Desert" is a fantasy. Explain. 
(vii) Explain "Something to Talk About" as a pleasant one-act play.
3. Answer any THREE of the following questions. 
(i) There is depiction of Nature in "Whistling of Birds". Explain.
(ii) How does Yeats remember different relations especially that of grandfather in his essay "My Grandfather"?
(iii) What kind of hosts were Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as mentioned in "Hosts and Guests"? Explain.
(iv) What is the dilemma of a bachelor as depicted in Herbert Gold's "The Bachelor's Dilemma"?
(v) What Lewis Thomas in his essay, "To Err is Human" says about the lower animals and computers? Explain.
4. Answer any THREE of the following questions. 
(i) Explain the following lines by Elizabeth Sewell:
I will drain
Long draughts of quiet
As a purgation
(ii) "One Art" is the art of losing. How can we master this art? Explain.
(iii) Explain the fourth and fifth stages of life as depicted in "All the World's A Stage" by Shakespeare.
(iv) What kind of picture of death Emily Dickinson draws in her poem, "Because I Could Not Stop for Death".
(v) "Lights Out" by Edward Thomas dwells on the power of sleep. Explain.
5. Attempt any THREE of the following questions. ("The Old Man and the Sea" by Hemingway)
(i) The theme of victory and defeat is embedded in the story. Explain.
(ii) Explain the relationship of the old man and the boy.
(iii) The sea is presented as a living character in the novel. Discuss.
(iv) Hemingway's mysticism is that he feels one with the fish as part of the grand scheme of Nature.
(v) The fight the old man was fighting with the fish must be won. His life and honour depend upon it. Discuss. 

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