HCS english literature optional question paper 2011 Frontier IAS
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HCS english literature optional question paper 2011


Time - 3 Hrs.                  Max. Marks -150

Note : Attempt Five Questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Ques. No. I is compulsory. Answer two questions from Part I and two questions from Part II. The parts of same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

Q1. Write notes on any four of the following : (4 x 7.5 = 30)

(a) Signi?cance of the role of Caliban in Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’.

(b) Theme of Tennyson’s poem ‘In Memorium’.

(c) Role of Wickham in Jane Austin’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

(d) Theme of TS. Eliot’s poem ‘Joumey of the Magi’.

(e) Signi?cance of the title of W.H. Anden’s poem ‘Partition’.

(0 Theme of DH. Lawrence’s novel ‘Sons and Lovers’.

Part - I

Q2. ‘King Lear’ has the characteristic features of a typical Shakespearean tragedy. Discuss. (30)

Q3. Write an essay on John Donne as a Metaphysical poet. (30)

Q4. “The plot of ‘Tom Jones’, in its unity and completeness, is nearly as perfect a plot as can be”. Discuss. (30)

Part -II 

Q5. What are the various meanings of Byzantium in Yeats’ poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ ? (30)

Q6. Give a critical appreciation of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘Deceptions’. (30)

Q7. “The three levels of action in Kanthapura — political, social and religious — are all related to a uni?ed concept of India”. Discuss the structure of the novel in the light of this statement. (30)