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M.A. (Final) Examination, May/June 2011 (DE Scheme (SIM)) ENGLISH (Course VI) Twentieth Century English Literature
Time : 3 Hours
Max. Marks : 90
Notes :1) Answer five questions choosing at least one from each Section. 2) All questions carry equal marks. 3) Do not omit any Section. SECTION A 1. Critically comment on the salient features of twentieth century poetry. 2. a) Attempt an essay on the mother-son relationship in Sons and Lovers. OR b) Comment on the role of women characters in Sons and Lovers. 3. a) Comment on the significance of the title, A Passage to India. OR b) Analyse Forsters delineation of the Empire in A Passage to India. 4. a) Comment on the racist over tones in Heart of Darkness. OR b) Critically comment on Marlowe-Kurtz relationship. SECTION B 5. a) Consider Hopkins as a religious poet, with reference to any two poems. OR b) Write a critique of Lawrences Snake. P.T.O.
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6 . a) Comment on Yeats views on old age, death and regeneration in his Byzantium poems. OR b) Attempt an essay on the oldmans rambling reminiscences in The Tower. 7. a) Comment on the symbolism in The Waste Land. OR b) Attempt a critique of Dry Salvages. SECTION C 8. a) Examine Look Back in Anger as the portrait of an angry young man. OR b) Comment on the structure of the play, The Cocktail Party. 9. a) Attempt a thematic analysis of St. Joan. OR b) Comment on the plot in St. Joan. 10. a) Examine Waiting for Godot as an Absurd play. OR b) Comment on the symbolic significance of waiting, in Waiting for Godot.