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I MEG-2 I
MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH Term-End Examination December, 2011 MEG-2 : BRITISH DRAMA
Time : 3 hours
Maximum Marks : 100
Answer Question no. 1, which is compulsory and any four from the remaining questions. All questions carry equal marks.
Annotate any four of the following passages with reference to context, in not more than 150 words 4 x5=20 each :
(a) (b) This soul should fly from me, And I be changed into some brutish beast. Well, you're the walking playboy of the Western World, and that's the poor man yciu had divided to his breeches belt. My words fly up, my thought remain below. Words without never to heaven go. Woman upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another. It is not in time that my death shall be known ? It out of time that my dicision is taken. 1
Examine the tradition of the English Morality play.
Analyse the idea of Martyrdom in murder in the
3. Discuss the "grand quarell scene" between Hermia and Helena in A Midsummer Night's
Outline the major themes in Hamlet's soliloquise. 4. Do you agree with the idea that Doctor Faustus is a study in the duality of Christian faith ?
Comment on the use of alchemy in the Alchemist 5. Discuss the Playboy of the Western World as a dark comedy.
Analyse the Jimmy - Alison relationship in Look
Back in anges.
6. Discuss Doolilttle's criticism of middle class morality in Pygmalion.
Critically examine the structures of Waiting for Godot. 7. Write short notes on any two of the following in not more than 200 words each : 2x10=20 (a) Romantic Comedy (b) Shawn Keogh (c) Osric (d) Lucky
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