Victorian Literature Essay.

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PRIFYSGOL BANGOR: BANGOR UNIVERSITY

DEGREE EXAMINATIONS 2008-09, semester 2
ARHOLIADAU GRADD 2008-09, semester 2

SCHOOL of ENGLISH

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QXE2005: Victorian Literature

Time allowed: three hours

Answer THREE questions. Each response should refer substantially to at least TWO writers studied on this course. You should not use material in answering one question which you have used in answering another.

1. Discuss the mechanisms of characterisation used by any TWO authors studied on this course.

2. How does the work of any TWO authors studied on this course attempt to resolve social problems?

3. How is passivity dealt with by any TWO authors studied on this course?

4. Compare and contrast the use of dirt in any TWO texts studied on this course.

5. How is the mechanical age represented in the work of any TWO authors studied on this course?

6. Contrast the depiction of urban and rural society in the work of any TWO authors studied on this course?

7. Contrast the handling of sound effects in the work of any TWO POETS studied on this course.

8. How do any TWO authors studied on this course talk about themselves?

9. Compare and contrast the role of the narrator in any TWO NOVELS.

10. How do any TWO authors studied on this course deal with one or more of the following themes: history, genealogy, antiquarianism, myth?

11 Comment on the representation of working-class life and/or working-class politics in any TWO texts studied on this course.

12 ‘The Victorian novel is a hybrid form that bears the traces of many different genres’. Discuss this comment in relation to any TWO NOVELS studied on this course.

13. By referring to the work of at least TWO authors, demonstrate the importance of serialisation and illustration to Victorian culture.

14. Comment upon the representation of innocence and / or shame in the work of any TWO authors studied on this...
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