1. Comment on any four of the following passages with reference to the context in about 150 words each. (4x5=20)
(i) Ay me! Four aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth;…
Faustus thou art damn'd
(ii) Aye, I buried him then.
Wasn't I digging spuds in the field?
(iii) Have not I made blind Homer sing to me.
Of Alexander's love, and Oenon's death?
And hath not he, that built the walls of Thebses,
With ravishing sound of his melodious harp
Made music with my Mephistophilis.
(iv) ……………give me that man
that is not passion's slave, and I will wear him.
In my heart's core, ay in my heart of heart,
As I do these.
(v) You're very right, sir, she is a most rare scholar,
And is gone mad with studying Broughton's works
If you but name a word touching the Hebrew
She falls into her fit, and will discourse
So learnedly of genealogies,
As you would run mad, too, to hear her, Sir.
Answer the following questions in approx. 500 words each.
2. Comment on the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream. (20)
3. Discuss the Playboy as a comedy with a difference. (20)
4. "The essence of irony's dilemma". 'Discuss the statement with reference to Doctor Faustus'. (20)
5. What are the major themes in Hamlet's Soliloquies? How do they contribute to the major thematic concerns of the play? (20)
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