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B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2008 Question paper - Annamalai University


B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2008
( ENGLISH )
( THIRD YEAR )
( PART - III )
( PAPER - X )
750. INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH
( Including Lateral Entry and Double Degree )
May ] [ Time : 3 Hours
Maximum : 100 Marks
I. Annotate any FIVE of the following passage
not omitting any group : (5 4 = 20)
GROUP ? A
1. May the sins of your previous birth
be burned away to night, they said.2. How often I think of going
there, to peer through blind eyes of
windows or
Just listen to the frozen air.
3. The poets sang of the floods.
4. Being the burning type
he burned properly
at the cremation.
GROUP ? B
5. Now, I make money, and as I know it is all
for this dear boy, earning becomes a joy to
me.
6. Not a bit : it has been no loss to me at all :
you have taught me how to be happy selling
curds.
7. It is a land of wonders; it?s a haunt of bird?s
No men are there; and they neither speak
nor walk, they simply sing and they fly.
8. All pain is gone. How fresh and open! I can
see all the stars twinkling from the other side
of the dark.
GROUP ? C
9. You have abolished the landlord system. I was
not able to do it without using methods of
coercion.
10. A fallen and prostrate India cannot be
of any help to herself or to the world. A free
and enlightened India can be of help to herself
and to the world.
11. We must feel the pulse of our being that there
is God in this world.
12. Lead me from unreal to the real, from death
to immortality, from darkness to light.
II. Annotate any FOUR of the following passage
not omitting any section : (4 20 = 80)
SECTION ? A
1. How does Ezekiel portray the rural India
scene in ?The Night of the scorpion? ?
2. What light does ?A River? throw on the poetic
qualities of A.K. Ramanujan ?
3. Consider ?Our casuarina Tree? an auto
biographical poem.
SECTION-B
4. What is Nehru?s contribution to enrich our
heritage according to Dr.S. Radhakrishnan ?
5. How does Dr. Radhakrishnan compare
Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda ?
6. Comment on Nirad Chaudri?s title ?To Live or
Not to Live?.
SECTION ? C
7. Bring out the dramatic achievements of
Aurobindo from Perseus, the Deliverer.
8. Discuss the theme of the play The Dumb
Dancer.
9. Do you agree with the view that The Post
Office is a poignant tale of human bondage ?
SECTION ? D
10. Raju in The Guide was a victim of
circumstances, both in his early life and in his
later life. ? Discuss.
11. How does Mulk Raj Anand champion the
cause of untouchables in his novel ?
12. Consider Kushwant Singh?s Train to Pakistan
as a partition novel.

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B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2008

( ENGLISH )

( THIRD YEAR )

( PART - III )

( PAPER - IX )

740. AMERICAN LITERATURE
( Including Lateral Entry and Double Degree )

May ] [ Time : 3 Hours

Maximum : 100 Marks


I. Annotate any FIVE of the following passages

choosing atleast TWO from each group :
(5 4 = 20)

GROUP ? A
1. Take thy beak from out my heart,
and take thy form from off my door!?
Quoth the Raven ?Nevermore?.
2. And so, all the night-tide, I lie down
by the side
of my darling ? my darling ? my
life and my bride
3. To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.
4. Two roads diverged in a wood, and II
took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
5. ?To day will be the day of what we both
said.?
GROUP ? B
6. Action is with the scholar subordinate, but it is
essential. Without it, he is not yet man. Without
it thought that can never ripen into truth.
7. We will walk on our own feet; we will work
with own hands; we will speak our own minds.
8. I resolved to diversify, and so heighten, the
effect, by adering, in general, to the monotone
of sound, while I continually varied that of
thought.
9. The next point to be considered was the mode
of bringing together the lover and the Raven ?
and the first branch of this consideration was
the ?locale?.
10. Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme
development, invariably exites the sensitive soul
to tears. Melancholy is thus the most legitimate
of all poetical tones.
II. Annotate any ONE of the following: (20)
11. (a) Analyse the dialogue between the
bereaved lover and the Raven.
(OR)
(b) Bring out the philosophy of
The Road not taken.
12. (a) Illustrate the thematic concerns of Emily
Dickinson?s poetry with reference to the
prescribed poems.
(OR)
(b) Analyse West Running Brook.
13. (a) How does Whitman eulogizes science
and technology in Passage the India ?
(OR)
(b) Comment on Carl Sandburg?s Chicago,
Happiness.
III. Annotate any ONE of the following : (20)
14. (a) Summarize Emerson?s The American
Scholar.
(OR)
(b) Consider The Philosophy of
Composition as a treatise on writing
poetry.
15. (a) What is Babbit?s message in The Critic
and American Life ?
(OR)
(b) Critically examine Henry James? The Art
of Fiction.
16. (a) What, according to Emerson, are the
effects of books on the American
Scholar ?
(OR)
(b) How does Poe illustrate his ideas in The
Philosophy of Composition in his
poem The Raven ?
IV. Annotate any TWO of the following :
(2 20 = 40)
17. Write about the adventures of Tom and his
friends in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
18. Comment on the technical aspects of
The Emperor Jones.
19. Analyse the character of Laura in
The Glass Menagarie.
20. Discuss the use of symbols in
Snows of Kilimanjaro.

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B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2008

( ENGLISH )

( THIRD YEAR )

( PART - III )

( PAPER - VIII )

730. HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

( Including Lateral Entry )

May ] [ Time : 3 Hours

Maximum : 100 Marks

Answer any FIVE questions.

All questions carry equal marks.

(5 20 = 100)

1. Outline the various theories propounded about
the origin of human language.
2. Discuss the place of English in the Indo-
European family of languages.
3. What are the salient features of Old English ?
4. Examine the contribution of The Bible to the
growth of English.
5. Highlight the evolution of standard English.
6. Assess the influence of Latin in the evolution
of the English language.
7. Bring out the marked differences between
British English and American English.
8. Comment on the impact of the Renaissance and
the Reformation in the enrichment of the English
language.
9. Explain how words in English underwent
change in meaning. Focus your answer on four
methods involved in the process.
10. Illustrate with suitable examples, how idioms
and metaphors have contributed to the
development of the language of English ?

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B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2008

( ENGLISH )

( THIRD YEAR )

( PART - III )

( PAPER - VII )

720. SHAKESPEARE

( Common to B.A., English and Communication)

( Including Lateral Entry )

May ] [ Time : 3 Hours

Maximum : 100 Marks

Answer ALL questions.

All questions carry equal marks.

I. Annotate any FIVE of the following, choosing
at least TWO from each group: (5 4 = 20)
GROUP ? A
(a) For if such actions may have passage free,
Bond-slaves and pagans shall our
statesmen be.
(b) If consequence do but approve my dream,
My boat sails freely, both with wind and
stream.
(c) Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,
But I do love thee! And when I love thee
not,
Chaos is come again.
(d) O heaven, that such companions thou ?Idst
unfold,
And put in every honest hand a whip
To lash the rascals naked through the world
Even from the east to the west!
(e) Ay, ?t was he that told me first:
An honest man he is, and hates the slime
That sticks on filthy deeds.
GROUP ? B
(f) You taught me language; and my profit on ?t
Is, I know how to curse.
(g) You are gentlemen of brave mettle;
You would lift the moon out of her sphere,
If she would continue in it five weeks without
changing.
(h) I am your wife if you will marry me;
If not, I?ll die your maid.
(i) We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
(j) Where the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip?s bell I lie.
I. Write an essay on ONE of the following :
(1 20 = 20)
1. Compare the characters of Ariel and Caliban.
2. Comment on the part played by Gonzalo.
3. Is Prospero Shakespeare?s mouthpiece ?
Explain.
II. Write an essay on ONE of the following :
(5 4 = 20)
4. Give a character sketch of Desdemona.
5. What makes Othello to jump on to the side
of Iago ?
6. Critically analyse the last act in ?Othello?.
IV. Write essays on TWO of the following :
(2 20 = 40)
7. (a) Sketch the character of Hotspur in
?Richard - II?
(OR)
(b) Describe the happenings in the Pomfret
Castle in the last act of ?Richard ? II?
8. (a) Give the reasons for the quarrel between the
Montagues and the Capulets.
(OR)
(b) Consider ?Romeo and Juliet? as a love
tragedy.
9. (a) Contrast the character of Olivia and Viola.
(OR)
(b) Justify the title of the play ?Twelfth Night?.

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B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2008
( ENGLISH )
( THIRD YEAR )
( PART - III )
( PAPER - VI )
710. DRAMA
( Common to B.A., (English and Communication)
( Including Lateral Entry and Double Degree )
May ] [ Time : 3 Hours
Maximum : 100 Marks
I. Annotate any FIVE of the following passages,
choosing atleast TWO from each group :
(5 4 = 20)
GROUP ? A
1. I thank you all, my lords. Then I perceive
That heading is one, and hanging is the other;
And death is all.
2. This fear is that which makes me tremble
thus,
And therefore tell me, wherefore art thou
come ?
3. Why should a King be subject to a priest ?
Proud Rome! That hatchest such imperial
grooms ....
4. On whom but my husband should I fawn ?
5. The sight of London to my exiled eyes
Is Ehysium to a new ? come soul.
GROUP ? B
6. I have no ammunition. What use are catridges
in battle ? I always carry chocolate instead;
and I finished the last cake of that hours ago.
7. And there was Don Quixote flourishing like a
drum major, thinking he?d done the cleverest
thing ever known, whereas he ought to be
court ? martialled for it.
8. If you are incapable of gratitude you are
incapable of any noble sentiment. Even animals
are grateful !.
9. It proves that all our ideas were real after
all.
10. Of all the fools ever let loose on a field of
battle, that man must be the very maddest.
II. Annotate ONE of the following :
(1 20 = 20)
11. Write about the treatment of history in
Edward - II.
12. Analyse the role of Gaveston in the downfall
of Edward - II.
13. Analyse ?Edward - II. Isabella ? Mortimer?
relationship in Edward - II.
III. Answer ONE of the following. (1 20 = 20)
14. How does Bluntschili serve as an antithesis
to Sergius in Arms and the Man.
15. Discuss the treatment of love and war in
Arms and the Man.
16. Compare and contrast Raina and Louka.

IV. Answer any TWO of the following :
(2 20 = 40)
17. (a) Treat The Way of the World as a satire on
the Restoration Society.
(OR)
(b) Analyse the characters of Mrs. Marwood
and Mrs. Fainall.
18. (a) How does Lydia Languish serve as a
representative of her times ?
(OR)
(b) Consider The Rivals as a play of situations
and intrigue.
19. (a) Consider Strife as a conflict between
capitalism and socialism.
(OR)
(b) Analyse the plot of Galsworthy?s Strife.