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1. How would you describe shylock in the early scenes of the play?

2. Does shylock already look forward to compassing Antonios death when he


proposes the pound of flesh forfeiture? Your reasons.
3. What are the two plots in The Merchant of venice?
4. What contradiction do you find in shylocks character?
5. What is the reaction of people after listening to Antonys speech?
6. How does Brutus establish that Caesars death is good for Rome?
7. Explain briefly why kinglear has called his family together in the first scene?
8. Why does kent defend cordelia when her father banishes her?
9. Why does the duke of Burgandy reject the offer of cordelias hand in
marriage?
10.Who are the Duke of Albany and the Duke of Cornwall?
SECTION B
11.(a) Discuss shylocks dramatic function in the merchant of venice what do
critics mean when they suggest that shylock is too large for the play? Does
he fulfill or exceed his role?
(OR)
(b) In the end how comic is the merchant of venice? Does the final act
succeed in restoring comedy to the play?
12.
(a) Discuss Portias character.how does she compare to the men
around her? Is Bassanio a worthy husband for her?
(OR)
(b) Write a paragraph on the marriage of Jessica and Lorenzo.
13.

(a) What role do women play in king lear?


(OR)
(b) Analyze the relationship between madness and blindness in the play
Kinglear?

14.

(a) Sketch the character of Cordelia in Kinglear?


(b) Discuss Edmund. Are we meant to find him sympathetic?

15.

(a) Compare how Brutus speak about Caesar?


(b) How does Antony begin his oration? Illustrate.

16.

Discuss the relationship between Antonio and Bassanio.what does their


friendship reveal about their characters?

17.

Examine merchant of venice as a comedy.

18.

The three villains Edmund, Goneril and Regan Who is the most
interesting? Why?

19.

What is the dramatic significance of Antonys speech at caesars funeral in


Julius Caesar?

20.

Critically examine Lears changing relationship with Cordelia.


I PG - ENGLISH
Chaucer And Elizabethan Age PEN 11

Time : 3hrs
Maximum : 75
Section A
Answer the following questions
1. a) How does Chaucer portray the doctor of physic? or
b) Bring out the theme of Go and catch the falling star
2. a) Comment on the refrain in Prothalamion or
b) Assess the contribution of Wyatt and Surrey to English Poetry.
3. a) Write on Bacons style with the illustration from the prescribed text. or
B) Write on the significance of the parables in the Book of Mark
4. a) comment on the role played by Bosola. or
b) Bring out the pathos in the Duchess of Malfi.
5. a) What role does Face play in The Alchemist or
b) Show hoe Ben Jonson satirizes the religious sect.
Section B
Answer any three questions in about 500 words each.
6. Show how Drydens comment on Heres Gods plenty, is true of The
Prologue to The
Canterbury Tales.
7. Consider Donne as a typical Metaphysical Poet.
8. Illustrate the Ballad features with examples.
9. What counsels does Bacon give in Of Parents and Children?
10. Consider The Alchemist as a satirical comedy.

The Noe-Classical Age PEN 12


Section A
Answer the following, Choosing either (a) or (b)
1. a) Write a note on the consequences of sin. (or)
b) Why does Satan choose Man as the object of his destruction.
2. A) Explain Dramatic Monologue with reference to the poem To His Coy
Mistress(or)
B) How does Dryden use allegory in Absolom and Achitophel.
3. a) Analyse the satirical portrairts in The Coverly Papers. (or)
b) Write a short note on the theme in Aneopagitica.
4.a) Sketch the character of Cleopatra. (or)
b) Discuss the importance of the opening scene in The Rivals
5. a) Write on the human qualities of Robinson Crusoe.(or)
b) Discuss the irony in Gullivers Travels.
Section B
Answer any THREE Questions
6. Write an essay on the Miltonic Similies in Paradise Lost Book iX.
7 Write a brief essay on the general estimate of Marvell as a Metaphysical
Poet.
8. How effectively does swift use table for the purposes of analogy in The
Battle of Books
9. Consider Robinson Crusee as a romance.
10. Comment on swifts style in Gullivers Travels

PEN 31 COMMONWEALTH LITERATURE


Section A
1. (a) How does A.H. Hope depict the harsh reality of Australia?
(Or)
(b) What picture of Africa does Abioseh Nicol give in his poem The
Continent That his within us
2.
(a) What is the new hope that the Negro awaits in A Negro Labourer in
Liverpool?
(Or)
(b) How does F.R Scott satirise the Canadian Literary scenario?
3.

(a) Describe the evening dance of shiva in Himalayas.


(Or)

(b) What is the legend associated with shivas Natanta in


Chidambaram?
4.

(a) Sketch the character of Lakunle.


(Or)
(b) How did Baroka prevent the Laying of rail road through Ilunjinle?

5.

(a) Consider the Landscape as Metaphor in Patrick white Voss


(Or)
(b) Discuss the theme of ecofeminism in Margaret Atwood Surfacing
SECTION B
Answer any three questions in an essay

6.

Describe the clash between the sun God and Maui and its out come.

7.

Condider Ruins of a great house as a patriotic poem.

8.

Dance of shiva is a synthesis of science religion and art ---- Discuss.

9.
Does Lakunle succeed in transforming the Africa tribal village Ilunjinle?
Support Your
Answer with Examples from the text.
10. How does atwood depict the theme of discovering the self in the novel
surfacing.

SECTION A
PEN 32 LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM I
1. (a) Platos view on poetry.
(Or)
(b) Longinus Theory of style.
2.

(a) Tolkappiyam as an ancient Tamil critical work.


(Or)
(b) Paninis Contribution to Sanskrit grammar.

3.

(a) Johnsons evaluation of classical unities in shakespeares plays.


(Or)
(b) What does Wordsworth say about Poetic sensibility

4.

(a) Arnolds concept of style.


(Or)
(b) What is Eliots view on dissociation of Sensibility

5.

(a) What is Archtypal approach, according to Northrope Frye.


(Or)
(b) Write a note on Fryes Inductive Method.
SECTION B

6. Write an essay on the Dimensions of Dhavani Theory.


7. Influence of Sanskrit on Indian Language.
8. How does Johnson evaluate Shakespeares plays
9. Use of Metre in Poetry: Wordsworths Defence in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads:
elucidate.
10. Northrop Frye as an Archetypal critic.

USEN 56
Section A
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Define translation?
Explain Transliteration.
Why was Avvaiyar upset?
State the theme of SukirtharaniDebt.
What does Ambai mean by Vahanam.
Who is the author of Gulabjamun and which state does he belong to?
Why is sindoor not changed into vermillion?
Translate the following words into Tamil
a. Dessert
b. Idly.
9. What is the significance of the title The Magic Carpet?
10.What is a novella? How is it different from a novel?
Section-B
11.a. What are the essential qualities of a good translator?
Or
b.Attempt a translation and transliteration of the following passage into Tamil.
The handle toward My hand?
Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet see the still
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight?
12.a. Explain Bharathiyar Prayer
Or
b.Bring out the evaution of thoughts in sukirtharanis Debt
13.a. Write a note on the sense of irony in Vahanam.
Or
b.Write your views on the relevance of the title Gulabjamun
14. a. Analyse the theme of the magic Carpet
Or
b.Write a note on the Structure of a literary text.
15.a.How does picchi display his prowess at bull taming

Or
b.Bring out the significance of the title Vadivasal.
Section-c
16. Discuss elaboratery on theory and practice of translation.
17. Bring out kapilars description of the girls family living in the forest.
18. Discuss the visions presented by
c.s. Lakshmi in Vahanam.
19. Summarise your understanding of Mridula Gargs the magic Carpet.
20. Write an essay on the cultural values of Tamil people as mentioned in
vaadivasal.