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Calicut University 2009 B.A English Main – III, Drama - Question Paper

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I. Annotate any 5 of the subsequent choosing atleast 2 from every group :
1) Is it but this ? a tardiness in nature
Which often leaves the history unspoke
That it intends to do ?
2) Fathers that wear rags
Do make their children blind,
But fathers that wear bags
Shall see their children type.
3) I did not think your edicts strong enough
To overrule the unwritten unalterable laws
Of God and heaven, you being only a man.
4) Only for this do fathers pray for sons
Obedient, loyal, ready to strike down
Their fathers' foes, and love their fathers' friends.
To be the dad of unprofitable sons
Is to be the dad of sorrows; a laughing stock
To all one's enemies.
5) ___________ when the real crisis comes, you will not obtain me lacking in strength
or courage. I am man enough to bear the burden for us both.
6) I must stand on my own feet if I am to obtain out the truth about myself and about
7) She's been brave. A brave woman. A brave deed.
8) The contents of the letter are strictly private. I'll hold it over here at a little
distance so you can see the writing. (5×4=20 Marks)

II. learn the passage carefully and ans every of the ques. that follow :
This is most strange,
That she, whom even but now was your best object,
The argument of your praise, balm of your age,
The best, dearest, should in this trice of time
Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle
So many folds of favour, Sure, her offence
Must be of such unnatural degree
That monsters it, or your fore-vouch'd affection
Fall into taint :
a) discuss the situation.
b) Who is referred to as 'balm of your age' ?
c) discuss the imagery in 'to dismantle so many folds of favour'.
d) What is 'her' real 'offence' ?
e) What does the speaker mean by 'balm of your age' ? (5×2=10 Marks)

III. ans any 5 of the following, every in a snippet of eighty words, choosing
not less than 2 from every group.
1) The fool as a choric moralizer.
2) Edgar.
3) The role of Teiresias in Antigone.
4) The Chorus in Antigone.
5) Krogstad, a moral invalid.
6) Nora's final exit.
7) The character of Prakriti.
8) Comment on the title A Swansong. (5×4=20 Marks)

IV. Write an essay on any 1 of the subsequent in about 4 pages :
1) Do you think that Lear is a man 'more sinned against than sinning' ? what are.
2) How far has Antigone succeeded in resisting temporal power ? (1×20=20 Marks)

V. Write an essay on any 1 of the subsequent in about 4 pages :
1) Comment on Nora's eventual decision to educate herself.
2) Do you thick that Bayen is a typical example of Mahasweta Devi's indictment of
society at large ? (1×20=20 Marks)

VI. ans any 2 of the subsequent every in a snippet :
1) The role of the Chorus in Greek tragedy.
2) The structure of the Shakespearen stage.
3) The 3 Unities. (2×5=10 Marks)

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