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MEG 02 BRITISH DRAMA Question Paper June 2016


Question Paper June 2016 

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1, which is compulsory and any four from the remaining questions. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Annotate any four of the following passages with reference to the context, in not more than 150 words each :

(a) 0, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven, It hath the primal eldest curse upon't, A brother's murder !

(b) When I behold the heavens, then I repent, And curse thee, wicked Mephistophilis, Because thou halt depriv'd me of those joys.

(c) Why should you think that I should woo in scorn ? Scorn and derision never come in tears.

(d) I hit a blow on the ridge of his skull, laid him stretched out, and he split to the knob of his gullet.

(e) Was not all the knowledge Of the Egyptians writ in mystic symbols ? Speak not the Scriptures oft in parables ?


2. Discuss the aspects of Jacobean society reflected in Jonson's plays. 20


Discuss The Alchemist as a satirical comedy.


3. Critically examine Dr. Faustus as a Renaissance Tragedy. 20


Discuss the role played by the Mechanicsls, especially Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream.


4. Examine Hamlet as a revenge play. 20


Discuss Hamlet as a Shakespearean tragic hero.


5. Do you think Shaw's Pygmalion is critical of social snobbery and class distinctions ? Give a reasoned answer.


Examine The Playboy of the Western World as a folk play. MEG-2


6. What changes do Pozzo and Lucky undergo in the course of Waiting for Godot ?


What is the significance of the fourth temptation in Murder in the Cathedral ?


7. Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a) Freddy

(b) Estragon

(c) Alison

(d) Ophelia