Saturday, September 12, 2020

MEG 02 BRITISH DRAMA Question Paper June 2017



Question Paper June 2017

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100 

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

1. Critically comment on any four of the following pal3sages with reference to the context, in not more than 150 words each :

(a) 0, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven, It had the primal eldest curse upon't A brother's murder ! Pray can I not. ':'hough inclination be as sharp as will.

(b) Galatea never does quite like Pygmalion : relation to her is too godlike to be alt( )gether agreeable.

(c) Wha t boots it then to think of God or heaven ? Away with such fancies and despair; Despair in God, and trust in Beelzebub ... Abjure this magic, turn to God again.

(d) Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the gravedigger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries. But habit is a great deadener.

(e) Thou speak'st aright I am the merry wanderer of the night. I jest to Oberon, and make him smile When I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile, Neighing in likeness of a filly foal And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl.

2. Discuss The Alchemist as a comedy of character and event.  


Examine Doctor Faustus as a tragedy of neu rosis and relate it to the predicament of contemporary man.

3. Critically examine the role of the chorus in Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral.  


Critically examine the significance of dreams in A Midsummer Night's Dream.  

4. Discuss Hamlet as a revenge tragedy.


Discuss The Playboy of the Western World as a bildungsroman that portrays the development of the central character.

5. "Pygmalion hinges on the contrast of characters." Critically comment.  


"Beckett rejects the received logic of form and conventional structure." Critically comment.

6. Discuss the Romantic and Modernist conceptions of character in the presentation of Jimmy as the play's protagonist.


Discuss the formulation of Elizabethan tragedy with reference to the prescribed plays.

7. Write short notes on any two of the following in not more than 200 words each :  

(a) Hamlet's Soliloquies

(b) Romantic Comedy

(c) Higgins

(d) The concept of character in modern drama