MEG 06 AMERICAN LITERATURE Question Paper December, 2017



Question Paper December, 2017


Time : 3 hours                                                                                      Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Attempt five questions in all. Question no. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

1. "With the Puritan migration from Europe to America, there was the emergence of a 'new' American culture and literature." Discuss with reference to nineteenth century American writing.

2. The Scarlet Letter is both a critique and an affirmation of Utopia. Illustrate your answer with suitable examples from the text.

3. Analyse all the ways in which life and death are juxtaposed in "The Emperor of Ice-Cream". What is the significance of this juxtaposition ?

4. Discuss the major concerns of Hemingway in the short story included in your course.

5. Examine Death of a Salesman as a Brechtian play.

6. Discuss the use of humour as a tool of social criticism in Huckleberry Finn.

7. Trace the development of thought and feeling in the poem "Sunday Morning".

8. "Colour consciousness is a constant presence in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye." Discuss.


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