Sunday, September 6, 2020

MEG 08 NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH Question Paper June 2018



Question Paper June 2018


Time : 3 hours                                                                                Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Answer each question in 500 words approximately.

1. Contrast the views of Chinua Achebe and Ngugi wa Thiong'o on novelists and poets writing in English. With whom do you agree ? Give reasons for your answer.

2. Write a note on the different phases of the nationalist . struggle in Kenya based on your reading of A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

3. Discuss Wole Soyinka's A Dance of the Forests as an example of postcolonial theatre.

4. How does communal discord in Bapsi Sidhwa's novel Ice-Candy Man make the Parsis more conscious of their own identity ?

5. Bring out the metaphorical implications of the protagonist's quest for a house in Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas.

6. Attempt a critical analysis of either "Names" or "Crusoe's Journal" highlighting Derek Walcott's engagement with history.

7. "The twins are themselves divided parts of one person." Discuss with reference to the central characters of Patrick White's The Solid Mandala.  

8. Examine The Stone Angel as a vollendungsroman (novel of completion).