Sunday, September 6, 2020

MEG 09 AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE Question Paper December 2015



Question Paper December 2015


Time : 3 hours                                                                                     Maximum Marks : 100

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

1. Discuss the different trends that were part of the cultural backdrop to the colonisation of Australia.


The ballads of early colonial settlers in Australia are revealing about cultures and peoples that created them. Elaborate.

2. Analyse the use of humour in the story Cranky Jack.

3. Baynton is a writer who valorised the maternal instinct. Explain.  

4. Discuss the theme of exile and alienation as reflected in Remembering Babylon.

5. How is The Removalists a critique of Australian society ?

6. Patrick White's Voss emerges as a distinctive symbol trying to go beyond the limited vision of the settlers. Elucidate.

7. The poem 'South Country' brings out the ironic mindset of the Australian spirit. Elaborate.

8. Rosemary Dobson's poem 'Cock Crow' speaks of the inner life of a woman. Discuss.