Thursday, September 10, 2020

MEG 11 AMERICAN NOVEL Question Paper June 2018



Question Paper June 2018

 Time : 3 hours                                                                                      Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Attempt any one question from Section A and any four questions from Section B. Attempt five questions in all. All questions carry equal marks.


1. What are the major concerns of the nineteenth century American novel ? How do these differ from those of the nineteenth century British novel ? Explain.  

2. Discuss critically the influence of transcendentalism on any two American writers of your choice.


3. How does The Last of the Mohicans reflect the difficulty of overcoming racial divides ? Discuss.

4. Is Carrie in Sister Carrie a fallen woman ? Critically discuss.

5. Compare and contrast the characters of Gatsby and Tom in The Great Gatsby.

6. Examine the significance of the title of the novel, Light in August.

7. What are the various kinds of ironics present in The Catcher in the Rye ? Discuss.  

8. Analyse the use of flashbacks and temporal shifts in A House Made of Dawn.

9. What role does Sofia play in the novel The Color Purple ?

10. Discuss the The Floating Opera as a nihilistic comedy.  

11. Is apocalypse the gloomy theme of Black Spring ? Discuss.