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Calcutta University B.A English Paper IV 2015 Question Paper

University of Calcutta Question Paper
2015 Question Paper
Fourth Paper
Full Marks-100
The figures in the margin indicate full marks.
Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

1.       Answer any one of the following questions: (within 600 words)    16x1                                      
a)      In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen uses irony as an instrument of social criticism. Discuss.
b)      Pride and Prejudice Lives and moves in the character of Elizabeth Bennet. Examine the appropriateness of the remark.
c)       Critically analyse the major conflicts in Scott’s Kenilworth.
d)      Examine the plot of Kenilworth.

2. Answer any one of the following questions: (within 600 words)    16x1      
a)  Critically analyse ‘Of Studies’ to bring out Banquo’s qualities as an essayist.
b)  Comment on the Orwell’s narrative technique in Shooting an Elephant.

3. Explain with reference to the context. Any one of the following phrases: (within 300 words)  8x1
a) I had grown to my desk, as it were; and the wood had entered into my soul.
b) I often wondered whether any of the other grasped that I has done it solely to avoid looking a fool.
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4. Write note (in around 200 words each) on any two of the following literary terms.      5 x 2
a. Flat Character
b. Bildungsroman
c. Setting
d.  Gothic Novel

5. Answer any two of the following questions: (each within 600 words)   16 X 2
a)      Show how Joyce’s Arab is a study of adolescence.
b)      How does H.E. Bates portray the character of Mrs. Thurlow in ‘The Ox’?
c)       Comment of the fly episode of the story ‘The Fly’ and show how it relates to the theme.

5. Answer any one of the following questions: (within 700 words)        18 X 1
a)      Discuss the allegorical meaning of The Secret Sharer.
b)      In The Secret Sharer the Captain’s character changes after his encounter with Leggatt. Do you agree with this view? Justify your answer.
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