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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University MA (English Literature) IV SEM American Literature [MAE404T] June 2021 Question Paper

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University 

Master of Arts (English Literature)

Fourth Semester Main Examination, June-2021

American Literature [MAE404T]

Time: 3:00 Hrs Max Marks 85

Note: (i) Attempt all questions.

(ii) Each question has two parts. Part A is 10 Marks & Part B is 7


Q.1 (a) What is the nature of key “Visceral” themes in the works of Tennessee


(b) Explain the significance of one speech in “The glass menagerie”.


(a) What is the Symbolic significance of Jerr's death?

(b) Why are Amanda’s character trails significant to the thematic development

of the drama?

Q.2 (a) Discuss Albee’s depiction of homosexuality in "The Zoo Story".

(b) What does The Zoo Story say about capitalism?


(b) How does poeiuses personification in the fall of the house of usher?

(b) How and when does imagination overcome reason in "The fall of the house

of usher"?

Q.3 (a) What is the role of the setting in The Amontillado?

(b) What is the purpose of the author's description of fortunate's clothing?


(a) What themes are explored in twain's The prince and the pauper?

(b) Why is Jimmy Valentine portrayed as exceptional?

Q.4 (a) What are examples of Irony involving Jimmy Valentine in A Retrieved


(b) Give illustrations from the Story of Jimmy Valentine.


(a) What is the plot of the prince and the pauper?

(b) Compare and contrast the main characters of Tom Canty and Edward Tudor

in "The Prince and the Pauper".

Q.5 (a) How popular was the sport of polo at pencey prepations?

(b) What are Holden’s perceptions of Mr. Antolini?


(a) What is the main conflict The Winter of our Discount?

(b) What is the social context of John Steinback’s The Winter of our Discount?

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