COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC. ENGLISH LITERATURE (OPTIONAL) PAPER-II TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURSMAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Note: Attempt any FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks.
Q.1:"There is an "Air of Truth" apparent through the whole". Explain with examples the various means by which Swift gives "an air of truth" to the incredible adventures of Gulliver.(20)
Q.2:Show that Jane Austen's novels contain a highly serious criticism of life expression in terms of comedy- Discuss?(20)
"Satire is the element in which Jane Austen lives, but there is no trace of the savage indignation of swift in her writings" Elucidate.
Q.3:Comment on Dickens use of the French Revolution in his novel "A Tale of Two Cities".(20)
Q.4:Illustrate with suitable references how Bacon is the best representative of the Renaissance in England.(20)
Q.5:How does Naguib Mehfauz's "The Mummy Awakes" is a reflection of the Egyptian Society of that time?(20)
Q.6:It is often stated that "Joseph Comad's concerns are symbolic". Do you agree with this, and at what different levels does he project of evil in his novel Heart of Darkness?(20)
Q.7:A tragedy according to Aristotle is an imitation of an action that is serious, has a magnitude and is complete in itself - with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions" Eleborate.(20)