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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (Reading Fiction)' (May)-2013

Course: 402
(Reading Fiction)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Give very short answer to any eight of the following: 1x8=8
  1. Who is the novelist of the epistolary novel, Pamela?
  2. In which year was Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones published?
  3. Who wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy?
  4. In which novel of Henry Fielding is Parson Adams a character?
  5. Which 18th century writer wrote Rasselas?
  6. In which novel of Jane Austen is Aunt Norris a character?
  7. Who wrote the biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson?
  8. Who wrote the novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge?
  9. Who is the author of the novel, The Time Machine?
  10. Name the author of Robinson Crusoe.
  11. Who wrote A Passage to India?
2. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Comment critically on the contributions of either Thomas Hardy or Joseph Conrad to the English novel.
  2. Present a critical assessment of William Makepeace Thackeray as a Victorian novelist.
  3. Describe the development of the ‘stream of consciousness’ novel in the twentieth century and the novelists who extensively used this technique in their novels.
  4. Write a note on the development of the English novel during the 18th century.
3. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Prepare a note on the use of symbolism in Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
  2. Evaluate critically Dickens’ use of coincidence, chance and fate in the plot of A Tale of Two Cities.
  3. To what extent is A Tale of Two Cities a blend of history and fiction?
4. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Prepare a critical note on the theme of love and revenge in Wuthering Heights.
  2. Comment critically on the narrative technique of Wuthering Heights.
  3. Attempt a critical evaluation of the role of the supernatural in Wuthering heights.
5. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Discuss Paul’s relationship with the male characters like his father Walter Morel, his brothers Mr. Peppleworth, Edgar Leivers and Baxter Dawes in Sons and Lovers.
  2. Critically evaluate the relationship between Paul and Miriam in Sons and Lovers.
  3. Is it correct to say that Mrs. Morel’s disillusionment with her husband leads her to be possessive of her sons in Sons and Lovers? Illustrate.
6. Answer any six of the following: 4x6=24
  1. Attempt a brief assessment of the character of Sidney Carton.
  2. Write a brief note on the theme of prison in A Tale of Two Cities.
  3. Who scrawled the word ‘Blood’ on the wall and what does blood symbolize in A Tale of Two Cities?
  4. Comment on the title of Wuthering Heights.
  5. Briefly evaluate the role of Lockwood as a narrator in Wuthering Heights.
  6. Present a short assessment of the character of Edgar Linton.
  7. Comment on the theme of Oedipus complex in Sons and Lovers.
  8. Write a short note on the use of symbolism in Sons and Lovers.
  9. Briefly describe the early married life of Walter Morel and Gertrude Morel.
  10. Prepare a brief character-sketch of Clara Dawes of Sons and Lovers.


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