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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (Reading Fiction)' (May)-2014

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 Vanity Fair?
  2. With what name is novelist Eric Arthur Blair popularly known as?
  3. What is the real name of George Eliot?
  4. Who wrote the Jungle Book?
  5. What type of novel is Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto?
  6. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was authored by which women novelist?
  7. Under what category do the novels like Hard Times, Sybil, and Mary Barton fall?
  8. Who is the third of the Bronte sisters after Charlotte and Emily?
  9. Arthur Conan Doyle has created the character of the immortal detective. Who is he?
  10. To which group of British writers and thinkers did E. M. Forster belong to?
2. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Present an estimate of either Jane Austen or Walter Scott as a novelist of the Romantic Age.
  2. Present an account on Daniel Defoe’s contribution as a novelist to the development of realistic prose fiction.
  3. Discuss the contribution of Thomas Hardy to English novel.
  4. Present a note on the contribution of either William Golding or Virginia Woolf as writer of modern fiction.
3. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Critically analyze the theme of redemption and resurrection in Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
  2. Attempt a character-sketch of either Madam Defarge or Charles Darnay.
  3. What Dickens’ attitude to the French Revolution is as envisaged in A Tale of Two Cities?
4. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Analyze the role of Lockwood as a narrator in Wuthering Heights.
  2. How far does the physical landscape of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange influence the development of the story and the presentation of character in Wuthering heights?
  3. Present a critical discussion on the themes of class, women and patriarchy in Wuthering heights.
5. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Write a note on the theme of class conflict as delineated in Sons and Lovers.
  2. Critically discuss Sons and Lovers as a modern novel.
  3. Present a critical account on the structure of novel, Sons and Lovers.
6. Answer any six of the following: 4x6=24
  1. Evaluate A Tale of Two Cities as a historical novel.
  2. Present a brief character-sketch of Doctor Manette.
  3. Discuss, a brief, the theme of violence in A Tale of Two Cities.
  4. Comment briefly on the character of Heathcliff.
  5. Present a brief note on the use of the supernatural elements in Wuthering heights.
  6. Comment briefly on the attitude of Catherine to Heathcliff and Edgar.
  7. Present a brief comment on the Paul-Clara relationship.
  8. Comment on the significance of the title, Sons and Lovers.
  9. Give a brief character sketch of Baxter Dawes.
  10. Comment briefly on the relationship between Walter and Gertrude Morel.


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