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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (Reading Fiction)' (May)-2015

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 author of The Vicar of Wakefield?
  2. Which one out of these two novels – The Portrait of a Lady and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – is written by Henry James?
  3. Who wrote To the Lighthouse?
  4. Which one of these three novels – Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion and Jane Eyre – is not written by Jane Austen?
  5. By what name is the popular novelist of the twentieth century Teodor Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski known as?
  6. Who is the author of the novel, The Pool of Vishnu?
  7. In which novel of Thomas Hardy is Michael Henchard a character?
  8. Which one out of these three novels – The Time Machine, Mrs. Dalloway and The Rainbow – is written by D. H. Lawrence?
  9. What genre of novel is Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones?
  10. Who is the author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy?
2.  Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Enumerate the causes that contributed to the development of English novel as a popular form of literature in the eighteenth century.
  2. Present a critical assessment of either George Eliot or R. L. Stevenson as a Victorian novelist.
  3. Present an evaluation of the contributions of E. M. Forster to the twentieth century novel.
  4. Examine George Orwell as a writer of modern fiction.
3. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Present a note on the treatment of the theme of love in A Tale of Two Cities.
  2. Critically evaluate the character of either Sydney Carton or Manette.
  3. Prepare a note on the interweaving of personal with the historical in Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
4. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Analyze critically the narrative technique of Wuthering Heights.
  2. Who do you consider the central character in Wuthering heights – Heathcliff or Catherine? Substantiate your answer with convincing arguments.
  3. Discuss Wuthering Heights as a Gothic novel.
5. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Critically examine Lawrence’s treatment of the role of father in Sons and Lovers.
  2. Present a critical analysis of Paul Miriam relationship in Sons and Lovers.
  3. Discuss how Lawrence integrates the theme of individual quest for freedom and the dehumanizing effect of Industrial Revolution in Sons and Lovers.
6. Answer any six of the following: 4x6=24
  1. Comment briefly on the theme of sacrifice in A Tale of Two Cities.
  2. Present a brief character sketch of Madam Defarge.
  3. Discuss in brief the use of coincidences in A Tale of Two Cities.
  4. Comment briefly on the character of Edgar in Wuthering Heights.
  5. Comment briefly on the destructive nature of love as presented in Wuthering Heights.
  6. Comment briefly on the use of locations as symbols in Wuthering Heights.
  7. Discuss briefly the theme of Oedipus complex in Sons and Lovers.
  8. Present a brief character sketch of Gertrude Morel.
  9. Discuss the role of religion in the lives of Paul and Miriam.
  10. Discuss in brief Paul’s attitude towards women in Sons and Lovers.


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