LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034

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LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION – ENGLISH LITERATURE
FOURTH SEMESTER – APRIL 2006
LO 8
EL 4501 - SHAKESPEARE
(Also equivalent to ENG504)
Date & Time : 27-04-2006/9.00-12.00
Dept. No.
Explain the following passages with reference to the context.
1. We shall be call’d purgers, not murderers.
Max. : 100 Marks
(10  2 =20)
Bring out the significance of the passage.
2. Not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more.
Explain the conflict in the passage.
3. But here’s a parchment with the seal of Caesar, I found it in his closet.
What is the porchment and what is the content of the same?
4. A trade … I may use with safe conscience, sir, a mender of bad soles.
Bring out the pun on the word ‘soles’.
5. There is a tide in the affairs of men…
And we must take the current when it serves.
Explain the passage.
6. Yes, to smell pork; to eat of the habitation which your prophet the Nazarite conjured the
devil into.
7. In terms of choice I am not solely led
By nice direction of a maiden’s eyes.
8. Thy plainness moves me more than eloquence;
And here choose I: joy be the consequence!
9. Most heartily I do beseech the court
To give the judgement.
10. Sweet soul, let’s in, and there expect their coming.
II Write paragraph answers choosing any FIVE of the following.
(5  8 = 40)
11. The Divine Right theory in King Richard II.
12. Write short notes on the theme of sorrow in Othello.
13. Senacan elements in Shakespearean tragedies.
14. Othello and Richard II as tragedies.
15. How does Nerissa fulfil her role as a counselor to Portia?
16. Jessica expresses here love to Lorenzo in an adventurous way. –Discuss.
17. Duke Orsino is more in love with love than with any human being. Substantiate.
18. Write on the opening scene of Shakespeare’s plays.
III Write essays on the folloing questions in about 300 words each.
( 2 x 20 = 40)
19. Julius Caesar is an illustration of Shakespeare’s conception of a tragedy. – Discuss.
(or)
Compare Othello and Julius Caesar as tragedies of Elezabethan age.
20. Write on the romantic scenes of the play The Merchant of Venice.
(or)
Shylock is presented in the play, The Merchant of Venice as an anti-hero. – Elucidate.
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