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 2009
NM 09
EL 4501 - SHAKESPEARE
Date & Time: 29/04/2009 / 9:00 - 12:00 Dept. No.
Max. : 100 Marks
I.Explain the following passages with reference to the context. (10 x 2 = 20)
1. A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
What is the significance of these lines?
2. Let’s all cry, Peace! Freedom! and liberty!
Explain the passage
3. For Brutus is an honourable man.
Explain the significance of these lines.
4.This was the unkindest cut of all;
Why was the cut the unkindest?
5. A man of such a feeble temper should
So get the start of the majestic world
Why is the speaker upset?
6. I hold the world but as the world, GratianoA stage where every man must play a part
And mine is a sad one.
Identify the speaker and say why his part is a sad one?
7. He lends out money gratis, and brings down
The rate of usance here with us in Venice
8. Let music sound while he doth make his choice
Then, if he lose, he makes a swan- like end,
9. A Daniel come to judgment! Yea a Daniel!
O wise young judge! how I do honour thee!
Comment on these lines.
10. I am the unhappy subject of these quarrels.
II. Write paragraph answers choosing any FIVE of the following. (5 x 8 = 40)
11. The Tragic hero in Shakespeare’s plays.
12. Discuss the role race plays in Shakespeare’s Othello and The Merchant of Venice.
13. Write a short note on Malvolio in the play Twelfth Night.
14. The role of the play within a play in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
15. Discuss the use of mistaken identity in Twelfth Night.
16.Elucidate on Richard II’s musings on kingship.
17. Mark Antony’s powerful oratory in Julius Caesar.
18. The role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
III.Write essays on the following questions in about 300 words each. (2 x 20 = 40)
19. Discuss Twelfth Night as a Romantic comedy.
OR
20.What are the various aspects of tragedy in Julius Caesar?
21. Discuss Richard II as a history play.
OR
22. Elucidate the role of fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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