LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034 B.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION – ENGLISH LITERATURE SECOND SEMESTER – APRIL 2004 EL 2500/ENG 501 – BRITISH LITERATURE (1550 – 1950) Date : 06.04.04 Duration: 9 – 12 noon Max : 100 marks Hours : 3 hrs PART – A I. Interpret the following in about 50 words each. : (10 x 2 = 20 marks) 01. Let not to that, self-murder added be, And Sacrilege, three sins in killing three. 02. They also serve who only stand and wait. 03. She cannot fade, though thou hast not they bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair! 04. I am the enemy you killed, my friend. 05. The worlds revolve like ancient women Gathering fuel in vacant lots. 06. And that mixture of falsehood is like alloy in coin of gold and silver, which may make the metal work better, but it embaseth it. 07. Studies serve for delight for ornament and for ability. 08. There has not been a law-suit in the parish Since he has lived among them. 09. A reserved lover, it is said, always makes a suspicious husband. 10. You have nothing to fear from him, I assure you. You’d adore him, if you knew how heartily he despises me. PART – B II. Write paragraph answers of about 100-150 words each on any five of the following. (5 x 8 = 40 marks) 11. What makes Auden’s unknown citizen a peculiar man? 12. Describe the melancholic strain with which Gray looks at the village folk of Stoke Poges. 13. Show how Spencer’s Sonnet 34 is a reassurance of love. 14. How does the West Wind become a powerful agent of change according to Shelley? 15. Give an account of Bacon’s idea of studies. 16. How does Addison understand the character of will Wimble? 17. Discuss Robinson Crusoe as a story of a man’s spiritual growth. 18. ‘Dream children’ is an expression of Lamb’s longing to have a family of his own- substantiate. PART – C III. Answer any TWO of the following in about 250 words each: (2 x 20 = 40 marks) 19. Shaw uses the device of ‘debunking’ his characters and concepts in ‘Arms and the Man’. Show how. 20. Illustrate, with reference to the poem, how Ulysses is the embodiment of the Victorian spirit of adventure and enquiry. 21. How far do you think that Oliver Goldsmith has successfully used mistaken identity as a tool for pure comedy? 22. Discuss the matrimonial adventures of the Bennet girls in Pride and Prejudice.