IGNOU MEG-02 QUESTION PAPER WITH SOLUTION FOR EXAM PREPARATION

1. ” I hit a blow on the ridge of his skull, laid him stretched out, and he split to the knob of his gullet. “

2. Discuss the main characters of Look Back in Anger and their relationship with each other. 20

3. Astride of a grave and difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the grave-diggers puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries. But habit is a great deadener. 

4. John Osborne uses the symbolic device of the bears and squirrels game in his play Look Back In Anger. Discuss. 

5. The existentialist element in Estragon and vladimir –

6. Comedy of Humours – Meaning

7. What do you think is the dominant quality of Hamlet’s character? Illustrate. 20

8. Come on, sir, now you set foot on shore

In novo orbe; here’s the rich perm;

And there within, sir, are the golden mines great solomn’s ophir!

9. It is not in time that my death shall be know;

It is out of time that my decision it taken

If you call that a decision

To which my whole being gives entire consent. 

I give my life.

To the law of god above the law of Mam.

10. The comic elements in the play “The Alchemist” are as under – 

11. Discuss Murder in the Cathedral as a poetic drama.

12. Professor Henry Higgins –

13. Do you think Pygmalion is a romance? Give reasons for your answer. 20

14. What are the comic strategies used in The Playboy of the Western World?

15. Identify the characteristics of Shakespearean comedy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 20

16. What is the importance of Hamlet’s soliloquies in the play?

17. Comment on the title of Look Back in Anger.

18. Discuss the character of Dr Faustus as a tragic figure. 20

19. Character sketch of Hamlet –

20. Historical background of murder in the cathedral –

21. Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh:

Your vows to her and me, put in two scales,

Will even, weigh; and both as light as tales.

22. I swear to thee by cupid’s strongest bow,

By his arrow with the golden head, 

By the simplicity of venus’dvens, 

By that which knitteth souls and prospers loves,

And by that fire which burn’d the carthage queen 

when the false Trojan under soil was seen;

23. Critique of Hamlet’s Soliloquies – 

24. And I treat a duchess as if she was a flower girl.

25. Discuss Waiting for Godot from the perspective of the theatre of the Absurd.

26. Write a short note on Feminism in “John Osborne: Look Back in Anger”?

27. When I behold the heavens, then I repent,

And curse thee, wicked Mephistophilis,

Because thou hast depriv’ me of those joys



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