1. 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. 

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. Comedy of Humours – Meaning

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

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

10. 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;

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

12. 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.

13. Character sketch of Hamlet –

14. Historical background of murder in the cathedral –

15. Professor Henry Higgins –

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

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

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

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

20. 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!

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

And curse thee, wicked Mephistophilis,

Because thou hast depriv’ me of those joys

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

23. The existentialist element in Estragon and vladimir –

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

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

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

27. Critique of Hamlet’s Soliloquies – 

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