IGNOU MEG-02 QUESTION PAPER WITH SOLUTION FOR EXAM PREPARATION

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

2. Historical background of murder in the cathedral –

3. Critique of Hamlet’s Soliloquies – 

4. Professor Henry Higgins –

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

6. Character sketch of Hamlet –

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

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

9. 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. 

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

11. 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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. The existentialist element in Estragon and vladimir –

20. 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.

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

And curse thee, wicked Mephistophilis,

Because thou hast depriv’ me of those joys

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

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

24. 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!

25. 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.

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

27. Comedy of Humours – Meaning



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