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Restoration and 18th century poetry and drama

2017

English

Subject Code: 1172

(Restoration and 18th century poetry and drama)

Time: 4 Hours                                                                                                       Full Marks: 80

Part-A

1. Answer any ten of the following questions                                                           1 × 10 = 10

a) Who is Absalom’s father?

     Ans:  David is the father of Absalom.

b) Who Provokes Absalom to revolt against his father?

     Ans: Achitophel, the earl of Shaftesbury, Provokes Absalom to revolt against his father.

c) Which contemporary political figure does David represent?

     Ans: The contemporary political figure whom David represents is Charles II.

d) What type of comedy is “The Way of the World”?

     Ans: “The Way of the World” is the comedy of manners.

e) Why is Petulant in the habit of hiring women?

     Ans: Petulant is in the habit of hiring women to pretend to be his lovers and thereby make him look more popular.

f) What is the name of Mrs. Fainall’s first husband?

     Ans: The name of Mrs. Fainall’s first husband is Mr. Languish.

g) Who cuts the lock of Belinda?

     Ans: Baron cuts the lock of Belinda.

h) What is Hampton court?

     Ans: Hampton Court is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

i) Who is Ariel?

     Ans: Ariel is Belinda's guardian sylph.

j) What is the name of Mrs. Hardcastle’s daughter?

     Ans: The name of Mrs. Hardcastle’s daughter is Kate.

k) What is the name of Mr. Hardcastle’s house?

     Ans: The name of Mr. Hardcastle’s house is Quagmire Marsh.

l) What is the name of Belinda’s Pet? 

     Ans: The name of Belinda’s Pet is Shock.

Part-B

Answer any five of the following questions:                                                               4 × 5 = 20

2. How does Dryden satirize the contemporary English people in “Absalom and Achitophel”?

3. Why was Absalom unwilling to revolt against his father?

4. Write a short note on Mirabel.

5. Explain the following:

“I like her with her faults,

I like her for her faults.”

6. Write a short note on Clarissa.

7. Why does Tony misdirect Marlow and Hastings?

8. How does Belinda wake up from her sleep?

9. What is a ‘Sentimental comedy’?

Part-C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 × 5 = 50

10. Comment on Dryden’s treatment of contemporary politics of England in “Absalom and Achitophel”.

11. Elaborate the significance of the proviso scene in “The Way of the World”.

12. Comment on Pope’s treatment of supernatural elements in “The Rape of the Lock”.

13 “She Stoops to Conquer” reflects the l8th century society of England. Discuss.

14. “The Way of the World” is a comedy of manners. Discuss.

15. Sketch the character of Belinda.

16. Do you think “She Stoops to Conquer” is an anti-sentimental comedy? Elucidate.

17. Write on the role of Achitophel in “Absalom and Achitophel”.

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