English Literature Punjab PMS Paper II 2014

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC. – 2014

ENGLISH LITERATURE (OPTIONAL) PAPER-II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100

NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Q.1. Some would agree that Swift was a misanthrope and that Gulliver’s Travels presents his hatred of mankind. Do you Agree or disagree with this assessment; support your opinion with the examples from the text.

Q.2. In what ways are the themes and concerns of Pride and Prejudice timeless? In what ways are they particular to the times in which Jane Austen wrote the novel?

Q.3. What does the opening scene of To the lighthouse tell the reader about the characters, the plot and action, the themes, the styles, the methods and from of the novel that follows?

Q.4. The clash of cultures depicted in Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart occurs both at the individual and societal level. Discuss with examples from the text.

Q.5. What motifs and symbols are used by Kate Chopin to highlight the situation of the protagonist in “The Story if an Hour”?

Q.6. Differentiate between the form of the essay as appropriate by bacon and Lamb.

Q.7. About the colonizer Fannow observe “every effort is made to bring the colonised person to admit the inferiority by his culture “. How does this observation impact upon modern day Pakistan?

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