English Literature Punjab PMS Paper II 2019

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE-2019
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LITERATURE (PAPER – II)
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
NOTE: Attempt any FIVE Questions in All

Q. No. 1: Is Robinson Crusoe a ‘picaresque’ novel? If not then to which genre would you categorize it? Support your answer with evidence from the text. (20 Marks)

Q.No. 2: What is the significance of stream of consciousness and free Indirect discourse the novel To The Lighthouse? What do these techniques achieve? (20 Marks)

Q. No. 3: A Farewell to Arms does not glorify war or exhibit traditional portraits of war heroes. How does Hemingway present the concept of heroism? (20 Marks)

Q. No. 4: How relevant is Aristotle’s Poetics to modern thinking about drama and literature? (20 Marks)

Q.No. 5: What is the effect of Imperialism on Literature? (20 Marks)

Q.No. 6: Illustrate the creative license accorded to the literary writers for blending historical facts with artistic imagination with special reference to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (20 Marks)

Q.No. 7: How does Virginia Woolf depart from the conventions of the Victorian novel in her presentation of To the Lighthouse? (20 Marks)

Q.No. 8: To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee captures the tragic tensions in a society divided by barriers of race, colour and class. Elaborate. (20 Marks)

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