BEGC-133 BRITISH LITERATURE
Solved Assignment 2020-2021
Course Code: BEGC 133
Max. Marks: 100
|Title Name||BEGC-133 BRITISH LITERATURE|
|Service Type||Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)|
|Semester||2020-21 Course: BAG(English General)|
|Short Name||BEGC-133 (ENGLISH)|
|Product||Assignment of BAG(English General) 2020-2021 (IGNOU)|
|Submission Date||For June Examination: 30th April, 2021
For December Examination: 31st October, 2021
I Explain the following passages with reference to the context.
1. “Out, out brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more; it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
2. “Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not
sweeten this little hand. Oh! oh! oh!”
3. “He did it like an operatic tenor—a regular handsome fellow, with flashing
eyes and lovely moustache, shouting a war-cry and charging like Don Quixote
at the windmills. We nearly burst with laughter at him; but when the sergeant
ran up as white as a sheet, and told us they’d sent us the wrong cartridges, and
that we couldn’t fire a shot for the next ten minutes, we laughed at the other
side of our mouths. I never felt so sick in my life, though I’ve been in one or
two very tight places. And I hadn’t even a revolver cartridge—nothing but
4. “If thou shouldst never see my face again,
Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats
That nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?”
10 x 4 = 40
II. Write short notes on the following:
a. The allegorical significance of Tennyson’s poem “Morte d’Arthur.”
5. The role of Nature in Far from the Madding Crowd.
6. The influence of Ibsen on the dramatic work of Bernard Shaw.
10 x 3 =30
III. Write a brief critical appreciation of Hardy’s novel Far from the Madding Crowd.
IV Write an essay explaining why Bernard Shaw’s play Arms and the Man is
considered to be an “anti-romantic comedy”.
Write a critical analysis of the sleepwalking scene in Macbeth.
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