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Question 26

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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“The poetry of John Donne juxtaposes physical love with the sacredness of religion through a series of occult resemblances’. Examine with reference to the poems, prescribed in your syllabus (Paper 1)

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John Donne Juxtaposes Physical Love

  • John Donne, who is included in the included group of metaphysical poets, is a master of conceits and an intellectual poet who emphasis on the spirituality of love. His poems are organized in the form of an urgent or heated with God, friend, reluctant mistress or himself. Donne has written fifty-five lyrics of poem

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Question 27

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What are the salient features of Morden age of literature?

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Salient Features of Morden Age of Literature

  • Morden age begins after the horrible end of First World War and it had a great impact on the contemporary age and literature. The age modernism cut ties from past traditional form of arts and writing and introduced major literary movement such as Imagism, symbolism, surrealism, Dadaism, expressionism etc.

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Question 28

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Historically situate Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fixation on the machinations of the judicial system in Crime and Punishment?

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  • Much of the anxiety regarding the theme of justice revolves around Fyodor Dostoevsky’s apprehensions regarding the limitations of the judiciary following the legal reforms which took place in 1864 under the supervision of Tsar Alexander II. Following the reform the judicial system underwent massive changes in terms of its configuration

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Question 29

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Attempt a character sketch of Caliban, from Shakespeare’s play, “The Tempest. ” Is Caliban a traditional villain, or can he also be read sympathetically? Give reasons for your opinion.

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Character of Caliban from Shakespeare’s Play

  • Caliban is one of the few human inhabitants residing in the fictional island where “The Tempest” is set. He is the only native of the island, for it was passed down to him from his mother, a witch named Sycorax. While it could be argued that the island rightfully belongs to Caliban, the sorcerer, Prospero

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Question 30

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Explain how Razhumikhin and the doctor function as foils for the examining magistrate Porfiry? What is intended by their presence in the narrative?

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  • Dostoevsky relegates Porfiry Petrovich to the periphery of the narrative movement and accentuates his absence through a parody of conventional detective tropes typified in Razumikhin and Zozimov.
  • By doing this he subverts the ratiocinative compulsion that governed standard detective fiction of 19th century. As a central thematic concern,

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Question 31

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Explain in details the thematic resonances of Porfiry Petrovich’s first encounter with Raskolnikov?

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  • In their first encounter, Porfiry utilizes this unconventionality to unnerve Raskolnikov’s composed facade by defying his predetermined expectations pertaining to legal interrogation. As a law student, Raskolnikov could have proven to be a more formidable antagonist to Porfiry but he deftly manipulates Raskolnikov’s knowledge against hi

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Question 32

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What are some of the main characteristics of literary Romanticism? Explain in your own words.

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Characteristics of Literary Romanticism

  • As a literary movement, Romanticism prevailed in Europe during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. In England, the Romantic period is supposed to have been inaugurated with the publication of the first edition of the “Lyrical Ballads” in 1798. This seminal work was written and compiled by William

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