PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE
POSTS OF PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC. – 2015
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LITERATURE (PAPER-II)
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Note: Attempt any five questions. All questions carry equal marks.
Q.1. Discuss the significance of the order in which Gulliver’s journeys take place. How does each adventure build on the previous one?
Q.2. Examine irony in Austin’s novel: Pride and Prejudice. Give examples of structural irony as well as irony within the narrator’s descriptions and characters’ dialogue.
Q.3. Justify A Farewell to Arms as a representative novel of an entire generation torn by war and grieving throughout the Roaring Twenties for their lost romantic idealism.
Q.4. How does Sidwa portrary the relationship between various women characters in the Ice-Candy Man? How do these women characters negotiate their power and powerlessness in the midst of war? Discuss with examples from the text.
Q.5. Based on the short story: The Nightingale and the Rose, describe the student in terms of his studies, his understanding of the world, and his feeling for love. Substantiate your answer by referring to the text.
Q.6. Compare and contrast the Greek notion of hamartia with the modern conceptions of guilt and moral failure. Can we still understand Greek tragedy with such a different moral world view?
Q.7. How, according to Fanon, does colonial domination disrupt national culture, and on what unproductive paths does such disruption lead colonized artists and intellectuals? Discuss.