Cameroon GCE A/L June 2015 Literature in English 2

Cameroon GCE A/L June 2015 Literature in English 2


SECTION A – DRAMA

ROBERT BOLT: A man for All Seasons

  1. A Man for All Seasons demonstrates the conflict between absolute authority and individual freedom. Discuss.
  2. Much of the dramatic excitement in A Man of All Seasons depends on the use of costumes, sounds, actions and stage props. Comment.

WHOLE SOYINKA: The Trials of Brother Jero

  1. The Traits of Brother Jero is interesting to read due to Soyinka’s effective use of suspense. Discuss the validity of this statement
  2. Write short notes on any three of the following: (a) Amope (b) The Drummer Boy (c) The Beach (d) The Old Prophet (e) Hypocrisy.

SECTION B-PROSE

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: The Old Man and the sea

  1. “Nature and man in harmony.” To what extend does this statement reflect Hemingway’s concerns in The Old Man and the Sea?
  2. What makes Santiago a legendary figure in The Old Man and the Sea?

BESSIE HEAD: A question of Power

  1. How true is the religious saying that, “weeping many in the night but joy comes in the morning” to Elizabeth’s experiences in Bessie Head’s A Question of Power?
  2. Discuss the use of allusions in A Question of Power?

LINUS ASONG: No Way to Die

  1. “it is women not men who make things happen In Asong’s No Way to Die.” To what extend is the true?
  2. Discuss Asong’s use of coincidences in No Way to Die.

SECTION C-POETRY

GEOFFERY CHAUCER: The General Prologue and The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale

  1. Discuss Chacer’s use of imagery in The General Prologue and The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale
  2. With close reference to any four instances drawn from The General Prologue and The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale, discuss the impact of drinking on the medieval society.

WILLIAM BLAKE: Selected Poems

  1. Using any three or four poems of your choice, explain how Blake develops the themes of liberty and freedom, sexual repression and duality
  2. Write a critical appreciation of Blake’s “The Book of Thel”, paying attention to subject matter, style and total impression.

WHOLE SOYINKA (ed): Poem of black Africa

  1. With reference to any three poems from the selection show how Africa poets paint a negative picture of their metropolis
  2. The Africa poet draws inspiration from myths and legends of his culture. Discuss the relevant of this statement with reference to any three poems

 

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