UGC NET English July 2018 Part-10

The Mountain My students look at me expectantly I explain to them that the life of art is a life of endless labor. Their expressions hardly change; they need to know a little more about endless labor. So I tell them the story of Sisyphus, how he was doomed to push a rock up a mountain knowing nothing would come of this effort but that he would repeat it indefinitely. I tell them there is joy in this, in the artist`s life, that one eludes judgement, and as I speak I am secretly pushing a rock myself, slyly pushing it up the steep face of a mountain. Why do I lie to these children? They aren`t listening, they aren`t deceived, their fingers tapping at the wooden desks So I retract the myth; I tell them it occurs in hell, and that the artist lies because he is obsessed with attainment, that he perceived the summit as that place where he will live for ever, a place about to be transformed by his burden: with every breath, I am standing at the top of the mountain. Both my hands are free. And the rock has added height to the mountain The speaker brings up the story of Sisyphus specifically by way of glossing

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Leo Tolstoy`s Anna Karenina closing lines present

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In “Gerontion” T.S ELiot says ” _____________ has many cunning passages, contrived corridors / And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions, / Guides us by vanities “ What is Eliot`s subject?

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Arrange the following plays of Shakespeare according to their periods (early, middle, late…) of composition

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Who among the following is not a reader-response critic?

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The Mountain My students look at me expectantly I explain to them that the life of art is a life of endless labor. Their expressions hardly change; they need to know a little more about endless labor. So I tell them the story of Sisyphus, how he was doomed to push a rock up a mountain knowing nothing would come of this effort but that he would repeat it indefinitely. I tell them there is joy in this, in the artist`s life, that one eludes judgement, and as I speak I am secretly pushing a rock myself, slyly pushing it up the steep face of a mountain. Why do I lie to these children? They aren`t listening, they aren`t deceived, their fingers tapping at the wooden desks So I retract the myth; I tell them it occurs in hell, and that the artist lies because he is obsessed with attainment, that he perceived the summit as that place where he will live for ever, a place about to be transformed by his burden: with every breath, I am standing at the top of the mountain. Both my hands are free. And the rock has added height to the mountain Whose poetic voice is triggered right from the beginning?

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Which of the following novels begins with a Prologue under the Title ” The Storming of Seringapatam” saying “I address these lines written in India- to my relatives in England”?

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. …. sure it waits upon Some god o` the` island. Sitting on a bank Weeping again the King my father`s wrack This music crept by me upon the waters, Allaying both their fury and my passion With its sweet air. Thence I have followed it, Or it hath drawn me rather… Which of the following statements on this passage are true? a. These lines, spoken by Edgar in King Lear, are part of a long speech delivered on the heath b. These lines, spoken by Ferdinand in The Tempest, describe Ariel`s music c. The passage reappears in an altered and ironic version in T.S Eliot`s Waste Land d. The passage reappears verbatim in W.H Auden`s Sea and the Mirror

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The Mountain My students look at me expectantly I explain to them that the life of art is a life of endless labor. Their expressions hardly change; they need to know a little more about endless labor. So I tell them the story of Sisyphus, how he was doomed to push a rock up a mountain knowing nothing would come of this effort but that he would repeat it indefinitely. I tell them there is joy in this, in the artist`s life, that one eludes judgement, and as I speak I am secretly pushing a rock myself, slyly pushing it up the steep face of a mountain. Why do I lie to these children? They aren`t listening, they aren`t deceived, their fingers tapping at the wooden desks So I retract the myth; I tell them it occurs in hell, and that the artist lies because he is obsessed with attainment, that he perceived the summit as that place where he will live for ever, a place about to be transformed by his burden: with every breath, I am standing at the top of the mountain. Both my hands are free. And the rock has added height to the mountain Why does the speaker say that “the rock has added height to the mountain”?

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The Mountain My students look at me expectantly I explain to them that the life of art is a life of endless labor. Their expressions hardly change; they need to know a little more about endless labor. So I tell them the story of Sisyphus, how he was doomed to push a rock up a mountain knowing nothing would come of this effort but that he would repeat it indefinitely. I tell them there is joy in this, in the artist`s life, that one eludes judgement, and as I speak I am secretly pushing a rock myself, slyly pushing it up the steep face of a mountain. Why do I lie to these children? They aren`t listening, they aren`t deceived, their fingers tapping at the wooden desks So I retract the myth; I tell them it occurs in hell, and that the artist lies because he is obsessed with attainment, that he perceived the summit as that place where he will live for ever, a place about to be transformed by his burden: with every breath, I am standing at the top of the mountain. Both my hands are free. And the rock has added height to the mountain In its context, the words ‘the fingers/tapping at the wooden desks’ , best represent the students'

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