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FORM TP 2010215 MAY/JUNE 2010

CARIBBEAN E XAM I NAT I O N S COUNCIL

ADVANCED PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION


LITERATURES IN ENGLISH

UNIT 1 – PAPER 02

3 hours

11 MAY 2010 (a.m.)

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. This paper consists of THREE sections.

2. There are FOUR questions in Section A, TWO questions in Section B


and TWO questions in Section C.

3. Answer THREE questions, ONE from EACH section.

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SECTION A

MODULE 1 – DRAMA

SHAKESPEARE – COMEDIES AND HISTORIES

Answer ONE question from this section.

EITHER

1. “The theatrical appeal of Much Ado About Nothing lies mainly in Shakespeare’s use of war as
a device for exploring relationships about love.”

Discuss the validity of this statement. Total 40 marks

OR

2. “In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare uses spectacle to mask deceit and villainy.”

Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement. Total 40 marks

OR

3. “In Henry IV, Part 1, Shakespeare’s dramatic representation of power deflects attention from
the violence that characterized that historical period.”

Discuss the validity of this statement. Total 40 marks

OR

4. “Henry IV, Part 1 has no entertainment value; Shakespeare merely rehashes history.”

Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement. Total 40 marks

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SECTION B

MODULE 2 – POETRY

BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND POSTCOLONIAL

Answer ONE question from this section.

EITHER

5. “It is mainly the poet’s control of form that enables the powerful depiction of human issues.”

With reference to at least THREE poems by ONE British, American, OR Postcolonial poet that
you have studied, discuss the validity of this statement. Total 40 marks

OR

6. “Poetry is merely the fabrication of imagined worlds using fanciful language.”

With reference to at least THREE poems by ONE British, American, OR Postcolonial poet that
you have studied, discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.
Total 40 marks

SECTION C

MODULE 3 – PROSE FICTION

CARIBBEAN AND BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND POSTCOLONIAL

Answer ONE question from this section.

EITHER

7. “The timelessness of a work of fiction depends on the writer’s ability to effectively manipulate
narrative techniques to reinforce themes.”

With reference to ONE Caribbean AND ONE British, American, OR Postcolonial work of
fiction that you have studied, discuss the validity of this statement. Total 40 marks

OR

8. “It is through narrative techniques that the prose writer magnifies the tension between characters’
personal ambitions and the demands of society.”

With reference to ONE Caribbean AND ONE British, American, OR Postcolonial work of
fiction that you have studied, discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.
Total 40 marks

END OF TEST

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inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be
pleased to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

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