Renaissance to Jacobean Age
Max Marks: 20
Note: The Internal Assignment has been divided into three sections A, B, and C. Write Answer as per the given instruction.
Section A (Very Short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Answer all questions. As per the nature of the question you delimit your answer in one word, one sentence or maximum up to 30 words. 4×1=04 Q1.
i) What is the other term for ‘The Spanish Tragedy’?
Answer. The other term for the Spanish Tragedy is “Revenge tragedy”.
ii) Who wrote ‘Give Place, ye lovers’?
Answer. Henry Howard wrote Give Place, ye lovers’.
iii) What is the meaning of ‘Morality Play’?
Answer. Morality play, an allegorical drama popular in Europe especially during the 15th and 16th …..play is one of the three main types of vernacular drama produced during the Middle Ages.
iv) What advice does Bacon give in the essay ‘Of Revenge’?
Answer. The advice that Bacon gives in the course of his essay is to move on from situations in which someone does you wrong.
Section-B (Short Answer Questions)
Note: Answer any 2 questions. Each answer should not exceed 100 words. Each question carries 4 marks. 2×4=08
2. How does Chaucer describe the character of Monk?
Chaucer has a low opinion of the monk, as he does most of the clergy. Chaucer uses a subtle sarcasm to express his dislike. He describes the monk as liking to spend his time hunting and riding fine horses. He describes the monk as being finely dressed with fur-trimmed robes. Monks were supposed to be concerned with serving God and other people, not with hunting and keeping good horses. Monks took a vow of poverty but this monk’s clothes aren’t what a poor member of the clergy should wear.
3. Throw light on the theme of fate and belief in the play ‘The Duchess of Malfi’.
Considering that one of the main characters of The Duchess of Malfi is a Cardinal, one of the
highest-ranking officials in the Roman Catholic Church, there is a surprising lack of reference to God
in the play. The characters do not turn to God for help in trouble, and they do not seek forgiveness
when they come to believe they have acted wrongly. The only certainty in life is death, and there is no
promise here of an afterlife. The world of The Duchess of Malfi is controlled not by God, but by fate and belief.
Section ‘C’ (Long Answer Questions)
Note: Answer any one question. You have to delimit your answer maximum up to 500 words. 1×8=08
. 8. Elucidate ‘The Faerie Queen’ as a continued allegory.
An allegory is a story in verse or prose with double meaning: a primary or surface meaning; and secondary or underlying meaning. In an allegory something is presented in the guise of another. Allegorically, In Book 1 of The Faerie Queene Spenser has shown the fight between vices and virtues and finally the triumph of virtue. Now we need a critical discussion that The Faerie Queene is an allegory.
Moral and spiritual allegory in The Faerie Queene deals with the action and interaction of virtues and vices. The good characters stand for the various virtues and the bad characters stand for the corresponding vices. The Red Cross Knight stands for Holiness, and Lady Una, Truth and Goodness. Her parents symbolize Human race and the Dragon who has imprisoned them stands for evil. The mission of Holiness is to help Truth fight Evil and thus regain its rightful place in the human heart. Thus the Red Cross Knight encouraged by Lady Una kills the monster error and marches ahead on his way. This is the first moral truth taught by the story. Archimago, the magician, who symbolizes Hypocrisy is an evil in disguise.
His mission is to work out sinister design and intrigues against the Red Cross Knight and the Lady Una so that they may be separated from each other.
The moral and religious allegories are mingled with political allegory in The Faerie Queene. According to political allegory, the Red Cross Knight is St. George of England and Lord Leicester is Prince Arthur. Lady Una stands for Truth which is represented by the National Church of England. Una’s parents are the people of England who are hold in subjection by Roman Catholicism represented by the Dragon (Antichrist). The Monster Error is one of the powerful but evil forces of Roman Catholicism. Archimago stands for Philip-2 of Spain, who was a Roman Catholic by faith. Archimgo, one instrument of the separation between the Red Cross Knight (Holiness) and Lady Una (Truth), may also be identified with the Roman Catholic Pope.
To conclude, according to above discussion, we can say that Spenser’s “The Faerie Queene” is one of the greatest allegorical epic we have ever read in English literature. It is an excellent moral and spiritual allegory
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