Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Broad Question Suggestion


Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Broad Question Suggestion For Honours 3rd year National University

Department of English (National University)
Honours 3rd Year Suggestion
Subject: Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
Special Suggestion for 2023
Part C: Broad Questions
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Broad Question Suggestion For Honours 3rd year National University, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Volpone by Ben Jonson

Honours 3rd Year Suggestion

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

1. Discuss Doctor Faustus as a tragic hero. [See A Study Guide, Page -73]
2. Critically comment on the inner conflict experienced by Doctor Faustus.[See A Study Guide,Page-86]
3. What is the function of the comic senses of Dr. Faustus? [See A Study Guide,Page-82]
4. Consider 'Doctor Faustus' as a morality play. [See A Study Guide, Page-80]
5. Comment on the dramatic significance of the last scene in 'Doctor Faustus'. [See A Study Guide,Page-83]

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

1. How do images evoke an atmosphere of gloom and doom in Macbeth?[See A Study Guide,Page-158]
2. Write a short composition on Shakespeare's use of supernatural elements in Macbeth.[See A Study Guide,Page-159]
3. How far is Lady Macbeth responsible for the tragic calamity in “Macbeth'?/ Character of Lady Macbeth [See A Study Guide,Page-153]
4. Evaluate Macbeth as a tragedy of ambition./Gradual degeneration in the character of Macbeth [See A Study Guide, Page -151]

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

1. Write on the dramatic importance of the 'Ring-episode' in The Merchant of Venice".[See A Study Guide,Page-224]
2. Write a note on the theme of friendship.[See A Study Guide,Page、216]
3. Comment on the significance of the casket episode. [See A Study Guide,Page-223]
4. Analyze the role of Portia in the play “The Merchant of Venice.”[See A Study Guide,Page-221]
5. Evaluate 'The Merchant of Venice' as a tragi-comedy. [See A Study Guide,Page-212]

Volpone by Ben Jonson

1. Discuss “Volpone” as a Comedy of humour. [See A Study Guide, Page-286]
2. Consider Volpone as a dark comedy.[See A Study Guide,Page-289]
3. Justify 'Volpone' as a beast fable.[See A Study Guide,Page-291]
4. Sketch the character of Mosca in the play “Volpone'. [See A Study Guide,Page-295]

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

1. Why is 'The Duchess of Malfi' called a decadent play? [See A Study Guide,Page-356]
2. Write on “The Duchess Of Malfi” as a portrait of a corrupt society.[See A Study Guide,Page-359]
3. How has the personality of the Duchess been glorified through ,her untold sufferings? Discuss.[See A Study Guide,Page-361]
4. Sketch the role of Bosola as a Machiavellian Villain in “The Duchess of Malfi".[See A Study Guide,Page-363]

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