William Shakespeare Exam 2019 NU Masters

William Shakespeare Exam 2019 NU Masters


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-৯/২০১৯

Subject Code: 311103

(William Shakespeare)

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Time-4 hours             Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



a) What does Caesar say when he falls to death?

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Ans.Ceaser’s last words, “Eu TU Brute?” meaning “You too, Brutus”?

b) What is the cause of Brutas’s mental conflict?

Ans. Brutas is mentally broken between his loyalty to Caesar as a friend and his duty to the Roman people to save them from Caesar’s tyranny.

c) What is the play within a play in ‘Hamlet’?

Ans. The play-within-play in Hamlet is called both The Murder of Gonzalo and the Mousetrap.

d) Why was Claudio imprisoned?

Ans. Claudio was imprisoned for fascination with a girl called Juliet, who became pregnant.

e) How does Issabela threaten Angelo?

Ans. To expose his wicked design if he does not sign an immediate pardon for her brother.

f) What is the main theme of “Measure for Measure”?

Ans. Measure is the temperance of justice with mercy.

g) How does Lear curse Goneril?

Ans. By expressing a wish that she should become barren and that even if she does bear a child, the child should live to be a source of perverse and unnatural torment to her.

h) What is meant by the sentence “Ripeness is all”?

Ans. Men must endure there going hence, even as their coming hither.

i) How did Gonzalo help Prospero in his calamity?

Ans. Gonzalo helped Prospero and Miranda escape Milan. He filled their low boat with food, and clothing and opened books on the magic arts. 

j) How does Caliban use the language taught by Prospero?

Ans. Prospero, as a mark of his kindness, taught Caliban in his language, but now the best use he can make of it is to curse Prospero.

k) Who is called a woman of the world in “Othello”?

Ans. Emilia.

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I) Why does Roderigo intend to commit suicide?

Ans. Failing to win Desdemona’s love, Roderigo, in a hopeless and frustrated mood, intends to commit by drowning.


(Answer any five questions)


2. How does Brutus justify the assassination of Caesar?  

3. Discuss the character of Gertrude in terms of her innocence.

4. How does Hamlet decide to catch the conscience of the king?

5. Why did Desdemona fall in love with Othello?

6. To what extent is Desdemona responsible for her tragedy? 

7. Why does Kent disguise himself as a servant of Lear? 

8. What events cause Prospero to reveal his past to Miranda? 

9. What is Claudio’s offense and how is he punished for this? 


(Answer any five questions) 


10. What impression of Hamlet do you form from his soliloquies? 

11. “The opening scene of Julius Caesar strikes the key note of the whole action” Elucidate.

12. Iogo stands for motive-hunting of motiveless malignity. Do you agree? 

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13. Bring out the significance of the storm scene in “King Lear.” 

14. Discuss the theme of colonization as depicted in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. 

15. Comment on the status of women in “Measure for Measure”. 

16. Write a note on Shakespeare’s use of intrigues in “Othello”. 

17. Prospero is the dramatic center of “The Tempest”. Show how?

Shihabur Rahman
Shihabur Rahman
Hey, This is Shihabur Rahaman, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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