NABTEB 2016 Literature in English (Drama and Prose)  Essay and Obj & Theory Answer Now Available -MAY/JUNE

Childhood reminiscence and its effect The poem speaker was reminded of his/her “primal youth and the beginning”
through the quietness of the early to morning river and the echoing forest.
While at the riverside, the poem speaker could “hear jungle drums telegraphing/
the mystic rhythm and other things like panther, leopard, hunters crouching with poised spears, etc added to his/her memory.

Complexity of the present and future How complex- The poem speaker heard “a wailing piano” which symbolised a painful sound which “solo speaking of complex
ways” (the confusing present and the
unknown future) and such painful sound
brought a silent cry which the poem
referred to as “in tear-furrowed concerto”. In spite of the pain.

Dilemma The poem speaker concluded that he found himself/herself in dilemma
“wandering in the mystic rhythm/of
jungle drums and the concerto. because he didn’t know which culture to totally embrace. He preferred the simple rural life but it was also impossible to let go of the civilisation he had got unto despite it was complex and confusing.
It starts out with God creating man. He wants to pour all of His blessings into man. He knows that man is a beautiful, strong creation, and He wants to reward him. The one thing he doesn’t want to give to man is His rest. Why you may ask? Rest is so important for a person. Rest is seen as kind of a Pandora’s box. God knows that if he gives rest to man, then man will come to worship all the things in nature, instead of worshiping God. “For if I should” said he, “Bestow this jewel also on my creature, He would adore my gifts instead of me, and rest in Nature, not the God of Nature; So both should losers be” In this line from the poem, we see that God is concerned that man will rest in Nature, and not in Him. God had full knowledge that His treasures would tire man and make him exhausted. He wanted man to find true rest only in Him. He wants all of us to come to Him, for He alone can truly give us the rest we so desperately seek.
She Stoops to Conquer is a stage play in the form of a comedy of manners, which ridicules the manners (way of life, social customs, etc.) of a certain segment of society, in this case the upper class. The play is also sometimes termed a drawing- room comedy. The play uses farc (including many mix-ups) and satire to poke fun at the class-consciousness of eighteenth-century Englishmen and to satirize what Goldsmith called the “weeping sentimental comedy so much in fashion at present.”
The Meaninglessness of Human Life-
A second major component of Camus’s
absurdist philosophy is the idea that
human life has no redeeming meaning or
purpose. Camus argues that the only
certain thing in life is the inevitability of
death, and, because all humans will eventually meet death, all lives are all
equally meaningless. Meursault gradually
moves toward this realization throughout
the novel, but he does not fully grasp it
until after his argument with the chaplain
in the final chapter. Meursault realizes that, just as he is indifferent to much of
the universe, so is the universe
indifferent to him. Like all people,
Meursault has been born, will die, and will
have no further importance.

The Importance of the Physical World The Stranger shows Meursault to be
interested far more in the physical
aspects of the world around him than in
its social or emotional aspects. This focus
on the sensate world results from the
novel’s assertion that there exists no higher meaning or order to human life.
Throughout The Stranger, Meursault’s
attention centers on his own body, on his
physical relationship with Marie, on the
weather, and on other physical elements
of his surroundings. For example, the heat during the funeral procession causes
Meursault far more pain than the thought
of burying his mother. The sun on the
beach torments Meursault, and during his
trial Meursault even identifies his
suffering under the sun as the reason he killed the Arab. The style of Meursault’s
narration also reflects his interest in the