T he Cherry Tree is a beautiful story by Ruskin Bond. It is very inspiring. It deals with the theme of struggle, accountability and pride. The central character of the story Raki (Rakesh) plants a seed of a cherry tree and forgets. The seed continues to grow. One day he finds that the plant that was planted a year ago, has grown into a twig with one or two leaves. He shows it to his grandfather. His grandfather suggests him to take care of it. The protagonist follows his suggestion. The monsoon arrives and the plant grows faster. The cherry tree has to face many problems and difficulties. It is destroyed thrice. Once it is eaten away by a goat. At another occasion a grass cutter woman cuts it. At third time a hairy caterpillar eats the leaves. But despite these attacks the tree revives. After some time the protagonist of the story finds flowers on it. It is a miracle for him. Birds and bees start drinking its nectar and the tree grows taller than him. Finally the protagonist of the sto
The Axe is a beautiful story by R.K. Narayan. It is a story about a man named Velan. Eventually he reaches Malgudi. He gets a job of a gardener. He starts looking after the garden of his master. Velan labours hard and develops that garden as an excellent garden. Time passes by. Velan grows old. His master dies. One day the property is sold to a builder. The builder decides to cut off the trees and flowers. Velan is given a notice to vacate the place. One day when he is sleeping in the afternoon, he listens to the sound of an axe. He gets up and finds that the employees of the builder are cutting the trees and plants of the garden. He tries to stop them but they continues. The fall of the axe on his beloved plants hurts him. Very soon he leaves the place. It seems that the story puts forward the strong idea of conservation. The story teller wants to convey a message that man is disturbing nature. Through the character of Velan the storyteller wants to say that we should love and prote
Department of English Govt. P.G. College Satna CCE - Jan-Feb 2023 BA III Year Subject: English Literature Paper- I (Poetry) Note: Attempt any two of the following questions. Q01. Discuss Tennyson as a poet. Q02. Discuss the major theme of In Memoriam ( First Five Cantos). Q03. Discuss W.B. Yeats as a modern poet. Q04. Write a critical appreciation of The Second Coming. Q05. Give a critical analysis of Sailing to Byzantium . Q06. Write a note on Yeats's symbolism. Q07. Discuss T.S. Eliot as a poet. Q08. Summarize the poem Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Q09. Discuss W.H. Auden as a poet. Q10. Write a critical appreciation of The Unknown Citizen. Q11. Discuss Philip Larkin as a poet. Q12. Write a critical appreciation of Next, Please. Q13. Discuss A.K. Ramanujan as a poet. Q14. Write a critical appreciation of A River. Q15. Write a critical appreciation of Obituary. Paper II (Fiction) Note: Attempt any two of the following questions. Q01. Discuss Joseph Conard as a novelist.