BEGE-105 UNDERSTANDING PROSE Solved Assignment 2019-2020



Programme : BDP
Course Code: BEGE-105/2019-20
Maximum Marks: 100

Title Name

BEGE-105 English Solved Assignment 2019-20

University IGNOU
Service Type Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)
Course BA(English)
Language ENGLISH
Semester 2019-2020 Course: BA(English)
Session 2019-20
Short Name BEGE-105 (ENGLISH)
Assignment Code BEGE-105/2019-20
Product Assignment of BA(English) 2019-2020 (IGNOU)
Submission Date For June Exam – 31st March
For December Exam – 30th September



Answer All Questions
1. Comment on the dominant variety of prose (narrative, expository or descriptive) present in
each of the following passages. Write a brief critical appreciation of each passage in about
250 words each:
a) Smoking is hazardous and the dangers of smoking are very serious. It can lead to both
major and minor health problems for the smokers. A smokers inhales a substance
containing about 43 cancer-causing compounds besides four hundred other toxins
including nicotine and tar. Nicotine leads to smoking addiction. Tar clogs the lungs and
inhibits the body’s capacity to breathe; it causes lung and throat cancer, heart disease,
emphysema, bronchitis, and lung disorders. Another thing is people who don’t smoke
also suffer the effects of passive smoking through breathing in “second-hand smoke”
from smoker’s cigarettes. There may still be smoke particles in the air even if it doesn’t
seem smoky. One of the dangers of passive smoking is that particles from smoke in the
air are smaller than in smoke drawn directly from a cigarette and can penetrate deeper
into the lungs. A non-smoker who lives with a smoker may be exposed to about 1% of
their tobacco smoke from passive smoking. This can increase their chances of
developing lung cancer or dying from a heart attack. The same applies to people who
work in a smoky atmosphere. These are the reasons why I think that smoking is very
b) The sun was still red and large; the sky above cloudless, and light blue glaze poured over
the baking clay. But close over the ground a dirty grey haze hovered. As they followed
the lane towards the sea they came to a place where, yesterday, a fair-sized spring had
bubbled up by the roadside. Now it was dry again, although gurgling inwardly to itself.
But the group of children were hot, far too hot to speak to one another and they sat on
their ponies as loosely as possible, longing for the sea. The morning advanced. The
heated air grew quite easily hotter, as if from some enormous furnace from which it
could draw at will. Bullocks only shifted their stinging feet when they could bear the
soil no longer; even the insects were too lethargic to pipe, the basking lizards hid
themselves and panted. It was so still you could have heard the least buzz a mile off.
Not a naked fish would willingly move his tail. The ponies advanced because they must.
The children ceased even to think.
c) One of my favorite family experiences was when I went to see Anne Frank’s ( a Jewish
victim of the Nazi persecution during World War II) hideout in Amsterdam, Holland. I
had read Anne’s published diary when I was younger, so I was extremely thrilled to
actually have the chance to see where she and her family hid from the Germans for so
many months. I walked up the stairs of an apartment building and into a room with only
a bookshelf in it. From what I remembered from reading the diary, there was a
doorknob behind the books. I found the doorknob and turned it and there was the secret
annex. When I steeped into the room behind the bookshelf, I felt as if I had stepped
back into history. I found Anne’s room still with pictures of her favorite celebrities on
her walls. The Frank family’s furniture was still placed where they had left them in the
rooms, everything just as described in the diary. I toured each room in awe of actually
seeing how they had lived, yet with sadness to know how it all ended. Anne’s diary was
no longer just a book to me, but true heart-felt, emotional life story written by a girl I felt
I almost knew.
2. Comment on the significance of the title ‘Misery’ by Anton Chekhov, with detailed
reference to the story.
3. Attempt a character sketch of Urmi from the novel The Binding Vine.
4. Identify examples of sarcasm, irony and pathos in the essay “On Seeing England for the
First Time.”
5. Explain the theme of the essay “A Dissertation upon Roast Pig”.
6. Laurence displays a moral responsibility in her speech “My Final Hour”. What are her
major concerns?
7. Comment on the art and craft of writing a diary with reference to The Diary of a Young Girl.
8. Define and describe autobiography as a form of prose with reference to Gandhi’s The Story
of My Experiments with Truth.


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