Literature-In-English Paper 2, May/June 2010  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main
General Comments
Question 6

Examine three comic scenes in the play


There are many comic scenes in the play but the question requires only three. One of such scenes occurs where Hlestatkov has no money to pay for his accumulated bills in the inn but still threatens the landlord and waiter to attend to him properly. The scene where Bob and Dob attempt to report the arrival of the expected Government Inspector and in their foolish eagerness they misrepresent Hlestatkor as the expected Government Inspector. The last scene in the play, after the interception of Hlestatkov's letter by the Postmaster is also comic, here all the characters count their losses as they confess their stupidity in allowing Hlestatkov to dupe them. Most candidates shunned this question and few that attempted it only narrated the storyline. Candidates' performance was poor.

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