Literature-In-English Paper 3, May/June 2014  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main
General Comments

Question 11

Examine the poet’s attitude to man inUpon An Honest Man’s Fortune


The poet:
            (i)         blames man for his misplace belief in astrologers;
            (ii)        blames man for his failure to appreciate God’s love for him;
            (iii)       castigates man for putting his trust on worthless astrologers, instead of in
(iv)       chides man for his short-sightedness and lack of belief in the power of God over his life;
(v)        is surprised at man’s forgetfulness that he can work himself to glory through hard work;
(vi)       is worried about man’s fear of facts of life like affliction, sickness and death.

The few candidates that attempted this question performed poorly.
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