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

Question 8

Examine the act of ‘Bunburying’ in the play

  • A good number of candidates attempted this question. However, many of them do not know what ‘bunburying’ is. This showed that many of them had not read the text.

    • ‘Bunburying’ is a coinage and metaphor for living a double life.
    • Jack creates a fictitious, headstrong brother Ernest to escape to the city to indulge in his pleasures, while, Algernon, creates a sick friend to go to the country.
    • The demands of the Victorian society which enables hypocrisy and ‘bunburying’ to thrive.

      Candidates’ performance in this question was poor.

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