Literature-In-English Paper 3, Nov/Dec. 2014  
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Question 9

Discuss poverty as a colonial legacy in ‘Expelled’

  • Many candidates attempted this question. However, only a few of them were able to bring out the colonial legacy in the poem and used some lines in the poem to buttress their points.

    Candidates were expected to discuss the following points:

    • Colonialism crippled the buoyant and booming local trade which led to loss of jobs and abject poverty in the land.
    • Fisherman were forced to abandon their profession, hence, they were unemployed.
    • The persona becomes more and more emaciated as he continues to age prematurely with ‘the broken line’, running across his face.

      Candidates’ performance in this question was poor.

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