Syllabus For The Subject AMERICAN NOVEL

UNIT - 01

CHARACTERS AND THEIR ROLES IN THE NOVELS - NAME OF THE CHARACTERS AND

THEIR ROLES IN THE NOVELS - THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER CHARACTERS IN THE

PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 02

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF EVENTS - THE EVENTS WHICH EXPOSE THE NATURE OF

CHARACTERS - THE EVENTS WHICH LEAD TO THE SUCCESS - FAILURE OF

CHARACTERS IN THE NOVELS. IN THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 03

EPISODES AND SUBPLOTS: EPISODES WHICH EXPOSE THE REAL NATURE OF THE

CHARACTERS - THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE MAIN PLOTS IN THE NOVELS -

IMPORTANCE OF SUBPLOTS IN THE NOVELS.IN THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 04

CHARACTER SKETCHES: CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF CIRCUMSTANCES AND PLACES - THE

ROLE OF CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE NOVELS - THE ROLE OF PLACES IN THE NOVELS.IN

THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 05

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF CIRCUMSTANCES AND PLACES: THE ROLE OF CIRCUMSTANCES

IN THE NOVELS - THE ROLE OF PLACES IN THE NOVELS

UNIT - 06

NARRATION OF THE STORIES OF THE NOVELS - CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE STORIES

OF THE NOVELS.IN THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 07

REFLECTION OF THE AGE IN THE NOVELS - BEHAVIOR - HABITS AND CUSTOMS OF THE

PEOPLE EXHIBITED IN THE NOVELS - REFLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICS IN THE

PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 08

THEMES OF THE NOVELS - A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE THEMES OF THE NOVELS. IN

THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 09

LITERARY BACKGROUND - LITERARY BACKGROUND OF THE NOVELISTS - MILIEU -

MOMENT IN THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 10

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NOVEL - NEW ELEMENTS INTRODUCED IN THE

NOVELS - SATIRE - ALLEGORY IN THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

UNIT - 11

CRITICAL COMMENTS OF THE NOVELS - VARIOUS OPINIONS OF THE CRITICS ABOUT

THE NOVELS IN THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

Vinayaka Missions University,Directorate of Distance Education

Salem India

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH

2 Yr.

AMERICAN NOVEL(2010112)

UNIT - 12

GENERAL ESSAYS - MERITS OF THE NOVELS - DEMERITS OF THE NOVELS - THE

EVALUATION OF A NOVEL IN THE PRESCRIBED NOVELS.

PRESCRIBED NOVELS:

1.HENRY JAMES - THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY.

2.MARK TWAIN - THE ADVENTURE OF HUCKLE FERRY FINN.

3.EARNEST HEMINGWAY`S - THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.

 

 

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