MEG-11 AMERICAN NOVEL ASSIGNMENT 2017-2018 (Based on Blocks (1-9) Course Code: MEG-11/ 2017-18 Max. Marks: 100 Attempt all questions. All questions carry equal marks. 1. Discuss the distinctive features of the American novel. 20 2. Explore the concept of ‘The American Dream’ in The Great Gatsby. 20 3. Consider The Catcher in the Rye as a tragedy. 20 4. Discuss the title of the novel The Color Purple. 20 5. Examine the use of irony in The Floating Opera giving suitable examples from the novel.