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  • Science
    The most obvious evidence of cell theory is to look at cells themselves. Some cells are large enough to be seen with the bare eye; amoebas, for example, can be seen with a backlight. Using a...

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  • Literature
    I like the second sentence of the story for a good quote. It is forbidden to go to any of the Dead Places except to search for metal and then he who touches the metal must be a priest or the son...

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  • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
    After J., George, and Harris decide to go on a boat trip along the River Thames (in Chapter I), they must determine how they are going to travel and what supplies they will take along. In Chapter...

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  • Guy de Maupassant
    In Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace," the dramatic irony—if, in fact, it is dramatic irony—rests in Mathilde's desire to have more than she does, and the lengths to which she is...

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  • Marriage Is a Private Affair
    There are basically only three characters in Chinua Achebe's short story "Marriage is a Private Affair," Nnaemeka, Nene and Nnaemeka's father Ugoye. Of the three it could be argued that Nene is...

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  • Hamlet
    In Act 3, Scene 1 of Hamlet, the main character utters what would become one of the most common allusions in all of literature: "to be or not to be." This line is written by Shakespeare, but...

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  • The Road Not Taken
    This phrase comes at the beginning of the last stanza of the poem: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence … The poet has told us that he encountered two roads – a...

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  • The Necklace
    In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Forestier seems more astonished than angry at Madame Loisel's revelation. Many years after the incident with the necklace, the women meet each...

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  • History
    The Louisiana Purchase was very important to the early history of the United States. The western farmers depended on using the port of New Orleans to ship their goods to market. They also needed to...

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  • History
    Reconstruction had a major impact on African-Americans. African-Americans were better off as a result of Reconstruction, even if some of the improvements were temporary. Before the Civil War, most...

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  • The Kite Runner
    In The Kite Runner, the kite is both a positive and negative symbol. As such, kite-flying and kite-fighting simultaneously trace the themes of betrayal, generational conflict, and redemption as the...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    Steinbeck conveys the message that the American Dream--which can be defined in the context of this book as the ability of people to control their own land and destiny--is not available to the...

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  • History
    The Nile was very important to the people of Ancient Egypt because it essentially made their economy possible. It allowed them to do agriculture and to engage in trade. Like all ancient people,...

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  • Literature
    The poem tells of the annual walk of the narrator and his neighbor, as they put back the rocks that have fallen from the wall that marks their property line. Some stones have been dislodged by...

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  • Reference
    The Articles of Confederation created economic, administrative, and legislative weaknesses in the U.S. government. These issues, while each distinct, were also interrelated, as they created a...

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  • Pride and Prejudice
    In many ways, domestic life is at the center of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, as it is a novel concerned with the home and the family. In general, it could be said that domestic life in the...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    A good way to approach the assignment is to create a file in your word processor listing the elements of Shakespearean tragedy from your class notes. As you read through the play, look for each of...

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  • Social Sciences
    Steve Harmon is the novel's protagonist and narrator who is on trial for the robbery and murder of Aguinaldo Nesbitt. Steve is a self-conscious individual who struggles with his identity throughout...

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  • Everyday Use
    It can be argued that Dee (Wangero) reacts to the objects and foods in her mother's house with seeming wonder and admiration. On the surface, Dee's bubbly demeanor is infectious; she is extravagant...

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  • Little Women
    When the novel begins, it is Christmastime. We know that the novel is set sometime during the early 1860s because Mr. March, the girls' father, is away, having volunteered to be a chaplain,...

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  • The Destructors
    Graham Greene chose the name "The Destructors" instead of the "The Destroyers" for the title of his short story because the Wormsley Common gang works at destroying as if it were an act of...

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  • History
    Nearly every American is at least nominally familiar with the Salem witch trials of 1692-1693. However, most popular conceptions of the Salem witch trials greatly exaggerate the facts of the event....

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  • History
    Charlemagne was one of the most lauded kings of the medieval era. During his reign (768-814), he led more than 50 military campaigns and conquered nearly all of western Europe, metaphorically...

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  • History
    The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. They looked at a number of sources to develop the document. They wanted a federal government that had enough power to govern the people, but not too...

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  • History
    Some of the ideas of the Constitution did discriminate against minorities. One example is the Three-Fifth Compromise. The Three-Fifths Compromise stated that every five slaves would count as three...

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  • Old Yeller
    The main problem in Old Yeller is how Travis Coates, who is 14, will be able to take care of his mother and younger brother, Little Arliss, while his father is away on a long cattle drive. Part of...

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  • Literature
    One of the universal themes in the story is the supremacy of love over money. The two characters, Jim and Della, sell their most valuable possessions--her hair in Della's case, and his gold watch...

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  • History
    The Crisis is a series of articles written by Thomas Paine that encourages support for the American Revolution. In his articles, he talks about the difficulty of obtaining freedom. He wants the...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    This statement, which comes while Zaroff and Rainsford are having dinner in the general's chateau, should be considered highly ironic. Even though Zaroff's island is in a remote area off the coast...

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  • Archimedes and the Door of Science
    Archimedes and the Door of Science tells the story of one of the most famous mathematicians and inventors of all time. Archimedes was born in Ancient Greece but studied in Alexandria. The...

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  • The Ransom of Red Chief
    The story "The Ransom of Red Chief" is ironic, in that the outcome is the opposite of what the reader might expect. Two men kidnap the son of a prosperous man in Alabama and expect that the father...

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  • History
    The best answer to this question is Option B. Option A is also a possible answer, but I would argue that Option B is better. The other two options are definitely not correct. Option C cannot be...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, the rat terrier named Queenie symbolizes a number of ideas. The story is set in the poverty stricken South where Buddy and his cousin live in a house...

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  • Raymond's Run
    In “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara Squeaky and her brother Raymond are alike in a number of ways. Both Squeaky and Raymond are products of their inter-city Harlem neighborhood. Raymond...

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  • Seedfolks
    Sam is a seventy-eight-year-old Jewish man who hires a teenage Puerto Rican boy to plant pumpkins in the community garden on Gibb Street. One Saturday, Sam notices that the garden is divided among...

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  • Moon Over Manifest
    The climax of a story is a very particular part of the plot that is the height of the tension. The climax happens at the end of the rising action, but before the resolution. In Moon Over...

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  • History
    Mercantilism was a theory of political economy that was prominent in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Basically, it argued that a nation's power was fundamentally based on its...

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  • Frankenstein
    I would say that the primary mood/atmosphere in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of foreboding or dread. Consider, for instance, that we get most of Frankenstein's story after the events of the...

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  • Reference
    The importance of loyalty is a consistent theme in The Hunger Games series. Katniss is fiercely loyal to her friends and family, and it is her commitment that drives much of the action of the book...

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  • History
    Augustus Caesar was a great leader of Rome. He ruled for 41 years, from 27 B.C. to 14 A.D. There were many accomplishments during the time he ruled Rome including beginning the approximate 200...

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  • History
    Thomas Jefferson supported a democratic state that made decisions on the basis of majority rule voting by its citizens, and opposed the concept of minority rule as tyrannical. Jefferson argued that...

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  • Macbeth
    In Act I, Scene 5, Lady Macbeth receives a letter from her husband describing his encounter with the witches and in particular their prophecy that he will become king of Scotland. She is presented...

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  • The Scarlet Letter
    The majority of the women in the village are critical of Hester. In the second chapter, "The Market-Place", an older woman in the crowd in front of the scaffold of the pillory suggests that in...

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  • History
    Colonization in Africa devastated the continent; from the earliest days of international slave trade in the 17th century to the Belgian presence in the Congo during the 20th century, European...

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  • W. Somerset Maugham
    In the story "Princess September," jealousy can be found within the title character's sisters. Because the princess of Siam, named Princess September, was the last daughter to be born, she was not...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Mrs. Dubose is a neighbor who lives on the same street as the Finch family. When Jem and Scout walk by her house, Mrs. Dubose shouts insults from her front porch. One day, Jem goes home angry...

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  • Frankenstein
    One reason that this story and Frankenstein's creature have had such a hold over us for two centuries is that many people can relate on some level to this creature. He is alienated from society,...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    I would not consider Scout's comments about the Cunningham's poverty to be rumors, but she does describe why they are poor. In Chapter 2, Scout elaborates on the financial situation of the...

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  • The Crucible
    In The Crucible, the major effect of Arthur Miller's authorial intrusions is to give us deeper insight into the characters. As a play, this text lacks a narrator who can explain to us what...

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  • Night
    In Night, cultural understanding in the form of religion is essential to Eliezer's growth within the Jewish community. Night highlights the important role that religion plays in the Jewish...

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