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  • The Handmaid's Tale
    In terms of men, there are the Commanders, the leaders of the community and the only people who are allowed to read now. There are also the Angels, young men who serve as soldiers and guards. We...

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  • Charles
    The primary literary element Shirley Jackson uses in "Charles" is irony. All of the outrageous misbehavior that Laurie attributes to Charles is actually his own transgression, as his parents...

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  • The Chimney Sweeper
    The singsong rhythm and rhyme scheme of William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" contrast with the dark subject matter. The rhythm of the poem give readers the impression that they are reading...

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  • Anton Chekhov
    "The Chameleon," at only four pages, is one of Chekhov's shortest short stories. Despite this, it is crammed with the psychological acuity and profound moral insight one would expect from its...

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  • Essays of Elia/Last Essays of Elia
    First of all, let us establish what a synthesis essay does. When writing a synthesis essay, you are expected to incorporate multiple sources into your argument. You should organize your essay by...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    Delmore Schwartz's "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me" presents a very direct perspective on the physical, primal demands that reside within humanity. The poet expresses a duality of existence, a...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    "The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me" is a poem in which the man recognizes "[T]he secret life of belly and bone" within him; that is, he perceives a separation of mind and body. This "hungry beating...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    Delmore Schwartz' poem "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me" contains four characters, two major, and two minor. They are identified and explained below. 1. The speaker. The speaker, or narrator, of...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    Some of the prominent themes of Delmore Schwartz's "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me" focus on the duality of human existence. The poet presents a conflict between the spiritual and the physical,...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    In the first stanza, the speaker describes a "heavy bear" who seems to go with him everywhere he goes, to be a metaphor for the physical part of him: it is "Clumsy and lumbering" and craves "candy,...

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  • A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
    The author uses elements of the literary genre magical realism to convey that things are not always what they appear to be. Using this approach, Garcia Marquez combines the mundane with the magical...

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  • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a poem of despair. On the surface, its primary theme is that of an aging man who longs for youth, dreads social encounters, is sexually frustrated, and...

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  • Lyddie
    Lyddie is a factory girl who works for a corporation. She also stays in a corporation-owned boardinghouse. What all this means is that Lyddie has to adhere to certain rules and social protocols....

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  • The Phantom Tollbooth
    There is confusion in the word market following a fight between the Spelling Bee and the Humbug that has resulted in the latter tripping into a stall, thereby knocking to the ground all the...

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  • Animal Farm
    Orwell's dystopian satire comments on Russia's political climate following the Russian Revolution. Ultimately, Orwell makes the point that the Russians, in trying to break free of Czar Nicholas...

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  • History
    The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest surviving works of literature in the world and deeply influential. It describes the archetypal "hero's journey," a literary pattern seen time and time...

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  • History
    Cuba declared war on Germany, following the United States’ similar declaration a day earlier. The President of Cuba, Gen. Mario G. Menocal presented his position to the Cuban Congress proposing...

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  • Local Girls
    In the story "The Boy Who Wrestled With Angels," we learn that Jason collapsed on the loading dock of the Food Star supermarket. He was eventually hospitalized after shooting heroin into his veins....

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  • History
    Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest god Demeter. In the classic mythological story, she is following along with her mother Demeter one day and is abducted by Hades, the god of the...

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  • History
    The printing press played an important role in spreading ideologies and information that supported exploration. The technology was also used to inform the public on what had been discovered during...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    Gulliver has to follow the local custom when he is admitted into the court for an audience with the king of Luggnagg. He has to crawl upon his belly and lick the floor as he advances. According to...

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  • Sherman Alexie
    Sherman Alexie is a Native-American writer from the Spokane, Washington area. He had some challenges as a child that kept him from taking part in some traditional kids' activities, like sports. One...

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  • Japanese Hamlet
    This short story by Toshio Mori was written in 1939, but it was not published until 1946. It concerns a young Japanese American man, still a "schoolboy" at the age of 31, who is passionately...

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  • Islands on the Moon
    Magda is Annemarie’s mother. She is artistic, for instance, she “paints landscapes on her teakettles” and “makes necklaces from the lacquered vertebrae of non-endangered species”. Leon,...

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  • Law and Politics
    Transparency in politics means that government is open, honest, available, and accountable. When a government is being transparent, it means that the government holds meetings, hearings, and...

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  • History
    The colonization of Africa that kicked off in the late 19th century had many motivations. Some nations wanted to scoop up all the raw materials they could get; others had a desire to spread their...

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  • The Egypt Game
    Security is Marshall's stuffed octopus. In chapter 18, Marshall is very upset because he can't find Security. Marshall believes that he left it in Egypt. All of the searching comes up empty, and...

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  • Beowulf
    Grendel is primarily upset with Beowulf because he feels left out. The theme of isolation from society is an important one in Anglo-Saxon literature. Because Grendel is a murderer and a descendant...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    For an example of how Steinbeck foreshadows Lennie's death, take a look at chapter 6. In the first paragraph, for example, Steinbeck describes a heron killing a snake that it plucks from the water....

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  • The Great Gatsby
    Tom Buchanan condemns several things and people throughout the novel The Great Gatsby. In chapter 1, Tom goes on a rant condemning civilization and the influence of other races. Tom's racist...

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  • Literature
    Romeo's tragic flaw of impetuousness is responsible for his downfall because his rash behavior leads him to make poor judgments, decisions that bring about his death. When he first sees Juliet,...

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  • History
    Despite initial reservations, George Washington eventually came to endorse the idea of a federal bank and played a leading role in its establishment. As with the Federalists, he recognized that the...

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  • I Am Malala
    In order to provide an exact page number, it is necessary to know which edition of the book you are reading. It's also helpful to know if you are looking in the full text or the young reader...

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  • The City of Ember
    The city of Ember is underground as a precautionary measure. In the book, we don't learn why the city is underground until the last chapters. Long ago, the people who lived aboveground decided that...

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  • History
    Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy was successful because it accomplished its short-term goals with respect to military power and national security. By fostering cooperation and goodwill with Latin...

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  • History
    In order to answer this question, we really need to first decide from whose perspective we are viewing the Crusades. What might be construed as positive for some (e.g., the capture of Jerusalem by...

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  • Reference
    To answer this question, we should first establish what constitutes a syllable. A syllable is generally described as a “building block” of language, a slightly unscientific explanation that can...

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  • Franz Kafka
    The Warden of the Tomb is an expressionist play which explores neural interpretations of the self during the hypnagogic state. A hypnagogic state is the period of drowsiness before one falls into...

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  • James Joyce
    Joyce's depiction of Father Flynn in "The Sisters" is marked by hints, innuendoes, and vague suggestions. As such, we never get a full picture of who this man really was or what made him tick. The...

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  • Samuel Beckett
    There are a couple of key themes worth considering in a discussion of Beckett's radio play Words and Music, written in 1961 and broadcast the following year. (Let us be sure not to confuse these...

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  • Lord of the Flies
    Ralph is initially rude and dismissive towards Piggy at the beginning of the novel. Ralph is relatively unsympathetic towards Piggy and calls him by his embarrassing nickname in front of the boys....

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  • The Hunger Games
    Katniss does not have huge hopes and dreams; she does not want to become a famous medical doctor and cure the world of cancer. She is from a poor district, and she quickly gets thrown into a...

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  • History
    Edmund Burke believed the French Revolution was doomed to failure because the French would not know how to properly use the liberty they had suddenly achieved for themselves. Unlike other thinkers...

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  • The Odyssey
    With his father gone, Telemachus must step up and become the man of the house. He must grow into his power as a young man and direct the servants and even his mother. We see him issue orders to...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    Beatty, who is well-read, dislikes the contradictory nature of books. But, like the devil who can quote scripture, Beatty manipulates excerpts from famous works to his advantage. Having told the...

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  • Reference
    The prefix karyo- (from Greek, “nut” or “kernel”) refers to the nucleus of a cell. The suffix -type is used for many printing or photographic processes (daguerreotype, linotype). A...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    The character of Clarisse McClellan is significant to the novel because she influences Montag to begin questioning his life and analyzing his existence. At the beginning of the novel, Clarisse...

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  • Caleb's Crossing
    There are many themes we could choose to discuss in Geraldine Brooks's novel Caleb's Crossing (2011). These include the significance of names, the contrast between country life and city life, and...

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  • Year of Wonders
    As mentioned, the central theme of the novel is definitive female courage in the midst of adversity/tribulation. In a literary work, the setting often includes descriptions of the weather, central...

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  • Reference
    The Theban Saga is a collection of sagas, or legends, that focuses on important events in mythology around the founding of Thebes, a major city in Boeotia which is a region in mainland Greece. It...

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