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  • Law and Politics
    There are various areas where people’s rights and liberties are at risk of government intrusion. One of those areas is when people travel by airplane. Currently, in the United States, people need...

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  • The Crying of Lot 49
    When, in his essay "The Discourse of Others", Craig Owens defines postmodernism as "a tremendous loss of mastery...not primarily a cultural mastery, but an economic, technical, and political one"...

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  • History
    Industrialization in India helped India become a modern country. For many years, the British had control over the production of products in India. Great Britain was more interested in policies that...

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  • Lord of the Flies
    Belonging is a strong theme throughout Lord of the Flies. The book follows a series of power shifts as the boys jockey for social standing and leadership roles. Jack is the character who best...

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  • History
    There's a lot to unpack in that writing prompt. I'm going to zero in on the example given: comparing the NAACP and the CBC. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...

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  • Anton Chekhov
    Most of the humor in "The Chameleon" is satirical, poking fun at the overly hierarchical and deferential nature of society in Tsarist Russia. The main character of the story, Otchumyelov, is an...

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  • Pride and Prejudice
    The relationship between love and marriage is a major theme Austen develops in Pride and Prejudice. Austen's novel examines the ways money intersects with love and marriage. In a perfect world, we...

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  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Existentialism is a cultural, literary, and philosophical movement that arose largely as a reaction to the unreflective optimism and belief in progress of the nineteenth century. It is not a set of...

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  • A White Heron
    The hunter, in an attempt to persuade Sylvia to reveal the location of the white heron's nest, says that he would give ten dollars to any person who could help him find it. For Sylvia, "No amount...

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  • History
    Luther railed bitterly against what he saw as the opulence, immorality, and rampant corruption of the Catholic Church. He genuinely believed the Pope to be the Anti-Christ, distorting the original...

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Throughout the seven Harry Potter novels, Harry and Malfoy engage in what is one of the most famous rivalries in young adult literature. Early on in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry...

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  • History
    It's hard to say if Darwin's method of evolutionary change is the correct method. It is currently the most popular and accepted method, but it might not always be. As scientists discover more...

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  • Monster
    Steve Harmon's involvement in the robbery, which results in the murder of Alguinaldo Nesbitt, dramatically impacts his perception of himself, his peace of mind, and his relationship with his...

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  • The Veldt
    Since the environments are connected to the children's thoughts and George doesn't use the nursery as much as the children, it can be assumed that he didn't have enough experience to control the...

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  • Reference
    Lack of money makes life harder for the Greasers in The Outsiders. Superficially, they don't wear flashy clothes, and they drive beaten-up cars. Psychologically, they're looked down upon by...

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  • History
    The artisans of Ancient Mesopotamia left us valuable clues about what their culture was like in the form of artifacts, or objects, they left behind. In Ancient Mesopotamia, artisans were usually...

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  • Reference
    Rabindranath Tagore's poem "Where the Mind is Without Fear" was written at the turn of the 20th century, when India was under British rule. The poem takes the form of a prayer, where the speaker is...

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  • The Veldt
    George and Lydia Hadley both have strained relationships with their children due to their differing parenting methods and the futuristic nursery. Although they both love their children, there is a...

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  • History
    The Boxer Rebellion was started by a clandestine nationalist organization called the society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists in 1900. They initially led an uprising in Northern China against...

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  • Literature
    Sodapop, Ponyboy's favorite person and one of his two older brothers, is a likeable guy thanks to his easygoing nature and his movie star good looks. Ponyboy describes him as the kind of...

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  • Daniel's Story
    The story begins with Daniel’s family in Frankfurt, Germany in 1933. Eight years later, Daniel’s family is caught in the holocaust and being Jews the family is deported to a Jewish ghetto in...

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  • Lamb to the Slaughter
    Absolutely! And that's why the end of the story is so sweet! Mary is sitting at home like a dutiful wife, waiting for her husband to come home from work. She cares for the home, cooks dinner, and...

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  • The Road Not Taken
    This poem was originally published in 1916 in a collection entitled Mountain Interval; it was the first poem in the book. The poem relies on the symbol of the two roads, diverging in the forest....

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  • The Diary of a Young Girl
    In April 1944, a couple of intruders break into the office. In the process, they break a plank to the door that leads to the secret hiding place where Anne lives such a precarious existence with...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    The short answer is: by accident. A restless, adventure-starved Gulliver sets sail from Bristol. His destination is India. But a voyage involving Gulliver just wouldn't be the same without some...

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  • John Keats
    Keats's poem “To the Nile” is, as its name suggests, addressed to the large river that flows through Egypt. The poet makes use of several literary devices to convey a sense of its character and...

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  • History
    Like in Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates, and the Nile Valley, civilization in China developed around rivers. Ancient China grew up in the Yellow River Valley, which lay between the...

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  • The Giver
    A key feature to Jonas's society is that they have adopted the Sameness. The Sameness has dulled all of their emotions and eliminated the memory of past events as well as the associated feelings of...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Yes, "The Canterville Ghost" does contrast American and British culture. Much of the plot's comedy hinges on the differences between British and American reactions to the ghost haunting Canterville...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The answer to this question can be found in chapter 10. Bud has decided that he is going to walk to Grand Rapids, and he's trying really hard to not be noticed. He hides in a bush or off to the...

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  • The Story of My Life
    In February 1896 Helen was brought the tragic news that John P. Spaulding of Boston had passed away. It's a measure of just how highly regarded Mr. Spaulding was by Helen that her sorrow at his...

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  • How Much Land Does a Man Need?
    The land-greedy peasant Pahom thinks he's made the bargain of the century with the seemingly naive Bashkirs. Their chief has told Pahom that he can have as much land as he can walk around in one...

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  • The Stranger
    During his first few days in prison, Meursault finds a scrap of newspaper in his cell. On it is written a story about a Czech man who left his homeland to find his fortune. Years later, now wealthy...

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  • History
    Rain is an important symbol in The Great Gatsby, especially with regards to Jay and Daisy's relationship. At the time of their illicit rendezvous, it's pouring. The inclement weather aptly...

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  • Kindred
    Kindred is told from the first person perspective. This means that the narrator is a character within the story. In this story, the narrator is Dana. The advantage of a first person narration is...

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  • Literature
    Some figures of speech in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" include the following: Simile: Simile compares two items using like or as. In the opening lines of the poem, the narrator likens the...

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  • Religion
    All religions outline ethical or moral codes of conduct. These codes of conduct include concepts such as filial piety, reciprocity, compassion, and social responsibility. All religions also include...

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  • Literature
    Odysseus and his men get into an awful lot of scrapes on their epic voyage. But thanks to the resourcefulness and uncommon bravery of our hero they're often able to overcome their difficulties. The...

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  • Reference
    Actually, Raymond Carver didn't choose the title "Popular Mechanics" himself. Originally, the story was going to be called "Mine," but his editor changed it to the title as we now know it. Popular...

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  • Science
    The hypothesis is called The Big Splash or the Theia hypothesis. It is also known as the Giant Impactor Theory. As per this hypothesis/theory, immediately after the formation of Earth (when our...

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  • A Jury of Her Peers
    At the end of the story “A Jury of Her Peers”, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters keep the biggest evidence that explains Mrs. Wright’s motive for killing her husband, away from the sheriff and the...

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  • Grandfather
    In the poem "Grandfather," by Oliver Shelley, the poet makes great use of visual imagery. The first three lines establish the relationship between the narrator and the subject. On line one, the...

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  • Science
    A good way to address your question is to look at a cladogram, which is a branching diagram showing the evolutionary relationships between organisms. Cladograms always begin with a single stem,...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    In part 3, chapter 1 of Gulliver's Travels our hero sets off on his third voyage. He's heading off to Tonquin, which is in modern-day Vietnam. The captain of the ship has business ashore, so he...

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  • The Crucible
    In act 3, Giles Corey interrupts the court proceedings by claiming that he has evidence that Thomas Putnam is influencing his daughter to falsely accuse citizens of witchcraft in order to buy the...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    Following the death of Emily's father, the community mentions that she was sick for a long time and remained reclusive inside her home. In the third section of the short story, the town gives a...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    Blefuscu and Liliput are two neighboring countries of tiny men in Gulliver’s Travels. The war between these two empires starts due to a decree in Liliput that bans an ancient practice....

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  • History
    The colonists had several ideas about government when they declared their independence from Great Britain. They believed that the government’s role was to protect the rights that the people had....

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  • Social Sciences
    There are various kinds of democracy. In a direct democracy, all of the eligible voters gather to vote on laws and to make important decisions. The Athenians used this method of government. Another...

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  • Death of a Salesman
    At the beginning of the play, Linda comments on Willy's increasing stress and difficulty traveling up and down the East Coast. She suggests to Willy that he ask his boss if he can work in New York...

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