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Business

Data analytics is a discipline that takes numbers and raw data and tries to discover helpful patterns in them in order to answer questions and draw conclusions. Accountants often find the methods...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 10:33 pm UTC

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Much Ado About Nothing

While honor is a major concern for all of the characters in Much Ado About Nothing, concepts of honor differ for men and women. These differences drive the actions of several characters in the play...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 11:33 pm UTC

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Pedro Páramo

In the first paragraph of the story, Juan, the narrator, recalls speaking to his mother on her deathbed, "Before she died." Juan's mother tells him where his father is living, and Juan promises his...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 6:37 pm UTC

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History

The first five pages of Thom Hartmann’s book about the history of guns in the United States comprise the introduction. Hartmann begins the Introduction on a personal note. He tells the story of his...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 3:15 pm UTC

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The Color Purple

Celie and Shug first become acquainted when Shug comes to stay with Celie and Albert, and Shug is very ill. Celie is sort of fascinated by Shug, as Shug is an incredibly glamorous singer and a...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 1:38 pm UTC

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

A symbol is something that has both literal and figurative meaning. In the case of the woods in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," this means that the woods are literally present in the poem...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:50 am UTC

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1984

Winston Smith works at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history every day to fit the information that the Party provides. The official Party history always has their country victorious and...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 2:55 am UTC

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Candida

Shaw punctures men's romantic illusions about women and love through the strong and pragmatic character of Candida in the play. As her name implies, Candida speaks candidly or honestly about love....

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 1:23 pm UTC

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Aesop

There is more than one version of this fable, so I am linking the text which I used for your reference. A mother crab and her son are out for a walk when she suddenly notices his peculiar walk. She...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 10:53 pm UTC

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Candida

In George Bernard Shaw’s play, the resolution rests on the decision that the title character, Candida Morell, makes about her future with a man. Candida is a wife and mother who cares deeply about...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 7:36 am UTC

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Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister

In the “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister,” one monk is expressing his vehement dislike, even hatred for another monk. The speaker goes out of his way to detail numerous examples of how the other...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 6:54 am UTC

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Second-Class Citizen

While there is no universal definition of what makes a parent a failure, a compelling case can be made for Francis Obi's failure in this area. It is also easy to argue that he is a failure as a...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 7:21 pm UTC

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Pastoralia

In Pastoralia, George Saunders focuses on a theme park that exhibits various lifeways from the past. The story’s first-person male narrator reveals that the park has very few visitors, and several...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 1:58 am UTC

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Macbeth

This is an interesting angle, because lying doesn't work out so well for the two main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to "look like the innocent flower but...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 10:30 pm UTC

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A Raisin in the Sun

One of the most notable symbols in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is Mama's plant. The plant represents Mama's dream of owning a house with a garden. She tells Ruth that she has always...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 9:52 pm UTC

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Very little can be said about the speaker on "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" in concrete terms. His name, age, profession, and place of residence are all unknown, but certain facts and...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 2:52 pm UTC

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Ulysses

One narrative technique that James Joyce uses in Ulysses is free indirect discourse. This technique lets Joyce have an all-knowing, third-person narrator and access to the characters’ thoughts and...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 7:11 pm UTC

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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is a novel with few female characters, and Soraya is perhaps the most sympathetic and complex of them. She is portrayed as intelligent, strong-willed, and courageous. Before meeting...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 2:18 am UTC

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History

King Leopold II of Belgium established the Congo Free State in 1885. The state was to be his own private possession, independent of the Belgian government, and Leopold justified it on humanitarian...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 5:00 am UTC

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The Color Purple

Shug's illness is never specified. Celie hears various rumors. Some say Shug has "two berkulosis" (tuberculosis) or a "nasty woman disease," which could be in reference to some sort of venereal...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 12:34 pm UTC

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a lyric poem. A lyric poem is one that expresses personal emotion, often using the first person "I" voice to express what the poem's speaker is feeling....

Latest answer posted September 7, 2020 11:29 am UTC

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A Raisin in the Sun

Within the time period covered in A Raisin in the Sun, Beneatha is presented as a first-generation college student who has recently committed to a pre-medical program so that she can go on to...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 9:06 pm UTC

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Hamlet

Throughout the play, Horatio is entirely consistent in his relationship with Hamlet. In the very first scene, Horatio is skeptical about the ghost, but once he decides it is the late King Hamlet...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 5:58 am UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

The first reference to mockingbirds in the book occurs when Jem and Scout get air rifles from Uncle Jack for Christmas in chapter 10. Atticus is not too thrilled by this gift but understands that...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 9:02 pm UTC

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The Things They Carried

"The Dentist" is about Curt Lemon, one of the least attractive characters in the book. The author describes him as a braggart, remarking that He kept replaying his own exploits, tacking on little...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 6:30 am UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

The importance of education is a major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird. Before attending a day of school, Scout learns how to read from her father Atticus and how to write from the housekeeper...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 9:01 pm UTC

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The English Patient

To compare the storytelling techniques of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient and Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water, consider how both narratives rely on mystery. It can be rather hard to...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 8:58 pm UTC

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Maus

The theme of mental illness is prevalent throughout Maus I: My Father Bleeds History, Art Spiegelman’s story of his family’s experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust. An emphasis should...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 6:48 pm UTC

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Sonnet 29

Sonnet 29 is not officially dedicated to any particular person. However, traditionally, Sonnet 29 is perceived as being unofficially dedicated to the "Fair Youth," a young and handsome male. The...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 7:15 am UTC

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The Color Purple

In The Color Purple, Celie marries a man she calls Mr.__, though she learns that his first name is actually Albert. Albert was married once before and has a few kids, and he is basically looking...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 1:07 pm UTC

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The Sniper

Author Liam O’Flaherty’s description of the protagonist of “The Sniper” establishes him as a complex character whose experience in a violent environment has prepared him for the task he is about to...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 7:40 am UTC

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The Basketball Diaries

In The Basketball Diaries, Jim Carroll documents his teenage struggles with, among other issues, drug use. Jim starts off sniffing cleaning fluids with his friends. He also drinks alcohol, consumes...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 6:18 pm UTC

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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath's poem "The Mirror" reveals the dichotomy between women's need for self-acceptance and their tendencies toward self-deprecation. In its two stanzas, the personified mirror and its...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 6:36 pm UTC

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Macbeth

The theme of lying as a necessary evil plays out in the following ways in Macbeth. If you are an evil character, such as Macbeth or Lady Macbeth, lying is a necessary evil to accomplish your goals...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 10:06 pm UTC

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The Children of Men

The Theo Faron we meet at the beginning of P. D. James's The Children of Men is not the same man we see by the end of the story. He has changed greatly from the detached, isolated, somewhat cynical...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 4:58 pm UTC

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Nuruddin Farah

In Nuruddin Farah’s novel Maps, Askar, the main character, seems split between a violent social model and a peaceful, tolerant social model for Somalia. The violent social model that Askar grapples...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 4:52 pm UTC

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A Raisin in the Sun

In Arnold Ardoff's poem "Almost Ready," a youthful narrator talks about going to a birthday party as a "cool and in control young dude"—but only "as soon as" he finds the rights clothes and the...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 4:40 pm UTC

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The Ransom of Red Chief

Bill Driscoll and Sam, the narrator, planned to take the child and then ransom him back to his family for two thousand dollars. However, they such a difficult time with the boy, named Johnny...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 4:35 pm UTC

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Seedfolks

Leona's granny swears by the medicinal powers of goldenrod, a yellow perennial plant. In fact, as Leona tells us, she believes that it's the only medicine she ever needs. Granny has reached the...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 12:55 pm UTC

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History

The Japanese internment camps that President Franklin D. Roosevelt created during World War II have been called “an ugly footnote in American history.” Decades later, in 1988, President Ronald...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 5:28 pm UTC

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All for Love

Along with Alexander Pope, John Dryden is considered a master of neoclassical literature, a form which arose in the late seventeenth century and took as its model the literary works and rules of...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 2:12 pm UTC

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More Joy in Heaven

Morley Callaghan appears to use foreshadowing often in his novel More Joy in Heaven. Throughout the book, a reader should be able to spot events, scenes, or developments that will hint at Kip’s...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 6:08 pm UTC

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A Raisin in the Sun

By the time A Raisin in the Sun opens, Walter and Ruth have been married eleven years, and their relationship seems rather strained. Walter is a dreamer; he always has some scheme up his sleeve,...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 2:57 pm UTC

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a work of fiction, and it is not based on a particular true story. However, in examining Walker's notes and journals, scholar Salamishah Tillet, author of In Search of the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 2:07 pm UTC

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A Raisin in the Sun

Beneatha struggles between Asagai and her boyfriend George Murchison. George is a well-to-do and conventional man who wants to marry Beneatha. Her family doesn't understand why he doesn't accept...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 2:59 pm UTC

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Rappaccini's Daughter

In "Rappaccini's Daughter," Giovanni Guasconti witnesses the death of a small lizard after a drop of moisture falls from a gorgeous flower picked by Beatrice Rappaccini falls on it. He sees that...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 2:58 pm UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout and Jem demonstrate courage in many ways throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. For example, they frequently take bold risks and defend their family members and friends. As the other educator...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 5:46 pm UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

There are several quotes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that suggest Romeo perhaps was not in love with Juliet but was attracted by her beauty and, as an immature young boy of about 16,...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 12:22 pm UTC

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Linguistics

The look of language in 100 years will depend on who’s looking at the language and the perspectives and beliefs that they possess. With the advent of social media and advanced communication...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 3:50 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

Social structures refer to the ways society is organized. The organized grouping of social institutions and social relationships is essentially what defines social structures. Some examples of...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 12:02 pm UTC

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