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Social Sciences

One could argue that the media’s influence on political processes becomes more poignant the more it removes itself from local issues because its absence can define the political attention given to...

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Running in the Family

The role of stories and storytelling in Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family is primarily that of a coping strategy to deal with unpleasant memories. To a considerable extent, Ondaatje...

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The Quiet American

The primary literary term that applies to Graham Greene’s presentation of the serious consequences of unfathomable loyalty to nationalism is irony. In The Quiet American, Greene also uses narrative...

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Kamouraska

The main places in Kamouraska are the titular town, Sorel, and Quebec City, which are all located in Canada’s Quebec Province. In addition, Burlington, Vermont, in the United States, also plays a...

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History

There were several factors at play that led to the Allies' victory in World War I. In some ways, the Allies were simply more fortunate than the Central Powers, but they also made several strategic...

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Reference

"Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" is a piece of satire that begs readers to examine the curious rituals of typical Western culture from the lens of an outsider. One main point of this piece is that...

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Literature

Edgar Allen Poe uses many examples of assonance in his poem “Annabel Lee” to emphasize specific words and create different moods. Assonance is the repetition of the same vowel sound in two or more...

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Dead Men's Path

This quote represents a conflict between tradition and progress. Obi arrives at the school with hopes of modernizing the school where he has been appointed headmaster. He reflects that it is...

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History

In the latter half of the 19th Century, tens of millions of people immigrated to the United States, mostly from Europe. As your question suggests, this left an indelible mark on the cultural,...

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Antigone

In Sophocles’ Antigone, there is a lack of accountability in a nationalist ideology. The character who best exemplifies this is Creon, the acting king of Thebes. Nationalism is a political system...

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The Alchemist

Santiago is terrified when the alchemist tells the chief and his men that Santiago is an alchemist who can turn himself into wind, but the alchemist does this so that Santiago is forced to face...

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Dover Beach

To determine how much faith Matthew Arnold has in his proposed solution in the poem “Dover Beach,” we must first understand the problem and his solution. The problem, as the poet sees it, is the...

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The Catcher in the Rye

In chapter 8, as he is leaving Pencey for New York City, Holden meets the mother of another Pencey student on the train. She is about 40-45. He feels sexually attracted to her, but also protective,...

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Reference

Max Weber was a German sociologist who was known for advocating Verstehen. Known as one of the founding fathers of sociology, Weber sought to explain how and why societies change over time. One of...

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Literature

Keep in mind that a thesis statement must present an argument or point of view about your topic, something that other people might disagree with but that you can support with evidence drawn from...

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Brown Girl Dreaming

After Jackie and her siblings move to New York City to join their mother, two significant changes are caused by the presence of her mother’s infant son, Roman. The intensely urban environment is...

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Reference

A bureaucratic organization typically has a high level or organization with numerous departments within the organization. They usually interact with a large volume of people both inside and outside...

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Arts

This is a very wide-open research assignment, so it sounds like you have a lot of latitude here to tailor it toward your own interests. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started: If you'd like...

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Reference

In Isaac Asimov's short story, "Runaround", the robot Speedy (SPD 13) is acting very strange because it is experiencing a conflict between the second and thrids laws of robotics. The Second Law of...

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Macbeth

In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, two of the most notable characters are plagued by guilt more so than regret. Although the two terms are similar, there are subtle differences in their definitions....

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History

The founders of the United States envisioned the new country as a republic, not a democracy. While today we often use the words interchangeably, a republic is a government without a monarchy or...

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King of the Bingo Game

The story's point of view with regards to fate and free will is that one is not in charge of one's own fate, and that free will is largely fictitious, whatever one might think. The protagonist in...

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Iliad

Let's begin by thinking about what we have discovered in the first twelve books of Homer's Iliad. For one thing, we discover the reasons behind the Trojan War. Paris of Troy has made off with...

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Iliad

In Book 12, the sight of the eagle dropping the blood-red snake to the ground after being attacked by it is interpreted by the Trojans as an omen that the Achaeans still have some fight left in...

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History

According to The American Yawp, Volume I: Chapter 9, American democracy changed in the 1820s by becoming more open to ordinary people, who participated in the democratic process as never before....

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Business

There are actually a number of arguments in favor of including employees in the managerial decision making process and quite a few against this inclusion as well. Let's review some of each....

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History

The major points of the Nazi Party's 25 point program were those that would, in due course, determine how the Nazis would act when they came to power. For instance, point one, which states the...

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History

In this crucial period of American history, the United States transitioned from a loose confederation of states as set out in the Articles of Confederation, to a more unified nation with a strong...

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The Metamorphosis

Focusing on Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, you could easily write about several of these topics, but to get you started, let's reflect on family relationships, the workplace, and medicine....

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Literature

The text in question here A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller (which later became a movie called A Soldier's Story). Your first step in writing a character analysis of the antagonist is to figure...

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History

European powers' main reservation towards allying with American Patriots was that doing so would antagonize Great Britain, which at that time was the most powerful country in the world. As for...

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Howl

Howl was published in 1955, at the height of American power and prosperity, in which many whites seemed to be achieving the American Dream of material progress and well-being. The American Dream in...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Stanley dislikes Blanche for a variety of reasons. He calls out her lying and snobbish attitude repeatedly. However, the one thing he appears to resent most about her presence in the house is its...

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Reference

The thesis of the article is that Craver uses the metaphor of architecture to make a comment on the nature of masculinity. Beginning with Freud's conception of the ego, Bullock argues that the...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche makes this comment to Mitch when they are alone together in Stella and Stanley's apartment. Her has kissed her, which she says she liked very much, but also notes that she felt she had to...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche is described in the play as "about" five years older than Stella, who is "about" 25. This would make Blanche 30 or older. Later, she admits to Stella that she has lied about her age to...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche's husband Allan kills himself because of Blanche's reaction to his homosexuality. The teenage Blanche was madly in love with Allan when they were first married, attracted to his good looks...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche has been waging a war on reality. She lies about her age. She lies about why she needs to stay with Stella and Stanley. She lies about her values and...

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Reference

NaCl or sodium chlorine (commonly known as salt) is an inorganic compound that is formed when sodium atoms and chlorine atoms interact with each other. As most salts, NaCl forms with ionic bonding,...

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History

Germany emerged from the aftermath of World War II as a divided country. It was partitioned between West Germany (which became a capitalist democracy) and the Soviet backed East Germany (which...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2021, 8:28 am (UTC)

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The Kite Runner

The initial economic context of The Kite Runner is a semi-feudal, hierarchical society in which there are limited opportunities for social advancement. In the Afghanistan of Amir's youth, his...

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The Kite Runner

One important quote from Amir in The Kite Runner is the following: I always felt like Baba hated me a little. And why not? After all, I had killed his beloved wife, his beautiful princess, hadn’t...

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The Kite Runner

Among the most important actions that Amir takes in The Kite Runner are betraying Hassan, returning to Afghanistan, forgiving his father, and adopting Sohrab. Because Amir is the protagonist and...

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Reference

Syncretism is the combination of qualities from two or more cultures, usually those that have significantly different traits. Diaspora refers to the spreading out of people from their traditional...

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Reference

These six types of power differ based on the dynamics between the parties involved. Coercive power refers to a dynamic in which one party has the ability to punish the other. In the context of a...

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Indirect characterization is a technique which authors use that asks readers to employ inference skills to determine a character's personality, motives, and general character. Scout is a smart for...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2021, 3:31 am (UTC)

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The Kite Runner

The political context for The Kite Runner is the upheaval and instability that plagued Afghanistan for the thirty year span of the novel, starting in the 1970s. In 1973, in a coup, Daoud Khan, the...

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The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner is set in Afghanistan during the tumultuous decades of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The novel presents the historical and social context of the times...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2021, 1:39 am (UTC)

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The Wretched of the Earth

First, let's consider what a decolonial turn in psychology means. Traditional psychological perspectives examine the struggles of an individual as existing almost within a vacuum. Research within...

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History

Primogeniture refers to a couple’s firstborn child and to the related system of inheritance in which that child inherits their estate when the property-owning parent dies. The concept is legally...

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