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  • Othello
    An interesting question! If you are asking why the play should be titled Iago, I can understand why. As a major character, Iago dominates nearly every important scene in the play. It is also Iago's...

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  • Business
    Mr. Frazier's actions were in the best interest of Merck not only because his actions represented the values of the company to customers, but also because eventually, other corporate leaders took...

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  • Literature
    The conflict between Achilles and Agamemnon is the driving force behind events in the Iliad. In the first book, the Achaeans have recently sacked a small city and taken, as prizes, two women,...

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  • Literature
    When Athena arrives at Ithaca, Telemachus is sitting around brooding about how much he hates all his mother’s suitors, and how he wishes his father would come home and make all these men clear...

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  • Religion
    After Christ is arrested, his disciples all flee. They aren't there for him at all. They are too busy protecting their own hides, fearful that they will get into trouble if they are found to be...

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  • History
    With the exception of the war in Iraq, no other war in American history has divided historians as much as the Vietnam War. You are right that some historians blame the United States for increased...

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  • Preface to Lyrical Ballads
    In order to better understand the thinking behind the Preface to Lyrical Ballads, it is helpful to be familiar with Wordsworth's long autobiographical poem The Prelude. In this work, published...

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  • Preface to Lyrical Ballads
    There are no characters in this Preface. It is neither a work of fiction nor of nonfiction but, rather, a preface to a book of poetry that the author, William Wordsworth, wishes to explain so that...

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  • Preface to Lyrical Ballads
    One major theme of this preface is that "the language of Prose may yet be well adapted to Poetry; and [...] a large portion of the language of every good poem can in no respect differ from that of...

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  • Preface to Lyrical Ballads
    In this preface, William Wordsworth explains and accounts for what he believes are poems of a new style. He spends a great deal of time talking about what makes the collection of poems that...

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  • Sonny's Blues
    James Baldwin's story "Sonny's Blues" is a good story in part because it has multiple themes involving fraternal relationships, forgiveness, second chances, life choices, what it means to be an...

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  • No One Writes to the Colonel
    Here are some quotes from No One Writes to the Colonel: "For nearly sixty years— since the end of the last civil war— the colonel had done nothing else but wait. October was one of the few...

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  • No One Writes to the Colonel
    One theme in the novella is government repression. The colonel has waited an eternity for a pension that does not arrive, and the government has not lived up to its promise to support him when he...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    On Scout's first day of school, Miss Caroline discovers that she can read fluently and tells Scout that her father is no longer allowed to teach her how to read. Scout is initially confused because...

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  • Math
    There are a number of problems here; not in order: (5),(9) You are asked to find the derivative using the definition. Typically that means using the limit definition. For (5) if `f(x)=9.5x^2-x+2.4...

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  • History
    Religion may not be the major force that it was during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but it is still quite powerful. People look to religion to explain things that they do not understand. Many...

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  • Literature
    The two men responsible for Jay Gatsby's wealth and financial success are Dan Cody and Meyer Wolfsheim. Dan Cody was a wealthy mogul who owned a yacht and gave Jay Gatsby a job as his assistant....

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  • Maud Martha
    Chapter 18: "We're The Only Colored People Here" In this vignette, Maud Martha and her husband Paul go to the World Playhouse (a theater). There, they find that they are the only African-Americans...

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  • Holes
    One characteristic that Stanley shows is bravery, even in the face of adversity. In the text, Sachar writes that "Stanley and his parents had tried to pretend that he was just going away to camp...

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  • The Honest Whore, Parts I and II
    Dekker was writing at the same time as Shakespeare, his plays being produced for similar purposes and audiences. As such, it is unsurprising that his techniques and styles can be compared to...

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  • History
    Like the Neo-Assyrian empire, the Persian empire was a despotic state with an autocratic monarch and an aristocratic elite. The main source of income for both empires were payments from conquered...

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  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips
    The character of Mr. Chips provides much of the book's humor. He has a pronounced sense of fun and a remarkable ability to see the funny side of life despite his various personal tragedies. It is...

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  • Literature
    Shakespeare disrupts gender roles in the play Macbeth by attributing masculine qualities to female characters and by giving them authoritative roles; this would not have been the norm in...

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  • Goodbye to All That
    At the very beginning of this autobiography, Robert Graves sets out his reasons for writing it with a candor and tongue-in-cheek quality that serve to explicate much of the rest of the book. His...

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  • Goodbye to All That
    One way of looking at Graves' Goodbye to All That is as a response to his experiences of the first world war and his decision to leave England for Majorca. Published in 1929, it was labeled an...

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  • Goodbye to All That
    Goodbye to All That is an autobiography by the English poet Robert Graves, written upon his "bitter leave-taking" of England in 1929 when he left his home country to live with his mistress, Laura...

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  • How Soccer Explains the World
    One important quote that explains Foer's interest in the subject of How Soccer Explains the World can be found in the Prologue. Here, he describes how the "era of globalization" became a hot topic...

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  • Goodbye to All That
    Goodbye to All That is an autobiography, written by English poet Robert Graves in 1929. It details his early life and schooling, but focuses primarily upon his time fighting with the Royal Welch...

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  • Civil Disobedience
    The first step toward effective protest to bring about governmental change according to Henry David Thoreau is to identify and communicate the nature of the problem and the desired outcome. He...

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  • How Soccer Explains the World
    The author of How Soccer Explains the World is Franklin Foer, who was at the time of publication (2001) the editor of the magazine New Republic. Foer is a journalist whose interest in soccer...

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  • History
    After World War I ended, there was a growing concern in the United States regarding the increased number of immigrants coming to the country, especially immigrants from countries in South and East...

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  • How Soccer Explains the World
    As the full title suggests, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization is a book as much about the phenomenon of globalization as it is about soccer. His central thesis is...

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  • Goodbye to All That
    Goodbye to All That is an autobiography by English poet Robert Graves, written at the age of 34 and commemorating the occasion of his departure from England to live with his mistress, Laura Riding,...

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  • Fifty Years
    James Weldon Johnson wrote the poem "Fifty Years" to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in the US, or, in Johnson's words, "struck off our...

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  • Law and Politics
    The Frye and the Daubert standards are both ways of measuring whether an expert witness' testimony is reliable enough to be admitted into a legal proceeding in the U.S. The Frye Standard comes from...

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  • History
    The jailed British suffragists of the early twentieth century were famous for going on hunger strikes to protest their arrests. They simply refused to eat. This upset the jail authorities. The...

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  • The Book Thief
    There are several important themes in The Book Thief. One of the main themes is the theme of survival. This is ironic, as the novel is narrated by the Death itself. It (he?) reflects throughout the...

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  • Unwind
    This is a good question because it could be argued that multiple characters share the mantle of being this story's protagonist; however, Connor's role in the story edges him out over Risa and Lev....

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  • History
    Carter G. Woodson is known as the "Father of Black History." An African American historian and writer, he earned a doctorate from Harvard, becoming only the second African American to do so. He...

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  • Pale Horse, Pale Rider
    Katherine Anne Porter's Pale Horse, Pale Rider is a collection of three short novels published in 1939. The titles of the novels are Old Mortality, Noon Wine, and Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Each has a...

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Demetrius is called fickle because his romantic interests change easily. We are told that he was once in love with Helena, but when she introduced him to her friend Hermia, he fell out of love:...

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  • Great Expectations
    After Pip is taken to Satis House where he meets Estella with whom he is sent to play, this beautiful girl ridicules him for being "a common laboring boy." After this humiliating experience, Pip...

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  • History
    Both sides can be seen as responsible, as both sides backed friendly governments in Vietnam. The Soviet Union wished to demonstrate its ability to support an ally. The Communists in North Vietnam...

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  • Richard III
    The Scrivener is an important minor character in Richard III. Formally, the Scrivener's role is to draw up documents. But in relation to the play, his dramatic role is to provide a running...

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  • Pale Horse, Pale Rider
    Death and mortality — and passion, and the complexities of human relationships — are central themes in Katherine Anne Porter's 1939 Pale Horse, Pale Rider. It's not one book, but a collection...

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  • Pale Horse, Pale Rider
    Pale Horse, Pale Rider is a trio of short novels published by the writer Katherine Anne Porter in 1939. The titles of those three short novels are Old Mortality, Noon Wine, and Pale Horse, Pale...

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  • A Dream Play
    A Dream Play is a play by August Strindberg in which the daughter of the god Indra comes down to earth to learn about humans and why they seem to be suffering. One good quote to start off would be...

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  • A Dream Play
    A Dream Play by August Strindberg is an expressionistic rather than realistic drama. This means that the characters often lack individual names and act symbolically, as character types used to...

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  • Reference
    All of these poems are concerned with the same theme--love--which has been a key concern of poets for all time. The seven poets approach the theme differently, but we can also see similarities of...

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  • The Merchant of Venice
    One of the more notable quotations about jealousy from this play is one which has since become idiomatic in English. In act 2, scene 3, Portia addresses Bassanio: How all the other passions fleet...

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