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  • Literature
    This poem focuses on the eve of St. Agnes, a night when, according to legend, a young maiden can receive a vision of her lover. At the opening, we see the story from the point of view of the...

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  • When Breath Becomes Air
    Paul Kalanithi’s moving memoir When Breath Becomes Air, which Kalanithi wrote while dying of cancer in his thirties, is peppered with references to and quotes from other works of literature....

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  • Literature
    "The Divided Blanket" is an interesting tale among the three fabliaux. In this tale, a father gives his son everything he owns so that the son can marry the sister of three knights. Later, when the...

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  • Literature
    A major theme or moral presented in Jacques de Baisieux’s French fabliau, “The Tale of the Priest's Bladder,” can be summed up in the simple phrase, “Don’t trick a trickster.” In many...

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  • When Breath Becomes Air
    Life and death are the central themes of the memoir When Breath Becomes Air, which Paul Kalanithi wrote while he was dying of Stage IV metastatic lung cancer. Kalanithi was already familiar with...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    The three characters that I would choose for this question are Tybalt, Romeo, and Mercutio. All three characters have the same negative/tragic circumstance. They all die. I'll start with...

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  • When Breath Becomes Air
    Paul Kalanithi is the author of the memoir When Breath Becomes Air. Written while he was dying from cancer, the book chronicles Kalanithi’s life’s story and his reflections on life and death....

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  • Evicted
    Evicted is made up of Matthew Desmond’s firsthand observations of the urban poverty he witnessed while he was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The events in Evicted take place from 2008–2009,...

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  • Beloved
    Female slaves in Toni Morrison's novel Beloved suffer more than male slaves, because they are doubly oppressed: first as slaves, and then as women in a patriarchal, masculine society. Their...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    When examining the narrative of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, we can argue that most of the characters are, indeed, responsible for their own undoing or tragic outcome. Let's take a look at the...

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  • The Lost Boy
    Family is one of the most significant themes of Dave Pelzer’s memoir The Lost Boy. Young David’s relationship with family is profoundly negative at the outset of the book. His mother is a...

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  • Evicted
    Poverty is a major theme in Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Nearly all of the individuals Desmond speaks with are struggling with poverty. Some of the individuals in the story who are not impoverished,...

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  • Evicted
    Sherrena Tarver is the landlord of several of the individuals in Evicted, including Matthew Desmond, the author. Sherrena was originally a teacher, and she met her husband, Quentin Tarver, when he...

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  • Law and Politics
    Policy making is critical to the democratic process, as it determines which issues are put before the public and the media, and which issues will gain attention and possibly result in new...

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  • Law and Politics
    There are many stakeholders in the political sphere, including not only voters in certain constituencies but also unions, large corporations, associations of corporations such as the Chamber of...

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  • Literature
    This question is very subjective. I would strongly recommend reviewing the book and thinking about which story or statistic was most surprising to you, then explain why. That is what the prompt is...

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  • Literature
    The author of Across a Hundred Mountains takes a moral stand against the cruelties of immigration. When Juana is on the bus heading to the Mexican-U.S. border, she notices a young boy sitting on...

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  • Grunt
    War is a major theme in Grunt by Mary Roach. Grunt explores the (often unusual) ways in which science is being applied in the military. Unlike most other investigations into military technology,...

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  • The Lost Boy
    In his memoir The Lost Boy, Dave Pelzer tells the story of his experiences in foster care after being removed from the care of his abusive mother. Following a trial in which it is decided that he...

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  • Grunt
    In Grunt, Mary Roach discusses the WIAMan or Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin. This is a project that was developed in the Army Research Laboratory. The person leading the development team is...

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  • Grunt
    Annette LaFleur is one of the people Mary Roach interviews in Grunt, her book about the world of military science. LaFleur is a fashion designer for the US Army and designs many of the uniforms...

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  • Religion
    The Canaanites were the civilization that pre-dated the early Israelites in the area that is now Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. The Canaanites were a polytheistic people who worshipped many...

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  • The Lost Boy
    Dave Pelzer’s memoir The Lost Boy tells the story of the author's escape from a horrifically abusive home and his subsequent experiences in foster care. While the impact young David’s...

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  • The Orchid Thief
    The Orchid Thief follows the legal battles of John Laroche, an orchid breeder who is arrested for stealing rare ghost orchids from the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve in Florida. Susan Orlean, a...

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  • The Orchid Thief
    Money is a major theme in The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. When she goes to investigate an unusual arrest involving a plant dealer and three Seminole tribe members, Orlean inadvertently stumbles...

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  • The Orchid Thief
    Susan Orlean is the author of The Orchid Thief. At the time, Orlean was working for The New Yorker as a writer. Orlean was intrigued when she heard that a white man and three Seminole tribe members...

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  • Religion
    The reasons for the emergence of a monotheistic religion that supplanted (for some) earlier, polytheistic religions cannot be derived without at least some reference to the Bible, specifically the...

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  • milk and honey
    In her debut poetry collection milk and honey, Rupi Kaur explores themes of abuse and trauma, survival, healing, sex, love, heartbreak, and gender dynamics. All of these themes can be found...

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  • Hillbilly Elegy
    In Hillbilly Elegy, Vance identifies the move to a rural area as a major turning point in his life. When his mother moved the family away from Middletown, young Vance was separated from his...

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  • William Cowper
    In "Crazy Kate," Cowper uses personification to express the vicissitudes of fate to which Kate has been subjected. For example, in the beginning of the poem, he writes of a person who "better days...

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  • Hillbilly Elegy
    Family is a major theme in Hillbilly Elegy. J.D. Vance’s memoir follows the lives of his family members as they struggle to come out ahead in Appalachia. Holding his own family up as an example...

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  • Hillbilly Elegy
    J.D. Vance (born James Donald Bowman) is the author of Hillbilly Elegy. In his memoir, Vance discusses multiple generations of his family, beginning with his grandparents (Papaw and Mamaw)....

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  • Bel Canto
    On pages 56–57 in my edition, the prisoners are in a state of transition, and the Russian Fyodorov lights a cigarette. Finally, Messner the translator returns. I would suggest focusing on three...

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  • Literature
    One of the social issues in Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is the attempt by governments to force their people to believe certain ideologies by banning any work that opposes this...

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  • milk and honey
    milk and honey is the debut poetry collection by Canadian poet Rupi Kaur. Most of the poems are short, and many of them are accompanied by one of Kaur’s ink drawings. Kaur doesn’t use...

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  • milk and honey
    milk and honey is Canadian poet and artist Rupi Kaur’s bestselling debut collection of poetry. The poems in milk and honey are largely about healing from abuse, trauma, and heartbreak from the...

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  • The Laugher
    "The Laugher" is narrated by a man that is a professional laugher. Over the course of the short story, he informs readers about his job. The narrator spends some time early in the story telling...

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  • Literature
    In the novel, the border between the United States and Mexico is not just a border but a wall. Referred to as "el otro lado," or the other side, the border divides families forever. It separates...

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  • Mary Rowlandson
    If you choose to write about The Journal of Madame Knight, you might want to mention that Sarah Kemble Knight's writing is lively and personable. While describing the travails she encounters...

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  • Literature
    Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye and Esther Greenwood in The Bell Jar are both miserable in the midst of academic privilege and material wealth. Esther Greenwood says at the beginning of...

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  • Literature
    One of the main themes in the novel Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande is the strength of family ties. Juana's father, Apá, travels across the Mexican–U.S. border to "el otro lado," or...

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  • Death of a Salesman
    If you were to use the scene in Act II in which Willy Loman talks to Howard about Dave Singleman, Willy's ideal of the successful salesman and the man he hoped to be like, it might be best to have...

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  • Civil Rights
    Reeb was a Unitarian Universalist minister who was beaten to death in Selma, Alabama in 1965 for his for his support of Martin Luther King's efforts to organize a march from Selma to Montgomery....

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  • Death of a Salesman
    I would say that Death of a Salesman's most important theme is to be true to yourself and work to develop what you are good at and drawn to, rather than trying to get rich quickly. Willy Loman buys...

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  • Literature
    "Puerto Rican Obituary" is the obituary speech that the speaker might have given for the five Puerto Rican people he gives only first names—"Juan/Miguel/Milagros/Olga/Manuel"—in the poem. He...

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  • Literature
    I believe that this question is asking about Juana from John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl. Juana is Kino's wife. One thing to note about Juana is that she is both physically and emotionally...

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  • Culture
    On the surface, there may seem to be sharp and distinct social differences between the United States and Algeria. The lives of Algerian people are generally defined by the rules of Islam. The...

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  • William Bradford
    In the first chapter Of Plymouth Plantation, entitled "The Separatist Interpretation of the Reformation in England, 1550-1607," Bradford writes about the conditions which convinced the Pilgrims to...

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  • The Pedestrian
    Based on the wording of the question, it seems like explanations need to be provided for the statements that fit with Leonard Mead. Of the four statements, I feel that "feels trapped" is the only...

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  • The Pedestrian
    Based on the wording of the question, it seems that the answer only needs to explain the items that do apply to "The Pedestrian." Totalitarian government: This applies to the story. The...

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