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• Social Sciences
First, let us discuss neocolonialism. The term was first coined by Kwame Nkrumah (a politician and scholar from Ghana). In a nutshell, Nkrumah believes that neocolonialism refers to how former...

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• Ruth Rendell
It is possible to approach the expression "brutal ugliness" as one that foreshadows the ending. In the story, Barry contrasts the "brutal ugliness" of the girl with the attractiveness of the man...

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• Frankenstein

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• Salvation
"Salvation," by Langston Hughes, is actually a short excerpt from his autobiography, The Big Sea. Autobiography is generally considered a genre of nonfiction; it discusses real people and claims to...

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• Son of the Revolution
Son of the Revolution is not a novel, but it certainly reads like one. It is a fascinating, searing, and, at times, deeply tragic firsthand account of the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution in...

• Ruth Rendell
Mystery author Ruth Rendell is a masterful writer of plot twists. She knows exactly how to make everything seem obvious, right up until the very last moment. In her short story "The Wrong...

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• We the Animals
The central motif of We The Animals is the depiction of children as animals. A secondary motif broadens the original one to include all humans in the story. In this particular "animal farm," some...

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• Math
Given that a funnel is in the shape of a cone with radius = r= 5 inch height = h= 20 inch We know that the volume of the cone is given by the formula: Volume=V=\frac{1}{3}\pi r^2 h i.e....

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• Langston Hughes
"Let America Be America Again" was written by African American poet Langston Hughes (1902–1967), one of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance. The poem discusses the United States as a...

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• The Uses of Enchantment
In his book Uses of Enchantment, Bettleheim argued that rather than keeping children away from the harsh realities revealed in fairy tales, they should be exposed to them. Bettleheim argued that...

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• The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
One of the most important rules that Bruno must follow at home is to never enter his father's office. Bruno's father is a high-ranking Nazi commandant, who conducts business from his home office...

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• Winter Dreams
Fitzgerald's story in many ways prefigures The Great Gatsby because Dexter possesses many of the same yearnings that Jay Gatsby does. Both men are outsiders who find a way into the worlds they...

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• History
Appeasement was the name given to the policy taken by France and Britain toward Adolf Hitler's regime during the late 1930s in the period right before WWII. Both Britain and France believed that if...

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• Racism in Literature
To understand literary fiction, a reader must understand the different thought processes of varied characters. Tragedies are impossible to grasp unless one understands the conflicting desires that...

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• History
Joan of Arc was a woman of faith, filled with conviction that so compelled her to take action in a culture and time of a seemingly unending, generational war. She was born in 1412 during The...

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• The Crucible
In act 3, John Proctor comes to the court with a deposition containing nearly a hundred signatures of people who are willing to serve as character witnesses for Elizabeth Proctor, Martha Corey, and...

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• History
Leonardo da Vinci is primarily famous as a Renaissance artist. He is especially remembered for two works of art: Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. However, he is also important as an overall genius,...

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• History
Indulgences were a theological principle of forgiveness and punishment in the Catholic Church. In its original form, an Indulgence was a way of escaping punishment in the afterlife for one's sins....

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• Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Percy and Grover travel back to New York City by plane. This may seem like a bit of an anticlimax, but it's actually significant. Percy is a half-blood son of the "big three" gods, entangling him...

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• Old Man at the Bridge
The old man at the bridge left his home in San Carlos because his town was under attack. In the story, the old man tells the narrator that he was told by the army captain to leave. Apparently, San...

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• Harrison Bergeron
All of the characters in Harrison Bergeron struggle to a certain degree. The people in society who have anything special to brag of (beauty, brains, strength, etc.) are forced to handicap...

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• The Crucible
Rebecca Nurse enters Betty Parris's bedroom, seeing the sick child, she is a calming, commonsensible influence, and just her mere presence seems to comfort the child. When Mr. Putnam asks if she'll...

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• A Retrieved Reformation
If I read you correctly, you are asking about the reason Jimmy had negative feelings about his actions. For our answer, let us refer to the letter Jimmy sent his friend two weeks before his...

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• History
The case of Fletcher v Peck (1810) culminated in a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. For the first time ever, the Court ruled that a state law was unconstitutional. This was a...

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• Literature
When Tessie Hutchinson hears that her husband, Bill, has drawn the slip of paper that means someone in his family will be sacrificed in the next round of the drawing, Tessie protests to the...

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• The Most Dangerous Game
This question could be referring to two possible points in the story. It depends on exactly which parts of the story a reader considers a part of the resolution. The biggest plot twist occurs...

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• Of Mice and Men
It's not entirely clear why Lennie would be described as "kind." He certainly has a gentle, child-like quality to him. But that's because he appears to have the mental age of a child, whereas...

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• Good-bye, Mr. Chips
When Ralston suggest that Chips should retire, it's a total surprise. Chips has never liked Ralston. He feels that he's more of a hyper-efficient bureaucrat than a teacher, certainly not a molder...

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• Literature
Situational irony takes place when actions have an opposite effect from what was originally intended. In "The Necklace" Mathilde, despite her relatively lowly station in life thinks herself so much...

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• Literature
The resolution of a story takes place after the climax. It is the part of the story where the conflict comes to an end. In Kate Chopin's "Désirée's Baby," the resolution comes after Désirée...

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• Julius Caesar
The most prominent leadership quality in Brutus is his fierce and selfless loyalty to his country. He is more loyal to the republic of Rome than to Caesar. It is for the good of Rome that he will...

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• Romeo and Juliet
When Romeo sees Juliet on the balcony overlooking her garden after the big party at the Capulets' house, he tells her, With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls,For stony limits cannot...

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• History
Julius Caesar's most famous accomplishments were on the battlefield. He successfully invaded Gaul, present-day France and Belgium. This is important because the tribes there attacked Rome....

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
In Harper Lee's famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the main character, Scout, is very young. In Chapter 14 of the book, she asks her father, the lawyer Atticus Finch, to explain what rape is,...

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• History
Approximately 88%. The Northern Hemisphere is generally found to be richer and have civilizations that have developed technologies that have taken much time to develop in the Southern Hemisphere....

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• Reference
Like any respectable matriarch of the time Mrs. Bennet is keen to ensure that her daughters are married off as soon as possible to a "single man in possession of a good fortune." Her relationship...

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• The Vicar of Wakefield
To a large extent both Olivia and Sophia reflect the characteristics of their father. They are fundamentally kind, decent, respectable people, but they too have their faults and are prone to making...

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• The Yellow Wallpaper
By the time the narrator references a person named "Jane" in the final lines of the story, she believes herself now to be the woman in the wallpaper. We can see, some lines before, that the...

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• Social Sciences
The effects of the slave trade were numerous and long-term, and are, arguably, still being felt in our present-day. The two most important effects to consider are economic and cultural. The New...

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• History
Hammurabi’s Code is one of the oldest comprehensive set of laws governing ancient society. King Hammurabi ruled Babylon from 1792-1750 BCE and expanded the smaller city-state into a full-fledged...

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• History
The TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority, was one of a number of agencies set up by FDR under the New Deal to help tackle the chronic economic problems of the Great Depression. More specifically, the...

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• History
Although the Assyrians and Sumerians both lived in ancient Mesopotamia, they are not the same. The Sumerians lived in southern Mesopotamia beginning around 4000 BCE and were one of the first...

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• Literature
For a thorough exploration of this question, it might be helpful to consult the two-volume work, The Enlightenment by the late historian Peter Gay. Gay's thesis hinges on the notion that the...

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• Social Sciences
Trust in this context can be defined as the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone. The consensus is that trust has to be earned. What this means is that the person...

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• Two Kinds
In the story "Two Kinds," we learn that Jing-mei's mother (Suyuan Woo) arrived in San Francisco after losing her parents, her home, her first husband, and her two twin baby girls in China during...

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• Science
There are a number of differences between the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. Photosynthesis takes place in green plants, cyanobacteria, and algae. In this process, carbon dioxide and...

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• Araby
When the story opens, the narrator describes the street where he lives, namely, North Richmond Street, which is a now well-known road in Dublin, Ireland. The narrator also references the Christian...

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• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The adults in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (the first Harry Potter novel) cluster in two opposite categories: the bad authority figures and the good authority figures. Bad authority...

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• History
The Declaration of Independence was written in the neoclassical/Age of Reason period in history. This period of time was defined by the movement toward the belief that people were rational beings...

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