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  • Anton Chekhov
    "The Chameleon," at only four pages, is one of Chekhov's very shortest short stories. Yet it is nonetheless crammed with the psychological acuity and profound moral insight one would expect from...

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  • Essays of Elia/Last Essays of Elia
    First of all, let's establish what a synthesis essay does. When writing a synthesis, you are expected to incorporate multiple sources into your argument. You should organize your essay by major...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    Delmore Schwartz's "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me" presents a very direct perspective on the physical, primal demands that reside within humanity. The poet expresses a duality of existence, a...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    "The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me" is a poem in which the man recognizes "[T]he secret life of belly and bone" within him; that is, he perceives a separation of mind and body. This "hungry beating...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    Delmore Schwartz' poem "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me" contains four characters, two major, and two minor. They are identified and explained below. 1. The speaker. The speaker, or narrator, of...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    Some of the prominent themes of Delmore Schwartz's "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me" focus on the duality of human existence. The poet presents a conflict between the spiritual and the physical,...

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  • The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
    In the first stanza, the speaker describes a "heavy bear" who seems to go with him everywhere he goes, to be a metaphor for the physical part of him: it is "Clumsy and lumbering" and craves "candy,...

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  • Reference
    The author uses elements of the literary genre magical realism to convey that things are not always what they appear. Using this approach, Garcia Marquez combines the mundane with the magical to...

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  • Arts
    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a poem of despair. On the surface, its primary theme is that of an aging man who longs for youth, dreads social encounters, is sexually frustrated, and...

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  • Lyddie
    Lyddie is a factory girl that works for a corporation. She also stays in a corporation owned boarding house. What all of this means is that Lyddie has to adhere to certain rules and social...

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  • George Orwell
    Orwell's dystopian satire comments on Russia's political climate following the Russian Revolution. Ultimately, Orwell makes the point that the Russians, in trying to break free of Czar Nicholas...

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  • History
    The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest surviving works of literature in the world and deeply influential. It describes the archetypal "hero's journey", a literary pattern seen time and time...

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  • History
    Cuba declared war on Germany, following the United States’ similar declaration a day earlier. The President of Cuba, Gen. Mario G. Menocal presented his position to the Cuban Congress proposing...

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  • History
    Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest god Demeter. In the classic mythological story, she is following along with her mother Demeter one day and is abducted by Hades, god of the...

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  • History
    The printing press played an important role in spreading ideologies and information that supported exploration. The technology was also used to inform the public on what had been discovered during...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    Gulliver has to follow the local custom when he is admitted into the court for an audience with the king of Luggnagg. He has to crawl upon his belly and lick the floor as he advances. According to...

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  • History
    Much of the political motivation for the colonization of Africa can be understood through the lens of the "Scramble for Africa", which is usually seen as beginning with the Berlin Conference of...

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  • Beowulf
    Grendel is primarily upset in Beowulf because he feels left out. The theme of isolation from society is an important one in Anglo Saxon literature; because Gender is a murderer and a descendant of...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    For an example of how Steinbeck foreshadows Lennie's death, take a look at Chapter Six. In the first paragraph, for example, Steinbeck describes a heron killing a snake that it plucks from the...

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  • Reference
    To answer this question, we should first establish what constitutes a syllable. A syllable is generally described as a “building block” of language, a slightly unscientific explanation that can...

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  • Franz Kafka
    The Warden of the Tomb is an expressionist play which explores neural interpretations of the self during the hypnagogic state. A hypnagogic state is that period of drowsiness before one falls into...

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  • James Joyce
    Joyce's depiction of Father Flynn in "The Sisters" is marked by hints, innuendoes and vague suggestions. As such, we never get a full picture of who this man really was or what made him tick. The...

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  • Samuel Beckett
    There are a couple of key themes worth considering in a discussion of Beckett's radio play Words and Music, written in 1961 and broadcast the following year. (Let's be sure not to confuse these...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    Beatty, who is well-read, dislikes the contradictory nature of books. But, like the devil who can quote scripture, Beatty manipulates excerpts from famous works to his advantage. Having told the...

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  • Caleb's Crossing
    There are many themes we could choose to discuss in Geraldine Brooks' novel Caleb's Crossing (2011.) These include the significance of names, the contrast between country life and city life, and...

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  • Year of Wonders
    As mentioned, the central theme of the novel is definitive female courage in the midst of adversity/tribulation. In a literary work, the setting often includes descriptions of the weather, central...

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  • Reference
    The Theban Saga is a collection of sagas, or legends, that focus on important events in mythology around the founding of Thebes, the major city in Boeotia, a region in mainland Greece, as well as...

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  • Year of Wonders
    The central theme can be expressed in a few different ways. One can be the resilience of the human spirit. In her book, Brooks particularly focuses on female courage. This central theme is mainly...

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  • Reference
    Narrative is an important concept in the work of Ricoeur. It is related primarily to the identity of the self and ethics, which treats of the relations between the self and Other. Indeed, for...

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  • History
    The good news is that your instructor gave you many options from which to choose. Now, you have to narrow your choices. First, Google each name on this list. Google always provides a Wikipedia...

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  • Reference
    Herakles (better known by his Roman name, Hercules) is a hero in ancient Greek mythology. He was the son of the god Zeus and Alcmene, a mortal woman. Zeus was a legendary adulterer. He had many...

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  • Reference
    The Trojan Saga refers to the events that led to the Trojan War, the events which occurred during the war, and the aftermath of the conflict. The Trojan War was a conflict between the Achaeans...

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  • Reference
    Hades and Elysium are both realms of the afterlife. Hades as a realm takes after the god Hades. Hades, the brother of Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Poseidon and Zeus, was the eldest son of Cronus, the...

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Every person will have a different answer to this question. A grandparent would not necessarily choose the same character as a grandchild and a professional athlete might empathize with a very...

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  • The Metamorphosis
    Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" tells the story of a young salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find he has been fully transformed into a large insect. The themes of alienation,...

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  • Reference
    Classical mythology has been a fertile source of artistic inspiration in the West for thousands of years. This is not surprising when one considers that Greek and Roman antiquity together provide...

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  • History
    The gods of ancient Greece were of an entirely different nature to deities in the monotheistic faiths such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam. To a large extent, they were created out of the...

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  • History
    There are many different stories the Greeks told about the creation of the cosmos and the early history of mankind. These stories are found in several different works and traditions and, as Paul...

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  • Maniac Magee
    The quote in the question isn't quite right in the text's actual wording. The quote can be found at the beginning of chapter 8. The kid who tattooed Giant John McNab's fastball for half a dozen...

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  • Reference
    "Push" and "pull" factors are usually associated with immigration. "Push" factors are the things that propel people to leave a place (religious persecution, economic downturn, famine) and "pull...

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  • Into the Wild
    In Chapter 4 of Into the Wild a ranger with the National Park Service in Nevada discovers Chris' mud-covered yellow Datsun parked on a dry riverbed. This is the car that Chris drove from Atlanta....

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  • The Color Purple
    In The Color Purple, Corrine is the woman who adopted Celie's children, Olivia and Adam, when Celie's stepfather sold them right after they were born. She is also the wife of Reverend Samuel. When...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus learns many important lessons while sailing home to Ithaca from Troy. The most significant lesson teaches Odysseus the dangers of hubris, or excessive pride in oneself. Odysseus...

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  • History
    There were several reasons why Thomas Jefferson believed it was important for the United States to control the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River was very important to western farmers. They...

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  • History
    In the Preamble section of the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers stated why they were issuing the Declaration of Independence. The Founding Fathers believed that when a group of...

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  • Health
    To many people, health is defined as simply being free from illness or injury. This is an overly simplistic definition of health. Health is more than not having a cold or a sprained ankle. More...

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  • Up from Slavery
    General Samuel Armstrong was the founder of Hampton Institute, which Booker T. Washington attended as a young man. Washington refers to Armstrong as a "great man" and "the noblest, rarest human...

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  • Harrison Bergeron
    The premise of Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron," is that in this futuristic society, everyone has become equal. Anyone who has an extraordinary talent or any kind of superior...

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  • Hamlet
    Feminist literary theory (or feminist literary criticism) revolves around the idea that literature reflects and shapes ideas about men and women and their roles in society. This form of criticism...

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  • History
    German traders have been involved in trade with West African peoples in the area that later became Cameroon since the late 1860s. The British presence dominated along the coast, but in the early...

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