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  • The Would-Be Gentleman
    A chief theme of Moliere's 1670 drama is to satirize or make fun of social pretensions. The plot pivots on the desire of the foolish bourgeois (middle-class) Monsieur Jourdain to rise in social...

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  • The Would-Be Gentleman
    The Would-Be Gentleman by Molière is a five-act play about a man who has received an inheritance and decides he wants to become a gentleman. According to the eNotes study guide on The Would Be...

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  • I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
    Here are some important quotes from the novel: "Abena, my mother, was raped by an English sailor on the deck of Christ the King one day in the year 16** while the ship was sailing for Barbados. I...

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  • I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
    This novel fills in the historical record by providing a firsthand account of the life of Tituba, the slave who was one of the first people to be accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts,...

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  • I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
    Main Characters: 1. Tituba: a biracial young woman born in Barbados (her mother was an African slave; her father, an English sailor, raped her mother). She is run off the plantation on which she...

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  • I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
    One of the themes of this novel is the dehumanizing effects of slavery. By allowing Tituba to tell her own life story, the author makes a powerful choice that restores some agency to this real-life...

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  • I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
    This book imagines the complete life of Tituba, the real life slave and historical figure who was one of the first people to be accused of witchcraft during the notorious Salem witch trials of...

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  • The Control of Nature
    I laughed. I laughed because I did not believe that we could stop Mother Nature. This quote perfectly describes the main thesis of the book. McPhee contends that human ingenuity is no match for...

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  • The Control of Nature
    The Control of Nature by journalist and nonfiction writer John McPhee was originally published in book form in 1989. It consists of three main sections, each of which initially appeared as a long...

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  • The Control of Nature
    Characters in The Control of Nature include the narrator and the people he meets as he explores various ways mankind has tried to control nature in America and Iceland. John McPhee is the author...

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  • The Control of Nature
    The themes of The Control of Nature by John McPhee include hubris, the efforts of man to control nature, and the overwhelming power of nature. Each of the three situations McPhee explores...

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  • The Control of Nature
    The Control of Nature by John McPhee is a non-fiction collection of three essays dealing with humanity’s attempts to control natural processes. The idea for the collection began in 1980, when...

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  • I Was Told to Come Alone
    Important quotes in I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet focus on the themes of the book, including Mekhennet's life as a reporter, the radicalization of young people, how anti-Muslim...

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  • I Was Told to Come Alone
    In I Was Told to Come Alone, Souad Mekhennet charts the rise of jihadi groups and discusses how different factors lead to radicalization. She argues that better cultural understanding between the...

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  • I Was Told to Come Alone
    The characters in I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet include the author herself, her family, her colleagues, and her interview subjects. Souad Mekhennet is the author, narrator, and the...

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  • I Was Told to Come Alone
    The themes of I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet include the roots of Islamic terrorism, the role of the media in pushing narratives, the causes of radicalization, and the problems of...

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  • I Was Told to Come Alone
    In I Was Told to Come Alone, Souad Mekhennet details her life as a journalist from her birth in Frankfurt to her work as a reporter in 2016. The book opens with her preparing for a meeting with an...

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  • The Little Prince
    Adults lack the imagination of children. This is shown at the beginning of the book, when the pilot shows the adults his picture of the elephant inside of the boa constrictor. The adults uniformly...

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  • The Fly
    The exact line is "[W]e cling to our last pleasures as the tree clings to its last leaves." Strictly speaking, this is a simile, not a metaphor. (Note the use of the word "as" being used for...

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  • Wings
    The early part of the play Wings deals with Emily's massive stroke and its deeply traumatic aftermath. As such, her connection to the outside world has been unceremoniously shattered. All of a...

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  • Utopia
    Thomas More's Utopia was a great success when it was first published in 1516. Although written in Latin, and therefore read only by a learned minority, it caught the temper of the times and proved...

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  • Pride and Prejudice
    If we were to take Mr. Bennet's punishment of Kitty seriously, then it would be a bit extreme. After Lydia runs away from Brighton with Mr. Wickham, Kitty tells her father that she would not...

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Huckleberry Finn is a satire from the very first word. The book opens with a "Notice" in which the reader is warned that "persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted;...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    There are historical allusions, mythological allusions, Biblical allusions, and literary allusions in Fahrenheit 451. These references serve to illuminate Bradbury's themes of censorship and...

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  • A Raisin in the Sun
    Walter and Beneatha's relationship is one between siblings. The relationship between siblings can be simultaneously loving and contentious. There are moments in the play that reflect this. The two...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    The story is set in the fictional small town of Maycomb, Alabama during the mid-1930s, which was a time when Jim Crow laws were enforced throughout the South. Jim Crow laws were state and local...

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  • 1984
    At the beginning of part 2, chapter 1, Winston is walking towards the men's restroom when the mysterious dark-haired girl wearing a sling stumbles in front of him. As Winston goes to help the girl...

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  • Anthem
    Equality is mostly motivated by the feeling that he has more potential to discover than his society allows him to do. His discovery of electricity is significant, as he knows, and he believes that...

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  • The Catcher in the Rye
    Towards the beginning of the novel, Holden Caulfield mentions that he is quite tall and has gray hair. Holden believes that his height and hair color make people think that he is older than he...

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  • Literature
    George Orwell's 1984 and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale are both set in dystopian future worlds in which the protagonists and the rest of their societies are controlled by the government....

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  • A Christmas Carol
    Scrooge was very close to his late sister, Fan. In fact, she was the only person in the whole world he was ever really close to. Unlike Ebenezer she was a sweet, gentle soul loved by all. We find...

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  • The Tempest
    The title of The Tempest has both literal and metaphorical significance. Literally, it refers to the storm, or tempest, whipped up by Prospero's magic to shipwreck the King of Naples and his crew....

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  • The Outsiders
    Darry is a good guardian and positive role model for Ponyboy and Soda for multiple reasons. Even though Darry is only twenty years old, he is a responsible, selfless person. Ponyboy mentions that...

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  • History
    The phrase "all men are created equal" comes from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. The phrase itself forms the basis for America's fight against English tyranny. The...

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  • History
    When it was clear that the weaknesses that existed in the plan of government created by the Articles of Confederation were harming the progress of the United States, a convention was held to...

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  • History
    One of the major causes of the Spanish-American War was yellow journalism. Cuban rebels were assaulting Spanish installations in the country in order to gain their independence. American...

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  • Science
    I'm not sure if this question is asking about how the first humans were made/appeared on Earth, or how a new human is produced. I'll answer the second option because the science is more concrete....

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  • "The Four Freedoms"
    The Four Freedoms speech was Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address. At this time, the United States had not entered World War II. Roosevelt recalled U.S. history from 1789 to 1914 because he...

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  • Reference
    Joan of Arc was formally burned for being a heretic. At her trial, she was arraigned on three indictments. The first was that she was a witch who had used magic. This was related to her confession...

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  • Wonder
    One of the hardest things for a student with disabilities to feel is normal. As the parent of a child with challenges, you want your child to feel as normal and accepted as possible. Augie's...

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  • Antigone
    Naturally, most people's sympathy would be with Antigone. She was the one who ultimately did the right thing by honoring her brother and, by extension, the gods. She is the play's tragic heroine,...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    Toward the beginning of the novel, Captain Beatty informs Montag that firemen are allowed to possess a book for twenty-four hours before they burn it on their own. However, if the fireman does not...

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  • History
    The coal miners of Briceville, Tennessee went on strike in 1891 in protest of poor wages and conditions. Although they weren't members of a labor union, they still had a history of downing tools...

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  • Casualty
    The first stanza of Heaney's poem is rife with compound words, or two words joined by a hyphen to create a new word. The subject of the poem is a "sure-footed," "dole-kept breadwinner" and puts on...

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  • History
    Nationalism is evident in a country exercising an extreme form of patriotism that is characterized by strong emphasis on advancing the nation’s interests. In this case, the country focuses its...

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  • Shakespeare's Sonnets
    The love described in Sonnet LXXV (75) is undoubtedly extant. While it may not be that love of a poet for his patron as is conveyed in this particular sonnet, the expression of love that is written...

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  • 1984
    To find proof of how the Proles are kept busy, let's take a look at their lifestyle. Notice, first of all, how the Party lets them live in their own districts, free from intervention and free from...

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  • Business
    The first factor is that services cannot be warehoused. In other words, if you are manufacturing paper towels and sell fewer than forecasted one week, you can warehouse the unsold inventory and...

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  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost's poem "Peck of Gold" looks back at his childhood in San Francisco and focuses on the dust that seemingly covered everything. In the poem, he uses the dust as both a symbol of the...

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  • History
    Your answer to this question must be guided by the course materials you have been provided. There is a very close connection between nationalism, imperialism, and scientific racism starting in the...

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