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  • Literature
    The parents in Bradbury's "The Veldt" are good, well-meaning people who love their children. However, they have made some mistakes. First, they believed they could buy their way to a happy family...

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  • Lady Murasaki Shikibu
    Lady Murasaki Shibiku was a Japanese novelist that lived in the tenth and eleventh centuries during what was called the Heian Period. After the death of her husband, the imperial family brought...

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  • Reference
    As well as being the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell also achieved considerable renown as an educator of the deaf. His own wife was deaf and so he had a deep understanding of the...

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  • Religion
    This question sounds like it is asking about gambling addiction; therefore, the answer can't be "well, just stop gambling." Gambling, as an addiction, is an "impulse-control disorder." A person...

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  • Science
    The repeating sequence of physical and chemical properties among the elements, when they were listed in order of increasing atomic mass, was what led to the creation of the Periodic Table of the...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Animal Farm, the pigs start walking upright in the final chapter of the story and there are a couple of possible explanations for this. Firstly, the pigs have devoted a lot of time and effort to...

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  • Arts
    We'll never know the answer to that question, because the first painter existed long before written history. In 2012, a discovery was made in caves in Spain of paintings showing a red sphere,...

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  • The Hunger Games
    Katniss Everdeen is the heroine of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Katniss is a teenage girl living in District 12 of Panem, a dystopian version of the United States. In the first...

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  • Reference
    In "The Canterville Ghost," the twins play a number of tricks on the ghost. Here are some examples: In Chapter Three, the twins attack the Canterville ghost with their pea shooters. Later in this...

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  • The Help
    The Help is set in the early 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights struggle. The struggle was long and hard, inevitably so, given that it sought to challenge white supremacy in the South...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    To answer this question, take a look at the conversation between George and Slim in Chapter Three. To Slim, George describes Lennie as being "dumb as hell" but notes that he "ain't crazy" nor is he...

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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Despite warning of danger and obstacles set by the house elf Dobby, Harry returns to Hogwarts for his second year by Weasley’s flying car after spending part of his summer with the Dursleys and...

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  • Miss Brill
    In Katherine Mansfield's slice of life story entitled "Miss Brill," clothing is reflective of social class and age, thus symbolizing an era. Interestingly, the descriptions and symbolism of the...

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  • A Time To Kill
    At the beginning of the novel, a heinous crime is committed by two white men: Pete Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. They kidnap ten-year-old Tonya Hailey who is walking along the gravel road on her way...

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  • Literature
    I assume you are referring to the death scene of Julius Caesar in the eponymous play by Shakespeare. In this play, in Act 3, Scene 1, Caesar remarks to the Soothsayer at the opening of the scene...

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  • Pride and Prejudice
    In chapter 27 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Gardiner asks Elizabeth about Miss King, who is now Wickham's love interest. Wickham, who was presumably courting Elizabeth before, is now...

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  • History
    The president that was responsible for completing the Louisiana Purchase was Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson was concerned that without American control of the port of New Orleans our trade...

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  • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
    Montmorency is the dog in the story. He is a small Fox Terrier, and he provides ample comic relief during the story. The question asks about the degree to which the dog provides humor to the story....

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  • Reference
    Joan of Arc was an immensely brave young woman. She fought courageously on the field of battle, leading a whole army at a time when war was considered man's work and opportunities for women outside...

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  • History
    The Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. Many people thought it would be a shorter conflict. One reason why the Civil War lasted four years is that the South had better military generals than the North...

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  • History
    In September 1931, Japan used railway explosion as an excuse to invade China. By February 1932, Japan had conquered the whole area and established their own government there named Manchukuo....

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  • The Masque of the Red Death
    Prince Prospero from "The Masque of the Red Death" would make a great friend for a number of reasons. Firstly, being a friend of the prince means that you would be saved from the "Red Death"...

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  • To Build a Fire
    The use of light as a symbol is a crucial element in "To Build a Fire." The story is set during twilight, that time between the daylight hours and night-time. The absence of the sun is essential to...

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  • History
    Sources are split on what the working title was for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speech, but one thing's for certain: the speech wasn't christened "I Have a Dream" until after King...

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  • Flaubert's Parrot
    It can be argued that this passage encapsulates the postmodernist theme of many realities. Post-modernists question the dominance of the grand narrative. They argue that since the human experience...

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  • History
    Napoleon Bonaparte is undoubtedly one of the greatest military commanders in history. He ascended from a civilian to the top of the political ladder and conquered nearly all of Europe during his...

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  • History
    The First Opium War was a conflict between Britain and China, at that time ruled by the Qing dynasty, over questions of trade and sovereignty. It took place between 1839 and 1842. At the height of...

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  • History
    Constantine XI Palaiologos was the last emperor of the Byzantine Empire. He began his political career as the ruler of the southern Byzantine principality of Morea. At that time, the Byzantine...

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  • Arts
    A critical appreciation is a written work that examines and evaluates a piece of literature from a discerning and critical point of view. Basically, it's something written by a reader that...

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  • The Merchant of Venice
    In act 3, scene 2, Portia gives Bassanio a ring to solidify their marriage and tells him that if he ever gives it away, then their love is doomed. Nerissa also gives Gratiano a ring, and he...

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  • Shooting an Elephant
    One could argue that Orwell is more of a victim than he is an oppressor throughout the short story. As a British police officer, Orwell represents the imperialist authority that oppresses the...

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  • Law and Politics
    One role interest groups play in modern democracy is to lobby elected officials to support policies that the interest group supports. For example, the National Rifle Association will lobby Congress...

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  • Law and Politics
    The Bill of Rights is very important. After the Constitution was written, it had to be ratified by nine of the thirteen states in order to become the new plan of government. Since the Constitution...

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  • Literature
    Kafka is known for his contributions to the theater of the absurd, and The Warden of the Tomb, a relatively unknown one-act drama, with its unclear structure, ambiguous time period and setting, and...

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  • How It Feels to Be Colored Me
    Zora Neale Hurston's "How it Feels to be Colored Me" is an exuberant statement about individual identity. As such, Hurston does not want to be weighed down by events or circumstances outside of her...

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  • The Story of an Hour
    The limited setting seems to echo the limitations imposed by the institution of marriage on Louise Mallard. The narrator says that Louise's face has lines that "bespoke repression and even a...

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  • Math
    Different people will find different topics "interesting", but here are some ideas: (1) Biographies: There are a large number of interesting people who have contributed to mathematics. There are...

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  • Francis Bacon Essays
    In “Of Superstition” Bacon primarily argues that the practices of Roman Catholicism are something to be avoided. He refers to these practices, including “sensual rites” and too much...

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  • Literature
    Scout's attitude towards ghosts are summed up at the end of the novel, when she selects a ghost story to read with Atticus. At the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, in Chapter 31, Scout goes to bed...

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  • Black Beauty
    After the mistress falls ill, the doctor tells the Gordons that they must move to a warmer climate. Consequently, Merrylegs, Ginger, and Beauty are sold to Lord W---- at Earls Hall; he is a friend...

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  • History
    President Lincoln does not directly reference slavery in the Gettysburg Address. He alludes to it when he speaks of the United States as a nation "conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the...

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  • Literature
    In the story, Edward Bloom is, of course, William's father. Throughout his life, Edward had always seemed like a man of mythic and heroic proportions to William. Like every young boy, William...

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  • History
    One major theme of Gordon Wood's Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early American Republic, 1789-1815 is the emergence of republicanism in American political culture. Wood argues that...

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  • Reference
    The Glamour Era of Hollywood, or the Golden Age, took place during the 1930s. In the nearly 100 years that have passed since this time period, societal roles for women have changed significantly....

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  • A Sound of Thunder
    Bradbury does not accurately describe scientific principles in this story or in most of his work. He is a poetic storyteller more than a wonkish, nuts-and-bolts sci-fi writer. He uses fantasy...

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  • As You Like It
    The contrast between court and country in As You Like It is a stark one. The country, in the shape of the Forest of Arden, is a place of banishment for good people. They are typically victims of...

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  • As You Like It
    Acting and artifice are key tenets of As You Like It, a play whose plot is driven by themes of concealment, and whose romances come about as a result of characters adapting, inhabiting, and...

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  • Paradise of the Blind
    The action in Paradise of the Blind is set against the backdrop of Communist Vietnam. Hang, the protagonist, is a young lady who grew up in the slums of Hanoi and is now making her way to Moscow to...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    There are several characters throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird that have integrity and dignity. Atticus Finch embodies both character traits and demonstrates his integrity and dignity...

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  • Tuck Everlasting
    Winnie and Miles have completely different perspectives on life because Winnie is mortal while Miles is immortal. Winnie therefore has a much greater respect for the value of life. Miles, on the...

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