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  • Young Goodman Brown
    The short answer is that we don't really know whether what Goodman Brown saw was real or if he simply imagined it. At the witches' meeting, he tells his wife, Faith, to resist the Devil, but...

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia
    Lucy first comes back from Narnia at the beginning of chapter 3. She is wonderfully excited about her recent adventure, and she assures her siblings that she is just fine. They wonder what she is...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Calpurnia's relationship to Scout is somewhat ambiguous. On the one hand, Calpurnia is a strong character, a mother figure to Scout—something Scout very much needs in her life. At the same time,...

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  • The Masque of the Red Death
    It is significant that the seventh chamber is the westernmost room because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and the course of a day is often symbolic of a human life span. This...

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  • History
    Medicine in the seventeenth century was relatively scary; without a sound scientific understanding of the human body, receiving medical treatment from a doctor could usually do more harm than good....

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    There are a number of similarities between the technology of our world and that of Fahrenheit 451. Firstly, although we do not have TV walls such as those in Montag's parlor, television is a deeply...

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  • Reference
    If a society or a company didn't have laws/rules against discrimination, that society would probably have more people actively discriminating against people. Not everybody is going to...

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  • Reference
    The short stories "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Shell of Sense" by Olivia Howard Dumbar share the main theme of lacking control; in the stories, characters are unable...

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  • The Wreck of the Deutschland
    The poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland" by Gerard Manley Hopkins includes the phrase tell men and women. The word "tall" doesn't appear in that stanza. The line occurs in the second part of the...

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  • The Crucible
    After Deputy Governor Danforth tells John Proctor that Elizabeth, John's wife, has declared that she is pregnant, and that she is saved at least a year as a result, John explains that his friends'...

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  • The Nine Tailors
    In The Nine Tailors, Cranton tells most of his story near the end of the book. I am assuming that you are referring to his and Deacon's original stories at their trial for the theft of the...

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  • Silver Water
    Just to give you a push in the right direction, Amy Bloom is the author of "Silver Water" and is not a character in the story. Because the short story is sometimes presented or printed as "Amy...

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  • The Fall of the House of Usher
    In Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," both of the Ushers—Roderick and Madeline—are strange, and they also seem to have an odd relationship with each other. The story implies that the...

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  • Reference
    The reason we study myths is that they can reveal much about the culture that generated them. More specifically, myths help explain how people viewed the world. This includes the things they...

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  • Literature
    Randy Bragg is running for a seat in the Florida State Senate. It's the 1950s and Florida is still very much part of the Old South. As such, there's a strong climate of racial prejudice, one widely...

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  • History
    Your answer can be found in Leon Trotsky's The History of the Russian Revolution. I've provided a link to his book below. In his book, Trotsky explains what distinguished Russia from the other...

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    Phenomenology is a forbiddingly complex subject, so let's try and keep things as simple as possible. Husserl's phenomenology, in the broadest possible terms, is Cartesian. What this means is that...

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  • Grendel
    Grendel is a monster. No, really, he is. He's also the narrator of the novel bearing his name, which tells the Beowulf story from his perspective. The story is written in first-person prose, which...

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  • Reference
    "It’s okay… We aren’t in the same class. Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too." Ponyboy speaks these words to Cherry Valance in Chapter 3 after he, Two-Bit, and Johnny...

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  • Among the Hidden
    In the book, Jen describes the city as boring. Both Jen and Luke are the third children in their families, which means that they have to hide from the Population Police. In the story, Luke is...

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  • A Raisin in the Sun
    The Younger family is a poor, working-class family striving to live together in tenement housing in the South Side of Chicago in the early 1960s. A lack of money has left them with a lack of space....

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Scout has several weaknesses throughout the novel, which primarily pertain to her childhood innocence and inability to control her emotions. Towards the beginning of the novel, Scout has trouble...

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  • History
    French West Africa existed from 1895 to 1959 and included the areas of modern-day Senegal, Togo, Dahomey, Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), Mali, Niger, Guinea, and Mauritania. In the fifteenth...

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  • A Farewell to Arms
    A code hero, or a Hemingway hero, is an archetypal character that crops up regularly in Hemingway's work. Even people who have never actually read any Hemingway have a good idea of what his stock...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Orwell's book, the dogs and pigs form an exclusive group after Snowball's ouster. The new pig leader, Napoleon, is never seen without his army of nine ferocious dogs. We must remember that...

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  • History
    According to figures from Australia’s Best City, based on the 2011 Australian census, 80% of Australians reside in a coastal strip from Cairns all the way down to Adelaide. This large percentage...

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  • The Leap
    In Louise Erdrich's short story, the daughter's account of her mother is categorized by the woman's leaps throughout her life. Anna Avalon has two literal, physical leaps: When she was part of the...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    In chapter 20, Dolphus Raymond befriends Scout and Dill outside of the courtroom and offers Dill a sip of Coca-Cola from his brown brag. Initially, Scout and Dill are surprised at the fact that...

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  • The Handmaid's Tale
    In the Bible, Martha is chastised by Jesus for worrying over things that are unimportant. When Jesus comes, Martha chooses to try to prepare for him, busying herself about the house and fretting...

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  • Reference
    The nativist theory of language development is based on biological factors. This perspective states that humans are "wired" with the innate ability to develop language. Noam Chomsky, a strong...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    The cause of Rainsford's change is that he goes from being the hunter to being the hunted. At the beginning of the story, Rainsford shows zero care for the animals that he hunts. He feels that...

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  • Life of Pi
    Yann Martel's Life of Pi is chock full of metaphors, so I will focus on religious and animal metaphors in this post. Religious Metaphors: 1. "In a second everyone was laughing. It fell away as we...

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  • History
    While destroying property or threatening tax collectors were methods used by the Sons of Liberty, a much more common and popular method of protesting British taxation was boycotting. By wearing...

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  • History
    There were several reasons why the Declaration of Independence was written. One reason was to inform the world that the colonists were declaring their independence from Great Britain, and they were...

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  • History
    Hammurabi was the sixth king of the Amorite First Dynasty of Babylon. He reigned from 1792 BCE to 1750 BCE. He inherited the throne from his father who was called Sin-Muballit. Under Hammurabi’s...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    The reader knows Mayella Ewell is lonely because of the testimony at the trial of Tom Robinson. As Tom gives his testimony, Scout realizes that Mayella, the woman accusing Tom of rape, is...

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  • Edgar Allan Poe
    The narrator of "The Cask of Amontillado" is Montresor, who claims to have suffered many times, greatly but quietly, at the hands of Fortunato. Finally, he resolves to seek revenge on Fortunato...

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  • History
    In canto 3, as Dante and Virgil approach the gates of Hell, Dante asks Virgil what the inscription above the gates means. It says, "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here." Dante is understandably...

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  • Science
    Neutrons do not have any charge on them and hence are neutrally charged. In comparison, protons are positively charged and electrons are negatively charged. Neutrons are present in the nucleus of...

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  • The Masque of the Red Death
    To answer this question, take a look at the second paragraph of the story. The narrator states that Prince Prospero invites a "thousand hale and light-hearted friends" drawn from the ranks of the...

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  • Reference
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a book about a young boy and his family taking up residence near a concentration camp. The young boy, Bruno, develops a friendship with a Jewish boy named Shmuel,...

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  • The Outsiders
    In chapter 4, Ponyboy and Johnny arrive at Buck Merrill's place to consult with Dally on what they should do next. Dally gives Pony and Johnny clothes, money, and a gun before explaining to them...

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  • Chinua Achebe
    Chinua Achebe received numerous literary awards over the course of his long and successful writing career. He won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2010 for his collection of autobiographical...

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  • Hamlet
    In act 2, scene 2, Polonius tells the king and queen, Hamlet's uncle—now his stepfather—and mother that the cause of Hamlet's madness is his love for Ophelia, a love that Polonius would not let...

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  • Business
    Bill Gates has demonstrated utilitarianism in his business decision making processes, which have been viewed to maximize benefits for the company without extreme negative impacts on those involved...

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  • The Call of the Wild
    In chapter 2, Buck experiences his first night in the harsh winter environment of the Canadian wilderness. Buck initially attempts to sleep on top of the snow but cannot withstand the cold wind...

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  • History
    Most imperial powers in the 19th and early 20th century employed several levels of of colonial administration, and the benchmark tended to be the numbers and the level of involvement of the settler...

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  • History
    The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution states as follows: Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been...

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  • History
    I am going to answer this question based on the assumption that you mean William Tecumseh Sherman, Union general during the Civil War. Sherman was one of the most prominent generals of the Western...

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  • History
    The chief advantage of incumbency is that of name recognition. An incumbent running for re-election no longer has to go through the long, arduous, expensive business of trying to establish their...

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