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  • Reference
    The Purpose of Government A lot of people wonder, what is the purpose of government? Why is it there, anyway? This is a good question because, even though many people think they know what the...

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  • Literature
    After Kevin rescues Max and Killer Kane is thrown in jail, the boys return to school, and the atmosphere around the school is drastically different. The two friends have become locally famous for...

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  • Literature
    Kennedy appeals to emotions in his audience (pathos) when he mentions "the graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe." Here, Kennedy reminds his audience of the...

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  • Discipline and Punish
    In Discipline and Punish, Foucault challenges the idea that the move from physical punishment to reforming a person through surveillance and psychological means—what Foucault calls...

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  • History
    If I understand you correctly, you want to know how Enlightenment ideas in the Magna Carta and the Mayflower Compact influenced the United States Constitution. You also mention the Bill of Rights,...

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  • Hills Like White Elephants
    There are many ways you could carry out an analysis of this story. The story's title and Jig's line, early in the story—"they look like white elephants," (describing the faraway hills)—present...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    In chapter 15, the Old Sarum bunch surrounds Atticus outside of the Maycomb jailhouse in an attempt to lynch Tom Robinson. While the men are circled around Atticus, Jem and Scout (accompanied by...

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  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
    In Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Luke Castellan is the son of one of the gods: Hermes. As a charming, likable, and seemingly upstanding boy with a talent for wielding a...

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  • Boys and Girls
    The unnamed narrator in Boys and Girls would be considered a round character (as opposed to a static character). Round characters tend to be complex, with compelling personalities. They have clear...

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  • The Rocking-Horse Winner
    In D.H. Lawrence's short story, "The Rocking Horse Winner," the problem is not really that the parents have too little money, it's that they perceive that they have too little money. It's a problem...

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  • The Weir
    Though this play, which includes people in a bar telling supernatural stories, does not involve a traditional protagonist or antagonist, the first three men in the bar—Jack, Brendan, and...

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  • Social Sciences
    In the article “Boomtown, Flood Town," written by the Texas Tribune and ProPublica, the main message is that the floods that have occurred recently in Houston will continue to occur unless there...

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  • The Handmaid's Tale
    Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale is narrated by Offred, a woman who is being kept as a "handmaid," or a class of females used for reproduction. This occurs in a world that has...

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  • A Passage to India
    The incident in the mosque in chapter 2 provides a very good illustration of how Forster handles narration, point of view, and perspective. While staying in a third-person omniscient narration, the...

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  • A Passage to India
    When Dr. Aziz approaches Old Callendar's house in chapter 2, his internal perspective becomes more evident. He knows that if he approaches the house in a tonga, a type of carriage, he might be...

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  • He Is More than a Hero
    Translated into English by Mary Barnard, this poem is one of the few we still have that was written by Sappho, one of history's most famous female poets. It is told from her own perspective. She...

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  • Literature
    I cannot really write a thesis statement for you, but I can suggest some potential lines of argument. Jasmine and the narrator are trying to negotiate the complicated passage to adulthood: they are...

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  • Animal Farm
    In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, it at first seems as if Snowball is the best writer. Then Snowball (for it was Snowball who was best at writing) ... He is the one who alters the name...

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  • Flannery O'Connor
    As a literary device, foreshadowing is used by an author to give readers a hint of what is to happen later in the story. Foreshadowing creates suspense and makes the reader interested to know more....

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  • History
    Slaves had no real autonomy. 'Autonomy' is the right of self-governance and self-determination, which can never really be granted to someone who is regarded as property. That said, some slaves did...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Atticus uses a simile when he says, "This case is as simple as black and white"—he makes a comparison between two unlike things using the word as. This statement is also ironic, because Atticus...

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  • Through the Tunnel
    Jerry's mother worries that she is too protective because she feels that she may be causing her son to feel obligated to be with her, a condition which can lead to his loss of independence. As a...

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  • Hatchet
    In the novel Hatchet, Brian Robeson's parents get a divorce, and he flies to visit his father, who is an engineer, in the Canadian oil fields. While Brian is flying from New York to Canada in a...

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  • Antigone
    In the play Antigone, Creon chooses to bury Eteocles with full military honors, while his brother's corpse lays decaying in an open field where carrion can feast on it. Creon decrees that anyone...

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  • Charles
    In this story, Charles is characterized by his countless incidents of bad behavior. On his first day, for example, he is "fresh" to the teacher and is punished as a result. Charles misbehaves...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    At the beginning of Chapter 8, Mrs. Radley dies, and Atticus visits her home to express his condolences. When Atticus returns home, Jem and Scout are anxiously waiting to ask him questions...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    Speaking is not the mere pronunciation of words. It entails meaning, prosody, cadence, timbre, and much more. Choice of words comes from the cognitive and intellectual acumen of each individual....

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  • Literature
    In Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado," Montresor wants to kill Fortunato in order to seek vengeance for the "insult" that Fortunato has dealt him. What exactly this insult...

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  • Macbeth
    In the extract, King Duncan is portrayed as a gracious monarch who looks after the welfare of his soldiers. When informed by his son Malcolm of the manner of the Thane of Cawdor's death, King...

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  • Business
    Certainly price could affect the change in demand for an iPod. Right now Apple has cornered the market when it comes to compact mobile listening technology, but you cannot discount competition from...

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  • History
    "Just Lather, That's All" is set in Columbia, the home country of its author, Hernando Tellez. Although we do not know the specific town, the story is told from the perspective of the narrator...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    Connell describes General Zaroff as having an aristocratic and cosmopolitan nature. Zaroff also has an affinity for the arts and the finer things in life, which is evident in his exquisitely...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    Suspense is generated in "The Most Dangerous Game" with skillfully crafted foreshadowing, atmosphere, characterization, incomplete actions, and sensory details. In the exposition of this story,...

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  • The Outsiders
    In chapter 3, Ponyboy lays on his back and speaks to Johnny about the country. Ponyboy mentions that he wishes to get out of the big town and live in the country with his family. He tells Johnny...

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  • Tuck Everlasting
    I believe that this question is asking about the book Tuck Everlasting. The Tuck family can not stay in one place for very long because other people would eventually become suspicious of the Tuck...

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  • The Ransom of Red Chief
    Bill and Sam choose Summit, Alabama as a location for the kidnapping because, within the time frame of this story, the Appalachian area in northern Alabama is remote and sparsely populated. Sam...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    "The Most Dangerous Game" is a short story written by Richard Connell, in which a man named Sanger Rainsford finds himself trapped on an island, being hunted by a fierce predator—another man....

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  • By the Waters of Babylon
    Narrative point of view is always an important choice to authors. "By the Waters of Babylon" makes use of a first person point of view. By having a first person narrator, the author is...

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  • Appointment in Samarra
    Appointment in Samarra is set right between the end of the Jazz Age and the beginning of the Depression. As the Roaring Twenties came to an end, the country sank into the despair brought about by...

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  • Appointment in Samarra
    The climax of the story takes place in chapter 6, on the night of Christmas at the Stage Coach. All the main characters in the story converge in this scene as if to enable, and also witness,...

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  • Appointment in Samarra
    Julian is the thirty-year-old protagonist of the novel. A member of the WASP elite of Gibbsville, Julian is the head of a car dealership but isn’t really cut out for business. He is married to...

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  • Appointment in Samarra
    The title of the book introduces fate as a theme by referring to the old Mesopotamian tale of a man who confronts the inevitability of his own destiny. The man’s time to die has come, and he...

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  • Appointment in Samarra
    Appointment in Samarra is about the events in the last three days of Julian English’s life. Julian is a well-to-do white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant man living in a small Pennsylvania town in 1930....

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  • Divergent
    In the story, Tris sheds her shy, awkward image for a warrior persona in the space of a short period. Although the transformation is impressive, Tris’s account of her experiences demonstrates...

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  • Divergent
    Generally, the movie is less focused on visual violence, and there is less emphasis on the romance between Four and Tris. As the movie is rated PG-13, the director, Neil Burger, opted to highlight...

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  • Divergent
    When Tris accuses Four of nicking her ear on purpose, he cryptically retorts, "You know, I’m getting a little tired of waiting for you to catch on!” Although Four does not directly address...

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  • Divergent
    Roth's Chicago is ruled by a government that claims to have identified the five essential components of virtuous character. The city's leaders tout the effectiveness of their segregated society,...

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  • Divergent
    Family is central to the Divergent story. In the book, Roth examines how family dynamics affect the heroine, her allies, and her enemies. During Visiting Day, Tris notes that Drew’s and Molly's...

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  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
    The answer to this question is up to you, but it can be argued that, in the end, Laila had a happier life than Meggie because Laila is ultimately reunited with her former boyfriend, Tariq. There...

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  • Richard III
    a) Tyrrell's soliloquy highlights the themes of good versus evil, ambition, and the corrupting influence of power. The monologue marks a turning point in the story. In having the young princes...

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