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  • The Awakening
    You ask what a literary foil is, which characters serve as foils in the text, and what their relationships with Edna might illuminate. To begin, a foil is a character who possesses traits that...

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  • The Gift of the Magi
    Whenever Della speaks to Jim, she has a tendency to say a lot, all at once, before giving him an opportunity to respond. In fact, she often asks a question and then continues making statements...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    Mildred need helps when Montag gets home because, as implied by the once full pill now being empty, she had taken a full bottle of sleeping pills. Hope this helps!

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  • Macbeth
    Macbeth begins his letter to his wife, Lady Macbeth, with a description of his encounter with the Weird Sisters. The "they" he refers to when he says, "'They met me in the day of success, and I...

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  • Social Sciences
    First, let us discuss neocolonialism. The term was first coined by Kwame Nkrumah (a politician and scholar from Ghana). In a nutshell, Nkrumah believes that neocolonialism refers to how former...

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  • Harrison Bergeron
    Georges reasoning for trying not to cheat is that he thinks that if he starts doing it everyone will start doing it and as a result, they might be cast back into the dark ages where everyone is...

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  • Cry, the Beloved Country
    The irony of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is that its most famous passage, the part where he relates his "dream," was actually extemporaneous. However, it is the most relevant...

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  • Ruth Rendell
    It is possible to approach the expression "brutal ugliness" as one that foreshadows the ending. In the story, Barry contrasts the "brutal ugliness" of the girl with the attractiveness of the man...

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  • Salvation
    "Salvation," by Langston Hughes, is actually a short excerpt from his autobiography, The Big Sea. Autobiography is generally considered a genre of nonfiction; it discusses real people and claims to...

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  • Son of the Revolution
    Son of the Revolution is not a novel, but it certainly reads like one. It is a fascinating, searing, and, at times, deeply tragic firsthand account of the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution in...

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  • Ruth Rendell
    Mystery author Ruth Rendell is a masterful writer of plot twists. She knows exactly how to make everything seem obvious, right up until the very last moment. In her short story "The Wrong...

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  • We the Animals
    The central motif of We The Animals is the depiction of children as animals. A secondary motif broadens the original one to include all humans in the story. In this particular "animal farm," some...

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  • Math
    Given that a funnel is in the shape of a cone with radius = r= 5 inch height = h= 20 inch We know that the volume of the cone is given by the formula: `Volume=V=\frac{1}{3}\pi r^2 h` i.e....

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  • Langston Hughes
    "Let America Be America Again" was written by African American poet Langston Hughes (1902–1967), one of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance. The poem discusses the United States as a...

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  • The Uses of Enchantment
    In his book Uses of Enchantment, Bettleheim argued that rather than keeping children away from the harsh realities revealed in fairy tales, they should be exposed to them. Bettleheim argued that...

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    One of the most important rules that Bruno must follow at home is to never enter his father's office. Bruno's father is a high-ranking Nazi commandant, who conducts business from his home office...

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  • Winter Dreams
    Fitzgerald's story in many ways prefigures The Great Gatsby because Dexter possesses many of the same yearnings that Jay Gatsby does. Both men are outsiders who find a way into the worlds they...

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  • History
    Appeasement was the name given to the policy taken by France and Britain toward Adolf Hitler's regime during the late 1930s in the period right before WWII. Both Britain and France believed that if...

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  • Racism in Literature
    To understand literary fiction, a reader must understand the different thought processes of varied characters. Tragedies are impossible to grasp unless one understands the conflicting desires that...

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  • This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
    Without question, there are differences between Victor and Thomas-Builds-the-Fire. --Thomas maintains more of his Indian identity than Victor does. Thomas-Builds-the-Fire lives on the reservation,...

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  • History
    Joan of Arc was a woman of faith, filled with conviction that so compelled her to take action in a culture and time of a seemingly unending, generational war. She was born in 1412 during The...

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  • The Crucible
    In act 3, John Proctor comes to the court with a deposition containing nearly a hundred signatures of people who are willing to serve as character witnesses for Elizabeth Proctor, Martha Corey, and...

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  • History
    Leonardo da Vinci is primarily famous as a Renaissance artist. He is especially remembered for two works of art: Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. However, he is also important as an overall genius,...

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  • History
    Indulgences were a theological principle of forgiveness and punishment in the Catholic Church. In its original form, an Indulgence was a way of escaping punishment in the afterlife for one's sins....

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  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
    Percy and Grover travel back to New York City by plane. This may seem like a bit of an anticlimax, but it's actually significant. Percy is a half-blood son of the "big three" gods, entangling him...

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  • Old Man at the Bridge
    The old man at the bridge left his home in San Carlos because his town was under attack. In the story, the old man tells the narrator that he was told by the army captain to leave. Apparently, San...

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  • Harrison Bergeron
    All of the characters in Harrison Bergeron struggle to a certain degree. The people in society who have anything special to brag of (beauty, brains, strength, etc.) are forced to handicap...

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  • The Crucible
    Rebecca Nurse enters Betty Parris's bedroom, seeing the sick child, she is a calming, commonsensible influence, and just her mere presence seems to comfort the child. When Mr. Putnam asks if she'll...

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  • A Retrieved Reformation
    If I read you correctly, you are asking about the reason Jimmy had negative feelings about his actions. For our answer, let us refer to the letter Jimmy sent his friend two weeks before his...

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  • History
    The case of Fletcher v Peck (1810) culminated in a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. For the first time ever, the Court ruled that a state law was unconstitutional. This was a...

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  • Literature
    When Tessie Hutchinson hears that her husband, Bill, has drawn the slip of paper that means someone in his family will be sacrificed in the next round of the drawing, Tessie protests to the...

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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    This question could be referring to two possible points in the story. It depends on exactly which parts of the story a reader considers a part of the resolution. The biggest plot twist occurs...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    It's not entirely clear why Lennie would be described as "kind." He certainly has a gentle, child-like quality to him. But that's because he appears to have the mental age of a child, whereas...

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  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips
    When Ralston suggest that Chips should retire, it's a total surprise. Chips has never liked Ralston. He feels that he's more of a hyper-efficient bureaucrat than a teacher, certainly not a molder...

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  • Literature
    Situational irony takes place when actions have an opposite effect from what was originally intended. In "The Necklace" Mathilde, despite her relatively lowly station in life thinks herself so much...

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  • Literature
    The resolution of a story takes place after the climax. It is the part of the story where the conflict comes to an end. In Kate Chopin's "Désirée's Baby," the resolution comes after Désirée...

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  • Julius Caesar
    The most prominent leadership quality in Brutus is his fierce and selfless loyalty to his country. He is more loyal to the republic of Rome than to Caesar. It is for the good of Rome that he will...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    When Romeo sees Juliet on the balcony overlooking her garden after the big party at the Capulets' house, he tells her, With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls,For stony limits cannot...

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  • History
    Julius Caesar's most famous accomplishments were on the battlefield. He successfully invaded Gaul, present-day France and Belgium. This is important because the tribes there attacked Rome....

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    In Harper Lee's famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the main character, Scout, is very young. In chapter 14 of the book, she asks her father, the lawyer Atticus Finch, to explain what rape is after...

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  • Reference
    Like any respectable matriarch of the time, Mrs. Bennet is keen to ensure that her daughters are married off as soon as possible to a "single man in possession of a good fortune." Her relationship...

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  • History
    Alexander the Great's main impact on Eastern civilization was that, by conquering the Persian Empire, he introduced Greek civilization and culture into east Asia (and the other way around). Greek...

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  • The Vicar of Wakefield
    To a large extent, both Olivia and Sophia reflect the characteristics of their father. They are fundamentally kind, decent, and respectable people, but they have their faults and are prone to...

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  • The Yellow Wallpaper
    By the time the narrator references a person named "Jane" in the final lines of the story, she believes herself to be the woman in the wallpaper. The narrator also talks about the bed that will...

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  • Social Sciences
    The effects of the slave trade were numerous and enduring. They are, arguably, still being felt in our present day. The two most important effects to consider are economic and cultural. The New...

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  • History
    Hammurabi’s Code is one of the oldest comprehensive set of laws governing ancient society. King Hammurabi ruled Babylon from 1792–1750 BCE and expanded the smaller city-state into a...

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  • History
    The Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, was one of a number of agencies set up by President Roosevelt under the New Deal to help tackle the chronic economic problems of the Great Depression. More...

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  • History
    Although the Assyrians and Sumerians both lived in ancient Mesopotamia, they are not the same. The Sumerians lived in southern Mesopotamia beginning around 4000 BCE and were one of the first...

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  • History
    Great Britain was successful in industrializing for many reasons. Geography and geology played a major part in their success. Britain was fortunate enough to be sitting on large coal deposits...

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  • Literature
    For a thorough exploration of this question, it might be helpful to consult the two-volume work, The Enlightenment by the late historian Peter Gay. Gay's thesis hinges on the notion that the...

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