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• The Taming of the Shrew
While this point is debated among scholars, a strong case can be made that Petruchio comes to love Kate. Admittedly, Petruchio comes to Padua, in his own words, "to wive it wealthily," (Act I,...

• A Theory of Justice
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• Medea
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• Born a Crime
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• Literature
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• A Doll's House
A Doll's House clearly contains both Feminist and Marxist themes, which intersect from the very beginning. As soon as Nora returns home at the beginning of Act I, she calls to Torvald to show him...

• History
Among the numerous arguments that plantation owners in the U.S. South offered to rationalize the continued enslavement of their fellow human beings, many of those arguments were based on economic,...

• Hamlet
Resilience is an ability to recover from and adapt in a positive way to adverse circumstances and situations. In Sophocles's Oedipus Rex, Oedipus doesn't show resilience as much as he shows a...

• Dante's Inferno
In Canto XXII of Dante’s Inferno, Virgil and Dante witness hypocrites meeting their punitive fates in the Eighth Circle of Hell. A hypocrite is a person who publicly professes and displays virtues,...

• Math
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• Math
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• Reference
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• A Rose for Emily
In Faulkner's classic short story "A Rose for Emily," Miss Emily Grierson is portrayed as an eccentric, mentally unstable recluse, who allows time to pass her by and symbolically represents the...

• Law and Politics
The politics of science fiction universes often serve as a warning about the potential negative impacts of our contemporary politics, or as a positive model of what our world could one day be like....

• Nicomachean Ethics
The answers to these questions are to be found in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Book 1, Chapter 9. The page number will vary according to the text you are using, but the chapter is so short that...

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• Through the Tunnel
Before I help you make some inferences about how survival traits connect to Doris Lessing’s short story, I feel like I should review what it means to “infer.” When you “infer,” you form a...

• Dante's Inferno
In the first canto of the Inferno, Dante is driven off his path by a she-wolf. It is then that he meets the Roman poet Virgil, who is to guide him through the underworld. Virgil warns Dante to...

• Pablo Neruda
In Pablo Neruda's love poem, "If You Forget Me," the author uses beautiful metaphors to attempt to tell his lover that he will forget her if she forgets him, at the same instant this might happen....

• The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse
In "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse," the boys unexpectedly meet with John Byro when they are returning the horse to the vineyard one morning. Mourad tells Aram that he will do the talking...

• History
It is important to note that Greek and Roman domestic spaces were not the same, that both developed chronologically and geographically (more so in the case of Roman houses), and that they varied...

• Law and Politics
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• Nicomachean Ethics
When Aristotle says the part about “adventitious charm,” that seems to connect to his idea that the noble and the virtuous find so much pleasure in their life as it is that they have “no further...

• Araby
"Araby" is very much a story about disappointed hopes, letting go of childish fantasy, and learning that the world does not bend or change for one person's dreams. In his attempt to get to Araby,...

• Law and Politics
The term "third party" may refer either to the party that is literally third in terms of polling or membership, or figuratively to all parties which are not one of the two dominant parties in a...

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• A Rose for Emily
In William Faulkner's celebrated short story "A Rose for Emily," Miss Emily Grierson's home is located on what had been the "most select street" in Jefferson. Miss Emily resides in a lavishly...

• Dante's Inferno
The generally accepted understanding of canto is a single unit in the separation of a poem into sections. The word is derived from the Latin word cantus meaning “song” and subsequently from the...

• Dante's Inferno
The historic Dante is dead. He died in 1321. However, the character Dante in The Divine Comedy is not dead. This can be confusing because he travels to places we associate with the afterlife: hell,...

• Dante's Inferno
There are a few common ways to understand Dante's use of the word "shade," which is translated from the Italian "ombra." This can mean, literally, a shadow or the shade cast by an object, but for...

• Dante's Inferno
When Dante encounters Bertrand de Born in the ninth circle of hell, the troubadour exclaims: Così s'osserva in me lo Contrapasso. Longfellow translates this as "Thus is observed in me the...

• The Possibility of Evil
Miss Strangeworth is a complex character. The entire story is actually about the difference between appearance and reality in this woman's character. On the surface she appears to be a kindly,...

• Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda's "If You Forget Me" is the quintessential love poem. It is beautiful. The author's use of imagery is a powerful tool in driving home his dedication to the woman he loves. There are...

• Math
Suppose we are speaking about polynomials with real coefficients and real variable. Such a polynomial has the form p ( x ) = a x^4 + b x^3 + c x^2 + d x +  e where a , b , c , d and e are fixed...

• The Red Convertible
A static character is one that does not change throught a story. A dynamic character is one that does grow and change, and learn, throughout that story. Usually main characters like Lyman...

• Dante's Inferno
Dante portrays Satan (also called Lucifer or Dis) as having a body and appearance frightening to Dante. Dante first sees Satan's gigantic body rising obscured by mists in the distance at the bottom...

• A Rose for Emily
Roses are flowers that are often associated with love and lovers, as lovers often give roses as tokens of their feelings. Poor Emily Grierson never seems to have experienced such a real, romantic...

• Dante's Inferno
In Canto 11 of the Inferno, Virgil explains to Dante some of the reasoning behind the layout of hell and, in particular, how the sins are ranked in order of iniquity. He tells Dante why even...

• Dante's Inferno
Inferno is the first cantica of the famed allegorical epic poem The Divine Comedy, which was written by one of the most influential Italian poets—Dante Alighieri. The poem consists of three parts:...

• Dante's Inferno
Dante the character adores Virgil even before the two meet. An admirer of his epic poems and his sense of virtue and reason, Dante regards Virgil as a mentor figure, going as far as to call him "my...

• The Martian
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• A Rose for Emily
Miss Emily comes from a privileged family, and the townspeople expect her to therefore behave in certain ways. Because her family has always enjoyed financial success and the respect of the town,...

• To Kill a Mockingbird
Arthur (Boo) Radley is a central symbolic figure in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. He represents mockingbirds, actually, because he never makes trouble for anyone; he never hurts anyone; and,...

• Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno was published in 1314, during the Renaissance. As such, it is a masterpiece of Christian humanism, merging Christian theology with classical literature and thought. Dante wrote The...

• A Rose for Emily
Emily Grierson is a symbol of the Old South and its stubbornness to die in the face of modernity. The townspeople certainly consider Emily to be as much. When she dies, many come to her funeral...

• Dante's Inferno
Inferno is a 14th century epic poem written by famed Italian writer Dante Alighieri; it is the first part or cantica of his popular narrative poem The Divine Comedy, the other two being Purgatorio...

• A Rose for Emily
In the first sentence of "A Rose for Emily," Faulkner's unnamed narrator says that everyone in Jefferson came to her funeral, and makes a distinction between the reasons the man and the women had...

• A Rose for Emily
This is a common question, and readers of this gothic short story have speculated on Emily Grierson's mental illness since the story was written. Since her symptoms are only hinted about in the...