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  • History
    During World War II, Singapore served as a major British naval base. Because they were British colonies, both Australia and India supplied troops to the British army, and many of served in the...

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  • Law and Politics
    Hirschi's (1969) social control theory posits that people who are delinquents did not form social bonds to society consisting of attachment, belief, commitment, and involvement. Following a...

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  • Law and Politics
    Each of these is an important theory in the study of criminality and deviance. Essentially, Edwin Sutherland argued that criminal behavior was learned, just like other kinds of behaviors. Put very...

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  • Law and Politics
    Life-course theory suggests that there is a correlation between the choices a person is currently making in his or her life and the historical path the person has traveled thus far. In more...

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  • History
    It's no exaggeration to say that the Islamic revolution that took place in Iran in February 1979 sent shock-waves throughout the Middle East, political tremors that still reverberate to this day....

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  • Things Fall Apart
    Okonkwo represents a certain way of life amongst the Ibo of Umuofia, and the rise and fall of his fortunes throughout the novel corresponds to the fitness of this way of life in varying situations....

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  • Maud Martha
    Chapter 18: We're The Only Colored People Here In this chapter, Maud Martha keeps silent because of a few reasons. First, she feels self-conscious, as she and Paul are the only African American...

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  • Literature
    "The Wife's Story," by Ursula Le Guin, presents a compelling tale that is not what it initially seems. The reader begins the story thinking that they are reading a fairly typical tale of a...

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  • The Rise of David Levinsky
    Here are some quotes from the novel: "Sometimes, when I think of my past in a superficial, casual way, the metamorphosis I have gone through strikes me as nothing short of a miracle. I was born...

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  • Fiesta, 1980
    Here are some quotes from Junot Diaz's "Fiesta 1980": "He didn't say nothing to nobody, not even my moms. He just pushed past her, held up his hand when she tried to talk to him and headed right...

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  • Law and Politics
    The civil liberties that are enjoyed by the people of the United States are outlined in the Amendments to the Constitution, the first ten of which are also known as the Bill of Rights. For example,...

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  • Science
    I am assuming that you are referring to the production of nitrogen gas by thermal decomposition of sodium azide as per the following chemical reaction: `2NaN_3 -> 2Na + 3N_2` In this reaction,...

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  • Fiesta, 1980
    Yunior, the narrator of the story, is a young Dominican boy growing up in America. He is a middle child and is often the brunt of his brother’s jokes and teasing. Unfortunately, he suffers from...

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  • Fiesta, 1980
    “Fiesta, 1980” is the story of a family from the Dominican Republic living in America, as told by Yunior, a young boy. Two major themes run through Yunior’s narrative, secrets and...

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  • The Rise of David Levinsky
    The themes of The Rise of David Levinsky include the effects of the assimilation process on immigrants in America and the interrelated conflict between secular and religious values. When Levinsky...

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  • Business
    The market system, also simply called capitalism, is a system wherein resources are privately owned and economic activity is generated and directed by fluctuations in the market, including changes...

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  • Andrei Voznesensky
    I don't think there is an obvious "contradiction" in line three, unless you mean that the word "gape," in reference to eyes, would usually refer to a form of wide-eyed staring which would take in...

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  • Maud Martha
    Chapter 30: At The Burns-Coopers' In this vignette, Maud Martha has been hired for a housekeeping position at a white woman's home. Maud's husband has lost his job, so Maud must do her best to earn...

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  • Great Expectations
    Guilt is a significant theme in Great Expectations and plays a major part in Pip's life. In his formative years he's constantly made to feel guilty by his sister about still being alive while his...

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  • 1984
    Winston wants to learn about the past. The totalitarian state has destroyed all independent historical sources; there is no longer any reliable means of finding out what life was really like before...

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  • The Story of an Hour
    There are several types of irony. Dramatic irony is the type of irony in which the audience or reader knows more about events or people than the characters in the story. Dramatic irony is present...

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  • Julius Caesar
    The relationship between Brutus and Cassius is primarily a political, rather than a personal one. Although they are friends and related by marriage their alliance is based upon their status as...

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  • The Book of Mormon
    There are actually two Almas in The Book of Mormon: Alma, a father, and Alma the Younger, who is his son. Both live on the American continent around 100-70 BCE as prophets and government leaders....

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    This phrase is an example of oxymoron, because the two words "lamentable" and "comedy" are opposites and seem to contradict each other. The situation it describes, The Lamentable Comedy and Most...

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  • History
    On any contentious issue, the actions of two opposing sides often lead to an escalation of tensions. It was no different in the case of the Berlin Wall. According to the State Department's Office...

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  • History
    Today, there are historians who blame either Nikita Khrushchev or President Kennedy (or both) for the escalation of tensions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Since your question pertains to USSR...

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  • The Italian
    Vincentio di Vivaldi: The main protagonist of the story and love-stricken nobleman of Naples. Despite his parents' objections, Vincentio is determined to do whatever it takes to be with the woman...

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  • The Italian
    Many themes are explored in "The Italian," including romance, discrimination between social classes, and tragedy. As a gothic novel, "The Italian" includes the typical story elements that define...

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  • The Italian
    Vincentio di Vivaldi becomes infatuated with a woman named Ellena di Rosalba, who he sees while attending service at the Church of San Lorenzo. He follows her and her elderly companion Signora...

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  • Good-bye, Mr. Chips
    Chips has always appeared to be a confirmed bachelor. He has reached the age of forty-eight and is still not married, very rare for men of that time. Given his somewhat unflattering opinion of...

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  • History
    During the late 19th and early 20th century, urban growth was spurred by industrial growth, as new technological developments, industries and business practices combines to create what is called...

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  • On Writing
    Here are some quotes from Stephen King's On Writing: "I remember an immense feeling of possibility at the idea, as if I had been ushered into a vast building filled with closed doors and had been...

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  • Science
    The carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous cycles are biogeochemical cycles that represent the movement of these elements (and their chemicals) through the biotic and abiotic components of our Earth....

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  • On Writing
    King is one of the few mega-bestselling authors who is also a very strong writer, as dependent on his writing voice as on his plots—and, as On Writing shows, he takes his craft seriously. In the...

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  • On Writing
    Stephen King: Stephen King is the hero and anti-hero of his own narrative. King doesn't spare himself in the first part of the book as he recounts the funny, sad, joyful, and sometimes irreverent...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    In the play's closing scene, after Romeo has killed Count Paris outside the Capulet tomb, he reiterates his theme of honoring Juliet as the one who brought "light" to his life. Upon opening the...

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    An aphorism, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "a concise statement of principle," so it is a short line or phrase that illustrates some belief of the speaker. Henry David Thoreau was absolutely...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    At the end of the play, Romeo's attitude to fate is stated as "I defy you, stars!" when he hears of Juliet's death. He continues in this vein when he determines that he will kill himself, shaking...

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  • On Writing
    The themes of this book are Stephen King's personal struggles, his willingness to keep writing in spite of those struggles, and the craft of writing. King speaks about how he developed as a writer...

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  • The Odyssey
    And as a man longs for supper, for whom all day long a yoke of wine-dark oxen has drawn the jointed plough through fallow land, and gladly for him does the light of the sun sink, that he may busy...

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  • On Writing
    Stephen King's On Writing, as the title suggests, is his book on how to write. He has split the book into two parts. In the first part, King narrates the story of his life in a series of numbered...

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  • Arts
    "Culture" can be difficult to define. It's easier to describe a culture in terms of the elements that characterize it, the functions it performs, and the way it is expressed, as these are what...

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  • Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crèvecœur
    "Letters from an American Farmer" was written by the Franco-American author J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, a transplant from Normandy. It is an epistolary work of fiction written as a...

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  • Emma
    Emma depicts small town life in the town Highbury, a place where gossip travels fast. Gossip is one form of misinformation (as well as information) in this novel. Little is as it initially seems in...

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  • Preface to Lyrical Ballads
    The principal object, then, proposed in these Poems was to choose incidents and situations from common life, and to relate or describe them, throughout, as far as was possible in a selection of...

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    From what I read in your assignment, you are being asked to do some creative writing in which you use wordplay. It seems like the instructions give you lots of freedom in terms of form: whether you...

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  • Aeneid
    The author of the Aeneid was Publius Vergilius Maro, better known as Virgil. He was born in 70 BC in Andes, near Mantua in Italy, to good peasant stock. Virgil's rural background was very important...

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  • William Carlos Williams
    The key device used by the poet in this poem is personification; he describes the flower Queen Anne's Lace as if it were a lover, combining the literal (the plant is powerful, "taking / the field...

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  • Poetry
    This poem can be interpreted in several ways. However, my understanding of it is that the poet, Alarcón, is attempting to draw attention to the plight of the jaguar, now "almost extinct in this...

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  • Metamorphoses
    One of the themes you might wish to discuss is the utter amorality of the gods. It's important at the outset to understand the difference between immorality and amorality. Immoral actions are those...

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