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• Romeo and Juliet
In Act 3, scene 1, Tybalt comes looking for Romeo to challenge him to fight because Tybalt is mightily offended that Romeo went to the Capulets' feast the night before. If you'll recall, Tybalt...

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• Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet's initial attraction seems to be founded on appearances. Before Romeo ever speaks to Juliet, he says, O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!It seems she hangs upon the...

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• On Being Brought from Africa to America
Phillis Wheatley's poem "On Being Brought from Africa to America" would have the same message if it were written in free verse, but the tone might change and the central idea may be more...

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• Literature
In her narrative poem Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti tells a story of two sisters tempted by fruit. It's not just any fruit: it's fruit sold by goblins in the evening at a marketplace near the...

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• The Merchant of Venice
Shylock, one of the characters in Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, is vengeful almost by definition. He is a moneylender, so he has complex and sometimes tense relationships with the...

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• My Antonia
This question doesn't have one answer: not every reader, of course, will react the same way to the story. (Nor can we know exactly how much Willa Cather, author of the novel My Àntonia, was trying...

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• Law and Politics
"Federalist No. 79" discusses the importance of an independent judiciary. Hamilton says that judges should serve for life, rather than serving at the whim of politicians. He also says that their...

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• Susan Glaspell
Irony is central to the play Trifles by Susan Glaspell and is seen from the start in the play's title. The "Trifles" referred to in the title are details of the home that is being searched after...

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• The Hunt for Red October
I think it is possible that this question is meant to ask how Jack Ryan changes over the course of the novel. A character that displays change is called a dynamic character. Despite the fact that...

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• A Christmas Memory
Generally the "primary interest" of a story is centered on the plot, character(s), theme(s), and so on. For the story "A Christmas Memory," I believe that a case could be made for each of those...

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• Birdsong
Stephen, one of the protagonists of Sebastian Faulks's novel Birdsong, is an English soldier fighting on the front lines during World War I. In the course of the narrative, he experiences various...

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• The Catcher in the Rye
The mental descent of Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye begins with the death of his brother Allie several years before the novel begins. To Holden, Allie maintained these qualities: he...

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• History
William Seward, Andrew Johnson's Secretary of State, purchased Alaska rather cheaply from Russia in 1867. Many thought that Seward, a holdover from the Lincoln administration, made a poor business...

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• Frankenstein
The creature describes the way he murdered William and how he found the valuable portrait of the beautiful woman, William's mother, in the boy's possession. He says that he knew such a woman would...

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• Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo's "Forgetting" is a reflection on history, particularly the tragedies that occurred as a result of colonialism and imperialism. Harjo begins the poem by stating that "It will be easy...

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• Bayou Farewell
Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast was published by Mike Tidwell in the year 2003. The book details the period of time when Tidwell lived and worked with...

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There are a few viewpoints about what role the government should play during difficult economic conditions. One view is that the government should stay out of the economy. People who support this...

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• History
Teddy Roosevelt delivered this speech in Chicago in 1899. In the speech, he speaks about the virtues of living a life of effort and determination and says, "We admire the man who embodies...

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• Henry David Thoreau
The answer to this question can be found in Henry David Thoreau's Walden. More specifically, a reader should check the chapter titled "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For." The specific set of...

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• History
Men and women are not expected to have genuine relationships in 1984. All loyalty, passion, and devotion are to be aimed at the state. Winston's unsatisfying relationship with his estranged wife...

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• History
A federal system of government is one in which power is distributed between a central authority and smaller political units such as states. Advocates of federalism claim that this method of...

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• History
WWII brought up specific challenges to Western democracies. Specifically, how did they reconcile working with the Soviet Union which was known for its totalitarian and undemocratic policies in...

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• Literature
He won't do either of those things for the simple reason that he is a moneygrubbing old miser. He is rich enough to be able to paint the sign and also to provide adequate heating in the office,...

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• A Christmas Carol
"Bah!" is an interjection expressing contempt. The word "humbug," as well as meaning a kind of boiled sweet, also refers to false, deceptive talk or behavior. That's what Scrooge thinks about...

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• The Metamorphoses of Ovid
Ovid's Metamorphoses is an epic narrative poem. Since the poem includes fifteen books and a wide cast of over two hundred characters, it's tricky to generalize about the role of women. But we can...

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• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Let's take a look at the exact passage you're talking about in Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. To set up the scene, our protagonist, Maya, is working in the home of Mrs. Cullinan....

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• 1984
One of George Orwell's central themes in 1984 is the power of language. This is actually a theme he explored elsewhere in his work, including Animal Farm and a famous essay entitled "Politics and...

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• Literature
Throughout Into the Wild, Krakauer mentions that he feels a sort of familiarity and kinship with McCandless. On a straightforward and concrete level, both men decided to go out alone into the wilds...

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• David Foster Wallace
The title of David Foster Wallace's short story "Good People" (published in 2007, the year before the author's death) is lifted from the text. Let's take a look at the use of the phrase in the...

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• Great Expectations
Pip has tried so very hard to be a gentleman. With the assistance of Abel Magwitch's bequest, he has been able to fulfil a lifelong dream and start acting out the role of man about town. He throws...

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• Science
Methane is composed of four hydrogen atoms and a single carbon atom. It is a colorless, flammable, nontoxic gas. It is considered an odorless gas despite the fact that most people say it smells...

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• Science
The answer is A: Natural Gas. To understand why, first consider the definition of a non-renewable energy source: A non-renewable resource (also called a finite resource) is a resource that does...

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• The Epic of Gilgamesh
It stands to reason that literary archetypes have changed since the Epic of Gilgamesh was written: the epic poem is considered the earliest surviving example of a classic work of literature. Let's...

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• History
The most important of Andrew Jackson's policy goals, the one he immediately set about trying to achieve once in office, was explicitly rooted in white supremacy: the removal of Native peoples from...

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• History
This question has several parts. First, you should do some research about the state of Russia, England, Japan, Germany, and Italy during 1941. For example, the Soviets had signed a non-aggression...

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• History
Rosa Parks is considered a hero because she stood up for equality for African Americans. In the South, segregation was legal. For example, there were separate seating sections on buses for whites...

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• Math
We have to expand the formula  ev=log_2(\frac{f^2}{t}) using properties of logarithms. We know that,  log(\frac{a}{b})=log(a)-log(b)  and, log(a^2)=2log(a)  Using the above we can write, `...

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• Religion
Hinduism and Buddhism are alike in a few basic ways, but when you start getting into the details, their differences outweigh the similarities. Both have their roots in India. Hinduism as we know it...

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• Othello
Women in Othello are not at all insignificant––after all, the downfall of the titular character in the play is due to his devotion to a woman, Desdemona, even though it is orchestrated by Iago;...

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• The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Tom Simson represents the character archetype known as "The Innocent." In fact, that's exactly how he's referred to in the story itself. And Tom certainly displays all the character traits...

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• The Origins of Totalitarianism
According to Arendt in The Origins of Totalitarianism, people in modern society become alienated from each other. They experience anomie, which is the breakdown of traditional social bonds and...

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• Pygmalion
Eliza Doolittle is transformed from a poor, lower-class Cockney flower seller to a lady, showing that social class is only skin (and accent) deep. Henry Higgins bets that by dressing her in fine...

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• George Orwell
Tone, the expression of the author's attitude, plays an integral part in Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant"; his attitude toward his subject matter is a reflection of his feelings as a...

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• History
The war between the US and Mexico was arguably inevitable given Mexico's large land holdings secured following Independence from Spain; the small populations in those regions and the inability of...

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• Reference
This is a complicated question—one that academics and policymakers alike have struggled to comprehend. Does economic inequality lead to racial discrimination? Or is it the other way around? (Is...

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• The Sniper
Based on the three examples given in the question (pacing, setting, character development), I would definitely choose to focus on the story's setting to explain how the author creates tension and...

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• Fahrenheit 451
During Montag and Clarisse's first conversation, she tells him that she had heard that long ago firemen used to put out fires instead of starting them. Montag's initial reaction is to laugh at...

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• Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom and Eva are the two main Christ-like figures in the novel. Through them, Stowe shows that true Christians sacrifice themselves for the good of others. Slavery, in contrast, sacrifices the...

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• Social Sciences
Baudrillard's simulation argument focuses on the role of maps and models in our lives and how these have become paramount to our perceptions of reality. Basically, Baudrillard is saying that we...

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• Hamlet
There are numerous examples of violence throughout Hamlet. However, it is best to concentrate on those which have the greatest degree of dramatic significance for the play as a whole. Let us start...

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