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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson provides a number of creepy and mysterious settings conducive to the enhancement of fear in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde right from the opening of the novella. Notice this...

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Literature

Chapter 9 of Jimmie Lee & James revolves around voting rights. The deaths of Jimmie Lee Jackson, James Reeb, Viola Liuzzo are cited as the impetus for a voting rights law. On March 17, 1965,...

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Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket

Tom is able to break the glass. First, he tries to break it using the "heel of his hand" but his arm rebounds so significantly it nearly makes him lose his balance on the tiny ledge outside the...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2021, 8:11 pm (UTC)

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Literature

In “Poetic Thought,” J.H. Prynne discusses this rather vague phrase. He begins with a negative definition of “thought” and “poetic,” focusing on what these two words do not mean in his usage....

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Literature

Chapter 8 of Jimmie Lee & James centers on the march to Montgomery and what happens once they arrive. The chapter begins with Judge Johnson allowing the march and Governor Wallace calling on...

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Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket

The five events that lead up to the climax are as follows: 1. The paper with the statistics Benecke needs for his self-generated work project fly out the window. He climbs out on the ledge high...

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The Odyssey

In Book V of The Odyssey, Calypso appears to be jealous of both the gods and Penelope. Hermes delivers Zeus’ command to Calypso that she must let Odysseus leave in order to return home so that His...

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The Birchbark House

Louise Erdrich's novel The Birchbark House explores many different themes, but one of the most prominent is the relationship between people and the natural world. Let's look at this in more...

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Literature

These lines from The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church discuss why humans were expelled from their paradise, and they refer to how Adam ate the forbidden fruit because Eve did. The context centers...

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Literature

To help you get started on this assignment, let's think about the epiphany that Theresa experiences in Lynn Coady's story “Hellgoing.” An epiphany is a sudden and startling revelation that strikes...

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The Wanderer

The context of this quote is the aged wayfarer thinking about death and how to live wisely. Before this quote, he ponders the many "thanes" or warriors who have fallen in battle. It then occurs to...

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Paradise Lost

Milton's Paradise Lost is a grand epic, but it can indeed be applied, at least in part, as a metaphor for human consciousness and human struggles. Let's look at some ways to do this. First, let's...

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The Seafarer

The context of the seafarer's utterance in the quote above is that life is short and uncertain for everyone, not just the seafarer who lives in exile and risks his life on the stormy seas. The...

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That in Aleppo Once

Before we think about the postmodern characteristics of Vladimir Nabokov's “That in Aleppo Once...,” we should review some of the features of postmodern literature. Postmodern literature tends to...

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The Monkey's Paw

In "The Monkey's Paw," the White family has the opportunity to change their circumstances and the course of fate using a magical monkey's paw. Generally speaking, fate is the belief that...

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The Unknown Citizen

Modernist literature often critiqued the mechanization and dehumanization of modern, industrial society. Auden's 1939 poem, "The Unknown Citizen" expresses that theme. The poem satirically...

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Raymond's Run

The climax of a story is the moment of the most tension between the protagonist and the antagonist, and the antagonist in the story is Squeaky's society. It is this society that tells her that she...

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The Second Coming

"The Second Coming" is an example of a modernist poem because of its themes of despair and foreboding. Yeats wrote this poem in 1919, a period in the direct aftermath of World War I and the Russian...

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky considers retiring, or at least taking break, from running so that she can coach her brother Raymond as a runner. She watches, as he runs on the other side of the fence during her race,...

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Raymond's Run

"Raymond's Run" takes place in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City strongly associated since the early twentieth century with Black life and culture. The story, published in 1971, appears to...

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Raymond's Run

The protagonist of "Raymond's Run" is Raymond's sister, Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, nicknamed Squeaky, a young girl living in Harlem. She additionally serves as the story's narrator, being that...

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Raymond's Run

Squeaky, an excellent and dedicated runner, respects Gretchen because she is also a good runner. As Squeaky puts it at the end of the story, she smiles at Gretchen: Cause she’s good, no doubt...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2021, 11:47 am (UTC)

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Literature

Liesel and Hamlet have more in common than one might expect. Both are concerned with justice and have experienced the loss of family members. However, in the way they deal with conflict, the two...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2021, 11:23 am (UTC)

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A Murder is Announced

Throughout A Murder is Announced and the other Miss Marple books, Miss Marple is presented as a most unlikely detective. The stereotypical figure of the detective had long been established as...

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Running Loose

As with most novels, there is more than one theme in Running Loose. Perhaps the single most important theme is racism, or injustice more generally, and how one ought to respond to it. This is not...

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Goblin Market

Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" is principally concerned with two sides of human nature: craving for and curiosity about the mysterious, the exotic, the dangerous and the sensual (represented...

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The Prince

In answering this I would begin by admitting that it's difficult to agree that The Prince makes an argument that can be used in favor of modern corporations. Machiavelli makes the point that in...

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Trifles

Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, sets the interactions of the women against the murder investigation being carried out by the men. Throughout the play, the men display a chauvinistically condescending...

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Night

In my opinion, the book Night teaches us several lessons the world needs to remember. When Moishe the Beadle returns from deportation to warn the others about the death of all the deported, the...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2012, 4:19 am (UTC)

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Night

This is a good question. While World War II had been raging for quite some time, the war did not come to Elie Wiesel's village in Romania until 1944. When it finally did, Elie was merely twelve...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2015, 4:48 pm (UTC)

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Night

Eliezer is the main character of Night. It is through his eyes we experience the horror and terror of the Nazis. We see him mature and change before our eyes. In a very sad and twisted way,...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2009, 9:34 pm (UTC)

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Night

At five o'clock in the morning, the prisoners are driven out of the first barracks, where their clothes have been taken and their bodies shorn. They are beaten by the Kapos and forced to run in...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2008, 12:59 pm (UTC)

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Night

Juliek represents the death of a nightingale. This is something that I think takes a bit of reorientation, but it seems to me that Juliek is a symbol of a part of the European intellectual...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2009, 9:23 am (UTC)

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Night

Elie makes a point to tell the reader how the Jews of Sighet lived until 1942 thinking that the war would never reach them. They saw the war as something abstract and they refused to believe the...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2008, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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Night

It's a common psychological reaction for people to retreat into delusion and wishful-thinking when faced with imminent danger. The truth hurts, as they say, and for the Jews of Sighet it's simply...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2018, 9:50 am (UTC)

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Night

The Jews of Sighet were confident that nothing would happen to them despite all the warnings and stories they heard from other areas. Moishe the Beadle survived to tell of his harrowing experience...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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Night

The daily rations at Auschwitz consisted of black coffee in the morning, soup at noon, and bread and margarine after the roll call at 6 in the afternoon. Wiesel first mentions it as "bread with...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2018, 3:28 am (UTC)

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Night

Elie manages to save his gold crown in Chapter Four of Night by feigning illness. After being forced to go to a medical checkup which is followed by a mandatory visit to the dentist, Elie realizes...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2017, 6:17 am (UTC)

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Night

The closing lines of seeing the corpse stare back from the reflection in the mirror provides an image ripe for analysis. The literal reading is to examine how much Eliezer has changed from the boy...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2009, 10:24 am (UTC)

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Night

In chapter 9 of Elie Wiesel's "Night," he states: "On April 5, the wheel of history turned." It was late afternoon. We were standing inside the block, waiting for an SS to come and count us. He...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2009, 9:07 am (UTC)

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Night

The Kapos are brutal taskmasters who are more concerned with power and control than they are for their workers, the Jews. They beat Elie and his father for no reason. They hang a child. they are...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2008, 11:38 am (UTC)

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Night

Moshe had been expelled from Sighet because he was a foreigner. He comes back and tells the story of how the Hungarian police began killing all of the Jews exiled. He says he played dead and God...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2009, 7:44 am (UTC)

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Night

The smell of burnning flesh, the night sky, the smoke from the towers, as well as the realization that everything that was denied was actually true all represent the elements that Eliezer will...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2009, 4:40 am (UTC)

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Night

In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Moshe the Beadle is deported from the ghetto first, but manages to escape and come back to the ghetto to warn the other Jews about the deaths of those deported....

Latest answer posted December 12, 2012, 10:01 pm (UTC)

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Night

In his book Night, Elie Wiesel uses symbolism throughout to enhance the text. First of all, the title itself is symbolic. The word "night" is repeated several times in different contexts. Night is...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2015, 10:14 pm (UTC)

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Night

Wiesel does not focus his work and writing exclusively on the relationship between fathers and sons. His advocacy for greater understanding of the Holocaust is more general in scope. Wiesel's...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2013, 11:53 am (UTC)

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Night

As the train arrives at Birkenau in chapter three of Ellie Wiesel’s memoir Night, the people on the train have to abandon their belongings. Ellie says that when they get off the train “the beloved...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019, 7:38 pm (UTC)

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Night

The thought of losing his father is of utmost importance in Elie's mind during the disastrous march from Buna to Birkenau. The prisoners are forced to essentially run 42 miles in the freezing snow,...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018, 12:48 am (UTC)

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Night

Family is something that most people have experience with and strong feelings about. Even if we have disagreements or suffer hardships with our parents, grandparents, and siblings, we are bound to...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016, 8:45 pm (UTC)

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Night

Wiesel's narrative power is based on the honest, direct way he describes his feelings and reactions: in Night, he narrates the events with total objectivity but still does so emotionally. In his...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2018, 3:11 am (UTC)

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