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    The parents in Bradbury's "The Veldt" are good, well-meaning people who love their children. However, they have made some mistakes. First, they believed they could buy their way to a happy family...

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    I assume you are referring to the death scene of Julius Caesar in the eponymous play by Shakespeare. In this play, in Act 3, Scene 1, Caesar remarks to the Soothsayer at the opening of the scene...

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    Kafka is known for his contributions to the theater of the absurd, and The Warden of the Tomb, a relatively unknown one-act drama, with its unclear structure, ambiguous time period and setting, and...

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    Scout's attitude towards ghosts are summed up at the end of the novel, when she selects a ghost story to read with Atticus. At the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, in Chapter 31, Scout goes to bed...

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    In the story, Edward Bloom is, of course, William's father. Throughout his life, Edward had always seemed like a man of mythic and heroic proportions to William. Like every young boy, William...

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    In 1984, Winston isn't scared of his mother. What we actually find (in Part Two, Chapter Seven) is that Winston has spent his adult life believing that he murdered his mother. The recollection of a...

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    In her Young Adult novel, Angie Thomas attempts to open a discussion about race relations in America, the destructive stereotypes about African-Americans that still pervade our society, and the...

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    At her first day at school, Scout has to deal with a new teacher, Miss Caroline. Unfortunately, Miss Caroline is an inexperienced teacher who seems hopelessly out of her depth. She also doesn't...

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    At the beginning of the play, in Act I, Scene I, the witches are planning a second meeting when the battle between King Duncan's men and the rebels is finished. The witches say that the battle will...

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    I think that the first way that Lady Macbeth is presented as a powerful woman is the fact that she is a noblewoman. She's not a commoner; therefore, she has wealth and the power that comes with...

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    A simile is a figure of speech that, using a word like "like" or "as," directly compares two things. There are a number of similes in the fourth scene of Act I. When, for example, he names his son...

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    Sodapop is Ponyboy's older brother, and he is described as being extremely handsome and funny. Even though Sodapop does not excel in the classroom (he ends up dropping out of school), there are...

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    It's not possible to provide a definitive answer to this question. There are many important elements to "The Necklace," which is one of the reasons why it's such an exceptional short story....

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    Jonas begins in the story as an eleven year old boy, about to turn twelve. He believes, like all children he knows, that the community he lives in is a Utopian one, regulated perfectly so that...

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    In Chapter 12, Atticus is called away on state legislature business. This means that Calpurnia's left behind to take care of Scout and Jem and make sure they go to church on Sunday. Calpurnia...

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    A court reporter might write profiles of the following characters using these characteristics as guidelines: Atticus Finch: A man of charisma and great respect for the law, Atticus holds himself...

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    Harper Lee is most famous for writing the outstanding American novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. Lee released To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960 but...

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    Prior to this scene, young Romeo has been pining away for Rosaline, a woman he loves but who, apparently, does not return his feelings. He's been mopey and reserved, keeping to himself and worrying...

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    "The Mirror" by Sylvia Plath is strongly related to the theme of feminism for a number of reasons. Firstly, Plath wrote the poem in 1961, at the beginning of the Women's Liberation Movement. The...

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    Johnsy has been suffering from acute pneumonia. It seems that she might not recover. Her spirits are low, and she no longer wants to live. The already tenuous ties that keep her attached to the...

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    Act I, Scene 7 is probably the best act and scene of the entire play. It begins with Macbeth convincing himself to not go through with the murderous plan; however, Lady Macbeth's persuasive speech...

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    Atticus prepares Scout for the trial in a number of ways. For one thing, he tells her the reasons behind his taking on such an unpopular case. Everyone's equal in the eyes of the law, and Tom...

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    The question is correct to suggest that there is more than one conflict present in this story. The main conflict is the man versus man conflict that exists between Rainsford and Zaroff. Rainsford...

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    The outcome of Tom Robinson's trial pushes Jem over the threshold toward adulthood. Jem is absolutely devastated by the verdict; in fact, it makes him cry. He cannot believe that the jurors could...

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    In her famous short essay "How it Feels to be Colored Me," Zora Neale Hurston makes a powerful statement about identity, particularly African American identity in the early decades of 20th century...

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    Yes, a round character is different than a dynamic character, and a flat character is different than a static character. Let's start with dynamic and static. A static character is a character...

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    Julius Caesar wrote about his wars in Gaul and North Africa. He wrote his accounts in clear prose that is considered a model of unadulterated prosaic style in Latin literature. Caesar was a very...

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    When it comes to Lynda Barry's colorful graphic novel, intermediality and multimodality basically mean the same thing: Barry uses several types of media to tell her story. The bulk of One Hundred...

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    One could certainly feel unsettled after reading Shelley’s sonnet. Essentially an account of a visit to the tomb of Ramses II (the Ozymandias immortalized in the poem), the traveler tells the...

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula depicts the Victorian ideals of sexuality and gender roles. Women are expected to be examples of purity and Christian morals. It shows the responsibility of men and women to...

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    The conflict between Rainsford and Whitney rests in how they view the world. In "The Most Dangerous Game," both men disagree about how the act of hunting affects the hunted. Rainsford argues that...

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    One could argue that conflict itself is a theme in Chekhov’s one-act farce, particularly clashes between want and need, pride and humility. Take Lomov and Natalia, for example. Although Lomov...

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    From a legal standpoint, "moral turpitude" is defined as an act that grossly violates the standards of a community. This is mostly relevant because it can be used to deny access to, or deport, a...

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    With a complex and brilliant novel like Dracula, there is no shortage of paper topics you could choose. In regards to the novel's titular character, Count Dracula, you could make a quite strong...

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    Ponyboy is the ideal narrator for The Outsiders so the benefits are many. First of all, Ponyboy has a very mature outlook and sympathetic nature that is unusual for his age. Using his acute...

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    Let me begin by stating that there are different levels of vegetarian diets. For this answer, I'll provide reasons to be on a 100% vegetarian diet. It's healthier. In some cases this is...

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    I don't think that it is possible to prove or disprove that Romeo was truly in love with Juliet or not. Different readers will feel differently, and they will be able to support their opinion with...

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    The question is a bit unclear. I believe that "it" refers to the process of unwinding. Unwinding can be done on a teenager as a form of retro-active abortion. The child's body parts and organs...

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    Perhaps the best evidence to prove that Daisy doesn’t care about Gatsby as much as she claims to care about him comes in the middle of Chapter 7. When Nick, Jordan, Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy go into...

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    To answer this question, take a look at the events of act 3 scene 4. At the beginning of this scene, Macbeth learns that his henchmen have killed Banquo but Fleance managed to escape. Later, at the...

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    Wes, the other Wes Moore of the title, has grown up in a broken home. He doesn't meet his father until he's eight years old and his older brother Tony's involved in selling drugs. There's a...

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    In a court of law, the jury has found Tom Robinson guilty of the rape and assault of Mayella Ewell. It's a blatant miscarriage of justice, one that completely ignores the inconsistencies and...

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    Miss Maudie Atkinson is one of the Finches' neighbors and an old family friend. She is one of the more individual characters in Maycomb, being very much a free spirit who likes to do her own thing....

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    The Scottsboro Boys were a group of young African American males wrongly convicted of the rape of two white women. The case took place in Alabama, the setting for To Kill a Mockingbird. Clearly,...

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    There are a few likely reasons Claudius wants Hamlet to stay in Elsinore. First, Claudius wants to make a show of having accepted Hamlet as his "chiefest courtier" and "son." With Hamlet staying on...

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    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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    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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    No single ghost has a "best" effect on Scrooge. In fact, the messages of all of the spirits, including Marley's ghost, are essential in helping Scrooge become a better person. Looking at what...

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    The last words that Johnny says to Ponyboy are the last words that he ever says: Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold Johnny's words refer back to the poem that Ponyboy recited while they were hiding...

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    Bassanio is a character in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. He is one of the main characters. Bassanio is best friends with Antonio, and he is lucky that Antonio is good friends with...

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