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The Little Foxes

What is a thematic statement that can be applied to this play?

Although there are several possible themes in this play, one such statement might be Greed can turn a virtuous person into an amoral one, eventually eating away their humanity. The character that...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2009 3:37 am UTC

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What inspired Lillian Hellman to write the play "The Little Foxes"?

When Lillian Hellman grew up, she spent half her time in Southern New Orleans and the other half in New York City. However, after she married and became a writer, she never went back to the South....

Latest answer posted October 10, 2008 6:15 am UTC

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In Lillian Hellman's  Little Foxes, what does Addie mean when she says, "You ain't born in the South unless you're a...

In Act III Horace talks with Addie who tells him that Ben and Oscar and Regina believe that the deal with Mr. Marshall will greatly profit them; in fact, they consider it consummated. HORACE: They...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2014 9:38 am UTC

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What is this book about, and who are the characters we meet in this book?

The Little Foxes is a play and not a book. Students often refer to plays as books, which (since they are reading the text in a bound manuscript) is OK I guess, but it also leads to the confusion...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010 8:10 pm UTC

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What is the exact quote about "...words left unsaid or deeds left undone" from "The Little Foxes"?

It's from Chapter 1 of "The Little Foxes" as you correctly suggest: The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. "She never knew how I loved...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2009 12:12 am UTC

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What does Birdie want Cal to get from her house in Little Foxes? Why?

Birdie sends Cal to pick up some music from her house; she's hoping that William Marshall will like it. Cal works in the Giddens' household as a servant. One night, before dinner, Birdie takes Cal...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 5:04 am UTC

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