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    Lack of money makes life harder for the Greasers in The Outsiders. Superficially, they don't wear flashy clothes, and they drive beaten-up cars. Psychologically, they're looked down upon by...

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    Rabindranath Tagore's poem "Where the Mind is Without Fear" was written at the turn of the 20th century, when India was under British rule. The poem takes the form of a prayer, where the speaker is...

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    Actually, Raymond Carver didn't choose the title "Popular Mechanics" himself. Originally, the story was going to be called "Mine," but his editor changed it to the title as we now know it. Popular...

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    It's one of the most famous lines in literature: All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players; This famous saying comes from Shakespeare's play As You Like It, and it's spoken...

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    Captain Beatty is the head "fireman" in Ray Bradbury's classic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451. He is a contradiction. Paradoxically, as a result of his job he's actually read quite a few books and...

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    To answer this question, take a look at Part One when Beatty goes to visit Montag at home. During his speech, Beatty makes a number of criticisms about schools, universities and printed material....

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    A pattern occurs when a group of elements is repeated in a predictable sequence. For example, a combination of four squares two inches long by two inches, equally spaced at two inches apart along...

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    There are actually three key groups at play in the Syrian Civil War, which has now been underway for over six years. These groups are: Islamic State, or Daesh, a terrorist organization who are...

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    Forms of repetition have been acknowledged rhetorical devices used in speeches intended to persuade since the days of the Ancient Greeks. Simplistically, the value of repetition in persuasion is...

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    Traditionally, "narrative structure" refers to the framework that a story is built with. Most teachers will teach a 5 piece narrative structure. It's often accompanied with a diagram in the shape...

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    In The Giver, when he is skipped over at the Ceremony of Assignments, Jonas is "stunned." He wonders if he has not heard correctly. However, when a sudden hush falls over the crowd, Jonas knows...

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    The aspects of connected speech are elements we take for granted in everyday life, but which are actually fundamental to our understanding of the spoken word. Rhythm is defined as a sound that...

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    To answer this question, we should first establish what constitutes a syllable. A syllable is generally described as a “building block” of language, a slightly unscientific explanation that can...

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    The prefix karyo- (from Greek, “nut” or “kernel”) refers to the nucleus of a cell. The suffix -type is used for many printing or photographic processes (daguerreotype, linotype). A...

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    The Theban Saga is a collection of sagas, or legends, that focuses on important events in mythology around the founding of Thebes, a major city in Boeotia which is a region in mainland Greece. It...

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    Sociology was born in the nineteenth century. The idea of a "science" of society—that one could use scientific methods to solve social problems—is most closely associated with the French...

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    Narrative is an important concept in the work of Ricoeur. It is related primarily to the identity of the self and ethics, which treats of the relations between the self and Other. Indeed, for...

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    Herakles (better known by his Roman name, Hercules) is a hero in ancient Greek mythology. He was the son of the god Zeus and Alcmene, a mortal woman. Zeus was a legendary adulterer. He had many...

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    The Trojan Saga refers to the events that led to the Trojan War, the events which occurred during the war, and the aftermath of the conflict. The Trojan War was a conflict between the Achaeans...

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    Hades and Elysium are both realms of the afterlife. Hades as a realm takes after the god Hades. Hades, the brother of Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Poseidon and Zeus, was the eldest son of Cronus, the...

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    Classical mythology has been a fertile source of artistic inspiration in the West for thousands of years. This is not surprising when one considers that Greek and Roman antiquity together provide...

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    "Push" and "pull" factors are usually associated with immigration. "Push" factors are the things that propel people to leave a place (religious persecution, economic downturn, famine) and "pull...

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    Joan of Arc was an immensely brave young woman. She fought courageously on the field of battle, leading a whole army at a time when war was considered man's work and opportunities for women outside...

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    The Glamour Era of Hollywood, or the Golden Age, took place during the 1930s. In the nearly 100 years that have passed since this time period, societal roles for women have changed significantly....

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    The Sahel, meaning “coast” or “shore” in Arabic, is a belt-like region on the southern edge of the vast Sahara desert. It is the transitional zone in Africa between the Sahara to the north...

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    It seems reasonable to say that the conflict is best described as one with the forces of nature. Indeed man versus nature is a common theme throughout Jack London's work, especially in his short...

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    I think that you mean to ask, "What is the greatest problem of the present-day world?" The answer to this question is a matter of personal opinion, but one that should be based on the issues that...

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    Tybalt has the deserved reputation of a hothead, a young man with a violent temper who is quick to take offense and forever getting into fights and scrapes. In the very first scene of the play we...

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    This is a subjective question because everyone has had different experiences with parents and teachers. For me personally, I would have to say that my parents have had a greater impact on my life....

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    For a country of 190 million people with a per capita income of just over $5,000 (compared to over $57,000 for the United States, $15,000 for China, and over $6,000 for neighboring rival India),...

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    In the short story "How to Tell Renata," we are introduced to a first person narrator, Renata's daughter, who is fifteen years old and is soon starting high school. She has taken to reading the...

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    The poem "Freedom," by Rabindranath Tagore, is concerned specifically with freedom "for you, my motherland." From the opening lines of the poem, Tagore's patriotism is clear: he allies himself with...

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    When the novel first begins, Lyddie lives with her family in a small country home. The family is eventually forced to sell the house, and Lyddie is essentially forced into being an indentured...

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    The benefits from working to make a wish come true are profound. When a person works to achieve a dream, it is, psychologically speaking, worth more because of the effort expended to obtain it....

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    Recognizing your lens refers to the perspective from which a person views events. It is important to know the perspective from which a person views events. A person’s lens often contains some...

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    Rebel Without a Cause is a film that tells a story within the context of its time—the 1950s—while Bonnie and Clyde is a film that takes place during the Great Depression in the 1930s, though it...

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    There are several things you would do in order to write an article about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The first step would be to conduct research that supports this...

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    Ethopia is confronted by a number of macroeconomic issues. One is the persistent dependence on agriculture in the country. This lack of economic diversity means that the country is highly...

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    There are various factors that could hinder the proper implementation of formal curriculum. One factor could be a lack of resources. It takes money to develop and implement a curriculum. If...

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    The essential features of a state are best summarized by Oppenheim’s International Law: “There are [...] four conditions which must be obtained for the existence of a state. There must, first,...

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    Great question! The largest muscle in the human body would be the gluteus maximus, which is also one of the human body's strongest muscles. There are three gluteal muscles: the gluteus maximus,...

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    The aging process is influenced by many factors, including gender and social class. These influences affect aging because they often shape the expectations society has for the behaviors, habits,...

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    Miss Havisham is known to be an immensely wealthy woman who leads a secluded life. She has requested for Pip to go and play at her house. Pip lives with his sister and Joe, her husband since he was...

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    There are reasons why a person should donate to organizations that work to help endangered species. One reason is that this is a cause in which a person believes. People often donate time or money...

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    There are two branches of economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Macroeconomics looks at how the economy, as a whole, works. For instance, it can study the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a...

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    The term “Hooverville” refers to the shantytowns and homeless camps that sprung up in the U.S. during the Great Depression (1929 through the late 30s). Herbert Hoover, a Republican, was the...

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    Scrooge is an important character because the story is about him. Without Scrooge, there wouldn't be much of a story. What's great about A Christmas Carol is that readers are not meant to like...

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    Computers can process enormous amounts of information faster, cheaper, and more reliably than humans. They are also capable of simultaneously analyzing and comparing the data being catalogued,...

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    First Purchase is Calpurnia's church. She takes Scout and Jem with her one Sunday because Atticus is out of town. This takes place in Chapter 12, and all the quotations used in this answer come...

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    In chapters 4–6 of George Orwell's Animal Farm, we see the implementation of Napoleon as leader of the animals. Snowball has been expelled by Napoleon's dogs, so now there is no resistance to...

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