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  • Fahrenheit 451
    Beatty, who is well read, dislikes the contradictory nature of books. But, like the Devil who can quote Scripture, Beatty manipulates excerpts from famous works to his advantage. Having told the...

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  • Caleb's Crossing
    There are many themes we could choose to discuss in Geraldine Brooks' novel Caleb's Crossing (2011.) These include the significance of names, the contrast between country life and city life, and...

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  • Year of Wonders
    As mentioned, the central theme of the novel is definitive female courage in the midst of adversity/tribulation. In a literary work, the setting often includes descriptions of the weather, central...

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

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  • Year of Wonders
    The central theme can be expressed in a few different ways. Here's one: the resilience of the human spirit. In her book, Brooks particularly focuses on female courage. This central theme is mainly...

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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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  • History
    The good news is that your instructor gave you many options from which to choose. Now, you have to narrow your choices. First, Google each name on this list. Google always provides a Wikipedia...

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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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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Every person will have a different answer to this question. A grandparent would not necessarily choose the same character as a grandchild and a professional athlete might empathize with a very...

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  • The Metamorphosis
    Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" tells the story of a young salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find he has been fully transformed into a large insect. The themes of alienation,...

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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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  • History
    The gods of ancient Greece were of an entirely different nature to deities in the monotheistic faiths such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam. To a large extent, they were created out of the...

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  • History
    There are many different stories the Greeks told about the creation of the cosmos and the early history of mankind. These stories are found in several different works and traditions and, as Paul...

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  • Maniac Magee
    The quote in the question isn't quite right in the text's actual wording. The quote can be found at the beginning of chapter 8. The kid who tattooed Giant John McNab's fastball for half a dozen...

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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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  • Literature
    In Chapter 4 of Into the Wild a ranger with the National Park Service in Nevada discovers Chris' mud-covered yellow Datsun parked on a dry riverbed. This is the car that Chris drove from Atlanta....

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  • The Color Purple
    In The Color Purple, Corrine is the woman who adopted Celie's children, Olivia and Adam, when Celie's stepfather sold them right after they were born. She is also the wife of Reverend Samuel. When...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus learns many important lessons while sailing home to Ithaca from Troy. The most significant lesson teaches Odysseus the dangers of hubris, or excessive pride in oneself. Odysseus...

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  • History
    There were several reasons why Thomas Jefferson believed it was important for the United States to control the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River was very important to western farmers. They...

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  • History
    In the Preamble section of the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers stated why they were issuing the Declaration of Independence. The Founding Fathers believed that when a group of...

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  • Health
    To many people, health is defined as simply being free from illness or injury. This is an overly simplistic definition of health. Health is more than not having a cold or a sprained ankle. More...

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  • Up from Slavery
    General Samuel Armstrong was the founder of Hampton Institute, which Booker T. Washington attended as a young man. Washington refers to Armstrong as a "great man" and "the noblest, rarest human...

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  • Harrison Bergeron
    The premise of Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron," is that in this futuristic society, everyone has become equal. Anyone who has an extraordinary talent or any kind of superior...

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  • Hamlet
    Feminist literary theory (or feminist literary criticism) revolves around the idea that literature reflects and shapes ideas about men and women and their roles in society. This form of criticism...

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  • History
    German traders have been involved in trade with West African peoples in the area that later became Cameroon since the late 1860. The British presence dominated along the coast, but in the early...

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  • Literature
    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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  • Lady Murasaki Shikibu
    Lady Murasaki Shibiku was a Japanese novelist that lived in the tenth and eleventh centuries during what was called the Heian Period. After the death of her husband, the imperial family brought...

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  • Reference
    As well as being the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell also achieved considerable renown as an educator of the deaf. His own wife was deaf and so he had a deep understanding of the...

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  • Religion
    This question sounds like it is asking about gambling addiction; therefore, the answer can't be "well, just stop gambling." Gambling, as an addiction, is an "impulse-control disorder." A person...

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  • Science
    The repeating sequence of physical and chemical properties among the elements, when they were listed in order of increasing atomic mass, was what led to the creation of the Periodic Table of the...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Animal Farm, the pigs start walking upright in the final chapter of the story and there are a couple of possible explanations for this. Firstly, the pigs have devoted a lot of time and effort to...

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  • Arts
    We'll never know the answer to that question, because the first painter existed long before written history. In 2012, a discovery was made in caves in Spain of paintings showing a red sphere,...

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  • History
    Katniss Everdeen is the heroine of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Katniss is a teenage girl living in District 12 of Panem, a dystopian version of the United States. In the first...

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  • Reference
    In "The Canterville Ghost," the twins play a number of tricks on the ghost. Here are some examples: In Chapter Three, the twins attack the Canterville ghost with their pea shooters. Later in this...

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  • The Help
    The Help is set in the early 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights struggle. The struggle was long and hard, inevitably so, given that it sought to challenge white supremacy in the South...

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  • Literature
    To answer this question, take a look at the conversation between George and Slim in Chapter Three. To Slim, George describes Lennie as being "dumb as hell" but notes that he "ain't crazy" nor is he...

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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Despite warning of danger and obstacles set by the house elf Dobby, Harry returns to Hogwarts for his second year by Weasley’s flying car after spending part of his summer with the Dursleys and...

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  • Miss Brill
    In Katherine Mansfield's slice of life story entitled "Miss Brill," clothing is reflective of social class and age, thus symbolizing an era. Interestingly, the descriptions and symbolism of the...

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  • A Time To Kill
    At the beginning of the novel, a heinous crime is committed by two white men; Pete Willard, and Billy Ray Cobb. They hijack ten-year-old Tonya Hailey who is walking along the gravel road on her way...

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  • Literature
    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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  • Pride and Prejudice
    In chapter 27 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Gardiner asks Elizabeth about Miss King, who is now Wickham's love interest. Wickham, who was presumably courting Elizabeth before, is now...

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  • History
    The president that was responsible for completing the Louisiana Purchase was Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson was concerned that without American control of the port of New Orleans that our...

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  • Reference
    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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  • History
    The Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. Many people thought it would be a shorter conflict. One reason why the Civil War lasted four years is that the South had better military generals than the North...

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  • History
    In September 1931, Japan used railway explosion as an excuse to invade China. By February 1932, Japan had conquered the whole area and established their own government there named Manchoukuo....

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  • The Masque of the Red Death
    Prince Prospero from "The Masque of Red Death" would make a great friend for a number of reasons. Firstly, being a friend of the prince means that you would be saved from the "Red Death" pestilence...

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  • To Build a Fire
    The use of light as a symbol is a crucial element in "To Build a Fire." The story is set during twilight, that time between the daylight hours and night-time. The absence of the sun is essential to...

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  • History
    Considered one of the noblest public speeches in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I Have a Dream" speech wasn't actually called that. King wrote the speech several hours before...

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