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  • Gulliver's Travels
    In Gulliver's Travels the island nation of Blefuscu is situated in the South Indian Ocean. It sits to the northeast of its neighboring island and deadly enemy, Lilliput. The warring islands are...

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  • The Inheritance of Loss
    Various types of loss are depicted in the book--physical, material, spiritual, cultural. Almost all of the characters in The Inheritance of Loss find themselves degraded or humiliated at some...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    In Act I, Scene 5, Romeo approaches Juliet with the teasing statement that if he should "profane" with his "unworthiest hand," the "holy shrine" of Juliet's body, he will be fined for his...

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  • Hatchet
    In the book Hatchet, the thirteen-year-old protagonist, Brian Robeson, is in some serious trouble when the pilot of the small plane he is on has a heart attack and dies. Brian somehow manages to...

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  • A Wind in the Door
    A Wind in the Door is the second book in The Time Quintet, a series by Madeleine L'Engle. The first book in the series is the renowned A Wrinkle in Time. Mr. Jenkins is the principal at the school...

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  • The Cay
    I think that this question is asking about events at the very end of the novel. In my text, this information is found on the last page. The final chapter of the book moves quickly. When the...

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  • The Bell Jar
    Esther Greenwood, the protagonist of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, takes center stage in this novel of self-discovery and alienation. The reader’s introduction to Esther instantly creates a...

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  • The Possibility of Evil
    The conflict in Shirley Jackson's 1965 short story "The Possibility of Evil" is found within Miss Adela Strangeworth, who believes that the small town where she has resided her whole life "belonged...

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  • Julius Caesar
    In Act 2, Scene 4 of Julius Caesar, Portia dispatches Lucius, an errand-boy, to the Senate. At first, Lucius is confused because Portia doesn't give him a specific errand; she simply asks him to go...

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  • The Little Mermaid
    The climax to The Little Mermaid (the movie) begins when Prince Eric and Ursula head out on the ship to get married, and Ariel decides to stop the wedding. In the scuffle that takes place, Ursula's...

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  • History
    Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois had some shared strategies, even though they later disagreed on the direction of the struggle for equality for African Americans. Both men worked to develop...

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  • Law and Politics
    An interest group, otherwise known as a "special-interest group," is defined by Encyclopedia Brittanica as "any association of individuals or organizations, usually formally organized, that, on the...

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  • Midair
    No, piano-playing is not a theme in Frank Conroy's short story collection Midair. It isn't a theme in the title story either. There is a short story in the collection, "Roses," which focuses on an...

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  • Paradise Lost
    It is fair to say that Satan is decidedly unrepentant throughout Paradise Lost. However, he does at one point briefly consider whether or not he should repent for his disobedience. He quickly...

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  • Jacob Have I Loved
    Louise, the narrator of this novel, lives on Rass Island, and she is thirteen years old in 1941. Much of the book takes place during World War II. Both the setting of the island and the time period...

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  • History
    Both the Social Gospel Movement and Social Darwinism grew out of the effects of what is often referred to as the Gilded Age—the rise of industrialism and marked economic growth in the United...

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  • Reference
    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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  • Reference
    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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  • The Notebook
    From The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks: “Who are you?” she cries with panic in her voice, her face becoming whiter. “What are you doing here?” There is fear growing inside her, and I hurt,...

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  • Things Fall Apart
    The chapter begins with Ekwefi telling Ezinma the tale of the tortoise. This scene is significant because it illustrates the importance of oral tradition in Igbo culture and offers a telling...

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  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle
    Yes, there are a number of people in the play who abandon their close family members in times of hardships. The most notable individual, in this case, is Natella Abwashili, widow of the late...

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  • William Shakespeare
    This question is a question of common debate. Some people believe that Shakespeare wrote everything that his name has been attached to, while other people believe that there is no way a...

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  • The Necklace
    Mathilde is vain because she thinks she is better than she really is. Although she leads a pretty normal, lower-middle class life, Mathilde genuinely believes herself to be of noble descent. When...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In The Canterville Ghost, the twins play lots of tricks on the ghost. These tricks begin in chapter 3 when the twins attack the ghost with their pea shooters during his second appearance. Later,...

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  • The Crucible
    Arthur Miller's The Crucible is a modern tragedy as opposed to a classical tragedy primarily because of when it was written, published, and performed. The play was first published in 1953, and...

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  • Walt Whitman
    The poem was a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, who had been assassinated in 1865, the year in which the poem was written. The poem is divided into three stanzas. The first stanza begins in a...

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  • The Diary of a Young Girl
    It is fair to say that the relationship between Anne and her mother is not particularly close. Anne's diary is full of examples of conflict between them. It is not simply that they get on each...

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  • Hiroshima
    This answer is not as straightforward as I would like it to be. The resolution depends on which version of the text that you are asking about. The original text of Hiroshima has four chapters....

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  • History
    The Anglo-German Treaty of 1890, also known as the Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty, was an agreement concluded between the United Kingdom and Germany with the aim of settling various territorial...

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  • The Diary of a Young Girl
    Margot has a completely different personality to Anne. She is much less exuberant, for one thing. She also does not seem to share Anne's romantic tendencies when it comes to relationships. Anne...

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  • History
    Marianne was, and remains, a symbol of the French Republic. She is shown in countless representations—busts, statues, paintings—as being a beautiful, statuesque woman wearing a long flowing...

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  • Lysistrata
    Falling action refers to the part of a plot that takes place after the climax has been reached. The climax of Lysistrata happens when the Spartan herald approaches the Acropolis in a state of...

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  • The Darkling Thrush
    Hardy's "The Darkling Thrush" was intended as a poem on the death of the old century—the nineteenth. Certainly, there are gloomy elements within it, with the initial few stanzas describing the...

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  • A Doll's House
    The dollhouse that the Burnell girls receive from "dear old Mrs. Hay" is a rather garish replica of a house belonging to the upper class, yet it is intriguing in its realistic detail. When this...

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  • Frankenstein
    Robert Walton is naturally drawn toward Victor Frankenstein. He is intelligent, curious, and passionate. Unfortunately for him, he is starved of company and intellectual stimulation during his...

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  • The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance
    Griffin is performing one of his dastardly experiments on a white cat in an attempt to make her invisible. The experiment, however, is not going well. As he tells Kemp later on, he could not make...

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  • Social Sciences
    There are several advantages of social media. One advantage is that it puts an individual person in charge of what information to publicize. Before social media existed, a person had to hope that a...

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  • Science
    The blood type O negative is considered the universal donor type. There are four blood types: A, B, AB, and O. Additionally, blood is categorized according to the presence or absence of a red blood...

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  • The Merchant of Venice
    The answer to your question lies in act 5, scene 1. Jessica and Lorenzo talk while the music plays. During the conversation, Lorenzo tells Jessica that divine music is everywhere, from the smallest...

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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Baby tuckoo is a character in a story that Stephen Dedalus remembers being told by his father. It is one of his very first memories, and it is mentioned in the first sentence of A Portrait of the...

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  • Oliver Goldsmith
    At first, it seems that the dog bit the man simply because he went mad. Nothing unusual there, we might think. Biting people is what mad dogs often do. Indeed, just about everyone in the poem...

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  • Oscar Wilde
    The happy prince - the main character in this story. He used to live a happy life as a prince in the royal palace until he dies. A statue of him is then built and placed on a tall column high above...

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  • The Giver
    This question is asking about an event that happens in Chapter 13 of The Giver. The chapter begins by telling readers that Jonas is frustrated with his newly developing ability to see color. He is...

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  • Peter Pan
    During the fight with Captain Hook and his pirates in chapter 15, Wendy is tied to the mast of the ship. This is where Captain Hook had her placed in the previous chapter in order to force her to...

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  • Look Back in Anger
    It's a playful insult used by Cliff towards his friend Jimmy Porter. Eugene Marchbanks is the name of a character in Candida, a play by George Bernard Shaw. In the play, Marchbanks is a young,...

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  • The Story of My Life
    Helen's parents desperately wanted her to get an education, despite her disabilities. As a result, they took her to meet Alexander Graham Bell, who, as well as being the inventor of the telephone,...

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  • Cargoes
    In his poem Cargoes, John Masefield describes three ships en route to various destinations with a variety of cargo on board. In the first stanza, he speaks of the Quinquireme of Nineveh, which is...

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  • History
    The First World War affected colonies around the world in several ways. First, the acquisition of colonies was one of the causes of the war. Germany had watched as Great Britain and France snatched...

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  • Francis Bacon Essays
    Bacon's essay contrasts the imagination, energy, and willingness to take risks of young men with the opposite traits found in the aged: caution, indecision, and understanding. Bacon recognizes that...

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  • History
    Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) is one of the greatest military general and statesman in world history. He played a critical role in changing his country from the declining Roman Republic into...

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