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  • 1984
    For one thing, "doublethink" is itself a Newspeak word. It means, in short, to hold two contradictory beliefs at the same time, recognizing that they are contradictory, but accepting both. But...

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  • The Giver
    Jonas's appearance is similar to the rest of the citizens in the community as a result of Sameness, except for the fact that he has pale eyes. In Chapter 2, the reader discovers that Jonas has...

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  • Night
    In a concentration camp, just about anything can become a highly-prized item. The only law is the law of the jungle. Everyone has to do whatever they can to survive, and if someone has anything of...

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  • Stolen
    Ty's place in the desert is absolutely crawling with snakes. He tries to reassure Gemma that they're "pretty much" harmless. But bearing in mind that Ty's someone who's actually kidnapped Gemma, we...

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  • History
    Appomattox Court House in Virginia was the site of General Robert E. Lee's formal surrender of Confederate forces to General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. This officially ended the American...

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  • The Alchemist
    I would say that a major theme that runs throughout the story is a theme about personal hopes, dreams, and fulfillment. Santiago is on a search for treasure and his own Personal Legend. Along the...

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  • Frankenstein
    Victor is initially hesitant to marry Elizabeth. So much so that Elizabeth thinks that there is another woman involved. But Victor, as we might expect, has other things on his mind—in particular,...

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  • Homer
    We've reached Book 22 of The Odyssey. Odysseus has just proved his incredible strength and skill by successfully firing an arrow through a row of axes. Odysseus is disguised as a humble beggar, so...

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  • Speak
    It's Melinda's first day at high school. One thing we already know about her is how incredibly isolated and lonely she is. On her way to school, she was the only one on the bus who sat alone. This...

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  • History
    The American Civil War ended due to many factors. The Southern armies had been worn away due to four years of attrition. Northern armies were continuing to grow and, under the leadership of Grant,...

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  • 1984
    In 1984, there are some differences between doublethink and Newspeak. Doublethink, for example, is the practice of holding and accepting two contradictory ideas at the same time. The Party slogan,...

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  • Lysistrata
    Lysistrata is more a comedy about married sex than about married love, and this observation in and of itself may contain some ideas about how Aristophanes treats the theme of love in this play. In...

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  • The Devil and Tom Walker
    In "The Devil and Tom Walker," Tom thinks that the Devil must have had a tough time with his wife based on his observations of the Indian fort when he goes to look for her. Tom finds a number of...

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  • Reference
    In Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado," our narrator Montresor kills a man named Fortunato as a form of revenge. He does so by luring Fortunato into his catacombs, under...

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  • Reference
    For Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, it's best to look to the story’s predominant themes when framing arguments about its central character. Charlie Gordon, a man with developmental...

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  • Birdsong
    The narrator of Sebastian Faulks's novel Birdsong is not one person or character: Faulks employs a third-person omniscient narrator, which means that the narrator knows everything but doesn't speak...

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  • Birdsong
    Three moral issues throughout the novel are as follows: 1) War Faulks describes war and its consequences in stark terms: This is not a war, this is a test of how far man can be degraded. But as...

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  • Law and Politics
    First, we will discuss the employment-at-will and minimum wage laws in the US. As of 2017, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that the federal minimum wage must be at least $7.25/hr for...

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Charlie is the protagonist of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999). Holden is the central character in The Catcher in the Rye (1951). What do these two characters have in common? Quite a lot,...

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  • The Decameron
    The Catholic Church was quite corrupt in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Many popes looked at growing personally wealthy and powerful from their holy office and they did not speak much about...

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  • History
    There were several ways that the American political system became more democratic while Andrew Jackson was president. One way was that the requirement to own property in order to vote was dropped...

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  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Quite a few similarities exist between the Frost poem and the Bronte poem. First of all, the setting is quite similar. In "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the speaker finds himself in "the...

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  • Science
    This question is worded a bit oddly. It's unclear if the question is meaning to ask about polar bear adaptations that limit its spread to other habitats, or if the question is asking about...

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  • Oedipus Rex
    Aristotle defined the tragic hero as one whose error in judgment leads to his downfall. While fate plays the major role in Oedipus's downfall, both Oedipus and Othello make mistakes due to a tragic...

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  • History
    The Second Industrial Revolution impacted the United States in many ways. When the Second Industrial Revolution began, more people began to work in factories. The working conditions in these...

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  • History
    The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans were two political parties that had opposing views on many topics. Alexander Hamilton believed the federal government should be active and involved in...

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  • Oedipus Rex
    One massively important quotation is Teiresias's revelation of truth to Oedipus. The blind prophet, who Oedipus has called, tells the king Hear then: this man whom thou hast sought to arrestWith...

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  • Revelation
    The quote comes from the last line of the story: In woods around her the invisible cricket choruses had struck up, but what she heard were the voices of the souls climbing upward into the starry...

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  • What Caused the Civil War?
    Undeniably, slavery was the major cause of division in the United States at this time. The controversy began soon after the United States declared independence from England; in 1777, Vermont became...

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  • Reference
    Lyric poetry is a very general category. A lyric poem can be any poem about feelings or ideas, usually expressed by a speaker. A lyric poem does not have to have a plot or characters or tell a...

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  • Suttree
    The tables in Ab Jones's bar are made out of stone, gravestones, to be precise. This is just the kind of thing we might expect from Cormac McCarthy, with his heightened sense of the macabre. Ab...

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  • Macbeth
    He betrays Lady Macbeth in the sense that he dispenses her advice and starts to act unilaterally. Lady Macbeth, more than anyone else, is responsible for her husband's rise to power; she made him...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    There are a number of threats to Romeo and Juliet's love in Act I. First of all, there is the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. This bitter divide between the two families, which frequently...

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  • The Hunt for Red October
    Jack leads by example; however, that is not his first inclination. When readers first meet Jack Ryan, he is an intelligence analyst through and through. He's extremely intelligent, but he's quiet...

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  • Reference
    A "hook" is a narrative device used at the beginning of an essay to grab a reader's attention. In my classes, I call it an "attention getter." It is a critical piece of any essay because it...

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  • A Worn Path
    Although she's dealt with Phoenix on a number of previous occasions, the nurse still looks at her as just a frail, little old lady, one of many who turn up to the clinic on a regular basis. To the...

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  • Social Sciences
    There are various reasons why we need to have a government. One reason is that a government provides order within a society. Without a government, there might not be laws. People would feel they...

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  • History
    The fall of the Roman Empire marked the beginning of the Middle Ages: a period of time known for widespread poverty, religious tyranny, and intellectual and technological stagnation that lasted for...

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  • The Bronze Bow
    When Joel and his sister visit Daniel and Leah, Joel tells Daniel that he has been waking up early in the mornings to listen to Jesus when he talks with the fishermen. When Daniel asks Joel if he...

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  • The Catcher in the Rye
    Holden feels bad for Dick Slagle because his suitcases are much nicer and more expensive than Dick's cheap suitcases. In chapter 15, Holden mentions that he used to have a roommate named Dick...

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  • Hatchet
    Brian is in the process of making a bow when the search plane flies overhead. Toward the end of chapter 12, Brian takes his spear and hatchet with him to find more firewood and to make a bow. While...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    I believe that this question is asking about the final lines of the entire book. Atticus is putting Jem and Scout to bed, and Scout wants Atticus to read a story out loud. Atticus agrees to read...

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  • The Stranger
    Readings of the breadth of Camus's work suggest that he did not believe that life is meaningless; it would be more accurate to say that Camus was more interested in exploring the question of how we...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The Amos, Malone, and Sleet families each come from different social classes and treat Bud Caldwell differently when they meet him. The Amos family is financially secure but treats Bud with...

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  • History
    George Washington believed that citizens should give their loyalty to the country as a whole. George Washington understood that if people were loyal only to their state or region, problems would...

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  • Social Sciences
    When World War I began, the United States remained neutral. There are various reasons for why the United States remained neutral. One reason was that there were many Americans who came from...

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  • A Wrinkle in Time
    In Madeline L'Engle's novel A Wrinkle in Time, the protagonist, Meg Murry, ends up battling the evil powers of IT, a monster that largely resembles an oversized brain. This antagonist seeks to...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    In Act 3, scene 1, Tybalt comes looking for Romeo to challenge him to fight because Tybalt is mightily offended that Romeo went to the Capulets' feast the night before. If you'll recall, Tybalt...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet's initial attraction seems to be founded on appearances. Before Romeo ever speaks to Juliet, he says, O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!It seems she hangs upon the...

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  • On Being Brought from Africa to America
    Phillis Wheatley's poem "On Being Brought from Africa to America" would have the same message if it were written in free verse, but the tone might change and the central idea may be more...

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