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Atonement

In Ian McEwan’s Atonement, Cecilia is presented as a foil to her sister, Briony, though she is often present only in the background of the action. Let’s look at this in more detail. Cecilia is...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 2:57 am (UTC)

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The Shrouded Woman

To relate Maria Luisa Bombal's The Shrouded Woman with the Mexican literary surrealist movement you might focus on identifying surrealist elements in the novel and showing how the Mexican setting...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 2:03 pm (UTC)

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Reference

The struggle and conflict for identity and freedom between mother and daughter is a central theme in the two stanzas of "Catrin." We can imagine the child looking out the window at the outside...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 1:51 pm (UTC)

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Literature

The poem “Catrin” by Gillian Clarke conveys that the conflict in a parent-child relationship is ongoing and complicated. This conflict begins with the mother giving birth, as the narrator recalls:...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 2:30 pm (UTC)

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Literature

In Trudi Canavan's The Magicians' Guild, Sonea must confront the connection between power and responsibility in herself and within her world. Let's look at how this happens. Sonea is a dwell,...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

First, electric cars don't generate noticeable greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, the U.K. intends to end the sale of all gas (petrol) and diesel-powered vehicles by 2030. However, the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 7:11 pm (UTC)

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Literature

An Anthropogenic lens examines the significance of humanity's collective impact on the Earth's climate and ecosystems. Some believe that there will be a "final reckoning" between nature and...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 7:14 pm (UTC)

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The Giver

As the final chapter of The Giver begins, Jonas is beset by feelings of hopelessness. He does not think that he will be able to reach Elsewhere, and the onset of snow only makes his journey more...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 10:38 pm (UTC)

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John Edgar Wideman

In “Daddy Garbage,” John Edgar Wideman presents multiple generations and various time periods to provide a broader perspective on the main characters and their world. Let's look at this in more...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 7:21 pm (UTC)

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Under Milk Wood

The play Under Milk Wood demonstrates Thomas's signature insight, drawing a portrait of a fictional Welsh seaside town and the dreams, desires, and idiosyncrasies of its inhabitants. Thomas was...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 8:18 pm (UTC)

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My Brilliant Career

Chapter Summaries Chapters 1-6 Summary Chapter 1 Summary Narrator Sybylla Melvyn relates her earliest memory. She is crying in pain and riding on her father, Richard (Dick) Melvyn’s horse...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 4:08 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

Some argue that the term "prostitute" carries a negative connotation harmful to those who choose to earn income through sex work. Studies show that women labeled as "prostitutes" are often viewed...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 9:31 pm (UTC)

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Atlas of the Heart

Overall Summary Brené Brown’s Atlas of the Heart attempts to map the varying emotional experiences we encounter in our lives. She believes that by detailing the interrelations between emotion and...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 5:41 am (UTC)

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Emmanuel Lévinas

Emmanuel Levinas decided that he wanted to move away from the philosophy of Heidegger, which concentrates largely on ontology, but he also did not care to return to the older philosophical focal...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 6:15 pm (UTC)

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Totality and Infinity

In Totality and Infinity, Emmanuel Levinas presents the relationship between the self and the other as asymmetrical, for the other is always above the self, making demands, calling for...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 3:33 pm (UTC)

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Business

The way you use each of these applications will vary based on your intended major, so I'm going to try to help you brainstorm some purposes for each. Hopefully this will help you consider similar...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2022, 12:54 am (UTC)

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In a Free State

While many of the characters in Traci Chee's novel We Are Not Free exhibit the trait of Gaman, some fail in that at least some of the time. Let's define Gaman and then look at some examples. Chee...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2022, 3:52 pm (UTC)

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Arts

Contemporary Malayalam film does not shy away from exploring the deep issues of masculinity and the conflicts that certain types of masculine expression cause. Let's look at that through the lens...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2022, 3:21 pm (UTC)

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Literature

In We Are Not Free by Traci Chee, many of the characters exhibit Gaman in their attitudes, words, and actions. Let’s define Gaman and then look at some examples. According to Chee, Gaman is “The...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2022, 3:20 am (UTC)

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Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore's short story “How” is found in her book Self-Help, which is likely available through your college library or your local public library. It can also be found on the online digital...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2022, 12:37 am (UTC)

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Literature

According to Eric Hobsbawm in The Age of Empire: 1875 to 1914, the liberal bourgeois society met with a “strange death” because of the “contradictions inherent in its advance.” Let's look at what...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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Totality and Infinity

In the preface to Totality and Infinity, Lévinas is writing greatly in response to his social context. Following the conclusion of two World Wars and the genocide of millions of people, Lévinas...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 8:42 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

Albert Fish was a serial killer and cannibal who was responsible for at least three murders and many other horrible crimes over a period of many years. We can look at some theories that, while not...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 6:58 pm (UTC)

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The Moon and Sixpence

This quotation comes from the beginning of W. Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence, and it refers to the nature of art and the self-infusion of an artist into his or her work. Let's explore...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 3:26 pm (UTC)

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird is a bildungsroman. A bildungsroman is a coming of age novel in which the protagonist learns and grows, usually through adversity. "Bildung" means education in German,...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 2:00 pm (UTC)

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History

The New England colonies were facing several political, social, and economic changes in the late 1600s that contributed to the witchcraft hysteria. Let's look at some of these. First, as you think...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 1:58 pm (UTC)

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History

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has garnered the world's attention in recent months. Russia invaded its neighbor on February 24, but tensions between the two countries have been growing for much...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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Sonnets to Orpheus

Sonnet 2 can be difficult to understand, especially as we are faced with problems of translation. I am using the Robert Temple translation, but have also looked at two other translations. The...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2022, 12:35 pm (UTC)

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The Salt Eaters

Chapter 1 Summary At the Southwest Community Infirmary, a health center in Claybourne, Georgia, two women sit facing each other. On one stool is Minnie Ransom, the town's famed spiritual healer....

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 3:39 am (UTC)

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The House of the Dead

The House of the Dead Study Guide Part 1: Introduction–Chapter 2 Introduction The narrator describes the attractions of living in a small Siberian town. In such a town, the narrator once met a man...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 3:09 am (UTC)

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The Things They Carried

Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God both explore the theme of community, but they do so in vastly different ways. Let’s examine community in...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 11:58 pm (UTC)

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The Odyssey

In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus decides that he will put up with abuse from the suitors so that he can properly prepare to take his revenge. Let’s look at how he does that. For one thing, Odysseus...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 11:42 pm (UTC)

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Arts

You might consider some of the following as key events relating to the development of reader response theory: 1926: C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter that "a poem unread is not a poem at all." In 1961,...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 11:08 pm (UTC)

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Skellig

Michael, who is the protagonist and narrator of this story, meets his new neighbor Mina at the beginning of chapter 7. Her physical qualities are described in chapter 9. She is "little" with hair...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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Sonnets to Orpheus

Like many of the sonnets in this cycle, Sonnet 12 is about transformation. I hesitate to quote from the sonnet, as different translations exist, but in the translation I am using, the sonnet opens...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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Totality and Infinity

In Emmanuel Levinas’ Totality and Infinity, the “infinition of infinity” is essentially the idea of infinity or its mode of being. Let’s look at this more closely. Infinity is something that...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 7:21 pm (UTC)

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The Foundation Trilogy

Let's begin by differentiating between internal and external conflict. Internal conflict is the struggle a character faces within his own mind. This conflict creates personal discord and represents...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 7:01 pm (UTC)

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Literature

In Chitra by Rabindranath Tagore, the title character learns that it is more important to be herself than to try to be the proverbial perfect woman, and this, in fact, is the play's feminist...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 2:27 pm (UTC)

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Émile

In Émile, Rousseau speaks of “natural” and “nature” with regard to human nature and the natural education of a child. Let’s look at what he has to say. Unlike many thinkers of his day, Rousseau...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 1:28 pm (UTC)

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To Kill a Mockingbird

You might argue that Scout has learned important lessons about the way she perceives people, about her father's character, and about the true nature of courage. Early in the novel, one of Scout and...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 1:14 pm (UTC)

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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

There are several ways you might argue the question of capitalism and its morality. Let’s look at some to get you started on forming your own opinion. Adam Smith is often considered the forefather...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 1:09 pm (UTC)

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Interior Chinatown

Summary Willis Wu is an Asian American actor who is constrained by the limited range of roles available to him. On the police procedural Black and White, he has played a number of different...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2022, 5:35 pm (UTC)

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Remembering Babylon

Remembering Babylon by David Malouf tells the story of an English boy named Gemmy Fairley who lives with a group of Aboriginal people in Queensland after getting stranded on their land. It deals...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 6:55 am (UTC)

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Literature

You might begin to answer this question by first determining what "unique perspective" Luljeta Lleshanaku offers to those who read her poetry. Certainly growing up under Enver Hoxha's Stalinist...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 3:07 am (UTC)

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Literature

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the title character is certainly presented as an easily tempted or influenced character. To get you started on this question, we will look at three instances of this. The...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 1:32 am (UTC)

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History

It is somewhat difficult to know with certainty what women's lives were like during the fifth century BCE. We are therefore asked in this question to make some inferences about women, largely based...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 12:51 am (UTC)

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The Catcher in the Rye

In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a disturbed young man who is struggling psychologically and cannot come to terms with his situation. Holden uses displacement as one...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2022, 10:42 pm (UTC)

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Dover Beach

The central tone of "Dover Beach" is laden with despair. In this poem, the speaker is filled with "melancholy" as the "Sea of Faith," which has sustained the earth for so long, retreats into the...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2022, 10:36 pm (UTC)

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Sarrasine

The intricacies of gender and the unexpected revelations about the gender of a particular character stand at the heart of Balzac’s novella Sarrasine. Let’s look at this in more detail. The title...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2022, 10:25 pm (UTC)

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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen includes several hyperbolic or “over the top” characters in Pride and Prejudice, and she does this in order to critique certain types of people and their behaviors. Let’s look at a few...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2022, 8:56 pm (UTC)

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