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  • The Lottery
    In "The Lottery," the stones are important for a number of reasons. Firstly, the stones foreshadow the murder of Tessie Hutchinson at the end of the story. This foreshadowing begins in the second...

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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
    Frederick Douglass's Narrative is one of the best known slave narratives. New England abolitionists, particularly William Lloyd Garrison, the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator,...

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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
    Most slaves in the U.S. during Frederick Douglass's time were never taught to read or write. Their owners would not allow it, and in some places it was illegal. Being able to read meant it would be...

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  • Once Upon a Time
    The cat becomes a symbol and supports the theme of Fear as the real enemy of Man. For once the husband and his wife install on their walls the jagged wire with serrated blades [referred to as...

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  • Science
    Photosynthesis is the process through which chlorophyll-containing plants consume carbon dioxide and produce oxygen and food (in the form of sugars). This process takes place in the presence of...

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  • The Sign of Four
    Sherlock Holmes is the iconic detective who inhabits The Sign of Four and many other works by Arthur Conan Doyle. He is brilliant but socially awkward and eccentric. Some recent writers have...

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  • History
    While the election of 1800 was a closely-fought battle, and the presidency of Thomas Jefferson had long-lasting repercussions on the nation, one incident stands our during the actual transfer of...

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  • History
    It is not surprising that both Madison and Jefferson were such staunch opponents of the Alien and Sedition Acts. In addition to both being Democratic-Republicans—and therefore naturally hostile...

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  • History
    As a staunch Federalist, President Adams was a firm believer in a strong federal government. To him, the United States was no longer a loose collection of states (as had been the case under the...

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  • History
    The American Revolution was not a conservative event. Any time a group of people decides to overthrow their rulers, it is an extreme or radical event. There was much at stake in the American...

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  • Literature
    In this story, we see how the narrator's health rather rapidly declines as a result of her husband's (who is a doctor) treatment of her mental illness. He essentially confines her in a house that...

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  • Literature
    The "meaning" of the play, according to the definition of the term "meaning" in literature, would be, in the words of Professor Jon Lye, In the conventions, traditions, cultural codes which have...

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  • History
    Here are some complaints about the King in the Declaration of Independence: He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. Translation: the King has...

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  • History
    The Civil War was one of the darkest times in American History. Over 625,000 men would die fighting this war between 1861-1865. Much of the Confederate States lay in ruin. The period after the war...

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  • Literature
    Arguably, one of the biggest symbols in the play A Doll's House is the season where the play is set. It is near the end of the year. Christmas and New Year's Eve are in the horizon. The weather is...

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  • Literature
    Irony plays a significant role in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. There are several instances of dramatic irony, an example of irony often used in plays because it enables the audience to know...

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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
    In Joyce Carol Oat's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?," Arnold seems to have some kind of hypnotic control over Connie. It is not so much that he does something purposeful as if literally...

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  • As You Like It
    The short answer is the physical kind. Touchstone, the court jester, is a cynical old so-and-so who does not have much time for the courtly, romantic variety of love displayed so fervently by...

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  • I Am J
    It is likely that after J takes his testosterone shots and undergoes surgery, his problems would be solved. The main cause of his frustration is people misidentifying him as a girl, including his...

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  • The Awakening
    To create a literary three by three for The Awakening by Kate Chopin, one must first consider the essence of each part of the novel. The beginning establishes Edna Pontellier as a bored wife and...

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  • Literature
    There are a number of themes in Oliver Twist but here are two of the most important: The evils of the workhouse system—Workhouses were established in early nineteenth century Britain as a means...

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  • As You Like It
    In Act 1, Orlando and Rosalind meet at a wrestling match. After watching Orlando defeat a formidable opponent, Rosalind is impressed and congratulates the young man; she even gives him a chain to...

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  • As You Like It
    The character of Rosalind has become something of a favorite with successive generations of feminists. She is warm, intelligent, high-spirited, and she completely dominates the stage. Moreover, she...

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  • Comic Book Nation
    Batman and Superman are similar but also deeply different heroes. First, let's compare their similarities: Both Superman and Batman are: Male Orphaned Incredibly Intelligent Characters owned by DC...

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  • History
    Nowadays, comic books are commonplace, with people of all ages enjoying the different genres offered in the illustration-focused style. However, comic books were not always accepted freely as...

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  • Sister Outsider
    Audre Lorde views difference as a positive force for social change in Sister Outsider. Lorde discusses difference most strikingly in "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference." She...

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  • Sister Outsider
    Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde seeks to convince readers that discrimination and exclusion in American society are pervasive and negative; she goes on to suggest that inclusion and acceptance of...

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  • Sister Outsider
    Audre Lorde herself is the primary character in Sister Outsider, which is a collection of speeches and essays she wrote in the 1970s and 1980s. While other people appear—mostly in anecdotes or...

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  • Sister Outsider
    The themes of Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde include oppression, discrimination, and acceptance of difference. She explores these issues from her perspective as a feminist scholar, a lesbian, a...

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  • Sister Outsider
    Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde is a collection of speeches and essays that Lorde wrote from 1976 to 1984. The essays are informed by Lorde's identity as a black woman who is also a parent, lesbian,...

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  • The Wife of Bath's Tale
    "The Wife of Bath" is a story within the greater work of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer was an educated court cleric in London and lived between 1345 and 1400. His collection of...

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  • Mariana
    The poem "Mariana" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson in essence is a poem about isolation. It describes a woman, the poem's namesake, who feels cut off from modern society, and this lack of connection to...

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  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
    At the beginning of Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Peyton Fahrquhar is about to be hanged. At the end of the book, he has died on the noose. The entire process takes minutes...

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  • Othello
    Iago states in act 1, scene 1 that he is jealous Othello made Cassio his lieutenant. Iago believes he has had more battle experience and is therefore better qualified for the position than Cassio....

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  • Ode to a Nightingale
    As with all Keats's odes, the Ode To A Nightingale explores the relationship between a number of antitheses: art and life; the immanent and the transcendent; and the permanent and the mutable....

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  • The Ways of White Folks
    There is a wide variety of settings for these stories by Langston Hughes,and each deals with interactions between black and white people in the early 20th century. Cora Unashamed takes place in...

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  • The Crucible
    In Act Two, Elizabeth says, "I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you. I never thought you but a good man, John [...] -- only somewhat bewildered." They have just...

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  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
    An oxymoron is a literary device in which two opposing concepts or words are juxtaposed against each other. We can find a great example of an oxymoron in chapter eight of The Hound of the...

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  • History
    There were strengths and weaknesses of both the Radical Republican plan for Reconstruction and Andrew Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction. The biggest weakness in Andrew Johnson’s plan is that...

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  • History
    The Progressive Era ushered in many changes to American society. Progressives rejected Social Darwinism and believed government should be used as a way to counteract the problems faced by society....

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  • Of Mice and Men
    At the beginning of chapter 4, Lennie enters Crooks's room, which initially upsets and frustrates Crooks. Crooks tells Lennie, "You got no right to come in my room. This here's my room. Nobody got...

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  • Antigone
    The play seems to suggest that Creon's position that his will had to be done, that the law had to be maintained regardless of the human consequences, is ultimately wrong. Antigone's decision to...

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  • Antigone
    While both family and authority are important to Sophocles, the importance of honoring family seems a bit more important to him when the fates of Antigone and her family are considered. Creon's...

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  • The Wife of Bath's Tale
    Often considered Geoffrey Chaucer's most colorful character, the Wife of Bath is distinctly one who enjoys the luxury of the freedom to travel on pilgrimages. Furthermore, she is an individual with...

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  • The Wife of Bath's Tale
    After roaming for a year and a day, the young knight returns to King Arthur's court to either receive a reprieve or be condemned. His life depends on whether he has discovered what women most...

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  • Antigone
    The theme of a literary work is its central message—the idea an author wants to convey about a particular subject. Many literary works have more than one theme, and this is certainly the case...

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  • Antigone
    Sophocles' play Antigone dives deep into an exploration of the roles women are expected to fulfill within society and what happens when women defy those expectations. First, let's establish some...

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  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    "The Lotos-Eaters" alludes to the encounter with the lotus eaters had by Odysseus and his crew in Homer's The Odyssey. The speaker tells of the lotus eaters approaching Odysseus's ship and the way...

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  • History
    Jefferson and Hamilton each had competing visions of what they wanted the United States to be. Jefferson's ideal was of a republic with weak Federal government (in domestic but not foreign...

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  • Against the Grain

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