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Frankenstein

There are several parallels between Luigi Galvani’s experiments, which were actually conducted, and those that Mary Shelley has the fictional doctor Victor Frankenstein carry out. The main...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 5:31 am UTC

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The Face on the Milk Carton

From the time she identifies her younger self on the milk carton, Janie struggles between wanting to know the truth and worrying about the consequences. Once she theorizes that she has been adopted...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 4:42 am UTC

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A&P

Lengel is the manager of the A&P in Updike's story, and is therefore the main authority figure. He is not a particularly impressive figure of authority, and neither customers nor employees...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 4:27 am UTC

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Medea

Medea is an unusual tragedy, at least among the very small number of such plays that have survived. It does not involve the protagonist falling from a high position by means of a tragic flaw....

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 4:02 am UTC

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Fall on Your Knees

In Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie Macdonald, James Piper is portrayed as a man who first had sexual relations with an adolescent girl when he was a young adult. He not only becomes attracted to a...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 3:41 am UTC

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1984

Winston Smith works at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history every day to fit the information that the Party provides. The official Party history always has their country victorious and...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 2:55 am UTC

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Homeland Elegies

A nonlinear narrative is also sometimes referred to as a disrupted narrative, and perhaps that best captures the effect of Akhtar's choice of structure. The son of Pakistani immigrants, Ayad has...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 2:06 am UTC

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The English Patient

An argumentative thesis statement about storytelling techniques in The English Patient and Green Grass, Running Water could emphasize strong similarities or differences between the two authors’...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 1:13 am UTC

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Religion

The Council Ephesus was called in 431 to resolve a theological conflict between Christian churches in the cities of Constantinople and Alexandria. Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople, clashed...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 12:30 am UTC

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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself

In The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Douglass writes of being left in the care of his grandmother. She was an old woman who had been relieved of all duties except supporting herself and...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 11:55 pm UTC

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Literature

In Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind," the following line appears in the fourth stanza: I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed! This is a metaphor. The pains and trials of life are...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 11:28 pm UTC

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Homeland Elegies

Homeland Elegies makes many arguments about the role of wealth in American society. One such argument is that American politics, regardless of party affiliations, are driven by decisions that...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 9:48 pm UTC

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

As a detective, Hercule Poirot is both intuitive and intellectual. He has grown accustomed to people underestimating his talents, despite his almost always being right. In this small English town,...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 9:37 pm UTC

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Homeland Elegies

Sikander, who is Ayad's father, came to America with hopes of living out the great American Dream. For much of the novel, he sees America as a land of incredible opportunity and even comments that...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 9:27 pm UTC

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A Theory of Justice

In A Theory of Justice, John Rawls writes that his theory of justice as fairness is contractarian, and specifically builds on the social contract theory of Locke, Rousseau, and Kant. Although Kant...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 9:21 pm UTC

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The Importance of Being Earnest

In Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest, the men and the women are depicted as schemers. While the false identities of Algernon and Jack serve as the primary deceptions, the women...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2021 5:29 pm UTC

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Animal Farm

Although Benjamin the donkey is the oldest animal on the farm when the story opens, he does not die during the course of the narrative. At the end of the book, Clover comes and gets him because she...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2020 11:49 am UTC

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey (and by extension, its predecessor, the Iliad) is not a true story. In fact, the Trojan War itself more than likely never occurred—at least not as Homer or other storytellers present...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020 11:30 am UTC

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The Odyssey

Honor was a particularly important value in ancient Greece. It should come as no surprise, then, that the importance of acting honorably should constitute the main message of Homer's Odyssey....

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020 12:15 pm UTC

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Republic

In Plato's Republic, Socrates puts forward the famous allegory of the cave as a means of illustrating the difference between what is ultimately real and what isn't. In the allegory, a number of men...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2021 11:41 am UTC

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Equal Opportunity

When Socrates goes to the Bounty Supermarket to apply for a job, he confronts a series of obstacles. Although he omits mentioning his convicted felon status, he is African American and, based on...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 8:44 pm UTC

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Literature

Ken Mitchell's story “The Great Electrical Revolution” is set in Canada during the Great Depression—1937, to be exact. The narrator, Larry, is only a boy at the time, so he has an innocence about...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 6:35 pm UTC

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The Odyssey

Homer’s Odyssey may be one of the oldest and most important literary works of all time. It is in part the text’s age that makes it so important for people to read today. Not many complete texts...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020 2:41 pm UTC

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Wonder

The first thing that August notices about the auditorium is the stage at the other end of the room. Since before they had walked into the auditorium, Charlotte had been giving August an...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 6:01 pm UTC

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A Rose for Emily

When Miss Emily Grierson, the town recluse, dies at age seventy-four, she is buried with the representatives of those august names where they lay in the cedar-bemused cemetery among the ranked and...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2021 6:58 pm UTC

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In Cold Blood

Generally, personality disorganization refers to a person who is dealing with significant turmoil when it comes to their personal feelings and self image. When identifying a person with personality...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 5:37 pm UTC

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey is not in any sense a tragedy. Classified by genre, it is an epic poem, as are the Iliad, the Aeneid, the Divine Comedy, and Paradise Lost. However, while the Iliad is an epic that is...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020 11:11 am UTC

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Guy Vanderhaeghe

This statement is made by the narrator in relation to his father in the opening sentences of Guy Vanderhaege's short story "What I Learned from Caesar" in his collection Man Descending. The quote...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 5:08 pm UTC

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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is a novella about a man named Gregor Samsa, who works a modest but exhausting job as a traveling salesman and provides for his family. One day, Gregor wakes up and realizes that...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020 1:46 pm UTC

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Misery

Let's explore the chains of cause and effect in Anton Chekhov's short story “Misery.” As the story opens, we wonder why Iona is sitting on his sledge in the snow and why he and his horse are...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2021 9:06 pm UTC

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Law and Politics

Let's begin by reviewing the basics of the case. In 2014, the 11th US Court of Appeals ruled that Chiquita was not liable for the deaths of Colombians killed by the paramilitary group United...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 4:42 pm UTC

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Animal Farm

Orwell does not tell the reader what happens to Snowball after he is chased off the farm by the dogs, but there is no evidence that he dies. Snowball is largely based on Leon Trotsky, who was...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2020 11:36 am UTC

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Public Health Issues

Primary and secondary prevention, in the context of health care, refers to two initial phases in the prevention of illness. Primary intervention is basically lifestyle-related and includes...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 8:09 pm UTC

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Math

The given function is `f ( x ) = - x^3 + 6 x^2 - 5 . ` It is defined for all real `x ` and infinitely differentiable for all `x .` To find its inflection points, consider its first and second...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 1:26 pm UTC

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Dreaming in Cuban

Throughout Dreaming in Cuban, Celia continues to write letters to Gustavo Sierra, a man who vanished in the 1930s. Within a work of fiction, the use of letters to tell the story is called...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021 7:55 pm UTC

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The Bronze Bow

In The Bronze Bow, Amalek is a blacksmith to whom Daniel is bound as an apprentice. He was a cruel man and treated Daniel harshly, but Daniel's grandmother knew that her grandson needed to learn a...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 2:48 pm UTC

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Reference

Irish Orientalism: A Literary and Intellectual History by Joseph Lennon is a book that fulfils two principal roles. First, it is is history of the contact and mutual influence between Ireland and...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 4:25 pm UTC

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Tex

As a person, Johnny is a lot like Tex. Early on, Tex teases Johnny about his height. He calls him a “midget.” Tex tells the reader that Johnny doesn’t mind the playful name calling. “Nothing much...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 4:13 pm UTC

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Technology

According to Wendy Chun, software stands as a metaphor for the invisible things that surround us every day, the things that we don't fully understand but that we have come to rely on to produce...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 3:48 pm UTC

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Peace Shall Destroy Many

The moth appears in chapter 4 of Rudy Wiebe’s novel about Canada’s Mennonite community during World War Two. Thom notices the moth near the end of the chapter. Without even thinking (“stupidly,” to...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 3:16 pm UTC

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Latin American History

At first, the Latin American revolutions of the early nineteenth century seemed like progress. Mexico, Brazil, and other colonies throughout South and Central America threw off their colonial...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 2:53 pm UTC

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Math

Denote the distance `FV ` as `p gt0 . ` We can assume that the vertex is at the origin and the focus is at `( 0 , p ) . ` Then the parabola has the equation `y = x ^ 2 / ( 4 p ) ` or `x ^ 2 = 4 p...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 6:25 pm UTC

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The Boy Behind the Curtain

Tim Winton defies the reader's expectations in “Barefoot in the Temple of Art.” We might expect that the author would be put off art for life due to the snobbish treatment dished out to his family...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 1:54 pm UTC

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The Bronze Bow

In The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, Daniel tries to resist his growing love for Thacia. She is beautiful and kind and intelligent. She is also brave and caring and spirited. She even...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 6:23 pm UTC

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle is very deft in the way he presents Mr. Hosmer Angel as an odd character. Rather than describing him outright using the narrative voice, he has Mr. Angel's fiancée describe him....

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 1:29 pm UTC

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History

Technology, immigration, and a lack of government regulation of business were some of the forces that changed the economic landscape of the United States in the late nineteenth century. Although...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 12:13 pm UTC

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The Metamorphosis

Gregor himself certainly believes that he has really turned into a giant bug. The narrator describes things—such as the brown liquid that comes out of Gregor's mouth, the sticky substance that his...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020 1:51 pm UTC

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Guy Vanderhaeghe

The final paragraph of Guy Vanderhaeghe's short story "What I Learned from Caesar" begins with the words: When you clutch at straws, anything will do. I read my answer out of Caesar's The Gallic...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 12:06 pm UTC

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Math

We have a function of two real variables: `f ( x , y ) = ( x y - 1 ) ^ 2 + ( x + y ) ^ 2 .` Open the parentheses: `f ( x , y ) = ( x y - 1 ) ^ 2 + ( x + y ) ^ 2 = x ^ 2 y ^ 2 - 2 x y + 1 + x ^ 2 +...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2021 9:56 am UTC

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The Great Gilly Hopkins

Gilly Hopkins is quite a complicated character in some respects, which makes her a very interesting protagonist. Unfortunately, this complexity of character sometimes manifests itself in...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 11:53 am UTC

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