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The Essays

One possibly useful approach to understanding the characteristics of this rather amorphous literary genre would be to examine the compositions of its inventor, Michel de Montaigne, whose Essais...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2022, 12:09 pm (UTC)

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Pamela

Ever since the publication of the novel, those who laud Pamela's virtue have contended with those who say she is merely practical. So, is Pamela virtuous or practical? That's a question you must...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 6:34 pm (UTC)

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Japanese Hamlet

Toshio Mori's story “Japanese Hamlet” follows a man and his pursuit of a dream that will never come to fruition. You are asked whether you like the story or not and for what reasons; his is a...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2022, 5:22 pm (UTC)

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Literature

As a reader, I liked Lucy Honig's "English as a Second Language" because it gave me a strong sense, as someone born in the US, of what it feels like to be an immigrant, especially one forced to...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2022, 7:14 pm (UTC)

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Dopesick

The central research question of Beth Macy’s Dopesick is centered on the causes and effects of the early 21st-century American opioid crisis. Macy addresses how and why the use and promotion of...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2022, 11:33 pm (UTC)

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History

Although certainly an opinion and open to debate, the early modern period (1450–1750) is more interesting than the modern period (1900–present) because it was the era which birthed modern...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2022, 1:18 pm (UTC)

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The Father

In The Father by August Strindberg, the Captain is slowly driven insane by the plotting of his wife. He fall loses the strict control he has had over his household to a state of child-like...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2022, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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Among the Hidden

While the list you have created is a great start, you might also argue that the most important conflict Luke faces is with his society. While the Population Police certainly represent one aspect of...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2022, 6:08 pm (UTC)

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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

To get started on your essay on Mark Twain's The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, you must first read the book with a critical eye. It is important to form your own opinion about the novel's meaning,...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2022, 5:28 pm (UTC)

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Arts

Yinka Shonibare’s art installation The Swing (after Fragonard) is a life-sized, three-dimensional adaptation of Fragonard's famous painting. Let’s look at some design elements and artistic...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2022, 7:10 pm (UTC)

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So Far From God

The word fe is Spanish for "faith," so this name likely represents a deliberate choice on Castillo's part to invite readers to think about this character's relationship to faith, in multiple senses...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2022, 7:17 am (UTC)

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman has been called by some critics the great American drama and seen as a modern play for its fusion of realism and poetic, dreamlike technique. Death of a Salesman has been...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2022, 10:29 am (UTC)

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History

Putin has for some years challenged the bedrock principles of the European order. For example, he is quoted as saying in a 2019 article in The Guardian that liberalism is "obsolete." By this he is...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2022, 12:33 pm (UTC)

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The Idea of Order at Key West

In “The Idea of Order at Key West,” Wallace Stevens explores the theme of imagination and reality and how art blends these two in complex and beautiful ways. Let's look at this in more detail to...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2022, 1:54 pm (UTC)

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History

In March 1946, Winston Churchill used the term "Iron Curtain" to describe the isolation of the Soviet Union from Western influences, ideas, and culture. The idea of an iron curtain represented an...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2022, 3:34 pm (UTC)

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A Doll's House

The excerpt from A Doll's House demonstrates patriarchy and gender inequality in a number of ways. In the very first line of the excerpt, Torvald addresses his wife as a harmless little creature,...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 10:58 am (UTC)

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The Bloody Chamber

A choker is a necklace that fits tightly around the neck. For this reason, it can be seen as like a collar an animal might wear, showing that the animal is owned. Through the choker, a wedding...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 10:18 pm (UTC)

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The Bloody Chamber

Imagery is description that uses any of the five sense of sight, sound, taste, touch, or smell. In this passage, the husband's patriarchal dominance and the gender imbalance are illustrated through...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 9:59 pm (UTC)

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Love Medicine

In “The Beads,” a story in Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine, Marie must cope with all kinds of family conflicts. Let's look at some of the story's elements. As for characters, we have Marie, who is...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 6:34 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

Effective policy recommendations require a target audience, the identification of the policy to change, an explanation of the disadvantages of that policy, an explanation of the recommendation, and...

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Literature

These are sweeping questions. Answering in broad strokes, I would say that both Thoreau and Gibran are examining the big picture of what life in the universe is and means, and what the truly good...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 5:25 pm (UTC)

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The Bloody Chamber

Angela Carter's “The Bloody Chamber” is a story that exposes the abuses of patriarchy, challenges gender inequality, and promotes the strength and independence of women. While you will have to gear...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 5:16 pm (UTC)

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A Doll's House

This excerpt is significant because it explores the limitations of women within the societal constructs of the late 19th century. During this time, women were most often considered the property of...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 4:28 pm (UTC)

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The Bloody Chamber

Both A Doll's House and "The Bloody Chamber" concern themselves with the position of women within a society dominated by male authority. The protagonists of each-- Nora in A Doll's House and the...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 3:27 pm (UTC)

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The Bloody Chamber

In this extract, the unnamed young female narrator has recently married her older, wealthy husband. He has previously undressed her but put off having sex. She wanders to his library, where she...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 3:03 pm (UTC)

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Arabian Jazz

To complete this assignment, first make sure you understand what hybridity means. The Oxford defines hybridity as “a condition in which … boundaries of identity are crossed…” Homi Bhabha is...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 2:54 pm (UTC)

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The Bloody Chamber

When examining this excerpt for evidence of patriarchal attitudes and gender inequality, pay particular attention to words which diminish a woman's position or show disrespect because of her...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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A Doll's House

It is certainly true that both A Doll's House and The Bloody Chamber will be more effective for different readers or audiences at portraying the issues of patriarchy and gender equality. Both are...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 11:35 am (UTC)

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Macbeth

An outline of Macbeth spanning as far as act 3, scene 3 would take readers from the beginning of the play up to the murder of Banquo (and the attempted murder of his son). With act 1, scene 1,...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 10:41 am (UTC)

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History

The film Under the Same Moon, Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey’s article “New World Orders,” and Margarita Saona’s essay “Migrant Mothers” all examine the life and experiences of Latin American...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2022, 2:50 am (UTC)

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Social Sciences

A counselor would certainly intervene differently with a client who is HIV positive and with a client has been diagnosed with AIDS. Let's look at what a counselor might do in these situations. For...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 8:35 pm (UTC)

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Literature

Literary theory developed over a long period of time, and it extends all the way back to the ancient Greeks with Aristotle. Let's look at some of this development and also talk about a couple...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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Reference

A criticism of the protagonist in a tragedy like Sophocles' Oedipus Rex will examine that character's virtues and vices and comment on how believable and relatable that character is within the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 6:44 pm (UTC)

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"A Dialogue of Self and Soul"

“A Dialogue of Self and Soul” is full of Yeats’s personal, painful memories because one can argue that the poem alludes to his own difficult experiences. Of course, one will have to know a little...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 5:28 pm (UTC)

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Literature

For this essay, you will need to decide if people can indeed strike a balance between watching television and reading books. This will be your personal claim that you will support by evidence, but...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 5:19 pm (UTC)

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Arts

Women in India have been writing for centuries, but women writers have only recently become more well-known and read by a larger audience. Let's look at some elements you might include in a piece...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 2:51 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

Per eNotes guidelines, only one question is allowed per submission. I am going to assist with the first question you listed; if you need additional assistance, please return and post those...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 2:16 pm (UTC)

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Literature

In “What's at the End of The Road?” Allen Josephs explores Cormac McCarthy's novels to try to answer the title question. You are being asked to write a response to this essay, so let's brainstorm...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 1:52 pm (UTC)

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Literature

As you know, haiku is a short form of poetry with a distinct pattern: 17 syllables split into three lines, the first 5 syllables, the middle 7, and the last 5 syllables. Translations of Japanese or...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2022, 1:39 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

When you think about questions a crisis worker should ask during a suicide assessment, you should consider ideas, threats, plans, openness to help, and current safety. Let's look at some possible...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 5:58 pm (UTC)

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History

The cover of Time magazine for December 6, 1968 shows the "race for the moon," as the picture is captioned, as similar to an Olympic competition. The Olympics had occurred earlier that year, so the...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 10:35 am (UTC)

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Plato's Republic

The main subject of the Republic is the nature of the soul. This is clearly set out in the first book, and yet the majority of the text is devoted to the organization of the ideal city. There are...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011, 7:34 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

You will want to express your own opinion, but you may have enjoyed the stark simplicity of the story, as well as the description at the end that helped us visualize the scene at the grave. You...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2022, 6:03 pm (UTC)

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Literature

Lucy Honig's “English as a Second Language” tells the story of Maria Perez, an immigrant from Guatemala who is trying to raise her children and learn English. You are asked to explain whether or...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2022, 6:50 pm (UTC)

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Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith's “The Waiter's Wife” lends itself to all kinds of possible discussions from the immigrant experience to identity to alienation to racism to power relations. Let's look at a selection...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 12:51 am (UTC)

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The Glass Menagerie

There are plenty of instances of irony in Tennessee Williams's play The Glass Menagerie. Let's look at a few. Amanda Wingfield, the mother of Tom and Laura, is a dreamer. She lives in the past and...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 1:44 am (UTC)

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

You might first consider how the linear structure of the narrative itself is disrupted through the use of flashbacks representing various points in the past. The novel begins, for example, with a...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 12:24 am (UTC)

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Heart of Darkness

Marlow finds the accountant an impressive, if ludicrous, figure. Marlow immediately notices the accountant's dress: "high starched collar, white cuffs, a light alpaca jacket, snowy trousers, a...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 11:11 am (UTC)

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History

The origins of this specific current conflict go back to 2014, when Russia appropriated the Crimea and parts of south and southeast Ukraine in what, from the Russian perspective, was a defensive...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 12:14 pm (UTC)

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Literature

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's story “Checking Out” explores many of the themes listed in this question. Let's look at some of them to get you started on your answer. Obinze struggles with his...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2022, 2:19 pm (UTC)

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