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  • Literature
    The last words that Johnny says to Ponyboy are the last words that he ever says: Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold Johnny's words refer back to the poem that Ponyboy recited while they were hiding...

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  • The Color Purple
    There is a major conflict between Sofia and Harpo, two characters in Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple. What is the cause of this conflict? First, let's establish the relationship between these...

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum
    Lines 8-13 will differ depending on how the text has been printed in a particular book that contains this Poe story. I will have to analyze the first paragraph of the story to make sure that I get...

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  • Reference
    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest dog to have ever lived was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey. He was born in 1910 and died in 1939. (Guinness tells us that Bluey’s...

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  • History
    The letter, written on April 16, 1963, is addressed to Martin Luther King’s fellow clergymen and tries to explain his presence in Birmingham while also addressing various criticisms made by these...

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  • Literature
    Bassanio is a character in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. He is one of the main characters. Bassanio is best friends with Antonio, and he is lucky that Antonio is good friends with...

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  • The Egypt Game
    After April is attacked, the land of Egypt is boarded up. The loose board is replaced and nailed into place with long nails. Meanwhile, strands of barbed wire are strung around the top of the board...

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  • History
    I assume by "document" you also mean books. However, the first thing we need to do is define "important." Do you mean the most widely read document, the document that has been exported to the most...

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  • Literature
    The Ghost of Christmas Past is, by far, the most confusing of all the spirits that visit Scrooge on Christmas Eve. Its appearance not only changes to contradict itself from one moment to the next,...

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  • Science
    Lysosomes are organelles that were initially thought to serve the function of dissolving cells when those cells were about to die. The enzymes within lysosomes would burst out of it, dissolving...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    Jonathan Swift satirizes English society—particularly the political and theological disputes of his own period—through his description of the Lilliputians. Gulliver learns that despite their...

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  • Arts
    After nearly 200 years of British influence and rulership, India gained its independence in 1947. The “Mountbatten Plan” (named for the British Viceroy who signed it) divided India into two...

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  • History
    The reason the Third Estate faced high taxes was that they lacked the legal privileges that the First and Second Estate had under the Bourbon monarchy. The clergy and the nobility were essentially...

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  • The Monkey's Paw
    "The Monkey's Paw" begins with an epigraph, a short saying at the beginning of a story, novel, play, poem, or chapter that suggests a theme later revealed in the work. The epigraph of this story...

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  • Health
    A question like this is political and tricky, and considering the polarized nature of modern American politics, it's always best to view it from an objective and fact-based stance. First of all,...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    In Bradbury's dystopian society, books are censored, and intellectual pursuits are considered illegal. The population is completely ignorant, and the citizens are addicted to mass media and...

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  • Social Sciences
    The invention of agriculture was arguably the most important invention in human history in terms of its impact on societal growth. Prior to agriculture, humans practiced horticulture, or simple...

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  • The Devil's Arithmetic
    In The Devil's Arithmetic, a young Jewish girl named Hannah is temporarily transported back in time to the Holocaust so that she will understand the suffering that her older relatives went through....

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  • History
    Since the US is involved in many events around the globe, opinions vary on US involvement. The US has been characterized as a humanitarian nation for its work in ending the ethnic conflict in...

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  • O Pioneers!
    Here are some quotes from O Pioneers! that relate to the theme of American confidence and determination. "That evening, after she had washed the supper dishes, Alexandra sat down on the kitchen...

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  • Business
    There are several important characteristics of a supply chain. One characteristic is to use data to help the company determine inefficiencies and to develop solutions to problems. A second...

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  • History
    I assume by "colony" you are referring to the English colonies of North America. The answer is that it depended on how you define "minority" and what time period you are talking about. Jamestown...

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  • Origins and Development of the Novel, 1740-1890
    According to the author of How to Read Novels Like a Professor (Foster, Thomas C., 2008), Victorian novels were not written or published in the same manner as they are today. British novels in the...

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  • History
    Western Europe’s independence from religious control allowed it to develop politically and economically. Without religious control, countries in Western Europe were free to develop ideas that...

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  • Noam Chomsky
    The argument between Chomsky and Bruner’s approaches to language acquisition boils down to the concepts of nativism vs. social interaction. According to Chomsky, human beings are born into this...

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  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    What Wittgenstein is challenging is the dominant notion in contemporary philosophy that meaning can be reduced to propositions, that there is some underlying logic to our language which it is...

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  • Things Fall Apart
    Okonkwo is the protagonist of Things Fall Apart, and some might even call him a tragic hero. Okonkwo values masculinity and strength and is loyal to the traditions of his tribe (for the most part)....

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  • The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
    Aunt Loretta, one of the main characters in Heidi W. Durrow's novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, experiences racism throughout her life. Some of those experiences are shown to us, as readers, in...

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  • Aeneid
    Book 4 is pivotal to the book's thematic structure. Aeneas's quest is a heroic one; he has been charged with the sacred duty of founding a new city, a city that will one day become Rome. Like any...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Miss Stephanie Crawford is the town's resident busybody and gossip. She makes it her main business in life to know everyone else's. If there's something going on in town you can be sure that she'll...

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  • History
    The main issue was funding. The Articles of Confederation did not allow the national government to demand payment from any particular colony, and many soldiers went unpaid or without supplies for...

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  • Lyddie
    One of the first "rules" that Lyddie learns about that the corporation has for its girls deals with their appearance. Mrs. Bedlow and the other girls in the house are quick to let Lyddie know that...

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  • The Cay
    Phillip's father works as an oil refinery expert for the Royal Dutch Shell company. Phillip has a very close relationship with him, as he tells Timothy later on in the story. His father is a strong...

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  • Arts
    Some scholars would argue that Karabekian, the artist who also makes an appearance in Breakfast of Champions and Deadeye Dick before his final appearance in the mock-autobiography Bluebeard, is an...

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  • Stargirl
    One trait that Leo and Stargirl both share is their confidence in their unique individuality. Granted, Stargirl is way more comfortable and confident in being her own person than Leo is. He is...

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  • The Trickster of Seville
    The Trickster of Seville by Gabriel Tellez ends with a number of marriages, as the King seeks to resolve the various issues that have been created by Don Juan over the course of the story. As a...

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  • History
    Abraham Lincoln and General Sherman had different views regarding war. Abraham Lincoln would have loved to save the Union without going to war if that would have been possible. However, when that...

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  • History
    The European Union was an organization of many countries, mostly in Europe, that created a political and an economic community in Europe. There had been some discussion for many years about...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    They begin to trust Boo when he starts reaching out to them. He does this by leaving a succession of objects for them to find in the knothole of a tree. This is Boo's sole connection to the outside...

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  • A Wrinkle in Time
    Meg reveals her impatience early in the novel when she tackles a boy from school who calls Charles Wallace "dumb" and gets a black eye as a result of her efforts. But it is on Camazotz that her...

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  • Reference
    Bravery is one of Rikki-tikki-tavi's defining characteristics, and he displays great courage at many points throughout the story. He takes very seriously his role as protector and defender of Teddy...

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  • Hatchet
    At the beginning of the novel, Brian mentions "The Secret," which continually haunts his memories and is the cause of his parents' divorce. Brian mentions that his mother was the one who initiated...

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  • A Christmas Carol
    The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come provides Scrooge with a frightening glimpse of the future. He shows him how people behave towards a horrible old miser who has only just passed away. Certainly no...

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  • Literature
    Jimmy takes Martha out on a date to the movies. The fact that it becomes their one and only date gives you some idea as to how successful it was. The film they go to see is Bonnie and Clyde, a...

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  • Rumble Fish
    Patty is Rusty James's girlfriend in the first half of the novel, who later finds out that Rusty James had been unfaithful to her at a party. She dumps Rusty James and begins a relationship with...

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  • History
    Much came to a head in 1968. A baby boom after World War II fueled a 1960s youth movement. Anti-war fervor on college campuses reached a fever pitch in 1968 as college students reacted to the Tet...

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  • A Christmas Carol
    When the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Ebenezer Scrooge back to his past to see the end of Scrooge's relationship with Belle, the spirit shows Scrooge two specific scenes involving the woman. In...

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  • A Doll's House
    I assume that you're referring to the Ibsen play A Doll's House rather than the Katherine Mansfield short story of the same name, as a ring is an important symbol in the play rather than the story....

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  • Tuck Everlasting
    The setting of chapter 1 isn't entirely one exact place. The chapter contains a little bit of detail regarding the town of Treegap, the "touch-me-not" house, a road, and a wood: On the left stood...

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  • Firegirl
    At that point in the story, Jessica has come to develop a deep bond of trust with Tom. They are both outsiders, both at school and in society as a whole. Somehow they just don't seem to belong...

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