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  • Once Upon a Time
    Although Nadine Gordimer was a famous writer-activist from South Africa, she chose to make this particular story "color-blind." Essentially, she chose to omit the race of the family she wrote...

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  • The Lonely Londoners
    Henry Oliver—Galahad—is the character who best represents loneliness in The Lonely Londoners. His experiences create more isolation with every unmet expectation and the resulting loneliness is...

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  • The Things They Carried
    The baby buffalo scene is likely more disturbing because the animal is defenseless against the onslaught of Rat Kiley's bullets. The text tells us that, unlike Curt Lemon, the baby buffalo does not...

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  • "The Four Freedoms"
    Here Roosevelt makes a case for US involvement in WWII, which was rapidly expanding throughout Europe and beyond. He makes the case that the US, in the a sense, is intertwined in a seemingly...

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  • Animal Farm
    In chapter 7, Napoleon calls an assembly to begin his purge and orders his dogs to immediately attack four defenseless pigs. The dogs drag the pigs by their ears in front of Napoleon before three...

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  • The Monkey's Paw
    Paragraph six of "The Monkey's Paw" helps to illuminate the impulsive nature of Mr. White. While Mr. White plays chess with his son, he tries to divert Herbert's attention away from the board...

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  • Animal Farm
    After Snowball is driven from the farm he is used as a scapegoat for every conceivable ill. Napoleon's dictatorship becomes ever more repressive and there are growing food shortages thanks to his...

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  • Ozymandias
    The main idea of this poem is that all tyrants are eventually defeated and reduced to nothing. Although Ozymandias thought he was a great and terrifying monarch, ruling over a mighty kingdom, all...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    In chapter 11, Jem loses his temper after Mrs. Dubose makes several derogatory comments about his father, and he ends up destroying her camellia bush. As a punishment, Atticus forces Jem to read to...

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  • Reference
    Background Income inequality is defined as the “disposable income” in a household in a given year and includes revenue received regularly from work activities or investments. Income inequality...

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  • Boule de Suif
    Your question asks whether someone who comes from a humble background and lives within the parameters of a lower social class could live satisfied or content regardless of this limitation. It also...

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  • To Room Nineteen
    Initially, there seems little to suggest that either Susan or Matthew are prepared to challenge society's norms in any way. Why should they? On the surface, they appear to have it all: a happy...

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  • History
    Massachusetts Bay Colony was settled by English families searching for religious freedom. They were Calvinists who did not agree with the Church of England's doctrines. They settled as family...

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  • Reference
    In an ideal world, consumers are generally better served when there is competition between various industries. Competition tends to help keep prices in check and often prevents companies from...

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  • History
    European newcomers dramatically changed native cultures and life. Here are five key changes: War. The European newcomers were, in large part, there to conquer. The conquistadors of Spain even had...

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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
    Frederick Douglass has a deeper understanding of freedom than the simple manumission of slaves. Throughout the Narrative, Douglass links the formal freedom of slaves with a fuller, deeper, more...

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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 thematic idea that fear as the real enemy of man. 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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  • Literature
    A common rhetorical device in many speeches is the use of parallel structure, and Franklin is no different in his speech. In paragraph 3, Franklin states, "For when you assemble a Number of Men to...

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  • The Sign of Four
    Sherlock Holmes is the iconic detective who is depicted in 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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  • Social Sciences
    In politics, a social contract is some kind of agreement, usually implicit, between governors and governed. It's a reciprocal agreement: those in power agree to provide something in return for a...

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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 out 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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  • Once Upon a Time
    The short story "Once Upon a Time" uses the structure of a fairy tale with its setting, narration, tone, terms, and part of the sequence of events. As she introduces her story, Nadine Gordimer...

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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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  • A Doll's House
    To understand how imagination was used in writing the play, one must understand the culture of Norway at the time Henrik Ibsen wrote the play. As Nora notes when Torvald refuses to sacrifice his...

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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 from 1861–1865. Much of the Confederate States lay in ruin. The period after the war...

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  • A Doll's House
    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
    The two major DC comic book superheroes, Superman and Batman, are perhaps two of the most drastically different superheroes in the entire world of comic books. While sharing many similarities and...

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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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