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• To Kill a Mockingbird
1) Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn't supposed to be...

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• Oedipus Rex
The overwhelming sense of pride is apparent through much of the play. Oedipus' fundamental belief that he can overcome his fate through his exercise of free reflects this pride. The faith in his...

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• The Necklace
There are great resources for criticism on Guy de Maupassant's, "The Necklace", right on this site! I've attached the link below to this message. Also, you may want to check out the resources at...

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• The Outsiders
I would say that the answer to this is that their hair is their pride and joy. We know this for sure about Ponyboy. When he has to cut and dye his hair (when he and Johnny are hiding out in the...

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• A Long Way Gone
The title of Beah's memoir A Long Way Gone refers to the rocky journey that Beah has taken as a former child soldier. He is forced into the army so that he can survive, and the lessons that he...

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• Math
To prove that sin^2 theta +cos^2theta =1 Proof: Let theta = A, for A for the sake of typing friendliness. The geometrical definition of the sine of A is the ratio of the length opposite side of...

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• Hamlet
Cornelius and Voltimand are ambassadors that King Claudius is sending out to Norway. They are being sent to ask the king of Norway to keep his nephew a little more under control. This happens in...

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• Essay Lab
We cannot know the answer to this for sure because there is no real way to measure those effects. And there is no way to know whether some effect was caused by playing with Barbies or not. Here...

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• History
Different leaders would have opposed the 14 Points for different reasons. For example, most of the American opposition to it was because of the idea of the League of Nations. If America was to...

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• Animal Farm
At the beginning of the book, the word "equal" really means what we think it should mean -- that everybody will truly be treated the same. By the time the story ends, however, "equal" means...

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• Literature
The wife in "The Wife's Lament", an old Anglo-Saxon poem, was commanded to leave her home because she has been separated from her husband. Her husband's kinsmen have plotted against them to keep...

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• Johnny Tremain
Sam Adams was happy when the British imposed a harsh punishment on Boston in retaliation for the Boston Tea Party. This is because Adams was a real radical among the patriots of Boston. Adams...

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• 1984
Here are a few possible traits for Winston: Intelligent: He is good at his job, whether he wants to be or not. He is able to manipulate words to create truth, and does a very good job at it. He...

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• Girl
I do not think they are all being given at exactly the same time. However, I think they are all being given at roughly the same time -- at the same kind of stage in the daughter's life. I do not...

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• A Tale of Two Cities
In a satiric chapter, entitled "The Fellow of Delicacy," Charles Dickens juxtaposes the gentlemanly, self-effacing, but sensible Mr. Lorry with the vociferous, aggressive Mr. Stryver, who...

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• History
This lyric is from a song made popular by the Backstreet Boys. "One In A Million" is the title to the long and the first stanza says: "She wakes up with the sunShe throws on her clothesHoping her...

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• The Lovely Bones
The story, as well as Susie's issue in the story is watching these three persons (her mom, her Dad, and her sister) go through the 5 stages of grief which are: denial, anger, bargaining,...

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• Essay Lab
You don't say whether you have to write about a specific flood or floods in general. At the first link below, you can see some information about floods in general from the USGS. If your article...

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• Math
x=3 is a line parallel to y axis and so the line is perpendicular to X axis . So the line passing through x=10 and y=7 or the point, (x,y) = (10 , 7) is a line perpendicular to x axis. So it must...

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• Desiree's Baby
In the short story, "Desiree's Baby", by Kate Chopin, Desiree yells out unconsciously when she sees her baby for the first time. When she sees the baby, she sees how dark its complexion is. This...

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
Following the advice of her father to "walk around" in Jem's skin, Scout refrains from pestering him as usual. By her not having bothered him, Jem feels more kindly toward Scout; so, one afternoon...

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• Lord of the Flies
It is important not to overlook some of the more subtle themes and meanings in the novel 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding. There are indeed two sorts of 'concrete' ideas of fire on the island...

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• Reference
Learner-Centered education is greatly debated and still has not been settled into a standard definition although the American Psychological Association (APA) task force report of the late 1990s did...

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
Lee's purpose is to demonstrate the affect that children and what they represent (innocence) can stifle a situation that could turn violent. Throughout all time, children should be protected from...

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• The Odyssey
Odysseus constantly has to make retribution to the gods. This is like a confession or an attempt to make up for past sins. He did this at the cattle of the Sun God when he went away to pray. He did...

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• Literature
"Language" is a general category, while "English" is a specific kind of language. So there may be features of other languages English does not have. For example, it is the nature of some languages...

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
Aunt Alexandra is the aunt of Scout and Jem, and the sister of Atticus Finch. She is the epitome of the Southern woman, and expects Scout to be the same. She is appalled by the way in which Scout...

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• The Chrysalids
In John Wyndham's novel, The Chrysalids, Joseph Strorm (notice the spelling of his last name) is the epitome of a cruel father for many reasons. First, he is very rigid and set in his ways. He...

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• Nightjohn
The novel Nightjohn is about slaves who suffered the pains of torture and death in order to attain the key to freedom. The key was literacy. There is no comparison to today's reality in America but...

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• Dead Men's Path
afoster03, Michael (“Mike”) Obi is the protagonist of the story, and his name, representing an equal blend of European and African origins, is the first thing that appears in the story. If the...

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• The Kite Runner
Baba deprives Amir of a brother. He hides the fact that he is in actuality Hassan's father. Amir is constantly seeking the love and affection of his father, whom he fears blames him for the death...

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• Math
For any method there should be some liking and adventages. Depending on the type of equation, the method may vary. The real thing is that we solve very few types- simple linear equations from one...

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• Math
To prove that f''(a) = f(a+h)+f(a-h)-2f(a)/h^2. Proof: The taylors' polynomial Pn , for f(a) is given as below: f(a+h) = f(a)/0! + hf'(a)/1!+h^2f2(a)/2!+h^3 f3(a)/3!+...h^nfn(a)/n! as h-->o So...

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• To Kill a Mockingbird
In the first page of the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee's narrator, the adult Scout, reflects on the events in the child Scout's life. First, she tells the reader that she thinks the...

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• Native Son
In the book "Native Son" Bigger goes to his girlfriend Bessie and tells her that he had suffocated a white girl. Bessie tells Bigger a story about two boys. One was named Loeb and the other...

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• Julius Caesar
In what is known as the seduction scene of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," Brutus has been convinced in Act I, Scene 2, by his friend Cassius that Caesar is like a Colossus, and we petty men/Walk...

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• Flowers for Algernon
Rose Gordon finally stops trying to "make Charlie smart" when she gives birth to Charlie's little sister, Norma. Before she has Norma, Rose refuses to see that Charlie is mentally handicapped and...

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• Reference
To get a better answer to this question, you should probably tell us a little bit more about what you want. It is not clear what kind of question you are actually asking. To me, a major issue...

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• A Midsummer Night's Dream
I believe that you are talking about Act II, Scene 2 here. In this scene, Hermia and Lysander have made their way into the forest and are lying down to go to sleep. Hermia has just made Lysander...

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• Hamlet
Hamlet is a complex character because he is human. We are all complex, and you must think about why he is feeling and acting the ways that he does. I always ask my students if they can relate to...

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• Guns, Germs, and Steel
Diamond does say, in the second paragraph of this chapter, that farmers have more powerful germs than hunter-gatherers. But that is not the conclusion that he has already made. That is what he is...

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• To Have and Have Not
The plot of a novel is the introduction of the characters and the inciting action that leads to the major conflict, which culminates through rising action in the climax during which the direction...

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• Guns, Germs, and Steel
In Chapter 3, Jared Diamond is trying to set up his argument about why Pizarro, for example, was able to defeat the Incan emperor. He is going to argue that Pizarro's victory came about because of...

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• The Cay
In the book "The Cay" Timothy develops a high fever. Phillip realizes that he has malaria. Phillip goes into the ocean. He is delirious. Although Timothy recovers he does not regain his...

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• Social Sciences
In chapter 4 of Guns Germs and Steel, titled "Rise and Spread of Food Production", Diamond is describing the developments in prehistoric times. At that time, mostly people did not keep diaries,...

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• Macbeth
Yes, Fleance, the son of Banquo is able to flee to safety, thereby fulfilling the prophecy of the three witches and spoiling Macbeth's plan. But if you recall in Act I, scene iii, when the witches...

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• Literature
The First World War had a profound effect on English poetry. Many of the promising young writers and poets who went into the war as one sort of writer came out at the other end as a deeply...

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• Reference
The pomegranate has been know since ancient times, and is even mentioned in mythology. There are many references to the fruit in the Bible, where it is described as being an excellent food, but is...

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• A Tale of Two Cities
In Chapter 6, "The Shoemaker," of A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens paints a very poignant moment as, when Lucie touches the arm of Dr. Manette, a prisoner for fourteen years, he experiences a strange...

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• The Kite Runner
Baba's first battle was within his self. He had a boy he grew up with whom he played with as a child. They were raised together in the same home. When Baba and Ali were older, Baba put him to...

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