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  • A House for Mr. Biswas
    One of Mohun Biswas's most cherished dreams is to build a house of his own. Mr. Biswas was raised in a simple mud hut and has since led an itinerant lifestyle, moving around from place to place...

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  • The Outsiders
    In Chapter 5, Ponyboy wakes up in the abandoned church, and Johnny returns from the store with supplies. The two boys then cut and dye their hair, which is extremely traumatic for Ponyboy. The two...

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  • Civil Peace
    In the story, Jonathan mistrusts the officer because the officer seems insincere. To Jonathan, the insincerity of the officer is demonstrated through the lack of firmness in his handshake and the...

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  • The Cold Equations
    Quite simply, the text tells us that Barton releases Marilyn into space at the story's climax. The main conflict of the story (whether Marilyn will live or die) provides suspense. As for Barton, he...

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  • Anne of Green Gables
    At the beginning of the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne Shirley is not particularly fond of Gilbert Blythe, who teases her at school and, on one occasion, dips the ends of her pigtails into her...

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  • Literature
    Any analysis of these two documents, separated by nine years, must begin with a statement of the argument of the book, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, that contains them....

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    In Lilliput, children are educated in large public nurseries where they are taught the skills and knowledge appropriate to their social standing. Boys and girls of the Lilliputian nobility are...

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  • A Sound of Thunder
    Similes are comparisons using like or as. I have included many similes from "A Sound of Thunder." You will want to search the text yourself and see what else you can find. Because Bradbury is a...

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  • Reference
    You can read all about the incident in chapter 1 of the book. Ponyboy is walking home alone when five Socs jump him. The Socs pull up in a Corvair. After they exit the car, they threaten to cut off...

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  • Science
    Dogs do not lay eggs. Instead, they are classified as mammals and give birth to live young. When females become sexually mature, they can become pregnant. They have an estrous cycle, whereby...

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  • Heritage
    In the poem "Heritage," by Countee Cullen, racial pride is characterized as the pride of belonging to the continent of Africa, a concept which unifies black people even when they may not know their...

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  • The Jungle Book
    Spring, as with all seasons, is completely different in the jungle. In most other places, spring would mean the complete transformation of the earth, from a bare, lifeless patch, to a profusion of...

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  • History
    In his Farewell Address, George Washington famously warns his fellow Americans against the dangers of getting bogged down in other countries' affairs, or "foreign entanglements," as he calls them....

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  • Literature
    There are two reasons for Tybalt's hatred of Romeo. First, Shakespeare states in the Prologue that there is an "ancient grudge" between the Montagues and Capulets. In other words, the two families...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    Asta is the name of Crispin's mother. Sadly, before the novel even begins, Asta is dead and Crispin mournfully attends her funeral with only a priest at his side. Crispin had nobody but his mother...

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  • Law and Politics
    National security could be described as the most important function of a government because, were foreign powers allowed to attack a state and occupy it, the government would fall and cease to...

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  • Reference
    Helen knew she was different to other people before she was seven years old when Annie Sullivan first came into her life. As she was blind and deaf, Helen was only able to communicate with her...

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  • Science
    One of the first steps in writing an article is the selection of the topic. Ideally, one should select a topic that really interests him/her. When it comes to the environment, one can write about a...

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  • Jane Eyre
    Richard Mason, Mr. Rochester's brother-in-law, is presented in Jane Eyre as both villain and foil. When he's first introduced to Jane he comes across as polite, charming and well-presented....

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  • History
    First, we should note that the country was deeply divided over the War of 1812. The war was generally favored by southern and western states, while the New England states were bitterly opposed to...

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  • Go Ask Alice
    First and foremost, she's devastated over her rejection by Roger. Alice has some major self-esteem issues and being dumped certainly didn't help. Her increasing insecurity and depression are...

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  • Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut
    J. D. Salinger wrote "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" to highlight complacency and futility in post–World War II America. In the story, Eloise and Mary Jane pass an afternoon lounging, gossiping,...

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  • The Road Not Taken
    According to the poem, the "roads diverged in a yellow wood." It's impossible to pinpoint the exact location of these woods from a reading of the text. Judging by the poet's life, however, it's...

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  • Number the Stars
    In chapter 4 of Number the Stars, Annemarie, Ellen and Kirsti pretend that their paper dolls are headed to Tivoli Gardens amusement park to dance, watch fireworks, ride on the carousel and...

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  • Literature
    Archaic words are those that are no longer in common use or have lost their original meaning, yet can still be used to lend a certain historical tone to works of creative writing. There are a...

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  • Reference
    In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, it is stated that Madame Loisel “suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury." Even though she comes from a poor family, and...

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  • Reference
    The 1935 Nuremberg Laws stripped German Jews of their citizen rights and paved the way for the Holocaust. Jews had already been subjected to job loss and persecution, but these laws made it all the...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    We know that Capulet is an older man who would prefer to "keep the peace" as opposed to engaging in a fight with the Montagues. This is important for the audience to know in relation to Capulet's...

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  • Guns, Germs, and Steel
    To address this question, let us begin by defining "kleptocracy." What is it? In short, it is rule by thieves. (The Greek word "klepto" means "I steal," the same as the "klepto" in "kleptomaniac.")...

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk
    The characters in If Beale Street Could Talk are the following: Tish Rivers (whose real name is Clementine): Tish is the 19-year-old African American narrator of the book. She works behind a...

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk
    The themes of this book are the effects of racism on African American people and the attempt by African Americans to hope for a better future. Tish and Fonny are two young African American people...

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  • Celestina
    There are several characters in the English novel, Celestina. Firstly, there is Celestina. She is introduced as an orphaned who is adopted from a convent in the south of France. She is taken in by...

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  • Intimate Apparel
    Here are some quotes from Intimate Apparel: "That's how many of these parties I've had to go to and play merry. I should be happy for them, I know, but each time I think, why ain't it me?" Esther...

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  • History
    The 15th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1870, prevented the denial of the vote based on race, color, or previous circumstance of servitude. In essence, it gave African American men the...

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  • Intimate Apparel
    The playwright, Lynn Nottage, uses the story of a black seamstress around the turn of the twentieth century who makes intimate apparel for others to examine the theme of intimacy. The protagonist,...

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  • Intimate Apparel
    Intimate Apparel is a play by Lynn Nottage, set in New York City in the year 1905. Esther Mills is a single African American woman in her 30s who uses her skills as a seamstress to create intimate...

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  • Intimate Apparel
    The themes of this play are feminism and women's reliance on each other. The main characters in the play, both black and white and both rich and poor, struggle to find love. Esther, the black...

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  • social anthropology
    We can find data on life expectancy by gender and race for selected years between 1900 and 2007, which is issued by the United States Government. This information does not provide a figure for...

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  • History
    It is hard to measure the level of religious devotion of any individual or religious group. This is true when comparing the Puritans and the Pilgrims of seventeenth-century North America. In fact,...

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  • Castle Rackrent
    Here are some quotes from Castle Rackrent: "We cannot judge either of the feelings or of the characters of men with perfect accuracy from their actions or their appearance in public; it is from...

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  • History
    African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and Mexicans made up a significant proportion of all workers and settlers in the Old West during the nineteenth century. Chinese Americans in particular...

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  • Castle Rackrent
    Through its representation of a long line of inept (and hard-drinking, litigious, abusive, and so on) owners, this short novel pokes fun at the Anglo-Irish, a class of people living in Ireland who...

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  • Castle Rackrent
    The characters in Castle Rackrent are as follows: Thady Quirk: the narrator of Castle Rackrent, Quirk is a loyal retainer to the many lords of the estate and observes them closely. He is dismayed...

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  • History
    The Spanish-American War was not really necessary. This war was one that the United States wanted to fight in order to gain colonies overseas. There were several avenues President McKinley could...

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  • Castle Rackrent
    The main theme of Castle Rackrent is the dissolution of estates in Ireland that were controlled by Anglo-Irish lords. The three lords that Thady Quirk, the family retainer who relates the tale,...

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  • Life in the Iron Mills
    Some quotes from "Life in the Iron Mills" are: A reality of soul-starvation, of living death, that meets you every day under the besotted faces on the street,—I can paint nothing of this, only...

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  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Enfield has a natural curiosity about him. When he sees Hyde after he's trampled over the young girl, he's both repelled and fascinated by him in equal measure. There's an air of mystery about this...

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  • The Glass Menagerie
    What seems realistic about the play is the situation in which the Wingfield family finds itself. Amanda is a single mother of two adult children since her husband has deserted all of them. Like...

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  • Life in the Iron Mills
    In her novella,"Life In The Iron Mills," Harding Davis exposes the horrific working conditions in the industrial and textile mills of 19th century America. Then, the Industrial Revolution...

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  • History
    Renaissance translates literally as a "re-birth" ("naissance" in French means "birth"). The Renaissance in 15th century Europe represented a "re-birth" of classical knowledge. A return to the ideas...

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