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  • History
    The first reason is that the Framers feared mob rule—they did not think that the American people could govern themselves directly, as they would be swayed by their passions and would only put the...

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  • History
    The title "Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945" refers to the history of European nations after World War II (1939–1945). The war in Europe ended with German surrender in May of 1945. The...

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  • Reference
    I will answer your question, but first I would like to add a caveat from my perspective as an English Composition and Rhetoric instructor for first-year students at a large university: the best...

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  • Reference
    Memorial Day, which we celebrate on the last Monday of May, is a holiday where Americans celebrate those who died while serving in the military. It stems back to the Civil War, where a day was...

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  • History
    According to historian Frederick Jackson Turner's so-called "Turner Thesis," the frontier played a critical role in furthering American democracy. As the frontier was absent of established churches...

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  • Literature
    In a compare and contrast essay, your job as the writer is to discuss and analyze the ways in which two (or more) texts, characters, settings, and so forth, are similar (this is the "compare" part)...

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  • Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou was an iconic American poet, author, and civil rights activist who penned three essay collections, seven autobiographies, and multiple books of poetry in her lifetime. Perhaps one of...

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  • The Hobbit
    In a sense, Gandalf perceives depth to Bilbo's character that other people do not see. It is as much the case that Bilbo's potential has been limited by circumstances and that his adventure with...

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  • History
    Predestination is a religious concept that is most closely associated with the Calvinists in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. In the early 16th century, Martin Luther campaigned against...

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  • The Giver
    The page numbers that the rules are located on are going to vary depending upon the copy/edition of the book which you own. Thus, to make this answer as consistent as possible, I will provide an...

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  • History
    President Lincoln’s second inaugural address showed that his views had changed from when he gave his first inaugural address. When President Lincoln first took office, our country was splitting...

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  • The Odyssey
    Perhaps the most important female character in the Odyssey is Penelope, Odysseus's long-suffering wife and Telemachus's mother. She is often called "heedful Penelope" because she is so obedient and...

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  • Reference
    The five themes are geography are: Location—our position on Earth, both relative and absolute. Think of the US—it has an absolute position on earth that can be located and pinpointed on a map...

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  • History
    Women were impacted by the New Deal. Eleanor Roosevelt was a great advocate for women being included in the various New Deal programs. She received thousands of letters highlighting the suffering...

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  • The Lottery
    In "The Lottery," Jackson uses a number of literary devices. Firstly, in the opening paragraph, she uses visual imagery to create an idyllic and calm setting. She describes the flowers as...

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  • Literature
    A metaphor in Willa Cather's 1941 short story "A Worn Path" is found in the first paragraph as the narrator describes the manner in which Phoenix Jackson walks: "with the balanced heaviness and...

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  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
    Keneally's main goal throughout this book is to show that Jimmie became a killer because he was a victim, tired of being exploited over and over again by white society. The story starts off in the...

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  • Health
    The question "what is sex" is more than a little complicated. In an episode of the great situation comedy Seinfeld, the titular character and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Elaine discuss when...

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  • Literature
    Readers can consider the narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" reliable in that he was the only person present at the time of the murder besides his victim and would therefore know where the corpse was...

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  • Literature
    "A School Story" is a horror story written by English author M.R. James near the turn of the twentieth century. It seems unlikely that your question is about a story that is not well-known in...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    This description comes from Part Three of the story when Montag is attacked by the Mechanical Hound: He felt all of the mingled relief and horror at having pulled back only in time to have just...

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  • The Color Purple
    Celie has left Mr./Albert because she discovers he has been keeping Nettie's letters from her. Even though Mr. has always been a terrible husband to her, this act of cruelty is the last straw...

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  • History
    In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was trying to make the rational argument for American self-rule as well as convince those who were undecided on the issue that the time for...

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  • Health
    This is a question that could be answered both universally (speaking to how research and scientific studies have impacted mankind as a whole) and personally (speaking to how they have impacted you...

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  • A Raisin in the Sun
    The words of Langston Hughes's poem "A Dream Deferred" foreshadow the struggles of the Younger family and their dreams, along with the disappointments that the family also faces. The poem also...

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  • A Raisin in the Sun
    One could argue that Lena Younger possesses the most power throughout the play A Raisin in the Sun. Lena Younger not only controls the financial destiny of her family but also emotionally...

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  • Law and Politics
    Important theories in the field of international relations include the following: Realism: this theory posits that in a dangerous world, states have one goal--self-preservation through enhancing...

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  • Religion
    Daoism is an eastern philosophy that originated in the Era of Warring States period in China during the Zhou Dynasty. One of the things that makes Daoism unique is that, unlike the other two...

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  • Julius Caesar
    Brutus, known as the "noblest Roman of them all," is a popular politician and close friend of Julius Caesar. Throughout the play, Brutus is a conflicted, complex man who makes the difficult...

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  • A Modest Proposal
    The speaker uses logos, or appeals to his readers' logic, in his arguments for eating babies. He offers his calculations that of 120,000 children, it would be appropriate to reserve 20,000 "for...

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  • Frankenstein
    When Victor's mother dies of scarlet fever, he says that "her countenance expressed affection even in death. I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most...

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  • Music
    Dynamics refers to the volume of what a listener hears or what a performer is directed to produce. Form refers to the structure of music; a common example is twelve-bar blues. Form almost always...

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  • Othello
    In act I, scene 1, Iago tells Roderigo to yell with great abandon at Desdemona's father's house to waken him. He says, "Do, with like timorous accent and dire yell/ As when, by night and...

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  • History
    World War I led to the start of World War II. When World War I ended, the United States wanted to have a peace treaty that wouldn’t be harsh on Germany. However, Great Britain, France, and Italy...

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  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
    In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Enkidu is taken in by a temple prostitute who leads him toward Uruk and brings him to a camp of herdsmen. These individuals cook for Enkidu and provide him with beer and...

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  • Othello
    Jealousy is the driving force behind much of the action—and tragedy—within Shakespeare's Othello. Othello thematically traces how jealousy can destroy lives—and how so often jealousy stems...

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  • Macbeth
    For a quote about ambition in Macbeth, take a look at Act I, Scene III. After meeting with the witches and hearing their prophecies, Macbeth is consumed by ambition. In fact, he is so consumed by...

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  • A Modest Proposal
    First, Swift employs dramatic irony: this is when the audience or reader knows something that a character does not. Swift does not actually want anyone to eat babies; however, the speaker—a...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Throughout the novel, Harper Lee explores the theme of courage through Atticus's lessons and actions. In Chapter 11, Atticus makes Jem read to the racist Mrs. Dubose, who has a chronic illness, in...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is described as a tale of two young people whose lives have been preordained by fate: Two star-crossed lovers fall hopelessly in love despite the heated feud between...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    A prominent theme in William Faulkner's 1930 story is that the traditions of the South were disappearing as modernity encroached. This is seen in the situation in which the new tax collector...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Shakespeare announces in the Prologue that Romeo and Juliet are ill-fated because of the unfavorable position of the stars and that they will ultimately commit suicide: "A pair of star-crossed...

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  • The Odyssey
    It is obvious to us that the ancient Greeks valued hospitality because of how crucial it is in The Odyssey. When Odysseus and his men land on the island where the Cyclopes live, he wants to remain...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, a timeline follows the major events that shape the plot development of this timeless novel. The author first introduces the small, dusty town of Maycomb as...

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  • The Prince
    Niccolo Machiavelli’s early-sixteenth century The Prince is considered a treatise on how rulers should conduct themselves and handle affairs of state, should they wish to survive. Machiavelli was...

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  • The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost uses "the road" as a metaphor for a course not taken in life. In the first line, the narrator recalls his fateful choice: "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." "Two roads" are a...

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  • Othello
    Unfortunately, Othello's character development over the course of the play traces a tragic fall from grace. Othello begins the play as a successful African general in the defense forces of Venice....

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  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    The first important theme of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo is the contrast between wealth and poverty in India. It is set in a slum in Mumbai which is in sight of Mumbai's...

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  • A Mercy
    Florens begins the novel as a slave girl who is distraught over the way that her mother has rejected and abandoned her. To clarify, Florens believes that her mother had sold her to Jacob Vaark to...

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  • Hamlet
    Figurative language is descriptive by nature, yet it should not be taken literally. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, figurative language allows the audience and reader to more deeply experience what occurs...

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