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  • The Crisis
    In the first pamphlet of "The Crisis," Thomas Paine appeals to the masculine pride and patriotism of his reader. He observes that "the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis,...

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  • Science
    DNA has four nitrogen bases. They are abbreviated A, T, C, and G. A and T can pair up, and C and G pair up. This is why they are referred to as base pairs. Human DNA has approximately 3 billion...

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  • Literature
    In Wordsworth's "Lines Written In Early Spring," most of the poem is focused on natural phenomena. The narrator begins "in a grove," surrounded by birds, flowers, and plants, and he finds peace and...

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  • Literature
    In Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane can be seen as a comical character first because of his appearance: He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms...

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  • Always Running
    Drugs play a prominent role in the memoir Always Running by Luis Rodriguez. Many of the people described in the memoir use, sell, and are often surrounded by hardcore junkies. The author is exposed...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    In Of Mice and Men, Slim is introduced to the reader in chapter 2. In terms of his physical appearance, Slim is tall, with long, black hair that is brushed straight back. In terms of his age, it is...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    In chapter 2, Candy is an old swamper missing a hand, which he lost during a farm accident. He is a relatively kind old man and immediately befriends George and Lennie when he initially meets them....

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  • Essay Lab
    This is a very complicated question, and you can come down on either side of it. Balram decides that his own personal freedom and his chance to escape his humble origins (which he refers to as...

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    Insanity or madness is a central theme throughout much of Edgar Allan Poe’s work. In his short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” it is in the narrator’s forceful protestations in defense of his...

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  • Crime and Punishment
    To summarize, the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky is about how the mechanism of a person’s conscience as well as their beliefs about morality, humanity, and God can affect their...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    According to Faber, religion has changed significantly. Jesus, for example, has become part of the family on the parlor walls, and the Christian message has changed, too: He's a regular peppermint...

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  • Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is the story of a young man who decides to kill a pawnbroker in order to take her money and ends up killing her sister as well. He then suffers guilt over...

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  • Business
    Hello, thanks for your question on competitive strategies that might have helped to propel Activision Blizzard past Electronic Arts, as leaders in the gaming industry. Background According to...

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  • History
    Without the railroads, the West would have been largely underdeveloped. There were plans to build a transcontinental railroad before the Civil War, but deciding on its endpoints was one of the...

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  • How I Met My Husband
    In the short story "How I Met My Husband," written by Alice Munro, the handsome pilot Chris Watters is already engaged to Alice Kelling when Edie meets and falls in love with him. When Edie first...

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  • Literature
    The setting—both the time period and physical place—are crucial to Arthur Miller's plot in The Crucible. The events of the play could not have happened in this way in any other place. However,...

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  • Frankenstein
    Ultimately, Robert Walton learns that sometimes the risks are not worth the potential rewards when it comes to extreme scientific discoveries. Walton is sympathetic to Victor Frankenstein and...

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    The two main symbols in the story are the "tell-tale heart," which is the heart of the dead and dismembered man that beats so loudly that the guilty murderer can hear it, and the old man's "vulture...

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  • Ruined
    There is no doubt that Ruined contains elements of both tragedy and melodrama, but particularly the latter. The Oxford English Dictionary defines melodrama as: A play, film, or other dramatic piece...

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  • The Catcher in the Rye
    Holden Caulfield's internal conflicts stem from the traumatic death of his younger brother Allie, who dies of leukemia at eleven years old. Holden tells the reader he ended up missing Allie's...

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  • The Sixth Extinction
    The title of Elizabeth Kolbert's book The Sixth Extinction refers to the phenomenon also known as the “Anthropocene extinction” or “Holocene extinction,” an ongoing, sixth mass extinction...

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  • The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert's 2014 book argues the next mass extinction of plants and animals that the world will experience will be the result of humanity's heedless behavior. To use her words, Kolbert...

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  • The Sixth Extinction
    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is a nonfiction account of the so-called "sixth extinction," which author Elizabeth Kolbert states our earth is currently experiencing. As an expert in...

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  • The Sixth Extinction
    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book by journalist Elizabeth Kolbert. It examines the modern "Anthropocene extinction," the titular ongoing...

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  • The Sixth Extinction
    American journalist Elizabeth Kolbert authored The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History in 2014. This is a nonfictional account of what Kolbert named "the sixth extinction": an extinction event...

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  • A Perfect Spy
    John le Carré's novel A Perfect Spy tell the story of a British intelligence officer (who is also a double agent for the Czechoslovak secret service) named Magnus Pym who is being pursued by his...

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  • A Perfect Spy
    John le Carre, born David Cornwell, recently penned his autobiography, The Pigeon Tunnel, seemingly in direct response to the near-simultaneous publication of a biography of the British...

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  • A Perfect Spy
    Magnus Pym, Richard Pym, and Axel Hampel are the main characters in the book. Magnus Pym is a high-ranking British intelligence officer in his mid-fifties. After his father’s burial, he...

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  • A Perfect Spy
    A Perfect Spy, written by John le Carré, tells the story of a British Intelligence officer by the name of Magnus Pym. In the beginning of the novel, Pym's father has recently died, and after...

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  • A Perfect Spy
    A Perfect Spy is a largely autobiographical work written in first and third person narration. Magnus retreats to a secret location soon after his father’s burial in order to retire from espionage...

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  • To Build a Fire
    Sadly, the protagonist of To Build a Fire does not reach camp safely. He dies at the end of the story. One of the important themes in To Build a Fire is preparedness. The nameless narrator is not...

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  • The Rainbow
    In The Rainbow, Ursula Brangwen receives a gift of two poetry books, one by Meredith and the other by Swinburne. The gift is significant, as it is highly symbolic of how Lawrence treats books...

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  • The Cask of Amontillado
    Dramatic irony occurs when characters in a story are unaware of things known by the reader, thereby creating suspense or humor. In the case of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," we know...

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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
    This passage, which comes from Frederick Douglass's narrative, emphasizes the cruelty of Douglass's slave master, Mr. Auld. To emphasize this cruelty, Douglass uses a number of stylistic and...

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  • Literature
    In Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 43," identified by literary critics as addressing the poet's husband, Robert Browning, the speaker begins the poem by expressing metaphorically how she seeks...

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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find
    The grandmother reveals that even the most difficult people can be transformed through grace. During the car trip that leads to the family falling into the hands of the Misfit and his gang, the...

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  • Literature
    This poem is a reference to Walter Raleigh's poem "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" (which is a reply in turn to Marlowe's poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"). In Marlowe's pastoral poem,...

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  • William Carlos Williams
    "Raleigh Was Right" was William Carlos Williams's response to a poetic duel between Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh that took place in the late sixteenth century. Marlowe had written...

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  • London
    Blake manipulates the meter in "London" for expressive reasons; much of the poem is in iambic tetrameter, but in the third stanza he uses seven syllables per line instead of eight. The entire poem...

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  • bell hooks
    This essay from bell hooks' book Black Looks: Race and Representation goes into great depth on a number of points, but the main point she makes is that people that fall under the category of "the...

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  • The Evil B. B. Chow and Other Stories
    Maureen, the narrator and protagonist of "The Evil B.B. Chow," writes for a magazine that, among other things, advises women on relationship issues. Despite this, she can never find "The One", or...

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  • Literature
    After the dramatic events of Act IV, Miller closes the play with Proctor choosing to be put to death in order to preserve his good name. The Puritan judges have forced Proctor into an impossible...

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  • History
    Francesca Lia Block's young adult novel Love in the Time of Global Warming reforms Homer's Odyssey into the dystopian story of a modern seventeen-year-old girl named Pen (in the original epic,...

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  • Literature
    To read actively is to read with focus and determination to understand and evaluate a text. Many consider "active reading" to be a synonym of "studying." Here are some examples of what active...

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  • Reference
    This is a particularly propitious time to be studying Japanese security interests. With the rise of China as a global power and that country's assertions of sovereignty over the entirety of the...

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  • Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall Street
    It can be argued that Turkey, Nippers, and Ginger Nut are introduced to readers before Bartleby for two key reasons. First, the author wants to demonstrate why the narrator is initially drawn to...

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  • History
    Paine argues for the declaration of independence and immediate action because he completely opposes the monarchy system of governance. He argues that the monarchy is granted too much power and...

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  • Sense and Sensibility
    All three heroines have to journey from the sheltered safety of their birth homes to learn, suffer, and grow. Catherine is sheltered and naive when she arrives in Bath under the protection of an...

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  • Literature
    A possible theme would be that the struggle between good and evil often results in a Pyrrhic victory. The word "Pyrrhic" refers to the results of the conflict, where the victor's losses are almost...

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  • Araby
    The major themes in "Araby" are longing/desire and disillusion/loss of innocence. Interestingly, both The House on Mango Street and "I Want To Know Why" share the same themes as "Araby." In...

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