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Answered a Question in Amy Tan
The purpose of Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan is to teach people not to be ashamed of their true heritage; it is who they are inside that makes them who they are. This message is communicated in the short...
Answered a Question in 1984
The image of a boot stamping on the human face forever is an appropriate image of the anti-utopia established in Orwell's 1984. The anti-utopia (or dystopia) of 1984 features citizens who are...
Answered a Question in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Deborah Lacks was the fourth child of Henrietta Lacks, and Davon Meade was her grandson (making him Henrietta's great-grandson). Deborah was highly emotional and anxious, sometimes described as...
Answered a Question in The Joy Luck Club
There are many similarities and differences between the marriages of Rose Hsu Jordan and Lena St. Clair. Both women are caught in unhappy marriages: Rose Hsu Jordan to Ted, and Lena St. Clair to...
Answered a Question in Lord of the Flies
There are several problems with Piggy and Ralph's plan to build the fire on the beach. This decision essentially symbolizes the boys’ surrender to the mysterious nature of the island and the...
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