Answered a Question in Music
Regarding Hans Zimmer's score for the film Inception, it might be most instructive to examine the elements of music that are...
Answered a Question in European Exploration of America
In 1609, English explorer Henry Hudson set sail from Amsterdam on his ship the Halve Maene, having been commissioned by the Dutch East...
Answered a Question in Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell's life-long sympathies with left and socialist causes naturally led him to align himself with the anti-Fascist...
Answered a Question in History
Herophilus, a physician of ancient Alexandria, was the first person to make accurate anatomical observations about the human body,...
Answered a Question in The Charge of the Light Brigade
"The Charge of the Light Brigade," Tennyson's iconic poem memorializing a suicidal British cavalry assault at the Battle of Balaclava,...
Answered a Question in The Spy
In chapter 34 of James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Spy: a Tale of the Neutral Ground, Harvey Birch, a peddler by...
Answered a Question in Self-Reliance
All of the references to organized religion in Emerson's classic essay "Self-Reliance" are negative, since the philosopher rejects any...
Answered a Question in Candide
Voltaire's picaresque satire was intended as an attack upon the philosophical and religious orthodoxies of his time—in particular the...
Answered a Question in And Then There Were None
Tony Marston is described by Agatha Christie in her classic mystery novel And Then There Were None as looking "not [like] a...
Answered a Question in Inherit the Wind
It would be difficult to make a case that this work is fundamentally speaking to the issue of the power of the individual versus the...