Answered a Question in The Tell-Tale Heart
At the beginning of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart he anticipates the reader's assumption that he has gone mad: "But why do you...
Answered a Question in Mikhail Bakhtin
In his seminal work, Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics, Bakhtin developed his theory of the polyphonic novel in response to...
Answered a Question in Macbeth
The unidentified lord appears in act 3, scene 6 of Macbeth, which takes place at the Scottish royal palace at Forres and...
Answered a Question in Hamlet
The quote cited in the question is taken from act 3, scene 2 of Hamlet:
Your Majesty and we that have...
Answered a Question in Law and Politics
Since President Eisenhower's historic 1961 speech warning of the danger of allowing the "military-industrial-complex" to arrogate to...
Answered a Question in The Scarlet Pimpernel
As chapter 4 of The Scarlet Pimpernel begins, Sir Andrew Ffoulkes has just arrived at a British inn, having escorted the wife...
Answered a Question in Arts
Although now most familiar as the central feature of jazz, improvisation played a significant role in the western classical tradition...
Answered a Question in John F. Kennedy's Presidency
Coming to power during the height of the Cold War in 1960, no one was more cognizant of the importance of anti-communist rhetoric as...
Answered a Question in The Crucible
This sequence of dialogue occurs toward the end of act 2 of Miller's The Crucible, following two powerful scenes.
Answered a Question in Julius Caesar
On the night before his assassination, in act 2, scene 2 of Julius Caesar, Caesar's wife has terrible premonitory...