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Answered a Question in Lord of the Flies
Golding appears to be pessimistic about the nature of mankind, but optimistic about the ways in which people can learn and grow from difficult experiences. There seem to be elements of Plato's...
Answered a Question in Civil Disobedience
Well, diction is simply word choice, so what specifically would you like to know about the diction? Historical importance? Specificity? Allusions?
Answered a Question in Slaughterhouse-Five
Kilgore Trout provides the answer to almost all of Billy Pilgrim's delusions in the novel. In the second half of Slaughterhouse Five, the allusions to certain odd things start to become clear, and...
Answered a Question in The Catcher in the Rye
For Holden, in an "ideal" world, everyone is still a bit naive about life. Holden wants to protect children from having to face the harsh realities of life (thus his desire to be a "catcher in the...
Answered a Question in E. B. White
The best way to answer this question is to read The Essays of E.B. White, because White's writing is all about the visceral reaction of living. He describes nature with a mixture of awe and...
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