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Answered a Question in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
There are many similarities between these two books, but the easiest one to address is the position of black women in society, because they had no real rights at the time. Both books are about...
Answered a Question in Girl, Interrupted
First, the "parallel universe." "Madness" was defined differently in the 1950s than it is in 2011. Perhaps Susanna says she feels like she's in a parallel universe because she looks at the world...
Answered a Question in Slaughterhouse-Five
"So it goes" is a nod to the existential nature of Kurt Vonnegut's life philosophy. Whenever someone (or something) dies in the novel, "so it goes" is Vonnegut's automatic mantra. There is...
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