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Answered a Question in Candide
I do not believe that Cunegonde was simply leading Candide on. In fact, like the other women in the novel, she does not seem to have power over her own fate, and she does not have the chance to...
Answered a Question in Ode on a Grecian Urn
At the beginning of his "Ode on a Grecian Urn," Keats’s tone seems admiring of the urn and the scenes on it. This fascination with the urn continues throughout the poem. The concern is,...
Answered a Question in Wuthering Heights
There seems to be two things that this chapter could foreshadow. First, and most significantly, it foreshadows the scenes at the end of the novel in which Heathcliff wanders the moors, supposedly...
Answered a Question in Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo is known as a champion wrestler and manly man. He is hard-working and motivated (unlike his lazy, weak father), and he becomes a wealthy leader in the Ibo tribe. He firmly stands for tribal...
Answered a Question in Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
The conflict between Mathabane and his parents reveals "a: the father's hopelessness about his family's future." Mathabane has a certain optimism that his father will never have mainly because...
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