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Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
The answer already provided is a good answer, but I would add that speaking of tears as "womanish" reminds one that traditionally, men did not cry;shedding tears was considered a weakness,...
Answered a Question in Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
The tone is, as the title implies, thoughtful and meditative. Donne had just recovered from a serious illness and was contemplating his life and how it related to the rest of the world. He realized...
Answered a Question in Gulliver's Travels
This question involves a broader answer than can be covered here, but . . . the criticism was aimed at different groups, depending on the "country" in which Gulliver found himself. In the land of...
Answered a Question in Lord of the Flies
The conch was found by Piggy but was retrieved by Ralph. The significance of this is related to the symbolism of the characters. Piggy is the most intelligent, the one who has ideas, but he is...