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Answered a Question in The Great Gatsby
In the first section of "The Waste Land," the narrator describes a desolate place—a dry, dusty, desert-like land where nothing grows: "What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of...
Answered a Question in The Globe Theatre Opens in London
In 1596, authorities in London banned theatre within the city limits. Citizens of London often complained about the theatres and the people who attended or put on plays. Often, when theatres were...
Answered a Question in Fences
The characters in Fences are all struggling against forces beyond their control. Troy arguably has the most control over his life; when the play begins, he is questioning why black employees at his...
Answered a Question in A Streetcar Named Desire
In A Streetcar Named Desire, light is an important symbol. In a literal sense, Blanche is very concerned with light, particularly the strength of the light shining on her. She dislikes the bare...
Answered a Question in The Miracle Worker
In The Miracle Worker, the climax, or moment of most dramatic significance, occurs when Helen has a breakthrough and realizes what Anne Sullivan is trying to teach her. Anne has been attempting to...
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