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Answered a Question in Li-Young Lee
The theme in Li-Young Lee's beautiful poem "I Ask My Mother to Sing" is nostalgia. The poem is a story about the experience of sharing in cultural memories between generations in immigrant families...
Answered a Question in The Alchemist
When the King of Salem, Melchizedek, is offering Santiago advice, he identifies fear as a common obstacle that many encounter on their spiritual journey. The fear of having nothing left to live for...
Answered a Question in The Color Purple
Shug Avery is in many ways a second protagonist in The Color Purple. Through her connection to Celie, first as Mr.____'s lover and later as an intimate confidant and bedmate to Celie herself, she...