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Answered a Question in A Raisin in the Sun
From a literary standpoint, George Murchinson functions as a foil to Asagai. This juxtaposition can be seen in their physical descriptions but more importantly in their behavior. George is eager to...
Answered a Question in The Pearl
In Steinbeck's The Pearl, Juana employs the age-old technique of applying a poultice made of seaweed to baby Coyotito's swollen shoulder. As Steinbeck notes, it is as good a remedy as any other and...
Answered a Question in The Crucible
Arthur Miller's play The Crucible offers us a glimpse into the inner working of men's hearts and the potential for evil that may lurk there. Reverend Hale is a character intended to be the savior...
Answered a Question in Hamlet
Shakespeare's Hamlet is a play so deeply embedded with a myriad of thematic ideas that perhaps it is best to begin with the plot. To shorten five acts down to a few paragraphs does not give full...
Answered a Question in The Catcher in the Rye
This is an interesting question for an interesting novel. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye takes on a three-day journey that ulitmately leads the protagonist Holden Caulfield and his readers...
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