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Answered a Question in Waterland
Irony appears in Waterland primarily as an illustration of the long-term affects of the events Tom describes in his history lessons, specifically his relationship to his wife, Mary. Tom's reaction...
Answered a Question in Slaughterhouse-Five
Your question is about the use of appearance vs reality as a literary device in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Written from the perspective of a man who served with the main...
Answered a Question in History
Your question is about the establishment of the democratic government and election processes in the United States of America following the Revolutionary War. Much of the tension between the...
Answered a Question in Hamlet
Your question refers to the titular characters of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, and Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. Both characters spend the length of their stories coming to terms with the new...