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Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
Rosaline performs a similar function in the play for Romeo as Paris does for Juliet: a second love interest. At the beginning, we see Romeo in love with Rosaline, idealizing her and lamenting that...
Answered a Question in The Scarlet Letter
Though modern-day America has evolved from the Puritanistic New England colonies of our forefathers, many themes that are present in The Scarlet Letter are still relevant to today's society:...
Answered a Question in Eliza Haywood
While it is clear that there are arguments that both Beauplasir and Fantomina can be considered victims in this story, Beauplasir's victimization seems insignificant compared to Fantomina's. The...
Answered a Question in Sybil
Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli is considered a social novel or condition-of-England novel reflective of a period in the mid-nineteenth century where classes were in conflict over industrialization and...
Answered a Question in Much Ado About Nothing
In Much Ado about Nothing, both Beatrice and Benedick challenge gender roles, but it is important to realize that the play has set up a reference for proper gender norms from which Beatrice and...
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