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Answered a Question in The Odyssey
For this response, I am using the Robert Fagles translation of The Odyssey. In Book 9, Odysseus has landed on an island ruled by King Alcinous and has been telling stories to the king and queen....
Answered a Question in Henry Fielding
To add to what has been said above, you should think of the narrator as his own character operating within the story and speaking directly to his audience. This narrator is not synonymous with...
Answered a Question in Literature
Let's start with how to identify a thesis statement, since that will include a definition. A thesis statement is a claim made by the author at the beginning of the work. It should express the...
Answered a Question in William Faulkner
Faulker says that the physical fear in the age of World War II has made young writers forget what being human is about: the older emotions and truths from a time when fear was not the only thing...
Answered a Question in Hamlet
Horatio believes that the ghost of the old king is an omen of bad tidings for Denmark. He cites an example from antiquity when, just before Julius Caesar was murdered, people saw ghosts as an...
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