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Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
Short answer: Capulet believes that because he and Montague are getting older, they are not so apt to start a fight as they were when they were younger. He says this in the first few lines of Act I...
Answered a Question in Wuthering Heights
Synecdoche is a literary device in which a part represents a whole or a whole represents a part. See the link below for a webpage describing both kinds of synecdoche as well as their relationship...
Answered a Question in The Scarlet Letter
In this scene, Dimmesdale has climbed onto the very same platform where Hester had to stand when it was first discovered in the community that she had committed sexual sin in the eyes of the...
Answered a Question in The Hobbit
In short, Thorin promises Bard Bilbo's share of the treasure, amounting to “one fourteenth share of the hoard in silver and gold, setting aside the gems.” This refers to one fourteenth of Smaug’s...
Answered a Question in Ulysses
The speaker Ulysses (the Roman name for "Odysseus") delivers a reflection on old age and mortality to other elderly veterans who may have fought with him in the Trojan wars. His reflection...
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