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Answered a Question in Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allen Poe was one of the most influential and prolific writers of the Romantic Period. The Romantics were reacting against the Enlightenment, which was a literary (among other things)...
Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
Romeo's main flaw in Romeo and Juliet is his tendency to be unrealistically romantic. We can see from how he talks about his previous love, Rosaline, that he idealizes women and loves to wallow in...
Answered a Question in Law and Politics
Libel and defamation are the main exceptions to First Amendment protections. For instance, if someone was spreading lies about another person that damaged the victim's reputation, the victim could...
Answered a Question in History
The Puritans built their villages with a village green in the middle because it gave the town a community space that was accessible to everyone. People could gather in the village green for all...
Answered a Question in The Hobbit
Much of Bilbo's good luck in The Hobbit has to do with his possession of the ring of invisibility, which allows him to do things like spy on the spiders in Mirkwood forest and learn Smaug's...
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