Answered a Question in Things Fall Apart
The outcasts, as their status implies, have no place of acceptance or community in the Ibolands. They become interested in converting...
Answered a Question in Literature
In her essay "By Any Other Name," Santha Rama Rau references Shakespeare’s famous lines "What's in a name? That which we call a rose /...
Answered a Question in The Most Dangerous Game
General Zaroff and Rainsford are both avid hunters, but they differ in one vital principle: the value of human life. When Rainsford...
Answered a Question in The Pearl
Kino knows of many songs from his people, but the song most prevalent in the first section of "The Pearl" is the Song of the Family....
Answered a Question in Langston Hughes
Nancy Lee retains her sense of pride because of Miss O’Shay’s words to her after it is revealed that she was declined the Art Club...
Answered a Question in Killings
If we consider the words themselves, there is a fundamental difference. “Killings” is an action and a much less loaded term....
Answered a Question in Night
In his preface to Night, Elie Wiesel contemplates why he wrote about his experiences—why it was important for him to record...
Answered a Question in We Wear the Mask
Paul Lawrence Dunbar was an African American poet writing in the 19th and 20th centuries. In "We Wear the Mask," Dunbar writes about...
Answered a Question in To My Dear and Loving Husband
A feminist critique comes forth when one pays close attention to word choice in Anne Bradstreet's poem "To My Dear and Loving...
Answered a Question in The Last Leaf
When Johnsy falls ill with pneumonia and fails to show any sign of recovery, the doctor visits and tells Sue the following:...