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Answered a Question in Freak the Mighty
This is a great question, and a great play on words. In chapter 10, Max and Kevin begin a "quest" after finding a purse in the storm sewer. Kevin decides it must belong to a "damsel in distress," a...
Answered a Question in The Story of an Hour
In Kate Chopin's short story, Mrs. Mallard has just been informed of her husband's death. She retreats to her room, sits in her chair and gazes out the window. The scene is described as an "open...
Answered a Question in The Ransom of Red Chief
Actually, the only character whose behavior is NOT really surprising at the conclusion of this ironic story is that of the kidnapped boy. From the beginning, Johnny is described as a hellion; he is...
Answered a Question in The Cask of Amontillado
Ah, the much-discussed and possibly non-existent amontillado. Montresor's untimate goal, of course, is to avenge himself upon his "friend" Fortunato for the unnamed "thousand injuries" and...
Answered a Question in There Will Come Soft Rains
The title of this well-known story comes from a poem by Sara Teasdale in which nature is depicted as indifferent to mankind's absence after its self-destruction. Bradbury's story has a similar...
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