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Answered a Question in Flowers for Algernon
In the story "Flowers for Algernon," the main character, Charlie Gordon, is a mentally disabled man who undergoes an experimental procedure to triple his intelligence. Scientists have previously...
Answered a Question in Animal Farm
Orwell wrote Animal Farm during World War II, although he was unable to get it published until after the war. Through his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, Orwell came to despise the communist...
Answered a Question in Bridge to Terabithia
The gifts the two friends exchange are indeed particularly appropriate. For Jess, the budding artist, Leslie chooses a deluxe set of charcoals, with which Jess draws countless pictures. For his...
Answered a Question in Of Mice and Men
Curley's wife is an interesting character. For one thing, she is never named; rather, she is known throughout the book as "Curley's wife." This clearly shows to what degree she is associated with...
Answered a Question in Thank You, M'am
In this short story by Langston Hughes, teenage Roger attempts to steal a purse from Mrs. Louella Bates Washington Jones. She is a large woman who grabs him before he can take the purse and brings...
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