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Answered a Question in Wuthering Heights
The fact that the mixed-up names of the first generation of characters and the second generation of characters are all so similar and confusing is a deliberate literary trick of Bronte's. The...
Answered a Question in The Odyssey
In ancient Greek culture, being “civilized” was considered a great virtue. People who were “civilized” only drank wine that was mixed with water. In fact, they had a special vase, called a...
Answered a Question in Frankenstein
Another way the theme of language manifests in Frankenstein is through the specific works of literature the monster uses to learn language. The three main books the monster reads are: John Milton’s...
Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
The narrative of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most ancient human stories there is: the tale of tragic lovers. The primary source for Shakespeare's story seems to have been "Pyramus and Thisbe,"...
Answered a Question in As I Lay Dying
Insensitivity and perceptions of insensitivity are themes that are repeated throughout As I Lay Dying. Darl makes Jewel go with him on the errand even though he knows their mother will likely die...
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