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At first glance The Misfit's motivation for killing the family seems to be solely that the grandmother identified him. When she does...
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Answered a Question in Langston Hughes
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Answered a Question in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
In The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, the clash of Western and Hmong cultures hinders Lia Lee's access to sufficient...
Answered a Question in The Raven
In "The Raven," Edgar Allan Poe's word choice and imagery in the first five stanzas evoke a bleak and foreboding mood, even before the...
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