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Answered a Question in Don Quixote de la Mancha
He is mad. While it isn't always easy to classify a character in this way, he is clearly delusional. The book puts this in terms of the humors, which were the basis of the current understanding of...
Answered a Question in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty is an ordinary man with an overly active imagination. He constantly daydreams about something more exciting than his current situation. The entire story is about a trip into town....
Answered a Question in Ender's Game
Ender sees Peter's face in the mirror while playing the game. This comes after he has recently fought his way out of a bad situation with older boys. It also comes right after a conversation in...
Answered a Question in The Hobbit
Bilbo and most of the dwarves are captured by giant spiders. Bilbo defeats the spider nearest him using his small sword, which he then names Sting. He then cuts himself free with Sting. He sneaks...
Answered a Question in The Great Gatsby
While it is always a bit tricky to assume what does or doesn't come from an author's life, there are many obvious similarities. For instance, as the author of the previous post points out,...
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