Answered a Question in The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne creates a dichotomy in The Scarlet Letter by aligning characters with either darkness or light. Those who...
Answered a Question in Spoon River Anthology
John Ballard is one of the residents of the graveyard at Spoon River, the town whose departed citizens tell their stories as poetic...
Answered a Question in The Crucible
The relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor reflects the greater conflict in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Things...
Answered a Question in Theodore Roosevelt
When you look closely at Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “The Strenuous Life,” you see how his argument leads his audience from praise of...
Answered a Question in The Cask of Amontillado
In “The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allen Poe’s powerful tale of revenge, the reader sees how an obsession with vengeance can...
Answered a Question in The Fall of the House of Usher
In the Gothic short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allen Poe recounts the demise of the Usher family when the last two...
Answered a Question in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce announces the subject of his novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, in the introductory...
Answered a Question in To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee does not include Mr. Gilmer’s closing arguments in his case against Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. The...
Answered a Question in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Starting with the first part of your question, let’s take a look at how the women are portrayed, where Prufrock encounters them, and...
Answered a Question in Doubt
Doubt playwright John Patrick Shanley discusses the theme of his 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in the preface. He set out...