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Answered a Question in The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
In Ursula Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," the Utopian society that thrives on the sacrifice of a single child is a poignant allegory for many timeless themes in literature such as...
Answered a Question in The Open Window
"The Open Window" by Saki is a short story about a dual-layered practical joke a young woman (Vera) plays on an unsuspecting visitor. The plot points can be broken up according to the plot triangle...
Answered a Question in The Swimmer
In John Cheever's "The Swimmer," Neddy Merril relates to the world in a very detached way. Teddy considers himself to be one of value, and he decides to swim the county like a “pilgrim, an...
Answered a Question in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
In Ernest Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," the primary conflict between retaining hope and the passage of time is played out as an old man sits in a cafe and two waiters discuss his...
Answered a Question in Lord of the Flies
In The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, we have details about only a few of the boys' lives before the island—and last names are rarely provided. We do not know Ralph's last name; the only...
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