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Answered a Question in Hannah Arendt
Though not grounded in a careful reading of any particular text or set of texts, Arendt convincingly argues in "What Is Freedom?" that political liberty has become—in modern philosophical and...
Answered a Question in Civil Disobedience
Among other rhetorical devices, Henry David Thoreau makes extensive use of rhetorical questions to further his argument in "Civil Disobedience." For example, in the second paragraph of the essay,...
Answered a Question in Life in the Iron Mills
Rebecca Harding Davis' novella "Life in the Iron Mills" presents a moral dilemma plaguing a working class family. Through detailed descriptions of both factory and home life for proletarian...
Answered a Question in Thomas Hobbes
According to Thomas Hobbes, human nature is fundamentally competitive because everybody desires to accumulate possessions in the form of property. Hobbes begins this chain of reasoning in his...
Answered a Question in Rip Van Winkle
"Rip Van Winkle" indicates that its protagonist was asleep during the American Revolution mainly through implication, as it is never directly stated, and the reader must infer from details of the...
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