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Answered a Question in Truman Capote
The central conflict in Truman Capote’s “A Jug of Silver” is the one between young Appleseed and himself (man vs. self). In the story, Appleseed has set up extraordinarily unlikely odds for...
Answered a Question in Gabriel García Márquez
Revenge, power, and corruption are three main themes in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s "One of These Days." Garcia Marquez conveys the theme of revenge by having the dentist Aurelio Escovar insist on...
Answered a Question in The Yellow Wallpaper
In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story “The Yellow WallPaper,” published in 1892, the narrator's description of the wallpaper changes as she descends into madness. At the story’s beginning, we...
Answered a Question in Frank O'Connor
The the war imagery in Frank O’Connor’s “My Oedipus Complex,” symbolizes the metaphorical war between Larry, the story’s young narrator, and his father. The two are caught in a bitter battle over...
Answered a Question in Hope Is the Thing with Feathers
Before considering why Emily Dickinson wrote the poem “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers,” let’s first discuss who Emily Dickinson was. Dickinson (December 10, 1830–May 15, 1886) was a recluse....
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