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Answered a Question in Romeo and Juliet
In Act 3, Scene 1, Romeo killed Tybalt in order to avenge Mercutio's death. In Act 3, Scene 2, the audience is aware that Juliet's husband is responsible for killing Juliet's cousin, but Juliet...
Answered a Question in Lord of the Flies
Social control theory is the idea that people voluntarily keep themselves from committing crimes or acting amorally because they have internalized this moral code from their community. A person's...
Answered a Question in The Book of Illusions
In The Book of Illusions, David Zimmer watches the twelve silent comedies of Hector Mann, an actor he had not known until a short clip from one of Mann's films made him laugh for the first time...
Answered a Question in In the Time of the Butterflies
An allusion is a significant reference to a person, place, idea, event, or work. For example, calling a grumpy, especially greedy person a "Scrooge" is a literary allusion, because it references...
Answered a Question in The Odyssey
An allusion is a casual or indirect reference to something of cultural, literary, political, or historical significance. They can sometimes be difficult to spot, because authors will often choose...
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