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Answered a Question in Death of a Salesman
According to Arthur Miller, Willy Loman is a modern tragic hero. In his essay "Tragedy and the Modern Man" Miller describes a tragic hero as one who is at the point in their life where...
Answered a Question in Othello
Outwardly, Iago seems honest but he is actually a very petty and small person. His main ploy is playing on other people's insecurities. His interactions with Othello are a prime example. Othello is...
Answered a Question in Gulliver's Travels
The purpose of satire is to expose the folly of aspects of society in which the writer finds in need of change. The techniques of satire include hyperbole, slapstick, incongruity, and irony. Swift...
Answered a Question in Of Mice and Men
This is a truly painful question. In the context of the novel, Steinbeck clearly feels that it is better to be killed by a friend. This is of course foreshadowed by the killing of the dog earlier...
Answered a Question in 1984
There are many ways to answer this question. One way of looking at 1984 is as a political satire. Orwell was clearly satarizing the policies of Stalin in Russia. 1984 falls into the dystopian...
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