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Answered a Question in A Conflict of Visions
Thomas Sowell in his book A Conflict of Visions attempts to answer the question of why the same people tend to be political opponents. One of the curious things about political opinions is how...
Answered a Question in Erasure
In his 2001 novel Erasure, Percival Everett weighs in on the idea of identity through the struggles of protagonist Thelonious "Monk" Ellison. Ellison immediately self-identifies as a writer,...
Answered a Question in Barometer Rising
Within Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising, there are a few important quotes that show the author’s almost nationalist view of Canada. The novel takes place in Nova Scotia during World War I, and...
Answered a Question in Everything, Everything
Narrator and protagonist Madeline Whittier is introduced early in the novel Everything, Everything, by author Nicola Yoon. The reader quickly learns that Madeline is being treated for severe...
Answered a Question in Shoeless Joe
As your question stated, W. P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe deals with the theme of fathers and sons. Ray Kinsella, the narrator and main character, feels connected to his father through baseball....
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