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The Glass Menagerie's Lighting

In the play, The Glass Menagerie, the lighting of a great portion of the scenes is dim. Is there a reason for this? What kind of atmosphere is created? What other lighting effects are used and what purpose do they serve?

The Invisible Man's Ending

At the end of The Invisible Man, after he has undergone numerous, often incredible experiences, the narrator thinks of the advice given by his grandfather long ago. Discuss the advice and the implications within the story.

"Powerhouse" as Dreamlike

One of Welty's most effective techniques is to create dreamlike (or nightmare-like) worlds in realistic settings. To what extent is "Powerhouse" dreamlike? Does Powerhouse's music create a kind of dreamlike otherworld? Does the conversation? Defend your answer.

John Steinbeck

In "The Vigilante," how does Mike feel about the lynching he has helped to perpetrate? Does his attitude change as the story progresses? What does the story suggest about the nature of lynching in general?

"That Evening Sun"

In "That Evening Sun," the inability of five-year-old Jason to understand the words and ideas of grown-ups is made apparent when he says, "I ain't a nigger... are you a nigger, Nancy?" His failure to understand the events of the story is made apparent in his persistent comments about fear and Halloween. Discuss Jason's fixation

Ernest Hemingway's "Big Two-Hearted River"

In the final seven paragraphs of "Big Two-Hearted River," Nick decides not to fish in the swamp, where "the river became smooth and deep and the trees grew so close together that you could not crash through the branches." Why does Nick think that fishing in the swamp would be "tragic?" Why does he stop fishing, return to camp, a

Othello: Why Iago hates him

Iago's hatred for othello increases throughout the play. Explain why he is consumed by racism, paying particular attention to his hatred for "The Moor" and his interracial marriage to Desdemona.

"Only the Dead Know Brooklyn" is analyzed.

Comment on the observation that "Only the Dead Know Brooklyn" portrays a modern society "that is capable only of ridiculing and misunderstanding individuality, idiosyncrasy, or impracticality."

"Gentle Lena" is overviewed.

Stein uses repetition not merely to define the minds of characters but also to impress ideas indelibly on the reader's consciousness. For example, in a single sentence, the word brown is repeated nine times. In describing the voyage to America, Stein writes that Lena felt "she would die," she was "sure that every minute she woul

The Gentle Lena is assessed.

A notable characteristic of Gertrude Stein's writing style is her use of repetition. Through repetition, she attempts to show how her characters think, their mental repetitions, pauses, and restatements as they struggle to define their vague and shifting ideas. In the first paragraphs of the story, Lena is repeatedly described a

Jack London's The Law of Life

In Jack London's, The Law of Life, does the death of the moose suggest attitudes toward death other than passive acceptance?

What elements of London's naturalism are evident in "The Law of Life?"

Having considered Crane's ideas of naturalism, it is evident that Jack London is identified as a literary naturalist as well. He was familiar with the writings of Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer, and he knew the work of such literary naturalists as Stephen Crane. What elements of London's naturalism are evident in "The Law of

Huck Finn assessment

2.Huck dies as he escapes from Pap, and Huck's death and rebirth constitute a kind of pattern for the novel. Where, and into what, is Huck re-born? What roles do the town and the river play in his death and re-birth?

Huck Finn plot events

Please help with the following problem. In Huckleberry Finn, there are a bundle of different emotions that are going on at the time of Boggs' death. What are the emotions that are evoked from the wording of the text and what is the description of the emotion of the crowd?

Pap in Huck Finn

Although he is terrifying and repulsive, Huckleberry Finn's Pap is also a source of humor. Discuss Pap as a comic figure, and discuss the irony of Pap's beliefs about government and blacks. I need help on discussing the irony of it.

The Doll's House

The Doll's House by Henrick Ibsen focues on a theme of truth vs. lying and appearances. Assistance is needed in declarative sentence proven writing.

how 19th century healthcare reflected in Dicken's novel, Great Expectations

Thank you for your help. The examples from Oliver Twist help for my comparisons and further understanding. Can you help with more specifics from Great Expectations though as far as quotes, specifics, detail? Looking for help as to how was 19th century healthcare reflected in Dicken's novel, Great Expectations? I am lo

APA format for a paper

Journal article Author: Faith, Rebecca Article Title: Poverty, A History Of Journal Title: Journal of Rural Studies Year: 1996 Volume: 12 Issue: 2 Pgs: 212-214 ISSN: 0743-0167 Book Authors: Brian Friedmann, Rebecca Coy, and Lilian Wilson (editors) Title: Emergences: Gender struggles for livelihood in Latin America

Analytical Argument About the role of literature

Questions Make an analytical argument about the role of literature can and must play as businesses cope with social change. See attached Literature. (Using Unemployment or poverty subject) Consider Questions How might literary Representation of change prepare readers for future changes in the workplace? Does the lit

Brothers and Keepers compare/contrast

Compare and/or contrast an aspect of Brothers & Keepers to another medium. Use Brothers and Keepers as one of its prime sources. This also requires outside research and sources using MLA citation in the paper and MLA guidelines to create a Works Cited page. Brothers and Keepers - by John Edgar Wideman

Brothers and Keepers compare/contrast

Compare and/or contrast an aspect of Brothers & Keepers to another medium (book, painting, short story, song lyrics, case study, movie, poem, etc). Use Brothers and Keepers as one of its prime sources. This also requires outside research and sources using MLA citation in the paper and MLA guidelines to create a Works Cited pa

Explicating and Interpreting a System of Symbols

Interpret a single story through its symbols. For this assignment, you may use Rubyfruit Jungle, Invisible Cities, Coming, Aphrodite!, or both "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" and "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World." Please only use one story! 1. Discover and explicate a system of symbols 2. Interpret those symbol

All Quiet on the Western Front Guide

For this novel, I am looking for help with the following: I am also looking key points in the book that would help me write an essay as to Paul's internal and external characterization.

Secret LIfe of the Bees

I am reading the Secret Life of the Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I am stuck on an analysis. Quote: "I was afraid though, the blame would find a way to stick to them. Thats how blame was". How is this relevant to other aspects of the story? I am thinking they mean how is blame relevant to other aspects of the story but not tota

Ethics Mill's - Utilitarianism

I'm reading John Stuart Mill (Utilitarianism) second edition. Is Mill's solution to the problem posed by the desire for virtue for its own sake successful? Why or Why not?

Write evaluations of stories, poems, and plays

Your editor-in-chief has asked the entire team to reflect on the experience of working on the back to basics issues. Your reflections may be compiled to serve as guidelines for future teams. You have been asked to read A love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (1954) OR Long Long Too Long by Lucia Perillo (1958)and answer the following

Write evaluations of stories, poems, and plays

Choose a theme from the Bedford text (file attached). The other work can be from literature, art, film, comic books, radio, or TV. Discuss the works, analyzing and comparing how they develop the theme you have chosen. Your analysis is likely to be drafted and presented to the Senior Editors, so it should include the followin

Gay marriage

Task Name: Phase 1 Discussion Board Details: The first step towards completing the Touchstone Project is to choose a current controversy or issue and then form research questions. You will be arguing one side or another for a current issue in the news. For example, you might take up the cause of Global Warming and articulate

How to paraphrase..

Four qualities of a good paraphrase.How can you ensure you are not plagiarizing in your paraphrasing?