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Hamlet's themes of appearances vs. reality

One of the major themes of the play might be described as "appearances vs. reality." In other words, the young prince Hamlet's discovery about his father's death has shaken the foundations of his being. He always believed that he could trust his senses and felt confident that things were what they appeared to be. Now he wonde

APA Citation Example with no Author

My university ask me to link onto this pdf to read a brief essay with no date an no author, however within this essay the university has their name in a few of the paragraphs. My university endorses the scholar-practitioner model, so they have included their name at the beginning of few paragraphs. What is the correct APA way to

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (outline)

I'm writing a paper on A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (persuasive essay) I need help in outlining the important theme I started with this question: What aspects do Dave (the narrator) missing in his childhood? How my thesis would be? Teacher instruction: The thesis must comprise a DEBATABLE, INTERPRETIVE cla

Proper etiquette for expressing thanks

I recently graduated from college. I mailed out my graduation invitations to family and friends. A few family members and friends who received my invitations were not able to attend my upcoming graduation ceremony. Instead, they were nice enough to call me and send me a "generous sum of money" as well as wishing me congratulatio

King Lear's Disorder

By the end of Act I in King Lear, everything is well on its way to serious disorder. 1. What is the basis of this disorder? 2. What is Shakespeare's purpose in disorder? 3. What do you think the play seems to imply about politics, feudalism, and power in England? 4. What does the play imply about family dynamics? 5

The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

http://robinlea.com/pub/wife-hat.pdf The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks Sacks Chapter Two: The Lost Mariner How does Sacks see the relationship between memory and life? How does Sacks see the connection in Jimmie G.? What central feature of all humans is Sacks worried that Jimmie lacks? Why is Sacks so

Milton's Paradise Lost

John Milton challenges the common belief that chaos and Satan are purely evil entities, and asks readers to consider whether God is capable of possessing evil himself. This entry discusses the common themes that are often seen in Milton's writing, and adds valid comparisons of his theories to the Christian bible.

Metaphors: Natural and Mental Ordering

Resources: Creative Thinking and Natural/Mental Orders Worksheet, found on your student website; Activity 7.1, located in Ch. 7 of Thinking, for examples on how to create metaphors; and Ch. 8 of Thinking Construct as many metaphors as you can about five different things that describe any aspect of your life, such as someone y

Interpretation of the Story "Hands"

Please help paraphrase this Summary "Hands" Story below. "Hands" is the story of a fat, old, little man named Wing Biddlebaum who lives mainly isolated from the town life of Winesburg, Ohio. He remained a mystery to the majority of the town after moving there twenty years before. Often frightened, he would hear ghostly voices

"Should Citizens Who Do Not Vote Pay a Fine?"

Argument essay: "Should all citizens who do not vote pay a fine?" Instructions: After you have selected a topic, write a thesis statement and compose a 350-500 (1-2 pages) argument essay defending your thesis statement with supporting points, logical reasoning, and evidence based on your knowledge and experience. Do not r

Trifles and point of view

How does Trifles help us think about different perspectives or perceptions? Think about what the male/female characters in the play understand and perceive about the world around them--and consider what the men's and women's conversations and actions reveal about their attitudes toward the opposite sex.

American Literature Before the Civil War

See the attached file. Part I: When Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" was published, society treated it as a horror story. Reflect on the short story and apply what you know about the elements of Gothic fiction. What element(s) do you believe justify its place in the gothic lit genre? Provide several examples to support your poin

Professional Communication in the Workplace

* Imagine this situation and then respond: A co-worker needs to communicate some work-related bad news but has never done this before. This person knows that you are taking a course in professional communication and e-mails you asking for help. You need to respond quickly, and for various reasons, e-mail is the best way to respo

Vanity Fair Discussion Questions

In this solution, I provide a list of study questions for William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair. These questions range from those requiring short, simple answers to those requiring more complex explanations.

Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

Please provide assistance creating very simple PowerPoint slides based on the outline in the attachment, using about 10-12 slides, roughly about one slide for every main heading in an outline and one bulleted point for every sub-heading. Remember that PowerPoint slides serve only as "headlines" for the spoken part of the present

Interracial Relationships/Marriages

I'm looking for help with writing a Research paper examines interracial relationships and discusses their advantages and disadvantages, whilst highlighting that one of the areas of greatest concern arising from mixed relationships is the effects on the children involved. In addition, I'm looking for comments that people have bec

Analysis of "The Third and Final Continent"

How does the character of Mrs. Croft help the main character transition to his new American life in 'The Third and Final Continent'? Does she play an important role in this?

Technology's Impact on Communication

What are some of the ways in which technology has had an impact on communication? List at least two ways and explain how they have had an impact.

"It Sifts from Leaden Sieves" by Emily Dickinson

For the poem "It Sifts from Leaden Sieves" by Emily Dickinson: What is or are the themes of the poem? How are rhyme and other metrical devices used in the poem? Do they support the poem's overall meaning? Is the identity of the poem's narrator clear? How would you describe this person? What information, if any, does the aut

The Story Of An African Farm

The excerpt is focused on the theme of "truth," which can be seen throughout "The Story of an African Farm". In this book, several of the characters are faced with the challenge of seeing societal norms for what they really are, and placing a price on education. Through becoming educated, and being exposed to the truth, each one

Interpretative Analysis of Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice"

I need help interpreting the following poem, in light of Jewish history Poem: Fire and Ice "Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also grea

Writing Patterns

I need assistance with writing an introduction that consist of 100-150 words. The introduction must grab the readers attention and conclude with a thesis statement. I will need to choose one of the below writing patterns and choose any topic: Narrative Description Illustration Process Analysis Comparison and Contrast Cla

Louise Erdrich's "The Shawl"

After I read Native American author Louise Erdrich's short story "The Shawl" , I am having trouble considering how it is possible that children can re-envision and actually rewrite the history of their parents to create an opportunity for healing old wounds.

Character Analysis Of A Fictional Character

Prepare an analysis of a fictional character Include descriptions and cited examples for each of the following methods for characters development: -the actions taken by the character used to reveal his or her nature. -the author's descriptions or movie/TV scene to inform the reader about the character -the character's dialo

"American Literature Since the Civil War"

Please see the attached PDF document, "Week Fourteen: A Century Ends and a New Millennium Begins Part II" from the book "American Literature Since the Civil War". (Located on Page 370) Question 1: In Walker's "Everyday Use" what does Dee (Wangero) mean when she implies that her mother and sister "don't understand" their "he