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Literature Classics

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Works of fiction that have so affected the thinking and culture of a world that they have withstood the passage of time and history. Many are required reading in literature classes throughout the world.
We don't know who wrote it, but it is believed to have been written around... 3000bc The person credited with writing Gilgamesh is Shin-eqi-unninni somewhere between 2500-2000bc Gilgamesh, was perhaps adopted, because he came under the lineage of his Uncle Cush and, at the age of fourteen, he beg…
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Roots Connection with Civil RightsIt had to do with emancipation and freedom, setting the stage for future civil rights to be had for all. Prior to Roots, many Americans, both black and white, incorrectly assumed that the original African slaves were "naked savages" without any culture of their own.…
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Conrad's Mini World The Congo and the 'soul' or consciousness. Oliver Stone attempts to fast-forward the treatment upon S.E. Asia and Kurtz, I believe, and the same story, in my view, possibly is Edgar Allen Poe's 'Pit and Pendulum'. You may not remember or learn any of it, without uncapping a Ru…
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It was previously suggested that the best selling book in the world was a tie between the Bible and the Qur'an. However in the 21st century we know this is in fact not true. There have been so many different versions of both books that to say they are the best selling is false, because they are no…
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The gods and goddesses in the Epic of Gilgamesh appear to require silence from humans as the noise of mankind led to the flood that Utnapishtim was able to escape from by building an ark. Some of the gods undoubtably require sacrifices from humans. One goddess wants physical love from Gilgamesh and …
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This is the opening line from Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged, and it is repeated throughout the work. John Galt is the mysterious male hero of the book, an engineer who leads a group of intellectuals to an eventual decline that symbolizes the impending collapse of civilization. The identity of Joh…
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niccolo machiavelliunless you are refering to Prince by IB Michael?
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The symbolism of the pearl is wealth.
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Best Books The National Association of Librarians have listed their favorite 100, the top ten being; 1. Pride and Prejudice 2. To Kill A Mockingbird 3. Jane Eyre 4. Gone With The Wind 5. Lord of The Rings 6. The Catcher In The Rye 7. Little Women 8. A Prayer For Owen Meany 9. The Stand 10.…
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Although best known for writing in the fiction genre, the author wrote in other formats as well. Novels Steinbeck primarily wrote novels, several of which take place in California during the Dust Bowl, and are drearily realistic (like Grapes of Wrath). He also wrote propagandistic novels (l…
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Gilgamesh is not the oldest written story, we do not know for certain that Gilgamesh was a historical king (although there is some evidence to support this), and it does not contain a creation myth. The musical and astrological assertions are completely speculative and Gilgamesh does not suddenly tu…
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Answer The trackers hear the cry and think it's a coyote so they fire a shot thinking it will shut the animal up. The shot did in fact hit Coyotito! (by blind luck)  "Kino was in mid-leap when the gun crashed and the barrel-flash made a picture on his eyes.\    Kino (mid-leap) the…
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Eddie Ricketts was a marine biologist that was good friends with author John Steinbeck. Steinbeck was inspired to The Pearl after he and Eddie went on an expedition to the Sea of Cortez.
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it is unknown who wrote it for it has been a long time since it was written. there is however a translator which is herbert mason.
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... in general, a book that has stood or can stand the test of time and remains popular and pertinent. However, there are a lot of other questions there, including... how much time, popular to who, and pertinent to who. Readers are the people who make books into classics, and sometimes that is the …
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"The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut"
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it changed the way people looked at politcs
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Answer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra The person who wrote Don Quixote, considered by many to be the world's greatest novel, is Cervantes, Spain's greatest writer.Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
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Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense was first published in 1846. It has been in the public domain for years, so there are a great variety of editions. Lear was English, and no American edition of his work is likely to be valuable as a used book.
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1989 Topps baseball card set The 1989 Topps baseball card set consists of 792 baseball cards, and has a book value of about $15.00 in near mint-mint condition. A sealed factory set has a value of about $25.00 Key cards in the set include: card #49 - Craig Biggio RC, card #382 - John Smoltz RC, an…
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Marlowe was the first to personify the internal struggle of his main character by the use of what are called in The Emperor's New Groove "shoulder angels", good and bad advisors who struggle for control of his mind. The message of the good angel is "Repent!" and that of the bad one is "Despair!". Fa…
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No, there is no evidence of it. She was very young when she went into hiding, and during that time, she experienced a wide range of feelings, which she wrote about in her diary. She had at least one crush on a boy, and she also wondered about what it would feel like to touch someone's breasts, but n…
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Answer The Old Man, Santiago could really be viewed as either a protagonist or antagonist. Protagonist is the obvious choice. We see everything through his eyes, and he is a wise experienced fisherman. He is a character we like. However, he could be viewed as an antagonist in the way that he lo…
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I love this book. It is Watership Down written by Richard Adams. It was published in 1972. http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/6/63/200px-Richard_Adams_WatershipDown.jpg
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He suggests, in essence, that he be less rebellious because he is setting himself up for a fall. _____ He gives him a whole smattering of advice - how education is really, in the end, worth the time, how Holden should find what he's passionate about b/c it'll prevent him from a fall...he gets pret…
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the 1st part was written in 1605 and then the 2nd part 1615
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the socs had more money, better cars, clothes, and they were on the west side. the greasers were the total opposite.
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Dracula was a fictional character from a novel by the same name, written in 1897 by Bram Stoker. He was named for the notoriously cruel and real-life Vlad III Tepes [a/k/a Vlad III the Impaler] (1431 - 76), a ruler of Walachia, whose epithet was Dracula ("Son of the Dragon"). Vlad was said to have …
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The main character goes through a metamorphosis. I guess the metamorphosis of his relationships after that might add additional significance... but I think it is just that straightforward.
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Tales from the Arabian Nights
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Ben Hur Ben-Hur is the fictional story of Ben-Hur (Hebrew: יהודה בן חור) or Benhur, a Judean aristocrat who, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, is enslaved through the betrayal of his Roman friend Messala. Embittered and vengeful after regaining his freedom, he is redee…
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Dark thinnish, pale bloke who stars in the film Dracula.
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May isang binata na makisig, tinawag siya ng hari ng batooy sa kanilang kaharian dahil may babaeng nababalot ng dilim na nababalot sa kadiliman o itim na damit, ayaw niyang magsalita kaya agad sumakay sa kidlat at pumunta sa batooy. Pagdating niya sa batooy, maraming tao ang napapatingin lalo na an…
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The character of Quasimodo is indeed based on a real person; a hunchback who lived in Paris in the 1820's and was seen working in the cathedral. The discovery of the real Quasimodo, or, more likely, just Victor Hugo's inspiration for the character, was made by the British archivist Adrian Glew.Glew …
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Opinion The way that this book was written would NOT appeal to any kind of teenagers. I read this for my literature class, and I'm 18, an even I found the language hard to understand. The overall story is really good, and teaches good lessons, but, it is kinda of predictable. I would recommend it…
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Because Doctor Pangloss said it is. (consult Voltaire for further information). because God which is all-powerful and all-knowing always act optimal otherwise it contradict of His being God. This is not the "best possible world" but the world as we have it. The "best possible world" would be Utopia,…
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Margaret Mitchell wrote the novel, Gone with the Wind.
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There are actually three Madame Bovarys in the book: there is Emma, the main character and Dr. Bovary's second wife; then there are also his mother and his first wife. In this sense 'Madame Bovary' is a social role rather than a person, filled by three different women. Flaubert is commenting on how …
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Diction is basically words/word choice. In a sense, The Great Gatsby is comprised entirely of diction. It's the reader's job to determine what brand of diction Fitzgerald used. Some may call his word choice formal, elegant, etc.We can assume his word choice had a great deal to do with the overarchin…
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Ernest Hemingway
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Esperanza's tumultuous friendship with Sally leads to her emotional and sexual humiliation.
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The image of his son sitting at a desk in a school is what begins Kino's goal. He wants to use the pearl to help educate his son and provide his son with a better life.
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with your hand, you use them like scissors and pick food up with them
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The most courgerous girl who really had an brave heart and sweet because of her human spirit and the sad things that she have inside of her.
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It is a long-handled utensil used to pick up food.
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In Mexico we call tinker bell - Campanita -In Spain we call her Campanilla
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The moral of the original Middle-Eastern tale 'Arabian Nights' is that greatness and strength comes from within, not from without. This is demonstrated by Aladdin's bravery and intelligence despite his humble upbringing. In Disney's animated musical version of the story, the writers updated this th…
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This is the book called the old man and the sea, it written by Ernest Hemingway in the 1950's. It is about an old Cuban fisherman called Santiago who has a 3 day "battle" with a marlin before he manages to catch it but the marlin is then eaten by sharks as Santiago is taking it back to land. At the …
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He used simile, metaphor, personification, and symbol.
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The narrator in Young Goodman Brown is a limited omniscient third-person. The narrator is only allowed to read the thoughts and feelings of the novel's protagonist Goodman Brown.
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There were four, the "3 Musketeers" (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan.
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote Don Quixote.
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The novel "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is written in third person.Although it is written in the third person, there can be little argument that the narrative is largely from Francie's point of view.
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Charles Dickens - paid by the word? No. All his fictional works were contracted for individually. Because the contracts generally specified a certain number of installments and the installments were of a specific number of pages, you could calculate a rough rate of pay based on an approximate nu…
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Arabian Nights is a name of a colletion of stories. Alladin is one of them.(But it's different from the one that Walt Disney Studio made.)  Yeah it is!Arabian nights is the real version of Disney's Aladdin, though Genie would have his lunch money taken from him by the jinns in this collection …
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Answer The story of Oedipus is an acient Greek tale, written by Sophocles. Oedipus the son of Laius and Jocasta became king of Thebes after killing his father, solving the riddle of the Sphinx and unknowingly marrying his mother. After Oedipus became king, his sons fought over the throne and kill…
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because the sunshine is afraid of the scarlet letter on her bosom.
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Answer it's setting in Mexico.
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John Steinbeck's first book was called Cup of Gold. It was written in 1929 when John Steinbeck was working as a laborer and journalist in New York City.
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Answer Lombard tries to create O'Neil as a heroic character so that the Irish have some one in their history to look up to and say that they were helped by him. He chooses to leave out information such as how his wife Mable is English and makes it seem as though he is a perfect national hero for …
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The novella 'The Pearl,' begins in early morning at the home of Kino, a poor peasant. His son is stung by a scorpion and the family leaves to take him to the doctor.
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In a small cottage in Boston.:]
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Answer book that was written fifty years ago and many people enjoyed it. stands the test of time relates to every generation can be enjoyed by people of all ages
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You can find peace by meditating or quiet time to think about problems so that your soul can be released
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Coyotito gets shot in the head and dies in chapter six of The Pearl. The Pearl was written by American author, John Steinbeck, who lived from 1902 to 1968.
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Koyotito is shot in chapter 6 of The Pearl by John Steinbeck.
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Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island.
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Cup of Gold (1929)
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La Paz, Mexico
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Evaporating dishes are used to boil solutions. Crucibles are used to heat solids very strongly.
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In my opinion, 'Sense and Sensibility' is mainly about the attitude towards the marriage. The sensible young people pursue for love in the beginning, and the realistic young people have to submit to the society or the family elements. The society gave no choice for the well-educated, but in possessi…
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John Steinbeck first heard the story in a marine research trip to the gulf of California with his friend ed ricketts. After that trip he recast the story as the short novel the pearl
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Answer: gilgamesh locationssince king gilgamesh is supposed to have reigned in uruk and many locations are spread through today's irak, syria, Lebanon and turkey, it's possibly been written within that region. starting from ancient sumer, through akkad, assur and further to the west. the mountain fo…
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Edith Hollander Frank was Anne's Mother called.
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the movie the ten things i hate about you with Kristen dundst and heath ledger is based off of taming of the shrew and follows the play pretty closely.
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Brian's plane crashed into the middle of a Canadian Northern Forest.
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Stallionaire is a group of brothers of a show "I Love New York" and "I Love Money" and they are also in a rap record, search em up on google. They are great,, so everyone that dnt like em get f***ed give em a chance. far out!!!
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Susan expressed her disdain (angst) toward her husband for selling her to the sailor, though not as outwardly as she should have. I guess you could say that her great disfavor smoldered within her, as she did an exemplary job of restraining her emotions.
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Kino is poor and he wants money so he takes off with his ship looking for "THE PEARL" there's lots of conflict then he finds it and wants to sell it but every time someone gives him a price he wants more, which shows he is greedy.
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The pearl began when Coyotito is sleeping and Kino spots a scorpion on the rope that is hanging from Coyotito's bed. Tino tried to grab the scorpion but Coyotito shook the string and made the scorpion fall right on the Coyotito's shoulder and sting him.
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The Story of the Enchanted Night
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He is the 'hero' of a novel and its sequel by Miguel de Cervantes. After becoming illusioned by fairy tales of chivalry, he sets out on an adventure which includes him doing many rather foolish things: charging windmills (in his belief that they were giants), attacking a group of muleteers (becau…
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Coming from Lithuania Jurgis Rudkus is described as a man who could lift a 250 pound quarter of beef and carry it into a car without a stagger, or even a thought. Physically he is a man with "had great black eyes with beetling brows, and thick black hair that curled in waves about his ears" (see t…
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Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and The Sea.This answer is correct according to.......
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John Steinbeck wrote about poor people and people that worked hard for money.
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Epic of Gilgamesh They are both based on myths placed in historical places and characters. See Related Links See the Related Links for "Noah's Flood and the Gilgamesh Epic " to the left for an answer. Basically, like many hundreds of other 'cultural memories' such an epic has some striking similar…
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Long John Silvers falls under the umbrella of the Yum! Corporation. On the stock market, the symbol of the company is YUM.
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Because they were happy before he found the pearl. He wanted it to be that way again. Whether or not it can be is perhaps in doubt, but... he is going to try. The Pearl brought him nothing but pain and complication... he is losing everything he loves, and so he throws away what he thinks is the caus…
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An example of an evil character by Robert Louis Stevenson would be in his book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll is a scientist who to stay true to his good natured self creates his altore ego Mr. Hyde. So to answerthis question, Mr. Hyde would be the evil one.
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The Greystoke family/.
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Answer Great Expectations ==== His greatest contributions were in drawing attention to the horrifying and disgusting conditions of poverty in which most of London lived. He also served on several boards that addressed the issues of poverty; he was one of the founders and primary donors of a hou…
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Edith Frank-Hollander (The "a" in Hollander has the two dots on top of it):DDD
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Answer 1A poem and among the earth's earliest literary works portraying a mythological Sumerian King from about the 3rd millennium BCE filled with the stories of Spirits, monsters and gods.Answer 2 There's another really famous story. It's one of my favourites It's a very long story called an epic. …
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