What are some literary devices used in Books 11-15 of The Odyssey and how are they used?
Does R L Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde have a hidden anti-science agenda?
In the novel [*Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde*](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Case_of_Dr_Jekyll_and_Mr_Hyde), Dr. Jekyll creates a serum that turns him into Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde... more
What was "Rip Van Winkle" based on?
I was recently surprised to discover that the story of Rip Van Winkle is credited to the US author Washington Irving, who published it in 1819. I'd always vaguely imagined it to be a Brothers Grimm... more
What did G. K. Chesterton mean by this sentence from the first chapter of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'?
> Walking in wind and sun in the very landscape of liberty, he was still young enough to remember his politics and not merely try to forget them.I want to make sure that "the very landscape of... more
Is this sentence grammatically correct?
My little brother wrote an essay and sent it in to his school website. The essays are student-reviewed, and the girl who reviewed his essay claimed that the following sentence was a run-on... more
Do any of J. D. Salinger's short stories share locations or characters?
J. D. Salinger is a well-known 20th century author, most notably of _Catcher in the Rye_.He was fairly prolific, writing many stories. Do any of these stories share the same universe?
What is Ayn Rand's view of marriage and children?
It's difficult not to notice that the vast majority of heroes in Atlas Shrugged are unmarried and have no kids. - Dagny Taggart - unmarried, no kids - John Galt - unmarried, no kids - Francisco -... more
What does the symbol of the divided snake most likely represent?
the American colonies’ cooperation with one anotherthe weakness of American colonies when they operate separatelythe need of American colonies to rid themselves of predatorsBenjamin Franklin's... more