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Setting in American Literature

Setting has the ability to represent not only a character’s geographical location, but also their mental state on their journey. In “Young Goodman Brown”, the physical setting of the dangerous woods is used to represent Brown’s internal struggle coming to … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath Wikipedia

To be added in “Themes”: One of the most controversial motifs found in Plath’s poetry is the frequent allusions to the Holocaust. In two of her most famous poems, “Lady Lazarus” and “Daddy”, she compares her plight to that of … Continue reading

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Betrayal in American Literature

  Betrayal is an important theme in the Bible, as it is central to the crucifixion. The most prominent story concerning betrayal is Judas’s betrayal of Jesus. In this story, Judas betrays Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. This theme of … Continue reading

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The French and Indian War

One of the often overlooked events integral to the start of the Revolutionary War was the French and Indian War. The war was integral in shaping a national identity. The fact that the Americans were able to hold their own … Continue reading

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