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    Don’t give up, even if the situation seems to be harsh and impossible to survive. Having the will to survive is a key component to survival. It is the power of our mind and soul that we gather from within ourselves. In the story, Pi never complains to God for being placed in such a harsh and woefulRead more

    Don’t give up, even if the situation seems to be harsh and impossible to survive. Having the will to survive is a key component to survival. It is the power of our mind and soul that we gather from within ourselves.

    In the story, Pi never complains to God for being placed in such a harsh and woeful situation where Death was the only result. Instead, he kept his faith in God and courageously finds the strength from within himself and grows as a person.

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  1. Following are the main characters in the novel Two Gentlemen of Verona: A. J. Cronin (The narrator of the entire prose). Nicola (A 13-year-old boy). Jacopo (Younger brother of Nicola. He is 12-year-old. Lucia (Elder sister of Nicola and Jacopo. She is 20-year-old). Two Gentlemen of Verona Summary 12Read more

    Following are the main characters in the novel Two Gentlemen of Verona:

    1. A. J. Cronin (The narrator of the entire prose).
    2. Nicola (A 13-year-old boy).
    3. Jacopo (Younger brother of Nicola. He is 12-year-old.
    4. Lucia (Elder sister of Nicola and Jacopo. She is 20-year-old).

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  1. The theme of the story is about responsibility, hope, hardships, sincerity and staying satisfied. To the world, they are happy boys who are doing various jobs, earning a good amount of money and everything is well in their lives. But as we all have heard the proverb “All that glitters is not gold”,Read more

    The theme of the story is about responsibility, hope, hardships, sincerity and staying satisfied. To the world, they are happy boys who are doing various jobs, earning a good amount of money and everything is well in their lives.

    But as we all have heard the proverb “All that glitters is not gold”, which means that though they appeared to be happy, but deep inside they were facing the bitter reality of their lives, hardships, struggles and sacrificing their happiness to bring back normalcy in the life of their tuberculosis afflicted sister. They were orphans and homeless.

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  1. This story is a perfect example of “Where there is a will, there is a way”. We find the two little boys worked hard and lead a laborious life only for their left family member, Lucia. They sold wild strawberries, newspapers, acted as a tourist guides and even worked as shoe shine boys only to earn mRead more

    This story is a perfect example of “Where there is a will, there is a way”. We find the two little boys worked hard and lead a laborious life only for their left family member, Lucia. They sold wild strawberries, newspapers, acted as a tourist guides and even worked as shoe shine boys only to earn money so that they can pay for their sister’s treatment.

    They could have gained sympathy from the people around them, but they rejected the idea of begging and accepted the idea of working hard with perseverance. Even in the time of war and weapons where death and hatred were the only scene, these boys did not fail to pick up hope for the sake of his family. Instead of criticizing their fate ,they accepted their lives as a gift of God and rather than complaining about it, they kept their self respect as their top priority and worked hard.

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  1. The title of the story is highly justified, because both the brothers faced the adversities and hardships with full courage and determination all alone. Behind their torn clothes and soiled faces, they had a pure soul full of love and self sacrifice. They deserved to be called as "Gentlemen" as theyRead more

    The title of the story is highly justified, because both the brothers faced the adversities and hardships with full courage and determination all alone. Behind their torn clothes and soiled faces, they had a pure soul full of love and self sacrifice. They deserved to be called as “Gentlemen” as they were dignified, sincere and hard working.

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    Mrs Mallard is a middle-class woman living at an age where the women were expected to follow a set of social norms and expectations imposed upon them. Middle-class women like Louise led repressive and limited life under the control of their husbands. They were not free to do what they want and the oRead more

    Mrs Mallard is a middle-class woman living at an age where the women were expected to follow a set of social norms and expectations imposed upon them. Middle-class women like Louise led repressive and limited life under the control of their husbands. They were not free to do what they want and the only supposed way they could actually taste freedom was through the death of their husband as seen here in the story. Class plays an important role in understanding how middle-class Victorian women suffered during that time and were bounded to their husbands and certain rules, leaving their freedom behind.

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  1. Kate Chopin did not disclose all the characters’s names in the story. Though she revealed the full names of the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard and her husband, Brently Mallard, Chopin however addressed Louise’s sister by her first name and her husband’s friend by the last name. Revealing the firstRead more

    Kate Chopin did not disclose all the characters’s names in the story. Though she revealed the full names of the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard and her husband, Brently Mallard, Chopin however addressed Louise’s sister by her first name and her husband’s friend by the last name. Revealing the first name showed intimacy and close relation with a person as seen through the naming of Josephine, Louise’s sister. However, Brently’s friend is named by the last name, Richards, meaning a formal relation. For Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, the word “mallard” means a kind of duck who mated for life but are not steady as seen here through the main couple.
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  1. The dramatic irony of the story came from the last paragraph when the doctors said that Mrs. Mallard died “of the joy that kills.” It’s ironical that even joy and happiness can kill someone like in the case of Louise Mallard. The characters believed that she was so overjoyed with the news of her husRead more

    The dramatic irony of the story came from the last paragraph when the doctors said that Mrs. Mallard died “of the joy that kills.” It’s ironical that even joy and happiness can kill someone like in the case of Louise Mallard. The characters believed that she was so overjoyed with the news of her husband’s death, that when she saw her husband again, those strong emotions were too much for her. Another irony also occurred when Mrs. Mallard, suffering from heart trouble, after hearing her the news of her husband’s death, wished to be alone in the room as she was so grief stricken. She did not even take the help of her sister to climb up the stairs, even though she was suffering from repression, a trouble of the soul.
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  1. In the story, “wild abandonment” for Louise meant freedom. No more living under the oppressive control of her husband. There will be no powerful will bending over hers as men are accustomed to impose control over women. Both men and women have a right to impose a will upon someone and this time it wRead more

    In the story, “wild abandonment” for Louise meant freedom. No more living under the oppressive control of her husband. There will be no powerful will bending over hers as men are accustomed to impose control over women. Both men and women have a right to impose a will upon someone and this time it will be Louise’s own will.
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    The “monstrous joy” meant happiness of self fulfillment. Louise knew that she had loved her husband sometimes and often she had not but that did not matter anymore. She would grieve for her husband when she saw the body but that was it. She realized, with a hidden glee, that after the funeral, she wRead more

    The “monstrous joy” meant happiness of self fulfillment. Louise knew that she had loved her husband sometimes and often she had not but that did not matter anymore. She would grieve for her husband when she saw the body but that was it. She realized, with a hidden glee, that after the funeral, she would be free to do what she wanted. This monstrous joy of living for herself, away from the repressed  love and toxic marriage, was appealing to her. Louise was torn between two emotions as whether to express happiness for her new found freedom or sorrow for her husband’s death, and hence, the use of monstrous joy.
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