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Who Was the Owner of the Estate Called Hunsford?

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Hunsford Estate is a fictional place from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The clergymen William Collins and his wife, Charlotte, live there. However, the owner of the estate is Lady...
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How and when did Elizabeth learn the truth about Wickham?

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Darcy’s letter reveals the bitter truth about Wickham to Elizabeth. At first, the heroine does not accept that she has been deceived in such a crooked way. Still, Elizabeth recognizes...
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What Is the Main Conflict of Pride and Prejudice?

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The conflict is reflected in the novel's title and arises from the clash of Darcy's cold aristocratic pride and Elizabeth's instinctive feminine prejudice against the arrogant man. It...
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What Happened at the Netherfield Ball?

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Without any doubt, the Netherfield ball is one of the essential scenes in Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. The reason for it is that Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy dance together for...
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What Time Period Does Pride and Prejudice Take Place in?

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is set in 19th century England, during which she wrote the novel. More precisely, the events take place between 1795 and 1810. Austen provides an...
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Who is Hermes in the Odyssey?

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Homer's Odyssey presents several divine characters. Among them are Poseidon, Athena, and Hermes. Similar to his mythological role, Hermes serves as a messenger. In the myths, he is...
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How is Odysseus an Epic Hero?

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The hero of Homer's poems, Odysseus, is the Ithaca king. He is an epic hero. Odysseus possesses most of the general qualities of this literary character type. He is a noble,...
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What’s the Role of Phemius in the Odyssey?

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Phemius is a bard of Ithaca. He sings a sad song about the Trojan War to the suitors of Penelope. The role of Phemius in Homer's Odyssey is to show the importance of oral storytelling...
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What does Athena fear?

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As the goddess of wisdom and courage, Athena seems to fear no one and nothing. The story of her contest with Poseidon reveals her only fear and how it helped her win. She is afraid of...
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What does the sun symbolize for Odysseus and his men?

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The loss of Helios, the sun, for Odysseus and his crew, happens when they touch the sacred animals on the island of Thrinacia and dedicate them to the Sun God. To him and the team, it...
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Why did Odysseus seek Teiresias?

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In the Odyssey, Odysseus follows Circe's advice to seek out Teiresias. He travels to Hades to speak with the prophet's ghost and learn how he can return home. What does Teiresias tell...
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Why does Poseidon hate Odysseus?

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The Olympic god Poseidon is one of the many foes of Odysseus. His hatred for the epic hero began after the famous Greek blinded Poseidon's son, Polyphemus. His son's humiliation...
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How does Athena help Odysseus?

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In The Odyssey, Athena is Odysseus' patroness, who helps him to solve various difficulties. She advised him to see his wife and told him about suitors trying to steal her. When...
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How does Odysseus escape from Polyphemus?

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In Homer's Odyssey, the main character is the hero archetype with his cunning and brave nature. During his quest, he overcomes many obstacles in his way by deceiving monsters,...
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How Did Odysseus Get the Scar on His Leg?

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Odysseus is a legendary figure who experienced many threats throughout his life. The scar on his leg is a result of his encounter with a wild boar. Odysseus was on a hunt with...
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Why does Odysseus leave home?

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Odysseus swore an oath to protect Helen of Troy and her family at all costs. It made him leave Ithaca and go to the Trojan War. Detailed answer: Odysseus is an important...
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How does Odysseus convince Penelope he is Odysseus?

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After twenty years of absence, Odysseus returns from his long wanderings. Penelope wants to ensure that the man is Odysseus. The man has changed over twenty years. So, she conceives a...
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How does Odysseus escape Charybdis the second time?

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He grabbed the branch of a fig tree that grew above the whirlpool and hung there until Charybdis began to spew water. Together with water came the mast of the ship, clinging to which...
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Why Odysseus is an Example of a Dynamic Character?

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Odysseus is a dynamic character because he constantly changes throughout the Odyssey. The hero's character changes as he encounters difficult situations and unpleasant events....
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What prevents Odysseus from killing the sleeping Cyclops?

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Odysseus knew that the boulder that blocks the way out of the cave was too massive for him and his team to move by themselves. Detailed answer: In the Odyssey book, the main...
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Why Does the Cyclops Invite Odysseus Back to the Island?

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Cyclops Polyphemus pleaded with Odysseus to return to the island. At first glance, because he wanted to befriend him and wished him only well. However, Polyphemus wanted to deceive...
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What does Mentor do for Odysseus in the Odyssey?

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Throughout Homer's epic, Mentor largely assists Odysseus in all his struggles. When Odysseus departs for the Trojan War, he leaves Mentor to teach and oversee his son Telemachus. He...
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Which Greek values are found in The Odyssey?

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The Odyssey is one of the most outstanding epic poems written by the ancient Greek poet Homer. It shows several essential values that people appreciated in ancient Greece. Greek values...
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Why The Odyssey is an epic poem?

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The Odyssey is considered to be an epic poem. It highlights culturally relevant events in ancient Greece's history. Detailed answer: The Odyssey is one of the most significant...
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How did King Hamlet Die?

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In the famous play by Shakespeare, King Hamlet dies at the hands of his envious brother - Claudius. Being not the only child in the family, Claudius does not have much power. This...
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Why Does Hamlet Act Crazy?

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Two of the characters that showed signs of insanity are Claudius and Ophelia. Hamlet faked his madness at the beginning of the play for the sake of revenge for his father. However,...
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What are Hamlet’s last words?

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Hamlet gets wounded at the duel with Claudius and tells his last words to his friend Horatio. The prince reflects on Denmark's political situation and leaves a remark, "the rest is...
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What’s the difference between soliloquy vs. aside?

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A soliloquy is a character’s monologue in a play, not directed towards anyone in particular. Shakespeare uses them as a tool to reveal thought processes. An aside is a short expression...
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Why does Polonius send Reynaldo to Paris?

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Polonius, in Hamlet, sends Reynaldo to France as his undercover agent to spy on his son. He pays him as his servant, giving him the orders that he won’t be able to disobey. Polonius...
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Where does Claudius send Cornelius and Voltimand? Why?

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Claudius delegates Cornelius and Voltimand to go to Norway. Their task is to deliver a letter where he begs their king for help. As a Denmark King, he is afraid that the war between...
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What Advice Does Polonius Give Laertes?

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The scene of a conversation between Polonius and his son takes place before Laertes leaves for France. People are inclined to judge others by their appearance. So, Polonius advises...
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What are Examples of Dramatic Irony in Hamlet?

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In Hamlet, dramatic irony is created when only Hamlet and the readers learn the truth about the King’s death. His pretense of being mad also results in this type of irony. He fakes it...