In To Kill a Mockingbird what does Atticus Finch’s relationship with the minor but important character Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose suggest about the quality of his moral vision?
How can we read “To Build a Fire” as a cautionary tale about the exploitation of nature?
What does the scarlet A do for Hester Prynne?
What criticisms of representative democracy does Thoreau raise in “Civil Disobedience”?
In “The Birthmark” how does Nathaniel Hawthorne use symbolism to reveal the motivation of Aylmer, the story’s protagonist?
In his essay “Self-Reliance,” how does Ralph Waldo Emerson define individualism, and how, in his view, can it affect society?
What qualities of citizen leadership did John Adams consider essential to sustain and nurture the new republic?
How did Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense convince reluctant Americans to abandon the goal of reconciliation with Britain and accept that separation from Britain — independence — was the only option for preserving their liberty?
How does Benjamin Franklin’s satire of a witch trial argue that human affairs should be guided by reason?