Answers on Quotes and Concepts from Literature

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Answers on Quotes and Concepts from Literature
1. Harrison Bergeron," Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The quote is from Harrison Bergeron's mother
, meaning
of the quotation is that everyone is "equal," and that the handicapper general and the government has placed restrictions on things like beauty, strength, talent and free thought to get everyone that way. Because the story is a
dystopic
science fiction short
, it
criticizes the government and the plight for complete assimilation, equality and how this leads to apathy and non-uniqueness.
2. This was a concept learned in the lecture where a thing or idea is not called by its name, but replaced by something intimately associated with that thing or concept. An example is in John Steinbeck's the...
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..... is from Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill." It is the lines that the girl says to Miss Brill, a teacher who loves to go out in her fir. It has a simile inside of it, but really shows the mockery of Miss Brill's lifestyle that makes Miss Brill self-conscious and makes her feel really alone.
10. This is from Willa Cather's short story, Paul's Choice. The carnations are a symbol for life, and the vibrant red symbolizing Paul's personality, and his bigger than life ambitions. He wants to be rich and famous, but doesn't want to do the hard work to get there. Along with this, he doesn't appreciate his good but modest upbringing. After he lies and cheats for a foray in the city, he kills himself-
forshadowed
by the carnations wilting in the cold.