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Matt Thrower
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Why is there so much technical detail of whaling included in Moby-Dick?

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How did Shakespeare get away with staging witchcraft in his plays such as Othello, Macbeth, or The Tempest?

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How could Thorin and co. journey all the way to Erebor without discussing how to deal with Smaug?

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If Tolkien disliked allegory, why are there so many allegorical readings of The Lord of the Rings?

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Is Doctor Adams a self-insertion in Watership Down?

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What's the significance of "Oranges and Lemons" in 1984?

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The meaning of "The rest is silence" in "Hamlet"

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How might Shakespeare have become familiar with Dante's work?

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Is Macbeth or Lady Macbeth the real villain in Shakespeare's play?

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Does "Animal Farm" explicitly state anywhere in the text that it is in fact a political allegory?

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What was the irony of the end of Lord of The Flies?

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Why does Ray Bradbury use "flounder" for an action with a positive outcome?

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Could Shelob have kept the ring for herself?

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What rough beast slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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Is the name Crowley in Good Omens a reference to the famous occultist?

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Why is Christopher Marlowe considered an atheist?

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What's the meaning of "give someone the lie" in Macbeth?

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Was Neil Gaiman's Stardust influenced by C.S. Lewis?

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Did Dante plagiarize the Divine Comedy from Kitab al-Miraj?

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Why did Dickens write A Christmas Carol

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Is Winston Smith in Orwell's 1984 an unreliable narrator?

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Language in A View from the Bridge

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What is the Myth of Fingerprints?

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What were the three clues mentioned at the end of Agatha Christie's And There Were None?

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Does "call me Ishmael" imply that that might not be his real name?

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Was the affair between John Proctor and Abigail in The Crucible historically accurate?

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What is the radical feminist take on Harry Potter?

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What is the meaning of Benjamin the donkey's cryptic answer?

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Melville's chain of thought in the "great democratic God" passage in "Moby-Dick"

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Why does Linus say "I think you finished it" to Sally in this Sunday strip?

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