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Was Dostoyevsky atheist or Christian?
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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, author of such works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, was a devout Orthodox Catholic from a very young age. He is reported to have, at a young age, ...

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What is the "Intentional Fallacy"?
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The intentional fallacy is a misnomer in that the fallacy is not committed intentionally, but rather it relates to intentions. The intentional fallacy is the fallacy of using authors' intentions in ...

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Should Go Set a Watchman change our view of Atticus defending Tom Robinson?
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Aside from the debate over whether Atticus had a progressive view on race that Hamlet raised, the answer is no because they are two different Atticus Finches. In this answer, it is pointed out that ...

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What does Old Major in Animal Farm represent?
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Old Major is generally accepted to represent Karl Marx as he is the originator of the ideas behind the reformation on the farm. However, he plays a minimal role in their implementation and their image ...

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What are the challenges in translating a work of literature?
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In some books, such as The Iliad, The Odyssey, or other poems, which take advantage of a specific meter, it can make a very significant difference in the feeling it gives the reader and can lead to a ...

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Is there a translation of the 雑兵物語 (zohyo monogatari)?
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Possibly, there is a book, Samurai War Stories: Teachings and Tales of Samurai Warfare that appears to have a section by the same name. Based off of the online discussion of it in the Samurai Archive, ...

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How accurate are the laws in Theodore Boone?
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Most of the laws discussed in the Theodore Boone books, such as drunk driving or putting flyers on poles are handled on the local level and therefore the laws will vary. However, in many jurisdictions ...

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In what order should the "Cemetery of Forgotten Books" series be read?
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Having now read the series, I would recommend reading the books in the order that they were published because many of the events in the books published later allude to the events of books published ...

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Is there any symbolism in Casey at the Bat?
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No, there is no complication regarding the theme of Casey at The Bat. The poem as generally known is purely about baseball and nothing else. However, it is unclear whether this is a portrayal of a ...

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Is the giant who carved the "Under Me" line Time?
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I think he is the most likely option. From reviewing the books and skimming, he seems to most definitely be the only giant located under the carving. However, he isn't the only king, but in my view, "...

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