What is the poetic device that Shakespeare uses in Macbeth that gives the audience an insight into what Macbeth is thinking?
The poetic device is a soliloquy. A soliloquy is when a character gives a speech alone on the stage to tell their inner thoughts. In a play, you can't always know what a character is thinking, and this is the way the playwright lets the audience in on these thoughts.
In the 1950's, what brought about the increase in new inventions and technologies such as televisions, microwaves, and improvements in automobiles?
During World War II, factories were booming to produce needed war supplies and munitions for the army. Once the war was over, the country was left without something to produce. People started to invent things that would be beneficial to people's every day lives, and the old war factories were turning into production lines for many of these new inventions. The attention of the country turned from the war effort to modernization, technology, and oil.
In the Percy Jackson novel, what motivated Percy to go after the lightning bolt and strive to succeed at this challenge?
Percy has faced a lot of diversity because of his ADHD and his Dyslexia, and now that the things that mean the most to him, his mom, friends, and school, are threatened, he does what he has to do to ensure their safety. He has something to prove.