Tutor profile: Kelli R.
What is the meaning of the A that Hester Prynne is made to wear on her clothes in The Scarlet Letter?
The A signifies "adultery"; Hester was forced to wear it as a form of punishment, meted out by the Puritanical society to which she belonged.
Subject: Art History
Who employed Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Pope Julius II.
Subject: AP Art History
What was the central thesis of Dadaism, and what was it reacting to?
Dadaism was an avant-garde art movement that arose in response to WWI and the nationalism that many felt led to the war. It made use of irony, humor, and "readymade" (as opposed to hand-made) art objects in order to force questions about the purpose of art in a society in decline.
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