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Tutor profile: Matthew B.

Matthew B.
Active Duty Military, Bachelor's in Classical Liberal Arts

Questions

Subject: Writing

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Question:

When is the use of a semicolon appropriate?

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Answer:

A semicolon is appropriate when joining two independent clauses as a replacement to a comma or a coordinating conjunction.

Subject: Philosophy

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Question:

Explain the other prisoner's reaction to the escapee's returning in Plato's Allegory of The Cave.

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Answer:

The reaction of the prisoner's to the escapee's returning affirms the argument that people are comfortable with their world of shadows. People do not trust or want to believe philosophy because it will expose them to the truth.

Subject: Literature

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Question:

List and explain three themes found in Beowulf. Support your themes with examples from the book,

Matthew B.
Answer:

The first theme is the heroic code. This is the leading theme in the book. Mainly, his fight against Grendel and Grendel's mother. Beowulf exhibited the importance of fulfilling a personal pledge which is foundational to the heroic code. The second theme is bravery. Specifically, Beowulf exhibits bravery when he offers his service to King Hrothgar Lastly, the third theme is revenge. Beowulf's fight against Grendel is an exhibition of revenge. Additionally, Grendel's mother sought revenge for her sons's death.

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