Read the passage from a speech by President George W. Bush. We have other work to do on taxes. Unless Congress acts, most of the
tax relief we've delivered over the past 7 years will be taken away. Some in Washington argue that letting tax relief expire is not a tax increase. Try explaining that to 116 million American taxpayers who would see their taxes rise by an average of $1,800. Others have said they would personally be happy to pay higher taxes. I welcome their enthusiasm. I'm pleased to report that the IRS accepts both checks and money orders. Which sentence from the passage is the main reason used to support the claim stated in the first sentence
In works of fiction, the point of view determines what the reader knows about the events of the plot, as well as how the reader should feel about the events. Point of view is the lens that readers see the story through; the story is filtered through the storyteller. -Hope this helps
In “We Wear the Mask,” the mask symbolizes the social inequality present in America at the turn of the twentieth century. Dunbar uses the image of a mask to portray inequality and racism still prevalent in the United States at the time:
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes
African Americans were forced to put on a smile in public and pretend as though they were treated justly:
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Inequality was something that they were forced to live with:
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
Dunbar also uses the mask as a symbol of American hypocrisy in the following lines. Slavery had been abolished in the nation. If Americans were really adamant about changing society, they could do so. Instead, racism and racial inequality were still evident.
Grendel can be considered to be a modern-day monster primarily because there are so many human characteristics in him, and in the old days that wasn't the way in which monsters were portrayed. Here we can see that Grendel feels hatred towards the soldiers, that he is also afraid when he sees Beowulf, he isn't just a mindless monster lusting for blood, there is a reason behind him doing all the killings.