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"Macbeth" | Plot: Summary & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare | Plot Summary & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/YrA31G The plot of "Macbeth" is all about power. That's because in "Macbeth," the central characters are either lusting for power, questing after power, or defending their power. So how does the power struggle shake out? Let's just say that Shakespeare didn't call "Macbeth" a tragedy for nothing.
Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay | 60second Recap®
 
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Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay, using an example from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne | Excerpt from "How to Write an A+ Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide" by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/SpJhCS 0:01 Writing the thesis statement. Overview. 0:19 What you must do BEFORE you begin writing your thesis statement, 0:26 Sample assignment: from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne 0:37 Writing the thesis statement: Step One. Answer the question 1:08 Writing the thesis statement: Step Two. Refine your answer 2:10 Writing the thesis statement: Step Three. Choose the right supporting examples. 3:20 Writing the thesis statement: Step Four. Go Deeper! 3:40 Review of the sample assignment and the finalized thesis statement 4:07 Review of the four steps to a great thesis statement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "How to Write an A+ Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Acing Your Next Assignment" by Jenny Sawyer. At Amazon's Kindle Store... http://goo.gl/xobJFo WRITE AN A+ ESSAY: IT'S EASIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. I'm going to make a confession. I was a straight-A student in high school. I graduated summa cum laude from college. My senior thesis won the institution’s coveted essay-writing prize. Not thanks to raw brilliance, or dazzling talent. No, I knew how to write essays. You see, great essays aren’t necessarily written by the “best and brightest.” They're written by students who know the rules—from concept to thesis statement, from outline to final draft. Students who know how to get the best possible grade for the least amount of work. I’ll show you how you can, too. A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CONQUERING YOUR NEXT ESSAY ASSIGNMENT My name is Jenny Sawyer. Over the past five years, I’ve been the girl behind 60second Recap®. I've invested thousands of hours helping teens understand classic literature. I’ve answered countless emails seeking help with essay assignments. I’ve guided individual students, one-on-one, through the process of crafting thesis statements and writing essays, testing and refining the techniques I used when I was in school. Strategies I employed to nail essay after essay. Most people think A+ essays require hours of hard work. Or genius. I’d always had a hunch they’d thought wrong. Now, I'm certain of it: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO WRITE AN A+ ESSAY I’ve read mediocre essays from brilliant students. Great essays from ordinary students. What sets those A+ essay-writing students apart? They know how to analyze the assignment to keep themselves on track. I’ll show you how you can, too. YOU DON’T NEED LONG HOURS TO WRITE AN A+ ESSAY The best essays rarely take the most time. In fact, some nearly write themselves. How? With the right kind of preparation: A+ essay-writing students organize their research and cut their workload by as much as half. I’ll show you how you can, too. FORMULAS ARE NEVER THE ANSWER, BUT... A+ essays are never formulaic. But they have a lot in commont. A+ essays start strong with crisp, provocative thesis statements. A+ essays support those thesis statements with well-chosen examples and tightly-reasoned arguments—the hallmarks of persuasive writing. A+ essays finish strong, with conclusions that locked the reader into agreement with the essay’s thesis. A+ essays are written by students working from a simple framework: the five-paragraph essay format. I’ll show you how you can, too. DON’T BE INTIMIDATED: IT’S A HEAD GAME, YOU KNOW Ready to supercharge your essay-writing process? You can when you “think like a prosecutor.” I'll show you how. I’ll also reveal the courtroom “trick” you can use to save yourself time and trouble while you craft a great thesis statement. You'll see how you can use the strategies of a criminal trial to speed you through each step of the essay-writing process, from the organization of your research, to the writing of your thesis statement, to the polish of your final draft. It’s the first time I’ve ever set this strategy to paper. Now it’s all here for you, just a click away. YOUR A+ AWAITS. CLICK THIS LINK http://goo.gl/xobJFo AND GRAB YOUR COPY OF MY STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO ESSAY MASTERY
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"Jane Eyre" | Symbols: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë | Symbols: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/1tZEsq Bertha Mason may well be the most memorable character in Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre." But ... Aside from contributing to the super-creepiness of this book ... and aside from providing a major plot twist, just what, exactly, is Bertha Mason doing in "Jane Eyre"? Here's a 60second Recap® of Bertha's symbolic importance. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
Huckleberry Finn | Symbols | 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/mark-twain-the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-symbols/ ] by Jenny Sawyer There's one thing in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" that's almost as much of a presence as Huck Finn himself. It's the Mississippi River, of course! In just 60 seconds, Jenny offers up the full scoop on this symbol's double meaning.
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Brave New World | Theme 1 | 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/aldous-huxley-brave-new-world-theme/ ] by Jenny Sawyer The consequences of absolute power and total control. That was Aldous Huxley's main theme in "Brave New World." Want to know more? We've got the 60second Recap® just for you.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller | Characters | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/arthur-miller-the-crucible-meet-the-cast/ If you want to remember the cast members in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," remember these two words: 1. Accusers. 2. Accused. Remember this phrase, too: Girls with power. You'll find out how the cast of "The Crucible" all fits together when you give us sixty seconds of your time.
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"Hamlet" MOTIFS -- William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" ... from 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/william-shakespeare-hamlet-motifs/ ] Leave it to Shakespeare to write a play about ears. They're everywhere in "Hamlet." Hamlet's father is killed when Claudius pours poison in his ears. (Disgusting.) And the other characters in "Hamlet" can't stop talking about ears (or hearing) either. (Weird.) But listen up, because Shakespeare has a point to make. You'll find out just what that is when you watch this 60second Recap®.
"Macbeth" | Motifs: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare | Motifs: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/mWMqnz Half the fun of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" has got to be the witches. Half the fun, and at least a small percentage of the meaning. That's because in "Macbeth," the witches' prophecies are a motif.
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Brave New World | Theme 2 | 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/aldous-huxley-brave-new-world-theme-2/ ] by Jenny Sawyer If you're trying to remember Huxley's second theme in "Brave New World," just remember the phrase shop til you drop. That's because this novel is about something you're probably familiar with: Consumerism.
"Wuthering Heights" | Theme 2 | 60second Recap®
 
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"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë | Theme 2 Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/44Pzj7 Here's a theme for Emily Brontë's time--and, frankly, ours: Social class. "Wuthering Heights" wouldn't be a novel from the Victorian era without the theme of social class. Then again, "Wuthering Heights" has more on its mind straight criticism of England's social classes (in contrast to the tales spun by Emily Brontë's fellow Victorian era authors). Here's the Recap analysis on one of the central "Wuthering" themes in "Heights." Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | Characters | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/charles-dickens-great-expectations-meet-the-cast/ by Jenny Sawyer Pretend you're Charles Dickens. (60sR loves to play these dress-up games.) Your magazine is about to go under, so you have to publish something—NOW—to get your audience rushing to buy the next issue. With "Great Expectations," Dickens got them lining up at the newsstand to read about the latest exploits of his cast of eccentric characters, including Pip the striver, stuck-up Estella, and loony Miss Havisham. Here's what you need to know to keep it all straight—in just one 60second Recap®. Hang on...
"Wuthering Heights" | Symbols | 60second Recap®
 
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"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë | Symbols: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/T2ehB4 They're wide, they're soggy, and most of all, they're wild. What are they? The moors, of course. And they're one of the central symbols (and, arguably, the central symbol) in "Wuthering Heights." We at 60sR don't like damp boots any more than the rest of you, which is why we recommend this Recap to help guide you through the muck. Here's our overview and analysis. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"Macbeth" | Symbol 2: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare | Symbol 2: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/v2Tgza Oh, come on, Shakespeare! Not another symbol. Make that two more symbols. In "Macbeth," it isn't just blood that's symbolic. Discover the subtext of weather and nature in this Recap.
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Brave New World | Plot | 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/aldous-huxley-brave-new-world-the-plot/ ] by Jenny Sawyer The journey in "Brave New World" that is, the journey that moves the plot forward—is the journey of the main characters (and you, the reader) toward an understanding of the problems of the allegedly-perfect World State. And there are many. So what happens when the characters wake up to those problems? Here's the 60second Recap™ on that ...
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"Jane Eyre" | Motifs: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë | Motifs : Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/a3cU5D Fire and ice. That's the main motif in Charlotte Brontës "Jane Eyre." But why fire? Why ice? And how does this dance of opposites support Brontë's themes in "Jane Eyre"? The Recap is so glad you asked. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
The Crucible by Arthur Miller | John Proctor | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/arthur-miller-the-crucible-john-proctor/ "The Crucible's" John Proctor made a mistake. A big one. Or maybe he just made a mistake with the wrong girl. Either way, John Proctor's mistake didn't just get him in trouble. It eventually spiraled his whole town into hysteria and accusation. You can find out more about Arthur Miller's troubled main character when you check out this 60second Recap®.
"Macbeth" | Symbol 1: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare | Symbol 1: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/f2ZUy9 If you're feeling grossed-out by the cover-to-cover bloodshed in "Macbeth," don't despair. All the blood may not make for a very inspiring read, but it does make for some interesting meaning. Find out why when 60second Recap® explores the first of "Macbeth's" symbols.
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1984 | Symbol 1: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"1984" by George Orwell. Symbol 1: Big Brother. 60second Recap® Decoder Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/0HMHu7 Tired of getting the third degree from your parents? Tired of feeling like your life is under a microscope? Sorry, but 60sR thinks you wouldn't do very well in the world of "1984." In George Orwell's twisted society, there's always someone watching. More on the symbol of Big Brother in this 60second Recap® of the symbols in "1984," by George Orwell. Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
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"Jane Eyre" | Theme 2: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë | Theme 2: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/NFKDij Independence. Sounds great, huh? That's what Jane Eyre thinks. In Charlotte Brontë's story, independence is pretty much all Jane wants. Well, independence and love. But in the 19th-Century world of Jane Eyre—a world in which men and women were anything but equals—could love and independence ever go hand-in-hand? Check out this Recap to learn Brontë's opinion on that one. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
The Crucible by Arthur Miller | Context | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/arthur-miller-the-crucible-context/ So all that crazy witch-hunting and accusing and whatnot would never happen today, right? Wrong. Just fifty years ago, Arthur Miller himself was accused of well, not witchcraft, exactly. But in one minute, you'll know why the government was after Miller—and how his experience influenced his writing of "The Crucible."
Brave New World | Characters | 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/aldous-huxley-brave-new-world-meet-the-cast/ ] by Jenny Sawyer The characters you'll spend the most time with in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" have one thing in common: They're all rebels. 60second Recap® has more on Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne ... and John, the Savage.
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"Oedipus Rex" | Symbols: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles: Symbols, Overview & Analysis. 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/HmMZ5i As if the eye-gouging in "Oedipus" wasn't bad enough, 60sR had the privilege of learning that King Oedipus had his ankles pierced when he was a little kid. Ow. Here's the 60second Recap® on the symbol of the scar. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
1984 | Symbol 2: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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1984 by George Orwell. Symbol 2: The Glass Paperweight. 60second Recap® Decoder™ Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/LDkKqB The glass paperweight. Call it the lone bright spot in this exceedingly dark novel. Call it a symbol of hope, a symbol of promise. And—spoiler alert!—call it another one of George Orwell's unpleasant surprises in "1984." Here's the 60second Recap® on the symbol of the glass paperweight in George Orwell's "1984." (P.S. You didn't really think anything good was going to happen in this novel, did you? 60sR didn't think so...) Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"Night" | Plot: Summary & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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Night by Elie Wiesel | Plot Summary & Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/ssD6PQ A plot summary of "Night" may be easy to convey. Yet it describes an experience horrible to endure. Here's the overview: Eliezer, a Jewish boy of 12 years, is captured by the Nazis, then shipped from concentration camp to concentration camp, and forced to endure unimaginable abuse until his liberation in 1945. Here's our Recap of Eliezer's terrible journey into the heart of the Nazi death machine. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
A Streetcar Named Desire | Theme 2: Dependence on Men | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/tennessee-williams-a-streetcar-named-desire-theme-2/ Even if you're not a feminist, the treatment of women in "A Streetcar Named Desire" is probably going to get you down. But Tennessee Williams wasn't interested in simply wallowing in 1940s female misery. Check out this 60second Recap® to see why "A Streetcar Named Desire" is actually a call for change.
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"Wuthering Heights" | Motifs | 60second Recap®
 
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"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë | Motifs: Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/IyMFBA Two protagonists, two narrators, characters with the same name. You're not seeing double. You've seeing one of the motifs--one of the main motifs--in Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights." Here's the 60 second summary and analysis on the one of the central motifs in Brontë's dizzying narrative. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"The Turn of the Screw" THEMES -- Henry James' "Turn of the Screw" ... from 60second Recap®
 
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[ 60sR at http://60secondRecap.com ] By Jenny Sawyer If there was one thing Henry James was clear about in "The Turn of the Screw", it was his theme: The innocent must be protected from corruption. 60sR certainly likes the sound of that! But what kind of corruption? Remember, this is James we're talking about! And, of course, the answer to that question is...ambiguous. But not so ambiguous that we can't clear it up in this 60second Recap®
"Oedipus Rex" | Theme 1: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles: Theme 1, Overview & Analysis. 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/9wbdqa Truth. Oedipus may not want to accept it, but it's true that truth is what this play is all about. 60sR loves stuff like, don't you? For more on what Sophocles had to say on this theme, watch this 60second Recap®. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
The Grapes of Wrath | Structure Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/john-steinbeck-the-grapes-of-wrath-structure/ by Jenny Sawyer In "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Stenibeck. you hardly have time to get into the rhythm of the Joad family's story before Steinbeck sends you off into the thicket of a chapter on nameless American characters. What's going on with the structure of this book? We've got the answer.
"Wuthering Heights" | Characters | 60second Recap®
 
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"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë | Characters Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/n8mlbj Heathcliff, Hareton, Hindley. Sounds like the beginning of a nursery rhyme, doesn't it? Or the beginning of a list of characters for a very, well, "Wuthering" book. Well, 60sR says don't be intimidated by "Wuthering Heights." Let's sort the Lintons from the Earnshaws in this 60second Recap®! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
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"Beowulf" CHARACTERS (PART 1) -- "Beowulf" ... from 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/beowulf-meet-the-cast/ ] by Jenny sawyer Let's face it. The names of the characters in "Beowulf" are kind of awkward. In fact, 60sR thinks it's easier to tie a cherry-stem with your tongue than to wrap your mind around some of these names. Want to keep them all straight? In this 60second Recap®, Jenny offers a few helpful hints to divide and conquer the Danes, the Geats, and the monsters.
Night by Elie Wiesel | Context Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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Night by Elie Wiesel | Context Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/night-elie-wiesel-questions-answers/ If you're struggling with the first section of Elie Wiesel's "Night," you're not alone. There's a lot about Jewish culture and religion that can feel unfamiliar to the uninitiated — and difficult to get through. Here's the 60second Recap® of what you need to know to grasp the terrible action in Night. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"Oedipus Rex" | Motifs: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles: Motifs, Overview & Analysis. 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/kT3JSF In "Oedipus," there's a blind prophet who can see in a way that others can't, and clear-sighted king named Oedipus who just can't see the truth. 60sR wanted to know, what's up with that? This 60second Recap® is the result. Check out our take on Sophocles' eye motif and see for yourself. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"Wuthering Heights" | Theme 1 | 60second Recap®
 
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"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë | Theme 1 Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/Kyz50G "Wuthering Heights" is a story about love. In fact, it's the primary theme of Emily Brontë's windswept saga-on-the-Moors. But don't expect much romance—or a fairy-tale ending. You see, Brontë's focus is on the limits of love—really, whether or not love can ever be limited. Check out this Recap for more on the first theme in "Wuthering Heights". Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
The Awakening | Plot | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/kate-chopin-the-awakening-plot/ by Jenny Sawyer "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin is the story of Edna Pontellier's struggle to fit her emerging sense of herself and what she wants from life with the expectations of those around her. It shows us how Edna wakes up to the reality that the woman she is, and the woman society says she's supposed to be, are two different people. It takes us on Edna's journey to self-knowledge, then shows us the consequences when she rejects the customs and conventions of her class and time. Here are the essential beats of Edna's story: .
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Huckleberry Finn | Theme 1 | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/mark-twain-the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-theme/ by Jenny Sawyer In Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Huck Finn himself spends very little time in school. Yet "Huck Finn's" main theme is still about education. 60sR's got the scoop on Mark Twain's message--just give Jenny here a minute of your time.
"Jane Eyre" | Theme 3: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë | Theme 3: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/esiw6J 60sR has news for you. Charlotte Brontë wasn't just a rebel on the subject of male-female relationships. In "Jane Eyre," she challenged another institution, too. What institution? Here's the Recap on how Brontë used religious tradition, and the hypocrisy she saw as its accomplice, as a theme in "Jane Eyre." Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
King Lear | Theme 2 | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/william-shakespeare-king-lear-theme-2/ by Jenny Sawyer If you're anything like 60sR, you're kind of person who shies away from brutality, in which case you might have a hard time stomaching most of "King Lear." But William Shakespeare's play isn't totally hopeless. In fact, "King Lear's" second theme offers a pinprick of light in all the darkness. This 60second Recap® has more on the theme of reconciliation in "King Lear."
The Grapes of Wrath | Symbols | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/john-steinbeck-the-grapes-of-wrath-symbols/ by Jenny Sawyer Rose of Sharon's pregnancy in "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck It's symbolic. It's epically symbolic. It's rocking-60sR's-world symbolic. Wanna know why? Check out Steinbeck's genius here in this .60second Recap®.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | Context Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/charles-dickens-great-expectations-context/ by Jenny Sawyer When Charles Dickens was 12, his father was carted off to debtor's prison. So Dickens' mother, doing what she could to keep the family together, moved Charles's seven brothers and sisters into prison with Dad. Charles Dickens himself got to live outside the prison, working with other poor and orphaned children pasting labels on bottles. Later, of course, Dickens became a rich and famous author. But characters like Pip, and stories like "Great Expectations," show that Dickens never forgot his past.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | Theme 2 | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/charles-dickens-great-expectations-theme-2/ by Jenny Sawyer The title gives it away: "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens is about Pip's great expectations. Great not just in scope and ambition, but also in their aspirations for self-improvement. That's right. More than a century before anyone had heard of self-help books, Charles Dickens chronicled the lives of Victorian strivers, all courtesy theme two. A 60second Recap® on the second main theme in "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
"The Great Gatsby" | Symbol 1: Overview & Analysis  | 60second Recap®
 
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"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Symbol 1 Overview & Analysis: The Valley of Ashes | 60second Recap® Study Guide Video by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/d5x9S6 F. Scott Fitzgerald was quite the moralist, for a party-hearty drunk that is. In "The Great Gatsby," Fitzgerald shows what happens when we "head down the wrong road." Literally! Here's 60 seconds on what Fitzgerald thinks awaits us when we take a bad turn. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"Night" | Final Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Night" by Elie Wiesel | Final Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/7X7LrW The Holocaust is over. In fact, it's almost 70 years in the past. Ancient history? Unfortunately, no. Because the thing that caused the Holocaust still bubbles up in schools and neighborhoods around the world today. What is it? And, more importantly, how can you stop it? Here's our final analysis. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | Symbols | 60second Recap®
 
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http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/charles-dickens-great-expectations-symbols/ by Jenny Sawyer In "Great Expectations," Charles Dickens created one character with too much money and too little sanity. Miss Havisham was the kind of wealthy goofball Dickens' audiences could sneer at, and someone whose very existence would warn Pip of the dangers of class and wealth. And Dickens built a house for Miss Havisham, worthy of the woman's delusions of grandeur. Let's spend a full 60 seconds in Satis House, shall we? That's all anyone should be forced to endure. A 60second Recap® on the house that is a symbol in "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
"Beowulf" THEME 1 -- "Beowulf" ... from 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/beowulf-theme/ ] by Jenny Sawyer You can't miss "Beowulf's" #1 theme: heroism. 60sR couldn't go more than a few stanzas in this poem without finding some kind of discussion about, or celebration of, the qualities that make a hero. (In case you were wondering, your main man Beowulf's got them all.) Which is why we created this 60second Recap®. The Recap we wish we'd had when we started reading "Beowulf."
"Wuthering Heights" | Final Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë | Final Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/9Qhmzc With all the violence and the vengeance and the appalling cruelty, it's easy to forget that "Wuthering Heights" is, in the final analysis, beautiful. At least, it's easy to forget that it's beautifully-written. But that's not the only reason 60sR--and most every literary critic on earth--thinks of this book as a classic. In any event, 60sR's got the final analysis in this 60second Recap®. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
1984 | Motifs: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"1984" by George Orwell: Motifs. Overview & Analysis. 60second Recap® Decoder™ Video Study Guide by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/dUhDq6 60sR Warning: Side effects of reading "1984" may include: psychosis, confusion, brain cramps, head scratching, and "the crazies." Yes, you have the main motif in "1984" to thank. Press "play" for the 60second Recap® on Orwell's mind-bending motif. Books for Teens (of all ages): Browse through hundreds of 60second Book Review videos at http://www.60secondrecap.com/reviews/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"Night" | Context: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Night" by Elie Wiesel | Context: Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/sJXyHV If you're struggling with the first section of Elie Wiesel's "Night," a little context might help. Here's an overview of the key aspects of Jewish culture and religion framing Wiesel's narrative. Any analysis of the awful events "Night" documents begins with these landmarks from Jewish history. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
"Wuthering Heights" | Context Analysis | 60second Recap®
 
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"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë | Context Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer. http://goo.gl/9dsnha "Wuthering Heights," by Emily Brontë, may seem pretty confusing at first. Besides its cast of characters with repeating or overlapping names, this book also boasts a beginning that's actually the end of its story. Say what? 60sR says, "Don't worry!" Here's a 60second Recap® to sort it all out for you. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/60secondrecap Circle us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+60SECONDRECAPcom/posts Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60secondrecap Or just stop by and say hello: http://www.60secondrecap.com
Huckleberry Finn | Plot | 60second Recap®
 
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[ http://www.60secondrecap.com/study-guide/mark-twain-the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-the-plot/ ] by Jenny Sawyer Here's the plot of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. Ready? Huck's life before the river, Huck's life on the river, Huck's life after the river. For 60 more seconds on the plot, check out this 60second Recap®.

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