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The Great Gatsby:The Function of the First Person & Narrator

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby presents a complex network of plot twists, ambiguous characters, and uncertain motives, combined in a novel which requires a deep analysis of its content and the development of unsure opinions from frequently strange facts. The complexity and ambiguity of the plot is such that, without proper guidance, its fluctuations…

Maryse Condé’s The Last of the African Kings: Summary & Analysis

In Maryse Condé’s The Last of the African Kings, the main characters have been dispersed throughout the Caribbean and United States due to years of oppression and colonialism.  In the preface to the novel, Richard Philcox writes: “African American music influences not only the atmosphere of the novel but also its structure.”  He continues by…

Central Tendency: the mean, median, and mode

There are three measures to central tendency: the mean, median, and mode. These measures relate in different ways to different distributions either skewed or normal. Intelligence tests can also be measured using central tendency principles as well each has a distribution. Intelligence tests also are biased in material, and need regular updates. The mean is…