The specific gift that Balthazar, traditionally identified as one of the Magi, brought to the baby Jesus is not known. The New Testament states that the Magi brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby, but does not associate any particular gift with a specific person.
Although Balthazar is named as one of the Magi, or Three Wise Men, by Christian tradition, he is not named as such in the Bible. The New Testament does not identify any of the Magi by name. It merely relates that a group of distinguished men bearing three gifts visited Jesus shortly after his birth.Learn More
"The Devil and Tom Walker," a short story by Washington Irving, tells of a man who sells his soul to the devil, known as Old Scratch, in exchange for great wealth. He becomes a usurer, swindling money from other people, until he is old, and the devil comes on a black horse and carries him away.Full Answer >
The symbols in the short story "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield are Miss Brill's fur, the box that houses the fur, the young woman in the ermine toque and the orchestra. The fur that Miss Brill wears is a symbol of her life and her feelings of inadequacy about it.Full Answer >
A scholarly monograph is a single volume written by a scholar in an academic field that discusses a specialized subject in depth. A scholarly monograph is intended for an academic audience rather than a general one. They present original research and scholarship and are not intended for use as textbooks.Full Answer >
The theme of the book "Push" by Sapphire is overcoming adversity. The book also deals with themes like cycles of abuse, structural violence, identity, the role of education in self expression and self reliance, obesity, and fat oppression. Another implicit theme is recognizing the presence of beauty in adverse situations.Full Answer >