According to Beatty’s account of survival, what four reading items did the "old" public let…

According to Beatty’s account of survival, what four reading items did the "old" public let…

  • FAHRENHEIT 451

According to Beatty’s account of survival, what four reading items did the “old” public let…

After Montag has witnessed the woman choosing to burn alive with her own books, & has stolen a book himself, Beatty comes to his home to tell him the history of firefighters, and culture as it…

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  • WILLIAM BLAKE

Compare and contrast William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger.”

Blake’s poem, “The Lamb”, represents a spiritual exploration of innocence and purity. The description of the lamb indicates as much with imagery that reflects a sense of softness and child-like…

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  • MATH

Find total charge Q, if Pv(volume charge density) = 3*pi*cosine squared theta*cosine squared rho….

Double check the formula for Pv. (cos(theta)*cos(rho))^2 doesn’t trend to zero at infinity, thus the triple integral of this density function does not converge. The answer to the above integral…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

themewanted to know about the theme of the novel heart of darkness

You will get many answers to this post. For my bet, I would say that a major theme of Conrad’s work revolves around what is the true nature of human beings. When one is stripped away from the…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

In what way does the adjective ‘stern’ fit the character of the daughter in “Ode to Duty”?1st…

In characterizing the concept of duty as “stern,” the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, is reflecting its powerfully compelling notion. There is a reverence for the guidance contained within “duty”…

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  • HISTORY

Briefly trace the process of German unification.

After the Franco-Prussian War, the princes of the German states gathered together and proclaimed Wilhelm of Prussia the new emperor of the German Empire. The states had similar language, culture,…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

Why do we hear Walton’s voice first and last in “Frankenstein”?

Walton’s letters begin and end the novel, serving as a frame structure for Victor’s and the creature’s narratives. In this way, Walton embodies the most important qualities found in both Victor and…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In chapter 1, what evidence is there that suggests there is a war going on?I read the entire…

You are right in that there are few direct references to a war. However, at one point in Chapter 1, when Piggy and Ralph are talking, Piggy says to Ralph: “Not them. Didn’t you hear what the pilot…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In the long Wilks episode in “Huck Finn”, what is Twain satirizing? In Huck’s description of the…

In the Wilks’ episode, Twain is again satirizing hypocrisy in the characters of the duke and the dauphin. The fact that they can step into a family and pretend to be relatives speaks to the…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What are some troublesome verbs?

I suppose by this you mean verbs often confused. Three pairs come to mind right away: lie, lay, lain & lay, laid, laid: The first refers to someone putting himself in a reclining position;…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How are the different characters affected by the outcome of the trial in “To Kill a…

Overall, the town as a whole was somewhat subdued after the trial. They knew that Bob Ewell was guilty, and they knew that race had kept them from making the right decision. Jem was the most…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Characterize the poetry of Emmeline GrangerfordWhat is Twain seeking to criticize about her work…

One of the underlying currents throughout Huck Finn is Twain’s disillusionment with the idea of Romanticism and Transcendentalism. He was a realist in every way, and greatly ridiculed the idea that…

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  • A WALK IN THE WOODS

What is the theme of the book “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson?

In this humorous and informative narrative, Bill Bryson recounts his adventures with his friend, Stephen Katz, as they attempt to backpack the formidable Appalachian Trail. They have a hard time…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

What is Netherfield and who all lives there?

Netherfield Park is the large mansion leased to Mr. Bingley and his sisters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Netherfield is a country estate outfitted with beautiful furnishings indicative of…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

In the book Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry, did Cassie take revenge on Lillian Jean or was it just…

Cassie did indeed carry out her revenge against Lillian Jean, revenge she began contemplating shortly after the incident in Strawberry when Lillian Jean ordered her off the sidewalk, and Lillian…

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  • NIGHT

Why did the Nazis refer to the prisoners as numbers? What other tactics did they use to…

Oddly enough,while the Nazis certainly wanted to dehumanize their concentration camp victims, they also were really good record keepers, which was another reason for those numbers. In fact, much of…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

How does Buck define the concept of a feud for Huck in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?What is…

Buck defines the concept of a feud for Huck by saying, “Well…a feud is this way. A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him, then that other man’s brother kills him, then the other…

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  • PYGMALION

In “Pygmalion”, what was the underlying cause of Eliza’s anger with Higgins in act 4?In Act 4 of…

Professor Higgins and Colonel Pickering spend the evening after the party in self-congratulatory celebration, ignoring Eliza and her contribution to the success of the deception. Eliza,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How did Mrs. Dubose change Jem’s life in “To Kill a Mockingbird”?In reading this novel, the…

In Chapter 11 of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Jem learns Atticus’s lesson about not prejudging people. In anger and “umbrage at Mrs. Dubose’s assessment of the family’s mental hygiene,” Jem destroys…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

What else did the missionaries bring along with religion (chapter 18)?

The missionaries brought both religion and the imposition of Colonial rule to Umuofia and the Igbo people. The value of economics and material wealth began to influence the village, as seen in the…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

What is the relationship that Austen is trying to define between novel reading and education in…

This is a very interesting question particularly because there is little mention of education and even less mention of novels in Pride and Prejudice. First let’s itemize the points made about…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

Who is the actual monster in Frankenstein and why?

This is a highly subjective question, with several answers supported by the text. Many people would argue that the creature is the actual monster. Indeed, he is hideous in form, unnaturally came…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

Sergius appears to me a gallant officer. Why is he ridiculed or jilted by Raina, having convinced…

It’s clear from the first time we see Sergius and Raina together that they are far more in love with the idea of being in love than they are actually in love with each other. They are both of the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Why is The Great Gatsby written from a male perspective (narrator)?I am trying to learn about the…

The novel is written from the male perspective because Nick Carraway is representative of Fitzgerald himself (at least one part of him). Nick’s Midwestern background and his personal observations…

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  • THE METAMORPHOSIS

Consider Gregor as a person. What was life like for him before his metamorphsis, both at home and…

Gregor wasn’t terribly traumatized by his transformation, which is an indication that he is rather ambivalent about everything: life, work, and family. Rather than panic about his new proportions…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  1. Adams relies on Shakespeare’s reference to a “tide in human affairs” for which wise men watch….

The origin of the quote is Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act 4, Scene 3. Here is the entire quotation: There is a tide in the affairs of men.Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;Omitted,…

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  • SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER

Why is Patty’s own lawyer upset with what she did for Anton in Summer of My German Soldier?

As a Jew, Patty’s lawyer, Mr. Kishner, feels that by having put herself in a situation where her own loyalty to the country is called into question, Patty has embarrassed Jews everywhere. Because…

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  • AS YOU LIKE IT

In Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Act II, scene i, why is it reported that Duke Senior is as…

[eNotes allows only one question per post.] As you can see from the excerpt in the Question Box, Duke Senior has suggested to one of his exiled Lords that they go hunt a deer for their supper:…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What are some examples of figurative language in Book VII? I have found two examples and I need…

In this book, Athena disguises herself as a little girl carrying a pitcher on the road to Alcinous’ house. Odysseus has landed on the island of the Phaeacians, and he wants to talk to the king…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Piggy behave or act in “Lord of the Flies”? (Character traits/ examples.)

From the first, Piggy is compared to Ralph. Compared to the lithe, athletic physique that Ralph possesses, Piggy is fat and short. He is asthmatic and wears glasses. However, despite his…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I need 3 quotes regarding the nature of race relations in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

  1. Look at the very end of chapter 9 (our versions of the book are probably different, so page numbers won’t be the same), when Atticus is talking to Uncle Jack about the trial. He states, “I…

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  • ADAM OF THE ROAD

What happens in Chapter 15 of Adam of the Road?I need details!

Adam journeys to Winchester with Daun Williams. At first he is almost euphoric with hope and good feeling, but by the second day he feels considerably more apprehensive at what he will find in the…

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  • TOM STOPPARD

Hello, I need a short summary from the movie ” Shakespeare in Love.” Please, I need help. ThanK…

The website below might be able to give you a brief summary of the film. I think that any summary should center around the development of the writing of “Romeo and Juliet” and the developing love…

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  • ILIAD

Why are the Greeks and the Trojans fighting?

The root of the challenges between the Greeks and the Trojans involves the actions of Paris, a Trojan, and Helen, wife of the Greek Menelaus and sister in law of the aggressive Greek king…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

How do Walton’s letters illustrate the tension between eighteenth-century rationalism and…

Robert Walton’s letters to his sister are the frame around which the novel is based. But Walton is more than just a convenient frame for the story; he is also a parallel to Victor in a way. Like…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What choices do the animals make that limit their individual freedom, tightening the noose of…

There are two groups of animals after the revolution–the pigs and everyone else. If you mean everyone except the pigs, it’s hard to say they really make choices. Few besides the pigs can read, and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do class divisions influence events in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”?Maycomb is the…

In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the class divisions are pivotal to the themes of Harper Lee’s novel. Regarding the main theme of Prejudice and Tolerance, the divisions among such families as the…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is a velic closure and a velaric closure?

These terms refer to linguistics and in particular, phonetics. It refers to a sound made by the back of the tongue against the soft palate (or velum). Examples in English include k, g, and ng (as…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Jem learn from Aunt Alexandria (either good or bad)?Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”

When Aunt Alexandria arrives in Chapter13 of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” she comes with the motive of “What Is Best For The Family.” The concept of family being of paramount importance, Aunt…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What are examples of figurative language such as metaphor, simile, imagery and parallelism in…

Metaphor – Right after Jones is gone at the end of Chapter 2, the pigs drink the milk and try to brush it off as unimportant. The milk is a metaphor for all the privileges the pigs will soon take…

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  • THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

At the end of the book That Was Then, This Is Now, what does Bryon realize about Mark?

At the end of the story, Bryon realizes that Mark is unable to tell right from wrong. Bryon has just returned from the hospital, where his girlfriend Cathy’s brother M&M has been admitted while…

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  • SONNET 29

Describe the point at which the poet changes mood in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 29”.

In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29, the poet is despondent through the first two quatrains (groups of 4 lines). Whether he is now “in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes” is not clear; the poet may…

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  • ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE

What is Keats’ description of nature in “Ode to a Nightingale.”

Keats’ description of nature is a powerful one in the poem “Ode to a Nightingale.” Keats uses nature as a way to express personal emotions. The Romanticist idea of nature reflecting the human…

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  • GOOD ADVICE IS RARER THAN RUBIES

How does Salman Rushdie explore the concept of home in “Good Advice is Rarer than…

In the short story, Rushdie explores the idea of “there’s no place like home” with a cosmopolitan modern angle of perception. In the original quotation, Dorothy takes the advice of the Good Witch…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

dairy entry that moved your heartYou could select from many entries in this part of the diary to…

I agree that the last entry reveals the great extent to which Anne has evolved in her thinking. It really is a testimony to the voice that she could have been and the thinker the world sorely…

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  • REFERENCE

What is enotes?

eNotes.com is a website for students and teachers that offers credible, fact-checked content such as lesson plans and study guides, as well as a vibrant community of learners and educators. At…

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  • THOUSAND CRANES

What is the summary of Thousand Cranes?

Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a work of psychological fiction rife with symbolism. Kikuki Mitani, a young bachelor, attends a formal tea ceremony put on by Chikako, who is a surrogate…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

In “The Gift of Maji,” is it possible to change their order or leave any out? Why or why not?

This is a kind of a logic question when you think about it. If Delia and Jim had not made their individual sacrifices and purchases secretly, they would not have made them at all. So the selling…

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  • SCIENCE

Define the four types of filters and their construction, function, and their characterstic curves?

A frequency filter for electromagnetic waves traveling in space or in a waveguide (i.e. wires, fiber optic cables, printed circuit boards, etc.) blocks unwanted frequencies.There are four ways to…

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  • MACBETH

Critically discuss the theme of ambition in Macbeth.

Ambition is, of course, one of the central themes of this play. You have picked a very broad topic, but there is one central question that you need to consider before you can move on. You need to…

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