According to Jocasta in Oedipus Rex, why can’t Oedipus “gauge the present from the past”?

According to Jocasta in Oedipus Rex, why can’t Oedipus “gauge the present from the past”?

  • RULES OF THE GAME

I need help making a essay on the relationships between mothers and daughters and how that the…

The short story, “The Rules of the Game,” is ostensibly about chess, but chess is a way to talk about the relationship between Waverly and her mother. In the beginning of the story, Waverly is…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Discuss the relationships between parents and children in Romeo and Juliet. How do Romeo and…

While we see Juliet interact with her parents more than Romeo interacting with his parents in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, we can make strong inferences about their parents’ feelings towards…

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  • HISTORY

What is the significance of the Quartering Act?

When looking at the factors that led the colonists to declare independence from Great Britain, the Quartering Act played a role. Right after the French and Indian War ended, the British gained lots…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Who has the least amount of opportunities in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens? If it’s…

If it is Magwitch, then he has certainly made the most of what opportunities he has left. The benefit of being transported (as opposed to being imprisoned) is that he had the opportunity to remake…

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  • RUSKIN BOND

Justify the title of the story “The eyes are not here”

Well, before justifying the most-used title, please realize that this story is often given other titles as well: “The Girl on the Train” and “The Eyes Have It.” In short, the title refers to the…

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  • REFERENCE

Compare and contrast the characters of Herman Boone and Bill Yoast in the film Remember the…

Before we examine the characters of Herman Boone and Bill Yoast in the movie Remember the Titans, it is important to understand that the portrayals may not be accurate. The writer of the film,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Jem get even with Scout for contradicting him about “hot steams?”

Jem tells Dill about “hot steams.” According to Jem, this term refers to: “somebody who can’t get to heaven, just wallows around on lonesome roads an’ if you walk through him, when you die…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Scout’s reasoning for cursing fluently?

In Chapter 9, Scout and her family spend Christmas at Finch Landing with their Uncle Jack, Aunt Alexandra, Uncle Jimmy, and their second cousin Francis Hancock. During a discussion about Uncle…

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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME

What are some darknesses in the book A Wrinkle in Time?

The wording of your question is interesting because there are definitely “some darknesses” in A Wrinkle in Time. The irony is that all of the “darknesses” are part of the Dark Thing that envelopes…

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  • NIGHT

What is Juliek’s last act before dying in Night?

Juliek is a fellow prisoner in Elie’s camp. He is a talented violinist who is clearly passionate about his music. When everyone else is simply focused on survival when the camp is evacuated and…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why was Friar Laurence was hesitant to marry Romeo and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet?

Friar Lawrence was hesitant to marry Romeo and Juliet on several counts. First, they had only met the night before, and he quickly saw their feelings more of infatuation and lust, as opposed to…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Why did the animals wait for Mr. Jones to go to bed?

For many nights, the pigs waited for Mr. Jones to go to bed before they came together to discuss animalism. Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer met night after night to expound animalism. According to…

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  • THE GIVER

In “The Giver” what freedom does Jonas have within the rules of the community?

Jonas has the freedom to lie, does not have to tell his dreams, and can be rude. There are many rules in the community. Members of the community do not have many choices, and have to follow strict…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What cruel and unjust thing does Curley’s wife threaten Crooks with?

In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife is a central character who is unaware and uncaring of the effect of her actions. She is very young, probably about 16, and attractive. She is…

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  • HISTORY

How did many southern whites react to the changes that took place during Reconstruction?

Many white southerners were unhappy with the changes brought about by the plans for Reconstruction. When President Johnson put forth his plan, the Southerners elected many of the same people who…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What are the overreaching themes of The Crucible? Cite evidence from the text to support your…

Certainly, the play conveys the message that it is possible for the sinner to be redeemed. We see this through John Proctor’s new sense of identity upon realizing that he is not willing damage his…

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  • CHARLES

Describe the change in Laurie’s clothing on the day he starts school.

Author Shirley Jackson decided to address the clothing of Laurie in the very first paragraph of the story Charles. Often an author, as part of creating a realistic persona for the reader,…

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  • HISTORY

According to President William McKinley, who should control the government of the Philippines and… 1 image

“…we could not leave them to themselves—they were unfit for self-government—and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain’s was..” -President William McKinley…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

What does Squeaky mean in the phrase, “like being people,” at the end of “Raymond’s Run” by Toni…

Early in the story “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara, the protagonist, Squeaky, talks about how fake girls often are, not only girls her age but even older girls. “Gretchen smiles, but it’s not…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What does Eurymachus do to to Odysseus in Book 18 of The Odyssey?

By Book 18 of the Odyssey, Odysseus has returned to Ithaca, but he has not yet made his return public. Instead, he has disguised himself as a beggar so his wife’s suitors will not know his true…

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  • I HAVE A DREAM

Where in the speech does King acknowledge that all of his listeners are African American?

Although Martin Luther King, Jr., spends a significant portion of his speech addressing people of his own race, not everyone in his audience was African American, and he states that directly in his…

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  • THE COLD EQUATIONS

What metaphors are found in Tom Godwin’s short story “The Cold Equations”?

In his short story “The Cold Equations,” author Tom Godwin uses personification and similes much more often than he uses metaphors. Still, a few metaphors can be found. A metaphor is a type of…

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  • REFERENCE

What are some tips on how a 7th grader could raise their grades in preparation for high school?

I think I can help, but it’s going to take commitment to try my suggestions. Here is a Top Ten list of tips: Stay organized. Have an organizational system that allows you to keep papers,…

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  • INTO THE WILD

Name two qualities that Walt McCandless and his son have in common, and support each with a quote…

Both Walt McCandless and Chris McCandless are extremely intelligent people. Both are well educated individuals. The quote from chapter eleven that supports this characteristic in Walt McCandless…

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  • NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

What is the tone in the poem “Daily” and why?

The tone of the poem “Daily” by Naomi Shihab Nye is reverence for hard work and the little things in life. The author writes the poem with vivid imagery as she describes the mundane tasks that…

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  • RAY BRADBURY

Compare and contrast the characters Mildred and Montag in the novel Fahrenheit 451.

Mildred is Montag’s superficial, shallow wife who is obsessed with society’s version of reality. She is regularly sitting in front of the parlor TVs and displays little emotion or enthusiasm…

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  • THE GIVER

After the memory of the war, the Giver shares happier memories with Jonas. List three of the…

The Giver gives Jonas the horrifying memory of war. Jonas is traumatized by it. The Giver reassures him that there are still happy memories for him to pass on. He gives Jonas some happy memories…

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  • THE HOBBIT

What are three warnings that the party ignores or disregards in Chapter 8?

In Chapter 8, Bilbo and the dwarves enter Mirkwood, a forest. Mirkwood is the fastest way for them to get to the Lonely Mountain, and while dangerous, it would take longer and be even more…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, who proposes Mark Antony’s assassination and why does Brutus oppose this…

The proposal is made in Act 2, scene 1, when the conspirators to Caesar’s assassination all meet at Brutus’ house during the night. They have all agreed that Caesar should be prevented from…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why are Lennie and George lucky to have each other?

In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, the two protagonists are men named George and Lennie who travel together across America during the midst of the Great Depression. George and Lennie’s…

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  • HISTORY

How did segregation limit social mobility in the Jim Crow South?

Segregation in the South during the days of the Jim Crow laws made social mobility next to impossible. The Jim Crow laws were based on the Supreme Court case of Plessy v Ferguson. This case said it…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What imagery of light and dark does Shakespeare use to symbolize Rosaline and Juliet in Act I of…

Shakespeare uses the imagery of light and dark throughout the play, especially in his comparison of Romeo’s infatuation with Rosaline and his love for Juliet. For example, Juliet is often referred…

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  • HISTORY

What did O’Sullivan think of race in his understanding of manifest destiny?

O’Sullivan and other promoters of what became known as “manifest destiny” argued that the United States, as a modern, democratic, Christian nation had the God-given right to expand throughout the…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

What is the story of the Baker in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho?

The story of the Baker is told to Santiago by Melchizedek, the King of Salem. It’s basically about how the Baker botched his Personal Legend by making “safe” decisions. Apparently, the Baker wanted…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Before the scandal with Abigail in Act 3 of the The Crucible comes to light, there is mounting…

John Proctor is not exactly popular with Judge Danforth, Reverend Parris, and the other magistrates in Salem. He is somewhat of a free spirit and unable to be controlled by the powers that be….

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  • HISTORY

What are the political forces that contributed to the witchcraft suspicion in the early modern…

The English Witch Craze of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries happened at a time of great political upheaval which certainly contributed to its development. First and foremost was the English…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between a partial and a total eclipse?

When speaking of eclipses it is important to first discuss the two possible types. One such type is a lunar eclipse. This occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth created by the…

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  • SCIENCE

The rings around Saturn and the other jovian planets are mostly small particles of ice (solid…

Fun question! First you need to figure out the volume of the 1 mm diameter ice particle in cubic centimeters. 1 mm = .1 cm, so using the formula for the volume of a sphere, 4/3 pi radius cubed, you…

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  • THE OZ PRINCIPLE

Please provide a review of The Oz Principle.

Well, first, it would be beneficial to understand the difference between a summary and a book review (especially considering the latter is the assignment you have been given). A summary is a…

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  • THE PIGMAN

In Paul Zindel’s The Pigman, what does each of the three omens foreshadow in Chapter Six?

The first omen that Lorraine says is a bad one is the woman selling peanuts. She doesn’t hear Lorraine’s order right, so she barks back at her like she doesn’t like kids. At least that is how…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Bob Ewell say about Heck Tate’s testimony that hurts the prosecution in Harper Lee’s To…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the moment in which prosecution’s case against Tom Robinson is hurt the most is when Bob Ewell agrees with Sheriff Heck Tate’s testimony about Mayella Ewell’s…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, was Bruno Christian?

Bruno and his family are, of course, entirely fictitious, as is the entirety of the narrative of John Boyne’s novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and religion does not play a prominent role in…

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  • SCIENCE

The moment of inertia of a thin rod about a normal axis through its centre is I . it is bent at…

Hello! The moment of inertia first defined for a point mass (with respect to a chosen axis). Then the definition is extended to finite systems of point masses as the sum of each point mass’ moment…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In Washington Irving’s short story, “The Devil and Tom Walker,” what characteristics does Mrs….

If there is any characteristic that could be attributed to Tom Walker’s wife in Washington Irving’s short story, “The Devil and Tom Walker,” it is avarice. Both Tom and his wife suffer from…

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  • INTO THIN AIR

In Into Thin Air, who was the first person to die that year on Everest?

From reading Jon Krakauer’s account of the disastrous 1996 Mt. Everest expedition, it is tough to figure out which climber first died while attempting the summit on May 11. However, the climbers…

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  • SCIENCE

The moment of inertia of a semi circular disc of mass M and radius ‘r’ about a line perpendicular…

Hello! The moment of inertia is additive: if we have two objects having moments of inertia I1I1 and I2I2 with respect to the same axis, then the moment of inertia of the compound object (with…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

In the story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” how can doggedness be a negative characteristic?

The term “doggedness” means to be stubborn and to never give up. In the story, “The Scarlet Ibis”, two characters really show this behavior, and this trait leads to a negative conclusion…

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  • THE PIGMAN

In Zindel’s The Pigman, what is Lorraine’s mother like?

Lorraine’s mother is a single mom who works fulltime as a hospice nurse. When Lorraine was little, her mother had just gotten a divorce from her cheating husband when he was involved in a car crash…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

According to Jocasta in Oedipus Rex, why can’t Oedipus “gauge the present from the past”?

At the beginning of Scene 3 in Oedipus Rex, Jocasta says that Oedipus cannot “gauge the present from the past.” Here, Jocasta means that Oedipus is not able to tell the difference between truth…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In “The Most Dangerous Game” Zaroff is glad that Rainsford is on the island, but why?

When Sanger Rainsford wanders to his elegant chateau’s door, General Zaroff is delighted as the “celebrated hunter” introduces himself because now he will have someone to challenge him in hunting…

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