Are there Bibilical allusions to Jesus’s life in “The Glass Menagerie”?

Are there Bibilical allusions to Jesus’s life in “The Glass Menagerie”?

  • A NEW ENGLAND NUN

Discuss the character of Louisa In “A New England Nun” by Mary Wilkins Freeman.

Joe Dagget made Louisa wait for fifteen years to marry him. Now the wedding is only a week away. This is the crux of the story “A New England Nun” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. This is a…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Are there Bibilical allusions to Jesus’s life in “The Glass Menagerie”?

I’ve never heard that, but I can see where you might be able to make that connection. The main symbol in this story is the glass collection–chiefly the unicorn. Because it is made of glass, it…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

According to their reaction to her “death” in Act IV, Scene v, describe the Capulets’…

One question you may want to address right away is, do you mean the feelings in that scene, or their feelings overall in acts 3 and 4? Act 4, scene 4, should not be the only measure of the parents’…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What do we learn about Juliet in Act IV, Scene i, based on her reaction to Friar Lawrence’s plan?

In Act IV, scene I of “Romeo and Juliet”, Juliet visits the Friar to try to get help with the current situation. At this point in the play, Romeo has just killed Tybalt and has been banished….

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Based on Act 4, describe Paris’ personality, and cite examples.

Let’s look at how Paris’s words reveal personality. Let’s also clarify what we mean by personality: character (integrity, values, beliefs), attitude, emotions, likes and dislikes, confidence and…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In “Romeo and Juliet”, explain three doubts that worry Juliet before she drinks Friar…

Her first worry is, “What if this mixture do not work at all?” Will she have to marry Paris in the morning? Looking at the dagger, she knows that she will kill herself if it comes to that. Her…

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  • OTHELLO

Do most of the important scenes in Othello occur at night or in the daytime? What is the effect…

Quite a lot of the play takes place at night. The play begins at night, with Iago and Roderigo (Act 1, Scene 1) waking up Brabantio to tell him that his daughter has escaped with Othello – and, of…

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  • PLATO

What is Plato’s view on “poetry” and the poet?Do you agree with his view? Give reasons for your…

Very interesting question and the answer is rather long and complex, but here are a few ideas to get you started. Plato saw Philosophy to be opposed to Poetry and Rhetoric. In fact, he alludes to…

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  • GRAMMAR

Does anyone know how to spell “paripetia” or “anagnorous”?

Both of these terms refer to elements of tradedy according to Aristotle. Anagnorisis occurs first. It is a character’s realization of his or someone else’s real identity or character. For…

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  • LITERATURE

What was the first comic strip published? Where did it appear? Who was the superhero and villain?…

“The Yellow Kid” created by Richard Outcault is credited with being the first Sunday comic strip in American newspapers. “The Yellow Kid” made its debut in 1865 in New York’s “The World” newspaper….

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  • BE EVER HOPEFUL, HANNALEE

What was Davey’s crime in the book Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee?

Davey did not actually commit a crime in the book, but he was accused of killing a Yankee. Davey and his friend Gar Redmond were drinking in a saloon with two Yankee soldiers when an argument…

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  • THE COLOR OF WATER

Throughout his life James and his sibling struggle with their identity. How does James resolve…

The entire story of “The Color of Water” is James’ attempt to find his own identity by telling the amazing story of his mother. It is only natural that he would question who he was. After all, his…

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

Why can the Mariner now sleep?Is he forgiven?

At the start of Part V, the Mariner says “Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,”. He is finally able to sleep a restful, peaceful sleep. In the previous part, he finally was able to pray and the…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

If I graduate with a double major in Anthropogy and Comparative Religious Studies, what subjects…

The answer to your question depends on the state/district where you want to teach, and the school as well. I teach in Florida, and here you can pursue alternate paths to teaching by taking a test…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

What role does the diary play in Anne’s life ?

Anne’s diary is what most diaries are. It is a journal–a daily, or frequent–recording of her fears, anxieties, hatred, and hopes. As such, it provides an avenue for Anne to vent her feelings, a…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

What does Portia think about the conditions her father has imposed upon her in The Merchant of…

Portia’s father has insisted that all suitors to her must choose one of the caskets, gold, silver or lead. If they find her picture inside, they get to marry her. If they don’t find her picture,…

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  • MATH

Given that sin x = 0.8, find tan x. Solve by using right-angled triangled.

If sin is .8 which is 4/5, that tells us that the opposite side is a length of 4 and the hypotenuse is a length of 5 (or at least a multiple of those). If we are using a right triangle where a^2…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What is so terrible about the bell boy, and what does this have to do with Holden’s character in…

Maurice, the bell boy, was not what he seemed. Rather than being a simple elevator operator, he had another operation underway… prostitution. He offered Holden the opportunity to hire a…

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  • MATH

If sin x degree = cos 56 degree, find x. Solve by using right-angled triangles.

Hi, First, I would draw a right triangle so that I could label the parts. Mark your 90 degree angle, and make one of the other two angles 56 degrees. Remember that a triangle is made of three…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Who is brought out by Athena to Odysseus to rescue him after he has reached the island of the…

Book 5 deals with Odysseus’ trials at sea after his raft breaks apart, and Ino, the sea goddess, lends him her scarf (or sash) to stay afloat. Athena helps him in this book by controlling the winds…

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  • LES MISÉRABLES

In what ways is Les Miserables a “social novel” that analyzes the problems of its day?

Much like his British contemporary, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo was very concerned about France’s social conditions, in Paris–much like the London of Dickens–these conditions were apparent in…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Explain this quote: life is the curse, sleep is the remission, death is the cure.

The quotation appears to be in a line of death-longing ideas that include the famous “To be or not to be” speech in Hamlet. Briefly, these ideas focus on the difficulties of being alive: injustice,…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth by Shakespeare, how many murderers attack Banquo and his son?

Although Macbeth had arranged the details of the attack on Banquo and Fleance with two murderers, when the men lie in wait for father and son, we find three murderers on the scene. The first two…

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  • THE SUN ALSO RISES

How can I describe the Parisian cafe culture in The Sun Also Rises?

Paris, like New York, is a city that never sleeps. Parisian cafes really haven’t changed that much since the 1930s. Most cafes open early and stay open late. Wine and liquor flows throughout the…

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  • REFERENCE

What might be gained by knowing about an authors cultural background?

Many things can be gained by knowing an author’s cultural background. For one, you have better insight into their past experiences, which often influence what an author writes about. Next, you…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Why does Willy get so angry at Howard in Death of a Salesman?

Willy gets angry at Howard for not giving him more consideration at work. Willy asks for an in-town sales job, rather than having to drive up to New England each week. The problem is, Willy is…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” how did books become forbidden in the first place?I understand why books had…

Your question is not specifically answered in the novel. If a person can read, a person can think. If a person can think, a person can decide for him or herself whether or not the system of…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

In “Brave New World”, why is John an outsider in both worlds?

John the Savage is an outsider in both worlds because on the Reservation he is the bastard son of Mustapha Mond and is different. In the Brave New World he is an oddity, a freak, an outsider, and a…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Why does John hate Popé so much?

John disapproves of his mother’s status as the tribal whore, and he cannot understand her when she tries to explain that that is the way things are done where she comes from in “the Other Place”…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Does John really live in the world? He only makes links to Shakespeare’s world.

John is an example of a character we call “the Noble Savage”. Like Friday, the native man in “Robinson Crusoe”, John was raised in a primitive environment and he possesses none of values that…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

How do I begin to write a Literary Response Essay for “Brave New World”?The thesis mainly.

First, pre-write. On a piece of paper, make three columns. Label them “Interesting”, “Weird” and “Cool”. As you reed through the book, fill in the three columns. You will start to see a trend of…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Why is a boy whipped at the ceremony, and why does John want to be whipped too?

In the eNotes summary of BNW (link given), you can read what’s happening in that ritual with the boy. He’s being whipped to draw blood that’s then being put on snakes for a sacrifice to their…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Why does Huxley show us two extreme worlds in “Brave New World”?

Huxley presents us with two worlds for several reasons. Firstly either would could be seen as (an) utopia or a dystopia depending on your perspective. If you like order control, economy, and…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Is world population growth and food supply really a topic in “Brave New World”?

They are both “oblique” topics in the novel. Huxley saw overpopulation as one of the major problems we’ll have to face in the future. He was right and he was writing in 1936!Population growth is a…

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  • THE THREE HERMITS

What is the moral insight of the story of “The Three Hermits”?

The moral insight inspired by Tolstoy’s tale “The Three Hermits” is suggested at the beginning of the story and dramatized at the ending of the story.Tolstoy is a masterful story teller and he…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Write in detail the different views taken of the ghost by Marcellus, Horatio, and Hamlet.

Marcellus sees the ghost as a fearful apparition. He is afraid to do anything that might anger the ghost, but he seems to also have his doubts about the ghost’s purpose. Marcellus is the one who…

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  • REFERENCE

An outline for choosen career of my choice. career chosen is Marine Corp Officer..speech 101,…

Hello, This should make for an interesting speech! It looks like you already have some ideas about what to include in your outline, but maybe you are struggling with how to begin or what order to…

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  • 9TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHERS

Can you describe a lesson that used differientiated learning techniques and how you felt the…

Differentiation is highly complex on some levels (it’s a huge buffet of choices for an instructor to attempt), but on some levels, it’s simple: you have to make choices for today’s lesson. To…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, what are some (3-4) significant parts in King Duncan’s life?

Macbeth’s murder of King Duncan is made even more horrible by the fact that Duncan is an extraordinarily good man–loving, kind, generous, and trusting. When he comes to Macbeth’s castle to stay…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What is the role of gossip in the trials? How does Miller use gossip to implicate the whole town…

The most important way in which gossip plays a role in the trials is that it creates the mass hysteria that continues to promote the trials until the judges finally realize what has been going on…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Comment on the repeated symbol of blood in “A Tale of Two Cities”.

Throughout this novel blood is one of the governing images. We first encounter this image where blood is used to describe aristocratic pedigree and bloodlines. Blood here is used as a symbol for…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner say about true humanity?Any…

If there is a common theme between the two, I think it is that humanity is, at its core, obsessed with the superficial. In Frankenstein, you have a creator that attempts to bring perfection to…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What does the title Of Mice and Men mean?

The title is from the Robert Burns poem, “To A Mouse, On Turning Up Her Nest.” The speaker observes a mouse whose carefully laid home is upturned by the cruel winter winds and bitter…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What does the creature say to Victor when he reconnects with him, and for what does he ask in…

When he meets with Victor Frankenstein, the creature relates what has happened to him since his beginning. After this, he demands that Victor create a companion for him. Tortured by the knowledge…

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  • BEOWULF

In Beowulf, why does Herot remain empty for twelve years?

Herot was King Hrothgar’s banquet hall, a place of warmth, happiness and companionship. The monster Grendel despised light and joy; he despised love and friendship. Because of his great hatred for…

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  • THE GIVER

From whose point of view is the story told? What do you learn about each of Jona’s family members…

This story is told from the third person point of view, or in other words, a narrator tells the story from the outside. As far as what we learn during the sharing of feelings, we learn that Jonas’…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What are Biff and Willy really arguing about?

Every discussion between Biff and Willy are really about Biff’s dissillusionment after he discovered Willie with the women in Boston. For Biff’s part, he is trying to deal with the fact that his…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Why is Willy so unwilling to let Biff go?

Willy needs Biff’s absolution, his forgiveness. Willy knows that part of the reason Biff is so angry and disillusioned is because of what he saw in Boston. Willy must live with his guilt, his…

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  • UTOPIA

How is it possible that games (menaing sports of all kinds) exist in Sir Thomas More’s utopian…

The society Sir Thomas More portrays in his Utopia does not prohibit the playing of sports/games. That being said, More’s is not a society built on the playing of said games. On those occasions…

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  • THE OLD MAN

What is the symbolism behind “la mar” in The Old Man and the Sea?

La mar is Spanish for “the sea”. The sea can be seen as a symbol of life itself in this story, as both good and bad come from it. Santiago alludes to this at more than one point during the story…

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