As agriculture replaced hunting and gathering, what began to develop?

As agriculture replaced hunting and gathering, what began to develop?

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Who is nicer, Demetrius or Lysander?

Lysander seems to be the nicer of the two. Demetrius insists on marrying Hermia, even though she and Lysander wish to marry. In fact, because her father approves of Demetrius and not Lysander, she…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the technique used in this quote from To Kill A Mockingbird when Scout finally meets Boo:…

This wonderful quote and first real description of Boo Radley uses alliteration, a literary technique that uses repeating consonant sounds to emphasize words or phrases. In this quote, Harper Lee…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what was the page where it said Boo Radley killed children?

Scout and Jem are convinced that Boo Radley will kill them if he gets a chance. Boo is the neighborhood boogeyman, so there are all kinds of fantastic stories told about him. The children don’t…

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  • SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

How did the United States establish a military presence in the Philippines?

Whether the Spanish-American War of 1898 had to be fought will be debated probably forever. The precipitating event, the sinking of the American battleship Maine in a Cuban harbor, has never really…

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  • HISTORY

How did the US establish a military presence in the Philippines?

The United States first established its military presence in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War in 1898. 1898 turned out to be a watershed year in American Foreign Policy. The United…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What is the impact of the monster’s vow to return on Victor’s wedding night?

Victor destroys the female creature he had promised to create in order to satisfy his first creature (who is miserable because he has no companion), prompting the creature to vow that Victor…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

The title “goodman” in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” was a common…

Beyond being a common form of address, the term “Goodman” is reflective of Brown’s own hypocrisy regarding his beliefs about his conduct and behavior. Throughout the tale, Young Goodman Brown is…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

What does Helen Keller mean in her book The Story of My Life, when she says “‘Light! Give me…

In her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Helen Keller is well-known for her poetic use of language to express herself. After an illness, and having been left blind and deaf at the age of…

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  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

The Misfit, in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” tells the grandmother, “I call…

The Misfit is a character of surprising depth. He is first introduced to the readers as a vague fear, one that represents the possibility of violence in the world. Then, at his first appearance, he…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is something negative about the character of Slim in Of Mice and Men?

Slim is the skinner in Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men. A skinner drives the mule and horse teams during harvest time. He is described in chapter two: He was a jerkline skinner, the prince…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

What is the conclusion of the mystery?

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Speckled Band, his most famous character- Sherlock Holmes- saves the life of a young woman. Helen Stoner lives with her stepfather in the country,…

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  • HISTORY

At what point did John Nash’s behavior change from being eccentric to showing active symptoms of…

That depends on whom you ask, but in Nash’s autobiography for the Nobel he says that he did not become dangerously irrational and delusional until his early thirties, when he was working as a…

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  • THE SNIPER

In “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, how and why does the setting develop the protagonist’s…

The protagonist in this story is the sniper. He never gets a name. His antagonist is another sniper, who also doesn’t get a name. In fact, none of the characters in the story get a name. They…

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  • THE MAN WITH THE HOE

How can I describe the man with the hoe from the painting?

The painting shows a laborer or farmer in a field, resting for a moment on his hoe. If you glance at the field behind him, you won’t envy the backbreaking work he has put into his day. I am going…

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  • MISS BRILL

How is the narrative and theme of “Miss Brill” relevant to and reflective of contemporary society?

The theme of loneliness in “Miss Brill” is timeless. Certainly, there are lonely people nowadays, as there are also older people who feel marginalized by society. Perhaps today there are even more…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

What is George Orwell’s tone in the first two paragraphs of “Shooting an Elephant”?

George Orwell’s short story “Shooting an Elephant” opens with the narrator discussing his setting and station in life at the time. The tone of the first two paragraphs is serious and conveys an…

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  • BURIED ONIONS

Why does Eddie drop out of college in Gary Soto’s novel Buried Onions?

Eddie, the protagonist and narrator in Gary Soto’s novel Buried Onions, is searching for something. Above all, he is looking to separate himself from the poverty and violence of the neighborhood in…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What are some differences between Shepard’s gang, the Brumly boys, and Pony’s gang in The Outsiders?

The major difference between Ponyboy’s gang and Tim Shepard’s and the Brumly gangs is in organization. Ponyboy’s gang is made up of “buddies who stuck together” while the other two gangs “had a…

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  • THE GIVER

From chapters 15-18 in The Giver, give textual evidence of the conflict and of unconditional love.

The major conflict in The Giver is the Receiver vs Sameness. Without Sameness a Receiver of Memory would not be needed. If a Receiver weren’t needed, then the old man and Jonas would not have the…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How do you write a background essay on ethnicity? Is it written on you personally, or your…

Ethnicity is a complex part of identity, and depending on where you live in the world, you may or may not share your ethnic identity with other people who make up your culture. Ethnicity can be a…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

How long was Odysseus traveling before he landed on the beach of the kingdom of the Phaiakians?

The Trojan war lasted ten years, and then it took Odysseus another ten years to reach home. So, he was in Phaeacia after having traveled for very close to that ten years’ mark; we know this since…

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  • TO HIS COY MISTRESS

How can feminism be applied to the poem “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell?

In “To His Coy Mistress,” the poem’s narrator is trying to persuade his girlfriend to have sex with him. He does this by using the carpe diem or “seize the day” theme, saying to her that they don’t…

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  • MATH

For women aged 18-24, systolic blood pressures (in mm Hg) are normally distributed with a mean of…

We are given a population (assumed to be approximately normally distributed) with a mean mu=114.8 and a standard deviation sigma=13.1 (a) We are asked to find the probability that a randomly chosen…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

I need to write an essay about Mexican culture without sounding like a research paper. I’m not…

Depending on the course you are writing this essay for, you may have to do a little research. Sharing your own experiences as a Mexican-American can really give this paper a personal tone and…

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  • MACBETH

What does the quote “for Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind” from Macbeth mean?

This line is from Act III, Scene 1 in Macbeth. Here we find Macbeth plotting the murder of Banquo and his son Fleance after he learns that they are about to go riding before the evening’s banquet….

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  • HISTORY

What were five ways that propaganda helped strengthen Hitler’s power?

Hitler convinced the German people that their army was victorious during WWI and that it had been “stabbed in the back” by Communist and Jewish influences in the government. Through newspapers…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Is Mercutio a flat or round character and should he be considered static or dynamic?

Critics consider Mercutio to be one of Shakespeare’s most interesting characters. He is both a round and static character, which makes him extremely unique in literature. Characters are usually…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy resources?

Non-renewable resources cannot be regenerated in a reasonable enough time frame and have a limited quantity as a result. Renewable resources, on the other hand, are regenerated in a shorter time…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

How does the author use foreshadowing to build suspense in “The Possibility of Evil”?

The epigram to the story provides the first example of foreshadowing: “Little do the townsfolk suspect, though, that the dignified old woman leads another, secret life…”. Right from the start,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Harper Lee make use of language in order to create suspense and mood in Chapter 10 of To…

In Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses repeated words, symbolic language, and words that foreshadow what is to come in order to create mood and suspense. Repetition and suspense…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

What is the most important rule in Bud, Not Buddy?

I wish that I could give you a definitive answer, but that is just not possible. Bud Caldwell doesn’t rank his “Rules and Things to Have a Funner Life and Make a Better Liar Out of Yourself.” He…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Why does Sandy move to Florida to live with her grandmother in The Outsiders?

Sandy’s parents send her to Florida to keep her from marrying Soda. Sodapop Curtis is Pony’s older brother. Pony loves him to death because he is such a kind older brother, but he is also…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

When Miss Maudie shows her disgust for foot-washing Baptists, is she actually putting down all…

Miss Maudie directs her disgust at the select group of “foot-washing” Baptists, or those that are extremely restrictive, and does not group all Baptists together. By “foot-washing Baptists,” Miss…

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  • ANTHEM

How does Equality’s physical features and character traits stand out from the other men?

The protagonist for Ayn Rand’s Anthem is named Equality 7-2521 and the first physical character trait that he points out is the fact that he is six-feet tall. His teachers and leaders have told him…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do race, class, and gender affect one’s position in Maycomb society?

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, race, class, and gender are basically the most important factors in deciding one’s position within Maycomb society. Of the three factors, race is probably the…

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  • HISTORY

What should have been done about former slaves during the Reconstruction era?

The answer to this, of course, is somewhat a matter of opinion, but historians generally agree that a major problem confronting African-Americans in the South after the Civil War was their lack of…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What effect do Scrooge’s repeated questions achieve?

Scrooge is not a man who usually asks questions. He is used to being in control, sure of his opinions and his wealth. But the spirits intervene in order to change his heart completely. In order to…

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  • INVISIBLE MAN

Why is the main character invisible in college ?

The central conceit in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is that the unnamed narrator of the tale is figuratively invisible to the larger American society because he is a young black man. Therefore,…

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  • SCIENCE

Parallax could only be used to measure the distance to stars after?

The distance of nearby stars is measured using a method based on the parallax. In this method, the angle subtended by a star at a given location at two different time points is measured. Since the…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Why was Okonkwo exiled?

In Things Fall Apart, the main character Okonkwo is exiled from his tribe. Even though he is a successful man in accruing wealth from his yam farm, Okonkwo has trouble balancing his emotions and he…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Explain the conflicts so far in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What characters are involved? How do…

Since, when you ask about the conflicts in Midsummer Night’s Dream, you stipulate “so far,” and, as I have no idea where you are in the play and therefore no idea what, “so far,” means to you, I…

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  • REFERENCE

According to Dr. Montessori in her book The Discovery of the Child, what is the role of an…

Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the child, not the teacher, was the creator of learning. As she wrote in The Discovery of the Child, “it is he, the child, who is the active being, not the…

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  • THE SIGNAL-MAN

Describe the signal man and the signal box.

In Dickens’ story, the signalman is described from the perspective of his male visitor. Physically, he is a “dark, sallow” man, with a “saturnine” (gloomy) face, a dark beard and full eyebrows. He…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some passages in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that signal Jem as being either a…

Some examples of Jem acting as a leader in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird can be seen in the various games he invents for himself, Scout, and Dill to play together. One particularly good…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, does Cherry Valance want Ponyboy to turn himself in?

Cherry says that she won’t testify against Johnny and Pony. Cherry does want Johnny and Pony to turn themselves in. She blames herself for what happened with Bob. It was because she was nice to…

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  • HISTORY

As agriculture replaced hunting and gathering, what began to develop?

There are a number of possibilities for answering this question appropriately. One general answer would be “civilization” because the practice of agriculture meant that people who had previously…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What exploration quotes are found in “The Minister’s Black Veil”?

It is likewise possible to find quotes that explore the consequences of being the only person honest enough in his community to admit the truth about humanity: that we are all sinners who try to…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Ralph change from the beginning to the end of the novel?

At the beginning of the novel, Ralph has hope and is encouraged that the group of boys will be able to survive and possibly be rescued. Ralph accepts the position as the group’s leader and attempts…

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  • SCIENCE

If two plants that were both true-breeding for the same trait had offspring, how would the traits…

True-breeding plants have two of the same alleles for a particular trait. Therefore, the genotypes of true-breeding plants are homozygous recessive or homozygous dominant. Thus, true-breeding…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In what ways does Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird present the concept of fear? How does the…

In the final chapter of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout comments that “nothin’s real scary except in books” when she finds out that Atticus is reading a scary book of Jem’s titled The…

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