Compare and contrast Bottom and Theseus.

Compare and contrast Bottom and Theseus.

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Compare and contrast Bottom and Theseus.

Nick Bottom is one of the central figures of the play. He is one of the workmen who get together in the woods at night to practice their version of the play, “Pyramus and Thisbe” with the hope of…

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  • GAMES AT TWILIGHT

Explain the charater of Raghu in Games at Twilight by Anita Desai.

Raghu is a minor character in this short story, featured briefly at the beginning. The story is about a group of children that are allowed outside to play hide and go seek. Raghu, since he is the…

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  • BIOLOGY

Do cats lose a life every time they don’t land on their feet?

The whole nine lives thing is merely superstition. Cats have an extraordinary ability to land on their feet unless they fall from a high but not high enough place. If a cat doesn’t land on its…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451 you can see several hints that an atomic war takes place.In Fahrenheit 451 you…

Fahrenheit 451 has universal themes that definitely carry over time and history. The “war” that destroys cities with its helicopters bombing all over the place is a picture of our current times,…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Do you think it is the society or the individual people who are evil?Do you think it is the…

Since a society is made up of individuals, then it seems that the individual is what makes the society in “Fahrenheit 451” evil. The people that make up the society in the story allowed their…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Do you think stability and happiness tolerate each other? Do you think stability and happiness…

The answer to your question depends upon two elements–your definition of “stability” and “happiness” and which author you are studying. For example, Shakespeare promotes the idea that happiness…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Give evidence from Part 1 in To Kill a Mockingbird to show that Calpurnia is a motherly figure to…

Calpurnia had been a part of the children’s lives since they were born, and over the years she had become a part of the family. In addition to cooking for them, keeping house, and sending them out…

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  • THE LOTTERY

which poem has the same theme with “the lottery”?which poem has the same theme with “the lottery”?

You might get a couple of different answers to this question because after the infusion of Islam in the American culture there have been at least 5 new poems published dealing with stoning from…

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  • CARL SANDBURG

What is the meaning of Carl Sandburg’s poem “Iron”?

The meaning of Carl Sandburg’s poem “Iron” is that even though instruments of war may be beautiful and romantic, and may excite the young men serving in the military, they are indivisibly connected…

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  • ARTS

What is a good song relating to passion, or that talks about passion? (Specifically love)

I think that Sarah MacLaghlin’s song, “Possession” is a great example of a song that deals with passion. The opening track to her album, “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy”, the song is a great depiction…

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  • REFERENCE

conversation1-Your boss tells you that your work is excellent and you will receive a small raise…

Raise: “I’m glad to work for a company that recognizes my work. I appreciate the raise.” Roommate: “Thank you so much! This is a wonderful surprise.” Directions: “Thank you for taking the time to…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the the theme of the novel Coolie by Mulk Raj Anand?

The novel has been described as a Naturalist portrayal of life at its darkest moments, that being a central theme throughout it. Mulk Raj Anand tells the story of Munno, an orphan boy from India…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Can you see any similarities or differences in how Beatty and Faber describe the way this…

The main difference in the description given by Beatty and Faber of the evolution of their society is that Beatty’s description of the evolution shows it to have occurred through a desire to feel…

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  • BUSINESS

Name and explain three objectives of promotional strategy.

The main objective of a company’s promotional strategy is to make sure that the consumer is aware of the product. To effectively communicate the differentiated benefits of your product to the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Do you think it is the society or the individual people who are evil?

In regards to the citizens of Bradbury’s dystopian society, I believe that the individuals are not intentionally malevolent and are unfortunate products of their society. In Bradbury’s dystopian…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

What do you think is the effect of an ending like this?Personally I think this kind of ending…

When the story was first published, it created an intense reaction by readers who wanted a resolution, one way or the other. Any time I have taught this short story in my classroom, my students…

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  • MACBETH

Why is the old Thane of Cawdor executed in Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Act 1, Scene 4?

He was found a traitor to the King of Scotland. He had helped the Norway and was caught. Because he was disloyal, he was executed. Because Macbeth showed such valiant efforts with great results…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

In “Anecdote for Fathers” by William Wordsworth, please explain the last two stanzas.

“Anecdote for Fathers” has an interesting subtitle (“showing how the art of lying may be taught”) that references how this poem explores the ways in which adults can actually make their children…

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  • RUDYARD KIPLING

In the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling, what does the poet mean by a perfect man?

Kipling’s speaker in this poem lists many of the qualities valued among British men during the Victorian period. Some of these qualities include keeping one’s cool even when everyone else is losing…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

AbigailWhen Abigail confesses that she has danced with the devil and wants to be free, does she…

I believe that Abigail made her “confession” primarily to divert blame away from herself for her inappropriate behavior and in order to shift the focus toward others, such as Tituba. A secondary…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

In “In Another Country”, how do the people of the communist part of Milan react to the officer?

The people despise the officers. The narrator recounts his experience with them as he and three other young officers would walk through town: We walked the short way through the communist quarter…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what qualities make Atticus so outstanding as a father and as an employer?

Atticus feels a deep responsibility for his children, for keeping them safe, making sure they are well educated, and rearing them so that they are strong in character as well as in body. Atticus…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Can you give me ten adjectives to describe the character of Cassius in Julius Caesar?

In “Juilius Caesar,” Caesar himself describes Cassius as “lean and hungry,” a man who thinks too much and is “dangerous” (I, ii, 193-195). Cassius is these things and more. He is envious of…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

As well as FEAR being a major cause of conflict in “The Crucible”, what other factors could cause…

Several other important factors were at the center of the conflict in “The Crucible.” First of all, GREED played an important part, especially in the actions between Thomas Putnam. Giles Corey, an…

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  • THE HOBBIT

How is the relationship between Lake-men and Wood-elves described in The Hobbit?

On average, the Lake-men and the Wood-elves had an easy relationship, primarily based on trade. The narrator mentions that there are occasional squabbles about river-trolls, but does not elaborate…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

How is “Something deep down in my soul said, ‘Cry, girl.’ ” a personification?

Personification is a literary technique in which animals, inanimate objects, or abstractions are given human characteristics. “Something deep down in my soul” would be an abstraction. It might be…

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  • THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON

What person takes Janie to various arts and crafts lessons in Face on the Milk Carton?

The woman whom Janie has always known as her mother, Mrs. Johnson, is the person who has been in the habit of taking her to various arts and crafts lessons. Mrs. Johnson has decided that “she and…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

How does Tennesee Wiliams gradually reveal Tom’s character by things he says or does or by how…

Tom is first introduced to the audience in the first scene when he comes on stage at the very beginning of the play and gives the prologue. He gives the audience so background to the play and…

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  • BLACK ELK SPEAKS

Why did the Indians kill Custer?

The brief answer to this question is that Custer was trying to kill the Indians, so no one should be surprised that they attempted to defend themselves by killing him. The Indians in fact had very…

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  • INTO THE WILD

What did McCandless expect this “greatest adventure” to accomplish?

Because the novel is written in third person point of view, the reader can only make assumptions of what McCandless expected to accomplish on his adventure “into the wild”. Through his journal…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

In what poem does Langston Hughes use the theme of freeing African-Americans?

One good candidate among several for an answer to this question would be Langston Hughes’ poem “Let America be America Again.” Hughes begins this poem with three stanzas of what might be called…

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  • MACBETH

Trace the three stages in the development of the character of Macbeth in Macbeth.Macbeth begins a…

These stages in Macbeth’s development relate to his being one of Shakespeare’s tragic heroes. As the play begins, he is one of King Duncan’s generals, noted for his fierce courage. In his battle…

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  • SCIENCE

Tomorrow I have a big test and I am really nervous. What do I do to make sure I will do really…

I will give you some basic study tips, and hopefull they will help you feel more comfortable with the information. 1 – List the key terms for the unit, with their definitions. Copy that list over…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In “Animal Farm,” what group starts the Battle of the Cowshed?

In Animal Farm by George Orwell, Mr. Jones goes to his regular tavern, The Red Lion, to lament his woes. When the neighboring farmers get a few drinks in them, they decide to take Manor Farm back…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

My son is a truck driver and was arrested on base with a loaded firearm.How or will this be a…

Generally speaking military bases have their own rules/laws and your son will first have to pay their price. I would imagine they will check to see if the gun was legally registered and if he had…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What can you say to try and convince someone that he/she should read The Outsiders? Also use…

  1. E. Hinton’s classic novel of youth angst is set in Tulsa in the late 60’s, but continues to appeal to young adults today, because the themes of social ostracism and isolation, cliques and gang…

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  • BEOWULF

I am doing an essay on heroes with Beowulf and I am comparing Beowulf and a doctor. But I don’t…

OK: If I were you, I would compare Beowulf to a Special Operations US Army Soldier. If your teacher asked you to compare him to a doctor, question why? Beowulf was not out there to help ailing…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In the bunkhouse in “Of Mice and Men”, Lennie wants to know when they can “get that little…

In the third section of “Of Mice and Men,” after Curley leaves the bunkhouse, Lennie asks George “how long’s it gonna be till we get that little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’–an’rabbits?…

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  • HISTORY

Who were the key figures in the the Temperance Movement?

According to the BBC news, there were several key figures in the Temperance Movement were: 1. Theobald Matthew who was a Catholic Irish priest who begged the people of Ireland to sign the…

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  • HAMLET

hamlet -a puzzlewhat does the play ‘Hamlet’ really mean to u?

This play speaks to me about familial ties, loyalty, revenge, and power. Hamlet can hardly be blamed for wanted vengeance for his father’s murder. Nonetheless, it would be difficult to fault him…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Did Shakespeare run away from home? If so, why?What were the conflicts in his life?

It is said that Shakespeare left Stratford for London in search of much better fortune between 1585 and 1592. There are plenty indicators that show that he might have actually done this to “run…

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  • HAMLET

In the play “Hamlet” who has died unjustly? Make your case. Name at least three.In the play…

I’m not going to make the case for you, but I will suggest some likely characters. First, of course, is Hamlet’s father. He was murdered by Claudius. Second is Ophelia, who is ill-treated by…

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  • HISTORY

Does the government have the right to institute a draft in times of war? Include 1 core…

Yes- The Conscription (military draft) can be opened by the government with no problem and at any time. Men are always asked to join the Selective Service at the time they register to vote and in…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

Who were paid to wail if the unlucky door was picked?

Stockton writes that if the “criminal” chooses the door with the hungry tiger, “doleful iron bells were clanged, great wails went up from the hired mourners posted on the outer rim of the arena,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, what was written on the letter that the children attempted to give to…

The note from the kids to Boo asked him if he would like to come out of the house and have some ice cream with them. This occurs shortly after Atticus puts a stop to their play; they–Jem, Scout…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Act IV of “Julius Caesar”, what lingering effects does the quarrel between Cassius and Brutus…

The quarrel between the two leaders forebodes their eventual failure. Although they reconcile in this scene, their distrust of each other and their verbal attack on one another suggests the…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Act IV of “Julius Caesar”, what effect is gained by the revelation of Portia’s death?

The revelation of Portia’s death has two main effects: it explains Brutus’ behavior, and it helps to reconcile Brutus and Cassius. In Act IV Scene 3, before we learn of Portia’s death, we see…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In the book Animal Farm, what are a few similarities and differences between the rulings of…

The similarities in Napoleoen, the pig, and Mr. Jones are many. They both run the farm from a totalitarian point of view. They give the animals only the bare rations that need to stay alive. The…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

In “The Story of An Hour,” who or what is the antagonist and what is the story’s central conflict?

In The Story of an Hour, the antagonist would be Mr. Brentley Mallard, Mrs. Mallard’s husband. The central conflict revolves around Mrs. Mallard being informed that her husband has been killed in…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is the setting for Of Mice and Men and why is it important?

Most of “Of Mice and Men” takes place on and about a ranch in the Salinas Valley, near the town of Soledad, south of San Francisco. The story begins and ends at a clearing near a pool…

 


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