Conservatives, please define your views. Liberals, please define your views. No negativity…

Conservatives, please define your views. Liberals, please define your views. No negativity…

  • LAW AND POLITICS

Conservatives, please define your views. Liberals, please define your views. No negativity…

Not to promote one political view over the other, but I would define liberals as those who seek change to achieve progress in human rights and personal development. Liberals view government as a…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What roles are played by Friar Laurence and the Nurse in Act 2, Scenes 3-4 in Romeo and Juliet?

Both play minor, but extremely important supporting roles in these scenes. Friar Laurence, on the surface, becomes Romeo’s confidant, advisor, and facilitator. He will be the one to guide the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Give a complete account of what Scout found under her bed in To Kill a Mockingbird?Chapter 14

Scout gets into a fight with Jem and is sent to bed early. She thinks there is a snake under her bed, so she rushes to get Jem who brings in a broom and starts poking under Scout’s bed to find Dill…

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  • THE INDIFFERENT

In the poem “The Indifferent,” by John Donne, what is the general meaning, or idea, of what is…

Although Donne is relating the poem directly to romantic relationships, the poem can be taken much further to deal with the subject of constancy or inconstancy in other aspects of life. In the…

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  • 1984

What is a theme for 1984?

The enotes link below features several examples of good themes present in Orwell’s work. I think that one of the most compelling depicted is the idea of how modern conception of reality can be…

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  • A BEAUTIFUL MIND

In the movie A Beautiful Mind, how does johns schizophrenia affect his relationship with his wife…

John Nash’s condition greatly impacts his wife on many levels. The most evident is that it becomes a challenge to maintain a high level of care for someone who is in such dire need of care….

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  • NECTAR IN A SIEVE

What does the brother say about their father being the headman in Nectar In A Sieve?

Rukmani’s brother says that their father is “no longer of consequence,” even though he is the village headman. He says, “There is the Collector, who comes to these villages once a year, and to…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

What key image does Jonathan Edwards use to frighten his audience in “Sinners in the Hands of an…

In the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards uses many images to frighten his audience in hopes of persuading them to reform their ways. He believes that they all deserve…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Chapter 3 of Lord of the Flies, why does Simon go to his bower?

Wile not directly stated, it is suggested that Simon goes into the jungle by himself in order to escape the ever-increasing tension between Ralph and Jack. When the two carry their argument down…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

What is Doodle’s handicap in “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst?

Athough the reader is never told exactly what is wrong with Doodle, the sickly little brother in James Hurst’s short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” he undoubtedly was suffering from a weak heart,…

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  • EDMUND SPENSER

sonnetswhat is the central idea of the poem “One Day I Wrote Her Name” by edmund spenser?

Spenser’s “One Day I Wrote Her Name” is one of my favorites: ONE day I wrote her name upon the strand, / But came the waves and washèd it away: / Again I wrote it with a second hand, / But came…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

In Jonathan Edwards’ view from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” what must sinners do to…

To Jonathan Edwards, all people deserve to be damned. They are so evil that all are abhorrent to God. However, he believes that people can do something to save themselves from eternal damnation….

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

What are the nationalities of Bassanio, The Prince of Morocco, and The Prince in Arragon in The…

Bassanio, who eventually gets to marry the fair Portia of Belmont, is from Venice (Italy). The play opens with a scene between him and Antonio, a wealthy Venetian merchant, in which Bassanio…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What is a valid comparison between Napoleon in Animal Farm and the quote that “Power corrupts and…

Napoleon is given “shared” power when the animals first take over the farm. In fact, he and the other pigs give credit to Old Major and encourage the farm animals to honor their former…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, what did Carlson do with his luger? Why?

Carlson shot Candy’s dog with his luger. The dog was not only old, blind, and could barely walk, but the men in the bunkhouse kept complaining about how badly the dog smelled. While Candy…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What are the needs of the protagonist character and the antagonist character in “Saki The Open…

The protagonist, Mr. Nuttel, is a skittish man who has come to the country to calm his nerves. His sister has sent letters of introduction to those she knew while she spent time there. Although…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

What do you see as the real reason for Young Goodman Brown’s journey in “Young Goodman Brown”?By:…

This is a good question. The story “Young Goodman Brown” opens with a strange exchange between the title character and his wife, Faith. Faith wants him to stay home, but he replies that he has…

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  • RUMBLE FISH

What is a summary of the novel, Rumble Fish?

The story centers around tough, young street thug, Rusty-James, and his idol, The Motorcycle Boy (who we eventually find out is his older brother). Rusty-James finds out that a rival gang member,…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

According to Jonathan Edwards’ sermon, what is a constant threat to all human beings?

I am assuming you are referring to Edwards’ most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” In this sermon, Edwards tells his listeners that God has every right to be angry at them and…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

What does the style tell us about the purpose of “The Rocking-Horse Winner”?In the phraseology of…

The simplistic style of writing, direct characterization and infused moral undertones all make this story a fable of sorts, a tale meant to teach a lesson. It is told simply so that all people can…

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  • HISTORY

U.s politics Major events of the 1910’sI need help finding information on the us politics major…

Any criteria for what kind of events? Some of the big ones: 1912 presidential election — Roosevelt runs as a 3rd party candidate, allows the Democrats to win the election WWI — decision to enter…

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  • HATCHET

What does Brian learn about patience in Hatchet?

It sounds so cliched and trite to say, but Brian learns the value of patience through his ordeal. When the plane goes down, Brian believes that rescue will be immediate and that it will be a…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, how could Jack’s character transformation begin to disturb Ralph?Please…

Ralph struggles with holding on to the “civilized” world in which he grew up, and giving in to the innate beast that lives inside man. As he sees Jack begin to lean heavily towards the wild…

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  • 1984

In 1984, what is the least influential group in society?

The least influential group in the society that is depicted in this dystopian world is the proles, or the working class. It is clear that they, being the group in society that receive less…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What exact day was Frankenstein (1931) and Dracula (1931) released in theaters? I need to know…

The movie “Dracula” was released on February 14, 1931. The movie “Frankenstein” was released on November 21, 1931. Both movies featured the horror-movie lead actors of the day: Boris Karloff played…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

Are the following characters from “The Scarlet Ibis” protagonist, antagonist, static, dynamic,…

When thinking about protagonists and antagonists it is helpful to think of the hero vs. villain scenario. Brother is the sole narrator of the story as well as the only dynamic character so we can…

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

In “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, what does he do with his wife’s body?

You didn’t specify what story you were referring to, so I am going to take a leap here and assume that your question comes from the story “The Black Cat” where the narrator kills his wife. In this…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What were prominent themes in William Shakespeare’s works?

This question is certainly very open-ended and certainly not specific. I will attempt to give you some ideas of themes Shakespeare explores in multiple works, though he does so in different ways…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” what does the creeping figure in the wallpaper represent?

As the story progresses, the woman in the wallpaper increasingly represents the narrator’s deteriorating mind, and is a symbol of her own feeling of being trapped and imprisoned by her family and…

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  • MATH

2h-8=h+17

Here’s what you need to do in order to solve for “h.” First, you need to get all the h’s on one side of the equation. To do that, you get rid of the h from the right side of the equation. That is…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

What was the motivation of all of the characters in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

The characters of Mildred Taylor’s novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, are motivated by different factors. CASSIE LOGAN. Hot-tempered Cassie is often motivated by an urge to avenge wrongs done to…

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  • JULIE OF THE WOLVES

Why did the death of Tornait seem to guide Miyax back to Kapugen’s village in Julie of the…

Tornait is Miyax’s last tangible link to her Eskimo heritage in its unsullied form. When the bird dies, Miyax accepts that she has no choice but to accept that things are changing, and that she…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Why is no one allowed either into or out of the abbey in “The Masque of the Red Death”?

To put it simply, no one is allowed in or out because “The ‘RED DEATH’ had long devastated the country”, & Prince Prospero’s sole reason for bringing “a thousand hale and light-hearted friends”…

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  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

In “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the Misfit and the Grandmother seem to have a strange/intense…

When answering this question, you can’t leave out the situation at hand–the Misfit is about to kill the Grandmother. That’s pretty intense–if you were in that situation, the emotions would be…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

What are the four subjects of “The Scarlet Ibis” and the themes that coincide with these subjects?

Remember that a subject is a big idea that is present in a work of literature. A subject can usually be expressed in only one or two words. One subject in “The Scarlet Ibis” is selfishness. The…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the function of relating the Finch family history at the outset of the To Kill a…

The historical background of the founding father of the Finch family in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird helps to establish a history of the area as well as the background and importance of…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

What are the themes shown throughout Chapters 3-5 in The Kite Runner?

Certain subjects already apparent deal with social hierarchy and ethnic prejudice, loyalty and betrayal in friendship and within the family unit, self-denial and self-acceptance. As the story goes…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In “The Scarlet Letter”, why does Hawthorne have dimmesdale “love the truth, and loathe the…

This speaks to Dimmesdale’s basic character. He is a deeply moral man, a minister who has devoted himself and his life to the church and the service of God. He feels a strong sense of moral…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

How is formalism used in “There Will Come Soft Rains”?Any literary devices are fine, but…

I’ll begin with foreshadowing, since its purpose is fairly straightforward. In “There Will Come Soft Rains”, foreshadowing is evident in the reading of the poem. The poem suggests that “Not one…

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  • MACBETH

Find three phrases in which Lennox is speaking ironically in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.Page 153 lines…

Lennox is the “Fickle Thane,” as he gravitates to whoever is in power. First, it’s Duncan; then Macbeth; finally, Malcolm. And he’s none too bright. Shakespeare uses him as a mouthpiece for…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, how has the creature come to regard himself?

There will be dissenting voices, but I think that the monster in Shelley’s work is a sad character and regards himself as one. The creature sees himself in a condition that he has not created. He…

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  • HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

Why is Behrani from “House of Sand and Fog” a tragic hero?I am doing a comparative essay on House…

In many ways, Behrani can be seen as a tragic hero. If we define a tragic hero as one whose greatest attribute can be seen as his greatest flaw, Behrani’s tragic condition can be the loyalty to…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What is the image of women and the media presented in the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

In order to answer this question, I would encourage you to look at Mildred. Consider what she is doing most of her scenes in the book. If she is not tuned out of reality by being plugged in to the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

About whom does Mercutio speak in Act 1 Scene IV of Romeo and Juliet?

In Act 1 Scene IV of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio speaks of two people. First, Mercutio speaks of Romeo himself, cajoling him about being too heavy to dance at a mask ball. Romeo…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is ironic in To Kill a Mockingbird about the concern that the ladies of the Missionary…

The ladies of the Missionary Society in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird worked themselves into a tither over the conditions of the poor Mrunas, an African tribe that had recently been…

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  • THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

Who forces the outcast away from Poker Flat in Bret Harte’s short story “The Outcasts of Poker…

The citizenry of Poker Flat had a subset, that being the secret committee that was dedicated to ridding Poker Flat of undesirable personages. Some persons were removed “permanently” by way of a…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Where does Simon walk after the conversation with the Lord of the Flies?

Simon falls into unconsciousness after his hallucinative conversation with the pig’s head on a stick. Upon waking, he walks up the mountain & encounters the dead pilot. When he sees that, like…

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  • FOREVER …

In regards to Forever, are there any comparisons to any books or movies? Are there any books or…

The topic of teen sex and the implications that go with it are things that films do address. Blume’s book discusses the consequences of teenage sex. I think that one particular film which deals…

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  • THE LOTTERY

I need some examples of how the women were inferior and portrayed differently in the story “The…

Great question, and one I think deserves attention. It has a supposition, though, that women are portrayed as inferior in “The Lottery.” I am not sure that is completely true. Let’s take a look…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

In “Shooting an Elephant,” what is it that Orwell and England end up sacrificing when they do not…

I would argue that it is not freedom that Orwell and England are giving up. Instead, I’d say it is their conscience/integrity and their moral authority. One of the arguments in favor of…

 


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