Describe Lennie and George’s dream for the future.

Describe Lennie and George’s dream for the future.

  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, what did Mary Warren have to do with accusing of Goody Osburn?

Note: This answer pertains to the screenplay for the movie of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. The screenplay was also written by Arthur Miller. Mary Warren, as “an official of the court,” is…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Describe Lennie and George’s dream for the future.

In Of Mice and Men, Lennie and George are best friends. Lennie is obviously mentally handicapped and George travels with him and takes care of him. They dream of one day owning their own farm….

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why does John regret that he had told Elizabeth about his affair with Abigail? What makes her…

John regrets having told Elizabeth because she constantly makes him feel guilty for his actions. She refuses to forgive him or try to rebuild their relationship, but instead has a holier-than-thou…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible” what was Mary Warren’s explanation for leaving the house and going into Salem…

Since the first accusations were made in Reverend Parris’s house, Mary has been a part of most of the proceedings in the courtroom. So when Johh Proctor demands to know where she has been all day…

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  • RICHARD III

Where can I find a synopsis of “Richard III”?i was ask to get some general idea about the play so…

We have an excellent summary of the play here on enotes, available at the link below. I’ve also put there the link below to our “Richard III” site – which has all sorts of other useful resources….

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Which of the characters in Things Fall Apart do you admire the most, and why?

I think I admire three characters the most. The first two are wives of Okonkwo, Nwoye’s mother and Ekwefi. Both of them are married to a very proud and demanding man, but both are able to stand up…

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  • JANE AUSTEN

What is a realistic novel? Explain it with reference to Jane Austen and the development of the…

Like the works of some of her contemporaries’ novels, Jane Austen’s 19th century writings are often referred to as realistic novels. Her books, such as Pride and Prejudice, use fiction to depict as…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why is the symbol of the mockingbird important to the novel?

In chapter 10, Scout and Jem are excited to use their new air- rifles, and are upset that Atticus won’t teach them to shoot. Atticus tells Jem, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why did Harper Lee name this book To Kill a Mockingbird?

The title represents the symbolic mockingbird, which Tom Robinson represents. Towards the beginning of the book, Scout mentions their play guns that they were playing with, and Atticus tells them…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Please help me analyze this quote from Arthur Miller’s play The Crucibe “..But you must…

This quote is from Act 3 and Scene 1 of “The Crucible.” In my edition it is on page 87. The quote is made by Deputy Governor Danforth and the complete quotation follows. “A person is either…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

As this act opens, what accusation does Giles Corey make in “The Crucible”?

Although you have not given the exact Act, I believe that you are talking about Act 3 because this is the act that begins the court room scene and contains an accusation by Giles Corey. At the end…

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  • POETRY

How are the stanzas related in the poem, “Summer Farm” by Norman MacCaig?

To appreciate a literary work, it helps to understand the writer. Norman MacCaig author of the poem, “Summer Farm,” led a life of controversy. Born in Scotland, he began his professional life as…

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  • MACBETH

What is established in the first exchange between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth?

Good question. I think, first of all, you see that Lady M really is Macbeth’s “dearest partner of greatness” as he calls her in the letter she reads out at the start of the scene. Look at teh way…

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  • MARK TWAIN

How does the narrator of “The Californian’s Tale” feel about the men living in the cabins?I’m not…

The narrator in this short story by Mark Twain is “out prospecting on the Stanislaus.” He notices and describes his surroundings to the reader. In this first section of the story he tells the…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

In “Ozymandias,” what does the alliteration in the last three lines of the poem signify or mean?

Here are the last three lines of the poem: Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away. The…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What simile does Demetrius use to characterize the shift in his feelings for Helena when…

There’s a few similes in this speech, I think. Here’s the first two, in Demetrius’ own words: But, my good lord, I wot not by what power,—But by some power it is,—my love to Hermia, Melted…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What acts of magic does Oberon undo and which spell does he leave in place?

There’s two Oberon speeches to look at here, both of them to Puck, and both of them outlining what he’s going to do. He’s the first, from Act 3, Scene 2: Then crush this herb into Lysander’s…

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  • MACBETH

What is the significance of the supernatural in “Macbeth”?

Supernaturalism in the play is found in the witches, the “weird sisters,” who prophesy Macbeth’s and Banquo’s futures. When the witches tell Macbeth that he will be Thane of Cawdor and then King of…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What is the setting and summary of the story, “A Rose for Emily”?

In response to the setting– Intrinsic to the development of both character and conflict, the setting of “A Rose for Emily” is Jefferson, the county seat of Faulkner’s fictional kingdom that he…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

ReligionIn the “The Catcher in the Rye” there were a lot of references about religion from his…

Perhaps Salinger’s purpose is to illustrate a total lack of any type of personal faith system for these characters. They casually throw around expletives, and even though religion is brought up, no…

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  • LITERATURE

I want to know why it is important to study literature in high school.I want to know why it is…

As I tell my students, reading and writing are best friends. You need to be able to do one in order to do the other. This will improve your communication skills. You need to be able to…

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  • HOW I MET MY HUSBAND

In “How I Met My Husband,” why is there no description of Chris Watters’s personal appearance? To…

Edie “tries on” a relationship with Chris Watters in much the same way she tries on Mrs. Pebbles satin dress. She is a girl growing up, awakening and searching for her life. She has no experience…

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  • HOW I MET MY HUSBAND

How would you explain the theme of “How I Met My Husband”?

Several themes are present in the story. It develops an “initiation ” theme in that Edie, as a fifteen-year-old, goes through an experience that leaves her more grown up and realistic. Through…

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  • HOW I MET MY HUSBAND

What aspects of Mrs. Pebbles and her life does Edie envy or admire? What things does she find…

Edie is quite taken with the luxuries she finds in Mrs. Pebbles’ home, particularly her bright shiny kitchen with the new appliances and double sink and the pink bathroom with the three-way mirror….

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What does it mean to you…What does this phrase mean to you? “the blind can not see what the…

I have not heard this one before, but I’ll take a stab at it. Both the blind and deaf are missing out on a major form of communication. We use our senses to understand the world, and when one is…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What sort of lies have been told in the Lomans house?What sort of lies have been told in the…

What sort of lies have been told in the Lomans house? What sort of lies have been told in the Lomans’ house? At least three. This is a good question that goes to the heart of the play. Just before…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How do you get your parents to actually listen to you?How do you get your parents to actually…

What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to change something minor, or trying to do something that may be against what they believe in? Usually the best way to get someone to listen is to…

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  • HISTORY

Meaning of the United StatesWhat does The United States mean to you?

To me, as to many Europeans, The United States mean a complex of many different things, far too many to list in an enotes answer. I have visited the country twice and am in regular contact with…

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

Class ParticipationI teach Writing Across the Humanities to a class of very reticent college…

Maybe you could have groups of 2 or 3 students work together to present/teach something. If you give them some guidelines of what you want done and a rubric of what you will grade on, they would be…

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  • SCIENCE

Forest relation to waterresource

The question is a tad vague but I will give it a shot: Forests are of course closely related to water resources both because they obviously require water to survive but because they also play a…

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  • TWILIGHT

Jacob or Edward?Pick one and explain why =] This should go on for a while.

I was Team Jacob all the way. I was furious with Edward for leaving Bella the way he did. But, after I finished the series, I realized that Edward was the one that Bella should have been with….

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  • ANTIGONE

In Antigone, what does Teiresias predict will happen to Creon and what mistakes does Teiresias…

In Scene 5 of the play, Teiresias tries to warn Creon and save him from destruction. Teiresias tells Creon, “You stand once more on the edge of fate.” Teiresias tells Creon that he has made a…

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  • HAMLET

Analyze how the deceit that surrounds Hamlet impacts on his ability to avenge his father’s death….

I’d argue that the reason the duplicity of the Danish court affects Hamlet is that it creates a real problem about whether you can believe what you see. O villain, villain, smiling, damned…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

What is the climax of “Through the Tunnel”?

The dramatic climax of the story occurs when Jerry reaches the end of the tunnel and makes his way to the surface. Doris Lessing creates tremendous suspense prior to the story’s climax. After Jerry…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

Fortunado and Montresor have similar personalities. Based upon the narrator’s comments, how are…

Although this story is dominated by the narrator, both men have similar characteristics. Fortunado is known as both a “respected and feared man.” He is a connoisseur of fine wines. Because of…

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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

In chapter 3, what does “hide-bound pedant” mean?

If you break down the phrase into the two words, it’s easier to figure out. Hidebound or hide-bound means someone who is extremely conservative or inflexible. A pedant is someone who makes a show…

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  • HAMLET

What function does the friendship of Hamlet and Horatio serve in the play?

Shakespeare created the character of Horatio mainly in order to provide Hamlet with a sympathetic listener. Shakespeare has to rely heavily on soliloquies in order to reveal what Hamlet is thinking…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

How is the motif of digging related to A Tale of Two Cities as a whole?The motif of digging is…

The motif of digging is referring to uncovering that which was hidden or lost. It begins in the first book, “Recalled to Life,” in which Dr. Manette is released from prison. Long held in…

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  • MACBETH

In The Tragedy of Macbeth, why does Lady Macbeth pray to be “unsexed” ?

Lady Macbeth’s speech makes clear the distinctions in the natures of men and women in Shakespeare’s play. Women are portrayed as weak and gentle nurturers (such as Lady Macduff), whereas men are…

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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Why does Nelly not recognize Heathcliff when she first encounters him lurking in the garden of…

First of all, it is nearly dark when Heathcliff hears a voice from behind her. The voice says, “Nelly, is that you?” Nelly says, “It was a deep voice, and foreign in tone; yet there was…

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  • SCIENCE

How do you recycle a plastic shopping bag?

Actually it would appear that most of the re-anything of plastic shopping bags involves the re-use of them rather than actually recycling them, though the percentage of bags being recycled has…

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  • HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS

Who is General Rapael Trujilla?

General Rafael Trujillo ruled in the Dominican Republic from 1930 until he was assassinated in 1961. He was President part of that time, for 8 years from 1930 to 1938, and again from 1942 to 1952….

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  • HAMLET

In “Hamlet” what is Hamlet’s purpose in describing to King Claudius how a king may travel through…

One reason is that Hamlet is trying to keep up his appearance of being slightly insane. He’s been spouting “nonsense” to people for a lot of the play now in order to keep people at a distance and…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What types of irony are there in the first 35 pgs of “Fahrenheit 451”?need more than 1 type please

The opening description of book burning is ironic. The first words: “It was a pleasure to burn,” are a twist since you are reading a book – the very item that the narrator states it is a pleasure…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In two paragraphs, please describe Scout being intelligent in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Thank you for your question. I cannot write your paragraph for you, but I can give you some good ideas. Scout is indeed a very intelligent little girl. How do we know? What does she say and do that…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why did Tom try to escape in chapter 24?

This is a really good question because on the surface it seems simple; however, it presents a real complexity. Exactly the kind of complexity Harper Lee wants the reader to contemplate. It could be…

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  • FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

Why is Charlie having difficulty putting his feelings into words?

It depends what part of the novel you are speaking about. I’m guessing that you are referring to the beginning of the novel, before Charlie has his operation. In this state, he is required to begin…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

In what ways is Viola loyal?

Viola’s loyalty is tremendous, I think, to Orsino. She is, from very early in their relationship, madly in love with him, but she chooses not to say anything – and she still agrees to carry out her…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451”, why did Bradbury choose Dover’s Beach and the book of Ecclesiastes for his…

In Ecclesiastes, a lot of its main theme focuses on how worldy pleasures, vanity, material goods, and worldly pursuits are worthless, meaningless, and empty. Pursuing the world, filling your life…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

In Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, Captain keller thinks that it is unfair to their new baby,…

Captain Keller thinks that it is unfair to baby Mildred for the family to coddle Helen all day. Near the beginning of the play, the family is on edge because of Helen’s behavior and what she is…

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