Describe the situation requarding Burris Ewell

Describe the situation requarding Burris Ewell

  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How was the “prophecy” given by The Lord of the Flies fulfilled in Chapter 9?

Chapter nine is a pivotal chapter in this novel, and it’s no coincidence that it follows a chapter in which one of the main characters (Simon) “meets” the Lord of the Flies. The prophecy is…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Describe the situation requarding Burris Ewell

Burris Ewell arrives in the story as the newest thorn in Miss Caroline’s side. She sees lice on Burris and becomes hysterical. She attempts to give him directions on how to get rid of the vermin,…

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  • A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS

What is a theme to the short story “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”by Gabriel Garcia…

One of the defining characteristics of magical realism is that, since reality and fantasy and magic get all tossed together, clear morals, themes and truths are hard to identify: This is because…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In “Great Expectations” why does Pumblechook tell Pip that his fortune is “well deserved”? Give…

Pumblechook is entirely insincere in his fond affections for Pip after Pip achieved his fortune. We know this because before the fortune landed in Pip’s lap, Pumblechook lost no opportunity to…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Is the ending of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a moral closure?

The ending does have some aspects of moral closure to it. Take for example how Huck’s attitude towards Jim has changed from the beginning of the novel. At the beginning, he viewed Jim as…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Tom leaves to be free of his responsibilities toward his family–does this plan work for him?

In the conclusion of the play, Tom and Amanda have a furious, and final, argument after which Tom storms out of the apartment for the last time. He leaves his family behind in St. Louis to pursue…

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  • MACBETH

Who is more ambitious, Macbeth or Lady Macbeth, and why?

Your question has been argued for centuries, so my answer is certainly not absolute. What I will do is offer some evidence on both sides of the argument. In favor of Macbeth’s being the more…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the weather like in chapter 7 of “The Great Gatsby?” What does it symbolize?

The weather during the this chapter is extremely hot and stifling. It is uncomfortable to be outside and everyone is looking for some relief. Here are a few quotes from chapter 7 to illustrate…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In chapter one of “Lord of the Flies,” why did Piggy get mad at Ralph?

In chapter one of “Lord of the Flies,” Piggy becomes angry that Ralph has let the other children know that his former nickname was “piggy” because he is heavy-set. He feels that Ralph betrayed him…

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  • THE GIVER

Who is Fiona?In Lois Lowry’s book ‘The Giver.’

Fiona is a friend of Jonas in the same age group who spends a lot of her community help time (a requirement) in the House of the Old. She is attentive and caring and able to relate to the aged in…

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  • HISTORY

How did the incorporation of western territories into the United States affect Indian nations…

Similar to so many tribes whose lives were disrupted by settler incorporation of Western Lands, the Nez Perce tribe and the Sioux were greatly impacted by Westward Expansion. The Nez Perce social…

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  • SONNET 18

Please paraphrase Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18.”

Well, to paraphrase something means to “express the same message in different words,” so that is what I will try to do: I’d compare you to a summer’s day, but you are prettier and more pleasant….

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  • JANE EYRE

In what respect does Jane’s description of the Ingrams remind you of the story of Cindrella? I…

The story of Cinderella in brief: her mother dies; father remarries and brings to household two daughters; stepmother and stepsisters mistreat her; father is either indifferent or malevolent (in…

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  • SONNET 29

What simile does the speaker use in lines 11-12 to describe his new state of mind? Does this…

The images brought out in lines 9-12 are the critical points in the sonnet as it changes the focus of the sonnet. The first portion of the sonnet focuses on a great deal of challenge and…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

What quick action by Saknis plays an instrumental part in Matt’s recovery in Sign of the Beaver?

I believe the action you are referring to is Saknis’s treatment of Matt immediately after the bee attack. Matt, lying on the ground, was “too weak to struggle;” his skin “seemed to be on fire from…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How is the story “The Great Gatsby” an ironic inversion of a knightly quest for the grail?

The “knightly quest for the grail” is the search by heroes for that most elusive of objects, the cup Jesus used at the last supper. It is also used to mean anytime an individual attempts to…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

Please discuss the features of an ode.

An ode is a formal lyric poem with a lofty theme. The style of language is elevated in order to glorify the subject. The earliest versions of odes were poems that were sung; in fact, the term…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

We have to choose a character from the Catcher in the Rye and design a cd cover. I choose…

Some things you might include would be: a sketch of her face, including her red hair, a poster for her favorite movie, The 39 Steps, a spelling test on which she earned an A, elephants, her…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is Curley’s Wife’s dream? Why will it not happen? Can you please gave pages of quotes.

Curley’ Wife is the lone female character in John Steinbeck’s memorable drama “Of Mice and Men.” Portrayed negatively for most of the story, Curley’s Wife (we know not her real name) is a flirt who…

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  • JANE EYRE

What are the differences between Jane Eyre and Blanche Ingram?

I’m assuming that your assignment is to write some sort of compare and contrast essay. Without seeing the actual prompt, I can’t give you many hints for your thesis, but make sure it directly…

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  • ANNABEL LEE

I am trying to find examples of obsessive love in the Poe’s Annabel Lee?I see the love but am…

When taken out of a natural context, I have a tendency to believe that most love poems “sound” a bit on the obsessive side. Due to this, it is a difficult to read if this is the exact intent of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Is Boo the only innocent, or mockingbird, in this novel?

No, Boo is only one example (perhaps the best example) of a “mockingbird” in the text. Tom Robinson can also be considered a mockingbird, as he does nothing but good things for others, even though…

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  • SCIENCE

Weather AnomaliesI am in need of some stimulating DVD’s on wild weather occurrences suitable for…

National Geographic has a few DVD’s that are fairly good. One is entitled “Nature’s Fury,” which covers a variety of natural disasters such as tornado sitings as well as earthquake analysis. I…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How can a teacher understand a student’s psychology?

There are several ways a teacher can understand both their learning profile psychology as well as their overall psychological state. The first would be to familiarize themselves with any and all…

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  • HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

Explain the central symbolism in “Hills Like White Elephants” by Hemingway.

The central symbol in “Hills Like White Elephants” is the setting, with the hills in the distance. One side of the train station in Spain is covered with vegetation and fertile while the other side…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What will be your premises if you are a pro-prostitution individual, if you will be choosing your…

This is a challenging situation. I also anticipate that there will be much in the way of discussion which arises out of it. There are several premises which need to be acknowledged in determining…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Comment on the effect of Wickam on Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice.

To answer this question you need to consider the function of Wickham as a character in the entire novel. He is a dangerous character in that he combines a pleasing, handsome exterior with charming…

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  • THE DRUNKARD

What are the theme, dilemma and catastrophe in “The Drunkard”?

The dilemma in “The Drunkard” is how to keep Mick Delaney from getting drunk at the public house following the funeral of his friend and confidante Mr. Dooley. Frank O’Connor structures the story…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Why “The Most Dangerous Game,” is the perfect title to Richard Connell’s story. TWO REASONS!! Be…

The Most Dangerous Game works on two levels and its title can be appreciated at both of those levels. The most obvious level is the physical: life or death. The most dangerous game is hunting which…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain how solar panels are used for water heating.

The solar pannels are placed on the roof of the house. The water is pumped up through an area near the panels then drained back into a holding tank. In Japan these solar panels for heating water…

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  • LITERATURE

NOvels in Freshman College Prep classWhat novels are you reading in your English I college prep…

I would think that Homer would be a part of the reading list for college prep classes. Both The Iliad and The Odyssey would top that list. Continuing with this, Sophocles’ “Oedipus” and…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

What is the climax of the novel The Alchemist by Coelho?

As Santiago is digging for treasure, a pack of thieves finds him and proceeds to beat him and rob him. They force him to continue digging in search of the treasure, but when none is found, all of…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

I need a poem regarding daffodils by Wordsworth except “I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD”?

There are many of Wordsworth’s poems that seek to connect the subjective experience to the natural setting as “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” The exact specifications of daffodils might be a bit…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What were some of Odysseus’ character flaws and mistakes in judgment?

Odysseus had undertaken so many acts which are worthy of praise, but there were some distinct moments where miscalculation were present. One of the faults of Odysseus is that it seems as if his…

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  • LITERATURE

Explain what it means to create America, and how this meaning emerges in period literature.

If the question is regarding how America’s meaning is created through literature, I think a bit more clarification would be needed. Although a young country in comparison to others on the world…

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  • BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER, A TALE OF WALL STREET

What are some things we know about Bartleby?

Although he is the title character of Herman Melville’s short story “Bartleby the Scrivener,” the reader is given little background about Bartleby. He is hired to copy documents, but the most…

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  • CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

In the short story “Contents of a Dead Man’s Pocket”, how does the warm apartment symbolizes…

Well done! You have identified that setting in this short story, at least on some levels, operates symbolically in terms of standing for an idea or abstract quality apart from its physical state….

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  • A GRAIN OF WHEAT

How does the character of Mumbi symbolize Africa’s struggle for identity in A Grain of Wheat?

Mumbi is symbolic of Africa in A Grain of Wheat largely because she is an innocent bystander in all of the transgressions. As Kihika’s sister, one would think she would hold a place of high regard…

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  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, what is the theme of the story?

The central theme of the story is the dangerous period of adolescence where identity is still so unformed and malleable, which allows certain individuals the chance to manipulate and control such…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

In “Harrison Bergeron” what is the author saying about creating a perfect world by equalizing…

Well, if you look at the results of the story–a teenager brutally murdered with his parents not even having the wherwithal to mourn his death for very long, it’s hard to conclude that Vonnegut has…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the theme of the poem “Request to a Year?”…

In order for you to determine the theme, you have to take a look at what the poem is trying to say to you. First, what is this poem about? If the year is meditating a suitable gift, I should like…

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  • HISTORY

What were the characteristics of the education and military in the Moche and Nazca…

Very little is known about the education and military practices of these two ancient South American civilizations located in what is now Peru. The Moche culture lasted from 100-800 A.D. Most of…

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  • SPEAK

What does Melinda do to make her house feel like Christmas in Speak?

Poor Melinda, she’s doing what she can to cheer herself up, isn’t she? The part about Melinda decorating for Christmas is in the part titled “Winter Break.” First Melinda puts up the family’s…

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  • BLACK BOY: A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

Describe Granny’s house and Richard’s reaction to it.Richard Wright’s “Black Boy”

After having lived in decrepit shacks, Granny’s home in Jackson, Mississippi, is “an enchanting place to explore.” It is large, two stories, and has seven rooms. In the long, narrow hallways,…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

I’m a student, and in class we’re going to start Twelfth Night, and some of my friends want help…

Well, from my experience of teaching it your first priority if you are helping others to study this play or studying it yourself is to make sure you are completely aware of who all the characters…

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  • BUSINESS

What is John Dunlop Systems Theory in Industrial Relations about?What is he trying to say about…

John Dunlop, labor economist and Harvard economics professor, who served, among other positions, as the United States Secretary of Labor (1975-76), developed a model of industrial labor relations…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

Why do you think Shelley chose to include the letters at the beginning of the text? What…

I am assuming that the question is in reference to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Frankenstein opens with Robert Walton’s letter from St. Petersburgh, Russia, to his sister in England for several…

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  • THE OEDIPUS TRILOGY

In Oedipus Rex, what are 3 examples of “whatever the gods decide, your fate cannot be avoided”?

Teiresias, the blind prophet, predicts that Oedipus will be discovered to be a brother as well as a father to his children, a son as well as a husband to the same woman, and the killer of his…

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  • SOLDIER’S HOME

How does “Soldier’s Home” demonstrate minimalism?

Hemingway is known for his concise, blunt diction; so “Soldier’s Home” easily fits into the minimalist category. The opening sentence of the story, “Krebs went to the war from a Methodist college…

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

Why did Sam choose the big tree as his home, and how did he make it comfortable?

The text of My Side of the Mountain is very clear about the main reason that Sam was first attracted to the big hemlock tree for his home. We read, “…I wanted a house that could not be seen….

 


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