Did the books Holdon read influence his intellectual development?

Did the books Holdon read influence his intellectual development?

  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Did the books Holdon read influence his intellectual development?

The books Holden read did influence his intellectual development, that is why it is so sad that he keeps failing out of one school after another because he is so capable. It is not his intellect…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Act III, scene 1 of “Romeo and Juliet”, what happens to Mercutio in this scene?Act 3, Scene 1

Mercutio is not mentioned in Act 3 Scene 5. It is in Act 3 Scene 1 where Mercutio is spoiling for a fight with the Capulets. They run into Tybalt who hurls insults at Romeo. Romeo refuses to…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 5 How does Julliet react to the Nurse’s advice? Why is she devastated?

This is the moment when Juliet is forced to act on her own. Up until this point, she has made every attempt to be an obedient daughter. She has trusted the Nurse to guide her in any situation….

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Act III, Scene 5 of “Romeo and Juliet”, Juliet seeks comfort from the Nurse. What is the…

In this scene, Juliet has been berated by her father after refusing Paris’ offer of marriage. She is threatened with disownment, & turns to the nurse for advice and comfort. Instead, the Nurse…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Does our government also try to prevent critical thoughts?Does our government also try to prevent…

In part I think it’s natural for governments to attempt to manipulate information and the press in some ways, both big and small. Whether it’s a democracy or a dictatorship, keeping their job…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Do you think our government also try to manipulate us?Do you think our government also tries to…

Of course they do. All governments (really the people who are in charge…presidents, prime ministers, kings, parliament, congress, house of representatives, etc.) make decisions that will be, in…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Do you think our society will end in a similar way like Bradbury’s dystopian society?Do you think…

I hope you are asking this from a philosphical point of view rather than a pessimistic one. Writers like Bradbury, Huxley, Orwell, and even Lois Lowry (The Giver) sometimes paint a bleak picture,…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

What makes Act 3, sc. 3 of “Much Ado About nothing” interesting?no

My favorite character of the play, Dogberry, is introduced in this scene. Dogberry, as the town constable, is telling the night watchmen to be on the lookout for any mischief or trouble as they…

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  • MATH

How can I find the coordinates of crossing points between the line y=2x+1 and the curve y=x^2+x+1?

You can use a graphing calculator. There are also various places on-line that will graph both for you. In order to find the crossing points, you will find the point at which the y’s are equal. You…

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  • SCIENCE

Is the Yellowstone caldera of the same type and destructive power as the Krakatau volcano?What is…

I recently watched a special on NOVA about Yellowstone National Park. In it, the authors voiced a genuine concern over the swelling of the ground in the park and the increase of geothermal and…

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  • THE TEMPEST

What relevance does The Tempest have to our modern day life?

Well, there is a plot to get rid of Prospero and Miranda who end up lost and living on an island for several years because their little boat wrecked there. Shipwrecks happen often enough, and it…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the difference between tabloids and broadsheet newspapers?

As the above answer states, tabloids are smaller in size than broadsheets and generally tend to emphasize different subjects: subjects that might be regarded as being lighter, or less taxing, than…

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  • SCIENCE

Do you know the guidelines in conducting thesis?

If you are trying to formulate a thesis for research or an experiment you can follow the steps listed after this. Since this is posted under science, I think you might mean hypothesis; in any case,…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

Which scene in the story can be changed slightly in setting and build-up, without changing…

One scene that I can think of that fits your requirements would be the part of the story that contains the last two wishes. The second wish is for Mr. and Mrs. White’s son Herbert to return from…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What effect has Shakespeare created by referring so often to the notion of time in “Romeo and…

This question has already been answered. Here is a link for you: http://www.enotes.com/romeo-and-juliet/q-and-a/romeo-juliet-act-three-scene-five-time-plays-an-13389

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is the meaning of Rhetoric?

Rhetoric is a type of speaking or writing used to persuade an audience of the validity or truth in the statement. The use of rhetoric typically masks the real truth under discussion or leads…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Please help with my Macbeth and Frankenstein essay thesis. Topic sentences help, not whole essay,…

  1. Your main thesis has to do with comparing the works of Macbeth and Frankenstein on the basis of the evil of deception. I assume you are stating that deception IS evil and that these two works…

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  • LITERATURE

What books would you take?This question was inspired by dbello’s question about the 10 most…

A very interesting and challenging question, but whose culture? Western culture? Various world cultures? Makes a difference!

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  • HISTORY

The Days That Changed The WorldIf you were asked to pick the 10 days that changed the world (up…

The Birth of Jesus Constantine makes Catholicism the official religion of the state The Magna Carta Luther posts the 95 Thesis The Copernican Revolution The Birth of Shakespeare Drafting the…

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  • HISTORY

How did the crusades change life in the Middle East?

Although the Crusades are often spoken about today as European or Christian religious oppression of the Islamic world, the effects of the Crusades on both Europe and the Middle East were actually…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Are the people in “Fahrenheit 451” observant? Do you think this is similar to today?

I think that your question asks if people today are similar to those in Fahrenheit 451? In some ways they are, for example, Mildred’s obsession with the television which has been transformed into…

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  • HISTORY

To what extent were the following Revolutions: American, French, and Russian inevitable?You must…

All three revolutions were caused by pressures which built up over time. In the American revolution the pressures were economic, political and cultural. The economics of the British governorships…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

A character who acts as a contrast to another is called a foil. How is Benjamin a foil for…

Boxer is a wonderfully strong character who has an intense work ethic, is loyal and does not question the process. Boxer, a horse, has intense values and cares for all living things. He simply…

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  • ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

Can you please explain each stanza of the Cry of the Children by Elizabeth Browning in detail??

This poem was written based on a report that was written because of the treatment of children in mines and factories. Children were being worked to death. The first stanza speaks of all of the…

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  • NIGHT

Chapter 5How did you react to this chapter?

How did you react? The entire book is deeply disturbing, but I think most heartbreaking in this chapter is Juliek’s death and the smashing of his violin. It is the death of a beautiful spirit and…

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  • HISTORY

Jackson’s picture on a $20 bill. Does he deserve a place with George Washington, Thomas…

Andrew Jackson deserves a place on our money for several reasons. He was in the Continental Army as a courier (runner) when he was a young boy (13). He was abused by a British officer while held…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In “The Great Gatsby”, why doesn’t Gatsby go into hiding after Myrtle’s death?

In “The Great Gatsby,” Jay Gatsby is the protagonist. At the end of the story he and Daisy drive back from the city together. Daisy is driving the car when Myrtle is killed. Gatsby stands…

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  • ILIAD

In Book IX of the The Iliad, what are the offers of Odysseus, Phoenix, and Ajax to Achilles, and…

Agamemnon had seriously insulted Achilles so Achilles pulled his men out of the battle and Agamemnon realized he was wrong. He realizes without the aid of Achilles the cause is lost. He decides…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What ways is the plot of The Scarlet Letter driven (almost mandated) by the motivations of its…

The novel is indeed driven by Hester’s motivations. They account directly for the circumstances of the story and the events as they unfold. First of all, the story could not have happened at all…

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  • THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Why does Anne Frank take Valerian pills every day?

In 1942 the Nazis were cracking down on the Jewish people who lived in Germany and other countries. The Frank family went into hiding so they could avoid being split up and sent to concentration…

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  • NIGHT

Chapter 4how did you react to chapter 4 i want to know what you thought??

This chapter certainly focuses on Elie’s change. Things are important that didn’t used to be…for instance, when Elie and his father were first separated from the rest of the family, they pledged…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Explain the satire behind Snowball’s committees in Animal Farm.

Some scholars claim Orwell was purely going after the Soviet regime in Animal Farm. Others, like myself, believe that while Orwell was alluding to the communists, he saw a bigger picture as well….

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  • THE LOTTERY

Can you please give me a thesis statement for the story “The Lottery” by Shirley jackson?

If you are asking what a thesis statement of the story itself is, realize there are many. This story contains implicit, or implied, thesis statements, but it does not contain an explicit one….

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What were Giles Corey’s last words in The Crucible?

Giles Corey was a strong, determined old man who refused to break under the torture inflicted upon him by the court in Salem. When Giles refused to answer the charges against him and to name his…

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  • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

Why does Mr. Justice Wargrave believe that “Indian Island was news!”?

There are several rumors surrounding Indian Island and who owns it. The fact that it is a complete mystery makes it even more appealing to those who thrive on gossip. At the beginning of the…

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  • TWILIGHT

“Like I said, as long as it makes you happy…as long as it’s what’s best for you” – Edward “S…

After James has injured Bella and she is in the hospital, Edward is trying to reassure Bella that he will stay with her. He wants her to rest and heal. She wants assurances that he will not leave…

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  • THE GIVER

Who was the giver who had been released before Jonas?

The giver who had been released before Jonas was a girl. She had been selected 10 years before Jonas, but the girl did not have the qualities required to be successful. She was also a 12 and was…

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  • BUSINESS

I need some help with research topics on banking and finance.I need as many topics as possible

The topics for research in finance and banking are only limited by imagination. With today’s economy at crisis level the research availability is immeasurable. Your research topic really…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In “A Separate Peace” how many years has Gene been away from the school?

This question can be answered by a close reading of the text. If you open up your book, and read the first sentence, it states, “I went back to the Devon school not long ago, and found it looking…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Have we also today this solidarity Services? And what is the benefit of it?Have we also today…

I think the reverse of your question is more to the point. The Solidarity Service is the reverse of what we had/have, part of the new worship of “Our Ford” that has replaced the worship of “Our…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

At the beginning of Part II of “A Rose for Emily”, how long had Emily’s father been dead?

This is one of those questions that can be answered by a close reading of the text. In “A Rose for Emily” however, it is rather confusing because William Faulkner does mix the timeline up. He…

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  • AS YOU LIKE IT

What is a scene-by-scene summary of Act II of As You Like It?

A summary of Act II of As You Like It, which covers each scene, is as follows. Act II, Scene IAn introduced to Duke Senior in the Forest of Arden, who is Rosalind’s father. Scene IIDuke Frederick…

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  • THE GOOD-MORROW

How can “The Good-Morrow” be critically interpreted?

“The Good Morrow” is one of Donne’s most famous poems, the subject of much literary interpretation and criticism. Its numerous allusions to seventeenth-century philosophical and scientific beliefs…

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  • THE GOOD-MORROW
  • SCIENCE

Is Krakatoa “Krakatau” a caldera type of volcano? Why or why not?Are caldera volcanoes more…

The Krakatau volcano is indeed a Caldera. It is 813 meters high and is located at 6.1 Degrees South and 105.423 Degrees East. Krakatau is a Stratovolocano and this is considered to be one of the…

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  • WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

What are the figures of speech in “King Cantue” written by W. M. Thackery? Please include…

“King Canute” is a poem written by W.M.Thackeray’s (1811-1863). The style of the poem is written as a Ballad. There is a rhyming pattern and several different literary devices are used in the…

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  • THE LESSON

Why is the professor in “The Lesson” by Toni Bambara feeling nervous when she meets her pupils?…

In Toni Bambara’s “The Lesson,” Miss Moore might be feeling nervous or uncomfortable because she has returned home to teach as one of the only college-educated African Americans in her…

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  • ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING: A BIOGRAPHY

What is the summary of poem “The Cry of the Children” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning?

This is a protest poem decrying the horror of child labor in factories and coal mines of England. Children were put out to work at very young ages in factories and in the coal mines. They were…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In what way, do you think, contextual information affects the reader’s understanding of the…

Animal Farm is written as an allegorical political satire about the rise of communism. Today, we don’t have Stalin or Trotsky to equate to the pigs Snowball and Napoleon. Communism is not the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In what way, do you think, contextual information affects the reader’s understanding of the…

If you are speaking about second language (L2/ESOL) students, I would think that the context of the story might get difficult with all the allegories that are found. For example, the real meaning…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the significance of the title Lord of the Flies?

The title is important because as the story progresses, the boys succumb to their inner beast and allow it to rule their thoughts and actions. In chapter 8, Simon sees the pigs head that Jack has…

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