Discuss the theme of truth and lies in The Wild Duck.

Discuss the theme of truth and lies in The Wild Duck.

  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” what is a crucial moment in Peyton Farquhar’s life?

Perhaps the most crucial moment in Peyton’s life occurs during his conversation with the Federal scout in Part II of the story. Peyton believes he is speaking with a Confederate soldier whose…

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  • THE WILD DUCK

Discuss the theme of truth and lies in The Wild Duck.

Truth and lies is a complicated theme in Ibsen’s The Wild Duck. For instance, Gina Ekdal is living in a lie because she has never told Hjelmar Ekdal, her husband, that there may be some confusion…

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  • THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

Who are the main characters in “The Plot Against America?”

Phillip Roth’s novel, “The Plot Against America” is a compelling novel of alternative history. The setting is era of Franklin Roosevelt, but instead of FDR becoming president, prior to WWII,…

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  • HISTORY

What do you think about Queen Elizabeth’s reign and her as a ruler?I am fasinated by Queen…

I love this topic! Re #2, it appears from your avatar that you are a male; I don’t think that men can possibly grasp the significance that a ruler like Elizabeth I holds for contemporary women. The…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

About quibbles and puns in the speech of Mercutio, Romeo and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet.Did…

In my opinion, the short answer to your secondary question is “both.” Shakespeare intended to use quibbles and puns and those forms of speech were common in teen vernacular of the time. In order…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

do you think ponyboy and johnny are unlikely heroes? why oy why not?no

They are not unlikely heroes-they are believable heroes. In fact, they are probably the only two characters in the book who could be realistically expected to be heroes. Most of the other…

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  • HAMLET

Who is more evil in his actions, Hamlet or Macbeth?”Macbeth” and “Hamlet,” by Shakespeare

Without question, Macbeth is more evil, for his thoughts of murder center around his cupidity; his motives are purely selfish. Hamlet, on the other hand, does not entertain the idea of regicide…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

How did Holden let the fencing team down in Catcher in the Rye?

Holden is the manager of the fencing team. In this capacity, he is in charge of all the equipment, which he says is “a very big deal”. Holden had gone down to New York with the team that morning…

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  • BEOWULF

What are some similarities between the two mead halls, Herot and Camelot?

Both halls are built by warrior kings to honor their brave soldiers. Both halls are gathering places for the court, sort of like the kings’ headquarters. Both halls become famous across Europe and…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, which books are allowed in every household?Do they have a dictionary?

Yes, they have a dictionary. This is probably a result of their belief in the importance of having precise use of language. Though, we can probably assume that their dictionary is different than…

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  • TWELVE ANGRY MEN

Write three theme statements on Twelve Angry Men.

I am going to assume that a “theme statement” is the same as a thesis statement, a statement that you can explain and support with evidence from a piece of literature. For your assignment over…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

In the novel, which children of the community attended Great Faith school?

The Great Faith school was where the African-American children went to school; the white children went to the Jefferson Davis school. The “separate but equal” doctrine of the Plessy vs. Ferguson…

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  • BEOWULF

Grendel traces his ancestors back to the Biblical family of _______. Here are more questions:…

Grendel’s ancestry is linked back to the Biblical Cain who killed his own brother in Genesis. (lines 106–114 and lines 1260–1267 of Beowulf) The Danes have been fighting Grendel for 12 years,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What does Roger symbolize in Lord of the Flies?like what he represents.

Roger’s an interesting character, whom Golding uses to represent (in a rather unequivocal way) the ‘darkness of man’s heart’ which the novel is so interested in. When first introduced, he’s marked…

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  • WILLIAM FAULKNER

I am looking for a short story by William Faulkner about a baby’s race that is questioned by the…

The story that you are looking for is “Desiree’s Baby,” by author Kate Chopin whose main character’s background and racial heritage is not known. “Désirée is the adopted daughter of the Valmonde…

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  • KIDNAPPED

What was David’s four days on the rocks like in Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson?

David Balfour was stranded for four days on the tidal islet of Earraid. In the end, his clothes were in rags and tatters, his stockings worn through so that his “shanks were bare” and his throat…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Describe Nick Carraway briefly and his apparent role in the novel.

Nick Carraway, the novel’s narrator, is a young man who was born into a conservative, well established, but not wealthy, Midwestern family. After attending college and serving in World War I, Nick…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What kind of man was Shakespeare?What kind of man was William Shakespeare? Was he bookish and…

One of the keywords to never let you get fooled about Shakespeare is that he might have been the “anti-poet”- Far from being the starving, drunken, Lord Byron-ish, sullen, dramatic poet, he was a…

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  • NATIVE SON

Explain the ambiguity in Bigger’s criticism of cowardice in Native Son when you consider his…

Bigger accuses Gus of being a “yellow black bastard” as a way of concealing his own fear. Previous to this, all of the petty crime that Bigger, Gus, and Jack have committed has been against other…

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  • HISTORY

How did people communicate back in the 1990’s?I am doing a report about the 1990s and I need an…

During the twentieth century people communicated much the same way as they do today. There are advancements in the technology but we used mobile phones, land-line phones, e-mail, snail-mail and…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Will Ponyboy, Darry, or any of the group from “The Outsiders” get married and/or have any kids?

To answer this type of question, you have to consider the way that the author has written the characters. Do you believe that these characters have hopes for families in their future? To ask if…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What does Puck’s soliloquy mean at the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

I guess you can paraphrase Puck’s final soliloquy that ends the play as follows: If the actors and events that you have seen have upset you, I recommend that you imagine it was all a dream and that…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

What is the importance of romantic love in The Alchemist?

I love this question. Thanks for posting. I think the idea of romantic love shouldn’t necessarily be confined to that of being between a woman and a man. In the story, there is a romantic love (in…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I have to write an essay comparing 4 poems. How should I lay out my essay (what should I include…

Literary analysis requires that you write an introduction with a thesis statement. You will want to find at least one thing that the poems have in common, and then use that to construct your…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In Chapter 7 of “Animal Farm”, what is Napoleon’s REAL reason for banning the song “Beasts of…

Napoleon wants to “squelch” the incitation to protestation and rebellion. He would rather convince the animals that they have presently achieved their goals so that they can get down to the…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What do the incidents of the plot for chapter 6 illustrate relative to the Seven Commandments and…

Old Major has given the animals a set of rules or commandments that define the theory known as Animalism which is at the heart of how the animals are expected to behave. Old Major is very specific…

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  • HISTORY

What caused the Civil War?I need a few specific examples but chronology that led to the Civil War

One historian wrote that the seeds of the American Civil War were planted in the settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth, two and a half centuries earlier. (It might be worthwhile for you to look up…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What do Nick’s judgements reveal about himself in “Chapter III” of The Great Gatsby?

First, remember that Nick is consistently a judgmental narrator, though chapter three does reveal some aspects of his character that we as readers have not seen until this point in the novel….

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  • THE CLOUD

What is an analysis of the poem, “The Cloud”?

“The Cloud” is a 6 stanza poem that goes through the basic cycle of a cloud. It portrays the moments of happiness and the moments of anger. It shows that like all things, there is a rebirth with…

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  • HISTORY

How did westward expansion impact American society between 1800-1860?I need a few specific…

The westward movement began with the Louisiana Purchase on 1803. The movement to the west during the 1800’s is also known as Manifest Destiny. From 1783 to 1815, approximately five million…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

What are the types of characterization in “The Scarlet Ibis”?

Since “The Scarlet Ibis” is told by a first-person narrator, we learn about the characters through his eyes. In telling the story, he tells us what the various characters said and did; he also…

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  • SYLVIA PLATH

Give critical analysis of “Poppies in October.”quotations

“Poppies in October,” is part of a collection of poems that Sylvia Plath wrote in 1962 toward the end of her life, she committed suicide at the age of 30. The writing of this period in the poet’s…

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  • HAMLET

What type of character is Hamlet?no

Hello, The question of what type of character Hamlet has is a rich question, and one that has been explored extensively by critics over the last four hundred years. Part of what makes Hamlet such…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

In “Brave New World” are the events taking place in chronological order?

The events that occur in “Brave New World” ARE in chronological order, but Huxley breaks them up into several different sections so that he can follow different storylines all at once. This is a…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Great Gatsby GrammarHow do you deal with the chapter titles of this novel in an essay (or…

I just checked a couple of sources and found nothing applicable, either, but these solutions make sense to me . . . If it’s not broken, don’t fix it! Since FSF used Roman numerals for his chapter…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

When Lysander falls in love with Helena, what does Hermia’s response tell us?

In Act 3, sc. 2, Hermia discovers that Lysander professes to love Helena. He says he no longer loves, and even dispises, Hermia. She is dumbfounded. She says, “You speak not as you think. It…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Which is worse: to like someone who doesn’t feel the same way about you, or to be chased by…

It is worse to like someone who doesn’t feel the same way about you than it is to be chased by someone in whom you are not at all interested. Unrequited feelings can cause intense pain that renews…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What advice would you give to the actor playing Bottom about how to play the part after the…

Since I have both directed this play once and was also the language (Shakespeare guru) to a recent production, I will tell you what I have told both young actors who played Bottom. To begin with do…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

Who do u think the real heroes where in the concentration camps and why do u think they where the…

I would probably go a bit global on this, but also stress that it is difficult to judge anyone “as heroic” if we are not placed in those situations. It would be great to say that the real heroes…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

To Kill A MockingbirdI was absent on a day, and I wasn’t able to read one chapter. My teacher…

Chapters 4 and 5 are concerned with the children’s summer activities and their continued obsession with the mystery of Boo Radley, especially after they find gifts in the knot-hole of the oak tree…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the purpose of Nick’s last meeting with Jordan?

In the final chapter, after Gatsby’s funer, Nick says he’d had enough of the fast, glittering life in New York and decided to return to the midwest. Nick knew he had to break if off with Jordan…

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  • MATH

Total surface area of a cylinder of height H & base radius r is double that of another…

You need to remember that the total surface of cylinder is the sum of two times area of base and the surface area of lateral part such that: TSA = 2A base + h⋅(2π⋅r)h⋅(2π⋅r) You need to evaluate TSA of…

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  • MACBETH

Porter Scene – written by Shakespeare or not?I’ve come across the suggestion by certain critics…

I agree with post #2. There does seem to be a lot of consistencies between the porter scene the other prose writings of the play. Shakespeare also used a lot of comic relief in his tragedies in…

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  • LITERATURE

Is there a list of literary works which have been referrenced in other works of fiction?I am…

Perhaps, but the problem is that this list (in order to be comprehensive) would have to include every single allusion to every single piece of fiction every created! This would be an absolutely…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter 2 of “The Great Gatsby”, why does Nick identify with “the casual watcher in the…

Nick is our narrator; he is the one who observes what is going on during the summer of the story and reports to us what he saw. He identifies with the observer in the street because he sees that…

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  • HISTORY

Which of the following were NOT protested against by civil rights groups during the decade of the…

The only one of your choices that addresses your question is ‘D’, federal laws preventing voting. The reason being the laws that restricted voting were on the state level of government legislation…

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  • THE GIVER

Why do the ceremonies stop at twelve? Why not thirteen or fourteen?

There is not a definitive answer as to why the ceremonies stop at twelve in The Giver, but there are some reasons toward which we might speculate. Twelve is a number of completion (much like…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Where in To Kill A Mockingbird do both Jem and Alexandra talk about social class divisions in…

There is an extended discussion of class division in two separate parts of Chapter 23. Toward the end of the chapter, Scout has an upsetting conversation with Aunt Alexandra in regard to Scout’s…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I am doing a summative on To Kill a Mockingbird and need help regarding social class and its…

The issues of social class are brought to the forefront in the novel by three characters: Tom Robinson, Dolphus Raymond, and Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson, though seemingly a good-hearted, kind,…

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  • HENRY DAVID THOREAU

What is Thoreau’s opinion of progress in the section Where I lived, and What I live for?

I think the best answer to this question is from Chapter 1: Economy. Here’s a fairly length quote that explains a lot of it: A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get…

 


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