How did Daisy and Mr. Gatsby meet?

How did Daisy and Mr. Gatsby meet?

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How did Daisy and Mr. Gatsby meet?

Daisy and Gatsby met for the first time in Louisville where he was stationed at Camp Taylor as a young officer before being shipped overseas during World War I. Daisy was very popular among the…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

When you were reading Chapters 6-7 in A Separate Peace, how did you feel about Gene and Finny?…

The first time I read John Knowles’ A Separate Peace, I felt sorry for both Gene and Finny when I started reading chapter six. I understood why they were full of angst (although I didn’t use that…

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  • HISTORY

What does the statement “American society was depicted more by division than by unity” mean?What…

The statement “American society was depicted more by division than by unity” indicates that colonial society was defined more by the divisions within society than by unifying elements….

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  • HISTORY

How were the relationships of Britain’s and American’s colonists with American Indians and…

This is an interesting question! The relations of white colonists in the British colonies was very different to these two groups. The Native Americans were totally new to the colonists, and they…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Why is Don Pedro so melancholy?

The straight answer is ‘we just don’t know’. It’s up to the actor and the director in any given production make a decision about him, and play that. But whatever is making him sad is in the…

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  • HISTORY

How did settlement patterns, beginning in Massachusetts and Virginia, impact American society…

One of the most basic occurred because of the geography and weather patterns of the two principal areas of the early British colonial presence. In the North, due to the geography, weather and the…

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  • HISTORY

How did Spanish rule develop in the New World?

From their first voyages to the New World, the Spanish established a clear pattern of rule over its newly-acquired subjects. Spanish rule was governed by the three “G”‘s: gold, God, glory….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What do you learn about the different attitudes toward Maycomb’s black population from the…

In Chapter 13 of “To Kill a Mockingbird” Aunt Alexandra arrives in Maycomb and is welcomed. After a while she has a meeting with her Missionary Society, but she does not allow Calpurnia to make…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

In “By The Waters of Babylon” what is the tone and mood of the story?

It has almost a fable-like mood to it, like someone is telling a tale or a story to small children around the kindergarten rug. Simple language is used, which is consistent with the tribe-like…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

In the in the context of Carl Jung, What ONE term that, could shed real light on ANY of the…

Do you want a repeated expression used by each one of the characters which would reveal a personality trait of that character? If so, what about Amanda’s “Rise and Shine!” as her morning wakeup…

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  • ESSAY LAB

What is an easy way to teach writing a problem-solution essay?

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What attitude toward death is shown in “Julius Caesar”? How do Caesar, Cassius, Titinius, Portia,…

I don’t think there is a single attitude toward death shown across the play as a whole. There are two key attitudes, really, I think: and they work against each other. One is that death is noble /…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What is the climax of A Separate Peace?

The climax of A Separate Peace is when Gene makes the split decision to jounce the branch of the tree, causing Finny to fall. This is the turning point because Gene’s inner conflict (evident in…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Why doesn’t Bradbury let Faber survive?

We don’t know if Faber survives. In the last part of the novel Montag has escaped to the forest and the book people. Faber tells Montag that he will take a bus out of town. Montag states that he…

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  • PEACE LIKE A RIVER

How do Reuben, Swede, and Jeremiah express the theme of family in Peace Like a River?

This book is replete with examples of these three characters showing love, solidarity and concern to their family members. The book is an amazing and touching example of how close a family can be…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” what are some characteristics of Guy Montag? Hobbies, religion, home town,…

The novel never mentions him having any hobbies; the opening passage seems to indicate that he is consumed by his job. It is everything to him, so much that a “fiery grin still gripped his face…

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  • THE WOMAN WARRIOR

In The Woman Warrior, what role do the stories Kingston hears as a child play in her life? How do…

In The Woman Warrior, the stories that Kingston hears as a child serve as “ghost stories” in her memory. The primary source of these stories is her mother, and Kingston says that often her…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

How would you make a family tree for Across Five Aprils?Our class just finished reading Across…

The book does not include a family tree as such; that is something you will have to put together yourself. I am assuming that your assignment is to make a family tree for the Creighton family, and…

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

Julius CaesarI will begin Julius Caesar with my high school sophomores in a couple of weeks. My…

I taught this to high school sophomores last year, and it went so-so. They liked the action, the rivalry, the violence, etc. They didn’t get the humorous parts at ALL. When I taught it, I used…

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  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC

In Cyrano de Bergerac, how does Cyrano’s refusal to compromise his principles leave him dying…

Because he has satirized the hypocrites of his society, there is an “accidental” retaliation against Cyrano de Bergerac one day: a log falls from an open window onto de Bergerac. Suffering from…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Why is Dallas Winston important to the novel “The Outsiders”? Who is he and what did he do?

Dallas Winston is important to the story for a few different reasons. First, he is the epitome of what one would believe a “greaser” to be. He has been to jail, is rude and obnoxious, and…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What are your impressions of Benjamin, the donkey, based on Chapter 1 of Animal Farm?

Benjamin seems to have no interest in the whole idea of rebellion. He tells the other animals that donkeys live a long time, no other animal has ever seen a dead donkey. One of the main reasons…

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  • DEATH OF A TRAVELING SALESMAN

What is the symbolic meaning for these elements: woods, jungle, garden, seeds, silk stockings,…

The woods, garden and seeds are representative of growth, change and opportunity. When Willy confronts any of these things in the play, Death of a Salesman, it is with a vision that these things…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Are there any similarities between Romeo and Paris in the play “Romeo and Juliet”?

While Paris is a much more conventional lover than Romeo, having requested Juliet’s hand of her father, he does not at first appear to be aware of Juliet’s feelings. For, he goes to Friar Laurence…

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  • THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

What did one of the soldiers attempt to steal from a civilian in “The Red Badge of Courage”?

One of the solidiers attempts to steal a horse from a civilian. Soon after the regiment begins its march to parts unknown, the mood of the men changes. Happy to be moving at last, the men are in…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” how does Atticus demonstrate compassion throughout the book?

There are many different examples of Atticus’s compassion. One is the fact that he took the Tom Robinson case, a case that he knew he would lose and that would turn many people against him. But…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

What is dramatic irony and how does this concept apply to Oedipus Rex?

Dramatic irony is when the reader is aware of something that the characters in the piece of literature are not aware of, due to any number of reasons. For example, during most of Oedipus Rex, the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does the relationship between Juliet and her nurse change throughout Romeo and Juliet?

Juliet’s nurse transforms from guardian to friend in the course of Romeo and Juliet. At the beginning of the play, the nurse acts as guardian of Juliet. She hopes for Juliet to wed Paris, telling…

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  • HISTORY

What jumps to mind when you think 1970s? Outstanding events that hits you right away without…

Jimmy Carter, earthtones, mood rings, communist threats, Watergate, boxy sports cars (like the Dodge Charger), and the Vietnam War all stand out in my mind as icons of the 1970s. Hippy fashions…

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  • HISTORY

Can anyone describe theater in the 1920s, without saying that broadway was a big deal?Mostly…

It can be argued historically that American Theater during the 1920’s represented the new social,economic, and political American experience. Essentially American theater was just that American,…

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  • PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

What is the theme of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy”?

The theme of the poem “Sympathy” is racism, and the imprisoning effect it has on the soul. In the poem, the poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar compares himself to a caged bird. He can empathize with how…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Is Amanda is really unstable or is she just eccentric? In other words, many readers believe that…

I don’t think that Amanda’s expectations are absurd fantasies, she is a mother who, like many parents, wants her children to have a better life than she did. She does not want her children to have…

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  • MACBETH

Does anyone have a good quote about greed in Macbeth?

Although we can identify greed in Macbeth, the word doesn’t actually appear in this play. Rather, ambition (which is after all a kind of greed) is much more prevalent. We know that Macbeth has…

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  • BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN

What is a hero/what makes a hero a hero?In the book “Blessed the beast and the Children” there is…

In today’s literature a “hero” is a typical person going through an atypical experience who also inspires the audience with the struggle to come out victorious. John Cotton is a hero because a) He…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

With the theme of the play as one of escape, how did all the members of the Wingfield family wish…

Each of the characters has a hard time facing reality. The main character Tom longs to leave just like his father did. At home he is ridiculed by his mother, and he feels trapped in his job….

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  • PROMETHEAN ACTIVBOARD EDUCATORS

Share a successful lesson!My successful lesson was 2 weeks ago. My K FLES students used the…

One of my favorite and most successful lessons was born of frustration. A couple of weeks before Spring Break, my American lit juniors had run out of gas, and I was tired of doing all the talking….

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451″, how are the books being saved?

There are two ways that books are being saved in the novel. The first is that people are hiding them in their houses, which is the less effective of the ways. Most of the book is about the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” how does Montag feel when the bomb drops on his city?

As the bombs approach, he is in shock. His first thought is, “This was not to be believed.” Then, he thinks immediately of those that he left behind in the city. He thinks of Faber and Mildred,…

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  • THE COLLECTOR

How is violence presented differently in The Collector and A Rose for Emily when the book and the…

In The Collector (Fowles’s 1960s novel), Clegg falls for Miranda, but he is not mentally stable and is obsessive, so he uses chloroform to kidnap her, keep her hostage, and see if that way she can…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Discuss Gatsby the character.What are the characteristics of Gatsby?

Jay Gatsby is a primary character in The Great Gatsby. Gatsby’s parents were very poor and Gatsby never accepted his parents or his life as a child. Gatsby is always after the “American…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What are some examples of the theme of violence in “A Rose for Emily”?

The obvious first example lies in the fact that Emily eventually murders Homer, after attempting to court him unsuccessfully, as the readers infer from his actions that he is a homosexual. She…

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  • BUSINESS

Describe the six elements that are required to properly substantiate an employee’s business…

Here is the quote from the IRS Tax Code: Generally, in order to deduct an entertainment or meal expense, a taxpayer must substantiate by adequate records or sufficient evidence corroborating the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

If I decide to terminate my right as a father, would I still have any type of responsibilities to…

If your rights as a father are terminated, you may not have any further obligations or responsibilities for the child. But you may still have obligations for the time prior to the termination….

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  • LITERATURE

How can you determine when a protagonist is presented directly or indirectly in a given story?

This is an issue of knowing the types of characterization. First you have direct characterization, which is done through the techniques of giving vivid descriptions and using direct narration…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

If a property was deeded to you, are you responsible for the loan of the former owner if you are…

You are not responsible for the loan as a matter of contract law. If you have not signed the contract, you cannot be bound by it. A contract requires mutual assent between the parties, and in cases…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How is it shown in Act 1 and 2 of The Crucible that a general belief is too strong for an…

In Act I of “The Crucible,” there is an assumption made that Betty and Ruth are sick due to bewitching or witchcraft. Even though the reader knows that Betty is pretending to be sick and refuses…

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  • ECOLOGICAL IDENTITY

What is the relevance of the ecological environment to business?

Businesses must consider the ecological environment when developing their strategies, as they must comply with local, state, and federal laws regarding the environment. These laws regulate…

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  • NATIVE SON

Why did the author choose ‘Bigger’ as the name of the protagonist in Native Son?

Richard Wright wrote an extensive essay entitiled “How Bigger Was Born,” but he never touches upon the subject of this unusual first name. The suggestion, though, is two-fold: 1) ‘Bigger’, the…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, how does the creature cause the deaths of William and Justine?

The creature’s first murder is that of William. In the creature’s own words from Chapter 16, he was sleeping in the woods when William, a “beautiful” child came upon him and he was seized with the…

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  • PRE-K TEACHERS

Your Voice – Singing and SpeakingYour voice is a message about your personality. It can convey…

One of the good things about learning to control your voice at the Pre-K level is that it helps early readers on the road to developing fluency. Without the ability to read with proper…

 


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