How do Othello’s themes of religion, culture, racism and gender inequality affect the title…

How do Othello’s themes of religion, culture, racism and gender inequality affect the title…

  • LITERATURE

What is the meaning of the German words Sieg Heil Fahnleinfuhrer, and how do you pronounce them?

Sieg Heil means “Hail Victory” and was a common Nazi chant at rallies, especially after speeches by Hitler. It was also a salute to Hitler. Sieg Heil Fahnleinfuhrer {zeeg hyeel fawnline…

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  • OTHELLO

How do Othello’s themes of religion, culture, racism and gender inequality affect the title…

Good question! 1. Religion–while Othello is not as overtly religious as The Merchant of Venice. The play relies heavily on Garden of Eden allusions. The original battle between good and evil…

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  • LITERATURE

I am looking for a critical analysis of the poem “Twa Corbies” by anonymous.what is the poem…

I will start the process of analyzing the poem, but I have indicated a couple of sites at the bottom that will be able to continue where I stop. Combine my thoughts with the sources and your own…

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  • HAMLET

How did Claudius die in Hamlet?

A critical component of the play’s resolution, Claudius’ death is a result of “overscheming” and growing complications. In the end, Claudius is tripped up by his own multiple plots against Hamlet;…

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  • SCIENCE

HumidityIt’s a hot summer day 100 degrees F and 50% humidity. How many grams of water vapor are…

The basic principle here is that warmer air can hold more water vapor. Think of air like a sponge… warmer air can “hold” more water vapor because there are more spaces in between the air…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

In the story “One Friday Morning” by Langston Hughes, why, despite the committee’s actions,does…

While what has happened to Nancy Lee is terrible, Miss O’Shay, the girls’ vice-principal, is completely supportive of her, going to far as to being willing to go to the school board to ask that any…

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  • SCOTT FITZGERALD’S SHORT FICTION

Please quote three ideas or actions which show the sophisticated world of changing social manners…

This short story by Fitzgerald is a parody of the social moeurs of the rising social class in the New England states more than anything else. The author intentionally makes his characters rather…

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  • THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY

How do the characters change from the beginning to the end of View from Saturday?Noah, Nadia,…

At the beginning of the novel, Noah is complaining and dissatisfied. His parents are making him write a thank you note to his grandparents, and he doesn’t want to. Upon reflecting on his…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What flaws did Odysseus have?

Odysseus is definitely a flawed hero; his most obvious faults being pride, cruelty, and faithlessness. In Book IX, when Odysseus and his men find the cave of the Cyclops, he displays his ruinous…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In Act 4 of The Crucible, discuss the role of Tituba in the final act. Why is Tituba introduced?

Tituba opens Act 4 with Sarah Good and Herrick. Apparently, she has been sharing a cell with Sarah Good during her imprisonment. I believe Miller reintroduces Tituba in Act 4 for several reasons….

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

Relate “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” to “Macbeth” with quotes.I need help on writing an essay…

Did your teacher give you this as an assignment? I find it a bit like mixing up apples with oranges. Anyway, here goes…. Both are written in metered verse. Both have supernatural elements,…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What do you think a global citizen needs to know, do and think?What do you think a global…

You will get many different answers on this, so be prepared to assess and critically analyze different notions of the good. I will identify several examples of global citizen needs. There will be…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

What is the irony in the story of “The Ransom of Red Chief” By O. Henry?

Anyone who has ever been around a mischievous or hard-to-discipline child can appreciate the irony in this story. The two bumbling kidnappers, Bill Driscoll and the narrator, are going to try to…

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  • THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS

How did Hughes address the idea of race in America? How would you describe the overall tone of…

The overall tone in the Hughes poem is one of solemn strength. The emotional connotation of the poem is that the description of the Black individual over history is one that has borne witness to…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

How did Mr. White phrase the second wish in “The Monkey’s Paw”?

Mr. White, at his wife’s frenzied insistence, stated “I wish my son alive again,” as his second wish. This followed his first wish that went terribly wrong, when he asked for 200 pounds. The…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” who is Mr. Radley?

There are three possibilites. One is the father of the Radley household, a Mr. Radley, who had two sons. He was the patriarch of the family for a long time, a “foot-washing Baptist” (someone who…

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  • HAMLET

How does Hamlet treat the idea of suicide considering the “O, that this too too solid flesh…

Death is an important theme in Hamlet. First, Hamlet is confronted with the untimely death of his father, then, as a contemplative person, he becomes engrossed in thinking about death and the…

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  • THE PRINCE

Who does Machiavelli refer to in The Prince, and how does he refer to them?

In The Prince, Machiavelli makes reference to a wide variety of characters, both from antiquity and from his own time. Machiavelli mentions two figures in particular: Francesco Sforza and Cesare…

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  • SUITE FRANCAISE

How does Suite Francaise undermine the long-held view of French resistance to the German occupation?

“Suite Francaise” exemplifies some themes that support the traditional view of French Resistance during the German Occupation. This traditional view shows the French as a nation of people that…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What is the first tenth book “The Outsiders” about.I need this, like, urgently. I am taking a…

The book opens with Ponyboy beginning his story. Ponyboy is coming home from the movies and he is stopped by a group of Socs. Before they hurt him too badly his gang comes along to run them off….

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  • B. WHITE

What is the dominant impression of “Once More To The Lake?” what is the thesis (main idea) of…

The dominant impression of the short story concerns the passage of time and how memories fade in the face of change. Adding to these impressions is the role of technology, the eroding nature of…

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  • LITERATURE

Indian literature is superior to western literature.indian literature is superior to western…

The first question I would pose back to such a topic would be to examine the criteria or standards being used to determine “superiority.” How do we go about determining what constitutes “superior”…

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  • HISTORY

Why has legislation been important in the development of equal rights for women?please include…

There are many acts of legislation that have been important in the struggle for equal rights for women. In my mind, three powerful pieces of legislation passed to enhance equal rights for women…

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  • HAMLET

Can you please give at least 2 points for the following question:Can you discuss how the play…

The question of suicide is addressed in Hamlet from a religious perspective, and viewed through the Christian belief system that states suicide is a mortal sin, one that would separate the sinner…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In The Most Dangerous Game, what is the purpose of General Zaroff stocking the island with the…

To Zaroff, the “most dangerous game” is the hunt of human beings. At some point he tired of hunting traditional prey, and graduated to hunting animals that could reason, which Rainsford, to his…

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  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS

What makes Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” special to American…

Part of the reason Douglass’ comment on the 4th of July is so powerful to American Literature because few other works specifically show the gulf between what is and what should be. Douglass…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

Can anyone explain the meaning of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil”?

Hawthorne’s story about a minister who wears a black veil to hide his face from the world contains levels of meaning that is reflective of both his writing and the American literary movement at the…

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  • THE PEARL

What are the similarities between Kino and the Doctor in the book The Pearl?

Without question, the differences between Kino and the Doctor in the book are far greater than the similarities. The Doctor belongs to the class of oppressors, while Kino is the oppressed; this…

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  • REFERENCE

What can you say about the books of Nicholas Sparks?the books like the rescue, dear john, and the…

I haven’t read the novels you mention, but I recently read Nights in Rodanthe and was very disappointed. There were numerous instances of plot summary that bothered me as a reader. Instead of…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In “Romeo and Juliet,”who causes the fight in scene 1?

The cause of the quarrelling and fighting in the very first scene is reflective of the deep level of anger and “blood feud” that exists between the Capulets and Montagues. It is evident from the…

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  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

What is a thesis I can come up with for an essay on No Country for Old Men?

You could discuss the theme of war in the novel. The Vietnam War, the war on drugs, and the war between society and crime form a dark backdrop against which the events of the novel unfold. War…

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  • THE HOBBIT

Why does Thorin reject Roac’s advice?

This section of the novel occurs in Chapter 15, when Roac brings Thorin news of Smaug’s death but also the armies of the men and elves that are coming to claim the treasure. Roac advises making…

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  • WARRIORS DON’T CRY

What role did the Screaming Eagles have in Warriors Don’t Cry?

The Screaming Eagles were an elite group of soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division in 1957. Having distinguished themselves during the Korean War, they were sent by President Eisenhower to Little…

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  • HEDDA GABLER

How does Hedda Gabler conform to the norms of a prescribed realistic text?

What is a realist text? It produces the illusion of being real and hence the readers’ identification of something familiar and authentic. Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler can be considered a realist text…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

What is the denouement of the story,”The Devil and Tom Walker”?

The declining action takes place after the Devil whisks Tom away. At this point, the climax has been reached (The devil taking ownership of Tom Walker’s soul). Some elements of the denouement…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Can The Merchant of Veince be considered a good work of a marxist work?In terms of the society it…

There are some elements of Marxist thought in the play. Naturally, this would have to be a Marxist interpretation of the play and might not necessarily model what Shakespeare had in mind, but…

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  • ARABY

Through a study of the techniques of characterization, what conflicts are raised and how are they…

The conflict of the boy being raised in a home that is his aunt and uncles is carefully introduced in Joyce’s “Araby” by detailing the boy’s reaction to the house- he tells us early on that a…

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  • THE LAGOON

How does Conrad suggest the character of Arsat by his answers to the white man Tuan’s questions…

Tuan, the white man in “The Lagoon,” asks Arsat three questions early on after arriving at Arsat’s clearing. These questions are “Why? Is there sickness in the house?” and “”Has she been long ill?”…

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  • THE LAGOON

In Conrad’s “The Lagoon,” single out some of the lines that demonstrate the flowing, rhythmic…

There are of course varying opinions of Conrad’s prose style. Some critics would call it stagnant and cloying instead of flowing and rhythmic. However, a careful reading of “The Lagoon” can isolate…

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  • HISTORY

Why is athena referred to as pallas athena?

There are several interpretations as to why Athena has the name “Pallas” in front of it. You might get different answers to this question and have to assess which answer is best according your…

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  • HISTORY

Can you expain how Athena was born?

Athena plays a powerful role in Greek Mythology. To understand her birth, one has to go back and understand Zeus and his pursuit of Metis. Zeus came to desire Metis, and eventually won her over….

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  • HISTORY

What did zeus do to prevent the propesy from coming true?

Zeus and the prophecy concerning him resulted in the birth of Athena, goddess of wisdom. After successful attempts to woo Metis, Gaia’s prophecy began to loom large over Zeus. The prophecy was…

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  • HISTORY

What did Prometheus prophesy for Zeus when he was married to Metis?

Prometheus prophesied that Metis would bear Zeus powerful children, including a son that would be more powerful than Zeus. After hearing this prophecy, Zeus turned Metis into a fly and swallowed…

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  • HISTORY

What instructions did Prometheus give to Epimetheus before he gave the gift of fire to man?

Titans Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus were given the task of creation by Zeus. Epimetheus gave the world everything but man. Prometheus created man from clay, but because Epimetheus had…

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  • MATH

x1,x2,x3 are the roots of the equation f(x)=x^3-3x^2+4x-2=0 y1=6/f'(x1), y2=6/f”(x2), y3=6/f”(x3)…

f(x)=x^3-3x^2+4x-2=(x-1)(x^2 – 2x + 2) = 0 The roots of this equation (x1, x2, x3) are: x=1 and x = 1 +- i f'(x) = 3x^2 – 6x + 4 –> f'(1) = 1 ; f'(1+-i) = -2 f”(x) = 6x -6 –> f”(1) = 0;…

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  • LITERATURE

Which character has undergone transformation in the story and state a close reference to the text?

This one will be a bit challenging to answer, primarily because the work is not mentioned. However, when examining transformation of characters in any work of literature, I would pay attention to…

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  • MACBETH

Important Macbeth Question HelpMalcom says of the old Thane of Cawdor that “nothing in his life…

It is ironic. The Thane of Cawdor, as he had been executed for treason, had faced his death bravely. Macbeth is rewarded with his title in recognition of his valor in fighting for King Duncan….

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Describe the uninvited guest in “The Masque of the Red Death.”

The uninvited guest in “The Masque of the Red Death” is the mysterious stranger who appears among the revellers after they had been isolated in Prince Prospero’s castle for several months….

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  • DREAMS FROM MY FATHER

What is Barack Obama’s family story, and what were his main issues growing up?

President Obama’s mother was born in Kansas, his father in Kenya. They met in Hawaii while both were college students. Although she was white and he was black, they became friends, then lovers….

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  • VANKA

In “Vanka,” what theme does Chekhov develop? Explore setting, contrast, and imagery in the story.

This very poignant story concerns the loss of innocence and misery of Vanka, a nine-year-old boy whose whole world has been taken from him. He had experienced life as a fatherless child, but he had…

 


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