How do props make a play more interesting?

How do props make a play more interesting?

  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

How do props make a play more interesting?

Props make a play more interesting in many ways. Without props, a play seems less life-like. Very rarely does a person walk around and not interact with anything around him or her. People touch…

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  • MACBETH

How does the weather in the brief opening scene of “Macbeth” reflect the human passions revealed…

The thunder and lightening in the opening scene with the introduction of the three witches is symbolic of the havoc that they intend to wreck on human nature, particularly using Macbeth as their…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What element was introduced to the story when the boy with mulberry-colored birthmark talks about…

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is set on a tropical island; the characters in the story are all English schoolboys who have been left stranded there, without any adults, after a plane…

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  • SCIENCE

What are a, b, c, and d in this chart?There are 3 colomns. one is labeled Force, the second is…

A is Friction B is Gravity Direction is lateral for Friction Direction is towards one another for Gravity Friction depends on chemical attraction of the surfaces as well as the degree of smoothness…

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  • SCIENCE

What relevance do antigen-antibody reactions have in blood transfusion?

Before someone receives a blood transfusion we need to take a sample of their blood and perform typing, screening, and a crossmatch. This tells us among other things what the blood type is. If the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In what year does Romeo and Juliet take place?

“Romeo and Juliet” is generally believed to take place in the fourteenth or fifteenth century. Most of the literature books that I have used and taught from have given the time period as the…

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

Anybody from Bay Area ,CaliforniaI will really like to know if any teacher is from bay area,…

I am not from that area, but I traveled through there several years ago. It is a beautiful area, and as an English teacher and a writer, I was inspired. I hope your search for a teacher in the area…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

How does Tennesse Williams use the distanciation technique in his play “The Glass Menagerie”?

Tennessee Williams uses the technique known as “breaking the fourth wall,” when a fictional character talks directly to the audience and thereby breaks through the invisible screen that separates…

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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

Compare and contrast Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a man with a deeply divided sense of his private self and public self. In his public persona, he is a benefactor, a doctor, a long-time and good friend, and a scholar. In his…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What would be the best statements drawn from these particular themes?The themes are fate,…

Here goes: 1. In Romeo and Juliet’s case, they were star-crossed lovers who seemed fated to be together despite their familial situations. 2. The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because many…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Do you think that fate or individual characters are more responsible for the deaths of Romeo and…

The deaths of Romeo and Juliet are definitely more to blame on individual characters than on fate itself. First to blame are the characters themselves; they rush into things too quickly, never…

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  • REFERENCE

Why do some students learn more than other students, and what is an educator to do?Why do some…

There are so many possible answers to this question! How well a student learns depends on so many different factors. You have to consider how they were raised, their intelligence level, how they…

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  • HISTORY

Discuss International terrorism and 9/11.. Im trying to gather as much information…

The background to 9-11 and al-Qeada is complex, but here is part of it. At the end of the 1970s, to forestall a change in government, the Soviets seized Afghanistan, beginning a ten-year war which…

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  • ANTON CHEKHOV

What is the summary of the short story, “Misery,” by Anton Chekhov?What is the theme and setting…

Iona is a recently displaced peasant farmer who is now driving a taxi in the Russian metropolis of St. Petersburg. Iona suffers from depression, homesickness and extreme loneliness and loss. His…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How has censorship been shown through the charcters(Montag, Clarisse..), plot and structure/style???

Montag is a “company man”. He basically follows the company mantra and follows the rules of society. Montag is frustrated, but he is also aware that he is being watched and monitored for…

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  • THE LISTENERS

How does the poet create an uncanny atmosphere using devotion to details in “The Listeners”?

Because this poem is so short, the author picks his words very, very carefully to enhance the uncanny atmosphere through details that count. The first detail that creates the uncanny atmosphere is…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

What is the significance of the poem in the story “There Will Come Soft Rains”?

The story itself is about how mankind has perished and been destroyed, but how even in its absence, the earth still functions, moves on, and barely notices that people are gone. The poem itself,…

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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Is Heathcliff the protagonist or antagonist?

This is a very good question because we generally expect protagonists to be good and noble and trustworthy examples of how to live in similar situations. However, Heathcliff, though he at first…

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  • THE HANDSOMEST DROWNED MAN IN THE WORLD

What can you say about work ethics In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”?

I think your question is referring to one of the key themes of this amazing story by Marquez. We are presented in this story with a village and its villagers who seem to be unable to take the…

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  • HISTORY

How was the Mayflower Compact and important step in the development of American democracy?How was…

The Mayflower Compact is frequently cited as the beginning of American democracy, as it involved the people of the Mayflower (the ones that survived the ocean voyage that is) coming together and…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

How does the speaker propose to solve the problem of impoverished children in “A Modest Proposal”?

In Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay “A Modest Proposal” the speaker proposes that infants in Ireland, whose parents have no means of feeding them or clothing or housing them other than by begging…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What does the quote in “Hamlet” act four, scene five, “There’s rosemary that’s for remembrance….

There are two possible answers to this question. The first is that it means absolutely nothing. At this point in the play, Ophelia has gone mad. She goes about chanting nursery songs, random…

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Can you give me a synopsis for Act I Scene i of A Raisin in the Sun?

As the play opens we are introduced to the family in their home on a normal week-day morning as the Younger family get up and go off to work and school. Mention is made of two things: a racially…

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  • MATH

The total surface area of a cylinder is 260 cm^2. If the radius of it’ base is 5 cm, find it’s…

Ok, let’s look at how you figure this problem out, and then we’ll plug in the numbers. Surface area = A(top) + A(bottom) + A(side) A(top or bottom) = π r^2 A (side) = Circumference of base x…

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  • MATH

Find the total surface area of a cylinder whose length is 10 cm and the radius of whose base is…

The method to answer this question is very similar to the one for the question I have linked to below. I will let YOU do most of the calculations this time!! Step 1: Find the area of the top or…

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  • THE TURN OF THE SCREW

There is much suggestion about an inappropriate relationship between Miles and Peter Quint, but…

Most of the works by Henry James leave topics open to interpretation. However, the topic of sexuality has been approached from many points of view by different scholars. The one I will discuss is…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

At the end of Act IV, how might Paris’s, Capulet’s, Lady Capulet’s, and the Friar’s responses to…

Lord Capulet’s insincerity is revealed as he speaks to Paris when he states, Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir; My daughter he hath wedded. I will die And leave him all. Life, living, all…

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  • WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER

Discuss the influence of Transcendentalism on “When I Heard the Learned Astronomer.”

In Walden, one of the many Transcendental concepts Thoreau expressed is the idea that God does not exist in some far away place, but lives instead all around us. “Heaven,” he wrote, “is under our…

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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Is Heathcliff the protagonist or antagonist? Explain.

Very good question, as it penetrates to the very heart of the crux of this fascinating novel. Heathcliff is what is called a Byronic hero, a term used to describe a Romantic hero who was brooding,…

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  • THE WAIT

can’t complete my topic because of music requirementim in 9th grade.and i discoverd this sight…

Considering the rules at home and the rules at school in regard to your music choices, I don’t see how you can complete this assignment. You seem to be caught in a trap here, and it isn’t your…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

Explain “Realism” in drama as introduced by Ibsen in A Doll’s House.

Ibsen’s play stands as an example of modern realism because portrays truthfully the characters and the conflicts. The play lacks sentimentality and romance of any kind. Nothing is glorified. There…

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  • HISTORY

What is the history of Saudi Arabia?so i’ve been lookingat all the websites for the history of…

Briefly, Saudi Arabia was a desert with a few cities and a widely scattered population of nomads for most of history. About AD 100 the Nabateans ruled a kingdom there, with a capital at Petra,…

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  • LITERATURE

Help with Creating Music CD for Elizabethan Drama.im in 9th ggrade at central cabarrus high…

I think you need to talk to your teacher about playing religious songs. What your teacher probably wants to avoid is the appearance of proselytizing in the classroom. However, it is permissible to…

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  • FENCES

How does masculinity play a role in Fences?

I think that masculinity occupies a very strong role in the play. One of the reasons why it is so dominant in the drama is because the social setting in which the men are situated is one where the…

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  • HAMLET

I want to ask about Hamlet 2.2. How effective is Polonius as a bearer of news? Is Claudius…

In the second scene of Act 2 of Hamlet, Polonius is truly the bearer of news; however, he is most certainly not effective and, in fact, proves himself to be the fool of the play. Gertrude and…

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  • SIDDHARTHA

How are the Samanas described in Siddhartha?

The Samanas are a part of Siddhartha’s early life. Actually, Siddhartha began life as a Brahman, but felt unfulfilled and, therefore, decided to seek enlightenment. Along with a friend,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

‘Finch’ is not only a real family name but also coincidentally a ‘literary image.’ How is…

[This is an awesome question! I have never thought about this before and truly enjoyed doing my research on this! Just so you know, THIS is the kind of question that gets a teacher of Literature…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

How does Knowles’ (the author) use time and place (setting) to develop conflicts and mood in the…

Think for a minute about the title of the story and what is happening in the world as the story unfolds. Within the school, all is supposed to be safe and nurturing, while a world war begins to…

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  • ENDER’S GAME

Who is discussing Ender at the beginning of most chapters and what are their intentions in…

Most chapters in Ender’s Game begin with short dialogs about Ender, Ender’s progress at Battle School, or the approaching threat of war with the alien bugger race. Often in these dialogs, the…

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  • REFERENCE

imagine you are involved in a task that gives you immense satisfaction.write about the experience…

I really enjoy/love to crochet in my spare time. I find the creative process of picking yarn, colors and pattern very enjoyable. After working the piece, I am totally happy and satisfied with the…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

I need to consider the appropriateness of the Pardoner from The Canterbury Tales preaching…

The Pardoner is so morally corrupt and blatantly hypocritical, it is safe to say he should not be preaching about anything to anyone! Certainly it would not be appropriate for him to preach a…

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  • THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER

What is the theme of the novel, The Loneliness of the Long- Distance Runner?

Isolation, individuality and rebellion are the interconnecting themes of Alan Sillitoe’s British novel, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. A native of Nottingham, Smith has grown up on the…

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  • POETRY

What are some poetic devices in “My Son My Executioner” by Donald Hall?My son, my executionerI…

This poem discusses how our children are the way that our lives can be eternal; through them, our genes and influences live on beyond even our own lives. Also, the birth of our children documents…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

How has Huxley written his novel to be a social critique about “the dangers of an all-powerful…

Huxley’s novel is a well known representation of a state run Dystopia. Through the use of the hatched classes, the hypnopaedia, the manipulation of books and literature, and the rampant drug use,…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

Comment on the language in Chapter 5.I am stuck on one of the quotes it is in chapter 5 : “I…

How exactly are you supposed to comment on the quote? By what it means? The language used here can be taken as a sign of things to come (Elizabeth’s eventual death due to Victor’s creature) or…

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  • MACBETH

What is the significance of the second apparition, “a bloody child”?

The bloody child tells Macbeth, “No man born of woman shall harm Macbeth.” This prophecy comforts Macbeth despite the first apparition’s telling him to beware Macduff. The witches are equivocating…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies how and why does Jack keep the fear of the beast in the…

You have identified what is decidedly odd about Jack’s behaviour – he starts of by agreeing with Ralph that there is no beast and then later on says that there is a beast. It is key to note that…

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  • SYLVIA PLATH

In “The Mirror” in what ways in the mirror like and unlike a person in stanza 1? In what ways is…

In this brilliant poem by Sylvia Plath, the theme of old age is explored. One of the key devices of the poem is the speaker or persona of the poem that Plath has chosen to explore this theme. The…

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  • THE FURNISHED ROOM

In “The Furnished Room,” is there a theme of love as demonic/ destructive with death becoming the…

While the narrative indicates in its ironic twist that the only way the protagonist can be united to Eloise is through death, it is doubtful that O. Henry implied such a gothic theme in “The…

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  • BLESS ME, ULTIMA

In Bless Me, Ultima, what does Antonio learn from watching Gabriel cope with the rebellion of…

The responsibility to fulfill his parent’s expectations that Tony felt before his brother’s departure is multiplied when Tony witnesses his father’s reaction to the brothers leaving. Already…

 


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