How does Elizabeth come to Darcy’s defense in Pride and Prejudice?

How does Elizabeth come to Darcy’s defense in Pride and Prejudice?

  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

On what page and chapter is this quote in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: “A lie can travel…

This quote is often attributed to Mark Twain, but it does not appear in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or any other of Twain’s works. In 1919, nine years after Mark Twain’s death, the adage was…

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  • THE LADY OF SHALOTT

In Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott,” what could the lady’s death be a metaphor…

The poem “The Lady of Shalott” is a beautiful story in its own right, but because of its simple and unrealistic plot, it lends itself to multiple interpretations as allegory or metaphor. Depending…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, who contributes to Junior’s development the…

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Junior encounters several influential people including his parents, his grandmother, and his good friends Rowdy and Penelope. However, arguably…

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  • A SOUND OF THUNDER

What do the recurring thunder and crushed butterfly symbolize in “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray…

In “A Sound of Thunder,” which is set in the future, a man named Eckels pays $10,000 to go on a safari that takes him and others back in time to hunt a T-Rex. Anyone who goes on such a safari can…

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  • SCIENCE

Trace the flow of blood through your heart to your left hand.

Blood that has been used by the body returns to the heart via either the inferior or superior vena cava. This blood is deoxygenated. Before being pumped to your left hand, the blood will pass…

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  • SCIENCE

About how many stars are there in the universe?

This is a tough question, since we do not know the precise number of stars in the universe. If we were to simply look up at night sky, we can see an extremely large number of stars. We can use a…

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  • THE HOBBIT

In The Hobbit, what is a quote where Bilbo said that he wants to go on the adventure?

Bilbo rejects the adventure at first, but changes his mind when the dwarves leave without him. We are told that the Baggins family is well-respected because they are responsible and never go on…

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  • THE NECKLACE

What are some examples of foreshadowing in Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace”?

First off, see the links below for other very good discussions about this same question. I would say there is very little foreshadowing in this story. To use foreshadowing would eliminate the sense…

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  • WINTER DREAMS

What did Dexter Green’s father do for a living?

At the beginning of Fitzgerald’s short story “Winter Dreams,” we learn that Dexter Green’s father “owned the second-best grocery store in Black Bear,” the small town where Dexter lives. Unlike…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Athena, disguised as Mentor, tells Telemachus, “Odysseus’ cunning has hardly given out in you”…

During this same speech, Athena instructs Telemachus to go home “and mix with the suitors there. / But get [his] rations ready […].” In other words, he is to return home and mingle with the…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the United States institute an immigration quota during the 1920’s?

The United States instituted a quota on immigration in the 1920s because many Americans felt that there were too many immigrants in the United States and (very importantly) that the immigrants were…

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  • FIREGIRL

What objects could represent Firegirl?

  1. The first object in the story that might represent Firegirl, or Jessica, is the broken prayer ring. Look in Chapter 9, where Jessica is present at school for the first time at St. Catherine’s…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Describe the assassination of Caesar in Julius Caesar.

Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March by a group of senators led by Brutus and Cassius. About a month before the assassination, on the Feast of Lupercal, Julius Caesar was warned by a…

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  • WARRIORS DON’T CRY

Melba Pattillo Beals wrote that some people called her a hero for participating in the…

The definition of a hero is someone who is admired for his or her courage or good deeds, so I think Melba Patillo Beals is a true hero. She had great courage to face the angry mobs that taunted her…

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  • I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

Why would Marguerite consider feeding the pigs one of the worst chores?

Marguerite considers feeding the pigs one of the worst chores because it is a dirty and often foul-smelling task. First, Marguerite and her brother, Bailey, have to mix together a mash of sorts for…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain the differences between the geocentric theory and the heliocentric theory of the…

The Geocentric and the Heliocentric models are descriptions of the universe known at the time when these models were developed. The main difference between the two models is the perceived center of…

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  • SCOPES MONKEY TRIAL

How did the “Scopes Monkey Trial” represent a clash between urban and rural societies during the…

The case of State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, more commonly known as “the Scopes Monkey Trial,” represented a conflict between urban and rural environments because of the vast disparity…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

How does Pavel die or get hurt in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

In Chapter 13, Bruno mentions that Pavel is looking extremely tired and thin while he serves dinner. Pavel can barely stand upright with his back against the wall as Bruno’s family eats. Bruno also…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between a renewable and nonrenewable energy source?

Nonrenewable energy sources are those, like fossil fuels pumped or mined from beneath Earth’s surface, that exist in a finite supply. In other words, once the oil, coal and natural gas deposits of…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Would you consider Jessica a traitor?

From her father Shylock’s perspective, Jessica is a traitor. From the Christian characters’ viewpoints, she is brave and virtuous. She feels conflicted about her position: “what heinous sin…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What is Scrooge’s attitude towards Bob Cratchit, Fred, the carolers and the two philanthropists…

Scrooge is dismissive and disparaging of everyone who tries to get him to celebrate Christmas. When the story opens, it is Christmas Eve. Scrooge is grumpy, as always. He is a little grumpier than…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the difference between Mayella and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The main difference between Mayella and Scout is that Scout had a loving and supportive father and Mayella did not. There are obvious differences of age and class between Mayella Ewell and Scout…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What quotation show the difference between how adults and young people feel about marriage?

Until Tybalt’s death changes his mind, Juliet’s father’s thoughts about marriage are very moderate (at least, for his time). Although Paris is very anxious to marry her, Capulet considers her too…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What does Lysander fear in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”?

In Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Lysander’s only apparent fear is losing his beloved, Hermia. Although she reciprocates his feelings and wants to be with him, their relationship is in…

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  • HATCHET

How did Brian improve his arrows?

When Brian is working to find some of the foolbirds and finally realizes the way to find them is by looking for the particular shape, he is very excited. The only problem is that his arrows have…

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  • SCIENCE

I need to know about the factors affecting the biodiversity of the lionfish. These could include:…

The habitat of the lionfish includes warm, tropical marine environments especially in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. However, they are also found in non-native habitats including the…

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  • THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW

What are two similes from Chapter 7 of the book The Magician’s Nephew?

A simile is a means of comparison using the words “like” or “as”; for example, saying, “She hovered like a helicopter.” In Chapter 7 of The Magician’s Nephew, as Digory tries to sort out what to do…

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  • TWO KINDS

How do the mother and daughter have the same personality in “Two Kinds?”

In the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the mother and daughter at first appear to have very different personalities. For example, the mother, who is an immigrant from China and who lost her…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

What profession does Zachary want to pursue?

When Lily confides in Zach that she want to become a writer, he shares with her that he would like to be a lawyer. Lily tells him she has never heard of a Negro lawyer before, which is not…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What are Calpurnia and Portia’s attitudes toward their husbands in Julius Caesar?

Both Portia and Calpurnia feel that their husbands undervalue their advice. Portia and Calpurnia are both strong women. Neither woman is willing to sit back and let her husband make decisions…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the differences between the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles?

Water, carbon and nitrogen cycles, all three of them are global biogeochemical cycles and describe the cycling of these nutrients through the various spheres of the Earth. There are a number of…

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  • THE ROAD

Why is the woman glad to see the boy at the end of The Road?

In the ending pages of The Road, the woman is glad to see the boy alive, and she is also happy because she senses that this boy may carry a messianic message. Before he dies, the father instructs…

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  • THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

Who was the leader of the French forces in The Last of the Mohicans?

The leader of the French forces in The Last of the Mohicans is the Marquis de Montcalm. Montcalm was a real-life historical figure in the French and Indian War, a general in the French army who…

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  • HISTORY

What are the similarities between capitalism and communism?

Both capitalism and communism are economic philosophies that concern how surplus might be allocated in a particular society. From there on out, the two are quite different. Capitalism is an…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

What health problems does Junior have? Describe his attitude toward these problems.

Junior was born with “water on the brain,” also called hydrocephaly. This is a condition where fluid builds up in the cranium and can cause brain damage or swelling of the skull. Junior attributes…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What does Juliet admit to the nurse about herself and Romeo?

Juliet tells her nurse that she and Romeo are in love. The nurse likely already suspects an attraction between them when she sees them talking at the Capulet party. Romeo asks the nurse about…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What effect did the Puritans have on democracy today?

The Puritans’ efforts can be traced back to the Mayflower Compact in 1620, which was America’s first contract style of government. All adult males had to sign this pledge. Wherever the Puritans…

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  • THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY

In “The Bride Comes to the Yellow Sky,” what type of characters are the men in the saloon?

In “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane, five of the six men in the “Weary Gentleman” saloon represent the norms of the Old West. They are silent, stoic men. The narrator…

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  • HISTORY

Would you consider Hu from “The Question of Hu” crazy?

There can be arguments made both for and against John Hu, a central character in “The Question of Hu,” being crazy. In order to come to a conclusion on his mental status, a characterization of Hu…

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  • MACBETH

How did Macbeth kill King Duncan?

Macbeth murders King Duncan in his sleep by stabbing him with a dagger. Duncan, having just survived a revolt and an invasion, is celebrating at Macbeth’s palace. Macbeth has been told by the…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What is the mood of the crowd when Brutus first appears to speak to them in Act III of Julius…

When Brutus first appears, the angry crowd demands an explanation of what has happened and why it occurred. After Brutus steps forward, one of the plebeians shouts, “We will be satisfied! Let us be…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Whose perspective is the scene at the end of To Kill A Mockingbird? Is it from Boo Radley’s…

The scene at the end of the book is Scout imagining her childhood events from Boo Radley’s perspective. Throughout the book, Scout grows up by learning empathy. Her father teaches her that she…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Is there a character who has not given up on something no matter what the outcome will be in To…

Atticus Finch is a character who perseveres in his defense of Tom Robinson despite the cultural climate of Maycomb and the negativity against him because he feels he must do so, no matter what the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Jem’s view of Boo Radley compared to Scout’s?

Jem’s perception of Boo Radley actually evolves more quickly than Scout’s does. When Jem first tells Dill all the background information, he paints Boo Radley as a phantom or boogieman of Maycomb…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Act IV, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet, what internal conflicts does Juliet express before…

Juliet is conflicted by three different fears in her soliloquy in Act IV, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. First off, she is afraid that the potion given to her by Friar Lawrence will not work and she…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What is Johnny Cade’s character’s contribution to the themes of The Outsiders?

Johnny’s character is defined by his abusive home life, resulting in what could be seen as a manifestation of PTSD. Early on in the novel, Hinton vividly describes his condition from Ponyboy’s…

  • CHAINS

What delays Isabel’s return to Bridwell in Anderson’s novel Chains?

It is important to realize Bridwell is the prison where the rebel soldiers are being held in Anderson’s novel, Chains. The answer to your question can be found in chapters 38 and 39. Before this…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

How does Elizabeth come to Darcy’s defense in Pride and Prejudice?

Although Elizabeth develops a strong prejudice against Darcy when she overhears him say she is “tolerable” but not worth the effort to dance with, after he proposes to her and she turns him down,…

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  • THE BOOK THIEF

What does Death reveal in regards to the war and the situation in Germany in The Book Thief?

Death reveals that, due to the devastation of World War II (and the behavior of the Nazis), the situation in Germany is very grave. In short, death is everywhere. In fact, death becomes a main…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

Who did Winnie like at the Tuck’s house?

I edited your question to say “who did Winnie like at the Tuck’s house?” It’s possible that you meant to ask “why did Winnie like the Tuck’s house?” I’ll go ahead and answer both. Winnie likes…

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