How does Fitzgerald introduce the theme of gesture or superficially in The Great Gatsby?

How does Fitzgerald introduce the theme of gesture or superficially in The Great Gatsby?

  • HAMLET

In Act 5, of “Hamlet”, Laertes tells Hamlet of Claudius’ ___?

…treacherous plan. And here he is doing it, shortly before he dies of having been cut with the poisoned sword: In thee there is not half an hour of life. The treacherous instrument is in thy…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does Fitzgerald introduce the theme of gesture or superficially in The Great Gatsby?

An excellent example of this occurs in Chapter VI when Tom Buchanan, a man whose name is Sloane, and an unidentified woman drop in at Gatsby’s house one Sunday afternoon. All are on horseback. Nick…

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  • HAMLET

Is it true or false that Hamlet is afraid to trust Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

False Hamlet is suspicious of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as he is mistrustful of their motives for being in the court and very wary of responding to their inquiries about his mental state. In…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the delegates who wrote the American Constitution select the indirect elections of the…

There are a couple basic reasons for this. First of all, the founders of our country didn’t have all that much faith in the “average” person’s ability to make good decisions; in fact, their…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Do you know any very famous person at the time when the novel was written, who belong to the old…

The Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, and DuPonts are some of America’s families possessing vast wealth. Many of these families though can only trace their wealth back to the 19th century, and…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

Identify one example of Farquhar’s distorted perceptions in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”.

In the first part of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” as Farquhar stands, condemned, on the bridge and closes his eyes in order to “fix his last thoughts upon his wife and children,” a sound…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

Chorus in Oedipus Rex funstions as an actor in the events and as presenter of its dominating…

The function of the chorus in Greek tragedies is meant to be as a kind of “commentator” on the action of the play, punctuating the main acts with this kind of response. the Chorus in this play can…

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  • THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS

I’m writing an analytical essay on The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck. Please suggest a…

All three of your suggestions will work for a thesis statement in John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums.” You might want to form a thesis statement showing how symbolism enhances the imagery in the…

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  • HENRY VAUGHAN

Bring out the contrast between childhood and adulthood in the poem “Regeneration” by Henry…

As a metaphysical poet of the 17th century, Vaughan expresses his ideas in an emotional context in “Regeneration.” Vaughn’s poem communicates his perception that as a child grows, he moves away…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How useful and valid is the notion of Indian English in the present global context?

There would have to be some severe examination of what “Indian English” actually consists. I think that there is much to be appreciated in the different languages around the world attempt to…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Why is Willy so concerned about his possessions?

Willy’s main goal in life is to live the “American Dream.” He desires to be a “self-made” man who rises from a state of poverty to a rich, well respected man of society. Willy measures his…

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  • EVERYMAN

Why does god send death to summon everyman?

This morality play seeks to answer the important religious question: “What must a man do to be saved?” God sends Death to summon Everyman, who represents all mankind. Good and…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

How does Lysander’s comment about Demetrius’s previous love affair with Helena complicate things?…

1) LYSANDERDemetrius, I’ll avouch it to his head, Made love to Nedar’s daughter, Helena, And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes,Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, Upon this spotted and…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In “Julius Caesar”, where did Mark Antony find Caesar’s will?

Great question. If you believe Antony, the answer is in Caesar’s closet (his dressing room) – at least, that’s what he tells the crowd in the funeral scene, Act 3, Scene 2: But here’s a…

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  • THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

How do I start to introduce Frost’s life, fosusing on his writing?introduce the work I will…

Frost’s life was filled with many untimely deaths. Both of his parents and his sister died early in life. He even had 2 of his children die in infancy. His daughter died while giving birth, and…

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  • THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS

What is significant about the sentence structure in The Diary of Samuel Pepys?

Samuel Pepys’ most interesting aspect of sentence structure is his use of elliptical elements (phrases with omitted words that the reader’s mind should fill in by itself). Samuel Pepys was writing…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Why is General Zaroff intrested in hunting Rainsford in “The Most Dangerous Game”?

First, one must understand that Zaroff is a bloodthirsty savage as the story’s antagonist. He likes hunting people in the first place, as he considers them the ultimate predator/prey combination….

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  • CONSTITUTION

Who started the U.S. Constitution and why?This is for an essay.

The US Constitution is an incredibly important document that is the foundation of our American government. In writing your essay, I would suggest beginning with a strong introduction discussing why…

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  • BEOWULF

Did older literature like Beowulf use profanity?

Summer, if you are asking about literature in general that was written at that time, the answer is no. Not really. When Beowulf was written, not many people actually knew how to write. Most…

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  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

In “The Pit and the Pendulum” are the judges and the candles imaginary or is the narrator…

He probably wasn’t hallucinating. He was probably brought before some judges that tried to decide his fate-whether to kill him immediately or to imprison and torture him. And, there were most…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the purpose of Michaito Ichimaru writing the essay “Nagasaki, August 9,1945?”

Michaito Ichimaru wrote “Nagasaki: August 9, 1945” as an essay to inform the reader of the horrors and destruction caused by an atomic bomb being dropped on a city. He wanted to impart his views,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why do you think the author of this novel chose to name the book “To Kill a Mockingbird?”

When Jem acquired his first rifle, Atticue tells him to practice his aim by shooting cans. But Atticus realizes the power of the temptation to shoot at birds. He reminds Jem of the old saying…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

In Heart of Darkness, who is the narrator at the beginning of the story?

While the central story of Heart of Darkness is told by Marlow, a long-time sailor, it is in the form of an anecdote told to an unnamed Narrator, who frames the story with their voyage on the…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

In “There Will Come Soft Rains,” discuss the contrast between the destruction of humanity and the…

Bradbury’s story is a cautionary tale, a clear warning about what could happen if we don’t control our technology. The irony of the contrast between man and nature in the story communicates this…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Compare and contrast the characters of Egeus and Theseus in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.How are…

Theseus is the duke of Athens, a warrior who won Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, in battle. Egeus is the father of Hermia, the daughter who wants to marry Lysander, not Demetrius who is her…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Where do the characters live and what are their relationships to each other in The Great Gatsby?

Tom and Daisy Buchanan are married and live in East Egg. Gatsby and Nick live in West Egg. Gatsby lives in a mansion; Nick lives in a small cottage next door. George and Myrtle Wilson are married…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Through the Buchanans you receive a lot of information about East Egg. Can you mention the most…

Through Tom and Daisy, Fitzgerald establishes the enormous, careless wealth and the glamour and beauty of East Egg. East Egg is a place of “white palaces” that “glitter along the water.” The…

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  • HISTORY

Was Rasputin a mad monk and and did he lead to the fall of the Romanov dynasty?

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (1869 -1918) was not a real monk but a Siberian peasant who gained influence over the Romanov family. Known as “the Mad Monk,” he was not really a monk but a ‘starets’…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a definition and example of three types of religious writing in the Colonial period?

Colonial literature features these three types of religious writing: spiritual autobiographies, poetry, and sermons. Puritans believed that God granted some people grace by changing their sinful…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

I can’t understand the beginning of Chapter 2 in The Great Gatsby. Can someone help me?

Glad to help! The Valley of the Ashes is a poor industrial area about half way between West Egg and New York City. To get to New York from West Egg, the characters have to drive through this…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

The Scarlet Ibis concerned pride. In what kinds of situations do you think pride is a mostly…

Pride can be a positive force if it helps us achieve our goals or aspirations without doing so at someone else’s expense. It is important to feel pride for the right reasons and to act for the…

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  • CLASSIC AMERICAN SHORT STORIES

In “The Gift of the Magi,” what is the moral lesson of the story?

The lesson of the story concerns the true meaning of love and its value. In the story, Jim and Delia are a young married couple who are, by all appearances, very poor. When Christmas comes, both…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Can you please describe the geographical position of East Egg, West Egg, and the Valley of Ashes…

As an American Literature teacher, it was the highlight of my life to go on this little tour of the “real” setting behind The Great Gatsby! I have included a map of the area here, so you can see…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What do these lines from Act 2, Scene 6 of Romeo and Juliet mean? These violent delights have…

Here’s a rough paraphrase of Friar Laurence’s lines, and I’ve tried to keep it in the same line configuration as Shakespeare does so you can see which line refers to which: Violently-begun…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

I need text passages from The Great Gatsby: descriptions of the various settings and the…

In Chapter 1, when Nick explains his first few days after moving to the East, he describes both East Egg and West Egg. He says that West Egg is “the less fashionable of the two” and that there was…

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  • LIGHT IN AUGUST

Is racial politics a major thematic element in Light in August?

Certainly racism is major theme in Light in August. We see light-skinned Joe Christmas, who passes as white, become the prime suspect in the murder of Joanna Burden when Joe Brown tells the sheriff…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Can you enumerate all circumstances in “Lord of the Flies” which are responsible for the boys…

To enumerate all of the circumstances would take a small essay, but I will get you started with these: 1. The boys are on an isolated island far from any civilization. 2. There are no adults to…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Which themes from “Lord of the Flies” are up to date today?

All of Golding’s ideas are applicable to today’s world. His main theme in “Lord of the Flies” is that evil is an integral part of the human condition; that all people have a savage nature that is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What are the difference between the Lord of the Flies and the parachute? Do both embody the real…

The Lord of the Flies is a pig’s head on a stick, which is severed from the body of a sow which is hunted and killed by Jack and his hunters. Jack puts it on a sharpened stick, and leaves it as a…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Which government system does Golding prefer? Democracy?

Certainly on the island, Golding comes down on the side of civilised democracy as represented by Piggy, Ralph (most of the time), the glasses and the conch – instead of the hunter-gatherer anarchy…

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  • WALT WHITMAN

Is the “stranger” in “To a Stranger” by Walt Whitman really a stranger? Explain.

I think that the stranger is probably literally a stranger passing by; however, Whitman feels a connection to him or her, or at least wants to feel a connection to them. The message of the poem is…

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  • WALT WHITMAN

Why does Walt Whitman in “I Sit and Look Out” sit and remain a silent observer?”See, hear, and am…

In the poem, Whitman describes various people suffering horrible misery in different forms. However, as he describes them, he doesn’t judge, get involved, make commentary, or pass some sort of…

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  • HAMLET

What real-life historical figures from any point in history would be similar to: Hamlet,…

Hamlet, with a giant tragic flaw of inaction, could adequately be compared to Jimmy Carter who waited far too long to get the hostages from the US Embassy in Iran, . . . with tragic results….

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, what emotions will Cassius feel after Caesar’s death? What will…

Based on what Cassius has said about Caesar, we can infer that he will be very satisfied when Caesar is assassinated. Cassius has been the leader of the conspiracy to murder Caesar and has…

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  • OTHELLO

I am writing a response to Othello. I need help with one question. Why do we still read…

Generally, Shakespeare is still read today for a few reasons: the beautiful poetry, the multi-dimensional characters, and intricate, interwoven plots. His plays contain universal themes that still…

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  • PRESCHOOL-DAYCARE TEACHERS AND OWNERS

Convincing parents to get their child extra help when they are not meeting milestones.I am a UPK…

Have you considered that maybe the parents don’t know how to give the help the child needs? You are an educated person. Are those parents? What is UPK?

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  • SCHEHERAZADE GOES WEST

What are the differences between Cinderella and Scheherazade?

Scheherazade is the legendary storyteller from the ‘Thousand and One Arabian Nights.” She essentially keeps herself alive by telling a story each night to her husband, the dictator/king. This…

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  • THE PIGMAN

In Chapter 4 of The Pigman, what is Norton like in Lorraine’s point of view?

From Lorraine’s point of view, Norton Kelly is TROUBLE. She says that he “has eyes like a mean mouse, and he’s the type of kid who thinks everyone’s trying to throw rusty beer cans at him”. He’s…

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  • HISTORY

What was the importance of King Leonidas of Sparta?

King Leonidas of Sparta is one of the most important figures of Spartan history and is an important figure in Greek history as well. Leonidas and his hand picked 300 held off the Persian army at…

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  • HISTORY

Did the Roman Army contribute to the fall of Ancient Rome?

The Roman Army did contribute to the fall of Ancient Rome. There were many contributing factors that led to the fall of Ancient Rome. The Roman Army played a role in weakening the Empire. The…

 


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