How does Macbeth behave/what is his reaction right before Duncan’s murder?

# How does Macbeth behave/what is his reaction right before Duncan’s murder?

• THE GREAT GATSBY

What dialogue takes place between Daisy and Gatsby in Nick’s bungalow when they are alone in…

Hoping to repeat the past, Jay Gatsby has Nick arrange a private meeting for him with Daisy at the bungalow. After Nick leaves the room, he hears “a sort of choking murmur and part of a laugh” that…

• SCIENCE

When energy is stored what is it called?

Potential energy is the energy stored in a substance, that has the ability to do work. Unless otherwise specified, it usually refers to gravitational potential which is the energy an object has…

• MATH

An electrician uses tiny red, blue and yellow bulbs in a ratio 12:11:10 to light up an entire…

If we have 12+11+10 = 33 bulbs then; 12/33 is red 11/33 is blue 10/33 is yellow Similarly if we have 4752 bulbs; Number of red bulbs =(1233)×4752=1728=(1233)×4752=1728 Number of blue bulbs…

• ANIMAL FARM

Compare and contrast Napoleon and Squealer. How are they the perfect team for taking over the farm?

The combination of Napoleon and Squealer is perfect, because the former represents action and the latter represents words. To put it another way, Napoleon is one who plans for the longterm,…

• THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE

Why does the poet want to go Innisfree?

Normally one needs to be careful not to attribute the words of a poem to the poet’s own feelings because the poet could be writing in the voice of a “persona,” a character whose feelings he or she…

• SCIENCE

How are electromagnets used in recycling plants?

Electromagnets are magnets that can be turned off and on by controlling the flow of electricity. In other words, when we switch on the electricity supply, they become magnets; when we switch off…

• HISTORY

Who started the Hippie Movement?

There is not one person who is credited with starting the Hippie Movement, but there are several social reasons why many young people during the 1960s and 1970s strayed away from the mainstream…

• HARD TIMES

How would you describe how the Gradgrind family and Sissy Jupe grow and evolve throughout the text?

Charles Dickens’ Hard Times presents the story of the Gradgrind family and how they adjust to the patriarch Thomas Gradgrind’s strict, rigid belief system. Interestingly, every member of the…

• HISTORY

What are some important features of Stonehenge?

There are over seven hundred archaeological features in the entire Stonehenge World Heritage site. Stonehenge is a megalithic site, which means it is an ancient monument made of stone. The word…

• THE CANTERBURY TALES

How does Chaucer portray himself in The Canterbury Tales?

Geoffrey Chaucer inserts himself into his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, as the narrator. In general, Chaucer doesn’t have much of an active function in the poem itself, and his primary purpose…

• HISTORY

Why was whaling good?

It depends on your meaning of “good”? Whaling was great for the American Northeast because whale oil was quite valuable as a lubricant and a light source. It gave young men a way to make money…

• OF MICE AND MEN

How does Steinbeck create sympathy for Crooks in Of Mice and Men?

Steinbeck shows sympathy for the character of Crooks in Of Mice and Men in a variety of ways. Crooks is described by the other ranch hands as being the only black man at the ranch. The racial slurs…

• SCIENCE

Desirable properties of a liquid used in thermometers?

A thermometer is a device used to measure temperature. Thermometers are thin hollow tubes of glass partially filled with a liquid. The application of heat to a liquid (or any other type of matter)…

• THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What does the story “The Minister’s Black Veil” reveal about Puritan religious beliefs, rules of…

“The Minister’s Black Veil” helps to reveal the extent to which the Puritans valued sinlessness as well as conformity. Hawthorne implies, through a sympathetic depiction of Mr. Hooper’s character…

• PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK

Who are the main characters in “Praying for Sheetrock” by Melissa Fay Greene?

Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene is a work of nonfiction about the first black commissioner in McIntosh County, Georgia, named Thurnell Alston. He is one of the two main characters in…

• SCIENCE

Microorganisms that move using hairlike projections are called?

The hairlike projections on the external surface of microorganisms is called cilium or flagellum. Their primary role is locomotion of the microorganism, but some of them can also act as sensory…

• THE LAST LEAF

What is comical about the old man in “The Last Leaf”?

Mr. Behrman is a little old curmudgeon. a little Jewish man with a Yiddish accent. He is the type who complains about almost everything, but he really has a generous heart. When Johnsy informs him…

• SCIENCE

How do cells make organisms?

Cells are the basic units of life as we know it here on Earth. There are organisms that are unicellular, which only have one cell in their structure, and those that are multicellular, which have…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some interests that Juliet has?

There are a few hints at Juliet’s interests, but the lack of them is far more interesting in my opinion. She has a strong relationship with her nurse, who seems to be her dearest friend in many…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

How does Granger’s comparison of humanity to the phoenix add to the novel Fahrenheit 451?

In order to truly understand this question one must understand the mythical importance of the Phoenix. The Phoenix was a mythical Greek bird-like creature that was born out of fire. Once the…

• MACBETH

How does Macbeth (the character) develop as a result of the witches’ actions and/or dialogue?

At the onset of the play, we learn that Macbeth is a brave and skilled soldier, much admired by all and sundry. He seems to have given his all for king and country and is considered loyal. King…

• ESSAY LAB

What are some reliable sources that can be used to back up statements in a research paper dealing…

Great topic. I can help give you a great source on identity stereotypes. I have been teaching gender stereotypes in my media class for about ten years now. I feel that the best current source for…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

What are the best and worst qualities about Montag in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

Guy Montag’s best qualities include being sensitive, introspective, teachable, interested in learning, and tolerant of people who are considered different in his society. For example, as the book…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

What are direct quotes from Fahrenheit 451 that give insight into Montag?

The following quotes were picked in chronological order to show Montag’s dynamic journey from being a fireman who burns books to a reader who wants to defend them: “It was a pleasure to burn. It…

• THE CAY

What is the main message of The Cay by Theodore Taylor?

Theodore Taylor imparts several messages in his novel The Cay, but I think the most important one is that of anti-racism. Phillip, the young boy in the book, has been raised to believe that black…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

How can I write a summary that describes pages 125-150 of Fahrenheit 451?

Please realize that without being given the specific ISBN number, there is absolutely no way for this eNotes educator to figure out if your book matches my own. (For example, an older hardcover…

• GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Great Expectations, what does apprenticeship mean?

An apprenticeship was a way for a boy to learn a trade, as well as to continue his education to some degree. Boys were apprenticed around the age of thirteen or fourteen, and the typical…

• HISTORY

I need some facts on New Imperialism.

New Imperialism was a period of territorial expansion by the countries of Europe, the U.S. and Japan which began around 1870 and lasted until the mid-twentieth century. During this time, these…

• SCIENCE

Although gemstones are not of strategic importance in history, they have been sought after and…

Gemstones are rocks of little strategic significance, yet have resulted in wars over the human history. Gemstones, such as diamond, ruby, emerald, etc. have been prized for their luster and…

• HISTORY

How do I write a reflective paper about the documentary “Surviving Auschwitz, Children of the…

When writing a reflective paper, especially on a topic such as the Holocaust, you want to think carefully about what struck you the most throughout. The children had to be very careful and clever…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what contradiction did Scout experience when Miss Gates explained the…

Throughout Miss Gates’ lesson, Scout discovers the hypocrisy attached to condemning Hitler’s treatment of the Jews, while supporting racial prejudice in Maycomb County. During a “Current Events”…

• LYDDIE

Why did Lyddie give Ezekial the money? What character traits does this show?

In one of the most moving passages in the book, Lyddie gives the \$25 she received from selling her calf to the fugitive slave, Ezekial, whom she finds hiding out in her cabin. While working at…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does aunt Alexandra remind Scout of Mount Everest?

Your question is asking about my favorite line of text in the entire book. Had I ever harbored the mystical notions about mountains that seem to obsess lawyers and judges, Aunt Alexandra would…

• DEATH OF A TRAVELING SALESMAN

Using “Death of A Traveling Salesman,” what are some good topics to write about and discuss?

This fantastic work by Eudora Welty deals with a universal topic that affects us all, especially when we exist in a time when time seems to be running out, and we question what we have done with…

• THE CRUCIBLE

What does Giles Corey do to influence the court (three examples) and what happens to them as a…

First, Giles Corey inadvertently helped the court to get off the ground when he tells Mr. Hale in Act One that his wife reads “strange books” and “hides them” from him. Further, he mentions that…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What causes the shiny, clean line on the otherwise dull wire of Scout’s costume?

The shiny, clean line found on Scout’s ham costume came from the knife of Bob Ewell. Bob Ewell, Maycomb’s most despicable character, carried a grudge against Atticus since Tom Robinson’s trial. Bob…

• THE ODYSSEY

What were three qualities that made Odysseus a great leader in The Odyssey and what book did they…

In The Odyssey by Homer, the eponymous hero Odysseus is shown as an exemplary leader in several different scenes and episodes. The first important leadership characteristic he demonstrates is…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does the Tom Robinson trial affect Maycomb county as a whole in “To Kill A Mockingbird”?

This is a loaded question, as there is no one way all the people responded. However, if we had to make a generalization about the whole of Maycomb, the trial of Tom Robinson did not really impact…

• BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

How does Benét use setting to create a mood of suspense and hold our interest in “By the Waters…

Benet’s setting in “By the Water’s of Babylon” is able to create a suspenseful mood, because the setting is vaguely familiar while at the same time being unsettling. Normally, familiarity brings…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How is Dill Harris a mockingbird in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The mockingbird in To Kill A Mockingbird symbolizes any person who is damaged or injured by evil or cruelty, resulting in a loss of innocence, an understanding of the brutal world, or even physical…

• THE JOY LUCK CLUB

What items do Yingying and her family put into the picnic hampers when they go to the lake for…

When Yingying awakes, her amah informs her that the whole family will go to Tai Lake for the Moon festival. When the time comes to depart, Yingying observes that everyone in her family is dressed…

• HISTORY

I’m taking a mid-semester test for middle school. Currently, we are learning about Imperialism…

It is important to understand that there are two major motives for imperialism and they are both related to industrialization. First, the industrial country needs natural resources in order to be…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the significance of Nick Carraway’s background in the novel, The Great Gatsby?

Nick’s background puts him in an interesting place in the novel. He has been raised in a wealthy family that owns a business in the Midwest. Despite his relative wealth, however, he does not have…

• THE METAMORPHOSIS

What are some examples of the mundane portions of the story, and in what ways is Gregor’s…

As far as some of the more mundane portions of the story, not much seems very ordinary or dull. Since every conversation or action seems to occur as a result of Gregor turning into a giant bug,…

Fortunato did not do anything to insult Montresor. There is no specific insult to Montresor mentioned, but the way that Montresor describes Fortunato’s insult makes it seem like it was either…

• THE BRONZE BOW

What three ways was the bronze bow used?

The bronze bow is a motif that Elizabeth George Speare uses throughout the novel. Not only do the characters use the bow in three different ways, but Speare uses it as a symbol with at least three…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Jem Finch change throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird?

At the beginning of the novel, Jem is an immature ten-year-old boy who is fascinated with his reclusive neighbor. Jem believes the rumors that surround Boo Radley and attempts to get a look at Boo…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, what characters represent a mockingbird?

In Chapter 10 Atticus gives Scout and Jem this advice: Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird (90). Miss Maudie explains this to Scout…

• MACBETH

How does Macbeth behave/what is his reaction right before Duncan’s murder?

In Act 1, Scene 7, Macbeth is worried about committing the murder. He worries about retribution. If he kills Duncan, someone might take revenge upon him. Macbeth says, “Bloody instructions, which…