How does Sam compare and contrast with the weasel in Jean George’s My Side of the Mountain?

How does Sam compare and contrast with the weasel in Jean George’s My Side of the Mountain?

  • THE LITTLE PRINCE

What is moral of chapter 4 of The Little Prince?

The moral of chapter four of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is to maintain your childlike wonder when looking at things of the world. The author describes how the Turkish astronomer…

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  • SCIENCE

How does the movement of the Earth create our cycle of day/night?

The question of how the earth creates night and day plagued civilization for generations, leading to the creation of many theories, such as the Greek idea that a giant chariot of fire was passing…

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  • SCIENCE

Why does bromine have a larger atom than chlorine?

This can be best discussed with reference to periodic table of elements, in which, elements are arranged according to their properties. Bromine and chlorine are arranged in the same group (group…

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  • HAMLET

Is there a ghost of Claudius in Hamlet?

The only ghost that appears in the play is Hamlet’s father’s ghost. Hamlet’s father was the king prior to the start of the play. The dead king is sometimes referred to as Old Hamlet. Claudius is…

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  • HISTORY

What were the major occupations and social/economic statuses of the members of the Federalists…

The best way to remember this is to remember that the Federalists were the party of the elites. They were the first political party to hold power in our country and it makes sense, then, that they…

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  • BUSINESS

How can entrepreneurship solve unemployment among the youth?

Anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset can start some form of a business, including youth. Youth raised to do odd jobs for money, such as snow shoveling, babysitting, gardening and car washing, can…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the characteristics of a progressive wave?

Progressive waves travel from location to location by transferring energy through particles of whatever medium they pass through. When this transfer of energy occurs perpendicular to the direction…

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  • HISTORY

What were some of Herbert Hoover’s failed attempts to help the economy recover during the Great…

Herbert Hoover has a reputation for having not done anything to try to end the Depression. However, this is undeserved. He actually did do many things that were meant to help solve the country’s…

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  • MATH

Prove that n^4 – m^4 – n^2 – m^2 + 2 is always even

To prove that n4−m4−n2−m2+2n4-m4-n2-m2+2 is always even, group the terms containing the same variables together: n4−m4−n2−m2+2=n4−n2−m4−m2+2n4-m4-n2-m2+2=n4-n2-m4-m2+2 Consider each group…

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  • STUART LITTLE

What is the setting in Stuart Little by E.B. White?

Stuart Little was E.B. White’s first novel and is considered a classic for children by many today. This is the story of a talking mouse, who is born into a human family. Stuart finds a friend in…

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  • THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT

On what page of Chapter 6, “The Sounds of Silence”, of the book The Language Instinct does author…

In his book The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, first edition, author Steven Pinker first offers his criticism of the English spelling system, in full, on page 185 of chapter 6,…

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  • SCIENCE

How can educational systems affect resources?

Resources, in the simplest terms, are materials or people from which productive work can be obtained. Some common examples of resources include, people, minerals, fuel sources, water, etc. Many of…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are the characteristics of Benvolio and Romeo’s friendship based on their conversation in…

Before Romeo first appears in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the audience knows from Benvolio’s conversation with Romeo’s father that Romeo and he share a relationship much like brothers possess….

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  • SCIENCE

What is one sentence to describe the contributions of John Dalton, J.J. Thomson, Ernest…

John Dalton proposed the first atomic theory, J.J. Thomson discovered the electron, Ernest Rutherford discovered the nucleus and Niels Bohr is known for the Bohr model in which electrons are in…

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  • SCIENCE

Evaluate the use of the two types of drugs, statins and cholesterol blockers, for a person with…

There are two types of cholesterol: LDL (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein), of which LDL is bad for our health and HDL is good. The description provides details of two…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Miss Maudie discusses some of the town’s problems with the children. She says, “The things…

Two of the major secrets that play a role in the story are the reasons why Boo Radley stays in the house all the time and the addiction of Mrs. Dubose. The secrets about Boo Radley do not come out…

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  • LITERATURE

Define 5 “I”s of Romantic period?

Romanticism emphasized on intuition and suggested that as individuals we should not only rely on conscious reasoning but also act on information from our instincts. Romanticism lay emphasis on…

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  • THE WIFE OF BATH’S TALE

How does Chaucer support the long tradition of misogynistic literature that presents women as…

The portrayal of Dame Alison, also known as the Wife of Bath in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, definitely supports the long tradition of misogynistic literature, as well as the medieval…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, what is the significance of Piggy’s death?

Piggy dies near the end of the novel, when he, Ralph, and Samneric travel to Castle Rock to demand that Jack return Piggy’s glasses to him, which he recently stole. Piggy is physically helpless…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the rationale for the poem Matilda by Hilaire Belloc??

The rationale for the poem “Matilda” by Hilaire Belloc is that one should refrain from lying – or crying wolf – because one day, when you need someone to really believe what you are saying,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Can someone tell me 4 quotations from Lord of the Flies and also tell why they are effective in…

Chapters 1-3 of Lord of the Flies serve to introduce the characters, themes, and conflicts of Golding’s novel. Chapter One Quote #1 Then the creature stepped from mirage on to clear sand, and they…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is a key event or moment for Crooks and how or why is it significant in terms of the novel…

A key event in the life of Crooks in Of Mice and Men is when, for the first time, he pushes aside his personal prejudices, his dark preconceived notions, and the overall anger that he feels on a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some significant actions that relate to theme or character development for Scout, Jem,…

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is primarily a coming-of-age story, and one of the most central themes concerns Scout’s and Jem’s loss of innocence as they mature over a span of three years. In…

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  • STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

In Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” what impression does the reader gather…

While many literary critics debate the tone of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” the poet does provide several clues about the speaker’s personality. From the first stanza, we…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How has Montag changed from the beginning of Part One to its end? (Please provide details from…

In “The Hearth and the Salamander,” Montag moves from a robotic follower in his society to a man who thinks and acts as an individual. The opening sentence of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451–“It was a…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why do you recommend the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck?

Judging from all the questions sent to eNotes about Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, it must be very frequently assigned by teachers all over America. I assume they assign the book because students…

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  • ARABY

Who are the main characters in “Araby” – James Joyce.

The main characters in “Araby” are the narrator, an unnamed young man, Mangan’s sister, and the uncle. The narrator The youth takes the reader on a journey of the mind as his perceptions, which…

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  • OLIVER TWIST

How is Oliver’s journey to London?

At the beginning of Chapter 8, Oliver Twist runs away from Mr Bumble’s and decides that he will head to London. In his mind, this city offers an exciting opportunity. As he says: London!–that…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

Help with an argument essay in which states a position on whether or not Buck should answer to…

You have two main ways to start this kind of argumentative essay. You could pick which argument you personally believe more, or you could pick which argument is easier to defend. If you feel…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In The Merchant Of Venice, what is the theme of Portia’s first major speech to Shylock?

The theme is mercy. Portia, in her emphatic plea, wants to convince the recalcitrant and vengeful Shylock that extending mercy to the unfortunate Antonio would be his best option. In her speech,…

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  • SCIENCE

State how a small quantity of enzyme is effective for a large amount of substrate?

Enzymes are chemicals that catalyze reactions. They speed up a reaction by providing an alternate reaction pathway with lesser activation energy. Interestingly, enzymes themselves do not get…

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  • CHARLES DICKENS

Write an analysis of the following quote by Charles Dickens: “No one is useless in this world who…

The quote by Charles Dickens, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else,” is timeless. It is just as relevant today as it was when Mr. Dickens wrote it in the…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

How does society contribute to the tragedy of Things Fall Apart?

In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Achebe foregrounds a changing society as a major contribution to the tragic circumstances that befall the doomed protagonist Okonkwo. Indeed, the massive…

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  • A MOTHER IN MANNVILLE

In “A Mother in Mannville,” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, why did Jerry lie about having a mother?

The narrator in “A Mother in Mannville” by Marjorie K. Rawlings, describes Jerry as a boy with integrity. She describes it: “My father had it–there is another of whom I am almost sure–but almost…

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  • HISTORY

What was the influence and impact of colonialism on Africa in terms of culture, religion,…

The colonization of Africa by European powers had a dramatic negative impact on the continent. The Europeans had a dramatic effect on the cultural traditions of Africans through assimilation….

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What does the following mean?: “When in that moment so it came to pass, Titania waked and…

The phrase meant that Oberon’s plan through Puck to be-spell Titania into falling in love with an ass had succeeded. Oberon, King of the fairies, was dejected at what he claimed was Titania,…

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  • BUSINESS

Why does the public/government sector have some control over the businesses in the private sector?

The simple answer to this question is that this control represents the will of the people. We elect people who write the laws that control the business sector, and at least theoretically, they do…

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  • STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

Why does the speaker not stop for long in the woods?

The speaker explains the reason for not being able to remain for long in the woods in the last three lines of the final stanza: The woods are lovely, dark and deep,But I have promises to keep,And…

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  • ENDER’S GAME

How is coming of age (in other words, becoming mature) shown in the novel by Orson Scott Card,…

Becoming a more mature individual is most evident through the character of Ender, but you could use just about any of the main characters. The story is about young children being trained in battle…

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  • BUSINESS

Given a choice would you prefer to adopt the legal dimension or the ethical dimension of a…

The ethical approach offers an opportunity for acceptable and sustainable resolution to a dispute as compared to legal interventions, which are mostly adversarial. Ethical approaches provide…

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  • THE NECKLACE

How does Madame Loisel in “The Necklace” change emotionally, physically and mentally?

Madame Loisel changes emotionally, physically, and mentally in the story “The Necklace.” Emotionally, she is selfish and shallow. Though she is married to a man who loves and provides for…

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  • HISTORY

What similarities exist between the ancient civilizations of Harappa and Mesopotamia?

There are a number of similarities between the ancient river civilizations of Mesopotamia and Harappa. Both civilizations relied on a fertile river valley to support agriculture. The importance…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

My practice essay question is: “Evaluate how politics and people are represented in both the…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How are gender and sexuality presented in the play, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare?

Portia and Calpurnia are both strong women who influence their husbands. The concept of gender and sexuality is represented through the two strong women, Portia and Calpurnia. Portia uses violence…

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  • SCIENCE

Which atmospheric gases does the human body need to survive? It would be really helpful if you…

Our atmosphere consists of three gases chiefly: Nitrogen, Oxygen and carbon dioxide. Human body needs (directly or indirectly) all three of these. Nitrogen is a key ingredient of proteins and…

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  • SCIENCE

What is air?

Air is the mixture of colorless gases that make up the earth’s atmosphere. It’s about 78% nitrogen (N2) and about 21% oxygen (O2), with the remaining 1% made up of carbon dioxide, argon and other…

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  • THE SILMARILLION

What is the historical/cultural context of The Silmarillion?

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien is not a unified narrative but rather an edited collection of Tolkien’s notes, prepared for publication by his son Christopher. The collection of notes shows…

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  • SCIENCE

Which part of the respiratory system is involved in expelling carbon dioxide?

The short answer to this question would be the lungs. However, how carbon dioxide is expired is due to the diffusion of gases across very thin membranes. First, carbon dioxide is produced at the…

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  • THE SIGNAL-MAN

In “The Signal-Man,” does the writer captivate readers by arousing their curiosity and giving…

In “The Signal-Man,” Dickens uses a number of techniques to captivate the reader and to pique interest. First of all, Dickens uses the setting to create a sense of mystery. The signal box, for…

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

How does Sam compare and contrast with the weasel in Jean George’s My Side of the Mountain?

In Jean George’s My Side of the Mountain, one similarity between Sam and the weasel, whom he calls The Baron Weasel, is their bravery. When Sam first meets The Baron, he calls him the bravest…

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