How does the author use symbolism and foreshadowing with the use of the scarlet ibis?

How does the author use symbolism and foreshadowing with the use of the scarlet ibis?

  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Based on the play “The Merchant of Venice”, would you like to live in Venice? Explain your…

How well you’d do and whether you’d enjoy life in the Venice of the play would largely depend on who you were and your social status. The city is a good place to be wealthy; having lots of…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the effects of intermolecular forces and temperature on density?

Density is the amount of mass per unit of volume. Density is calculated using the equation: Density = mass/volume. Anything which increases the amount of mass in a particular volume will increase…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Whats a proomium ? Which characteristics does it have ?

A Proömium is, in essence, a preface. From the Greek, it literally means “before the song”. From ancient times, it has been used as an introductory chapter, or prologue. The ancient writer Homer…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the contributions made to aviation by a) William Piper b) Harry Houdini

William T. Piper, Sr. was an aviation industrialist early in the history of the industry. He served in the Army during the Spanish-American War then returned to the oil business in Pennsylvania….

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

How does Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations challenge the views on gentlemen in society and how…

In Dickens’ day, gentlemen inherited their wealth or expectations from another wealthy person in the upper classes of society. This wealth then freed these men for further education or leisure…

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  • SCIENCE

Why should a person not stand under a tree during a thunderstorm?

Thunder is the result of lighting. Lighting is a result of electrical charges. Lighting is attracted to the tallest tip of a conductor. Trees are often the tallest objects within an environment….

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  • BUSINESS

Why is the demand curve perceived by a firm in a competitive market as perfectly elastic while…

A market in perfect competition describes a situation where individual firms are “price takers” – meaning the price is determined entirely by the intersection of supply and demand and the…

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  • WALK TWO MOONS

Sal drew a picture of a tree and hanged a person with curly hair with a rope around her neck. Who…

The curly-haired girl that Sal draws and hangs from a tree is Phoebe. Phoebe has been staying the weekend with Sal and her father, and she is being especially impossible. She criticizes everything….

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  • FLIGHT

In Sherman Alexie’s book Flight, why is Zits put into the body of Gus and not someone else?

The period of time where Zits inhabits the body of Gus is very powerful and represents a moment of change in the book. Gus’ job as an “Indian Tracker” is to lead his fellow soldiers to a First…

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  • LITERATURE

In the book Flight, written by Sherman Alexie, why does Sherman Alexie put the narrator, Zits,…

It is easy to demonize people who have harmed us directly or indirectly. With regard to the book Flight, it could have been easy for Sherman Alexie to demonize the “Indian Tracker” Gus, rather than…

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  • SCIENCE

Why we should study chemical names in science?

Chemical names are commonly used in chemistry to identify chemicals, such as sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, etc. These are the standard names used all over the world to represent particular…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why must one understand the medieval period in order to understand the evolution of human society?

When scholars discuss medieval history, they are referring not only to a time period (the fifth century to the mid-1400s) but also to a place: Europe. What is crucial to understand about these so…

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  • SCIENCE

The consumption of alcohol causes the muscles in the artery wall to relax.Taking this into…

Alcohol doesn’t just cause the artery walls to relax. Alcohol also causes the blood vessels in the skin to expand. When blood vessels widen, relaxation of smooth muscles within the vessel walls…

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  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, AND OTHER STORIES

Why is it hard to find a good man according to Flannery O’Cornnor’ short story “A Good Man Is…

In Flannery O’Conner’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” the grandmother and Red Sam discuss why a good man is difficult to find. As the family eats dinner at Red Sam’s…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

The Man states “I never saw anything so unprofessional.” a) What does chocolate-cream soldier…

The unprofessional act that the Man is describing is Serius’ leading a “heroic” cavalry charge into a machine gun nest. A few lines down he elaborates as follows: He did it like an operatic…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I want to do a research paper on classroom management. Can you help me narrow down my topic and…

I do not know what subject you’re interested in, so I will suggest something that is important in education, pertinent to the new teaching techniques, and applicable to all teaching subjects and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some key symbols, themes, and motifs in To Kill a Mockingbird?

One theme in To Kill A Mockingbird is “there is good and evil in this world, and it is sometimes difficult to determine which is which.” This is seen from the time Scout and Jem are very young,…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

An increase in the money wage rate decreases aggregate supply and shifts the aggregate supply…

The answer to this depends on how, exactly, you are using the term “price level.” If you are talking about prices in the economy as a whole, the price level causes a movement along the…

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  • THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Who is Mr. Pitt in The Scarlet Pimpernel?

Mr. Pitt is only referred to in the novel The Scarlet Pimpernel. He is not a character that is physically present in the story. “Mr. Pitt” in the novel is a reference to William Pitt “The Younger,”…

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  • OLIVER GOLDSMITH

What is the central idea of poem “The Village Schoolmaster”?

The central idea of the poem is that the villagers respect the schoolmaster for his education. The poem describes a small village school. Most of the residents in the village do not have much…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, what pushes Junior to make the decisions to…

Anger and hope are what push Junior out of his life on “the rez” and into the world of Reardan. When Junior starts high school, he is filled with excitement. He believes that this is the start of…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Benjamin Franklin invent bifocals?

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the Founding Fathers as well as an author, printer, and scientist, invented bifocals because he suffered from presbyopia, a condition that means “age of sight”…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How does Decius persuade Caesar to attend the Senate?

Decius understands how to play Caesar like a proverbial fiddle in Act 2 of “Julius Caesar”. Seeing that Calphurnia has convinced Caesar to stay away from the Senate, Decius without missing a…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, what is “seeing beyond”?

When Jonas is selected to be The Receiver, the Chief Elder explains why he is assigned such an important role in the community. She says that Jonas has all of the requirements needed to be The…

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  • LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

In Life on the Mississippi, how does the river change Twain and eliminate his romantic notions of…

Mark Twain tells this story in Chapter IX, “Continued Perplexities.” Having grown up along the Mississippi River, Twain had always found beauty in it. He remembered a specific sunset that was…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are 3 quotes that describe Atticus as a character in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by…

Atticus Finch is a pillar in Maycomb County society. He epitomizes what it means to be a chivalrous gentleman. In the face of bigotry and prejudice, he still maintains his integrity and dignity….

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  • THE TEMPEST

What kind of rulers will Miranda and Ferdinand be? Are Miranda and Ferdinand too weak to rule…

It is difficult to determine with certainty whether Ferdinand and Miranda will be weak leaders, but they will likely be kind and just rulers. Prospero partially controls Miranda, a teenage girl and…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Gulag affect relationships between the government and the people?

The Gulag—which is a Russian acronym that stands for Chief Administration of Corrective Labour Camps—was a major part of the Soviet Union from around 1918 until the mid-1950s. The Gulag had a…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

How is the fire at Satis house, the ordeal with Orlick, Magwitch’s capture and Pip’s fever a…

Each of these events is symbolic of suffering in the lives of each person involved. Miss Havisham has severe burns which eventually (but not immediately) lead to her death. Orlick’s attack on…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, would Boo Radley’s problems be viewed and treated…

To answer the above question, we must first consider what we learn about Arthur (Boo) Radley in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. If we do that, we can see possible reasons for why he was treated…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the War of 1812 create a need for domestic products?

During the War of 1812, there was an increased need for products made in the United States. A major reason for this had to do with the British strategy in the War of 1812. One of Britain’s…

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  • THE SLAVE DANCER

Why had Jessie been kidnapped in The Slave Dancer?

Good question! In the book The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox, Jessie does not initially realize why he has been kidnapped. However, after time on the ship, he soon ascertains his purpose—to play his…

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  • BLUES AIN’T NO MOCKINGBIRD

What are the idioms in Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “Blues Ain’t No Mockin’ Bird”?

An idiom is a frequently used phrase within a culture that is interpreted to mean something other than what the words in the phrase literally mean. Idioms are colorful expressions, meaning rich,…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Miguel has just moved to a new school. It is the beginning of his senior year, and he doesn’t…

Let’s answer this question as you suggested–by methodically considering the impact each term might have on Miguel’s social abilities and happiness! Locus of control refers to the degree a person…

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  • NIGHT

In Elie Wiesel’s Night, the narrator mentions the Exile of Providence and the destruction of the…

Elie Wiesel begins his autobiographical narrative of his experiences in the extermination and labor camps established by Nazi Germany, Night, with a story of Moishe the Beadle, “the poorest of…

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  • THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX

In The Tale of Despereaux, how would you explain chapter 13’s title, “Perfidy Unlimited”?

The word “perfidy” means to be untrustworthy or deceitful. Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines perfidy as being disloyal or unfaithful and it is a synonym for treachery. Although chapter 13…

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  • SCIENCE

Given the complete combustion of cyclohexane (C6H12 + 9O2 —> 6CO2 + 6H2O), if 48 ml of…

This is a stoichiometry question. Most stoichiometry calculations use one or more of the following mole conversion factors: 1 mole (mol) = molar mass of the substance in grams (molar mass must be…

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  • MACBETH

Which quotes illustrate Macbeth’s ambition?

At the beginning of Act 1, Scene 7, Macbeth lists a number of reasons why he should not proceed with the plan to kill Duncan: among others, Duncan is his kinsman, his king, his guest; further, he…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In your opinion, which of the three spirits has the most powerful effect on Scrooge? Explain why…

In A Christmas Carol, each of the three spirits has a profound effect on Scrooge but, arguably, it the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come who truly changes his life. First of all, let’s look at the…

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  • SCIENCE

A train is 100m long and is moving with uniform velocity of 45 km/h. The time it will take to…

We are given a train 100m long that is traveling at a uniform rate of 45 km/h. We are asked to find the time required to cross a bridge 1 km long. We assume that the question means for the entire…

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  • HISTORY

Which of the following opinions did MOST Progressives share? A. Government regulations of…

Of these, the best option is Option A. The Progressives definitely did not believe that the government should avoid regulating industries. Instead, government regulation of industry was one of…

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  • SUMMA CONTRA GENTILES

I need help writing a 2,000-word essay summarizing Book 3 of Summa contra Gentiles.

Summa contra Gentiles or Summa contra Gentes was written by St. Thomas Aquinas and is a cornerstone of Roman Catholic theology. Its date of composition is debated, with some scholars arguing for…

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  • SCIENCE

If I put chocolate powder or syrup in water and the water turns into the color of the chocolate…

When we mix a solute into a solvent, depending on a number of factors, the solute then dissolves in the solvent and we obtain a solution. The rate and degree of dissolution is a function of the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Where does the idiom “not cold in her grave” appear in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird? When…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout the narrator uses the idiom “not cold in her grave” to refer to Mrs. Dubose. In Chapter 12, Scout notes that Jem changed significantly after Mrs….

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  • A SOUND OF THUNDER

What is your opinion of the idea that a single event can significantly alter the way we live our…

It sounds like your teacher simply wants your opinion. You can answer the question honestly, but do remember that when a teacher asks this kind of question, he or she is really wanting you to…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

What is the significance of the action of the women passing by on the sidewalk in The Secret Life…

Walter Mitty is doing some shopping for his wife. He is trying to remember one of the items she told him to get. A passing newsboy is shouting something about a trial in Waterbury and Mitty…

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  • STARGIRL

Archie does not tell the boys how to solve their problem in Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl. Why not?

In chapter seven, Kevin and Leo go to see Archibald Hapwood Brubaker, a paleontologist who hosts a student club called the Loyal Order of the Stone Bone. Students of any age can go to his house and…

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  • HISTORY

Please explain the main ideas in the “Reform” chapter of Joyce Appleby’s book- Inheriting the…

Below is an explanation of the main ideas in the Reform chapter: 1)After the American Revolution, secular and religious forces formed an alliance that shaped the ‘cultural innovations of the first…

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  • BUSINESS

To be a successful entrepreneur it requires willingness to what?

There are many facets required to be a successful entrepreneur. You have to have the willingness to fail. While that sounds counterintuitive, you are taking a leap of faith when you become an…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

How does the author use symbolism and foreshadowing with the use of the scarlet ibis?

The scarlet ibis is a symbol for Doodle and the bird’s death under the bleeding tree foreshadows the death of the young boy. Today, we might use the term “special” for Doodle because he suffers…

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