How does the blind man, Robert, give “Bub,” the sighted narrator, new vision and new perspective

How does the blind man, Robert, give “Bub,” the sighted narrator, new vision and new perspective

  • HATCHET

What was Brian’s plan if he ever heard a plane engine roar overhead in Hatchet?

Brian plans to have a fire ready so that he can wave a burning limb at a plane if he hears it. When Brian’s plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness, he is alone because the pilot is dead. Brian…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

What clues caused the Tucks to conclude that there was something peculiar happening to them?

The Tuck family describes their discovery of the spring’s magical powers in chapter 7. They passed and drank from the spring without knowing anything had happened. The Tuck family eventually…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In chapter ten of To Kill a Mockingbird, what does Atticus do that makes him a hero to his children?

Atticus’s children are impressed when he shoots a rabid dog with one shot. Atticus’s children do not find him very impressive. To them, he is “nearly fifty” and feeble. He does not play…

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  • HISTORY

What kinds of work did slaves do in Ancient Mesopotamia and in the world today?

Slaves in Mesopotamia were generally prisoners of war. Sometimes, however, children were sold into slavery by their parents in desperate economic times. The wealthy of the civilization were the…

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  • MATH

Denise rolls a number cube that has sides labeled 1 to 6 and then flips a coin.What Is the…

We assume that the number cube and the coin are fair (e.g. the probabilities for each of the numbers on the cube is 1/6 and the probability of heads on the coin is 1/2.) The probability of rolling…

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  • SCIENCE

Is it easier to remove a nail from a board using a hammer if the nail is closer to the hammer…

Hammers are commonly used to pound nails into a given material. A hammer claw is used to remove nails from a given material. The idea is to hold the nail in the hammer claw and pull it by either…

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  • ODE TO THE WEST WIND

In “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Shelley, paraphrase the meaning of the image in line 55 that…

Here is what I think Percy Bysshe Shelley is saying in lines 55 and 56 of “Ode to the West Wind”: “Although I was once in my youth–and even now in my spirit continue to be–wild and forceful with…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Was the USA/USSR Cold War of 1947-1991highly probable? Why or why not? Explain carefully.

Based on events after World War II, it is fair to say that the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was highly probable. Right at the end of World War II and immediately after,…

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  • HISTORY

What were three ways in which the King and Queen of Spain thought they could benefit from…

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain saw many benefits of investing in Christopher Columbus’s voyage in 1492. Despite the voyage being now famous for Columbus’s discovery of the Americas, the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How has Danforth become a victim of his own logic?

Danforth has become a victim of his own logic, so to speak, when (in Act Four) it is now too late for him to do the right thing without losing his authority and calling into question the guilty…

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  • EDUCATION

Discuss the implications of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in ensuring effective teaching and…

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs posits that humans need to have the most basic life needs met before they can achieve anything in life beyond those basic needs. So, for example, we must be able to be…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

Why is Daniel living in a cave in the beginning of The Bronze Bow?

Although it takes several chapters for the author to reveal Daniel’s backstory, eventually readers learn that Daniel fled to the mountain and joined Rosh’s band when he ran away from his master,…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

What is rumored to be buried in the swamp?

The story begins with a prologue, which was probably intended to provide the story with elements of the Romantic genre as well as a distinct “American” quality. The prologue establishes that…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

In the novel The Devil’s Arithmetic, where do Gitl and Shmuel live?

When Hannah gets transported to another time and place during the Seder, she meets Gitl and Schmuel. Gitl and Shmuel are brother and sister, and aunt and uncle to Chaya. Chaya is Hannah’s Hebrew…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

Who is the the protagonist in “Raymond’s Run”?

The protagonist is Squeaky, whose real name is Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker. The word “protagonist” means the main character of the story, or the person the story is mostly about. It is the hero…

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  • SCIENCE

What are some examples of compounds?

A chemical compound is a substance that is made of two or more elements that are chemically bonded together in a fixed ratio. The formula of a compound consists of the symbols of the elements it…

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  • WINESBURG, OHIO

Why did George Willard leave?

George Willard is essentially the main character of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, as he is present in the majority of the stories in the book. On the surface level, George leaves in the last…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is an example of human nature in section six of “Of Mice and Men”?

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Mind map on development of psychology

Developmental Psychology Mind Map Sensory Motor Stage : knowledge that is developed by movement Pre operational Stage: Unable to think logically for opinions of self The Concrete Operational Stage:…

  • TO DA-DUH IN MEMORIAM

What happened in the middle of “To Da-duh in Memoriam”?

In the rising action or middle of the short story, Da-duh and her granddaughter are bantering back and forth about their home environments and whose is best. Da-duh wants to convince her…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe, why has the author chosen to have his narrator hear…

In Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the narrator murders an elderly man and disposes of his body under his floor. When three policemen knock at his door, he lets them in, confident that…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The cask of Amontillado,” who is Montresor telling the story to and what evidence is there to…

While the person to whom Montresor narrates the story of his revenge is never specified, several clues indicate he is telling it to his priest. First, he addresses the person as “You, who so well…

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  • JOHN UPDIKE

In John Updike’s “A&P,” find examples (min two) of satire in the story, and explain what is…

Even if we call this an illustration and a celebration of youthful rebellion, that doesn’t mean that parts of the rebellion are not being satirized as well. Sammy fits a role that is part knight,…

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  • HISTORY

Explain how life in California before the arrival of the Spanish could be viewed as a terrestrial…

California before the Spanish could be considered a paradise for a number of reasons. First, the California Indians were a very peaceful group. Because they were isolated by the many geographic…

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  • HEALTH

How do the skeletal system and muscular systems interact? What is the function of joints in this…

Simply put, the muscles of the muscular system move the bones of the skeletal system. Bones come together at joints. Skeletal muscle is connected to the bones. Motor neurons connect to individual…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Is the location of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, relatively good or problematic?

The location of Brussels is good in most instances. Brussels is, for the most part, in the center of Belgium. This makes it easily accessible. It is fairly easy to get to Brussels. This is good for…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some ways in which Jem loses his innocence in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, one way in which Jem loses his innocence is by witnessing Tom Robinson’s jury deliver a very unfair verdict. The unfairness of the verdict brought Jem to…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What are some similarities and differences between Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff, and how…

Rainsford is an American World War I vet who is known for his good hunting skills, experience, and writing on the subject. General Zaroff calls himself a Cossack, which is a group from the Ukraine…

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  • AFTER TWENTY YEARS

What is the style in O’Henry’s “After Twenty Years”?

This romantic/sentimental and melodramatic style of O. Henry’s stories is certainly evident in “After Twenty Years.” The sentimental element enters early in the narrative as two friends have…

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  • EVELINE

Describe the setting of the story “Eveline.” How does the place where Eveline lives affect her…

There is a certain aura of stagnation, death, defeat, and paralysis in the setting of “Eveline.” Eveline Hill sits listlessly at the window with the funereal smell of “dusty cretonne” as she stares…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is Scout racist?

Throughout Harper Lee’s classic coming-of-age novel set in the American South during the 1930s, To Kill a Mockingbird, the story’s main protagonist and narrator, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch…

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  • LITERATURE

I need help with a thesis statement comparing Aksionov in The Long Exile to Andy in The Shawshank…

“The Long Exile” is a short story by Leo Tolstoy. It was published in 2008 as part of the collection of short stories in the book The Long Exile, and Other Short Stories. Comparatively, The…

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  • BALLAD OF THE LANDLORD

Describe the poetic devices used in “The Ballad of the Landlord.”

When examining the poetic devices used in Langston Hughes’ “The Ballad of the Landlord,” the form of the poem as a ballad is the first thing to be considered. Hughes writes the first six…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver how are the community’s rules related to ours?

The community has a lot of rules. Most of the rules are designed for the preservation of what the community calls Sameness. They enforce proper behavior and prevent anyone from doing anything…

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  • BALLAD OF THE LANDLORD

What sort of diction is used in “Ballad of the Landlord”?

This poem tells the story of a black man being discriminated against by his white landlord. The poem has three different speakers, and the diction of each of these speakers tells the story of their…

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  • HISTORY

What were the social and political consequences of the Vietnam War?

The Vietnam War was a very unpopular foreign venture that dramatically changed the political and social landscape of the United States. Some basic political changes that resulted as a result of the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are three quotes that give a Atticus Finch a characteristic and…

These quotes show that Atticus is empathetic, courageous, and principled. When choosing quotes to represent character traits, you should look for quotes about the character or important things the…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What important literary devices are used in chapter 8 of Great Expectations?

Important literary devices in chapter 8 include satire, shifting the narrative point of view and foreshadowing. In the opening portion of the chapter, Pip stays with his Uncle Pumblechook. This…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily,” what can the reader learn about the standards of the town by its setting?

In “A Rose for Emily,” the setting of the town says much about the standards of the people who live there. The second paragraph of the story speaks to the changes that have occurred in the…

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  • THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN

What does going into exile mean in “The White Man’s Burden?”

If you Google “exile” you will find that part of its definition is “to bar someone from their native country, typically for … punitive reasons.” In other words, a person who is exiled is…

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  • HISTORY

Why was the Louisiana Purchase important to the United States?

The Louisiana Purchase was very important to the United States. The United States was concerned that policies other countries developed impacted the ability of people to trade in the West. This was…

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  • BUSINESS

What happens when you remove a price ceiling in a market?

Let’s first take a look at what happens when you institute a price ceiling. A price ceiling is an artificial cap placed on the price of a good or service that is below the regular market value….

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  • HISTORY

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Who wrote it?

One of the more famous documents in American history is the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln wrote it and issued it on January 1, 1863. This document stated that the slaves were freed in…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” why was it effective to explain about whether or not the narrator…

The joke about the Masons demonstrates that Fortunato is from a more important family than Montresor. We do not know much about Montresor, except that he is a madman and he wants revenge against…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

Do Shumel and Bruno die in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

Yes, it seems that the two boys die in the gas chamber. Once Bruno has his hair cut off and he dons the “striped pajamas,” there is little apparent difference among him and the Jewish prisoners who…

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  • CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD

After looking into the pouch given to him by Goodwife Peregrine, why was Crispin disappointed?

In the story, Goodwife Peregrine is Stromford’s village hag and is known for her midwifery, magic, and healing skills. She tells Crispin that many are hunting him because the steward has offered…

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  • SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

Is there alliteration in this excerpt from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”? “The fair breeze…

Yes, there is a good deal of alliteration in this passage from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Alliteration means to use the same consonant at the beginning of a word more than once in a poetic…

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  • CATHEDRAL

How does the blind man, Robert, give “Bub,” the sighted narrator, new vision and new perspective…

Robert provides the narrator with a “new vision” by uniting with him in the drawing of a cathedral, an act in which they closed their eyes and moved their hands together, connecting in spirit to…

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  • MACBETH

How did Macbeth misinterpret and misunderstand the third apparition, a child with a tree in his…

Macbeth assumes that a forest will never come to get him, so he laughs off the third apparition the witches show him. Macbeth misinterprets pretty much all of the apparitions that witches show him…

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  • THE LION AND THE JEWEL

List two traditional beliefs or customs that Lakunle abides by throughout the play The Lion and…

Throughout the play, The Lion and the Jewel, the character of Lakunle is known for his support of modernization and progress. Although he claims to utterly despise ancestral practices, he supports…

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