How does the Giver assist the Council of Elders in The Giver?

How does the Giver assist the Council of Elders in The Giver?

  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What “foot-washing Baptist” does Miss Maudie believe uses the Bible in a negative way?

In Chapter 5, Scout is talking with Miss Maudie about whether Arthur “Boo” Radley is still alive. Miss Maudie tells Scout that Boo is still alive because she hasn’t seen him “carried out.” Maudie…

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  • GENERAL PROLOGUE TO THE CANTERBURY TALES

Could you provide a character sketch of the Host from Chaucer’s General Prologue to The…

The Host of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a man named Harry Bailey who owns the inn from which the pilgrims set out on their journey. Overall, Bailey acts as the leader of the…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

In Thank You M’am, do you think that Roger will steal again?

The question of whether or not Roger will attempt to steal again after his encounter with Mrs. Jones is one of the more often addressed aspects of Langston Hughes’ “Thank You M’am”. From the…

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  • HATCHET

Describe the bird that Brian thinks about trying to catch.

At first Brian is constantly looking for the color of the bird, trying to see its feathers amidst all the brush. This seemed to always end with the birds taking off just as he sees them. But then…

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  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

What did Thoreau learn from his night in jail (paragraphs 26-35)? Explain using specific…

Henry Thoreau learned much about (a) the experience itself, (b) the townspeople’s reactions to it, (c) and, in more general terms, the relationship of the individual to and with his government….

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  • THE WEDNESDAY WARS

Why are Holling and Heather very upset when Robert Kennedy is assassinated in Gary Schmidt’s The…

By the time Robert (Bobby) Kennedy dies from a bullet wound in Gary Schmidt’s The Wednesday Wars, both Holling and Heather have been deeply affected by the Vietnam War. Bobby Kennedy campaigned for…

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  • SCIENCE

The distance between two adjacent crests of a wave is called?

Waves serve many functions in our world. Lets consider electromagnetic waves as an example. Electromagnetic waves can provide visible light, carry sound signals in the form of radio waves, and even…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

What did Sergeant Major Morris say about the monkey’s paw?

In summary, Morris said three things about the paw. First, he got the paw from an old holy man, a fakir, in India. Therefore, the paw is imbued with magic and power. In particular, this paw has…

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  • THE GIVER

What new technology is used in The Giver?

In The Giver by Lois Lowry we are introduced to a futuristic community that has multiple technological advancements. Many of these advancements fall under the category of promoting Sameness – a…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How did Abigail Williams bring witchcraft into Salem?

Abigail Williams did not, in fact, bring witchcraft to Salem. What she had done, according to the play though, was to use the rumours of witchcraft in an attempt to take revenge on those she deemed…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

Why do you think the farmer didn’t want Gulliver’s gold?

Since we know that the farmer is more than willing to exploit Gulliver for financial gain and it’s not as though Brobdingnagian society doesn’t have money, the farmer’s not taking Gulliver’s gold…

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  • SCIENCE

Draw the C6H14O isomer with 1H NMR (ppm) 2.0 (1H, broad s), 1.44 (2H,t), 1.38 (2H,sex), 1.2…

The trick here is figuring out how to incorporate the singlet for 6 H’s and also the hydroxyl group. You are correct that the broad singlet is a clear indication that a hydroxyl group is present…

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  • ENDER’S GAME

Why can’t Ender come back to earth?

Ender cannot return to Earth in the earlier parts of the novel because he is still training for his mission to defeat the Buggers. At the end of the novel, after the war has been fought, Ender…

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  • SCIENCE

The ΔG o of a reaction: can predict whether a reaction will be thermodynamically favorable…

The change in Gibbs free energy is associated with changes in energy as a function of enthalpy, entropy, and temperature:  , where H is the enthalpy, T the…

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  • 1984

In Part 2, Chapter 5, of 1984, what points does Julia raise that Winston has never thought of, in…

In this chapter of 1984, Julia raises some important ideas about the party which come as a surprise to Winston because they represent, to him, a completely different way of thinking. First of all,…

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  • HISTORY

How did Americans travel with cars in the past?

Americans did not use the car very much in the early Twentieth Century. Cars were basically a luxury item that did not travel much faster than a bicycle. Early cars were not affordable for the…

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  • SCIENCE

Which function do the lipids in a cell control? (A) A protective membrane (B) Hold genetic…

Technically, answers A, C and D are all partially correct, but the answer that is probably considered correct is A. The primary function of the lipids (phospholipids) in a cell membrane is forming…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What is leading up to the climax in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare?

The rising action of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is pretty straightforward, though we follow three separate groups throughout the play. At the beginning we meet the lovers—Helena, Hermia, Lysander,…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

Why is the wooden bench turned to face the house in Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

The reader learns the answer to this question in Chapter 4 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The wooden bench is “turned to face the house” because the image of Auschwitz behind the house is not…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why do Scout and Aunt Alexandra communicate poorly with each other?

Aunt Alexandra and Scout communicate poorly with each other for several reasons. Scout is a child and often misinterprets many of her aunt’s comments and gestures. Aunt Alexandra expects Scout to…

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  • SCIENCE

How does natural selection cause evolutionary changes to take place?

Natural selection is a key idea of the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin. Natural selection refers to survival and/or reproductive advantages a species has, over the rest of the population, due…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do we know that the narrator is an older person looking back to her youth in the novel To…

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the voice of an adult Jean Louise to reminisce on her own childhood as the tomboy “Scout.” Lee makes us aware of the narrator’s maturity within the first…

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  • THE PEARL

In The Pearl, why is it important to Juana that Kino be the one to throw the pearl back into the…

At one point, Juana tries to throw the pearl back into the sea, but this causes Kino to attack her. She realizes that it was through Kino that this evil and greed has come into their lives. He is…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What are some quotes about society in the novel Fahrenheit 451?

During a conversation about society, Clarisse asks Montag if he notices how violent everybody is nowadays. Clarisse tells Montag, “I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other” (Bradbury…

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  • SCIENCE

At what distance does the Genesis spacecraft cross the moons orbit?

Earth’s moon is 385,000 kilometers from earth’s center. The Genesis spacecraft was just beyond that on May 1, 2015 on a fly-back mission to earth, at a distance of 386,000 kilometers. The purpose…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Why is his sister, Phoebe, so interesting to Holden?

Phoebe is Holden’s last hold out in his world of phony people who surround him. Like his brother Allie who died of cancer, Phoebe represents innocence and purity. She is the youngest Caulfield,…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

How does Jonathan Edwards maintain that God is good while speaking negatively about him at the…

Jonathan Edwards spends most of this classic sermon detailing exactly how powerful and incensed God is and how anxious he is to drop us human worms into the maw of hell to suffer the torment we’ve…

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  • HISTORY

How did the United States deal with World War I as it progressed? How was the United States…

In keeping with eNotes’s policy, I will answer one of the questions you have asked. I will answer the first question. As World War I progressed, the United States continued to monitor events…

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  • THE CAY

How is Phillip selfish in Theodore Taylor’s The Cay?

Being very young and inexperienced with enduring tribulations, Phillip does behave a bit selfishly at the beginning of Theodore Taylor’s The Cay, especially while still on the raft and when he is…

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  • SCIENCE

How are amphibians and reptiles the same? How are they different?

Amphibians and reptiles share several commonalities, but can also be distinguished by several stark differences. Below, amphibians and reptiles are compared and contrasted. Similarities between…

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  • THE GIVER

Why is the bearded elder from The Giver significant?

The bearded elder is The Receiver of Memory, the person who holds all of the community’s memories. Jonas’s community is not like ours. Everyone exists under the conditions of what they call…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What does the Prince mean when he refers to Montague’s “son and heir now early down”?

In the play’s final scene, the Prince is aware of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet before Montague. The Capulets arrive first and see their dead daughter, with Romeo’s dagger plunged into her chest….

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Why is it that Piggy’s appearance does not change (i.e. his hair never grows and his weight never…

Piggy, in Lord of the Flies, is the one character who refuses to compromise his morals and civilized nature in the novel. As more time goes by on the island, the boys’ hair grows, mirroring their…

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  • A WHITE HERON

Infer the ways the stranger tries to persuade Sylvia to help him.

One of the ways in which the stranger tries to convince Sylvia to help him find the heron is by saying that “[He] would give ten dollars to anybody who could show it to me.” Such a sum inspired…

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  • STILL I RISE

What types of figurative language are used in the poem “Still I Rise”?

In her poem, “Still I Rise,” Maya Angelou uses a number of types of figurative language to the stress the strength and determination to overcome oppression. She employs the use of repetitive…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

In his novel Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe tells us that “Among the Ibo… proverbs are the…

This proverb from Chinua Achebe’s classic debut novel Things Fall Apart indicates the importance of such proverbs within Ibo society. Indeed, with this proverb, he is saying that Ibo sayings and…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

In The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, what is the difference between the signs…

The difference between the signs was that one was more readily visible to the human eye than the other. While Matt’s father carved deliberate symbols onto tree trunks to mark his way, Attean’s…

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  • THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

Who asks Cathy on a date in the novel That Was Then, This Is Now?

In Chapter 5, Byron and Mark head to the hospital to visit their mother again and Bryon goes down to the snack bar to talk to Cathy. While Bryon is staring at Cathy, he begins to compare her to…

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  • SCIENCE

How does cellular respiration demonstrate the conservation of matter?

Cellular respiration is the process by which cells obtain energy from glucose. It can be represented by a chemical reaction which, when balanced, obeys the Law of Conservation of Matter:…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Which character has the most influence on Pip’s self-image and causes him to act differently?

It is Estella who has the most influence on Pip’s picture of himself. His sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery, despite being verbally and physically abusive, does not seem to have the effect on his feeling…

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  • LYDDIE

What was Lyddie’s initial impression of Brigid?

Lyddie meets Brigid in chapter 14, and Lyddie’s first impression of her is not favorable. By this point in the story, Lyddie has become one of the top producing factory girls, and she is running…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

In “Shooting an Elephant,” what grisly sight does the narrator encounter when he arrives to the…

Since we request that you post one question at a time here on eNotes, I will answer your first question. The grisly sight that Orwell sees when he reaches the quarter where the elephant has been…

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  • MOBY DICK

What happens to Ahab, Moby Dick, and the Pequod at the end of the novel?

At the end of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, the White Whale (Moby Dick) rams into the Pequod, sinking her and killing all aboard, except Ishmael. Ahab also perishes when he gets tangled up in a…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

What is the significance of the title in “The Possibility of Evil”?

The title of the story “The Possibility of Evil” is a double entendre. Miss Strangeworth is obsessed with the possibility of evil in the citizens of “her town.” Yet she doesn’t realize that she has…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the differences between bacteria, plant, and animal cells?

Bacteria cells are part of the prokaryote domain, whereas plants and animals are part of the eukaryotes. This the fundamental difference between them. Prokaryotes (bacteria) are all unicellular…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the functions of an operating system?

Operating systems are programs that work as intermediate between hardware and application software of a computer. A new computer is useless, since it can hardly do anything. It has to be loaded…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What is the resolution to “The Minister’s Black Veil”?

The resolution of “The Minister’s Black Veil” is the conclusion of the conflicts effected by the black veil that Mr. Hooper has worn: The mystery of his symbolic gesture of wearing a veil over his…

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  • THE GIVER

How does the Giver assist the Council of Elders in The Giver?

In Ch. 13 the Giver explains to Jonas when and how he advises the Council of Elders. “Rarely. Only when they are faced with something they have not experienced before. Then they call upon me to…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What happens in the first 45 pages of Fahrenheit 451?

Some of the most important events occur in the first 45 pages of Fahrenheit 451. We are introduced, for example, to the protagonist, Montag, a fireman who takes pleasure in seeing books burn:…

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  • BLUES AIN’T NO MOCKINGBIRD

Why does granddaddy become involved in the story’s conflict? Why is his way of handling the…

In Toni Cade Bambara’s “Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird” Granddaddy walks into the conflict as he returns to the farm from the surrounding woods. Granny attempts to use her sarcasm and the…

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