How is the setting/historical background developed and how does it contribute to the theme/tone?

How is the setting/historical background developed and how does it contribute to the theme/tone?

  • CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

How is the setting/historical background developed and how does it contribute to the theme/tone?

The setting of an ubran St. Petersburg contributes greatly to Dostoyevsky’s work. The poverty that grips the city, also grips the characters in the work. Raskolnikov is poor, or of moderate…

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  • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

What are the personalities of all the characters from “Ten Little Indians”?I have an assignment…

Dr. Edward Armstrong is an intelligent man, but is nervous and gullible. He has been successful in his life, but the success has come at a great price to his peace of mind. William Blore, aka Mr….

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  • BUSINESS

What are the advantages of line and staff in an organization?

In line organization structure, there is a clear hierarchy with the managers supervising their subordinates. In staff structure the managers are not within the direct hierarchy and are mostly there…

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  • HARD TIMES

Is it possible if someone can send me a Bitzer character analysis from Hard Times?

Although Bitzer isn’t one of the main characters in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, there is certainly enough information available in the novel to warrant a nice character sketch. Very simply Bitzer…

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  • THE GIVER

How was the community in “The Giver” by Lois Lowry created?

The community was created at some point prior to the beginning of the narrative as a utopian response to the ills of the world: conflict, hatred, violence, death, suffering, heartache, etc. By…

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  • FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

In Flowers for Algernon, what is the “Algernon-Gordon Effect”? How do Charlie’s co-workers react…

The “Algernon-Gordon Effect”, in Charlie’s words, is “the logical extension of the entire intelligence speed-up”, which can be described in the following terms: “Artificially-induced intelligence…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

In the play “The Glass Menagerie,” how is sexuality portrayed?Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass…

In “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, Amanda, who alludes constantly to all her “gentleman callers,” thrawts the sexuality of her son. She conficates his copy of D. H. Lawrence’s novel,…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

How can I find the answers to the book Bud, Not Buddy?The reason why I need answers is because I…

Let’s begin with the basic gist of the story. Just for starters, it is a Depression era story about a boy named Bud Caldwell. He is only ten, and yet he finds himself escaping both a horrible…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How are The Great Gatsby and Macbeth the same?ambition, comparing Daisy and Lady Macbeth,…

Ambition is the most obvious similarity between the two works. Macbeth was ambitious, so he killed Duncan, his best friend, and several other people. Gatsby was ambitious so he engaged in illegal…

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  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

In the play “A Man for all Seasons”, who is the man for all seasons?

An author, humanist, and lawyer who rises to being lord chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More is “The Man for All Seasons.” A man is his forties, More is a witty man who is a loyal Englishman….

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  • LITERATURE

The Exorcism of Emily RoseIs It really a true story “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”?How can it be…

A quick internet search shows that the film was based on a book, The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel, by Dr. Felicitas Goodman; the book tells the story of events leading to the death of Anneliese…

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  • THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO SAY PHOENIX, ARIZONA

What are some literary elements present in “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”?

In addition to the elements of plot which are nicely exhibited within “This is What It Mans to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” this is a wonderful frame story containing fabulous examples of flashback,…

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  • REFERENCE

Write a statement, then a paragraph that describes your approach to meeting needs of special…

This is one of the challenges of today’s teacher, isn’t it? What is the pedagogy that informs your ideas about this aspect of education today? In other words, what is the educational principle…

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  • NIGHT

In chapter 4, what does the hanging of the child who looks like a sad angel symbolize for Eliezer?

The hanging of the child represents the ultimate statement regarding the absence of God. Even for those who are in the camp, have seen death with an almost regular occurrence, and have seen nearly…

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  • THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS

How does ‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula K. LeGuin speak to the theme of the…

The story develops some profound, timeless questions about human nature, human society, and the individual’s relationship to society. The child who is imprisoned and abused beneath the streets of…

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  • EL CID

What do we know about Apollin, one of the Islamic images in the Poem of El Cid? He is mentioned…

The only copy of Cantar del mio Cid I have has only 152 chapters in three cantos, and although there are two Moors mentioned whose names begin with “A” I found no mention of an Apollin or any…

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  • ANGELA’S ASHES

What is the conflict in “Angela’s Ashes”?

The main ongoing conflict in Frank McCourt’s novel Angela’s Ashes is his mother’s ongoing battle to keep her children from starving while her husband, McCourt’s father, a semi-functional alcoholic,…

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  • NIGHT

Why did Elie Weisel write Night?

This question can be answered in several ways. One reason why “Night” was written was to speak to the world about the ordeal of the Holocaust from a survivor’s point of view. I am not sure any…

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  • THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

One theme of the diary is that everyone needs someone to share life’s experiences with.How does…

Solidarity and connection is a resoundingly powerful theme in The Diary of Anne Frank. Even in the most horrific of circumstances, there is a need for human beings to exerpience connection and…

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  • REFERENCE

How do you answer questions in short (MLA) format?I have summer work that I am doing and that is…

There is not such a thing “short format” in the MLA guidelines for style. Your teacher might be referring to the way you punctuate titles of short fiction, or perhaps he or she is instructing you…

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  • WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS

What did the winner of the hunt receive in Where the Red Fern Grows?Who went with Billy’s father…

The grand prize which is to be given to the winner of the championship coon hunt is a gold cup. Billy’s dogs are the winners of the championship coon hunt, and they receive two other awards in…

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  • HISTORY

The Declaration of Independence declares that “all men are created equal.” How is this principle…

The Constitution reflects the egalitarianism of Jefferson’s Declaration in several ways. In the Preamble, the goals of the Constitution are stated in the manner where equality within the law is…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Why is protection an important government purpose and how does the US government fulfill that…

The concept of government protection is a goal as stated in the Preamble, or introduction, of the Constitution. When the Preamble states, “to promote the general welfare” and “provide for the…

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  • AMERICA: PATHWAYS TO THE PRESENT

In what way was Eisenhower’s approach to government similar to the ideologies of the Republican…

Eisenhower was similar to Republican Presidents of the 1920’s in his desire to not want to intervene in business and industrial growth. Like his counterparts of the 1920s, President Eisenhower…

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  • THE FAR AND THE NEAR

What realization does the engineer come to at the end of “The Far and the Near”?How does the…

At the end of “The Far and the Near” the engineer comes to the realization that the reality of the world around him is much darker and more sinister than the idealism he observed from a distance….

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  • SOUNDER

How does the book Sounder begin, and what conflicts are introduced right away?

The author begins the book by describing the setting of the story, outlining immediately the conditions which lie behind the primary conflicts which form the basis of the narrative. Poverty is a…

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  • THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

According to Mark, what is true about ‘hits’ in That Was Then, This Is Now?

Mark says that “a hit don’t have to be physical”. An insulting or obscene remark is every bit as malicious and damaging as a physical attack. The conversation about “hits” comes up after an…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

What does superstition add to the novel,”The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” in terms of development…

Superstitions run rampant among Tom and Huck in Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The constant references to various kinds of black magic and boyish notions provide constant…

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  • ONLINE TEACHING

I want to attend classes online. Please give me suggestions regarding this.I want to attend…

More and more students are going this route. There are both pros and cons (as there are with anything) to taking classes online. First, you will need to decide on a college or university which…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Simplifying Montesquieu in The Wealth of Nations, how does he conclude that tax payers be exempt…

As far as Montesquieu’s writings in The Wealth of Nations, I am unaware if he ever wrote such a book. I have some understanding of the book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of…

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  • MATH

Glass A contains 100 ml of water and glass B contains 100 ml of wine. A 10 ml spoonful of wine is…

After adding 10 mL of wine to the water, glass A contains 110 mL of liquid at a 10:1 ratio of water to wine, by volume. Since the solution is mixed thoroughly, we can assume that the distribution…

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  • THE SOLITARY REAPER

Describe the setting, the song and the task that the singer was engaged in as she sang in “The…

The setting of “The Solitary Reaper” takes place in a field where a rural girl stands alone in a field, cutting grain, and singing a song. The opening of the poem asks the reader watch her as no…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How the impact of the consequences (society lacks love, happiness and compassion) contribute to…

A dystopian society is one that has been dehumanized, where the citizens live in constant fear. A dystopian society usually has a firece authoritarian, totalitarian government that controls every…

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  • THE PEARL

In The Pearl, what the writer mean by the phrases “hissed at her like a snake” and “like a sheep…

The writer is using similes to describe the interaction between Kino and his wife Juana in this scene. Kino, consumed by rage, has just struck and kicked Juana, and as she lies on the sand, he…

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  • LITERATURE

Give a detailed summary of the background of American literature.answer should be between 550-600…

I think the question needs a more narrow focus. To summarize all of American Literature is an expansive task that will not reveal much different than any other nation’s literature. Eventually,…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, how are the differences in the natures of Antony and Brutus revealed through…

Brutus’s speech shows him to be the honest, straightforward man that he is. He believes that if he simply explains to the crowd why Caesar was assassinated, they will understand and accept Caesar’s…

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  • VIKRAM SETH

Comment on the opening of the poem, “The Frog and the Nightingale”.

Seth’s poem opens with a frog in a bog (did not intend the rhyme) singing his song of monotone. Since he has been doing this for some time, the other inhabitants in the bog have become quite used…

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  • THE DUCHESS AND THE JEWELLER

What is the significance of the line “Was she lying again?”?

The single word, “again”, suggests a great deal in this line and in this story. It means that the jeweller, Oliver Bacon, knows that the Duchess is dishonest when it comes to selling her jewelery;…

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  • THE NECKLACE

What is the positive and the negative in “The Necklace”?

The Necklace, a short story about a woman who believes that her simple, humble life has no value and craves to be part of the glamorous world of the rich, is taught a valuable lesson because of…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Who is Tobe, and what is the significance of his role in “A Rose for Emily,” especially its…

Tobe is Miss Emily’s black manservant. It is historically important to understand that he was probably owned by her family, or perhaps his family was owned by hers, even if he was a free man….

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  • THINGS FALL APART

What type of laguage is used by Chinua Achebe in “Things Fall Apart?”Analyze the language in…

Things Fall Apart is a narrative style novel written in third-person. This means that a narrator tells the story from an unbiased perspective rather than a first hand account from a single…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the link between light and colour?

Electromagnetic radiation, or light, is characterized by its wavelength (or frequency) and its intensity. The human eye can discern only those wavelengths within the so-called visible spectrum…

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  • SCIENCE

What does a “6 dimension space” mean or represent?

In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a space is defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify every point within it, or to span that space. For example: a point on a line…

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  • SCIENCE

Give examples of applications of isotopes.

Isotopes of an element have nuclei with the same number of protons (the same atomic number) but different numbers of neutrons. Therefore, isotopes of the same element have different mass numbers…

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Give examples of the way the patients are controlled based on the grounds that “It’s for your own…

The paternalism of “It’s for your own good” is found in many components of Nurse Ratched’s control. The element of power and order is what underlies such a claim. All of Nurse Ratched’s rules are…

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  • PYGMALION

“Pygmalion is a blend of romance and reality.” Discuss.

You will need to explore the play to find support for your reasons why you think it is a blend of romance and reality. In this way, you will assure your 400-500 word limit proposed by your…

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  • THE BEST OF O. HENRY

Who is the real hero according to O. Henry – Ben Price or Ralph Spencer?In “A Retrieved…

In this short story, the bounty hunter Ben Price is hot on the heels of Jimmy Valentine(alias Ralph Spencer), a small-time bank robber and specialist in safe-cracking. Since his release from…

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  • PYGMALION

Write a note on Pygmalion as a “comedy of manners.”

Comedies of manners are plays which are “set in the world of the upper class, and ridicule the pretensions of those who consider themselves socially superior, deflating them with satire. With witty…

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  • REFERENCE

Be it resolved that punishment for an individual’s actions should always suit the crime.I need 4…

The first argument you suggest is the basis of most conceptions of justice. The idea of equal punishment for criminal behavior is a critical component of jurisprudence, and the American system of…

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  • THE GIVER

Why might the arrival of a jet be a terrifying experience for the entire community?

Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” opens with a young boy named Jonas, hearing the engine of a plane above the community. Even though he is curious he runs inside. This community is isolated from the outside…

 


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