How would one summarize chapters 4 and 5 of Christa Wolf’s Patterns of Childhood?

How would one summarize chapters 4 and 5 of Christa Wolf’s Patterns of Childhood?

  • THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM

What is Arthur giving up in order to become a sailor on Augustus’ father’s ship and what must…

Arthur has to give up quite a lot in order to become a sailor on Augustus’s father’s ship and, as a result, realize his plan. First, Arthur Pym is basically a well-to-do young man with prospects…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Name three of many clever things Montresor does to lure Fortunato into his trap.

Crazy though he may be, Montresor certainly uses his wits in his revenge on Fortunato. First, he hides his true feelings in order to lure Montresor into a false sense of security; he doesn’t let on…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

If a person wanted to gain a perspective on how various countries, such as Russia, China, etc….

Here are some ideas to get you started. Most of these are freely available over the Internet, but some are books that require a hefty financial commitment. I would definitely recommend asking a…

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  • ELFRIEDE JELINEK

Can Elfriede Jelinek’s novel Women as Lovers be seen as problematic, perhaps in the way it…

It can be considered that one major problem seen in Elfriede Jelinek’s novel Women as Lovers is the way in which women are portrayed. The novel presents a social truth for the time period it was…

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  • THE PRINCE

How would Machiavelli critique our contemporary society? What things might he condemn, and what…

Well, in regards to your first question, it’s important to understand that Machiavelli is NOT talking about democratic rulers, he is talking about autocratic rulers; therefore, not all of the…

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  • PIKE

How is the admiration and fear conveyed in “Pike by Ted Hughes” and “Horses by Edwin Muir” ?

In the poem “Pike” by Ted Hughes, admiration and fear are clearly conveyed through the vocabulary of the poem. The admiration the author has for the pike is evident in the author’s word choice. In…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

I need information on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

First and foremost this response refers to the James Thurber short story and not the 1947 film starring Danny Kaye or the 2013 movie starring Ben Stiller. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by…

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  • BUSINESS

As a senior manager in your company, request a system change. Give reasons for your request and…

There are a variety of reasons that would necessitate system changes within a company. The reasons may vary depending on the systems than require changes. Such systems include business process…

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  • PATTERNS OF CHILDHOOD

Main points of chapters 1-5 of Patterns of Childhood. Main summarization.

First, it’s really important to note when the narrator uses the first person point of view vs. the third person. The narrator struggles with living a fairly easy, middle class life during such…

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  • SPRING MOON

Could someone summarize Bette Bao Lord’s Spring Moon?

Spring Moon presents a Chinese woman living in the privileged Chang courts. Although Spring Moon has access to the same education as a man, she adopts the traditional Confucian principles that…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In John Boyne’s novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, what do you think will happen in the story?

John Boyne’s novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is about an unlikely friendship struck between two boys, nine-year-old Bruno and Shmuel, a Jewish child of about Bruno’s age who lives on the other…

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  • LITERATURE

Rewrite the sentences below, correcting the problem of incorrect omission. 1. Women on the…

“Incorrect omissions” simply refer to the absence of words that clarify the intent of the sentence. Statement #1, for example, is rather elementary, as it could be construed as suggesting that…

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  • REFERENCE

What would be the right choice of pronoun for the sentences below from the choices in the…

“Neither” and “each” are difficult words when it comes to subject-verb agreement. They both seem to be plural, but they are in fact singular. Therefore, verbs that are associated with…

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  • BUSINESS

Why would a cheap dollar relative to other nations’ currencies be good or bad for U.S. trade?

The value of the U.S. dollar, or “greenback,” relative to that of other national currencies (e.g., the Japanese yen, euro, British pound) is directly related to the flow of goods and services…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

Discuss if The Canterbury Tales are relevant today.

I think the question is not if or whether Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is relevant today but how the poem is meaningful to us today. It is always a fair question to ask if a work written seven…

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  • PATTERNS OF CHILDHOOD

In Christa Wolf’s Patterns of Childhood, what is a description of Lutz in detail?

There is no single descriptive sentence, phrase or paragraph that helps the reader neatly define the character of Lutz. One has to read Christa Wolf’s semi-autobiographical story Patterns of…

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  • POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY

What are Tashi’s strengths? What are Tashi’s social development and history? What are Tashi’s…

Tashi is initially portrayed as a victim in Possessing the Secret of Joy. She feels scarred by the circumcision ritual of her youth and feels both emotionally and physically inadequate. However, it…

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  • THE FIRST SEVEN YEARS

Please help me write a paragraph about Sobel’s transformation from a quiet and passive shoemaker…

Bernard Malamud’s “The First Seven Years” is a short story frequently taught in high school. While most students don’t find it to be particularly exciting, it is a very good character study,…

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  • MATH

Which function, yellow, blue, red shows a minimum and which shows a maximum ? Describe, in your… 1 image

Maximum and minimum are known as the extrema of a function. They can be called as local or relative extrema that exist as highest or lowest function value within a part of domain of the function….

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  • MATH

How can meditation help you with math ?

Studies shows that if you have a good experience in learning something new, it will be easier to harness your learning skills. This is where the guided meditation comes into play. The meditation…

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  • PERSEPOLIS: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD

Can anyone help with some ideas for a creative assignment on Persepolis? It could be anything…

Persepolis is beautiful in its simple art style yet complex in its political ideas. With these elements in mind here are a few suggestions. 1. Make a play Have students turn sections of the…

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  • MATH

Finish this pattern. 0.38, 0.4, 0.36, 0.38, 0.34

Finish the pattern 0.38,0.4,0.36,0.38,0.34… First, you should realize that any finite set of numbers is the beginning of an infinite number of possible patterns. One possible pattern for these…

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  • PATTERNS OF CHILDHOOD

Based on Christa Wolf’s book Patterns of Childhood, what are the relationships between the…

Christa Wolf wrote her fictional autobiography titled Patterns of Childhood in a way that she actually does not use standard, more typical first-person narration. Instead, Wolf recreates herself as…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Atticus teaches Scout that compromise is not behind the law but an agreement reached my mutual…

Scout agrees to a compromise, but tries to find ways to get around it. Scout is very excited to go to school at first, until she does. Then she gets frustrated because school is not what she…

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  • THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

What techniques does the family use to fight the evils they encounter in The Skin of Our Teeth?

In this play in which, as one critic writes, “Plato meets Groucho Marx,” when faced with evil or danger, the family unites. The maid Serena in the first scenes later poses as Miss Fairweather in a…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How important is research and development (R&D) for economic growth and the creation of new…

It can be argued that investments into research and development (R&D) in both the private and academic sectors are essential for economic growth. Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Economics…

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  • BUSINESS

I need help to list and explain the strategies to apply as a banker to remain in the business of…

Start by looking at some relevant competitive forces that may affect banking and bankers, for example, these few: product proliferation: the expansion of financial instruments in the banking market…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

In Oedipus Rex, what did the shepherd do?

The shepherd did the one thing that enabled the dire prophecy of the Delphic oracle to eventually come true. When Oedipus was born, the oracle had predicted that he would grow up to kill his…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are the basic functions of government? What are the forms of government and how do they…

There are too many questions here to answer each one at length. I will answer each question very briefly. What are the basic functions of government? Framed most simply, governments protect the…

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  • THE RED WHEELBARROW

“The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams (very short poem) Choose one of the poems you…

“The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams Applying the psychological approach to interpreting the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” by American writer William Carlos Williams, it is apparent…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Explain the following passage taken from Adorno’s Culture Industry Reconsidered: “The power…

Adorno has elsewhere referred to the term “culture industry” as a process by which “old and familiar” things are “fused together into a new quality.” In other words most of culture is based upon…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

In Farewell to Manzanar, why did Endo file a legal protest when so many others did not?

Endo Mitsue’s case was based on the legality of loyal citizen detentions against their will by the government. Many other Japanese Americans were fearful because orders for exclusion areas came…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

In Farewell to Manzanar, how did Woody’s family treat him? Are you surprised that they didn’t…

In general, the Wakatsuki family (especially dad) argues with Woody about his decisions, but they end up proudly supporting him. Remember that the majority of the Wakatsuki family is very lucky to…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

In Farewell to Manzanar, why did Woody take a trip to Ka-ke?

Even as an American soldier (albeit with Japanese heritage), Woody decides to visit Ka-ke, Japan in order to reconnect with his Japanese roots. It is 1946, and Woody’s pull to his ancestry is…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

In Farewell to Manzanar, why did Jeanne’s mother blame her father for not leaving the camp earlier?

The answer to this question is a fairly simple one: Jeanne’s mother blamed her father for remaining in the camp because Jeanne’s father could not bypass his fear. Mama, herself, admits the…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

In Farewell to Manzanar, why did some people refuse to leave the camp voluntarily? What happened…

Japanese Americans who refused to leave the camps voluntarily were mostly afraid of attacks. They had experienced racial discrimination even before attacks on Pearl Harbor from sections of the…

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  • HISTORY

What were writs of assistance?

When we are talking about United States history, writs of assistance are essentially search warrants that did not have to name a specific place to be searched and did not ever expire. These were…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” what is the significance of Fortunato’s costume?

In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Cask of Amontillado, Fortunato, as described by the man who will murder him, Montresor, is no fool; he is “a man to be respected and even feared.” As…

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  • HISTORY

Why was Elizabeth I was such a great leader? Please list the things she did that benefitted her…

It is not clear that Queen Elizabeth I was truly a great leader. This is because it is never easy to determine what role governmental leaders play in bringing about good or bad consequences for…

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  • THE POSSESSED

Who are the four young women in The Possessed that are romantically involved with Stavrogin that…

Stavrogin secretly marries Marya Timofyevna Lebyadkin, a cripple with a weak mind who becomes the victim of Stavrogin’s determination to show his disdain for social conventions. She is Captain…

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  • HISTORY

Quite likely a majority of the people who migrated to Maine after the American Revolution and…

During the period between the Revolution and the Civil War, farmers in Maine experienced initial difficulties that gradually lessened thanks to successes in regional markets. Among their…

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  • THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

what was the main point of chapter 12-22, from the the immortal life of henrietta lacks?

The main point of this section is what happens to Henrietta’s cells after she dies, and how they become HeLa. Chapters 12-22 are Part II, the section titled “Death.” Actually, this section…

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  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

what does the dead canary have to do with the story?

Susan Glaspell weaves a murder mystery that stumps the men within the story but the wives are able to piece together the details. One such detail is the canary.To understand what the canary has to…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

What does the answer “recalled to life” suggest to the reader about the nature of Mr. Lorry’s…

The phrase “recalled to life” indicates that Mr. Lorry is bringing someone back from the dead. Mr. Lorry is taking the Dover Mail on a special mission. He works for Tellson’s Bank, but this…

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  • MATH

emily has a road trip map with a key that shows an inch on the map equals 5 miles of actual…

We know that the scale is 1515 . Write the scale as a unit rate. (15)=(12x)(15)=(12x) where xx is the unknown actual distance for 1212inches. Multiply both sides by5x5x .

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In chapter 14 of To Kill a Mockingbird, what are Dill’s reasons on why he didn’t want to stay…

Dill originally tells a wild story about why he ran away from home, but later explains that he just didn’t feel welcome since his mother remarried. When Dill first tells Scout and his father, he…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

In “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, what are examples of personification, simile, imagery,…

Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” an autobiographical account of an experience from the past, focuses on his fond memories of Christmases with a rather eccentric relative. With “his friend,” an…

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  • THE RING

What are the metaphors that Isak Dinesen uses in “The Ring”?

A metaphor is an unstated comparison, but it can also be a phrase that is applied to an action or an object to which it is not literally applicable. With the theme of the role of art in human…

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  • HISTORY

In the years after statehood (1820) and before the Civil War (1860s) was Maine a Jeffersonian…

The birth of the State of Maine was a product of radically shifting demographics in Massachusetts, from which Maine was created. That shift primarily involved the concentration of farmers in the…

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  • PATTERNS OF CHILDHOOD

How would one summarize chapters 4 and 5 of Christa Wolf’s Patterns of Childhood?

Christa Wolf’s Patterns of Childhood is what we can call a fictional autobiography. In her book, she relates childhood memories but not through her own first-person voice; instead, she relates her…

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