How would you compare The Beautiful and Damned with The Great Gatsby?

How would you compare The Beautiful and Damned with The Great Gatsby?

  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Jem’s process for making his snowman?

In Chapter 8, Maycomb experiences its first snowfall since 1885. However, there is not much snow that falls and Atticus says, “I doubt if there’ll be enough snow for a snowball, even.” (Lee 86)…

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  • ARTS

Where in the book Mockingjay would one find hyperbole?

Hyperboles are basically just exaggerations used as rhetorical devices which there are many of in Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. “Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games,” is one example. “Whatever it…

  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, does Crooks have reasons to be cynical?

Crooks is the only farmhand who is African American. Living as a black man in the Depression Era, and among a bunch of rogue men of their generation, rendered Crooks as an outsider to the group….

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

How does Theseus contradict himself as it pertains to Hermia and Lysander, in A Midsummer Night’s…

Theseus first sides with Egeus and tells Hermia to obey him, and then changes his mind and overrules Egeus to tell her she can marry Lysander. Theseus either contradicts himself or changes his mind…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

How effective is the creature in convincing Victor ?

In Mary Shelley’s book, Frankenstein, the creature tries to persuade Victor into making another creature to be his companion. Although Victor ultimately determines not to make a companion, the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the significance of the signpost in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?

Your question is a bit confusing as there are no signposts mentioned in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; however, there is a lamp-post, otherwise called a light-pole, mentioned that has…

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  • MISERY

What do you admire or not admire about Chekhov’s story “Misery”? Why? Is the ending a happy one?

The ending of “Misery” is not a happy one, but it is realistic. The poor man can’t get anybody to listen to his grief. Nobody cares about him. This seems to be the way of the world. If he were a…

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  • HISTORY

Why was WWII fought?

World War II was fought for many reasons, stretching back to the end of World War I. But the main cause of World War II was the rise of dictatorships in the 1930s. There were dictators in many…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Explain who the Mrunas are and how J. Grimes Everett relates to them.

The Mrunas are an African tribe that is being converted to Christianity. J. Grimes Everett is the missionary who hoped to convert the tribe to Christianity. Miss Merriweather tells the ladies at…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, describe the old swamper’s dog.

Candy’s dog is old and smelly, and for this reason Carlson shoots it. Candy is the old swamper, and he has a very old dog. The dog is considered too old and smelly, and Carlson offers to shoot…

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  • HAMLET

What lines in the first two scenes of Hamlet illustrate Hamlet’s lack of trust in himself?

In Act 1, Scene 1, there is nothing that speaks directly to Hamlet’s lack of trust in himself. The scene mostly features the ghost (of Old Hamlet) and how Bernardo, Horatio, and Marcellus react to…

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  • MACBETH

Why does the playwright, Shakespeare, allow Fleance to escape in Macbeth?

Fleance escapes because the witches pronounce that Banquo’s sons will be king. Aside from the purposes of historical accuracy, Fleance needs to escape so that all three of the witches’ original…

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  • HISTORY

In the Declaration of Independence what does “the separate and equal station” mean?

This phrase is found in the opening passage of the Declaration, where Jefferson is explaining why a declaration is needed in the first place. In this context “station” means something like “status”…

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  • SCIENCE

Which of these is a function of mRNA: to create new proteins, to transmit messages, to store all…

The term “mRNA” stands for “messenger RNA.” This is usually enough of a hint to remember their function; to carry messages in the body, specifically messages for creating proteins. The mRNA is like…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

From the following quote taken from Thank You, M’am, what can you tell about Mrs. Jones? “The…

In Thank You, M’am by Langston Hughes, the reader is immediately introduced to Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones and can form an opinion of her quite readily. The fact that her purse contains a…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

What lessons did Buck learn in chapter two of Call of the Wild?

The first lesson Buck learned was that he had to really look out for himself amongst all the dogs on the beach. He sees Curly assaulted by a dog she approached in a friendly way. As soon as she is…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, how does the monster explain why the sleeping girl should suffer as the accused…

In Chapter 16 of Frankenstein, the creature explains why he thinks the sleeping girl (Justine) whom he stumbles upon in the barn should suffer as the accused murderer of Victor’s brother William….

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  • STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

What inner conflict in man is expressed in the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening?

‘Stopping by woods’ may appear to be a simple and small poem, yet one can unravel deeper and serious themes running through it. The beauty of the woods is so fascinating that the traveler…

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  • THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS

How might the child’s release affect the town and its citizens in The Ones Who Walk Away from…

The citizens of Omelas strongly believe that their “perfect” society depends upon the child’s imprisonment, so its sudden freedom may potentially disrupt their culture by presenting…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

Why do you think the stranger had a lot of “intense satisfaction” in Tuck Everlasting?

The man came to himself and sighed. His expression was one of intense satisfaction. The text only says that the man in the yellow suit had “intense satisfaction” one time. I do believe that he…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

How would you describe the mongoose in “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling?

In Rudyard Kipling’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” he describes how a mongoose looks, sounds, and moves. Since this is a fantasy story, Kipling also gives the mongoose in this story, Rikki, a personality. A…

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  • THE OPEN BOAT

Explain how the author creates an increasing sense of hopelessness in the men.

One of the ways the author illustrates the daunting task ahead of the men is to make the ocean like a character. Each wave is a “menace.” As each salty wall of water approached, it shut all else…

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  • HISTORY

To what extent do you think money plays a role in the American political process today?

Money plays a huge role in the American political process today. If a person has the ambition to run for virtually any elected office on the state or national level, that candidate must have a lot…

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  • HATCHET

Where did Brian crash the plane?

When the pilot is having his heart attack, his right leg spasms and he knocks into the controls and sends the plane in a twist to the right and Brian does not correct this course change for quite…

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  • THE COLD EQUATIONS

What does the government want in Tom Godwin’s short story “The Cold Equations”?

In Tom Godwin’s short story “The Cold Equations,” the government wants nothing more than to explore and colonize outer space. In a sense, we can see Godwin’s short story as being anti-imperial…

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  • REBECCA SKLOOT

In Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was there a “success story “? If…

Yes, there were several success stories in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah, struggled to understand the entire notion of her mother’s cells continuing to “live”….

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, where was the queen?

The queen, Duncan’s wife and Malcolm and Donalbain’s mother, is dead. Although there is a king at the beginning of the play, there is no mention of the queen. Malcolm and Donalbain obviously…

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  • SCIENCE

What happens to the number of bacteria produced for both the anaerobic and aerobic bacteria as…

Glucose is used as a substrate (food) by both the aerobic as well as anaerobic bacteria. Aerobic bacteria undergo aerobic cellular respiration, the process in which a large amount of energy is…

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  • ECONOMICS

Why is the Malaysian economy going down?

Malaysia’s economical woes can be traced back to the Chinese economic slowdown. The country is one of the China’s largest trading partners and the ripples of the downturn in China were bound to…

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  • SCIENCE

A 28.0 kg crate is initially moving with a velocity that has magnitude 4.08 m/s in a direction…

The work done on the crate has to equal the change of the kinetic energy of the crate: W=K2−K1W=K2-K1 The kinetic energy of an object is the energy the object has due to being in motion. It…

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  • HISTORY

Why is Kennedy’s inaugural Address important to apply in our daily lives?

President Kennedy’s inaugural address is important in our daily lives. This address focused on the defense of liberty and freedom. It sent a message throughout the world that the United States…

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  • HISTORY

What are some effects that Malcolm X had on the black community?

Malcolm X had an impact on the black community. There was a growing frustration in the African-American community in the 1960s about the lack of progress in the civil rights movement. There were…

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  • HISTORY

What are some examples of imperialism?

The word “imperialism” describes a process where a nation attempts to expand its influence beyond its own borders by gaining control of territories or peoples. This can come in a number of…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, what have the girls done that violates Puritan codes and could explain their…

At the beginning of Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, we learn that several of the teenage girls of Salem were caught dancing in the forest. Betty Parris and her uncle’s slave, Tituba, were among…

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  • WINTER DREAMS

How does Dexter feel about winter ?

Dexter’s general feeling about winter is that it engulfs and shadows the beauty of summertime. In the story, we read that Dexter usually breaks out his skis when ‘the long, Minnesota winter shut(s)…

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  • HISTORY

What are the differences between the French Revolution and the Glorious Revolution?

The Glorious Revolution (1688-1689) and the French Revolution (1789-1799) were two of the most important movements in Early Modern Europe. While there were some similarities between these…

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  • HISTORY

What did the Guilds do in their life?

Guilds were a common feature of life in Medieval Europe. Like a modern-day trade union, a guild was a collective of people who worked in the same industry, like merchants, craftsmen and bakers. The…

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  • ON MY FIRST SON

Explain the tone in Ben Jonson’s poem “On My First Son.”

Before I answer that question, let’s review the definition of “tone”. Tone is a literary device that indicates the emotion the author intends to communicate in his/her work, conveyed through word…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

What are the common themes, with examples, of the story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the play “A…

Main Theme The most salient common theme shared among the female characters found in the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, and…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the British refuse to recognize the Confederacy?

The British had reasons for not recognizing the Confederacy. The likelihood of a Confederate victory was very low. If Britain or any other powerful country had recognized the Confederacy, they…

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  • HISTORY

Summarize the Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494.

The Treaty of Tordesillas was a largely successful attempt to resolve a disagreement between Portugal and Spain over which kingdom’s claims to territory in the newly discovered Americas were valid….

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What happens if one animal disappears from a food chain?

A food chain is ‘a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food’. Since all animals hold a specific place on the food chain, it can be disastrous if one animal…

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  • SCIENCE

While segregating the electrons of an element in their specific shells, should we take the…

Iron actually has 2 valence electrons. While filling in electron configuration charts, always fill in the maximum number of electrons in a shell before moving to the next higher shell. This is…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How do Sunday mornings change for the animals?

In order to answer this question, it is first important to know something about what the animals did on Sunday. Originally, Sunday was a day of rest and relaxation. Here is what the text says:…

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  • SCIENCE

I need a thesis statement on global warming.

There can be a large number of thesis statements about global warming, whether they are for or against it. One can choose a thesis statement that has a broad focus (scale of entire planet) or a…

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  • HISTORY

How was America’s society and political structure different than England’s in the late eighteenth…

The social structure of the American colonies was far less stratified than that of Great Britain. While there were extremes of wealth, as in the Hudson River Valley, the South Carolina Low Country,…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What does this quote in Of Mice and Men show about Curley: “And sound stopped and movement…

In Of Mice and Men, the quotation, “And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment,” takes place during what many consider to be the climax of the novel, when Curley’s…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Sons of Liberty resist British rule?

The Sons of Liberty were a group of tradesmen and workers from Boston who actively opposed British rule in the late-eighteenth century. One way they did this was through the printed word. One of…

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  • SCOTT FITZGERALD

How would you compare The Beautiful and Damned with The Great Gatsby?

The Beautiful and Damned was published in 1921, one year after Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Fitzgerald was an overnight literary sensation with his first novel, and the second…

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  • HISTORY

What did Baruch S. Blumberg invent to win a Nobel Prize?

In 1976, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Baruch S. Blumberg and D. Carleton Gajdusek “for their discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and…

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