How would you describe Captain Keller in the book “The Miracle Worker”?

How would you describe Captain Keller in the book “The Miracle Worker”?

  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

What does Thoreau mean in “Civil Disobedience” when he says, “Can there not be a government in…

In this quotation from “Civil Disobedience,” Thoreau questions the benefit of the “majority rule” system of government and asks whether or not the human conscience can be the barometer by which we…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus suffered from a lack of knowledge; in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet…

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Oedipus Rex, the action and/or inaction of the characters is not based upon their knowledge as much as the circumstances surrounding the death of each man’s father….

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  • SCIENCE

Which reveals more about an ancient animal; a coprolite or a trace fossil?

Trace fossils are indirect remains of an organism from the past, instead of a cast or mold of the organism’s body part(s). Trace fossils reveal activities, not the morphology, of an organism….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

On what page of To Kill A Mockingbird does Atticus walk out of the court room?

Atticus left the courtroom in Chapter 21 of To Kill a Mockingbird. In my book, it is located on page 215. After Tom Robinson’s guilty verdict, Atticus stood up to leave the courtroom. Scout…

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  • INTO THE WILD

In Into the Wild, what does Chris’s mother not understand?

I believe that this question is asking about a specific section of the novel in which Billie McCandless admits not understanding something about her son. It took me a little bit to find, but I…

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  • GATHERING BLUE

What are important objects in Gathering Blue?

Lowry describes five significant objects in Gathering Blue. These objects are described in detail and/or are referenced multiple times. Each of them has a symbolic meaning as well as being…

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  • HAMLET

How was Hamlet’s conscience the main reason for delay when it came to killing Claudius?

In Act III, Scene 3, Hamlet has the chance to kill Claudius when he is all alone. However, Hamlet hesitates because Claudius is praying. He reasons that to kill Claudius in this way would only send…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why would it be wrong to corrupt Tom Robinson’s innocence?

Yes, it would be wrong to corrupt Tom Robinson’s innocence. One of the main themes throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, deals with the corruption of innocent people. Tom Robinson is an…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

In the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains,” if you were to think back to the story in the…

In terms of broad geographical perspective, the image that stands out is of this one remaining house amidst a city that has been destroyed. The house is the only one left, and is surrounded by…

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  • THE BET

Explain the following statement about the lawyer from the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov:…

The comparison of the lawyer’s reading during his rigorous solitary confinement to the act of swimming in the sea following a shipwreck sounds quite apt. By accepting to live in solitary…

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  • CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

In “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets,” why does Tom permit himself to look down?

This is a very good question. Tom realized that his biggest problem would be to avoid looking down, because the sight could cause vertigo and make him lose his balance, in which case he could fall…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are some examples of microeconomics?

As you can see in the link below, microeconomics can be defined as the study of the constituent parts of the economy. Macroeconomics studies the “forest,” or the whole economy. By contrast,…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Is pathos a rhetorical device?

Yes, pathos is a rhetorical device, and one that is used effectively in Julius Caesar. Typically, you hear about pathos in conjunction with two other rhetorical devices — ethos and logos. To…

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  • HISTORY

When did the War of 1812 take place?

The answer to this question may seem somewhat obvious, but in reality the War of 1812, which did, in fact, begin in 1812, was an extension of a long-running conflict between the United States and…

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  • HISTORY

What historical example of panic does Thomas Paine cite in The Crisis?

Thomas Paine speaks of the panic that Britain was subjected to because of the exploits of Joan of Arc. The Maid of Orleans, as she has been called, was a young peasant girl that organized an army…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

On what page do Max and Kevin run away from Tony D.?

To celebrate the Fourth of July, Max and Freak are allowed to go and see the fireworks together. As Max points out, this is kind of a big deal since he was never able to go see the fireworks by…

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  • TWELVE ANGRY MEN

What was the trial about? What was the intial reaction of jurors when they went into the jury room?

Twelve Angry Men is a drama about twelve jurors who have to bring a verdict in a murder trial. A young man, a teenager, is accused of stabbing his father to death with a knife. The judge has…

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  • LES MISÉRABLES

Why does Marius leave the home of his grandfather and refuse money from him?

When Marius was a baby, his grandfather, Monsieur Gillenormand, demanded the child from George Pontmercy, his own son-in-law, under threat of disinheriting the child. Gillenormand, whose daughter…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In A Christmas Carol, what does Scrooge initially value the most in his life? How does his view…

In Stave One of A Christmas Carol, Dickens makes Scrooge’s priorities in life very clear to the reader. He is greedy, for example, and places a high value on creating and maintaining his personal…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How do you give written credit in APA, to an author when you are paraphrasing an article, without…

When using the information or ideas of another source in a paper, you must always cite the source. American Psychological Association (APA) style is a standard citation style for social sciences….

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  • MATH

Wren’s bedroom is 12 feet long x 10 feet wide. She plans to purchase carpet for the entire room….

The length of the room width She wants to carpet the entire room which means she wants to cover the area of the room. The area of the room is l⋅bl⋅b ∴∴ the area…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, what are Jem’s thoughts during the time Mrs. Dubose died,…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem at first feels as tormented by Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose in death as in life. In Chapter 11, Atticus explains that Mrs. Dubose had asked Jem to read to…

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  • MATH

What is the definition of Pi?

ππ (pi) is Greek letter and is a mathematical constant, expressed as ratio of circle’s circumference to it’s diameter. circumference of circle=ππ*diameter of circle ππ (pi)=circumference of…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the density of a block of marble that occupies 220 cm3 and has a mass of 876 g? Answer in…

The density of a substance is given as the ratio of its mass and density. In mathematical terms, Density = mass/volume. Since mass has units of grams or kilograms, and volume has common units of…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

I am writing an essay on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and I need to find a quote that talks…

Identifying a quote from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men that suggests these gentlemen’s future is not difficult, as the two protagonists, George and Lennie, discuss their dreams for their future….

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is the main point of this document? The Tea Party: The New Populism

In “The Tea Party: The New Populism,” Arun Gupta examines the origins, nature, and vulnerabilities of the Tea Party movement in the United States. Progressives often dismiss the Tea Party as an…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I have to write an essay for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and my theme is injustice. I have…

Without knowing what exactly you want to talk about in regards to discrimination or what examples you plan to use, it is difficult to make a specific suggestion about wording. However, here are…

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  • THE HUNGER GAMES

What is the atmosphere created in the Hunger Games?

In the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the atmosphere created in the Hunger Games was quite brutal. In this environment, normal people could be turned into murderers due to the harshness…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

In Brave New World, how does Helmholtz gain Mond’s approval and admiration?

In Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, Mustapha Mond is one of the ten World Controllers. Towards the conclusion of the text, he announces to both Bernard and Helmholtz that they will be exiled…

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  • CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY

In Cry, the Beloved Country, how is the destruction of the tribal way of life a major part of the…

In this novel, the destruction of tribal life creates a large problem in South America. The tight tribal communities, the loss of respect for the chief, and the lost traditions and rituals are…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

Describe the relationship between Jerry and his mother at the beginning of the story “Through the…

The relationship between Jerry and his mother at the beginning of the story is pretty typical of children at Jerry’s age (eleven) and their parents. His mother is conflicted about how much freedom…

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  • SCIENCE

What does the transport of substances mean?

Transport is a very broadly used term and generally means the movement of substances from one location to another. There are a number of processes that can cause the transport of substances,…

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  • HISTORY

What were the important themes of the Renaissance ?

The Renaissance has a number of themes that are found in the art and literary contributions of the time period. There was a strict move away from the emphasis of Christianity that existed during…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What is Ponyboy’s opinion of Johnny in the beginning of The Outsiders?

At the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy views Johnny as the “gang’s pet.” He mentions that Johnny was a smaller boy who had a nervous look in his eyes. Pony describes Johnny as a dark, lost puppy…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” how does the resolution contribute to the overall…

The resolution of the story comes when Rainsford presumably kills General Zaroff. This is likely what happened, because Rainsford sleeps in Zaroff’s bed. This ending perfectly fits the story. In…

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  • NIGHT

In chapter 4 of Night by Elie Wiesel, what did the two prisoners who helped with the hanging…

In Chapter Four of Night by Elie Wiesel, a young prisoner is hanged before an assembly of prisoners at Buna Concentration Camp. His crime, according to the Kapo, was stealing during an alert. And…

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  • SCIENCE

Frosty has a new pair of surfboards that are slippery. If Frosty’s mass is 50 kg and he moves…

Hello! I suppose Frosty slips without friction. In such a situation only two forces act on him, the gravity force downwards and the reaction force upwards. They are balanced and cannot stop him….

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  • BUSINESS

What are two pros and two cons for a plain text resume or for a scannable resume?

There are many different types and formats of resumes, and depending on a person’s profession and the type of job they are applying for, different resumes might be required or preferred. However,…

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  • HAMLET

What are the inciting action and rising action of the play Hamlet?

The inciting incident and rising action of Hamlet can be broken down like this. The inciting incident (the event that starts the action and conflict) is when Hamlet sees the ghost of his father and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, what evidence shows that Tom Robinson is innocent?

Chapters 17 and 18 are the sections in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird in which the physical evidence of Tom Robinson’s innocence is revealed. The revelation concerning Tom’s physical…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What is the tone of “The Tell-Tale Heart”?

Tone refers to the specific attitude the author took with regard to a character, place or topic. The reader understands the author’s intended meaning, feeling and perspective created in the text…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

What is a situation that Buck must adapt to in The Call of the Wild?

Buck comes from living in a nice home where he gets to go inside the house, has plenty to eat, and basically lives a soft life. Once he gets to Alaska, everything changes very quickly. One of the…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What is the tone/mood of “The Tell-Tale Heart”?

The overarching sense of anxiety and nervousness characterizes the tone and mood in the atmosphere of “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The narrator begins the story by trying to convince the reader that he…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are 3 quotes from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that prove Tom Robinson is innocent?

Atticus Finch, Robinson’s lawyer, does a beautiful job discrediting Bob and Mayella Ewell’s testimonies on the witness stand. Bob is the first witness who says that he caught Tom raping his…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

How would you describe Captain Keller in the book “The Miracle Worker”?

Captain Keller is described in the play The Miracle Worker as being “a hearty gentleman.” When the play begins, Captain Keller is a man in his forties. He has a beard and sometimes wears…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is an example of a foil in Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare?

In literature, a foil is a character who serves as the opposite of another, typically the protagonist. The general purpose of a foil is to highlight some characteristic of the opposing character….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Walter Cunningham leave Tom Robinson at the jail?

In Chapter 15, the Old Sarum bunch travels to the Maycomb jailhouse to lynch Tom Robinson. However, Atticus is waiting outside of his cell when they arrive. The Old Sarum bunch encircles Atticus,…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

In the short story “Thank You, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes, why is Roger unable to get away with…

Roger’s original failure to obtain the purse is explained fully in the text: The strap broke with the single tug the boy gave it from behind. But the boy’s weight and the weight of the purse…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In the book, Animal Farm, what are three ways Napoleon used fear to keep the animals under control?

First, Napoleon uses fear to maintain his power. This might sound unimpressive, but words can bring great fear, and when fear is prominent, it possesses the power to control. One of the refrains…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the lesson that Scout learns from Calpurnia at lunchtime?

Walter Cunningham comes over for lunch. Scout watches him eat and is appalled by his manners and eating habits: Walter interrupted to ask if there was any molasses in the house. Atticus summoned…

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