I need to know an easy way to make a drawing model of the Globe Theater?I need to know an easy…

I need to know an easy way to make a drawing model of the Globe Theater?I need to know an easy…

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, what are Oberon’s plans involving Helena and Demetrius and how do…

Helena loves Demetrius who, in turn loves Hermia. But Hermia is in love with Lysander. Lysander loves Hermia, but Hermia’s father, Egeus, wants Hermia to marry Demetrius. Leave to Shakespeare to…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

I need to know an easy way to make a drawing model of the Globe Theater?I need to know an easy…

Although the original blueprints for the Globe Theatre no longer exist, I found some interesting information at the following site: http://www.uni-koeln.de/~ame02/pppd.htm#D4 A replica of the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Is it a violation to make a worker pass out a paper from doctor with explanation of a disease you…

There is a legal right know as physician-patient privilege. As a parent, your wife stands in the place of your daughter –patient. By speaking to the co-worker it seems she may have waived that…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Can somebody please explain Caesar’s line “If I could pray to move, prayers would move me”, from…

I could be well moved, if I were as you; If I could pray to move, prayers would move me;But I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true-fix’d and resting quality There is no fellow in the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What breaks the tension when the mob comes to the house in Chapter 15 of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

Both Jem and Scout break the tension when they come out from their hiding place at the jail where Atticus has set up watch over Tom Robinson for the night. As the men approach Atticus Scout and Jem…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who is the mockingbird in Chapter 15 of “To Kill a Mockingbird? Why?

Tom is the mockingbird in Chapter 15. Heck and Atticus feel it would be safer for him to be in the jail, and Atticus even goes down to the jail and sits there to help guard Tom while he’s…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

What do you think accounts for the mixed feelings Orwell describes in “Shooting an Elephant”?In…

Orwell is not comfortable with the way the British have treated the Burmese. He does not agree with what he represents, but it is his job. Then on top of that, he is made fun of by the Burmese…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

Why do you think the interactions between the Burmese people and the Europeans are so…

Orwell is trying to point out the effects of colonialism on native peoples. The Europeans brought not only their government, but also their customs, expectations, laws and culture to Burma when…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What devices does author Golding use to build suspense in Lord of the Flies?

One device that Golding uses in Lord of the Flies to build suspense is setting imagery, particularly that related to the weather and nature. For example, at the beginning of Chapter 4 “Painted…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In “Lord of the Flies”, why does Jack hesitate at his first opportunity to kill a pig?

This is the bit from the novel you need, from the end of the first chapter: Jack drew his knife again with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Was Ralph wise to appoint Jack the chief hunter in “Lord of the Flies”?

Here’s a bit from Chapter 1, where Ralph has just been voted in as chief by the other boys: Ralph counted. “I’m chief then.” The circle of boys broke into applause. Even the choir…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In “Romeo and Juliet”, what does the Nurse in 2.4 mean by ”deal double”?

if ye should lead her into a fool’s paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behaviour, as they say; for the gentle woman is young; and there-fore, if you should deal double with her,…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, was Juliet right to follow Friar Laurence’s plan?Think about…

What a loaded question! Quite honestly, it could be answered “correctly” either way. Considering both lovers end up dead, I am of the opinion that Juliet was not “right” in following the…

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  • PHYSICS

What is the primary difference between the DC and AC motor? Is there any similarity in their rotors?

Alternating current motors have an electrical source which changes direction on a regular basis through the armature. This shift in polarity allows the armature to create a magnetic field that is…

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  • TEACHERS

Fixing Public EducationRecently, Pennsylvania Governor Rendell, in order to help the economy, is…

What does it mean to reduce public schools? Does he intend to create mega schools?

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  • BUSINESS

Why is marketing a management process?

Marketing is a business function that involves the conceptualizing, producing, pricing, promoting and placing of products that will satisfy customer needs and produce a profit for the company….

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Explain Matt’s quote, “This war is a beast with long claws” in “Across Five Aprils”. “Across Five…

Matt Creighton means that the reach of the war’s destruction is great – the war affects everyone, even those not directly involved in the fighting. Of the four Creighton boys old enough to join…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Explain the snail-like approach used by General Halleck to win the battle against the…

After the bloody battle at Pittsburg Landing, General Grant of the Union Army was criticized for not entrenching his troops there. He was removed to the ineffectual position of assistant…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Which theatrical company did Shakespeare join?

Shakespeare joined up as an actor, writer and shareholder (i.e. someone who partly owns the company) in a London company called the “Lord Chamberlain’s Men” sometimes around 1593-4. Some scholars…

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  • KING LEAR

“It is not Lear’s weakness, but his strength that makes the story a tragedy.” Discuss this in…

Like Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, Lear suffers from a fault, a fatal flaw in his character. His is vanity and pride–hubris. Despite this weakness, however, it is Lear’s strength that makes…

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  • HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

Give reasons why Behrani has not assimilated to the American culture?

Behrani and his family, upper class society in Iran, were forced to escape in fear of their lives. They did not leave Iran willingly, they had a wonderful life of luxury in Iran. Behrani stole an…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

What instances of dramatic irony appear in Oedipus Rex?

Well, the whole play is structured around what, to its original audience, would be one colossal case of dramatic irony. Sophocles’ audience would have already known the Oedipus story, and the very…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

What is a short summary of “Shooting an Elephant”?

Orwell’s story is set in Burma when it was a British colony. It is told by a first-person narrator who is a British policeman serving in Burma. His relationship with the Burmese natives is not a…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Should cigarette sales be banned in the U.S.?Should cigarette sales be banned in the us?

I write this as a past-smoker. I don’t honestly think they should ban cigarette sales in the United States. If people are dumb enough (as I was once one of them) to inhale carcinogens knowing the…

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  • THE UPSTAIRS ROOM

Why are so many books made about the people who suffered in world war 2?If so many books about…

Three words: Lest they forget. It is not a sign of disrespect to write about the horrors that people were forced to endure. It is confirmation of their suffering and affirmation for the survivors…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Jamestown and other colonies accept slavery in a “region with the most vibrant democracy”?

Your question is confusing two different points on the colonial Virginia timeline. The 1607 colony at Jamestown was neither democratic nor committed to liberty. While it is true that the English…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Describe the incident involving Sam Gardiner and Guy Wortman in Across Five Aprils.

Sam Gardiner is the owner of the general store in town. He is kind to Jethro when the young boy comes in alone, having been sent to get supplies for his family. There are a number of other men…

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

Interesting Facts about Edgar Allan PoeHas anyone come across any interesting facts about Edgar…

There are five interesting facts available on our eNotes Topic page for Edgar Allan Poe.

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible” what is Reverend Hale doing that brings “hope” and how does that tie to…

Hale is going to each of the prisoners who have not confessed to witchcraft, and trying to help convince them that if they lie to save their life, it isn’t that big of a deal, and that “God damns a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” who does Scout recognize in the mob at the jail?

As the mob gathers at the jail, Scout is surprised to discover that she knows some of these men. She recognizes Mr. Cunningham, the father of little Walter Cunningham, who she had over to her…

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  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

Who kills Mr John in the story of A Jury of Her Peers?

Through the two women, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, we are informed that Minnie Wright killed her own husband. She strangled him because he was “strangling” her life. They believe that only a…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What is Ponyboy’s greatest fear when he is unconscious? Why?

Ponyboy was in no condition to join the rumble, and after taking a good beating in the greasers’ victory that night, he added to his problems by witnessing Johnny’s death and then Dallas’….

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

In the story “Young Goodman Brown”, what do the pink ribbons symbolize?

Pink is a color generally associated with innocence. In YGB, it symbolizes the innocence of Faith who wears it at the beginning of the story as well as Brown’s own innocent and immature view of…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

Why does Matt find it hard to trust Ben in “Sign of the Beaver”?

Matt is not sure why he finds it hard to trust Ben at first, but he seems to have a keen sense of who means him harm and who only wishes to help. He shows this later in the book when he realizes…

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  • THANATOPSIS

Do you have a summary/analysis of the poem “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant?

I have provided a useful link below that gives a detailed summary, plus some background information that should help a lot. But in general, the poem is a commentary on the unity that exists…

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  • CHEMISTRY

Explain why gasoline can mix with air and not ignite while sitting in the gas tank in your…

Gasoline is very combustible when it meets up with a spark, which is what happens in the engine of a car. While oxygen is needed to maintain a fire, it does not alone cause gasoline to burn. To…

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  • HAMLET

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, what does the Player King reveal about love and success?

The Player King makes a profound speech about “love” and “fortune” within The Murder of Gonzago (the play-within-a-play from Hamlet). The speech referred to here is specifically in lines…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How can you write about a culture that your not from?How can you write about a culture that your…

People write about other cultures all the time. Anthropology, archeology and enthnography all involve studying a culture of your own. Although there are research methodologies for each depending…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

In “The Rocking Horse Winner” the mother’s attitude changes. Describe her first attitude and…

Her attitude, unfortunately, doesn’t change a whole lot. We can track small changes, but as a whole, she is a pretty static figure. At the beginning of the story, she is a woman who feels down on…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

“Even if you desregard its moral lesson, “The Rocking-Horse Winner’ can stand examination as a…

The story does possess many elements of a good horror story. The “whispering” and “voices” of the house, the frenzied rides on a rocking horse, the mystery of how Paul is getting his information,…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What does the un-named narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” symbolize/teach us?Why did poe choose to…

Many critics who wrote at the time Poe published the story, considered it to be a parable, or story with a moral, about how guilty people betray themselves through their own conscious. Poe also may…

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  • MACBETH

In The Tragedy of Macbeth, why might Malcolm be suspicious of Macduff?

The dialog between Malcom and Macduff in the third scene of Act IV shows how dire and dangerous are the conditions in Scotland after Duncan’s murder and Macbeth’s gaining the crown. Macbeth’s…

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  • HISTORY

What EVENT sparked the outbreak of World War 1 ?

This question has been previously asked and answered. Please see the link below, and thank you for using eNotes.

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Does anyone know a good short story that I can use with this book so that the students (8th…

One short story that you might choose to use in conjunction with “The Outsiders” is “Broken Chain” written by Gary Soto. This story is about brothers too. Another short story is Langston…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

Lawrence was a passionatley moral writer. Express concisely the important ideas you think he was…

In “The Rocking Horse Winner”, Lawrence was concerned with the affect of materialism on a family and society in general. In the story, the love of money leads to death. In a letter to Rolf…

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  • HARPER LEE

What does the title To Kill a Mockingbird mean?

The novel means different things to different people, but generally it is seen as a “growing up” story with a strong message against racism, intolerance, and cruelty. I think you must be asking…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I’m doing a packet for “To Kill a Mockingbird” and I’m looking for a good summary of the book.

You are in luck, because enotes contains wonderful summaries of many books, including “To Kill a Mockingbird”. I have provided a link to a summary of the book below. To get you started however,…

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  • THE WESTING GAME

Who are the bookie, the bomber, the burglar, and the mistake in The Westing Game?

The bookie (short for “bookmaker”, the name for a person who takes illegal bets) is, shockingly, none other than the respected podiatrist, Dr. Wexler. The bomber, perhaps even more surprisingly,…

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  • THE EDIBLE WOMAN

Can someone please explain the ending of The Edible Woman to me?

The ending of the novel may seem dramatic and a bit weird, but it is actually quite simple: Marian is so extremely fed up with her situation at work, at home, in her relationship, with Peter, with…

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  • THE BIBLE

Where would one find the story of Cain and Abel?

This story is in Genesis 4:1-17: Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel…

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