I want information on the theme of laziness in “Rip Van Winkle” for my assignment.

I want information on the theme of laziness in “Rip Van Winkle” for my assignment.

  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

What is the theme and idea of William Wordsworth’s writing?I need some of his quotations about…

Wordworth deals with the question of where the meaning in our life comes from. He believed that it came from an intimate relationship with nature. It can be seen in many of his poems. In “Tinturn…

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  • RIP VAN WINKLE

I want information on the theme of laziness in “Rip Van Winkle” for my assignment.

It is suggested in the text that Rip’s “laziness” is less a testament to his character and more a testament to his marital strife. But critical opinion points out that: it is not difficult to peer…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Who joined the four at the movies after Dally left?This question refers to the book “The Outsiders.”

In the novel, “The Outsiders,” Dally, Ponyboy, and Johnny are at the Drive -In. Dally begins to harass Cherry Valence. She throws a coke in his face and he leaves. Ponyboy and Johnny move up to…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the differences between procedure and method? (Business studies)

Procedure and method are very similar, but method is a smaller part of the procedure. Think of it in this terms: In business, you have a plan. A series of steps, or a program, which must be…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

How is diversity and plurality reflected in “Rules of the Game”?

Clearly, given the subject of this excellent short story, diversity and plurality are going to be key features that will influence the story greatly. This tale of a Chinese girl born in America and…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What was Samuel Parris’s attitude toward children?

Reverend Samuel Parris’s attitude toward children is that they should be obedient and respectful and never do anything that will embarrass him or create a black mark on his reputation. “He…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are three different descriptions of Scout’s tomboyish…

Scout shows her tomboyish nature throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. Perhaps the most obvious example of this is her insistence on wearing overalls on a daily basis. In the first paragraph of Chapter…

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  • HISTORY

In World War I how did English soldiers travel to France? Were they in good conditions?I have to…

There is a website call the “The Long, Long Trail” that might provide good background research for your question. You’ll find it here: http://www.1914-1918.net There are also letters from soldiers…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Summarize Beatty’s explanation of how the need for firemen arose?

Beatty explains that conflicts and confusion kept arising within society, causing society to break into factions and groups, dividing against themselves. Books that promoted those philosophies that…

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  • ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

In regards to On the Origin of Species, I need to describe an example of how natural selection…

One example of natural selection influencing the evolution of a particular species is evident in different breeds of dogs. All dogs have originated from the wolf, but now are in great variety. Of…

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  • SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

Explain the idea of a good poet according to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

As Coleridge explains in Chapter XIV of Biographia Literaria, a good poem is a piece of writing the ultimate object of which is pleasure from individual parts as they are commensurate with the…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Great Expectations, after returning from Miss Havisham’s, what opinion of himself does Pip…

In Chapter 9, after his first visit to Miss Havisham’s house and all the wonders he has seen there, Pip is asked to narrate his experiences to Mr. Pumblechook and Mrs. Joe. Pip feels instinctively…

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  • A PASSAGE TO INDIA

How is the theme of separation represented in A Passage to India?

There are several ways to read the theme of separation in Forster’s work. In my mind, the most evident theme of separation is that of cultural distance between the Indians and the British. Due to…

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  • HISTORY

What would a Kiowa leader say about their surrender to the U.S. government in the 1870s?

The Kiowa tribe effectively surrendered as part of the Treaty of Medicine Lodge in 1867 and agreed to settle on a reservation in southwestern Oklahoma and, later, Kansas. However, some Kiowas…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

Why does Olivia fall in love with Viola and not Orsino? Using Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 1 Scene 5.

One of the chief complaints against the character of Duke Orsino is that he is more in love with the melancholy feeling of being in love than with Lady Viola herself. This is made clear from the…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Compare and contrast the peril of the Sirens and the peril of the Lotus-Eaters.

The most important difference between the two temptations is the difference between life and death. If Odysseus’ sailors eat the lotus, they forget about home, but they live. If, on the other hand,…

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  • CINEMA

Which elements are used in the film to illustrate the social background of Oliver Twist’s story?

I just want to preface my answer by saying that your question is a source of confusion for two reasons: “elements” could refer to either film or literature and the words “Oliver Twist’s story”…

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  • OTHELLO

How have your values and attitudes allowed you to view one or more characters as courageous?…

It is easy for a contemporary reader or viewer of “Othello” to see Othello himself as brave. After all, he is a warrior, and ready to fight. He is also a man facing racial prejudice and keeping his…

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  • HAMLET

How did Hamlet expresses his melancholy in his first soliloquy?answer is from act1 scene 2. don’t…

Hamlet expresses his melancholy in several ways in this soliloquy. Start at the beginning: he wishes that his flesh would “melt.” Then jump to the end: he says he’s so upset over his mother’s…

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  • MACBETH

Macduff’s ReactionConsider Macduff’s reaction to the news of his family’s murder. Do you find his…

Sure! He is both shocked and asks repeatedly if his entire family has been killed or if, by some miracle, one or more may have escaped (All my pretty ones? The hen and all her chicks?), and not…

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  • MACBETH

What sights and sounds (and perhaps smells) would you expect the audience to experience in Act…

One of the famous witch scenes would be an exciting spectacle indeed. You would have the witches atop a steaming cauldron. There would be sounds of cats screeching periodically, the fire snapping…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

What are some comparisons between Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451?

I’ll start with the style of the books. Brave New World is much more satirical. There are times when Huxley seems to be enjoying creating this society. Look at the exclamations his characters let…

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  • AS YOU LIKE IT

For As You Like It by Shakespeare, I must imagine I am Rosalind and say in emphatic structure…

In order to guide you on this, it is important that you understand the emphatic structure. First: Emphatic refers to emphasis. A simple emphatic sentence is one that makes a definite statement….

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  • THE SHADOW LINES

How would you describe the roles of women characters in The Shadow Lines?

This question is very similar to one that I have answered recently, so here goes. Women have some very key roles in this excellent novel. Whilst the main focus of this novel is postcolonialism and…

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  • THE SHADOW LINES

How are maps and borders used as symbols in The Shadow Lines.

Shadow Lines uses the symbolism of maps and in particular borders throughout its novel to identify and explore a key postcolonial theme. Postcolonial criticism examines and criticises man-made…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo and JulietOk so in Romeo and Juliet what do you think that this story is trying to tell…

Lots of things. Think before you act, tell the truth, young love can be true, violence never brings about any good, and the list goes on and on.

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Before Helena leaves in Act 2 Scene 1, she ends with a rhyming couplet that sums up her…

How about: Follow me indeed, and you will be sad, To hear you’re lost i’ th’ wood, ‘t would make me glad. At this point, Demetrius is still trying to get rid of Helena because it is Hermia that he…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What conflicts are there in The Great Gatsby besides Jay Gatsby trying to win Daisy back and…

You could talk about the culture clash between East and West Egg. You could also talk about how characters such as Daisy, Tom, and other wealty individuals become morally corrupt and how this…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily”, Colonel Sartoris influences Emily by making her do…. what?a. think about…

Colonel Sartois thinks he is actually helping Emily by saying that her father had loaned the town money so she does not need to pay taxes. He knows her situation and in a chivalrous act, tries to…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Representation of the city in Great ExpectationsHi guys I am new here. I love and hate Dickens on…

For one thing, Dickens made many social commentaries through his themes. His view of society as a person portrays people in his day trapped in their socio-economic situations. So, using the city…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the most important conflict in The Great Gatsby besides the main conflict of Jay Gatsby…

The most significant conflict in the novel outside of Jay Gatsby’s quest to attain Daisy is found in Daisy herself. Daisy is the character that animates the conflict between Gatsby and Tom, that…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

The City: How is it represented in Great Expectations and how does Dickens respond to…

The city and country are practically characters themselves in Dickens’s books, and Great Expectations is no exception. Dickens had a love-hate relationship with the city. He loved its…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Calpurnia handle the situation when she sees the dog coming down the street in To Kill a…

In chapter 10 of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Calpurnia becomes aware of the sick dog walking up the street. The first thing she does is get the children, Scout and Jem, on the porch out of harm’s…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Comment on Aunt Alexandra’s ideas about breeding and family, including why Atticus says to forget…

Aunt Alexandra’s attitude towards the family are set in contrast to those of Atticus. She is exceedingly proud of the family while Atticus essays to lessen the influence of the family by…

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  • MACBETH

What do you think will happen when Malcom and Macduff confront Macbeth?The predictions of the…

What will happen when the three men meet face to face, or force to force, is what does happen when they meet – Macduff kills Macbeth. When Macduff first hears about what Macbeth did to his family,…

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  • MACBETH

Consider Macduff’s reaction to the news of his family’s murder. Do you find his behavior…

It is in Act IV, Scene III, that Macduff learns the news that his family has been murdered by Macbeth’s men. Macduff is immediately saddened by the news, particularly of losing all his children,…

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  • MACBETH

Why do you think Macbeth is so interested in learning about the future?

Wouldn’t you be if you had run into three weird sisters in the woods who told you partial truths? He is to be Thane of Glames, Thane of Fife, and King thereafter. One he had already, the second…

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  • MACBETH

How would you describe the attitude toward the supernatural expressed in this play?

Shakespeare uses the supernatural in “Macbeth” the way he does in many of his other plays where supernatural events occur. These events add a sense of mystery and suspense to the action. In…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What are the different conflicts in The Great Gatsby besides the main conflict of Jay Gatsby…

The central conflict, as you have identified, concerns Gatsby’s aims to win Daisy. Within this conflict and existing alongside it are other, smaller conflicts. Daisy’s troubled marriage to Tom and…

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  • MACBETH

In Act IV, do you have any sympathy for Macbeth? Why or why not?

I feel that in Act 4 there is little opportunity to feel any sympathy for Macbeth, unlike in Act 5 where there is some possibility that you can see him as a man who appreciates he has wasted his…

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  • MACBETH

After learning of his family’s fate, what does Macduff vow to do?

Macduff has just learned that Macbeth has had his wife and all of his children murdered. He has to, he tells Macolm, “feel it as a man”, and he then makes the following vow: But, gentle heavens,…

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  • FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

In From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, why was Claudia intrigued by the tour…

The tour guide at the United Nations building is dressed distinctively in an ethnic Indian costume. Claudia is searching for a way to be recognized for her own uniqueness, so the tour guide’s…

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  • MACBETH

What happens to Lady Macduff and her child in Act IV?

To put it bluntly, all are brutally killed by Macbeth’s henchmen. You see, once Macbeth obtains the crown, he becomes more and more obsessed with holding on to power. As a result, he vows to…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

In “In Another Country,” is the principal drama of the story found within the characters,…

The drama in the story does occur within the characters, specifically within the narrator and the major. The external events that are actually recounted in the story are minimal and unexceptional….

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  • THE JOY LUCK CLUB
  • THE JOY LUCK CLUB

Why did Suyuan organize the first Joy Luck Club in The Joy Luck Club?

The Joy Luck Club begins because of a former club that Suyan was part of that forms part of the rich mythological heritage that her daughter is brought up with and is told to the reader in the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why does Tom insist on switching cars with Gatsby when going to town?

What a loaded question! There can be numerous topical answers, but only one answer that reads between the lines: Tom switches cars with Gatsby so that George and Myrtle Wilson can get a good look…

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  • THE GOOD EARTH

What are the preparations Wang Lung does for the New Year in Good Earth?

To prepare for the New Year, Wang Lung first goes into town to the candlemaker’s shop and buys “squares of red paper on which were brushed in gilt ink the letter for happiness and some with the…

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  • HISTORY

How did the U.S. occupation of Japan after WWII effect their government, society, and economy?

In some respects the biggest change was the concept that sovereinty rested with the people of Japan, not with the Emperor. Of course, the Emperor did not really have anything to do with the actual…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How and why does Romeo kill Paris?

Romeo kills Paris in the very last scene of the play, Act V, Scene iii. Paris has come to the churchyard to put flowers on Juliet’s grave. Paris doesn’t know (for no one does, except Friar…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Having trouble with meter and how to spot where it changes in Midsummers Night Dream.I am Having…

You will notice a change of meter when moving in between the human world and the fairy world. Scenes that include the human characters are written in iambic pentameter and occasionally have…

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