im doing a resume for beowulf and i need experience.skills.education… awards and…

im doing a resume for beowulf and i need experience.skills.education… awards and…

  • BEOWULF

im doing a resume for beowulf and i need experience.skills.education… awards and…

What a great idea for an assignment! Where you can start is with the major events in the poem, as well as the descriptions of Beowulf. For example, under “Skills,” you could list: Expert swimmer…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

Can anyone suggest a good title name for A Doll House for an essay? I am writing about Nora so…

You could title the essay “The Prisioner Doll” or “The Doll in the Porcelain Prison” considering that she was trapped among her bric a brac, kids, servant, and all the material possessions she so…

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  • THE CRISIS

What metaphors does Paine use to persuade his readers to support the revolutionary war?

In his article of December 23, 1776, Paine refers to the “summer soldier” and the “sunshine patriot.” The term “summer soldier” is one still heard today. Both of these are metaphors akin to our…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

Was there a part in Oedipus Rex where Oedipus is judge, prosecuter and defendant?

This is a great question, and whoever came up with it should receive merit pay. Toward the beginning of the play Oedipus plays all three roles in his stubborn pursuit of the truth. After the…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

In Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death,” what has long devastated the country, and what is it exactly?

Poe begins the story by writing that “THE ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country.” The phrase refers to a plague or epidemic. It’s a fatal, fast-advancing “pestilence” which causes its…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

To what school did Junior transfer in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian?

Hoping to gain a better education as well as ridding himself of the stagnant life on the Spokane Indian Reservation, Arnold “Junior” Spirit decides to transfer to the local public high school in…

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

How does McMurphy’s voice and laughter affect the ward, and how are his hands different from…

It’s important to remember what the ward was like BEFORE Mack showed up: it was a quiet, humorless place. Men were afraid to laugh, to joke…heck, under Nurse Ratched’s iron fist, they were barely…

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  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

What does “The Picture of Dorian Gray” have to say about life?Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of…

Now, more than ever, is Oscar Wilde’s novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” relevant. For, the concern about the external appearance of people, the youth-culture of the United States, is increasing…

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  • BEOWULF

In Beowulf, if Grendel is “forever joyless,” how, then, do you suppose his “Heart can laugh”?

The Seamus Heaney translation says Grendel “nursed a hard grudge.” When I see that, I understand a couple of things about Grendel’s heart. First, he’s bitter, and bitterness is something which…

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  • GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

What is the climax of the story “Good Country People” by Flannery O’ Connor?

The climax comes during the scene where the wandering salesman, Manley Pointer, steals Hulga’s leg. The irony in his evil, and her reflective innocence, reveals that Hulga has been trapped by her…

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  • THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

What is a parallel between Last of the Mohicans and David from the Bible?

One clear parallel or connection between the novel and the character David is the relationship that Natty Bumppo shares with Chingachgook and his son Uncas and the relationship that David…

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  • HAMLET

What is Hamlet’s fatal flaw? Is he merely indecisive, or does he have some other flaw that causes…

Hamlet’s fatal flaw is often said to be procrastination, which is another way of saying indecision. He hesitates and questions the rightness of his actions, and also seems unsure if his motivations…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

How does the author use the varied attitudes of the community towards Miss Emily in the short…

Author William Faulkner tells much of the short story, “A Rose for Emily,” from the perspective of “first person collective,” an unusual style that puts the unnamed and unidentified narrator as…

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  • HISTORY

Who invented the electric trolley car?

There is some conflicting information as to the true inventor of the trolley car. Some say that that the trolley was invented by Steven Dudley Field in 1874. “The first electric streetcar….

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How is Octavius similar to Julius Caesar?in his behaviour

I am assuming that you are talking about Octavian. Octavian is the adopted son of Julius Caesar. They are alike in that they are both great politicians and leaders. For example, Octavian brought to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Is Atticus a victim of stereotyping in To Kill a Mockingbird?

I think the answer is a resounding “No”. In fact, Atticus seems to be the one outspoken character fighting stereotyping and racism in the community. He is the voice of reason in the novel, and both…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How do the characters of Romeo and Juliet develop throughout the play?

Both Romeo and Juliet mature during the play. In Act I, scene i, Romeo is in love with Rosaline without hope, for she has sworn to remain chaste and single. He is moody and depressed, and in the…

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  • TOP GIRLS

Is there enough evidence to assume that the character Angie from Top Girls is actually…

I think that there is some suggestion that Angie may be somewhat challenged in her social skills, and perhaps not as verbally adept as others her age. But I don’t think the accusation of “retarded”…

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  • SCIENCE

How can we deal with dyslexic patient?how can we make to that mind for reading, writing?

A dyslexic person can learn to read and write, but has a harder time doing those things due to a problem with perception. This person as a general rule has an above-average intelligence quotient,…

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  • LITERATURE

What was the impact of the French Revolution upon 18th-century poets?

The French Revolution had a profound impact on poets such as the Romantic thinkers. Artists like Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron were animated by the spirit of freedom and independence that pervaded…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does the suicidal impulse that both Romeo and Juliet exhibit relate to the over all theme of…

This is an interesting question. I am not sure it’s necessary to assume that Romeo and Juliet have suicidal impulses. Rather, their youthful passion takes them to great heights which they sense…

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  • INTERPRETER OF MALADIES

Why does the story “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri begin and end at the point that it…

“The Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri portrays two dysfunctional people who encounter each other on a trip to visit a sun temple. Mr. Kapasi and Mrs. Das secret discussion between…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is a character sketch of Juliet that emphasizes the internal conflict she is experiencing in…

I’m not sure which act you’re referring to. I can’t write the sketch for you, but here are some things to consider in writing a character sketch for Juliet: * What does she look like? * What is…

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  • JANE EYRE

Who said this quote in Jane Eyre: “I have one word to say of the whole tribe; they are a…

This is Blanche Ingram speaking, the woman Jane thought Mr. Rochester would marry. This is a very uncomfortable moment for Jane, as Blanche is speaking about governessess, in the middle of a party…

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  • 1984

How is authority (police, government, controlling political power) represented in the 1984…

Authority is represented as the overall dominating force in the lives of everyone in Oceania (and, we can assume, elsewhere in the world). The sinister face of Big Brother, symbolizing the Party’s…

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  • SPLIT CHERRY TREE

What is the summary of the Jesse Stuart short story, “Split Cherry Tree”?

“Split Cherry Tree” is a fine, old fashioned short story by the Kentucky writer Jesse Stuart. It tells the story of Dave Sexton, who climbs and badly damages a cherry tree on private property…

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  • GATHERING BLUE

What is the overall theme of Gathering Blue?

The rather insidious and disturbing theme that rears its ugly head in this book is one of control and the lengths that some people will go to in order to maintain that control. As the novel…

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  • BABYLON REVISITED

What effect is achieved by opening the story in the middle of a conversation in the Ritz bar?

Two themes being explored in this story is the resilience of character, and the effects of self-imposed sabotage. In this case, the sabotage comes from engaging in drinking to excess and attending…

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  • BABYLON REVISITED

What does the Paris setting contribute to the story? What is the meaning of the allusion of Babylon?

“Babylon Revisited” – which as critic John Higgins remarks, “stands as [F. Scott] Fitzgerald’s one virtually flawless contribution to the canon of the short story” -relates the return of reformed…

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  • LITERATURE

I am in university, if I post a question here asking about my thesis statement works could I get…

The previous post was quite strong in its answer. I would like to suggest that an intellectual community is a critical component in ensuring that ideas are discussed, debated, and fortified….

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How does class classification work after Mr. Jones is thrown out?From the story Animal Farm

Right after Jones is ousted from the farm, the animals are still relatively equal. They all help with the farm work (though some clearly work more diligently than others) and they all work to…

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  • SCIENCE

Mammals that capture other animals for food often have eyes at the front of the head. Which…

This seems more like a statement than a question, but what you say is true … to a degree. Eye placement is a general rule of thumb in determining an animal’s niche; the eyes facing directly…

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  • THE BIBLE

The older shall serve the younger.What is the meaning of that?

This is a quotation from Genesis, and refers to the story of Isaac and Rebecca, and their two sons, Esau and Jacob. Esau and Jacob are twins, and when Rebecca is pregnant with them, it is…

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  • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

How can I identify and discuss specific techniques or concerns typical of Romanticism exemplified…

Nathaniel Hawthorne was what is termed an anti-Romantic, or a dark Romantic. Dark Romanticism is a reaction to Transcendentalism, a belief that seems too optimistic to such writers as Hawthorne,…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What is the “war” called in “By the Waters of Babylon”?

This question can be answered with a close reading of the text, and can be found pretty quickly in the story, at the end of the very first paragraph. In John’s culture, their people are so far…

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  • RELIGION

Which arguments about God are the most convincing? Of the three traditional agruments for God’s…

The teleological argument is fairly convincing in terms of the idea of a design being present in every aspect of existence. While there might be a level of randomness in the equation, I cannot…

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  • RELIGION

What are the three traditional arguments for God’s existence and what is meant by counter…

I want to echo other editors here is expressing my belief that the existence of God has to be a matter of faith for the individual and that this is what God himself wants. If it were obvious that,…

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  • THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

In the first chapter, for what is Gilgamesh waiting and what is odd or peculiar about this?first…

Gilgamesh is waiting for his dream of true companionship to materialize. Having a dream that disturbed him, he turned to his mother to interpret it for him. She answers, saying it meant he would…

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  • THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

In the first chapter of The Epic of Gilgamesh, what does the city of Uruk look like? city of uruk

The city of Uruk is held as the shining example of civilization in the world. From the 2006 translation by Stephen Mitchell: See how its ramparts gleam like copper in the sun./ Climb the stone…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does genre mean?

The genre of a piece of literature is the category of writing to which it belongs. Just as there are many genres of music or movies, there are many genres of writing, such as horror, romance,…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The Cask of Amontillado” where does Montresor take Fortunato to get revenge?

The story is set in a city that has catacombs underneath it, which are narrow passageways that contain old tombs, and where people store their wine to keep it cold and safe. It is most likely in…

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  • NIGHT

Why does the author in the Night by Elie Wiesley compare the world into a cattle wagon?its in pg 15.

Wiesel compares his new life to a cattle wagon because he is being completely sealed off from the world that he knows. He is headed for the unknown, it is dark and packed full of people. This also…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

What is the symbolic importance of the voices in the house and the rocking horse in the story…

One of the major themes in this story is that of greed and materialism, and how these two traits only lead to emptiness and despair. The quest for money as a way to be happy is an empty, vain…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What are some good quotes that provide an identity for Hester and for Dimmesdale?

In “The Scarlet Letter,” Hester Prynne’s identity changes as the stultifying effects of stringent Puritanism rob her of her innate passion. Initially, Hester is tall, with a figure of perfect…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

List one or 2 adjectives to describe the tone of “The Lady or the Tiger” and explain your choice.

With an ironic tone, Frank R. Stockton narrates his “The Lady or the Tiger?” This tone is used by Stockton to describe his unpleasant “semibarbaric king,” thus forcing readers to realize how bad…

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  • TWELVE ANGRY MEN

In Twelve Angry Men, for what reasons do all but one of the jurors believe the young man is guilty?

They mainly believe that the young m

  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

an is guilty for circumstantial and stereotypical reasons. The young man had a history of fighting. That night, the suspect had a big fight with his father…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

How does Sherlock Holmes use methodical ways to solve the crime in “The Red-headed League?”

Sherlock Holmes is methodical because he uses evidence he collects to make deductions about the case. He solves the case by observing, and determining the answer from what he observes. Watson is…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

What is Harrison fighting against in “Harison Bergeron”?”Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Harrison Bergeron breaks out of jail where he is held on suspicion of wanting to overthrow the government in Kurt Vonnegut’s story, “Harrison Bergeron.” His act is rebellion against this…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

What are the similarities and differences between the movie and the story of “The Red-headed…

This comparison is based on the 1954 version starring Ronald Howard. The beginning involves Holmes firing his gun indoors. This is something he had been known to do, and it’s funny! Mr. Wilson…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

If someone had just come to the island, would they find Rainsford guilty of all the dead people?

I assume from your question that you are wondering what the reaction would be from any visitors to Ship-Trap Island following the assumed death of General Zaroff in Richard Connell’s short…

 


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