In "A & P", how are the characteristics of the customers foils for Queenie and her friend?

# In "A & P", how are the characteristics of the customers foils for Queenie and her friend?

• HISTORY

Did the positive effects of the Columbian Exchange outweigh the negative consequences of conquest?

The positive aspects of the Columbian Exchange did not outweigh the negative consequences brought about through the conquest of the indigenous peoples of the New World. In the early contacts…

• A&P

In “A & P”, how are the characteristics of the customers foils for Queenie and her friend?

The other customers are described as much older women who would not look very good in a bathing suit. Sammy refers to them as “sheep”, a rather drab description. Others are described as housewives…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapter 14 of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, what do we learn from Dill’s account of his running away?

Once Dill gives up his wild tale of being left to die in a basement in Meridian by his step-father who chained him to the wall, the sad truth emerges. Dill ran away from home because he felt so…

• TEACHERS

Literary research paperI am searching for any new, fresh ideas on writing a literary research…

Why not add a multimedia component, such as creating a Power Point presentation or writing and performing a theme song for the novel? Perhaps they could adapt the novel for a movie and cast…

• LES MISÉRABLES

Explain “The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.” (Les…

This refers to the people in life that create misery for others, misery that drives normal people to do bad things. While everyone does have the agency to choose to bad things or not, and hence…

• MATH

How to change 2.2 into a fraction

First, change the decimal to a fraction: .2= 2/10 Then, write the mixed number: 2 2/10 Finally, change the mixed number to a fraction by multiplying the whole number (2) x 10 (the…

• GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What figurative language do these sentences or quotes use? Choices: simile, synecdoche, metonymy,…

There are other possible answers for all of these, but this is what I am guessing for most of them. I hope it helps. 1. Personification: the heart is given human-like characteristics. 2….

In “The Cask of Amontillado”, what is the significance of Montressor’s family coat of arms and…

The coat of arms gives us a reason to understand why Montressor is so unforgiving in getting revenge from Fortunato. The picture on the coat of arms is one of a golden foot crushing a snake which…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, what did Jem and Scout receive in the knot hole?

In Chapter 4 of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scout, racing past the Radley place, spots something. Looking around carefully, she notices “Something about one of the trees” that attracts her attention:…

• MACBETH

How does Macbeth avenge Macduff for not coming to his dinner celebration and escaping to England?

It is Macduff, ironically, who obtains revenge by skipping Macbeth’s dinner and escaping to England. Macduff was evidently born by Caesarian section in which he was “from his mother’s womb…

• HISTORY

Where was Deborah Read Franklin born?

Deborah Read Franklin was an amazing woman who played an extraordinary role in American History as the wife of Benjamin Franklin, however, the matter of her place of birth is one which history does…

• DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN

What is the main conflict of Death and the King’s Horseman in Acts 2 and 3?

The central conflict that is introduced in Scenes 2 and 3 of this masterful tragedy is the conflict between Yoruba culture and Western culture. This of course finds its strongest expression in…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, what are some quotes that support Ralph’s desire to leave the island?

Though Ralph is sometimes distracted by the glamour of hunting, or by having fun, he fundamentally believes that the most important thing is that the boys have to be rescued from the island….

• THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS

What is mood or tone of “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”?

The narration of this story is very interesting; the narrator speaks of the city in very broad generalities. He leaves many of the details up to the imagination of the reader. He gives the basic…

• THE GRAND INQUISITOR

What is The Grand Inquisitor’s main argument?Main argument as in his thesis and support

His main idea is that people are not looking for faith/freedom, but rather looking for security and food, and that Jesus would have done a lot better if this is what he offered. This, it argues,…

• THE ODYSSEY

In The Odyssey, what “laws” of behavior and attitude does Polyphemus violate in his treatment of…

When Odysseus and his men arrive, Polyphemus is supposed to follow the “hospitality” rule. He is supposed to offer them food and drink, and then ask questions later. The reason for this is that…

• THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

In “The Yellow Wallpaper” what does this image suggest about the wallpaper and narrator?”But in…

The image suggests about the wallpaper that it is an intricate design, one of those that can, if you look at it long enough, seem to represent different shapes and figures. The image suggests…

• THE ODYSSEY

In The Odyssey, how do Odysseus and his companions expect to be treated by the Cyclops?

In one word, Odysseus and his companions expected hospitality. The Greeks esteemed “xenia” very highly. This was a kind of ritualized hospitality, especially governing the relationship between…

• A TALE OF TWO CITIES

In A Tale Of Two Cites summarize and describe the court room in Book 2, Chapter 2.

Within the setting of “The Tale of Two Cities” conditions were anything but sanitary. Consequently, diseases spread easily, especially among the poor, who would populate the prisons and courts….

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Why Shakespeare was controversial in his timeName some reason Shakespeare was controversial in…

A big reason was his portayal of women in his plays. He showed them being reasonable and strong and intelligent – something rarely seen or thought of in regard to women during that time. Look at…

• THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” what bad luck does Huck attribute to his having tipped…

At first, Huck isn’t quite sure what kind of bad luck will happen, but since he’s a superstitious type, apparently spilling salt brings bad luck. So in chapter 4 after he tipped it over, he went…

• MATH

If the U.S. population is 305.5 Million and each person was to receive an equal portion of \$319…

US population is 305,500,000. Money is 319,000,000,000. When numbers get this big it’s helpful to use scientific notation, so population is 3.055 * 10^8, and money is 3.19 * 10^11. Then we can…

• THE GIVER

What made Lily angry in “The Giver”? What does she really feel instead of anger?This is all one…

Lily was “angry” at school earlier in the day because a group of Sevens from another Community came to join her Childcare group at the play area, and “they didn’t obey the rules at all”. She was…

• ARABY

What does Araby symbolize for the protagonist and what is he trying to achieve?

The boy ventures off to Araby in hopes of buying something for his “crush”–Mangan’s sister. He is so disillusioned with his trip and its intent that he becomes angry with himself when he has his…

• ODE TO THE WEST WIND

How could I summarize the poem, “Ode to the West Wind”?I do not understand the tone, mood, symbol…

Shelley is trying to invoke the wind to do as he asks. He asks at the end of each stanza to hear him. He wants the wind to sweep him off “as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!” He needs inspiration. So…

• MATH

How do you find the value of x in a pair of similar polygons?

If x is a side, set up a proportion. You are usually given four pieces of information all together (maybe 3 numbers and x, maybe 2 numbers and two expressions of x). Corresponding sides go in the…

• THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

In chapter 15 of “Devil’s Arithmetic,” what is a rendar?

What a difficult question to answer! I searched Polish-American dictionaries and Yiddish-American dictionaries and couldn’t find this word. I searched on Google and Yahoo and kept getting the…

• MATH

7 cats and 3 dogs weigh as much as 4 monkeys. 1 monkey weighs as much as 1 cat and 1 dog. How…

This is an exercise in adding equations. So c, d, and m for cat, dog and monkey leads us to: 1) 7c + 3d = 4m 2) 1c + 1d = 1m Adding these 2 equations gives: 3) 8c + 4d = 5m Eight cats plus…

• THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

Why are Judith and Mercy are so astonished to hear that their mother had been very beautiful in…

Judith and Mercy are astonished to hear that their mother had been very beautiful when she was young because she is much changed now after years of hard work in the Puritan Community of Connecticut…

• DEATH OF A SALESMAN

In “Death of a Salesman”, why does Willy attempt suicide?

There are two different reasons. One is that he realizes that his career as a salesman has been a “failure,” that he can no longer adequately support his family … that his life is no longer…

• A&P

In “A & P”, what is Sammy trying to achieve and why?

Sammy is trying to get the attention of “Queenie” and her bees. He believes the supermarket manager has hurt their feelings and he wants them to realize he is on their side. In addition, I…

• EAST OF EDEN

What is the summary for Chapter 34 of East of Eden?

Steinbeck-as-narrator reflects on his understanding of the nature of the world. He argues that there is only one story: from birth, men are caught in a “net of good and evil.” And at the…

• EAST OF EDEN

What is the summary for Chapter 33 of East of Eden?

Tom works hard on the ranch to make a home. Dessie wants to be happy but the pain keeps returning. She begins to worry about how Tom would survive without her. Dessie, perhaps in an attempt to…

• EAST OF EDEN

What is the summary for Chapter 32 of East of Eden?

Dessie Hamilton is largely the focus of this chapter. Her sisters were all loved, but Dessie was the “warm-beloved.” Her warmth radiates beyond the boundaries of her own family. Everyone…

• EAST OF EDEN

What is the summary for Chapter 31 of East of Eden?

Adam decides to go in person to inform Cathy of her inheritance. Cathy is incredulous and suspects that Adam has ulterior motives, not the least of which, she charges, is to get her run out of…

• GREASY LAKE

In Greasy Lake who is the protagonist and what is he trying to achieve and why?

In short, he wants to be a “dangerous character;” he wants to be “bad.” He wants to rebel and taste the freedom that comes from rejecting (at least momentarily) morality and any sense of societal…

• DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What is wrong with the idea when Ben says, “Never fight fair with a stranger. You’ll never get…

I suspect that this provides an alternative to Willie’s theory of life. Willie believes that being well liked, personality, is the key to success in life. Biff sort of play fights with Ben…

What does Claudio do at his wedding to Hero in Act IV of Much Ado about Nothing?

Claudio has been deceived into thinking that Hero has been unfaithful to him by standing at a window at night and speaking to Boracchio. Boracchio had been speaking to the waiting gentlewoman…

• ARABY

In “Araby,” who is the protagonist? What is he striving to achieve and why?

The young boy who is the narrator is the protagonist. He has a crush on Mangan’s sister. Mangan is a neighbor and friend of his. Every day he watches her. When going to school, he follows her…

• HISTORY

I want some background history on the city Toledo, Ohio.

Is this a question of the history of Toledo…for instance a specific event? Whatever you may need to know about Toledo can be found online. Try using a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or…

• THE MAN WHO WAS POE

What scene in this affected you the most and why?What scene in this affected you the most and why?

I was moved by one of the earliest scenes in the novel. A young boy has lost his sister–after losing his father, his mother, and his aunt–and he is devastated. A man who is clearly not as strong…

• THE CALL OF THE WILD

Who did Buck dream about frequently?

Buck has a recurring dream of his distant ancestors. Namely, those animals who came before him and lived side by side with primitive man. These dreams become more prominent and vivid as the story…

• MATH

The sum of the ages of Frank and John is 54 years. 2 years ago, Frank was 4 times as old as John….

Right now, Frank + John = 54. 1) F + J = 54 But 2 years ago, Both Frank and John were 2 years younger each, which meant the sum of their ages is different by 4 years 2) F + J = 54 – 4 = 50…

• MACBETH

How does Macbeth’s character change over Act I?its for the essay i will be happy if there were…

• ALL MY SONS

What is the rising action in “All My Sons”?

The rising action in All My Sons begins with the arrival of Anne Deever to the Keller home. During the night, the tree that was planted in the yard in memory of Larry, who is missing in action in…

• BIOLOGY

What are the diagnostic causes of high red blood cell count and white blood cell count?

Blood level counts are used diagnostically, whether red or white blood cells and whether low or high counts. While not all information is available and while diagnosis is strictly in the hands of…

• THE IMAGINATIVE LANDSCAPE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Why did Columbus sail west in September of 1492?

Columbus believed the world was round and that by sailing west from Europe he would eventually end up in India. India was a rich source of trading for Europe. Ships of Columbus’ day had to said…

• FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

In “Flowers for Algernon”, As Charlie overhears Prof Nemur and Dr. Strauss arguing, he misses…

Because of Charlie’s Report, we can infer that Nemur and Strauss were arguing over whether or not to go ahead with the operation. Strauss seems to wants to do the operation because it will make…

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

A line from a sonnet I am composing reads: “Mine earth, that thriveth till thy light be gone.”…

Standard English today dictates that we use that to refer to people or things; which refers only things. So, “that” is acceptable. Now, it appears that you are using sixteenth century English…