In Act II of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, why are Demetrius, Helena, Lysander, and Hermia in the…

In Act II of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, why are Demetrius, Helena, Lysander, and Hermia in the…

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

In Act II of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, why are Demetrius, Helena, Lysander, and Hermia in the…

Lysander tells Hermia, in Act 1, Scene 1, that they’re going to run off together to his aunt’s house to get married. But to do so, they’re going to go through the woods: A good persuasion;…

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  • HISTORY

What makes great presidents great?Most presidential historians agree that ‘great’ presidents must…

What makes great presidents great? Most presidential historians agree that ‘great’ presidents must have a vision that includes the ability to aspire to ideology but be firmly footed in reality….

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  • LITERATURE

In “The Good Deed”, explain Mrs. Pan’s statement, “All days are good when one performs a good deed.”

Specifically, Mrs. Pan is talking about the day Mr. Lim has suggested for the two to get together again to discuss the arrangements for a possible match between James Lim and Lili Yang. She asks…

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  • HISTORY

Why was there a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s in the United States?

There were several reasons why the Klan became more popular in the 1920s, after losing ground since its creation after the Civil War. A silent movie, “Birth of a Nation”, made the Klan seem like it…

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  • TWILIGHT

I am doing a creative writing assigment to help me pass…and i have no idea what to write it on?…

Wow. Where to start . . . Does your assignment give you any guidelines at all, or is it just “do creative writing”? Your question was posted under Twilight. Are you supposed to write something…

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  • BUSINESS

What is the definition of “accounting?”

Accounting is considered to be the job of reporting financial transactions. The process of recording those financial transactions and that includes “origination of the transaction, its recognition,…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Mostly, the people only mention the four places, East Egg, West Egg, New York and Valley of…

The midwest plays the role of being what Nick Carroway compares New York to. We are told in chapter one that Nick moved away from the midwest for three primary reasons: he wanted to enter the bond…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Compare and contrast between the film and the book of Great Expectations.

Though there are countless media adaptions of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, I’ve found that the BBC’s 1989 miniseries is the adaptation that is most true to the novel. Though this…

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  • HISTORY

What figure in history looms in your mind after you have studied about that person?What figure in…

There are so many historical figures that I’ve wondered about and since you only ask for one I have to say that it is President Lincoln. Although not the only wartime president, his burden was…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

In “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, how did Tom get the white-washing done?

Tom convinced passing kids from the neighborhood that whitewashing the fence was the new cool passtime. He told them that he was priviledged to be able to do it, and that it was too high a…

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  • 1984

What are the similarities between the 3 superpowers in 1984?The governments of the three…

We are given very little information about the other Superstates, Eastasia and Eurasia; however, Goldstein’s book which is included in the body of the novel gives us a few clues. In the chapter…

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  • 1984

In George Orwell’s 1984, what are the four ways an elite group can fall from power?

In George Orwell’s “1984” Winston and Julia have finally met with O’Brien and he has gotten them a copy of “The Book.” Winston begins to read out loud to Julia about the different classes and…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the puritans close the globe in 1652?It was closed in 1642, then demolished in 1644.

The Puritans were very much against the immoral types of activities that went on in the theater. Some of the plays included sexual or violent content, which was against their morals. It also…

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  • MATH

Using the numbers 1,2,3,& 4 create the number 34. (use the numbers once) use operations (+,…

Here’s one way to do it: (4^2 x 2) + 3 – 1 = 34

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  • TWILIGHT

In the book Twilight by Stephanie Meyer I need to find a flashback, allusion, dramatic irony,…

In Chapter 9, Bella experiences a flashback when she begins to piece together the facts: Edward’s strength, speed, and cool skin. She remembers the Quileute legends and tells Edward that she…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

In “The Story of an Hour” analyze the tone of paragraph 5. How is the imagery here appropriate…

Mrs. Mallard, unlike the expected reaction that a grieving widow would have, is later elated. She feels “Free, free!” for the first time since she married. This reaction, unconventional for her…

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  • A FAREWELL TO ARMS

In A Farewell to Arms, does Lt. Henry really love Catherine?

In the beginning, he does not. He sees her only as a sex object and their relationship as game playing. Frederick says, “I knew I did not love Catherine Barkley nor had any idea of loving her. This…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what chapter reveals that Boo Radley was mistreated by his father?

Details about Boo Radley’s history are found in Chapter 5. As Scout sits with Miss Maudie one evening on her front porch, Scout brings up the subject of Boo, wondering if he is still alive. This…

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  • THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE

What happenes in Chapter 1 of The Labyrinth of Solitude?

In this chapter, entitled “The Pachuco and Other Extremes”, the author, Octavio Paz, examines the problem of establishing a Mexican American identity. He uses the pachucos, Latin American youth…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, in what state did Gatsby grow up?

Jay Gatsby was born Jimmy Gatz on a poor farm in North Dakota. There he grew up, trying to improve himself and dreaming of a life far different from his own. He ran away from home to achieve those…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapter 19 of To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Dill react to this part of the trial and why?

Dill witnesses Mr. Gilmer cross examine Tom Robinson on the stand. Gilmer is not only hateful and sneering in his conduct and questions, his racism is blatant. At one point Gilmer says, “Are you…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the chemical nature of enzymes?

Enzymes are special proteins that cause reactions to happen in the body without raising the temperature. they are considered organic catalysts. since they are proteins, their are made of chains…

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  • REFERENCE

How can I develop a thesis statement from a factual statement?Ieed to rewrite the following…

Your thesis statement is a general statement you think you can explain and support with facts. Since you already have some facts, think backwards! What do your factual statements suggest to be…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In “Lord of the Flies”, what does Simon predict about Ralph?

Here’s the bit from the novel you need: “You’ll get back to where you came from.” Simon nodded as he spoke. He was kneeling on one knee, looking down from a higher rock which he held…

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  • HISTORY

What are a couple questions and answers for John Calvin (religious reformer)?What are a couple…

This question should be on the discussion board. Two questions I’d ask Calvin: Do you really believe that once a person has been “saved” that person cannot then fall from grace? Many of your…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How did Arthur Radley escape going to the industrial school in To Kill a Mockingbird?

When young Arthur got into trouble with the friends he had fallen in with, the matter ended up in court. The judge sent the other boys to the state’s industrial school. Arthur, however, was sent…

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  • LITERATURE

“The language of literature is a special language”Discuss?

The language of every specialized group is “special”. It’s a specific vocabulary or jargon…just like the language of doctors, engineers, lawyers, or other “clubs”. The language includes, but is…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” where do Jem and Scout go with Calpurnia?

Atticus is out of town, and Sunday approaches, so Calpurnia decides to take them to her church, because the last time they went to church without Atticus they had gotten into a lot of mischief….

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

What news about the human race, specifically, its true nature, does Goodman learn during the…

During Goodman Brown’s journey through the woods, many strange things occur that foreshadow the end where Goodman Brown finds himself in at the Devils altar surrounded by saints and sinners. The…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace, the adult Gene evaluates his actions as a teenager. What effect does this have?

The novel is told in the retrospective point of view. Gene comes back to Devon as a successful adult to remember the events that transpired there. The story then goes into the flashback with Gene…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

should the driving age in washington be lowered?i am doing a esay and i need help

What do you think? What are the statistics in your area for accidents and deaths caused by teen drivers? Logically, would the number rise or fall if the age were lowered? What reasons can you…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, what two possible meanings does the rose have for the reader?

At the end of chapter one, the narrator points to the rosebush that grows beside the prison door. He speculates that the rosebush might have sprung up from the footsteps of Ann Hutchinson – a…

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  • INDIAN CAMP

What can students learn from the story “Young Goodman Brown”?

For one thing, students can learn the profundity of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: ” There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” Or Shelley’s words: “All spirits are enslaved which serve…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In “Frankenstein”, what are Victor Frankenstein, Walton and the Daemon searching for?it is a…

Vistor Frankenstein says himself that he “ardently desired the acquisition of knowledge and to” take my station among other human beings.”. However, as his studies continued, he wanted to know…

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  • ANTIGONE

Can you please give some specific reasons for considering Creon to be a dynamic character in…

Creon’s change does not really occur until the very end of the play. Throughout most of the play he has displayed “hubris” or the idea that he is above the law of the Gods and his decrees cannot be…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

How would one summarize all of the dreams that Walter Mitty has?

Walter Mitty’s dreams are hopes that he can be successfully assertive and respected. For, in real life Walter is humiliated by his wife (“Remember to get those overshoes”), a policeman (“Pick it…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What does mortal terror mean as a symbol in “The Tell-Tale Heart?”7th paragraph

In this paragraph of the story, the old man senses someone in the room; he can’t see or hear anyone, but senses someone there despite this. At this realization, he lets out a “groan of mortal…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

How accurate is Huck’s information about dukes and kings?

Huck’s knowledge of King’s and Dukes is a wonderful satire on royal life and pretense. It’s not completely accurate, but many of the inferences he makes come close enough to historical truth to be…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In The Merchant of Venice, how does Shakespeare portray the relationship between Shylock and…

The relationship between Shylock and his daughter Jessica is one that is never clearly spelled out in The Merchant of Venice. We know that Jessica says to Launcelot that their house is “hell.” We…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some puns in Act 1, Scene 1 of “Romeo and Juliet”?

Wordplays are on “coals”–“carry coals”: to bear insults,, “colliers”: coal workers,” “in choler”: angry, “collar”; a hangman’s noose. ll.1-4) Wordplay with “wall” occurs when Sampson says, “A…

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  • PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

What would be a thesis for the poems “Ode to the West Wind”, “The Skylark”, and “The Cloud” by…

Try “In these three poems, the author expresses his fascination with, adoration for, and connection to different aspects of nature.” Then you could go through and find quotes that show him…

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  • THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN

Why is there a flashback to Victor’s childhood on page 78? Why is it included in this chapter?

The flashback in the Sherman Alexie’s short story “The Fun House” from the collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven serves several purposes. Like many flashbacks, it gives a glimpse…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is the bibliography format for a movie in Chicago style?

The style used for books in Chicago is the same formatting used for movies or film. The only difference is the addition of medium type. Each part of the movie is cited like a chapter in a book. You…

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  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

Why does Roderick temporarily keep Madeline’s body in the house after her death in “The Fall of…

Quite simply, Roderick decides to temporarily entomb Madeline within the house walls because he is afraid of his sister’s body being stolen. The way Roderick describes this to the narrator,…

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  • ASTRONOMY

What is a prostar?

There are nine different stages that a star must pass through before being “born.” The first stage is when a nebula collects and makes a mass of gas and dust then it begins to contract under…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451, what is the mascot of the fire department?

There are actually two possible answers to this question depending upon what you mean by mascot. The most obvious would be the Mechanical Hound. The Mechanical Hound is the electronic dog that…

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  • RUMBLE FISH

In what chapter or area (beginning, middle or end) does the climax occur in the novel, Rumble…

The climax to the Susan E. Hinton novel, Rumble Fish, occurs near the end of the story in Chapter Eleven. After the two brothers meet up at the pet shop earlier in the day, Rusty-James realizes…

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  • THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US

What is “The World Is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth about?

In this poem, Wordsworth laments how we are completely out of touch with Nature and her great beauty and power. We are so caught up in our own world, our own concerns, our own selfish pursuits, to…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Can a parent demand a meeting with only the teacher present? I have a parent that has a…

Are you a member of your Teacher Union? If so, you have the right to have a Union representative present regardless of the parent’s opinion. If you are not, you still have the right to request…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

According to Candy, what is Curley good at in “Of Mice and Men”?

In Chapter 2, Candy, the old swamper, tells George and Lennie that Curley is good at boxing. This foreshadows the conflict to follow between Curley and the other men, especially Lennie. It also…

 


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