In “Barbie Doll” by Piercy, what did the speaker mean in the last line of the poem: “to every…

In “Barbie Doll” by Piercy, what did the speaker mean in the last line of the poem: “to every…

  • HEART OF DARKNESS

Compare Marlow’s differences in Heart of Darknes by Joseph Conrad and in the movie Apocalypse…

I think that Marlow is shown to be different aspects of the same form in Coppola’s film and Conrad’s book. In the book, Marlow is sent to fetch Kurtz, while the film is quite explicit about…

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  • BARBIE DOLL

In “Barbie Doll” by Piercy, what did the speaker mean in the last line of the poem: “to every…

Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll” is an ironic commentary on the value society places on outward beauty and perfection as well as the potentially deadly consequences of this emphasis. It all…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How is Proctor’s characterization of his wife ironic in The Crucible?

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is not a particularly ironic work; however, there is some irony in how John Proctor characterizes his wife. Proctor has committed adultery with Abigail Williams, a…

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  • TEACHER TIPS

What will you do as a teacher to improve students’ behavior issues in the example below?You are a…

To me, the way to start with this is to acknowledge that you will need to ask more questions about the scenario. You will need to gather more information about your students before you are able to…

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  • ANTI-SEMITISM IN LITERATURE

Hi, do you know any good books on “Antisemitism in American literature”? I need to write a paper…

This topic is very big, of course, and I’m sure that you’ll encounter a number of useful sources. The first link given below (commentarymagazine.com) leads to a review of one book (The Image of the…

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  • ENOTES EDUCATORS GROUP

Spam EmailEditors, I’m curious, is anyone else receiving several spam messages in your eNotes…

Hi clairewait — We are aware of this problem and will be addressing it in the near future. Basically what happens is a bot is crawling our site and using the “Send Message” link on user profiles…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

How does humanity win over sin in the story “The Tell-Tale Heart”?

I like the word humanity in your question–in order to answer this question you have to define what you mean by humanity. We tend to think of humanity as our kinder, gentler nature, but in the…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

“No sin goes unpunished”: How is this truth proven in the story “The Tell-Tale Heart”?Edgar…

In his 1885 study of Poe, George Woodbury considered “The Tell-Tale Heart” no more than “a tale of conscience.” While subsequent critics have found much more to Poe’s story than this, they do…

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  • HAMLET

Compare and contrast the characters of Hamlet and Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Hamlet and Horatio are both young men, and attend the same school, Wittenberg, in Germany. They are both very loyal characters. Hamlet is loyal to the love and memory of his father, and is doing…

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  • BUSINESS

Please tell me the proofreading mark for “Write out in full.”

I’m not sure if this is the exact answer you need, but if you’re talking about telling the writer to use a whole word instead of an abbreviation (i.e., using “ounces” instead of “oz”), you would…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Which of these poems most demonstrate the simple, commonplace and the dramatic, and in what ways…

I think that the best way to address this question is to use Wordsworth’s analysis on poetry as in his work, Lyrical Ballads. When Wordsworth argues that poetry has to be centered and fixated upon…

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  • NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

Analyze Underground Man’s “struggle” against the officer in Chapter I.

In part I of Notes from Underground, the underground man gives us some backstory from his career as a spiteful government official. He says, “I was a spiteful official. I was rude and took…

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  • RELIGION

What impact has Taoism and its traditions had on women, presently and historically?What impact…

Taoist scripture and oral tradition place emphasis on a balance between yin (feminine) and yang (masculine). Some even argue that much of the text and symbolism common to Taoism favors the feminine…

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  • ESSAY LAB

What is a good introduction ( c/c essay) for topic, “The education of present generation vs the…

Let’s talk about two common strategies people use for introductions. First is the funnel approach and second in the anecdotal approach. Either could be used for a topic like yours. The funnel is a…

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  • RELIGION

Historically, how has confucianism impacted woman negatively and positively? Are these impacts…

Confucianism is a system of philosophy and humanism instead of a religion though it features a few religious characteristics. Confucius lived in a time of social and moral chaos, when common values…

  • IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS

What are the ways in which O’Brien develops the characters in In the Lake of the Woods?

O’Brien uses an interesting technique that moves through time, giving us clues about the characters, but never enough information to know exactly who did what at any one time in the novel ……

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

In “death of a salesman”, Happy’s public denial of hi father at all justifed in the way in which…

This is an interesting question, and the answer depends upon the perspective. Happy has been subjugated to the athletic Biff. Clearly both parents have focused attention on Biff to the exclusion…

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  • BARN BURNING

How would you apply Marxism to “Barn Burning”?

Marxist readings of literature look at the socio-economic dynamics at play in the text. Marxism suggests a that perfect society works in a kind of benevolent harmony where everyone works for the…

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  • E. CUMMINGS

In E.E. Cummings, “next to of course god america i” What does the line, “then shall the voice of…

cummings is mocking patriotic rhetoric. cummings mashes cliches that you would typically hear from politicians in speeches or traditionally, at fourth of july celebrations. this is a satire on a…

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  • LITERATURE

Why are misunderstandings so important in romantic comedies?

Misunderstandings create a conflict that can usually be pretty easily resolved. In order to have a good story there has be a good conflict, and it is even better if the reader (or viewer) doesn’t…

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  • H. LAWRENCE

Please list for me the two famous and best poems by D.H. Lawrence.

This is one of those questions which can and should receive a variety of responses for two reasons. First, there is no definitive list of Lawrence’s poetry (or most poets, for that matter) in…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

How is the book Pride and Prejudice a satire on marriage?

Jane Austen is satirizing the institution of marriage as it was considered in her day. In 1800 England, many women married, not for emotional or romantic intentions, but for social and economic…

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  • SCIENCE

How do the cell organelles work together in order for a cell to function properly?

Cell organelles each have a specific function in order for the cell to be able to carry out its life activities. They are present in Eukaryotic cells. The nucleus contains the hereditary…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

Given the changes that have taken place since 1796, should executive privilege be…

I would say no. I do not believe that it is the circumstances of any given time that make executive privilege important. Instead, it is an important thing at all times in our system. This is…

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  • JOHN DONNE

How would you explain or explicate John Donne’s poem “A Hymn to God the Father”?

John Donne’s poem “A Hymn to God the Father” is typical of his religious poetry in many ways. For instance, the speaker directly addresses God. In addition, the speaker expresses a deep sense…

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  • HEIDEGGER’S EXPERIMENT

In “Dr. Heidegger’s experiment,” what had been the relationship of the four people in the past?

The four guests who are invited to Dr. Heidegger’s study to participate in one of his scientific experiments are described as “venerable friends” of the doctor, indicating their age and the kind of…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, what are some ways or examples that Nick conforms outwardly, while…

Definitely one time he does this is with Jordan Baker. He senses real dishonesty in her. In fact, Nick senses dishonesty or some type of corruption in all the characters. He claims himself as…

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  • ROBERT BURNS

What promise did Burns make in “To A Mouse”?

I am assuming that you are perhaps referring to the 5th verse of the 1st stanza, which says: I wad be laith to in an’ chase thee Wi’ murd’ring pattle! In plain English that basically means…

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  • ROBERT BURNS

What is the speaker’s mood in “To A Mouse”?

Expressing a sympathy with the mouse for his plight, Burns associates himself to a certain degree with the little creature of nature; at least, he feels some guilt: “Ah, me, thy poor, earthborn…

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  • ROBERT BURNS

Explain why the comparison of his love in “To a Red, Red Rose” is appropriate in “To A Mouse?”

The only comparison I can see is that in “A Red, Red Rose” speaks of the newness of life in the season of early summer. It is a time of promise, and the tone of the poem is filled with promise. He…

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  • HISTORY

Llanfairpwllgwynllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village on the island of…

As you say, this is a village on the Welsh island of Anglesey. The name is mostly a made up one. Thie village did not originally have such a long name. Instead, much of the name was made up so…

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  • 1984

Winston’s fascination with the past. Discuss the significance of Winston’s fascination with the…

His fascination with the past is “bad” for two reasons. First, it implies that he wishes things were still like they used to be before the totalitarian regime came to power. That is not what the…

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  • LITERATURE

chartism critically comment on the following lines from CHARTISM: “Can the labouring man in…

The actual quote here is Can the labouring man in this England of ours, who is willing to labour, find work, and subsistence by his work? Chartism was a movement that wanted to give more political…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What are the unrealistic aspects of Holden’s desire to be a catcher?

The unrealistic aspect may be that he thinks that he would have the power, an unrealistic power, to save EVERY child from danger. He gives a lot of power to the idea that it IS possible to…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

In A Tale of Two Cities, what rhetorical devices does Dickens use to portray the weaknesses and…

The presentation of the aristocracy in this novel range from the menacing and cruel to the absurd. Your selected Chapter presents one of the more absurd examples, when we are presented with…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the external factors in the tourism system?

I assume that when you say “external” you are talking about factors that do not have to do with the destination itself — they are external to the tourist destination. If that is how you are using…

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  • RALPH WALDO EMERSON

In Emerson’s From Education metaphor “The college was to be the nurse and home of genius.” There…

I think you can extrapolate a lot of metaphors from “nurse.” Two that I believe Emerson was going for are “to nurture” and “provide sustenance or entice.” Emerson may have been describing schools…

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  • THE YEARLING

What does Jody do to help his family survive in the backwoods of Florida?

Jody does a number of things to help the family get by, among them the simple chores like splitting wood or fetching water to helping his father with planting and harvesting the various crops….

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  • GREEK DRAMA

What are some plays in Greek theater?

There some very famous plays and playwrights of ancient Greece. Sophocles is the author of probably the most famous tragedy of all time: Oedipus Rex. This play is part of The Oedipus Trilogy,…

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  • HISTORY

How did the American victory in the Battle of Princeton change the momentum of the war?

Morale is a very important thing in a war. It is important both for the people fighting the war and for the political will of the people who are supporting the war. We saw the importance of…

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  • HISTORY

Does anyone believe the violence between Israel and Palestine will ever end? Why or Why not?

I do not think that it will end in the near term, but it is impossible to say with certainty that something will never end. There are too many things that can happen to cause changes. After all,…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Compare and contrast Julius Caesar and Brutus in three paragraphs.

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  • OLIVER TWIST

How was Oliver Twist a success for Dickens?

There are a couple of ways that this book was successful for Dickens. First of all, it was Dickens’s first novel but it was published in installments. Most of the Dickens books we have today were…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

What important function does Jocasta play in the play Oedipus Rex other than being the…

In Oedipus Rex, Jocasta plays the following roles: Peacemaker: she intercedes between Oedipus and Creon, trying to get the men to calm down, no doubt a testament to her mother-figure role. Foil:…

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  • MATH

Adults have an IQ scores that are normally distributed with a mean of 100 and a standard…

Since the IQ scores x are distribted with a mean of m = 100 and standard deviation , s = 15, z = (x-m)/s is a standard normal variate . It is required to find the IQ scores x , above which there…

  • MATH

Adults have an IQ scores that are normally distributed with a mean of 100 and a standard…

From the given details we find that the IQ scores, x are a normal variate with mean 100 and standard deviation s = 15. We are required to find the IQ score, x below which there are 60% of the…

  • HISTORY

In the Battle of Princeton, why wasn’t gallantry enough for British victory?

Gallantry was not enough for the British because Washington proved to be a fairly resourceful commander of the Colonial troops. Dividing his troops in half in order to flank the British so that…

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  • ARTS

What ideas of belonging are shown in the painting Unemployment by Ben Shahn, 1938?

I think that it is extremely important to understand Shahn’s background when examining his portrait, “Unemployment.” Shahn was a firm advocate for workers’ rights and a staunch believer that all…

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  • GRAHAM GREENE

How is “divine vengeance” manifested in The Case For The Defence? In detail, please. 🙂

Excellent question krayola…. Divine vengeance is the main essence of the uncanny classic, “The Case for the Defence”, by Graham Greene. Initially, in the story, Greene presents forth that at…

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How are projective techniques used in consumer psychology?

Projective techniques are used in consumer technology in order to a) anticipate, and b) influence the consumer’s choices. Grocery stores use projective techniques to figure out how best to organize…

 


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