In chapter 18, what are the powers Van Helsing claims Count Dracula has as a nosferatu?

In chapter 18, what are the powers Van Helsing claims Count Dracula has as a nosferatu?

  • HEART OF DARKNESS

In “Heart of Darkness”, what “things” about Kurtz had the wilderness whispered to him that he did…

It is difficult to answer this question definitively. This is because Conrad himself never specifies exactly what things were “whispered” to Kurtz. All that we can do is infer what the narrator…

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  • DRACULA

In chapter 18, what are the powers Van Helsing claims Count Dracula has as a nosferatu?

Stoker compiled a number of legends from various sources and about various supernatural creatures when creating Dracula. Among them are tales of werewolves and vampires which differ greatly from…

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  • A&P

I need help re-writing “A & P” from Queenie’s point of view using conversation and first-person…

I’m sorry, but only you can do this. What you need to do is try to get inside Queenie’s head. Why is she wearing only a bathing suit? What were she and her friends planning to do? Does she notice…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

What’s the theme of the short story “The Ransom of Red Chief”?

This is a highly entertaining story about how 2 hardened criminals come up against a situation that they can’t handle, in the unexpected form of a precocious little boy. There is a strong theme of…

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  • LITERATURE

In “Siren Song”, why does the man listening to the siren’s song approach her, even though he…

This question goes to the very heart of this intriguing poem. Of course, the poem represents an enactment of the sirens’ song, which in Greek mythology was so compelling that anyone who heard it…

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  • HISTORY

In what three major ways did Religion shape the Aztec Empire?My thesis is that the Aztecs Empire…

You have a good basis for your essay. Your answer will undoubtedly examine the religious ideology that drove human sacrifice in Aztec society. The Aztec world view believed that the earth passed…

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  • ETHAN FROME

In Ethan Frome, what are the effects on a young person staying in Starkfield?

Since Ethan is the novel’s most developed character, the protagonist with whom we most identify and sympathize, the effects of staying in Starkfield can be seen most fully in his life. As a young…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is the lesson of the novel “Of Mice and Men”?

An excellent question, and one certainly open to interpretation. “The Best Laid Plans” perhaps? George and Lenny have their dreams, but in the end it doesn’t matter. George’s dreams of a farm crash…

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  • HISTORY

Was the American society depicted more by division than unity during the colonial times?I would…

There were many divisions in American colonial society, but there was one major similarity that in the end made a new nation out of those colonies. Some divisions were those of class, of course,…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Is Book 1 of “The Odyssey” mainly about Odysseus?

If by part you mean Book, then you are partially correct. Odyseus is mentioned, certainly (an allusion by the goddess Athena), but the main characters are the goddess and Odyseus’s son,…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Two major characters are conspicuously absent during the battle of the cowshed. Who are they?…

Napoleon and Mollie were absent during the Battle of the Cowshed. This tells us that they are cowards. Mollie represents the upper class who might say they are sympathetic toward a cause, a…

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  • WALT WHITMAN

If Walt Whitman was to write “I Hear America Singing” today, what do you think he would write?

In his poem, Whitman goes through and lists many different types of people at work, singing their songs happily. This is a representation of how he felt that America was a beautiful place, and how…

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  • THE SHAKESPEARE STEALER

I need a quote (with the page number) about fencing from The Shakespeare Stealer.

There are at least five key events associated with fencing in the novel. Firstly, we have the brief altercation with Mr. Armin and Falconer in Chapter 8, page 54, which has its fatal conclusion in…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

To what extent is chance an important factor in the events of “Romeo and Juliet”?

Hugely so. If you closely analyse why the play is a tragedy, it stands alone among Shakespeare’s plays. Why do they actually end up dead? Is it because of the Capulet and Montague feud? No. It’s…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What do “The Open Window” and “The Monkey’s Paw” have in common? How are they different?

“The Open Window” and “The Monkey’s Paw” both deal with death and supernatural events, and both stories reach very unexpected surprise endings. However, they do so in very different ways to achieve…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In “Romeo and Juliet”, what are character traits of Mercutio, and specific quotations which…

Mercutio is a nobleman related to the Prince, and he is not related to either the Montagues or the Capulets. He is Romeo’s friend, but he is not related by blood to either family. Though…

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  • SONNY’S BLUES

How does meeting with Sonny’s old school friend affect the narrarator in “Sonny’s Blues”?

After Sonny’s brother reads in the paper about Sonny’s arrest, and an old friend of Sonny’s meets him in the school parking lot, he is reminded of how he has given up; how he made a promise to…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

What does Farquhar imagine in the story’s last section?

Peyton’s last thought was that he had arrived home to his wife and children. At that moment, Peyton’s body reached the end of the rope, his neck was probably broken, and he was dead. He had…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

Could someone match these 8 words with their definitions?okay so i have 8 words and 8…

1.G 2.F 3.D 4.B 5.A 6.C 7.H 8.E

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

In “The Call of the Wild”, why did the “primordial beast” continue to grow in Buck?why did it grow

The well-named “primordial beast” grows in Buck for two intertwined reasons. One is what happens to him (the plot). He encounters violence, has to adapt to an environment, and, eventually, does…

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  • ONE PERFECT ROSE

What type of irony is found in the poem One Perfect Rose?please give examples =)

Dramatic irony involves the audience knowing something that the speaker/character doesn’t. For example, in a horror movie when the audience knows the killer is outside and the actress runs out…

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  • HAMLET

In “Hamlet” what does Hamlet mean by “O my prophetic soul! Mine uncle!?”

A prophet is often referred to when speaking of someone who can tell the future, or who can see things that others cannot see. In act one scene five, the ghost tells Hamlet that the person that…

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  • MACBETH

Can someone help me with figures of speech and literary devices from Macbeth, Act I?What figure…

Shakespeare has filled Macbeth with numerous figures of speech and literary devices, and these examples are no exception. In regards to “but I am faint, my gashes cry for help,” the figure of…

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  • MENDING WALL

Whats the connection between “Another Brick in the Wall”, “Mending Wall”, and “Eleanor Rigby”?

All three of the works you mention address the themes of isolation and loneliness, the effect of the barriers we erect to keep us separated from each other. A related theme is conformity, and how…

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

McMurphy shows determination through the the novel. What act of determination best exemplifies…

McMurphy’s persistence is best shown when he is trying to organize a fishing trip for the men in his ward. Nurse Ratched, who sees the trip as a threat by the men to gain more independence, tries…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Is Pearl’s behavior really unnatural for a child, or does Hester just imagine that it is? Explain.

Pearl’s behavior is very different, although I don’t know if I would say “unnatural.” This is because she is a symbol as much as she is a person, the living incarnation of the Scarlet Letter. Part…

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  • TWILIGHT

What is Siobhan’s (of the Irish coven) talent and how does it work?

Siobhan’s talent seems to be similar to Jasper’s, because it is in the ability to alter moods. On p. 660 of Breaking Dawn, we learn that “Carlisle believed that Siobhan had some subtle but…

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

Do you think Sam is scared when he finds raccoons in his treehouse?

No. Sam is not so much scared as he is angry. This incident happens in the 14th chapter, titled “In Which We All Learn About Halloween.” Sam decides to throw a combination harvest celebration…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

I need to find the literary element(s) in the poem “Genius Child” by Langston Hughes.This is a…

There are several literary elements at work in the poem, the most obvious element being the author’s use of metaphor. The poem itself is “a song” and the “genius child” is described metaphorically…

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  • PERIODIC TABLE

What are the group names of the periodic table? What are their traits?

The groups of the periodic table are the vertical columns, running up and down. There are eighteen groups; each of which is given a different family name. The group / family names are as follows:…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” what was Tom hiding about Jim”s freedom and how do Jim’s…

The entire time that Tom and Huck were devising all sorts of ridiculous “escape” plans to help Jim get out of the shed that he was being held prisoner in, Tom was keeping a secret about Jim: “Old…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what did Dill dare Jem to do?

At the beginning of this incident in the novel, Dill dares Jem to take action to bring Boo Radley out of his house, to force him into the open so that the children can confront Boo and change his…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What are some metaphors in A Separate Peace that talk about the summer?

In Chapter 2, there is “…the clean-washed shine of summer mornings…” (21), a metaphor that suggests that summer is something that is washed and polished. In Chapter 4, Gene says, “Summer lazed…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

In The Canterbury Tales, who judges the storytelling contest and what prize is offered?

The tale-telling contest is the brainchild of the man, usually referred to as the “Host,” who runs the Tabard Inn in Southwark where the pilgrims meet. The Host’s real name is Harry Bailey. He…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

With what high-ranking person does the narrator of “The Canterbury Tales” open his descriptions?

The Knight. Chaucer sets up the stall for the theme of class which is going to bubble throughout the Canterbury Tales: Me thynketh it acordaunt to resoun To telle yow al the condicioun Of ech of…

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  • HISTORY

What were some causes of the Stock Market Crash?What cause the Stock Market to crash?

When we start talking about stock market crashes, like the one that helped spur on the great depression, the main idea always becomes one thing: loss of consumer faith. When consumers stop…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

In what month is the group making its pilgrimage in “The Canterbury Tales”?

You need the first few lines of the whole Canterbury Tales for this – this is an excerpted chunk from the General Prologue: Whan that Aprill with his shoures sooteThe droghte of March hath perced…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

write down a quote or passage that appeals to you. describe why? in the ” kite runner”write down…

Is this an assignment from your class? If so, the passage should be your choice…not one that someone who responds to this chooses. You need to pick a passage that intrigues you, confuses you,…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What about the novel’s conclusion was satisfying, and what was disapointing?What about the…

From a literary perspective, the conclusion of the novel is satisfying in that it is consistent with the nature of the characters as they have been developed throughout the story. Also, the…

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  • OTHELLO

Who do you think is more natually suspicious of human nature? Othello or Iago?Who do you think is…

My first guess would have been Iago as he appears to distrust everyone, but on second thought, Iago also appears to trust human nature in a way that Othello cannot. Iago knows how to help Othello…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What are the parts of speech for each word in the sentence, “Can you come over and watch the…

Can= verb you=pronoun come= verb over=prepostion and=conjunction watch=verb the=article movie=noun Casablanca=proper noun, appostive after=prepostion school=noun, object of preposition

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

What is the naturalism of the men in the story “To Build a Fire” ?

There are several characteristics: The anguish throughout the story from needing the fire The frustration trying to get it going The desperation of making it happen The resignation at the end that…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

In Death of a Salesman, why is Willy ready to commit suicide after his struggle with Biff,…

After the argument at the restaurant, Willy realized Biff had lied about the job. It was supposed to be a celebratory dinner, because Biff was supposed to have gotten his job back at the sporting…

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  • CHARLES DICKENS

What is the point of the long discussion between Joe and Mrs. Dilber?Hint:they relate to…

The point of that scene towards the end of the story is to prove to Mr. Scrooge that after his death, not only is he being disrespected, but his possessions have been stolen and are being sold,…

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  • CHARLES DICKENS

What are some of the words Dickens uses to create the mood of the paragraphs 79-83 in Stave 4?…

The Phantom, the Ghost “whose province was the Future” allows Scrooge to see his room plundered by the rag pickers; there on the bare, uncurtained bed his body lies “gereft, unwatched, unwept,…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What does the spirit show Scrooge when he asks to “see some tenderness connected with a death”?

When Scrooge asks the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come for a little tenderness connected with this man’s death, he is shown the Cratchit family. There is an emptiness in the family now, a chair in a…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What kind of treatment should the boys have to go through when they return home?You must choose…

This, indeed, is an intriguing question. Roger, who early on in “The Lord of the Flies” relishes the license to be mean that the island provides him, throws stones at Henry sitting on the shore and…

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  • HAMLET

What are the main concerns expressed by Hamlet in his soliloquy of Act 4, Scene 5 which begins…

In his soliloquy of Act IV, Hamlet berates himself for his inaction and delay in seeking revenge against Claudius for the death of his father, King Hamlet: Now, whether it be/Bestial oblivion, or…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Why will Shylock show no mercy?In The Merchant of Venice.

The answer would vary from reader to reader, apropos to historical period and religious and cultural sensibility (for example, the audience in Shakespeare’s time would probably interpret Shylock’s…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

In Death of a Salesman, given Willy’s confusion and neurosis, is he remembering Boston and The…

Willy’s memory of the events in the hotel room is so vivid, detailed, and painful, no part of it suggests that he is remembering the incident incorrectly or in a way that excuses himself or his…

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