In Chapter 5 of Great Expectations, what apparently is the cause of the hostility between the two…

In Chapter 5 of Great Expectations, what apparently is the cause of the hostility between the two…

  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Chapter 5 of Great Expectations, what apparently is the cause of the hostility between the two…

Pip’s convict wants to be absolutely sure that the second convict does not escape. The apparent cause of the hostility between the two apparently stems back to the trial which put them both in…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Explain the expression, “like monumental crusaders as to their legs”. How does Dickens use…

The opening of Chapter 4 of “Great Expectations” finds Pip and Joe subjected to the cross temper of Mrs. Joe. When she “goes on a rampage,” as Joe terms her temper tantrums, Joe crosses his…

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  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

Is “Where are you going, where have you been” Feminist Literature?

The idea of social objectification of women and its implications lie at the heart of Oates’ work. The fact that Connie is essentially stalked and seen as a sex object indicates how women can be…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Chapter 2 of Great Expectations, how does Dickens arouse our sympathies for certain…

In Chapter 2, Dickens arouses the reader’s sympathies for Pip and Joe Gargery at the expense of Mrs. Joe. Mrs. Joe is rough and domineering, while the two males are passive and gentle,…

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  • LITERATURE

What are the five best stories of the following authors: O. Henry, Joseph Conrad, and Catherine…

  1. Henry, the master of the surprise ending, has written many delightful stories. But, certainly two favorites of teachers are “The Gift of the Magi” about a handsome, but poor young couple and…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the difference between a continent and an island?

I was intrigued by this question and did some research for myself, too. A review of several geography books, including Geography for Dummies, not a very flattering title, and Don’t Know Much About…

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  • THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR

What is meant by job card and route card used in production planning function?

Quite simply, a job card involves time to completion and a route card involves travel of a certain part. A job card is all about timing. There are many details involved. What are the materials…

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  • PLATO

Briefly state the main idea and critically comment on “Poetry and Unreality.”literary criticsm

Plato deals with the question of the relationship of poetry to reality in two major dialogues, Ion and Republic. In Ion, the Socratic character criticizes the rhapsode Ion for claiming to know…

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  • BUSINESS

RecessionWhat is recession?If it is cyclic then why we weren’t prepared for it?Is it any…

These are great questions. The post above gives you great insight. I would also suggest that you take a look at the history of recession and depression. The 1929 Depression is a great example,…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Information about mental hospitalsCan children of age below 18, say for example a 17 year old, be…

The involuntary commitment of a minor is a matter of state law, although each state must make sure its processes and proceedings are in accordance with the United States Constitution. Generally, I…

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  • LITERATURE

How mother tongue can cause difficulties in acquiring English vowels and consonants?

English has 26 letters and 44 distinct sounds. English also contains dipthongs which are two vowel sounds blended together. A toddler has 50% more synapses in his or her brain than an adult. This…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

George and Lennie take varied approaches to drinking the water. What does this indicate about…

George, the smarter of the two, is more cautious about the water he drinks. He thinks before he acts, something Lennie does not know how to do. George is careful about the water as he is careful…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

How does the loss of their possession symbolize the strength of Jim and Delia’s love in The Gift…

Jim and Delia’s love for one another is greater than their love of their prized possessions. Each gave up the one thing he or she treasured more than any of his or her other meager possessions in…

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  • BLACK SELF-ESTEEM

Racism, Stereotyping & PrejudiceAs we embark on a new journey with our first elected Black…

Let me preface my remarks by saying that I am not African-American, and cannot possibly know what it feels like to be the victim of racism. However, I am able to observe the world around me, and…

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  • SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS

Is Shakespeare still a model for sonneteersHello, This is my first post here. I want to know if…

Indeed, Shakespearean Sonnets can still be used as a representation of how to “pack” a poem with so much in way of lyric fluidity and powerful, compelling thoughts. In my mind, some of the…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

What does this story tell about assumptions concerning husbands and wives?

Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” stands as Chopin’s statement to society that simply because a woman has found a husband and is married, it does not necessarily suggest that she is happy and…

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  • BLESS ME, ULTIMA

What are Tony’s questions about death in Bless Me, Ultima?

Antonio is a young boy, and is learning what it means to be Latino as well as Catholic. One of the more troubling questions about death for Antonio is what happens to babies who die before they…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

Why didnt Rikki break Nagaina’s back when he first had the opportunity?

Rikki did not yet have the knowlege that an older mongoose would have. If he had he would have realized he could break Nagainna’s back with one fierce bite. As it was, he was afraid that she would…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Hawthorne repeatedly uses the words “imp” and “elf” to describe Pearl. In what way are these…

Hawthorne does this on purpose to give the reader a hint as to the supernatural and otherworldly character of Pearl, the daughter born out of an adulterous affair to Hester and the Puritan Pastor….

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

How does Montresor describe Fortunato’s strengths and weaknesses?

Montesor of Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” states that Fortunato has a “weak point” in priding himself on his connossieurship in wine. But, like most Italians, Montesor continues, he does not…

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  • MATH

Divide the face of the clock into three parts with two lines so that the sum of the numbers in…

The sum of the numbers on the clock would be 78 (1 + 2 + 3 . . + 12). So 78/3 = 26 so you would have to find the number combinations that would give you 26. The only three combinations that work…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe how a strand of hair would look under a microscope at 430x magnificationMY teacher…

Under that much magnification, the irregularities of a hair can be seen. With just your eye, a hair looks like it has a smooth surface. Under a microscope, you can see that the shaft looks more…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

In Tuck Everlasting, what hint is given at the end of chapter five?

Toward the end of chapter 5, Winnie Foster stumbles upon Jesse drinking water from a spring in the woods. She is thirsty and plans to have a drink from the same spring, but Jesse insists she not do…

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  • HISTORY

How did the programs of the Tennessee Valley Authority transform the region?U.S….

Here are some ways the TVA changed the Tennessee Valley area which includes Tennessee, and parts of other states such as Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi: When the TVA was begun in the depression…

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  • SCIENCE

Do corn plants grow better in water, orange juice, milk, or gatorade?ok will someone please set…

Dreamer — to start off with your hypothesis is more or less your guess as to which will actually grow a corn plant . . .I would say water, personally . . . Your control group is the set up of the…

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  • MICHAEL ANTHONY

Give example(s) of Foreshadowing in the novel, “Green Days by the River”.Foreshadow means to…

Do you recall in Chapter 1 when Shell meets the three boys under the cashew tree? They were trying to pelt a ripe, jucy-looking cashew but failed in their attempt. The cashew was likened to Rosalie…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Chapter I, in what ways are the convict and Pip similar, and what personal circumstance of…

Pip of “Great Expectations” is orphaned and is raised by his sister, Mrs. Gargery, who is not especially fond of him, beating him repeatedly with “Tickler.” Consequently, Pip spends time alone and…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Why do you think Richard Connell skips directly from the conversation between Rainsford and…

General Zaroff’s revelation to Rainsford about his favorite big “game”, specifically humans, launches the two immediately into a situation of foe vs. foe. General Zaroff, though he admits to…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

‘The only real character in the play is Bottom.’ Do you agree?Aside from the fact that Bottom is…

I don’t agree that he is the only real character in the play, but in terms of your quote, he is the only character of any substance who is not in love or being pursued by someone in love with…

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  • CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

What part/chapter/page is this quote from Crime and Punishment from? “I simply killed; I killed…

Depending on what version by which publisher this information will vary, but this quote is located on page 399 about half way down the page.

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Chapter 1 of Great Expectations, how does Dickens contrast the convict and Pip?

The contrast between Pip and the convict in Chapter 1 could not be more pronounced. The author, Dickens, presents Pip as a “small bundle of shivers growing afraid…and beginning to cry”,…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Please elaborate on the line “man can be destroyed but can not be defeated”

You can be destroyed … there are forces in the universe, some man made some natural, that have the ability to destroy us, to take away our lives — to kill us. But death is not the ultimate…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

What are examples of symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea?

Santiago and the fish are alter egos for one another, connected by the fishing line, and are both Christ figures. The book borrows biblical imagery to illustrate this symbolism. For example the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Does anyone have information about the censorship of Harper Lee?i need info about harper lee…

There is a history of censorship of To Kill a Mockingbird, which might be surprising to you. In 1966, the book was banned by a school district in Virginia for being “immoral” and “improper.” I…

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  • THE NECKLACE

In “The Necklace” what points can I make if writing a diary entry from Mathilde’s point of view,…

The best way to go about doing this is to try to put yourself insto her shoes. Imagine that you have spent your entire life working yourself hard, wearing yourself down, scrubbing, cleaning,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

At the end of chapter 14, Scout wonders why Boo Radley never ran away. What does this statement…

In Chapter 14 of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Dill arrives after having run away from home because he now has a stepfather. When Scout asks him why he has run away, he tells her that “they [his…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Can you help me design some essay questions about Organizational Behavior as depicted in the film…

This is fairly interesting and there can be a great deal of flexibility present in how you construct questions and the potential answers to it. 1) How does the arrangement of the various roles and…

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  • BURIED ONIONS

In Buried Onions, what role does trust play in Eddie’s relationship with another character?Please…

Trust plays an important role in Eddie’s relationship with a number of other characters; actually, what is more significant is that there is a lack of trust. Eddie’s relationship with Angel is…

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  • SCIENCE

What makes SHM special? Why it is called SHM? What is the non-harmonic? Examples of oscillation…

Waves in general are energy in motion. There are two types of waves: transverse waves which are like the waves you make if you drop a rock into the water, and mechanical waves, which are most…

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  • CATHEDRAL

What are some character traits of the Narrator in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”?

The narrator of Cathedral is a bitter, cynical, logical, hardened, whiney man. He views most things in life through a very non-impressed, sardonic lens. Nothing impressed him. Of his wife’s ex,…

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  • GILGAMESH

How does Gilgamesh make demands of Enkidu?

There are some moments where Gilgamesh makes some fairly intense demands of Enkidu. One such challenge is when Gilgamesh proposes the journey to the Cedar Forests and kill the demon Humbaba….

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

who are the main three characters of My Side of the Mountain?

Sam Gribley is the main human character in the Jean Craighead George novel My Side of the Mountain.However, Frightful the falcon that Sam has raised and trained along with Baron the Weasel are main…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In “Lord of the Flies”, Jack also makes several critical remarks about Ralph? Name two.

One place where Jack lashes out verbally against Ralph comes at one of their meetings in chapter 5. There has been much shouting and arguing in this meeting about whether or not ghosts exist and…

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  • RUDOLFO ANAYA

Where may I find the essays “One Million Volumes” and “A Celebration of Grandfathers” in full…

The essay “In Commemoration: One Million Volumes” is included in the book The Magic of Words: Rudolfo A. Anaya and His Writings, edited by Paul Vassallo. This book was published by The University…

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  • 1984

Why does the government of 1984 program the 2 Minute of Hate?if our society had this “2 Minute…

Certainly, the idea of a government ordained “2 Minute Hate” is a frightening one. I think that a modern version of it would be filled with identifiable “enemies” of the government, or individuals…

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  • HISTORY

From the conquest of new spain, what did Montezuma think about the new people and what were the…

Moctezuma was a very religious man. He believed that these new people, the Spanish, were part of an Aztec legend of Quetazacoatl. This legend stated that one day a god like creature would come…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is patriotism? Is it not against the principle of humanity?What is patriotism? Is it not…

Indeed, the previous post’s assertion of patriotism morphing into nationalism is a compelling one. If nationalism is unchecked, it leads to fairly horrific elements because it is not content with…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Why should same sex marriage not be legal in the USA?……………….

This one will be a passionate topic. A primary reason as to why people give a reason why same sex marriage should not be deemed as legal would be because of the Constitutional Framers never…

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  • 1984

The Loneliness of the Dissenter.I have been asked to write a paragraph under the heading “the…

The whole novel is an example of loneliness and stressful living. At the very beginning of the novel when the reader meets Winston Smith his physical description is one of a washed up, lonely,…

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  • BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

Compare the reactions of Jess and Leslie to the Easter church service. How does each reaction…

When Leslie accompanies Jess and his family to the Easter church service, the two friends react quite differently. Jess has lived in their small, working-class town his whole life, and has been…

 


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