In "Fahrenheit 451", why does Beatty taunt Montag?

In "Fahrenheit 451", why does Beatty taunt Montag?

  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451”, why does Beatty taunt Montag?

Beatty taunts Montag after an alarm is called in on his own house. Montag suspects that his wife has called in the alarm, his boss, Beatty instructs him to burn his own house. He warns him that…

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  • REFERENCE

Are you required to teach Health as part of your Science?Or does the Phys Ed teacher do it? I am…

No, just hygiene in general- I will be doing science as well but we have two separate basals and I haven’t gotten word yet. Hmmm. I feel you might be correct, though- I wonder why I thought of PE…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

Is Twelfth Night as a comedy Of Mistaken identities?

Yes! This is a typical element in comedies during Shakespeare’s time since the audience is always in on the joke. They know more than the characters on stage (dramatic irony) which makes the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo and Juliet Act 2 : Scene 3. What observations does Friar Lawrence make about flowers and…

Friar Lawrence’s remarks about flowers and herbs underscore the moderation vs. excess theme of “Romeo and Juliet.” As he gathers these flowers and herbs in his soliloquy, he reflects, For naught…

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  • THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

In the book “The Red Badge of Courage” what does Henry personify in chapter 2?

Henry’s story is a coming of age tale. His ideas of war and battle are grand and glorious ones that he has perceived from newspapers and books, but he soon discovers that reality is much…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

In “The Catcher in the Rye”, why does Phoebe not like her own room?

Phoebe Caulfield prefers to sleep in her older brother D.B.’s room when he is away because his room is the biggest in the house. She likes to sit at his enormous desk to do her homework. Holden…

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  • HATCHET

What do you think Brian means when he tells himself that self-pity dosen’t work?

Brian is stranded in the wilderness. He is alone, scared, no supplies except for his hatchet that his mother gave him. The pilot died in flight and the plane crashes in the lake. Brian has every…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

What is the theme of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

At the heart of this whimsical novel is the theme of friendship. The antics of the friends Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are known to many Americans who have not even read this novel. Together Tom and…

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  • MASTER AND MARGARITA

Can I possibly acquire an authentic autograph/signature?

Mikhail Bulgakov died in 1940 at the age of forty-eight. In order to obtain an authentic signature or autograph, you will have to seek it in either signed copies of his published works, in…

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  • LITERATURE

Examples of text with the following types of comedy: old, new, manner, ideas, situational,…

In Voltaire’s Candide, satire of the philosophy of optimism put forth by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz. This philosophy states that since God created the world and God is perfect, then…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What do we learn about the protagonist’s/narrator’s brother D.B. in “The Catcher in the Rye”?

Holden Caulfield is the protagonist/narrator and he tells us very little about his older brother D.B. We learn that D.B. is a writer and that he writes scripts for Hollywood movies. This angers…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

What does Jocasta think of the gods?Include some specific lines from the play that support your…

When Jocasta enters the play, she comes to mediate the quarrel between Creon and Oedipus. She demands that they end their petty quarrel, for the tribulations of the city are far more important….

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

How is this sentence a paradox? “My voice must have carried, for silence fell on the whole room…

Carrying something or someone keeps it from falling or touching the ground (only one set of footprints in the sand if you are being carried–your feet don’t touch). So, you’ve got two ideas that…

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  • CATHEDRAL

What happens to “Bub” at the end of “Cathedral”? Does the cannabis have anything to do with it?

That is quite a humorous question; I like that you have named the nameless narrator “Bub,” and referred to the weed that they are smoking by its more scientific name of cannabis. 🙂 Up until the…

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  • ASTRONOMY

Where is Halley’s Comet currently? How do you know?

Edmund Halley (1656-1742) a contemporary of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) began addressing himself to the problem of cometary motion. With Newton’s help, he began cataloguing and calculating the paths…

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  • MACBETH

In Act 3, Scene 5 of Macbeth, what does Macbeth see that others do not, and what does this reveal…

Actually, Macbeth does not appear in Act III, Scene v. I am sure you must mean Act III, Scene iv. It is in this scene that Banquo’s ghost appears at the dinner Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are holding…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, what are the conditions in Scotland after King Duncan is murdered and Macbeth has…

After Macbeth assumes the throne, he tightens his grip on Scotland and acts to destroy opposition to his rule. Malcolm and Donalbain cannot return home until they come back with an army to defeat…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are the ten things Scout learned about becoming a young lady?

It was Aunt Alexandra who was obsessed with turning Scout into a proper young lady. According to Alexandra, a young lady would not swear, fight, get dirty, or wear overalls. She would wear nice…

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  • THE HAMLET

What is the meaning or point behind Ratliff’s goat trading in The Hamlet. I am missing the whole…

Ratliff was not planning to raise goats or to deal in goats. He only gave that as a reason for wanting to buy the Old Frenchman’s Place from Flem Snopes. (How Flem got the property is part of the…

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  • SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

What are the specific themes of “Mrs. Sibley,” “Ernest Hyde,” “Mabel Osborne,” “Doctor Meyers,”…

One idea to keep in mind when you’re reading Spoon River is that it is a Modern American work; so you will often recognize the theme or elements of disillusionment with life, especially with…

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  • MACBETH

(I.iv) What does the speech of Malcolm, about the last moments of the traitor Thane of Cawdor,…

Malcolm is reporting, to Duncan, what Malcolm has been told about the manner of the Thane of Cawdor at his execution. How a warrior, even a traitor such as Cawdor, acted at the moment of his death…

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  • THE LOTTERY

In story “The Lottery”, what is the technical and dramatic climax? What is the resolution and the…

In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, the technical climax or the part where the narrative takes a dramatic turn is when Tessie states, “You didn’t give him enough time to pick the one he wanted. I…

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  • LIFE OF PI

In Part Two, what animals are on the lifeboat, and what might each symbolize?

The animals on the boat are a zebra, which is wounded; a vicious hyena; a loving orangutan; and a tiger with a very human name, Richard Parker. In Pi’s first account of what happens on the boat,…

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  • HISTORY

Would you define the Cult of Domesticity and it’s historical significance?

The Cult of Domesticity has its roots in the pre-industrial Victorian Era and the rising middle class. It was the woman’s role to keep the home fires burning, care for and socialize the children…

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  • MACBETH

What is the significance of this quote? “Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and…

This quotation shows Lady Macbeth taunting her husband with cowardice and unmanliness if he goes back on his plans to kill Duncan and take the throne. Macbeth wants to murder Duncan, and is not…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who are the hypocrites in To Kill A Mockingbird, The Taming Of The Shrew, The Kite Runner, and…

I cannot speak for all four pieces, but I can discuss the hypocrisy found in The Kite Runner and To Kill A Mockingbird. First, in Kite Runner, the main character himself is the biggest hypocrite…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

Why do the people of Waknuk kill deviations?Chapter one from The Chrysalids.

The people of Waknuk kill deviations and mutations for two interconnected and mutually supporting reasons, one practical and one religious or ideological. The practical reason is that they live in…

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  • MACBETH

Write the first body paragraph from a Macbeth essay, please follow the details. Skip the…

The paragraphs of the body of an essay depend upon the introduction and the thesis contained therein. So, if you have not yet written this introduction, you want to do so and decide upon your…

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  • SCIENCE

How many people have walked on the moon since Apollo 11?Just wondering for myself to know

A total of twelve human beings have walked on the Moon to date, all of them American astronauts. Lunar missions in the Apollo program were designed with a three-man crew, of whom one remained with…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

In what specific ways has the promise of happiness not been achieved in “Brave New World”?What…

The concept of the “yin and yan” proves true in “Brave New World” as for every good there must be its opposite. When the New World seeks to provide satisfaction without disastifaction there are…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What do you learn about the character of Mrs. Putnam and Abigail in “The Crucible”?

These two women, we learn, are quite cunning and devious, along with a bit hung up on some old issues that they are having a hard time letting go of. They are also more guilty of witchcraft than…

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  • LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

What is the significance of the fog in A Long Day’s Journey into Night?

The fog functions in several ways within this play, which spans the length of one day in the life of the Tyrone family. It serves as a marker of time as the play progresses, it creates dramatic…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What was Holdon’s attitude toward money? Do you think all his expenses were proved? Give…

Holden’s attitude towards money reeks of hypocrisy, for example, he resents the adults that he characterizes as phonies who spend their time pursuing financial success. One such adult is a patron…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why does India have a variety of natural vegetation?details

The climate in India ranges from mountain in the Himalayas to a variety of other climates ranging from desert, monsoonal and rain forest. Part of the reason for the variety in natural vegetation is…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Was it easy for Holden to communicate with girls? Was a girl’s duty important for him? Can we…

Heartbreaker? No. Holden has a hard time connecting with anyone, including girls, because he is a cynic and because he refuses to grow up. Throughout the story you notice how he comes quite close…

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  • TEACHERS

What do you prefer and why, home study or sending kids to school?home study vs. sending to school

This is a great question, and I don’t think you’ll get the same answer twice from any two people in any country. As a teacher, I can see the benefit of both. However, I will tell you that my…

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  • REFERENCE

What can you say about media and journalism?media vs. journalism

Let’s define first: Media is a compilation of different forms of communication (TV, Radio, blogging, Internet, twittering, etc) to transmit information, but it does not have to adhere to the…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, why does the author include references to “Paradise Lost” and…

Shelley used this allusion to the three works to illustrate the themes that she is trying to bring forward. Instead of just saying “this is a story about a scientist creating a monster” she brings…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” what are the parallel states in Montag’s life and the conditions in the city…

The increasing conflict and ominous foreshadowings of war tend to pick up the pace as Montag becomes more and more conflicted; in a way, the jet bombers increase in frequency as Montag becomes more…

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  • THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

How do Valentine de Villefort and Eugenie Danglars act as foils for each other? What makes these…

In Alexandre Dumas’s classic, “The Count of Monte Cristo” Valentine de Villefort is the daughter of the Deputy Procureur of Chapter 6, Monsieur de Villefort and his first wife, Renee de…

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  • DAVID COPPERFIELD

How does Charles Dickens use the victorian background to create sympathy for David?

One of the reasons why this is an important element for the atmosphere of nostalgia, melancholy, loss, and drastic change of the story, is because Victorian England was a place of extremes: You…

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  • SCIENCE

I need 12 points of who made the air balloon.

“In 1766 in England, Henry Cavendish, a British scientist discovered hydrogen in 1766. Hydrogen is an element and it is the lightest of all the gasses. Hydrogen is even lighter than air….

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  • MACBETH

In Act I, scene vii, from line 1-11, what does Macbeth worry about? Is it judgment after death or…

Macbeth is far more worried about the consequences of his actions in his present life on earth than any threat of eternal punishment, an attitude that would have marked him as a very evil man for…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Write an essay around 200 words on someone who did not listen to the advice of his parents.

I am truly sorry, but at enotes we are in the market to help students understand facets of literature and the components of writing, but not to do the actual essay writing for you. There are many…

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  • GONE WITH THE WIND

Does Scarlett O’Hara have the strength that deep down in our very souls we possess, however…

Scarlett O’Hara is an icon for a reason; she personifies the Southern woman, who will do whatever it takes to survive and thrive, and still look beautiful doing it. Scarlett is a force of nature;…

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  • THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK

What torments Prufrock in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? What are examples of this…

This is a particularly apt question due to the epigraph from Dante’s The Divine Comedy that precedes the poem. In the epigraph, a damned soul from Hell hesitatingly agrees to tell his story,…

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  • SCIENCE

Can a tornado/hurricane occur over Lake Superior?

It is not very likely that a hurricane could ever form over Lake Superior because the water is deep and too cold to support such a large storm. However, a waterspout (tornado over water) could…

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  • MENDING WALL

What is the summary of “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost?

Each year, a couple of neighbors meet up to repair the stone wall that divides their respective properties. The annual ritual is a source of irritation to the speaker, who thinks it’s just a…

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  • MACBETH

Who does Banquo have most allegiance to, (from Act 1), Macbeth or the king ? (give evidence from…

To fully answer the question of Banquo’s loyalty, you need to examine Act 2 also. In Act 1, sc. 3, after the witches make their predictions to Macbeth, he asks the witches for predictions for his…

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  • BUSINESS

Management is more of human activity. Discuss.go beyond what text books suggest

There is a concept called “lean thinking” which was recently applied to a corporation which was considered to be one of best in quality management. This concept of “lean thinking” refers to…

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