In “Hamlet”, broadly explain Hamlet’s bad treatment towards Ophelia.make it broad

In “Hamlet”, broadly explain Hamlet’s bad treatment towards Ophelia.make it broad

  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

In “Hamlet”, broadly explain Hamlet’s bad treatment towards Ophelia.make it broad

In Act 1, sc. 3, Polonius instructs Ophelia to stay away from Hamlet for fear that Hamlet will merely use Ophelia, then toss her aside thus embarrassing Polonius and the family. Ophelia does as…

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  • HAMLET

”Hamlet is a man of morality without action.” Write in details how far you agree with this…

Lets take your statement in two parts. A “man of morality.” He certainly seems to be. He is offended by what he sees as adulterous disloyalty from his mother. He clearly believes that Claudius…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Could someone please describe these characters: Carlson Candy (and his dog) Slim Boss Crooks

Most of Steinbeck’s characters in Of Mice and Men represent stereotypes, not just from his time period and the migrant worker arena, but from life in general. Carlson–He is a big bully. While…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Scout forget what Atticus told her about fighting in “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

Scout did her very best not to let Atticus down, but once the sniveling, bratty, spoiled Francis referred to her father as a “nigger-lover”, she lost her temper and went after him. Her uncle…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, how does Atticus deal with Scout’s question about whether she has to…

In his usual kind, patient, logical manner, Atticus tells Scout that whether or not she has to mind Jem probably depends on whether he (Jem) can make her mind. It’s a classic Atticus response;…

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  • REFERENCE

I want ideas about success, which as the opposite of failure.DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE…

In concurrence with the adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again,” one needs only to review the history of some important people in history. For instance, Donald Trump has lost…

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  • ENOTES EDUCATORS GROUP

Students posting a whole test….I tagged this with “Math”, because that is where I see this…

Yesterday morning a series of very similar math problems was posted, each a few minutes after the last, by user names that had kind of the same feel to them. It seemed to me that it was a take-home…

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  • BARN BURNING

What are the differences in the familial relationship (husband/wife and Father/son) in “Barn…

The main differences between these two short stories in terms of the relationships that are portrayed is the age difference and then the gender difference. In “Barn Burning,” Sarty is of course…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why did Tom Robinson enter the Ewell’s property on many occasions? What does this show about…

Under questioning by Atticus, Tom testifies that he entered the Ewell’s property because Mayella had asked for his help. However, when Tom is questioned by the prosecutor, Mr. Gilmer, Tom says he…

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  • I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD

What is the significance of the poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”?

Wordworth’s poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is “reputed to be the most anthologized poem in the world.” That means that this particular poem has been included in more textbooks and collections…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

The end of the play Twelfth Night raises more questions than it answers. To what extent is this…

What an interesting question! I guess one angle for you to think about is how Act V scene i resolves the action or not. Certainly Twelfth Night is a typical Shakesperian comedy in the sense that…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

What is the setting of the play The Miracle Worker by William Gibson?

The Miracle Worker is set in the late 1880s, after the Civil War, just after the Reconstruction, a period in the South that was full of chaos and turmoil and change. Southerners like Captain Keller…

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  • TRIFLES

If you had to retain the gender politics in Trifles for a 21st century American audience, how…

Trifles, the play by Susan Glaspell, was also written by the author as a short story titled “A Jury of Her Peers”. You might find that helpful. However, keeping the title of both the play and…

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  • THE POETRY OF WORDSWORTH

Can you show the figures of speech in the poem, “London, 1802” and analyze it?

The poem is addressed to John Milton, who is dead, the figure of speech known as apostrophe is used. “Apostrophe, figure of speech in which an absent person, a personified inanimate being, or an…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, which characters showed passion?(Love specifically) ๐Ÿ™‚

I think that Arthur (Boo) Radley showed passion at the very end of the book when he saved the Finch children from the vengeful Bob Ewell. Atticus and Heck Tate showed passion when they made the…

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  • REFERENCE

Does the word “tiles” have any other meaning rather than the usual square things to cover floors,…

According to the dictionary, the word โ€œtile,โ€ when used as a transitive verb means to cover with tiles or to install drainage tile in a specific area to aid in the velocity of water flow….

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

New Edgar Allen Poe’s Annabel Lee Movie!This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of…

Interesting. Like so many of Poe’s poems, there are such different interpretations for back stories, what it is that leads up to the writing of the poem. I’d think it would be worth watching just…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In the scene in the last chapter Of Mice and Men when Lennie talks to his Aunt Clara and the…

Though feeble-minded, Lennie is aware that he has done something irrevocable, something terrible and something which condemns him as “bad.” His Aunt Clara had been the one to look after him as a…

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  • HARD TIMES

Why is Sissy referred to as “girl number twenty?”

The fact that the students are referred to by numbers rather than called by their names at school reflects the school’s severely utilitarian philosophy. Individuality and imagination is not valued,…

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  • INTO THE WILD

What are a few symbols in the book, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer?The wild itself? Burning money?…

Definitely you are on the right track with the money as a symbol. Money represents everything McCandless is fighting AGAINST. His parents are wealthy and have everything they could need/want; Chris…

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  • LITERATURE

Poems on real life experienceHi, Member friends, I am a poet. Some of my works based on the…

I just read your poem, “I Know.” I liked the use of natural images in trying to convey the emotions of intimacy and connection with another. Another idea that stuck out was the use of the word,…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

I have been recently appointed as a Judge. Can anyone guide me how to effectively write good…

I have no idea what sort of cases you will be hearing, but here are a few suggestions. By the way, I am a retired attorney. 1) Make sure your judgment recites the important facts of the case in…

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

poetry HOW WOULD YOU INTERPRET THIS POEM? HONE TUWHARE Rain I can hear you making small holes…

A wonderful description of rain in a very personal way within a free verse, poetic form. Love the use of the “drum-roll” onomatopoeia as well as the very vibrant sensory images that abound within…

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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

Was the story of Miss Jane Pittman a real one? I love history, and I want to know more about her.

No, there was no real person named Jane Pittman whose autobiography is recorded in Gaines’ fictional historical novel. However, Ernest J. Gaines did develop the principal character in The…

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  • MACBETH

What was Macbeth’s tragic flaw, how does it lead to his doom, and is it helped along by the…

Macbeth’s fatal flaw in the play is unchecked ambition, that is a desire for power and position, namely to be king, which is more important to him than anything else in life. He is willing to give…

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  • 1984

In “1984”, how does Julia’s position on party doctrine contrast with Winston’s views?

Looking at Julia’s actions in the book, she seldom takes actions strictly to go against the Party’s wishes. She does them simply because she wants to, as enote states: “Winston discovers that Julia…

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  • MACBETH

What is Macbeth’s first name?I’m confused, it’s many decades since I studied Macbeth in school….

King Duncan is the present king of Scotland in Macbeth, there is no other name provided for him or Macbeth. Macbeth’s first name is not provided in the play. The description for the character…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What was the irony in the final scene of the last chapter of “Lord of the Flies”?

There are many instances of irony, but the primary one is that the fire which Jack and his followers started to kill Ralph ended up being the signal that the rescuer saw to come and save him. Ralph…

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  • MATH

Solve the equation 2x + sqrt(16+x^2)=11.

First solve the Square root of (16+x^2)2x + (4 + x) = 11Remove parenthesis around (4 + x)2x + 4 + x = 11Reorder the terms:4 + 2x + x = 11Combine like terms: 2x + x = 3×4 + 3x = 11Solving4 + 3x =…

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  • ATONEMENT

BrionyIn “Atonement” by Ian McEwan, what are people’s views on the character Briony and what do…

I find Briony a fascinating and dynamic character. Ian McEwan has a talent for creating well-rounded, flawed, and appealing characters, and Briony is, in my opinion, one of his best. In the…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

Why were interactions between Burmese people and Europeans so hostile? What abuses of power would…

The Burmese didn’t appreciate British ingerence into their affairs since colonialism, as always, went hand in hand with imperialism and exploitation of the indigenous people. Who after all would…

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  • HISTORY

Hi, what are the 10 most important events that African Americans experienced during their fight…

It would be VERY hard to surpass the perfection of post #2, so I will simply add that the life, teachings, and death of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. should be mentioned as well the dreaded Jim…

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  • TO A SKYLARK

Why does the poet feel that the skylark is lucky? What effect does the song have on the…

The traveler is overjoyed and understands that the song of this bird is a combination of nature and poetry, and this is a secret that could change the world as a whole. He believes that the power…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

In what ways might Daoism and Buddhism be seen as responses to Confucianism?

It would be difficult to view any of these three philosophies as a response to one another, as they all date from about the same period. Confucius is generally considered to have been born in 551…

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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

What techniques are used in Wuthering Heights to help us get to know the characters?My research…

Interesting question. You seem to be interested in the wider social context of the novel and in particular how women are presented, so I have included a link to the historical context of the novel…

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  • BUSINESS

Explain the characteristics of Managerial works?

Managerial work is primarily about ensuring that the goals and objectives of an organization are met. This means ensuring that all members of a team work together efficiently, with all required…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Despite “A Rose for Emily’s” confusing sequence, many events are foreshadowed. Please give 3…

One event that is foreshadowed is Emily’s future refusal to part with Homer Barron. Earlier in the telling of the story comes the passage where Emily’s father died. Her reaction when people come…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

In “Hamlet” broadly describe how will you explain Hamlet’s bad treatment of Ophelia.Make it broad.

First of all, Opehlia herself describes how Hamlet had courted (dated) her, with all honorable intentions, and with every indication that he was completely in love with her. So, here she is,…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Pleas give a pen picture of the futile efforts of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to probe into…

In Act II, Scene 2 of “Hamlet,” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are supposedly friends of Hamlet, have been persuaded by Claudius to try and learn what is behind Hamlet’s strange behavior. But,…

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  • THE MAN WHO WAS ALMOST A MAN

What was Dave’s reaction to his father violently shaking him and demanding that Dave tell the truth?

In Richard Wright’s “The Man Who Was Almost A Man”, David does (not surprisingly) confess everything to his father when he begins to violently shake him and demand the truth. He tells him that he…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Describe the character of Mercutio and the role he plays in this work. Why is he an audience…

Despite his only lasting through the first scene of Act III, Mercutio serves several purposes in “Romeo and Juliet.” First of all, he is a foil [a character who by strong contrast underscores the…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

In “Hamlet”, Hamlet is a man of morality without action. Broadly describe how closely you agree…

First of all, it helps to understand what he has said about being moral. Here are a few examples from the play, of his moral beliefs. He finds his mother’s actions despicable, and bordering on…

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  • HATCHET

In “Hatchet”, Why does Brian continue to think about the secret?

He can’t help it. Because he knew something about the cause of his parents divorce, he feels as if he should have been able to make things right. One side of him knows that, as a child, he really…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” why does Scout attend her aunt’s meetings and teas?

In the beginning of chapter 24, Scout mentions that Jem and Dill had gone to “Barker’s Eddy” so that Jem could teach Dill how to swim. He had recently discovered Dill couldn’t swim, which was “a…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

In “The Rocking Horse Winner,” how does Paul die?

In the text, it alludes to a strange fever that just takes over his body, rendering him weak, and eventually takes his life: “His eyes blazed at her for one strange and senseless second…Then he…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

In”The Glass Menagerie,” what is the meaning of the lights going out in the middle of dinner and…

The lights going out serves two purposes in the play. First, it establishes the need to light the candles. The candlelight creates a soft and even romantic atmosphere for Laura and Jim’s time…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Discuss the significance of the altar candlelight in the darkness in Scene 7 of “The Glass…

In the expressionistic play, “The Glass Menagerie” the gentleman caller arrives in Scene 7. There are almost sacrimonial preparations for Laura’s “gentleman caller.” In Scene 6 Williams stage…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

In the story ”A Christmas Memory”, what are the events, the problem and the solution?

In A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, the narrator (called Buddy) tells his memories of living with an older relative (some sort of cousin) and how they were partners. She (the relative) is not…

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  • LITERATURE

Look for a sentence from the Middle Ages and translate into Modern English. Underline verbs,…

“Lo, heere the wise kyng, daun Solomon/I trowe he had wyves mo than oon–/As, wolde God, it levelful were to me/To be refresshed half so ofte as he! translation: Lo, consider the wise king,…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Where is the theme of growth/change present in Great Expectations?-why is the theme of…

Obviously, since the novel is the story of Pip’s maturation, the theme of growth/change are all important. -As Pip visits Miss Havisham during his preteen and teen years, his views of society…

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