In Lord of the Flies, Chapter 3, can I consider building huts as a symbol?

In Lord of the Flies, Chapter 3, can I consider building huts as a symbol?

  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, Chapter 3, can I consider building huts as a symbol?

In this chapter we see one of the central themes explored in more depth: civilisation vs savagery. You are right therefore to see building huts as being symbolic of the wider theme of civilisation…

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  • THE LOTTERY

How is Mr. Summers’ name significant in “The Lottery”? Explain using 2 quotes.

The significance of Mr. Summers’ name is that it highlights his central role in the lottery and the life of the village as a whole, as well as being deeply ironic. Mr. Summers is the most…

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  • OTHELLO

List seven factors which help create the basically tragic mood in “Othello”.

Seven factors that help create the tragic mood in Othello are Othello’s tendency towards jealousy when provoked, which becomes the tragic flaw upon which the whole action of the play turns….

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  • THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

What is the conflict that the framework narrator faces and how is it resolved?

In “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, the framework narrator is looking for Rev. Leonidas Smiley and he is told by a friend of his that he should ask a man named Simon Wheeler about…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

From what point of view is the story of The Chrysalids told; that is, who tells the story?

The Chrysalids is told from the point of view of David Strorm, who is both the hero and the first-person narrator. It thus relates what he sees and learns from the age of about eight or nine until…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

In “The Open Window,” what actions or thoughts can be considered a flashback?

A flashback is a structure technique writers sometimes choose to include incidents that occurred before the point when the story or novel begins. With a flashback, the setting of the story changes…

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  • LITERATURE

Io no ho paura by Niccolo Ammaniti Can anybody give me a reference to a review of this book in…

You can look at these reviews http://www3.unibo.it/boll900/numeri/2001-i/W-bol/Frabetti/Frabetti.html http://www.italica.rai.it/index.php?categoria=libri&scheda=iononho…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How does Mollie’s disapearance in chapter 5 form part of Orwell’s critism of the emerging…

Mollie never really believed in the revolution. She was not part of the Battle of Cowshed, she was frightened by the sound of the guns. Mollie also has not accepted the fact that under the new…

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  • TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES

I must create an analysis of Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles but am unable to decide between a…

Hardy’s novel functions as an exploration of the dominance of men over women in the 18th and 19th centuries (while Hardy writes in the 19th century, the story is set in an earlier period). Hardy…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” what is one “dare” made concerning the Radley house?

When Dill comes to visit Maycomb the first summer, he is completely fascinated with the Radley house and the concept of Boo. He starts teasing Jem about it, saying that Jem was “too scared to even…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the definiton for the moment of final experience when dealing with literature? What is an…

By final “experience” I take it you mean “climax.” Climax in literature is the moment at which the conflict and the complicating problems are finally conquered and the resolution is set in motion….

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How are the characters Slim and Curley lonely in the novel Of Mice and Men?detail reference with…

Although Slim can be viewed as the hero of the story, he is still lonely because he is more of a doer than a dreamer. He is a hard working ranch hand who does an excellent job. Loneliness is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, what is the significance of the Chapter 4, titled “Painted Faces and Long…

This chapter title highlights two symbols that concisely indicate the development of the plot in this chapter. Painted faces and long hair signify the abandonment of the civilization the boys have…

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  • LITERATURE

What is realism?

The realist movement started in France in the 19th Century and took as its primary aim the desire to narrate a story from a objective perspective that simply and without unnecessarily ornation…

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  • THE HOBBIT

In “The Hobbit” what is the biscuit like food all the creatures eat in the story?

This special food is called “waybread” . It is made by the elves of Rivendell. It is very nutritious and compact. It will not go stale or grow mold. Elrond Half-Elven is the leader of the elves…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

How do Gulliver’s activities in Laputa differ from those on his first two voyages?

Laputa is a flying island whose inhabitants are solely intellectualls who devote themselves to the disciplines of sciences such as mathematics and astronomy. It is clear these people can only think…

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  • OTHELLO

Is Othello a tragedy?

Yes, “Othello” is a tragedy. Shakespeare wrote thirty- seven plays; of those 37, twelve of them are labeled as tragedies, most including “Othello” had been written between 1601 and 1608. A…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

amusing itemShakespeare speaketh on Global Warming: Worrisome Falter of Global Climate On day of…

Very funny! I am not really sure what the point of it was though. I don’t think Shakespeare would have written something like that. It’s more like someone just “translated” modern speech into…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the drawbacks of the concept “LEARNING CURVE” in today’s context? It is a question from…

The drawbacks of a “learning curve” in business, warfare, or any other operation are attrition (loss of trainees) or failure due to the success of your opponent due to a better or easier business…

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  • ARROW OF GOD

What is an analysis of all the characters in “Arrow of God” by Achebe?Both major and minor…

Well I am not going to give you an analysis of all the characters – that is something you need to work out for yourself as you carefully read the book and consider each character’s actions and…

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  • BIOLOGY

Why are people born with toes?I want to know because I never actually thought about it.

I am going to make an educated guess, based on my knowledge of evolutionary theory. As you know, we share a common ancestor with other primates, for example, the chimpanzee and the gorilla. In…

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  • 1984

What is doublethink in 1984?

Doublethink is the ability to hold two contradictory opinions at the same time about the same question, remaining untroubled by the contradiction and expressing one opinion or the other as the…

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  • CULTURE AND IMPERIALISM

Contrast culture, microculture, and multicultural?

Hello! Culture refers to the idiosyncrasies, belief systems, mannerisms, languages, and behaviors that are inherent to a specific group based on history and geographical location. A micro-culture…

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  • THE LESSON

What are the themes in “The Lesson ” by Eugene Ionesco?Please tell me the themes and what is…

This play, by Ionesco is a drama that “satirizes totalitarianism in education, politics, language, psychology, and sexuality.” The play is set in the study of a professor who tutors one student at…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, how is the relationship between cruelty and masculinity related to the three witches?

The relationship between cruelty and masculinity is most fully explained in Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act I, Scene v, when she summons the spirits to “unsex me here” and to fill her with “direst…

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  • NIGHT

Describe Moche’ the Beadle from “Night”.

Moche’ the Beadle is the first character we are introduced to in Elie Wiesel’s “Night.” He was the janitor, or the man who did everything, at the Hasidic synagogue. Physically, he is described by…

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  • WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS

Where does Billy make a bed for the night? That part confused me! Is it safe?

On his way home with his new pups, Billy beds down “in a cave with a stream close by”. The cave provides him with shelter from the elements, and a defensible haven from wild beasts which might…

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  • ODE: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY

What is the meaning of childhood, pre-existence, and memory in William Wordsworth’s poem “Ode:…

Wordsworth weaves together all three concepts-childhood, memory, and our pre-existence-in his poem to create a message of how children, having come straight from the presence of God, retain some of…

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  • MACBETH

What is the significance of the scene in which a doctor describes King Edward’s power of healing…

The conversation between Malcolm, the Doctor and Macduff accomplishes several things. In Act IV, Scene 3, Malcolm and Macduff who have be exiled from Scotland praise King Edward of England, known…

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  • THE SHADOW LINES

What is a summary and character analysis of Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh?

I will give you a few pointers of how this novel relates to a major theory or approach to literature called postcolonialism. It is for this reason that this book is so popular on degree courses as…

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  • HAMLET

Who is the young man in Hamlet who best illustrates a balance between emotion and reason?

Horatio seems to be the man that best illustrates a balance between emotion and reason. That is why Hamlet asks Horatio to watch the play “The Mousetrap” where Hamlet plans to trap Claudius into…

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  • TWILIGHT

In Twilight, I read that Alice was sent to a mental rehabilitation center. Why did she get sent…

We don’t know for certain why she was sent there, since her parents (presumably the ones who had her committed) are dead now. This is introduced toward the end of Twilight, when James and Bella…

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  • THE WAVE

who is/ are the author of the wave, biography of liam o’flaherty?its for a research paper

The importance of Liam O’Flahertie in literature is that he adpoted the theme of the Irish Renaissance, which is basically a form of Celtic revival here he has the opportunity of combining all the…

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  • COLD WAR

What main points do I need to know for 10th grade Cold War exam?

eNotes offers a free guide on the Cold War. Please check out this link for a few essential facts.

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  • REFERENCE

What oceans will we cross when we are going from Canada to Saudi Arabia?

I suppose that depends on which way you go. The most direct way from Canada to Saudi Arabia is to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, land in England or France, then fly across the Mediterranean Sea to…

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  • LITERATURE

What are examples of pastiche in a novel?

According to “Webster’s Dictionary,’ pastiche is the act of “employing a generally light-hearted tongue-in-cheek imitation of another’s style; although jocular, it is usually respectful”….

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  • REFERENCE

What rhymes with cool that is also school related?Please help.. Writing a poem for school.

One major rhyme with the word “cool” that is also related to school, is the word “rule.” Every school and classroom has at least one rule. Another rhyme word might be tool. Many classrooms use…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

i need songs that represnt animal farm? i need 10 more =/ cAN someone please help!!!!the songs…

I am not sure what you are asking about Animal Farm, however, there is one song in the book that is significant and that is “Beasts of England,” which the animals sings as a song of revolution….

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  • LITERATURE

What are the contrast in the issues that are raised in these writings and how do the authers use…

Both Thoreau and Emerson believed strongly in the rights of the individual. In “Civil Disobedience,” Thoreau wrote, I please myself with imagining a State at last which can afford to be just to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Explain how and why Harper Lee puts one lonely mockingbird in Chapter 28. (Hint: It dosn’t…

On page 268, Lee writes: “High above us in the darkness a solitary mocker poured out his repertoire in blissful unawareness of whose tree he sat in, plunging from the shrill kee, kee of the…

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  • THE COLOR OF WATER

Why did Ruth Mc Bride refuse to reveal her past and why?no

The key to Ruth’s concealment of her past is in the first chapter, where she says, “Rachel Shilsky is dead as far as I’m concerned. She had to die in order for me, the rest of me,to live” (McBride,…

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  • BLISS

In what ways might “Bliss,” be seen as a critical view of women in modern society?

In Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp’s “Bliss,” the women’s roles can be viewed as a very critical portrayalof women in general. This characterization is directly linked to Ms. Mansfield’s personal…

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  • MACBETH

Why are the three witches in “Macbeth” unique? What are some personality traits they have?

There are actually four witches when you include Hecate, the Queen of the witches, who is in charge and demands to know why she has been left out of the communication with Macbeth. The three other…

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  • HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

How would you describe the characters in “Hills Like White Elephants”?

In “Hills Like White Elephants” the American man, and the woman, “Jig,” are a couple sitting outside a café’ drinking beer while they await a train. These characters are discussing a…

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  • THE GIVER

Who is the Giver?

The Giver is an elder in Jonas’ society that holds and then “gives” memories of aspects of life that the society has eradicated to Jonas, like sorrow, colors, pain, fear, and love. Jonas comes of…

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  • WINTER DREAMS

How are the four seasons symbolic for Dexter in “Winter Dreams”?

It is clear from the title of this great short story and the way that seasons are referred to in the first section that the seasons are very important to the story and its theme. Note how the…

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  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

What do Janie’s clothes represent in Their Eyes Were Watching God, and what is the symbolism?

You will want to think about Janie’s clothes and appearance as part of the novel’s overall theme of a woman’s search for self-identity and independence. I will talk about Janie’s hair in this…

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  • FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH

What does Mrs. Frisby conclude about the food she found in the hollow stump in Mrs. Frisby and…

Mrs. Frisby concludes that the food she has found in the hollow stump must have been left by an animal that had been killed by a hunter. Mrs. Frisby’s husband had died the previous summer, but she…

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  • MACBETH

In “Macbeth”, what are 4 personality traits that Banquo possesses, supported with quotes?

Instead of thinking first about the qualities of Banquo it would be well worth your while to think a bit wider in terms of Banquo’s overall function in the play, and from that point go back and…

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  • TO THE MEMORY OF MR. OLDHAM

In John Dryden poem, “To The Memory Of Mr. Oldham”, is the poem entirely complimentary?In John…

A response to this question requires a close reading of the poem. What Dryden has to say becomes less complimentary after this line, “What could advancing age have added more?”(12). In other…

 


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