In “Lord of the Flies”, who is the most to blame for Simons death?

In “Lord of the Flies”, who is the most to blame for Simons death?

  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

What is a difference between the story and the film?

There are several film versions of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The two most popular are the 1999 Tim Burton horror version, entitled Sleepy Hollow, and the 1949 Walt Disney…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What do literary devices in the passage below reveal about Atticus in Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

In Chapter 10 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Miss Maudie says the sentence in question to Scout soon after she and Jem witness their father rescue their neighborhood by shooting a rabid dog…

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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME

Why is the reader upset to learn that the little boy is being punished for dropping the ball? How…

When we first meet the unnamed little boy on Camazotz, he is the only “aberration” in an eerily perfect suburban landscape in which everyone is synchronized and performs every action perfectly. The…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is going through Scout’s mind when Tom Robinson is found guilty? What is she thinking?

Jem is confident that his father will win the case. He thinks that it is impossible for a jury to convict Tom Robinson based on the evidence presented in court. Scout is less confident about the…

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  • BUSINESS

Is globalization good or not good for a business?

The best answer to this is probably “yes.” Globalization can be good or bad for a business. The answer for any particular business really depends on what that company’s business is and…

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  • HISTORY

What was a Knight’s education in Medieval Europe?

In Medieval Europe, the knight was a military figure who served his lord in times of war. Knightly training began at a young age, usually around seven or eight, at which time a young boy would…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is it so important to “carry” electrons??

A specific answer to this question would depend upon the context – are we talking about atoms carrying electrons, or electrons being carried in an electric current or a wire? Ultimately the…

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  • THE PIGMAN

From The Pigman by Paul Zindel, who is Bobo and why is he very important to Mr. Pignati?

Bobo is a baboon whom Mr. Pignati visits at the Baron Park Zoo almost every day. He feeds him peanuts and chocolate and plays with him. Mr. Pignati has probably spent most of his time with Bobo…

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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

I need to make a thesis statement for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, but I don’t know that…

I think you have a good start on a thesis statement, but what you have there is really a topic. Think about how you are going to prove this, and what characters will be your focus. If I am correct,…

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  • SCIENCE

If the diploid number in a certain animal is 16, what is the number of chromosomes in each sperm?…

“Diploid” means that the organism has two copies of every chromosome. If its diploid number is 16, that means that it must have 8 distinct chromosomes. Gametes, such as sperm and eggs, are…

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  • SCIENCE

How does overfishing affect nutrient cycles?

In an ecosystem, food webs exist and all the components of a food web are connected to each other. Nutrients cycle through the various trophic levels, from producers to consumers (both primary and…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Which reference from the text of Animal Farm presents Napoleon as a dictator? I need a page…

The dictionary definition of a dictator is that it is someone with absolute power, especially a leader in government who has absolute and unrestricted authority. This implies that there is no right…

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  • HISTORY

What is a confederation?

In political science, a confederation is when a group of smaller political entities is loosely tied to a weaker central government. In this arrangement, the states are more powerful than the…

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  • MACBETH

Excluding the scene when he manipulates Banquo’s murderers, is there another situation where…

There are several other circumstances when Macbeth is manipulative other than when he manipulates the men who kill Banquo. Let’s take a look at one in particular. In Act II, sc iii, Macduff…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the meaning of the quote in Romeo and Juliet that begins “Now I’ll tell you without…

This quote appears in Act I, Scene 2 just after Romeo has read the list of guests who are invited to Capulet’s party. The servingman, who could not read, stops Romeo and asks if he would read the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Romeo have bad judgment in Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo’s impetuous behavior is often the cause of his bad judgment. After Romeo agrees to accompany Benvolio and just be a “candleholder and look on” (1.4.38) because he is weary of all, he,…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What is Holden’s educational background in Catcher in the Rye?

Holden is only sixteen years old. He has been to three prep schools and has been expelled from all three of them. Therefore, his educational background is minimal. He must have had very little…

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  • NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND

In what ways can one use either Nietzschean, Freudian, or Jungian criticism to interpret the two…

Friedrich Nietzsche based his philosophies around the concept of nihilism because he saw that the modern world was becoming a nihilistic society. Nihilism is the worldview that all values are…

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  • NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND

Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse is a Bildungsroman, a “novel of self-cultivation.”…

The exposition of Hesse’s story gives ample justification for interpreting Narcissus and Goldmund as two representative parts of one individual. In this approach, when examined under a lens of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird what is a simile that Scout uses to describe Calpurnia?

In Chapter 1, on page 6, Scout describes Calpurnia’s hand as “wide as a bled slat and twice as hard.” Scout is referring to Calpurnia’s ability to enforce physical punishment whenever the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How are women presented in The Crucible? How can the portrayals of Abigail Williams, Elizabeth…

For the Puritans, a gendered division of labor was key to understanding the way households and communities should work. Men worked outside the home, women inside. Men spoke, women listened. Men…

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  • SCIENCE

a mover pushes a heavy chair up an inclined plane into a truck. The inclined plane is 2m long,…

Hello! An inclined plane allows us to use less force to lift things. The ratio between the weight and the force required to lift an object via an inclined plane is called mechanical advantage. In…

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

What puzzles Sam about animal trapping?

Great question! In the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, Sam Gribley utilized animal traps to catch different animals in order to survive in the wilderness. Although Sam used…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Does Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing have moral value?

The play certainly has moral value. Aside from being funny, the conflict with Hero, Claudio, and Don John is a lesson in trust, jealousy, and communication. Like many villains of Shakespeare’s…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Atticus Finch show courage with the appearance of lynch mob?

Atticus Finch displays courage before the lynch mob, who pull up near the jailhouse, by appearing as though he is relaxed, sitting in his office chair propped against the building, reading his…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

How does the society affect the thoughts and reactions of the people in “Harrison Bergeron”?

In the society in “Harrison Bergeron”, people are greatly affected by the role of the government. The society believes in and depends on complete equality amongst all of the people. In order to…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In part three of Fahrenheit 451, how does the development of Montag contribute to the theme or…

First of all, the theme or central idea for Montag involves him discovering what he is missing from his life. He’s not happy, and life seems pointless, so he thinks that books might have the…

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  • HISTORY

What is the significance of the Atlanta Compromise?

The Atlanta Compromise was significant because it represented a split in the thinking of two of the major representatives of the African-American people. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois had…

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  • HISTORY

What were the three major motivating factors that led to European exploration in the 1400s?

The Age of Exploration was a period in history in which many European countries set sail in search of new lands to conquer and colonize. Historians believe that there are a number of reasons which…

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  • THE HOBBIT

In the book “The Hobbit”, what does Smaug’s wealth symbolize?

If Smaug’s wealth functions as a symbol in the story, then it is tied directly to the symbolism of Smaug himself. and the two reflect each other. Smaug very clearly and explicitly represents greed;…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What work does Mayella Ewell do at her house in To Kill a Mockingbird?

I hope I understand your question correctly, and that you are asking more about Mayella’s life and what she does day-to-day at her home. Mayella lives next to the town dump in a shack with her…

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  • HISTORY

What are three examples in U.S. History since 1865 where the U.S. has acted like a policeman?

There have been several examples in United States History since 1865 where the United States has acted like a policeman. One example deals with China in 1899. The United States wanted to trade with…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

What does Amir tell Hassan that prompts Hassan to say, “For you a thousand times over!”? Also,…

In Chapter 7, on page 51 of the Riverhead Books Edition of the novel The Kite Runner, Amir tells Hassan to come back with the blue kite. As Hassan is running after the kite, he stops and turns…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

What is the author’s tone toward the man in “To Build a Fire”?

Nature and the narrator of To Build a Fire have one thing in common–they are both unsympathetic and uncaring about the existence and mortality of the man in the story. To Build a Fire is…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

In the book The Catcher in the Rye, when does Holden seem like he is lost or doesn’t belong?

In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden seems like he is lost and feels like he doesn’t belong when the fencing team snubs him on the way to the fencing match. Holden is the team manager, and he…

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  • LITERATURE

Why do English teachers like to teach different areas like, literature, grammar, etc?

We must first realize that many school districts assign material to be taught at certain times. It is often the case that grammar, sentence structure, development of paragraphs, essay writing,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Trace the symbolism of Simon’s relationship with the Lord of the Flies. Why is the head described…

First of all, when writing about the encounter between Simon and the Lord of the Flies, keep in mind that there is a literal event taking place as well as a metaphorical one. In the literal event,…

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  • RIP VAN WINKLE

In Rip Van Winkle, what is the setting of the story?

The story of “Rip Van Winkle” is told by a fictional man named Diedrich Knickerbocker. It takes place in the 1700s. New York was once a Dutch colony called New Holland. Even after New Holland…

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  • MISS BRILL

Why does the main character in the story “Miss Brill” enjoy her Sundays in the park?

The main reason why Miss Brill enjoys her Sundays in the park is because this type of distraction is the sole medium by which the expatriate English teacher, who lives alone, has a chance to feel…

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  • HISTORY

What disadvantages did the United States have in the Cuban Missile Crisis?

There were several disadvantages the United States faced during the Cuban Missile Crisis. One disadvantage was the unpredictability of the situation. By establishing a blockade around Cuba, the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

I need to find an example of Guy Montag hating or disliking the smell of kerosene in Fahrenheit…

Since we’re most likely using different versions of the book, giving you a page number may not be helpful. In my version the quote I’m about to give is on page 49, about three-quarters of the way…

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  • HISTORY

Which of the early actions of the Second Continental Congress was the most important and why?

The Second Continental Congress met in May 1775. It was decided after the First Continental Congress met that they would meet again if needed. As a result of the Boston Tea Party and the…

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  • SCIENCE

What would happen if the sun froze?

By freezing of Sun, I assume you meant that Sun will no longer supply us the solar energy or heat. If we lost the solar energy, Earth and all other planets will still be in solar orbits, but will…

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  • SCIENCE

What are (at least) ten significant observations Darwin made?

Darwin sailed around the world in the a ship called the HMS Beagle. During his voyage, Darwin made observations of the animal life that lived in different environments (1). One of the most famous…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the density of mercury in kg/m^3 ?

The density of metal, mercury, is 13.546 gm/cm^3 or, 13,546 kg/m^3. The density of water is much less, in comparison, and is only 1000 kg/m^3. That is, mercury is about 13.5 times heavier than…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

List Atticus’ faults as Scout sees them.

In Chapter 10, Scout mentions that her father is feeble. She also feels that Atticus is old because he is nearly fifty, which is much older than her friends’ parents. Scout laments about how…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

What contrast exists between the beach and the bay?

In just the first paragraph of the story, the bay is referred to as “wild” and the beach as “safe.” It is the “safe beach” to which Jerry and his mother typically go when they are on vacation;…

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  • ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY

Does this quote from “Me Talk Pretty One Day” show pathos? How? “I found this brown…

Pathos is the appeal to a reader’s emotions, and I would argue first that in the context of the rest of Sedaris’ story, this first part of his essay focuses on imagery, specifically the reader’s…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In “Lord of the Flies”, who is the most to blame for Simons death?

No individual or distinct group out of all the boys on the island were directly responsible for Simon’s death; this is ironically revealed in the way that Ralph and Piggy attempt to rationalize and…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

In the play The Importance of Being Earnest, what is the significance of Bunburying? How does it…

“Bunburying” references Algernon’s imaginary friend whom he uses in the following way: “I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into…

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