In Lord of the Flies, why do you think Piggy tells Ralph about his asthma ‘with a touch of pride’?

In Lord of the Flies, why do you think Piggy tells Ralph about his asthma ‘with a touch of pride’?

  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, why do you think Piggy tells Ralph about his asthma ‘with a touch of pride’?

Piggy seems to have always been viewed as less than special and in some ways seems to have prescribed to this opinion of himself, as is often the case in those with low self-esteem. However,…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What additional problem did the brothers face after Ponyboy’s return in The Outsiders?no

I assume that you are referring to Ponyboy’s return from the church on Jay Mountain near Windrixville, where he and Johnny had gone into hiding after Bob’s death. After the return of Ponyboy,…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

Are both the settings and the time frame relevant to “To Build a Fire” and the meaning the author…

The setting and the time frame are directly connected to Jack London’s purpose in the writing the short story. As a Naturalist writer, London shows the idea of man being inferior to nature. The…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Was there a law in MANTUA which controlled the sale of certain drugs? Please quote the line from…

The apothecary informs Romeo that it is illegal to sell the sort of poison that Romeo wants to buy, and the person who sells it could actually be put to death by law. Romeo’s quick thinking and…

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  • SCIENCE

In bean seeds the food store contains an insoluble carbohydrate. The seedling uses the food store…

Plant seeds store glucose, a carbohydrate, as the polysaccharide starch. Starch can be separated into two fractions–amylose and amylopectin. Natural starches are mixtures of amylose (10-20%) and…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

In the “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God,” what actions does Edwards appeal in order to sway…

The main action that Edwards is warning against, possibly even threatening with, the that the unbelievers can be cast into Hell for their unbelief. He points out that man is not able to save…

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  • MATH

How fast was Ryan’s pitch? Answer in units of m/s.The fastest recorded pitch in Major League…

We can answer this question by looking at the acceleration in the y direction. After the ball leaves Nolan Ryan’s hand, the only force acting on it is gravity, in the -y direction. The equation for…

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  • ANTIGONE

In Antigone, how does Haemon try to convince Creon to spare the life of Antigone?

In addition to Haemon’s pleads for his father to listen to the reasoning of the people of Thebes, Haemon also uses appeals to Creon’s authority to convince him to spare Antigone’s life. Haemon…

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  • JULIA ALVAREZ

What is the central theme of Julia Alverez’s poem, “The Dusting?”

This poem concerns a young girl’s early attempts at self-definition. Her perpetual scribbling is, in essence, an insistent yearning to remember her inner self and to remain true to her dreams….

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  • THOREAU OF WALDEN POND

Thoreau wrote that he “went in to the woods deliberately.” I know that “deliberately” means “on…

Henry David Thoreau went into the woods on purpose. He went there to think or deliberate about life, living simply, and what it meant to be at one with nature and the natural world. Thoreau was…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What is the “local color” of “The Tell-Tale Heart”?

Local color can best be defined as “the characteristics, features and peculiarities of a specific region or time.” Since Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” takes place entirely…

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  • SIEGFRIED SASSOON

Analyse the poem ‘They’ by Siegfried Sassoon.Please include themes, symbols, style, poetic…

Before writing an essay on the analysis of the poem ‘They’ by First World War English poet Siegfried Sassoon, it’s a good idea to make some notes, going through the poem line by line (and never…

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  • THE LOVELY BONES

In the book The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, what are readers’ expectations about the story?How…

You have asked an interesting two-part question here! First of all, a reader experienced with Alice Sebold’s writings probably has very high expectations in regards to the story of The Lovely…

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  • SCIENCE

I am interested in techniques for the storage of strawberries.

The oldest and most common method of storing strawberries is to cook them into a preserve and seal them in jars with wax. The second oldest way to preserve strawberries would be making them into a…

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  • A HAUNTED HOUSE

Where can I get the whole summary or analysis of the short story “A Haunted House” by Virginia…

You can find that information right here on eNotes! I have included a link and also included my own summary here for you. The narrator of the story admits that, upon waking, anyone in the house…

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  • A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

Does Ignatius have Aspergers Syndrome?

Forced me to reread certain parts of the novel. I am a teacher and have seen Asperger’s Syndrome in my classroom. At certain stages one might think that it possible autism. However, one that…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

How does Tobe’s silence contrast with the chatter of the town, and what is that silence’s impact…

Great question! Tobe is so silent in “A Rose for Emily” that Faulkner rarely refers to him by his given name throughout the story. The servant is truly loyal to Miss Emily, even though his life…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

Is there foreshadowing in “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury?

Since the story is so short, there isn’t much time to slip a whole lot of foreshadowing in, but, Bradbury does manage it. Take a look at the first line. Right in the first line of the story, it…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

Why do you think Edwards’ sermon was requested in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”?What can…

The Colonists’ movement away from an indoctrinated spiritual life was the primary motivation behind Edwards’ sermon. Confronted with an increasing emphasis on consumerism and materialism, increase…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

In “Harrison Bergeron” briefly describe how the dancers are handicapped.

Ballerina dancers typically are very graceful, striving with every movement to embody beauty, flow, grace, and artistic expression. However, in Vonnegut’s dystopian future, displaying any of those…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What causes the conflict between John Proctor and Reverend Parris?

John Proctor represents the average working man who has made mistakes in his life. In the play, we find out that John has been unfaithful to his wife. He confessed the adultery to his wife and…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In Act IV of “The Crucible” what news about Abagail does Parris give Danforth?

Reverend Parris is now scared for his life after awakening that morning to find a dagger stuck in his door, a sure warning in his eyes that his life is in danger if he does not attempt to stop that…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What roles do the boys have within the society of the island?

William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” is highly symbolic. Each of the major characters – Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and Simon – stands for various characteristics of the human being. Ralph is a natural…

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  • PAUL’S CASE

In what two cities is the story set and do those settings have symbolic value? Could the story…

Paul’s Case begins in Pittsburgh. The setting changes to New York City for the second half of the narrative. Cather is not an author of convenience–she does not idly pick settings for simplistic…

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  • HISTORY

Is it possible that the Enlightenment and Great Awakening led to the revolution?

If the movement suggested is the American Revolution, I think a clear case can be made that the Enlightenment and Great Awakening played a significant role through their inspiration value to the…

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  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Is Dorian Gray an antihero?

Dorian Grey is most certainly an anti hero. Dictionary.com defines an anti hero as “a protagonist who lacks the attributes that make a heroic figure, as nobility of mind and spirit, a life or…

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  • CREATIONISM

How does it differ from the theories of creationism and evolution?The major premise of the theory

The simple answer: creation science believes that the universe, planet, and all life on it were created by a supreme being (God). The theory of evolution holds that all life on the planet derived…

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  • JULIE OF THE WOLVES

What surprising thing does Amaroq do after he slashes the mitten in Julie of the Wolves?

I believe that the only interaction that Miyax has with the wolves involving a mitten occurs with Kapu, not Amaroq. That incident happens when Kapu is still a pup. Wanting to play, Kapu nips…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Based on the narrator, what traits would you give the mother in “Everyday Use”?What…

Her physical traits are provided directly by the mother. She describes herself as being built for labor. She is a larger African American woman, who admittedly is more built like a man than a…

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  • THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

In Chapter 20 “The Ghost Soldiers” of The Things They Carried, was Tim right in wanting revenge…

I suppose the answer to this question has to do with perspective, circumstance, and moral values. After Rat Kiley is gone, Bobby Jorgensen takes his place as the medic; however, Jorgensen is green…

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  • JACOB HAVE I LOVED

In the book Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson, who gives the awards to the characters or…

If you are asking about an award that was given in the book as part of the narrative, I would have to say that I don’t think an organization was mentioned as the giver of any of the scholarships…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Find evidence that the real Daisy cannot measure up to or replace Gatsby’s ideal he created. What…

In chapter 5, after Daisy and Jay reunite at Nick’s house for the first time in five years, Nick notes that the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock was now just a green light and that Gatsby’s…

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  • THE EGYPT GAME

How does The Egypt Game relate to social studies?

The Egypt Game is certainly a novel that moves across subject area boundaries. The setting of this novel is a great example of a college town in 1960’s California. As such, it contains an…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible” what is Abigail Williams accused of?I understand she was accused of dancing in…

Abigail’s uncle, Reverend Parris, is the one who discovers her dancing; he asks her outright about it, and she admits to it. However, later it comes out that she had a boiling pot on the fire,…

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  • BOULE DE SUIF

Can you give me some background and a synopsis of “Boule de Suif”?

Maupassant was one of the world’s greatest authors of short stories. He published over three hundred of them in his brief lifetime. “Boule de Suif” was one of his earliest stories and one of his…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

In Farewell to Manzanar, how did Papa behave inside the cubicle?

Papa was a “dark, bitter, brooding presence” in the cubicle that was home to the Wakatsukis in Manzanar. Upon his return from North Dakota, where he had been forced to work as an interpreter…

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  • MY ANTONIA

Why does young Jim come to Nebraska to live?

Well, yes, the previous answer is correct, Jim is an orphan and has to travel to Nebraska to live with his grandparents. This makes for an interesting story though, because that fact that he is an…

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  • GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

What does Mrs.Hopewell mean by the phrase “good country people”?

When Mrs. Hopewell refers to others as “good country people,” she means it as praise for people who are “simple” and “the salt of the earth.” O’Connor uses this dialogue ironically, however,…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, does Assef specifically take Sohrab because he knew Sohrab was Hassan’s…

I find no evidence in the text of The Kite Runner to show that Assef had any idea that Sohrab was related to Hassan. It seems that Assef would have told Amir during his lengthy talk before the…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Why does Montresor tell Fortunato about the amontillado?

Ah, the much-discussed and possibly non-existent amontillado. Montresor’s untimate goal, of course, is to avenge himself upon his “friend” Fortunato for the unnamed “thousand injuries” and…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In the novel the Great Gatsby, why do Tom and Daisy leave Chicago?

Although it is never specifically said, the implication is very clear that Tom and Daisy left Chicago because of one of Tom’s indiscretions. The chain of evidence for this fact begins in Chapter…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

In the first act of Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, what does Creon report to Oedipus from the Oracle…

In the first act of Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, Creon comes to Oedipus what he has learned from the gods at the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi. He has learned that the gods are punishing the city of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Was Tom a dead man the minutee she opened her mouth and screamed? What in the story would lead…

Yes, I do believe that Tom Robinson was a dead man the moment Mayella Ewell opened her mouth to scream. Tom Robinson really stood no chance of being found innocent considering that the jury was…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men what message does John Steinbeck emit about dreams and goals?

Steinbeck’s message about dreams in Of Mice and Men represents the general theme of American Modern Literature–disillusionment (especially with the unreachable American Dream). Almost all of the…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Why does Hester from The Scarlet Letter take such care in crafting her clothes and letter?

Hester meticulously designs and crafts her sewing for several reasons. 1. Her intricate embroidery of her letter demonstrates her attitude about her “sin.” In a way, it is a sort of rebellion…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

In The Old Man and the Sea, what would be some examples of quotes that reveals conflict?

This is a novella filled with lots and lots of conflict of all kinds. (It is called The Old Man and the Sea, of course, which represents a kind of conflict right from the beginning.) Anything…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The Cask of Amontillado” what is Montresor’s attitude toward revenge or punishment?

When analyzing Montresor’s attitude or motivation, readers must keep in mind that he is another one of Poe’s unreliable narrators. So, Montresor’s attitude is not necessarily what Poe considers…

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  • HISTORY

In detail, what allowed the Europeans to achieve dominance in the New World but remain marginal,…

This is a interesting question… First, you would have to define a time period. I would hardly call Europe’s influence of the far east to be marginal during the 1800’s…though they didn’t…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What other characters–or what larger forces–are in conflict with Emily from “A Rose for Emily,”…

  1. The town itself is in conflict with Emily. After the narrator begins with a brief description of Emily’s funeral and family background, the first scene with Emily includes a group of the town’s…

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  • THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY

What is the play on words in the phrase “Ginger is a genius of her genus”, from The View from…

A play on words is a literary technique where words are used in an unusual way, putting emphasis on the words themselves in an unconventional manner. A pun, which is when an alternate meaning of a…

 


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