In Oedipus Rex, how does the Chorus’s response change from Ode 1 to Ode 2?

In Oedipus Rex, how does the Chorus’s response change from Ode 1 to Ode 2?

  • OEDIPUS REX

In Oedipus Rex, how does the Chorus’s response change from Ode 1 to Ode 2?

This is a great question. It is well worth analysing the Chorus as a character in his own right, and considering where he stands throughout the play and how he comments on the action and what is…

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  • RAY BRADBURY

What is the climax of the short story “A Sound of Thunder?”

The climax for me is somewhat misleading, because it isn’t actually when Eckels comes face to face with the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which is what we anticipate will be the climax, but it is actually…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Act I, Scene 5 – How can I teach it most interestingly?I just do not have any ides how to teach…

There are many things you can do with this scene. First, it is episodic. You could have your students identify 6 events in the scene and put those into cartoons. You could even give them the 6…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a summary, theme, and way you can apply the myth “Midas” to our lives from the book…

Completely! In Midas, everything that King Midas touches turns to gold, which essentially presents to us the theme that, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. It’s about achieving…

  • THE BLACK CAT

What suspenseful moments does Edgar Allan Poe create in his short story “The Black Cat”?

This story in a sense is very similar to another of Poe’s famous tales, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, because both feature a murder who has concealed their victim, and both include a scene where policemen…

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  • THE BLACK CAT

What specific diction does Edgar Allan Poe use in “The Black Cat”?Identify about 10 words.

When we think about diction we are referring to word choice. Thus, when considering the word choice or diction in “The Black Cat” you need to consider which words are used that relate to the theme…

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  • THE BLACK CAT

What motifs are found in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe?

To my mind, the most powerful symbol that there is in this chilling short story by Edgar Allen Poe is the black cat itself, which is obviously important enough to warrant being used for the title….

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

In “The Interlopers”, what does the final word of the story suggest about the fate of the two men?

It is hard not to be aware of the irony of the situation. Two sworn enemies by some twist of fate are trapped underneath the same tree unable to move, and both somehow make peace with each other,…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What 3 things can you learn about yourself if you receive an award in math? ex: goal setting

There are several truths that students can realize when they achieve a goal such as receiving a math award: People realize how wonderful it feels to be given special recognition. People are aware…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451 Montag has caught the “dis-ease.” What are his symptoms?

Bradbury has purposely separated the word into two parts. Dis- is a prefix meaning “not” and ease is a word meaning “comfort” (Webster’s New World Dictionary). He and Clarisse had been meeting…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why is Mary Warren so afraid to do what John Proctor asks in Act II?Why is she afraid to testify…

First of all, John Proctor is asking Mary Warren to testify in the first place in an effort to clear his wife’s name in the court. If Mary says that what the girls have been doing in just…

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  • HISTORY

In what ways did the Battle of Trenton transform attitudes toward the War of Independence on both…

Basically, the victory that Washington won at Trenton inspired people both in America and Europe to have greater confidence in Washington himself and in the potential for the rebellion to succeed….

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  • HISTORY

When did the first civilization develop in Mesopotamia?

I guess this depends a bit on how you would define a civilization. I would say that the most likely answer — the one you’ll see most — is that civilization developed in Mesopotamia with the…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I wrote an essay for my Speech class. I am looking for advice, a title, and criticism. I had to…

This is an interesting topic, and you have written clearly in your own voice, for which I commend you. You asked for criticism and advice, so here are a few things to consider: Thesis (purpose…

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  • PHILOSOPHY

How does the meaning of life explain itself ?

Well, you have a fairly abstract question, and I suspect you intentionally stated it that way. In the strictest sense, life cannot explain itself, because life is experience. Therefore, WE are…

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  • SCIENCE

If farmers on an island want to use a pesticide called DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), how…

DDT kills off insects but also has the nasty habit of affecting larger organisms as it bioaccumulates and biomagnifies going up the food chain. DDT is soluble in lipids and will accumulate in fat….

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  • SCIENCE

I have to write more energy for washing mashine, i mean like I did with this one : TV — is…

Well for washing machine, apart from the ones you have, there is kinetic energy. Electrical energy and sometimes chemical enery is taken in too.

  • A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

How is the narrator’s omniscient point of view essential to giving a thorough understaning of the…

The narrator shows through the views of adults and children, how the whole family is impacted. The mother, Mary, is greatly hit, while Rufus is somewhat proud.

  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

How are “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Third Wish” plot lines similar?possibly include: exposition,…

“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs and “The Third Wish” by Joan Aiken are two stories which obviously share several plot elements. In terms of exposition, each story has a perfectly content…

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  • HAMLET

List and explain 5 ways that Shakespeare manages to create suspense in act 1 of Hamlet.

1) At the very beginning of Act I Scene 1, the two sentinels, Bernardo and Francisco, confront each other during night watch. Bernardo asks, “Who’s there?” Francisco insists that it is the other…

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  • THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS

What would Elisa (“The Chrysanthemums”) and Missie May (“The Gilded Six-Bits”) talk about if they…

In order to imagine what these two women would find to talk about, it is important to understand how they are similar and how they are different. Both Eliza and Missy May have good husbands. Both…

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  • MACBETH

What details show that Lady Macbeth is feeling isolated and anxious in Macbeth?

In Act 5 of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth certainly shows that she feels alone and isolated and is now suffering mentally from the acts that her husband has performed behind her back. Lady Macbeth cannot…

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  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

How important is Hurston’s use of dialect to our understanding of Janie and the other characters…

Huston’s use of dialect is important in helping us to understand and these characters and the novel as a whole. Because so much of the novel is concerned with Janie “finding her voice,” it is…

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  • THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS

How is “The Chrysanthemums” an example of Naturalism?

As defined by Buzzle.com… “Naturalism in literature was a literary movement that suggested the involvement of environment, heredity and social conditions in shaping the human character.” In the…

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  • HISTORY

Why did whalers come to Hawaii?

Basically, whalers came to Hawaii because it was there. To be a bit more serious, they came there because it was a good place (the best place between California and Asia) for them to restock their…

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  • MACBETH

What are two quotations of Lady Macbeth’s lines in Act 3 Scene 4 that directly echo lines from…

In Act 3 Scene 4 of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth makes a reference to the “air-drawn dagger” which Macbeth hallucinated in the first scene of Act 2. She says, “O proper stuff! This is the very painting…

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  • HISTORY

What laws kept the United States from entering another European war in 1934-1941?I need help with…

I think that what you are asking about is a series of laws passed in the 1930s that are known as the Neutrality Acts. Enotes has a really good summary of these acts that you should look at. I…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

In “The Masque of The Red Death”, what are the literal and symbolic meanings of the allegoryI…

Literally, the story is about a man who comes into a party with a contagious disease that spreads and causes everyone in the party to die after one hour of exposure. The story may have been…

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  • HISTORY

Why might political revolts slow development?

If you are talking about economic development, I would say that political revolts slow it because they destroy infrastructure and because they make people feel uncertain about the future of a…

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  • HISTORY

What factors prompted Jefferson to sponsor the Lewis and Clark expedition?

First of all, please note that your textbook may give certain factors that you are supposed to give back as an answer to this question. This answer is not based on your textbook and may not be…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Harper Lee create tension in chapter 28 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

In chapter 28, Jem and Scout are travelling to the pageant at the school. Lee creates suspense a number of ways: She stages the scene on Halloween night, October 31st. She uses images of darkness:…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What does the reader learn about Brutus’s character from Act 2 Scene 1 of Julius Caesar?

From Act 2 Scene 1, the reader learns that Brutus values freedom and honor. When the men approach him to ask that he commit to conspiracy against Caesar, Brutus thinks that he will go ahead with…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

I have to imagine that I’m Curley’s wife and write a letter to her best friend, telling her…

Curley’s wife is a lonely young woman married to a bully. She’s isolated on a ranch full of men and just wants someone she can talk to. She flirts with the other men because of her need to be…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter 6 of The Great Gatsby, how truthful was Gatsby when he relayed the story of his life…

It is clear that Gatsby’s tale of rags-to-riches has a certain fairy-tale element to it, and it certainly is hopelessly Romantic. It reports how Gatsby has transformed himself from a humble…

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  • MATH

Calculate (x-2)/(x+1)+(x+3)/(x+2)-(5-x^2)/(x^2+3x+2).

To calculate (x-2)/(x+1)+(x+3)/(x+2)-(5-x^2)/(x^2+3x+2). We know the LCM of the denominators is (x+1)(x+2) = x^2+3x+2. Thereforere let us write each term with equivalent term with LCM as…

  • MATH

What is the value of the sum 1/1*2+1/2*3+…+1/n(n+1) ?

We notice that the denominator of each ratio is the product of 2 consecutive numbers. We can write this kind of ratio 1/n(n+1) as the result of addition or subtraction of 2 elementary fractions:…

  • BUSINESS

what are the nature of the steps in a work flow analysis?

A work-flow analysis is a review of an organizational processes geared towards making them more efficient and streamlined. A work-flow analysis identifies bottlenecks, inefficiencies and faults in…

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  • MATH

Prove that 1/a(a+1) = 1/a – 1/(a+1)

To prove 1/a(a+1) = 1/a -1/(a+1). We start from the right side and show it is equal to the expression on the left. RHS = 1/a -1/(a+1) . The LCM of the denominators is a(a+1). Therefore we convert…

  • HISTORY

Alexander Hamilton was a Federalist. How does his financial plan show this?

I would point out the following ways in which Hamilton’s financial plan showed that he was a Federalist: He wanted the national government to be able to run a debt. This would allow it to do more…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the four major approaches to job design?

Mechanistic Job-Design Approach – These jobs are high in mechanistic tasks, meaning they require the least skill and training. They also have higher instances of job dissatisfaction, employee…

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  • MATH

Calculate the modulus of z = [( 2 + ( 2)^1/2)^1/2 + i*( 2 – ( 2)^1/2)^1/2]^6?

To find modulus of z = [( 2 + ( 2)^1/2)^1/2 + i*( 2 – ( 2)^1/2)^1/2]^6?. We know cospi/4 = 2cos^2 (pi/8) -1. So 2cos^2(pi/8) = cospi/4+1 = (1/2^(1/2))+1 2cos^2(pi/8) = {1+(2^(1/2)}/2^(1/2) =…

  • MACBETH

What is Macbeth scared to think about ?

Your answer depends on where you are in the play. So, I’ll focus on the first example. In the beginning Macbeth learns from the witches that he will become the next Thane of Cawdor and will…

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  • MACBETH

What are some “Virtues of Kingship” seen in the play Macbeth?

In Act 4 Scene 3 of Macbeth, Malcolm details for Macduff the “king-becoming graces” that one must have when he rules. Malcolm claims that a king must have “justice, verity, temp’rance, stableness,…

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  • OUT, OUT—

Summarize what is the theme in “Out, out” by Robert Frost

To me, this poem is exploring the issue of whether bad things are just random things that happen for no reason and can’t be explained or whether they are things that we should really examine and…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What is a good thesis statement about Judge Hathorne in The Crucible in Act III?

A thesis statement comes out of an astute revelation or question about the text being read or character being considered. Regarding Judge Hathorne, two questions present themselves in Act III. The…

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  • THE STRANGER

What is the symbolic meaning of Salamano’s dog in the novel?

In The Stranger, the relationship between Salamano and his dog is analogous to both the relationships between Mersault and his mother and between Raymond and his Arab girlfriend. The dog reminds…

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  • SCIENCE

hi there! my question goes: Gas fireplaces burn methane using oxygen from the air. If 4.00L of…

Methane has a molecular formula given by CH4. The reaction that occurs when it reacts with O2 is CH4 + 2O2 –> CO2 + 2H20. We can use the Ideal Gas Law, PV= nRT to determine the volume of oxygen…

  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

What does the castle and all its barricades symbolize in “The Masque of the Red Death”?

In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” after Prince Prospero’s “dominions were half depopulated” by the plague that was spreading it red stained death upon the kingdom, he decides to…

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  • REFERENCE

Foreign Language ClassesThis guy keeps posting ads for his school. Please stop him

You can click Flag Post. This is definitely not allowed. Thank you for trying to turn them into useful and interesting discussion topics though! You can also directly e-mail an editor by…

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  • MATH

How do you calculate Pythagorean triples with 2 consecutive integers?Also, how do you find a…

Pythagorean triplets are three numbers a, b and c such that a^2 + b^2 = c^2. If we have to find Pythagorean triplets with 2 numbers of the triplet made up by consecutive integers we can take them…

 


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