In Of Mice and Men, why doesn’t Candy want to get rid of his old dog?

In Of Mice and Men, why doesn’t Candy want to get rid of his old dog?

  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, why doesn’t Candy want to get rid of his old dog?

Quite simply, Candy loves the very old dog which he had kept since the dog was a pup. Candy’s dog is his companion, having kept him company and given him affection for many years. When Carlson…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the history of the discovery of atomic structure from Democritus to Schrodinger?

The link below gives a detailed timeline of knowledge of the structure of cells. Before the invention of the microscope, there was no way to actually look at cells, but some scientists still…

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  • THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY

What does Undine’s name mean?In relation to the theme of the novel

Though an undine, in folklore, was a water spirit, Undine Spragg was named, indirectly, for the French word ondule, meaning “to wave” or “to undulate”. The word was from the name of a patent hair…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Miller & Ibsen., the elements of the theatres..Do you think that Miller adopted some of Ibsen’s…

I wouldn’t doubt it. Think about it–Miller probably read many plays, books, stories before, during, and after writing his own plays. There are very few original ideas out there…even…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” what characters show friendship love?

One character that exhibits a lot of friendly love is Boo Radley. He tries to make friends with Scout and Jem as early as the first chapters of the book, and that love that he has for the children…

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  • BUSINESS

What information do you need in order to write an effective argumentative/persuasive essay if you…

The answer to this depends so much on what point you are trying to make: Adults get more out of college than younger students (due to experience, maturity, etc.)? Adult minds are no longer flexible…

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  • HAMLET

Why is Denmark a “prison” for Hamlet in Act 2, Scene ii?

Hamlet is in a position where everyone is wary of him. He has had people looking at his every move. He feels as if in a fishbowl where anyone can take a go at him, and maybe even betray him. He is…

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  • BATTLE ROYAL; OR, THE INVISIBLE MAN

Why do you think the narrator dreams about his grandfather after the fight? What do you think his…

In “Battle Royal”, the narrator has been completely humiliated doing what he was taught to do–giving the whites their “yessuhs” and always being complacent and accomodating to the whites who are…

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  • DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

According to the poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” , how should people act toward…

  1. When the poet says to his father “Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray”= He basically summons the last of the strength of his father to be spent at that very last second of life…

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  • HARD TIMES

What are the most vivid impressions that remain with you of Coketown and how does Dickens…

The first and most obvious attribute of Coketown is the bricks. Every building is made out of bricks, which are stained by the smoke coming out of the apparently hundreds of fumes coming from…

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  • SCIENCE

How was the nuclear accident at Chernobyl and the Soviet response typical of the USSR?

The secrecy surrounding the entire incident was probably the most characteristic of typical Soviet responses. Other parts of the disaster that made it more likely to happen in a system run by…

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  • SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE

What is an example of a love sonnet?It needs to have 10 syllables in each line.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s most famous poem from Sonnets from the Portuguese is Sonnet 43: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can…

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  • THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

I see that dreams are recurrent in Gilgamesh. What narrative function do they serve? Why is it…

Since the story is an epic, that is, a combination of different tales, the dreams serve as foreshadowing (the name of this narrative element) because the thematic value of each of the stories and…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Can you observe in our society trends like alienation, the pressure to conform, the loss of…

Absolutely, yes. Most fashion is dictated by what television stars or movie stars wear. Video games isolate the players from the “real world”. Most families tend to eat meals around the TV…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Do you think any of Huxley’s prophecies have come to pass? Which have not?Do you think any of…

Everything about class consciousness has become more true in American society. We haven’t started wearing particular colors to denote our class, but there are groups who are very sensitive to…

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  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Describe how Stella’s child offers the only hope of reconciliation between the two opposing…

The original Streetcar play version did not specify a way in which the baby could have saved the relationship between Stella and Blanche, because the focus of their separation was Stella’s…

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  • NECTAR IN A SIEVE

Can anybody give me a summary about Chapters 25 through 30 in Nectar in a Sieve?

Nathan and Ruku awaken at the temple to find their money has been stolen. They leave in search of their son Murugan’s home, but get lost in the city. A street urchin named Puli helps them find…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

Discuss the ways that The Scarlet Ibis itself is a symbol for Doodle.

The ibis is this story is not in its natural habitat. It is alone, and it stands out because of its shocking and uncommon coloring. It struggles because the enviornment of the boys hometown is…

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  • 1984

What is the difference between being loved and being understood and why does Winston suspect that…

Being loved is the feeling of being valued and cherished for who you are as a person, and that does not necessarily mean one is understood. Winston is loved by Julia, but she does not understand…

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  • BUSINESS

What potential advantages can employees gain from unionizing? What are the risks and…

The trade labor unions are prospectively groups of laborers who bind together in search of a common vision and mission for the welfare of its members. They agree as a group on what benefits and…

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  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

How does Poe use tone, diction, etc. to create an overall effect upon the reader in “The Fall of…

Poe does that by adopting the elements of Gothic literature which are a) descriptive language that target specific feelings of horror, coldness, fear, and nostalgia (especially nostalgia) in the…

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  • THE COLOR OF WATER

Explain how the theme of self-identity is developed in the novel?

As the title itself says, “Color of Water” is a tribute to a white mother from her black son, and a memoir citing the experiences of a child who aimed to find his place in society, and within his…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

The whole reason that Hester and Dimmesdale’s affair was such a scandal in the first place was…

In The Scarlet Letter, as is often seen today, it was not the out of wedlock sex; it was the production of a baby. Ironically (but maybe not so much as we think) the issues of abortion and gay…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

What are the likes and dislikes of William Wordsworth?

I think the best way to address this question is by posting a top 5 list of his likes and generating questions as to why each is on the list. This might make things clear as to his likes and…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What do Clarisse, the old woman, Faber and Granger embody for Montag?

I think each of these embodies a sense of personal liberty. The society of Fahrenheit 451 is not what I would call a “free” society. The citizens are watched and are constantly bombarded with…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Is it appropriate for a private sin, such as adultery, to be made public in today’s society?Is it…

Perhaps the main reason for the media’s exposure of adultery having been committed in the lives of political figures is that this act is an indication of dishonesty and disloyalty in the public…

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  • HAMLET

What is the significance of the scene between Hamlet and the Ghost in Act I?

When the guards tell Hamlet that they have seen his father’s ghost, he fears that nothing good can come of the appearance of the spirit: “My father’s spirit in arms! all is not well;/I doubt some…

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  • REFERENCE

I’m going into high school and I want to know what to expect with school work and social things….

Everyone’s high school is different – the best thing to do would be to talk to your guidance counselor at school, as he/she will know about your specific school. However, I can tell you some basic…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

5 contemporary political figures seeking election to office as topics for a persuasive speech,…

The previous post’s suggestion is very comprehensive. I think that I could add that part of what will make your explanation about the candidates persuasive is identifying the target audience, or…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

How does Shelley create a feeling of suspense in chapters 17 through 21 of “Frankenstein”?Try to…

The first way that Shelley builds suspense is by delaying resolution to the conflict. The monster wants Victor to make him a companion. Victor at first refuses, but finally agrees. They part…

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  • MARK TWAIN

I want the analysis of the character Henry in “The Californian Tale” by Mark Twain.

Henry was a rough veteran gold miner who, like many others, went to California in search of a better life. He married young to a nineteen year old woman who followed him to the West for the golden…

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  • TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME

Compare and contrast the moods of the two poems, “To the Daffodil” and “To the Virgins, to Make…

“To the Virgins” follows the theme of Carpe Diem, which means to seize the day. Take advantage of what you can, while you can. He urges youth to do all they can while they are young, because once…

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  • HISTORY

What are some events that had major deaths in the 1970’s?I am just trying to find an event that…

I have searched for something during the time periods that you requested that might compare to 9/11. I found very little during those years that might compare to the scale of events that occurred…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Why is Okonkwo called the “Roaring Flame” in Things Fall Apart?

Everything about Okonkwo communicated fierceness and passion. He was called “the Roaring Flame”, a “flaming fire”. He was a powerful warrior, and “whenever he was angry and could not get his…

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  • THE GIVER

What are 2 similarities to The Giver’s World and ours? Thank you in advance.What are 2…

While there are obviously more differences than similarities, the people do live in “family” units, and not all children in our society live with their biological parents, either. The kids go to…

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  • HAMLET

hamlet study guideI need help on a senior study guide over Hamlet for my senior final. Can…

What kind of help are you seeking? Please be more specific. You can find a Hamlet study guide here, and about 800 previously asked questions (and answers) about Hamlet at this link.

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In chapter 17, Dimmesdale asks Hester if she has found peace. She does not answer and just…

Hester finds peace through the acceptance of her own humanity with all its limitations. Hester accepts the punishment of the community because she knows that she has violated one of their…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale was the one who committed adultery, but he is seen as a better…

Hawthorne was writing The Scarlet Letter more than 100 years after the Puritans reigned supreme in New England. In many of his writings including The Scarlet Letter and “Young Goodman Brown”,…

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  • THE RHODORA

In “The Rhodora,” how is the word “pierced” used in the first line of the poem? What does it…

In another interpretation, the phrase “pierced our solitudes” emphasizes the arrival of spring. During the harsh winters, New Englanders would stay indoors for warmth and shelter. The coming of…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Who is Messala in Julius Caesar and why is he an important character?

In “Julius Caesar,” Messala is a friend to Brutus and Cassius and an officer in Brutus’s army who brings Brutus news from Rome, confirming for Brutus his letters that young Octavius and Mark…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, if Pearl is a symbol of two sides of Hester, which is most prominent and…

Pearl is a symbol of Hester’s strong, passionate nature and her overwhelming love for Arthur Dimmesdale. She is also a symbol of moral lapse and the commission of sin. She acts as a living reminder…

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  • HISTORY

What does “vivid imagery” mean?

Writers that use the techinque of vivid imagery do so to tap into the senses and emotions of the reader. The language of vivid imagery forces the reader to create not only a mental picture of the…

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  • HOOT

In Hoot why does Beatrice help Roy?

Beatrice helps Roy because at first she feels sorry for him as he is new in town. Roy is being terrorized on the bus by a bully named Dana Matherson. Beatrice doesn’t help Roy so much out of…

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  • TWELVE ANGRY MEN

Do you think it’s realistic to expect twelve people to agree on any verdict? Why or why not?

Yes, I do think that twelve people, if properly sequestered, can reach a unanimous verdict in the United States. We are taught in school about the principles of democracy and civics, and those who…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In what way has Mary Warren changed and what changed her?This pertains to Act 2

In Act 1, Mary Warren seems to be one of the more soft-spoken girls. She is much quieter than Abigail or Mercy Lewis but, at the same time, is not as shy and afraid as Betty. In Act 2, John…

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  • INTO THE WILD

Please explain the main point of the story “Into the Wild”.

Well, at the surface, the point of this story is tell the history of Chris McCandless, a man who died at the age of 24 after taking off into the Alaskan wilderness. This man, who grew up in a…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

If you own a trailer, can the owner of the trailer park keep you out with a no trespassing…

The issue here involves two things: ownership of the trailer and ownership of the land that the trailer is on. Legally, there is a right to the trailer itself and to visit the trailer. However,…

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  • REFERENCE

What do you think about PETA? Do you think it is militant and or what they are doing is just?I…

I believe that PETA is so militant in their approach that they have alienated many mainstream people who might otherwise be willing to listen to their arguments. Throwing red paint on people…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

How does the novel Pride and Prejudice reflect the way women are treated in British society?I am…

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s classic novel of young women looking for love in Regency England, reflects and sometimes satirizes the role of women, whose activities were strictly governed by…

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  • MACBETH

Who was “not born of woman” in “Macbeth” and why?

Macduff was not born of woman – he was delivered by Caesarean section. The witches tell Macbeth that no man born of woman can harm him. Sounds pretty good – all men are born of women, right? All…

 


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