In Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Hyaenas”, how does the language express the poet’s views on war?

In Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Hyaenas”, how does the language express the poet’s views on war?

  • RUDYARD KIPLING

In Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Hyaenas”, how does the language express the poet’s views on war?

Through the language, Kipling expresses distaste, repugnance, and anger at the sad futility of war, and at the many animals (hyaenas) and people that grow fat and rich from the profits that are…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In ‘Lord of the Flies,’ what are some examples of imagery directly or indirectly related to the…

the island – The island itself is a symbol of the boys’ isolation from the outside world; the community they form is a microcosm (a symbol on a small scale) of society in general. the beach/the sea…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

does the story seem to you totally grim, or do you find any humor in it?Does “A Rose for Emily”…

In “A Rose for Emily,” the image of the “small, fat woman….bloated with eyes lost in the fatty ridges of her face,” as “a lump of dough” who is able to “vanquish” the sheriff and aldermen when…

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  • GLOBAL WARMING

what are some other opposing viewpionts on global warming?what are the opposing viewpionts on…

There seems to pretty much universal agreement that the world’s climate is undergoing serious change at the moment. The evidence of melting ice at both poles and rising snowlines on mountain ranges…

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  • HISTORY

Why were African Americans hit so hard by the Depression? What did Eleanor Roosevelt do to help…

In rural areas where African-Americans were a large part of the workforce, poverty was common among both black and white laborers. Credit was tight and cash was in short supply, so large farmers…

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  • MACBETH

Is Macbeth a villain or tragic hero?Is Macbeth a villain or tragic hero?

The question of whether Macbeth is a villain or a tragic hero is a difficult question, and one which depends on how one understands the character. One popular argument about the play is that it…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

To Kill a Mockingbird: Why is Boo Radley a mockingbird figure?

The reason that Boo can be seen as a Mockingbird figure all goes back to Atticus’ warning that it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. This was when he gave Jem his first BB gun, and was giving him…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What is significant about Willy Loman’s memory of the past in “Death of a Salesman”?

There are many important things about his daydreaming and self-talks. First is the element of sadness and nostalgia that it provokes in the reader, making the protagonist be a sort of antihero, or…

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  • OTHELLO

To what extent can Lago be held responsible for the tragic outcome of Othello?

While the tragic outcome in Othello could be said to be attributable to the actions of Othello himself, Iago is clearly responsible for setting into motion the chain of events that lead to the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In what ways does Jem show that he is maturing?

Throughout the novel, Jem matures in his understanding of human nature and behavior. Scout repeatedly states that she and Jem were growing apart because of his growth and maturity. One of the major…

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  • MACBETH

What are some quotes that show Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s greed for the throne? “Greed is the…

I will give you a few and then leave you to find the rest – the best way to get a good mark is to read the play after all! These should give you a few starting points though. Although we can…

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  • TWILIGHT

Every summer until she was fourteen Bella would travel to Forks to spend time with Charlie. How…

The answer to this question is found on the first page of the Chapter 1, which states, “It was in this town that I’d been compelled to spend a month every summer until I was fourteen” (3). When…

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  • WATERSHIP DOWN

Explain Blackavar’s background in Watership Down.

Blackavar’s mother had not been born an Efrafan; she had come from Nutley Copse, having been taken prisoner when Woundwort attacked the warren there. Subsequently, she had mated with an Efrafan…

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  • FENCES

How does the author of Fences illustrate how different social forces impact Troy’s life in a…

Part of what makes Wilson’s work so powerfully compelling is that it really explores the different causes of disenchantment in modern individuals. Accordingly, racism is one of several causes of…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Act III, Scene 5, why does Lord Capulet want Juliet to get married quickly? What is his mood?

Lord Capulet thinks that Juliet is grieving too hard for the death of her cousin, and has decided that a hasty marriage to Paris is the cure for it. This is ironic, because when Paris first…

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  • HAMLET

According to Hamlet’s soliloquy in Act 3, do men accept pains of life rather than end life with…

Who would fardels bear,/To grunt and sweat under a wary life,/But the the dread of something after death,/The undiscovered country, from whose bourn/No traveller returns, puzzlles the will,/And…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who is Uncle Jimmy in To Kill a Mockingbird?

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Uncle Jimmy is James “Jimmy” Hancock, the husband of Atticus’s sister (and Scout’s aunt) Alexandra Finch Hancock. In the course of the novel, Scout mentions that she has…

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  • 1984

In chapter one, what happens durning the two minutes hate?

The two minute hate starts with and ear-piercing screech and then a huge picture of Emmanuel Goldstein, enemy of the party, appears on a large telescreen. People openly hiss and boo since the…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

What odd question does Leah ask Daniel about children seeing Jesus in The Bronze Bow?Does she ask…

Leah asks Daniel if children come to see Jesus. When he affirms that they sometimes do, she asks, “Do they hurt the children…Jesus wouldn’t let them hurt the children, would he?” Traumatized as…

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  • CANDIDE

According to Voltaire, what forces get in the way of a person’s exercise of free will?

In “Candide,” the forces of evil in the world deter the exercise of one’s free will. Dr. Pangloss, a follower of Gottfried Leibnitz, who attempts to use logic to explain evil, feels that certain…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

In the Beatrice and Benedick gulling scenes, what are the things that are the same, and what are…

When Benedick is lured into believing that the lady, Beatrice, loves him, it is when he is hiding and listening to two men of his own social station (or higher), the Count Claudio and Don Pedro,…

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  • HISTORY

How did Western countries react to Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland…

During the Cold War, Western nations, particularly the United States, were very wary of Soviet aggression toward other European nations. This was the case after World War II when Stalin brought…

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  • 1984

What can the Party take away from the population in George Orwell’s 1984?

In 1984, the Party exercises a form of control over Party members and much of the population (including to a lesser extent the Proles) that extends to all aspects of society, even to the ability to…

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  • MACBETH

The words of the witches are dominant in Macbeth, they stand out from the rest of the characters….

I agree, the words of the witches are dominant. They influence Macbeth’s downfall by planting the seed of ambition in Macbeth’s mind and by luring him further with a false sense of security….

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  • ELIE WIESEL

Some detailed description of either of the camps where Elie was confined (Auschwitz or…

Auschwitz, Dacchau and Buchenwald were “death” camps or “extermination” camps. The main reason a prisoner was sent to one of these camps was for extermination. Zyklon-B gas was the cheapest, most…

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  • THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

Can someone please help me come up with a thesis statement for technology in Ray Bradbury’s…

Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles focuses on themes of technology, isolation, and self-destruction. Many of the stories offer a critique on the role of technology in human lives, like “There Will…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Why do you think Golding repeatedly refers to Ralph as the “fair boy” and piggy as the ” fat boy”…

Golding refers to Piggy as the “fat boy” in the first few pages because he is trying to set Piggy apart as the alienated and isolated one among the boys. The boys pick on Piggy, because he is fat,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, what excerpt from the novel best defines Jem as a person?

Jem’s character is very clearly defined through his actions in this passage from the conclusion of Chapter 21 as Scout recounts the outcome of Tom Robinson’s trial: Judge Taylor was polling the…

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  • RUDYARD KIPLING

What litrary device has been used in stanza 2 of the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling? Point out its…

The main literary device that I see in those lines is personification, which is where you give an inanimate object or idea human-like qualities. Kipling personifies dreams as “your master,” which…

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  • LIFE OF PI

Are the movie “Life of Pi” and the book the same at all?

The answer is that I have no idea, nor does anyone else, because the movie hasn’t been made yet. 🙂 There is contrasting information about the release date of the movie; one website has it listed…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How does children watching tv relate to the book Fahrenheit 451?

The people in the society that exists in Fahrenheit 451 are obsessed with t.v. They have televisions as large as their walls that are entirely interactive, so people can become a part of the shows…

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  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

In Their Eyes Were Watching God where do Janie and her grandmother’s different ojectives on…

Granny’s objective for Janie’s marriage is one of safety and security. The fact that Logan Killicks owns his own property and can provide for Janie is her only concern. When Janie questions this…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What methods do the children use to get Boo to come out?

Jem, Scout, and Dill try several ingenious ways to draw Boo out of the dreary Radley home. They try touching the door, sneaking over at night, and even writing a thank-you note (which is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What are some indications that time has passed since the boys’ arrival on the island?

In the second paragraph of chapter three Golding describes Jack as he is hunting; “His sandy hair, considerably longer than it had been when they dropped in, was lighter now; and his back was a…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, George says that if he were really smart he would be doing what?

In Chapter 1, George tells Lennie that if he were really smart he would leave Lennie and go his own way. He could get a job and keep it while doing whatever he wants to do, even if it means…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In “The Adventures of Huck Finn”, why don’t the slave hunters get Jim?

The slave hunters question Huck and come very close to catching Jim. Huck is the only thing standing between Jim and capture. Right before he encounters the slave hunters, Huck has a “crisis of…

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  • THE SOUND OF WAVES

What are the political aspects of The Sound of Waves?

One of the most striking political aspects of the text is how Mishima constructs purity and corruptibility. For Mishima, the rural condition is where purity and hope lie. The urban setting is one…

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  • HAMLET

In “Hamlet” what might Queen Gertrude’s life been like if she had refused Claudius’s offer?

What an interesting question! She would have probably have been lonely; Hamlet’s descriptions of her seem to paint her as a woman who like to be in company, liked to have someone around. So, she…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, what is the significance of Amir’s dream and his realization after the…

Here’s one structure for your paper’s main body that would work. First main body paragraph: Explain what happened to Amir when he returned to Afghanistan and saved Sohrab. He barely survived the…

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  • MISS BRILL

What’s a good thesis statement for an analysis of the theme of isolation and loneliness in “Miss…

These are two very good texts to compare. Quite clearly you will want to compare and contrast the characters of Miss Brill and Minnie Wright and the way that both lead lonely, isolated lives as…

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  • LIFE OF PI

In “Life of Pi” how are we supposed to react if we find the second story, the one without the…

Well, if the story without the tiger is the actual story, then one’s natural reaction might be to feel sorry for Pi. If the story without the animals is what actually happened to Pi, just imagine…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How does Bradbury manage to get the reader’s attention in his first sentece?

The first sentence of this exciting and disturbing vision of dystopia runs as follows: “It was a pleasure to burn.” Indeed, this is the first paragraph of the novel, which serves to emphasise and…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

What did Prudence do to get Kit’s attention at dame school in The Witch of Blackbird Pond?

Prudence follows Kit to the dame school and leaves bunches of flowers, “buttercups and wild geraniums”, on the doorstep. The third time she does this, Kit catches “a sudden motion” at the open…

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  • TWILIGHT

In Twilight, Edward says, “darkness is so predictable.” Why?In Twilight on page 204 (chapter…

Edward relates darkness with his life as a vampire. He has lived in the same body, at the same age, with the same family, for a hundred years. Time for him drags on, because he has lived all that…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

How did May die in the Secret Life of Bees?

May drowns herself by weighing herself down with a stone. Since the terrible death of her twin, she has had a difficult time dealing with the sorrows of the world. She had strategies to deal with…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

In The Adventure of the Speckled Band explain how the author made Roylett a convincing suspect?

During Helen Stoner’s visit to Sherlock Holmes office, he noticed several aspects of her personality that indicated that she was terrified and suffering from mental anxiety as well as physical…

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  • TRIFLES

How does the crooked sewing connect to Mrs. Peters’ comment about Mr. Henderson (search for a…

Remember Mrs. Peters’ comment that you refer to in your question title: Mr. Henderson said coming out that wahat was needed for the case was a motive, something to show anger, or – sudden…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is Juliet’s function in the play?

We are told in the play that Juliet is not quite fourteen, which means she stands on the cusp between childhood and adulthood. When we first meet Juliet, she is presented as an immature, obedient…

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  • LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI

What is the summary of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”?

According to the speaker, everything looks more dreary now that it is autumn and the harvest is complete. The speaker describes the knight as pale and tired, almost to the point of being…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Compare and contrast the relationships of Soraya and Amir and their fathers in “The Kite…

Introduction: Father figure as distant and authoritarian. Both characters feel that they often have to measure up to their father’s expectations of them. Body: (Compare & contrast) Soraya-…

 


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