In the movie, Amadeus, what is Antonio Salieri’s main conflict with himself?

In the movie, Amadeus, what is Antonio Salieri’s main conflict with himself?

  • HISTORY

How did colonization affect the colonizers?

Colonization affected the colonizers in several ways. The countries that created colonies benefited from them economically. They were able to get resources cheaper from the colonies than they could…

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  • HISTORY

How has the “American Dream” of James Truslow Adams been denied to some groups in American history?

The myth of the American Dream is an ethos that still permeates in American culture to this day. The idea that anybody can be successful in this country through hard work is a romantic and powerful…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

What is some good advice that Mrs. Jong offered Meimei in “Rules of the Game”?

Waverly’s mother advises her “strongest wind cannot be seen” and tells her to always learn the rules in a foreign country. Waverly’s mother’s advice may not be in perfect English, but it…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, what is the significance of the quote by Macbeth to Banquo in Act III in which…

Macbeth is telling Banquo that Malcolm and Donalbain are not admitting to Duncan’s murder. The speech is foreshadowing Banquo’s death and Malcolm’s return. When Macbeth killed Duncan so that…

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  • UNWIND

What is the most important scene or setting in the book Unwind?

This is a tough question. First, it is asking about two very different things. A setting will be where something is taking place, and a scene is likely a particular plot event. Second, the…

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  • THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY

How do you summarize Siobhan Dowd’s The London Eye Mystery?

To write a summary of a book, we start by identifying the title, author, and main characters. We then explain the most important details of the story, which are the conflict, rising action, climax,…

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  • ANTIGONE

What are some differences between Sophocles’ Antigone and Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius…

The first difference between the two is cultural context. Antigone was written almost 2,000 years before Julius Caesar, in a Greek city state that was a direct democracy, while Shakespeare was…

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  • HISTORY

To what extent was the use of the atomic bomb justified? Did Truman have a good enough excuse to…

Historians have long debated whether the use of the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 was justified, and Truman clearly struggled to make the decision…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Describe the major conflict in “Everyday Use” and why it occurred.

The major conflict of “Everyday Use” is between Mama and her daughter, Dee (Wangero). There seems always to have been an antagonism between Dee and Mama and her other daughter, Maggie. Mama…

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  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Who is the main character of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?”

The main character of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster. Ichabod comes to Sleepy Hollow “for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity.” Although…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

Why did the king think the princess’s lover would be disposed of regardless of the door he chose…

With either door, the youth could no longer be with the princess. The king’s system of justice includes two doors, which consists of the entire judicial process. If the accused chooses one door…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why did people in the past try so hard to be like everyone else?

The American culture of the 1950’s has been labeled as an era of conformity by historians. Conformity is the word for the idea that you have proposed in your question. Since the Fifties was an era…

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  • HISTORY

Why were some Federalists opposed to the Louisiana Purchase?

It is important to realize what a major undertaking the Louisiana Purchase was. It was far more than what is now the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the new…

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  • NISSIM EZEKIEL

Do you think it is odd that the speaker in “The Night of the Scorpion” does nothing but stand and…

At first it does seem very odd that the speaker does nothing to help his mother when she is suffering so violently, but when we consider the implications of the speaker’s age as well as the…

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  • REFERENCE

Why are most people crazy or insane?

This is an interesting question! The terms “crazy” and “insane” are not really specific enough to have much meaning on their own. If by “crazy or insane” you mean having a diagnosable mental…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What is the deep meaning of Emerson’s quote, “Rainbows to follow the clouds”?

You are probably referring to the following recommendation, which is widely quoted online and attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson: This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when…

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  • THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS

How do you know that the speaker in the poem “Those Winter Sundays” is a boy?

We actually do not know for sure that the narrator of the poem is a boy. Many people assume that the speaker is male because the author of the poem, Robert Hayden, is male, but this is not always a…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Why does Bud attack the hornet’s nest?

In Chapter 3, the Amoses make Bud sleep in the shed because they believe Bud was beating on their son in the bedroom. While Bud is lying down in the dark shed, he notices something hanging from the…

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  • HISTORY

How was the Supreme Court founded?

The Supreme Court of the United States was established in principal by the United States Constitution. Within Article III of the Constitution, the judicial power of the United States is to be…

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  • HISTORY

Who had more reason to rebel, the colonists controled by Great Britain or the people of France?

This is a difficult question to answer because whether one reason was more valid than another is entirely subjective. The French people, for example, might have said that their reason was better…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What was Gatsby doing before he met Dan Cody?

Before he met Dan Cody, as Nick says in Chapter VI, Gatsby was “beating his way along the south shore of Lake Superior as a clam-digger and a salmon-fisher or in any other capacity that brought him…

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  • LYDDIE

Who does Lyddie kick in Lyddie?

Lyddie kicks Mr. Marsden when he tries to kiss her. Lyddie is a tough girl. She never lets anyone get anything over on her. When Lyddie is at the tavern, she hears a story about a frog in a butter…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Who are the five people who helped Bud throughout the book?

Many people help Bud on his way to try and find the man he believes is his father. Bugs, another orphan from the home, hears that Bud is on the run and finds him at the library. Bugs helps Bud to…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain how and why the rate of a reaction changes. Use ideas about the collisions between…

The effect of collisions between particles on reaction rate is described by collision theory. According to collision theory, a reaction can only occur if the reactant particles are able to collide…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the first colonists come to Virginia?

Virginia was the first permanent English colony in the New World. The English established this colony to pursue financial gain. England was experiencing financial difficulties following many years…

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  • THE RAVEN

How does the poem “The Raven” demonstrate the theme of mystery?

First, who is “rapping” at the narrator’s door (21)? Is it Lenore’s ghost? If so, why has she returned? If not, who then? If it were the raven, then he, presumably, would have entered when the…

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  • HISTORY

When the United States joined the war, how did it impact the rest of the war?

The United States entered both World War I and World War II a few years after each war began. Our entrance into each war was a major factor in determining the outcome of both wars. In World War I,…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, what is the significance of Nora?

Nora, a 19th century wife, is the main character of the play, which was also produced and staged during the 19th century. Much to the shock of those who first saw it, A Doll’s House is both a…

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  • HISTORY

What are the reasons for the murder of Julius Caesar?

The root cause of Caesar’s assassination was his seizure of dictatorial powers in Rome and his declaration that he was ‘dictator perpetuo’, sometimes mistranslated as ‘dictator for life’. The…

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  • UNWIND

In Unwind by Neal Shusterman, what could you argue in an argumentative paper?

One way that I think that you could go with an argumentative essay is to talk about the pro-life and pro-choice debate. The entire reason that the people in the book allow unwinding in the first…

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  • “MASTER HAROLD” . . . AND THE BOYS

What is Hally’s father like in “Master Harold”. . .and the boys?

In “Master Harold”. . .and the boys, Hally’s father–quite frankly–is not a good man. It is clear that Hally is glad to not have his father at home because when his mother first calls from the…

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  • SULA

Where is the “Bottom”? How was the neighborhood established and how is the name symbolic?

The “Bottom” is part of the town of Medallion, Ohio, situated in the hills above the town “and spread all the way to the river.” The story of how the Bottom came into being is recounted in the…

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  • THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY

How is the plot of Chapter Two related to the rest of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay?

Have you read the book in full? It is often difficult to see how a certain scene or plotline fits into the overarching plot of a book until you have read a bit further, and The Amazing Adventures…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Why does Nick move to New York?

In chapter 1, Nick introduces himself to the reader by providing a little background. He tells the reader that he participated in World War I: I enjoyed the counter-raid so thoroughly that I came…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

Why does Framton Nuttel visit Mrs Sappleton?

Framton Nuttel is actually calling on both Mr. and Mrs. Sappleton, but Mr. Sappleton happens to be out shooting with two of his wife’s brothers, so Framton will have to wait to meet the men. He…

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  • CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD

Who is Crispin’s father?

Beware– here comes a spoiler for the story! The question of Crispin’s father is one of the driving conflicts in Avi’s Crispin and the Cross of Lead. Crispin has spent his whole life in a small…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

What qualities does Aunt Polly exhibit in her behaviour towards Tom in The Adventures of Tom…

Aunt Polly is loving and patient with her mischievous nephew Tom. Aunt Polly is pretty much in over her head with her nephew Tom Sawyer. Tom is not only mischievous but clever, constantly coming…

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  • HISTORY

What were some events leading to World War II?

There were several events leading to the start of World War II. One event was the aggressive actions of Germany, Japan, and Italy in the 1930s. A second event was the response of the Allies to…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

In your opinion, what does it mean to be equal? Does being equal mean that everyone must be the…

For the most part, when we talk about equality, we really mean equal opportunity. There’s this idea, particularly by those who have never had to fight for equality, that any discussion of making…

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  • ARABY

What is the significance and importance of the quote, “Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself…

This final line of the short story lets us know that the narrator understands that, no matter how important his desires are to him, the world will not change for him or make way for his goals. The…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some of Juliet’s qualities?

Juliet is incredibly brave. She is willing to betroth herself and marry the son of her family’s enemy, risking all their displeasure and anger. She is willing to reject her parents’ command that…

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  • MACBETH

Banquo shows that he will become an antagonist in scene 3 of Macbeth when he….?

When the Weird Sisters tell Banquo that he will father kings, it begins to set him up as Macbeth’s antagonist because they tell Macbeth that Macbeth will be king. It doesn’t take very long, after…

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  • MACBETH

Where do the murderers go to kill Banquo in Macbeth?

Macbeth tells the murderers to kill Banquo at night in a park near the palace. Macbeth comes to worry that Banquo knows that he killed Duncan in order to be king. He also fears Banquo’s son,…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

Was Mr. Morrison fired from the railroad because he was calling in sick too many days in Roll of…

Mr. L. T. Morrison has not been dismissed from his job with the railroad for missing work; he is fired for being in a fight. In Chapter 2 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mr. Logan brings home with…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

Identify each of the characters in Harrison Bergeron and comment on their role in this new…

The main characters in “Harrison Bergeron” are George, Hazel, and Harrison Bergeron. Each reacts differently to the role he or she plays in the United States in 2081. George Bergeron is someone…

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  • MACBETH

What does the following quote from Macbeth, “look like the innocent flower but be the serpent…

This quote is from Act 1, scene 5 and is spoken by Lady Macbeth after her husband’s arrival. He had previously notified her by letter of his encounter with the witches and that they had predicted…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Heck Tate wear to the trial in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Heck Tate, the sheriff, puts more care than normal into his outfit to wear on the day of the trial. Normally, his clothes are very informal and unpolished. His typical outfit consists of “high…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is a quote that proves Tom Buchanan thinks Gatsby’s parties are unacceptable?

After it finally registers on Tom that Gatsby and Daisy know each other, something almost incomprehensible to his way of thinking, he decides, in chapter six, to attend one of Gatsby’s parties with…

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  • BUSINESS

I need some examples of economic decisions made by individual, family and the country.

Economic decisions are those decisions in which people (or families or countries) have to choose what to do in a condition of scarcity. Scarcity occurs because people have unlimited wants but only…

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  • REFERENCE

In the movie, Amadeus, what is Antonio Salieri’s main conflict with himself?

Until he encounters Mozart, Salieri believes that his musical talent is a reward from God that he has earned in exchange for living as an upstanding, pious Christian. When he meets Mozart, however,…

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