In the play Trifles, how was Mrs. Wright like the canary?

In the play Trifles, how was Mrs. Wright like the canary?

  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How does Scrooge change in A Christmas Carol?

At the very beginning of the story Ebenezer Scrooge is a selfish and greedy man who cares for only his money. He has no friends and he pushes away the only family he has left, his nephew, Fred. He…

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  • HISTORY

How did the revolution in Russia affect Americans?

The Russian Revolution didn’t have a direct effect on most Americans, but it did, especially after it progressed into the Bolshevik Revolution, contribute to a climate of fear after World War I….

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  • THE CAY

What are some flashbacks in Theodore Taylor’s The Cay?

In Theodore Taylor’s The Cay, most flashbacks are used to establish Phillip’s racist upbringing in order to explain Phillip’s initial attitude toward Timothy and to set the groundwork for Phillip’s…

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  • TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING

Who are Peter’s partners for his school project in Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing?…

In Chapter 7 of Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Peter, the narrator, informs the reader that his fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Haver, gave their class a project to do. She had grouped…

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  • THE GIVER

How did Jonas feel after he was assigned to be the new Receiver of Memory?

Jonas is chosen to be the new Receiver of Memory at the very end of chapter 8. The reader learns about his emotional state at the end of that chapter and throughout chapter 9. After Jonas’s job…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

To whom is Montresor telling the story in “The Cask of the Amontillado” and how do you know this?

This is a good question because it is not immediately nor obviously clear who Montresor is talking to. Note the second line of the story. Montresor says, “You who know so well the nature of my soul…

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  • BUSINESS

Is the distinction between product and service still useful if both are converging?

Whether or not this is a useful distinction is a function of who needs to make the distinction. For the purpose of collecting statistics for policy and planning, from the point of view of…

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  • THE GIVER

How does Jonas learn about pain and suffering in The Giver?

Because he has no experience of many feelings, Jonas must be transmitted the sensations of pain and suffering by the Giver, who is the only one of the community who retains memories of things that…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What are some examples of irony in The Crucible that show Miller’s attitude towards the Puritans?

The Puritan religion and beliefs were based on hard work, self-discipline, and religious duty. All Puritans were expected to live by strict, uncompromising rules that kept their intentions good and…

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  • HISTORY

What effect did labor unions have on the working conditions in factories?

Depending on the time period in which you are referencing, labor unions had a mixed impact on working conditions. In the mid-1800s to late 1800s, labor unions weren’t very effective in…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

In Maniac Magee, what does the author mean on page 142 when stating, “And who after all is the…

This sentence appears in Chapter 37, which begins by recounting “a series of heroic feats” that Maniac performs. But why does Maniac perform all these feats? We find out in this paragraph: To…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, Two-Bit Matthews is involved in some significant events. Can you give me three…

One of the first significant events that Two-bit is involved in is saving Ponyboy from the Socs when he was walking home from the movies alone. This helps to establish Two-bit as a guy that is…

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  • SONNET 73

Describe the poetic elements of Sonnet 73. What imagery and symbolism does Shakespeare use, and…

This is perhaps Shakespeare’s best sonnet, technically speaking. What makes it unique is the display of metaphors. Each of the three stanzas contains two metaphors. The first in each case is a…

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  • OTHELLO

What are some quotes that demonstrate Iago’s manipulations in Othello?

Firstly, the fact that Iago declares his intention to harm Othello when he speaks to Roderigo, is a good quote: I follow him to serve my turn upon him Iago clearly and unambiguously says here…

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  • HISTORY

Who enforced English laws in the colonies?

For most of colonial history, English laws in the colonies were enforced by a number of officials. At the highest level was the Board of Trade, based in London. The Board was part of the Privy…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

In The Chrysalids by John Wyndham Parkes and Lucas Beyn Harris, what are the characteristics of…

David is sensitive and intelligent, and he has the ability to read minds. David can’t read just anyone’s mind, but he is part of a special group of individuals who are telepathic. They can…

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  • HISTORY

Explain two theories as to why the ancient cities of the Indus Valley vanished. 1 image

It is somewhat of a mystery what caused the decline of the great cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro on the Indus River. In the past, it was thought that the arrival of the Aryans to the region…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some passages that show how Scout learned to be herself in Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

In the beginning of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout feels self-conflicted because she is torn between wanting to be a tom boy and the fact that she is actually a girl. She at first…

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  • SCIENCE

Compare and contrast the three climate zones: tropical, temperate, and polar?

Our Earth is divided into three zones according to the temperature and precipitation conditions: tropical, polar and temperate. Tropical climatic zone lies (generally) between 30 degree North and…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

How old is Jimmy in “The Gift of the Magi?”

In the short story “The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry, “Jimmy” is 22 years old. I put the word “Jimmy” in quotes because he is never called by this name in the story. His real name…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

In the Grapes of Wrath, is Tom Joad powerful? How does he demonstrate power?

Tom Joad’s power in The Grapes of Wrath is in the strength of his character. It is shown in his ability to adapt, change when necessary, inspire others, and expand the circle of those he cares for…

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  • SCIENCE

What is biochemistry? What is organic chemistry? What are the two most important properties of…

There are so many questions, I will answer few of them. You need to post them as separate questions. 1.) Biochemistry: is the science of chemical processes related to biological forms or living…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

Does Kit like the ride on The Dolphin?

On one April morning in 1687, Kit arrives in Saybrook Harbor aboard the Dolphin. She has sailed all the way from Barbados to Connecticut in order to live with her mother’s sister. When the ship’s…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

What event affected Mr. White’s personality and behavior?

Belief in the paw undoubtedly shaped Mr. White’s behavior. In the beginning of the story, Mr. White takes a chance and makes a wish. At the bidding of his son, who is skeptical about the paw, Mr….

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Why is Chapter 9 of The Scarlet Letter titled “The Leech?”

The actual leech is a worm from the annelid family which has suckers at both ends of its body. As such, this invertebrate attaches itself to the skin of vertebrates, sucking the immediate blood…

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  • LITERATURE

What does “summarize” mean?

When we summarize, we are setting forth all of the important elements in a text. We do this slightly differently for fiction and for non-fiction. This also depends upon whether we are summarizing…

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  • MACBETH

What lines from Macbeth (besides the banquet scene where he sees Banquo’s ghost) suggest he is…

In Act IV, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth once again encounters the witches. This time he actually seeks them out, hoping for some information about his future. Prior to this scene we…

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  • HISTORY

During World War I, what name was given to the countries of Great Britain, France, and the United…

Prior to the start of World War I, there were two alliances. The Triple Alliance included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The Triple Entente included France, Great Britain, and Russia. When…

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  • HISTORY

Why was Thomas Jefferson an important figure in the American Revolution?

Jefferson is sometimes viewed as one of the ideological fathers of the American Revolution, chiefly due to his authorship of “A Summary View of the Rights of British America” in 1774, and of course…

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  • HISTORY

What was a positive contribution of Andrew Carnegie?

Andrew Carnegie was a multimillionaire steel magnate and a remorseless competitor as a businessman, but he was also a philanthropist who believed that the very wealthy should use their wealth for…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

How does Hawthorne use word choice to establish tone in “Young Goodman Brown”?

The tone of this story is serious and grim, even ominous. When the devil admits his acquaintance with the Brown family, he talks about helping young Goodman Brown’s grandfather “[lash] the Quaker…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In the book A Christmas Carol, what does the second ghost represent?

In A Christmas Carol, the second ghost that visits Ebenezer Scrooge represents the present, and is known as the Ghost of Christmas Present. It is his job to show how others are celebrating…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What is the moral of Animal Farm?

There are a few key morals in the book, but the one that stands out the most is Lord Acton’s famous notion that absolute power corrupts absolutely. The fuller quote is even more insightful….

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  • REFERENCE

Is fear a good motivator?

One could argue fear is the best motivator there is! If only considering short-term effects, fear is an excellent motivator. Evolutionary psychology is a theoretical framework which holds that all…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

How does this short story represent dramatic, situational, and verbal irony?

“Lamb to the Slaughter” definitely has all three of those types of irony. The verbal irony might be the least prevalent, so I’ll start there. One of the last things the investigating officers say…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Romeo’s language seem immature? Is his love for Rosaline inauthentic?

It is illuminating to compare the language of Romeo when he describes his love for Rosaline and when he describes his love for Juliet. The language is drastically different and more poetic when…

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  • 1984

In George Orwell’s novel 1984, Julia and Winston are seen as complementary characters. How do…

While Julia and Winston are complementary characters in some circumstances, such as their their rebellion against the Party, they do have their own views. This doesn’t make one or the other right…

  • MATH

Calculate the area of these following shapes 1 image

We are asked to find the area of a T-shaped region. We assume that all of the sides are perpendicular: There are multiple approaches. One way is to cut the figure into two rectangles; the rectangle…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

In “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton, if the princess had married her lover, what…

When a man or woman of royal blood falls in love with and marries a commoner, this is known as a morganatic alliance or marriage. The term “morganatic” refers to the German “morgengabe,” which is…

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  • THE GIVER

Why does the book The Giver have so many unexplained scenes?

Although I am sure you are at least referring to the ending, as that has always been up for debate, it is difficult to know which other “unexplained scenes,” you are referring to. Although Jonas is…

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  • ARTS

How can I find the elements of music in the song/score “Time” from the movie Inception by Hans…

Sounds like a fun assignment! It’s a powerful piece of music. Here are some questions you might consider asking yourself about the piece in each of the categories you mentioned that will help you…

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  • HISTORY

What were two economic problems created by the Articles of Confederation?

Two significant economic problems caused by the Articles of Confederation were as follows. First, the national government set up by the Articles lacked the authority to levy taxes. Essentially, it…

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  • SCIENCE

How does covalent bonding differ from ionic bonding?

In a covalent bond electrons are shared between two atoms. In an ionic bond electrons are transferred from one atom to another, forming a postive and a negative ion. The ions are held together by…

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  • HISTORY

The Twelve Tables was the law of what land?

The Twelve Tables refers to the laws that existed in Ancient Rome. They were posted in the Roman Forum for all citizens to see. It is the earliest attempt to codify law in Ancient Rome. The Twelve…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, what is a “release room?”

The “release room” is where people are released, which in this community means death by lethal injection. Very few people actually see the release, hence there is a special room for it to be…

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  • HISTORY

What were the short-term ramifications of Marbury v. Madison?

Of course, the long-term ramifications of Marbury v. Madison were enormous. By establishing the principle of judicial review in ruling key portions of the Judiciary Act unconstitutional, the Court…

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  • IMAGES OF WOMEN IN LITERATURE

In the play Trifles, how was Mrs. Wright like the canary?

In the play Trifles, Mrs. Wright was similar to the canary. First off, she loved singing when she was younger. She sang with the choir and really enjoyed it. When she got married, her husband hated…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

Is the statement, “As the play progresses Nora learns a lot about herself,” true?

The statement is very true. Nora’s character is round and dynamic. This means that the perceptions, attitudes, behavior or beliefs of the character will change throughout the story, novel, or play….

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  • MATH

The derivative of y=2×3+2xy=2×3+2x

We will use the following rules and formulas: Chain rule (f(g(x)))’=f'(g(x))⋅g'(x)(f(g(x)))′=f′(g(x))⋅g′(x) Derivation of exponential function (ax)’=axlna(ax)′=axlna Derivation of sum (f(x)+g(x))’=f'(x)+g'(x)(f(x)+g(x))′=f′(x)+g′(x)…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What was the purpose of the Halloween pageant? What practical joke persuaded the grown-ups to…

The previous Halloween, evidently some pranksters hit Tutti and Frutti Barber’s house and vandalized some furniture belonging to them. In order to keep these “criminals” in check and off the…

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