In “The Scarlet Ibis,” how does James Hurst use literary elements to portray the theme?

In “The Scarlet Ibis,” how does James Hurst use literary elements to portray the theme?

  • THE SCARLET IBIS

In “The Scarlet Ibis,” how does James Hurst use literary elements to portray the theme?

It is absolutely clear that one of the key literary elements that are used by the author is symbolism, and in particular, the way that the scarlet ibis in the story comes to symbolise Doodle. Note…

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

In Chapter 2, what is Paul’s impression of Himmelstoss (last name means heaven knocker)?Use…

Paul despises Corporal Himmelstoss, who had “the reputation of being the strictest disciplinarian in the camp, and was proud of it”. In Paul’s words, Himmelstoss was a “small undersized fellow”…

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  • HISTORY

How did Renaissance Theater affect modern theater?I would love to hear your answers! I got a…

I’m sorry this answer comes so late, but hope the information helps anyway! The theater during Renaissance times was very dry, stiff, and formal. The actors and actresses often spoke in rhyme and…

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

In Chapter Two of All Quiet on the Western Front, describe the training that Paul and his…

In the second chapter of All Quiet on the Western Front, Paul describes the training that the men received under the hand of Corporal Himmelstoss. Himmelstoss has the reputation of being overly…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What are the similarities between the short stories “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner and…

WOW! This is a very interesting question. At first, I, too, thought, what a wierd comparison. But slowly, as I mused upon this question, it began to dawn on me. So here are some of my thoughts….

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  • THE LEAP

In “The Leap” by Louise Erdrich how did the narrator’s attitude change about her mother’s rescue…

In “The Leap,” when the mother Anna Avalon comes to rescue the narrator when, as a child, she is caught upstairs in their blazing farmhouse, the narrator is at first embarrassed to see that her…

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  • BUSINESS

Identify the externalities associated with the production and consumption of beer cans.

Externalities are costs that arise in an economic transaction that end up being borne by people who were not part of the transaction. If you are talking about the production and consumption of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is accused of rape. What is rape?

In the context of this novel, rape is when a man forces himself on a woman sexually. In other words, Tom Robinson is accused of having sex with Mayelle Ewell against her will. It is clear that…

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  • HISTORY

Advances in radio and movies contributed to the development of modern entertainment and helped…

The 1920’s was a prominent decade in developing the idea of “the celebrity.” It was in the 1920’s where American History began to experience a profound impact made by individuals in the public…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are we alive?why and how did we come on this earth is there any real answer?

I think that if you are looking for some idea of existence from a biological point of view, the above point does a nice job of articulating it. If you are seeking a “spiritual”answer to the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What is the relevance of the salamander in “Fahrenheit 451”?

The salamander appears on Montag’s fireman’s shirt as a symbol of the firemen in general. The firetrucks, in the book, are also sometimes referred to as “salamanders” because of their appearance….

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  • SCIENCE

Can a plate on the lithoshpere move itself or do all of them have to move?

Tectonic plates move in relation to each other and the amount of spreading that is done under the ocean. The spreading is where the magma comes to the surface of the crust under the water and…

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  • TEACHERS

I need an article (magazine, newspaper, etc.) on how multiple objectives on standardized exit…

Much of the literature that supports exit examinations seems to assert many of the same principles. Value seems to be an overriding theme. The standardized approach to the exam helps to create a…

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  • FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

What is the conflict in Flowers for Algernon?

In answering this question, it is important to note that “Flowers for Algernon” started as a short story and was later turned into a novel. naturally, the subsequent novel had more complex…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In Act 3 of The Crucible, what does the response of the judges to John Proctor and Francis Nurse…

When John Proctor and Francis Nurse enter the courtroom with their deposition signed by 91 people of Salem testifying of their wives’ and Martha Corey’s good names, Judge Danforth immediately…

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  • DRACULA

What key points can I look for in a setting to tell how it affects the story and the character’s…

I think that focusing on certain elements of the setting will be able to identify much about how it impacts the characters. One of the first elements to analyze would be how the protagonist…

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  • HISTORY

The South-American Moche government…how does ot work?I am doing a report on the moche…

The Moche civilization was in Peru. They were thriving from 100AD to 800AD. Here’s a link for more information. They constructed monuments and used irrigation systems for crops, and had quite…

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  • HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS

What is each character’s attitude toward Uncle Marcos?

Overall the family regards Uncle Marcos with a great deal of affection, though there is one exception. Most of what we learn about the family’s opinion of Uncle Marcos can be found in the first…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Why does the author introduce the term “comrade” in the first chapter? What two purposes does the…

Orwell wrote Animal Farm during World War II, although he was unable to get it published until after the war. Through his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, Orwell came to despise the communist…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What would be a good thesis statement for an essay on this story?

To pick an interesting thesis statement you really need to think about the central themes of the story. Once you have identified those central ideas or messages of the story you can base an…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Great Expectations, when Mr. Jaggers first comes to Joe’s, why does Pip believe that Miss…

During Mr. Jaggers’ first momentous visit with Pip, Pip and Joe naively assume that Miss Havisham is Pip’s new mysterious benefactress because Mr. Jaggers is Miss Havisham’s lawyer. When Pip…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, what does the court accept as evidence that someone is a witch, and which…

The judges in the play and in history chose to accept “spectral” evidence in cases of witchcraft. While spectral evidence would never hold up in today’s high-tech cases of DNA, reconstructive…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

What does this phrase from Chapter 38 of Maniac Magee mean: “For the McNabs, there was nothing…

The phrase about which you are asking is actually found at the end of Chapter 37. Russell and Piper McNab will only go to school if they are bribed, and thus “there (is) nothing free” about their…

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  • BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

What gifts do Jess and Leslie exchange at Christmas? How is each gift esp. appropriate for the…

The gifts the two friends exchange are indeed particularly appropriate. For Jess, the budding artist, Leslie chooses a deluxe set of charcoals, with which Jess draws countless pictures. For his…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

What was Squeaky’s attitude at the middle of the story?List words that describe they way she…

Squeaky is a multi-facted character; therefore, there are several words that would describe her in the middle of the story: Protective (of Raymond) Realistic (about her circumstances–see the…

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  • ESSAY LAB

What does a speech look like and how does it start out?It is a speech about a donation that was…

There are many ways to start off a speech. The most important element would be to ensure that your speech’s opening has a focus and some type of introduction that is able to connect with the…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What are the taboos of the Hill People? Why are these things forbidden?

It is hard to escape the conclusion that, from the very first lines of this masterful short story, we are plunged into a primeval, primitive world, where man is ruled by ignorance and taboos…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

In “By the Waters of Babylon” what are the skills reserved for the priests of the Hill…

One of the first things that John mentions ties into the contaminated metal that dots the landscape, probably a remnant of the nuclear war that annihilated most of civilization. These pieces of…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In Act four of “The Crucible”, what comments are made on the disruption of life in Salem other…

By this time in the play, hundreds are in jail, which leaves farms and children untended, and questions in the minds of all of the townspeople as to whether or not the accusations of witchcraft…

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  • A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE

Why does the older waiter understand so well the old man’s need for a cafe and what does the cafe…

Hemingway is presenting in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” a picture of existential nihilism and arguing against nihilism while acknowledging the truth of existentialism. The older waiter is the…

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  • HISTORY

Without the help of Africans, would the European explorers have survived in Africa?Pre-Colonial…

There is much to suggest that Europeans had a difficult time adapting to the new world where there was so much different than expected. Certainly, the climate conditions in Africa would have posed…

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  • HISTORY

Why were African-Americans, and “not” Europeans or American Indians forced into slavery?I am…

I think that there are a couple of elements to this question that have to be addressed. The first would be that I think the concept of “African- Americans” came into being through the issue of…

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  • LITERATURE

Comment on the topic..Literature as a commodity..Comment on the topic..Literature as a commodity..

Commodity has two denotations: (1) something of value; (2) a product (rather than a service) that can be traded I think we can all agree that literature has value: artistic, historical, moral,…

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  • MACBETH

In Act Five, Scene 2, which of the lines correspond to Act I, scene III, lines…

In an inversion of the lines from Act One, Angus again speaks of Macbeth; however, this time he does not praise him. Instead, he tells the other Scottish noblemen: Those he commands move only in…

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  • MACBETH

In Act 5.1, Where is the doctor ‘horrified at the truth he has learnt’?

Act 5 is where the doctor appears. He has been called by Lady Macbeth’s gentlewoman because, as the gentlewoman explains to the doctor in scene 1 of that act, Lady Macbeth has been walking and…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is Curley’s wifes personality?In the book Of Mice and Men, what is Curley’s wife’s personality?

Curley’s wife is an interesting character. For one thing, she is never named; rather, she is known throughout the book as “Curley’s wife.” This clearly shows to what degree she is associated with…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Demonstrate how Brutus is foiled against Caesar prior to the assassination and against Antony…

In “Julius Caesar,” Brutus is foiled in his plan to restore honor to the republic against what he has perceived as a power-hungry tyrant by Caesar’s earlier public display of humility in refusing…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

How does the author’s use of imagery in “By the Waters of Babylon” contribute to his tone?

Part of the secret of this story’s greatness is the fact that it is told to us using the first person point of view, which means we are not given the setting of the story straight away, but rather…

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  • MACBETH

What are some literary devices in this portion of Macbeth? Act III, Scene 1, lines 33-49…

Shakespeare uses frequent imagery and irony to foreshadow Macbeth’s killing Banquo. There is much blood imagery in the play; though, we don’t see the murder of Duncan, it has been described…

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  • JOHN DONNE

Who is the best critic for John Donne’s work? With regard to poetry.This question is related to…

This is a very difficult question to answer, and indeed it would be impossible to name one person who is the very “best” critic or analyst of John Donne’s verse. Donne has been the subject of…

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  • THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE

What are the main themes in The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy?

The most important theme in The Mayor of Casterbridge is that of blind Fate. For Hardy, Fate is blind, arbitrary and merciless and always brings misery, pain, sorrow and suffering. There is no…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

What is the father’s name in Farewell To Manzanar?

Papa’s name in the book Farewell to Manzanar was Ko Wakatsuki (Chapter 6). In those days, Japanese men and women who had made their homes in America often took an American first name as well, so…

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  • THE WINDHOVER

How would you compare and contrast the view of nature presented in “Hawk Roosting” by Ted Hughes…

Both of these poems are about raptors, birds of prey. This is the subject matter they have in common. But the points of view are quite different, even opposite. Ted Hughes’ “Hawk Roosting” is…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

What are some personification similarities between the dog and the “old-timer from Sulfur Creek”…

  1. London describes the dog as a “big native husky,” and the old-timer–because of his nickname and his practical advice to the newcomer–seems to be native to the region. Because of this, both…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

Why does Chopin shift the point-of-view in “The Story of an Hour”?

The story begins in third person limited point of view because an uninvolved narrator focuses solely on Mrs. Mallard. While this point-of-view is present throughout the story, Chopin inserts…

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  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

In “The Pit and the Pendulum” how does the narrator determine the size of his prison? What error…

Because he is in total darkness, the narrator must use other means to determine the nature of his prison. It must have been terrifying to not know where he was, or how big the prison was, or…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

What is the meaning of the title The Glass Menagerie?

The title The Glass Menagerie brings to prominence the collection of figurines composed of delicate glass and shaped like animals that the equally delicate Laura owns. This title also helps to draw…

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  • CANDIDE

In the book Candide, who is Candide?

Candide, the main character, is the vehicle through which Voltaire parodies the philosophy of Optimism promulgated in the time by Gottfried Wilhelm von Liebnitz. Candide is a naive character who…

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER AND OTHER POEMS OF THE ROMANTIC ERA

Is there any information and reasources on the Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

Of course there are resources for, and information about The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Check enotes. It all depends on what you want to know. Not knowing the purpose of your question, I will,…

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  • CATHEDRAL

In “Cathedral” what is the narrator’s problem with connecting?

Until the end of the story, the narrator has a hard time connecting with anyone, including his wife. He spends most of the story complaining about his wife, and her supposedly irrational obsession…

 


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