In "Twelfth Night", what does Malvolio fancy himself as?

In "Twelfth Night", what does Malvolio fancy himself as?

  • THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK

What is the significance of the “three peat” of the line “So how should I presume?” in “The Love…

This question highlights many of the issues and insecurities that Prufrock talks about within the poem. “So how should I presume” is Prufrock asking, “Who am I to ask such an important question,…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

In “Twelfth Night”, what does Malvolio fancy himself as?

“You are sick of self-love”, Olivia tells Malvolio, “and taste with a distempered appetite”. And he is: he genuinely thinks he is fantastic. So before I tell you the things that Malvolio fancies…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Scout admire Miss Maudie?

Scout loves Miss Maudie for many reasons: for her kindness, her honesty, and her patient understanding of Scout, Jem, and Dill, as well. Scout feels the respect with which Miss Maudie treats them,…

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  • THE WESTING GAME

Why did Angela point the gold box containing the bomb towards herself in The Westing Game?

This episode was during Angela’s wedding shower, when she was receiving unwanted gifts from a lot of her mother’s friends: “Get away!” Angela cried, jerking the gift up and away from her sister as…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

For how many days did the old man go without fish?

Ernest Hemingway’s novel, “Old Man And The Sea,” is about an old fisherman named, Santiago. He has been a man who has fished alone for many years. As we learn on page one of chapter one, Santiago…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Resentmentwho resents who in The Crucible, and why?

Lots of people! The parishioners resent Reverend Parris for his haughty ways and how nothing is good enough for him. He wants gold candlesticks when the pewter ones work fine. He wants firewood…

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  • MATH

6x to the fourth -13x to the sceond -4 divided by 2x to the second-5 What is the answer?

You need to perform the following division, hence, you may use reminder theorem, such that: (16x^4 – 13x^2 – 4) = (2x^2 – 5)*q(x) + r(x) Since the order of polynomial  is 2, hence, the…

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  • BEOWULF

In “Beowulf”, how does Grendel’s head “travel” to Herot and why?

Grendel’s head is brought back to Herot by Beowulf after he kills Grendel’s mother. Though Grendel was not fully dead when Beowulf left him in his lair, he has died in the meantime. The head is a…

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  • THE WESTING GAME

In the story The Westing Game, who killed Sam Westing?

The answer is: no one! Sam Westing died of old age, although he lived the last years of his life under a pseudonym (and in disguise, for part of the time, as Sandy McSouthers the doorman.) Turtle…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In the book The Bronze Bow, does Rosh win?

Rosh continues his power over others and his thievery through fostering the notion that he is working towards the cause of Israeli freedom from the Romans. Daniel, like others, believes that Rosh…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace, what are Gene and Finny studying on the night of the “trial,” and how does…

The night that Brinker and three others come to Gene and Finny’s room to “take them out” in prelude to the trial in the First Academy Building, Gene is helping Finny with his Latin. Gene works to…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In “Of Mice and Men”, why is Candy confident about Curley’s wife’s threats to have them canned?

You are using a confusing term here: “confident”. Do you mean “why does Candy take Curely’s wife threats to have them canned seriously? If so he has a lot of reasons to. For one, she is the wife of…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In “A Separate Peace” in the imagery in Leper’s description of the accident, what does his…

Leper describe the facts, but they way that he describes them adds a visual element; you are able to visualize exactly what happened. He describes Gene’s motion that knocks Finny out of the tree…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

How is a telegram different from a regular letter?

There are two basic differences. One is electronic and has to be sent and received by a person trained in Morse Code; a letter is a physical document you create and send through the postal…

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  • MISSING MAY

In Missing May, Ms. Rylant calls the spiritualist “Small Medium at Large”. What do you think…

The name “Small Medium at Large” is a catchy title describing the Reverend Miriam B. Young. Reverend Young is the pastor of “The Spiritualist Church of Glen Meadows”, a church which emphasizes…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, what lessons did Amir learn about life and humanity by the end of the book?

Amir learns through experience that life is, as playwright Thornton Wilder once wrote, “a terrible, wonderful thing.” For instance, Amir suffers as he watches his father die of cancer, but his life…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How is Boo Radley considered a “mockingbird”?

This question has been asked and answered already. Please see the link below.

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What is Pip and Miss Havisham’s relationship like in Great Expectations?

Pip and Miss Havisham have a complicated relationship. She relies on him because she needs someone for Estella to practice on. Although she hates all men, and presumably boys, she does seem to…

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  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

When looking at the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, explain why the poem begins with the…

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight begins with a short recap of the Trojan War because the author desires to put the grand reign of King Arthur in historical context. Within thirty short lines, the…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” why is everyone so eager to believe the king and the duke…

There are several reasons. First of all, they are grieving the passing of their friend, father, and neighbor. In this state of grief and confusion, two guys show up to relieve their suffering….

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Compare Maggie and Dee based on their motivations, personalities, and feelings about heritage.

Dee is motivated by her desire to climb higher on the social ladder. She sees the old items at home that used to be embarrassing to her now as items to “display” in her urbane and up-to-date…

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  • TWILIGHT

What is the name of Vera’s son (Vera was Rosalie’s former best-friend from when she was a…

His name is Henry. You can find it on page 158, when you get your book back, if you have the hardcover copy. Rosalie is with Vera, her baby and her husband, and she observes her cradling the baby,…

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  • THE STONE BOY

Why does Arnold act like a stone boy after Eugie’s death?

After the death of Eugie, Arnold acts like a stone for several reasons. The first of these is that he does not want to draw attention to himself in any way. Perhaps he feels that by melting into…

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  • ARTS

What kind of qualification is required to become an art curator? Also if there are some art…

In order to be an art curator, you probably need to go to school for art. You should probably major in art history and know a good amount of languages as well, since art is from all around the…

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, what effect is created by the poet’s use of the present tense?

The theme of Coleridge’s poem deals with how we should treat nature with respect. We are all made by the hands of God and all should be respected. In order for the mariner to go from port to port…

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  • OLIVER TWIST

In chapter 1 of Oliver Twist, what does “memoir” mean?

A memoir is a type of autobiography. Specifically, memoirs are usually reminiscences about a person’s life and the events they experienced, and they often focus on public aspects of their life…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

I don’t understand why the story is called “Shooting an Elelphant”?

“Shooting an Elephant” is an essay that Orwell wrote after spending time in Burma as an officer for the British government. This essay gives details of his experience there. One instance in…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, what game are the men on the ranch playing while George and Slim…

The other guys were playing horseshoes, which they played most days after work until it got dark. Crooks, the black stable buck, was particularly good at horseshoes.

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, how are Banquo’s remarks about “new honors” being like “strange garments” related to…

What this means is that MacBeth and Banquo will be imbued with new offices and new ranks. The strange garments are these new offices which they do not fit yet, they do not “cleave to their mould”,…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible”, what accusation does Hawthorne make of Martha Corey?

Judge Hathorne does not make any accusations of Martha Corey although she is accused of being a witch by a member of Salem village. In Act 1, Giles Corey tells Hale that his wife reads strange…

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  • 1984

What does the singing prole woman symbolize and represent for Winston and Julia?

The prole woman singing behind Charrington’s apartment is symbolic to Julia and Winston because she represents a “sort of melancholy” happiness. It would seem she was perfectly content with her lot…

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  • THE POETRY OF WORDSWORTH

What does the “child is the father of the man” mean in “My Heart Leaps Up”?

MY heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old Or let me die! The child is…

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  • MACBETH

What exactly did Macdonwald do in “Macbeth” for him to be hung?I’m writing an essay on who is…

Good question, but I believe you are somewhat mistaken. Macdonwald was not hung, but rather: And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald–Worthy to be a rebel, for to thatThe multiplying…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In the story why is there a reward for Jim?

I am working under the presumption that the Jim you are referring to is the one in Huckleberry Finn. If this is the case, then here’s your answer: Jim is considered a runaway slave. At this point…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, why did Jim get rewarded and what was he rewarded for?

When Tom and Huck finally manage to free Jim, they run off into the woods. There was a group of about 30 men following them because Tom has lead everyone to believe that some vicious renegades were…

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  • BEOWULF

What is the fascination with evil? In Beowulf, why is Grendel (a man or a woman?) more…

Grendel is neither a woman nor a man; he is a monster, a demon, and a fiend, a creature separate and apart from humanity: He was spawned in that slime [of the moors and marshes], Conceived by a…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In “The Odyssey”, what survival qualities does Odysseus exhibit in his conflict with Polyphemus?

Well, for one thing, Odysseus shows wit. He listens and learns about the responses Polyphemus gives his brothers, “No man bothers me” or “This man bothers me.” Odysseus then tells Polyphemus that…

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  • REFERENCE

How do you say it is ok to sightsee in a national park in japanese in hiragana?Umm… i can’t…

こくりつこうえんでけんぶつ してもいいですか? The basic structure for politely asking permission to do something is to take the –te form of the verb and then add mo ii…

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  • BUSINESS

Why do you think the consistency of a product mix is important for an organisation?i need the…

Product mix defines the variety of products that a company produces. Product mix consistency benefits the company when they stay in the same product category, for example, when Coca Cola made…

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  • A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

Is silence considered a theme in the play and if so how is it portrayed in the play?

One of the important themes of A Man for All Seasons is individualism; Thomas More stays faithful to his personal religious doctrine regardless of what Henry VIII forces upon him. This theme of…

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  • BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

Where can I get chapter summaries?

http://www.enotes.com/bury-heart/summary-analysis All the chapters are summarized and analyzed here at enotes for you. Follow the link above for this valuable resource. Good Luck!

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  • OTHELLO

What reasons does Iago give for his hatred of Othello?

Coleridge famously wrote that to come up with reasons as to why Iago does what he does was ‘the motive hunting of a motiveless malignity’. I actually think there are rather too many reasons given:…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the Entner-Doudoroff pathway?

The Entner-Doudoroff pathway was discovered by Nathan Entner and Michael Doudoroff. This pathway describes an alternate series of reactions that catabolize glucose to a pyruvate and a…

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  • REFERENCE

What can we do to produce less rubbish?

There are lots of ways to produce less waste. One practical solution is the use of reusable grocery bags rather than relying upon supermarkets and stores to provide you with plastic or paper sacks…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How does Whit refer to Curley’s wife? What does this do for our (the audience’s) perception of…

Whit says to George that it “seems like [Curley’s wife] can’t keep away from guys.” Curley’s wife is regarded as trouble by all of the men, not just Whit. She is referred to as a “tramp”, a “bitch”…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

In “The Story of an Hour” paragraphs 5 to 9, do these pargraphs add to the stories effectiveness?…

These paragraphs add a lot of depth and layers to the story itself. In these paragraphs, Chopin uses the setting as symbol to represent Louise’s coming exaltation of freedom. She has just heard…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

Comment on Jonson’s “The Alchemist” as a comedy.

“The Alchemist” by Ben Jonson is, I think, one of the most perfect comedies ever written. Kenneth Tynan, the veteran theatre critic, described is as “good episodic play …bead after bead, the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what does “Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town”…

In describing Maycomb in this manner, Harper Lee captures the novel’s historical era as well as its setting in the deep South. Maycomb, like the rest of the country, is mired in the Great…

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  • THE JOY LUCK CLUB

How can you describe Jing-mei’s characteristics in The Joy Luck Club?

For much of the story, Jing-mei (June) sees herself as second best. For example, she compares herself to Waverly who since childhood has excelled in her endeavors. Waverly was a champion chess…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

How is Dimmesdale the most tragic character in the book and one of Hawthorne’s best psychological…

Dimmesdale is tragic in that he continually suffers for his sin. Not only does he suffer inwardly with guilt, but through his hypocrisy he grows more prominent in the town, adding to his own…

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