In what ways was Zaroff’s success in hunting animals "a mathematical certainty"?

In what ways was Zaroff’s success in hunting animals "a mathematical certainty"?

  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In what ways was Zaroff’s success in hunting animals “a mathematical certainty”?

In hunting humans, Zaroff had set up the rules of his “game” in ways that ensured that he could not ever lose, or so he thought. He chose prey that, thought very well conditioned physically, he…

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  • SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS

Compare and contrast the themes of Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 73 by Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and 73 are thematically opposite of each other. Sonnet 18 praises the beloved as more wonderful than a summer’s day. Sonnet 73 praises love that grows more strong under the…

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  • HE-Y, COME ON OU-T

What is the main symbol in “He-y come on ou-t” story?

The hole symbolizes a so-called easy solution for a big problem. The hole initially brings prosperity and wealth to those who use it to dispose of unwanted materials and use it to make money by…

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  • ODE ON A GRECIAN URN

Please explain the following quote from “Ode on a Grecian Urn”: “Beauty is Truth, truth beauty -…

Critics through the ages have been troubled by these last two lines of this wonderful Ode, as they seem on the surface at least to have very little to do with the rest of the poem and the depiction…

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  • SPEAK

What goes on in Chapter 2 of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson?

Chapter 2 in Speak is officially called “Second Marking Period.” As there are only four “chapters” in Speak, it is quite a long one. The Ecology Club is successful in nixing the school’s new…

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  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

What happens to Mammy, Babi and Laila?chapter 27 part 3

In the city of Kabul, Afghanistan there were constant explosions, little food, and little freedom. In 1974 Russia invaded Afghanistan and, the Russian and Taliban armies were in a fierce struggle…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

What is the conclusion of the play, A Doll’s House?

Ibsen’s play ends with Nora deciding to break up her marriage, leave her husband and children, and go off on her own. She hopes to develop an identity of her own. This decision is the surprising…

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  • SOLDIER’S HOME

In “Soldier’s Home,” what is Kreb’s reaction to reading a history of the battles in which he fought?

Kreb’s reading is one of the few elements in the story which causes him to have any type of reaction. When he returns home from the war, his family and community do not understand him. They fail…

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  • BARN BURNING

Identify and discuss Sarty‚Äôs dilemma in “Barn Burning”.

Sarty’s dilemma is similar to that of the old South’s; he is caught between defining his own identity and his fierce loyalties to clan. When we first meet the 10 year-old Sarty we see him lying to…

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  • MODERNISM

What’s the relationship of Modernism with realism,social protest,naturalism,american humorist and…

This is far too broad of a question. There seems to be something to the tune of at least five different questions in one. It’s near impossible to answer in its original state. I think that we…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

How does Athena help Telemachus prepare for Nestor?

Athena has always been a partisan of the Greeks in the Trojan War (described mostly in the Iliad), and especially Odysseus. Therefore she is interested in Odysseus’ son Telemachus, and she does…

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  • STEPHEN CRANE

Information about Stephen Cranehey, i have been looking for hours about information about stephen…

eNotes offers a free guide on Stephen Crane. Just click HERE.

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Describe Paul Baumer’s characterization of the other characters and what it tells us about Paul.

Much like Tim O’Brien’s character in The Things They Carried, Paul Baumer is a sensitive, compassionate narrator whose comrades’ deaths heighten his awareness that war is absurd. Initially, Paul…

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

What is the intent of the novel, All Quiet On The Western Front?What is the intent of the novel,…

Erich Maria Remarque, the author of All Quiet on the Western Front, claimed that his purpose of writing the book was only to chronicle the generation of World War One: This book is to be neither…

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  • THE YEARLING

In Chapter One of “The Yearling,” why did Jody go on his venture in the first place? And why had…

Jody Baxter is the young son of Penny Baxter, pioneering Floridians in the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings novel, “The Yearling.” It is a warm, sunny day, and there are chores to be done, but Jody decides…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Describe James Gatz. How does he compare to Jay Gatsby?

James Gatz is Jay Gatsby’s real name. He was born to poor farmers from the Midwest. At 17, he left for the Great War and traveled troughout Europe. Upon returning, he changed his name and…

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  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Are the setting and characters in A Streetcar Named Desire realistic?

In the opening scenes of A Streetcar Named Desire, the setting and characters are portrayed as realistic. At the beginning of the play, Blanche arrives to visit her sister Stella and her husband…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Why should the drinking age in The United State not be lowered to 18 years old?why should the…

In my humble opinion, since we do not have a culture which incorporates beer, wine, or other alcoholic drinks into our every day lives (like Germany, France, etc. where the people grow up drinking…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Who exactly is “The Woman” in The Death Of A Salesman?

Simply put, “the woman” is the person with whom Willy has an affair. She is set up as a contrast to Linda, particularly in the way that Willy treats them both. Throughout the play, her flashbacks…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” how does Bradbury convey specific moods in scenes, and why?The scene: “It was…

The mood in this scene is intense, aggressive, passionate and extreme. To set that mood, Bradbury uses strong, vibrant words that have a definite intense and aggressive connotation. He puts in…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Egypt needed a code of law like Mesopotamia?This question is from the period of Neolithic…

Mesopotamia’s legal code, The Code of Hammurabi (which dates to 1750 B.C.E.), was one of the first sets of codified laws in the world. By making public the rules for a society, people know what is…

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  • PAPA’S PARROT

What is the main idea in “Papa’s Parrot”?

Cynthia Rylant’s story “Papa’s Parrot” is one of a collection of short stories in her book Every Living Thing. All of the stories in the collection depict how animals influence human relationships….

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

If you had been travling with Charles, Hal, and Mercedes, would you have listened to Jonh…

In Jack London’s “Call of The Wild,” the reader is introduced to many characters that come and go in Buck’s life. None of these characters is filled with more hubris or arrogance than Charles,…

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  • EDMUND SPENSER

What are good college level questions to ask for Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spencer to a class?

Since the literary application of the theme of individual immortalized love is that poetry is an immortalizing art and therefore of high and inestimable value, a logical question would be whether…

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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

What literary devices, with examples, are in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Literary devices are of two categories: literary elements and literary techniques. Literary elements are common to all fiction in one form or another. Literary techniques are options each…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How did Scout get in trouble with her teacher?

Scout enters first grade already knowing how to read. Atticus has been reading to her for years. The new teacher, Miss Caroline, who is an outsider in the community, is supposed to teach all the…

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  • GRAMMAR

What is the correct word in this sentence and please explain: Wasn’t it (he,him)?

To answer this question appropriately, you must identify the subject of the sentence. Since this sentence is in the form of a question, change it into a statement: ‘It was not him.’ In this…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

Whether part of a dream or a true experience, what effect do the events of the story in “Young…

Maybe it makes no difference whether the events described in “Young Goodman Brown” really happened or were only dreamt. Assuming they were mostly part of an elaborate dream, that does not mean that…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

In “Lamb to the Slaughter” is Mary Maloney observant and calculating till the end?

Mary shows her observant nature throughout the entire storyline. We see it first in how she notices that her husband is behaving strangely; he chugs his entire cup of whiskey. She is so observant…

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  • HAMLET

What are the differences between the first two soliloquies and the third one (To be or not to…

In fact there are three soliloquies before ‘To be or not to be.’ All are concerned with performing the deed of revenge; absolute determination. In Act 1 scene ii a depressed Hamlet is coping with…

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  • BIOLOGY

Why do cells need a selectively permeable barrier?

A cell needs a selectively permeable membrane in order to maintain a balance of water in the cell and the ability to bring in glucose and other items it needs for both DNA and RNA processing along…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

What does Buddy’s friend discover after flying her kite on their last Christmas together?

In the Novella, “A Christmas Memory,” by Truman Capote, Buddy and his friend have shared a Christmas morning with their distant family members. They have eaten breakfast and Buddy’s friend looks…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

I need to know about any symbols in “Everyday Use”. I also need a theme. Thanks a million to…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

In Farewell to Manzanar, what was the monthly pay for an internee?

The top monthly wage for an internee at Manzanar was nineteen dollars a month. Pay for unskilled labor started at eight dollars a month. Soon after the internees arrived at Manzanar, a call went…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What does the following sentence from Great Expectations mean and how might a seven-year-old…

The thoughts expressed in the quote are Pip’s regarding his brother-in-law Joe. Because Mrs. Joe is cruel to both Joe and Pip, they suffer together and share a special brotherhood because of their…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Explain how Romeo feels for Rasoline?In the play Romeo and Juliet, explain how Romeo feels for…

Rosaline is an interesting character. For one thing, she never actually appears on stage. She is, however, useful to Shakespearse. First, she illustrates Romeo’s youthful passion. He is completely…

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  • THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE

What is the symbolism in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle?

The novel The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi has several symbols; the following are just a few: The hurricane that is brewing during the voyage to America is symbolic of what is…

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  • JANE EYRE

What is the viability of reading Jane Eyre as a biographical text?Criticisms on Jane Eyre as…

You have asked an interesting question, but it isn’t exactly clear. Whilst there are certainly many references to the life of Charlotte Bronte in the novel, it is clear that, whilst Bronte echoes…

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  • HISTORY

What impact did the book “The Shame Of Cities” have on America?I don’t have a clear understanding…

I would say that one of the largest impacts of the book was to bring attention to the idea that business growth cannot be divorced from social responsibility. Cities had become an industrial…

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  • MATH

Vector ~B has x, y, and z components of 3.3,2.7, and 7.7 units, respectively. Calculate the…

In the context of your question, the vector B points from the origin to the point (3.3,2.7,7.7). We would represent B as [3.3,2.7,7.7]. To determine the length of a vector, take it’s norm:…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

In what year does Doodle die in the story “The Scarlet Ibis”?

Doodle dies in 1918 during the time usually referred to as Indian Summer. The author, James Hurst, calls it the “clove of seasons.” At the beginning of the story, Hurst refers to the same time…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In “The Most Dangerous Game,” what quotes support the theory that Rainsford leaves with a…

Rainsford does seem to show a more sympathetic view of the hunted following his discussions with General Zaroff and his ordeal as the human prey of the Cossack. Rainsford and Zaroff seem like…

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  • MACBETH

What did the people think the witches’ powers were?

In Elizabethan times, people were very superstitious. They believed in the power of witches and feared them. People believed that they could affect the weather, put curses on people, and have all…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Is there a law that says that students have to be bused within a certain distance from their…

The answer to this question will depend on what state and school district you reside in. Often, state law does not address this issue, but the local school district has a policy or regulations…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What is the climax of “By the Waters of Babylon”?

You have asked a very good question, and obviously many will differ in their thinking on this story. For me, however, the climax of this story is John’s discovery of the “dead god” in the last few…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

What is a “victim-friend”?Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”

This term is taken from Chapter 12 of “Brave New World” in which John the Savage is described, As a victim, the savage possessed for Bernard, this enormous superiority over the others: that he was…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

In Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, how does Lemuel Gulliver plan to escape the Lilliputians’…

Lemuel Gulliver must surely have been astonished to awaken after a shipwreck to find himself tied down with a series of slender ropes. Even his hair was tied down so that he could not even turn his…

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  • ARTS

In music, what do melody, rhythm, texture, pitch, timbre and dynamics mean?

Melody, rhythm, pitch, timbre and dynamics are all important aspects of music. Think of them as the different “pieces of the puzzle” that come together to create music. MELODY is a sequence of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Scout express growing up in To Kill a Mockingbird?

For starters, the novel is being told by a much older, mature Scout who now understands all of the events and their significance. This point of view allows the reader to see the expanding…

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  • MACBETH

In Act V, scenes 3 & 4, why does Macbeth think he cannot lose the approaching battle?

Macbeth is given a false sense of confidence through the predictions of the apparitions in Act IV. He has interpreted the apparitions’ prophecies as meaning that he cannot be killed by any man, and…

 


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