In Zindel’s The Pigman, why doesn’t Lorraine like the Baron Park Zoo?

In Zindel’s The Pigman, why doesn’t Lorraine like the Baron Park Zoo?

  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What does Romeo mean by “He jests at scars that never felt a wound”?

In Act II, Scene 1, Mercutio is joking with Benvolio about Romeo’s love-sickness for Rosaline, saying, I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes.By her high forehead and her scarlet lip,By her fine…

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  • REFERENCE

What examples of mythological thinking are current today?

Mythological thinking has to do with the stories we tell about ourselves or tell to ourselves and others about how the world works. It is characterized by an emphasis on symbolism, narrative, and…

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  • HISTORY

What was the League of Nations and why did it fail?

The League of Nations was a multinational organization that was created after WWI in an attempt to maintain peace in the world. It was very much like the current United Nations. The League of…

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  • SCIENCE

A 1000-kg car traveling at 25 m/s runs into the rear of a stopped car that has a mass of 1500 kg…

In a collision between vehicles, such as in this case, the moving vehicle will lose out on some momentum (product of mass and velocity of the object), while the stationary vehicle will gain some…

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  • MACBETH

What are some repeated images or phrases in Macbeth and how do they affect Macbeth?

There are many, many different motifs throughout the play that represent important thematic elements within the story. The most prominent references are to sleep, masculinity, blood and hands…

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  • MATH

Prove that the following is not an identity: 

Identity is a statement that is true for any value of x. So, to prove that the given statement is not an identity, we can show that it is not true for at least one value of x. In fact, the given…

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  • THE STRANGER

How does Meursault’s lawyer twist his testimony?

Meursault’s lawyer, upon meeting him, is a bit horrified at Meursault’s apparent lack of emotion, insight and instinct for self-preservation. Meursault seems not to be aware, nor to care, that his…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

When Nick states that Daisy “asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society…

The line with which this question is referring to is found in chapter 1 on page 17. Preceding this line, Nick and Daisy talk on the porch following dinner. It is during this talk that Daisy shares…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is potassium iodine electrically neutral?

The correct name for the chemical compound containing potassium and iodine is potassium iodide. The endings of the names of non-metals is changed to -ide in compound. Potassium iodide is an ionic…

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  • MATH

Calculate the approximate number of years it will take for real GDP per person to double if an…

Hello! GDP per person is total GDP divided by a population size. Let’s denote the initial GDP as  and the initial population size as  Then the initial GDP per person is  After a…

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  • HISTORY

To what extent can Woody Guthrie be considered an accurate historical source?

Woody Guthrie was a folk singer and is perhaps most famous for his song, “This Land is Your Land.” Born in Oklahoma in 1912, he traveled throughout his lifetime, “collecting” and popularizing folk…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

How does the mood in “The Possibility of Evil” change from the beginning to end?

Shirley Jackson’s “The Possibility of Evil” is similar to her story “The Lottery.” In both the mood begins on a tranquil, commonplace, everyday note and gradually becomes more ominous until it is…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

Who does Maniac begin running with every morning?

Mars Bar became Maniac Magee’s running partner. One evening, “Maniac thought he heard footsteps other than his own” while he was out running. He looked all around, but he did not see anyone else….

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  • SCIENCE

Two rats are mated. Both are heterozygous brown fur, heterozygous straight tail heterozygous long…

All the crosses within your question involve two heterozygous phenotypes. A heterozygous genotype consists of one dominant and one recessive allele. Assuming that all of the crosses mentioned…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, how can Mrs. Dubose be compared to a camellia flower in a…

The camellia flower inside the cardboard box symbolizes Mrs. Dubose’s courage and integrity. Throughout the novel, Mrs. Dubose is characterized as the unapologetic racist who insults the Finch…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Why does Charles Dickens use ghosts in A Christmas Carol?

We know that Ebenezer Scrooge is a man with no friends and also a man who listens to no one but himself. Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How is Calpurnia a good influence on Scout? Cite a line of evidence illustrating Calpurnia’s…

Calpurnia is a positive influence on Scout throughout the novel. She is a caring individual who is quick to discipline the children when they get out of hand. Calpurnia teaches Scout several…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the United States fail to support the League of Nations?

The United States failed to support the League of Nations. There are a few reasons for this. The League of Nations was part of the Versailles Treaty ending World War I. It was supposed to be an…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

How is Viola smart in Twelfth Night?

Viola is a smart and resourceful character. As a young woman shipwrecked alone, she successfully disguises herself as a man, and quickly enters the service of Duke Orsino. This shows her ability to…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

What is an example of onomatopoeia used in the story ”The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”?

James Thurber uses many made-up words in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” but only two or three seem to qualify as examples of onomatopoeia, which is the creation of words that imitate natural…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how and when does Jem Finch show that he is understanding?

Jem is a sensitive and understanding young man. Although he is only twelve years old when the novel ends, he is intelligent and precocious. Jem and Scout do not always get along, but he is always…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

What are some lessons that The Witch of Blackbird Pond might teach?

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a historical fiction novel told through the lens of prejudiced Colonial Puritan settlements in New England during the late 1600s. External conflict in the novel…

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  • HISTORY

What happened to Native Americans in the Gilded Age?

The Gilded Age is the historical term for the period between 1870 and 1900 and it was a time of great change in America, especially for the native population. By the mid-nineteenth century, many…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I need a few quotations for my essay on the book ‘How to Kill a Mockingbird’. My essay is about…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, since fathers often typically express love by giving their children gifts, it can be argued that Boo Radley acts as a second father to the children by leaving…

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  • THE CAY

What is the exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of The…

Most of these terms (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution) are the general sections of any story. They help you organize a story in your mind and visualize it as a…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

Discuss the relationship between Neil and June in The Secret Life of Bees. What do you think…

The relationship between Neil and June is an uneasy one, in spite of the fact that they clearly love one another. This is largely because of June, who is a very well-defended and mistrusting…

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  • THE LOTTERY

In what ways are the characters in “The Lottery” differentiated from one another?

The characters in “The Lottery” are not developed in any great depth. They all seem like rural American “types.” Shirley Jackson uses the age-old method of differentiating them mainly by age and…

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  • SCIENCE

How is the digestive system connected to the circulatory system? 1 image

The digestive system is a body system that takes solid foods an organism eats and processes it to remove essential nutrients used to energize the organism’s body. The circulatory system is a body…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

What message does D. H. Lawrence provide about wasted lives in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”?

There is a clear critique of materialism in this story. Hester insists that the family has no money because they have no luck. She had opportunities early in life and she married for love. But with…

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

In My Side of the Mountain, who was the only person who believed Sam could live alone?

I believe that the answer you are looking for is Miss Turner. In My Side of the Mountain, she is the only person at the beginning of the story who really takes Sam seriously. When Sam runs away…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Why does the search for Montag end in Part Three?

In Part Three of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the protagonist, Montag, finds himself on the run after it is discovered that he possesses books. To compound matters further, Montag resists his…

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  • HATCHET

What are some important vocabulary words to know when reading Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet?

Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet is considered 5th- to 8th-grade reading level. As a student reads, the student may find some new, advanced words to learn to improve vocabulary and reading-comprehension…

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  • HISTORY

I need a quote to support my idea that the reason for the colonists declaring independence was…

To support your quote about unfair laws leading to the colonists wanting independence, it would be a good idea to look at the Declaration of Rights and Grievances. This document was drafted by John…

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  • RELIGION

Should religious people fight for equality?

It depends on the religion in question, and on what we mean by “equality.” In other words, it depends on the specifics of the situation. Some communities are persecuted due to religion. For…

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  • HISTORY

What were the goals of the British at the beginning of the war?And which one would John Paul…

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the British had set some goals. One goal was to blockade the colonial coastline. The British wanted to use their navy, which was a big strength for them…

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  • LITERATURE

How do authors’ words develop sensory images?

Sensory images are descriptions in a text that the reader relates to one of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch. The main part of speech used to develop sensory images are…

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  • OTHELLO

Often in plays, the setting is not just “where the story happens,” but includes the geographical,…

At the beginning of Othello, it is clear that the setting in Venice, Italy is one that is framed by the citizens’ ideas about race and identity. Othello is posed as an outsider among a city full…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

How does the time period affect the literature in “The Minister’s Black Veil” and how does the…

During the time in which Hawthorne wrote “The Minister’s Black Veil” (the late 1830s), most people looked back on the Puritans with a mixture of horror and shame. The Salem Witch Trials had…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

From details in the story, what can we infer about Buddy’s friend?

In Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas Memory” one can infer that Buddy’s cousin is childlike despite being a woman in her sixties. Capote writes of a lengthy childhood illness but…

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  • SCIENCE

How can space be a limiting factor for a population?

All organisms need resources for survival, growth and reproduction; in other words, basic functioning of life. These resources include, food, water, protection from predators, light (or darkness,…

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  • HISTORY

According to Malcolm X, why was Marcus Garvey controversial?

Malcolm X believes that Marcus Garvey was controversial because he posed a significant threat to the white power establishment. In chapter 1 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm narrates why…

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  • HITLER YOUTH: GROWING UP IN HITLER’S SHADOW

How did the Hitler Youth become like a family? What would be a quote to go with that?

One way that the Hitler Youth resembled a “family” was that it shunned any outside belief system in favor of its own. There was a clear “insider/ outsider” status when it came to the Hitler Youth….

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Why is Okonkwo so fearless in the face of death?

In Chinua Achebe’s debut novel Things Fall Apart, the protagonist Okonkwo is presented as a strong warrior who is occupied with living up to his own lofty masculine standards of success and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, how does Harper Lee show that Atticus is wise?

Atticus Finch is one of the best-known father figures in the literary world. He is known for his patience, humility, and wisdom. Harper Lee shows Atticus’ wisdom through these personality…

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  • HISTORY

Illustrate how separation of power and check and balances work in the U.S. Government ?

Separation of powers and checks and balances are key parts of our plan of government under the Constitution. Separation of powers means that each branch has a different job to do, and no branch of…

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  • ANNABEL LEE

What words in the first two stanzas are repeated most?

In the poem “Annabel Lee,” by far the word that is repeated most from the first two stanzas is the word “love.” In the first two stanzas alone, it is repeated six times, though it only has two more…

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  • MATH

A mystery number is even and has 2 digits. The difference between the digits is 3. The digit in…

Hello! Denote our number as  it has  ones and  tens. A number is even if and only if its digit at the ones’ place is even. Really, a two-digit number  is equal to  If …

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  • A RETRIEVED REFORMATION

When does the conversation between Jimmy Valentine and the warden let us know about Jimmy’s…

The conversation between the warden and Jimmy Valentine on the day of his release from prison is a justification for the title as Jimmy demonstrates no indication of having been reformed. Having…

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  • THE PIGMAN

In Zindel’s The Pigman, why doesn’t Lorraine like the Baron Park Zoo?

Lorraine is nervous to be skipping school to meet John and Mr. Pignati at the zoo. She’s also feeling a bit guilty because she and John had conned him out of $10.00 for a fake charity. In fact,…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

I’m writing an essay on how the three branches affect our government. What do I put for the…

There are many things that you can say for how the executive branch affects government. It is the source of most of our leadership and ideas. It is also the main force in foreign affairs….

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