Is Heathcliff a realistic character or more of a symbolic representation? Discuss in detail.

Is Heathcliff a realistic character or more of a symbolic representation? Discuss in detail.

  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Is Heathcliff a realistic character or more of a symbolic representation? Discuss in detail.

In Heathcliff, Emily Bronte creates an exaggerated character prone to extremes. He is an excellent example of the archetypal “Byronic” hero, a kind of anti-hero who is isolated, arrogant, and…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

who do you think is at fault, the child or parent when it comes down to child abuse?i am doing a…

Can you possibly mean that question the way it reads?? Children are NEVER at fault when they are abused. They are sometimes made to believe that they are, through psychological manipulations of the…

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  • HISTORY

How to stop over population?How to stop over population?

Well, we could always put a limit on the number of children every family can have. That means no septuplets and octuplets when there are hundreds of children in orphanages who would love to be…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily,” what is the main reason the women of Jefferson go to Miss Emily’s funeral?

Faulkner gives this information in the first sentence of the story: When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen…

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  • HISTORY

How was the Roman Army responsible for the rise of the Roman civilization?we’re doing a project…

The Roman Army played a tremendous role in the rise of Roman power. When Rome won a battle, it would request that men from the area join the army. Although they would ‘ask’ it clearly possessed an…

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  • WILFRED OWEN

How has the poet used language to achieve a moving effect? How has the poet used language to…

In which poem, Cathy? Let us know, and we can help. Best wishes, RW

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  • HOW I MET MY HUSBAND

Does this story have a happy or sad ending? Does this story have a happy or sad ending?

This story, in my opinion, has a happy ending. At the end of the story, the narrator of the story discusses how she waited at the mailbox day after day for Chris’ letter that she never got….

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

As what kind of person does Reverend Hale emerge? Can you sympathize with his inability to judge…

It is clear why Reverend Hale was such a strong supporter of the court at first. He came to Salem believing firmly in the reality of witches and their powers, the common wisdom of his day. He…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

What are the main issues in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen?

The play raises several issues. Here are a few: 1. The roles of women in Nora’s male-dominated society 2. The nature of real love 3. The importance of dignity and self-respect 4. The power of…

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  • MATH

What is the area of this square in feet?Inside a square, two parallel cuts are made, as shown….

kmieciakp is correct about the formula for the area of a square or rectangle. It is Length x Width, NOT 2L + 2W, which is the formula for the perimeter. I thought it might be useful to explain…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What are some allusions in “The Crucible”?

Most of the allusions are biblical in nature. Take for example what Elizabeth says about Abigail’s power in the town after the accusations are starting. In act two, Elizabeth states, “Abigail…

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  • THE WESTING GAME

Explain Grace’s remark that she is the mother of Cain and Abel in the book The Westing Game.

Grace so obviously favors Angela over her other daughter, Turtle, that the parallel to the Biblical story of Cain and Abel is less far-fetched than it may seem. Though there are a few differences…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does F. Scott Fitzgerald introduce the theme of gesture or superficially in the novel “The…

At the end of the first chapter of the novel, Gatsby is seen with his arms outstretched and trembling, standing on his balcony reaching toward the green light on the water that marks Daisy’s…

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  • HISTORY

What was the absolute monarchy? How did it succeed in France and fail in England?

Actually, absolute monarchy eventually failed in both countries. It just took a little longer to fail in France. The move towards a more representative government began in England around the year…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Aunt Alexandra treat Calpurnia?

Alexandra treats Calpurnia strictly as a black servant beneath Alexandra’s station in life. When she comes to stay with Atticus and the children, Alexandra is sitting on the front porch when…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

True/False: 1. Victor robs graveyards and slaughterhouses for materials to construct his…

True. Victor tells us in Chapter 4 where he gets the parts for his creation. The “charnel houses” and the fact that he “disturbs” the dead tells the reader this. “pursued nature to her…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

To what extent do you think that Juliet’s death is an inevitable conclusion to her defiance of…

Certainly, Fate plays an integral role in “Romeo and Juliet” as the opening Chorus suggests in the reference to the young couple as “star-cross’d lovers.” Romeo, too, senses the role of Fate as he…

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  • ENDGAME

What symbols would each character symbolize in a game of chess?

An “Endgame” in chess is when only two kings are left on the board. Neither can win or lose. All that happen is that they can endlessly move around, and around, and around, never putting each other…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

Why is the character of Goody Cloyse an important element of the story and how do Brown’s…

In the story, Goody Cloyse had been young Goodman’s Brown’s Sunday School teacher and spiritual guide when he was young. When he sees her in the forest going to the devil’s meeting, Brown is…

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  • THE GIVER

What advantages might sameness yield for present-day society?

Most of the advantages that “sameness” might yield for present day society are not really advantages at all when we look closely at them. But if we were all the same, we would not have competition…

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  • THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

What do these lines mean: “I kept the first for another day! yet knowing how way leads on to way,…

These lines mean that the man in the poem has decided that he will wait to take the first road on another day, even though he knows that depending on how things go, sometimes we never make it…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

To what degree are the characters in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein responsible for their own fate?…

To answer this question, it is worth taking a step back and considering the subtitle of the novel: “The Modern Prometheus”. For those unfamiliar with the older Prometheus, he was the titan…

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Is Karl Linder racist? What is his message and what are its possible effects?

Not only is Karl Linder a racist, but he has often been compared to the devil. He seems like a kindly, almost cowardly man, yet his ideas go to the very heart of how people should treat each other….

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

What is a thesis statement for an essay of feminist criticism comparing treatment of women in…

In both stories the female characters’ self-worth and self-fulfillment are linked to the husbands. Both Desiree and the nameless narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” struggle for a place where they…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Why do Daisy and Tom Buchanan invite Nick to dinner?

Nick is newly home from the war. He is a first cousin to Daisy and Tom is her husband. They invite him to Tea and Jordan is there. They invite him because he is family, he is single, they have a…

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  • THE GIVER

In Chapter 4 of The Giver, what almost always happens with the Eights at first?

Children in the Community begin their volunteer hours while they are Eights. They are allowed to choose where they would like to do these hours, and this freedom of choice is a new and wonderful…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Holden’s primary ambition is to become the catcher in the rye. Is this goal realistic?

Holden’s notion of “catching” children playing in a field of rye before they fall off a cliff is not realistic in the least. The entire idea is completely imaginary, based on the song he hears the…

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  • HAMLET

I’m reading “Hamlet,” and I don’t quite understand how to answer a question in my packet.It is…

Hamlet is being taken to England aboard a ship when it is attacked by pirates. He is the only one to be able to board the ship and, convincing the pirates who he is, promises them a reward if they…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, why does Pearl cry at the the end of Chapter 7?

In Chapter VII of “Scarlet Letter,” Hawthorne develops his symbolic “A” with imagination: The scarlet A, unimaginative symbol of itself is magnified in the breastplate as well as in Pearl, the…

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  • MATH

How do you add a fraction like 1/8 + 2/3? You can’t make 3 a 8!!!!I dont get it????

1/8 + 2/3 =? First you have to find the LCM for the denominator. The Least Common Multiple (LCM) is the number that both denominators will go into evenly. The 8 and the 3 will both go into 24….

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  • HISTORY

How did the Russo Japanese War, The Revolution of 1905, and WW I all contribute to the fall of…

I can’t write your essay on it but I can tell you that both events showed how weak and out of touch the Czar’s government really was and how ill-prepared they were for war. The Russian people were…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily” what does the author mean when he says “a huge meadow which no winter ever…

In Section V of “A Rose for Emily,” the funeral for Emily Grierson is held. The old servant lets the “sibilant” women in and “walked right through the house and out the back was not seen again.”…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

What are some of the symbols present in “Young Goodman Brown”?(cultural and universal symbols)

Perhaps the most obvious is the forest itself. It’s a dark place, a place without clear paths, a place where you might easily get lost. In our history, it is often associated with the home of…

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  • THE OPEN BOAT

What is the significance of the first sentence of “The Open Boat? It is: “None of them knew the…

“NONE of them knew the color of the sky. Their eyes glanced level, and were fastened upon the waves that swept toward them. These waves were of the hue of slate, save for the tops, which were of…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

What points about greed does Lawrence make throughout “The Rocking-Horse Winner” ?Please state…

Lawrence’s main point about greed is that it is an ever-hungry demon that is never satisfied, and who asks too great of sacrifices. The greed of the family is so powerful that it becomes an actual…

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  • HISTORY

How did the architecture of Roman Colosseum contribute to the rise of Ancient Rome?

The magnificent Roman Colosseum was a symbol of the power of Ancient Rome and its Emperors. A remarkable example of Roman architecture and achievement, it was built by Emperor Vespasian, the…

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  • CHEMISTRY

Why are melting point and freezing point the same temperature for any substance?

The two terms mean the same thing–the temperature at which the state of a substance changes from a solid to a liquid, or vice versa. When it goes from solid to liquid, we refer to “melting point”;…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

What was the cause of John Henry Berry’s death in Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry?

John Henry Berry was set afire by drunken white men, and died of his injuries. John Henry Berry was the owner of an old Model-T pickup, and had stopped for gas at a filling station in Strawberry….

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  • NUMBER THE STARS

In chapter 2, what does the mention of fairy tales symbolize?

Lowry uses fairy tales in chapter two to represent the idea that everything around the main characters has changed, except for the fairy tales told to them by their father. These fairy tales can be…

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  • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

What was Shakespeare’s main purpose in writing The Taming of the Shrew?

Shakespeare was a working playwright who needed to write in order to pay his bills (he was not some rich lord writing for his amusement or to send work to his friends) so his primary aim was to…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

In “Death of a Salesman,” why is Willy home? Why is Linda alarmed that he’s home?

Willy tells Linda that he is “tired to the death … and couldn’t make it.” He claims he “couldn’t drive any more. The car kept going off onto to the shoulder.” Willy was afraid that he might have…

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  • HISTORY

How did people react to Benjamin Franklin and his ideas?

If by “people” you mean the American colonists, and British and French diplomats he associated with, the answer is that all responded differently to him as a person and all varied in their opinions…

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  • NATIVE SON

Why does Bessie drink liquor, and what does her drinking have to do with her relationship to Bigger?

In Native Son, Richard Wright explains that “Bessie’s whiskey was his mother religion and his mother’s religion was Bessie’s whiskey.” What the author is trying to say is that Bessie drank to…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why is Thomas Putnam bitter in Act 1 of The Crucible?

Thomas Putnam is bitter for several reasons. Miller tells the reader in the narration in Chapter I that he had many grievances with people. The first grievance mentioned is that his wife’s…

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  • MACBETH

If Macbeth felt so guilty about killing Duncan, why does he kill Banquo, Lady Macduff, and her…

In a simple sentence, because he gets the crown and his guilt disappears. Straight after the murder, Macbeth feels extremely guilty, refusing to go back to leave the daggers with Duncan’s grooms,…

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  • HISTORY

Did the Bubonic Plague ever reach Wales?The Plague reached Wales in 1349

Yes. By some estimates the Plague reached Wales by 1349, but that year typically refers to when the plague reached Scotland. Wales and Ireland were struck later. Between 1361 and 1369 are the dates…

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  • HISTORY

Did Jefferson care about who deleted passages of the draft related to the Declaration of…

Yes, Jefferson was very sensitive about his work. He worked for 17 days, alone in his hotel room, writing a comprehensive document. Jefferson did, however, have a great respect for both Adams and…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, how will Portia react to the certain knowledge that Brutus was part of a…

What should be considered in relation to your question is Portia’s suicide. Several months after Caesar’s assassination and the ensuing civil war, Brutus and Cassius have been driven out of Italy….

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  • THE HOBBIT

What indication is there that Thorin is the leader of the dwarves?

Tokien indicates that Thorin is the leader in both superficial and more complicated ways. When Bilbo first meets the dwarves, Thorin wears a light blue hood with a silver tassle, as well as an…

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  • MACBETH

Explain the importance of the supernatural in Macbeth.

The witches and ghosts which populate Macbeth are of extreme importance to the plot and to the psychology of the main characters. It must be remembered that this play was written during the reign…

 


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