Is Middle West the frame of The Great Gatsby? It begins there and closes there.

Is Middle West the frame of The Great Gatsby? It begins there and closes there.

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Is Middle West the frame of The Great Gatsby? It begins there and closes there.

The Great Gatsby does begin and end with Nick going West, leaving behind what he originally viewed as the American Dream. Since Nick is the first person narrator, but is relating the life and death…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Are there any passages in The Great Gatsby where I find a description or detail information about…

Chapters 2 and 4 from my text refer to New York City. Although Fitzgerald does not give specific details he does create the ‘image’ New York City had during the 1920’s. For example, chapter 4…

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  • BIOCHEMISTRY

I understand that water cannot be magnetized. Can lymph fluid?

Yes, but it isn’t easy. By that I mean, the worn out red blood cells being carried by the lymph system will have some iron in them. Therefore, you could magnetize them without manipulating them on…

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  • BURIED ONIONS

What does Mr. Stiles leave on Eddie’s doorstep when Eddie returns from the police station and how…

When Eddie returns home from his ordeal with the police, he sees his bicycle and a note from Mr. Stiles. Mr. Stiles apologizes for the arrest and leaves $10 for Eddie as a sort of consolation…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In chapter five of Frankenstein what does it reveal about the character Victor Frankenstein how…

Interesting question… In chapter 5 the reader and Victor simultaneously begin to contemplate the gravity of Frankenstein’s actions. The duality of Frankenstein’s thoughts about the monster’s…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

Describe Chaucer’s Reeve from The Canterbury Tales.

The Reeve, according to the General Prologue, is a slender and choleric man, with a very close-shaved beard and hair cut round by his ears: The REVE was a sclendre colerik man. His berd was…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Act 3 of Julius Caesar, what does Cinna want to proclaim “about the streets” after Caesar’s…

Straight after Caesar has died, there’s a bit of a problem – it becomes immediately clear that no-one has really thought about exactly what to do next. Cinna is the first to speak, and what he…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

How many hours does it take to read “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen?

This depends on many different factors. How quickly do you read? How is your reading comprehension? How much free time do you have each day to dedicate to reading? How well do you like the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Can anyone explain to me the parallels between ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and the American Civil…

Harper Lee, a lawyer’s daughter, also studied law but never practised law herself. Instead, she invested all her knowledge and energy into writing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ her only notable work….

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  • MACBETH

Does Macbeth think he is heir to the throne? Who is Macbeth’s heir?

It’s a great question, and one of the biggest problems in the play. Why does Macbeth kill Duncan when Duncan has two sons who would legally just succeed their father’s throne? It doesn’t make any…

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  • SCIENCE

If you wanted to use the inbuilt square root function in the C programming language, what would…

In the C programming language, the square root functionality is included in a library. To use this function, you must include the following compiler directive at the top of your program: #include…

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  • SCIENCE

Does the solid part of the earth have tides as well as its waters?I need websites that might have…

Yes! If I remember correctly, thea average tidal difference on the water portion of Earth is 3 feet, meaning a given section of water will rise to a maximum and fall to a minimum across 3 feet due…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What is the author saying about life and living in the book “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury?What…

In this dystopian novel, Bradbury outlines some possible lessons to learn, to keep our society from ending up like his. I don’t have a lot of room, but there are a couple things he is passing on…

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  • RUDYARD KIPLING

What are the moral values for the poem “IF” by Rudyard Kipling?I would like to have an example…

There are many moral values that Kipling makes reference to in the poem “If”. In the very first stanza of the poem, he states, “If you can keep your head when all about you /…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What narrative technique does Charles Dickens use in Great Expectations?

Dickens uses the first person point of view in Great Expectations. This helps us to see things from Pip’s perspective, to relate more easily to the events he describes. There’s often a lot of…

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  • THE NYMPH’S REPLY TO THE SHEPHERD

Can anyone discuss briefly the literary devices present in “The Nymph’s Reply”?

Raleigh’s artistry to easy to identify. Though perhaps not of the first order of poets as Christopher Marlowe was (whose poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” Raleigh was answering) he was…

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  • MACBETH

Act I of Macbeth, examples of paradox, similie, metaphor, Doctrine of Correspondence, literary…

An example of paradox is when the witches say, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” Their statement says that what is seemingly good turns out to be bad. And example of a simile is when the first…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, what is a quote showing Slim’s personality? Quick, this is due in a couple…

There is actually another quote where Slim is introduced to us in Chapter 2. Whilst George and Lennie are in the bunkerhouse, Slim enters: A tall man stood in the doorway. He held a crushed…

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  • POETRY

Help with a Project on Parody and Poetryi have a project due tomorrow and I do not know what do…

The poem that you found is a parody. It is a parody of the Christmas poem The 12 Days of Christmas. You could parody the original yourself if you wanted to write another version of this. Perhaps…

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  • HISTORY

Who was Lucy?

“Lucy” was the name given to the skeletal remains of an Australopithecus Afarensis found in Ethiopia in 1974. Lucy was found by Donald Johansen, an anthropologist during an expedition. Scientists…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Is the information correct that Fitzgerald lived in West Egg?

Is it literally correct? No. East Egg and West Egg are fictional. They don’t really exist, and so Fitzgerald couldn’t have lived in them. Now, Nick lived in West Egg, and so if you take Nick as a…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, is Ralph a combination of Jack and Piggy – with qualities in common with both?

Yeah – I think this makes sense. Jack and Piggy are opposite extremes: and mostly, you can set them against each other in a series of antitheses. Jack represents anarchy, Piggy civilisation; Jack…

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  • RICHARD II

What are the relationships between Richard II, Aumerle and Bolingbroke in “Richard II”?

Richard, Aumerle, and Bolingbroke are all cousins. Have you seen the movie “Braveheart”? Do you remember the wimpy prince whose father was a mean and brutal king? That wimpy prince would end up…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In The Lord of the Flies how does Jack give the boys a feeling of protection?When they join in…

I think the answer to this question comes most clearly at the assembly when Jack breaks off from Ralph and starts his own tribe, installing himself as chief. Ralph shouts… “Because the rules…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, why do the most children eventually prefer Jack as their leader?

In chapter 10, Jack holds a council to try to lure the rest of the boys who haven’t already switched to his side to join his forces. He tells them he will give them food, protection from the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Is Ralph’s biggest mistake to believe in the good side of humans?

Believing that people are good and that they want to do good was one of Ralph’s biggest mistakes. Golding makes Ralph a character who is unrealistic in his goals and in his beliefs. Ralph is naive…

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  • LITERATURE

Why does reading make a full man?

Hi there, Going to take a stab at this one–not exactly sure what you are asking, but here goes–I’m going to assume that this either an argumentative, persuasive or opinion piece! If you agree…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What is animalism according to Animal Farm?1. What is Animalism 2. What do you think is the…

Since you are only supposed to ask one question here, I will answer the first one and try to incorporate as many answers as possible. Animalism is the version of communism/socialist espoused by…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

A Modest ProposalJonathan Swift use of satire in “A Modest Proposal” through his…

This piece was written to call attention to the deplorable conditions in Ireland. Of course, he never meant for anyone to actually EAT babies, or that poor mothers don’t love their children as…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Why does Monsieur Defarge show Dr. Manette to selected visitors in A Tale of Two Cities?

Monsieur Defarge shows Dr. Manette to the “Jacques” to inspire them to revolution. As a former prisoner of the nobility, Dr. Manette is a ruined man, a pathetic figure. Eighteen years of captivity…

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  • HISTORY

Why could the Grange movement be considered an example of “grassroots” politics in America?

The Grange movement could be considered a grassroots political movement because as a political movement it came from the bottom of the political ladder, the voters, rather from either political…

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  • LITERATURE

How did Mary Davys’s novella The Reformed Coquet help to reform the novel?

The mid-eighteenth century novels by women writers turned away from the Restoration idea of women as sexual objects, aware that the new middle class ideology of women as creatures solely of…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, where is the darkness on the island? For what is the darkness a metaphor?

Apart from the natural cycle of day and night, the other element of darkness is the interior of the island itself. It is a wild, jungle-like biotope and very aptly represents the more savage,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what makes Miss Maudie say at least they had made a baby step in the…

Miss Maudie says this when the Finches and she are discussing the outcome of Tom Robinson’s trial. Since the jury didn’t come to an automatic verdict of ‘guilty’ right away but actually deliberated…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

In Act 3 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, how does Helena interpret Lysander’s, Demetrius’s, and…

Helena responds to the new admiration of Demetrius and Lysander for her as though they are mocking her. She has good reason to believe this, as Lysander and Demestrius have both, more or less,…

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  • 1984

1984 Possible?Is the 1984 society possible? Explain your answer.

I don’t think it’s an issue of whether we will actually become a 1984, but how we are already adopting many of the characteristics of that society in our own. The issue of…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

I bring home a dog from the research center. The dog bites a child. Will my homeowners liability…

Most homeowners liability insurance policies do in fact cover situations like you describe. Whether it was a dog bite or say you had a visitor to your home and they fell and injured themselves….

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  • REFERENCE

What are the lyrics to this – “I’m Wild Bill Hickok, I’m brave and strong. I’ve been ridding the…

I think the reason you have not been able to find it is that it is actually called Wild Bill Hiccup. It was written by Spike Jones and His City Slickers in 1949. You can find it on the album…

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  • REFERENCE

What does this quote mean? “A GOOD LISTENER IS NOT ONLY POPULAR EVERYWHERE BUT AFTER A WHILE HE…

This quote is basically saying that there are two benefits to being a good listener. The first benefit is that you will be popular everywhere. This is because people like to talk. Someone who is a…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

How can you compare “A Rose for Emily” and a “Tell-tale Heart” by Edgar Allan PoeCompare them by…

Ok, here goes: Point of View: The Tell-Tale Heart is told in first person, which you can identify because the narrator says “I”. A Rose For Emily APPEARS to be written in 3rd person, but if you…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

Analyze the Pardoner from The Canterbury Tales.

The Pardoner is characterized as an individual lacking moral scruples during the Prologue. As a member of the Roman Catholic church, he is expected to embody the tenets of this faith; however, the…

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  • A GATHERING OF OLD MEN

What proof is there is the beginning of A Gathering of Old Men that proves Beau came after…

When Lou Dimes first sees the corpse of Beau Boutan, there is a shotgun in the weeds a couple of steps from the body. Providing that the gun was not planted there by someone else, and there is no…

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  • MATH

How do you figure simple number percentages, such as 125% of 48.

This is easier than you think!! Remember that 100% of a number is the number – so, the same as multiplying by 1. Whenever you need to find a % of a number, multiply it by the % AFTER you move the…

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  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Why does Edward decide to perform the menial tasks in The Prince and the Pauper?Chapter 19

Edward decides to perform the menial tasks because of the example of Alfred the Great, “another English king (who) had a commision like to (the one presented to Edward), in a bygone time”. Edward…

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  • HISTORY

What African American art and literature movement came out of New York City in the 1920s?

Known as The Harlem Renaissance it was a time of pride for the African American community in New York City. Many African Americans left the Jim Crow mentality of the south and came to Harlem. When…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Who is elected chief?

At the beginning of “Lord of The Flies,” the boys all group together when Ralph blows the conch shell. Once the boys all gather round they decide they need a leader. Jack seems to think he should…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are the criteria for “fine folk” in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

In Much Ado About Nothing, what do Leonato and Antonio say to Beatrice to tease her?

LEONATO: You must not, my lord, mistake my niece. There isa kind of merry war betwixt Signior Benedick and her. They never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them. This is Leonato, in…

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  • HOOT

Why does Roy return to the golf course in Hoot?

Roy has twice caught a glimpse of a mysterious running boy as he is looking out the window of the schoolbus in the afternoon. Consumed by curiosity, he precipitously gets off the bus the second…

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  • LITERATURE

Literature: Individual vs. SocialHow much is literature an individual act of creativity and how…

All literature, as all creative endeavors, are individual acts of creativity. Whatever environment an author finds him or herself in, may certainly influence the acts of creation; it’s doubtful…

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