Is there any description of Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Is there any description of Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird?

  • MISS BRILL

What does Miss Brill do every Sunday in “Miss Brill?”

Miss Brill sits on a bench in the park and people-watches every Sunday. Miss Brill is a woman who likes to take part in life by proxy. She enjoys routine. She seems to come to the same park bench…

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  • BEOWULF

What helps Beowulf succeed in killing Grendel’s mother?

Beowulf’s battle against Grendel’s mother proves to be much more difficult than his earlier battle against Grendel himself. In fact, he very nearly loses the battle and is saved by a bit of good…

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  • 1984

Why does Winston have to falsify production reports?

In George Orwell’s 1984, protagonist Winston Smith works at the Ministry of Truth. Like all the governmental ministries in 1984, the name “Ministry of Truth” is a misnomer, for really it is a…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are the key features of Lennie and George’s dream? What does the dream tell you about the…

It is best to start with an except of the dream itself, so that you can get a sense of what George and Lennie are talking about. “O.K. Someday—we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Why did the mechanical hound puzzle Montag when he returned to the firehouse to turn over a…

Montag is puzzled because the Mechanical Hound is gone when he goes to turn in the book. Montag finds the mechanical hound very unsettling. One of the things that he does not like about it is that…

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  • MACBETH

In Scene 2, Macbeth actually kills Duncan. List in chronological order the seven events that take…

This is a bit like trying to divide up the “ten commandments,” but here goes… Act II: 1. Banquo and Fleance are awake past midnight and bump into Macbeth, so they know he is awake and roaming the…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What kind of irony is involved when Mrs. Sappleton does not know about the tall tale Vera told…

Dramatic irony is when the reader knows what is going to happen in the plot, but the characters do not. Another type of dramatic irony is when one or more characters in the story knows what is…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

Why might the fearful effect of the black veil be more intense at the wedding than at the funeral?

The narrator says that, at the funeral, Mr. Hooper’s black veil “was now an appropriate emblem.” Black is often associated with death and mourning, and the somberness of the color is fitting for…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

In the play A Doll’s House, with the entrance of Krogstad, the suspense begins to build. Why?

Suspense begins to build in Act I of A Doll’s House upon the entrance of Krogstad because his appearance in the household coincides with two things that happen just before he comes in: (a) The…

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  • THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

What do chanclas symbolize to Esperanza?

Chanclas are sandals, and in the vignette entitled “Chanclas,” Esperanza does not have any nice ones for the baptism party held at Precious Blood Church. Her mother buys her a new pink dress, a new…

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  • SCIENCE

How do the particles differ in solids, liquids and gases?

Th particle in solids, liquids and gases differ in their level of organization, their spacing and their motion. In a solid, particles are close together and locked in position in an organized…

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  • THE SNIPER

In “The Sniper”, what does the sniper do that makes him a target?

The titular sniper has, we may presume, been on the roof of his building all day. When the armored car arrives, he is pointed out by an old woman across the street. This may indicate that the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does money affect Gatsby in the novel The Great Gatsby?

Money is a crucial part of the main characters’ lives. The big difference for Gatsby is all the money and parties are not for their own sake. Unlike Daisy he is not especially moved by what she…

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  • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

What is the importance of racial identity in the book Their Eyes Were Watching God?

Racial identity is important in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God because the novel celebrates Janie’s coming of age as a black woman. Other women in town are jealous of Janie’s physical…

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  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

“A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell: Why is the title ironic? What decision was reached by…

The title of this story is ironic because of the pronoun. The only people who can really understand Mrs. Wright’s action are women, her peers. However, the only people responsible for doing the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Is there any irony in the fact that Ezekiel Cheever is the one who arrests Elizabeth Proctor?

Irony exists when there is some discrepancy between expectation and reality. In Act Two, when Cheever arrives at the Proctors’ home to arrest Elizabeth, Giles Corey says, “It’s a pity, Ezekiel,…

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  • THE MAN WHO WAS POE

What is the climax of Avi’s The Man Who Was Poe?

In Avi’s The Man Who Was Poe, the central conflict is a character vs. character conflict because Edmund’s sister has been kidnapped by other characters, and Edmund is doing everything in his power…

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  • TWELVE ANGRY MEN

In the opening of Act 2, Juror 11 praises the fact that people can hold unpopular opinions in…

The twelve jurors who are deliberating over a murder case in Twelve Angry Men have a variety of backgrounds, personalities, and perspectives. The author, Reginald Rose, uses various characters at…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

How does Ray Bradbury use motif when he says “the five spots of paint–the man, the woman, the…

I’m not entirely certain that this can be used as an example of a literary motif; many definitions of motif require that the symbolism be repetitive, and this is the only instance of humans being…

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  • THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

In the play “The Diary of Anne Frank,” how is Peter’s relationship with his mother similar to…

Both Peter and Anne don’t get along well with their mothers mostly because of the generation gap which separates mothers from teenagers. Peter is embarrassed by his mother because she flirts with…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

In the book Freak the Mighty, why does Max leave Freak alone?

Even though you do not indicate the part of the novel you are referring to, my guess is that you are referring to the very beginning when Max meets Kevin (nicknamed “Freak”) for the first time in…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, identify and explain one simile used by Romeo in Act 1, Scene 5.

Romeo compares Juliet to a jewel. Romeo is quite smitten with Juliet, the girl he meets at the ball. He shows this by using figurative language. One type of figurative language is a simile. A…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Why does Bud run away in Bud, Not Buddy? Where does he go?

Bud runs away from his foster family, the Amos family, because of his poor treatment and escapes to the library. There are also a few more specifics about the issue that can be noted. The poor…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

What are two examples of metaphors found in Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter”?

In the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter,” author Roald Dahl mostly uses very literal language to relay his story. No direct metaphors can be found in the story, but there are a couple of implied…

  • A RETRIEVED REFORMATION

What is the theme of “A Retrieved Reformation”?

The theme of “A Retrieved Reformation” can probably be best expressed with the old adage “Honesty is the best policy.” When Jimmy Valentine goes to Elmore, Arkansas, he is only planning to set up a…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the description of the scar in Lord of the Flies?

The scar was caused by the plane crashing. The boys are on the island because their plane crashed. They were being evacuated from the war, and their plane crash-landed on the island. All adults…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What are some characteristics of a narrative?

A narrative tells a story, and it can be fiction or nonfiction. Narrative writing has a plot, characters, a conflict, point of view, and a setting. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell,…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Name two animals that have not “lost heart” in the book, Animal Farm.

This is an interesting question that can be answered in various ways, because the idea of “losing heart” can be interpreted in a few different ways. First, if we define not “losing heart,” as…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” what is the mood in Milford?

At the beginning of the story, before Mr. Hooper appears wearing his black veil, the mood is relaxed and carefree. All of Milford’s residents, young and old and everyone in between, are making…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

What advice does Junior’s grandma give him about Roger’s behavior?

Junior’s grandmother’s advice about Roger is both ironic and revealing about the culture in which Junior is growing up. First, he admits to her that he punched Roger in the face. At first she says,…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

What has kept the feud between the families going for three generations in the short story, “The…

This is a good question. Since the text does not say explicitly why the feud lasted for so long, we need to infer the reason for the long feud. Based on the text, we can say that there are two…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, how do some people cause Macbeth to become paranoid?

Macbeth’s paranoia seems to begin with Banquo’s hurriedly leaving Macbeth’s castle with his son, Fleance. Banquo was present when the witches predicted Macbeth’s rise to royalty, and…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

How has Annie Sullivan showed perseverance?

Annie Sullivan repeatedly shows her perseverance in The Miracle Worker. She refuses to give into Helen’s demands, despite the girl’s tantrums and crying. Helen’s parents are hesitant to let Annie…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

What do George’s and Hazel’s reactions at the end of the story reveal about the quality of life…

At the end of “Harrison Bergeron,” Hazel has seen her son executed on live TV and George, although he sees Harrison evading the law and being declared a dangerous criminal, stops watching his son…

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  • TWO KINDS

What happens at the end of the story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan?

The conflict of “Two Kinds” revolves around Jing-mei’s mother’s attempt to make her into a “prodigy” and Jing-mei’s struggle to be who she is. The action reaches a climax when, following an…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Why does Steady Eddie ask Bud if he is attached to his suitcase in Bud, not Buddy?

In Chapter 16, Steady Eddie is having a conversation with Bud, and Eddie says that he’s noticed that Bud keeps a tight grip on his suitcase. Eddie says he wants to know if Bud is attached to the…

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  • SEEDFOLKS

Why did Curtis plant tomatoes?

In Seedfolks, the character, Curtis, is a pretty self-centered young man who spent a lot of time building up his muscles to look sharp. He is nicknamed, “Ceps” because of his muscular biceps…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Why should Julius Caesar be overthrown?

The play is set towards the end of the Roman Republic. A number of powerful men rule Rome, a situation that characters like Brutus find to be more equitable than that of previous years. The…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

Which character in Oedipus Rex seems more admirable, Oedipus or Creon and why?

In Oedipus Rex, Creon seems the more admirable character because he does not defy the gods when making his decisions. Oedipus wants to get more information about the murderer of Laius, so he sends…

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  • THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

Where is Bryon’s mother in Chapter 2 of That Was Then, This Is Now?

In Chapter 2, Bryon’s mother is in the hospital. Bryon and Mark catch a ride from a hippie named Randy to the hospital. Bryon mentions that his mother was happy to see them even though she had many…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

Why does Helmer’s attitude toward Krogstad frighten Nora in A Doll’s House?

As early as Act I of A Doll’s House we learn about the animosity that exists between Krogstad and Helmer, and also between Krogstad and Nora. As far as Nora and Krogstad goes, the problem lays in…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

Describe the relationship of Helmer and Nora in the first act of A Doll’s House.

The first act of A Doll’s House gives us the setting of the play in ” a room furnished comfortably and tastefully, but not extravagantly”. This setting also opens the door to the secondary…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

How does peer pressure influence how the characters in The Catcher in the Rye act or think about…

Holden Caulfield is the narrator of The Catcher in the Rye, and the reader only knows the story from his perspective. What the reader learns about each character is slanted by Holden’s point of…

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  • THE JANITOR’S BOY

Where does Andrew Clements’ The Janitor’s Boy take place?

Andrew Clements’ The Janitor’s Boy is set in a tiny town by the name of Huntington in the state of Minnesota.We first learn the protagonist, Jack Rankin, lives in Huntington in the second chapter…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

Describe the relationship Kevin describes between King Arthur and today’s robots.

This is an especially interesting question because, in reality, King Arthur does not have much to do with robotics at all. (In King Arthur’s time, robotics was not even a science yet.) However,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

When Atticus comes into Jem’s room before bedtime to speak with the children, what information…

I hope I have edited your question correctly, and you are talking about when Atticus tells Jem and Scout that Aunt Alexandra is coming to live with them for a little while. Atticus needs Aunt…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Is there any description of Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Heck Tate is the sheriff of Maycomb County. He is described as a tallish man with a long nose. He also wore a lumber jacket and had a belt with bullets. All of this reminds the reader of a…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why do the themes and values in Romeo and Juliet still resonate with audiences today?

The main theme of Romeo and Juliet is true love. That theme still resonates with audiences today, because most people want to find that one true love. Many people believe that finding true love…

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  • THE METAMORPHOSIS

What is Gregor astonished to discover about his body? Explain the significance.

In “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, Gregor discovers that his human body has transformed into a bug’s body. Although there are numerous interesting and different components about his…

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  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

In the Anne of Green Gables song “Did You Hear?” Anne is referred to as a “terrible tempered…

The literary character Anne Shirley is known for being loud, boisterous, and possessing a fiery temper when provoked. In the musical version of the story, the townspeople of Avonlea sing a song…

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