Justification of the title “The Diamond Necklace”.

Justification of the title “The Diamond Necklace”.

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Explain how Nick might react to those people he disapproves of with the information from Chapter…

Nick says in his narration at the opening of the story, that Gatsby represented everything for which he has an “unaffected scorn”. Nick is referring to the irresponsible,…

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  • THE NECKLACE

Justification of the title “The Diamond Necklace”.

The story’s title “The Necklace,” is justified, because I see the necklace as the antagonist in the story, with Madame Loisel as the protagonist. It is the necklace that creates all the conflict…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is Juliet’s reaction to the Nurse’s complaints / lethargy in Act 2, scenes 4 and 5?

In Act 2, scene 4, the nurse goes to Romeo in to find out when and where he is planning on marrying Juliet. During this scene, the Nurse forms an opinion of Romeo that she provides to Juliet when…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What’s the irony in this conversation in Death of a Salesman? What type of irony is it? What…

There are two types of irony occuring here: both verbal irony and dramatic irony. This dialogue between Charley and Willy comes towards the beginning of the play, but after it has been clearly…

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  • HENRY V

Can somebody help me to understand this quote from Shakespeare’s Henry V: “A fool’s bolt is soon…

The allusion here, very relevantly to Henry V, is to an English bowman in battle. Obviously archers only had a limited supply of arrows (or “bolts”), and so a good, wise archer would carefully…

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  • TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

Describe the relationship among some of the main characters of To the Lighthouse?

This is a very broad question, so I will do my best to point you in the right direction. At the time she was writing this novel, Woolf was reading a great deal of Freud, so the relationship among…

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  • CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

What is the concept of hell in Dr Faustus?

In Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe does not present a hell where the guest list is already determined. One’s descent into hell is ultimately a voluntary decision. Doctor Faustus, in his…

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  • HISTORY

What is the nature of Alexander the Great’s contribution as a cosmopolitan leader to the idea of…

The contributions of Alexander the Great to the idea of empire and empire building cannot be underestimated. It is generally agreed that Alexander the Great was the founder of the first global…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Please provide brief descriptions of the major characters in The Outsiders….

This question is pretty broad. Allow me to answer part of it, and refer you to the links below for complete descriptions of the characters you’ve mentioned. Greasers are typically from “the wrong…

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  • THE WOMAN WARRIOR

In what ways did Maxine Hong Kingston’s life experiences and the way she grew up inform her book…

In The Woman Warrior, Kingston explores the disconnect that she felt growing up with both her Chinese and American cultures. She was raised in Stockton, California, where her father relocated…

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  • THE SNIPER

What is the role of the Sniper in “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty?

In “the Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, the story depicts the Civil War that took place in Ireland, the sniper is on a rooftop, prepared to shoot the enemy. The sniper’s job is to shoot from a hidden…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Why is the story titled “Everyday Use”?

The title of the story can be found in a comment Dee makes about Maggie’s having the two heirloom quilts that their mother has kept in a trunk for many years. When Dee returns home for a visit from…

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  • THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963

Recommending the book The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 to someone, what would you say?If you…

I would recommend “The Watson’s Go to Birmingham-1963” to another person. First, it is a great example of historical fiction. The plot revolves around historical events, specifically the…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

In “Harrison Bergeron,” describe how the writer makes us feel through language (metaphor, simile,…

You might want to think about a specific part of this great short story to analyse rather than the story as a whole. For example the use of language towards the end of the novel when Harrison…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

List techniques and quotes from Acts I, II or III of “The Crucible”, that are about, or explain,…

From the beginning of the play, Arthur Miller puts Abigail Williams on the outside of the community, Puritanism and her family. Abigail violates the rules that govern her behavior as a young…

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  • HISTORY

Which had the most far-reaching consequences on American culture: the Enlightenment or the Great…

This is an EXCELLENT question simply because it could be answered correctly from several historical perspectives. I offer the following… The Enlightenment political philosophies suggesting…

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  • GOTHIC LITERATURE

I need to write a research report on the Gothic Literary Movement. Are there any helpful…

Here are the sources I found. Now, there are a few more places to look if these websites fail to turn up anything useful. The University of Virgina, I believe, is or was putting together a class…

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  • ANTHEM

What are some metaphors in Anthem by Ayn Rand?

“Anthem (1938) is a science fiction novelette of a future primitive society in which the word “I” is forbidden. Rand’s point in this work is that the individualism which had built a complex…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What do Ralph and Piggy find in the small lagoon in the book “Lord of the Flies”?

It’s the conch. “What’s that?”Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Something creamy lay among the ferny weeds.“A stone.”“No. A shell.’ ’ Suddenly Piggy was…

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  • NIGHTJOHN

Why does Sarny think Nightjohn is beautiful in the book Nightjohn?

Sarny thinks Nightjohn is beautiful because of his pure, dark color. She says he is “true black…beautiful…so black he (is) like the marble stone by the front of the white house…so black it…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In A Christmas Carol, what are Scrooge’s thoughts as he lies in bed waiting to see the second…

No movie version of A Christmas Carol has ever done justice to Dickens’ own imagination in regards to the varied thoughts of Scrooge in between the first two spirits. Scrooge awakens “in the right…

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  • TO HIS COY MISTRESS

“To His Coy Mistress” can be compared to what other poem of the same period in regard to the…

A poem that springs immediately to mind, of roughly the same period, is “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick. The message of both poems is the same — there is not very much…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What are some neologisms that Shakespeare invented? How did some of them become used in society…

The web site No Sweat Shakespeare (linked in the resources section) has a long list of words that William Shakespeare is said to have coined, or at least to have been the first person to put in…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How does Fred hope his Christmas invitation to Scrooge will turn out?

Fred is hoping that his uncle will finally accept his invitation to join him at his home with his wife and friends for Christmas dinner. Fred does not give up on his uncle, as is evidenced by the…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In “A Separate Peace” what, according to Gene, had Phineas alone escaped, and who, in the end,…

Gene states in the end of the book that everyone, sometime in their life, is confronted with a force, trial or issue that is so large, overwhelming and difficult that it breaks them, and changes…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

In literature, what is the definition of a tragedy?

In literature, a Tragedy is a story which “treats in a serious and dignified style the sorrowful or terrible events encountered or caused by a heroic individual” (Encyclopedia Britannica) and shows…

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  • THE CHASER

What does the title mean and have to do with the story “The Chaser”?

The word “chaser” has multiple meanings, and interestingly enough, each of them can be related to the story in different ways. The most obvious meaning of the word is “one who pursues”. This can…

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  • DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

In “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” what is meant by “their words had forked no…

This phrase refers to wise men who had no recognition or glory for their wisdom or words. They went through life and didn’t make much of an impression, they didn’t “fork lightning” in their…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How far can we say that Gatsby is the incarnation of the “American Dream”?

“Gatsby represents the American dream of self-made wealth and happiness, the spirit of youth and resourcefulness, and the ability to make something of one’s self despite one’s origins” The…

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  • PYGMALION

In Act I of Pygmalion, what does Shaw seem to think of Clara, and how does her manner contrast…

Clara is first introduced in Pygmalion in a voice of exasperation and dominance (“What can Freddy be doing all this time?”). Then, in case there remains any doubt as to her temperament, she…

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  • PYGMALION

What details in Act I of Pygmalion suggest conflicts that might follow?

Some conflicts that are foretold in Act I of Pygmalion are foreshadowed in Liza’s hysterical encounter with Higgins, The Note Taker; her encounter with Pickering; her encounter with Freddy, Higgins…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Can a person be charged with flagrant non-support more than once on the same child if he has…

This situation does not fall under the double jeopardy clause and yes, he can be charged again. Double jeopardy is a defense to prosecution under the Fifth Amendment on the grounds that the…

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  • MATH

2/3% of (?) =33 i know this seems like a simple question, but it has me stumped

The easiest way to solve this is to convert the 2/3 into a decimal. 2/3 = 0.66666 . . . . You can round this to 0.67 To find a percentage of something, you multiply it by the percentage. The…

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  • SONG OF A GOAT

Is Zifa sterile or impotent?This question is about Zifa in “Song of a Goat” by John Pepper Clark.

This one act play by John Pepper Clark, is about a man from a small village in Delta Province, Nigeria. Zifa is a pilot of a boat and a fisherman in the village. He is married but has not been…

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  • SONG OF MYSELF

In “Song of Myself”, section 10, what repetitions of sentence patterns help to create cadence?…

In the first few lines, he starts each phrase off with present-tense verbs-“wandering…kindling…falling,” and ties them all together with commas. This makes for one very long sentence that is…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, how can Gatsby, the man who represents moral failure, make us not only…

Most readers develop sympathy and understanding for Gatsby because Fitzgerald makes Gatsby a sympathetic character through Nick’s view of the events surrounding Gatsby’s life and death. In the…

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  • ROALD DAHL

What is the summary of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl?

Matilda Wormwood is misunderstood by her parents since the day of her birth. Matilda is an exceptional, gifted, and almost supernatural child born to very average, unintelligent, and unimaginative…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

How does Holden come to learn the true nature of his feelings in The Catcher in the Rye?

I can think of a couple ways. First, think about the end of the book. He says, “don’t ever tell anyone anything, or else you’ll end up missing everybody.” He’s in a rest home, as the book calls…

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  • SCIENCE

Draw the Lewis dot structure for Mg and S. Is it an ionic or covalent bond?

The Lewis dot structure for Magnesium is an Mg with 2 dots which stand for its two valence electrons. The Lewis dot structure for Sulfur is an S with 6 dots which stand for its six valence…

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  • HISTORY

What are the background, the major events, and the results of the French and Indian War?

The French and Indian War was just part of the continuing struggle between France and Great Britain for control of North America, and was the fourth war over this issue. France claimed basically…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the proper way to draw a Lewis Dot structure for an oxygen atom?

The proper way to draw a Lewis Dot Diagram for Oxygen is to write a capital O with 2 dots on the left side, 2 dots on the right side, and one dot each on the top and bottom. See the link included…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, what does Mercutio say about “blind love”?

Mercutio comments briefly about love being blind at the very beginning of Act II of Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio and Benvolio are searching for Romeo after the Capulets’ party. (Romeo, of course,…

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  • SILAS MARNER

What significance does Chapter 21 have to Eliot’s Silas Marner as a whole?

By returning to Lantern Yard with the hope of showing Eppie were he used to live, Marner is able to finally get closure on his past life. Though he sought to find out if his name has ever been…

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  • HISTORY

Describe the development of Spanish rule in the New World in relation to the colonization process…

The Spaniards used Conquistadores, or conquerors, to acquire territory in the New World through military force. They had a little help from smallpox and other European diseases they brought with…

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  • MACBETH

How does Lady Macbeth compare with her husband at this point in the play? Cite evidence to…

In Act II, Macbeth is beginning to think and plot on his own. Up until now, Lady Macbeth has made all the plans (the murdering of Duncan, the way to received the guests knocking at the door, “a…

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  • MACBETH

How is Macbeth like or unlike the sinner that the porter describes?Consider the porter’s humerous…

Let’s break down the text to examine each reference in Act 2, scene 3. First of all, if you knock at the gate of hell, we can pretty much assume your character has been sinful, so, the question is,…

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  • THE GIVER

What does Lily want her assignment to be in The Giver?

Lily says that she hopes that she will be assigned to be a Birthmother, because she thinks the Newchildren are so cute. Lily is only a Seven, and she does not yet really understand what the…

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  • THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963

What is the theme of the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963?

Great question! I think when we consider this novel one theme that we cannot ignore is how children process and understand concepts beyond their comprehension. It is particularly interesting that,…

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  • MACBETH

What might the effect of the following sound effects be to the audience in “Macbeth”?a)the bell…

The audience will be intense on the action, and these sound effects will effect them as profoundly as they do the actors involved on the stage. For instance, the audience is well aware that the…

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  • MACBETH

Why do you think Macbeth imagines that he sees a dagger at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

When Ross addresses Macbeth, telling him that he’s just been given a Thaneship by the king, he describes the way that Macbeth behaved in the battle (he’s talking to Macbeth himself). Macbeth, he…

 


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