List three things that are perplexing Scout at the beginning of summer.In ch. 12 List three…

List three things that are perplexing Scout at the beginning of summer.In ch. 12 List three…

  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

List three things that are perplexing Scout at the beginning of summer.In ch. 12 List three…

Jem is growing apart from Scout, and she has trouble with that. He’s maturing and he’s beginning to feel superior to her and he tries to tell her what to do. “Jem had acqired an alien set of…

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  • PROMETHEAN ACTIVBOARD EDUCATORS

Can you give me 3-5 specific signs for me to know that my ActivBoard interactive pen has to be…

  1. Does your pen have new batteries? 2. Does the LED light change from red to green when the pen tip is depresed on the board? If you have NEW batteries and the LED light does not change, you will…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, why doesn’t Alexandra want Scout playing with Walter Cunningham?

Alexandra is a strong believer in Southern tradition; one of the traditions of the Old South she continues to uphold with great zeal is that of social class distinction. Put simply, Alexandra is a…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Write an account of the “Battle of the Windmill” in Animal Farm.

After Frederick has bought the timber with what turns out to be forged money, Napoleon is enraged and announces the death sentence of Frederick. The next morning, Frederick and the 14 men arrive at…

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  • TRIFLES

What reason other than “bad sewing” making her “fidgety” would compel Mrs. Hale to rip out the…

Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters have realized, at this point, that Mrs. Wright is responsible for her husband’s death. The stitching being erratic is symbolic of Mrs. Wright’s mental state (one of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” why is Mrs. Dubose such a “great lady” and how does that tie in to…

Atticus said that Mrs. Dubose was a great lady because she was struggling to overcome a debilitating addiction, and she decided to do it cold turkey, alone, at the end of her life. She wanted “to…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why does Nick suspect that Gatsby isn’t telling the whole truth about himself?

Gatsby tells Nick the “story of his life” one July morning on their drive into New York. It is replete with details about his wealthy family background, Oxford education, wanderings throughout all…

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  • NUMBER THE STARS

Why does Peter Neilson still stop at Annemarie’s house in Number the Stars?

Peter Neilson had been engaged to Annemarie’s older sister Lise. Even though Lise is dead, Peter is still very close to the family. At first, his continued visits to the Johansen household were…

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  • OTHELLO

How would you describe the character of Iago and his motives in Othello?

The character of Iago in this play is a bit of a mystery in that we never are truly told what his reasons for wanting to ruin Othello are. What we do know, however, is that he is consumed with his…

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  • THE GARDEN PARTY: AND OTHER STORIES

What is the relationship between Laura and Jose in “The Garden Party”?

Laura is presented very differently from her older and more experienced sister Jose. At the start of the story, Laura considers class distinctions to be “asburd” and says that they do not matter to…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451 how would individuality destroy their society?

The fear was that as people developed different opinions, disunity and disagreement would arise. Books that were controversial were taken away to make society unity in a singular understanding of…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible” what changes can you see in the relationships between men and women throughout…

To answer this, it is a good idea to look at John’s relationships with two different women; one is Elizabeth and the other is Abigail Williams. At the beginning of the play, Elizabeth and John are…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

Pick any two pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales and describe what they look and act like,…

How about the Wife of Bath and the Prioress (two of the women pilgrims, for a change: one secular and one religious)? First, the Prioress. I think of her as Julie Andrews’ Maria before she became…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, Chapter IX, what is the pathos of Gatsby’s youthful resolutions?

Gatsby’s list of resolutions, along with his daily schedule, seems sad when we think of how his life turned out (filled with such loss and longing) and how he died, so violently and alone. Written…

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  • CATHY SONG

What are examples of imagery and figures of speech in Cathy Song’s “The White Porch”.

Imagery is the use of the five senses to describe and recreate the actual sensory experience of the moment itself. There is a lot of imagery in the poem-too much to actually give all of the…

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  • MOTHER TO SON

What is the tone of the poem ”Mother to Son”?

The tone of “Mother to Son” is didactic. A mother, after looking back at her life, wants her son to know that life is not easy or glamorous–it’s not a “crystal stair.” Instead, the mother/speaker…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus tells Jem not to be inspired “to further glory.” What does he…

The cold, cold night Miss Maudie’s house burned, Boo Radley left his house, slipped into the crowd, and put a blanket around Scout’s shoulders to keep her warm. After the excitement of the fire…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” why is Clarisse McClellan considered “anti-social”?

Her society considers being social fitting in; going to her classes and sitting there absorbing everything. Being social means enjoying sitting there and not asking questions, then going to the…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the theme of the poem “The Bird” by Patrick Lane? The poem can be searched on the…

What does a bird represent for many people? A bird can fly, so we perceive that it has a kind of freedom we cannot have. Many poems that include birds have freedom as a theme. In this poem, the…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

What are the character sketches for Mr. and Mrs. White in “The Monkey’s Paw”?details of the…

The author mainly uses indirect characterization which is defined as: Learning about the character through the following methods: “Speech- What does the character say? How does the character…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

According to the rule book used by the firemen,who established the Firemen of America. When and why?

In the first section of the story, Montag asks Beatty what Clarisse had asked him: is it true that firemen once put out fires rather than start them. Stoneman and Black, two firemen who are…

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  • ERNEST HEMINGWAY

What is the reason that prevented Ernest Hemingway from serving in the U.S. army during World War…

When Hemingway was a boy, his father arranged to have a older professional boxer give his son boxing lessons. During the first lesson, the old pro broke Heminway’s nose and inflicted what turned…

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  • HAMLET

Discuss how Shakespeare differently portrays Hamlet’s feigned madness and Ophelia’s real madness….

First of all, Shakespeare has Hamlet announce the fact that he is going to be acting strange and putting on an “antic disposition”. So, he “announces” his madness before he starts acting mad….

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  • THE HIDING PLACE

How is Corrie in The Hiding Place like one of her fathers clocks?It has to do with symbolism.

This is an intriguing question, especially because it can have multiple answers! What comes to my mind when I think about it is that Corrie is like her father’s clocks – especially his precious…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In what way does Hawthorne move the story foward in chapters 9 through 15? How effective is his…

Hailed frequently as the greatest American novel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” has its emotional, psychological drama revolve around Hester Prynne. Chapters IX through XV move the plot by…

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  • MACBETH

Macbeth: What themes does Act 5 Scene 3 have? And how does the scene develop those themes?Mainly…

(5.3) mostly develops the themes of fearlessness, nihilism, and psychological afflictions. MacBeth takes it literally that “no man that’s born of woman / shall e’er have power upon” him-and…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What questions does Holden ask in the book The Catcher in the Rye?

Holden has many questions in the Catcher in the Rye, most of his anxiety stems from his inability to get an answer to the question, why his little brother had to die at such a young age. Holden…

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  • AENEID

What seems to be the point of the story that Virgil tells about Laocoon?

You could approach this from a number of angles. At its simplest the episode heightens the drama of what is probably the most dramatic book in the Aeneid. It is a scene of great power and graphic…

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  • HISTORY

What was the outcome of the Beat Movement in 1950-1978, or what was their frame of reference, in…

The origin of the beat movement can be found with author Jack Kerouac in 1948. The movement itself is considered a counter movement or subculture. The literary works most closely associated with…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

In Book the Third, Chapter 1 in Tale of Two Cities, how is Darnay referred to by the officer in…

In Book the Third, Chapter 1, Charles Darnay is referred to by the officer in Paris as a “prisoner”. Darnay is shocked by this “disagreeable word”, and reminds the officer that he is “a free…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.” -…

This quote in its entirety reads, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In Homer’s The Odyssey, for how long does Penelope deceive the suitors?

Penelope tells her suitors that she will marry when she has completed weaving a shroud for her father-in-law, Laertes. Each day she works on it, and each night she unravels her work. Consequently,…

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  • MACBETH

As ambitious and powerful as Lady Macbeth is in Macbeth, as a woman, she cannot bear the guilt…

We may or may not believe that Lady Macbeth’s mental destruction resulted from her weakness because she was a woman, but that idea is found within the play. When she first begins planning Duncan’s…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Please explain why Boo Radley and Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird are considered…

Like the mockingbirds Atticus tells Jem not to shoot, both Boo and Tom are gentle and harmless. They do not hurt or destroy. In their own ways, both men bring goodness and joy into the lives of…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

After Grayson gives Maniac the soup and the zep, what else does the boy want to eat?

Maniac is very hungry by this time. He obviously hadn’t been eating well since Grayson noticed that “Wherever his body showed through (his tattered clothes) it was bony…” (pg 80) The soup and…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Ralph’s first and last view distinguish?

Ralph’s first view is that of joy at the prospect of being in an island paradise without adult supervision. The author goes to great lengths to paint a picture of beauty. Ralph literally beams at…

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  • REFERENCE

How do you unblock all websites at school?

The safest way to unblock a website at school is to go to your system technology administrator and have them request the website be unblocked for you. There are so many blocked websites that what…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Identify three ways that the Friar’s plan fails in Romeo and Juliet.

Moving to the end of the play then the plan the friar concocts is designed to solve the dilemma that Romeo and Juliet find themselves in. Drinking one of his potions will make Juliet for all…

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  • TWILIGHT

“Following the same instinct that had prompted me to lie to Mike, I called Jessica on the…

Before this happens, Edward explains to Bella that he worries about what might happen between them. This is why his family is cautious of the relationship, too: if things go badly, and Edward…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Harper Lee’s message about inequality in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Maycomb in the novel acts as a kind of microcosm of the rest of the world. Differences in social status is one of the key themes of the novel, and we see that Maycomb has a highly complicated and…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Lord of the Flies Chapter 1: What does Ralph’s dad do?

Ralph’s father works in the navy. On page 13 in my edition we see that Ralph drops this into his conversation with Piggy, perhaps slightly boasting, to answer Piggy’s question about how he learnt…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Lord of the Flies Chapter 1: For whom did Piggy vote as chief?

When the boys decide to have a vote to create the post of leader it is clear that there are two main contenders: Jack and Ralph. Jack has already been shown as being the leader of his troop of…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Lord of the Flies Chapter 1: How did the boys arrive on the island?

This question is never directly answered in the first Chapter, rather we have to glean what clues we can from the conversation of Piggy and Ralph. It is clear that a group of English boys were…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Lord of the Flies Chapter 1: What are the names of the twins?

The two twins are the last boys to come to the meeting before Jack and his troop of choristers arrive in formation. The twins, identical, exert a powerful fascination on both Ralph, who notices…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How do chapters 2 and 7 relate to each other?

There are a couple of answers to this question. The first thing that stands out is that their first “pig hunt” occurs in chapter 2. This is the first time that we see Jack’s vicious personality….

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  • THE SUN ALSO RISES

In regards to The Sun Also Rises, what was the cause for battle of Plassey?

The battle of Plassey or Palashi (mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises) was fought by British troops in support of the British East India Company against the Nawab of Bengal and his…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

How does Gene feel about the opening of each meeting?

I assume you are speaking about the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session meetings. How Gene feels about these meetings is discussed early in Chapter 3. At the beginning of each meeting,…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What activities does King Alcinous arrange to entertain Odysseus?

This incident occurs in Book 8 of the Odyssey. Crucially, we must remember that King Alcinous does not know the true identity of his “guest”, Odysseus. Having offered his daughter’s hand to his…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Who are the 3 boys who venture up the mountain after the beast?

For the last part of the trip up the mountain there are only three boys who go on. Jack is the leader here. He taunts Ralph into going by indirectly calling him a coward. He even says to Ralph,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What will happen to the boys when they return home?What sort of explanation do you think they…

Very interesting question. We obviously don’t know very much about what will happen to them. We do know that the novel is set during war time, that there has been an atom bomb that in the first…

 


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