Percy Jackson and the OlympiansFirst of all…….who has read these books and liked…

Percy Jackson and the OlympiansFirst of all…….who has read these books and liked…

  • LITERATURE

Percy Jackson and the OlympiansFirst of all…….who has read these books and liked…

I have read this series, and I really enjoy it. The author was very clever in bringing Greek and Roman mythology into the 21st century. I highly recommend it for middle school level and younger…

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  • TEACHERS

OpinionsWhy do people who have never been in education, feel like they can tell you how to teach,…

My feeling is that it’s because education is something, unlike medicine or nuclear physics, that seems accessible (and really is to a large degree) to laypeople. Everyone has spent time in a…

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  • HISTORY

How do the personal histories of WW1 soldiers Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen contribute to their…

Wilfred Owen’s personal history had a spiritual dimension which permeated some of his poems with theology and religious atmosphere (orizons,candles,bells etc in Anthem For Doomed Youth.) His…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

“The Old Man and the Sea” is about man’s archetypal battle with the forces of nature. Discuss.

Like many other novels, The Old Man and the Sea features the theme of Man vs. Nature. Whether it’s the concluding battle with the marlin, or Santiago’s battle with the sea itself and its weather,…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible” what are the characterstics of John Proctor?

John Proctor is the hero of the tale, but he is not without his flaws. He is opinionated, blunt, hard-working, conflicted, and brave. In Act One, we see many of these traits surface. He states…

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  • DON QUIXOTE

What kind of fiction is Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”?

Don Quijote de La Mancha is a parody based on historical fiction and stories of chivalry which are very inherent to the 16th century in both Spain and most of Europe. The mockery of historical…

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  • HISTORY

What is the greatest difference in the economy of the 1930s and today?What is the greatest…

The greatest difference between the economy of the 1930s and the current one is that there are more governmental safeguards and initiatives in place to ensure that the elements of the past are not…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

State the learning objective and level of mastery for each domain in “Harlem” according to…

This question really isn’t yet clearly phrased. Are you wanting help designing a lesson plan centered around Hughes’ short poem “Harlem” (aka “A Dream Deferred”)? a lesson plan design will be…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

Consider the characters of Hazel and George. Why isn’t Hazel handicapped? How does George seem to…

Hazel is “of perfectly average intelligence.” Honestly, Hazel is less than average and does not have the brains to question the handicaps. She is of no threat to the government and the way…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

narrative pointlocate the sentence(s) in which Orwell states his main idea. If he does not state…

As subdivisional police officer of the town of Moulmein, in lower Burma, George Orwell was secretly opposed to the “oppressor,” the British. He hated his job “more bitterly than I can perhaps make…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What happened at the Maycomb County jail the night before Tom Robinson’s trial began?I know that…

You are referring to the events of chapter 15. In Chapter 15, Atticus leaves the house early in the evening, as you said, to keep watch over Tom Robinson while he is in the Maycomb Jail. The trial…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Does human nature work against democracy? Give your opinion and give some evidence from the novel…

I think that the answer to this is largely contingent on how one views the essence of human nature. If one sees human actions as inherently evil, then democracy is an exercise in futility, at…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

What do you think is the central theme of this story? How does the direct and indirect…

The central theme of Everyday Use is the importance of appreciating the practical and useful aspects of living rather than simply the superficial aspects of it. This theme can be seen in the…

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  • BUSINESS

Professional standards and boundariesWhat kind of subject matters can you come up with for…

These two sites might be a good start on understanding the professional standards and guidelines behind massage therapists. In these two sites, there will be much in the way of information as to…

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  • FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

In Flowers for Algernon, what is the operation meant to do for the main character, Charlie?

The goal of the operation is, essentially, to make Charlie smarter. The idealistic goal is to test Charlie to see if it’s possible to reverse the effects of retardation. The scientists have been…

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  • BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER, A TALE OF WALL STREET

In “Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall Street” why does the lawyer not fire Bartleby?

There are several reasons for why Melville gives the lawyer so much difficulty in knowing how to handle Bartleby, including not knowing how to fire him in “Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall…

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  • HISTORY

What were common cosmetic methods, if any, used in the 1920’s?For example, today we have women…

The Roaring ’20s was the age of flappers — the young women who shocked polite society of the time with their (for the time) scanty clothing and excessive use of makeup. So yes, there was a lot of…

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  • I AM THE CHEESE

Why is there so much significance attached to the pills which Adam is suposed to take in I am the…

Because Adam is delusional (and we know to be an unreliable narrator), it is very important to him that he make the “journey” without aid or crutches, which is how he views the pills. Later, as we…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Why does Montresor keep suggesting that they go back?

As Montresor led Fortunato deeper and deeper into the underground vaults, he repeatedly suggested to Fortunato that they turn back; more than once, Montresor expressed concern regarding the…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What would be a good CD name to describe Pheobe in The Catcher in the Rye?

There are a variety of titles you could have for a CD based on Phoebe. One such title could be “Innocence Unbounded,” which would reflect her sense of innocence and authenticity in how she views…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In Act 3, how do Proctor, Francis, and Giles plan to use Mary Warren’s testimony to prove that…

Mary Warren is the Proctors’ servant, so John uses his position of authority over Mary to force her to go to court to save his wife. He knows that if he can get one girl to separate from the other…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

How did the school schedule change as a result of the war? Why do you think this was necessary?

For the older students, school became a preparation for combat. Their physical regimen was intensified, and the focus was lifted from academics. Gene describes the changes: The class above,…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

In his essay, Salvation by Langston Hughes, do you find the piece amusing, or serious, or both?…

Langston Hughes can be considered on the short list of America’s great writers. His essay “Salvation” proves this. Like so much of Hughes’ work, there are notes of joy, humor, sadness, and abject…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Who are Reverend Parris, Betty, and Abigail, and what is their relationship in The Crucible?

Reverend Parris is the religious leader in Salem. Being the religious leader means that you are responsible for the souls of those in your congregation. This is a big responsibility so to lighten…

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  • SAVVY

How does the book end? Does her Savvy save her dad?I feel if I know about the story, I can help…

Mibs’ savvy is that ink on skin–tattoos, fake tattos, a smiley face drawn with pen on a hand–can speak to her. At the beginning of the novel, it is mentioned that her father has a tattoo of a…

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  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

What are the three types of conflict in “The Pit and the Pendulum”?

The most obvious general conflict is that the prisoner (the narrator) is being imprisoned and tortured during the Spanish Inquisition. After being unconcious for a period of time, he awakes to find…

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  • LITERATURE

How do I create a thematic analysis of a movie?

The thematic analysis of a film isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Let’s just look at the two parts to this, shall we? Thematic: the subject of a piece of film (what is the movie about? What was…

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  • LITTLE GREEN MEN

Who are the major characters in Little Green Men?Who are the main people in the book?

There are two primary characters in Little Green Men: John Oliver Banion and Nathan Scrubbs. Both of them are involved with governmental programs regarding extra-terrestrial visits to earth, but…

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  • MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

What type of story is Murder on the Orient Express and where is the emphasis placed?

Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel. In particular it is a murder mystery, where the main character, Hercule Poirot, has to figure out who the killer is. In the story, Poirot is on a…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe the advantage of high humidity to the survival of most land animals.in a desert…

Interesting question. After researching this question I have concluded that the main advantages for land animals in areas of high humidity would be first that high humidity generally makes the…

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  • SONG OF SOLOMON

How do I begin to pull out the moral reconciliation and spiritual reassessment for Song of…

Begin by thinking about how Milkman, the protagonist, changes throughout the novel. He takes a journey that is both physical and spiritual. His view of the world, himself, and his heritage is…

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  • NIGHT

How do you think Idek felt during this time in Night?It is for a project and I just can’t tell…

In this novel Idek is the Kapo or commander of a group of prisoners who are charged with working in an electrical warehouse. Both the narrator and his father are in this Kommando or group. Before…

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  • HAMLET

What is Gertrude’s answer? Does this suggest anything about the queen’s role in the death of her…

Player Queen Nor earth to me give food, nor heaven light! Sport and repose lock from me day and night! To desperation turn my trust and hope! An anchor’s cheer in prison be my scope! Each…

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  • AS I LAY DYING

What would be a good essay topic for the novel As I Lay Dying?

Here are a few possibilities: 1) Compare each of the sibling’s orientation to their mother’s illness and eventual death. Tell in what ways their reactions are the same. In what ways are they…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

What are the differences between Belmont and Venice in The Merchant of Venice?

Shakespeare sets The Merchant of Venice in Venice and Belmont, which have similarities and several differences. One similarity seen in Act I Scene i is that both are places where people may be…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

Who is Nathaniel Eaton in The Witch of the Blackbird Pond?

Nathaniel Eaton in The Witch of the Blackbird Pond is often referred to as simply “Nat” and is a very important secondary character in regards to the varied plot of the story. Nathaniel Eaton is…

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  • SCIENCE

What occurs to volcanoes and their features over time in the Caribbean?

Ocean volcanoes start the same way as any terrestrial volcano. There is a weak point in the earth where magma is released. The cool water of the ocean slows down the process but eventually the…

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

In the 3rd chapter of All Quiet On The Western Front, why does Remarque imbue the characters with…

One of the advantages of have a limited first-person narrator is the opportunity for the reader to leanr along with the character. The first two chapters are Paul’s acclamation to military action…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Why are Wilson and Gatsby considered sympathetic? What are their differences and similarities?

Most readers sympathize with George Wilson and Jay Gatsby because for the most part they are the victims of Tom and Daisy Buchanans’ reckless selfishness. George loses his wife, whom he truly…

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  • JOHNNY TREMAIN

In Chapter 10 of Johnny Tremain, what is the name of the 64-gun British ship?

The name of the sixty-four gun British ship is the Somerset. When war between the British and the Patriots seemed inevitable, Great Britain sent the Somerset and other warships over to the waters…

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  • HISTORY

In what way did the Enlightenment lay the foundations of the modern world? Are these changes…

The Enlightenment laid the foundations for our modern world in that it moved us towards a society based more on ideas of reason and science than on religious faith. Before the Enlightenment, the…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, when Amir goes to the American Embassy with Sohrab, what does the man tell…

The man at the American Embassy tells Amir, “It’s a dangerous business, making promises to kids”. When Amir finally finds Sohrab and at great physical cost secures his release from Assef, he…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In the story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, what are three quotes to describe…

Firstly, it has to be seen that Zaroff has rationalized his cold-blooded behavior. Does this make him a sociopath? I won’t give you an answer there, but some possible backup could be: “Hunting?…

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  • HISTORY

In what way are Native American societies portrayed in American History lessons at the elementary…

I certainly think the depiction offered is a better and more healthy one. There was a point in teaching history when Native Americans were presented as caricatures. Either they were depicted in a…

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  • THE GIVER

Who is Jonas’ father? Why he is important in the story?

Jonas’ father is a Nurturer in The Giver. At the beginning of the story, Jonas’ understanding of the job of Nurturer is that he cares for the newborn babies. His character and job become important…

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  • A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT

How does Mark Twain use satire and iconoclastic humor in the story, specifically in relation to…

Though it was his initial aim to present a tale of King Arthur and his knights, in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain instead rails against what he perceived to be injustices…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How does Arthur Miller create tension in Act 3 of The Crucible?How would I write a good…

Miller masterfully builds suspense and tension in Act 3 through the following elements. 1. The judges and “afflicted” girls for once in the play have a worthy opponent in John Proctor. He comes…

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  • SPEAK

Can someone tell me what kind of person Melinda Sordino really is in Speak?

One of the most compelling characteristics in Melinda is the idea that she is a character who seeks to reclaim her voice. The assault silenced her both literally and figuratively, and this realm…

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  • AMERICAN HISTORY

What is John Locke’s definition of Civil Government?

To Locke, civil government was/is the result of the people entering into a “social contract.” Locke believes that all people have the right to life, liberty, and property but that without…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does Nick interpret or explain the events that lead up to Gatsby’s death in The Great Gatsby?

As Fitzgerald’s narrator, Nick has two roles. He recounts the events of the narrative, beginning with his arrival in West Egg in the summer of 1922 and ending with his last night there. The second…

 


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