Please explain "It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you".Quote…

Please explain "It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you".Quote…

  • MY SISTER’S KEEPER

Please explain “It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you”.Quote…

The things we see–the things we know, those are the things for which we can prepare. In “My Sister’s Keeper” the parents were devastated by the diagnosis of cancer, but even so the knowing gave…

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  • ARTS

The King of Pop Michael JacksonFirst of all I say, “REST IN PEACE KING OF POP”. I really loved…

Indeed, despite the sensationalist aspects of his life that might have overshadowed his musical and performance talent, Michael Jackson was a transformative figure. If one were to compile a list…

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  • HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED?

Write the character potrait of Pakhom.

Because this tale is a parable or an allegory, the character of Pakhom is not fully developed into a round character. Rather the details we are given serve to establish him as a type instead of an…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

In the book of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, how would you describe Cassie’s…

Cassie lives with her parents, siblings, and her grandmother on their own piece of land. The last detail is important and unusual for an African American family in the South during the Depression….

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace what changes occur between the summer and fall sessions at Devon School?

In Chapter 6 of the novel, Gene discusses the changes at Devon. He begins by stating, “Peace had deserted Devon” (72). The lackadaisical feel of Devon’s first summer school is gone, and the…

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  • JOHN KEATS

In Keats’ Ode, why is autumn season called “mellow fruitfullness”?

The first stanza of Keats’ ode To Autumn is replete with sensory images that seek to illuminate the spirit of life found in the season of autumn. The opening line of “Seasons of mists and mellow…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Discuss the effects of other cultures on young people in Mauritius.

Mauritius is exposed to other cultures directly through immigration, tourism, and contact with NGOs and indirectly through cultural changes and social changes that occur as a result of direct…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

What are the themes of Wordsworth poetry? I need a proper answerSubjects and themes?

This will be a complex answer because Wordsworth is a very complex poet. Many of the themes he explores relate to the idea of Romanticism and the thoughts of Romanticism. Some of the ideas of…

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  • DOVER BEACH

List expressions which raise hope in Arnold’s “Dover Beach.”

In the poem “Dover Beach,” by Matthew Arnold, quite honestly, there aren’t too many expressions that raise hope. Truthfully, there are many expressions that nix hope, but we’ll save those for…

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  • DOVER BEACH

List words which relate to sadness in Arnold’s “Dover Beach.”

Considering Arnold’s “Dover Beach” veers to the side of pessimism, there are lots of words that relate to sadness. With the exception of the first stanza that focuses on the positive aspects of…

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  • DOVER BEACH

List words which refer to the sea.

There are so many word referring to the sea in this poem. Let’s look verse by verse. The first is the word “sea” itself in the first line. In the second line, we have the word “tide,” which…

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  • DOVER BEACH

Pick words which refer to the sea in Arnold’s “Dover Beach.”

“Dover Beach” is a poem by Matthew Arnold that has many references to the sea. I will begin from the beginning of the poem through to the end and include both words and phrases. Some words…

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  • DOVER BEACH

How many parts do you find in Arnold’s “Dover Beach”?

There are five distinct “parts” to “Dover Beach” that correspond nicely with its five stanzas. The first stanza (the only positive stanza in the bunch) discusses the positive images of the…

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  • DOVER BEACH

What is the poem “Dover Beach” about?

Using vivid images of the sea to do so, Matthew Arnold writes his poem about a world bereft of all beauty, truth, and optimism. In fact, there is only one positive stanza in this poem: the first…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In chapter three of A Separate Peace, what is the world that Gene remembers?”A Separate Peace” by…

In Chapter 3 of “A Separate Peace” there is a World According to Phineas that the narrator, Gene, recalls. Phineas and he are in summer school at Devon, and Finny loves rules, not the rules of the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are our chances of the government putting the people under martial law?Will the rights of…

If a government is experiencing turbulence or is in a setting where Constitutionally bound notions of political order have not been a part of the national tradition, there can be a very good chance…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Where are there similarities and differences between act 1 and act 2 of Julius Caesar?

In seeking differences and similarities in the first two acts of “Julius Caesar,” the reader would do well to examine closely the main characters as they are introduced in the exposition. Also,…

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  • KUBLA KHAN

There is a rift between inspiration and expression in the poem “Kubla Khan.” Discuss.

This is an excellent question to think about in relation to this poem. Of course, as I am sure you are no doubt aware, the vision that this poem was trying to recapture or recreate was a dream that…

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

In One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest, what is the climax of this novel? What is the main event that…

There are a number of significant events and actions that could signify this novel’s climax. Normally the climax of a novel represents an action or event of high drama that results in changes to…

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  • MACBETH

Macbeth is more of a man than Lady Macbeth. Discuss. Most people would think Lady…

I would think Macbeth to be more of a man due to the fact that he actually thinks through the consequences of things prior to them happening. He feels the guilt and understands that there is an…

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  • THE GIVER

Character ChartWhat are some physical and personality traits of the Reciever/Giver?

Giver Physical-Old, pale eyes, he is probably stooped from the very real physical and emotional pain that he must bear. Giver Personality-He must be emotionally strong in order to carry the pain…

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  • WATERSHIP DOWN

What are the themes present in Watership Down?

Humans are responsible for the destruction of the natural world. Throughout the novel, humans are associated with the death of rabbits, whether by poison, construction, or cars. Crossing the road…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

What symbols are used by the author in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

There seem to be two questions here. The key symbols I would see as the gloves and the sling. Mitty is told he should be wearing his driving gloves and dutifully dons them at her acidic request….

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, please provide evidence that shows that Matthew Wood believes in…

Certainly when reading the novel it is hard to ignore the division between the royalists and those who are increasingly questioning the King’s right and ability to make decisions for this new…

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  • AMERICA: PATHWAYS TO THE PRESENT

What were the main factors that led to the rise of industrialization in the U.S. in the late 1800s?

American industry grew in the late 19th century due to several factors. One was the Westward Expansion of the nation, facilitating the growth of railroads that allowed the country’s markets to be…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

How is the title “My Last Duchess” fitting for the duke’s attitude toward the duchess and women…

Imagine a wealthy, powerful man who is in between wives. (There are probably men around just like this right now!) He is showing someone around his house, and he points to a portrait. He says,…

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  • THE HANDMAID’S TALE

In “The Handmaid’s Tale”, who is Atwood blaming most for the society of Gilead – males or…

Because women are treated as chattel and as baby-making machines, it is tempting to say that Atwood is primarily blaming males for what Gilead has become. It is the traditional male qualities and…

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  • TEACHERS

PLC- Professional Learning CommunitiesHow should I approach the staff this school year with the…

It sounds from your post that you are probably a department chair, perhaps an administrator? As a former dept. chair AND a former principal, I have faced exactly the dilemma you describe. From my…

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  • COLD SASSY TREE

What does it mean to “talk outside of the family” in Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns?

There are two ways to look at your quotation. One is to take the word “talk” as a verb. Understand that in southern families, as in most families, there are things that are kept inside the family…

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  • NIGHT

Describe your reaction to the end of “Night”. Was it satisfying? If not, what else would you have…

Wiesel’s work ends on a realistic note. I suppose in reading any work that represents a “coming of age” idea, one hopes for some notion of validation or optimism. Yet, the subject matter of the…

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  • HISTORY

What was the political and cultural foundations of early Mesopotamia?

Ancient Mesopotamia was settled in “the Cradle of Civilization” between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers in what is modern-day Iraq. The Mesopotamian city-states were based on a social hierarchy…

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  • MATH

I need to write a mathematical expressoin for the function to generate costs of the business for…

Cost/day: C(n) = $60 + $3*n The domain is the set of input values, in this case the number of products made in a day: 0 to 50. The range is the corresponding set of output values, in this case the…

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  • ARTS

When did art begin and how was it passed on?

Art is generally defined as the creative expression of man to please the eye and excite the emotions. Art has been used since the early beginings of man. Early man needed dishes, tools and…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does Nick’s “this has been a story of the West after all and that the East was haunted for “…

“Go west, young man, and grow up with the country.” This quote, wrongly or rightly attributed to Horace Greeley in an 1865 editorial, expressed the idea that as the United States expanded,…

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  • THE FOUNTAINHEAD

What do chapters 16-20 of “The Fountainhead” have to do with Objectivism?How would I be able to…

In this section of the novel Roark has destroyed a low-cost multi-unit housing project because the “group of architects have destroyed his original design. With the help of Dominique Wynand,…

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  • SONNY’S BLUES

Which are the revelations/epiphanies that occur in the living room and in the nightclub?Please…

The narrator of “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin finally talks with the brother from whom he has been alienated. Years ago Sonny would come by his house, but the narrator perceived him as “loose…

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  • OLD YELLER

What is the setting of Old Yeller?

The setting of Old Yeller is West Texas during the latter half of the 19th century (1800s).

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  • BEOWULF

The epic of Beowulf closes on a somber, elegiac note–a note of mourning. What words or images…

It is no wonder that Beowulf ends with an elegy to the hero’s victories and wisdom. Beowulf ruled as the ideal Anglo-Saxon king: brave, generous, and wise. Accoring to Burton Raffel’s translation,…

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  • EDITH HAMILTON

I need help with this: Plan a short story about Hamilton using names and situations from Greek…

If I understand the topic correctly, you would have to compose a short story based on Hamilton’s life with allusions to mythology. I think that the form of this might take many forms, but the…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

In “The Masque of the Red Death,” to what kind of building do Prince Prospero’s guests retire,…

In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the guests of Prince Prospero retire to one of his “castellated abbeys,” a monastery with castle-like towers. This abbey is a formidable…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

How does Dimmesdale feel about his role as the much respected pastor in the community?That is,…

In Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter,” that Arthur Dimmesdale is respected in the community is even more cause for his anguish. For, he has won it [the respect], in great part, by his sorrows. His…

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  • BURIED ONIONS

What are three examples of rising action in Buried Onions?

What you need to keep in mind when identifying rising action events is the plot sequence structure of most novels and stories: Exposition (information that is essential to the reader, but it does…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

A question about Brave New World Please cite any examples in recent world history where countries…

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is, of course, a satire upon totalitarianism, among other things. In the Soviet Union, religion was virtually eliminated and replaced with the importance of the…

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  • PATRICK O’BRIAN

In the short story “Samphire” by O´Brian, how do you interpret “He had fallen off a cliff all…

Lacey had “fallen off a cliff all right” in that his elevated position as boorish dominator of his new wife has been compromised by her attempt to push him off the cliff. He is shaken and confused,…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker”, what happened to the person whose name the black man writes in the…

The trees being chopped (or treated otherwise) by the black man symbolize the lives of individuals; therefore, the name of each individual is scored into the respective tree. The black man, who is…

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  • ANGELA’S ASHES

In Angela’s Ashes, why does Frank end up in the hospital and how does this experience change him?

Frankie ends up in the hospital because he contracts Typhoid Fever. It is in the hospital where he is first exposed to great literature–in fact, it is where he first learns about Shakespeare. He…

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  • A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO

Why does the town play along with the lies Grandma Dowdel tells about Shotgun Cheatham in A Long…

Good question! I think there are a number of possibilities. Grandma Dowdel commands respect. She also intrigues people. When the body is laid out in the front room, people can’t help but be curious…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, how is social prejudice revealed through the conflict between two…

The situation between the Ewells and Tom Robinson is one of the most obvious examples of prejudice creating a system of social injustice. The Ewells are considered “no accounts” in the…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What are some quotes that show the family dynamics in The Grapes of Wrath?

Throughout “The Grapes of Wrath,” Ma holds the family together. After the men return from selling everything they can, the family met at the most important place, near the truck. The house was…

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  • DREAMS FROM MY FATHER

How does Obama characterize his mother’s parents? What significance does Hawaii have in his…

I think that Obama asserts that his grandparents had a profound impact on his development as a young man and also on his views towards race in America. His depiction of his relationship with his…

 


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