Satan glorified as an equal adversary to God?How is Satan shown to have qualities of an epic…

Satan glorified as an equal adversary to God?How is Satan shown to have qualities of an epic…

  • PARADISE LOST

Satan glorified as an equal adversary to God?How is Satan shown to have qualities of an epic…

It has been much commented upon that Satan actually could be viewed as the “hero” of this great epic classic, as God appears to be boring and uninteresting in comparison. We are given much more…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

In Odepus Rex, what religion do they follow that relies on the magical thinking that allows…

It is very true that in Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, King Oedipus and his wife’s brother, Creon, learn through Apollo’s oracle at Delphi that Thebes is being destroyed by fires and plagues…

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  • FAULKNER’S (WILLIAM) SHORT FICTION

Find two separate examples of Emily’s refusing to face reality–one in Part I and one in Part II….

Miss Emily had a real problem dealing with life in a normal way, and there are plenty of examples in William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily.” In Part I, Emily refuses to pay her taxes,…

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  • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

What are some similarities and difference between Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book The Scarlet Letter…

The primary similarity between Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and “Young Goodman Brown” is that both stories deal with the basic conflict of good versus evil. In each story, an innocent…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why did Curley’s Wife marry Curley?John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”

In John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” little is known of Curley’s wife other than the fact that she is from Salinas. One evening when she enters the stables and Crooks’s room, she talks to Lennie…

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  • LINES COMPOSED A FEW MILES ABOVE TINTERN ABBEY

What does Wordsworth want to communicate in “Lines Composed a few Miles Above Tintern Abbey; on…

Wordsworth is communicating to the reader that the natural environment, specifically here the banks of the river Wye, give him as much joy, inspiration and energy as they have previously. As a…

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  • GAMING

Video GamesPersonally i enjoy WOW (world of warcraft) Also i enjoy any rpg’s (role playing games…

Video games are an activity that I enjoy a lot, but sadly I am not very good at them. I absolutely love the classic video games like Zelda, Castlevania, Mario, Donkey Kong, and other…

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  • MATH

My question is: 4x+6=-10 I thought that when you transfer all you x”s to one side, you change…

Obviously, the above answer is correct. But just to answer some of the stuff you asked about. You already have all of the x’s on one side so you don’t have to transfer anything. When you do…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What is the most important event in chapters 13-18 of The Scarlet Letter? Thanks for the help.

Although there are several significant moments in these chapters, which include Hester’s meetings with both Dimmesdale and Chillingsworth, and her realization that she essentially hates her…

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  • BUSINESS

Does the following situation reflect a movement along a demand curve or a shift in the demand…

The most likely way to look at this is that it’s a movement along the demand curve. You have the theater trying to attract people to come at a different time by lowering their prices. This moves…

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  • HISTORY

Why was paper invented?I am doing this for a project in technology and we had to pick an…

The previous answer is partly correct in that, yes, paper was invented to write on. But why did people want to write on stuff? The major reason for that is that it’s important for governments to…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What does Zaroff say he has become bored with?,

The son of a wealthy Russian and a former Cossack cavalry commander under the Czar, the hunting-obsessed General Zaroff is the antagonist in the classic Richard Connell short story, “The Most…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Jack’s mask allow him to behave differently in chapter four of “Lord of the Flies?”

This is actually a pretty common phenomenon, at least among some people. The act of putting on a mask seems to allow some people to behave in ways they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. On the one…

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  • ENDER’S GAME

Journal/paragraph: What do you think of Ender at the end of this chapter third? What are your…

Two things come to mind when thinking about Ender at the end of the third chapter. The first is that he seems gullible in that he completely buys into everything Graff is saying to him in order to…

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  • THE GIVER

What does released mean in The Giver?i troed to figure it out….hahaha but im to scared to ask…

This question has been answered previously. Please see the link below.

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  • HISTORY

How did the rise of organized sports and commercial amusements reflect and shape social division…

Everything I’ve ever read argues that the new forms of entertainment (professional sports, vaudeville, Wild West Shows, etc) were a very democratizing force in Gilded Age America. The textbooks…

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  • HISTORY

How did urban life change during the Gilded Age? How did economic development affect residential…

The major change in urban life during the Gilded Age is that there was just so much more of it — the number of people living in American cities boomed. Economic development, and the development of…

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  • HISTORY

How did the American educational system change to prepare children for their adult roles in the…

In the late 1800s, the American educational system started to split in a way into two separate systems. One of these was aimed at producing the managerial types that would be needed for all the…

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  • HISTORY

What role did the northern capital play in the development of the New South?How did the rise of…

I’m assuming that you’re talking about the time after Reconstruction here. During this time, the great majority of money invested in Southern industry came from the North. This is not surprising…

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  • BUSINESS

What is the difficulty in which informal business want to change to formal business?How can…

My interpretation of informal business is doing things for people on the side, either for profit or as a hobby, and getting paid in cash, or trading service for service. It generally isn’t for the…

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  • THE LOVELY BONES

In The Lovely Bones, does the reader ever find out if the family finds Susie’s body?

No. Towards the end of the book, the reader is led to believe her body is about to be discovered when Ruth and Ray are near the landfill where Susie’s body was dumped. But the bones never are found…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of A Separate Peace, who thought Gene and Finny were competitors?

Besides Gene (who sees Finny as his competitor until Gene realizes that he is in competition with himself), Brinker always assumed that Finny and Gene were competitors. Brinker’s assumption is…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who are the Mockingbirds?Who/what are the mockingbirds of the novel? Name at least two. Why are…

In the novel, Atticus tells Jem not to use his air rifle to kill mockingbirds because they make music and are not destructive or harmful in any way. Thus the mockingbird is established as a…

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  • THE BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” what clever, logical deductions did Holmes make to…

Sherlock Holmes often explains his reasoning to Watson at the end of a tale, after the mystery has been solved and the guilty party is either dead or has been taken off to jail. Another good…

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  • CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

How do I write a critical response essay on the short story of “Contents of a Dead Man’s…

It sounds as if you already have a number of great ideas there that you can develop. What you need to do now is find textual evidence to support what you think about these points. To me, what is…

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  • JANE EYRE

In “Jane Eyre” why does Jane finally choose Rochester, since she has already found love,…

To answer the question, I would have to disagree with one premise contained in your question. I disagree that Jane found love with her cousins. Sure, she was independent, and her cousins were…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What does “Romance at short notice was her specialty” from “The Open Window” mean?

“Romance at short notice was her specialty” is Saki’s way of saying that Vera was good at making up stories quickly. Her tall tales, such as what she told Framton Nuttel, are what she excels at….

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  • THE GIVER

What are some notes for chapter 1 and 2 of The Giver?

When we meet Jonas, he is eleven-years , and he is about to go through the ceremony of 12. Through the details told in the story community in which he lives is extremely structured. The controlling…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

What are some words or adjectives describing the speaker in “My Last Duchess”?

The narrator can be described as darkly ironic, bitter, possibly paranoid, and perhaps slightly evil. The entire monologue is a discourse about his late wife who since her death has been reduced to…

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  • SCIENCE

Where is all time measured from?

I assume what you’re asking has to do with time zones and where the “central” time zone is that all others refer to. If so, then the answer is Greenwich, England. When time zones were first being…

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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Why did Watson go to the Baskerville estate near Grimpen Mire, and what did he find out there?

In the Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes, still involved in a case in London, deems it unsafe for Henry Baskerville to go to claim his ancestral mansion alone. This is why Holmes sends…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Theodore Roosevelt have to proceed with caution on pushing for reforms in his first…

There are a couple of main reasons why Theodore Roosevelt couldn’t be more aggressive in his first term. First, he hadn’t been elected president but had been William McKinley’s vice president. He…

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  • ESSAY LAB

What can I do a compare and contrast paper on? Can you help me with a thesis?

To start, you might want to check out the free guide on eNotes called, How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay in 8 Easy Steps.

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What happened on Halloween night the previous year to Miss Tutti and Miss Frutti?Chapter 27 in To…

Miss Tutti and Miss Frutti are two very minor characters in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, their inclusion being primarily as a humorous sidebar to explain Maycomb’s insistence on ending…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What is the main context within the play of Julius Caesar in Act II, scene 1?

Act II Scene I of the play takes place at Brutus’s house. The time period is shortly after Caesar has returned from defeating Pompey and is about to rise to power. Remember that Shakespeare…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In Chapter 13, what different attitudes are revealed when Mr. Hadley says that war memories are a…

The conversation between Brinker and his father reveals their very different attitudes toward World War II. Mr. Hadley sees the war as an opportunity for young men to prove themselves, to establish…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What convinces Finny that Gene did not mean to hurt him?Chapter 12

In their final moments together before he dies, it is Finny himself who manages to find a way to accept Gene’s betrayal. After breaking down, Finny cries and struggles to find a way to understand…

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  • REFERENCE

What does this mean: “A physician can cure the body, but a man needs a cure for the mind and soul…

William Wordsworth wrote a sonnet relative to this quote entitled, “The World Is Too Much with Us”: The world is too much with us; late and soon,/Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers…….

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  • HISTORY

What are the various stages of World War 1? Report each story as if you were there during…

There are not really any clearly defined stages of this war, especially since it was fought on many different fronts. From the Western European/American perspective, though, one might identify the…

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  • PERIODIC TABLE

How do you figure out the number of neutrons in a atom?

Atoms are all made up of three kinds of subatomic particles. These are electrons, which have negative charges, protons, which have positive charges, and neutrons, which are neutral. The protons…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, what has the creature been doing for the two years since Victor gave him life,…

In his narration, the creature tells Victor that after he stumbled out of Victor’s apartment on the night that Victor brought him to life, he wandered around for a while, trying to become…

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  • THE NECKLACE

The narrator briefly departs from Mathilde’s limited point of view into M. Loisel’s feelings….

The entire story is told through Mathilde’s point of view to make the reader connect more closely to the character. First we feel for the young woman who so badly wants to be socially popular….

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  • 1984

In Book Three, Chapter One of 1984, Winston is in jail. How is he treated there and why?

Nothing much happens to Winstonn in 3.1; he believes that he is in the Ministry of Love, and the telescreen keeps close watch over him while he in his holding cell. He notes the difference in…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How are legal principles different than America today compared to when Miller wrote “The Crucible”?

The main difference in our legal system today compared to then is the level of protections afforded defendants. In today’s legal system, there are much stricter rules about what is to be considered…

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  • NUMBER THE STARS

What is Annemarie Johansen’s uncle’s name from the book Number the Stars?

Annemarie Johansen’s uncle is named Henrik. He is Annemarie’s mother’s brother. Uncle Henrik is a fisherman and has a house in the far northern part of Denmark. From the edge of the meadow which…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

Can anyone think of a continuation of the story “Lamb to the Slaughter?” Or a “prequel?”

Sure. I love that story. Continuing it is a bit of a challenge, though, because it seems to be so well self-contained. I think I have an idea, though. In the story, the reader is never told why…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, Dill lies about his father and many other things. What is his…

Like many children, Dill creates a larger-than-life father to make up for the obvious deficiences that the man exhibits. Throughout Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Dill displays a knack…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

What made kit feel guilty in Chapters 17 and 18 of The Witch of Blackbird Pond?

Kit felt guilty about many things. She felt badly that she was not better at cooking when Judith and Mercy were sick and she had to do the food preparation. She also did not like violating Uncle…

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  • A WORN PATH

She crawls through the barbed-wire fence like(a) a baby(b) a soldier(c) a fox

According to the story, “…she…had to go through a barbed-wire fence. There she had to creep and crawl, spreading her knees and stretching her fingers like a baby trying to blimb the steps”…

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  • HATCHET

In the book, Hatchet, what was Brian’s next idea to try to catch the fish?because he wasnt…

Brian struggles for food sources. He realizes that catching fish in the L Shaped Lake could help him with this. His original attempt was to make a spear and use it to catch the fish. This was a…

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