Starting the bookI love the author’s style of writing, he grabs the reader by using a funny story…

Starting the bookI love the author’s style of writing, he grabs the reader by using a funny story…

  • THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963

Starting the bookI love the author’s style of writing, he grabs the reader by using a funny story…

Starting the book I love the author’s style of writing, he grabs the reader by using a funny story in the first chapter. What has been your favorite part in chapter one? I like the way the…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Skatch the character of McClellan and his relationship with soldiers from Shadrach’s letter in…

According to Shadrach, there are many men in his regiment who “completely (worship)” McClellan. To these men, their commander can do no wrong – “they may be hungry, wounded, heartsick at the death…

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

What factors/events influenced Erich Maria Remarque’s writing of All Quiet on the Western Front?

The most telling influence on Erich Maria Remarque’s writing of All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) is Remarque’s experiences in World War I. Like many who lived through the horrors of the First…

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  • EMILY DICKINSON

What kind of rhyme did Emily Dickinson use in her poems? a. exact rhyme b. slant rhyme c. no…

Emily Dickinson wrote almost 1,800 poems during her lifetime, so examining each one would require more time than we have here, but looking at even one of them shows that she used both exact rhyme…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” what is Clarisse’s relationship with society?

Clarisse is the outcast, the “weird kid” at school, and belongs to a family that is completely different and strange for their society. She herself is aware of how she is considered different by…

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  • THE WESTING GAME

Why does Turtle figure that Doug, Theo, Otis, and Sandy owe her $24.00?It’s from The Westing Game.

Turtle hid the folded newspaper in her desk drawer, counted her black and blue marks in the mirror (seven), dressed, and set out to find the four people who knew she had been in the Westing house…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Is Emily crazy?

Of course, normal behavior does not include poisoning one’s lover and then sleeping in the bed with his corpse. Thus, it is apparent that “Rose for Emily” is a gothic tale. And, while she is a…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the significance of Jordan’s comment ‘Daisy has an amorous tinge’?

Jordan Baker’s statement was intended to suggest that Daisy sometimes ‘loved’ for the sake of love and therefore shouldn’t be taken too serious. Jordan is incapable of understanding the value of…

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  • ARABY

In the story of the same name, what connotations does the word “Araby” have for the narrator?

For the narrator, the word Araby conjures up exotic visions of all that is missing in his daily life: color, wealth, beauty, romance, and mystery. These feelings are especially strong when the…

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  • EMILY DICKINSON

How do Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman differ in their thinking and writing when it comes to…

This is a difficult, if not impossible, question to answer, but there are some things we can do. First of all, the form of their writing could not be more different, but each mirrors their…

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  • MACBETH

In the play Macbeth, is Macbeth a tyrant or a tragic hero? please give reasons as to why you…

Macbeth is in some respects both. He is presented as an usurper of the Scottish throne, having assasinated his king, Duncan. His own rule is as bedeviled by revolt as his victim’s was, and…

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  • REFERENCE

Is there coltan or tantalum in DVDs? I realize that tantalum contained in coltan is in DVD…

Tantalum is a component of Coltan rocks. Coltan rocks are tossed in the air and caught as though being winnowed. Then the rocks are filtered by way of sorting with magnetic tweezers that attract…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

Why is “The Story of an Hour” usually considered a work of feminist literature?Why is “The Story…

This is a great question, and the answer relies on your reading of the text and your understanding of feminism. Think about this woman’s marriage. How does she perceive the marriage? Is it…

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  • STORIES OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

What type of music did Edgar Allen Poe like listening to?

First, it would be helpful if you clarified this. Are you looking for a factual response or an interprative response. I presume that you are looking for what kind of music Poe listened based on the…

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  • 1984

1984 presents Orwell’s definition of dystopia as a warning to us. What specifically is Orwell…

1984 presents Orwell’s vision of a dystopia and warns us of the dangers of totalitarianism, oppressive governments, propaganda, and thought control. His dystopia had an oppressive, tyrranical…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

What, in your opinion, is Helen Keller’s state of mind before Anne Sullivan arrived to help her…

Helen Keller was understandably frustrated, angry, and depressed before Anne Sullivan arrived to help her. Unable to communicate with those in the world around her, she felt imprisoned. Her mood…

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  • HISTORY

How were automobiles made in the 1950s?

To answer your question it is best to look back at the history of the automobile. The automobile or horseless carriage has a history stemming back to the 1300’s. There are many accounts in…

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  • ANTIGONE

Explain how this dramatic work of “Antigone” is actually a continuation of the plot that was…

Even though the play Antigone was actually written before the play Oedipus Rex, it tells the story of the daughter of Oedipus himself. This is similar to George Lucas’ Star Wars movies. Lucas…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

In “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. In what ways does Okonkwo compensate for his father’s…

To tackle this question, you will want to take three steps. One: identify at least three weaknesses that Unoka possesses (keeping in mind that “weakness” is in the eye of the beholder and in the…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

In the book Story of My Life, when was the account of Helen Keller’s “Most Important Day” written?

The short story “The Most Important Day” is actually taken from Helen Keller’s autobiography, entitled The Story of My Life. Ms. Keller wrote her autobiography at the age of twenty-two, when she…

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  • LITERATURE

Attn: Literature Lovers! Favorite Book Quotes?I try to teach my students to love words, to love…

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms…

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  • MACBETH

How have traditional interpretations commonly interpreted the three witches in “Macbeth”?Iwant to…

Traditionally, the view of the witches are all on the negative side. The witches are the troublemakers of the play – the catalysts of negative events at best, or the antagonists creating chaos at…

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  • HAMLET

Tell me what you like about Hamlet the play. What is it about?

Hamlet is a beautiful play. It is very profound and leaves the reader constantly thinking. The characters in the play, Hamlet in particular, are very similar to people today. Most of what he is…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

A New CongressI am becoming more and more convinced that we need to tweak the Congress to get it…

I think the House of Representatives could use more than 435 people, given how much our population has expanded since we determined that number. I also think there should be reform in the process…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Describe the initial public reaction to the novel Lord of the Flies when it was first released.

William Golding wrote “Lord of The Flies.” It was rejected by over 20 publishers before, in 1954, it was finally published. The story made very little impact in sales, but the novel has always…

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  • REFERENCE

Animal Farm”Man’s inhumanity to man for the sake of political gain.” “Governments can bend people…

This is what the novel is about. Under the pretense of doing the best for the “animals,” the pigs set up a power machine whose only purpose is to gather power around them. The freely exploit the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Golding show the beast?

Golding shows the beast in a figurative way and in a literal way. His belief, and the theme of the book, is that all mankind is flawed with a basic evilness that each person keeps in check, to one…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Comment on the denouement of “Lord of the Flies”. Is it realistic?

Yes. I think the denouement pulls an amazing trick. The reader has completely accepted Ralph, Jack and the boys as adults: you forget how young they are. And the way the ending makes its impact is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Does Golding work in contrasts? What might be some examples?

Yes, I think he probably does. It’s not like the whole novel is built entirely around contrasts, but there are key contrasting dynamics set up in the play. For example, you might juxtaposes Ralph…

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  • MATH

Each side of a square measures 65 m 5 dm.Find its area. By how many square metres does it fall…

To find the Area of a quadrilateral, you always multiply Length * Width. In the case of a square, all sides are the same length, so you simply multiply 65.5* 65.5. The reason you can use 65.5 is…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

The Kite Runner demostrates the only way to escape the sins of the past is to confront them….

This idea is developed very clearly through the character of Amir. Because of his own insecurity, self-hatred, jealousy, and fear, when he is young, Amir commits terrible acts against and in…

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  • HIROSHIMA

What’s a good reason that we should have dropped the atomic bomb in Hiroshima?What are two good…

First of all, this is a really tough answer on a really tough topic. There are probably going to be others out there who disagree that the Bomb dropped on Hiroshima did any good at all. It was the…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What vices do you have that could be ridiculed.What vices do you have that could be ridiculed.

A person can have any number of vices ( things you do that are not necessarily good for you) that anyone can ridicule (make fun of or degrade someone). As far as vices concerning health, eating…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

What makes Joesph Strorm a satirized character in The Chrysalids?

To satirize something or someone is to render them laughable through exposing the ridiculousness of their behavior. But not just any random behavior. The satirist is interested in showing how a…

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  • TEACHER TIPS

Tips for New SMART Board User??I have just had a SMART Board installed in my classroom. Any tips…

Go to as many trainings as you can find. There are so many different ways to use this technology it is overwhelming. Find people teaching the same content area and see what they have done. I’ve…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Assess the function of Mercutio in the play. Why is he so important to the play and to the…

The points you make are all valid. But I don’t think you’re reading the question carefully enough (and believe me, reading the question well is the hallmark of the A grade student!). You’re being…

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  • MACBETH

Is it right to consider Lady Macbeth as the fourth and worst witch to bring abouth the tragic end…

“Right” is not exactly the term I would use. She may certainly be viewed as an extension of the witches, or as a symbolic fourth witch, because of her mental strength, power over her husband, and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mocking Bird, what are some items that could be put in a memory box for Dill…

This is a great and creative question. Dill Harris’s summers were spent with the Finches, and when he runs away from home, he also winds up in Maycomb County with Atticus and family. Perhaps some…

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  • A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE

How do the allusions to existentialism and nihilism help the reader understand the theme of “A…

Existentialism says, in brief, that life is meaninglessness but that each individual has the personal necessity to try to sort out a value system or moral system by which to live in a thus…

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  • SONNET 35

What is the summary of Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 35”?

A summary of “Sonnet 35” must first focus on its intention expressed in lines 1 and 5: Be no longer “grieved” and everyone makes “faults.” The poetic speaker’s attempt to persuade the recipient to…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In “Romeo and Juliet” Act 1 Scene 1-4, what are the differences between Benvolio and Mercutio?

The reader can definitely see differences between Benvolio and Mercutio in their behavior in Act 1, scenes 1 – 4 of “Romeo and Juliet”. First, Benvolio seems to be more of a pacifist than…

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  • MACBETH

What is the theme of Macbeth?

The major theme of the play concerns Macbeth, the play’s protagonist and tragic hero. From Macbeth’s rise, fall, and destruction, a clear idea develops concerning political ambition: The lust for…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What are some of the literary techniques the Connell used to create suspence in “The Most…

There are several different ways that Connell creates suspense in the story. One is through verbal and situational irony. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that things are not as they first…

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  • VIRTUE

What is the meaning of “Thy root is ever in its grave”? What is the paradox?

A paradox is either a statement or group of statements that, at first, seem to contradict each other. Even though at first it may seem contradictory–they can’t be true at the same time!–they do…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Compare the similarities and difference between Daisy and Jordan in “The Great Gatsby”.

Daisy and Jordan can be compared and contrasted in some interesting ways. They knew each other as friends, growing up in Louisville together. Both are young, beautiful, and wealthy, having come…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

Why does Attean’s Grandmother have a bad attitude towards the white men in Sign of the…

Attean’s Grandmother “hate(s) all white men” because white men caused the deaths of both Attean’s mother and his father. Attean tells Matt that his mother was shot when she went out looking for…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In chapters 9 and 10, what is the new name of Animal Farm?Can someone tell me what happens in the…

To help fill in the gaps left from having to return your book before you were finished, please visit the first link for eNotes’ summary and analysis of each chapter. You can get 9 and 10 there and…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What does Tom’s discussion regarding the “Nordic Race” reveal about him in The Great Gatsby?

This passage occurs in the beginning of the novel when Nick goes to dinner at Tom and Daisy’s house. During the evening, Tom suddenly starts talking about a book he has read, The Rise of the…

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  • EDGAR LEE MASTERS

What is the speaker’s approach to life in the poem “Lucinda Matlock?”

The speaker is a married woman who has had what some might call a difficult life. She had a 70 year marriage, and had 12 children, but 8 of them died before she was 60. She did a great deal of…

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  • BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

Why does Leslie die in “Bridge to Terabithia”?

No one can say for sure why Leslie drowns. This is how it happened: Jesse has big crush on his teacher, Miss. Edmunds. When Jesse goes with Miss Edmunds to the National Gallery of Art, Leslie goes…

 


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