What are some examples of conflict in “The Crucible” in which people are acting irrationally?

What are some examples of conflict in “The Crucible” in which people are acting irrationally?

  • THE CRUCIBLE

What are some examples of conflict in “The Crucible” in which people are acting irrationally?

Irrational behavior and conflict are constant themes throughout this play. One of the main conflicts in the play is jealousy. We see jealousy in Abigail because she wants Elizabeth’s husband,…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the pun used in Act III Scene ii? And why did Shakespeare use these puns?Thank you!

In Act III Scene ii of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet’s speech contains a triple pun on the sound that can be variously understood as “eye,” “I,” and “ay”: Hath Romeo slain himself? Say thou but…

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  • PYGMALION

What are some movies that have used the Pygmalion and Galatea theme?

Probably the most popular movie with this theme is My Fair Lady, made in 1964. It was directed by George Cukor and starred Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. My Fair Lady won eight Oscars, a real…

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  • THE GIVER

In Chapters 11-15 of The Giver, why was it important for the Community to have a person who could…

It is important for the Community to have a person who can “see beyond”, a Receiver, to hold all the memories of the past, so that they will not have to bear the pain of them. The creators of the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What is an external conflict between Abigail and Elizabeth in “The Crucible”?

Abigail worked for Elizabeth Proctor, and when Elizabeth discovered Abby and John were having an affair, she fired Abigail. Abby was resentful of that, for a couple of reasons. The first was that…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

How would you describe Lady Bracknell, and how is she used to satirize the upper class?

Rumor has it that Lady Bracknell was a combination of Wilde’s own mother, Lady Wilde, and Lord Alfred’s own mother, Lady Queensberry. Seems like his mother takes the cake on the dead-on character…

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  • SIR PATRICK SPENS

Did the Scottish king deliberately send Sir Patrick to his doom?

While there is not enough detail to settle the question fully, it does not seem likely that the King of Scotland deliberately intended harm to Sir Patrick Spens. Instead, we see in this poem the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What did you think about Romeo and Juliet’s death?What did you think about Romeo and Juliet’s death?

This question is really about your personal opinion. There is no wrong or right answer. Personally, I thought that their death, although romantic, was very avoidable. First of all, their marriage…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

Can someone show me an example of a thesis statement for Frankenstein when doing a compare and…

You need a subject and an attitude toward that subject. I would suggest you start with the face that the 1931 Karlof movie bears very little resemblance to the Shelley novel, the 1996 DeNiro…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In act 1, the political mood and behavior of the Romans are best described as?

In the first act of the play, the Roman people are enjoying a holiday from work as they await Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome after killing in battle the sons of Pompey, Rome’s former ruler….

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  • THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST

What are the main ideas of The Light in the Forest, and how can we benefit from reading this novel?

Several important ideas are explored in this novel, largely through the conflicts between two societies: the Lenni Lenape tribe and the white settlers. One major idea is the search for personal…

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  • KING LEAR

King learDoes lear fit aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero?

In so far as Lear is a king, he belongs to high rank/station, and therefore basically qualified in the role of a tragic hero. Again, he is generally inclined to goodness, and his passage from…

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  • AS YOU LIKE IT

Why did Shakespeare name two characters Jacques in As You Like It?

One role of the melancholic Jaques is to symbolically embody the oppressive, depressing realities of town/court life in the thematic debate within As You Like It that pits town against country….

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  • THE GOOD EARTH

In The Good Earth, how did Wang Lung receive O-Lan as his wife?

When Wang Lung takes a wife, he treats the occasion with great seriousness and respect. Before he goes to the great House of Hwang to meet O-lan and bring her home, he cares for his old father,…

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  • THE GOOD EARTH

What do you conclude from Wang Lung’s change of behavior in The Good Earth?

Wang Lung’s change in behavior, a reflection of his change in values, does not reflect well upon him; it shows that he has become corrupted by wealth. Once he acquires the money (through O-lan’s…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

In Brave New World, what happens to dead bodies in the World State?

Every body is cremated. It’s an idea that springs from the “everyone is equal and contributes equally to production” concept of the World State. Lenina and Henry discuss this while on their date,…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter IV of The Great Gatsby, what kind of people are Gatsby’s guests revealed to be?

Gatsby’s guests, with a few exceptions, show up at his parties without invitation, drawn to them for their glamour and excess. In Chapter IV, Nick recalls writing down “the names of those who came…

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  • REFERENCE

If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?

” If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?” This question is a bit vague. Have you succeeded in failing or have you succeeded in failing the task in which you wanted to fail? How does…

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  • HISTORY

What effect did women’s rights have on the progressive era?what effect did woman’s rights have on…

The lack of equal rights for women definitely pushed the progressive movement forward. Women were at the forefront of the temperance movement, wanting alohol to be outlawed. They also pushed…

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  • FENCES

What is the significance of the title, “Fences”?

Fences are significant of many things in this play. In fact, fences means different things for different people. For example, Rose believes the incomplete fence surrounding the home will maintain…

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  • OTHELLO

Is Othello a good, believing but naive man or is he quite the opposite?

Othello is a character who is fully human, with good qualities and character flaws. There is no suggestion in the play that I can recall that suggests he is in any way an evil person, and that is…

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  • BLISS

In Katherine Mansfield’s short story “Bliss,” what is the pear tree a symbol of, and how is it…

The pear tree represents transformation and change or the lack thereof. Bertha is on her way to transforming into a sexual being, but this change is arrested suddenly when she witnesses her spouse…

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  • THE GIVER

At the end of The Giver, what happens to Jonas in the last few lines of the story?

The end of the novel is very interesting as it is quite unclear what happens to Jonas and Gabriel at the end. Do they die? Is he hallucinating? However, it appears clear from the tone of the…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

What is a possible alternate title for The Merchant of Venice?What is a possible alternate title…

The Merchant of Venice is Antonio. Shylock is the financier of Venice. Any alternate title would need to hold true to Shakespeare’s original intent of symbolic representation as conveyed by the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What trick does Atticus teach Scout about getting along with people?

In order to get Scout to understand people a little better, he tells her his rule. It will help her to not only understand others, but to see their point of view as well. In chapter 3 Atticus…

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  • MATH

Which is the term of the expanasion (x-1)^13, which doesn’t have the unknown x?

The full expansion of (x-1)^13 is: x^13 – 13x^12 + 78x^11 – 286x^10 + 715x^9 – 1287x^8 + 1716x^7 – 1716x^6 + 1287x^5 – 715x^4 + 286x^3 – 78x^2 + 13x – 1 It’s not really…

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  • MATH

Calculate lim S, where S=1/(1*2) + 1/(2*3) + …+ 1/[n*(n+1)].

You need to notice that general term of sum is of form 1n⋅(n+1),1n⋅(n+1),hence, you should use partial fraction decomposition such that: 1n⋅(n+1)=An+Bn+11n⋅(n+1)=An+Bn+1 Bringing all terms to a common…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What image does the author use to help us picture Jordon Baker?

Jordan is first described lying on the coach wearing a white, flowing dress. She is almost described as a mannequin. She is completely extended on her end of the couch, and her chin is slightly…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

What happens the night in the forest?

If the events in the story actually occurred, then Young Goodman Brown found his fellow townspeople, including Faith, at a meeting of witches. The minister and other religious people from the…

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  • HAMLET

What is Hamlet’s relationship towards Horatio, Ophelia and his mother?

Hamlet trusts Horatio above all the other characters in the play. Horatio is Hamlet’s best friend, and the one that Hamlet relies on to help him see the reality of the situation with his father….

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

Teenage problemsLet’s face it, teenagers have alot of problem in this cusmos that the governers…

Although your post seems a bit cryptic to me, I would say that the best thing we can do as teachers is to “be there” for these teens when they come to us for help. I have always been amazed at how…

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  • MATH

Calculate (1/x1)+(1/x2)+(1/x3), where x1,x2,x3 are the solutions of the eq. x^3 -3x +1=0

You need to remember that Vieta’s formulas provide the relations between coefficients of equation and its roots. The problem provides an polynomial equation of third order,x3−3x+1=0x3-3x+1=0 , hence it…

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  • BUSINESS

According to Muhammad Yunus, author of Creating a World Without Poverty and Banker to the Poor…

According to Muhammad Yunus third world businesses cannot start and thrive because they have no access to loans. In particular, he showed that even small loans can have a substantial positive…

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  • THE DOLL’S HOUSE

What do you think of the story “The Doll’s House” by Katherine Mansfield?

Obviously, everyone will have different opinions, but for me, I really enjoyed this story and also enjoy teaching it. It seems to capture so much about society and how we learn the norms and values…

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

Do any of Poe’s works reflect his own emotions?

Only Poe can answer this question definitively, but I’d have to say that yes, his own emotions did come through in his writing. In looking at Poe’s life, it was easy to see that he was surrounded…

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  • ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE

What are some quotations based from “Ode to a Nightingale”.I cannot find

I think you will derive a better answer with a bit more clarification. The poem itself is loaded with powerful lines. I have included a couple and encourage you to revisit these lines in the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What favor does does Nick do for Gatsby?

Gatsby asks Jordan to ask Nick a favor. He would like for Nick to invite his cousin, Daisy, over for tea, and then have Gatsby conveniently drop by and run into her. This is because he has built…

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  • SCIENCE

Why do holes tend to be heavier and less mobile than electrons in a semiconductor?

Electron/hole mobility is inversely proportional to the effective mass (m*) of the particle (u=qt/m). Therefore, heavier also means slower/less mobile. Thus the question boils down to, “why do…

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  • LITERATURE

What is different between naturalism and expressionism?

Expressionism is not really a program or defined movement with a particular group of writiers. It is more of a reaction to the realism and naturalism writing and philosophy. Expressionist painters…

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  • OTHELLO

Othello: Act I – The “trial” of Othello and Iago’s intentions?This is what was directly asked of…

The trial is Othello and Desdemona against Brabantio (and Iago and Roderigo by proxy). The judge is the Duke. Both the prosecution, Brabantio, and the defense, Othello and Desdemona, use highly…

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  • LUST

What is the historical significance to “Lust” by Susan Minot?

Judging from the atmosphere and details in the story, you can tell that the setting is somewhere in the 60’s or 70’s. What I would call historical about that is that here we are in 2009 and the…

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  • HISTORY

Who would have supported the populist platform, and what was the goal they wanted to accomplish?

The Populist Party was the political outgrowth of the Grange movement mainly comprised of small farmers from the southern ane western parts of the United States. The Populist platform centered on…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In the novel “The Great Gatsby” what happened at Daisy and Gatsby’s reunion? no

The reunion between Gatsby and Daisy takes place in Chapter V, which is approximately the mid-point of the book. Gatsby and Nick have arranged for the reunion to take place at Nick’s house, and…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

How does Obierika feel about Okonkwo’s part in Ikemefuna’s death?

Obierika is like Ezeudu who warned Okonkwo not to participate in the death of Ikemefuna because the boy called Okonkwo “father”. Obierika is more balanced than Okonkwo and appears to be able to…

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  • RAY BRADBURY

Who is the flat character, indirect character, static character, round character, and dynamic…

Flat and static characters are equated. They are the characters who do not change in a narrative; in other words, they remain the same from beginning to end and are often stereotypical….

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Is the novel ultimately optimistic or pessimistic? What is the evidence?

Since one of the major themes of the book is that man is inherently evil and civilization is what keeps that evil somewhat in check, I’d say it’s pessimistic. Golding, having been greatly affected…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Compare Piggy and Simon as doomed heroes in “Lord of the Flies”.

Piggy is the voice of intellect. From the beginning when he talks to Ralph and tells him how to blow on the conch, he is the one who is practical and sees what needs to be done. He constantly…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Golding use nature: how it foreshadows what will happen, how it works again man, how it…

Golding uses nature as a literary tool to develop foreshadowing and to parallel the emotional states experienced by the boys. For example, in Chapter 3, Jack is out on a hunt for pigs. While he…

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  • THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

What are some examples of personification and paradoxical imagery in “The Rime of the Ancient…

There is lots of Personification throughout. Most of it has to do with the sun. The sun takes on human qualities and develops a pronoun of “he.” “The sun came up upon the left, Out of the see…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What does the snake symbolize?

I think that you are asking about the “beast” that some of the littluns fear. Some of them fear that it is a snake, not a “monster” like you might imagine. They think it is a snake because they…

 


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