What are some examples of dramatic irony used in Macbeth?

What are some examples of dramatic irony used in Macbeth?

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What did Declaration of Independence actually declare?

The Declaration of Independence emphasized many ideas. The most important idea was that the colonies were no longer under British rule. The Declaration of Independence declared that we were a free…

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN

What does the new house symbolize? How does that differ from the current Younger apartment?

The small house that the Youngers are able to purchase through Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy symbolizes the American dream and their ability to get up and out of the situation in which they…

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  • SCIENCE

How would you compare the behavior of the galvanometer pointer when the magnet moves along the…

This question relates to the Faraday’s law of induction. It simply states that an electron motive force or emf is generated when the magnetic field across a wire or coil changes. This emf causes a…

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  • THE CAY

In The Cay by Theodore Taylor, how did Philip’s return affect his family?

In The Cay by Theodore Taylor, young Philip is finally rescued when an American destroyer spots smoke from the island. The crew takes Philip to a naval station in Panama, and there he is reunited…

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  • TWO KINDS

What does the title “Two Kinds” mean? What are there two kinds of? What do those two kinds have…

The title refers to Jing-Mei’s epiphany about mother-daughter relationships. Jing-mei remembers two different songs, when in fact they are part of the same song. The song is a metaphor for…

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  • HISTORY

What was the last point of Wilson’s 14 points?

Woodrow Wilson proposed a peace plan at the end of World War I that was called the Fourteen Points. The plan can be divided into several topics. The last point or topic was very important to…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

Explain how Anne Frank describes her relationship with her mother in the Monday, 28 September,…

Anne feels that her mother and the other adults are overly critical of her. Anne has trouble with all of the adults in the Annex, except perhaps her father. She struggles with both of the Van…

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  • INTO THE WILD

How does Krakauer alter his narrative stance in Chapter Six?

Chapter Six in Into the Wild is devoted to the story of Ron Franz and his friendship with Chris McCandless. There are a few changes in the narrative approach Krakauer takes in this chapter. For one…

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  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

What is a summary of Chapter Five of “The Canterville Ghost?”

At the beginning of Chapter Five, Virginia returns from riding with the Duke of Cheshire on Brockley Meadow when she tears her dress. As she enters the house through the back door (so as not to be…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Describe how Candy is affected by the death of his dog in Of Mice and Men

Candy had a very difficult time when his dog was shot. First, he clearly did not want Carlson to shoot his dog. Candy had his dog for a long time, and in some ways it was his only companion. This…

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  • HISTORY

The 10th Amendment states that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the…

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” –Tenth Amendment to the…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are producers essential for all living things?

Producers are the original source of food for all living things. Since food is necessary for energy production and thus the sustenance of life, producers are essential to all living things. Green…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

What are the themes in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales?

Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales include so many characters and stories that it is difficult to narrow the entire work down to just a couple of themes—you could probably assign a different…

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  • HISTORY

Why were Christian leaders at first against the consumption of coffee in Europe?

No matter where one is from, coffee is that one beverage everyone either raves over or resolutely dislikes. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground where coffee is concerned. Born in the deep…

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  • MONSTER

In the novel Monster, is Steve a hero? If so, how?

Steve Harmon could be viewed as a hero throughout the novel Monster because he overcomes adversity and makes a valiant effort to understand himself. Throughout the novel, Steve struggles to…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

How does Shylock face grave injustice at the hands of Antonio and his friends in The Merchant…

Shylock is a character within Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice, and is one of the most famous characters in all of Shakespeare’s canon. Shylock is a Jewish moneylender in Venice and…

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  • THE LISTENERS

How would one describe the house in “The Listeners” and the situation around it?

I’ll start with the basic situation. A man on a horse has arrived at a lone house because he promised that he would. Readers don’t know why he promised anything. It is night when he arrives at the…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

What is the name of the author of “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”?

The Adventure of the Speckled Band was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose name is sometime abbreviated as “ACD.” This particular story in the Sherlock Holmes series was first published in…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

In The Story of My Life, what were the difficulties faced by Helen in the Cambridge school?

Starting in 1896, Helen Keller attended Cambridge, an all girls school. She went to Cambridge to prepare for Radcliffe College. Cambridge was a school with no prior special accommodations for…

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  • BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH—

How are two things being compared in the poem ‘Because I could not stop for Death’ by Emily…

The main comparison in “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson are life and death. Death catches up to her, yet in her journey to the afterlife she sees so much life. In the third…

  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In the famous novel the Scarlet Letter how is Dimmesdale redeemed by the end of it ?

Dimmesdale is in a sense redeemed because in the end he finally reveals the truth about himself and Hester. He climbs onto the scaffold and tells the people the truth. The guilt of keeping things…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, how do Nick and Tom differ from one another?

Firstly, in terms of Nick’s description, he comes from a prominent, well-to-do family from the Midwest, which implies that they were middle class. His father ran a wholesale hardware business which…

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  • HAMLET

What are some of Gertrude’s qualities in Hamlet?

Gertrude is one of the most complex characters in Hamlet. As Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude is discussed frequently in Hamlet. However, her lines do not necessarily piece together a solid…

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  • MACBETH

What are some good characteristics of Macbeth in the play?

Most of Macbeth’s good characteristics are only in evidence at the beginning of the play, before his ambition, the goading of his wife, and supernatural forces have conspired to turn him into a…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How do Romeo and Juliet get married?

Romeo and Juliet are married by Friar Lawrence just one short afternoon after meeting. They wed in secret, with the bulk of the major players in the story — Benvolio, Mercutio, and Tybalt among…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, what are some major events for Darry?

One major event in Darry’s life happens prior to the opening of the story when his parents are killed in a car crash. Ponyboy tells the reader that Darry was very close to them, particularly to his…

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  • HISTORY

Describe the Arab Trans-Saharan slave trade.

Though the slave trade from Africa to North America and Europe is well-known, the Arab Trans-Saharan Slave Trade is perhaps not as well known, but was equally devastating to those involved….

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  • LIFE OF PI

What are ways the tiger might have helped Pi stay alive?

There are many times that Pi refers to Richard Parker saving him either mentally, emotionally, or physically. There are times on the lifeboat that Pi experiences stress and strain with each facet…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Is abuse a cycle where the abused today is the abuser tomorrow?

While it is known that victims and survivors of abuse as children are more likely to abuse in adulthood than those who have never been abused, it is not set in stone. The effects of abuse are far…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

In Act II, Catherine asks Raina, “Will anything ever make you straightforward?” Is there an…

There are two prior moments in Act II when Catherine appears to be disapproving of Raina for doing something that isn’t “straightforward” (frank, unstudied, simple, or honest). The first occurs…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

How does Pip’s first-person narration affect the story in Great Expectations?

As in all stories told from the first-person point of view, the reader is limited by what the narrator sees and hears. In Pip, we see the events of his life unfold before him, as well as hearing…

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  • MACBETH

What is an example of imagery in Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3?

The witches are very descriptive and use imagery to describe their doings. Imagery is use of language to create a picture in the reader’s mind, or the audience’s mind in this case. Imagery…

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  • HISTORY

Why are U.S. and NATO military forces fighting in Afghanistan?

United States and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces are fighting in Afghanistan in an attempt to prevent the Taliban from taking control of the country. The West believes that…

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  • HARRY POTTER NOVELS

What is the main idea of the story Harry Potter?

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series revolves around the life and tribulations of the series namesake, Harry Potter. Without knowing which book in the series you are requesting a main idea for, I…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Could the United States ever be a place where all citizens are actually equal?

The United States could be a country where all people are equal. For this to happen, there would need to be a major shift in attitudes in our country. Throughout our history, many people have…

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  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

What is the physical description of the Headless Horseman in Irving’s short story?

In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” the Headless Horseman is described as the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head blown off by a cannonball during the Revolutionary War. The Hessians were…

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  • SCIENCE

What happens to magma when it reaches the surface of a volcano?

Magma is nothing but molten rocks that travel from the interior of a planet to its surface. When this magma reaches the surface of a volcano, it is known as lava. The magma may cause violent…

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  • HISTORY

Who is to blame for the second world war?

There are many factors to blame for the start of World War II. Individuals and governments are responsible for some of the blame while various events are responsible for the rest of the blame. Some…

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  • HISTORY

Why was control of the federal judiciary essential to the Federalist party?

The Federalist party of the United States was one of two early factions in the republic. The party was led by George Washington, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton and advocated a strong federal…

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  • HISTORY

Analyze and explain the evidence discussing the inconsistencies between Jefferson in theory and…

One obvious inconsistency is that Jefferson, while advocating freedom and liberty in his public life, was a lifelong slave owner. He owned more than one working plantation (Monticello being the…

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  • SCIENCE

What are some examples of a chemical compound?

Here are some examples of chemical compounds: water,  carbon dioxide,  octane,  ethanol,  methane, sucrose (white sugar),  calcium carbonate…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What are some examples of imagery in The Great Gatsby?

Nick, the narrator, uses a great deal of imagery, often to show the ostentation of the homes and parties, and especially, the people he meets during his time in New York. First, his description…

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  • SCIENCE

How do you calculate the heat liberated in joules (J)?

Heat is liberated when an exothermic reaction takes place or when latent heat is released (during a phase change). The heat released during a chemical reaction can be measured by an increase in…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Provide an explanation of foreshadowing using examples from The Great Gatsby.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines foreshadowing as follows: “to give a suggestion of something that has not yet happened.” Foreshadowing is a common literary device, and is used often in many…

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  • HISTORY

What are two major provisions of the Treaty of Versailles regarding the War Guilt Clause?

The war-guilt clause of the Versailles Treaty was a very controversial one. It basically said Germany was responsible for World War I and all of the events that happened during the war. The Germans…

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  • MACBETH

How does Birnam Wood arrive at Dunsinane?

This, of course refers to the prophecy by the third apparition summoned by the witches that Macbeth can never be “vanquish’d” until “Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill/Shall come against…

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  • “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH

What are two effective vocal strategies Martin Luther King, Jr. uses in the second half of his “I…

Beginning with his rhetorical repetition of “I have a dream,” two effective vocal strategies Martin Luther King, Jr. uses in his “I Have a Dream” speech are pause and pitch inflection.Effective…

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  • SCIENCE

How will our earth look in 2050? What are the major changes that will occur by year 2050 related…

One can only hypothesize how our Earth will look, especially in terms of technology, in the year 2050. We can use our progress over the last 50 to 100 years to make some educated guesses. A few of…

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  • MACBETH

What are some examples of dramatic irony used in Macbeth?

Two especially good examples of dramatic irony in Macbeth appear early in the play. They both have to do with Duncan’s trust and admiration for Macbeth, who, it turns out, will be his murderer….

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  • THE YEARLING

When Penny lies crippled with rheumatism and worries about the spring planting, Ma Baxter says he…

I think it depends entirely on your perspective. From Ma Baxter’s perspective, she is absolutely right. More than anyone else she feels the fear of starvation as she knows it too well. She…

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