What are some good themes or main ideas developed in chapters 17 through 21 in the novel The…

What are some good themes or main ideas developed in chapters 17 through 21 in the novel The…

  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What are some good themes or main ideas developed in chapters 17 through 21 in the novel The…

Here are the main ideas in Chapters 17-21 of The Grapes of Wrath. Chapter 17 describes how the families traveling to find a better life camp along the road and become one large family. While they…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

For chapters 17-21 of The Grapes of Wrath, what are some good examples of symbolism and imagery?

One good example of vivid imagery in The Grapes of Wrath is found on the first page of Chapter 17, and again on the last page of the chapter. In the daylight [the migrant people] scuttled like…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What are some thoughts and reactions to the effectiveness of the chapters 17 through 21 in the…

In Chapters 17 through 21 of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the reader is struck by several central aspects of the life of the migrant workers and the harsh reality of the world they have…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What are some significant lines in Chapters 17 through 21 in the novel The Grapes of Wrath?

Some significant lines in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, found in Chapters 17 through 21, are included below. Ma senses that her family is falling apart as the story progresses; a…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What are some good questions about the novel The Grapes of Wrath in chapters 17 through 21?

In looking for a means to review the important concepts and events depicted in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, I would expect there are several important questions one might ask him- or…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In Act I, what truths come out when the adults leave the girls alone in The Crucible?

A couple of things emerge when we see the girls alone. Initially, we know who is the ringleader of the girls. Abigail emerges as “the brains of the operation.” She is the one who seeks to gain…

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  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

In “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” if the old woman had not revealed that she recognized The…

This is a difficult question, as really, there seems to be no firm evidence either way to suggest that the Misfit would not have killed them had the grandmother not recognised him. What is…

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  • LITERATURE

disadvantages of studying the grammar Point out the disadvantages of studying the grammar of a…

No isolated study of the grammar of a language leads to any meaningful language acquisition. In his novel, Black Boy, Richard Wright recalls his hunger for knowledge along with his hunger for the…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

To what extent do you agree with the statement that “the electoral college has grown MORE…

This is true without any question whatsoever. At the time that George Washington and John Adams and people like that were getting elected, the people had essentially no say in the elections. The…

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  • HISTORY

Explain the furor that followed the request of Missouri for admission as a state.”

The furor that followed this request was caused by the issue of slavery. This furor led to the creation of the Missouri Compromise. Before Missouri asked to become a state, the states of the Union…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Jem not want anything to do with Scout at school in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Jem is slightly embarrassed by his younger sister, especially the pugilistic tendencies she demonstrates in the playground. As there is a four year age gap between the children it is natural that…

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  • MACBETH

Explain the theme of anguish in Macbeth.

One of the most clearly developed motifs in Macbeth is that of human anguish. It permeates the play, from beginning to end, as the various characters endure it. Macbeth’s anguish is mostly…

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  • ARTS

If you made a “Puff n Stuff” production, what gender would you pick to play the role of…

What a great topic! As a fan of the show as well as of the wicked one herself – Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo – I can’t imagine a man playing the character. First of all, he would have to have an…

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  • SCIENCE

PHYSICS helpA metal wire of diameter D stretches by 0.100mm when supporting a weight W. if the…

For a given length of wire the extent by which the wire will stretch when pulled is directly proportional to the stress experienced by the wire. The stress experienced by the wire is equal to the…

  • ANTIGONE

What are 3 similarities between Antigone and “Letter From Birmingham Jail” as far as genre of…

I do not see these two as being of the same genre, but their similarities, in general, may be what your son’s teacher is looking for. I hope the following helps. The definition of “genre” according…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is an example of stream of consciousness narration?Give a direct quote from a work of…

Even the novels by authors who are most closely associated with stream-of-consciousness — such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and WIlliam Faulkner — often only show stream-of-consciousness in…

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  • MENDING WALL

What does Frost seem to be saying about humankind in his poem “Mending Wall”?

Out of all of Frost’s richly symbolic poems, this appears to be one of the most controversial in terms of its ambiguity–that is, it is open to opposing interpretations. The poem presents two…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet how does the Prologue of the play relate to Act 5 Scene 2?

Most of the prologue relates very well to Act V, scene iii, but I will help you stretch the truth to fit scene ii. Scene ii is a scene between two friars. One is Friar Lawrence who hired Friar John…

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  • HARLEM

What is the effect of the speaker not completing the final line with a simile and why is this a…

In the eight lines enclosed within the frame (that is, between the first andnext-to-last lines) we get four possibilities: The Dream may “dry up,” “fester,”“crust and sugar over,” or…

  • HARLEM

How might the final line be completed as a simile in “Harlem”?

The previous poster’s comments are all very good, but as I understand harley08’s original post, the question hasn’t yet been answered. The final line of Langston Hughes’ short poem (sometimes…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

How does Orwell feel about the Burmans in “Shooting and Elephant”?

From his introduction, George Orwell seems to have ambivalent feelings about the Burmese. On the one hand, he states that he is theoretically and secretly “all for the Burmese and all against…

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  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Please give an analysis of one rhetorical strategy Wilde uses in chapters 18-20 in The Picture of…

What I find interesting in Chapter Eighteen is the way that Dorian Gray is identified with the hunt, as indeed, he has become an animal who is trying to escape being tracked down and killed. Let us…

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  • ANGELA’S ASHES

What is your favourite part in Angela’s Ashes?What is your favourite part in Angela’s Ashes?

I love the part about his first communion, where he has a nice big brwakfast, then goes to communion, then comes home and gets sick. So his Grandmother of course is beside herself because she…

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  • ADOLESCENT IDENTITY REPRESENTED IN LITERATURE

In brief, write about solutions to adolescence problems.In brief, write about solutions to…

I am not sure this can ever be answered or could ever be “brief.” Anyone who has the answers to the problems of adolescence should be counting their millions of dollars on an island. All of this…

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  • THE WEARY BLUES

Describe the blues based on how “The Weary Blues” presents this kind of music.

Despite the implication of the title, “The Weary Blues,” the process of singing his song of suffering seems to change the speaker’s mood from pain to acceptance, even peace. “The Weary…

  • HISTORY

Explain Jefferson’s quote, “I believe that states can best govern our home concerns, and the…

Thomas Jefferson was an antifederalist. This means that he was generally in favor of the states having more power than the federal government. That is what he is saying in this quote. Jefferson…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the first word that comes to your mind when someone says Mall?What is the first word that…

I suppose that the obvious answer is “shopping.” That is the first word that comes to mind because for me at least, the two words pretty much go together. After that obvious answer, the first word…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

In “The Masque of the Red Death,” what are the gothic elements present?

When we think of Gothic literature one of the first things that comes to mind is setting. Eerie towers at night, spooky graveyards, haunted houses, deserted mansions and so on. Then we have to…

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  • MACBETH

I’m writing an essay on free will vs. fate in Macbeth. (I went with free will.) What three…

The first point you can explore is the statement that Macbeth’s fate is “dangling in front of him.” From this, you can discuss the witches’ initial prophecies that he would become thane of Cawdor…

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  • SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

What are some examples of metaphors and similes from Spoon River Anthology?

You’re asking about a collection of almost 250 poems, so I can only give you a smattering of examples of metaphors–comparisons that do not use the word “like” or “as.” Poem 3: Ollie McGee But…

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  • LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

What is the importance of the juxtaposition of water and fire? And what do these things help…

Fire represents heat in this novel and heat symbolizes love and passion. The title, “Like Water for Chocolate” refers to the fact that water must be boiled (heated to a very high temperature)…

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  • REFERENCE

How could you make a message more difficult to break the code?

One really easy coded language is Uvaguv- check it out on Google (the link’s below). It’s hard to write in but easy to talk in- everyone who doesn’t understand how it works is in no hope of…

  • THE METAMORPHOSIS

Give examples of Gregor vs nature, self and person in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

This entire story revolves around conflicts between Gregor and his environment. In Gregor vs nature, the primary example is when Gregor is turned into a giant cockroach-like insect. Besides his…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

In “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell doesnt actually begin his narrative until the third paragraph….

The first two paragraphs of this excellent and thought provoking essay serve to establish the context of the narrative of the shooting of the elephant, point towards the conflicted feelings that…

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  • THE SUN ALSO RISES

In terms of Jake’s injury and his conception of manhood, is Jake successful as a self-healer in…

This question requires quite a bit of interpretation and therefore opinion and so must be argued (as opposed to proven). The briefest response to the question is “no”, Jake is not a…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Please explain any bias in this…

In my opinion, there is not really any bias in the way that the article is written. That is, the article does not really use any words that I think are trying to persuade the reader to take any…

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  • SCIENCE

I would like someone to help me put my annotated bibliography in APA format.

Your annotated bibliography should be sure to have your sources cited in APA format, followed by a brief description of the source. There are several links on the internet that can show you the…

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  • THE SUN ALSO RISES

How do the central characters of The Sun Also Rises express their struggle for meaning and value?

In The Sun Also Rises, Brett, Bill and Jake have an agreed upon system through which they express their struggle for meaning and value in life. In the novel, their system creates some challenge for…

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  • SONG OF MYSELF

Where does Whitman talk about celebration of life and inevitability of death?

I’m sorry I mean celebration of life and inevitability of death

  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

In “Shooting an Elephant,” what does Orwell mean when he says he understands “the real motives…

Interestingly, this quote comes before the actual narration of the shooting of the elephant, which indicates the theme of the rest of the story that is conveyed through the elephant story. This…

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  • EXISTENTIALISM IN LITERATURE

Comment on Existentialism in European Literature.Comment on Existentialism in European Literature.

The idea of commenting leads this wide open to interpretation. One of the best example of existentialism in European Literature had to have been represented by Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” The…

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  • HAMLET

Please help with literary terms in the “How all occasions” passage from Hamlet.Please help me…

Whenever you are analyzing a passage, it is important to remember the context of the lines. At this point in the play, Hamlet knows for sure that Claudius is guilty of murdering King Hamlet, but…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

In “The Monkey’s Paw,” how does the author use characterization?

Characterisation refers to how the author presents, describes and uses the characters in their work to advance the theme or message of the story. So really, in a sense, what you need to do to…

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  • HISTORY

Can somebody help me name the European countries who had “spheres” in China?

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a number of European countries (and at least one non-European country) had “spheres” within China’s territory. In these areas, Chinese law did not apply — it…

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  • EX-BASKETBALL PLAYER

What is the poem “Ex-Basketball Player” by John Updike trying to say?

Almost every school has a sports hero, someone who is natural at the game. Like the glittering stars whose brilliance fades overnight, some of these bright heroes seem to dim after graduation….

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Explain the destruction man has on the environment throughout the novel Lord of the Flies.

In the first chapter, references run rampant to the “scar” that the plane caused on the island in scratching the surface of the earth there. Obviously in this case, the technology of man combined…

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  • OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

Can you annotate the poem: “No Time Like the Old Time” by Oliver Wendell Holmes?There is no time…

In the first eight lines of the poem, the speaker uses the rebirth of spring to symbolize his youth. In lines nine through twelve, the speaker introduces the theme of frienship in the poem. Then…

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  • HISTORY

Which economic forces were most responsible for the new imperialism that began in the late 19th…

I would say that industrialization was the economic force that had the most to do with this new wave of imperialism. It made imperialism both more possible and more necessary. Imperialism became…

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  • A DAY NO PIGS WOULD DIE

Do you think that a day no pigs would die should be banned or not?Please give sources and a…

Here’s one person’s opinion on what there is in the book that would make it worthy of being banned. http://shumanities.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/banned-books-week-a-day-no-pigs-would-die/ In my…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How might John Hale’s description of the countryside be regarded as symbolic of the moral and…

The best quote I can find of Hale referencing the countryside occurs in these words: Excellency, there are orphans wandering from house to house; abandoned cattle bellow on the highroads, the…

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