What are some major differences between the novel and film of To Kill a Mockingbird?

What are some major differences between the novel and film of To Kill a Mockingbird?

  • RULES OF THE GAME

What are three similes in “Rules of the Game” and what do they mean?

A simile is a comparison between two things. Similes most often use the words “like” or “as.” If you’re looking for similes, look for these two words. When Meimei is learning how to play chess,…

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  • THE LEAP

In “The Leap,” what were the three ways that the daughter owed her existence to her mother?

In Louise Erdrich’s short story “The Leap,” the unnamed narrator says of her mother, “I owe her my existence three times. The first was when she saved herself.” The narrator’s mother, Anna, and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some direct and indirect characterizations of Scout in the first three chapters of…

Indirect characterization occurs when an author does not come out and directly state what a character is like but rather allows the reader to draw his/her own conclusions about the character…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In Shelley’s Frankenstein, in what way can Victor be considered a monster?

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley makes us confront the question of how we define humanity and monstrosity. The obvious monster is Victor’s creation, an outwardly hideous creature that commits murder…

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  • THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

Why did Poe introduce the possibility that Madame L’Espanaye was a fortune teller?

Poe quotes a number of witnesses and excerpts from different newspaper articles. All of them are intended to show very little except that the two murdered women lived alone and kept to themselves….

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  • NIGHT

In Night, what was Elie’s main thought during selection? What prayer were those around him…

Elie’s thought throughout the selection process and on into his entrance to the camp was to stay with his father. Earlier, he had been separated from his siblings and mother. As only his father…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

In the book Maniac Magee, how is the Pickwell family like the Beale family?

Maniac had dinner with the Pickwell family for the second time. He sat at the old ping pong table with Mr. and Mrs. Pickwell, their many children, their extended family, and a shoe salesman who was…

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  • THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG

What is the “tragic flaw” of Hadleyburg?

In Mark Twain’s “The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg,” a town becomes embroiled over a bag of gold that mysteriously appears and has no owner. This is a town that prides itself on its honesty;…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

What seems to be the narrator’s attitude toward the events of The Devil and Tom Walker? What…

The narration in “The Devil and Tom Walker” is interesting because it doesn’t exactly mesh with the content of the text. Typically, stories told about the Devil are frightening, and the narrator is…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker,” when Tom becomes a violent churchgoer, does he really change?

Simply put, no. Tom does not truly change in his heart. At first, Tom takes much pleasure in fulfilling the terms of his agreement – loaning money at exorbitant rates – with the Devil. In fact,…

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  • LITERATURE

How does Holling feel when his picture winds up in the news a second time in Gary Schmidt’s The…

In the chapter titled “January” of Gary Schmidt’s The Wednesday Wars, Holling is elated with the second picture of him that winds up on the front page of the Home Town Chronicle since the picture…

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  • HISTORY

What was the motivation of the Sherman Antitrust Act?

The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed for a few reasons. One reason was because the number of big businesses was increasing at an alarming rate. Through mergers, monopolies, and pooling…

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  • HISTORY

What do we call a system of acquiring colonies to provide raw materials for a stronger country?

There are a few names we can use to describe a system where a stronger country acquires colonies in order to get raw materials. The term most commonly used is called imperialism. An imperialistic…

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  • HISTORY

What were three reasons why some colonists didn’t think independence was important or necessary…

One of the major reasons was that there were quite a few people who were happy with the status quo and didn’t want it to change. They might have had existing business relationships or connections…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

Explain what T.J. did on the night that he got in trouble in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

T.J.’s first mistake is believing that RW and Melvin plan to pay for the pistol they promised to buy him. When he accompanies the brothers to the mercantile store and the three of them find the…

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  • THE CAY

What two animals is Phillip afraid of in Theodore Taylor’s book The Cay?

In Chapter 8 of Theodore Taylor’s The Cay, Timothy and Phillip begin settling on their island. After Timothy spends a few hours building a hut for them to sleep in, he announces that he is going to…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Explain any issues of language in The Lottery.

While the dialogue of the story is interesting because it is so vague, the use of certain pronunciations and words suggests that language is being used in “The Lottery” to create an Old-World…

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  • THE VELDT

What aspects of contemporary society does Bradbury criticize in “The Veldt”?

By finding a way for the parents to pay for the chance to avoid all the difficult things about being parents, Bradbury is criticizing some of the same elements of modern society that he does in…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What can we conclude about Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird?

We can say many things about Maycomb, but I would say that one point that rings true is that Maycomb does not change. We should expect this, because in chapter one Scout says that nothing happens,…

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  • HATCHET

How did Brian catch the fish?

Brian tried for a long time to catch fish. He tried using a spear and a bow at different times too. After being stranded in the wilderness for 47 days, Brian has had plenty of trial and error…

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  • AMERICAN BORN CHINESE

What was Jin Wang’s internal conflict?

American Born Chinese is a graphic novel that focuses on the themes of identity and self-acceptance through its three storylines. Jin Wang’s internal struggle is wanting to fit in at his all-white…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

Explain the motivation of Jerry’s mother in “Through the Tunnel” and how her motivation…

Jerry’s mother is motivated by the dilemma that every parent faces as his or her child begins to grow up. In fact, her “every mother” status seems to be confirmed by the fact that she is never…

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  • LYDDIE

What is the problem in chapter one of the book “Lyddie”?

In chapter one of Katherine Patterson’s book “Lyddie,” a bear invades the family’s farm cabin, which scares Lyddie’s mother enough to pack up her family and move them to the home of…

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  • THE PIGMAN

Why did John defend Lorraine when Norton called her a screech owl?

Norton calls Lorraine a screech owl in chapter 9 of Paul Zindel’s book The Pigman. That is about halfway through the book, and by that time John and Lorraine have become fairly good friends. They…

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  • THE CATBIRD SEAT

What is the resolution in the story ‘The Catbird Seat’?

Ulgine Barrows’ powers depend entirely upon her relationship with the head of the firm, Mr. Fitweiler. Mr. Martin is clever enough to see that he can save his beloved filing department from Ulgine…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What do characters in the play believe about witches?

Their religion has taught them that witches do exist, and they believe that it is possible for a witch to exist in their midst and for them to be unaware of her (or his) true identity and…

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

What is the significance of the title “Once Upon a Time” by Nadine Gordimer?

The phrase “once upon a time” is often used to signify that the story will be a fairy tale, the most important implication of which is that the story will end “happily ever after.” In this…

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  • SCIENCE

Two ice climbers, Nana and Popo, are walking up a steep ice slope with an incline angle of 40… 1 image

Hello! Denote Nana’s mass as m1m1 and Popo’s mass as m2.m2. Denote the incline angle as α.α. Draw a force diagram for Nana. There are 4 forces: its own weight m1⋅g,m1⋅g, normal force NN ,…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Why did Pony think it was better to see Socs as “just guys” in The Outsiders?

Ponyboy is relieved that the Socs are relatable, because they may not fight any more. The greasers and the Socs have been at odds for a long time. They fight each other consistently, due to…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

How long do Ponyboy and Johnny hide out in the back of the church?

After the fight with the Socs, which leaves Bob dead after Johnny stabs him in self-defense, the boys are terrified. The boys go to Darry for advice and Darry tells them about the church and how to…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

In “Thank You, M’am,” where are Mrs. Jones and Roger from?

There is no direct indicator in the story as to geographical location of the setting, nor is there any direct indicator as to geographical background for either Mrs. Jones or Roger. We can only…

  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker”, what are some details describing the setting that suggest…

At several points the story includes sinister and seemingly supernatural details, almost of all of them centered around the appearance of Old Scratch. When Tom first meets Scratch, he’s been taking…

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  • THE CAY

In The Cay by Theodore Taylor, why does Phillip change his mind about hiding until his ship leaves?

In The Cay by Theodore Taylor, Phillip thinks about hiding on the island of Curacao so that he will not have to return to Virginia with his mother. He does not want to leave the place where he has…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What does Proctor mean when he says the rabbit walking in “is a good sign”?

In Act Two, the tension between Elizabeth and John Proctor is palpable. Their marriage has been through a lot, and they are still working to repair the damage caused by John’s infidelity and…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

How does A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen exemplify realism?

As the creative work of Henrik Ibsen, the pioneer of realist theater, A Doll’s House exhibits all the defining elements that are unique to the genre. Among the fundamental factors that are…

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  • AS I LAY DYING

What does Cash’s list of the thirteen reasons for beveling the edges of the coffin tell the…

Through Cash’s description of making his mother’s coffin, the reader can tell that he is very meticulous and also has a difficult time dealing with her death. Instead of engaging directly with his…

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  • THE COLD EQUATIONS

In what manner does Barton walk back to his pilot’s chair once he has jettisoned Marilyn out the…

In Tom Godwin’s short story “The Cold Equations,” after having to maneuver the levers that controlled the airlock, emptying the airlock of Marylin then closing the airlock door once again, Barton…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

What is one theme in the short story “The Interlopers?”

Saki’s short story is brilliant, at least, when it comes to one theme, the theme of what it means to be an interloper. While Ulrich and Georg see each other as interlopers and enemies, they are…

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  • THE CAY

In The Cay by Theodore Taylor, what happened the last time Timothy was in a tempest?

In The Cay by Theodore Taylor, as Phillip and Timothy prepare for a hurricane, Timothy tells Phillip about another tempest he encountered some years before. He was on a schooner in 1928, south of…

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  • THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

In “The Diary of Anne Frank,” what would be a possible motive behind Anne’s asking Peter if he…

In act 2, scene 2, Anne and Peter meet as though they are on a date. Anne is worried about Margot feeling left out, so she asks her sister if she likes Peter. Margot says that she doesn’t like him…

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  • SPEAK

In the book Speak what do the suffragettes add to the novel?

Melinda’s decision to do her report for Mr. Neck on suffragettes was significant in a few complex ways. For one, most readers would agree that is seems healthy for Melinda to research and report on…

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  • THE SNIPER

“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty Why is war terrible, especially a civil war? What is the price…

I want to answer the last part of your question first. “Why are some people willing to fight against their own family?” With reference to the story “The Sniper,” neither sniper knew it was his…

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  • ETHAN FROME

In Ethan Frome, which of Zeena’s character traits was hardest for Ethan?

While Zeena has a plethora of negative traits, it is the “asthmatic” silence in which she engages what would definitely qualify as the hardest thing for Ethan to tolerate. In chapter IV, we find…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

What are two facts that you can extract about the mother in the first three chapters of The Boy…

Two facts about Bruno’s mother we can extrapolate from the first three chapters of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas are what she looks like and how she feels about the move from Berlin. In regards…

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  • BATTLE ROYAL; OR, THE INVISIBLE MAN

What do the grandfather’s last words mean in “Battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison?

The narrator of the story in Ellison’s Invisible Man is very different from his grandfather. Where the narrator is naive and hopeful that he will be able to succeed and get ahead on the terms set…

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  • ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

What is the conflict resolution for All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury?

The most obvious conflict in the plot of “All Summer in a Day” is the external conflict between Margot, a relative newcomer to life on Venus, and the other children, who were born on Venus and live…

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  • THE SOLITARY REAPER

What is the main theme of the poem ‘the Solitary Reaper’?

The solitary reaper is an ordinary peasant girl. Her soulful song lends an ecstatic experience to the poet. He gets a glimpse of eternity and experiences perfection hearing her mellifluous voice….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some major differences between the novel and film of To Kill a Mockingbird?

A couple of major differences between the 1962 film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan, and Harper Lee’s original novel is that the film version made quite a few changes…

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  • THE RAVEN

What effect does the time setting have on the mood of the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe?

The time setting for this poem is obviously very important, as the poem’s first line attempts to create a context and environment for the story. “Once upon a midnight dreary” tells the reader is it…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Which three characters do not seem to be at mercy of others’ opinions ?

Reverend Hale, Deputy Governor Danforth, and Judge Hathorne do not seem to be at the mercy of other characters’ opinions of them. Although, for example, John Proctor calls Hale a “broken minister”…

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