What are some quotes that lead up to the climax in Of Mice and Men?

What are some quotes that lead up to the climax in Of Mice and Men?

  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are some quotes that lead up to the climax in Of Mice and Men?

The climax of this novel occurs when the men are hunting for Lennie after he has killed Curley’s wife. As George and Lennie converse, there is a lot of tension because we if the men find Lennie…

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  • MATH TEACHERS

Reform or Traditional?How do you describe your teaching style? Do you show students examples and…

I think that this type of question goes at the heart of modern teaching. Having said that, I think there is a way to bring both reform based and traditional notions of teaching into the same…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

What happens to Rosaleen?

Rosaleen gets to vote, for one thing, something she has been struggling to do for the entire story. She remains with the sisters, as does Lily, both of them making new lives for themselves in…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the meaning of sublimation?

“Sublimation” has slightly different meanings, albeit related ones, in psychology and chemistry. In psychology, sublimation is the act, conscious or unconscious, of taking a form of energy and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Atticus actually condemning is his closing remarks to the jury and what is the target of…

Atticus is condeming society, racism, and the law. There would not even be a trial if Tom Robinson were white. There is not any evidence in the trial to convict Tom, but the town and Bob Ewell…

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  • SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS

Please explain Shakespeare as a sonneteer.

Shakespeare was such an amazing sonneteer that there is actually a type of sonnet today that we refer to as a “Shakespearean Sonnet”! Even though Shakespeare isn’t the inventor of the…

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  • INDIAN ENGLISH POETRY

Discuss the writing style of Arun Kolatkar.He was an Indian poet.

Arun Kolatkar was generally a modernist poet who wrote in both Marathi and English during the 1950s and 1960s. Much of his poetry found humor in the incidences of everyday. Much of Kolatkar’s…

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  • BLACK BOY: A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

In Black Boy, did Richard quit selling newspapers because he couldn’t make enough money?

Richard quit selling the newspapers when he became aware that the particular paper he was selling was preaching Ku Klux Klan doctrines. Richard had no idea what was in the papers he was selling….

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What do New York, Gatsby’s parties, weather, time, and the faded timetable showing the list of…

Each of theses items in some way connect to the theme of disillusionment with the American Dream. Gatsby’s quest for wealth is centered on wanting to obtain Daisy, which is his symbol for the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Atticus defend Tom Robinson even though he’s aware of the roadblocks he will encounter?

Simply put, Atticus has values and beliefs for which he is willing to fight, no matter what the circumstances. He is the moral compass of Maycomb. When the Tom’s case comes to trial, racial…

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  • LIVING TO TELL THE TALE: A GUIDE TO WRITING MEMOIR

Is it possible to get contact information for Author McDonnell?Need memoir advice – I’m 85 and…

Jane Taylor McDonnell teaches at Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota, and is published by Penguin Books. The normal procedure for contacting an author is through their publisher. The…

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  • SEEDFOLKS

How were you emotionally connected to the book?How did you feel about the different chapters.

The best way to answer this would be to identify which particular characters and predicaments best related to you. I am not sure there will be one absolute answer, but rather multiple approaches…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the story To Kill a Mockingbird, why do Jem and Scout harass Boo Radley and why do they…

Jem and Scout harass Boo Radley because they are children, and they are behaving as children do. There is no malice in their intentions, they simply want to see Boo, even play with him if he would…

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  • THE BEAN TREES

In The Bean Trees, does Taylor believe in providence as a guiding force in her life?

In the beginning of the story, Taylor (Marietta) doesn’t give any thought to providence or fate or luck or anything like it. She just goes along with an ideal and determination and help from her…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

To what extent is Rainsford character illuminated during the course of the story?

Rainsford starts out as a cold hunter that does not think about his game, but rather the joy of hunting. In the first couple of paragraphs, Rainsford very bluntly says that he doesn’t care what the…

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  • MACBETH

What is Lady Macbeth’s reaction to her husband’s letter?

Lady Macbeth is very pleased with the witches prophecy that Macbeth will be king. Like Macbeth, she sees the immediate fulfillment of the title of Thane of Cawdor being given to Macbeth as…

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  • DOVER BEACH

What is the effect of the man on the straits?

The sea is calm to-night.The tide is full, the moon lies fairUpon the straits; -on the French coast the lightGleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,Glimmering and vast, out in the…

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  • IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES

Explain the organization of In the Time of the Butterflies in terms of narrative structure.What…

Julia Alvarez begins the novel from the sole surviving sister’s (Dede’s) perspective. Alvarez talks about herself as the “gringa Dominicana” coming to visit Dede to talk about the Mirabal sisters,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Jem learn when he runs up to the Radleys’ house and touches it?

Jem thinks he hears someone laughing inside the house when he is dared to touch it. There is no indication that the laughter is sadistic – in fact, whoever is laughing seems to be amused. Jem…

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  • DOVER BEACH

What does the following lines mean, Sophocles long ago Heard it on the A gaean, and it brought…

Sophocles was a Greek writer who wrote plays that explored the human condition. It would seem that Arnold is comparing his speaker to Sophocles as both of them have looked out to sea (he imagines)…

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  • DOVER BEACH

In “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold, what do the following lines mean? The sea is calm tonight,…

Enotes is a great resource when you are trying to understand poetry, and I included some links below that give a detailed, line-by-line summary and explanation of the poem. That should really…

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  • A GRAIN OF WHEAT

Is Mugo a hero in A Grain of Wheat? Can we consider Mugo a hero for having the courage to…

Although for most of the novel we are lead to believe that Mugo is a hero, his actions at the end cause readers to question this idea. Throughout the majority of the novel we see the honorable,…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

What evidence and hints of Nora’s cleverness can be found in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House ?

One of the biggest hints at Nora’s cleverness is the fact that she had both the idea and the gumption to actually forge a signature on a legal document. A lot of women in her same situation would…

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  • SOPHIE’S CHOICE

What were the post -war judgements of the war & Holocaust in Sophie’s Choice and what does…

One post war judgement rendered through Styron’s work is the understanding of evil and the need to assert critical voices towards it at every possible opportunity. The Post World War America felt…

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  • THE READER

In “The Reader” what do Hanna and Michael’s deception/self-deception reveal about society?

Hanna’s deception in regards to her illiteracy–which is the main deception that she fronted–reveals society’s lack of tolerance and acceptance of lesser educated people. To not be able to read…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Sherburn and BoggsWhy is Sherburn not “brought to justice” after killing Boggs and what is…

Sherburn was depicted as a reasonable man who was being harassed by Boggs. Sherburn told Boggs several times to stop his unpleasant and unwelcome behavior toward Sherburn. He gave fair warning,…

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  • RUDYARD KIPLING

Under what circumstances was “If” written by Rudyard Kipling? Why did Rudyard Kipling write the…

Kipling wrote the poem for a children’s magazine. It was written as a complementary piece to a description of George Washington. Placing it afterwards, Kipling was intending to make a direct…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Do you think the society we live in now is any similar to the society in “Fahrenheit 451”?I was…

What makes Bradbury such a great writer is his ability to link his works with the modern setting. The idea of “punishing” individual pursuits of excellence might not necessarily be as dramatized…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

What are Portia’s thoughts when she is left alone after Bassanio‚Äôs departure for Venice?

In Act 3, Scene 4, Portia’s dialogue with Lorenzo reflects that Portia believes Bassanio’s friendship with Antonio is proof that Antonio must be as noble and kind as Bassanio is. This belief sets…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In Merchant of Venice, Act 5, why is Bassanio so overpowered with gratitude to Portia?

Bassanio owes Portia gratitude for several reasons. First, in Act 4, she saves his friend Antonio’s life by posing as a male judge, defeating Shylock, and releasing Antonio from his bond. Her…

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  • MACBETH

What is Lady Macbeth’s reaction to her husband’s letter? (Act 1 Scene 5) Please , I need urgently…

In Act 1, Scene 5, Lady Macbeth reads Macbeth’s letter about the prophecies of the three witches. Look carefully at the two passages spoken by Lady Macbeth after reading the letter. She expresses…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What are the two wrong assumptions that Myrtle Wilson makes as she watches Tom fill Gatsby’s car…

Myrtle does draw two erroneous conclusions: one implied and one direct. First, Myrtle assumes that the big yellow car belongs to Tom. Myrtle does not say this directly (and Nick doesn’t tell us…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

In Pride and Prejudice, in what chapter does Charlotte tell Elizabeth about why she is marrying…

It is in Chapter XXII of Volume I (Chap. 22) that Charlotte tells Elizabeth that she has accepted Mr. Collins’ offer of marriage. Charlotte never tells Mr. Collins her reasons for marrying him. In…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

Why did the researcher choose the diary of Anne Frank?

Like so much that is presented in Anne Frank’s diary, I think choice and predicament was thrust upon her and she had little control, if any, over the development of events in her name. Her father,…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In The Most Dangerous Game,what does Zaroff say about “instinct”?Philosophers debate this…

In “The Most Dangerous Game,” General Zaroff says, “Instinct is no match for reason.” I agree–instinct is much more important than reason. Reason is often influenced by our prejudices, beliefs,…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451, what is written on the firemen’s helmets?

In the future society of the novel, a “fireman” is not a person who rushes to the scene of a fire to put it out. Instead, they are the censorship arm of the government, and they travel to places…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

How does the treatment of Jim by the duke and dauphin compare with Huck’s treatment of Jim?I know…

Huck has always considered Jim as a friend, unlike the duke and the dauphin, who think of the runaway slave as little more than property. When Huck runs away and discovers Jim also residing…

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  • HISTORY

Movement and Settlement of the Old West in the USWhat do our middle school texts emphasize as the…

To the best of my knowledge, the movement was known as Westward Expansion. It was fueled in part by the explosion in population and the growth of cities in the East, as well as by the development…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

what does this novel tells us about humanity? The book deals with forgiveness and redemption….

Wow! That’s a lot of questions! First, numerous sins and transgressions are included in the novel, both sins of omission and sins of commission. Amir uses his power over Hassan to torment him on a…

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  • THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

What are some symbols or metaphors and what are their meanings in the story?

Perhaps the most salient symbol in “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas is the little red purse that originally belongs to Edmund Dantes father. This purse originally contained money…

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  • REFERENCE

What would you do if medication records were not legible?

I think we need more information to give you the help you need. Here are some ways you can clarify: Whose medication records are these? What is your role that requires you to read these records?…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Author revealing the theme to the reader through plot…… please help, major need of help!!!I…

I would say that a good place to start on this is to discuss what you think Twain is saying about society through the novel. What is it that he is trying to point out society or what is he…

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  • FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

How did Matt Gordon try to protect his son from Rose’s rage in Flowers for Algernon?Why did Matt…

Charlie has many memories of his father, Matt Gordon, trying to protect him from his mother Rose. When Charlie was in early elementary school and was struggling, Rose refused to give up on the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how does the title relate to the theme?

Atticus tells the children that it is “a sin to kill a mockingbird” because mockingbirds only make music for people to enjoy. The children, therefore, are not allowed to shoot mockingbirds. It is…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

what other novels are similar to the kite runner?do the others have similar characters,plots,or…

When choosing a similar book, I focused on common themes. The novel that comes to mind is Atonement by Ian McEwan. In this novel, the protagonist, Briony, witnesses her cousin crying because she…

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  • BUSINESS

Please evaluate the following statement: Managers should not focus on current stock value because…

Fittingly dubbed “short-termism,” this idea refers to the tendency of managers to focus on short-term objectives at the expense of long-term growth. The costs and benefits of this approach are…

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  • MACBETH

What does the final scene in Act III reveal about Macbeth’s rule?William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

In Scene 6 of Act III of “Macbeth,” Lennox appears to accept Macbeth’s version of the various murders, that Fleance killed his father, Banquo and Malcolm and Donalbain killed “their gracious…

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  • MATH

I have a 6th grader who is having a hard time with Math . Order of operations is the page for…

Does your sixth grader know about “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally”? This is a sentence that has the first letters of the order of operations in a way that is easy to remember: parentheses,…

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  • SPEECH AND DRAMA TEACHERS

Due to budget cuts, the drama program at my school is now a 12 wk course (70 minutes a day.)…

Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, might solve the problem. There are about 16 or 17 characters, if you include a courtroom scene. There are not that many plays with simple sets that have that…

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  • ENOTES EDUCATORS GROUP

Welcome, New Editors!Hello to all the new editors on the site! We’re very happy to have you…

New editor here! I hope to do my best, so any suggestions or advice you might have would be appreciated. I’m a former English major (straight A’s, summa cum laude). I’ve worked as a writer and…

 


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