what are the similarities in the crucible and the handmaids tale?

# what are the similarities in the crucible and the handmaids tale?

• 1984

In “1984” by George Orwell, what are some aspects of Oceania’s governmental policies that we…

If one watches the news and engages in social media, it may very well seem that George Orwell’s nightmarish vision in 1949 has, indeed, been prophetic. Here are some aspects that may contribute to…

• MATH

Let R be the region bounded by the curves y = 1 – x^2 and y = x^6 – x + 1. Estimate the…

Given curves are y = 1 – x^2 ———————(1) y = x^6 – x + 1 ———————(2) a) To get the x-co ordinates of the points of intersection we equate 1 and 2 we…

• MATH

This integral represents the volume of a solid. Find the volume, and describe the solid.

We will apply the foil method here first before integrating it. Kindly recall that we can rewrite (1−y2)2(1-y2)2 as (1−y2)(1−y2)(1-y2)(1-y2) . FOIL means first terms, outer terms, inner terms, last…

• MACBETH

In Macbeth, how did Macbeth’s character change in Act 2 scene 3 , Act 3 scene 4 and Act 5 scene 5?

In Macbeth, having just murdered Duncan, Macbeth is already questioning himself, realizing that, as he says, “’twere best not know myself,”(II.ii72). However, at the beginning of Act II, scene iii,…

• HAMLET

Summarize Hamlet’s comments about the first players performance in scene two lines 558-588 of…

In Act II, Scene II, of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the title character is both depressed and determined to delude others regarding the state of his mental health. In short, he is pretending to…

• REFERENCE

Do you have any tips for working well in group projects?

Democracy works well, with some drawbacks, as a governing strategy. In most task-oriented groups, however, the most successful groups will have a clear leader, perhaps a leader who is closer to a…

• ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Summarize Tom’s letter. Why does Ed Turner remark “a family needs to be alone when one of these…

Tom’s letter lets the family know that he and Eb are both still alive and well. They were both at Fort Henry, where the Navy handled most of the fighting, and at Fort Donelson, where casualties…

• TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN

Talk about motherhood in the novel sound of thunder hear my cry or toms midnight garden

In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Cassie (the main character) looks up to her mother. Her mother, Mary, is a strong woman who can hold her own against those who oppose her. She works as a school…

• THE CRUCIBLE

I need a self interest thesis statement on The Crucible. It needs to have an angle and claim to…

Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is an allegory about the Red Scare of the late-1940s and early-1950s. When Miller was writing his play, “paranoia” regarding communism was at its peak, and…

• LITERATURE

Give a detailed analysis of three double page spreads taken from Anthony Browne’s Voices in the…

There is a double page spread in Anthony Browne’s children’s picturebook Voices in the Park that exemplifies the postmodernist nature of this particular work. That spread, ironically, depicts…

• HEALTH

What are the grades and managements of ankle sprains?

There are three grades of ankle sprains, ordered from one to three with the least serious sprain categorized as “one.” A Grade 1 ankle sprain, then, is considered a minor injury with some swelling…

• MATH

The expansion of (2×2−1x−−√)n(2×2-1x)n where n is a positive integer,has a term that is…

General term in expansion (using binomial theorem) would be (−1)k(nk)(2×2)n−k(1x−−√)k(-1)k(nk)(2×2)n-k(1x)k However, we are interested only in term that is independent of xx so we will disregard…

• THE WOMAN IN WHITE

How do Gustave Flaubert and Wilkie Collins depict conditions of confinement in Madame Bovary, The…

Both Gustave Flaubert, in Madame Bovary, and Wilkie Collins in The Woman in White depict conditions of confinement involving female characters. While Collins’ novel involves physical…

• ALL MY SONS

Why is Joe troubled about Ann’s harsh attitude toward her father (Deever) while she believes…

Joe has a lot of reasons to be troubled by Ann’s unforgiving attitude toward her father, who she believes responsible for the deaths of twenty-one pilots as a result of the cracked cylinder heads…

• INDIANA

What is represented by Indiana’s willingness to abandon society for the love she needs?

To me Indiana’s final rejection of society for love seems like an indictment of society and the rules and regulations that govern it. Throughout the story we’re presented with the ways in which…

• THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY

Give the page numbers of particularly vivid, effective descriptions regarding various topics in…

I see that your question hasn’t been answered in a few days and, most likely, that is because you are asking for “page numbers.” The reason why eNotes educators are hesitating is because editions…

• A MOVEABLE FEAST: THE RESTORED EDITION

A False Spring: Why are people the limiters of happiness?

Hemingway begins the essay “A False Spring” with the idea that spring represents happiness, and that the only limiter to that happiness are other people. This introduction at first seems ironic….

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Please explain the reference to William Jennings Bryan.

The allusion to William Jennings Bryan is made in Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird after people from the other end of the county pass by the Finch house followed by Mr. Dolphus Raymond astride…

• HEALTH

How could I prepare a contrast essay about differences between Cuba and the USA in the area of…

An essay contrasting health care systems in the United States and Cuba is probably, knowing the ideological predispositions of the average teacher, intended to exaggerate the attributes of Cuba’s…

• LITERATURE

In ‘Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt, how does he represent the theme of love and family?

Frank McCourt’s portrait of love and family is definitely a complicated one, and there’s lots to say about it (more than I can put here!). I hope this is a start. McCourt’s family seems tied…

• THE MONK

I need two questions based on the overall book. I just want help on ideas to start from.

You can start by thinking about this novel’s historic context and the audience that Lewis was addressing. This was a novel concerning the French Revolution, written for an English readership that…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

I need 3 quotes about romantic love in Romeo and Juliet. Please explain…

During the balcony scene, Romeo climbs the wall and watches Juliet on her balcony. When he reveals himself to her, she asks him how he was able to get in without being caught. He responds: Romeo:…

• THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF ME

Does the point of view change in “This Is A Photograph of Me” by Margaret Atwood?

Margaret Atwood’s poem “This is a Photograph of Me” is concerned with appearances versus reality. As the poem progresses, the speaker leads the reader from what first appears as “blurred lines and…

• A GIRL NAMED DISASTER

What happened after chapter 20?

Nhamo thinks she has found land and is delighted—but quickly realizes it’s only another larger island. Something pokes a hole in her boat as she tries to leave, confining her to the island. She…

• THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

What do you think would have happened had Helen not consulted Holmes?

Helen Stoner did not have much money of her own. Her stepfather controlled her assets and probably only gave her a small allowance. She had very little freedom, like most unmarried women in…

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What is reversed sentence structure in reference to Shakespeare?

In modern English, we utilize a sentence structure that gives the subject of the sentence first, the verb second, and the object, last. For example, we would say, “Mary ate soup.” “Mary,” is…

How are Women Portrayed in Homer’s Iliad?

The Iliad, by Homer, takes place during the Trojan war. If one reads a list of the characters, one would find male character, after male character, after male character. It’s a poem of war and…

• THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Who are the important characters in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

In Chapter II of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer we find our main character, Tom Sawyer, having to work on a beautiful day. It’s summertime in Cardiff Hill, a Saturday morning, and while the other kids go…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, how does Nick Carraway perceive and construct himself as a subject, the…

I think one distinct way in which Nick perceives and constructs himself as a subject can be seen in the novel’s exposition. Nick’s opening of the novel might reflect how he comes to perceive and…

• THE MINORITY REPORT

PK Dick’s theme in The Minority Report is to explore the notion that mankind must pay for his…

Interesting question! One example of “scientific meddling” might be the precogs themselves, whose natural talents have been honed in a government training facility; with the technology Precrime…

• A DOLL’S HOUSE

How does the author use literary elements in A Doll’s House?

In A Doll’s House, Nora is a flippant, self-absorbed, nineteenth century wife who comes to a stark realization that there is more to her life than being her husband’s “little spendthrift,” and that…

• LITERATURE

Can you suggest a book for Graduate Studies in Modern British Literature? Areas: Nietzsche,…

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. This novel is written in stream-of-consciousness, the literary technique which represents the whole mind of an individual, rather…

• A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

What are some examples of figurative language used in Flannery O’Connor’s short story A Good Man…

Flanner O’Connor was known – justifiably – for a somewhat cynical perspective with respect to the superficial judgments people make regarding the character of those they deem worthy or…

• INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Based on Essentials of Marketing, 12 edition, by William D. Perreault, Jr., Joseph P. Cannon, and…

As online access to Essentials of Marketing, 12 Edition, is limited and we are limited in space, below are a few ideas to help get you started.Market entry strategy is a plan for “delivering goods…

Practical Financial Management 6th Edition (Textbook) Valuation – convertible bond You…

If the AAA Corp’s (15-year convertible) bonds were \$1,000 one year ago, and the stock was selling for \$25 at that time, then one of those bonds was equivalent to S(0) units of stock, where S(0) =…

• THE LISTENERS

What, if any, is the historical setting for Walter de la Mare’s poem The Listeners?

Walter de la Mare was a prolific author of ghost and children’s stories, and his poem The Listeners fits neatly into the former genre. As with many British writers, de la Mare’s works reflect…

• SCIENCE

Why does a water molecule have a covalent bond?

First of all, a single water molecule consists of an oxygen atom attached to two hydrogen atoms. Each of the hydrogen atom is bound to the oxygen atom through a covalent bond. Why the bond is…

• SCARAMOUCHE

In Scaramouche, Moreau goes around instigating uproar against the French government. The novel is…

You are right in pointing to the significance of the French Revolution as much more than a neutral backdrop to this story. Sabatini’s desire to have government be a meritocracy rather than a…

Hersey’s Idealization of the American Soldier

Major Victor Joppolo is the ideal American soldier, one who aspires to help the Italian people living under American occupation. His first order of business is to establish communication with the…

• HISTORY

How did canals and railroads change Maine’s economy

Maine was strategically situated at the coast, had deep harbors and had an abundance of natural resources including several million acres of forest cover which played a crucial role in propelling…

• THE LOTTERY

In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, what stages of grief does Tessie Hutchinson experience?

One of the most commonly used stages-of-grief models is that developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross–denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. In order for a person to go through those…

• THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE

What are some arguments people would have towards/against this book when it was published in 1963?

The Feminine Mystique challenges the prevailing patriarchal ideology that structured American society in the postwar period. Betty Friedan described the frustration of American women whose own…

• FALCONER

I am having trouble finding a good theme to write about for my theme analysis assignment on the…

I have changed your topic to “Falconer,” since eNotes provides much valuable information about the book, including Themes, which you can access by clicking on the link below. It seems to me that…

• WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Talk about William Wordsworth as a poet of nature, and give examples from his poems.

William Wordsworth is perhaps one of the best known English nature poets. One interesting characteristic of his work is his tendency to be inspired by specific locations and landscapes, and the…

• HISTORY

What do you think were the most important milestones in Maine’s pre-Civil War “industrial…

In my opinion, there are three important milestones in Maine’s pre-Civil War industrial transformation: Maine’s secession from Massachusetts, Maine’s port (well-known to be “ice free”), and Maine’s…

• THE LOTTERY

In the story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, what are Tessie Hutchinson’s psychological stages of…

Tessie Hutchinson is a central character in Shirley Jackson’s short story The Lottery, and one whose transformation during the course of the narrative is closely tracked, albeit for reasons not…

Doing WORK PACKAGE is “grueling work”, and there is a tendency to avoid it. Look closely at the…

The value of a “work package” varies greatly depending upon the type of business, scale of activity, and complexity of the project. The concept of a work package is simple; the execution can…

• THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

Wharton’s novel offers us nothing more than non-fulfilled, “stifled” passion and “packed”…

Your question made me smile precisely because it can be argued either way. Therefore, I will share my opinion. I agree fully that this novel is all about “stifled” passion and “packed” regrets;…

• THE CRUCIBLE

what are the similarities in the crucible and the handmaids tale?

In terms of form, these two works of literature are quite different (The Crucible is a play by Arthur Miller written in the 1950s, and The Handmaid’s Tale is a contemporary novel by Margaret…