What children’s books have you compared and contrasted to a movie of the same?What children’s…

What children’s books have you compared and contrasted to a movie of the same?What children’s…

  • LITERATURE

What children’s books have you compared and contrasted to a movie of the same?What children’s…

A couple of books stand out in my mind. The first would be to compare the movie of “Hatchet” to Paulsen’s novel. It’s very interesting to see how students identify, explain, and critique the…

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  • HARD TIMES

How did Charles Dickens bring the educational pattern to light in his novel Hard Times?what was…

Dickens’ Hard Times makes some compelling statements about the nature of the educational system. Ahead of his time, Dickens critiques the nature of English education and, through the plight of the…

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  • BEOWULF

What is the main theme of Beowulf, and is it sustained from start to finish?

If it can be stated as such, the main “theme” of Beowulf deals with honor and bravery, according to a code of ethics that was a precursor to the feudal code of medieval times. The values…

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  • SCIENCE

What is muscle stimulation?How to stimulate muscles – Artificially….. Medical approach.

The only thing a single muscle can do is contract. It is the interplay of musles working together that gives the possibility of precise and refined movement. As one muscle contracts, its…

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  • BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH—

I disagree with this summary of Dickinson’s Because I Could Stop for Death. Could you tell me why…

I think I would also disagree, although this is an interesting read of this poem. I think I prefer the more traditional read. None of us have “time” for death; we are always busy with the things…

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  • BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH—

I disagree with this summary of Dickinson’s Because I Could Stop for Death. Could you tell me why…

I think I would also disagree, although this is an interesting read of this poem. I think I prefer the more traditional read. None of us have “time” for death; we are always busy with the things…

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  • THE EGYPT GAME

In the book “The Egypt Game” how old is April Hall?

April is 11 years old at the time of the novel’s commencement. It is at this age that she befriends the two other children, becomes immersed in the culture of Egypt, and enters into the “Egypt”…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How do specific instance in the plot aid or harm the main character in “Fahrenheit 451”?

In the end, most of the instances that occur in the plot aid in helping Montag to have the courage to shed his old, meaningless life, and the conviction to start anew. All of these instances,…

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  • HISTORY

I have a 1967 dune buggy supposedly owned by Paul Newman any ideas on how if it was? Nobody can…

There were VIN numbers or equivalents of various types in all autos long before 1981. Motors will have seriel numbers, and so will the bodies of vehicles. Mechanics who have experience on the…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily,” why did Emily Grierson want freedom?

Emily Grierson wanted freedom in the same way any young woman would want to leave her parents’ home and live an independent life of her own. Because of the time period in which she came of age,…

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  • HARRIET JACOBS

What was life like for Harriet Jacobs as a young slave in the south?

Jacobs’s life in the South was unusually harsh. This is saying a great, great deal given the fact that all salves had harsh lives in the South. Of particular note was her being separated from her…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

In “The Scarlet Ibis,” why do you think the narrator chooses not to return to the present at the…

There are two reasons why the author stays in the flashback. The first reason is because the story ‘dies’ with Doodle. Everything ends under that tree: Doodle’s life, the author’s innocence and…

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  • LIFE OF PI

In “Life of Pi,” what is Yann Martel saying about basic human needs? What are some quotes to…

In “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel, the main need that he is asserting that human beings need is the need for imagination and storytelling. The entire story itself was an incredibly imaginative…

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  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

In The Prince and the Pauper, Chapter10, why does Edward correct John Canty for speaking to him…

It is apparently an expected courtesy afforded British royalty during those times that their subjects refrain from addressing them directly. In Chapter 10, not only does John Canty speak to Edward…

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  • MACBETH

What are the unhealthy motivators for Macbeth in the play Macbeth?the unhealthy motivators that…

Macbeth’s motivation is power and status. Initially, his motivation is sparked by the weird sisters, who suggest to him that he is “fated” to have the crown. The weird sisters would have been seen…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What’s a good thesis for Tom and Daisy being careless, smashing up things and then retreating…

I think that you can take this topic in many directions. One thesis statement could be that Tom and Daisy’s view towards money is reflective of the mass consumerism of the 1920s. In this…

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  • THANATOPSIS

What makes William Cullen Bryants’ “Thanatopsis” special and/or important?

Bryant’s poem is fairly important because of what it attempted to do and the location of where it was being done. As an American poet, “Thanatopsis” is reminiscent of the British Romantic poems in…

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  • LITERATURE

In what way do Mary Rowlandson’s writings depict life as an American?Are her writings a response…

Mary Rowlandson was a Puritan pastor’s wife captured by native American Indians during King Philip’s War (1765) in Pennsylvania. She was held hostage in late winter until early spring and later…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

What is the meaning of the following passage from The Kite Runner?”I envied her. Her secret was…

Soraya, Amir’s eventual wife, ran away from her strict parents and lived with a drug-addicted man for several weeks. This brought shame to her honor- and integrity-obsessed father, and to her…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, what shocking news does the commander of the Bristol ship bring…

The captain of the ship arrives on Election Day, accompanied by Roger Chillingworth. This commander stops to talk with Hester and informs her that Roger Chillingworth–who smiles at her…

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  • FEVER 1793

How does Eliza enhance the plot in the book Fever 1793?

Eliza is the free black who works for the family, she is an excellent cook and Mattie considers her to be a friend. But, more than that, Mattie has a close relationship with Eliza, more like a…

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  • THE BLUEST EYE

What is the significance of the title, The Bluest Eye?

The title refers to the desire of the central character, an African American girl named Pecola Breedlove, to have the bluest eyes in the world. Of course blue eyes commonly occur in Caucasians…

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  • THE SLAVE DANCER

Why was Jessie chosen to narrate “The Slave Dancer?”

Paula Fox’s choice to write “The Slave Dancer” in the first person, of Jessie Bollier’s voice, is an excellent choice. Jessie brings an innocence to the story, because his family doesn’t have any…

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  • LITERATURE

Why do we study literature?

I think it was Leo Tolstoy who argued that all of literature, quality literature, revolves around two central issues: Who are we and how shall we live? These two questions strike at the heart of…

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  • TOP GIRLS

What is a critical analysis of Act 2, Scene 1 in Top Girls?

In this scene, Marlene is conducting a job interview with a young woman who has no idea what sort of job she wants. This scene, in which we see a rare side of Marlene in which she display…

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  • MACBETH

Can someone help me with a third point concerning the “significance of sleep and the lack of…

Hello, Interesting topic -good choice. If you are tying Macbeth with Freud I don’t see how you can avoid the subject of dreams. Without sleep we cannot dream and without dreams we cannot protect…

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  • MARGARET ATWOOD

Margaret Atwood once stated that war and rape are “two activities not widely engaged in by a…

Some thinkers would argue that women in power would be little different than men in power. Some post modern thinkers believe that power, itself, is the defining characteristic, and whether or man…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Have women’s rights improved since 1980?do you think women’s rights have improved since then?

I think that women’s rights have improved significantly since 1980. If we examine what women were striving for then and examine where the movement is now, we see significant change. Initially,…

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  • FENCES

If the innings correspond to the seasons of Troy’s life, what is the parallel between Troy’s life…

It is very interesting to see the structure of the play as that of a ball game. I think that the opening innings or scenes help to set the story of the drama. The starting lineup is introduced,…

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  • MYTHOLOGY AND CENSORSHIP

How was Prometheus different from Epimetheus?

Prometheus and Epimetheus were both titans, the immortals that came before the gods. Prometheus and Epimetheus were brothers. Prometheus’s name means “forethought” meaning he could see ahead what…

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  • MYTHOLOGY AND CENSORSHIP

How did Prometheus help to civilise man?

In Greek mythology, Prometheus was almost single-handedly responsible for civilization. Athena taught him all the attributes of civilized life, including “architecture, astronomy, mathematics,…

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  • HISTORY

Why did a women’s movement develop in the 1960’s in America?

There are many reasons why a women’s movement emerged out of the 1960’s America and continued in the 1970s. A combination of social and political elements combined for a “perfect storm” of rights…

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  • THE LAGOON

How does description establish the proper atmosphere for the story “The Lagoon”?

Conrad devotes approximately 1000 words to description that establishes atmosphere as well as setting in “The Lagoon.” Atmosphere, a term synonymous with mood, is established by diction (high,…

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  • THE LAGOON

In Conrad’s “The Lagoon,” single out some of the lines that demonstrate the flowing, rhythmic…

Conrad’s prose in a number of his works is remarkable for its rhythmic, flowing qualities, and this is nowhere more apparent than in the initial description of the setting in this story, where he…

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  • AS YOU LIKE IT

What is a brief character sketch of Oliver in As You Like It?

Oliver confesses to Duke Frederick that he has never loved his brother Orlando although he never professes any animosity toward their other brother Jaques (not the same melancholic Jaques of The…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Is this argumentative essay topic too personal?I’d like to use my daughter’s preschool as my…

Here is what I would suggest. Broaden your topic by taking a position in regard to some aspect of ECE. Since anecdote is an excellent persuasive technique, you could then incorporate a short story…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

What is the denouement of The Call of the Wild?Can somebody answer my question that What is the…

The declining action in “The Call of the Wild” is that Buck realizes that there can be little, if any authentic connection, to human beings, the worst predator of all. After he returns to find…

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  • DRACULA

What impact have the movies made on Dracula?Pop culture does seem to define how we look at…

Vampires do indeed continue to fascinate, probably for a lot of deeply psychological reasons that should be researched, if that hasn’t been done already. One thing’s for sure–Twilight has…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Have to wire an analogy essay. Need to choose from the following topics and create supporting…

Writing an essay, eh? Good topics one and all, but let’s focus on school as a factory as an example. As you mentioned, you are going to need some supporting points. How is school like a job? I…

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  • EDITH HAMILTON’S MYTHOLOGY

The role of the TricksterSpecifically, Loki. Early legends had him being the god of fire, but his…

Loki’s evolution to become more of the Devil reflects the influence of Christian mythology on Norse. Nonetheless, the majority of Loki’s stories have to do with him being an outcast and a…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Explain how you think our world would be different if it were run by women?

This is the type of question that has kept many a thinker up at nights for quite a while. It is hard to answer this question in a definitive manner. The best we can do is offer up some thoughts…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the adverse effects of unemployment?

You could probably write a book about the adverse effects of unemployment in a capitalistic society. What drives the machine of capitalism? It is a demand for goods and services and a return on…

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  • LITERATURE

Compare and contrast “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke and “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen.

You have picked two poems that present very different perspectives on war and patriotism. Briefly here are a few points to get you started which you will need to develop to answer the question…

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  • AS YOU LIKE IT

Can you explain what is happening in Act I of “As You Like It”?the play As You Like It being…

There is an excellent summary and study guide for this play on the enotes site. There are a couple of different things going on in this Act, both involving brothers. Act 1 Scene 1 opens with the…

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  • MYTHOLOGY AND CENSORSHIP

Why did Zeus not want Prometheus to give man the gift of fire?

Zeus’ primary fear of giving man fire was that he didn’t want man to be in equal standings with the gods. Zeus believed that fire, and its mystery, was one of the elements that allowed humans to…

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  • MYTHOLOGY AND CENSORSHIP

Was Zeus an immortal or a titan?

Interesting question. Zeus was the son of Chronos (king of the Titans) so technically he would be a Titan, but I do not recall him ever being referred to as one. As far as immortal, yes, Zeus was…

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  • ILIAD

What prayer did Hector make for his child?

At the most critical point of “The Iliad”, when Hector knows that he and the Trojans are going to lose, he offers a prayer to Zeus in honor of his child, Astyanax. He knows that with a Troy loss,…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Do the fairies in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” have a provocative role?

Not as much as one would initially think! Shakespeare’s particular rendition (there were others!) digresses from the stereotype role fairies were cast into (naughty little imps bent on meddling in…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Why is the quote below important? What’s the significance of it? Also, how does it develop the…

Soraya is the young woman Amir and his father met at the Afghan flea market in California; as Amir, she was in the habit of going there with her father to help him trade goods at his stand. Soraya…

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  • CHEMISTRY

How would I write a chemical formula?making of chemical formulae.

Your phrasing is not correct. You are really asking how to write chemical formulas, not make them. Here’s a website to help: http://www.fordhamprep.org/gcurran/sho/sho/lessons/lesson53.htm

 


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