What did Ben do to Sal that confused her in Walk Two Moons?

# What did Ben do to Sal that confused her in Walk Two Moons?

• TUCK EVERLASTING

Why did Angus Tuck say that they are “like rocks beside the road”?

The Tucks are “stuck”, forever watching life go on around them, but never changing. They are like rocks beside a road in that they are unchanging, like rocks, and they are beside the road of life….

• WALK TWO MOONS

What did Ben do to Sal that confused her in Walk Two Moons?

Ben has a crush on Sal and tries to kiss her, which is confusing to her. Ben is generally much more in-touch with his emotions, and in dealing with other people, whereas Sal is the opposite. Ben…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

Although Ralph criticizes the boys for their lack of cooperation, does he bear some of the…

Ralph at first appears to be a natural leader. He is tall, good-looking, and he recognizes the ability to exploit Piggy for his advice, such as when he uses the conch. Also, in Chapter One, he is…

• LITERATURE

Can you summarize the poem “Casey at the Bat”?Casey at the bat summary

Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” is one of my favorite poems. It tells the story of the mighty Mudville slugger Casey, a hitter of legendary proportions, who comes to bat with the game…

• MATH

How do you solve functions that have fractions?If f(x)=1/x and g(x)=x/1+x, how would you find…

(f+g)(x) is like saying f(x) + g(x); (f/g)(x) is like saying f(x)/g(x), and so on. (g.f)(x) is like saying g(f(x)). So, (f+g)(x) = f(x) + g(x) = 1/x + x/(1+x) To add fractions, make the…

• LES MISÉRABLES

What are the themes in Les Miserables by Victor Hugo?

A contemporary of Victor Hugo’s, Charles Dickens felt that society was a prison. Certainly this perception is applicable to Les Miserables. For, Hugo’s grand novel is a plea for social justice….

• HISTORY

What are the 3 main reasons the French and Indian war started?

The French and Indian War (1754-1763) should be thought of as part of a worldwide struggle between the British and French. That conflict is better known as the Seven Years War. The main cause of…

• THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

In your judgement who is most responsible for Dr Roylott’s death in “The Adventure of the…

Dr Roylott himself is largely to blame for his own demise. He has the fatal flaw of greed for the money bestowed on his stepdaughters and uses violent means to bring about the death of one of them,…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the problems a sociologist may face in seeking to interpret objectively the actions of…

The problems a sociologist would face in this attempt are the same that would be faced by any social scientist. All social scientists are faced with the difficulty of seeing past their own…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What are 3 major traits of Romeo during Act 1?

Lovesick- In the beginning of the play, Romeo is infatuated, but not with Juliet. His heart at first belongs to Rosaline, but she does not seem to reciprocate the feeling. As a result, he is mopey,…

• BEOWULF

Why does Beowulf travel to the land of the Danes?

Beowulf travels to the land of the Danes, Hrothgar’s land, because the stories of Grendel’s attacks have spread. Grendel has been attacking Heorot for 12 years and so the word has reached the land…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What is Ralph’s attitude towards Piggy in the first chapter?

Ralph’s attitude is one of shaky friendship mixed with condescension. He seems callous and unaware of Piggy at first: when Piggy asks his name, he does not ask Piggy in return. He replies “Sucks to…

• THE SCARLET IBIS

Why does the narrator cry when everyone congratulates him for teaching Doodle how to walk?

The narrator in James Hurst’s short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” is Doodle’s brother. He has just completed his quest to teach Doodle how to walk, and after much hard work, the little brother has…

• HISTORY

Why did Meroe replace Nubia?

The ancient Nubian empire lay to the south of Egypt. During the period 750 to 663 BC, the Nubians were able to conquer and rule all of Egypt. The Nubians caused their own decline when they lost a…

• HISTORY

Why would people, like the Chavin people of South America, settle in a difficult environment?

In general, if a culture settles in an inhospitable environment (assuming it has other choices), it is because that environment offers something that is not available in other places where that…

• A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Which ghost has the biggest impact on Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and why? Show evidence to back…

It may be said that each ghost has a significant impact on Scrooge. The Ghost of Christmas Past makes him relive the errors and shame of his youth, and causes him to regret the way he treated his…

• A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

In a character analysis what would be a good first sentence?

In writing a character analysis, there are many ways to open an analysis. One way of an opening sentence would be to discuss how the character plays a large impact in the work. Since the…

• BLESS ME, ULTIMA

After Antonio’s dream in Chapter One, concerning the fight between the Marezes and the Lunas, why…

In Antonio’s dream, he witnesses his own birth. Tony’s dreams are very important throughout the novel, and this first represents his awareness of his identity, & the beginning of his search for…

• NIGHT

In Night, how does Elie get to know Moche?

In Chapter 1 after a brief description of Moche the Beadle’s eccentricities and others’ view of him, Elie discusses his own interest in Cabalism and his father’s disapproval of his studying it….

• BEARSTONE

In Bearstone, why do you think Walter reacted to cloyds running away so camly?

I assume you are referring to Cloyd taking off upon his arrival at Walter’s place. Walter does not immediately see himself as a parent-figure to Cloyd and so does not have the panic and need for…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Illustrate the long run equilibrium for a firm in perfect competition (include both the break…

In perfect competition, a firm should produce the number of goods where the marginal revenue (MR) for the last unit produced is equal to its marginal cost (MC). A firm should shut down in the short…

• OUR TOWN

What is the point of mentioning the stars in the end of Act III in the play Our Town by Thornton…

The stars mentioned in Act III of Our Town connect to the Act I mention of “the Universe; the Mind of God” and are part of the thematic element thus initiated in Act I. One of Wilder’s themes is…

• THE NECKLACE

What are three significant quotes with commentary for “The Necklace”?

The author introduces us to the central theme of the story from the very first line of the book. He says of Mme. Loisel, “She was one of those pretty and charming girls who are sometimes, as if…

• ARTS

What do you like about the symphonic winds and symphonic bands?What do you like and dislike about…

Although classic rock ‘n’ roll is my preference, as a musician I have a wide variety of musical tastes. Many children get their first taste of music in middle school bands, and symphonic…

• THE ALCHEMIST

From The Alchemist by Coelho, describe Melchizedek (The King of Salem) with two facts.

Melchizedek, the King of Salem in The Alchemist is a mystical figure who Santiago, the shepherd boy, meets on his journey while traveling with his sheep. When Santiago meets the king, he thinks he…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, how does Scout feel about starting school?

At the beginning of Chapter 2 after Scout and Jem see Dill off to Mississippi, Scout copes with missing her friend by thinking of school. She says, “. . .I would be starting to school in a week….

• THE WILD DUCK

Is there a relationship between the play The Wild Duck and its title?

The Wild Duck is a challenging play because Henrik Ibsen took a new direction in play writing with The Wild Duck. First, he introduced the modern tragicomedy and, second, he entered a new symbolic…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What do the hunters discover while out walking in the forest?

The hunters set out to search for the “monster.” They see something that looks like an ape or some other monster. Actually, it’s the body of a military pilot who ejected from his plane. The…

• EVERYDAY USE

Why was “Everyday Use” not written from Dee’s point of view?

This is purely subjective, but I believe that Alice Walker chooses Mrs. Johnson (the mother) as the narrator so that readers can see several different perspectives of what heritage and culture…

• MACBETH

Describe Macbeth’s state of mind after the murders.Like what does he feel like and what does he…

Macbeth shows signs of his impending insanity even before he kills Duncan. Just prior to leaving to commit the murder, he hallucinates a dagger which he describes as “a dagger of the mind, a…

• THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

How are luck, money, and love handled in “The Rocking Horse Winner”?

In the story “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” the main character, Paul, notices that there is never enough money at home. He tries to get money by creating his own luck. He rides his rocking-horse very…

• THE CRUCIBLE

What symbol best represents Abigail in the beginning and end of The Crucible? I need this for a…

If you are required to use an object from the play to represent her, I would use the poppet (doll) for Abigail and the play’s beginning and end. When the play opens, Abigail and the other Puritan…

• HARD TIMES

In the novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens, what direct comment does the narrator permit himself…

The character’s name, “M’Chaukumchild,” indicates that he is essentially strangling his students with his Utilitarian system of education. He “chokes” them with fact after fact, and does not allow…

• THE GIVER

Do you think the lives of the elderly were better or worse than they are in our society today?…

I think that the elderly face more challenges in today’s setting than in the past. Part of this might be centering on the fact that economic conditions are more challenging now than in recent…

• GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

Is “French teacher” a common or a proper noun?

It’s true that the adjective “French” is proper, but the noun “teacher” is still common.

• HISTORY

In what ways did the British Government attempt to HIDE the effects of the Blitz from the British…

The British government tried to minimize how much people saw of the effects of the Blitz because they didn’t want civilian morale to deteriorate. If it had, the war effort would have been hurt….

• THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is often hypocritical. How is this shown?

One of the aspects of Holden’s character that it is almost impossible to ignore is the way that he endlessly rants and raves about characters who he feels are insecure, boring and “phony.” Being…

• AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” does “Man vs. Man” or “Man vs. Nature” apply to the story?

Both of these ideas apply to some degree in Ambrose Bierce’s short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” The man vs. man relationships are obvious: Farquar, the spy, has been caught by his…

• BIOCHEMISTRY

Are complex carbs fat or water soluble?

Complex carbohydrates are long chains of sugar molecules (polysaccharides) that are not quickly broken down by the body into glucose (a monosaccharide). Complex carbs are not fat soluble. Items…

• A ROSE FOR EMILY

There was a literal breaking down of the door in “A Rose for Emily.” Could this action be taken…

The breaking down of the door symbolically represents several different ideas in William Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily.” First, it reveals the awful secret that she had to maintain for…

• IF

What is a short summary of the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling?

The poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling can best be seen as a celebration of late 1800s – early 1900s British masculinity and stoicism — the idea of the “stiff upper lip.” Kipling was a passionate…

• BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

How did Jess’s father react when his son told him that he wanted to be artist in Bridge to…

Jess’s father reacted angrily when his son told him that he wanted to be an artist. Jess had only been in the first grade and “he had told his dad that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up”….

• LEININGEN VERSUS THE ANTS

What is the main conflict in the short story “Leiningen versus the Ants”?

Well, I have to say the main conflict can quite easily be gleaned from the title if you look hard enough at it. It is an external conflict that pits man against nature in one of the scariest…

• JURASSIC PARK

In Jurassic Park, what is the CAST system?

When searching for fossils, it is important not to damage or break apart the fossilized bones while excavating. Sometimes it is difficult to know how to safely dig around the bones. In 1990, when…

• LITERATURE

Does anyone have any quality research on ability grouping? I want our principal to ability group…

Several years ago I did a literature review on the subject. I did not do a specific study of grouping for reading … it was a general project because I had the same interests that you have….

• MATH

What do you need to divide things?

This is an interesting question. It depends. In order to divide simple numbers, you need to understand the process of division and how it relates to multiplication. It helps to have the basic…

• THE FORSAKEN MERMAN

What is the summary of Matthew Arnold’s poem, “The Forsaken Merman”?

Matthew Arnold’s poem, “The Forsaken Merman,” tells the story of a merman (a male version of a mermaid) and his human wife who live beneath the seas. The two have borne children and seem happy…

• HISTORY

Which side did America pick? The Rebel force or the Empire? Why?

In terms of being able to effectively answer the question, I think more context needs to be given. Overall, one can examine America’s choices in sides as two different frames of reference. As the…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What was the cause which Prince Esclaus gives for the feud in the first scene of “Romeo and Juliet?”