What do you think happens to the old man at the end of the story?

What do you think happens to the old man at the end of the story?

  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

What makes Bruno uncomfortable when talking to Shmuel in Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 18 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The short answer to your question is that Shmuel’s true feelings about Bruno’s father make Bruno…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

The techniques of foreshadowing and irony play significant roles in heightening the drama in…

Sophocles utilizes foreshadowing and irony through references to blindness and Oedipus’ condemnation of the killer throughout the play. Early in the play Oedipus declares that he will seek out…

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  • AN ASTROLOGER’S DAY

For which reasons could Guru Nayak not recognize the astrologer?

Guru Nayak does not recognize the astrologer for two reasons. One is that the astrologer has changed his appearance. The other is that the light is not only dim but undependable. His forehead was…

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  • THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO

In what ways are mystery and suspense created in The Castle of Otranto?

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole is considered one of the classics of Gothic fiction. The story has many of the melodramatic elements typical of Gothic fiction, including a setting in a…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

I need some guidance and/or starting points for an essay on the topic: “Why are strangers…

In the famous sociology treatise-turned-book Modernity and Ambivalence, Zygmunt Bauman presents the figure of “the stranger”. Keep in mind that this concept: the enigmatic, problematic, and…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

When Athena departs from Telemachus and Nestor how does she reveal that she is a Goddess?

In the early sections of the Odyssey, Athena appears to Telemachus in disguise as Mentor. As Mentor, she gives Telemachus the confidence to speak to Nestor about his father, Odysseus. Nestor…

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  • THE BET

Please describe the lawyer’s fifteen years of confinement in “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov.

In “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, the lawyer voluntarily serves fifteen years in confinement as part of a bet with a banker who wagers with him that he cannot do it. The banker offers the lawyer two…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the effect of using adverbs and adjectives together? Example : marvellously marvellous.

A degree adverb is an adverb which is used to modify the degree or strength of the adjective that comes after the adverb. There are two types of degree adverbs. The first type is intensifiers and…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

What message does Shelley’s “Ozymandias” convey?

Percy Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias” is about the statue of a 13th century Egyptian pharaoh. It was published in England in 1818 when the statue was supposed to arrive at the British Museum (it…

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  • INTO THE WILD

How are chapters 8 and 9 of Into the Wild alike?

Chapters 8 and 9 from Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild are alike because they both focus on the same topic. That topic is Krakauer’s information on other historical figures that he believes are…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

What were the inscriptions and contents of the three caskets and what significance do they play…

The first casket is gold and reads, “Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire.” The Prince of Morocco chooses the gold box. Inside he finds “A carrion Death, within whose empty eye /…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

In The Importance of Being Earnest, Algernon observes that: “Women only call each other sister…

This quote by Algernon describes Cecily and Gwendolen’s first meeting in The Importance of Being Earnest. In order to understand how this meeting comes about it is important to understand the main…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

What message does the poem, “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley, convey?

The poem actually presents more than one message. Firstly, the poem emphasises the transient nature of existence. Time does not stand still and as it marches on, things change. All matter,…

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  • BEOWULF

How did Beowulf get to the land of the Danes?

Beowulf is part of a culture that honors favors and debts to others, even if they are accrued by relations. When he hears that Hrothgar is in need, Beowulf decides to offer his assistance to pay…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the setting (time and place) of Bud, Not Buddy?

Let’s start with the time setting of Bud, Not Buddy. The book takes place during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. The lack of food, the lack of jobs, and the references to President Hoover all…

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  • BUSINESS

Which management skills are more needed in each level of management?

There are three levels of management that will have varying degree of skill requirements depending on an organization size and structure. Top Level Managers: these managers are considered as senior…

  • REFERENCE

For my humanities class we are to write a 10 page paper starting with an introduction and thesis…

I’m going to help you with the one topic I know the most about. I am a black studies teacher, and so I can help you with the slavery topic. Writing about the history of slavery is a HUGE…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Jem Finch fear in the story To Kill a Mockingbird?

Jem Finch fears several things throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. At the beginning of the novel in Chapter 1, Dill Harris dares Jem to knock on the Radley’s door. Jem and the children are…

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  • HISTORY

Who discovered that the Earth is not in the middle of the solar system?

It was the Polish scientist, Nicolaus Copernicus, who pioneered the theory that the earth was not the center of the universe, an idea he wrote in a pamphlet and distributed to this friends in 1514….

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the impacts of a required reserve ratio that is high ?

The impact of a required reserve ratio that is high is that it reduces the money supply in a country. This is because the banks will have less money to lend out if the required reserve ratio is…

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  • WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

Answer the following question with the poem, “This is Just to Say” by William Carlos William, in…

First of all, Williams’ poem is rather short; it only has twenty-eight words in it. It just doesn’t read like a typical, traditional poem to some people. In fact, it reads more like an apology…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

At one point, Nick tells Gatsby that “you cannot repeat the past,” to which Gatsby replies,…

Gatsby is completely motivated by the past. Long ago, when he was just a poor soldier, he had a romantic encounter with Daisy and he has loved her ever since. His attempts to attract her through…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the causes of a situation of forest area decreasing?

A decrease in area covered by a forest is the definition of deforestation. Deforestation may be accompanied by regeneration or it may occur without regeneration (FOA, UN). It is important to not…

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  • BEOWULF

Is there anything in common with the characters’ thinking in the epic poem Beowulf?

Almost all of the characters in the epic poem Beowulf are warriors. As such, they are an integral part of the Anglo-Saxon warrior culture that pervaded England from the early fifth-century AD until…

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  • MONSTER

How does Steve view his role in the crime?

Steve Harmon believes that he is not guilty of participating in the robbery and murder of Aguinaldo Nesbitt. Steve also tells his lawyer that he did not commit the crime and is not guilty. In…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is methane (CH4) a gas and methanol (CH3OH) a liquid? In chemistry we are learning about…

Methanol has a higher boiling point than methane because it has stronger intermolecular forces (IMFs), which are attractions between individual molecules. This makes its molecules harder to…

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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

How does “The Hound of the Baskervilles” end?

If you need a refresher on the ending, my best advice is to study Chapter 15: A Retrospection. In this chapter, Sherlock Holmes gives us a great summary of pertinent events in the Hound Of The…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Why was Brutus’s fate more tragic than Caesar’s?

Many readers and audiences of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar have noted that, though the play is named after Caesar, Brutus seems to be more of a tragic hero than Caesar. Indeed, if we look at the…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

In Oedipus Rex, how did Sophocles use situational and dramatic irony to convey the theme of fate…

The theme of fate vs. free will in Oedipus Rex is a tricky one. On one hand, the gods determined a person’s destiny. On the other, a person’s free will is what often led to his fate. This is…

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  • THE REMAINS OF THE DAY

Why does the author choose an American as the new owner of Darlington Hall?

The choice of an American as the new owner of Darlington Hall is symbolic of the shift experienced in the post-World War II world, when the British Empire diminished (emerging in an altered form as…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What details does the speaker provide in “Sonnet 130” about his mistress’ appearance?

The details provided about the speaker’s mistress in “Sonnet 130” are made known more by what the speaker says she isn’t than what she is. In fact, the whole sonnet is a sort of knowing wink at the…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

Do you believe that Ozymandias was justified in persisting in the belief of supremacy? Why or why…

Any inquiry into the social personality of a fictive character must begin with a strong reminder to the reader of the “fictiveness.” In other words, whatever the evidence for a real historical…

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  • HISTORY

What U.S. President sent troops to Mexico?

Two U.S. Presidents have sent significant bodies of American troops to Mexico. The first was James K. Polk, who was President during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848.) American troops invaded…

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  • MARY HOWITT

How did the spider tempt the fly in the poem ”The Spider and the Fly”?

The spider first tries to invite the fly into his parlor, to show her all the pretty things he has there. When this doesn’t work, the spider says that the fly must be weary from flying and if the…

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  • THE DECAMERON

What is The Decameron all about?

The Decameron was written by Giovanni Boccaccio, an Italian writer who lived from 1313-1375. It is the story of seven young women and three men who flee the city to go to the countryside to escape…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

What is the meaning of the phrase “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser”?

This phrase is best understood within the context of the paragraph in which it appears; Montresor is talking about the need not only for vengeance against Fortunato, but vengeance that is conducted…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How do Daisy and Gatsby meet?

The first time that Daisy and Gatsby met was five years prior to this story taking place. Jordan Baker decribes how she came upon the couple one day in Louisville, KY, where she says that Gatsby…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

What are the various instructions the narrator and Bill give to Mr. Ebenzer Dorset?

One of the hardest parts of kidnapping for ransom is collecting the ransom money. The police can be laying a trap by hiding near the spot where the ransom is supposed to be dropped off. The ransom…

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  • DOCTOR FAUSTUS

What causes the tragic downfall of Doctor Faustus?

There are multiple reasons why Faustus chose the path of destruction, both internal and external. Internally, Faustus was dissatisfied with his studies in divinity, with waiting around for the…

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  • REFERENCE

Why are the carriage windows pulled up when the train goes through a tunnel?

The question must refer to old-fashioned trains in which the windows of the carriages could be opened and closed. These trains had steam engines which were powered by burning coal. The locomotives…

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  • THE CATBIRD SEAT

What was Mrs. Barrows’ job at F & S and how did she acquire it?

The head of F & S, Mr. Fitweiler, is apparently suffering from mental problems brought on by aging. He is under the care of a psychiatrist named Dr. Fitch. According to a woman in Mr. Martin’s…

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  • HERBERT MARCUSE

Is it possible to sum-up Herbert Marcuse’s ideas in his book The Aesthetic Dimension? I am…

Simply stated, Marcuse has one central idea that permeates his book: Art holds the power to criticize social oppression, and that this power can lead political or cultural revolution; therefore…

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  • SCIENCE

How many times will the gravitation force decrease if the distance between two object is doubled?

Hello! The gravity force (its direction and magnitude) is described by Newton’s law of universal gravitation. Let two bodies which may be considered as point masses (i.e. their dimensions are much…

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  • SCIENCE

Why does a gas always tend to expand naturally?

A gas expands in response to changes in temperature and pressure. For example, an inflated balloon will increase in size when the temperture increases and it will increase in size as it goes up in…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain why the temperature of a resistor increases when a current passes through it.

The answer is friction. When a current, say I amperes passes through a resistor of R ohms, power equal to I x R is generated and this power has to be lost as heat. Another way to think about this…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the effect of friction on motion?

Friction always opposes the direction that the motion is taking place in. Truly understanding motion and friction requires an understanding of atomic physics and the electromagnetic force. First,…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

Did Roger’s encounter with Mrs. Jones alter his life? In what way?

Yes, Roger’s encounter with Mrs. Jones altered his life–or it should have. Most people who’ve never been given hope or shown compassion or respect need only one real instance of someone believing…

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  • OLD MAN AT THE BRIDGE

What do you think happens to the old man at the end of the story?

The old man’s love for his family of little animals and birds would not allow him to move further towards Barcelona or another safe place. Instead, he would take a chance and wait there for the…

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  • RESEARCH

What is the explicit meaning of the term sampling as applied in research?

Sampling, in research, is a term for the technique researchers use when they are selecting the participants for their study. In order to conduct sampling, a researcher needs to first identify a…

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  • THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

In “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde, do you agree that the nightingale…

In “The Nightingale and the Rose,” the nightingale symbolizes goodness, virtue and sacrifice. This is because the nightingale sacrifices her life so that the student can have the rose which he so…

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