Why does Robbie search for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Atonement by Ian McEwan?

# Why does Robbie search for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Atonement by Ian McEwan?

• ATONEMENT

Why does Robbie search for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Atonement by Ian McEwan?

Atonement, by Ian McEwan, is set against the backdrop of World War II. Part Two of the novel is told by one of the main characters, Robbie Turner; we follow Turner and two other soldiers as they…

• ATONEMENT

What does the “pig lady” symbolize in Atonement by Ian McEwan?

Part Two of Atonement, by Ian McEwan, is told from the perspective of Robbie Turner, a soldier during World War II. It is 1940, and the British soldiers are retreating after a defeat; they are…

• MATH

How do you find the intervals of increase and decrease for r(x) = sin xThe answer at the back of…

For the function r(x)=sin x. In the first quadrant i.e. 0 to 90 degree: the value of sin x increases. In the second quadrant i.e. 90 to 180 degrees: the value of sin x decreases. In the third…

• LITERATURE

How does the narrator fight for her rights as a girl child in the story, Girls?

The fact that the narrator does not really accept the condition of her life represents the resistance and fight present. The narrator, who is never named, does acknowledge the difficulty in being…

• CARSON MCCULLERS

What are three characteristics of the Southern Gothic Tradition in “Sucker” by Carson McCullers?

One that stands out is the “grotesque”. This characteristic feature of Southern Gothic is not necessarily a monster, nor something out of this world, but a really sensitive behavior that moves our…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

List and describe 4 positives of collective security.

Unless your text has a list of these, this is more of an opinion question. Here are some positives of collective security (if collective security would actually work the way it is supposed to): It…

• 1984

In what ways did the Party aim to dehumanise its members?What does it mean by ‘dehumanise’ in…

I think that you have it about half right. I do agree that breaking human connections is one of the major ways in which the party dehumanizes its members. The Spies are one way, the efforts to…

• 1984

“Winston eventually loses his battle to retain his humanity in the face of Big Brother’s regime.”…

Yes, I do agree that Winston “eventually loses his battle to retain his humanity in the face of Big Brother’s regime.” In a sense, Winston’s ability to question the “truths” he is given causes him…

• ESSAY LAB

What is a recursive process of writing in terms of a elem/ middle school.Which one is the best…

As a classroom teacher of English, I use a combination of the two parts you mentioned above. Class time for brainstorming is good because students can peer conference and help narrow down the…

• BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH—

In the poem “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”by Emily Dickinson, what words have a connotative…

In the second line, the word, “kindly”, has a positive connotation giving the impression that the poem is not going to look at death in a negative manner. In the next four-line stanza, the words,…

• PRELUDES

describe the scenes of city life as described in the poem ” Preludes” by T.S. Eliot.

Eliot’s Preludes is in the form of a sequence of impressionist observations of a metropolitan journey. A series of four observational sequences, the poem explores a fragmented city-scape…

• JOHN MASEFIELD

What does “the deep blue cup of the sky” mean in the poem “Laugh and be Merry”?

In poetry, the language is loaded with imagery. A cup holds things, as does the sky: clouds, rain, lightning, the sun etc. Deep blue would be describing the shade of blue the sky is reflecting from…

• THE OPEN WINDOW

What effect does the dramatic twist have on Framton and the reader in “The Open Window”?

To answer this, I think that you should just look at what Framton does when he sees the men coming back towards the house, acting just as Vera has said they will. I think that Framton is badly…

• TWILIGHT

Do you think that the Twilight series could be dangerous or harmful to teenage girls?Do you think…

Many parents have cautioned against the reading of the Twilight series for teenage girls because there seems to be an addictive quality. As a teacher of literature, I almost long for that for my…

• MATH

A bookseller bought a certain number of books for 337.50 and sold some of them at the cost price…

The first step in this problem is determining the cost per book. To do this you must find the greatest common factor of each of the two numbers given. The factors of 337.50 = 5 x 5 x .05 x 9 x 30…

• KING LEAR

How are Gonreil, Glouscester, Regan, Edgar and King Lear’s actions depicted as the seven sins in…

According to the Bible, the seven deadly sins are: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. In King Lear, greed, pride and envy are prominent character flaws in most of the characters…

• SCIENCE

Can somebody tell me how to test for reducing sugars using the Benedict’s solution?As in…

Benedicts solution contains copper sulfate (CuSO4), sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and tartaric acid. Copper sulfate when dissolved is a deep blue solution. Some sugars, such as glucose and fructose have…

• THE CHRYSALIDS

In The Chrysalids, is the deviation found in Waknuk a sign of new beginning and why?

Great question! I think it is important to focus on the setting of the story as well as the title to think through this question. Remember, in America, this story was first published as The…

• OF MICE AND MEN

On what page does it tell you that Lennie thinks or acts like a child in Of Mice and Men?

In the opening scene of the novella, Lennie’s adolescent nature is depicted by his reaction to George throwing his dead mouse into the bushes. Like a child, Lennie reacts by crying and struggling…

• MATH

sally gave her height as 1.56m correct to 2 decimal places. leroy said, ‘that means you’re 160cm…

Sally said that her height was 1.56 m correct to 2 decimal places. So her height was 156.x cm, where x is a number less than 1 and greater than 0. Now if this has to be rounded to the nearest cm it…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

Can anyone help me analyze this passage from Romeo and Juliet?Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2…

I think understanding the context of this passage and Juliet’s state of mind will really help you analyze it further (for literary and rhetorical techniques). At this point in the play, Romeo and…

Is marketing mix (4Ps) the best model in marketing information system?

The concept of 4P’s of marketing mix refers to the elements of a marketing programs and approach for which a marketer needs to take decisions. These four elements of marketing mix are: Product…

• MATH

In a deck of playing cards what is the probability the card will not be a face card?

In a deck of cards there are 52 cards in all. This is made up of 4 suits each with 13 different cards. Each suit has 3 face cards which are the jack, queen and king. Therefore there are 4*3=12 face…

• THE LOTTERY

If you were to write a commentary on this piece of literature, how would you start?I understand…

Commentary suggests opinion, but opinion based on the facts of what is read. Commentary is often thoughts that are drawn conclusions. I just wanted to make clear the premise under which I am…

• TEACHERS

How do I devise a project that will challenge a Key Stage 2 pupil to vocalize and therefore…

I have found in many years of working with students of all ages, outside of a classroom setting, that most often, students who can be vocal in one environment (such as with other children) but tend…

• REFERENCE

Interdisciplinary ConnectionsIdentify 3 points for the knowledge and skills that are common for…

This is a highly subjective question so you will want a number of answers to see what everyone else thinks. For me, Technology and Science require a definite scientific viewpoint and outlook. As…

• EUGÈNE IONESCO

can i read a discussion which include themes and character analysis on the lesson by Eugene Ionesco

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• TEACHERS

Do English teachers still teach poetry?I teach 9th and 11th grade English and have been noticing…

I would have to agree that poetry as a curriculum is under assault by national standards testing, but it is alive and well. Poetry has been stubborn over the ages, and in the public schools. That…

• MY LAST DUCHESS

“My Last Duchess” as a dramatic monologue.

You don’t ask a question in your question, so I assume you just want the details of “My Last Duchess” as a dramatic monologue. The poem features one speaker speaking to a silent listener in a…

how does the structure and language affects the central idea of the poem amends by adrienne rich

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• THE SCARLET LETTER

In “The Custom House,” in The Scarlett Letter, what did the son inherit from his father, and why…

In the Introduction to The Scarlet Letter, called “The Custom House,” which was a separate short story that Hawthorne adapted to use in The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne tells the background of Salem…

• HISTORY

What could the legislative branch have done more constructively regarding Reconstruction and…

Congress was fairly successful at politically reconstructing the country, as they found a legal and simple method to readmit the southern sates to the Union, and amended the Constitution to end…

• PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Write the character-sketch of Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Elizabeth Bennet is arguably one of Jane Austen’s most beloved characters. I personally believe this is due, in part, to her characteristic honesty and ability to make what some might describe as…

• THE MONKEY’S PAW

With the story of The Monkey’s Paw in the background,bring out the element of superstition

I am not sure if I understand your question the way it is phrased – with the story “in the background” – what does this mean? Are you asking about how the element of supersition is revealed in the…

• LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

What could be the possible questions that the detective could have asked to Sam, the grocer?

I think that the first answer has most of the possible questions. I think that the questions about Mary’s state of mind are the most important. Because we have read the story, we know that Mary…

• MATH

What is the derivative of f(x)=4 cos ( 5x- 2). Please explain in detail.

f(x)=4cos(5x−2)f(x)=4cos(5x-2) To take the derivative of this, use the chain rule for cosine. ddx(cosu)=−sinu⋅dudxddx(cosu)=-sinu⋅dudx Applying this formula, the derivative of f(x) will be:

• HISTORY

how did plans to unify the nation differ after the civil war?What is the question asking? I’m…

When the Civil War was over, the South was certainly conquered, but the nation was still politically divided in two. With Lincoln dead, Congress broken into two distinct camps on how to reunify…

• THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

What does Tim O’Brien say about heroism in his novel The Things They Carried?I wanted to know…

You can find heroes in any war, and they are usually the first ones to tell you that they don’t consider themselves heroes. In O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried, the author lets the reader…

• LANGSTON HUGHES

I have to compare the themes of Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” / Jamaica Kincaid’s “The Girl” /…

The major similarity between “The Lesson”, “Girl”, and “Them For English B” is that the authors, Toni Cade Bambara, Jamaica Kincaid, and Langston Hughes, respectively, cleverly throw us into the…

• LAW AND POLITICS

What is the difference between de jure and de facto discrimination?

The difference between de jure and de facto discrimination has to do with whether the discrimination is enforced by law or whether it has just come about “naturally.” De jure discrimination is…

• BLESS ME, ULTIMA

Why are the witches or brujas usually women?

I can’t remember a story involving witches that were not women, so one could say that is just the popular conception of what a witch is, both in Bless Me, Ultima as a novel, and in popular culture…

• IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES

Who is Bido?On page 318 of In the Time of the Butterflies, when Dede and Lio are sitting under…

The quote you to which you are referring on page 318 of the 1994 Penguin Edition of In the Time of the Butterflies reads, I can see them glancing at us, the two old ones, how sweet they look under…

• BLESS ME, ULTIMA

Discuss the portrayal and the importance of the landscape, especially the river and the…

The novel centers around a people and culture that have been in this region for a very long time, and so their tie to the land their families have lived on for generations is an intimate one. They…

• LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

What could be the reasons that Patrick decided to leave his wife?

We are not really told why Patrick Maloney would want to leave his wife so we can only guess. I think that the most likely reason is that he is bored with her and that he wants someone who will be…

• OSCAR WILDE

What is Wilde’s attitude toward the Victorian preoccupation with philanthropy?

In The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Woman of No Importanceand nearly every work of Oscar Wilde there is a point to be made on the matter of philanthropy. The attitude…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

What is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s claim or primary motivation in The Great Gastby?What is F. Scott…

You should read the “themes” section of the analysis of this novel here on eNotes (see the link below). This will give you an idea of what Fitzgerald was trying to accomplish in this novel. It was…

• MATH

Find the foot of (2,3) in y=x+4Previous question was “Find the line through (2,3) Perpendicular…

We have to find the point where the perpendicular to the line y=x+4 drawn from the point (2,3) intersects y=x+4. Let the equation of the perpendicular be y=mx+b, where the slope is m and b is the…

• THE LEAP

character sketchUsing specific evidence from the story, develop a character sketch of Anna…

what i meant to ask was, who is the antagonist?

• LITERATURE

What is Formalist criticism?

Formalist criticism is one way that a reader can approach his understanding of a text. When a reader looks at a poem, play, story or novel from a formalist perspective, he is looking solely at the…