What does the prologue to the Wife of Bath’s Tale indicate the story will be about?

What does the prologue to the Wife of Bath’s Tale indicate the story will be about?

  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

Why did Gulliver conclude that all the scientists in the academy at Lagado were insane? On the…

Gulliver concludes that the scientists working in Lagado are crazy because the types of experiments that they do are of no real use to anyone. Trying to extract sunlight from cucumbers, returning…

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  • SCIENCE

How does the stratosphere protect us?

The stratosphere is one of the five layers of our atmosphere. The layer closest to us is the troposphere, which contains most of the air. The stratosphere is the next layer of our atmosphere and…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

How does Wordsworth describe his evolution as a poet of nature in “Tintern Abbey”?

In this poem, Wordsworth describes a visit to a place near the border of Wales, above the Wye River, that he had visited in his boyhood and which he has not been to in five years. There is a ruined…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the different types of genetic mutations?

Many different types of genetic mutations exist, with each having various effects on the proteins they code for within the body. One such type is a missense mutation. In a missense mutation, the…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

Compare and contrast Hannah and Chaya in The Devil’s Arithmetic.

Hannah spends much of The Devil’s Arithmetic in the role of Chaya. The two characters have both similarities and differences. First, let us discuss the differences. Hannah is a girl from the…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, what is Brutus’s hamartia?

Brutus’s tragic flaw is his need to be noble. Hamartia is a tragic flaw. It is the cause of a hero’s downfall. Tragic flaws can come in many varieties, but Brutus’s tragic flaw is his need…

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  • SCIENCE

How do clouds form, starting from the absorption of heat by the earth to rainfall?

The process that covers cloud formation starting from the earth absorbing heat and culminating in rainfall is known as the water or hydrologic cycle. The water cycle refers to the continuous motion…

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  • THE LION AND THE JEWEL

Was there conflict between Sidi and Sadiku throughout the play?

There are several scenes throughout the play that depict conflict between Sidi and Sadiku. When Sadiku first goes to the village to ask if Sidi will marry Baroka, Sidi tells Sadiku to hold her…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Please give a character description of Mr. Brown.

Mr. Brown is the first white, European missionary to arrive in Umuofia. What I like about Mr. Brown is that he is a wonderful representation of what Christianity is about and how Christians should…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is the American Dream, according to George and Lennie?

The American Dream has long been that of each individual owning his own home, with space enough to provide for himself and his family. Ownership, rather than renting, is seen as the due of every…

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  • GREEK MYTHOLOGY

What is the history of Mount Olympus?

Mount Olympus is part of the Olympic mountain range. It is located in Thessaly in northern Greece and is the tallest mountain in Greece, with its highest summit reaching to 9,573 feet above sea…

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  • SCIENCE

Where in the spinning cycle is there the most potential energy?

In the spinning cycle, any fixed point on the wheel goes through a cycle. It goes through a point of maximum elevation and point of minimum elevation. The minimum elevation point is typically the…

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  • STILL I RISE

What do you like about the poem “Still I Rise”?

You are being asked to state your opinion about what you like about Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise.” This means you will have to do a close reading of the poem before deciding if it has…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

When might taking children like Helen out of their familiar environment be a good way to help…

Annie Sullivan saw that Helen’s parents established almost no boundaries for her. They allowed her to eat food off their plates at mealtimes, run around the house whenever she wanted, and hit…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the family expecting to arrive on Saturday in A Raisin in the Sun?

In Act 1, Scene 1, it’s early morning and Walter is sleepy. He’s awake, but he can’t get into the bathroom yet to get himself ready for the day; somebody is already in there. So he’s just standing…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Do you think Dally, Ponyboy and Johnny are heroes according to your definition in The Outsiders?

A hero is a complex concept. I think of a hero as someone who helps someone else, often without regard to his or her own personal safety. By that definition, Johnny, Dally, and Pony were…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

“Social development in Uganda is more of a myth than reality.” Can you justify this statement?

This is a very strong assertion—essentially saying that an entire country of almost 40 million people has shown no significant social development at all. It’s not clear what period we’re talking…

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  • HISTORY

What were the positive and negative effects of the Industrial Revolution?

The Industrial Revolution ushered in sweeping changes, many of which still resonate in our society today. Let us look at a few of these changes, which I have grouped under the headings “positive”…

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  • SCIENCE

A ball of mass m1 = 8.0 × 10−2 kg starts from rest and falls vertically downward from a height…

First we have to calculate the velocity of ball immediately before collision and immediately after it. We can use the equation of motion: v^2 = u^2 + 2as where, v is the final velocity, u is the…

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  • HAMLET

Who are the two childhood friends of Hamlet and what is the significance of them appearing in the…

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Hamlet’s childhood friends, and he has them killed when they betray him at Claudius’s behest. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Hamlet’s school friends. They…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

Write a character sketch of Miss Sullivan.

To write a character sketch of Miss Sullivan based on The Story of My Life, you will mainly have to focus on a short portion of her life. Miss Sullivan entered Helen’s life when she was twenty and…

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  • SCIENCE

What are pseudopods?

A psuedopod, meaning “false foot” or “sort-of foot,” is a temporary protrusion used by protozoans to move around or “grab” nearby stuff. Pseudopodia are composed of filament structure and filled…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What are Ralph’s reasons for wanting to build shelters in Lord of the Flies?

Ralph decides to build shelters so the boys have civilization on the island. Ralph does the best he can to create order on the island. He wants to be a good leader. He was elected because he…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a summary of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Night Voices”?

Night Voices is one creepy poem. The first two stanzas seem to be a conversation between a young child and his (the gender isn’t clear, but let’s assume it is a young boy for the sake of…

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  • WE ARE SEVEN

How can you describe the appearance of the girl in the poem “We are Seven”?

The narrator describes this little girl as eight years old, with thick, curly hair. She has “fair” eyes, which means light-colored eyes, probably blue or light green. The narrator then says they…

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  • A VISIT OF CHARITY

What causes Marian to abruptly leave the women’s room in “A Visit of Charity”?

In Eudora Welty’s story “A Visit of Charity,” readers get a glimpse of a young girl witnessing what might be her own fate when she is older. When Marian goes to visit the Old Ladies’ Home as an act…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the significance of the quote “to prevent one death you will actually make other death?”…

Imagine, if you will, that you have no allegiance to any country in the world. Imagine that you are an impartial, third-party observer, like an alien or a god. Imagine watching humans fight with…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the place with the lowest altitude on Earth?

When measured with respect to the mean sea level, the lowest point on land (on Earth’s Surface) is the Dead Sea in Jordan and Israel. It has an elevation (with respect to the mean sea level) of…

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  • SCIENCE

What is turning a liquid into a solid called?

Freezing is the term used to describe the formation of a solid from a liquid. Freezing is one example of a phase change. During a phase change, one state of matter is changed into another. All…

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  • THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

What is “Night Life”?

“Night Life” is one of the final chapters in The Things They Carried. In it, O’Brien tells the story of how Rat Kiley wounded himself. The company was forced to move only at night (“night life”)…

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  • THE LUCY POEMS

What is the difference that the poet feels after Lucy is dead?

The difference that the poet feels after Lucy dies is that he looks upon his life and surroundings differently. He has a transformed outlook on what life is all about, and when he looks out at the…

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  • REFERENCE

Is emotion the most likely influence of a person’s behavior?

I believe that your question is asking to make a comparison between emotion and logic. If that is the case, then yes, I believe that emotion is most likely to influence a human decision more than…

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  • REFERENCE

Is fear the emotion most likely to influence one’s behavior?

If we consider behavior from an evolutionary perspective, fear could be said to be at the root of all actions. Anthropologists and many psychologists feel that human behavior has developed as an…

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  • HATCHET

What event upset Brian so much in Hatchet?

In Gary Paulsen’s novel Hatchet, the main character, Brian, crash-lands into the wilderness in a small plane. Only two people are in the plane–just him and the pilot–and the pilot dies. Brian is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Jack interact with others in Lord of the Flies?

Jack is tyrannical and selfish in his interactions with the other boys. Jack’s first interaction with the other boys on the island is as leader of the choir. He maintains control of that same…

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  • THE HUMAN COMEDY

What happens in Chapters 9 through 12 of The Human Comedy?

In Chapter 9, “The Veteran,” in William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy, Homer Macauley, the main character, gets into a conversation with a Spanish-American War veteran. In Chapter 10, “The…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

Is the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe mad or clever? I need to find support…

While the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe considers himself clever, most readers conclude that he is insane. The narrator gives several pieces of evidence in favor of his being…

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  • JAMES BALDWIN

What is the setting of the story “Going to Meet the Man”?

James Baldwin’s story “Going to Meet the Man” is set in a southern town in the US. It’s important that the story takes place in the south, but even more important than the where is the when. It’s…

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

What do all Sam’s traps for catching food have in common in My Side of the Mountain?

Interesting question! In the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, Sam uses multiple different traps; however, they all have one thing in common. In the book, Sam moves to the…

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  • LYDDIE

How does the closer friendship between Lyddie and Brigid affect Lyddie?

Lyddie’s friendship with Brigid is an important step in Lyddie’s growth as a person. At first Lyddie has no time for Brigid and only views her as an interruption, someone who will prevent her from…

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  • THE MAN WHO WAS POE

Is Dupin reliable in Avi’s The Man Who Was Poe, and what shows he is reliable?

In Avi’s The Man Who Was Poe, Edgar Allan Poe goes by two identities—his own and the identity of a character from a series of his short stories named Auguste Dupin. In creating Mr. Dupin, author…

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  • SCIENCE

How would magnetic stripes grow wider?

Magnetic stripes are the term for a phenomenon found predominately in oceanic crust, which is the term for a type of rock found in the Earth’s tectonic plates. Crust is the generalized name for the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How is Jack a better leader in the novel Lord of the Flies?

If one were to make the case that Jack is a better leader than Ralph, it would be easy to point to his ability to manipulate the boys as an example of him being more effective. Ralph is eager to be…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Why are there only old people in the World State?

The World State enjoys all the comforts of a technologically advanced society. Reservations, like the one Linda and John come from, are allowed to exist within strictly managed boundaries and for…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

What attitude does James take toward Annie in The Miracle Worker?

James is Helen’s half-brother, and with his negative attitude, he emphasizes the ‘half,’ desiring to distance his association with her. He wants Helen sent away to an asylum, out of sight…

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  • NIGHT

In Elie Wiesel’s Night, why don’t the Jews in Sighet listen to Moshe the Beadle’s warnings…

In Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, the Jewish residents of Sighet do not believe Moshe the Beadle when he tells them about his brush with death at the hands of German soldiers. Though Moshe is…

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  • THE LOTTERY

In “The Lottery,” what details does Jackson use to foreshadow the end of the story in paragraphs…

In the second paragraph, we see that one child has “stuffed his pockets full of stones,” and that other children are copying him and doing the same thing. This is a very direct example of…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, what is your impression of Romeo’s feelings for Rosaline as they are…

In this scene, Lord and Lady Montague express their concern for their son, Romeo, who has come across as quite depressed. They tell Benvolio that he often keeps to himself in a darkened room and…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What does the quote “He didn’t get it” mean in chapter six of The Great Gatsby?

The quote to which you refer is found in Chapter 6 when Nick gives the reader some background on Gatsby’s past. The reader discovers that Gatsby learned how to be a rich person from Dan Cody, a…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

What does the prologue to the Wife of Bath’s Tale indicate the story will be about?

The Wife of Bath’s prologue initially hints at, and then tells her companions the purpose of her tale. She opens by asserting her authority in marriage, saying that because she has had five…

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