What happened to Helen of Troy after the Trojan War?

What happened to Helen of Troy after the Trojan War?

  • EDITH HAMILTON’S MYTHOLOGY

What happened to Helen of Troy after the Trojan War?

Different traditions exist regarding what happened to Helen after the Trojan War. If we read Homer’s Odyssey, in particular Book 4, we find that Helen has returned to Sparta with her first husband,…

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  • KING OF THE BINGO GAME

What happens at the end of “The King of the Bingo Game”? It seems like the protagonist (after…

The Bingo King is a man who is desperately trying to win at bingo to make some money so he can take his dying wife to the doctor. When the man wins at bingo, he is given the chance to win a jackpot…

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  • THE SWIMMER

In “The Swimmer,” did Ned’s drinking cause him to lose his home, or did he start drinking because…

Neddy did not start drinking because he lost his home. He had done a lot of drinking, in fact, prior to arriving home to find his house dark and his family gone. There are several suggestions why…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

I need help writing a theme statement that effectively identifies the controlling idea of “The…

There are many possible themes to the story, and to find one that works for you, try asking yourself some questions about the story. If you ponder these questions and aim for a one-sentence…

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  • THE DESTRUCTORS

How does Greene employ tension between the narrator’s tone and the story’s plot to show the…

Very interesting question, and that is because you could consider that the boys aren’t actually reckless in their actions. In fact, the opposite could be said to be true – they are very careful and…

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  • A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN

What is the theme of Mary Wollstonecraft’s essay “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” ?

A Vindication of the rights of Woman is Wollstonecraft’s fundamental work where she outlines feminism and her view on the rights of women. It is often spoken as her most important work and the…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Johnny liked what land of Southern gentlemen in The Outsiders?

During Johnny and Ponyboy’s exile in the old church on Jay Mountain in Susan E. Hinton’s teen novel, The Outsiders, Ponyboy read aloud to Johnny from his favorite novel, Gone With the Wind….

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

According to the end of Act5, scene , what memorials are planned for the lovers?

The end of the play, Romeo’s father, and Juliet’s father vow to make peace and end all hostilities. To further honor their children, they vow to create gold statues of the lovers that will be…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

According the Prince in Act V Scene iii, in what ways are he, Capulet, and Montague punished? For…

PRINCE: This letter doth make good the friar’s words, Their course of love, the tidings of her death; And here he writes that he did buy a poison Of a poor ‘pothecary, and therewithal(300) Came to…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Describe Juliet’s actions after the friar leaves the tomb at the end of “Romeo and Juliet”.

After the Friar leaves the tomb, Juliet notices the cup in Romeo’s hand which had held poison, observing that there is none left, not even the tiniest drop that she could ingest herself to end her…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Describe Romeo’s last actions before dying in Act V, Scene iii of “Romeo and Juliet”.

Romeo comes to the churchyard, because he thinks, like everyone else except the Friar, that Juliet is dead. He is bent on killing himself, while lying next to Juliet in her grave, because of his…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

In “An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge,” what was the method used to hang Peyton Farquhar?

Peyton’s execution is staged at the center of a covered railroad trestle that spans Owl Creek. The train tracks are laid on top of railroad ties that make up the floor of the bridge. There are open…

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  • ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

Please explain the “when,” “where” and “why” of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee?…

Well, let’s see, your question is basically referring to historical context here. Elizabeth Barrett Browning is usually found in “The Victorian Age” unit of any British Literature text. Quite…

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  • MACBETH

In Act 3, Scene 1 of “Macbeth,” Macbeth invites Banquo to a banquet. What does this reveal about…

Macbeth is trying to appear normal. He wants Banquo to feel comfortable and welcomed to the banquet. By reminding him that he wants him to attend, it shows how cold and calculating Macbeth truly…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” what does the quote “Montag grinned the fierce grin of all men singed and…

This quote is found in the opening passage of the book, which describes Montag at a burning house. It also describes his intense pleasure at burning. To understand the line you quoted, it helps…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, what is the role of the Reciever, besides recieving the memories from the giver?

The Receiver’s job is to receive memories, yes. Also, to transition into the role of The Giver. Once the Giver has given the memories to the receiver, the receiver will become the Giver. Then it…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does Fitzgerald achieve a melancholic mood in the beginning of chapter 8 of “The Great Gatsby”?

The first paragraph is very troubling: it uses fear, anxiety, sleeplessness, and the “groaning” sound of a fog-horn in the distance. Nick wants so badly for things to be cleared for Gatsby….

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  • PETRARCH

What is the Petrarchan mode in literature?Literature

The Petrarchan Mode in literature refers to the particular structure of Petrarchan Sonnets. Sonnets are 14 line poems with a very rigorous structure, and there are two main types of Sonnets:…

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  • TWO KINDS

What is the setting of Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds”?

We are told in the beginning of the story that Jing Mei’s mother is a Chinese immigrant who came to San Francisco in 1949. The reader can assume that the story takes place here, and Amy Tan throws…

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  • THE LESSON

What is the significance of the last line of the story ?

The last line of “The Lesson” is “But ain’t nobody gonna beat me at nuthin.” This has a few closely related meanings. First, of course, the local and literal meaning: the narrator (Sylvia) isn’t…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What page is this quote on?When the farmer threatened to shoot him the boy said it would do no…

In the Penguin Books, 1997 edition, the passage you are referencing is on page 49. It’s a conversation between the young driver of the tractor – Joe Davis’s boy – and the tenant farmer. The…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

What was Charles Darnay’s secret?

Charles Darnay’s secret that he hides from all except his father-in-law before he marries Lucie, is that he was born into the French aristocracy, and in addition, is the nephew of the Marquis…

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  • RECITATIF

Give examples of the stereotypes in Toni Morrison’s “Recitatif.”

Morrison gives many examples of stereotypes in her short story “Recitatif.” The narrator, Twyla, describes her roommate of “a whole other race,” Roberta, as being of a race that “never washed their…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are three threatening things that happen in Maycomb by the middle of October?

The first thing that happened was that Bob Ewell got a job and lost it within a matter of days. He was “the only man I ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness.” This shows that even…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

In Tuck Everlasting, why did the Tucks take Winnie home?

The Tucks never meant to kidnap Winnie; they only brought her with them so that they would have enough time to explain to her about the spring. Mae tells Winnie, “Tuck – he’ll want to talk it out,…

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  • MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

In the book My Side of the Mountain, who is Tom Sidler, and how does Sam meet him?

Sam first encounters this man in the 16th chapter, titled “In Which Trouble Begins.” Sam seems to long for some human contact, so he goes into town on a Sunday. Because the library is closed,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are ten things that represent Mrs Dubose? I have some quotes but I need items to go with…

1 “If you aren’t sent to the reform school before next week, my name’s not Dubose!” I’d use a ruler with this, as if she’s an old school marm who is abusive. She says this to Jem. 2 “And…

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  • HATCHET

What are Chapters 5 and 6 about in Hatchet?

Chapter 5 Brian wakes up and is surprised by his unquenchable hunger and thirst. He drinks water from the lake and realizes that he is surrounded by vast wilderness, but hopes that he will be…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the purpose of Gatsby’s active personality in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby?

The purpose of Gatsby’s active personality, in that he has the liveliest parties in West Egg and beyond, is to get Daisy’s attention, plain and simple. Gatsby started out poor and, therefore,…

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  • 1984

In the novel “1984,” how is logic manipulated and corrupted, particulary in, part two ?

In “1984” the concept of logic is manipulated and corrupted through the use of pain, torture, and fear. “The Party cannot allow people to have a perception of reality that is different from…

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  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

What does “coming of age” mean in “Where are you going, where have you been”?

To come of age means to move as a teen or child from a place of innocence into experience. The question you must ask is, In what ways is Connie innocent, and how is that innocence changed into…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

Discuss the role and letters and written communication throughout the novel.Why did mary Shelley…

The form of novel Shelley used is called an epistolary novel. It allows Shelly the freedom to use three different narrators and thus give three different points of view about the events in the…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

The first scene of the play is devoted mainly to the common people. What impression does the…

COBBLER: Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself into more work. But indeed, sir, we make holiday, to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph. (I.i.31-3) The common people are lingering…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

What is ironic about the title of the poem “Life is Fine” by Langston Hughes?

The title of the poem is ironic because the poem describes the author being so miserable in life that he attempts to drown himself in a cold river, and then contemplates jumping off of a high…

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  • REFERENCE

“Some look and never see.” Comment analytically on the quote.

This quote reflects the extent to which individuals, indeed all of us, can have perfect vision, and “see” things accurately, but at the same time we can be blinded to certain realities by our…

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  • SONNET 130

In “Sonnet 130”, how does Shakespeare describe the lady he loves?

The best and most simplistic answer to this question is: honestly. Shakespeare is honest about his love, and describes her as an average person. He says here eyes are “not like the sun” – meaning…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Why did Shakespeare sometimes write prose instead of blank verse?

First, lets define the difference between the two. Prose is defined as “ordinary language”. It is the language that people speak in, and doesn’t contain any of the metrical structure of poetry….

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What does the incident in scene 5 of “Of Mice and Men” reveal about the characters Lennie and…

Steinbeck, who in his youth came into conflict with his exacting mother, often portrays women as Eve-types. Such a woman is Curley’s wife. Craving attention, she enters the world of the men, the…

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  • BUSINESS

What is business entrepreneurship?Where is it mostly used?

A business entrepreneur is any individual who starts and operates a business while assuming the risks associated with any such venture (e.g., using one’s own collateral in exchange for start-up…

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  • MATH

One side of a kite is 2 cm less than 5 times the length of another. If the permiter is 32cm find…

First step would be to draw a kite on your paper. Remember that perimeter means the distance AROUND a shape so you would need to add up all of the sides to get the perimeter. If one side is 2 cm…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What does the fight with Iros reveal about Odysseus?

Odysseus shows that he is patient in chapter 18. He wants so badly to kill Iros out of frustration and annoyance, but he must not give anything away just yet. He must wait for his opportunity to…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

In what part of Henry V did the king say, “I am the scourge of God sent to punish the people for…

That’s not a quote from Shakespeare’s Henry V, but a quote from the real Henry V. He said he was “the scourge of God sent to punish God’s people for their sins.” Or at least, that’s what…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

The difference between Antony’s and Brutus’s speach?

Brutus and Antony are both able to appeal to the crowd through their speeches. Antony, however, is seen as being much more eloquent. Shakespeare used prose writing for Brutus’s speech and iambic…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

With what irony does Homer end Book XX?

Meanwhile the daughter of Icarius, wise Penelope, had had a rich seat placed for her facing the court and cloisters, so that she could hear what everyone was saying. The dinner indeed had been…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird” why would Bob Ewell rape his daughter? Just because he didn’t like Tom…

If you look closely at Tom’s testimony in chapter 19, there is no indication that Bob Ewell raped his daughter, and hopefully he didn’t. Tom describes how after Mayella kissed him, he told her he…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Do you think that youths nowadays are becoming more knowledgeable about the worldThis is my…

It depends on what facet of the world you are talking about. In terms of sexuality, kids now know way more than I ever did growing up. The Internet has made getting vast amounts of knowledge much…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What is the role of the blacks in the story A Rose for Emily? i need for my english lessen the…

They really don’t play much of a role at all. The main black character in the story is Tobe, the one servant that Emily retains at the household after her father dies. He alone remains to do her…

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  • MY ANTONIA

In Willa Cather’s novel, My Ántonia, what is it that makes Ántonia a genuinely heroic figure?

In Willa Cather’s novel, My Antonia, I think that the aspect of Ántonia which makes her a truly heroic figure is that no matter how difficult her life becomes, from losing her father to suicide,…

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  • SPEAK

Where did Heather come from before she moved to Merryweather High in Speak?

The answer to your question can be found in the first few pages of the novel, specifically in the chapter entitled “First Marking Period” and the very first section deemed “Welcome to Merryweather…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

How was greed displayed throughout “The Odyssey”? What are some examples?

Greed appears numerous times throughout “The Odyssey.” It is a complex topic, because it relates to the Homeric virtue of honor, and the Greek virtue of xenia (hospitality or host/guest relations)….

 


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