What implies that Roger was a bully by nature and Maurice only by imitation?

What implies that Roger was a bully by nature and Maurice only by imitation?

  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, what are some ways that Juliet uses imagery?

The imagery used in this play, in particular the imagery found in the dialogue of Romeo and Juliet themselves, is effective in illustrating themes of love and destiny. Romeo and Juliet describe one…

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  • HISTORY

What does FDR’s word stand for “TVA” “AAA” “NIRA” “NLRB” “CCC” and “FDIC” thanks

Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for president in 1932. He defeated Herbert Hoover in the election. The Great Depression played a significant role in President Hoover’s defeat. People wanted a change in…

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  • THE JUNGLE BOOK

Why is poetry used in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling?

Poetry—or more properly, song—is used in The Jungle Book primarily to let the jungle animals speak for themselves. The prose stories are all narrated from a third-person point of view, but the…

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  • TANGERINE

How did Paul actually lose his eyesight in Tangerine?

Paul Fisher is the main character and narrator in Edward Bloor’s novel Tangerine. He is legally blind and wears very thick glasses. He has no peripheral vision. He believes that he was blinded by…

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  • HISTORY

What were the weaknesses of Ancient Athens?

Athens is often praised because it operated the world’s first democracy. Within this democracy, however, were some weaknesses. For one, citizenship and the right to vote was very limited. Only…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

What does Angus think the spring came from?

Chapter seven of Tuck Everlasting tells the story of how the Tucks came to discover the spring, and how they learned that they were immortal. It is actually a rather humorous chapter, because each…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

What can you conclude from the lines: “There came forth in return only a jingling of the bells….

Montresor calls to Fortunato twice and receives no answer. No answer still. I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within. There came forth in return only a jingling of…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How does the Puritan experience in The Crucible resurface in the modern world?

The modern “witch hunt” that prompted Arthur Miller to write The Crucible were the investigations conducted by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in the 1950s and 60s. Senator Joseph…

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  • HISTORY

What are some pros and cons of the Louisiana Purchase?

The Louisiana Purchase was a unique opportunity for the United States. We had the opportunity to purchase the entire Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million. There were many advantages to…

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  • A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS

In “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, why does the angel appear in…

I always enjoyed having students read this story because, in my opinion, it is a great example of a story for which readers may discover many different yet valid interpretations. The angel in “A…

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  • HISTORY

How did German actions and experiences during the First World War affect them after the…

German actions and experiences during World War I affected them after World War I ended. Germany had an aggressive plan during World War I. Their goal was to quickly defeat France on the Western…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some examples of where Juliet uses imagery?

There is a great deal of imagery in the speech of Juliet, and in many of the other characters; it’s Shakespeare, after all! A fair amount of the imagery central to this play arises from the famous…

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  • HAMLET

If Horatio were able to talk back to Hamlet what would he say and how did Hamlet’s madness affect…

Horatio’s last words to Hamlet speak volumes about what he thought of Hamlet’s supposed madness. “Never believe it./I am more an antique Roman than a Dane./Here’s yet some liquor left”…

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  • HISTORY

Why were the Anti-Federalists against a strong federal government?

The Anti-Federalists had several reasons for opposing the creation of a strong federal government. The Anti-Federalists believed one of the reasons why we fought the Revolutionary War was to be…

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  • THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

What is the theme of the book The Last of the Mohicans?

The Last of the Mohicans is one of five novels written by James Fenimore Cooper, which collectively are referred to as The Leatherstocking Tales. Many people (wrongfully, in my opinion) dismiss…

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  • SHAKESPEARE

Now that Shylock is a Christian can he claim Antonio’s flesh?

By the time it is pronounced that Shylock must convert to Christianity, Antonio has already been saved from having to give up a pound of flesh. It is Antonio, in fact, who creates the condition…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” what does Holmes learn from trying to break into the…

Sherlock Holmes examines the bedroom from the outside first. He wants to settle the question of whether Helen Stoner is in danger from the outside or the inside. If there is danger from the…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Why does the boy prefer staying with Sam and Bill to going home in “The Ransom of Red Chief”?

In O. Henry’s story “The Ransom of Red Chief,” the kidnapped boy is having the time of his life. He has never camped out before, so he enjoys the hideout that Sam and Bill have up on the mountain….

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  • LITERATURE

In The Shawshank Redemption, why are minor characters like Captain Hadley and the Sisters…

Andy Dufresne’s journey through Shawshank Prison is one of quiet but steadfast refusal to submit to the forces of institutionalization. While he learns to navigate prison life over the years, he…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In the book, The Great Gatsby, does Daisy have difficulty agreeing to Gatsby’s wish? Why or why not?

Gatsby’s great wish or dream is that Daisy will run off with him, leaving Tom behind and marrying him, Gatsby. He wants Daisy to say she never loved Tom. He wishes, essentially, to erase the last…

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

How does the title of the story “Lionizing” by Edgar Allan Poe correlate with the plot?

The word “lionize,” in general usage, means to treat an individual or an object “as an object of great interest or importance.” We see through the story that the narrator and main character,…

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  • THE GIVER

What are some occupations that involve math from Chapters 6 through 10 of The Giver?

Occupations requiring use of math are Instructor, Engineer, and Doctor. A community cannot function without math. Math is required to design buildings, distribute supplies, and for all aspects of…

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  • ILIAD

In Homer’s Iliad, who are the gods?

Many different gods play a role in Homer’s Iliad. Although some of the older Greek gods or “Titans” and minor deities make appearances, the major roles in the epic are played by the Olympian…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

What happens when Nagaina and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi get in a fight?

Nagaina, the female cobra, has indicated her desire to kill all the humans, which will cause Rikk-Tikk-Tavi, the mongoose, to leave, ensuring that she will be queen of the garden. While Rikki is…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

According to Jem, what four kinds of folks are there in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Jem says there are ordinary folks, people like the Cunninghams and Ewells and Negroes. Part of growing up is learning how the world works. After the trial, Jem decides that he was worked out the…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In The Bronze Bow, how does Daniel meet Nathan?

In chapter 12, Daniel is living in the village and working as the blacksmith. He ends up recruiting about twenty young men to be an army for Rosh working in the village. Nathan is the first one…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How can I write a good thesis statement about friendship and loneliness in Of Mice and Men? How…

There are two possible thesis statements below that focus on the loneliness and friendship themes in Of Mice and Men. In Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, the writer shares the loneliness that…

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  • HISTORY

In what ways did the Treaty of Versailles negatively impact Germany?

The Treaty of Versailles had several negative impacts on Germany. One negative impact was Germany had to pay reparations to the Allies. The $33 billion in reparations crippled the German economy…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Russia withdraw from World War I?

Russia withdrew from World War I because the Bolsheviks, who had promised the Russian people “peace, land, and bread,” came to power after overthrowing the provisional government. This provisional…

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  • REFERENCE

Why do people like themselves too much?

There is no consensus on the issue of narcissism–an inflated sense of self-importance and lack of empathy for the plight of others–among the American public. It can also be difficult to reconcile…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

According to the novel Fahrenheit 451, why are books important?

In Part Two of the novel Fahrenheit 451, Montag visits Faber’s house to ask for his help in understanding various texts. Faber, a former English professor, is initially reluctant to help Montag…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, why does Bruno think the Fury is the rudest person he…

“The Fury,” of course, is Bruno’s erroneous pronunciation of Adolf Hitler’s title: “the Führer.” The exact words from the novel are that Bruno believes “the Fury” is “the rudest guest I ever…

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  • MACBETH

I need help with an essay about kingship and tyranny in Macbeth. I need quotes that prove Macbeth…

Macbeth reveals himself as a tyrant in many ways, and ordering the killing of Banquo and his young son, Fleance, certainly proves that Macbeth enjoys absolute power and is quite ruthless,…

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  • SCIENCE

Does the acceleration vector always point in the direction in which an object is moving? If not,…

No, acceleration does not always point in the direction in which the object is moving. The vector that indicates the direction of motion is the velocity vector. The velocity vector is always…

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  • THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

How have the Van Daans, the Franks, and Mr. Dussel changed physically and mentally from the start…

In the beginning of the play, everyone is healthy but very anxious about going into hiding. They fear for their lives each day, but they also have more hope and peace than other Jews because they…

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  • CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

In “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket,” how do Tom’s opinions of his yellow sheet of paper…

At the beginning of “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” by Jack Finney, Tom Benecke believes the information recorded on the yellow piece of paper is his ticket to financial success and…

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  • A POISON TREE

What personal connection can you make to the poem “A Poison Tree” and its subject?

This is a good question because Blake wrote this poem as a cautionary moral tale and meant for the reader to apply it to his or her own life. He didn’t write it for people to say, “oh, that’s…

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  • HISTORY

Did the Monroe Doctrine prevent against certain European influences against Latin America, as it…

At the time it was announced, the Monroe Doctrine was not particularly meaningful, as the United States lacked the capability to prevent European powers from interfering in the affairs of the…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

In Tuck Everlasting, what does Winnie do with the spring water that Jesse gave to her?

Jesse Tuck gives Winnie Foster the bottle of spring water in chapter fourteen. Jesse stumbles over his words in an effort to explain why he is giving her the spring water, but he eventually makes…

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

In “Once Upon a Time,” how well does each improvement to the house work?

Interestingly, each “improvement” the couple makes to their security works just fine for keeping intruders out, but is ineffective in assuaging their fears. After all, the couple’s home is never…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe two reasons for balancing chemical equations.

Chemical equations are balanced in order to: 1) satisfy the Law of Conservation of Mass, and 2) establish the mole relationships needed for stoichiometric calculations. The Law of Conservation of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, provide three examples of what Jem says or does that indicates a change…

Jem starts out viewing Boo Radley as the neighborhood spook or boogie-man. When he tells Dill all about the mysterious house and shut-in, he describes Boo mostly using gossip told to him by Miss…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Where in the Lord of the Flies is there a conflict of man vs nature?

Man vs. nature is one of the three major external conflicts that can be found in many narratives. A man vs. nature conflict occurs when a character must struggle against the natural world in some…

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  • THE PIGMAN

Describe Mr. Pignati’s best friend.

Mr. Pignati is so lonely from missing his dead wife, Conchetta, that he befriends Bobo, a baboon, at the local zoo. Bobo is an ugly, mean baboon, but Mr. Pignati finds him endearing and treats…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

How did Doodle die in “The Scarlet Ibis”?

Doodle died when his brother pushed him too far physically. When the narrator’s little brother is born, he is very disappointed. He wanted a brother who could run and jump and be normal, but…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What are some quotes about family from The Outsiders?

Pony comments that his gang members are like family. This is because they are all very close since they have to depend on each other for everything. Pony goes to the movie by himself, and feels…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How is Curley’s wife an archetype for all women?

Many of the characters in Of Mice and Men can be read as archetypes or symbols of a certain type of person or character in fiction. Lennie is the archetypal “wise fool,” whose foolishness allows…

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  • RELIGION

How can I write an essay exploring the ministry of Christ in my life today?

This question basically calls for you to write a personal essay discussing your religious faith and its role in your life. Here are some ideas to consider and questions to help you get started….

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In the novel The Kite Runner, describe a situation in which a character was brutally honest with…

In Chapter 24, Amir talks to Omar Faisal, his immigration lawyer, who suggests that Amir relinquishes Sohrab to an orphanage and files for an orphan petition. Amir would then be able to begin…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What implies that Roger was a bully by nature and Maurice only by imitation?

Roger and Maurice are two of the boys who are older than littluns but are not among the oldest of the boys. In chapter 4, they come down to the beach together after having been relieved of their…

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