What is an example of the mood in Chapter Four of Night by Elie Wiesel?

What is an example of the mood in Chapter Four of Night by Elie Wiesel?

  • HISTORY

Explain the key arguments and goals set forth in the Manifesto. To do so you will need to (1)…

First, to begin with Marx and Engels’ concept of historical progress, we have to understand that they viewed history and society as characterized by struggle between social classes determined by…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

What are three strong feelings that Bruno experiences in Chapter 3?

Bruno experiences feelings of resentment throughout Chapter 3. Bruno mentions that his sister, Gretel, had unpleasant friends who loved to make fun of him. He says that they used to torture him…

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  • REFERENCE

Explain the self-gender awareness that occurs during childhood.

Gender awareness is the self-identification of oneself with either the male or female gender. In their article entitled Gender Development, Ruble, Martin, and Berenbaum identify three different…

  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

The barbed wire fence is a physical separation between Bruno and Shmuel. What other types of… 1 image

The fence in the novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is symbolic of several different forms of separation. The fence can symbolize the difference in ethnicities, one being Jewish, the other being…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What sign do the boys get from grown-up world?

At the end of Chapter 5, the boys lament about their situation and wish for a sign from the world of grown-ups. Ironically, the sign from the world of grown-ups is a dead paratrooper. At the…

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  • RICHARD III

In Shakespeare’s Richard III, Act 1 Scene 4, the two assassins have a discussion before murdering…

Two men are sent by Gloucester to dispatch his brother, the Duke of Clarence. They are known only as “First Murderer” and “Second Murderer” and they have the kind of comic repartee that…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What would be the best characters in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird to compare and contrast…

The best characters to compare and contrast will be character foils. A foil is a character with traits that are the exact opposite of another character’s traits, and the opposing traits emphasize…

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  • HISTORY

Who was the first person to discover America?

For many years, Christopher Columbus was considered the first person to discover North America. However, it was Leif Erikson, a Viking, who was the first documented European explorer to reach…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Why does Piggy believe that Ralph must regain control?

In Chapter 5, Ralph leads an assembly where he discusses the true identity of the beast. Jack believes that a beast does not exist because he’s traveled everywhere on the island and hasn’t seen it….

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, why was Ponyboy upset with Cherry? Explain Cherry’s rationale of Bob’s…

In Chapter 8, after Ponyboy and Two-Bit come back from visiting Johnny and Dally at the hospital, they run into Cherry Valance sitting in her Corvette near a vacant lot. Cherry tells Ponyboy that…

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  • MISS BRILL

How old is Miss Brill? What are her circumstances? Why does she listen in on conversations?

Miss Brill is likely fairly elderly. She seems not to be in the best of health, as after walking to the park, “She felt a tingling in her hands and arms […].” This is not a typical sensation…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what is the significance of the quotation: “If anybody sees a white…

This quotation occurs in Chapter 6 of Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The children, Jem and Scout, have managed to sneak into the grounds of the Radley place and are exploring. Nathan…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Who’s death was more tragic in ‘Of Mice and Men’? Lennie or Curley’s Wife? Please provide…

While anyone’s early death is tragic, the reader may have particular sympathy for Lennie, especially since he and George and Candy were on the verge of realizing the dream of owning their own…

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  • REFERENCE

What are the elements of a music drama?

A “music drama” is a variation on opera initiated by Richard Wagner in response to the choppy feeling you sometimes get when watching an opera. In traditional opera, there is dialogue and monologue…

  • EMPIRE OF THE SUN

Why does Jamie’s family need to leave Shanghai?

Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard tells the story of experiences in China after its invasion by the Japanese during World War II. It is very closely based on Ballard’s own experiences at that…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the limitations of the electron cloud model?

We don’t know yet! The electron cloud model has been shown to be a good model for describing how electrons behave around the nucleus of an atom.The model takes into account quantum mechanics, which…

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  • MACBETH

What warning does Banquo give Macbeth?

In Act I, Scene 3, after Macbeth and Banquo have heard the Witches’ prophecies, Macbeth asks Banquo: Do you not hope your children shall be kings,When those that gave the Thane of Cawdor to…

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  • FREE WILL

Are people really free or are they bounded by invisible chains?

It really isn’t a matter of our being absolutely free or a matter of being absolutely bound by “invisible chains.” We do make choices in our lives but many of our choices are conditioned by our…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

At what point in the story does the reader begin to figure out what the Place of Gods is in “By…

Almost immediately, Benet gives his readers hints as to what is going on in the Dead Place or the Place of the Gods. When he mentions the metal that only a priest can touch because it kills, the…

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  • THE 13TH VALLEY

What happens in chapter 7 of “The 13th Valley”?

Chapter 7 begins with “the big soldier” alone in the enlisted men’s club. The bartender is upset because they have too much Fresca. The big soldier, AKA Whiteboy, is playing solitaire and chatting…

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  • HARPER LEE

Who is Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Atticus Finch is the most important character in To Kill a Mockingbird barring Scout, the narrator. Atticus is father to Scout and Jem, and is an attorney in Maycomb, Alabama. In this capacity, he…

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  • I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD

Compare and contrast “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” to Walter de la Mare’s poem “The Storm.” How…

In “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” the speaker is a human, who experiences the startling beauty of nature through the unexpected discovery of an entire sea of daffodils by the water. This poem…

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  • AN ESSAY ON MAN

What does Pope mean in the following lines: If plagues or earthquakes break not Heav’n’s…

Pope’s didactic poem, “An Essay on Man”, is intended as a complete system of morality written in verse. In the lines quoted, Pope is trying to explain what is sometimes referred to as the problem…

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  • SCIENCE

How does natural selection lead to evolution?

There are limited resources within an environment. There is also variety amongst the individuals within a population. Some varieties are more advantageous within a given environment than others….

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  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Why are Paul and his comrades sent to the front?

As Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front opens, narrator Paul Bäumer and his comrades are resting behind the front lines. Of the 150 men in their unit, only 80 had survived their…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why is the following phrase ironic “surveying his handiwork,” as found in Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

In Chapter 17 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the narrator Scout uses verbal irony when she describes Mr. Bob Ewell as “sitting smugly in the witness chair, surveying his handiwork.” Verbal…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why does the Nurse take so long to tell Juliet about Romeo’s response?

As she does in Act I, Scene 3 (when she carries on about Juliet’s age), the Nurse provides a good deal of light hearted comedy in Act II, Scene 5 when she playfully evades Juliet’s anxious requests…

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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

What are the contents of the 1742 manuscript?

The tale of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle begins with a visitor, Dr. Mortimer, approaching Holmes to solve one murder and potentially prevent a second. Dr. Mortimer’s…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

What is the meaning behind “mysterious energy” in Paulo Coelho’s book The Alchemist? I feel like…

In Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, Melchizedek, the King of Salem, is speaking with the boy about how to obtain one’s Personal Legend. One’s Personal Legend is fulfilling one’s full potential in…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Lord of the Flies Why does Jack suddenly feel empowered to openly challenge Ralph and “the rules”…

When Ralph calls an assembly in chapter 5, he wants to get various issues of order resolved, especially keeping the fire going, but also issues of sanitation and work duties. Unfortunately, he…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

What is William’s first reaction to Kit when he first sees her in The Witch of Blackbird Pond?

William is speechless when he first sees Kit. William is a simple man, and he is a man of few words. Most Puritans live simple lives and value family. William is looking for a way to build a…

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  • HISTORY

How did the French Revolution lead to nationalism?

In Europe, during the mid-1700’s, most regions of land were under the rule, leadership, and protection of a king. The people were divided into classes – the aristocracy, the clergy, and the…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

How does Much Ado About Nothing show how significant events affect and determine one’s destiny in…

Love in Much Ado About Nothing is both precarious and enduring. On the one hand, significant events upset the romantic relationships. The lovers almost do not end up together. On the other hand,…

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  • SPEECH TO THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION

In Patrick Henry’s speech, how does his style affect his argument?

In his speech in the Virginia Convention, Henry asks over twenty rhetorical questions. Rhetorical questions are meant to engage listeners and focus them on a point–to produce active listeners who…

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  • WE WEAR THE MASK

What does the mask symbolize in this poem?

The mask symbolizes how blacks must hide who they really are to navigate in white society. Because they are viewed as stereotypes, blacks must pretend to be what white people expect them to be. A…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the significance of the location of Gatsby’s mansion across the bay from East Egg?

At the open of The Great Gatsby, we learn that Nick Carraway has recently moved to West Egg to seek work in bonds. His next door neighbor, Jay Gatsby, lives in a huge mansion and throws wild…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How the arrival and departure of Dill helps signify the passage of time in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Dill comes every summer, which helps signify the passage of time. Dill is a friend of Scout and Jem who comes every summer to stay with his Aunt Rachel, and leaves at the end of the summer. The…

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  • HAMLET

Who are Gertrude’s enemies in the play Hamlet?

In a play defined by vengeance and betrayal, Gertrude is unique in that in many ways she actually has no enemies. None of the play’s major characters are plotting to harm Gertrude. Claudius wants…

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  • THE LESSON

How is Miss Moore an outsider in her community?

In Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “The Lesson” Miss Moore is an outsider in her community because she is “different” than most of the other woman. She dresses in her own style, she…

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  • THE TIME MACHINE

Which character is the “argumentative person with red hair?”

In Chapter One of The Time Machine, we meet Filby who is described as an “argumentative person with red hair.” Filby is one of six other men present at an informal meeting at which the Time…

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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SOCKS

I need a summary for chapters 4 and 6; can you help me with this?

Chapter Four summary: In this chapter, the Adventure Club members are hoping to hike along Levy or Levart Lake at night. To get there, they have to make their way through Tony’s woods. As they…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What are the reasons why I should read The Great Gatsby?

Your reasons for doing things are personal. The only person who can know your reasons is you. While an educator can suggest possible ways in which students might benefit from reading a book, those…

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  • LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM CITY JAIL

How are rule breakers positive influences to our society? Explain by using examples from “Letter…

Rule breakers come in a variety of forms. Possibly the first kind of rule breaker that comes to mind is a basic criminal. The connotation of criminality is that the laws being broken are in place…

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  • HISTORY

What was the cause of the Battle of the Coral Sea?

The Battle of Coral Sea was a four day battle that took place in May of 1942. This battle was caused by the desire of the Japanese to control the Coral Sea during World War II. The Japanese wished…

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  • HISTORY

Compare the poetry in the Romantic Era to modern poetry.

First, to define terms, we will say that the Romantic Era of English poetry encompassed the years 1785 to 1830 and the “modern” era encompasses anything written after 1900. This division fails to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, what does Calpurnia look like other than “angles and bones?”

Calpurnia’s physical description was mostly overlooked by the author. There were very few descriptions about her character’s appearance. Calpurnia often squinted her eyes because she was…

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  • LITERATURE

I’ve been asked to imagine that I am a particular character in a work of literature. I must place…

This is certainly an interesting essay prompt. On the upside, you have a lot of freedom in how you approach your essay. For some writers, however, this may also be a drawback. For this assignment,…

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  • SCIENCE

Suppose you are on winter vacation and a big snowstorm hits. The electricity in your cabin goes…

Since there is no electricity, the electrical pump cannot be used for lifting water out of the well. There is no other source of water, except for the snow from the snowstorm. The only way to get…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

What could be a good compound-complex sentence out of the story “Thank You, M’am”?

I am not sure if you are asking how to write a sentence about the story or find a sentence in the story, so I will give you an example of both. A compound-complex sentence has two types of clauses….

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  • NIGHT

What is an example of the mood in Chapter Four of Night by Elie Wiesel?

In the beginning of Chapter Four in Night by Elie Wiesel, the mood could almost be described as optimistic. Elie and his father, along with many other Jews, have just arrived at Buna, where they…

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