What is ironic about the function of the Ministry of Love in “1984”? Please Help.. Thank you!

What is ironic about the function of the Ministry of Love in “1984”? Please Help.. Thank you!

  • THE BRONZE BOW

What is Daniel’s way of escaping despair in The Bronze Bow?When people’s lives seem hopeless,…

When Daniel reaches the depths of despair, he turns to Jesus as his only means of escape. Daniel reaches rock-bottom in his life when he realizes that Rosh, whom he had thought would be the savior…

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  • 1984

What is ironic about the function of the Ministry of Love in “1984”? Please Help.. Thank you!

The irony of the Ministry of Love is a) they ENFORCE and OBLIGATE people to love and feel love b) they do it via violent means, bullying, brainwashing, forcibly and through mean ways c) they are…

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  • MACBETH

How would you organize an essay on Mabeth in regard to the theme of masculinity and femininity?I…

First, decide what you are going to be arguing about masculinity and feminity and how it is used in the play. What is your point going to be? What position are you taking? This is going to be your…

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  • MISSING MAY

In Missing May, what does Summer mean when she says “Guidance comes to me in a form of a…

When Summer says “Guidance came to me in the form of a greasy-haired lunatic”, she is referring to Cletus, a neighbor boy who has befriended her and Ob and, in his inimitable way, is helping them…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, how does Slim give absolution to other characters in the story or in…

Slim is one of Steinbeck’s functional characters in Of Mice and Men. He quietly encourages others to confide in him because of his discretion and tolerance, qualities lacking in all of the novel’s…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Where was Dally when Ponyboy and Johnny went looking for him after Johnny killed the Soc?i know…

Johnny and Ponyboy located Dally at Dally’s friend Buck’s party. Buck was Dally’s friend and rodeo partner, and it was his car that Dally borrowed to go check on the boys in their hideout a few…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

I know that Auguste Van Pels (or Petronella van Daan in the diary) died, but does anyone know the…

It sounds as if she is one of the victims of the Holocaust whose exact date of death will never be known. She spent time in Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and Buchenwald concentration camps. On April 8,…

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  • THE TEMPEST

In what ways are the four natural elements used in The Tempest?

The four elements of earth, fire, water and air are used in this play with reference to the powers that Prospero commands through his control of spirits such as Ariel. From the very first meeting…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

How would you describe the character of the king and the way he rules his people in “The Lady, or…

In the story “The Lady, or the Tiger?” the king is defined as “semi-barbaric”; however, from his conduct in the narrative “barbaric” seems more appropriate. For, the author’s use of irony in his…

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  • ARTS

In a music book about practicing, it talks about strange notes. What are strange notes?No

I’ve never heard this term, but I can give it a try. Most Western musical pieces are built around a certain set of notes known as a scale. For example, the “C” scale consists of the notes…

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  • LITERATURE

In the poem “Siren Song,” what is the song that is irresistible?

It was Homer way back in the Greek days who created the myth of the Siren Song which is the same myth used in the poem. According to Homer’s Iliad, the Siren Song is irresistible. It is inaudible…

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  • MARGARET ATWOOD

The speaker lures the reader into the poem “Siren Song” with the promise of revealing a secret?…

The speaker tells us what the secret is herself: I will tell the secret to you,to you, only to you.Come closer. This songis a cry for help: Help me!Only you, only you can,you are uniqueat last….

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  • MARGARET ATWOOD

In “Siren Song”, who is the speaker of the poem? To whom is she speaking?

The speaker of the poem is one of the mythical sirens, immortalized by Homer in The Odyssey. The sirens are bird/women who sing a beautiful song that lures men to their death. In Homer’s version,…

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  • LITERATURE

Can you please help me conjugate some verbs into the future prochain; I don’t know how. The…

While I question the grammatical correctness of this passage, futur prochaine of these weather terms would be as follows: …il va faire du soleil et il va faire chaud….le temperature va faire 15…

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  • HISTORY

Compare and contrast the policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.

Much of the difference between the policies of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman stem from the conclusion of World War II and events relating to the Soviet Union’s post-war activity. During…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How have secondary characters influenced Scout’s change and growth throughout “To Kill a…

Since “To Kill a Mockingbird” falls into the genre given the name Bildungsroman, or novel of “maturation,” Scout is significantly influenced by many characters, whether directly or indirectly. For…

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  • ROALD DAHL

What is the conflict in the book called “Going Solo” written by Roald Dahl?This is a question for…

For your project it is more than acceptable to say that, since Going Solo is a continuation of “Boy”, it is understandably a more complex memoir which focuses on the complexities of becoming a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does it mean about a context clue with reference to the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird?”Test…

In general, context clues are words that surround another word or phrase, suggesting the meaning of that word or phrase. Within the context of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” then, you may be looking for…

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  • HISTORY

In “Hard Times”, Dickens is utilizing satire to ask for better living conditions in Victorian…

The criticism comes in form of sarcasm in the way that Dickens chooses to describe Coketown, the setting of the story, and what goes on with the people and their ways of life as a result of…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In the 3rd chapter in “Of Mice and Men,” why do you think George tells Slim about what has…

With his “God-like eyes,” the character Slim in “Of Mice and Men” is perceptive and kind. Added to these qualities, Slim is subtle. For example, when he and George return to the bunk house and…

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  • HAMLET

Why is Ophelia given a Christian burial given the Catholic church’s position on suicide? When a…

In light of the fact that Shakespeare criticized the Catholic Church in other plays such as “Romeo and Juliet” in which the friar oversteps his vows in experimenting with herbs, etc. and in his…

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  • HARD TIMES

What different family relationships are described and developed in “Hard Times”? Give an account…

Two primary relationships are explored in “Hard Times”–the father-daughter relationship and the husband-wife relationship. Two contrasting father-daughter relationships in the novel are between…

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  • HARD TIMES

What is the similarity between the factory workers of Coketown and Mr. Gradgrind’s children?

In Chapter V, the narrator speculates that there is indeed an “analogy between the case of the Coketown population and the case of the little Gradgrinds.” Both groups live in settings that are…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

How does Cherry feel about the Socs and the Greasers by the end of the novel “The…

Cherry grows disgusted by the conflict of the Socs and Greasers. Although she doesn’t quite blame Johnny for Bob’s death, she can’t quite forgive him of the killing. She understands that Bob beat…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

In “The Story of an Hour,” why does Chopin describe Mrs. Mallard as “a child who has cried itself…

When Chopin introduces Mrs. Mallard in the story, the protagonist is overwrought with emotion upon hearing of her husband’s death. She sobs uncontrollably in her sister’s arms and then retreats to…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

“The delicious breath of rain was in the air.” Who is “tasting” here? Why is the word used?

Here, the author is trying to make a scent or sensation more vivid by attaching a taste-based adjective: delicious. By making the reader “taste” the smell of rain, it stands out more in his/her…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What comparison does Victor make between himself and Justine?

At the end of Chapter 8, after Justine’s execution, Victor’s despair leads him to lament his father’s and Elizabeth’s grief over Justine’s death. She died as a murderess, but Victor admits (only…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Does the book “The Outsiders” have an optimistic or pessimistic view of life?

This book, despite all the tragedy in it, is more optimistic than pessimistic. When trying to decide the tone of a book, it is important to look at the arc of the protagonist more so than the…

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  • MACBETH

Why is “Macbeth” regarded as a tragedy?

The definition of tragedy has changed some over the years, but the basic definition is the “downfall of a great man.” The “great man” element refers not to a heroic man, but to a man a political…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, what devices does Antony use in his speech to the mob in order to instigate…

Antony was very masterful in his oration to the crowd. They are very hostile to him as he begins. First, he establishes a common bond. He calls them his friends and countrymen and reminds them that…

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  • SHORT STORY WRITERS

What is the best approach for developing a story idea? I am capable of some good writing on the…

You’ll probably receive a wide range of English teacher answers for this one, but personally speaking, the first step I would advise is finding a prewriting method that works best for you….

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  • TWILIGHT

What does Edward compare Bella to in the actual Twilight book?I don’t mean the personal brand of…

Edward Cullen compares Bella to flowers. He tells the others in his family that she has the floral scent of flowers. And, Desmee agrees that she does indeed smell delicious like flowers. Later on…

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  • THE MONK

Does anybody know how to classify M.G.Lewis’ The Monk historically (in literary terms)?I am…

The Monk is a fully developed example of a Gothic novel. The Gothic genre depends on a combination of terror and pleasure, created by situating a complex plot that usually involved elements of the…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

What are the reasons and the significance behind Victor’s inability to live in the moment during…

Victor had been consumed by the pressure of his creation, the monster, and that was one thing. To have now to repeat the process also to please the monster was a bit too much for him. Henry had…

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  • HAMLET

What is the significance of the play-within-a-play, “The Murder of Gonzago,” in Hamlet, II.ii?

The play within the play is used by Hamlet to give him evidence against Claudius. Hamlet has not yet carried through with his plan to avenge his father’s death. He blames himself and believes…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Shakespeare get the reader interested in scenes 1-3 of “Romeo and Juliet”?what type of…

The play opens with an action scene in which Sampson and Gregory are trying to figure out how to get some Montagues into a fight without breaking the law. This action scene sets the stage for the…

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  • THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY

In The Custom of the Country, does Undine change or develop throughout the novel?The development…

To the naked eye, one could assume that Undine Spragg changed when she turned from a midwestern rich girl into a New York City socialite with links to the most prestigious families. In a closer…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

“All revolutions are doomed to be betrayed by their leaders.” Critically discuss with reference…

In Animal Farm, the idea of the revolution comes from Old Major, a 12 year old prize white boar who has a vision in a dream about the way the animals should be living. He comes up with a set of…

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  • MACBETH

In “Macbeth” Act 1.5, is there an error in this translation: “You are not without ambition, only…

Not at all. It may sound a little awkward, but it is grammatically and textual correct. It might be better to say “without the drive that usually goes with it”, but that would eliminate the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What can be predicted about the outcome of The Great Gatsby after reading the first four chapters?

Based on Nick’s introduction to the story in Chapter I and the development of the characters so far, certain predictions would seem logical. Daisy and Gatsby will meet again and resume their…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

How does Hester’s relationship with the town change as the years pass in “The Scarlet Letter”?

At the beginning of the story, Hester is the outcast of the town. They revile her because of her sin, judging her and alienating her. She lives on the edge of town and is not accepted into…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird chap. 6-10, are there any examples that can relate to science laws such…

Perhaps in chapter 7 you could address the point that “things are more complicated or lies are undetectable or things don’t connect.” Mr. Nathan Radley had filled up the knot hole in the tree…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

What is the significance of the title of the play Arms and the Man?

The title of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw is based on the opening line of Virgil’s Aeneid, Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam, fato profugus I sing of arms and a man…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

We have been asked in class to discuss how a main character (Amir) interacts with his world. i…

Amir’s world is one of luxury and privilege. He is of the Pushtans (spelling??) and therefore he is among the majority as far as religion goes. He is also the sun of a very wealthy and influential…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Is Friar Lawrence a sympathetic or unsympathetic character in “Romeo and Juliet”. Why?Friar…

Friar Lawrence is a troubling figure in the play. The friar is the adviser who advises a particular course of action in order to engineer a particular consequence: “so happy prove/ To turn your…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

What are two conflicts from the book “Tuck Everlasting?” Please give supporting evidence the from…

One conflict is man vs. self. This conflict is Winnie’s conflict. Should she accept the offer of immortality or not? Only she can determine that for herself, and she struggles with it quite a…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is the difference between an intransitive and a transitive verb?

A transitive verb transfers the action from the subject to the object. For example: Tom threw the ball. The subject is Tom. The verb is “threw” and it is transitive. The reason why is because…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

Why might Percy Bysshe Shelly have capitalized the words King of Kings, Works, Mighty, and Wreck…

In his poem “Ozymandias,” Shelley uses capitalization to point out one main thing, and that is that egotism and pride have short shelf lives; they don’t last very long, and no matter how grand or…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

You are waiting in a bus stop.Your teacher comes across you and gives you a lift. When you’re…

If you are talking about teachers of high school students, I am a high school teacher, I am forbidden by the terms of my contract to give a ride in my car to a student. I can be terminated from my…

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  • TIMOTHY FINDLEY

In what ways do you feel and to what extent does the style in which the story is written seem…

This question summons a critical thinking answer for which there is no “right or wrong”. This is what you could answer in an essay: If you are a person of high religious values, this story would…

 


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