What is the atmosphere of the novel 1984 and how is it created?

What is the atmosphere of the novel 1984 and how is it created?

  • THE LEAP

What comparisons do you think the narrator would make between her life and her mothers?

The first comparison that the narrator would make between herself and her mother is that at this point in their lives, neither of them are strong enough to be on their own. The narrator makes a…

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  • 1984

What is the atmosphere of the novel 1984 and how is it created?

The atmosphere of “1984” is bleak and gray. Orwell describes the setting with words that give us this atmosphere. When he describes where Winston lives in the beginning, and when he describes the…

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  • THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963

Who killed the four girls in The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963?

Members of the Ku Klux Klan were charged with setting the bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. Bob F. Cherry, Thomas Blanton, Herman Cash, and Bob “Dynamite Bob” Chamblis set the…

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  • FRENCH REVOLUTION, THE

The French RevolutionWhy do you think the French Revolution failed in establishing the ideals of…

Did it fail? Could there have been a Napoleon if the revolution had never happened? Would France have a constitution without the revolution?

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Where did Holden go to kill time before he met Carl Luce?

While waiting for Carl Luce, Holden goes to the movies at Radio City. Holden has quite a bit of time to kill before Carl Luce is available to hang out with him. Holden had asked Carl out for…

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  • GREAT AMERICAN SHORT STORIES

I’m looking for a short story to teach as a companion piece to Langston Hughes’ “Dreams”, which…

Everyday Use by Alice Walker Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King Roman Fever by Edith Wharton Some of these are more far-fetched than others, but they all stand on the foundation of the importance…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the major gold producing countries and the major gold production in last three years?

Here is data for the last 3 years. The countries lists are all those at 100 or more metric tons per year. All numbers are in metric tons. 2008 (estimate) Total: 2356 China 288 US 234 S Africa…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How to write a analytical essay with theme of discrimination and using the literary device of…

if you are being asked to contrast something, you are usually being asked to show how two or more things are different. As far as “To Kill a Mockingbird” is concerned, there are some people who do…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is Jack’s response or orders to the group as soon as he sees Piggy and Ralph?

Are you talking about the end of the book? If so, here’s what happens: Ralph and Piggy, the only ones left of their group after the other boys have all joined Jack’s tribe (either because they…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is structuralism for Literature?

Structuralism is a literary movement utilizing the methods of structural linguistics (system of language) and structural anthropology (system of culture as it provides meaning to literary works)….

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  • REFERENCE

What is acrylic yarn made of and is it safe?

Acrylic yarn is made from 100% acrylic fiber, which is just a synthetic fiber. It is perfectly safe, in terms of using it in projects or wearing garments from it. In fact, it may even be “safer”…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What is the symbolism of the scaffold, poisonous plants, weeds, and forest?

In The Scarlet Letter, the weeds that grow from the grave – sprouting from the heart of the sinner – are visible manifestations of his sin. For Dimmesdale, who notices these weeds, they…

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  • MY ANTONIA

Discuss two characters in My Antonia who work both with and against each other to bring the…

In Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, the two characters that work both with and against each other are Jim and Ántonia. Both arrive as children on the harsh Nebraska frontier, where they grow up…

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  • THE COLOR OF WATER

Ruth’s low self-esteem seems to have isolated her in her adulthood. Why?

I think that Ruth’s isolation helped cause her low self-esteem. She was born into an Polish Orthodox Jewish family. When they came to America, her father tried to be a rabbi was was not very good…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

In “Twelfth Night”, Viola dresses up as Cesario. Why is this?

In Act 1, Scene 2, Viola sees herself in what the Captain describes of Olivia: A virtuous maid, the daughter of a count That died some twelvemonth since; then leaving her In the protection of his…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What does this quote from the beginning of chapter XVIII mean? Quote from Hawthorne about…

This is part of Hester’s view of what she and Dimmesdale have done. There are many types of “sin” but one of the major distinctions is between sins of passion and sins of the will…

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  • REFERENCE

What are Aliens?Who are they???

The word alien really means foreign. It is used for two main purposes. Anyone in your country who is from another country is called an alien. Some people have official papers allowing them to stay…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What have Jack (Lord of the Flies), Beatty (Fahrenheit 451) and Mustapha Mond (Brave new World)…

Jack, Beatty, and Mustapha Mond are each “dictators” in their own right. Each of the characters fulfill the role of the antagonist in each of the novels, and each are necessary for the…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

Contrast Act 1 scene 2 with the opening scene of Twelfth Night.Pay attention to setting,…

The first scene takes place indoors, at the Duke of Illyria’s palace. Orsino, the Duke, is musing about the nature his love for Olivia. He is talking to his courtier Curio, and he piles up…

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  • HAMLET

How does Hamlet escape from the ship?

As Hamlet is on his voyage by ship to England, his ship is attacked by a pirate ship. In the commotion of the ensuing impromptu battle, Hamlet ends up boarding the pirate ship. Once the battle…

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  • THE AWAKENING

Discuss its significance of racing in The Awakening, which comes into the plot in connection with…

In The Awakening, racing is obviously a metaphor (a picture, a comparison) for what’s going on with Edna. In many ways racing is exhilarating and dangerous and forbidden–all the things Edna’s…

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  • SOMEWHERE I HAVE NEVER TRAVELED,GLADLY BEYOND

What is the theme of the poem “somewhere i have never travelled” by e.e. cummings?

I absolutely love this poem by e.e. cummings. At heart, it is a love poem. It has themes of love, faith, and nature, and he melds them all to relay the message of how he feels completely exposed,…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Great Expectations, what do we learn about Pip’s personality from his conversation with Miss…

Pip first meets Miss Havisham and Estella in Chapter 8, when Pumblechook, after bullying Pip with mental arithmetic questions, takes him to the door, and Estella takes him into Satis House. From…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What argument is acceptable for convicted sexual offender, whose conviction was prior to…

There have been several arguments proposed by convicted sex offenders to the Constitutionality of the mandated registration requirement under Megan’s Law. (F.Y.I. the following DO NOT represent my…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

I need help describing Pip’s relationship with Joe and Mrs. Joe in a few sentences.

Pip’s relationship with Joe changes as the novel progresses. At first, Joe is a good friend and father figure to Pip. He helps to deflect some of the harshness of Mrs. Joe and is happy to have Pip…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, Act II, what happens to Macbeth when Banquo leaves him alone after their late-night…

After Banquo leaves him alone, Macbeth awaits Lady Macbeth’s signal (the striking of a bell) that all is arranged for the murder of the king. While in this state of dread and expectation, Macbeth…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In the book “Great Expectations”, in what ways is Pip’s convict frightening?

Pip describes the convict as a “fearful” man who has a “great iron” on his leg and “no hat, and with broken shoes, and with an old rag tied round his head. A man who had been soaked in water, and…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, after returning from Miss Havisham’s, what opinion of…

When Pip returns from Miss Havisham’s house, and after having been ridiculed by Estella for his “coarse hands” and “thick boots,” Pip expresses his sudden displeasure with his own…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

By the end of the struggle with the large fish, how has the old man come to think of the…

In Old Man and the Sea, Santiago respects the fish throughout their battle, refers to him as his brother, and behaves respectfully to him in his thoughts and actions. At one point, the old man…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

How are the main characters of Beka Lamb and The Chrysalids similar and different?

One way the characters are similar is that they are both children with their stories begin. Of course the protagonist of The Chrysalids is a boy and the main character in Beka Lamb is a girl. In…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Upon cross-examining Mr. Heck Tate, what question does Atticus ask of Mr. Tate repeatedly?

In chapter 17 Atticus asks Heck Tate if a doctor was ever called. The reason he repeats this question is to make it obvious to the jury (and judge) that no doctor was ever called. Because there…

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  • HISTORY

What was the Essex Junto and why it was formed?

The Essex Junto was a small group of merchants and lawyers from Essex County, Massachusetts established in 1778. Initially, the Essex Junto comprised a small independent group of intellectuals but…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies, what embarrassing question does Ralph ask? Why is it…

On page 118 of my edition, Ralph and Jack are getting into an argument about looking for “the beast,” which many of the boys on the island now believe exist. Here’s the exchange they have: He…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What character trait does Odysseus display in “The Land of the Dead” that he does not reveal in…

Odysseus, while in the Underworld, is almost a totally different character than the cunning trickster who blinded the son of Poseidon. Unlike the previous lands and adventures, Odysseus is not…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

All of the events of “The Story of an Hour” take place in one hour. Why do you suppose the author…

An hour is all the time that is necessary to relay all of the pertinent information, and it increases the amout of reader involvement, suspense, and interest. Also, if we had a lot of time to hear…

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  • HAMLET

What is the relationship between prince fortinbras and king fortinbras? Is it a good…

King Fortinbras was killed when his son, Young Fortinbras was a boy. King Fortinbras’ uncle, named Old Norway in the play, took over as King. Young Fortinbras never really knew his father but…

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  • MACBETH

How might I write a eulogy on King Duncan, when he is only in the play for a short time?

He isn’t in the play long, is he? But I think you can find some good material on him. Read the scenes he’s in in Act 1 (particularly Act 1, Scene 2), and the fact that he is naturally trusting of…

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  • OTHELLO

In Othello, what is Iago’s view of human nature? In his fondness for likening men to animals,…

Good question. Iago doesn’t really get as far as a philosophy of human nature: there is no “what a piece of work is man”, speech, or even a “tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow”. It’s partly why…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In my opinion Jack’s group is a copy/reflection of German National Socialism. Is it true?

It is true that Golding wrote this book shortly after the ending of World War II. There are also several parallels between Ralph’s treatment of Jack and also Jack’s behavior. At the very beginning…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Golding shows us mankind’s dark side. But why doesn’t he present a solution?

Golding doesn’t show us the much of the good side of mankind because he felt there wasn’t much of a good side. Golding believed that mankind was flawed; that all people had an evilness within them…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How can you see that the boys get more and more savage?

In the beginning of the story, the boys are bonded together as one group with Ralph as the duly elected leader. He’s one of the older, bigger boys, he is the one who blew into the conch to gather…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Why does the novel end in such a sad way?

Golding’s premise is that mankind, left to himself without regulation, will descend into savagery. His view of human nature was a reaction against his father’s humanism, in which man is born good….

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Is Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” current nowadays? Why?

One of the truest tests of literature is that it stands the test of time. Lord of the Flies passes this test with flying colours because it is still applicable today and it is just as relevant as…

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  • THE THORN BIRDS

What is the theme of the novel The Thorn Birds? the thorn birds,themes,imagery,plot,point of view

The theme in The Thornbirds is complex. The novel spans across three generations of a family, and deals primarily with the restrictions placed upon women in society. The emphasis is women who…

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  • VIRGINIA WOOLF

Is there a character named Mrs. Holloway in any of Virginia Woolf’s writings?

You may be thinking of the novel Mrs. Dalloway. In her novel To the Lighthouse, she mentions a “Bristol” or “Bedford” university. According to the “Explanatory Notes” in the novel, Bedford College…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

What is “mock utopia” and how much is it true for “Gulliver’s Travels”?tell me in details please

A “mock utopia” refers to the idea that a society might appear to be idyllic or might want to appear idyllic, but there is no such thing as a perfect society. “Mock” means “pretend” or “fake” and…

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  • LITERATURE

Books to ReadHi everyone, I was just wondering what books I should read…. I’m almost in…

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee – probably THE great American novel “1984” and “Animal Farm” by George Orwell “Frankenstein” by Mary W. Shelley all the Bronte sisters “The Jungle” by Upton…

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  • LOOK BACK IN ANGER

How is Jimmy Porter portrayed as an “angry young man” in Look Back in Anger?

Jimmy is an angry young man because of personal tragedy and the social era. He also blames his personal tragedy on the social era. Jimmy’s father died when Jimmy was ten years old from wounds…

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  • THE CAFE ROYAL CLIQUE

Who was Lord Alfred Douglas?

Lord Alfred Bruce “Bosie” Douglas (“Bosie” is short for his childhood nickname “Boysie”) was the third son of John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquis of Queensberry and Sybil Montgomery. He was…

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  • THE CAFE ROYAL CLIQUE

Where was the Cafe Royal? Does it still exist?

The Cafe Royal was located as of 21 December 2008 on 68 Regent Street, London, Picadilly. It shut down, as well as 144 years of service and history, to be turned into a spa and hotel which came…

 


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