What is the conflict in the book Freak the Mighty, and what is the solution?

What is the conflict in the book Freak the Mighty, and what is the solution?

  • ANIMAL FARM

How do Napoleon and Snowball differ as leaders?

One of the most striking contrasts in Animal Farm is the difference between Napoleon and Snowball. While they both come to prominence after the revolution in Chapter Two, their leadership styles…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

Why did Mr. Kimberley dismiss Kit at first?

When Kit was teaching the dame school with Mercy, she began a routine of telling and reading stories to the children. One day she began to read the Biblical story of The Good Samaritan. Kit had…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What do the congregation’s comments reveal about the veil’s effect?

The congregation’s comments reveal the extent to which Mr. Hooper’s veil changes their opinion of him. One man feels that it cannot be “‘good Mr. Hooper’s face […] behind that piece of crape,’”…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

How does the writer establish the dark and tragic tone? Which words and details reveal how the…

This is a great question. There are several words and phrases that build the dark and tragic tone. In light of this, let me offer a few examples. First, right from the beginning, we can see that…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How did the boys in Lord of the Flies get to the island?

The boys got to the island via plane. They were part of a program that was likely based on the effort in Great Britain to get kids out of London and away from the bombing and into the countryside….

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  • THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

In “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” Bacon asks what capitalism is. What forms does capital take?

Before we discuss Reverend Bacon’s views on capital and capitalism, let’s first define what capitalism is. Very simply, it is an economic system which preserves the rights of private owners to…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In Zaroff’s point of view, what makes this creature so dangerous?

General Zaroff considers humans to be the most dangerous creatures to hunt because of their ability to reason. General Zaroff reaches this conclusion after becoming bored with the ease of hunting…

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  • SCIENCE

If two different liquids have the same volume will they have the same density? Why or why not?

Two liquids that have the same volume don’t necessarily have the same density. Density = mass/volume, so they would only have the same density if they also have the same mass. Density is an…

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  • THE NECKLACE

Can you give me a fact and opinion of the story “The Necklace”?

Assuming that you want an example extracted from the story, on one fact and one opinion, let’s see exactly where you need to look. As you may already know, opinions are constructs based on the…

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  • CHAINS

How is Curzon betrayed by Colonel Regan in the book Chains?

Because Colonel Regan is on the British side, he would automatically be against the Patriots (such as Curzon). Colonel Regan would especially be against Curzon because of his efforts in the Battle…

  • THE GIVER

How does Jonas express himself in The Giver?

In the beginning of the novel, Jonas struggles to accurately describe how he feels about the Ceremony of Twelve, and finally decides that he feels apprehensive. After his training with the Giver is…

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  • NIGHT

Why didn’t Elie fast on Yom Kippur?

In the fifth chapter of Elie Wiesel’s Night, the concentration camp inmates are debating whether they ought to participate in fasting for Yom Kippur since it would be physically dangerous to…

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  • THE LOTTERY

I don’t understand what “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is about. What is it truly about and…

Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” is ultimately a cautionary tale about the dangers of blindly following tradition. In the story, the villagers perform a bizarre and macabre annual…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

Which two boys start the rumble in The Outsiders? What was their past relationship?

The answer to your question can be found in Chapter 9 of The Outsiders. I have this book in electronic form, so I cannot give you a page number, but it is just a few pages before the end of…

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  • GRAMMAR

Find the Complete Subject and Simple Subject: Did the new tour guide remember to stop in the…

Did the new tour guide remember to stop in the Ancient Greek gallery? Sometimes, it is helpful to rearrange sentences into additional forms in order to understand them more fully. The sentence you…

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  • THE LESSON

What is the tone of “The Lesson”?

The tone of “The Lesson” is one of sarcasm, bitterness, and hope. When the story opens, the narrator Sylvia uses sarcasm to reflect on her experience with Miss Moore. Sylvia questions Miss…

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  • RELIGION

What are the basic tenets of Judaism?

It is very difficult to define what is essential to Judaism, but across the world and throughout time, some basic beliefs and practices have remained constant. The Rabbi Maimonides attempted to…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Define “morosely” as used in Of Mice and Men.

“Morosely,” of course, is an adverb that is based on the adjective “morose.” “Morose” can be defined, as in the dictionary link below, as “sullen and gloomy” or “very serious,…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In Animal Farm who is the first animal that starts to feel like they are old?

This is a good question. The animals age, and at the beginning of the story some animals are older than others. From one perspective, the animal that first begins to feel old is Old Major….

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  • NIGHT

How to go about writing an essay on the atrocities that go on in Night by Elie Wiesel?

In writing an essay about the atrocities in Night by Elie Wiesel, the first thing you would do is write a list of the atrocities you found in the book, and they are numerous. Secondly, you would…

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  • MATH

Triangle ABC has vertices at A(5,7), B(0,2), and C(1,1). Find the coordinates of the circumcenter…

We are asked to find the circumcenter and orthocenter for triangle ABC with vertices at A(5,7),B(0,2) and C(1,1). (1) The circumcenter is the intersection of the perpendicular bisectors of the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What are some quotes in Fahrenheit 451 that prove how reading “Dover Beach” to the women is a…

In Part Two of Fahrenheit 451, two of Mildred’s friends, Mrs Phelps and Mrs Bowles, come over to the house to watch television. Their viewing is interrupted, however, when Montag pulls out a book…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is mercury’s density higher than water?

Density is defined as mass per unit volume. In other words, density is the amount of matter within a given amount of space. Water has a density of 1.0 gram per milliliter. Since one milliliter…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the three important ideas in cell theory?

In order to look at the three important ideas of cell theory, one must first understand what cell theory is. Cell theory was purposed by Theodor Schwann and Matthias Schleiden in 1838. Amazingly,…

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  • TRIFLES

How might the main characters be analyzed in Trifles?

I can see seven main characters that we can analyze in this play. Minnie – She is the accused murderer and wife of an unloving and emotionally abusive man. Her refusal to speak, react or confess…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

How is Tom Walker’s wife in “The Devil and Tom Walker” a symbol for greed?

It may not be easy to say that Tom’s Wife is literally a symbol for greed – when characters are used as symbols, those characters are often supernatural or less directly involved in the more…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

I have to write an essay on The Kite Runner. The topic is guilt. Help me begin my essay, please.

Guilt is a powerful theme in The Kite Runner. The central character, Amir, struggles a great deal with guilt, and he finally overcomes it at the end. An essay on guilt could discuss his guilt and…

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  • HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, what shows the location of every person physically…

The thing that you are asking about is called the Marauder’s Map. It is a map that shows the location of every being (so far as we know) in Hogwarts. We know that it shows people, ghosts, and…

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  • SCIENCE

What is meant by control set-up?

When an experiment is carried out, it’s important that only one variable is tested so that any changes observed can’t be attributed to another factor. A control set-up “controls” for other factors….

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What are the main points of Freak the Mighty that one needs to know for a quiz?

Well, if you need to read the book and take a quiz, then it is important you understand the main theme, the main characters, and the basic story behind the novel. The main theme of this book is…

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  • LITERATURE

Where can I find resources to help with understanding the book Blades of Glory by John Rosengren?

Blades of Glory by John Rosengren is a nonfiction book about a youth hockey team. Unlike the major literary works that are usually assigned in English classes, it is not the subject of much in the…

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  • SCIENCE

There are two islands on opposite sides of a mid-ocean ridge in the Atlantic Ocean. During the…

To calculate the rate (speed) of an object, you can use the formula “speed = distance/time.” The distance of the two islands has increased by 200 km. It took them 8 million years to do that….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, what are some examples of how Scout and Jem are allowed…

Scout and Jem were generally allowed to roam around their neighborhood and around Maycomb. Some of this had to do with the way life was in small towns in the 1930s. Some of it also had to do with…

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  • OUR TOWN

What is an example of foreshadowing in Our Town by Thornton Wilder?

Our Town is full of foreshadowing, perhaps more so than in almost any other play. Much of this foreshadowing is provided by the narrator, who is called the Stage Manager. He seems to know…

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  • HISTORY

How do I find facts about the Bottle Creek Indian Mounds?

The Bottle Creek Indian Mounds offer a fascinating look into Native American culture. Here are some websites you can use for your research into the Bottle Creek Indian Mounds. This article in the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some examples of irony in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet?

Within Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet there are examples of three different types of irony: dramatic, verbal, and situational. Dramatic irony happens when the audience knows a secret that other…

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  • REFERENCE

Is it important for all of us to strive to be individuals? Why or why not?

There is no right answer to this question. It all depends on who you ask. In terms of general American values, yes, it is important to be an individual. The first ten amendments to the…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

In Twelfth Night, which marriage will be successful?

I think it’s actually quite difficult to say. As we know, Shakespeare’s comedies are full of “problem marriages” in which the two partners are likely not the best match for one another. Consider…

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  • SCIENCE

What helps disperse pollen grains to another place?

Pollen is essentially the “male” reproductive cell of a plant. In order to produce seeds, it must travel to the “female” part of the plant, the stigma, where it can travel down the pistil to the…

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  • PATRICK HENRY

In his speech to the Virginia Convention, what is Patrick Henry’s opinion of the delegates who…

When Patrick Henry begins his speech to the Virginia Convention, he first praises the men who spoke before him. He considers them patriots and calls them “worthy gentlemen.” After stating that he…

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  • HISTORY

Is Islam a religion

Yes, Islam is a religion. The practice of Islam stems from the seventh century A.D., when Muhammad claims to have received direct revelations from Allah. These revelations were recorded in the…

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  • THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

What motivates the committee to take action against Mr. Oakhurst?

Mr. Oakhurst is a scapegoat, a person who bears the sins of the rest of the town. Because the town had recently lost a lot of money, and because Mr. Oakhurst is a good gambler (he wins a lot of…

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  • HISTORY

The definition of a compromise is an agreement in which each side gives up something in order to…

In the Missouri Compromise, what each side had to give up was, in essence, having the whole country be their way. Before the Missouri Compromise, the North would have preferred that no further land…

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  • PETER PAN

In Peter Pan by J.M Barrie what does Peter symbolize?

Peter Pan is generally considered to be symbolic of not wanting to grow up. He resists becoming an adult and the responsibilities that come with it. Peter’s life in Neverland does not require him…

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  • MACBETH

What does Shakespeare’s quotation “Fair is foul and foul is fair. / Hover through the fog and…

At the beginning of Macbeth, the three witches offer the “fair is foul” paradox, which sets up the thematic foundation of the play. By saying that “fair is foul, and foul is fair,” the witches…

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  • SCIENCE

Can a flame test be used to detect non-metal atoms?

No. The flame test cannot be used to detect non-metal atoms. A flame test makes use of the fact that different chemical elements have distinct, unique emission spectrums. During a flame test, the…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

How sincerely concerned are the townspeople for the souls of Hester and Pearl?

The townspeople really do not seem to be very concerned about the souls of Hester and her daughter, Pearl. While watching them upon the scaffold, one woman says that the magistrates have been too…

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  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

What metaphor does Thoreau use to describe the army in “Resistance to Civil Government”?

When Henry Thoreau’s essay was first published in 1849, it was titled “Resistance to Civil Government.” In 1866, four years after his death, it was published again and re-named “Civil…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why does the Nurse feel so close to Juliet?

The title of “Nurse” can be a little misleading for modern readers because we associate the term with someone who might check on us or bring medicine in a hospital. In Romeo and Juliet, Nurse is…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What is the conflict in the book Freak the Mighty, and what is the solution?

This is a tricky question because there are many conflicts in the book, some of them large and some of them small. There are, however, two major conflicts: Freak the Mighty vs. Kevin’s…

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