What is the difference between pure and mixed matter?

What is the difference between pure and mixed matter?

  • HISTORY

What role did religion play in the reform movements that followed the War of 1812?

Religion played a dominant role in the reform movements that followed the War of 1812 (and that, more importantly, followed the Second Great Awakening). The Second Great Awakening called people to…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How is Mark Antony strong-willed in Julius Caesar?

Though Antony claims that he is blunt and plain-spoken, he’s actually an eloquent orator with a strong will and an instinctual ability to manipulate the political system. Antony shows he is…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

How does Vera confirm the fact that Framton Nuttel does not know her aunt well at all in “The…

It is a precocious girl who comes downstairs to keep Framton Nuttel company while he awaits Mrs. Stappleton. Under the guise of showing interest in him, Vera asks him if he knows anyone around the…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

In Freak the Mighty, what is Kevin’s favorite book?

There is no doubt that Kevin’s favorite book has to do with the legend of King Arthur. This, of course, is the legendary story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, with Queen…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

Where was the final destination of the train in Chapter 1 of The Call of the Wild?

In Chapter 1, the final destination of the train is Seattle. To determine this fact, we trace Buck’s journey from the moment Manuel sells the St. Bernard and Scottish Shepherd cross-breed to a…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

What does Kit try to give Mercy, Judith, and Rachel?

When Kit arrives in Wethersfield, she lugs seven small trunks with her. Kit’s grandfather had been well off in Barbados, and he provided Kit with fine clothes to wear. She has dresses made of silk,…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Why does Johnny become The Red Chief?

Johnny is an unruly kid with too much energy and a wild imagination. He becomes Red Chief because it is all a game to him. When Bill and Sam kidnap him, he puts up a fight. But when they get him…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What happens at the funeral when Mr. Hooper shows up?

For the first time since Mr. Hooper began to wear the veil, it now seemed “an appropriate emblem.” Black is often associated with death and mourning, and we even think of a veil as separating the…

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  • MACBETH

What is suggested about Macbeth’s character through his hiring murderers to carry out his plan?

Macbeth makes his purpose in hiring the murderers clear to them; as king, he could simply order Banquo and Fleance to be killed, but they share certain friends and influential contacts, whom…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Is there evidence of foreshadowing in “The Most Dangerous Game”?

There are several instances of foreshadowing in the short story. First, right from the beginning, the reader knows that there will be something ominous. As Rainsford and Whitney are speaking, they…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In chapter 12, why does Dill not come to Maycomb this summer in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The reason for Dill’s absence was owning to a new family arrangement. Dill had a new father. Presumably his mother remarried. Dill does not go into details, but he does write of this new…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, compare Johnny’s feelings for his family before he is in the hospital to his…

Before he kills Bob and goes on the run and saves the kids in the fire, Johnny talks sometimes about how he wishes his family would notice him. He points out how the only time they ever seem to pay…

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  • THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN

Who are the main characters in The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday?

Because The Way to Rainy Mountain is a history of the Kiowa tribe of Native Americans, it doesn’t really lend itself to a list of characters the way that a work of fiction would. The reason is…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

In Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “Raymond’s Run,” what might one predict will be the outcome of…

This is a subjective question—based on one’s personal opinion. To me, it would seem that there are only two possible outcomes. The conflict will either continue or be resolved if the relationship…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

How are Nagaina and Darzee’s wife alike?

Unlike her husband Nag, Nagaina is not quite as powerful but she tends to be the more intelligent one of the two. She is the one who comes up with the schemes that Nag attempts to carry out. She…

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  • SPEAK

In Speak, name three instances where Melinda begins to find her voice.

Instances in Speak where Melinda begins to find her voice involve her actively defining herself against the world around her. Recognizing the inauthentic nature of people she used to consider as…

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  • MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR

At the end of “Marriage Is a Private Affair,” what does Okeke’s decision reveal about Achebe’s…

Through the end of the story with Okeke, Achebe is suggesting that African traditionalist notions of the good must be integrated within modern conditions of change. Okeke is shown as insistent on…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

How does Gulliver behave when he comes back to England?

Each time Gulliver returns to England, he seems to be happy, making vows that he will not leave again. However, as it happens, he usually gets his wife pregnant (over and over) and leaves within a…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

What is the impact of Browning’s choice of speaker on the development of the duchess in his poem…

This is an excellent question, for the identity of speaker is central to understanding not only the relationship between the speaker and his wife, but also in better understanding his “last…

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  • THE GIVER

How is the history of a society both empowering and intimidating according to The Giver?

In Lois Lowry’s The Giver, memories of the past are held by the Giver and passed on to one person, the Receiver of Memory. The Giver’s role is to “use the memories to advise” the Elders,…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” what are some examples of hyperbole?

There are many examples of hyperbole in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” Hyperbole is a figure of speech which uses an obvious exaggeration to make a point. A really good example is:…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, who is the most to blame for the events in Salem and why?

One could argue that it is the girls who are most to blame for these events. It was their questionable activities in the woods that prompted Betty Parris and Ruth Putnam to become ill and spark…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Who wrote the original Romeo and Juliet?

The play titled Romeo and Juliet was originally written by William Shakespeare. According to the eNotes summary of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote the play in either 1594 or 1595. It was most…

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  • MACBETH

Why is Duncan a poor judge of character in Act 1, Scene 4?

In Act 1, Scene 4, we can say that Duncan is a poor judge of other characters for two main reasons. Firstly, Duncan himself confesses how he was deceived by the treacherous Thane of Cawdor, who was…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Besides money, what else does Candy offer? How does this offer relate to Candy’s vision or…

Candy tells George and Lennie: “I got hurt four years ago. They’ll can me purty soon. Jus’ as soon as I can’t swamp out no bunkhouses they’ll put me on the county. Maybe if I give you guys my…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, what does Jem’s reticence to cry in front of Scout…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, in Chapter Seven Jem is upset because the knothole in the tree at the Radley’s place has been cemented up. The gifts that had been left in the tree for Jem…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

How does Amir feel when Baba buys Hassan the same kite he had bought for Amir?

In Chapter 6, Amir describes how Baba would buy him and Hassan kites from an old man named Saifo, the city’s most famous kite maker. Amir mentions that Baba would typically buy him and Hassan three…

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  • BLUES AIN’T NO MOCKINGBIRD

What is the falling action of Toni Cade Bambara’s “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird”?

The term falling action refers to events in any story that occur after the climax and lead to the story’s resolution. The climax in Toni Cade Bambara’s “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird” intensifies when…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, what is the tone of Chapter 13?

In considering this question, it is important to understand the difference between “tone” and “mood.” The tone is how the author feels about his/her subject. The mood is how the author wants the…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are Germany’s key resources and its major exports and imports? Decide whether the…

In my view, the case of Germany tends to support the Heckscher-Olin Theory. This theory holds that a country will export goods that depend on factors that it has in abundance and it will import…

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  • MY HEART LEAPS UP WHEN I BEHOLD

Is it impossible to have more than one theme in a stanza in a poem?

A stanza can have no central theme, one central theme, or several central themes. At issue is that a “theme” is not actually something that inheres in a poem itself, but rather what a reader sees…

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  • GATHERING BLUE

Who lived in the ruin that is mentioned in chapter 3?

The Council Edifice is the only building in Kira’s village that remains from before the Ruin, a time in the distant past during which destroyed the civilization of their ancestors. The building is…

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  • THE PRINCE

What kind of power does Fortune have over men according to Machiavelli’s The Prince?

Machiavelli makes it clear to his readers that both Fortune and free will play a vital role in the success of a Prince. He even remarks that “Fortune is the mistress of one half our actions,”…

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  • HAMLET

What does “retires and kneels” mean in the context of Shakespeare’s Hamlet?

In Hamlet (Act 3, scene iii), the stage directions state that King Claudius “retires and kneels.” This phrase seems obscure to modern readers, but it was a quite common expression during…

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  • HISTORY

What were the differences between the Assyrian and Persian empire?

There were many differences between the Assyrian and Persian empires, but for simplicity let’s break down the differences into two major categories: 1. The respective time and place of each Empire…

  • SONNET 29

What is the narrative perspective of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29?

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29, “When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes”, is written in the first person. The narrator initially describes himself as somewhat of an outsider, for who things are…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

In what way is Mrs. Jones tougher than Roger expects?

First, she’s physically stronger than he anticipates. He breaks her purse strap trying to snatch it, then falls down. She picks him up bodily and shakes him. This takes muscle. She also isn’t…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What is the name of Odysseus’ dead mother and how did she die?

The name of Odysseus’ dead mother is Anticleia. She dies of a broken heart. Accordingly in Book 11, Odysseus makes the the journey to the Underworld, the Kingdom of The Dead. One of the first…

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  • THE BLUEST EYE

Who is the narrator for Chapter 1 in The Bluest Eye?

Claudia MacTeer is the narrator for the first chapter of The Bluest Eye, and Claudia carries much of the narrative voice in the novel. There are times, however, when other narrators carry the…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Whom does Athena advise Telemachus to visit first?

Some context is in order. The epic The Odyssey starts in medias res. The Trojan war has ended and Odysseus is trapped on an island as Calypso’s love interest. During this time, Odysseus’s estate is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Who kills Jack at the end of chapter seven?

As the previous poster pointed out, Jack is not killed in The Lord of the Flies. The list of the people killed in the story is as follows: 1. The first boy to die is the boy with the mulberry…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Why doesn’t old man Warner want to give up the lottery?

There are three reasons why Old Man Warner does not want to give up the Lottery. First, Old Man Warner actually believes that the Lottery is good for the town. Twice he calls young people a “pack…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Does Tessie’s fate seem reasonable or fair in The Lottery?

Probably many people will have a different opinion from mine, but I find Tessie’s killing to be reasonable and fair for one particular reason. However, reading the story in its entirety, there is a…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

How does Sam avoid being seen while waiting for a reply to his ransom note?

Sam hides himself by climbing up the tree he has designated as the place to leave the reply to his ransom note. In this way, he is under cover while he can see all around him because there are…

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  • THE NECKLACE

Why was Mme Loisel anxious to hurry away from the ball?

Mathilde Loisel is anxious to hurry away from the minister’s ball because of what Maupassant calls her “wraps.” She has a nice new gown and a diamond necklace, but she only has cheap, old outer…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

How do you know that this story is told by an omniscient narrator?

We know that this story is told by a third-person omniscient narrator because the speaker knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters. When Jerry’s mother begins to sense that he’d like…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

In your opinion, did Kit make the right choice in coming to Wethersfield in The Witch of…

The textual evidence shows that Kit grew as a person and befriended the man she would marry in coming to Wethersfield. She became part of a family and made some dear friends. Though Kit faced…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Who was Karl Marx?

The name Karl Marx (1818 to1883) is synonymous with the ideals of Socialism and Communism. His attitude whilst alive, his actions whilst young and his writings in later life paved the way for many…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the main concern of Macroeconomics?

The main concern of macroeconomics is to understand the overall workings of an economy for the purpose of helping an economy to allocate goods and services in the most efficient way possible and…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between pure and mixed matter?

There are different kinds of matter. Pure substances and mixtures are two categories of matter. Pure substances consist of one type of particle. For example, atoms, elements, compounds, or…

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