What is the “great town” that the narrator refers to in the opening paragraph of "A Modest…

What is the “great town” that the narrator refers to in the opening paragraph of "A Modest…

  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

What is the “great town” that the narrator refers to in the opening paragraph of “A Modest…

This famous satirical essay begins: It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

How can I clearly understand the reason for Homer Barron’s death in “A Rose for Emily”?

You have a great question, and one that is not often asked when discussing this story. He could have left, as most of the town thought, and Miss Emily would have gone one much as she had, a sad and…

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  • THE PURLOINED LETTER

Explain about the theories concerning the elusiveness of the obvious, which are advanced by…

Dupin is not telling Prefect G- that the answer to a problem is always obvious. What he is saying is that people often make problems more complicated than they actually are. The truth is often very…

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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

How did Holmes know that Stapleton was the criminal in Hound of the Baskervilles?Please answer me…

Sherlock Holmes initially began to suspect that Stapleton was behind the criminal dealings concerning the Baskerville estate when he closely examined the cryptic warning note received by Sir Henry….

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  • GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

How do the religious views of Mrs Hopewell in “Good Country People” compare to those of the…

The views of Mrs. Hopewell from “Good Country People” and the grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” toward religion are most likely similar, but the approach of the two women are somewhat…

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  • ARTS

Is there a characteristic “style” of post-impressionism? If so, what are the defining traits of…

If you have access to pictures of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings and those of Claude Monet and Pissarro, especially, you will easily see differneces between Post-Impressionism and Impressionism. In…

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  • COMIC BOOKS

Who likes to read comics? Has the audience changed over the years? Wer’e doing this in english–…

I would say that the audience for comics and comics books has definitely changed over the years. Think back to even 20 years ago to the days before everyone had the internet in their home–families…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

The Major in “In Another Country” did not believe in the machine. Why did he never miss a day at…

The narrator does not explain why the Major comes to the hospital so faithfully, even though he places no faith in the machine that is supposed to rehabilitate his wounded hand, but we can infer…

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  • HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION

At what points in his History of Plymouth Plantation does Bradford give inner, spiritual…

Bradford’s providential view of history is clear throughout his history of the colony. Being a man of deep religious faith, he sees God’s hand in the events that occur. For instance, Bradford tells…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

What is the author saying about a society built on racial/religious intolerance in The Kite…

You may have noticed the vicious circle that continues with the various governments that control Afghanistan in The Kite Runner. Virtually all of the governments rule without attempting to unify…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, what is the role of Nang and Namoos and how does it shape Baba’s actions in a…

Nang and namoos–defined as “pride” and “honor or dignity” in The Kite Runner–are probably the most important elements of Baba’s character. Be it in Kabul, where he outwardly wears his pride of…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What does the light symbolize, how does Scrooge try to “extinguish” it, and does he succeed?

The light came from the head of the Ghost of Christmas Past: But the strangest thing about it was, that from the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light, by which all this was…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Who is Belle and why was she important to Scrooge?

In the section of A Christmas Carol with the ghost of Christmas past, we learn that Belle was once Scrooge’s girlfriend. She rejected him because he changed too much. She tells him: “Another idol…

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  • CHARLES DICKENS

What kind of people are the Fezziwigs?

The Fezziwigs are lovers of life. The Fezziwigs are known for their kindness, generosity, and affection for employees and friends. Mr. Fezziwig is visited by Scrooge with the Ghost of Christmas…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Describe Lord Capulet’s personality by giving three different personality traits with examples…

In “Romeo and Juliet” Lord Capulet is of a choleric temperament. That is, he is 1)extremely quick to anger and (2) emotional change. For instance, when he first hears the citizens expressing…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

who were the 6 characters in the canterbury tales that worked in the catholic church and what…

Chaucer uses his characters to reveal the rampant corruption in the church. Members of the clergy include the Prioress, Monk, Friar, Parson, Summoner, and Pardoner. The Prioress, Monk, and Friar…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What do we learn about Lord Montague’s personality from his conversation with Benvolio in Act 1…

Lord Montague arrives on the Verona street in Act 1, scene 1 after the brawl between the Montague and Capulet servants. He then has a conversation with Benvolio regarding Romeo and how worried he…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, what does Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech reveal about his personality? What…

Mercutio is quite the character: a free spirit and a true friend. Mercutio always makes me laugh with his desperate attempts to snap Romeo out of his lovesickness. Mercutio’s very first line in…

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  • TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES

What does the scene, in “Phase the Second: Maiden No More, XIV,” between Tess and the village…

This question presupposes that Hardy intrudes into the text through the ideas or voice of the third person narrator. While in some works of literature, this may be a faulty presupposition, it…

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  • 1984

How does Orwell warn us about the abuse of power in Nineteen Eighty -Four?

The entire book is a warning about the abuse of power. The inner party controls almost all aspect of everyone’s life. They do this in many ways. The “Thought Police” are always there, to catch…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, what dare of Dill’s does Jem accept?

At the very beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird, Dill dare’s Jem to touch the side of Boo Radley’s house (in an attempt to make him come out). It all begins when Dill wonders what Boo really looks…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

What is your response to “The Gift of the Magi” story?provide quotations if necessary.

What is most impressionable from this story is the value we place on love. From the birth of Jesus until today, we often jump through hoops to make the ones we love happy. Della and Jim both…

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

Queen Gertrude / HamletI have a student who would like to know if there was any historical…

Gertrude was not mandated to marry Claudius. According to normal royal hierarchies, Gertrude would have been demoted to the Queen Mother and Hamlet would have risen to the King’s throne. Claudius…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What relationship does the traditional past have to the modern present in A Rose for Emily?I’m…

The traditional past, the Old South, has defined Miss Emily’s life for her and even though in the present, her father is passed away, it is as if he is still alive and controlling her life. She…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Identify several examples of Huck deceiving other characters from the novel. Why does Huck lie to…

There are many instances where Huck lies in order to find out information or to prevent discovery. He disguises himself as a girl named “Sarah Mary Williams” in order to steal supplies and gain…

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  • HAMLET

In Hamlet, who played the part of Julius Caesar when acting at the university?

In Act III, scene 2, Hamlet has a brief conversation with Polonius just after everyone comes in to watch the play Hamlet has arranged. Hamlet is in a good mood and feeling witty, since he expects…

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  • MATH

Unit price: $24.98Quantity purchased: 3Tax rate: 4%Sales tax: _________

First you need to figure out the total cost pre-tax: $24.98 x 3 = $74.94 Now to figure the tax. The rate is 4% of the total cost. That is another way of saying 4/100ths, or .04 $74.94 x .04 =…

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  • HAMLET

What characteristics do Hamlet and Laertes not have in common?

  1. Hamlet is of noble birth. 2. Hamlet is the “most immediate to the throne.” 3. Hamlet does not have any siblings. 4. Hamlet speaks to ghosts. 5. Hamlet is not, we should believe, of the character…

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  • SIDDHARTHA

In Siddhartha, what lessons do the Samanas teach Siddhartha?

Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha is about a young man who, growing up as privileged person, feels a discontent with the lifestyle of his family and with his potential future. Although he could live the…

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  • REFERENCE

Can you help me prepare a closing remarks speech for a graduation ceremony?We’re having our exam…

Once somebody searched for a citation which could apply in any given situation, whether it be happy or sad, the end of something or the beginning thereof. The response one person offered was, “This…

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  • SCIENCE

What is an example of osmosis?

Osmosis is diffusion of water across a semi-permeable membrane. Salt is too big to pass through a cell membrane, but water molecules can fit. Since everything wants to reach equilibrium, the only…

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  • BACKLASH: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST AMERICAN WOMEN

Susan Faludi argues that the gains of the feminist movement are in danger of being overturned….

Susan Faludi’s primary analysis in her assessment of the feminist movement consists of move and countermove. She argues that women’s rights and the feminist movement has had a traditional cyclical…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Why did Jethro help Eb in Chapter 9 of Across Five Aprils?

Jethro helps Eb in Chapter 9 because, when all is said and done, he would not be able to live with himself if he does not help someone who is so in need. In his young life, Jethro “had never been…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Why was Jethro in trouble for helping Eb in Across Five Aprils?Chapter 9

Jethro was in trouble for helping Eb in Chapter 9 because Eb was a deserter from the Union Army, and according to the law, anyone hiding or otherwise helping deserters were in direct defiance of…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

In The Monkey’s Paw,” what effect does the setting have on the plot at the beginning of the story?

The setting of the story has a dual effect of establishing that the Whites are a close family, they are cozy and content in their home. “Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small…

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  • BUSINESS

Compare the elements of a producer’s marketing mix for a convenience good with those of the mix…

The elements of the marketing mix are product, price, promotion and place. The PRODUCTS are very different and appeal to different target markets. A convenience good is probably going to be…

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  • TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME

Do you feel that the writer tries to impose his view of marriage on women?

Herrick, who was a priest, was simply expressing a philosophy which was popular during his day. The philosophy reflects an ancient theme the Romans called “Carpe Diem” or “Seize the Day”. This idea…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is the best way to divide inheritance monies without paying taxes? gift and or what… how….

This is a complicated question, and only a general response is possible without knowing more information. For Federal tax purposes, if the person dies in 2009 the first $3,500,000 of an estate is…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What article of clothing is Hester taking to Governor Billingham at the beginning of Chapter 7 of…

At the beginning of Chapter 7, Hester is taking a pair of gloves to Governor Bellingham. Having established a reputation as an excellent seamstress and needleworker, Hester has “fringed and…

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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS

In Wuthering Heights, what is Lockwood’s relationship to Heathcliff?

Lockwood is renting Thrushcross Grange, which Heathcliff owns. Thus, their relationship is one of a landlord and his tenant. At the beginning of the novel, Lockwood has not met Heathcliff and…

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  • HISTORY

Who is Alexander the Great and what are some of the things he did in his life?

Alexander the Great (356 – 323 B.C.E.) was the king of Macedona, who then conquered and ruled one of the largest empires in history. Alexander’s reign began in 336 B.C.E. and ended at his death in…

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  • THE GREAT FIRE

Is there any proof that Mrs. O’Leary’s cow did in fact start the Great Chicago fire?

This question has always been such a point of interest for me. There was a TV show on not long ago that was working on debunking the story that the fire was Mrs. O’Leary’s fault. The guys built a…

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  • MACBETH

The play begins in what country?

Macbeth begins (and mostly takes place) in medieval Scotland, which is north of England. The opening scene is open land not far from a battlefield where the last battle of a civil war had just…

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  • THE MAN TO SEND RAINCLOUDS

Explain the way in which the natives buried Teofilo’s body in The Man to Send Rainclouds,…

I don’t think there’s anything necessarily wrong with it, unless you’re looking at the point of view of the priest in the story. Catholic missionaries had established missions in the area, and…

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  • ALL MY SONS

Explain the post war effect in the play All My Sons.

One of the most startling post-war effects in the story is the distinct absence of Larry, the Keller’s other son. Chris has returned from the war alive, but Larry is missing, and his mother…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

If a minor child is not abused or neglected what other reason can the guardianship be terminated…

This is a very complex problem because of the details you have described. You really need a specialist to provide you with an appropriate answer for your situation. Your best bet is to contact your…

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  • THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS

In The God of Small Things, what literary features does Roy use to create a vivid picture in…

This novel is certainly not lacking in literary features. Roy shows herself to use an absolute plethora to describe and paint the picture of what she wants to convey to her readers. I will pick…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Describe the physical setting of To Kill a Mockingbird.

This story takes place in the sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama. Taking place during the depression era, not many people have work, such as the Cunningham family, and they live off the land through…

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  • WHOSO LIST TO HUNT

The speaker says the hind may seem tame but is “wild for to hold.” Do you think he’s referring…

Whoso list to hunt: I know where is an hind.But as for me, alas I may no more:The vain travail hath wearied me so sore,I am of them that farthest cometh behind.Yet may I by no means my wearied…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What does the encounter with Maron tell you about ancient Greek attitudes toward hospitality?

One important theme throughout Greek mythology is the hospitality theme. Gods and goddesses could take the form/shape of anything and could often pose as people. Greeks knew to be very hospitable…

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