What is the meaning of the 2nd paragraph in chapter 12? "A funeral is not death.."?

What is the meaning of the 2nd paragraph in chapter 12? "A funeral is not death.."?

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter 4 of The Great Gatsby, what “matter” did Gatsby have Jordan Baker discuss with Nick?

Gatsby is determined to get Daisy back and in order to do this he has to meet her again after five years have gone by. Gatsby is aware that Nick Carroway lives next door to him in West Egg and that…

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  • HOWARDS END

What is the meaning of the 2nd paragraph in chapter 12? “A funeral is not death..”?

Margaret Schlagle is pondering the death and burial of Mrs. Wilcox, who has died of cancer. Margaret believes that a funeral is not death, any more than a baptism is a birth. These are merely…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily” what was the author trying to say about the older men and ladies the second…

On the first day after Miss Emily died, the men and women came mostly from “curiousity to see the inside of her house which no one…had seen for 10 years.” But at the actual funeral, which was…

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  • 1984

In 1984, Winston says he has no desire to lie to Julia. Why wouldn’t he? How was that a success…

Winston sees the lives every person leads as some semblance of a lie. He knows how information is mangled in his own office, and he has a vague idea that the government is indeed building and…

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  • BIOLOGY

You are born with about 100 billion neurons…You are born with about 100 billion neurons. That…

The brain needs just as much care as the body. People have become so focused on their physical health, at times, mental health is put on the back burner. However recent research has enlightened us…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, what uneasy feeling does George have about Curley’s wife?

When Curley’s wife first enters the bunkhouse, Lennie is transfixed. He cannot help but staring at her and he later tells George that Curley’s wife is “purty”. The uneasy feeling comes after she…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In chapter 2, what does the swamper mean by the statement, “Curley’s pretty handy”?

The swamper means that Curly’s a good fighter. Curly has a reputation for being good with his fists.

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  • ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

In Act 1, Scene 5 of Antony and Cleopatra, what figurative devices are used to highlight the…

This scene is rich with metaphors and figurative language, and they foreshadow later actions in the play and the predict the end. Cleopatra talks the entire time of Antony and how she misses him…

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  • MACBETH

In Act 1, Scene 2 of “Macbeth”, the sergeant is describing a battle in a war between what two…

It’s a war that Scotland (the country in which “Macbeth” is set, and of which Duncan is the king) is fighting against Norway. The battle is being fought in Fife, in Scotland, as the following…

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  • THE GIVER

According to The Giver, why did Jonas have to receive and store memories of pain?

According to The Giver, as the next Receiver of Memory, Jonas has to receive and store memories of pain so that he can gain wisdom. Without wisdom, he would not be able to “fulfill his function of…

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  • THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

Compare and contrast Henry, Wilson, and Jim in The Red Badge of Courage. What does each character…

HENRY FLEMING (The Quiet Soldier). In the beginning of the novel, Henry questions his own courage and wonders how he will react when he is in combat for the first time. Will he run or will he…

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  • THE RAVEN

In “The Raven, why does Edgar Allan Poe personify the raven?

Poe personifies the raven so that the bird can perform a function within the poem. In speaking to the raven, the narrator reveals himself, the innerworkings of his mind as he struggles with grief…

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  • A WHITE HERON

In “A White Heron,” is there symbolism in Sylvia’s climbing the tree near the end of the story?

Like beauty, symbolism is in the eye of the beholder, or in this case, the reader. In one way, the tree serves a function in the story. Climbing the great pine allows Sylvia to spot the white heron…

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  • LITERATURE

Is Leyla: The Black Tulip fiction or nonfiction?

Leyla: The Black Tulip is fiction. It was written by Alev Lytle Croutier and is part of the Girls From Many Lands series. The setting of the novel is Turkey in 1720.

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  • SAMUEL JOHNSON

How does Samuel Johnson use evidence from texts to support his ideas in his A Dictionary of the…

Considering that Samuel Johnson collected the words for his dictionary from the prominent writers of his time (and times past), Johnson chose to give them credit in a very interesting (although…

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  • ARTS

How would I write a description of the painting ‘Still life with Mackerels lemons and tomatoes’…

When explaining a painting it is important to examine the following. Start out with a brief history of the artist and why he painted it. Describe what was going on in his life to create the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what is Calpurnia’s connection with Tom Robinson?

The narrative of To Kill a Mockingbird never specifies whether Calpurnia and Tom Robinson are friends, but it can be assumed that they know each other since they both attend the First Purchase…

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  • MACBETH

Is Lady Macbeth Macbeth’s fourth witch?Please justify with quotes from the text.

Well, she certainly isn’t a witch to start with. And she doesn’t have any supernatural powers, either. How do we know? Because in Act 1, Scene 5, she openly worries about Macbeth’s nature, and…

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  • THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL

What would be some very good compare/contrast points when comparing the stories “A Rose for…

The most obvious would be the characters of Miss Emily and Granny Weatherall. Both are very stubborn old women who are set in their ways and ho have jaded views of reality. Both harbor…

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  • GRAMMAR

Can you tell me if I can teach kids phrases “on a box” “in a box” “under a box”. Do they make…

Hello to you in Ukraine! Thank you for your question. I’m not sure why your textbook would relate “the” to prepositions. “The” is a word that points out a noun, such as “the tree,” “the reason,” or…

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  • THE AWAKENING

What features make The Awakening a “local color” story?

Some of the features of The Awakening that make it a “local color” story include the setting, the diction, and the characters. The setting is the time and place in which a story occurs. Regarding…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

How is Willy affected by his good and bad memories?

Willy does not have a “grip” on reality, so his memories may be exaggerated and/or fabricated. It is hard for the reader to tell the difference between what is real and what is not in Willy’s…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Why do you think Willy’s memories rise so persistently at this time of his life?

One reason is because of his age. He is 63 years old, a time of life when people reflect on what they’ve accomplished as they look forward to their end years. What he sees in memory is not…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What roles do women play in Death of a Salesman?

Willy’s character is developed through his relationships to the women in the play and how they view him. The silly women Happy picks up in the restaurant see Willy as the stereotype of the “daddy”…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

There is a paradox in “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold” in line 7: “The child is father of the…

Wordsworth begins his poem by stating how his “heart leaps up when I behold/A rainbow in the sky”, and how it did this when he was a child too, and it will when he is old. So what he means by the…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Does the potion cause Demetrius to feel real love for Helena, which he had earlier supressed, or…

Great question. It’s one of the things that you can either see as Shakespeare being a bit lazy, or as one of the things that really complicates the play. Firstly, Demetrius does not love Helena at…

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  • LITERATURE

Who is Rose Alymer?

You didn’t qualify the text to which you are referring for this character, so I will offer you two suggestions. The first choice of “Rose Alymer” is a persona to whom a romantic poem by the same…

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  • SONNY’S BLUES

How did Sonny’s music affect him and how did he make it his own?

Sonny’s music was very important to him! The music was a passion for Sonny, first of all. He adored it and it served many purposes for him. Sonny has never tried to assimilate into the “white…

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  • SCIENCE

Normal rain has a pH of 6 while acid rain has pH of 5. Why is it so harmful in terms of acidity?

Rain (or other forms of precipitation) that is acidic can cause damage to the tissues of organisms. The outer coverings of animals can be damaged (imagine if you took a bath in water that was…

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  • THE FREEDOM WRITERS DIARY

Who are the main characters in “Freedom Writers” (the movie)?

The main characters in the movie are the same as in the book–the students who eventually become known as the “Freedom Writers” and their teacher, Erin Gruwell. “Mrs. G.”, as they call her, is…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In” The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, who is Huck Finn, Jim, Pap Finn and Widow Douglas?

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading the story; it is a really funny read, and probably one of the most entertaining books that you will be required to read in school. All of these…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” what is the theme of the story?

The author, Mark Twain, explained in a note at the beginning of the book that “persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What are the elements of fiction?

In general, the elements of fiction are point of view – the vantage point from which the story is told (i.e. 1st person narrator, 3rd person/ objective narrator, or omniscient narrator plot -…

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  • CHEMISTRY

Who synthesized the first organic compound from inorganic substances?

Friedrich Wohler (1800-1882) German chemist, student of Jons Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848) who had divided chemicals into “organic” and “inorganic,” contingent upon their origin in living tissue or…

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  • THE BIBLE

How do the powerful images of Christ in Revelations relate to the Jesus of the gospels? Which…

The depiction of Jesus in the gospels is a little different depending on which gospel you are reading. Matthew portrays Jesus as the Messiah, the son of God and often alludes to the Old Testament…

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  • FONTAMARA

What is the theme/subject of the novel Fontamara by Ignazio Silone?In what direct or indirect…

Fontamara focuses on the exploitation of Italian peasants (referred to as “cafoni” in the novel) during the Fascist dictatorship. Set in the Southern region of Abruzzi in the fictional town of…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

What is the dramatic effect of Act 3, Scene 2 in “Much Ado About Nothing”?

It’s a key scene, I think, because it’s the point at which the play seems to violently shift from comedy toward tragedy. It even opens with the sense that everything’s already been wrapped up:…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

In”The Ransom of Red Chief,” why does Bill say that the kidnapping plan struck them at a moment…

He says this because, as the story later turns out, they regret those plans and it all turns out just the opposite of how they intended. He specifically states, “It was, as Bill afterward…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Juliet respond to her father’s reaction when she rejects the marriage, how would a…

When Lord Capulet finds out that Juliet is not interested in marrying Paris, he is in an uproar. To her father, Juliet responds in an extremely disrespectful way – she says that she can not be…

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  • TWILIGHT

In what book does Bella become pregnant?

Bella and Edward do not consummate their relationship until after they are married while on their honeymoon. Edward and Bella never considered the possibility of Bella becoming pregnant for two…

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  • ARTS

What is film criticism? And what would you criticize in a film?and what would you criticise in…

Film criticism is when you use the different elements of fim-making, and your own reaction and opinion to analyze the quality of a film. The analysis of your opinion or reaction, and how you feel…

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  • RICHARD III

List the deaths in Act 3. What does each person realize as they die? What does this suggest about…

First of all, Rivers, Grey and Vaughan all die together in Act 3, Scene 3. What do they realise as the die? That they’re dying because of Richard’s whim, and that the curse that Queen Margaret made…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

How was Emily’s judgment influenced by love?

This is a complex topic, but the love that Emily had for her father and for Homer are two different types. Also, I am sure her father loved her; however, he clearly did not have his daughter’s…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Amir’s complex relationship with his father has positive and negative outcome. Discuss.

Amir loses his sense of awe for his father and even some respect once he learns the truth about his being also the father of Hassan. He feels betrayed for being held in the dark all his childhood…

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  • REFERENCE

computerscan some1 help me 2 help my son w/ function fluency this is his computer homewrk and…

Are you talking about functional fluency? Functional fluency means how well we are able to interact with others. This includes actions and conversations in our everyday lives. I don’t know if…

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  • THE HANDSOMEST DROWNED MAN IN THE WORLD

In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”, describe the common characteristics of the village…

This is an interesting question because there appears to be a distinction between the male and female members of the village, though at the end of the story all are united in their acceptance of…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Discuss Hosseini’s choice of title for “The Kite Runner” and explore its effectiveness. In…

“The Kite Runner” is the best choice for this story since it is a symbol of first the relationship between Amir and Hassan and later between Amir and Sohrab, Hassan’s son. It is a symbol of…

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  • THE POEM FROM IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.

What is the theme of section 27 in In Memoriam A.H.H.?

He speaks in section 27 about how he does not envy those who show rage. All of his anger and frustration from the loss of his best and closest friend. Yet he does not want to vent his rage. He…

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  • THE TEMPEST

How does Prospero’s relationship with Ariel change throughout “The Tempest”?

Previous to Prospero and Miranda arriving on the island the spirits there were enslaved by a witch called Sycorax, the mother of Caliban. She imprisons Ariel in a pine cone for disobedience….

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  • HENRY VIII

Anne BoleynSo I was wondering what everyone else thought about the new movie that came out a…

I think the real Anne Boleyn was very cruel and mean. She demanded that Henry’s daughter Mary not be called princess and took all of her jewels and made her a lady in waiting to her own daughter,…

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