What is the meaning of the first paragraph of “The Open Boat” as it relates to literary…

What is the meaning of the first paragraph of “The Open Boat” as it relates to literary…

  • THE OPEN BOAT

What is the meaning of the first paragraph of “The Open Boat” as it relates to literary…

The first paragraph of Stephen Crane’s story “The Open Boat” quickly establishes some of the main principles of literary naturalism. Novelists of the naturalist movement create ordinary characters…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

What would be on a wanted poster for Jim, for him running away?this is for a project and i need…

Sounds like a neat project. Jim is first mentioned in chapter eight, living on Jackson Island when Huck runs into him. As for the poster itself, there would be a reward posted. The actual price for…

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  • HISTORY

Please provide a summary of the Lewis model in Haiti.Before Jean-Claude Duvalier succeeded his…

Sir William Arthur Lewis (1915-1990) wrote that the economies of less-developed nations contained two sectors of the economy, which he termed a “traditional” and a “modern” part. The traditional…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

What is “The Devil’s Arithmetic”?I’m trying to answer a focus question on the book, and I just…

The camp is run with a macabre sense of logic and organization, on the part of both the Nazis and the prisoners. The Commandant arrives at unpredictable intervals with his clipboard, on which he…

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  • THE SUN ALSO RISES

What is the seeking of pleasure in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway?

The previous post gave some good, general answers to your question. The characters of the novel do live a hedonistic lifestyle of extravagance and debauchery. They drink to excess–to drunkeness…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What does Emerson say about work in “Self-Reliance”?

As a transcendentalist, Emerson belived that peopl must live their own lives and not worry themselves with that other people do of what other people think. In “Self-Reliance” he discusses this…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the main keys of public speaking?

Public speaking is almost like acting, in order to deliver a good speech, or performance, preparation is key. There are several things that should be done in order to make sure that you, as the…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Is Santiago’s struggle internal or external and why?

In Old Man and the Sea, Santiago’s struggle is external in that he battles the elements, the fish and the shark, but those external struggles can be seen as a counterpoint to his personal…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

What are some examples of figurative language in Walker’s “Everyday Use”?

Instances of simile, metaphor, and implied metaphor appear in “Everyday Use.” Figurative language has many effects. One is to make a complex and idea (by nature abstract) spring to life in a more…

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  • MATH

Simplify. Write in scientific notation:(4*10 to the 5th power)to the 2 power.

4000 * 10^2 is the same as 4 * 10^5, but the problem is that 4000 * 10^ 2 is no longer in scientific notation. A number is only in scientific notation if the decimal to the number is behind the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, who are the speakers in the quotes below, and what is the significance of…

This exchange of dialog in more context is found in Chapter III following Gatsby’s party. As the guests are leaving, one of them drives his car into a ditch, knocking off one of the car’s wheels. A…

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  • ANNABEL LEE

What did Annabel Lee live only for?

That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. There you have it. Stanza one. Annabel Lee…

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  • CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

How can Doctor Faustus be viewed as a tragedy based on the conflict between intention and methods?

Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus most certainly falls under the category of a tragedy. Aside from Doctor Faustus’s descent into hell at the end of the play, he suffers from a tragic…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

Is the mother most responsible for the boy’s death? Or can that responsibility be shifted to at…

“The Rocking Horse Winner” clearly criticises the form of absent parenting modelled by Paul’s mother in this short story. It is also a diatribe against unyielding materialism and a desire for…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Do you think this sort of lottery could take place in your own community? Why or why not? Do you…

People like to think that something like Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” could never really happen. People stoning another to death, just because it has always been that way? Of course not! I…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Does the situation in this story compare to anything you know in real life? Explain.Does the…

The Salem Witchcraft Trials held between February 1692 and May 1693 are characteristic of the unthinking and ritualistic conditioning of people in real life. Twenty-nine people were accused of…

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  • THE LOTTERY

What character do you most believe would agree with the need for strong work ethic and why? What…

Old Man Warner and Mr. Summers are the most tied in to the custom of the lottery. They revile change, and seem to represent the classic Puritan culture of tradition, stern adherence to rules and,…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

What examples of loyalty and betrayal are there in Chapters 20 to 25 of the novel The Kite Runner?

CHAPTER 20. LOYALTY: After realizing Amir’s true intention of returning to Afghanistan, Farid’s attitude about him changes. He becomes Amir’s loyal sidekick during the search for Sohrab.BETRAYAL:…

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  • MATH

This is a math word question:An average early day in Honolulu Hawaii can be 81f. Juneau, Alaska…

If Honolulu, Hawaii’s average temperature in the spring is 81 degrees F and Juneau, Alaska’s is 115 degrees F colder than twice of Honolulu’s temperature, you need to double Honolulu’s temperature…

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  • BUSINESS

Is management an art, a science, or both? Describe the characteristics of management to support…

Depending on the perspective of the manager, management can be perceived as an art or a science. For those who view management through a scientific perspective, problem solving and analysis is…

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  • KING LEAR

Can anyone explain the societal and cultural values in “King Lear” and how they relate to society…

Although King Lear is an Elizabethan play, its setting is not. It was supposed to represent much earlier times. However, Shakespeare still brought Elizabethan issues into the play, and the “current…

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  • HEALTH

Is there a way of replacing smokeless tobacco (such as chewing tobacco) with something other than…

In most drugstores and pharmacies there are products available to help a smoker “kick the habit.” They contain nicotine, the “active ingredient,” and help a smoker break the habit of the physical…

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  • AN ASTROLOGER’S DAY

Provide a summary of R. K. Narayan’s short story, “An Astrologer’s Day.”

“An Astrologer’s Day” is not told chronologically as it has a significant, though incomplete, flashback early on in the narrative. So, even though the story starts with the astrologer…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

What is the mood of “The Ranson of Red Chief”?im looking for the mood, not the tone, but the mood…

The mood for “The Ransom of Red Chief” seems light or humorous. As the kidnappers take the boy in hopes of a big payout for his return, he turns out being more of a burden than the ransom is even…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, to what extent is Amir able to redeem himself for his childhood mistakes?

Amir’s most egregious mistake as a child was to betray Hassan and leave him to be raped by bullies. As an adult, he is still haunted by the memory, but manages to put it mostly behind him. However,…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Do any of the characters in The Glass Menagerie fit Jung’s fundemental terms for archetypes, and,…

Interestingly, there are ways in which the characters in The Glass Menagerie violate Jung’s archetypes. For instance, the father archetype is characterized as stern, powerful, controlling, yet the…

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  • THE GIVER

After reading Chapter 4 in The Giver, what do you think of Release now?After reading Chapter 4 in…

This is an opinion question, which only you can answer, based on your reading of the chapter. There are some things which you will definitely have to take into consideration, however. Most of the…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The Cask of Amontillado” did Fortunato deserve to die? Why?

It’s not clear whether or not Fortunato deserved to die, because Montresor never states what exactly Fortunato has done to him. Montresor does mention the “thousand injuries of Fortunato,” but…

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  • THE POISONWOOD BIBLE

One theme in “The Poisonwood Bible” is anti-colonialism. Does Orleanna represent a colonizer who…

If anyone is guilty of colonization, it is Nathan Price, not Orleanna. Nathan went with intents to change and conquer, not her. Orleanna was, in a way, dragged to Africa-she calls herself a…

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  • SCIENCE

what is the uses of music-operated lights?what is the working of music-operated lights?

Music operated lights are usually a set of three to four lights that were used about 20-40 years ago in discotheques and in houses by music lovers to accompany the sounds and produce an intimate…

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  • ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD

Who is the section labeled Epitaph, at the end of “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”, about?…

The last stanzas of the poem are the epitaph that the speaker himself imagines on his very own tombstone (not a literal epitaph, just one he places there for the poem’s purposes). He is a…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

What do the color red, water, and Lucie’s hair symbolize in the novel “A Tale of Two Cities”?

In “A Tale of Two Cities,” Chapter 5 of Book I is entitled “The Wine-Shop.” It begins, A large cask of wine had been dropped and broken, in the street…All the people within reach had suspended…

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  • A PERFECT DAY FOR BANANAFISH

How does Salinger’s use of narration affect the meaning of “A Perfect Day For Bananafish”?

When selecting narrative point of view, a writer has many choices: first, second, or third person, and within third person, omniscient, third-person discerning, third-person limited, and…

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  • ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

This quotation is from a Shakepeare play, “No legacy is as rich as honesty.”I don’t where it is,…

The quotation to which you refer is from the play All’s Well That Ends Well, Act III, Scene iii. The words are spoken by Mariana MARIANA.Come, let’s return again, and suffice ourselves with the…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How does George Orwell portray that humans are destructive by nature in “Animal Farm”?

The most evident example at first glance is Farmer Jones. Old Major explains at the barn meeting why revolution is the only recourse possible. It is Man’s nature to exploit, to take without giving…

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  • FENCES

How does Troy’s past affect his future in Fences?

It is this question that strikes at the heart of Wilson’s protagonist. Troy is a product of his past. He wishes not to be, presenting himself as a picture of the present. Yet, in everything he…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What were Benvolio and Mercutio doing after the party in Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Romeo…

Immediately after the ball, in Act 2, Scene 1, Benvolio and Mercutio go walking about the Capulets’ grounds in search of Romeo who has run off. Mercutio does not seem to be concerned at all about…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In ch. 11 Jem is a mad dog and Mrs. Dubose “shoots” him twice. What is the connection with that…

This is a wonderful, meaty question. Jem loses his temper, a boy with normally “a slow fuse” as his sister characterizes him, and in a fit of rage, destroys Mrs. Dubose’s camellias and snaps…

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  • MACBETH

Write a poem about Macbeth using any traditional/open form about any topic’ and use at least one…

You’ll find my own poem below, but I’m hoping to encourage you to write your own. It’s such a fun assignment. Just take your favorite action, idea, or character in Macbeth and see if you can use…

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  • OTHELLO

Would the same outcome occur if Othello had been white instead of black?In other words, what is…

Brilliant question! I think you can argue this a few ways. You can say that Iago is only envious of Othello’s position and power because he does not believe that a black man should be more…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, what lessons does Mrs. Dubose teach Jem and Atticus?

There is an obvious lesson in the courage and bravery of Mrs. Dubose. Although she doesn’t need to go “cold turkey”, she can’t bear dying being dependent on morphine, and so, at great personal…

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  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Compare the narrators of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “The Notorious Jumping Frog of…

In “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calavaras County” there is only one narrator whose story forms the frame of the story. This narrator, who tells his story in the first person, gives a first hand…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In “Julius Caesar”, who stabs Caesar first?

Shortly before he is assassinated, Caesar listens as Metellus Cimber begs him to let Publius Cimber, his brother, come home after being banished. The conspirators then surround Caesar. As they get…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I need help on writing a compare and contrast essay but I don’t how to write the body and so…

I know of two methods of comparison essay organization: block and alternating. But since writing is a process, I would recommend following these steps. Before you begin structuring your essay, take…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

How do Huck and Jim dress on the raft? What do their clothes convey about the theme of…

Jim and Huck make several costume changes as they head down river in Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. When Huck returns to Jackson’s Island to warn Jim about his imminent…

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  • A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT

What is the frame story for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court?

A framing narrative is a story that “frames” the main story in a book. So, literally, there is a story within a story. This technique is used in works such as Turn of the Screw by Henry James and…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

How do the furnishings of the Grangerford house satirize the inhabitants?

You may have already defined the true nature of the Grangerford family. They are a traditionalist, stubborn, anal-retentive, feuding, violent, and iron-clad family with little to no care for human…

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  • HISTORY

What were the most important parts of US policies of containment in/to Asia in Korea and Vietnam?

The most important part of “Containment” was not the most obvious. Economic aid to anti-communist governments was important in building up the economies and allowing the positive propaganda of…

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  • DONALD JUSTICE

In the poem called “Poem” written by Donald Justice what is the real meaning he’s trying to…

In this poem, the author is giving credence to the idea that a poem is eternal and unchanging (because it is written, and can last forever as a result) and also mocking the fact that people expect…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Was the word “even” said with one syllable? Many lines that contain the word “even” seem to have…

The answer to your question is “yes”, but only if you assume that Shakespeare’s actors emphasised the iambic pentameter in speaking the verse. I’m not sure that they will have done, any more than…

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