What is the message the author is sending in the story “The Sniper”?

What is the message the author is sending in the story “The Sniper”?

 

  • THE SNIPER

What is the message the author is sending in the story “The Sniper”?

The ending of O’Flaherty’s short story certainly presents a message which focuses on the cruelty and familial divisiveness of civil wars. When the sniper discovers that he has killed his own…

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  • JOHNNY TREMAIN

In Chapter 6 of Johnny Tremain, what warning did Mr. Quincy give Johnny?

Josiah Quincy warns Johnny not to let James Otis hear about the secret meeting about the planned tea rebellion planned for that evening. Mr. Otis’ sanity is in question, and Mr. Quincy judges that…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

Why does Manuel steal Buck?

Manuel had a gambling addiction. He needed money to feed his habit, while at the same time trying to provide for his family. At the time that the story takes place (late 1800’s California Gold…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

What kind of insights of life can be gained by reading “The rocking horse winner”?

The main idea behind the “Rockinghorse Winner” is that of putting too much emphasis on personal possessions at the expense of personal relationships. The house constantly whispers about the need…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the British slave trade get started?

  1. With the British Empire extended all over the world, the need for laborers was great. Thus, the slave trade in England begain around 1662 when John Hawkins, the first British slave trader…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

In The Rocking-Horse Winner what would be the weaknesses, strengths, and traits of Paul and his…

The mother is presented in this story as almost a fairy tale figure, yet with what will turn out to be a fatal flaw: There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet…

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  • THE CAY

When Phillip first realizes that he is blind in The Cay, he does all of the following except…

You do not mention what your choices of answers are, but the account of Phillip’s reaction when he realizes he is blind is found at the end of Chapter 4, and you can figure out the answer to your…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

It seems as if the Radley house is watching the rest of the world go by. How might this…

As Scout and Jem mature in the novel, they move away from their childish impressions of Boo Radley, the Radley family in general, and their fear of the Radley house. Scout’s description from…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the equation that shows what happens at the cellular level when you breathe?

The equation that you are asking for is called cellular respiration. Cellular respiration requires oxygen to burn glucose to make energy. Glycolysis is the first part of the reaction that occurs…

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  • POETRY

Analyze the poem “London’s Summer Morning” by Mary Robinson.

Published in 1800 in the newspaper, “London’s Summer Morning” by Mary Robinson portrays a typical beginning of the day on a London street. The poem written in blank verse places the reader…

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  • WILLIAM COWPER

Analyze the poem “Crazy Kate” by William Cowper for symbol and theme.

The primary symbol of “Crazy Kate” by William Cowper is introduced in the first lines: “With prickly goss, that shapeless and deform / And dangerous to the touch, has yet its bloom….” The word…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the issues and barriers to the adoption of technology to enhance education?List 3 issues…

One major barrier is students’ access to technology at home. Because access at home varies, it is difficult for teachers to require students to do outside work that requires a computer….

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  • JUST LATHER, THAT’S ALL

What sort of relationship exists between the narrator and Captain Torres? In what ways are their…

Captain Torres and the barber are mortal enemies in the Hernando Tellez short story “Just Lather, That’s All.” Torres is the pursuer of military rebels in the town, and the barber is secretly a spy…

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  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” why does the grandmother at the end of the story say what she…

The grandmother’s actions at the end of the story are quite interesting; she spends most of the story, and we can easily imagine, her life, being a nasty, manipulative, condescending woman stuck in…

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  • CONSTITUTION

The ConstitutionWhy are there more house representatives than senators?

A concise answer is that our nation is supposed to demonstrate equal and thorough representation. The Senate’s standard of two senators per state ensures that each state, no matter how small or…

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  • SPEAK

In Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, what is the real reason Melinda calls the police during the…

While the reader does not know this from the beginning of the novel, Melinda calls the police because she is in shock after being raped by “It” (Andy). Of course, her friends and most of the…

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  • HISTORY

European nations expanded their territories by exploiting other parts of the world.Explain what…

There is much to validate this statement. I would suggest that the triangular trade would be the first piece of evidence to substantiate such a notion. The idea of the trade route becoming…

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  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

What is the purpose of Glaspell’s order of events in “A Jury of her Peers”?

Glaspell’s decision to begin her story with John Wright’s murder and Minnie Wright’s subsequent imprisonment rather than with the murder itself enables her to stress more effectively the tension…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

In “By the Waters of Babylon” what is the significance of the journey to John and his people?

On his journey, John makes the highly significant discovery that the Place of the Gods was just a city, and that the Gods themselves weren’t actually gods; in fact, they were men, just like himself…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

What are three important scenes in which Dickens used visual descriptions as symbols for some…

  1. In the very first chapter in A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens sets the scene for conditions both now and to come in both France and England. He is quite descriptive, noting that the trees growing…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What two ‘supernatural’ events does Casca describe to Cicero in Act I Sc.3 ?

Casca actually describes a number of supernatural events in this scene, all of which he interprets, in the Roman fashion, as omens. Casca describes how earth “shakes like a thing unfirm” (an…

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  • STARGIRL

In the book Stargirl, what did Hillari Kimble do to Stargirl and what was Stargirl’s reaction?

I am assuming that you are asking about the incident between Hillari Kimble and Stargirl that takes place near the end of the book at the Ocotillo Ball. In that incident, Stargirl spontaneously…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Life of Huck and Jim on land and on water When Huck and Jim spend most of their time on the…

Life on land is dictated by society’s standards and rules. Their adventures happen on land because they are not living by society’s rules, and that creates conflict. The river is peaceful and can…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

How does the eye painting in “The Most Dangerous Game” create a feeling of suspense?

I think you are very much confused. There are no paintings of eyes in “The Most Dangerous Game.” The only thing that would be hanging on the wall would be animal and human heads. There are no…

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  • RUDYARD KIPLING

What is the moral of the poem if ?Just the moral and not the values Please.

I am a bit puzzled by your question. You ask for the moral of the poem, “If.” Do you mean the lesson we learn from it? Further, you also say that we, the responders to your question, should not…

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  • ROMAN FEVER

What is the moral lesson of “Roman Fever”?

The moral lesson of “Roman Fever” is that often one misjudges a person who is close. In the exposition of Wharton’s story, Mrs. Slade, with dramatic irony, remarks, “Grace Ansley was always…

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  • AMERICAN HISTORY TEACHERS

Why are there more members of the House of Representatives than there are U.S. Senators?

The House of Representatives has legislators who are elected on the basis of a state’s population, while the Senate has an equal number of legislators from each state. The reason is that the…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Discuss elements of the story where you felt that your own values conflicted with those of the…

I was bothered by Rahim Khan’s deception. While I expected Amir’s betrayal of Hassan because of Hosseini’s extensive foreshadowing, I did not expect Rahim Khan who seemed like Amir’s moral compass…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

How do Mrs. Bennet and Miss Bingley act as a catalyst in Jane-Bingley’s relationship?

A catalyst, in chemical terms, is a substance that initiates a reaction without being affected. Mrs. Bennet finds out that an eligible bachelor has moved in next door (Mr. Bingley) and is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, why did Jack wear a black cap on his red hair? Why were the details of a…

This question is a bit vague and subject to interpretation. Nonetheless, it seems like the question focuses on the color symbolism of both the cap and the red hair. The cap, being black, may…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

In “The Tell-Tale Heart” do you agree to the narrator’s perception that the policemen ”knew”…

The claim that the cops “knew” comes from a delusional, highly paranoid man who had previously claimed that an old man’s eye had evil intents towards him. He had murdered a man and buried him…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In act 4, how do you feel about Proctor’s final defiance of the court? What would you like to…

Proctor’s stand in front of all of Salem society speaks volumes about the capacity for greatness which lies within human beings. His eloquent defense of his own name and defiance against a…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What are the different timelines of the life of the Emily in “A Rose for Emily”?

  1. Part 1 of the story begins with Miss Emily’s death. Faulkner writes, “When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral . . .” After a description of the place Miss Emily held…

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  • AESOP

What is the moral lesson of “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs”?

The fable ends with the moral, “Much wants more and loses all.” One lesson from this moral is that those who have a lot tend to want more. For example, one who has billions of dollars and still…

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  • REFERENCE

what is your opinion on this quote? (this is for anybody)”slavery is a weed that grows in every…

I think it’s interesting because it seems to say that slavery is not the curse of one particular nation, but something that has existed and will exist, in every place on earth. It also means that…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

How does the setting affect the plot of “A Rose for Emily”?

The plot provides both a setting of decay and creepiness that lends itself well to the rather morbid and disturbed events of the story, as we discover them at the end. It also provides symbolism…

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  • THE BIBLE

From Acts 1-9 of the New Testament, in what ways did the earliest followers of Jesus continue to…

One of the key points in understanding the early Christians is to realize that they did not see themselves as a separate religion from Judaism. Christianity is Messianic Judaism, the belief that…

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  • THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Would the role of women be a good theme for “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck?

Yes, the role of women in society is definitely a strong theme in this story. Remember the historical context of the story and the role women had in society in the 1930s. If you’re not sure, read…

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  • ODE ON A GRECIAN URN

What can you infer about Keats’s opinion of art?

Keats’ opinion of art is paradoxical and multi-layered. There are many levels to art: the art piece itself, the depiction on the art piece, and the viewer. Keats seems to be saying that the urn is…

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  • THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS

What is the origin of the term “scapegoat”?

A “scapegoat” was originally a goat driven off into the wilderness as part of the ceremonies of the Day of Atonement in Judaism. The idea was that the goat, having the sins of the people placed…

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  • NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE

What are five themes in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave?

There are several powerful themes that emerge from Frederick Douglass’ narrative. One such idea is the notion of change and how a young American social and political order will respond to it….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Describe the physical setting of the story, the town of Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb is the county seat of Maycomb County, Alabama. This makes it a rather appropriate place for such a high-stakes trial; but it also remains a quintessential small, Southern town. Here’s the…

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  • NATIVE SON

Discuss the oppressive social environment of Chicago in the 1930s that leads Bigger to commit…

The conditions in which Bigger lives are a reminder that social neglect and blight can only lead to worse consequences. Wright is committed to showing how the current configuration of life in…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

At the beginning of “Everyday Use”, what contrasts are depicted between the two sisters?it is in…

The story, like Walker’s novel The Color Purple, draws from the Cinderella myth. Maggie is like Cinderella in terms of status, not looks. She is homely, physically slow, none too bright, and…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In The Bronze Bow, what does Joel read to Daniel and Thacia?

Joel reads to Daniel and Thacia from the Book of Enoch. Joel is a rabbinical student and has studied the ancient scriptures in depth. When Daniel is wounded and is in hiding in Joel’s and…

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  • FRINDLE

In the book “Frindle” what is the setting?

The predominant setting of Clements’ novel is the confines of Granger’s fifth grade classroom. Most of the rising action takes place here, as Nick seeks to undermine her overriding sense of…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Compare the theatre world of Shakespeare to that of Moliere.17th century theatre in England and…

While both men’s careers began with struggles for success, the theatre that Shakespeare developed differed greatly from that of Moliere in its audiences. Whereas William Shakespeare’s locations in…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What does George conclude that he and Candy must do in Of Mice and Men?

After Lennie kills Curley’s wife, George decides that he needs to allow Lennie some lead time to get to the river. Then Candy is going to act like he JUST found the dead girl in the barn. In the…

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  • REFERENCE

I need an article about how standardized exit exams help recognize students weren’t taught right…

This article talks about exit exams in California: http://www.calexitexam.com/calexit-news.html This article discusses exit exams as they relate to special education students:…

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  • ANTIGONE

How are idealism, realism, and rationalism reflected in Sophocles’ play, Antigone?

Idealism is the pursuit of high or noble principles, purposes, or goals. In Sophocles’ play Antingone, the character Antigone exemplified idealism when she decided to disobey Creon’s orders…

 


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