What is the point of view in “A Jury of Her Peers”?

What is the point of view in “A Jury of Her Peers”?

  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

What is the point of view in “A Jury of Her Peers”?

The point of view in this story is from Mrs. Hale’s perspective. It is in third person limited. We don’t know what all of the characters are thinking, and we mostly get the thoughts from Mrs….

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How did Napoleon distort history?

In the story that Orwell wrote, Napoleon represents the real life Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union. Napoleon certainly distorts the truth in Animal Farm, particularly when he gets rid of Snowball…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter Five, what does Gatsby propose that offends Nick?

Gatsby asked Nick if he wanted to come work for him, which offended Nick because Gatsby was offering out of concern for Nick’s well being. In other words, because Nick had a small house and didn’t…

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  • GOTHIC LITERATURE

What is Gothic Literature?

Gothic literature was born from the literary movement of Romanticism in the 18th and the 19th centuries; the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, was published in 1764, and was followed…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

What are external and internal conflicts in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad?

In “Heart of Darkness” the internal and external conflicts are intertwined with Marlow’s trip into colonial Africa. Initially seeking adventure, Marlow is looking forward to taking a journey up the…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

In Stephen Vincent Benét’s “By the Waters of Babylon,” what are the old books and writings John…

We can infer that these are books and writings left from the civilization that was destroyed–our civilization, as we discover at the story’s conclusion. John explains that he has learned much…

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  • BEOWULF

In Beowulf, what is ominous about the behavior of Beowulf’s men during the final battle? What…

When the enraged dragon terrorizes the Geats and burns Beowulf’s mead hall, Beowulf acts to protect his people one final time. He is quite old, having ruled with honor for fifty years, but he does…

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  • MATH

What is “multiplying polynomials”?

The trick to multiplying polynomials is that every element of one polynomial has to be multiplied against every element of the other. 1) The clearest way to show this is: (x + y) (a + b) First…

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  • BEOWULF

A treasure hoard usually symbolizes spiritual death/ damnation in Old English lit. How does this…

This fact suggests different interpretations. When the dragon’s hoarded treasure is violated, the dragon inflicts punishment on many, not just the thief. The hoarded treasure, then, and the evil…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In what ways does Lennie meet George’s need for a companion and what is the dominant contrast in…

Of Mice and Men is set during the Great Depression, a time of unmitigated poverty in the States. George and Lennie are two migrant workers. Steinbeck uses animal comparisons to describe them, as if…

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  • ROMAN FEVER

What is the significance of the letters in “Roman Fever”?

The letter is at the heart of the deception that Mrs. Slade believed she perpetrated on Mrs. Ansley many years earlier when they were both in love with Delphin Slade. One of these women married…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, what are the responsibilities of the Committee of Elders?

The Committee of Elders is the governing body in the community. They make the laws, organize the major events and ceremonies, and assign the jobs to the children who turn 12. The running joke…

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  • MATH

What is a 15-letter word meaning “A whole number that has more than 2 factors”?Here is the clue:…

I think the answer has to be non-prime number. This would mean that it is either 14 letters or that the dash takes up a space. This would also mean that you made a mistake in your placement of…

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  • SILENT SPRING

How do I understand the book Silent Spring?

I would definitely point you to the eNotes study guide at the link below. http://www.enotes.com/silent-spring

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Why is Ralph so angry with Jack after spotting the ship, and what is Jack’s excuse?

In Chapter 6 of “Lord of the Flies,”Ralph, the voice of civilization is angered that the fire has gone out while the boys run around the island looking for the “beast.” He turns to the assembly of…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

achebe Things Fall ApartWhat is the conclusion of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart?

Check out the eNotes study guide on this novel: http://www.enotes.com/things-fall

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” what happens to those who refuse to be hunted?

Most of the men choose to hunt. However, if they choose not to, they are turned over to Ivan. In the text, Connell says, “Oh,” said the general, “I give him his option, of course. He need not…

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  • MATH

Melody has two coins that equal 15 cents. What are the two coins if one of them is not a nickel?

I need to start with some assumptions here. First, I’m assuming that this is U.S. coins, not Euros, etc. Second, I’m assuming that we are talking about the face value of the coins, not their value…

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  • KATE CHOPIN

What is the setting of Kate Chopin’s story “A Pair of Silk Stockings”?

The city in which “A Pair of Silk Stockings” is set is unnamed; however it is large enough to have a department store, theatre, and a trolley car. In the 1890s this could easily be New Orleans…

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  • MATH

What generalization can you make about all multiples of 4?

Obviously all multiples of 4 are divisible by 4 with no remainder — that’s the definition of a multiple. All multiples of 4 are even numbers. There is a test to tell if a number (even a really big…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

Discuss the modern fable “Harrison Bergeron” and its use of irony.

Irony is when the opposite of what is expected happens, and there are several instances of it in the story. One is when George refuses to take some of the weight out of his sacks of birdshot, in…

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  • HISTORY

What is genocide?

Genocide is the systematic extermination of a group of people who share race, ethnicity, beliefs or other traits. It tends to be organized by either the government (in the case of the Holocaust) or…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, what do Jay’s house, Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s palace, Wilson’s garage,…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why is the Valley of Ashes the result of the nouveau riche?

The people of West Egg did not create the Valley of the Ashes; some just stop there for gas. This desolate area was an unhappy marriage of geography and industry. Its location largely determined…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, how did the people of East Egg and West Egg fare during the Great…

East Egg and West Egg were not real places. They were Fitzgerald’s fictional Long Island villages that he modeled after some areas of Long Island that did exist and with which he was familiar. The…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, where can I find a text passage that shows the contrast between East Egg and…

Gatsby’s party in Chapter 3 would be an excellent example, although the majority of the chapter concerns the drunken behavior of those from West Egg and New York. Nick does comment, however, on…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Where is the Plaza Hotel, and what does it symbolize?

The Plaza Hotel is in downtown Manhattan. It is a grand, elite hotel, and as such, it is Tom Buchanan’s turf, symbolizing the suffocating existence life with Tom offers. It is Tom’s world. It is…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter 6 of The Great Gatsby, what does Gatsby want from Daisy?

Gatsby’s “colossal” dream, as Nick referred to it, is to literally repeat the past. Gatsby lives with the illusion that through the force of his will, he can negate the previous five years and that…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter Six, what is Daisy’s opinion of Gatsby’s party? How does this affect him?

Daisy tries very hard to appear to be impressed by Gatsby’s guests and by his party. The atmosphere at the party is subdued compared to the usual frivolity at Gatsby’s parties however. This is…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

When Jordan says, “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t…

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  • A WHITE HERON

What is the main conflict that Sylvia feels about the stranger in “A White Heron”?

In the story, Sylvia is a shy girl who is growing up. When she meets the stranger, the hunter in the story, she is drawn to him and enjoys his company. Sylvia feels the stirrings of a first love….

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  • MISS BRILL

What is a good concluding paragraph or sentence for an essay on “Miss Brill”?

The answer to this is going to depend greatly on what the rest of your essay is about. Most essays, I argue, should look at themes and authorial purpose (why the text was written) so ending with a…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

The adult Gene explains the rationale for his “rivalry” with Finny. Do you think Knowles means…

Gene is what we call an unreliable narrator. While he is somewhat accurate in his narration of events, he is extremely unreliable in his explanation of those events and his analysis of his own…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

Tell how Gene’s statement that “peace had deserted Devon” illuminates the theme of A Separate Peace.

When we look at A Separate Peace in its entirety, it becomes apparent that despite its title, there is never really a time of true contentment or rest at Devon — whether it’s the ongoing wartime…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What are the rules according to Zaroff in “The Most Dangerous Game”?

Zaroff’s “rules” aren’t exactly that — more like general guidelines than anything else. For instance, he tells Rainsford that he will be released with only a sheath knife, and that he will not be…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What is the Globe theatre?

The Globe Theatre in London is perhaps the most famous theatre in the world. Shakespeare was a part owner of the theatre. The Globe was nearly round — archaeologist say it was actually a 20-sided…

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  • THE JUNGLE

What is the meaning of the metaphor of The Jungle?

The metaphor recalls the “law of the jungle” where survival by all and any means is what controls behavior. It is also a metaphor for the city, where things are impersonal, people do not get to…

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  • MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

What do the four tempters represent in Murder in the Cathedral?

The first three tempters offer Becket reward in this life in return for his taking back his judgments against the King. They are, in some ways, reminiscent of the three temptations of Jesus at the…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

How does “The Yellow Wallpaper” fit into American literary tradition?

“The Yellow Wallpaper” fits into three intersecting American literary traditions. The first is that of the horror story. We like to call Poe the father of that tradition, but there are some…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do the boys almost die or get hurt at the end of the story?

I don’t think you mean “the boys” here, exactly. Scout (a girl) and Jem (a boy) are both on the run from Bob Ewell, who intends to bodily harm both of them out of vindictiveness prompted by the Tom…

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  • REFERENCE

What is snipe hunting and where did it originate?

‘Snipe hunting’ is a term for a prank or practical joke played upon an unsuspecting person (at his expense, of course!) often a newcomer to a paraticular culture or already “initiated” group. A…

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  • GRAMMAR

What is the difference between the words affect and effect?

The most common uses of these two words are as follows: ‘Affect’ (verb) means ‘influence’ and ‘effect’ (noun) means ‘result’ or ‘consequence.’ example: How does secondary smoking affect…

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  • NIGHT

Who was almost thrown off of the train because he looked dead in Night?

Eliezer’s father was almost thrown off of the train because he looked dead. After months of abuse and deprivation at Auschwitz, the prisoners learned that they were to be deported to the center of…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Why does Prince Prospero hide in his palace?

The prince truly believes he can avoid the Red Death. He is aloof enough to think that he can invite only his close (rich) friends into his place and outlast the disease. These qualities are not…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Can anyone help with contrasts on romeo and juliet?I am doing a higher essay on the contrasts of…

There are many different contrasts you could talk about; I think one of the most interesting is the contrast between light and dark in the play. Before Romeo meets Juliet he is associated with…

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  • THE GIVER

What worries Jonas’s father in The Giver?

Jonas’s father is worried because at the nursery, where he works as a Nurturer, there is a newchild who is not doing very well. Jonas’s father, along with the other Nurturers, are responsible “for…

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  • THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

Should the reader believe that Mick Kelly and Harry Minowitz, in “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,”…

It is true that in the ninth chapter of part two Mick and Harry become closer in this chapter. She and Harry have a conversation about Hitler, and fascism. Harry and Mick have had to sacrifice…

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  • MATH

What is the number of 15-centimetre square tiles required to cover a rectangular floor 5.4 m long…

The area of the floor can be had by mutiplying length * width, so 1) Area = length * width 2) Area (floor) = 5.4 m * 4.05 m 3) Area (floor) = 21.87 m^2 The area of a given tile is, again…

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  • THE STAR

In Arthur Clarke’s “The Star,” why is the ending of the story ironic?

There are two intertwined ironies to the ending of this classic story. The first is that in showing his love for humanity, and the great depth of his compassion, God killed another race. This is…

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  • THE HUNGRY STONES

What is the theme of short story “The Hungry Stones” by Rabindranath Tagore?

This one is going to be a bit tough because the story itself is one of the most challenging to dissect. It is difficult to find a theme because the story’s ending is suspended. The companion’s…

 


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