What is the significance of the title “Lord of the Flies”?

What is the significance of the title “Lord of the Flies”?

  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the significance of the title “Lord of the Flies”?

The Lord of the Flies has two significant meanings: First, it is a direct allusion to the Devil, which we could argue represents evil. This object represents evil creeping into each of the boys….

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  • ADRIENNE RICH

“at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, South Carolina, 1989” by Lucille Clifton and…

“at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, South Carolina, 1989” by Lucille Clifton describes the unmarked graves of slaves who were responsible for building a majestic plantation in South…

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  • THE VELDT

What point of view is used in “The Veldt” and why is this point of view appropriate for the story?

In yet another masterful short story, Raymond Bradbury presents us with a world where entertainment has literally become too life-like, and a world where children can become dangerously independent…

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  • GEORGE HERBERT

Help me paraphase the poem “Redemption” by George Herbert.

Paraphrasing serves two purposes. The first purpose may be to summarize a text or poem for discussion or for studying the meaning, underlying metaphor and theme, etc. The second is to aid in…

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  • AMADEUS

What trials and tribulations does Salieri endure through the movie Amadeus?

Salieri does endure a challenging lot, but it truly is not a justification for his envy. That being said, Salieri’s fundamental challenge is that he loves music and loves the creation of it. Yet,…

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  • LITERATURE

Name a story ora poem (and its author) with the moral “God cares for the least of his…

The first poem that comes to mind for me is “The Chambered Nautilus” by Oliver Wendell Holmes–one of America’s Fireside Poets. While the poem’s goal (like many Romantic poems) is to teach the…

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  • BUSINESS

Why might a business invest in another company’s stock?

A major reason for one firm to buy the stock of another firm is as a means to move towards merging with or acquiring that company. It is not unusual for two firms to merge or for one to acquire the…

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  • BUSINESS

Why are most large businesses organized as corporations?

The major reason for this is liability. It is much more sensible for a business to organize as a corporation than to remain as a sole proprietorship or a partnership. When a business is organized…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In The Merchant of Venice, what does Shylock think of Launcelot Gobbo as an employee?

When we are first introduced to Launcelot in Act II scene 2, he is still the servant of Shylock, but in his soliloquy he resolves to leave his master and look for better employment, and therefore…

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  • LITERATURE

traditional grammar approach inadequate in studying a language In what ways is the traditional…

It seems to me one disadvantage to learning a new language via a traditional grammar approach would be time. If a student begins studying a language while in school, concurrent with English (or…

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  • HAMLET

Can somebody demonstrate how comic relief is used to heighten the Tragedy of Hamlet.I need some…

The beginning of Act 5 is the best place to how comic elements actually heighten the tragedy of the play. At the start of Act 5 two grave diggers are joking around as they prepare what we know is…

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  • THE BLACK CAT

Where is the narrator at the beginning of “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe?

The answer to this question can be found in a very close reading of the text, and also in using inference, or an educated guess, to figure out where he is. At the beginning of the story, he starts…

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  • HISTORY

What were the major compromises that were worked out at the Constitutional Convention?

A couple of looming issues presented itself at the Constitutional Convention. The most pressing was the issue of representation between small and large states. The former was afraid that their…

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  • HISTORY

During the confederation period, what problems did the American economy face?

The American economy at this time was very fragile, and in its infancy. Barter economies still existed on the frontier, there was no system of national revenue, as the federal government had no…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in chapters 24-29, how do the girls make Huck so ashamed?

This part of the novel concerns one of the Duke and the King’s most ambitious scams – the impersonation of the brothers of Peter Wilks so they can seize his inheritance from his daughters, sell the…

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  • REFERENCE

A cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed three days, and rode out again on Friday. How did he…

As far as I am concerned, the only possible answer to this question is that the word “Friday” does not refer to the day of the week. There is no way that you can have three days between one Friday…

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  • SCIENCE

Imagine what it would be like if there were suddenly no air resistance. Explain three differences…

While air resistance can be a nuisance for a car trying to get higher gas mileage, there are also a number of cases where air resistance is desirable. For example, air resistance is the reason that…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

What would be the the disadvantages if we had a popular vote instead of an Electoral College?

The main disadvantage here would be that the states would come to matter less in our political system. This would be particularly true of the little states that do not have all that many voters in…

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  • POLITICAL SCIENCE

“There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid…

If we are examining the quote in terms of meaning, I think that there are several approaches which can be taken on it. The first would be that the idea of “lowest ground” of politics. On one…

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  • MEASURE FOR MEASURE

I need help writing a paper on the character Lucio in Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure.

I moved your question to the Measure for Measure Group, because it seems that information about the character Lucio is really what you are seeking. Here are some questions to consider about Lucio…

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  • SCIENCE

What is meant by energy?

Energy is described as the amount of work that can be done by a force. There are various forms of energy such as kinetic energy which is the energy of motion, potential energy which is stored…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I need essay help with the autobiography Deaf Again by Mark Drolsbaugh.

What kind of help were you looking for? Was it mechanical help in writing, or grammar, or topic and thesis help? Feel free to send me a message if you need particular help. An essay should be easy…

  • ESSAY LAB

I have to write a commentary on a speech about childrens saftey when playing in parks, and that…

I think you need to work on presenting this as a balance between safety outside – helmets, parental supervision, picking up trash, organizing park clean-up days, safety patrols to look out for…

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  • SCIENCE

Why does elecronegativity increase across the periodic table?

Electronegativity is a measure of how strongly the nucleus of an atom attracts electrons to itself. As you noted, electronegativity increases as you go across a period on the periodic table. The…

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  • I HEARD A FLY BUZZ—WHEN I DIED—

Discuss the sounds in the poem “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—” by Emily Dickinson.

In Emily Dickinson’s “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—,” our attention is drawn to sound first by the use of onomatopoeia and the word “buzz.” This word draws our attention perhaps more so than…

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  • HISTORY

Describe the various means used to deprive African-Americans of their right to vote during the…

There were four main ways African-Americans were denied their 15th amendment right to vote in the late 1800s, all used to a different extent depending on which part of the South you were talking…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, do you find Macduff’s behavior in reaction to the news of his family’s murder realistic?

This is an interesting question. It would be simple to imagine that one can evaluate the behaviour of a character in a play based upon simply reading the script, but the behaviour of a character…

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  • LITERATURE

What defines a feminist document in a story or play?

I am a bit confused by your question, but I am going to assume that you are asking what makes a work of literature a feminist text. Feminist criticism can be used to analyze a number of different…

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  • THE REVOLT OF ‘MOTHER’

In “The Revolt of ‘Mother'” how does Freeman reveal Mother’s character through description and…

The descriptions of Mother and figurative language show that she is strong. Although mother tells Nanny Penn that women folk know nothing, according to men, she is actually a strong character….

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  • THE FISH

How does the animal in “The Fish” by Elisabeth Bishop reflect some particular perspective about…

Elizabeth Bishop’s childhood was marked by dislocation and loneliness. Her father died when she was an infant and her mother was committed to mental institutions when she was four years old….

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby, what prompted Gatsby to talk more freely to Nick when he was…

It was this night that he told me the strange story of his youth with Dan Cody — told it to me because “Jay Gatsby.” had broken up like glass against Tom’s hard malice, and the long secret…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How was the men’s viewpoint on Curley’s wife different from reality in Of Mice and Men?

The men called her a “loo-loo” and a “tart”; they referred to her as if she was such a prostitute that they could not bring themselves to spend any time with her. They liked to talk about how…

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  • SAFE IN THEIR ALABASTER CHAMBERS—

Why do you suppose Emily Dickinson would agree to publish the first poem but not the…

Having read both versions of Emily Dickinson’s poem “Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers,” I can only surmise why she might have chosen to print the first in a public forum, while choosing to share…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Describe Emily’s father and tell me what Emily inherited from her father in “A Rose for Emily”?

What Emily inherits from her father that most affects her adult life is her attitude about her position in society. As a Grierson, her father was considered to be of the elite class in Jefferson,…

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  • HISTORY

What is the most important aspect of the Opium Wars?

To me, the most important aspect of the Opium Wars is that they were wars that were conducted so that Britain could force China to allow the British to bring opium into China to sell. The British…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Review the visions set forth by Old Major at the beginning of Animal Farm, and discuss how his…

Old Major’s original vision included complete equality for all animals. It outlined that all animals would work, but that they would have a field to frolick in when they became too old to work–a…

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  • MATH

Given that definite integral of f(x) from x = 1 to x = 2 is 2 and definite integral of f(x) from…

If f(x) is defined and continuous over the interval [a, b], except maybe at a finite number of points, we’ll write Int f(x)dx from a to b as: Int f(x)dx (a->b) = Int f(x)dx (a->c) + Int…

  • MACBETH

What images do Duncan’s words conjure up in Act I, scene iv of Macbeth?

This is really the only scene that gives insight into Duncan’s nature. He does have lines upon his arrival at Macbeth’s castle, but these words are part of a very conventionally polite exchange…

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  • HISTORY

Could someone give me some names of who formed the Civil Rights Movement pleaseI need to get some…

First off, let me say that it is important that we remember that the people who really formed the Civil Rights Movement are a bunch of faceless, nameless people completely forgotten by history….

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Shakespeare present love in Romeo and Juliet ?

Love is presented in numerous ways. The first we see of love is in Romeo’s infatuation with the beautiful Rosaline. He is obsessed with her and loves her, so much to the point that he spends most…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapter 21 of To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Lee link waiting for the verdict to the mad dog…

As the jury is deliberating on the evidence in the trial of Tom Robinson, it is taking a pretty long time. As Scout sits in the courthouse waiting, she says that the strangest feeling came over…

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  • MATH

What are the linear functions f and g if x-2=2f(x-1)+3g(x+1) and 4f(x-1)-2g(x+1)=-6x+4?

x-2 = 2f(x-1) + 3g(x+1)………….(1) -6x + 4=4f(x-1) – 2g(x+1)……..(2) ==> -2*(1) + (2) = ==> -2x + 4 = -4f(x-1) + -6g(x+1) ==> -6x + 4 = 4f(x-1) – 2g(x+1) ==> -8x + 8 =…

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  • OTHELLO

What is the theme and plot of Othello?

These questions have been previously asked and answered. Please see the links below, and thank you for using eNotes.

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  • MATH

Find the indefinite integral of the function y = tan^4x + tan^2x.

y= tan^4 x + tan^2 x First let us simplify; We will factor tan^2 x ==> y= tan^2 x ( tan^2 x + 1) ==> intg y = intg (tan^2 x ( tan^2 +1) ) dx We know that : tanx = sinx/cosx ==> intg y=…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How would you design group work for the second act of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare?I…

Enotes has some wonderful lesson plan units for teaching Romeo and Juliet that would be great for you as a student teacher. I strongly suggest you use one or more of these units to teach the play…

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  • MATH

Determine the modulus of the complex number z=(3-i)/(3-2i)

z= (3-i)/(3-2i) First we need to rewrite the number by getting rid of the denominator. We will multiply the numerator and denominator with (3+2i) ==> z= (3-i)(3+2i)/(3-2i)(3+2i) Let us calculate…

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  • MATH

What is the point slope form of the equation of the line that passes through the point (0;2) and…

The line passes through the point (0,2) and the slope m = -3. Let us write the equation in the standard form: y-y1 = m(x-x1) such that: (x1,y1) is any point that passes through the line and m is…

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  • SCIENCE

How is the brain capable of seeing a spectrum of color when the eye only contains three types of…

By integrating them in the optical cortex. The three types of receptors peak at yellow, green and red and are thought to process the full field of color through opponent-process theory. For this…

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  • SCIENCE

How does experience affect visual perception? Provide an example in your response.

In his work, Theaetetus, Plato wrote, “Perception, then, is always of what is, and unerring.” However, Socrates contended that “perception is unerring–as befits knowledge.” Of course, science…

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  • SCIENCE

What is visual perception?

Perception is the ability to receive and prescribe validity something. Hence, visual perception is the ability to physically view and consequently acquire images, colors, lights, and any other…

 


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