What is the symbolism in the short story, “Paul’s Case”?

What is the symbolism in the short story, “Paul’s Case”?

  • PAUL’S CASE

What is the symbolism in the short story, “Paul’s Case”?

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  • ALEXANDER POPE

What is the “Windsor Forest?” I typed it into the search space but there were no results given

The actual location of Windsor Forest is Berkshire England and it once stretched over most of Berkshire. It was made famous by many Kings who like to hunt for stag and other animals. King Henry…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the role of alveoli in the process of gas exchange?its for my biology project. so i need…

In answer to your question, the aveoli are little sacs in your lungs that appear like clusters of grapes. They have a very important part in the respiratory system. When you breathe in air, it…

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  • HISTORY

When did architecture begin?

Architecture began the first time humans built anything to live in. A lean-to, wickiup or grass hut is architecture. Primitive mankind left us evidence in circles of stones meant to weigh down the…

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  • SEABISCUIT: AN AMERICAN LEGEND

“Brick by brick” : what is the entire quote & who says it?The website for Seabiscuit says…

The quote you are referring to is “Brick by brick, my fellow citizens, brick by brick.” This quote is originally attributed to Emperor Hadrian, who allegedly said it while urging his people to…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In “Great Expectations”, why does Miss Havisham wish to see Joe? What does she give him? Why?

After remarking to Pip, “You are growing tall, Pip!” Miss Havisham then asks Pip about Joe to whom he is to be apprenticed. She then asks, “Would Gargery come here with you, and bring your…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What does one of the “littluns” see in the forest? Why doesn’t Piggy like the boys’ behaviour,…

It’s Percival Wemys Madison, probably one of the most important littluns in the novel for charting the boys’ decline into charity. And it takes some persuading to get him into the assembly: At…

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  • THE RAPE OF THE LOCK

Who wrote the parody “The Rape of the Lock”?

Aleander Pope did. He mocked the “baroque” style of heroic verse so given over to exaggeration and sentimentality by giving an account of a girl getting a curl snipped from her hair (an…

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  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

Why can this story be called a story of initiation? Explain. (A story of initiation is a story in…

This is a story of initiation on many levels, but primarily sexual initiation. Connie starts dating boys and experimenting sexually but doesn’t lose her virginity. When Arnold Friend comes to her…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, is Calpurnia a slave cook or does Atticus pay her?

Calpurnia is not a slave, for certain. Atticus treats her like a member of the family, and while her pay is never exactly stated in the book, we can infer that she is paid for her services. Rather…

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  • WALKING TO THE BUS-RIDER BLUES

Who steals the money in Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues?

There are two cases of money being stolen in the story. The first is the mysterious pilfering from the rent money the Merryfields struggle to save each month. The second is the theft of a…

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  • WALDEN

What advice does Thoreau offer to his fellows about ownership of the property and those who live…

Thoreau suggests that those who own land should sell it. Having the responsibility of ownership actually takes time, money and energy. Those without land/property can do pretty much as he…

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  • MACBETH

In “Macbeth”, what was the battle that was happening called?

As the play opens, Scotland is being attacked by forces under the direction of the King of Norway. Joining in the attack are some Scottish rebels, including Macdonwald and the Thane of Cawdor….

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

In Act V Scene 4, why does Hero readily forgive Claudio for accusing and refusing her? Do you…

The answer to both of your questions is that it’s up to how you interpret. Hero doesn’t give us a clear reason for why she forgives Claudio: in fact, the whole forgiveness thing is slightly vague…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is the correct term for a word that makes sense in its own right but is made from a…

This is called a portmanteau word. “Portmanteau” is a French word meaning “suitcase.” In a portmanteau word, two words are blended together to make a new word. Lewis Carroll coined this term in…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, what was the step forward that Miss Maudie thinks society took?

Miss Maudie recognizes that, while many of the townspeople were opposed to Atticus’s representation of Tom Robinson in court, there were many others who backed or supported Atticus’s actions. This…

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  • HISTORY

What is the picture on the cover of “Fortune” magazine from Sept. 1939 supposed to be of?

The picture on the cover of “Fortune” magazine for the month of September 1939, is a picture of insulators. The illustration was created by Austrian-born artist Herbert Bayer. On July 11, 1939…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In these adventures, how does Odysseus show himself to be an effective leader?

One of the best places to see the different qualities of Odysseus is when he’s in Polyphemus’s cave. He is cornered there with his men, and they are all eventually going to be eaten if he can’t…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What is a summary of Bottom’s dream in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”?

I think your question refers to Bottom’s soliloquy in Act IV Scene 1 when he wakes up after the four lovers have been discovered in the woods by Theseus and Hippolyta. He has had his head of an ass…

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  • LITERATURE

What are the themes of Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus?

There are lots of themes you might want to draw out of this book. Each of these could be examined for an essay and traced throughout the novel. Here are a few to get you started… The character of…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

Examine the external conflict from the story concerning Mr. Walter Mitty and Mrs. Mitty.

The external conflict between Walter Mitty and Mrs. Mitty comes from the fact that she is domineering and controlling, and he is too timid to say anything. He daydreams to escape being yelled at by…

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  • AFTER APPLE-PICKING

How are the themes of life, death and the fall of man treated by Frost in “After Apple-Picking”…

The poem “After Apple Picking” by Robert Frost is replete with richly symbolic imagery, and touches on the themes of hard work, success and satisfaction, or perhaps life and death. “The great…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Do you think the Mechanicals make a great team? Include quotes from the play to support your…

I think you probably need to define your question. How do we define a “great team”? If being a great team is that they fulfill their comic purpose within the play by their inability to act, then,…

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  • JANE EYRE

What is Jane’s motivation in marrying Mr. Rochester in “Jane Eyre”? Rich Jane marries…

Jane truly loves Rochester, and has loved him since she worked for him at Thornfield. She couldn’t marry him while he was still married to Bertha, though. Also, she had reservations about marrying…

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  • AFTER APPLE-PICKING

What are the various activities of the apple picker, and how do they relate to the meaning of…

The speaker in this poem does not seem to be engaged in many specific activities so much as reflecting deeply on his work in harvesting the apples. The speaker also seems to be drifting in and out…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Notes about the conflicts that different characters experience and their views on those…

Rev. Parris is involved in the “church vs. community” conflict. In this case, he would represent the church; he is constantly worried that the community is going to overthrow him from his position…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What does Oberon decide to do about Titania and Bottom in Act IV, Scene 1 of “A Midsummer Night’s…

Oberon watches the interaction between Titania and Bottom at the start of this scene. Titania thinks she is in love with Bottom; she doesn’t seem to notice that he has the head of a donkey. The…

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  • AFTER APPLE-PICKING

In “After Apple-Picking”, what is the physical and mental condition of the apple picker?

Physically, the speaker is exhausted. He says how tired he is several times. “I am drowsing off.I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight.” He was holding up a sheet of ice that had formed on…

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  • THE LADY OF SHALOTT

How do you explain the irony in Tennyson’s poem “The Lady Of Shalott”?

In this unforgettable poem by Tennyson the central contrast of the poem is between the world of shadows of the Lady of Shallot and the world of colours of Sir Lancelot. There exist many examples of…

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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

Show clearly from “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” that Mrs. Mitty is an overbearing wife.

Mrs. Mitty throughout this short story shows that she is a nagging, dominant and overbearing wife. Our first introduction to her is when she brings Walter back to reality after his first daydream…

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  • THE HANDMAID’S TALE

I’m working on a 10 pg paper on Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m having trouble coming up with…

Well, you can always explore the main theme of women’s rights, but that may be a bit boring, or at the very least, very traditional. Another, perhaps more interesting, thesis might deal with the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Why are we reading a book written in the 1920’s? What gives a book its longevity? And which of…

“The Great Gatsby”, which was written over 80 years ago, continues to be popular for the same reason many books and plays written hundreds of years ago are still popular. Great literature is really…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

purpose of nickwhat purpose does nick really have in chapter 4

Nick is there to learn about Gatsby’s past. Through his conversations and the information that people confide in him, we learn the false story of his past, as told to him by Gatsby himself. Also,…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

In the novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, are there signs of patriotism and or capital…

In the novel, there are signs of what you might call patriotism on both sides of the conflict between the Igbo and the British. Okonkwo represents the Igbos who do not want to see their traditions…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What contributions to Julius Ceasar are made by Calpurnia and Portia?i dont get why these 2…

Calpurnia is significant in that she believes the superstitions going on around her. She admonishes Caesar not to go out, as she had a horrible dream of his statue pouring blood in a fountain,…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace, what does Gene say about Brinker as he tries to spare Leper’s feelings when…

It is in Chapter 7 that the boys encounter Leper as they return from shoveling snow to clear the train tracks. While they were gone, Leper has been out in the woods by himself on his skiis,…

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  • FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

List three important events from Chapters 5 and 6 in From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E….

In Chapter 5, Claudia and Jamie go to the library to look for books on Michelangelo. Claudia assigns Jamie the task of looking for photographs of Angel, while she herself focuses on reading and…

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  • LITERATURE

In my literature class we are learning about poems. I was wondering is there any literature…

There are lots of descriptions, but probably no definition that anyone would agree on. For my self, I like Coleridge’s: “The best words in the best order.” These are realized in many ways:…

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  • BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

How does Jesse quiet Joyce Ann when she is crying in Bridge to Terabithia?

Joyce Ann starts to cry when the ride to church ends too quickly and she doesn’t get to hear the others sing her second most favorite song, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”. Jess tickles her “to…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

How is love of money evident in today’s society?I was asked this question after reading The Devil…

We are surrounded by materialism. Advertisements for designer apparel flaunt it, hip-hop artists talk about it, and television shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Gossip Girl portray its images….

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

When Holden writes composition for Stradlater in “The Catcher in the Rye”, does that represent…

Holden’s isolation is expressed in the fact that while Stradlater goes out on a date, Holden is all alone in his dorm room, doing homework for his roommate. It is clear in the early chapters, that…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

What is the mood of Huxley’s Brave New World?

In the first part of the novel the mood is scientific, anesthetized and sterile. The reader is taken into a world of test tube reproduction, cloning, hypnopaedia and the scientific creation of a…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter five of “The Great Gatsby”, why is Gatsby dressed in a gold tie and silver shirt?

Jay Gatsby’s clothes symbolize his need to be ostentatious and show off what he has to impress the love of his life. In chapter 5, Gatsby is going to be reunited with his lost love Daisy for the…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In “The Scarlet Letter”, why does Hester remain in Boston?

I’ve thought about this on occasion, and I think it’s because it’s her home. Although she had a strange life there, she had become “A”ble and an “A”ngel to many of the people. She didn’t have the…

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  • THE CAY

Who are the characters from “The Cay?”

In the novel “The Cay,” there are several characters but the only characters that we get to know very well are Phillip Enright Jr, an eleven year-old boy. The other main character is Timothy, a…

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  • ARABY

the author conveys the mood of this short story by focusing mainly on a>plot b>setting…

I would think that the best answer would be B–setting. His reaction to Araby itself, and even the train ride to the bazaar, is focused solely on the environment. It’s dark, depressing, and very…

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  • THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON

Can someone please write a summary about The Face on the Milk Carton?

After a series of child abductions in the Midwest in the 1980s, an Iowa dairy put pictures of missing children on milk cartons as a public service. It quickly became a national phenomenon for a…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Who are the three main pigs in Animal Farm, and who does each pig represent?chapter 2

Old Major: Some argument exists over who he represents. Some critics believe that he is Karl Marx, the creator of Marxism, but most believe that Old Major is Lenin, the leader of Russia’s…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What are the two signs in “The Odyssey” sent from Olympus to indicate the gods’ approval of…

I’m not quite sure where you’re identifying the epic’s climax, but here are some likely events. In Book 20 when Odysseus asks Zeus to show him a sign, “a good omen voiced by someone awake…

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  • BELOVED

StampPaid and BabySuggs named themselves. What is the significance of this, and what does it say…

That these two have selected their own names reveals their independence and their rebellion against slavery. Slaves typically were named by those who owned them, not by their own parents. Stamp…

 


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