What misunderstanding leads to Cassius’s death?

What misunderstanding leads to Cassius’s death?

  • ANIMAL FARM

In Animal Farm, tell how the animals were forced to accept Napoleon’s changes.Once Napoleon gains…

You have three questions here, so I will answer your first one: Tell how the animals were forced to accept these changes. Napoleon changes the rules at will, as you have noted. He does so for his…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What misunderstanding leads to Cassius’s death?

Cassius thinks that Titinius has been overtaken and that his side has lost the war. Ashamed that his friend has been killed and distraught over his supposed defeat, he has his servant Pindarus run…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, who is Simon Finch’s only son?

Simon Finch was the first Finch to step foot on American soil. He made a great deal of money but was not happy so he got married. He had 8 daughters and one son. The son’s name was “Welcome…

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  • THE SEA-WOLF

In Chapter 20 of The Sea-Wolf, Larsen makes light fun of Humphrey in front of Maud. What is his…

Wolf Larsen is a hateful and mean character. He is feared and despised by his crew and the people on board the “Ghost,” but he is so strong and in charge that no one dare cross him. In this…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are examples of haste that indirectly affect the fate of Romeo and Juliet?

“Wisely, and slow, they stumble that run fast” says Friar Laurence to Romeo at the end of their first scene together. And he has a point. There are lots of instances of haste, and moments where…

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  • HISTORY

Did President Roosevelt consider American public opinion when deciding how to respond to the…

One of F.D.R.’s best political qualities was his ability to assess a situation, understand it for what it was worth, and depending upon what it was worth find a solution. Yes, F.D.R. considered…

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  • WALT WHITMAN

What is the theme of Walt Whitman’s poem “Beat! Beat! Drums!”?This poem “Beat! Beat! Drums!” is…

This section of Drum Taps is different than those in the beginning parts. There all were excited to go off to war. None knew what war was really like. They glorified it and many were killed or…

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  • TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

I’m looking for a lesson plan -Tuesdays with Morrie. The lesson plan here is a list of questions….

I use readwritethink.org for a lot of my lesson plan ideas. I did a search there for Tuesdays with Morrie, and I came up with two lesson plan links:…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In A Christmas Carol, what is the warning that Marley gives Scrooge?

Marley comes to warn Scrooge of the future that is waiting for him if he does not change his ways. He says that it is the job of men to live among and help their fellow man when they are alive. If…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In A Christmas Carol, how does the knocker change?

Scrooge was coming home at night. As he looked at the door knocker, he suddenly saw the face of Marley, his long-deceased business partner. This happened without any “intermediate process of…

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  • 1984

In 1984, what is the significance of the junk shop, thought police, vaporizing, junior anti-sex…

  1. The junk shop is not a “junk shop” per se-it’s really an antique store where people could buy things from the time before the war. It is significant because it is here where Winston is reminded…

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  • MATH

What is the solution for in and out table, 1 in 2 out, 2 in 4 out, 3 in 7 out, 4 in ? out, 5 in…

In 1 2 3 4 5 out 2 4 7 — — From the above pattern we observe that every successive out term is a sum of previous…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

In “The Monkey’s Paw,” what are the types of conflict and some examples of each?

Two main conflicts make up the story: man vs. fate and man vs. man. In wishing on the monkey’s paw to receive a sum of money, the Whites attempt to control fate. Their wish comes true, but…

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  • TRIFLES

Apart from revenge for her bird’s death, for what reasons did Mrs. Wright use rope to kill her…

In order to answer this question, it is important to focus not just on the fact that her husband killed her bird, but on how the husband killed the bird — he broke its neck, and the reader can…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, describe the ambiguity in Nick’s initial descriptions of Gatsby in Chapter I.

Nick discusses Gatsby twice in Chapter I, in the beginning of the novel and at the conclusion of the chapter. His first references seem both ambiguous and contradictory. He points out that in some…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, what is the importance of Juliet’s ring?

It’s actually only mentioned very briefly, after Romeo’s been banished. Juliet sends the Nurse to find Romeo, and sends the ring as a token of the fact that she does not think of Romeo, even though…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

In “The Monkey’s Paw,” in what way has Mrs. White changed in the third part?

By Part III of the story, Mrs. White is no longer her former outgoing and cheerful self. In her grief, she has become old and hopelessly resigned to living with a broken heart. She sometimes rises…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

In chapter one of The Call of the Wild, what is Buck’s introduction to primitive law?

Buck is introduced to primitive law when he first witnesses a dog fight. He sees how rank and order fall within a pack of dogs, and it is this first experience that inspires Buck to eventually…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Surprised by the Ending?In “A Rose For Emily”, did the ending surprise you or were you prepared…

I was surprised because as a reader I was unprepared for this ending. In Part IV of the story, the narrators mention having seen Miss Emily “purchase a man’s toilet set in silver with the letter…

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  • MATH

For the calculus lovers! An isosceles triangle has perimeter of 64 cm. determine the side lengths…

The perimeter of any geometric shape may be found adding the lengths of the sides of the geometric shape. Since the isosceles triangle has two equal sides the perimeter is evaluated such that: P =…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

In “The Monkey’s Paw,” how does Herbert behave in the last two paragraphs?This question is about…

In those paragraphs, Herbert is very emotional. In the next to the last paragraph, I’d say he is frantic. We’re told “… her husband was on his hands and knees groping wildly on the floor in…

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  • ESSAY LAB

How do I start an essay about my chlidhood?

To write an essay about your childhood, start as you would start any essay: start from within and from without. By “start from without” I mean start outside of you. What is the essay for? Is it for…

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  • GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

In Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” what is the tone of the piece?

“Good Country People” has a deeply ironic, almost sardonic, tone. Consider the irony of the title itself—these are not good country people, especially the salesman—and then move on to the first…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Would you classify “The Great Gatsby” as a historical fiction or drama?

No, I would not classify “The Great Gatsby” as either a historical novel or a drama. If I had to choose one of those, I guess I’d choose historical novel, as dramas are usually plays and…

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  • SCIENCE

if k=1.00×10^-4 for the reaction N2(g)+O2(g)_________ 2NO(g)find the number of moles of NO in a…

Amazing…. I assume this answer is much too late; however, for posterity (and to prove myself?); here goes…. (I might mention that simply doing the problem for you may have very little impact on…

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  • HUNTERS IN THE SNOW

How are the three characters motivated in “Hunters in the Snow?”

All three characters share common motivations. All three are insecure: Tub is fat and self-conscious; Kenny relies on the validation of others; Frank knows that he is committing a sin and feels…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily”, what are some contrasts between Emily’s perceptions of reality and…

There are a couple of areas in which the author contrasts Emily’s perception of reality with reality itself. One of these areas is with loss. For example, Emily doesn’t deal with the death of her…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, I was wondering how the black people feel about Atticus Finch, related…

This question is probably referring to the trial of Tom Robinson; after the verdict was read, the black people weren’t upset that Atticus had lost. They were grateful for everything that Atticus…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why does Gatsby change his name? When did this occur?

“Jimmy” Gatz changes his name shortly after coming out of the military in order to make it sound more aristocratic and to hide is likely immigrant roots. Mainly, this change is directed toward…

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  • SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS

What is the interpretation and meaning behind Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 73”?

Shakespeare’s first 126 sonnets constitute a cycle with controlling themes that unite sections of the sonnets. He begins his sonnets with the speaker’s “unqualified love for a young man whose…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

What is the plot of “The Yellow Wallpaper”?

In short, a woman is battling a form of insanity (is it post-partum depression? something more serious?) on the surface of this story. However, the real story is about women’s rights and women’s…

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  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

What is the significance of the story’s title?

In law, the idea of a jury of your peers is so that there will be a balance of information. If someone isn’t your peer, he or she might not understand your actions (or the laws that govern them)….

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What are the milk and apples symbols of in Animal Farm?

The milk and the apples are symbols of the luxuries in life. Although they are not necessary for survival, they make life more pleasant. After the revolution, the animals believe they will be able…

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

How to break a bad habitI have a student who constantly interrupts and butts in to conversations…

In addition to body language, another tactic you may choose to use is completely ignoring him (within reason) when his statements are not in line with your classroom procedures and expectations….

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

In A Doll’s House, what is the “miracle of miracles” of which Nora speaks near the end of the…

At the conclusion of the play, Nora speaks to Torvald of “the wonderful thing” that she had waited for patiently for eight years during their marriage. When her secret came out about the illegal…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, why would the community want to eliminate diseases such as Hemophilia?it is for my…

Hemophilia is a disease where the blood does not clot as it should. If a person with hemophilia gets a cut, he or she will keep bleeding long after a normal person would stop. This can be a very…

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  • THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Where can I find critical reviews for the play The Glass Menagerie written by Tennessee Williams?

Several critical discussions of The Glass Menagerie and Tennessee Williams are available here on eNotes. Please see the links below.

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Write a detailed note on the use of wit and irony in “Pride and Prejudice”.Write a detailed note…

Well, happily, the subject of wit and irony in Austen’s great novel is so rich that we can only start the subject here. In general, there are several kinds of irony and a wide variety of wit. The…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Could you help me find four quotes that demonstrate compassion (other than Atticus)?

This question has already been answered by one of our expert eNotes editors. Here is a link for you:…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

Why is Nora’s husband angry when he learns the details of what Nora’s done? And why does Nora…

Torvald is angry because Nora has betrayed his trust with several lies. She lies to Torvald about borrowing the money, and she lies to him how she spends the “household” money and about taking odd…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

In A Doll’s House, what is the specific cause of Nora’s financial predicament?

Early in their marriage, Torvald became very ill and was advised to take an extended trip to rest and recover. In order to finance this trip, Nora borrows money from the bank; she obtains the loan…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Why does the mother compare her daughters to different animals? What does this reveal about her…

One of the central descriptions of Maggie is her mother’s image of her as “a lame animal”. This description captures Maggie’s attitude, her lack of self-confidence and self-belief and her way of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, what does Miss Maudie think about Atticus?

Miss Maudie feels enormous respect for Atticus and strives to help Jem and Scout understand what a good and courageous man their father is. She points out to them that their father is the same in…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Judging from the events in Act I of Julius Caesar, what is the political mood and behavior of the…

As the play opens, the citizens of Rome have taken to the streets to celebrate Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome after defeating Pompey’s sons in Spain. (Pompey had previously ruled in Rome.)…

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  • MISS BRILL

Comparing the women in “Miss Brill,” “A Rose for Emily,” and “The Storm,” do they appear as real…

This is an interesting but in some ways difficult question. Miss Brill dominates Mansfield’s story “Miss Brill” but Emily, it might be argued, is only a background figure in Fauklner’s “A Rose…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What are some examples of Knowles’s use of weather conditions in A Separate Peace to create a…

The novel begins with Gene’s return to Devon after fifteen years. Knowles’ description of the weather that day creates a somber tone and emphasizes Gene’s emotional state. The day is cold and wet…

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  • THE OPEN BOAT

Why does Crane deliberately place the men in sight of land in the story?What does the serenity of…

The dilemmas faced by the men on the boat all have to do with Crane’s firm belief in fate. He illustrates the conflict between Man and Nature in the presence of the stormy, rough seas. The men are…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What are the places that Odysseus went during his travels?

Odysseus visits a great many places — most of them not by choice, after he leaves Troy. We first encounter Odysseus on the island of Ogygia, which belongs to the nymph Calypso. He leaves this…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” Beatty takes great pains to give reasons for burning books. What points can…

One reason that they burn books is because they have content that offends the “minorities” in their civilization. Everyone was offended by something in the books, so, burning them makes it so that…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

What examples of personification are found in the book “Pride and Prejudice”?

Austen does not focus on personification, but she does use this technique in her great novel. One of my favorite examples comes in the first page or so of the novel, when Mr. Bennett says, “You…

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