What to teach for Pre-AP Freshman next year????I currently teach 11th grade English Language and…

What to teach for Pre-AP Freshman next year????I currently teach 11th grade English Language and…

  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

What to teach for Pre-AP Freshman next year????I currently teach 11th grade English Language and…

Absolutely freshmen can read Pygmalion. If you incorporate some mythology to go with it, they will understand the title better and some of the references within the work. Have you joined the…

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  • MACBETH

To Whom Or Who Do You Attribute Responsibility For The Events In Macbeth?Hey all, i have written…

You can certainly place blame on several characters in the play. Most people ten to jump right to Lday Macbeth, and there is definitely plenty of evidence in the first act alone that demonstrates…

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  • THE MAN WHO WAS ALMOST A MAN

What does Bill, the father of Dave, symbolizes in the story The Man Who Was Almost a Man?

Bill, the father of Dave, symbolizes the impotent position of the black male in both the family structure and in society. Although as an adult man, Bill is physically powerful, he has little…

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  • ARTS

Is Management a science or an art?

If it’s GOOD management, it needs to be both. Some of the tasks of management are quantitative – making it more a science. Those tasks include budgeting, organizing, marketing, planning, etc….

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

How does Ibsen convey through the play the position of females during his time?

In A Doll’s House, the position of females in Ibsen’s time is examined and he presents his hope for feminism and equality through the character of Nora and her realisation of her situation and her…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

How did Jethro compare his father to Abe Lincoln in “Across Five Aprils”?

In the beginning of the book, frustrated with the caution and restraint exercised by both men, Jethro compares his father to Abe Lincoln. Jethro’s sister Mary has recently died as a result of the…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What “laws” of behavior and attitude does Polyphemus violate in “The Odyssey”? Explain.

Polyphemus violates almost every law of behavior that Odysseus and the Achaians have come to expect. First, Polyphemus asks who they are and what their business is, before he give them any food or…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the nature of the boundires between various AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE(ex.history,mathematics,…

Think about the map. If you went to the boarder between New York and Pennsylvania, would there be a two inch thick, white line between them? No. There are signs. Divisions on a map are political…

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  • THE WOMAN WARRIOR

What is a good introduction activity for a class of sophomores who are beginning to read The…

Maybe you could do something where you are imitating the role of girls vs. boys in the book. Perhaps you could hand out candy and give preferential treatment to the boys while the girls have to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Name three charactes that relate to the symbol of the mockingbird. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDI need to…

I think the most obvious character is Boo Radley. He has had some difficulties in his past, but he chooses to live his life in isolation, only venturing out when one of the kids is in danger or…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Injustice in To Kill a Mockingbird.Three characters in To Kill a Mockingbird experience…

Most of the characters in this novel face injustice in one way or another. Here is a brief example for several characters, to get you started on the right path: Scout – Scout does a lot of…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What happens at night while the boys are asleep (1st page of chapter 6) that has a big effect on…

“Beast from the Air,” is the title of chapter six of “Lord of The Flies,” and foreshadows what this chapter is about. The boys have finally settled everyone down and they all go to sleep. There…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Why is Lord of the Flies one of the most important masterpiece of English literature?

With his “Lord of the Flies,” it has been argued that William Golding demonstrated mastery of the allegorical novel. Indeed, this novel is a wonderful example of allegory in that Golding uses his…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Is Ralph too kind to the other children?

You’ve heard the old adage “I must be cruel in order to be kind”? Well Ralph isn’t too kind to the other children he is stern, just, and is playing the parental authority figure in the novel. Ralph…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the difference between metaphor and allegory in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies?

Metaphor and allegory, as the answer above indicates, are similar; both of them make comparisons, but the primary difference between them is the depth of the comparison. William Golding’s Lord of…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

I think the following quote, “Kill the pig, cut her throat…” from Lord of the Flies is more…

The main point of this quote, which is a chant uttered by the boys as they participate in a somewhat frenzied and primitive dance around the fire after eating pig killed by Jack, is that it is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Is Jack solely guilty of how the story ends in the savagery?

Jack is not the only one responsible for the novel ending in the savagery that it does. Everyone except Simon and Piggy are responsible for the way things turn out. True, Roger and Jack are the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Which role has the world moral in Lord of the Flies?

Your question is a tad hard to interpret, but if you are looking for the one moral character in the story, most people would point to Simon. In many ways Simon is an outcast from the very…

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  • SCIENCE

What would happen if wood where no longer available?

This is a great question. First of all, we have to consider all the things that could no longer be constructed using wood as a main material–log cabins, other types of housing, sheds, etc. These…

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  • AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

In Around the World in Eighty Days, Mr. Fogg used to leave the house for the club at … (a)…

Phileas Fogg used to leave the house for the club at (c) half past eleven. Phileas Fogg, a member of the Reform Club, was quite an eccentric gentleman who was himself and who required all those…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

Could the characters in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” be considered as 3D and round ?…

Is this a trick question? For Louise Maillard, you can answer it both ways: Yes: The protagonist Mrs. Maillard is very much indeed a round character in that we see her in one light at the beginning…

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  • HEALTH

What is my wife’s medical problem? (TOXOPLASMOSIS)my wife had mised aportion in thelast 45 day…

Toxoplasmosis is a disorder that you will need to speak to your doctor about, seeing as I don’t think anyone on enotes is a health-care provider. However, I will say that I know women can get it…

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  • LITERATURE

We need a book for school wide read like “Rocket Boys.” Grades 9-12/AP to Special Ed….

There are certainly a lot of books that each group could read and the objectives and standards could be adjusted according to reading level or ability level. My classes are Special Ed 9-12, we do…

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  • THE AWAKENING

Should Edna be sympathied with in The Awakening?Her action with her son?

This question is perhaps better suited for the discussion boards, because it is somewhat an opinionated question. In my view, no she should not be sympathized with, especially when it comes to her…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What qualities do Mercutio and Benvolio share?

Benvolio and Mercutio are both very loyal to Romeo and the Montagues. Although Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin, both he and Mercutio are best friends and confidants to Romeo. Throughout Act I, they both…

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  • REFERENCE

Theatre in EducationWhy would Theatre in Education (TIE) be considered ideal in the teaching of…

Everyone can be involved in a theater production. I think it’s a good way to show kids that they an be a part of something bigger, and that everyone’s contribution adds to the whole. There’s…

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  • REFERENCE

Analyze the article “The Hidden Life of SUV’s” by Jack Hitt.What’s main idea?

Basically Jack Hitt is claiming that SUV’s are the most popular vehicles because they lead consumers to believe several different things. First, consumers are lead to believe that they are of a…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, how is Macbeth described in Act I, Scene II? With whom is he associated and how does…

Before Macbeth appears on stage, one of Duncan’s officers details the recent battle between Duncan’s forces and the King of Norway, supported by the Scottish traitor Macdonwald. According to this…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, how is this quote significant to the plot? “The idea is if we don’t look…

The quote in context is as follows: Civilization’s going to pieces . . . I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read “The Rise of the Coloured Empires” by this man Goddard?…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

During Scene 4, what directions does Romeo have for Juliet and for the Nurse? What is about to…

After Mercutio leaves, Romeo instructs the nurse to go and get her lady, Juliet because he has a very important meeting to set up for the next day. Romeo tells the nurse Bid her devise some means…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Act 2 Scene 4, why is Tybalt looking for Romeo?

BEN: Tybalt, the kinsman to old Capulet, Hath sent a letter to his father’s house. MER: A challenge, on my life. BEN: Romeo will answer it. Romeo has been spotted by Tybalt at the Capulet party…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What trait in Romeo does Friar Lawrence find fault with? What reason does Friar Lawrence give for…

Friar Laurence is baffled that Romeo, who only a few days ago claimed he was madly and sadly in love with Rosaline, is now in love with somebody else altogether. Friar Laurence teases Romeo, about…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is Friar Laurence doing when we first meet him in Act 2, Scene 3?

Friar Laurence addresses the audience, and tells them about what he has to do that morning: I must up-fill this osier cage of ours With baleful weeds and precious-juiced flowers. Friar Laurence…

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  • MACBETH

I need help analyzing Shakespeare’s use of the Falcon, Crow, Bat, and Chicken in his bird imagery…

Falcon: On Tuesday last a falcon, towering in her pride of place, was by a mousing owl hawk’d at and kill’d” (2.4.11-13). Supernatural events are reported to have happened the night king Duncan was…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the reason that William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet?

The story of Romeo and Juliet is an extremely old one that was originally written in an Italian novel by Bandello. Shakespeare wrote the play based on Arthur Brookes’ epic poem “The Tragical…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, what is Macbeth’s immediate reaction to the witches prediction that he will be king…

Macbeth’s immediate reaction is to be entranced before coming to his senses and asking for more information. We hear of Macbeth’s first reaction not from Macbeth himself, but from Banquo who seems…

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  • THE AWAKENING

In The Awakening, discuss the imagery of darkness, shadows, and night.

In The Awakening, it appears that Edna’s transformation begins to take place at night, specifically when she finds that she can swim. She has a moment of elation at the freedom she feels, and her…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451” when Montag returns to work, what is ironic about the first call he answers?…

If you are referring to when he returns to work after staying home sick, then the irony in the first call that he answers is in the fact that the call is for his own home. This is ironic (the…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

In Heart of Darkness, what are some other details that point to the futility of the European…

A key part of the text that responds to this question directly is Marlowe’s account of his trip to Africa on a French steamer (beginning “I left in a French steamer, and she called in every blamed…

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  • THE ROAD

What are some key passages in The Road by Cormac McCarthy that indicate the theme of journey?

Wow, where to start. Journey is a good theme to discuss with this novel, but journey can be expressed and explored in many different ways where McCarthy’s story is concerned, so let me give you a…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What does Napoleon fear the most in Animal Farm? What does Napoleon think of Snowball?

In Animal Farm, Napoleon most fears an educated populace. He works hard to keep the other animals “in the dark” about what’s really transpiring on the farm and his true intentions. Additionally, he…

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  • LITERATURE

Teaching To Kill a MockingbirdHas anyone encountered any flak from teaching To Kill a…

It’s a wonderful book and should be taught. Anyone who calls it a racist book is just plain… well… ignorant. The entire message of the book is just the opposite of racist, however, the…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

Why was Sam Tatum tarred and feathered in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry”?

According to T.J., Sam Tatum was tarred and feathered because he allegedly called Mr. Jim Lee Barnett, the man who runs the Mercantile in Strawberry, a liar. T.J. says that Mr. Tatum told Mr….

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, Act I, what are Macdonwald’s and Macbeth’s relationships to fortune, and how do they…

When the traitor Macdonwald fought against King Duncan’s forces, the outcome of the battle appeared first to favor Macdonwald, but that appearance was deceiving. Fortune did not favor him at all;…

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  • MACBETH

Why do the witches say they will meet “when the battles lost and won” [1.1.4] wouldn’t it be more…

The witches and their prophecies are necessarily arcane, occult, and cryptic. When they say when the “battle’s lost and won” they may be talking about MacBeth or they may be talking about the…

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  • MACBETH

How does Banquo describe the witches appearance (1.3.45) and how does it fit with the larger…

Banquo describes the witches as he says: What are these So wither’d, and so wild in their attire,(50) That look not like the inhabitants o’ the earth, And yet are on’t? Live you? or are you…

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  • MACBETH

What are the witches talking about at the beginning of scene 3, and how does the convo relates to…

One witch confronts another witch about her whereabouts and the witch responds: A sailor’s wife had chestnuts in her lap, And mounch’d, and mounch’d, and mounch’d. “Give me,” quoth I.(15)…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How are Calpurnia in Julius Caesar and Calpurnia in To Kill A Mockingbird similar and different?

What an interesting question! The major differences between the two women are obvious. Of different races, they lived in different historical eras in different countries and occupied different…

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  • MACBETH

The sergaent suggests that Macbeth and Banquo meant to “memorize other Golgotha” during their…

The Sergent says that If I say sooth, I must report they were (40) As cannons overcharged with double cracks,So they Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe. Except they meant to bathe in reeking…

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  • LITERATURE

Do you agree with short story critic Charles E. May that the most powerful 19th century American…

No, I do not agree with this critical viewpoint, largely because I think it presents a false dichotomy: either a work deals with the psyche or it deals with the supernatural. The tales of Poe offer…

 


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