What was the polis in greek civilization?

What was the polis in greek civilization?

  • THE ODYSSEY

What plan do Athena and Telemachus devise to overcome the suitors in the Odyssey?

Athena advised Telemachus to first make his case before the assembly of Achaean heroes and ask the suitors to leave. The goddess also stated that if Penelope, Telemachus’s mother was bent on…

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  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC

What has happened to Ragueneau at the beginning of Act 3 in Cyrano?

In short, poor Ragueneau has lost all his money in his efforts to publish his book of poetry, “Ragueneau’s Rhymed Recipes.” Further, Ragueneau has also lost his wife, Lise. In the play, Ragueneau…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Who is Fezziwig?

In Stave Two, Ebenezer, led by the Ghost of Christmas Past, revisits scenes from his youth. One of those scenes features Fezziwig, Scrooge’s former boss and the man for whom he served as…

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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

How is the mystery solved at the end of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle?

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson have been asked to look into the death of the late Sir Charles Baskerville. The…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

What do Prince Prospero’s reactions to the disease reveal about him?

In his reaction to the spread of the Red Death, Prince Prospero reveals a few things about his character. Prince Prospero gathers one thousand of his friends and flees to a walled-off abbey to hide…

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  • LITERATURE

What are the main events of the story “Thank You, M’am?”

The story opens with an action scene depicting a stout woman, walking down a city street at night carrying a large purse. A boy runs up behind her, attempting to steal her purse but instead, falls…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some examples of setting being described in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?

Harper Lee vividly describes setting in To Kill a Mockingbird to establish mood. Multiple examples can be seen throughout. The first occurs in the opening chapter. Within in the first few pages of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How confident is Atticus that he will win Tom Robison’s case?

Atticus was a really smart man and had lived in the South and Maycomb long enough to know that Tom Robinson would never be acquitted of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Sadly, that just…

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  • HISTORY

Name 3 major things that Franklin Roosevelt did to help end the depression?

The Great Depression began in America on October 29 1929 when the stock market crashed, plunging the country into economic crisis. By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt took presidential office in…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Why are all the animals going to the barn?

In the opening chapter of Animal Farm, the reader learns that Old Major, the boar, has summoned all the animals to the barn because he wants to tell them about a “strange dream” he has had. Because…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, why does Francis Nurse believe he has caused trouble for the 91 people who…

After their wives were arrested, Corey, Francis and John sought the help of the people. They obtained a signed deposition testifying to their wives’ innocence. They presented this evidence in court…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some examples of deceptive appearances in To Kill a Mockingbird?

The character who most illustrates that he is really something different from what people think is Boo Radley. Boo’s existence is surrounded by rumors and myths that Scout and Jem have heard…

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  • HISTORY

How did the telegraph affect the economy?

The telegraph helped to integrate the economy, forging a national economic system. Along with its “sister” invention in transportation, the locomotive, it enabled long-distance transactions to take…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Why is condensing a story to only 50 words difficult?

Stories like The Great Gatsby contain multiple layers of discovery. Generally condensing a story into something like 50 words leaves room only for the most basic plot summation. A well written…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What are some character traits of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Demetrius shows insensitivity to other people’s needs, doggedness in pursuing his desires, and a tendency to flip-flop in love. As the play opens, Demetrius has prevailed upon Hermia’s father to…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Mexican War and the idea of Manifest Destiny become divisive political issues?

Manifest Destiny was of course a key motivating factor for the Mexican War in that it claimed the right of the United States to claim territories that belonged to Mexico. But it was the war itself…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In A Christmas Carol, how has Scrooge’s reaction to the spirits changed since the beginning?

When Marley visits Scrooge at the beginning of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge’s attitude towards the visits of the spirits is very blasé. He jokes, for example, about receiving the spirits all at…

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  • “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH

What did Martin Luther King, Jr mean when he used banking metaphors in his speech at the March on…

In his speech at the March on Washington, best known for his “dream,” King described the United States as having “defaulted” on a “promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.”…

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  • THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY

Discuss the use of bird imagery in The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Durrow uses a lot of bird…

To begin a discussion on this topic, we first have to realize that birds can travel wherever they will at any moment due to use of their wings. Rachel travels, too: to Chicago, to Oregon, to many…

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  • SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL

What are some of the true facts in Sarah, Plain and Tall?

I am assuming that you mean true historical facts. Sarah, Plain and Tall is a well-researched historical fiction novel. It contains a wealth of accurate historical information about the period….

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  • THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY

How can we interpret the bird imagery used in “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky”?

Birds are found throughout the text of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, written by Heidi W. Durrow in 2010. The author makes use of bird imagery and metaphors to describe the juxtaposition and…

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  • THE SNIPER

How many people are killed in “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty?

The first person to die in the short story “The Sniper” is known as the man in the armored car. He poked his head out of the top turret in order to speak to the old woman. She is an informer that…

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  • HISTORY

Can you summarize the four main sections of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense pamphlet?

In 1776, Thomas Paine advocated American independence in his famous pamphlet, Common Sense. In Chapter 1, Paine argues that the British government is a “house divided against itself” because its…

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  • THE SWIMMER

How does the third person point of view affect what we know about Ned and his life in “The…

The third person point of view can be either omniscient or limited. An omniscient third person perspective means that the narrator can reveal the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in a…

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  • SCIENCE

Questions on plant growth and optimization of growing conditions. 1 image

The optimal growth can be determined by comparing plant height per unit acid added. For example, for 20 ml acid added, plant grew by 18.5 cm; that is, plant grew at 0.925 cm/ml of acid. Similar…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

I am supposed to write an essay on what makes a leader. What are some ways to start that off?

This is an interesting question, and a good place to start might be whether or not you plan to talk about the qualities of a good leader or a bad leader, as there are both. Also, you’ll need to…

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  • A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS

What are some of Mrs. Sommers’s character traits in “A Pair of Silk Stockings”?

In “A Pair of Silk Stockings” Mrs. Sommers finds herself caught between being an unselfish mother and satisfying some of her own personal needs. Here are some of her character traits: unselfish -…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are some quotes that Curley directed towards Lennie in Of Mice and Men?

Curley is portrayed as an insecure hothead, who feels the need to prove himself. So, when someone like Lennie comes onto the ranch, Curley targets him. Immediately, he gives a threatening stance…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Why do the Cratchits have such a small goose according to the ghost in A Christmas Carol?

In Stave 3, the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Ebenezer on a tour of other peoples’ Christmas celebrations. He visits his nephew, Fred, where he gets to see firsthand the party that he opted not…

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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME

In A Wrinkle in Time, what are the external and internal conflicts?

The external conflict in its largest sense is evil. The black cloud that Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace see is evil itself, according to Mrs. Whatsit. This same cloud surrounds Earth, making it a…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How does Ebenezer Scrooge change throughout A Christmas Carol?

Ebenezer Scrooge experiences significant change from the beginning of a Christmas Carol to the end, although this change is not sudden. It occurs as the story progresses, and we see this in each…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

In Freak the Mighty, what are three words Max says that make him feel like a real person?

Not feeling like a “real person” is just another way of saying that a character lacks self-confidence. This is Max’s main internal problem from the very beginning of the book. (Max’s…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

According to Bud, what was the band’s favorite thing to do beside playing music?

At the beginning of Chapter 8, Bud mentions that the band’s favorite thing to do besides playing music was to tease each other and talk about Herman E. Calloway behind his back. The band members…

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  • MACBETH

What does Lady Macbeth need in Macbeth?

In Macbeth, arguably Lady Macbeth needs two things: one, to be queen, and two, to make amends for her role in Macbeth’s murders. When Lady Macbeth receives Macbeth’s letter in Act 1 Scene 5, she is…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the reason for the loss of the innocence of the children in Lord of the Flies?

The major reason for the loss of innocence that is suffered by the boys is the inherent (in Golding’s mind and his portrayal in the novel) evil present in all men, or boys as the case is here….

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  • HISTORY

Why did the Boston Massacre contribute to the American Revolution?

The Boston Massacre contributed to the start of the American Revolution. The colonists had been unhappy with previous British actions. They didn’t like that the Proclamation of 1763 that…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

What is Holmes’ reaction to the physical description of Vincent Spaulding?

When Sherlock Holmes is listening to Jabez Wilson’s complaint, Holmes’ keen mind is making assumptions and deductions that never would have occurred to the “not over-bright pawnbroker.” As Holmes…

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  • HISTORY

What are the similarities and differences between the three plans for Reconstruction?…

There were several plans for Reconstruction. I will explain each plan so you can identify the similarities and differences. The plans were different because each person or group proposing the plan…

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  • SCIENCE

Why do we breathe air and why do we drink water.

Water is a major need for all human being. It is a must for them to survive. Man need water to various actions inside the body. Usually a man need to drink about 2.4 liters of water everyday….

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Where does Montag stop before going to Faber’s?

After Montag kills Beatty and escapes from the firemen, he runs to Beatty’s home and plants several books before reporting it. Montag does this in order to carry out the plot he hatched with Faber…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What could be a thesis statement for jealousy vs. resentment in A Separate Peace by John Knowles?

Jealousy vs. resentment sounds like a good topic for a compare/contrast essay about A Separate Peace by John Knowles. One could first start by examining characters who deal with both feelings, such…

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  • SCIENCE

What are evidences of evolutionary relationships?

There are at least five evidences of evolutionary relationship. Each are identified and briefly explained below. 1. Biogeography Biogeography looks at how species are geographically distributed…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a summary of the book “The Safety of Objects” by A.M. Homes?

This is a collection of shorter stories written by A. M. Homes that was published in 1990. In short, it is a collection of stories about the American Dream and the strange events that often…

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  • THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

Why is Mark jealous of Cathy in That Was Then, This Is Now?

Mark is jealous of Cathy because his best friend, Bryon, spends most of his time with her. Before Bryon fell in love with Cathy, he and Mark were inseparable. Mark and Bryon spent most of their…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why does Lennie become upset with Crooks in Of Mice and Men?

Realizing that he has the intellectual advantage, Crooks tries to rile Lennie, who is looking for George, by telling him that George is not returning. He upsets Lennie simply because he can; this…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” what is the impact of the title when it says “an…

The title of Ambrose Bierce’s short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is an understatement that belies how profound the subject matter of the story is. The “occurrence” is the hanging of a…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

How do political views influence macroeconomic policy?

There are two primary ways government creates macroeconomic policy, through fiscal policy and through monetary policy. Monetary policy, controlling the supply of money and interest rates, is the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Who calls the fire department to turn in Montag?

Actually, several people call Captain Beatty to turn in Montag for having books hidden. The first is the group of Mildred’s friends who Montag reads poetry to while they were all gathered…

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  • HISTORY

What was the polis in greek civilization?

A polis (plural poleis) was an ancient Greek city-state. Greek poleis, which included Athens, Sparta, and Corinth–to name a few–were independent cities ruled by the local citizens rather than a…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What lesson did Scrooge learn from the first spirit?

The first spirit to visit Scrooge after the ghost of Jacob Marley has visited him is the Ghost of Christmas Past. When Scrooge asks the first spirit why he came to visit, the spirit informs Scrooge…

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