What were the kids trying to do in chapter 4 through 6 of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

What were the kids trying to do in chapter 4 through 6 of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

  • HARPER LEE

What were the kids trying to do in chapter 4 through 6 of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

In these chapters which spans the summer between Scout’s first and second grades at school, the children are trying to learn more about Boo Radley. In typical childhood fashion, they find Boo…

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  • THE LOTUS EATER

I would like to know the plot of the short story entitled “The Lotus Eater.”

Like many of Maugham’s other short stories, “The Lotus Eater” is a study of an unusual character he claims to have met in his travels. Thomas Wilson is a very ordinary Englishman who falls in love…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Can anyone write a suitable description essay for me?about 350 words and this should be the last…

We are here to answer specific questions, not do your writing for you. The paragraph you have suggested for the ending is a nice one, and I am sure you could do a great job with the rest of it!…

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  • ENGLISH TEACHERS

HELP GET STARTED ON BOOK REPORTI CAN TELL WHAT ITS ABOUT I JUST NEED HELP WRITING IT ITS ON THE…

The first thing that you might do is consider what you want your audience to know about this book. You don’t want to write a summary of it, so decide what is the most important thing you took away…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapter 13 of To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Aunt Alexandra involve herself in Maycomb’s…

In this book, the Finches are sort of outsiders in Maycomb society in the sense that they don’t always act the way they are supposed to. By contrast, Aunt Alexandra is very much a mainstream…

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  • WALT WHITMAN

Walt whitman Vocab Poem or LetterUsing at least 10 of the 30 vocabulary words, write EITHER a…

I can’t (and wouldn’t anyway) write the poem or letter for you, but I can give you some pointers. Why not use some of the vocabulary words to write a free verse poem to describe Whitman? You could…

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  • THE WHITSUN WEDDINGS

Analysis for “The Whitsun Weddings” By Philip Larkin? Thank You :)Would anybody happen to know…

I imagine it will not be easy for someone young and (probably) American to relate to this poem as it is quintessentially English. Whitsun weddings – I think there were tax reasons for so many…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connel: How are Rainsford and General Zaroff alike? How are they…

Both men are avid hunters. Both enjoy a challenge. And by the end of the story, both men are killers. All along, Zaroff has been hunting down men and killing them. In the very end, Rainsford…

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  • HOMELESS BIRD

What was daily life and the culture like in chapter 1 of Homeless Bird?

Life and culture as expressed in the opening pages of Homeless Bird seems to fit a traditional notion of an Indian household. There are many people living under one roof. Space seems to be a…

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  • ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM

What is the moral theme of the novel Anna and the King of Siam?

The book’s theme is most certainly equality. As the Civil War rages in America, Anna Leonowens, a British widow, travels to Siam (Thailand) to teach English as a language and British customs to…

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  • LYDDIE

How and why did Rachel’s arrival change Lyddie’s attidude toward Brigid in Lyddie?

Lyddie loves Rachel and immediately recognizes her little sister’s helplessness and vulnerability; she is moved to do everything she can to make life better for her. Having Rachel with her to care…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why does Nick call Gatsby “great” and “honest” when Gatsby is a bootlegger…

The answer to this contradiction can be found in Nick’s opening remarks in the novel as he remembers Gatsby and the events of that summer in 1922. Nick does not excuse Gatsby for his illegal…

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  • HAMLET

How is Horatio a foil to Hamlet?

Horatio, unlike Hamlet, is calm, level-headed, reasonable, and cautious more often than not. He initially doubts the existence of the Ghost, but once he sees it, Horatio logically decides that…

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  • BEOWULF

Why does Beowulf ask Wiglaf to build him a tomb and call it Beowulf’s tower?

Beowulf wants the tall tower built at the edge of the water so that sailors can see it from a distance and remember his name. Thus Beowulf wishes to be remembered after his death. Also, as a man of…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, what is Nick Carraway specifically worried about at the end of chapter 4?it…

Fitzgerald doesn’t specify exactly why Nick says, “Something worried me.” However, some strong inferences can be drawn. Jordan makes it clear how much Gatsby loved and loves Daisy and how…

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  • BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

In Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, what is Red Cloud’s idea of peaceful surrender?

Red Cloud is one of the few tribal leaders on friendly terms with white authorities. It is his intent to send someone whom he trusts, Big Foot, of the Minneconjo Sioux, to negotiate a surrender of…

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  • THE TRAIN FROM RHODESIA

What is the main idea of the story, “The Train from Rhodesia”?

The story protests the policy of apartheid (complete racial segregation) as it existed in South Africa during the middle and latter part of the 1900s. “The Train from Rhodesia” shows the damaging…

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  • HISTORY

Social ReformsWhy do you think many social reforms are now worldwide in their importance, as…

Globalization and the internet make life difficult for those who would keep reforms local. Lots of people who didn’t know they were being repressed get a nasty shock when they finally get internet…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Pip’s narration of Great Expectations show the gradual increase of wisdom and the value…

Throughout the novel, Pip gets his education from his experiences in life, not from his lessons with either Biddy or Mr. Pocket. When these expectations are presented to him, Pip assumes that Miss…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

What is the setting – time and place – of Bud, Not Buddy?

Bud, Not Buddy is set in and around the city of Flint, Michigan in 1936, at the height of the Great Depression. Whereas the bulk of Depression literature focuses on the plight of those caught in…

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  • HISTORY

What are a few strong reasons for why Hitler hated the Jews? concrete facts and not theories

Realizing that the majority of merchants were Jewish, Hitler blamed the Jews for the fall of the economy and its runaway inflation in the 1930s in Germany. Along with the merchants, Jewish doctors…

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  • MOBY DICK

In Moby Dick, what are Starbuck’s misgivings about Ahab’s pursuit of the great white whale?

In “Moby Dick” Starbuck realizes that the hatred which Ahab harbors for the white whale is preternatural, not merely vengeance for the loss of his leg. For, Ahab perceives the great whale as…

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  • THE PIANO LESSON

In what way does Winning Boy have a tendency to exploit people?

Wining Boy is described as being exploitative and selfish even before he comes on stage in this play. This is not necessarily a negative trait, but it is Wining Boy’s nature to “play the angles” or…

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  • A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA

How could I summarize chapter 3 of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin?

This chapter, entitled “The School of Wizards”, deals principally with Ged’s arrival at Roke, his admittance into the school of wizardry, the beginning of his rivalry with Jasper and his friendship…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

How are setting and plot important to make “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” a good example of…

The painstaking detail with which Bierce portrays scenes lends much realism to “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”: For instance, in the exposition, the narrator names the exact location of the…

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  • CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET

Explain how the events in the short story, “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket” by Jack Finney,…

By going out on the ledge in order to get his interoffice memo, Tom Benecke almost looses his life. He had already sent his wife alone to the movies and decided his priority that night was to…

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  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Why is “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” considered a legend?The story by Washington Irving.

What a good question! I think Irving was making a parody when he called his short story this. (A parody is a kind of satire when a literary work mimics another one in form but is something quite…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What clues at the start of the story foreshadow danger for Rainsford?

In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” there is some foreshadowing of the trouble toward which Rainsford is headed. We get some foreshadowing from the title itself. We can see from the…

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  • LITERATURE

Worst Book-to-Film? C’mon, worst lists are always more fun than best lists…. Every time a…

Hmmm….I tend to be fairly generous spirited with adaptations: medium-hopping is never easy and definitely never perfect. But that said, I really, really cannot stand Steven Spielberg’s cloying…

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  • THE HOBBIT

What happens to a dwarf when his heart is weakened by gold and jewels in The Hobbit?

I think crucially the way to answer this question is to look at how Thorin changes when the company reach the mountain and when they gain the treasure. He becomes completely consumed by his greed…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Give two or more indications that although Happy has a secure job he is no more successful than…

This is revealed in Hap and Biff’s conversation the night Biff returns home. Although Biff is the disappointing so, the one who has skipped out on every job & cannot settle down, Hap is unhappy…

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  • HAMLET

What effect is produced upon the audience by the opening scene?

In Elizabethan days there was a strong belief in the supernatural, so the appearance of a ghost would surprise few viewers of “Hamlet.” In fact, the audience would welcome the spectre who is able…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What hadn’t Gatsby used all summer?no

Gatsby had not used his swimming pool all summer. Ironically, he decided to go for a swim at the same time George Wilson has come to his house thinking that Gatsby was driving the car that hit his…

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  • THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

Are there any literary devices in “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain?

Twain uses several literary devices in “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. The first technique we notice is that the tale is a “frame story”. That means that one story, the story…

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  • MATH

How can I find the dimensions of the rectangle with an area of 175 square meters?about graphs and…

There are a lot of rectangles with an area of 175 square meters; I’ll assume you want length and width to be whole numbers and the area to be exact. To do this problem, you will have to think of…

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  • HISTORY

Why was there slavery in the Northeast?

Slavery has existed everywhere in the world at one time or another. The reasons are always the same, they are power, economy, and profit. The slave trade in New York was begun by the Dutch who…

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  • A&P

What is the significance of the final decision of the narrator in A&P to quite his job?John…

Sammy’s decision, to quit his job in order to get the attention of the girls who have been chastised by the manager from coming into the store improperly dressed. Sammy has learned a huge lesson,…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What is the atomsphere of the ranch and bunk house in Of Mice and Men?

The atmosphere of the ranch and bunkhouse is lively. Many of different characters are present and everyone has a story to tell. Physically: The bunk house is long and rectangular with bunks on…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

From information in the story what is the character study of Prince Prospero, Is he mad?I need…

There is evidence that Prince Prospero is mad, and that he imagines the whole escape to the country with friends and the entire masked ball with the seven rooms. He possibly is suffering from the…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Could Puck’s jests about the irony of the situation be referring to Lysander, Helena and Hermia’s…

I don’t think so, no. You’re absolutely right that Hermia and Helena (we’re not told about Lysander and Demetrius) have known each other since they were children, and went to school together. But I…

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  • NIGHT

What is a good thesis statement and two good topic sentences for the theme persecution in Night…

I think that a thesis statement that connects persecution and Night would be that persecution thrives on silence. I think that you could go about in proving this in several ways. The first would…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

If the climax is when they find her body in her house, what is the falling action?what is the…

The falling action would be when the townspeople search her house after she is dead and find the remains of Homer Barron. The discovery of the skeletal remains of the Yankee reveal more…

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  • THE GIVER

Did Larissa know exactly where Roberto or anyone else went when they were released in The Giver?

Larissa does not know exactly where Roberto or anyone else goes when they are released. She is describing Roberto’s ceremony of release, which had just taken place that morning, when Jonas asks…

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  • BIOCHEMISTRY

What is the name and the length of the shortest protein in the human body?

Human protein Q6YH21, a collagen-like molecule associated with acetylcholinesterase in skeletal muscle, has a variant gene NM_080542, which encodes for the shortest protein in the human…

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  • SCIENCE

What is an mRNA binding site on the DNA called?

RNA polymerase initially binds to an RNA polymerase recognition site on an area of the DNA called the promoter region. It then moves to a binding site consisting of a sequence of seven bases, which…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is conflict?

There are two forms of conflict: internal conflict, which is character vs. self, where the character deals with conflicting or mixed emotions that cause confusion, anguish, suffering within the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible” how does the playwright show irrationality and superstition overruling rational…

There are several examples of this in the play. The one that stands out the most in my mind is the reason behind why Martha Corey was arrested. She sold a pig to Walcott, that died shortly after…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In chapter 8, what myth begins the chapter and how is it developed in the chapter?

The myth in the beginning of the chapter belongs to Mr. Avery. He believed that it was “written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what effect did Scout have on the mob in Chapters 15-16?

As the mob gathers at the jail, Scout is surprised to discover that she knows some of these men. She recognizes Mr. Cunningham, the father of little Walter Cunningham, who she had over to her…

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  • HISTORY

In Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points speech, in the simplest form, what do the 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th,…

Woodrow Wilson presented his Fourteen Points speech to a joint session of Congress on January 8, 1918 in hopes of promoting peace in the aftermath of WWI. The first five points of the speech…

 


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