When and how did the English come to the Caribbean?

When and how did the English come to the Caribbean?

  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What do Max and Freak play in the backyard when Freak moves in?

Well, when Kevin moves in next door, he and Max are not really friends yet. In regards to what they “play,” my guess is that you are referring to their experience with Kevin’s…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

What is the mood of the short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O’Henry? How would I word that…

In the short story, “The Ransom of Red Chief,” author O. Henry creates a humorous mood. From the very beginning, O.Henry uses irony to create humor such as in the name of the town, Summit, which…

  • A RETRIEVED REFORMATION

What is Jimmy Valentine’s dilemma?

In ‘A Retrieved Reformation,’ Jimmy Valentine, a former thief, finds himself in a dilemma. When little Agatha is accidentally locked in the Elmore bank safe, Jimmy must decide whether he will save…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

What message do you think Bradbury is trying to convey in the short story “There Will Come Soft…

I think the full message of “There Will Come Soft Rains” is not fully appreciated without reading it in its context within The Martian Chronicles, but it does make several salient points in a…

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  • THE WAVE

What was the major life lesson learned by Laurie, David and Mr.Ross in “The Wave” by Todd Strasser?

In “The Wave” by Todd Strasser, a teacher, Mr. Ross comes up with an idea to help his students learn about the Holocaust. He creates a fictional group called the Wave where students are expected to…

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  • JORIS-KARL HUYSMANS

In the book Against Nature, what is most symbolic?

À rebours, its title being translated into English as “Against the Grain” or “Against Nature,” is a product of its time. It was the Fin de siècle (end of the 19th century), marked by the symbolic…

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

What is the one similarity between “The Black Cat” and the “Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe?

There are several similarities between “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart” by Poe. A couple of the main similarities are: Both stories are narrated by an insane character. There is…

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  • HISTORY

In what ways was life during Reconstruction difficult for African Americans?

Life was difficult for African Americans during Reconstruction. It was very difficult to go from a life where a person was always told what to do, when to do it, and how to do it, and then be…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

According to Bud in Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, how is being six years old a…

In Chapter 1, Bud feels sorry for his friend Jerry, who is going to a new foster home where he will live with three girls. Bud mentions that the reason he feels sorry for Jerry is because Jerry is…

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  • HAMLET

Why did Hamlet delay his uncle’s murder?

Hamlet does seem to procrastinate in accomplishing the assassination he is pledged to perform. He himself wonders why, wonders what is wrong with him in his soliloquy in Act II, Scene 2. It is the…

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  • MATH

a teacher has 27 students in her class she asks the students to form as many groups of 4 as…

There are 27 students in the class. The maximum number of groups of 4 is 6, since 6×4=24 and 7×4=28. (There cannot be 7 groups as there aren’t enough students, but there are 6 groups.) Once 6…

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  • BEOWULF

What prevents Beowulf’s men from assisting him in his battle against the dragon?

The easy answer to your question is that Beowulf’s retainers are simply too afraid of a supernatural being like the dragon to come to Beowulf’s aid, but that is too easy of an answer. Their…

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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME

In Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, what does the CENTRAL Central Intelligence building…

CENTRAL Central Intelligence symbolizes any entity (person, government, organization) that tries to control the individual’s thoughts and decisions. In the town, everyone is identical, down to…

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  • HISTORY

How did establishment of reservations affect Native Americans?

The establishment of reservations great affected the Native Americans. Native Americans had been forced to relocate to lands west of the Mississippi River since the 1830s. As Americans expanded…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What are some debate questions for “The Tell-Tale Heart”?

The main goal of debate or discussion questions is ensuring that they facilitate discussion and keep others interested. One way I have found that is good for that kind of thing is bringing up…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

Who is the protagonist in “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs?

The protagonist in “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W.W. Jacobs is Mr. Herbert White. Though his wife and son have major roles in the story, it is Mr. White who takes the monkey’s paw from the sergeant…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

List and describe the events in chapter three that increase the tension in the story and lead to…

George discusses how he and Lennie travel together. Slim, the most reasonable man on the ranch, accepts this and a subtle bond is formed between he and George. This will become a factor at the end…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

In “The Masque of the Red Death,” what do the guests of the party do when the clock strikes an hour?

Every time the clock strikes an hour, everyone stops to listen and reflect. Prince Prospero does not seem to care much about his people. Rather than take care of them during a time of trouble, he…

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  • TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING

What is the solution to the problem in Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing?

The greatest problem in Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is that Fudge receives a great deal of attention for being a troublemaker, making Peter feel neglected. The problem reaches its…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

In the following excerpt from “My Last Duchess,” by Robert Browning, what can you infer about the…

It is clear from the extract that the Duchess had no prejudice and that she treated everyone equally. She would compliment anyone and everyone she felt deserved praise for doing her a kindness. Her…

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  • SCIENCE

What is quantum science?

Quantum science, also called quantum mechanics, is the branch of science that describes the behavior of photons and sub-atomic particles. This behavior is very different from what is observed in…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

What are some examples of innocence that Finny shows in A Separate Peace?

One example of innocence Finny shows is his belief that everyone likes him and is a friend to him. At the beginning of the novel, he befriends Gene as easily as he breathes, and he genuinely likes…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

How can I write a thesis statement about A Separate Peace?

This is a lovely proposal with many possibilities. Let’s get into some ideas a thesis statement on A Separate Peace might involve. For one, what do we think about the nature of the relationship…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

What is an example of metaphor in “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank Stockton?

One metaphor used in “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank Stockton is the following: “The vast amphitheater, with its encircling galleries, its mysterious vaults, and its unseen passages, was an…

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  • THE NECKLACE

“The Necklace” Guy de Maupassant. What could the Loisels do to help them move on with their lives?

What could they do that would help them move on with the rest of their lives, following Mathilde’s realization that the necklace had been fake? Now that Mathilde knows what it means to be poor and…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

How does the revelation in lines 45-47 impact the development of the Duke’s character over the…

The Duke is talking to an emissary of a count. The Duke is trying to marry the count’s daughter, so he is trying to impress the emissary. In describing the painting of his most recent duchess, he…

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  • THE DESTRUCTORS

In “The Destructors,” what is the most likely reason the boys refer to Mr. Thomas as Old Misery?

To analyze the answers to this question we should look at each one individually, ruling each as a possibility or not a possibility. His posture is stooped and misshapen. While this may be true and…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

How do symbolism, imagery, and mood appear in the story?

Symbolically, Prince Prospero seems to represent anyone who believes that his wealth and status can protect him from death. He behaves as though, if he simply takes enough precautions, disease will…

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  • SCIENCE

If a child of mass 40kg sits 1.5 meters from the middle of a seesaw, how far from the middle…

In order for the seesaw to be balanced, the vector sum of torques of the forces acting on it should be equal. The forces acting on the seesaw are the forces with which the children push on it, and…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

What is an example of foreshadowing in Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger?”

Foreshadowing is a literary device that gives a hint to the reader as to what might happen later in the story. In Stockton’s “The Lady, or the Tiger?” one instance of foreshadowing is based on the…

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  • THE HANDSOMEST DROWNED MAN IN THE WORLD

How do people react to the drowned man in “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World?”

The reactions to the drowned man vary from group to group. The children, men, women, and the community, as a whole, each react in a different way to interact with the drowned man. Children The…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How does Montag describe his life when he encounters Faber? How does Faber describe his life…

Montag’s first encounter with Faber occurs a year prior to the events in the novel. He recalls the meeting in the park. At first, Faber is scared because Montag is a fireman. But then Faber opens…

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  • SCIENCE

What are some ways people can prevent weathering?

Weathering is the process that occurs when rocks and other materials are broken down into smaller pieces. This can be done via the pressures exerted by the weather (rain, hail, sleet, etc),…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

Why does the narrarator teach doodle to walk, and why does he cry when his family congratulates…

The narrator/brother teaches Doodle to walk because Doodle will soon start school, and he is afraid that Doodle will embarrass him terribly there. On the day that Doodle demonstrates his…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

In “The Lady, or the Tiger?,” who is the protagonist?

In “The Lady or the Tiger?” it is the king who must be considered the protagonist. The story opens with a description of him. In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas,…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

In The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, why does Matt think Robinson Crusoe lived…

Matt thought that Robinson Crusoe lived like a king on the island because the tools the latter was able to salvage from his sinking ship improved his outlook for survival and made life more…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

What is the pattern of details that shows the importance of the clock in The Masque of the Red…

Poe impressed upon the reader the significance of the clock by waiting until the end to speak about it and the effect it had on the guests at the party in detail. He describes the colorful rooms…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What is one quote of Clarisse that causes Montag to realize what their society is really like?

One quote which causes Montag to assess his life and the society in which he lives is Clarisse’s question, “Are you happy?” In Chapter 1 of Fahrenheit 451, Montag walks home one night and, while…

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  • SCIENCE

Which major geoscience process is occuring at the trenches?

That would be the process of subduction. Subduction occurs when two of the earths lithospheric plates converge upon each other. One plate is denser than the other; since it is denser, it is also…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, why did Antony send Lepidus to Caesar’s house to get Caesar’s will?

Antony sends Lepidus to Caesar’s house to get the will so they can determine who should get what. At this point in the play, a lot has happened. After Caesar’s death, Mark Antony made sure to…

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  • HISTORY

which of the battles were the most important in the American revolution and why?

There were several important battles in the Revolutionary War. The first one was the Battle of Saratoga. This battle showed the incompetence of some of the British military leaders. General Howe…

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  • THE AWAKENING

In the setting of the novel The Awakening, what is the decision of Chopin to set the story in New…

In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the story takes place in two settings: New Orleans and Grand Isle. She set the action in New Orleans because she was a Louisiana writer and New Orleans was an ideal…

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  • HISTORY

How did Columbus’s voyages affect the people of the New World?

If we are looking only at the actual voyages that Christopher Columbus himself made, the effects were rather minimal. Columbus made only four voyages to the New World. He only reached the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

It can be said that no single period of time during childhood or adolescence is any more critical…

The social development model (SDM) is one theory that most clearly shows the entire period of childhood development, both in childhood and in adolescence, directly connects to the prevention of…

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  • THE PIANO LESSON

What functions does Maretha have in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson? In what ways is her age…

The Piano Lesson was written by August Wilson, son of a white German-American father and black mother born in 1945. The play premiered in 1987 and opened on Broadway in New York in 1990. The story,…

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  • GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

What weakness or flaw did Griet reveal when dealing with Catharina in the beginning of the chapter?

Near the beginning of the first section of the book, titled “1664,” just one aspect of Griet’s behavior irritates Catharina and permanently causes the older woman to dislike her. It’s when Griet…

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  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, how does Ichabod take great care of himself before the Van…

Ichabod Crane spent extra time getting ready for the party at the Van Tassel farm. He even let his students out from school early so that he could have time to ready himself with meticulous care….

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Which aspect of the carnival season is most important to the events in the story “The Cask of…

Montresor’s main problem is to lure Fortunato off the streets and down into the catacombs beneath his palazzo. The streets are crowded with revelers in costumes. Most of them are intoxicated,…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

What is the significance of Chapter 5 in Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

In The boy in the Striped Pajamas, Chapter 5 is called “Out of Bounds At All Times And No Exceptions.” The significance of this chapter is that it comprises an important part of the rising action…

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  • HISTORY

When and how did the English come to the Caribbean?

The English began to colonize the Caribbean in 1623 when England secured St. Kitts. England would colonize islands throughout the Caribbean Sea between 1623-1778. British mercantile companies, in…

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