Who is Mr. Isaacs in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”? How does Dorian describe him?

Who is Mr. Isaacs in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”? How does Dorian describe him?

  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

In the book “Pride and Prejudice”, who are the people that Jane decides to go on vacation with?

Jane Bennet goes on vacation with her aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Gardiner, Mr. Gardiner is Mrs. Bennet’s brother. Jane’s mother thinks that it is a good idea if Jane goes with the Gardiners…

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  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Who is Mr. Isaacs in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”? How does Dorian describe him?

Mr. Isaacs was Sibyl Vane’s manager and producer of the theatre. He is described as “fat” and “stereotypically Jewish”. Mr. Isaacs greets Gray at the door to the theatre and takes them to their box…

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  • THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY

I need to know what Mrs. Laurencin does for a job in View from Saturday.Also, I need to know any…

Mrs. Laurencin is the principal at Epiphany Middle School. She is only one of the many “educators” mentioned in the book. Others include Mrs. Reynolds, the drama director, Mrs. Sharkey, who…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In “Fahrenheit 451”, how do the sayings “knowledge is power” and “ignorance is bliss” relate to…

When Captain Beatty comes to visit Montag at his home, he gives the entire history of how their society became the way that it was. He described how people became the embodiment of “ignorance is…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

How are wit and irony used in Pride and Prejudice?

From the very first pages the narrator’s delight in making ironic, witty comments about her chararcters is clear. Frequently these come through the mouthpiece of Lizzy Bennet, but they also are…

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  • MACBETH

In “Macbeth”, what are three points that support the idea that the witches are a manifestation of…

In the world of the supernatural, the witches in Macbeth represent evil, the reader knows this because they are ugly, deformed, unrecognizable forms, their existence is reflected in their horrible…

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  • IN COUNTRY

Please explain the ending of In Country when Sam finds her namesake on the wall of the Vietnam…

Contrary to her father and her uncle, Sam has not directly experienced the Vietnam War. Throughout the novel this is a major source of frustration for her in her attempt to understand what has…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

In Part I Chapter 4 of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, what news does Mr Lorry have for…

After dreaming in a confused manner about digging to release an imprisoned ghost from the earth during his stagecoach journey in Chapter 3, Mr. Lorry arrives at Dover in Chapter 4, where he takes…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” with whom do the children sit in the courtroom?

The children sat in the “colored balcony” with Rev. Sykes. The courtroom was crowded to overflowing. Rev. Sykes asked Jem if he thought it would be all right if he, Scout, and Dill came upstairs to…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What lines from Juliet’s soliloquy (act 3-scene 2) show: joy, impatience, passion, innocence…

There are numerous lines showing Juliet’s impatience. For example, in the first four lines of the soliloquy, Juliet is saying, “Night, hurry up and get here!” In lines 17, she urges night and Romeo…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

In “A Doll’s House,” what is the dramatic impact when Torvald reads Krogstad’s letter?

Torvald’s reading the letter and his reaction to Nora’s crime serves as the dramatic climax of the play. This is the moment that Nora has tried to avoid for years. This is the moment that she also…

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  • THE PLAGUE

How do you focus on the importance of human nature in reference to the main characters of the…

What is so interesting about the bleak presentation of human nature in this novel is the way in which Camus presents the various characters in this text reacting to their situation. Rieux, the…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

How does acting impulsively bring Okonkwo to his downfall?My teacher has said some similarities…

Throughout the story we see that Okonkwo’s hasty actions have brought him reproach and trouble, starting with they led to his exile from the town, and in some ways this can be linked to the rash…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

I would like to draw a comparison between the authoritarian and democratic power of Jacks and…

If you were to look closely at our government here in the United States, I think you could make several comparisons that mimic some of those systems in the book. If you think of the conch as the…

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  • LITERATURE

Where can I get free books by Enid Blyton?I am asking about e-books.

Well if you have a Kindle, they a millions of selections on their marketplace so I would certainly try starting there. If you are without such a device, a lot of her writing is available either on…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

When Mama takes Cassie and her brothers to meet Mr. Berry, how long has it been since he was…

The text does not really specify the time that has elapsed since Mr. Berry was burned, but we can assume it has been a little while because Mrs. Berry states in chapter four that “the fire has…

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  • MACBETH

What is an example of a thesis sentence that can be used to introduce an essay based on the…

“A thesis statement is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. The rest of the paper, the body of the essay, gathers and organizes…

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  • HAMLET

Claudius demands the Queen explain her son; Gertrude claims that the Prince is insane. Does she…

The short first scene of Act IV centres around Gertrude’s betrayal of Hamlet. Although she does honour Hamlet’s request to not tell Claudius that he is only feigning madness, it is clear that,…

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  • 1984

How does the dream about the paperweight affect Winston’s attitude toward the Party and the proles?

One of the key aspects of 1984 is life before the Party took power and controlled everything, and this life is most accurately reflected in the Proles and their ability to live in a carefree way….

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

I need a quote explaining how knowledge is power from Fahrenheit 451.

Of course in this novel the knowledge that gives power comes from books, which is why the firemen are so keen on burning every book they can come across. Two key quotes that explore the reasons for…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Discuss Golding’s idea of evil in the darkness of man’s heart

The novel charts the descent into savagery of this group of boys. Compare them in Chapter 3, swimming in the lagoon, to Chapter 12, where they are painted savages who have tortured, hunted and…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

The boys gradually lose their civilized qualities. In which ways does Golding let us know they…

This novel basically charts the descent into savagery of a group of boys (some of them choir boys no less – an ironic touch) through their abandonment on an island with no adults. The central…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Trace the changes that occur in the nature of the beast throughout the story.

It is interesting that the Beast when it first appears is treated with scepticism. Ralph flat out denies the existence of the beast, typically in character for the representation of civilisation in…

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  • ROBINSON CRUSOE

What is the plot of Robinson Crusoe?

Robinson Crusoe comes from York, England and is the youngest son of a German merchant. Despite his family‚Äôs wishes that he study law and live a quiet life, Robinson Crusoe expresses his desire to…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In what ways does the presentation of Shylock differ between the original text and the film, and…

I assume you mean the recent-ish Al Pacino version of Merchant of Venice. Well, linked to your question, one of the crucial decisions any director of this play needs to make is to decide how to…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Shakespeare contrast violence with love in Act I Scene 5?When Tybalt spots Romeo…

This is the scene we have all been waiting for – Romeo and Juliet meet and fall instantly and hopelessly in love with each other at the party at the Capulet house. However, amidst this blossoming…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the moral in Lord of the Flies?

Your question relates to the opposition that is present in the novel and which force wins out at the end. The central opposition in the novel is that between the forces of civilisation and…

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  • REFERENCE

In which day will we see that all people are the same without any restriction? When does this day…

It is well to mention that many religions believe that a day on Earth will come when all people will be at peace with each other. It is ironic that religionists believe this because it is very…

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  • PLAGIARISM

plagiarismHow deal with plagiarism effects on the human being?

Plagiarism does impact students’, in particular, because of its shortcut nature. It is a challenge to be able to relay to students that it takes away from their dignity. It’s challenging to…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How do the PLOT and THEME relate to historical events?I do not need help on characters, I’m just…

This novel is famous, and deservedly so, for its biting critique of Soviet history and rhetoric. This novel is an allegory of the rise to power of Josef Stalin. This is why we see the overthrow of…

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  • HAMLET

Broadly describe the significance of the first scene in Hamlet.Act I Scene i.

This spooky ghost scene sets the mood for the rest of the play, with Fransisco describing a supernatural cold that chills the very bones. The appearance of the ghost introduces a key theme of the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Shakespeare present Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet?

Mercutio is famous for his puns and his very quick brain that is able to turn any conversation on its head through his jokes. His puns are not always in jest – sometimes they are in great…

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  • KING LEAR

Does King Lear fit Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero?

Yes, King Lear does fit Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero. Aristotle stated a tragedy must be a drama about persons and things of some importance, where the highly placed hero is brought low…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

Who were the ‘magi’?

The word magi is the plural of magus, which means wise man or even sorcerer (the English word magic comes from the same roots). It is an Old Persian word that was taken into Greek. In the Gospel of…

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  • ARTS

What were the art movements prevalent in the late 1960-1970?art 1960-1970

Abstract Expressionism in the 50’s. (Willem De Kooning, Jackson Pollack. Transitional artists: Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, who spanned the bridge between AE and Pop. Pop and Op Art in the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Has the story Lord of the Flies had an impact on you? How has it changed your thinking?

In examing one’s personal response to this novel one needs to identify the central theme that runs throughout this story. The central opposition in the novel is that between the forces of…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Golding make uses of light and dark to convey the deeper meaning of this story?

Golding uses a writing technique that I’ve come to appreciate the more I teach this novel. He employs a great deal of exposition to set the stage and then changes over to let dialogue carry the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Can you show me Jack’s understanding of the beast and how he uses his knowledge?

Initially, Jack is as much confounded by the presence of the “beast” as the rest of the boys. He comes to realize that, as one of the few willing to aggressively (at least outwardly) hunt, he can…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In the course of the story Ralph’s systems breakdown. How does his thinking change?

In the beginning of the story, Ralph really appears to have some idea of what he needs to do to lead the boys. he is elected as their leader, sets up some sort of system where people have a voice,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, Ralph undergoes a profound change of personality during the island stay….

During the stay on the island, Ralph goes through changes in character. At the beginning of the novel, Ralph appears to the other boys, and to himself, as the natural leader. He is decent, fair,…

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  • BUSINESS

What information do you need in order to write an effective argumentative/persuasive essay? What…

When you are writing an argumentative or persuasive essay, you have a position you are advocating. For example, you might take a position on capital punishment. You might inform your audience…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What effect does the word “traitors” have in “Julius Caesar” (Act 2, Scene 3)? Explain fully.

If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayst live; If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive. The use of such a strong word as “traitors” by a man like Artemidorus in Act III Scene 2, and the fact…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Who is the most supporting character in “Fahrenheit 451” and why? Who is the most supporting…

This is not an easy question to answer. The most supportive character to Montag naturally is Faber as it is Faber who ends up helping Montag in the end to find the community of living books. The…

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  • THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

Looking for a poem called “Face in the Mirror”. Is there a place just for me to read this…

I found the text of the poem here http://carolpeters.blogspot.com/2006/10/robert-graves.html . There is also a wealth of information on this poem here on enotes.com. Please check the links that…

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  • POETRY

How has Gieve Patel depicted violence & philosophy of non-violence in “On Killing a Tree”?

Patel’s “On Killing a Tree” depicts violence and the philosophy of non-violence depicting violence literally and non-violence ironically. The speaker lectures his audience from the standpoint of…

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  • MACBETH

[Act IV, Scene III, lines 201-240] How does Macduff react to the news of his family’s death? Did…

Macduff loved his family very much and is absolutely devastated by the news of their deaths. At first, he cannot comprehend that his entire family has been slaughtered: All my pretty ones? Did…

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  • MACBETH

[4.3.165-173, 181-189] What effect has Macbeth’s tyranny had on the people of Scotland?

Murdering a just, right and much loved King, Duncan, Macbeth’s actions have displaced the rules of nature, the order of the universe has been disrupted by Macbeth’s deeds. This is manifested on…

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  • MACBETH

[4.3.91]According to Malcolm, what are the “graces” of a king? Does he posses them?[4.3.123-137]

In this very interesting scene and the conversation between Malcolm and Macduff – the only scene in the play not taking place in Scotland – Malcolm tests Macduff’s loyalty. Malcolm doesn’t want…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

How are the alternative solutions presented in the satirical essay “A Modest Proposal” going to…

The short answer is: They are not going to help the Irish predicament. “A Modest proposal,” Swift’s satirical essay confronting the Irish predicament, was written in 1729. In the early 1700s,…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

In Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, what is the war news with regard to Italy?Who does Anne…

In August and September of 1943, the war news with regard to Italy is good. On August 3, Anne reports that “in Italy the Fascist party has been banned…the people are fighting the Fascists in…

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