Who is the antagonist in The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle?

Who is the antagonist in The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle?

I think that it really attests to how much Changez did love America that he chose to stay for as long as he did. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is about a young man who comes from Lahore, Pakistan to…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How does Charles Dickens make a statement about the social conditions of Victorian England in A…

Throughout A Christmas Carol, Dickens shows examples of poverty in England. Below are three examples from the story. On Christmas Eve Day, two gentlemen enter Scrooge’s counting house to ask for…

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  • DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

How did Enlightenment thinkers influence the Declaration of Independence?

The men that signed the Declaration of Independence, as well as the man who wrote it, were very much influenced by Enlightenment political theory. The Declaration of Independence stated that if a…

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  • SCIENCE

How has technology expanded our knowledge about astronomy?

The previous answer wrote great information about how the telescope is a changing piece of technology that has helped humans better understand astronomy and cosmology. From simple, small light…

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  • THE NECKLACE

What lesson does “The Necklace” teach?

There are a number of lessons in Guy de Maupassant‎’s short story “The Necklace.” Two that are prominent are “all that glitters is not gold” and the best policy is to tell the truth….

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  • REFERENCE

What is special about first week of August?…

Depending on where you live in the world and what culture(s) you are a part of, different days, weeks, and months of the year may have special meaning. For the month of August, the first week holds…

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  • SCIENCE

Water flows over a section of Niagara Falls at a rate of 1.6 × 10^6 kg/s and falls 55 m. What is…

The potential energy of the water going over the falls each second is given by PE = mgh = (1.6 x 10^6 kg)(9.8 m/sec^2)(55 m) = 8.6 x 10^8 Joules Power is the rate of conversion of potential energy…

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  • LITERATURE

What did Martin Luther King mean by the “drum major instinct”? How can this instinct have a…

Martin Luther King, Jr’s last sermon was on what he called “The Drum Major Instinct.” He began by retelling the Biblical story of brothers James and John asking Jesus if they could sit on either…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

In Tuck Everlasting, what does Angus Tuck think of living forever?

Angus feels as if the Tucks are not fully participating in life because they are immortal. Angus uses the rowboat outing to explain to Winnie how he feels about being immortal. That’s what us…

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  • HISTORY
  1. Describe role of American woman & minorities during WWII 2. Was Japanese internment a…

We request that you only post one question at a time here on eNotes. Therefore, I will answer one of these questions—your second. People can have different opinions on the fairness of the…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

In “Harrison Bergeron,” how does the author use parallel structure for effect in paragraphs 51…

I may have a different copy of the text than yours, so I am not sure we are seeing the same paragraphs; however, I will try to answer the question as best as I can. Parallel Structure as a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In which chapter does Mayella Ewell tend to her geraniums, and which chapter tells mainly about…

We learn about Mayella Ewell when the trial starts. A description of the Ewell home is given in Chapter 17. It is a very run down property. “The varmints had a lean time of it, for the Ewells…

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  • THE ULTIMATE SAFARI

How does the narrator of “The Ultimate Safari” describe her encounters with animals?

In The Ultimate Safari, the narrator and the group that she travels through Kruger Park with encounter a number of animals. One night (she didn’t know which night it was because they were walking…

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  • THE ULTIMATE SAFARI

Why must they creep “like animals” through Kruger Park?

In The Ultimate Safari the little girl narrator and the group she travels with must traverse through Kruger Park. “He said we must move like animals among the animals, away from the roads, away…

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  • THE ULTIMATE SAFARI

What does “away” mean to the little girl in “The Ultimate Safari”?

The little girl in The Ultimate Safari often talks about going “away.” When she talks about going away, or imagining another place, the reader gets the sense that she’s not so interested in where…

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  • SCIENCE

Give a reason why scientists prefer the metric to the “US” system of measurement

Personally, I prefer the metric system because it is based on multiples of ten. This make mental math much simpler when using the metric system rather than the US system. Scientists sometimes have…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Why is Bill’s favorite character King Herod?

After Bill has been injured several times by Red Chief and worn to a frazzle by the boy’s inexhaustible energies and demands for attention, he has the following conversation with Sam. By and by,…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

How is the theme of discovery developed in Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart”?

Poe’s story is about secrets — secret feelings, and secret deeds. So, if we think about discovery as “finding” something, in a way the story is about the fear of being “found out” or discovered….

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  • LITERATURE

How can we analyze the poem “On Turning Ten” by Billy Collins? What are the attitude, theme, and…

“On Turning Ten” by Billy Collins has a tone/attitude of melancholy and thoughtfulness. The narrator is reflecting thoughtfully on his sadness about turning ten, “the first big number.” The…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Describe three main actions of Scrooge that demonstrate his development from the beginning to the…

These can be found in Chapter (or Stave) five. Firstly, consider the action in which Scrooge purchases the prize turkey and sends it to his employee, Bob Cratchit. This is an extremely generous…

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  • HISTORY

How did the light bulb change the world in terms of geography?

The light bulb changed world geography because it allowed predominately agrarian societies to become increasingly industrial. Prior to the development of the light bulb, life revolved around the…

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  • THE STORY OF AN HOUR

What instances of repetition can be found in “The Story of an Hour”? What is the significance…

Much of the repetition of words or phrases in the story serves to reinforce Louise Mallard’s sense of her new freedom. The word “open” is used multiple times: the window in Louise’s bedroom is…

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  • HISTORY

In what ways was the missionary message of Christianity shaped by the cultures of Asian and…

History shows that Christianity started in the Asian continent given that Jesus lived in Palestine. During its early development, Christianity had its strongest presence in Asia Minor or modern day…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Why does Bud lie to Mr. Lewis and tell him that he is from Grand Rapids?

In Chapter 10, Mr. Lewis spots Bud walking on the side of the road and pulls his car over. Bud hides behind a bush and Mr. Lewis offers Bud a sandwich, an apple, and a red pop to get him to come…

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  • HISTORY

Why might a historian study technological advancement as part of the historical context of an event?

Many historical events are determined either by technological advances or technological limitations. In military history, technology plays a major role in the success or failure of military…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Hi! I really need help on my Comparative Genre essay between Romeo and Juliet and Blow, Blow thou…

Structurally and generically there is already a big difference between these two pieces. Romeo and Juliet is a full length tragedy. “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” is a song contained in 2.6 of As…

  • SCIENCE

A car applies the brakes and slows down from 15.0 m/s east to 5.00 m/s east in 4.00 s. What is…

The acceleration of an object is simply the rate of change of velocity. It can also be written as, a = dv/dt = (v2 – v1)/(t2 – t1) here, a is the acceleration of the object, v1 and v2 are its…

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  • THE WEDNESDAY WARS

Which architecture firm acquires the contract for the new junior high? Do you think Mr. Kowalski…

In the story, Hoodhood and Associates eventually wins the contract for the junior high. Prior to Hoodhood and Associates winning the contract, an unpleasant incident almost destroyed Holling and…

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  • REFERENCE

Describe some of the history, principles, differences and similarities between Liberalism and…

Liberalism was based on 18th-century enlightenment. The guiding principle is that education and reasoning are important in improving the state of the world. This would be achieved through…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

How does “Harrison Bergeron” convey the conflict between the needs of ideals of society and the…

In Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” there is a contrast between society’s needs and the individual’s reality. This is the central conflict in the story. In this story, equality at any cost is the…

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  • SCIENCE

Assumimg the rubber bands are models for covalent bonds, what can you conclude about the relative…

You can use rubber bands to model single, double and triple covalent bonds by comparing the force needed to stretch one, two or three rubber bands at once. In doing so you will observe that triple…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, what news does Atticus bring home about Tom Robinson?

There are many times that Scout records the events of her father returning home from work. The one time that has anything to do seriously with Tom Robinson is when Atticus has news of Tom’s death….

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  • HISTORY

How did industrialization change society?

Industrialization changed society in many ways. This response will focus on four of these many changes. First, industrialization changed the nature of work for most people, especially skilled…

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  • HISTORY

What was the Reformation parliament?

The Reformation Parliament was the English parliament that passed significant legislation leading to the English Reformation. The pieces of legislation were passed between 1532 and 1534, leading to…

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  • 1984

What is the tension between outward and inward conformity in 1984?

The government in 1984 demands that no tension exists between inward and outward conformity. The state insists not only on outward obedience to its laws and dictates but that its citizens’ minds…

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  • HISTORY

Why did dictatorship rise after WWI?

There were several reasons why dictatorships rose after World War I. In Germany, the Weimar Republic was established after World War I ended. However, the Versailles Treaty was so harsh on Germany,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

The two most common themes within Lord of the Flies are the battle between civilization and…

Those two themes are closely linked together because, as civilization falls apart for the boys, they lose their innocence at the same rate. Already in Chapter 1, the reader can see the threads of…

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  • THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

What does Mr. Wilson tell sherlock Holmes about the Red-Headed League? Why did he come to Holmes…

In “The Red-Headed League,” Mr. Wilson comes to Mr. Holmes for help, as he feels he has lost out on a very good job due to mysterious circumstances. Mr. Wilson tells Holmes and Watson that he had…

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  • SHAKESPEARE

What is the tone of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 1?

Although there are many thoughts on this topic, one might argue that the tone of Shakespeare’s “Sonnet One” (which is, to be more specific, the first of a series of seventeen sonnets themed around…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

What attitude do Ulrich and Georg have in the story “The Interlopers?”

In the beginning, and for most of the story, Ulrich and Georg are both stubborn and vindictive. They have inherited a quarrel that is not really theirs. Yes, technically Ulrich owns the land and…

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  • SCIENCE

How does distance affect the gravity of an object on another object?

The gravitational force of attraction between two objects decreases as the distance between the objects increases, by a squared factor. For example, if the distance between two objects doubles the…

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  • SCIENCE

In thermodynamics what kind of measurements do we use in order to find out how intensely hot…

Ultimately, temperature is just the average kinetic energy of particles bouncing around inside an object. But how we measure it really depends on what it is we are measuring. For small, accessible…

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  • NIGHT

Why did the townspeople remain complacent with the German army in Night by Elie Wiesel?

The townspeople in Night by Elie Wiesel remained complacent when the German army first came into town because they really did not know what was happening. Sure Moshe the Beadle had warned them, but…

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  • SCIENCE

In one year the earth will get struck by lightning 3.15 times 10 to the 9th power times….

Although this is technically a science question, we will be using math in order to solve it. In order to work out your answer, you will have to divide the total lightning strikes by the number of…

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  • THE PEDESTRIAN

How do you think that television could be used to suppress people’s thoughts and ideas in the…

In the future world of 2053 A.D., as foreseen by the solitary pedestrian Leonard Mead, families would not converse and interact, but would all sit in the dark, staring at the lighted television…

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  • NIGHT

What is Elie’s family like in Night? To whom in his family does he seem most attached? With whom…

Eliezer is a 12-year-old boy at the start of the story. He lives in Sighet with his family. He is the only son; he has three sisters, two older (Hilda and Bea) and one younger (Tzipora). At the…

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  • HAMLET

Many scholars argue that Hamlet’s tragic flaw is his tendency toward inaction—his inability…

Yes, indeed. If Hamlet had acted immediately and decisively as he had promised the ghost to do, none of the tragic outcomes later would have occurred. His procrastination is what led to the deaths…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What does it tell us about Ponyboy to know that he wanted to read the book?

One of the reasons that Ponyboy is the narrator of the story is that he is a round and dynamic character. Though he is a “greaser,” there are things about him that don’t fit the stereotype. One of…

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  • BUSINESS

In a free market, who has the most control? The buyer, seller, supplier, or distributor?

In a free market, I believe that the buyer has the most control. This may not seem apparent at first look, but one has to consider the adage, “the customer is king (or queen).” It is ultimately…

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  • THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE

Who is the antagonist in The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle?

The novel The Story of Edgar Sawtelle tells the tragic tale of a boy named Edgar who cannot speak. Edgar’s life descends quickly into chaos when his father is mysteriously murdered. Soon, Edgar…

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