Who is the hero in the play “Julius Caesar”- Brutus or Julius Caesar?

Who is the hero in the play “Julius Caesar”- Brutus or Julius Caesar?

  • HAMLET

What does Hamlet mean when he said to Ophelia “go thee to a nunnery”?What I want to know is if…

Hamlet admits in this little conversation that he “loved Ophelia once”. He quickly follows with “I loved you not.” I don’t think this means he never loved her, or that he loved her once and no…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Who is the hero in the play “Julius Caesar”- Brutus or Julius Caesar?

Yours is a question that has long been debated, and arguments can be made for both characters. For, Caesar and Brutus of “Julius Caesar” both demonstrate hubris, arrogance as a result of his pride…

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  • HEALTH

Why would a pregnant women smoke and drink alcohol? Please give a description of reasons for…

It is due to the fact that both substances are addictive, and one kicks the need for the other, either physiologically, or psychologically. Often, when a person drinks, the kick of nicotine hits…

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

Southern Setting in the PlayBesides reaching for historical accuracy, why does the author…

It may be, too, that in the South, there are strong family values and a definite pecking order. The father is the head of the family, the mother follows, and then children. Most of the time,…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the problems generally faced by the companies going for multibranding?

The strategy of multibranding has both advantages and disadvantages. As the advantages suggest, multibranding by companies offer the consumer more choices from one central location where, let’s say…

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  • HISTORY

What were Muawiyah’s aim and achivements?

Muawiyah, who lived from 602-680, was a Muslim, the fifth Sunni Caliph, and as Caliph founded the Umayyad Dynasty and established its capitol not in Mecca nor in Medina, but in Damascus. He was…

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  • HENRY VIII

How did King Henry VIII change the religion in England?

King Henry VIII came into conflict with the Roman Catholic Church when he desired a new wife and the Pope refused to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Bolelyn in…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily,” how are changing worlds reflected? Is it that Emily resists such change?

William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” has as one of its themes the decline of the Old South with its gentility and unspoken code of chivalry against the New South and its increasing degeneration….

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  • REFERENCE

worldwide mourning of famous peopleDo you think the worldwide mourning of a famous person death…

I do. I imagine that this question was generated in response to the response to Michael Jackson’s death. Celebrities have always been part of a cult, receiving adulation far beyond what (I think)…

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  • LITERATURE

How do the Benandanti use syncretism to suppress any resurgence of the ancient traditions?Any…

Syncretism is the blending or melding together of more than one spiritual belief, practice or tradition into a unique system, thereby having the potential to bring together unrelated traditions….

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How was understatement used in The Great Gatsby?Understatement; a statement that is restrained in…

In the opening chapter of the book, Nick, the narrator, describes where he lives on Long Island, and specifically, West Egg. He calls it “less fashionable” than East Egg and in doing so is using…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

I am pregnant and live in New Hampshire for less than a year. The doctors won’t see me as I have…

Where are your medical records? Why are you traveling or moving without them while pregnant? How old are you? Are your parents with you? How long have you been pregnant? Have you seen a doctor…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is Alan W. Dowd’s main argument in the article “The United States Must Commit to an Ongoing…

The main argument upon which Alan Dowd bases his well-researched July 2002 article is that the United States should grasp historical and practical similarities between the Cold War and the War on…

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  • THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

In chap. 5 Crane describes the officers as having “neglected to stand in picturesque attitudes.”…

As a Naturalist, Stephen Crane broke with the Romantic tradition and refused to idealize war. In “The Red Badge of Courage” the officers are not arranged as though they are in a painting, gallant…

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  • MACBETH

During what part of the play do you most feel sorry for Macbeth’s character?During what part of…

Call me hard hearted, but I never feel sorry for Macbeth! Any misery or suffering he experienced, he brought upon himself, and in his selfish ambition, he destroyed many good lives. I realize…

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  • VIRGIL

The AeneidExplain the god’s involvement in human affairs in The Aeneid.

The gods used humans as tools to get at other gods with whom they had issues. They help the humans their rival gods want to fail, and so forth. Like #2 mentioned, sometimes it is only for…

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  • TEACHER BOOK REVIEWS

Amsco’s Voc for college boundHi, Would teachers please tell me how they are using Amsco’s voc…

I don’t use this book, but have you tried having the students draw pictures of these words to differentiate between them? I like the Picture Vocabulary books for SAT and ACT words. Some of them…

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  • THE CHOCOLATE WAR

In The Chocolate War why did Brother Leon allow the fight between Emile and Jerry happen, and to…

There are a number of possible answers to this question, but I think that the two most believable ones are “spite” and “revenge”. Brother Leon, the assistant headmaster only filling in while the…

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  • HISTORY

I’m having problems writing a thesis statement on the Boston Massacre. Can anyone help me?

Well, start with what a thesis statement is–and is not. A thesis states an idea (not a fact). It states an idea that you believe you can explain and support with evidence that you gather through…

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  • SLAM!

I need to know 20 important events in order from the book Slam! Can you help?

  1. Slam tries out for basketball at Latimer. Though Coach takes him to task for his attitude, he makes the team. 2. Slam hangs out with Mtisha and Ice. Mtisha thinks Ice is hanging out with the…

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  • MY BROTHER SAM IS DEAD

What major event in American History do Sam and his father disagree about? Describe how Sam and…

In the novel, “My Brother Sam Is Dead,” Sam Meeker drops out of school, in 1775, and joins the militia so that he can fight for America’s independence. The theme of the story is the Revolutionary…

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  • CAESAR

Cassius and BrutusHOW WOULD CASSIUS AND BRUTUS FARE AS LEADERS IN THE 21st CENTURY?

Brutus is the noble but naive one who goes to Washington with stars in his eyes and a will to do the right thing. However, he is manipulated into doing the “right thing” for others which is the…

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  • B. WHITE

In “Once More to the Lake,” what does White mean when he says “now the choice was narrowed down…

The answer to your question is found in this passage from the essay as White tells of taking his son to the farmhouse close to the fishing camp for dinner: Up to the farmhouse to dinner through…

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  • B. WHITE

In “Once More to the Lake,” why does White feel disconcerted that the road to the farmhouse has…

“Once More to the Lake” is White’s bittersweet story of returning to the fishing camp on the lake in Maine where he had spent a month each summer with his family when he was a boy. When White goes…

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  • REFERENCE

When do I get my diploma?I”m a freshman but did not receive a diploma indicating that I have…

In the United States, one does not receive a diploma until one has completed the twelfth grade. However, you should have received grades for your coursework this year. If you have made a D or…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

If Willy is the protagonist , who or what constitutes the antagonist force? Is the antagonist the…

It would not be the same. If Willy is the protagonist, the antagonist would be the force that wrecks him: The fake ideal of the American Dream and its assumption that hard work earns you the…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

What does Emerson say happens to us as we mature?

Emerson states that “There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse,…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose For Emily,” what would be different if this story were told from Emily‚Äôs point of…

Among other remarks, the critic Frank A. Littler refers to Faulkner’s story as “a meditation on time…an allegory of the relations between North and South.” So, without the narrators of “A Rose…

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  • NIGHT

What choice do Elie and his father make near the end of Night?

Assuming that you mean when Elie’s father is near death, Elie struggles with whether to follow another prisoner’s advice to take and eat his father’s food in addition to his own. The reasoning is…

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  • REFERENCE

What are the machining stages in turning?

Turning, which is a method of moving metal against metal for cutting purposes, has two stages. The first stage is rough cutting and the second stage is finishing cutting. Rough cutting is done at…

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  • IN A GROVE

What is the in-depth analysis and summary of “In a Grove” by Ryunosuke Niihara? In our…

I had a look at the enotes summary myself and believe it to be a competent discussion of the story. Close reading would require you to consider some of the ideas discussed in the enotes summary and…

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  • MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

What exactly is the importance of the chorus?

This T.S. Eliot story involves a lot of representations and symbols. The chrous, I believe, is more representative than symbolic of collective thoughts held by the parishoners and prevailing…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Which casket did the Prince of Morocco choose and why?

Prince Morocco chooses the gold casket, and Act II, Scene VII is dedicated mostly to walking us through his reasons behind the choice. The prince is trying to win Portia’s hand in marriage. In…

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  • LITERATURE

Will EBOOKS replace paper books? What are the implications?I was standing in Barnes and Nobles…

I really, really hope not. The ideas of not being able to hold a physical book while reading, of not being able to arrange them and rearrange them in a book case, of not being able to carry one…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Can you describe John’s Shakespearean world? And why is this world unrealistic?

In “Brave New World,” John’s Shakespearean world is an aesthetic world, and, as such, it is not in accord with the desensitized and artificial world of those outside the Reservation. When John…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In “Lord of the Flies”, what does change when Ralph loses his advisor, Piggy?

The most profound change when Piggy dies in chapter 11 is that Ralph realizes that civility, reason, and intellect, like Piggy, are dead and that in order to survive, Ralph must now revert to…

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  • HAMLET

What is the conflict inside Hamlet after his father’s sudden death, his mother’s marriage to his…

Well, for one thing, Hamlet’s father is gone. Hamlet didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, and he is in a deep moment of grief and loss. He is suffering the loss of a parent, and you are really…

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  • HISTORY

What is white revolution?please can you give me answer in detail like when it happen for what…

Hi! Are you referring to the White Revolution in Iran or India?

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  • REFERENCE

What is the meaning of “Man should build bridges rather than walls”?

If you build a wall, you are metaphorically isolating yourself. A wall stops people from seeing each other or connecting with one another. It creates distance. On the other hand, if you build a…

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  • PICKWICK PAPERS

The Pickwick Papers (A madman’s manuscript).how could the story change if it were told by another…

Any time a story is told from a different point of view, you must take into consideration the characteristics which make that character unique. The reply in #2 gives you a great example of that….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what do we learn about the Cunningham clan in Chapter 2?

One of the many strengths of this novel is the number of minor characters who are brought into the story. Harper Lee creates the whole of Maycomb county through these people and their distinct…

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  • THE RED PONY

What feelings does Jody have and what is his personality and behavior like?

Jody is often fearful of and intimidated by his father. He has a quiet, mild personality and is usually very curious about his surroundings. He is very easy to teach and eager to learn, and he…

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  • CATHEDRAL

What is a good thesis statment for an interpretation essay of “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver?

This is a very open-ended and personal decision on your part; writing an interpretation essay on a short story will depend entirely on your interpretation of the piece. In order to determine that,…

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  • THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO SAY PHOENIX, ARIZONA

What is the setting in “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” in terms of times, places,…

The story of “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” is set on the reservation in Washington state near Spokane, Washington. Flashbacks are also on the reservation. One of Thomas…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Help with my thesis statement: Over the summer, I was given the assignment to write a 3 page…

I think for your thesis you should really think about the moral of the story and go with a more general type of thesis that looks at the whole point of the book. Example: The struggle of finding…

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  • YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

Is Goodman Brown surprised to encounter the second traveler on the road, or does he seem to…

It’s difficult to know … I think just about everything he saw or thinks he saw in the woods that night surprised him. Something he says at the end, however, shows wonder, if not surprise: “That…

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  • HOPE WAS HERE

Who is the antagonist of the book Hope Was Here?

Hope is the protagonist of Hope was Here, so the antagonist (or one who works against her) could be one of many characters in the book. The case could be made that her mother is her antagonist…

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  • THE STORM

What general attitude about sex, love, and marriage does Kate Chopin imply in “The Storm” and…

Chopin, as in many of her other stories, is implying that marriage is not necessarily happiness and bliss for all women. In Chopin’s time period, women were born and bred to be married. That was…

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  • THE HANDSOMEST DROWNED MAN IN THE WORLD

What does Esteban symbolize in “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”? Why?

Esteban symbolizes the “larger than life” paradigm of a person who is so extraordinary that he ordinary, in turn, becomes too much for him. This is why, when it comes to ordinary and everyday…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, what is Simon’s intial reaction to, and vision of the beast? (Reference…

Since I’m using a different version of the text, I’m not sure of which encounter you’re speaking. If this is in reference to Samneric’s beast, Simon feels a sense of incredulity, finding it…

 


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