Who is the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men?

Who is the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men?

  • RULES OF THE GAME

What are some examples of cause and effect in “Rules of the Game”?

In “Rules of the Game,” or in most any story, we can isolate some examples of causes and effects by looking at the chain of events in the story and thinking about which events necessarily led to…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, why does Ralph say, “Meetings. Don’t we love meetings?”

Ralph makes this statement sarcastically. He and Simon are attempting to erect the last of the three shelters, and they are having a hard time. Ralph is frustrated with the other boys because,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What does Jack look like in Lord of the Flies?

Jack is not a good-looking boy. He is described as having red hair and blue eyes, with plenty of freckles, and a face that looks “crumpled.” Golding says his face is “ugly without silliness.” By…

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  • WAITING FOR GODOT

What is ‘Waiting for Godot’ by Samuel Beckett about?

This outstanding play by Samuel Beckett is “about” the desire (some would say “need”) of all humans for a purpose and direction in their lives. For those majority of us, the “purpose” of our lives…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

The most recent change we have seen in the way news is being disseminated and how candidates are…

The answer to the question — what is the most recent way in which news is being disseminated and facilitating the manner in which politicians are expanding their support base — is “A,” the use of…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily”, what does Emily Grierson have engraved at the jeweler’s?

Part IV of “A Rose for Emily” is very telling. We learn that Emily’s relationship with Homer Barron is not taken very well by the people. The minister, his wife, and even Emily’s cousins from…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

In engaging in agenda setting, priming, and framing, the news media areA. telling the public…

When the media engages in agenda setting, priming, and framing, they are mainly telling the public what to think about. The media is able to set the agenda by determining what stories it reports….

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, what do Ponyboy and Two-Bit mean when they say they can get along without…

The sentiment that the gang cannot get along without Johnny is expressed over and over again in the story. And the boys all acknowledge that it isn’t because Johnny is dependable in a fight or a…

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  • MACBETH

Where in Macbeth can I find quotes showing that Macbeth is honest and royal?

Macbeth is the epitome of honest and loyal to Duncan in the first act of the play. The king’s son, Malcolm, reports to the king from the battlefield that Macbeth had been the most courageous of the…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

How does the Monster in Frankenstein relate to Satan?

Frankenstein’s monster relates to Milton’s Satan specifically. In chapter 15, the monster learns to read by finding books at the DeLacy’s home. He takes several books, but says that “Paradise Lost…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

“Dumbing down” of the news refers to the news media’s action ofA. using simple language so…

Unfortunately, there is no option “F,” for “All of the above.” The reason I write that is because the concept of “dumbing down” information encompasses each of the options considered. “Dumbing…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

Who is addressed by the term “some people” in Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

The answer to your question is that Mother often refers to the superiors in the Nazi government (and sometimes specifically Hitler) as “some people.” Mother uses this particular term to express…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

What does nonchalantly mean?

When someone is nonchalant, they act indifferent or appear unconcerned. When a character is described as doing something nonchalantly, they are performing an action in a casual or unexcited way….

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  • HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

How does Harry change throughout the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry returns to Hogwarts– though with some difficulty– feeling relieved to be back in a place where he is treated like a person. He also visits the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Harper Lee generate tension in To Kill a Mockingbird in the mad dog scene?

First, Calpurnia calls Atticus, then runs up and down the neighborhood as far as is safe to warn the neighbors that there’s a mad dog coming (and having the switchboard operator call everyone…

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  • ANTIGONE

In Antigone, who is this quote about: “You shall have a son of your own loins/ To death, in…

In Antigone, the quotation noted above regarding the “two debts to pay” is given by Tiresias to Creon. In Scene 5, Tiresias comes to Creon to give him advice about his decree and his actions to…

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  • HISTORY

How did the arrival of Europeans affect the diseases among the First Nations of Canada?

Prior to European settlement, the First Nations of Canada enjoyed a prosperous lifestyle that consisted of healthy eating, physical activity, and holistic healing. When the Europeans arrived in the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are passages in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that show Atticus teaching his kids the…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most important lessons Atticus teaches his children is seen in the following speech he makes early in the novel: You never really understand a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some examples of hypocrisy in To Kill a Mockingbird?

There are many examples of hypocrisy in To Kill a Mockingbird. Let me give you two of the most conspicuous. First, we see religious hypocrisy among the women in the Missionary Society. Mrs….

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  • ODYSSEUS ELYTIS

Which goddess seems to guide Odysseus and Penelope by suggesting the contest with the bow?

It’s Athena. Athena is Odysseus’ patron goddess. Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and war. Odysseus is known for his intelligence and cunning nature, aptly displayed with his idea of the…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

What traits does Harrison Bergeron have?

For every quality of physical or mental excellence Harrison Bergeron possesses, there is a corresponding handicap that he must wear to bring his abilities down to the level of the “average” person…

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  • MACBETH

How are Shakespeare’s 4 humors related to the 4 elements (earth, fire, air, and water) in the…

Shakespeare didn’t come up with the humors; they were commonly accepted as philosophical and medical facts. A person with balanced humors was healthy; of course, if a person was unhealthy, you…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In A Christmas Carol, how does Dickens create atmosphere in Old Joe’s shop?

In stave four of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come view a scene from the future which takes place in Old Joe’s Shop. In this scene, Dickens uses two techniques to…

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  • SCIENCE

Which of the following is neutrally charged: An ion, an electron, a compound or a proton?

A compound is neutrally charged. An ion can be a cation (positively charged) or an anion (negatively charged). Ions are formed when atoms either gain or lose electron/s. When electron/s is/are…

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  • GONE WITH THE WIND

Please summarize Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a novel first published in 1936 that has been a major bestseller, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide, and that was adapted into an equally…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

What is an analysis of the characters in “Thank You, M’am”?

Langston Hughes’ story “Thank You, M’am” contains two main characters, a boy of about fourteen or fifteen named Roger and Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones. Through Hughes’ use of colloquial…

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  • MACBETH

What are Macduff’s responses to Malcolm’s vices?

The exchange between MacDuff and Malcolm serves for Shakespeare to examine the difference between a tyrannical ruler and a noble/just ruler. Malcolm presents many different terrible traits, many…

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  • THE METAMORPHOSIS

What member or members of his family try to get Gregor out of bed ?

The story “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka begins with Gregor waking up and discovering that he has turned into a bug. Despite this startling revelation, Gregor continues to lie in bed and…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Bierce makes deliberate decisions about what information…

By not revealing the truth, that Peyton Farquhar imagines the entirely of Part III in his head in the moments during which he falls from the bridge into the noose, until the very end of Part III,…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How can we judge and what we can say about the personality of Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F….

In judging Gatsby’s character in The Great Gatsby, it is probably best not to see Gatsby on a scale of good and bad or positive and negative but instead in a somewhat more complex way. We might…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

Who has the strongest impact on Montag in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

In Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse has the strongest impact on Montag. It is significant that Montag almost predicts her arrival in the story, indicating the importance of her forthcoming role: He had…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What does Faber say about Jesus and the controllers of society?

During a conversation with Montag, Faber makes an important comment about the role of Jesus in society: Christ is one of the ‘family’ now. I often wonder if God recognizes His own son the way…

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  • 1984

On what page in 1984 can I find the quote about the chocolate rations being “raised” even though…

In my copy of 1984 (Penguin, London, 1990), you will find this quote on pages 41-42, though it may be slightly different in yours. Either way, this quote appears in Part 1, Chapter 4 of the book,…

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  • HISTORY

How and why have people misused Darwin’s idea?

People have misused Darwin’s ideas by creating the set of ideas that we call Social Darwinism. They have done so because human beings have an apparently innate desire to use anything they can do…

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  • THE GIVER

In The Giver, when was color lost?

In Ch. 12, Jonas asks, “Why did colors disappear?” and the Giver replies, “Our people made that choice, the choice to go to Sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In The Boy in The Striped Pajamas, in the last chapter (on page 163), how is what is actually…

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a fictitious novel set during the Second World War. Bruno and his family move from Berlin to “Out-With,” Bruno’s mispronunciation of Auschwitz, where his father…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Atticus’s plan to defend Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus’s first plan concerning Tom Robinson is to give him the best defense possible. Though Atticus knows Robinson will likely be found guilty, Atticus…

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  • MACBETH

How would you write a rant that expresses your feelings about the murder of Duncan?

This is an assignment you’ll need to do for yourself, but I can give you some questions to consider to help you out. Consider what sort of king Duncan is. Is he strong or weak? Is he a fair ruler,…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

“I drink…to the buried that repose around us.” / “and I to your long life.” Why is the toast…

Montresor speaks of “the thousand injuries of Fortunato” in the opening sentence. Since he does not describe any of these injuries, it is to be expected that he will come out with a few exemplary…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill A Mockingbird, which three characters show that the inability to change or the fear of…

Three characters who show the inability to change or the fear of what change would mean to their lives are Boo Radley, Mayella Ewell, and Nathan Radley. Boo Radley’s story is unique because as…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What did Jem put on the note to Boo Radley?

Jem is so anxious to meet Boo Radley that he and Dill devise a plan to invite Boo out for ice cream. Their plan is to hook a note onto a fishing pole and poke it through the window for Boo to…

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  • “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH

What is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s claim in his “I Have a Dream” speech?

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is essentially a persuasive speech, delivered in 1963 during the March on Washington. People giving persuasive essays and speeches intend to…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are some quotes about tragic love from Romeo and Juliet?

Here are a few lines of text that you may find helpful. ROMEOLove is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs;Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;Being vexed a sea nourish’d with loving…

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  • THE BRIDGE ON THE DRINA

How can I compare the similarities and literary messages of The Bridge on the Drina and A…

I see now with this second post of your question that you have a specific idea in mind. You need both “similarities” especially in the “literary message to readers.” This has caused me to…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

How does Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter decide where she and her daughter Pearl will live…

In chapter V of The Scarlet Letter, “Hester at her Needle”, Hawthorne narrates how Hester makes a decision that nobody saw coming: Rather than fleeing from the village, forgetting her past there,…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

What was one of the first things that Maniac did?

As you read the book, Maniac Magee, written by Jerry Spinelli, you will discover that it is a novel about a boy who is orphaned at a young age. The boy, Jeffery Lionel Magee, who comes to be known…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

Who is Rosh in The Bronze Bow?

Rosh is the leader of a group of bandits who live on a mountain. Daniel lives with Rosh at the beginning of The Bronze Bow. When Daniel ran away from his master, Amalek, to the mountain, Rosh found…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Who is the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men?

While it’s difficult to say who the loneliest character in the novel is, there are two prime candidates: Curley’s wife and Crooks. In order to show why these two are better candidates for loneliest…

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  • ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

What are some examples of metaphors in “All Summer in a Day”?

Bradbury’s science fiction tale of a futuristic society where children are sent to live on Mars is full of figurative language, including metaphors. On Mars, the children live in a dark,…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

In Coelho’s The Alchemist, how are Santiago’s sheep important? What lessons has he learned from…

At the beginning of Coelho’s The Alchemist, Santiago has been a shepherd for two years. This is a good amount of time to acquire many experiences and skills with any job. And Santiago is a true…

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