Why does Holden relate specifically to Phoebe in The Catcher in the Rye?

# Why does Holden relate specifically to Phoebe in The Catcher in the Rye?

• HISTORY

How does the Buddha’s story about the election of the first king reflect this social history?…

The Buddha’s story reflects this social history through an illustration of how crime came about before kings came into power. While Buddha describes this origination of nihilistic chaos through the…

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• OEDIPUS REX

I need some help with coming up with thesis statement for Oedipus Rex; it is a formal essay.

This is a broad request, because you can say many things about Sophocles’ play, Oedipus Rex. Since you need a thesis statement, let me suggest a few of them. First, one thesis statement could be:…

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• THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963

Why do you think Kenny is afraid when he realizes that the reading he has been chosen to do will…

Kenny is a gifted reader and his teacher likes to show off his reading abilities to the other classes. When Kenny is asked to read in front of Byron’s class, he is afraid that Byron will be angry…

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• REFERENCE

Why are sports important and how do they influence you?

Sports are important because they help in enhancing one’s mental and physical growth. In this regard, sports eliminates bad habits that often result in detrimental health conditions such as high…

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• THE EGYPT GAME

What did Mr. Ross mean when he said, “Melanie, the cruelest month is here!” when April walked…

Mr. Ross, Melanie’s father, is attending graduate school to become a college English teacher. When April comes to visit Melanie, he invites April in and makes a joke about her name. This kind of…

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• MATH

Determine if the sequence is convergent or divergent. If it converges, find the limit….

The given sequence is: an=ln(1+2en)nan=ln(1+2en)n Take note that a sequence is convergent if the terms approaches a real number. Let’s list down the some of the terms of this sequence.

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• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What did France offer to sell?

In the early 1800s, the United States became very concerned when we were told by Spain that we couldn’t store products in New Orleans. This was a blow to western farmers who needed to ship their…

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• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why does a supply curve slope upward?

The basic reason why a supply curve slopes upward is because producers want to make as much profit as they can. The fact that the supply curve slopes upward means that there is a direct…

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• SCIENCE

Trying to Balance the following chemical reaction H2O+CO2 -> C12H22O11+O2

11H2O+12CO2→C1_2H2_2O1_1+12O211H2O+12CO2→C1_2H2_2O1_1+12O2 Here are the steps to balancing this equation: Hydrogen: Multiplying H2OH2O by 11 gives 22 H’s on each side. Oxygen: Skip this for now Carbon:…

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• REFERENCE

What is normal reading speed for a person with dyslexia?

There is no concrete answer to your question. The signs and symptoms of dyslexia tend differ from person to person. Each individual with the dyslexia will have a unique pattern of strengths and…

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• HISTORY

What were the politics in the New England Colonies?

In the New England colonies, people were very involved in politics. In some colonies, people had a lot of political freedom. For example, in the charter colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut,…

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• WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS

What killed the neighbor bully Rubin in Where the Red Fern Grows?

The Pritchards were one of those families that no one in the neighborhood really understood or liked. They had two sons, Rubin and Rainie. Rubin was two years older than Billy while Rainie was…

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• HISTORY

How would a modern day person write their own personal letter from the trench?

When considering how a soldier would write a personal letter from the trench today, it is necessary to consider the technical devices that are available to soldiers of the 21st Century. During…

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• THE LAST LEAF

The title “The Last Leaf” is quite suggestive.Do you agree?[Explain]

The title of O. Henry’s story is, indeed, suggestive; it provokes the reader to wonder about its significance, and it conjures the idea of death. However, as is characteristic of the inimitable O….

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• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Jem resemble Atticus in the book To Kill A Mockingbird?

In Chapter 15, Atticus is guarding the jail to protect Tom Robinson from a potential mob. The mob shows up, demanding Tom Robinson but Atticus refuses. Scout, Jem, and Dill have found Atticus at…

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• SCIENCE

Can convex lenses enlarge images?

Yes, convex lenses can magnify images. Below is an explanation behind the answer. A convex lens is thicker in the middle and tapper towards the edges. Light rays that pass through a convex lens are…

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• MACBETH

What are two modern songs that are related to Act 4 of Macbeth? Explain the connection between…

An appropriate song for Act 4 is “Quiver” by Theory of a Deadman. Macbeth is responsible for the murder of Macduff’s family in this act, so this song could be an anthem for Macduff. Macduff would…

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• SCIENCE

If the mass of the Sun is 1.99×10^30 kg and the mass of Venus is 4.87×10^24 kg, what force does…

Here we need Newton’s law of universal gravitation: F=G⋅m1⋅m2R2,F=G⋅m1⋅m2R2, where F is the gravitational force, G is the universal constant, m1m1 and m2m2 are masses of two objects and R is the…

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• THE ODYSSEY

What is the best way to describe Odysseus when he is facing some of his greatest challenges? What…

In Odysseus’ moments of greatest challenges, he can best be described as quick-witted, resolute, and focused. Throughout the epic, the reader is reminded time and time again that Odysseus longs for…

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• SCIENCE

(Talking about putty) 1. How could you test if the volume is able to change? 2. How could you…

I will assume you are talking about putty, the silicon rubbery material. 1. The volume of a material refers to how much space it takes up. If the material has a defined shape, such as a cube or a…

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• THE BET

What are two literary techniques used in the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov?

In “The Bet,” one of the literary techniques used by Anton Chekhov is symbolism. The two million rubles, for example, function as a symbol of the lawyer’s ambition: he wants to prove his assertion…

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• THREE MEN IN A BOAT (TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG)

In Chapter 12, how does the author ridicule the love affair of Henry VIII?

The author ridicules Henry VIII’s love affair by sarcastically comparing the king’s indiscreet actions to the typically exasperating behavior manifested by modern-day lovers. Jerome continues by…

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• THE OUTSIDERS

Describe the physical condition of each of the boys after the rumble in The Outsiders.

Ponyboy describes the aftermath of the rumble. He notes that Tim Shepherd was really upset because “his nose was broken again.” Steve was lying on the ground moaning and they found out later that…

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• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Jem and Dill’s plan to contact Boo Radley?

After a summer of playing the “Boo Radley” game where the children act out imaginary scenes depicting the Radley household, Jem and Dill desperately want to meet the reclusive Boo Radley….

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• SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

What is the central idea of the text?

The central idea in this classic sermon is that God not only can and will send Edwards’s parishioners to hell in the blink of an eye, but that he has the power and is anxious to punish them for…

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• THE OUTSIDERS

In the Hunger Games why did Susan Collins include the scene with the Avox? How does this scene…

An Avox is a citizen of Panem who has committed a heinous crime against the nation. They are taken to the Capitol where they are tortured, having their tongues mutilated, and forced into slavery…

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• LAW AND POLITICS

We are supposed to solve this exercise by using a game tree: As the chief of staff to Democratic…

What is House Minority Leader Ketch Secor going to do if President Warren Zevon endorses the legislation sponsored by Senator Knight? He’ll send lawyers, guns and money, that’s what. Sorry,…

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• HISTORY

Did Egyptian and Mesopotamian merchants trade mainly over land?

Merchants from Ancient Egypt and Ancient Mesopotamia traded over both land and sea. Shipbuilding was done in both countries, and both countries had sea and river routes available for traders to…

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• HISTORY

What were three ways that enslaved Africans tried to resist slavery?

One way that enslaved people resisted their enslavement was through open revolt. Armed uprisings were not uncommon in the Atlantic World, occurring often enough that most slaves would have heard of…

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• THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

What are the descriptions of Devonshire and London in The Hound of the Baskervilles?

In The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle doesn’t really offer much description of London aside from the names of some streets and the fact that there are hansom cabs. There is some…

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• SELF-RELIANCE

What does Emerson mean by self-reliance? What are Emerson’s major points?

In this essay, Emerson champions the individual. He encourages each person to listen to his/her inner voice. This essay is very much in opposition to things like conformity. Emerson writes, “Whoso…

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• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What does “Shakespeare’s World” mean?

The phrase “Shakespeare’s World” refers to the world as Shakespeare would have experienced it. This includes a variety of social, cultural, political, and economic factors. If one is asked to…

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• HISTORY

Before the US became involved in World War I, why did most Americans side with the Allies?

By the time the United States entered World War I most Americans supported the Allies. There are several reasons for this. One reason was we had more similarities with Great Britain than with the…

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• LAW AND POLITICS

Men and women can be treated differently, so long as it serves an important state interest to do…

The statement in this question is true. Laws that treat people differently on the basis of sex are subjected to what is called intermediate scrutiny. This is not as difficult to overcome as…

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• FREAK THE MIGHTY

In Freak The Mighty, what does Gram give to Grim for Christmas and how does he react to it?

In Freak The Mighty, Max lives with his grandmother, Gram, and his grandfather, Grim. Just before Christmas Eve, Max finds out that his father, the notorious, Killer Kane, is out on parole. Grim…

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• HISTORY

What were the different perspectives and thoughts on Christopher Columbus’s discovery?

Opinions about Christopher Columbus’ voyages to the New World have changed greatly over the more than five centuries since the Italian-born navigator landed on Hispaniola (now the Dominican…

• THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

How does Hannah die in the book The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen?

Actually Hannah does not die in The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. Chaya is the one who perishes. Hannah is a young girl in modern times who is mysteriously taken back to war torn Europe during…

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• SPEAK

What are some examples of depression in the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson?

The first sign of depression in Speak is Melinda’s insistence on being alone. She has lost her friends and does not try to make new ones. She will not speak to her parents or teachers unless…

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• INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

What is a good essay question for Interview with the Vampire?

Interview With a Vampire, by Anne Rice, is the first novel of a series–not an essay. Having said that, there are a number of questions we could ask about it: How does Rice’s vampire mythology…

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• THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Why does Holden relate specifically to Phoebe in The Catcher in the Rye?

In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden specifically relates to Phoebe because for him, Phoebe represents childhood innocence. Holden desires to protect children from becoming “tarnished” by the harsh…

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• SCIENCE

What are the physical properties of the wax in a burning candle?

Candle wax is basically the fuel that allows a candle to burn for long periods of time. Wax is composed of long chains of carbon and hydrogen that form waxy solids at room temperature and can be…

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• MARIO AND THE MAGICIAN

What are your attitudes toward the narrator in Mario and the Magician? And to what extent was his…

To all indications, the narrator’s judgment has been greatly diminished by the apparent desires of his children. However, there may be more at play here. In his time,Thomas Mann (1875-1955) was a…

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• THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

How are the trees in the forest and Tom Walker’s house both symbolic of Tom’s religious life?

In “The Devil and Tom Walker” the trees in the swamp and Tom’s house are both symbolic of Tom’s religious life because, just like him, they are both strong and impressive looking from the outside…

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• THE HELP

Does The Help, as a film and novel, adequately convey the extent of the racial divide experienced…

In both book and film, The Help is effective in communicating the extent of racial division that African- Americans experienced in America of the early 1960s. I think that it might be difficult to…

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• REFERENCE

A study measured the psychological wellbeing of 36 mothers with children exhibiting sleep…

The predictor variable is the sleep quality of children; the outcome variable is the level of psychopathology and stress in the mother. This is correct because the study has set apart the two…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, what is Calpurnia’s educational background?

Unlike most African Americans in Maycomb, Calpurnia can read. Scout is amazed when she learns this information. Then she asks Calpurnia where she went to school as a girl. Calpurnia did not go to…

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• LORD OF THE FLIES

In The Lord of the Flies, what are some of Ralphs doubts?

From the very beginning of the story Ralph has doubts about his ability to be a leader but when the boys vote for him, he gains some confidence and begins to try and get them organized. But he…

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• HISTORY

Who is one of the less famous transcendentalists?

Transcendentalism was an American spiritual and philosophical movement that arose in the 1820s and 1830s, as the United States was undergoing the Market Revolution. The transcendentalists believed…

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• FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

How does shikata gai nai affect the Japanese Americans’ response to the internment in Farewell to…

If you want one quote from Farewell to Manzanar that briefly answers this question, you can find it at the end of Chapter 4. In general, we can say that the shikata ga nai attitude affected the…

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• ROALD DAHL

What is the complicating incident, theme, and climax of “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl?

It sounds like you are filling out a plot diagram for the short story “The Landlady.” Check out the video linked below for more on plot diagrams. As a quick review, plot diagrams are a visual…

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