Why is Equality afraid of the Uncharted Forest in Anthem?

Why is Equality afraid of the Uncharted Forest in Anthem?

  • SEEDFOLKS

In Seedfolks, how did Curtis affect the garden and his community?

Curtis, known throughout the community for his massive muscles, begins to plant tomatoes in the garden on Gibb Street as a way to apologize to his ex-girlfriend for cheating on her. Curtis’s…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How would you describe Alexandra in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Aunt Alexandra is the sister of Atticus and Jack. She is married to Jimmy, who rarely speaks or works. They live at Finch’s Landing. They have an adult son, Henry. He is married and has his own…

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  • MISS BRILL

Identify and explain three literary devices used in Katherine Mansfield’s short story “Miss Brill.”

Katherine Mansfield is renowned for her stories of lonely women, and Miss Brill is probably one of the most well-known. This is a story of little action but of deep character development; Mansfield…

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  • 1984

In 1984, Julia, Winston, and O’Brien are distinctly different from one another. What is the…

Julia is the youngest of the three and doesn’t remember a time when Oceania was not in the grip of the Party, Big Brother and the propaganda apparatus that surrounds her. She has never been…

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  • DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

What is the movie Doctor Zhivago about?

Based on Russian author Boris Pasternak’s 1957 novel of the same title, Doctor Zhivago is about a young, idealistic medical student and poet, the titular character, whose marriage to one woman and…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What were the wedding customs in England during Shakespeare’s time?

Shakespeare wrote his plays in England during the Elizabethan period. Elizabethan wedding customs were very different than western wedding customs today. Elizabethan women did not have careers…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why didn’t George leave the ranch with Lennie when he said they were going to have trouble there?

George and Lennie were flat broke. They had traveled hundreds of miles from the town of Weed in northwestern California to “a few miles south of Soledad,” a small farming town about 25 miles south…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What is Odysseus’s trick for escaping from the cave in The Odyssey?

Odysseus’s “trick” to getting out of the cave is to blind the Cyclops, Polyphemus, so that the monster can still move the heavy stone away from in front of the door but has a more difficult time…

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  • JULIE OF THE WOLVES

What is the “man’s knife” Julie uses in the book Julie Of The Wolves? I think it is called a uno,…

Actually, Julie does not use what you refer to as an “uno,” but she uses a “woman’s knife” that is specifically referred to as a “ulo.” This ulo is one of the items Julie makes sure to take from…

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  • REFERENCE

What are the ideological functions of the media?

The ideological function of media is to support a free and open democracy. The media’s job is to inform. Citizens in a democracy need access to information about the issues and important topics of…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

When individuals spend time around people with bad habits, is there a chance the individuals will…

We are all influenced by the people around us, so it’s important to nurture relationships that bring out our personal best. Of course, no one is perfect. Our closest friends will definitely have…

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  • REFERENCE

Why do people feel stress when learning new information?

There are lots of reasons folks experience stress when learning something new. Often we are in an environment where there is pressure. For example, at school, our teachers may expect us to “get it”…

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  • THE BASS, THE RIVER, AND SHEILA MANT

What do other characters say or think about the narrator in “The Bass, the River, and Sheila…

In W. D. Wetherell’s short story “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” the narrator is a nameless fourteen-year-old boy who is smitten with a seventeen-year-old beauty named Sheila Mant. The…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, how does the ring that the nurse gives to Romeo represent a symbol?

The ring symbolises Juliet’s overwhelming love and commitment to her first and only love, Romeo. It becomes more than just that, however, if one considers the turgid circumstances in which the two…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In chapter 28, Scout decides to wear her costume on the way home. How does this help her…

Because the ham costume’s skeletal structure is made out of chicken wire, this actually protects Scout from being easily picked up or hurt during Bob Ewell’s attack. On the other hand, she can’t…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Is mankind really the root of the animals’ problems?

No, as the book illustrates, mankind is not the root of the animals’ problems. The animals believe that by running farmer Jones and his men off the farm, they can establish a better, fairer, more…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In Animal Farm, who are happier, selfish or unselfish people?

Since Animal Farm focuses primarily on animals as proxies for people, I am going to assume you mean both animals and people when you ask about selfishness. Answering this question also means…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the difference between Atticus’s cross-examination of Mayella in chapter 18 and Mr….

The difference between the two cross-examinations is Atticus shows respect and courtesy towards Mayella and Mr. Gilmer speaks to Tom Robinson disrespectfully and with contempt. To Kill a…

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  • PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

In chapter 15 of The Lightning Thief, what is the conflict and is it external or internal?

The conflict in this chapter is an external one: Percy, Annabeth, and Grover are at an abandoned water park, trying to retrieve Ares’s shield, as he’s asked Percy to do. However, when Percy grabs…

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  • HISTORY

Was Manifest Destiny justified or was it our right as Americans to go from “sea to shining sea”?

This is really not an either-or proposition. The idea that it was the right of Americans to spread from “sea to shining sea” is essentially the same thing as Manifest Destiny. So, we cannot…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In Animal Farm, what would happen if all the animals were as educated as the pigs? How…

One of the main reasons that Napoleon is able to subjugate and exploit his former “comrades” is that he exceeds them in literacy, education, and knowledge of the outside world. He uses these…

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  • YEATS

What is a good thesis statement about William Butler Yeats?

There are two good directions to take when exploring Yeats’ work and life. The first is his connection to the Irish fight for independence from English rule. The second direction is how his poems…

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  • BUSINESS

Does the low level of unemployment indicate that the labor market is in good shape?

While a low unemployment rate is almost always better than a high unemployment rate, a low unemployment rate does not necessarily mean that the labor market is in good shape. This is because of…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

According to the opening paragraph,what keeps sinners from falling to hell?

In his sermon, Edwards makes it clear that the will of God keeps sinners from falling into hell. The opening paragraph of the sermon argues that divine judgment determines whether an individual…

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  • THE PEARL

What is the theme of insanity in general? What does it teach us?

Insanity in The Pearl is linked to ideas of stability and continuity. Despite Kino’s poverty at the story’s outset, we can see that as long as his life remains undisturbed he has a chance at…

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  • CHAINS

In the book Chains, what is the significance of her father’s explanation of the “I” on Isabel’s…

I would like to point out that Isabel’s father does not explain anything to her about the “I” on her cheek. Her father had similar scarring on his face, and its his attitude about the marks that…

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  • A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS

Describe the old man that is found on the beach in “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”

Besides his huge buzzard wings and his apparent age, as evinced by a bald skull with only a few hairs and missing teeth in his mouth, the creature who lands in Pelayo and Elisenda’s yard after days…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What was the purpose of the 14th Amendment?

The general purpose of the 14th Amendment was to guarantee civil rights to African Americans after the end of slavery. People who supported black rights feared that Southern states would deny…

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  • THE WEDNESDAY WARS

Why did Holling’s sister leave for California in The Wednesday Wars?

The reason for why Holling’s sister left for California might change depending on which character that you ask. If you were to ask Holling or Mr. Hoodhood, they would tell you that Heather left…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Scout want for Boo Radley?

Scout is a little girl who loves to play outside and socialize with neighbors. She can’t imagine how anyone would want to stay in the house all day, every day like Boo Radley does. The kids even…

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  • INDIAN CAMP

Compare and contrast the young Nick Adams before and after the incident at the Indian camp in…

Before the incident at the Indian camp, Nick is still just a boy. Like a child he lays in his father’s arms in the boat on the way across the cold lake. When his father tells him where they are…

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  • JOHN STEINBECK

Did John Steinbeck have an affinity for boats?

Boats do seem to bear a great significance for John Steinbeck. For one thing, it was a small boat which afforded him the opportunity to catch food during the Great Depression. There were also many…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Through Harper Lee’s description of the Radley’s house and yard, what do we discover about its…

The Radleys seem to be an anti-social family because their house and yard are not inviting. This also means that they probably do not care what their neighbors think of their house being the main…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What does it mean to say that civil liberties have become a national rather than a state concern?

As a young country, the United States was very concerned with distancing itself from its tyrannical former government, England. The Founding Fathers were especially concerned with limiting the…

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  • CHURCH GOING

How does Phillip Larkin’s “Church Going” comment on atheism and the role of religion in human life?

Phillip Larkin’s “Church Going,” composed in 1954, analyzes the conflict between spirituality and organized religion. The persona enters an empty church, walks around, and then donates a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Atticus ask Mr. Ewell to write his name in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Atticus has Bob Ewell write his name to prove he is left handed and the one who hit Mayella. Atticus’s defense is based on the premise that Tom Robinson could not physically have attacked…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What reason do the children have to be afraid of Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Chapter 11, Harper Lee introduces the overtly racist Mrs. Dubose. Mrs. Dubose is a cantankerous old woman who yells insults towards Jem and Scout as they pass her home. She is a mean person who…

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  • BUSINESS

How is a SWOT analysis useful to a marketing manager?

A SWOT analysis is typically used by a marketing manager to determine a product’s or service’s place in the market. SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The SWOT…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Why does Beatrice not defend her cousin from Claudio’s accusation in Much Ado About Nothing?

Beatrice does not defend Hero because she is a woman, so she asks Benedick to do it. Beatrice does defend her cousin, but not in the way you are thinking. She does not jump up and shout during the…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

In Animal Farm, is Mr. Jones really a cruel landowner or is he simply a businessman? Compare him…

Farmer Jones is supposed to represent the typical business or owner class rather than stand out as a particularly cruel farmer. He is a type rather than an individual, which means he is…

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  • SPLIT CHERRY TREE

How does Luster “educate” Dave about his future in “Split Cherry Tree”?

Luster Sexton “educates” Dave about his future by explaining both by words and by example that Dave must “go on to school” so that he will not become “a dead leaf” like him. Dave must also be…

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  • THE YEARLING

At the beginning of The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Jody has a tendency to shirk his…

It’s true that Jody shirks his responsibilities, sometimes failing to finish his chores. Talking about how slowly Jody does his chores, his mom says, “‘To see him hoe, you’d think he was a…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Who, in Animal farm is happier, the selfish or unselfish characters?

The question is one of perspective. Whether one deems a selfish or unselfish person to be happier than the other depends on from whose point of view the issue is approached. If one uses Animal Farm…

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  • THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN

How does O’Connor use foreshadowing to help us understand the actions of Mr. Shiftlet at the…

Mr. Shiftlet is a drifter and his actions at the end, abandoning Lucynell and taking off on his own, are foreshadowed in the story. First, in his initial meeting with Mrs. Crater, he describes his…

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN

What childhood memory does Beneatha share with Asagai? Why does she tell this story?

In Act III of A Raisin in the Sun, Beneatha reveals to Asagai the original reason she wanted to become a doctor. She tells him about seeing a young boy named Rufus who had a sledding accident–he…

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  • SCIENCE

What happens when you burn magnesium?

When magnesium burns, a chemical change occurs. In a chemical change, the particles in a substance are rearranged to form different particles. Particles can be composed of atoms, compounds or ions….

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, how does Steinbeck use the ranch to explore the problems in American society?

In the novel, Steinbeck uses the microcosm of a small ranch in Salinas to show some of the problems American society was grappling with in the 1930s. One aspect of this is prejudice – racism,…

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  • HARRISON BERGERON

What would the story be like if it was written from a first person point of view from George’s…

If the story was written from George’s perspective in first person instead of in third person with insight into George’s thoughts, the story would be quite different and would not have been…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Golding portray authority in The Lord of the Flies?

In Lord of the Flies, Golding demonstrates authority through the characters of both Ralph and Jack. They each represent a different type of authority. Through Ralph, Golding shows a democratic…

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  • ANTHEM

Why is Equality afraid of the Uncharted Forest in Anthem?

In Chapter II of Anthem, we see our first description of the Uncharted Forest. The forest is outside the city and a place of the unknown. Equality is told by his society that it is a dangerous…

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