Why is parris not up front about the incident in the woods?

Why is parris not up front about the incident in the woods?

  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

In The Yellow Wallpaper… Is the narrator reliable or unreliable? Can we believe everything that…

This is a deliciously beefy question! Thanks for asking! The answer is a tripartite combination of perspectives. Through the eyes of the main character, the first perspective, the argument is…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why is parris not up front about the incident in the woods?

In Act I, Scene 1 of Arthuir Miller’s “The Crucible,” we find out that Reverend Samuel Parris has come across several girls/young women of Salem dancing naked in the woods. He suspects that they…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

In “The Scarlet Ibis,” what is the scarlet ibis?

What is important to remember when reading this moving short story is that the scarlet ibis is used by Hurst as a symbol for Doodle, so try and identify the similarities between them. The scarlet…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What careers do Atticus and his brother Jack pursue in the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

Both of the Finch brothers, Atticus and John Hale (Jack), along with their sister, Alexandra, grew up at the Finch’s Landing homestead near Maycomb in the Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird….

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Who used to give Lennie all the mice she had?

In the story Of Mice and Men you notice that Lenny likes to pet things that are soft, and is petting a dead mouse in his pocket while he walks with George to the ranch. When George takes the mouse…

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  • OTHELLO

In Act 3 Scene 3, how is Othello manipulated by Iago?

Othello “divorces” Desdemona in this scene and effectively “marries” Iago by the end of it. Iago’s web of treachery has taken over three of Othello’s “senses”: hearing, sight, and language. Like…

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  • THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS

What values does, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Hughes and “Africa” by Angelou poems associate…

These are two very good poems to discuss together. I hadn’t seen the connections before and appreciate your question. The speaker in Hughes’ poem may be male, and the subject in Angelou’s poem…

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  • NIGHT

In Night by Elie Wiesel, what are the connections between Wiesel’s use of prepositions and the…

The effect on Night created by Elie Wiesel’s use of prepositions is a subtle one because not all of the prepositions he uses contribute to the effect. This is because prepositions are one of the…

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  • THE NECKLACE

Who or what are the antagonists for the three short stories, “The Necklace,” “A Rose for Emily,”…

In all three novels, society in some shape or form is the antagonist. In “The Necklace”, Mathilde’s antagonist is her class and social consciousness, stemming from how she viewed herself as a…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Where can I find quotes about the way Crooks looks and about his behavior?all i need is a quote…

You can find the most information about Crooks in Section 4. This section begins with a description of Crooks’s room, which is in the barn and secluded from the rest of the men who live in the…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

Name some examples of figurative language used in “A Separate Peace.” How does it add to our…

One of the best examples of figurative language enhancing our understanding of the book comes in at the very end of the novel, when Leper is describing the events at the tree. Brinker brings him…

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  • ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH

Why does Owen use rhetorical questions to open each stanza?

In “Anthem for Doomed Youth,” Wilfred Owen is attempting to convey his opposition to World War I. Owen wants to show the sorrow that war brings and its utter wastefulness (as it destroys the lives…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

Why did Saknis want Attean to learn how to read?

Saknis was a wise man who knew that the coming of the white man meant the end of the Beaver clan’s life as it had been. More and more settlers would wipe out the game needed for the village’s…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

what did cronus do to his father uranus? how were the furies born and what do they do? who is…

I’lll take a shot at answering three of your questions and let others do their share! (Just be aware that myth cycles often have some variant forms. Individual stories may differ slightly, even…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Can someone please explain to me Huck’s experience at the fair (circus) in The Adventures of…

Huck calls the circus he encounters while in Arkansas “the splendidest sight that ever was” in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Pulling their raft to shore “well down the state,”…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Jem says there are four kinds of folk, but Scout says there is one kind. Which view is correct?

I’m assuming the rest of that question is “correct” or “accurate”. This is a highly subjective question that really connects to your own value system or prejudices. As for myself, I agree with…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is ironic about the scene where a mob is trying to kill Tom Robinson?

The irony of this scene is that a child proves to be more brave and more wise than a group of grown men. In this scene, a mob comes to threaten Atticus. Lacking a leader, the mob has hidden their…

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  • KATE CHOPIN

In the story, “the storm” and “the wall paper”, how does the author view love/hate relationships…

In terms of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” there is a definite presence of love/ hate relationship. The relationship between the husband and wife is one where there can be definite perceptions of love…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is significant about the imagery within chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby?

Chapter 5 is the middle chapter, the turning point, of the 9 chapter novel. In it, Gatsby has finally reunited with Daisy after five long years of preparation. The dominant imagery in the chapter…

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  • THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963

Why is Kenny hesitant to spend time with Rufus in The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963?

From his first introduction into the story, Kenny regards Rufus as his “personal saver,” someone who will stop him being bullied because he was a figure that didn’t fit in even more than himself….

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  • BUSINESS

Why is the diversity of team/group members often important for companies to remain competitive?

One reason why diversity is important in the team or business setting is that it helps to strengthen bonds between individuals. When individuals are able to understand and appreciate different…

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  • THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK

Give at least one way the poem “The Long Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” seems to bring the…

Through his distancing himself from the subject, but then showing a close intensity to it, Prufrock reveals his intense desire to not care about this woman, but how he struggles mightily with that,…

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

What are the main themes in the short story, “Once Upon A Time” by Nadine Gordimer?

I sense that there are two dominant themes that arise from Gordimer’s work. The first would be the fear of “the other.” The family’s drive to protect themselves and essentially shield themselves…

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  • SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE

What is the analysis of sonnet 24 ?What metaphor and alliteration is given in the sonnet?Which…

Sonnet 24 is similar to others in the collection of Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese. Written as part of the collection that is meant to express a deep love to her husband, the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Should Kamehameha Schools admit people of other races?debate

If you’re looking for both sides in the debate, here goes: For the idea that they shouldn’t: Kamehameha Schools was founded by Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s estate specifically for the purpose of…

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  • LITERATURE

Scope of LiteratureWhat do you think is the scope of literature? I’m interested in different…

One of the critical components that help to define literature is the idea of being able to address the dilemma posed by Leo Tolstoy. The Russian writer made the argument that literature fails if…

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  • INTO THE WILD

From Into the Wild, how does the McCandless family’s view of Chris differ from that of others who…

There are generally two major views of Chris McCandless: one holds that he was a progressive thinker who wanted to relive the adventures of naturalists and transcendentalists in a modern age,…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the difference between a short story and a novel?

Their are perhaps several differences between short stories and novels, but length is probably the most obvious and least clarified of these differences. Obviously the short story is going t be…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the blood flow from the aorta of the heart to the digits of either hand and back again to…

The system you are referring to is called a Closed Circulatory System. It’s called a closed system because the blood never leaves the network of blood vessels. The heart pumps blood to the lungs,…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How can we tell through the character that there is hate in Romeo and Juliet?

Even before the play begins, hateful language (in bold) is established by the Chorus in the prologue: From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.From forth…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the structural and functional differences between rough and smooth ER? Why do cells of…

Rough and smooth ER (endoplasmic reticulum) differ in that the rough ER has ribosomes on it. These take the Messenger RNA and transcribe it into proteins which then enter the space inside the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the best way to revise (review for) an exam on Romeo and Juliet?

In reference to some intense and general study skills, the best way to review for an exam on this wonderful play by Shakespeare is to read the notes that your teacher has given you. In fact, read…

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  • RIDERS TO THE SEA

Discuss the significance of the sea in J.M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea. I need help writing 1,000…

The sea is one of those universal symbols which is not decoded by one culture much differently from another as it is a common reference to all. First, it represents the source of life, the primeval…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What is John Proctor’s reaction when Elizabeth is arrested?

When Elizabeth Proctor is arrested in Act II, Scene 4, John Proctor reacts vigorously. First, he challenges Cheever aggressively. He asks what the evidence is and derides the relevance of the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What relation is Abby to the Proctors?

In “The Crucible,” written by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams is not related to the Proctors by blood. However, Abigail, is quite involved with the Proctors. First of all, she was at one point a…

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  • MACBETH

What are the puns used in Macbeth? I know there is one with the porter, but I don’t quite…

If you can’t find any and if you don’t quite understand it, then join the crowd, because even the greatest of critics (see below) differ as to whether or not there are puns in the play at all. In…

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  • SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN

Foot BindingIn Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lily’s feet were painfully bound, which conformed…

This question has been much debated particularly when critiquing the past practice of foot-binding. In Chinese culture, foot binding was used to enhance a woman’s beauty. Similarly, other…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In the 1st 6 chapters of Lord of the Flies, have we been seeing the beginning of the end to…

There are lots of examples in the first six chapters of the how the boys are living civilization behind. Here are a few to get you started. In Chapter 4, Jack and the hunters let the fire go out…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

The conch is a powerful symbol on the island. Discuss why this is so using real-world examplesi…

I found some interesting information of the use of conch horns throughout various ancient and modern day cultures, from Phonecian times to the present. I’m sure you will find the following article…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Is character more important than setting in “The Most Dangerous Game?”

Character in “The Most Dangerous Game” is the higher importance, because it sets the stage for the story’s conflict. However, the setting is just as important. Since the story depends on there…

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  • HAMLET

In “Hamlet” why does Hamlet wait to avenge his father’s death?

Ah, this is a much debated question in the literary world, one with many possible answers, all depending on one’s personal opinion of the matter. Here are some possibilities: he’s a coward, he’s…

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  • HAMLET

In “Hamlet” Laertes is exploited by the cunning King Claudius. How far do you agree with this?

I do agree with that statement, but it certainly wasn’t very hard for him to do so. Laertes had just lost his father and sister, and both deaths could be tied, either directly or indirectly, back…

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  • SONNET 18

What is a summary of Sonnet 18?

In this sonnet, structured according to the Shakespearean (rather than the Petrarchan) rhyme scheme, the speaker questions whether he should compare his lover “to a summer’s day.” He decides,…

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  • AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

an occurrence at owl creek bridgei read the story but cant seem to map out the plot

The plot is hard to follow because it is divided into parts and features a flashback (Part II). Also, some of the story takes place in reality and much of it happens only in Peyton’s mind. Check…

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  • DEATH, BE NOT PROUD

a broad summary of the poem’Death,be not proud’please make it broad

This poem is also known as Holy Sonnet #10. It is written by John Donne who, in addition to being a poet, was an Anglican minister. Broadly, this poem is meant to persuade people that death is not…

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  • A WHITE HERON

What is the discussion point of “A White Heron”? How does the story relate to the author’s…

To write a thesis statement for a correlation between Hewett’s childhood and “The White Heron,” it is best by comparing the two. If I were writing the piece, I expect that I would compare Sarah as…

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  • LITERATURE

I need a short story with a bunch of figurative languageCan somebody please give me a short story…

I would like to recommend one of my favorite short stories, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. I always use this story with seniors to review all the elements of fiction (plot,…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

What is the allusion used in the poem “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning?

The poem, “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning is a dramatic monologue in which the narrator alludes to the Roman god Neptune, “Notice Neptune, though,/taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity.” This…

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  • BUSINESS

I need examples for each marketing philosphy. Need it asap. thxx.

Production concept: people will buy it as long as it’s available and cheap. Example — Henry Ford and the Model T in the United States. Product concept: people will want the same product as before…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

To what extend does fitzgerald present a negative attitude towards the society thorough the two…

This question has already been answered multiple times. Here is a comprehensive link for you: http://www.enotes.com/great-gatsby/search?q=compare+myrtle%27s+party+to+gatsby%27s

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