Why was anti-Semitism widespread in Europe before the Nazis?

Why was anti-Semitism widespread in Europe before the Nazis?

  • SCHINDLER’S LIST

Why was anti-Semitism widespread in Europe before the Nazis?

The Nazis did not invent anti-semitism. They just used it to gain and maintain power. Anti-semitism is thousands of years old, and most likely stems from the refusal of Jewish people to change…

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  • MACBETH

Can you list five influences of the supernatural in the play?

In Act 1, sc. 1, the witches’ familiars, Graymalkin and Paddock, call to the witches. The familiars are in the form of a cat and a toad and without the influence of the witches, they would not be…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

Find ten examples of imagery that pertain to SHAPES AND COLORS.

I am not going to give you 10 – I will give you a few and then you can use them as examples to re-read the story and find some more. Obviously what you want to do after you have found these…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In “Great Expectations”, what does Pip learn of Magwitch’s relationship to Molly and Estella?…

Through hearing different pieces Magwitch, Molly, and Estella’s stories, Pip is able to piece together that Magwitch is Estella’s father, and that Molly is Estella’s mother. Pip is very confident…

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  • THE PEARL

Describe the episode when the doctor visits Kino’s house in “The Pearl”.In “The Pearl” by John…

The doctor first makes the baby sick by giving him what is probably Ipecac (something to make you vomit); this is to accentuate the symptoms of poisoning so that Kino and Juana will be grateful…

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  • WHIRLIGIG

What do the characters in Whirligig have in common with Brent?

Throughout his journey, Brent meets a variety of people who he connects with. When Brent meets Emil, Brent imagines him as some sort of smarter, better version of himself, since they look similar…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Why does Miller let us know in the title that Willy’s death is coming in “Death of a Salesman”?

Arthur Miller once wrote an essay called “Tragedy and Common Man.” In it, he talks about how tragedy – a form of plays in which the main character fails (and usually dies) because of his own…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Biff says, “He had the wrong dreams.” What was wrong about his dreams and was there a right…

The dream that would have made Willy happy is to have followed his inner love for building and creating things. It would have been a gift that kept on giving, since it would have given him both the…

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  • PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

What are the biblical, historical and mythological allusions in “England in 1819”?urgent!!!

In Shelley’s poem, “England in 1819,” the historical allusion he makes is to the “old, mad, blind, despised, dying king.” This would refer to George III. Though it seems that George was…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

need help with a question n Chapter 5, what emotions do Daisy and Gatsby feel at first?

When Gatsby and Daisy first meet again at Nick’s house, Gatsby is very nervous and Daisy is shocked to see him. Nick remembers that when they first saw each other, both were completely silent for…

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  • HAMLET

What evidence is there in the text that Hamlet is an disillusioned idealist?

Hi, Hamlet is presented as a disillusioned idealist throughout the play, though especially in the first three acts of the play. Hamlet is presented by Shakespeare as being an intellectual, a man…

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  • HAMLET

How and why does the graveyard scene contribute to the audience’s understanding of Hamlet’s…

This scene in Act 5, sc. 1, shows a great deal about the character of Hamlet. He sees the gravediggers going about the business of digging a grave and making jokes about it. Horatio has to remind…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What types of conflict are in “The Tell-Tale Heart” and how are they resolved?

The main conflict is internal – the narrator vs. his own deteriorating mind. The fact that he does commit the murder, based on nothing but an adverse opinion of the man’s eye, and that he then…

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  • HISTORY

Is it the responsibility of today’s government to apologize for wrongs of the past? Is it the…

Technically, there is no legal responsibility for governments to apologize for past mistakes — unless a specific law were passed requiring that. However, governments have often decided that it is…

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  • HISTORY

How did the hippies of 1960 start the environmental movements?im doing a thesis paper and i need…

Since I was one, I can relate the mood and values that led to the environmental issues started in that era. The attitude of peace , not war (Vietnam) prevailed on college campuses as the greatest…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

Based on “There Will Come Soft Rains,” how do you think Bradbury views our culture’s legacy to…

The theme of the story suggests that our own technology will destroy us if we do not manage it well. In the story, mankind has achieved great technological advances that have made life easy,…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Write a description about the Battle of Chickamauga in Chapter 11 of Across Five Aprils by Irene…

The Battle of Chickamauga took place in the mountains of Tennessee in September of 1863. In a significant Union defeat, the Northern Army of the Cumberland, led by Major General Rosecrans, faced…

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  • ACROSS FIVE APRILS

Write about the meeting of John & Bill in the prison in Chapter 11 of Across Five Aprils by…

John tells about finally meeting up with his brother Bill in a letter written soon after a battle in Nashville, Tennessee, in December of 1864. John, who is fighting for the North, is put in…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, what did Bob want from his parents that he never got? How is Bob like Johnny…

In spite of all the materialistic things Bob’s parents gave him, they failed to give him what he truly wanted and needed and that was some structure. Rules to live by. When Randy and Ponyboy talk…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What lie did Captain Beatty tell Montag?

Capt. Beatty told Guy lots of lies. Early in the story, Guy asks, at the firestation, a question that Clarisse had put to him about whether or not the job of fireman had always been about starting…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why were Juliet’s parents mean to her? no

Juliet’s parents become mean to her when they tell her that she will be marrying Count Paris and she tells them that she will have nothing to do with him. In Act 1, Juliet already tells her…

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  • THE PIGMAN

Why is Norton so curious about Mr. Pignati in the book The Pigman? How does John react to…

Norton is curious about Mr. Pignati because he wants to exploit the old man. He wonders if the Pigman “has…got anything worth stealing”, and is excited when John tries to divert his interest by…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I need help with a critcal thinking essay about swine flu.can you give me an example os a sample…

When writing a critical essay you need to include facts as well as examine the different ways the public views this topic. Explain the current controversy as seen by the media, public, and the…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

What is so disturbing about “The Prioress’s Tale”?

The blatant anti-semitism is disturbing in “The Prioress’s Tale” as is the brutality. Briefly, the story is about a young Christian boy who, having learned a song that was in praise of the Virgin…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

In Death of a Salesman, how does the Loman family deal with their problems?

The Lomans, individually and as a family, are very ineffective in dealing with their problems. Linda tries to solve family problems by trying to control the others’ behavior. She attempts to…

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  • HOOT

In the book Hoot, what did Roy’s father help him with?

Roy’s father, Mr. Eberhart, helps his son in two very important ways. First, he helps Roy to decide what he should do about an injustice about which he feels very strongly. And then, when the…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Why won’t Happy go out West with Biff, and why won’t Biff stay? Why doesn’t either of them get…

The answers to both questions lie in the complicated relationships between sons and father. Happy, as the younger son, has grown up in Biff’s shadow. He feels a deep-seated need to prove himself to…

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  • MACBETH

In “Macbeth,” Lennox uses a sarcastic tone in Act 3, sc.6. Why is this an appropriate tone to…

In Act II of “Macbeth,” it is Ross and Lennox who arrive at Macbeth’s castle after Duncan is murdered. Based upon his initial survery of the king’s quarters there, Lennox surmises that Macbeth’s…

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  • OTHELLO

In “Othello”, are the three female characters faithful to their husbands?

Good question. And the answer isn’t in all cases absolutely clear from Shakespeare’s play. Desdemona is faithful to Othello. And he should realise it: it’s not like she’s actually had a night free…

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  • A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO

In the book “A Long Way from Chicago”, do you think Grandma agrees with two wrongs making a right?

Grandma apparently does agree that two wrongs can make a right. Throughout the book she has no problem lying, cheating, and even blackmailing people to get what she wants. However, since her…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, why is Brinker described as part of “winter session…

Brinker deals with the “business” of the school. He’s involved in school politics and debate. He focuses on the in and outs of the school happenings. He sees it as his job to keep everyone is his…

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  • ARTS

Can I have info regarding influences on the artist, the theme or message in the painting of St….

St. Matthew of the Ebbo Gospel represents the development of a new Caroligian vernacular in painting, according to Kliener. Benson and Chazelle find in it a similarity to the Utrecht Psalter. St….

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  • THE MIRACLE WORKER

In The Miracle Worker, how does Kate respond when Annie questions rewarding Helen for stabbing…

Kate responds with both weariness and defeat. Kate, of course, has just given Helen a sweet so that (even though Helen has just stabbed Annie) Helen will drop the sewing card (which was Annie’s…

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  • BIOLOGY

What personality traits do you think people have from birth?I don’t understand this question! help

This question relates to the debate of how much of what a person is can be attributed to heredity, and how much can be attributed to environment. In literataure, the “type” character is a…

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  • RICHARD CORY

How should I represent the poem “Richard Cory” on a poster board?I neeed to explain it as a…

Here’s what I would suggest for a poster. Have a poster that has two layers, the top layer being able to open up, like a set of double-doors. So, you would get two posterboards, and cut one in…

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  • SCIENCE

Where does British Columbia get their water from?

British Columbia gets its water from several different sources. Most of the state is rugged mountains that get several feet of snow every winter. The snow melts in the summertime into countless…

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  • HAMLET

In Act 1 of Hamlet, what is the effect of Horatio’s news of the ghost?

The effect of Horatio giving news of the ghost to Hamlet is that he is amazed and bothered (at least enough to find out more for himself). No doubt, Hamlet listens with rapt attention while…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

In “Lamb to the Slaughter” how is Mary Maloney’s life and why is she the way she is?

Mary Maloney is a happy, contented woman who feels secure and confident in her life. Roald Dahl describes, “There was a slow smiling air about her, and about everything she did.” She has a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Near the end of Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus cuts off Heck Tate as he is speaking…

This question is answered by Miss Maudie, a little bit after the incident where Atticus shoots the dog. Jem is asking her questions about Atticus, and how he had no idea that his dad could shoot…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Why does Chillingworth believe he has a double reason for punishing Dimmesdale?

Chillingworth believes that the guilty person must be outed to receive just punishment for his crime. However, Chillingworth also seeks revenge for the personal crime committed against him, i.e….

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Describe the fight between Gatsby and Tom. What do these men think of each other? How are they…

The fight that occurs between Gatsby and Tom is representative of the feelings that these two men have had toward each other since they have known about each other yet were kept bottled up until…

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  • TO SIR, WITH LOVE

In the novel To Sir With Love, what were some of the conflicts and how were they resolved?

Rick Braithwaite faces a number of conflicts in the book To Sir With Love. One of the foremost is his inability to secure employment after being demobilized from the RAF. Braithwaite is an…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How can Lord of the Flies be seen to trace the defects of society back to the defects of the…

In Chapter 4 as Roger contemplates hitting the unsuspecting Henry, who sits and plays with the “detritus of landward life, there is the first indication of the evil in men’s hearts. It is only the…

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  • WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE

What has disturbed Nick and his friends after their extended conversation about the nature of…

After their extended conversation about the nature of love, Nick and the three others are disturbed because they realize that none of them really knows what love is. Terri has argued that her…

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  • MATH

(2x+3)/(x+2)=3/2Math problem; solve the following rational equation

You need to have all terms to the left side. Subtracting 3/2 both sides yields:  You need to bring both fractions to a common denominator such that:

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  • THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

What three areas does the White Witch use to tempt “mankind” in The Lion, the Witch, and the…

In a manner similar to the way the devil tempted Christ in the desert as recounted in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in the Bible, the White Witch tempts Edmund, who symbolically represents…

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  • THE LADY OF SHALOTT

How does the Lady of Shalott die?

Rejected by Sir Lancelot, whom she pined for, the Lady of Shalott took a boat down the river to her death. The poem describes her finding a boat, inscribing her name on it, lying down in it, and…

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  • THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

What happens to the four outcasts at the end of “Outcasts of Poker Flat”?

There are four main outcasts in “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” who end up dying or disappearing throughout the story. The first outcast to go is Uncle Billy. On the group’s first night…

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  • HATCHET

In chapter 19 and the Epilogue, what does Brian get from the plane?

By chapter 19, Brian is unknowingly coming to the end of his journey. Following a terrible storm Brian realizes the plane has been lifted partially out of the water, and the tail section is above…

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  • WARRIORS DON’T CRY

Name two ways Melba tells us that Mrs. Pickwick is someone to be trusted in Warriors Don’t Cry?

Melba realizes immediately that Mrs. Pickwick’s class will be different from the others, and that Mrs. Pickwick is someone who can be trusted. In all the other classes Melba attends, the teacher…

 


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