With regard to "The Doer of Good" by Oscar Wilde, where does it take place?

With regard to "The Doer of Good" by Oscar Wilde, where does it take place?

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Can someone tell me exacly what this quote means? “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the…

I assume that you understand the part about it being the gravest danger to man and are asking about the rest of it. The rest of this quote is saying that racism is very stupid because there is no…

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  • OSCAR WILDE

With regard to “The Doer of Good” by Oscar Wilde, where does it take place?

The poem “The Doer of Good” by Oscar Wilde appears to take place in the Holy Lands during the time of Christ. The two allusions of the two men in the story refer to a leper and a blind man, both of…

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  • THE LADY OR THE TIGER?

In “The Lady, or the Tiger?” which door will the princess choose for her lover?

This is a much debated question and I am sure that there will be other answers for you to look at, especially in the discussion postings. I will take a different approach on this and think about…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

the crucible-Discuss the relationship between John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor.It must be under…

Actions of Both: Both John and Elizabeth Proctor are guilty of the break down in their marriage. They are both stubborn in their marriage and Puritan beliefs. Events that Threaten the…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Does the scenery illustrated in the film Of Mice and Men (1992) fit the descriptions in the book?

For the most part, I would say that it does. The filmmaker is careful to depict the two scenes by the river as Steinbeck describes them, and the Tyler Ranch, from the interior of the barn to the…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the importance of non-renewable resources?

A non-renewable resource is one that cannot be produced or regenerated fast enough to keep up with the consumption of it. This means that the natural resource is limited and will eventually be gone…

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  • MONA VAN DUYN

In Mona Van Duyn’s “Earth Tremors Felt in Missouri”, what is the “quake last night”?

The “quake last night,” which the speaker refers to in line 1, may involve a personal problem, or else a problem in the attitude of the listener toward the speaker—we are not told the exact…

  • OTHELLO

Can we question the power of Othello’s love for Desdemona?

Of course you can question it. This is a work of fiction, and, on top of that, it’s a play. Any play worth its salt can bear different interpretations of its characters. There have been as many…

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  • ENOTES HELP

What can make Enotes better in your opinion.eNotes is a great site and its population is…

We should be asking you that question, since you are our customer, and while we work for eNotes, you are the one that uses the service. I think the site is very user friendly and has amassed a…

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  • PHILOSOPHY

Are we social beings?Are we social beings?

There is no way to prove this beyond the shadow of a doubt (or at least not any ethical way) but I believe that Aristotle was right when he said that people are political animals. I think that we…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the industrial revolution appear in Britain?I want to say: what are the main factors that…

There are many reasons for the starting of the Industrial Revolution in England. If you have a text or some type of course outline that is being followed, I would refer to the answers provided in…

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  • HISTORY

Why was the Roman world eventually Christianized?

The most usual explanation for this is that Christianity had a message that resonated with many people in the Empire in the centuries after the death of Christ. What this school of thought argues…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What does the heart beating represent in “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe?

Edgar Allen Poe is the master of the gothic tale, and the narrator’s hearing the heart beat of the old man he killed, dismembered, and buried under the floor boards, is a classic example of the…

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  • REFERENCE

What should we have done in this situation?Ok me and my friend were checking answers that she…

When your friend copies answers that she did not get herself, she is cheating. I do not know that I would tell on you if I were that other kid (probably not because it’s not really his business)…

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  • POETRY

Please explain the Queen’s poem lines 7-15, “On Monsieur’s Departure”?

The comparison of the shadow in lines 7-10 demonstrates the closeness of the speaker with the departing man. The two are virtually one, as her shadow is always indelibly with her, but the private…

  • POETRY

What is the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s poem “On Monsieur’s Departure”?

The departure is the occasion for the meditation that comprises the poem, which is a personal consideration of the speaker’s relationship with the departing man. Ordinarily, the poem implies, a…

  • ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Is there any connection between Darwin’s views and Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle?

This is a really interesting question! Holmes scholars, you may have a better idea here, but I’ll give it a shot. Darwin lived from 1809-1882 and Arthur Conan Doyle lived from 1859-1930. Darwin…

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  • SCIENCE

If L1,M1,N1 and L2,M2,N2 are the direction cosines of two vectors and theta is the angle between…

If L1, M1, N1 and L2 , M2 and N2 are the direction cosines of two vectors, OP1 and OP2. Let O(0,0, 0), P1( L1, M1, N1) and P2 (L2, N2, N2). Then the projection of OP2 whose direction cosines are…

  • LITERATURE

what is the narrative technique and imagery 

Amitav Ghosh is one of the most important Indian English writer of present time.He mainly deals in the epic themes of travel and diaspora.His novels relates history ,political struggle,communal…

  • GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

Why does Flannery O’Conner use violence in her story “Good Country People” to get the attention…

In O’Connor’s stories, grace often comes at the moment of violence or even grisly death. This theme of the grotesque serves a clear purpose for Flannery O’Connor. Critic Gilbert H. Muller states…

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  • SONNET 30

How does banking ideas help the poem?

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  • SONNET 30

What does “cancelled” imply?

The metaphor of “canceled” in line 7 brings out a comparison of banking and life. The act of loving leads to uncertainties, which become a sort of indebtedness, but with the passage of time and…

  • SONNET 30

What do “sessions” and “summons” imply in Sonnet 30?

The language of business that appears later in the poem—the “expense” of things and people that the speaker has lost, a “sad account” that the speaker must “new pay as if not paid…

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  • SONNET 18

Analyze the first two quatrains of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 with respect to the couplet.

The rhyming couplet comprises the last two lines of Sonnet 18, lines 13 and 14. So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,So long lives this and this gives life to thee. In the couplet, the…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby, how is Daisy presented?

It is clear that in the first chapter Daisy is presented as a somewhat vain, fun-loving woman who is aware of her own charms. Note how Daisy and Jordan are first described in this Chapter: The…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Daisy says, “Tom’s getting very profound.” What do you think her tone might be? Explain.

Daisy makes this statement in chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby, and it’s clearly a facetious comment made to mock her husband Tom. Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Daisy’s cousin Nick, and a friend Jordan are…

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  • SONNET 18

Please analyze the dramatic situation in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

A dramatic situation is defined as one in which the characters of a story are in engaged in conflicts of one sort or another and these characters and conflicts interest and compel the reader’s…

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  • MURIEL RUKEYSER

In Muriel Rukeyser’s “Looking at Each Other”, please explain what this poem means.

This poem is notable for its strong expression of intimacy. It clearly describes sexual experiences, but does so impressionistically and psychologically, not graphically. There are two…

  • MACBETH

Define and discuss the concept of of the humours in Macbeth. How do they contribute to one…

The four humors were used as a basis for medical diagnosis in Medieval Times. Shakespeare would have been familiar with this idea. To research each of the humors specifically, visit the website…

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  • SYLVIA PLATH

How is “Metaphors” related to pregnancy?

The major clue that the speaker is a woman, and a pregnant one, is line 7 (“I’m … a cow in calf”), but the entire poem makes this conclusion certain. The nine syllables are the nine months…

  • MARGE PIERCY

In “A Work of Artifice”, where are the metaphors?

At line 17 the poem switches to a number of metaphors on the topic of women dwarfed in their growth. Thus distorted, they are concerned with their personal appearance (curlers), they have allowed…

  • ENOTES EDUCATORS GROUP

Tips for Finding New QuestionsHi all. New eNotes editors often message us about the easiest way…

Not having RSS reader, the best way for me to quickly arrive at questions I would like to answer is to save certain works to my “favorites” bar. For example, I adore answering questions about…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Could you please give an example of cacophony in The Great Gatsby?It can be found anywhere in the…

A cacophony is a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds; a din, racket, noise, clamor, discord, dissonance, discordance, uproar. In The Great Gatsby, the best examples of cacophony come in Chapter 3,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What kind of person do you think Boo Radley is? Why?

Who knows what was going on inside of Boo Radley’s head. (It would be a great question for author Harper Lee to answer herself.) I believe it’s obvious that Boo didn’t eat raw squirrels or cats,…

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  • HISTORY

Why was the land west of the Appalachians was an important factor in the coming of the American…

The way that this land was most connected to the coming of the Revolution was through the Proclamation of 1763. In this proclamation, the British government told the colonists that they could not…

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  • THAT EVENING SUN

How does Faulkner’s writing reach beyond the time and place in which so much of it is set?

The short story “That Evening Sun” explores Southern race relations of the early 1900s. The Compson family’s maid Nancy is terrified that her husband will kill her because she is pregnant with a…

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  • MARGE PIERCY

What does the gardener’s song symbolize in “A Work of Artifice”?

This poem embodies a deeply effective metaphor that is straightforwardly detailed and applied, and a tone that one student described as “controlled fury.” In lines 12–16, the gardener’s…

  • ANIMAL FARM

In Animal Farm how does Boxer’s attitude relate to the concepts of freedom and equality?

Of all of the animals, Boxer is the one who most accepts and works for the ideals of animalism. He does not seem to notice that things are rotting, and Animal Farm is becoming a more opressive…

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  • BIG TWO-HEARTED RIVER

How does Hemingway’s use of “plain” language affect the reader?

Hemingway’s typical use of minimalism and “plain language” in his story “Big Two-Hearted River” creates what has been known as the “iceberg theory,” or as it is also known, “the theory of…

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  • THE GIVER

In what way was Jonas handicapped by his early departure?

Basically, Jonas had to leave before he was ready and so he did not have all of his preparations made. He was also handicapped by having to take Gabe, but that was not really the same thing. Jonas…

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  • MARGE PIERCY

In “A Work of Artifice” what importance does the tree play?

The bonsai tree—a major image in the poem—is a tree that has been traditionally cultivated, particularly in Japan, to remain small, even though it is otherwise capable of reaching great height….

  • HISTORY

What motivated the US to try to possess its own empire during the 19th century?

I think that the desire for empire in the late 19th Century American thought was a reflection of the wealth that was being generated. In the end, America was producing a great amount of wealth….

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  • OTHELLO

What are two possible themes for the play Othello?Where can I find the details that support these…

Two of the most common themes associated with Othello are jealousy/revenge and appearance versus reality (or “seeming”). Both of these are common themes in Shakespeare’s plays, ones that you will…

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  • WALDEN

What is Thoreau’s remedy for our hectic, detail-crowded lives?

In terms of the question, I think that Thoreau’s answer would be to find solitude and revel in it. For Thoreau, the notion of solitude allows individuals to gain control over their own lives….

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

What is the different the perspective with the character Chief Broom Brondin from the film &…

I would say that the primary difference between both depictions of the Chief is that the book places a primacy on his role as narrator and the film sees him as more of a result of McMurphy’s…

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  • WE REAL COOL

In the poem “We Real Cool,” identify the speaker his or her situation. How does the rhythm of…

I am only allowed to answer the first question. Any other questions must be posted separately. In the poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks, there are two notes after the title, before the poem…

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Compare and contrast the differences between the feature film and the book One Flew Over the…

There are many differences between the film and the novel, as is often the case when a book is taken up by Hollywood and made into a feature film. The first reason, in general, for differences, is…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Thesis StatementI have to write an Argumentative research essay. “Should the elderly retake a…

A thesis statement usually takes a stand on an issue, rather than merely raising a question; therefore, you have not yet presented a thesis statement. Some of the following would be good thesis…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What moral judgment does Nick make in Chapter 9 about Tom and Daisy in The Great Gatsby?

The moral judgment that Nick makes regarding Tom and Daisy is that they are self-centered people who do not care whose lives they hurt as long they continue to have their luxurious lives. Nick…

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  • THE CANTERBURY TALES

In The Canterbury Tales, what qualities does the Knight posses that differ from those you might…

First, to answer this question, ask yourself what traits you would consider typical of a veteran soldier. Personally, I’d think of an experienced soldier as tough, maybe a little bit jaded, and…

 


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