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  • Macbeth
    I wish I could answer that as straightforwardly as you ask it! What the line points to is the play's concern with the discrepancy between appearance and reality: that is, the difference between how...

    Asked by krdl on via web

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  • The Great Gatsby
    F. Scott Fitzgerald manages to define, praise, and condemn what is known as the American Dream in his most successful novel, The Great Gatsby. The novel is set in 1922, and it depicts the American...

    Asked by dfd999 on via web

    3 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Jem and Scout find gifts in the knothole of the tree. Boo Radley has been placing these gifts there. It is a form of communication between Boo and Jem and Scout. It proves that Boo Radley is...

    Asked by pumpkin43 on via web

    18 educator answers.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    If the assignment/ task is to identify six songs that could capture the spirit of the play, I think you will have a great many responses through which you will have to wade. I would propose that...

    Asked by pickles11 on via web

    7 educator answers.

  • Romanticism
    The following are courtesy of my AP Senior English teacher, Andrelle E. McKinsey, more than a decado ago (and I still use them when I teach seniors for a nice reference)... Characteristics of the...

    Asked by zoel222 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    There are several people that could be blamed for the deaths of these two young people. Their parents, by keeping the feud between the two families going. Mercutio can be blames, to some degree. He...

    Asked by lunapalvin8788 on via iOS

    2 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Here are two good ones; hope they help you out! "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were...

    Asked by jtwych77 on via web

    3 educator answers.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    An allusion is a moment when an author makes a reference to another work of literature. The reference can include "a person, place, event, or another passage" found in another piece of literature...

    Asked by owlwiz on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Macbeth
    Macbeth is a tragic hero because he meets three of the four criteria as outlined by Aristotle. According to Aristotle in the Poetics, the following characteristics are representative of a tragic...

    Asked by divakeema on via web

    6 educator answers.

  • Macbeth
    At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a respected general, a devoted husband, and a loyal subject of the king. The first of the witches' prophecies bring out his ambitious nature, but he...

    Asked by kristajoe on via web

    4 educator answers.

  • The Great Gatsby
    East Egg is the location where the rich people who have family money and prestige, what would be called old money, meaning that the person or persons inherited the money from a previous generation...

    Asked by troublesis12 on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    "Romeo and Juliet" begins with a triple pun on the word collier (coal vendor) which sound like choler (anger) and collar(hangman's noose). (I,i,1-4)Here are some others:Give me a torch....

    Asked by bdp on via web

    3 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee’s novel of life in a small town in the American South when racism remained embedded in the regional psyche, To Kill a Mockingbird, has numerous examples of such racism directed...

    Asked by lulriahh15 on via iOS

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    As I am sure that you know, a simile is when someone compares one thing to another and does so directly. So it is like when someone says "my love is like a red, red, rose." They are comparing...

    Asked by younglove5 on via web

    4 educator answers.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    Good question. Juliet's age is, you're quite right, specified by the Nurse and Lady Capulet in Juliet's first scene as not-quite-fourteen. As for Romeo's age, Shakespeare never tells us! We know -...

    Asked by jazlyn on via web

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    In the final scene of the play, Prince Escalus actually absolves Friar Laurence of all guilt, saying, "We still have known thee for a holy man" (V.iii.281). Prince Escalus even lays all blame on...

    Asked by alexisb0204 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus demonstrated god-like qualities in The Odyssey through his intelligence and ability to inspire his men. In one instance, he tricked the Cyclops Polyphemus by telling him his name was...

    Asked by nickr on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • Macbeth
    Macbeth is a play of contradiction and ambition. Driven to becoming King, Macbeth will kill all and any that get in his way. He puts his faith in the words and prophesies of three witches, after...

    Asked by sts on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Romanticism
    The Romantic movement began somewhere near the end of the 18th century in Western Europe and lasted well into the first half of the 19th century. In part, the movement was a rebellion in response...

    Asked by sanjib on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • The Great Gatsby
    East and West Egg represent, respectively, the split among upper class society of old-monied, aristocratic families and the "nouveau riche" families whose fortunes were recently made. In the time...

    Asked by aub2 on via web

    3 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    In chapter three, Scout has had a bad day at school. She comes home in a bad mood about what had happend with her teacher and asks Atticus if she can stay at home and not return to school. In my...

    Asked by misses-jacob-black on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    In Act II, scene iii the friar says in lines 1-2 The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light The morning can't smile, that's a human...

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    3 educator answers.

  • The Outsiders
    The Socials and the Greasers were different in many ways. There are a few that are obvious and others that are not. First, there is the issue of money. Socials were rich kids from the West Side....

    Asked by t7yikt7k on via web

    8 educator answers.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    One good place to start finding oxymorons in Romeo and Juliet is Romeo's first longer speech in the very first scene. One example is "brawling love." While it may be true that lover's quarrels can...

    Asked by catlynnrainer on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Atticus is a pleasantly complex character. He is a responsible and loving father, a man who concentrates on essences, not externals, a brave man, and a clear and ethical thinker. (Can you tell I...

    Asked by kgeane on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • The Outsiders
    The meaning of the poem is that the things that are most beautiful in life are also the things that have the shortest lives. He says the first leaves of nature are their most beautiful and that...

    Asked by asilly on via web

    4 educator answers.

  • The Great Gatsby
    Well, one of the most important things that this quote tells the reader about Daisy is that she is extremely materialistic. If the reader has not yet picked up on that fact, this quote is sure to...

    Asked by dianaa on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Primarily, Atticus teaches his children about tolerance, and he is an example of this to his neighbors and community through his interactions. Although Atticus is assigned Tom Robinson's case,...

    Asked by chronchristine on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • The Great Gatsby
    In most ways. these characters could not be more opposite. Look at the following: 1. Tom is crude; Gatsby is more refined. Though Tom has grown up with money, he is not refined nor is he...

    Asked by thrs0187 on via web

    9 educator answers.

  • The Great Gatsby
    In Chapter VII of The Great Gatsby, Tom Buchanan reveals as much about Gatsby's wealth as Fitzgerald cares to divulge to the reader. "Who are you, anyhow?" broke out Tom. "You're one of that...

    Asked by brtlover13 on via web

    3 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    The mad dog in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is symbolic of a few things. First, the mad dog represents the "madness" that Atticus has to face now that he has taken on Tom Robinson's case....

    Asked by westview on via web

    4 educator answers.

  • As You Like It
    Despite the fact that a single woman ruled England at the time of William Shakespeare, the Elizabethan society was patriarchal. Women were considered the weaker sex and in need always of being...

    Asked by xoxcgibsonxox on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Emily Dickinson
    Dickinson is using metaphor of a small bird to carry her point that hope stays alive within us despite all of our troubles and, like a small bird that sings in the face of the strongest wind and...

    Asked by bellanicole98 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Guide to Literary Terms
    Just because someone, however distinguished, calls something a "fallacy" does not necessarily make it a fallacy or prohibit writers from using it. I see nothing wrong in ascribing human feelings to...

    Asked by anmartin08 on via web

    6 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    There are several mentions of courage in To Kill A Mockingbird, but the most significant conversation between Atticus and Jem occurs after Mrs. Dubose dies on pg. 149 at the end of chapter 11....

    Asked by mcweis on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    For audiences, asides are enjoyable as the player speaks to them indirectly on or near an edge of the stage, thus drawing the audience into his/her thoughts and the action. In comedies they are...

    Asked by lukefettig on via iOS

    1 educator answer.

  • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
    The three main characters of the story are the narrator Jerome, generally known as J to his friends, and George and Harris. All are young and single. Jerome throws in plenty of self-deprecating...

    Asked by adi5598 on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • The Road Not Taken
    There are multiple poetic devices used in Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken. In the first line, the poet used assonance. Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound within a line of poetry....

    Asked by utkdmrz on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • Gulliver's Travels
    Swift is using Gulliver's voyages to satirize various aspects of English society. Gulliver's various conflicts in the lands he visits allow Swift to discuss a number of problems he sees with...

    Asked by mashymash on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • The Great Gatsby
    When comparing and contrasting Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson it is important to look at all aspects of the characters. Physically, they are quite different. Daisy is referred to as light and...

    Asked by truthiness on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • Hamlet
    A tragic flaw is the failing of a tragic hero, a character who suffers a downfall through the tragic flaw in mistaken choices or in personality. Hamlet’s tragic flaw is his inability to act to...

    Asked by erich12 on via web

    14 educator answers.

  • Julius Caesar
    I agree that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero of Julius Caesar. He truly believed that Caesar would have had a negative impact on Rome, and since Brutus put his country before his friends and even...

    Asked by lovely2008 on via web

    4 educator answers.

  • Essay Lab
    Book titles are italicized. If you are using a typewriter and can't write in italics, then it is customary to underline the title. Same applies to plays. Titles of poems, short stories, essays,...

    Asked by rawrimanasian on via web

    5 educator answers.

  • Frankenstein
    The novel mentions the death of ten people. They die in the following order: The first one to die is Caroline Beaufort's father. After the death of her father, Caroline marries Victor's father....

    Asked by hiba83 on via iOS

    2 educator answers.

  • The Great Gatsby
    I am reminded of Stephen Crane's short story "The Blue Hotel." Very near the end of this great story the Swede is killed by the gambler, and this section closes with these final words: The...

    Asked by john789 on via web

    4 educator answers.

  • Macbeth
    When Macbeth and Banquo first encounter them in Act 1, Scene 3 of the play, the three witches make three predictions: The Second Witch predicts that Macbeth will be made Thane of Cawdor. "All...

    Asked by bmxforlife on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Essay Lab
    The thing about an autobiographical essay is that you DON'T want to start out with a cheesy beginning. In that case, be sure you DON'T say, "Once upon a time," or "I was born on November 13,...

    Asked by mank on via web

    9 educator answers.

  • Of Mice and Men
    George kills Lennie by shooting him in the back of the head to save him from a more painful death at the hands of Curley, who has vowed to make him suffer for the death of his wife. George loves...

    Asked by crusaderofchaos456 on via web

    3 educator answers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    During the trial, the sheriff, Heck Tate, testified that Mayella was beaten basically on her right side. This indicated, even to Scout, a girl of nine, that someone who was left-handed would have...

    Asked by illest209 on via iOS

    1 educator answer.

  • Essay Lab
    For the most part, your grammatical constructions are correct. In the 4th sentence, however, you will want to change the verb took to has taken (present Perfect tense, meaning the action started in...

    Asked by taonadevil0410 on via web

    2 educator answers.

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