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  • Brave New World
    John disapproves of his mother's status as the tribal whore, and he cannot understand her when she tries to explain that that is the way things are done where she comes from in "the Other Place"...

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  • Brave New World
    John is an example of a character we call "the Noble Savage". Like Friday, the native man in "Robinson Crusoe", John was raised in a primitive environment and he possesses none of values that...

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  • Brave New World
    First, pre-write. On a piece of paper, make three columns. Label them "Interesting", "Weird" and "Cool". As you reed through the book, fill in the three columns. You will start to see a trend of...

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  • Brave New World
    In the eNotes summary of BNW (link given), you can read what's happening in that ritual with the boy. He's being whipped to draw blood that's then being put on snakes for a sacrifice to their...

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  • Brave New World
    Huxley presents us with two worlds for several reasons. Firstly either would could be seen as (an) utopia or a dystopia depending on your perspective. If you like order control, economy, and...

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  • Lord of the Flies
    DISCLAIMER: My apologies. For some reason I thought you were asking about Brave New World. I missed the "Lord of the Flies" tag. I tried to take this answer down but was unable. I'm not sure that...

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  • Brave New World
    They are both "oblique" topics in the novel. Huxley saw overpopulation as one of the major problems we'll have to face in the future. He was right and he was writing in 1936!Population growth is a...

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  • The Three Hermits
    The moral insight inspired by Tolstoy's tale "The Three Hermits" is suggested at the beginning of the story and dramatized at the ending of the story.Tolstoy is a masterful story teller and he...

    Asked by franiepia on via web

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  • William Shakespeare
    Marcellus sees the ghost as a fearful apparition. He is afraid to do anything that might anger the ghost, but he seems to also have his doubts about the ghost's purpose. Marcellus is the one who...

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    1 educator answer.

  • Reference
    Hello, This should make for an interesting speech! It looks like you already have some ideas about what to include in your outline, but maybe you are struggling with how to begin or what order to...

    Asked by segzyfresno on via web

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  • 9th Grade English Teachers
    Differentiation is highly complex on some levels (it's a huge buffet of choices for an instructor to attempt), but on some levels, it's simple: you have to make choices for today's lesson. To...

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  • Macbeth
    Macbeth's murder of King Duncan is made even more horrible by the fact that Duncan is an extraordinarily good man--loving, kind, generous, and trusting. When he comes to Macbeth's castle to stay...

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  • The Crucible
    The most important way in which gossip plays a role in the trials is that it creates the mass hysteria that continues to promote the trials until the judges finally realize what has been going on...

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  • A Tale of Two Cities
    Throughout this novel blood is one of the governing images. We first encounter this image where blood is used to describe aristocratic pedigree and bloodlines. Blood here is used as a symbol for...

    Asked by alvintran12 on via web

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  • Frankenstein
    If there is a common theme between the two, I think it is that humanity is, at its core, obsessed with the superficial. In Frankenstein, you have a creator that attempts to bring perfection to...

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  • Of Mice and Men
    The significance of the title is in the futility of planning and the inevitablility of failure if the odds are stacked against you - as they are for George and Lennie. The novel is a condemnation...

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  • Frankenstein
    The creature tells Victor the story of how he had spent time observing the family from a cave near a cottage. He told Victor how he had wanted to be a part of humanity. He had read books which he...

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  • Beowulf
    Herot was King Hrothgar's banquet hall, a place of warmth, happiness and companionship. The monster Grendel despised light and joy; he despised love and friendship. Because of his great hatred for...

    Asked by pedro322 on via web

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  • The Giver
    This story is told from the third person point of view, or in other words, a narrator tells the story from the outside. As far as what we learn during the sharing of feelings, we learn that Jonas'...

    Asked by nate3131 on via web

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  • Death of a Salesman
    Every discussion between Biff and Willy are really about Biff's dissillusionment after he discovered Willie with the women in Boston. For Biff's part, he is trying to deal with the fact that his...

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  • Death of a Salesman
    Willy needs Biff's absolution, his forgiveness. Willy knows that part of the reason Biff is so angry and disillusioned is because of what he saw in Boston. Willy must live with his guilt, his...

    Asked by howlergirl on via web

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  • Utopia
    The society Sir Thomas More portrays in his Utopia does not prohibit the playing of sports/games. That being said, More's is not a society built on the playing of said games. On those occasions...

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  • The Old Man
    La mar is Spanish for "the sea". The sea can be seen as a symbol of life itself in this story, as both good and bad come from it. Santiago alludes to this at more than one point during the story...

    Asked by ozzijish on via web

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  • Brave New World
    Bokanovsky appears to be a name that Huxley created. The name sounds like it is Russian. In the novel, Huxley is satirizing totalitarian societies and Russia was a major example of totalitarianism...

    Asked by drulka on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Great Depression and New Deal
    Here are some that might work for you: unemployment: Many people lost their jobs during the Depression. Unemployment was very high. vagabond: Many people became homeless during the Depression and...

    Asked by grimmerdorothy on via web

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  • Pride and Prejudice
    There is a great and growing body of critical analysis of Jane Austen's work in Pride and Prejudice. A short summary of such a broad and deep collection of criticism is not really possible. What...

    Asked by rara1106 on via web

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  • Flowers for Algernon
    Charlie recounts how he got drunk and started to blush in the progress report written on April 10. On that date, Charlie writes about going out with Joe Carp and Frank Reilly to a party the night...

    Asked by outofmymind on via web

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  • Nelson Mandela
    The strongest characteristic of Nelson Mandela would be defiance. I think that his activist stance against Apartheid policies demonstrates this. It is proven with his incarceration for decades....

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  • The Catcher in the Rye
    Holden has mixed emotions about his visit with Mr. Spencer. At first, clearly, he goes there, because he cares about the teacher and is determined to say good-bye to him in person. But once...

    Asked by shakiyla585 on via web

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  • Death of a Salesman
    Willy thinks that the insurance company will pay off on his death, and will provide the $20,000 (a lot more in 1950 than it is today) and will allow Biff and Happy to start something that they can...

    Asked by brownnoser on via web

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  • Death of a Salesman
    Willy's disastrous dinner with his two sons, during which they both run out on him at the restaurant, spins Willy even more deeply into his personal desperation and despair. When he returns home...

    Asked by fergie42 on via web

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  • Death of a Salesman
    His defenses down and very emotional, Willy falls into a conversation with Bernard, who has achieved success in life as a respected attorney with a growing family. Willy asks Bernard about the...

    Asked by getrdone on via web

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  • Death of a Salesman
    It is important for Willie to appear to be "making it." The tape recorder was probably prohibitively expense (I actually remember when they were uncommon and very expensive) and certainly nothing...

    Asked by dobey3 on via web

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  • The Glass Menagerie
    Amanda tries (obviously without much success, considering the family's difficult economic circumstances) to sell magazine subscriptions over the telephone to earn income. This information is...

    Asked by zoiley29 on via web

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  • Brave New World
    Lenina works in the embryo room of the hatchery. She is a Beta, very attractive, and in many ways representative of her group, accepting most of the values of her society. However, she has a...

    Asked by daisyochoa19 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Miguel Street
    Some have argued that this novel can hardly be called a novel at all - rather a collection of short stories. However others argue that this work can be considered a novel because it is unified by a...

    Asked by lxhelili on via web

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  • Brave New World
    There are plenty of things that you could write about persuasively concerning BNW. Think about what interested you most about the book and then come back with some of the things you'd like to write...

    Asked by cristy-09 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • The Tempest
    A tough question, but I'd have to go with Ferdinand. My reasoning is that as a prince, Ferdinand has likely never had to do brute labor for anything in his life. However, he's hauling logs...

    Asked by cathy-lipgloss on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Animal Farm
    When Mr. Whymper made his weekly visits to the farm, the animals intentionally made things appear better than they were. For example, "a few selected animals, mostly sheep, were instructed to...

    Asked by jupjup225 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • The Great Gatsby
    When Gatsby worked for the very wealthy Dan Cody for five years, sailing three times around the continent with Cody on his yacht, Cody became very fond of him. When Cody died, he left the young...

    Asked by robertoavalos on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • History
    Great idea for a project. I offer you three questions for your board game; 1. How many countries the did silk road pass through? 2. How did the silk road impact the exchange of diverse cultures and...

    Asked by ruby08 on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • King Lear
    King Lear and Cordelia's relationship is characterized by loyalty and betrayal. When Cordelia refuses to flatter her father and appease his vanity, Lear betrays his role and responsibilities as her...

    Asked by oceanstar0 on via web

    2 educator answers.

  • Julius Caesar
    Cassius is a far better judge of character than is Brutus. Cassius knows that people sometimes have hidden agendas, real motives that lie behind their stated motives. Such people can be very...

    Asked by juliacatura on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Twilight
    All members of the Volturi guard have some sort of talent. However, it was never made clear exactly what Corin and Afton's talents were. The Volturi are "collectors" of sorts. They only care to...

    Asked by rcd78 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets
    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate:Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date:Sometime too hot the eye of...

    Asked by blazersbrandonroy7 on via web

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  • Death of a Salesman
    Biff initially poses his return home as a choice to leave the ranch out west where he has not been "getting ahead", saying: "I'm thirty-four years old, I oughta be makin' my future." Biff tells...

    Asked by maggiem5 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Jubilee
    i don't know

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  • The Giver
    At first, Jonas sees the logic in sameness. It is even a source of concern for him, at times, that he is one of the few people in the community with light eyes instead of dark ones. He sees that...

    Asked by xxkuroitsukixx on via web

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  • A & P
    Yes, this story is dated. It is wonderful, and still worth reading, but it is definitely dated. The restlessness of the young narrator is, I'd argue, universal. Sammy's impulsive nature, his desire...

    Asked by wade88 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Paradise Lost
    This is from the bit in Book 2 where the various devils are putting their cases to Satan about what they think should happen next. Belial is speaking - and arguing that he would be very much in...

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    1 educator answer.

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