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  • Rumble Fish
    Patty is Rusty James's girlfriend in the first half of the novel, who later finds out that Rusty James had been unfaithful to her at a party. She dumps Rusty James and begins a relationship with...

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  • History
    Much came to a head in 1968. A baby boom after World War II fueled a 1960s youth movement. Anti-war fervor on college campuses reached a fever pitch in 1968 as college students reacted to the Tet...

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  • A Christmas Carol
    When the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Ebenezer Scrooge back to his past to see the end of Scrooge's relationship with Belle, the spirit shows Scrooge two specific scenes involving the woman. In...

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  • Katherine Mansfield
    I assume that you're referring to the Ibsen play "A Doll's House" rather than the Katherine Mansfield short story of the same name, as a ring is an important symbol in the play rather than the...

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  • Tuck Everlasting
    The setting of chapter 1 isn't entirely one exact place. The chapter contains a little bit of detail regarding the town of Treegap, the "touch-me-not" house, a road, and a wood: On the left stood...

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  • Firegirl
    At that point in the story, Jessica has come to develop a deep bond of trust with Tom. They are both outsiders, both at school and in society as a whole. Somehow they just don't seem to belong...

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  • Susan Glaspell
    A good focus area for an essay on Susan Glaspell's Trifles would be the difference between how the male characters and the female characters investigate the crime scene. The male characters, as...

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  • History
    The French and Indian War strongly changed the relationship between Parliament and the American colonists. When colonists tried to unite during the war through the Albany Plan in order to better...

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  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    Junior had several fears. As a young man, he faced typical school-age fears such as acceptance, the ability to succeed, and the ability to talk to girls. He also had more unique fears because of...

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  • The Giver
    Jonas receives a Christmas memory in chapter 16 of The Giver (In the Dell Laurel-Leaf paperback edition published by Random House, this is on pages 122-123). After suffering through the horrors of...

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  • Po Chü–i
    This poem describes an annual presentation that used to be made to the Emperor of China--a number of dwarf slaves from Tao-Chou, where people only grew to be three feet tall. These offerings were...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    If you're referring to the incident regarding the Misses Barber, your answer can be found in chapter 27. In that chapter, the children were afraid to walk shoeless because the county hounds were...

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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    JFK delivered his inaugural address on January 20, 1961. His speech was carefully crafted with the help of a few of his closest advisors. So how did he use rhetorical devices (techniques a speaker...

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Professor McGonagall welcomed the first-year students and guided them to the sorting ceremony, where each student would be sorted into one of Hogwarts' four houses, namely, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff,...

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  • Hamlet
    In these lines the king, Claudius, tells his plan to his wife, the queen and Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. He and Polonius plan to hide and send Ophelia out to "bump into" Hamlet so that they can...

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  • History
    Hitler's expansionist claims began even before the onset of World War II with the Rhineland, a territory that Hitler remilitarized in violation of the Treaty of Locarno in March 1936. Both Britain...

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  • History
    In your post, you have asked three very distinct questions. I will answer the first question, as eNotes policy requires one question per post. The United States fought wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...

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  • History
    Ronald Reagan's allusion to the sun rising on the US was in reference to the economic, social, and political stagnation of the 1970s that the US was recovering from during his first term in office....

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  • Science
    Electricity is important for a large number of reasons. Here are 11 reasons (in no particular order) for why electricity is important. It is a universal energy source and can be created from a...

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  • The Lady or the Tiger?
    The young man is thrown into prison for falling in love with the princess, the much beloved daughter of the king. The young man is brave and handsome, but low-born. The princess falls in love with...

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  • Nightjohn
    In Gary Paulsen's Nightjohn, John is a runaway slave who escaped all the way to the north. However, he enters into the story, tied to a horse, with scars covering his body. He is immediately put...

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  • Lord of the Flies
    In William Golding's The Lord of the Flies, nobody starts a signal fire by rubbing two sticks together. After the boys amass a pile of wood, Ralph and Jack realize they don't actually know how to...

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  • Science
    Genetic mutations often affect more than one organ system because most organ systems are not completely independent of each other. They work collaboratively together to ensure that the entire...

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  • Night
    The exact line from Elie Wiesel's Night is: The ghetto was ruled by neither German nor Jew; it was ruled by delusion. This statement is meant to be taken figuratively, not literally. The Germans...

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  • The Hunt for Red October
    For most readers, keeping Williams alive is important because he is one of the "good guys." Williams and Ramius are both shot by Loginov, who is trying to destroy the Red October. We want...

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas has become a very popular movie in recent years, due primarily to is surprise ending. This ending, which combines situational and dramatic irony, is particularly...

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  • The Gold-Bug
    There are four main characters in Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Gold-Bug." Narrator: The nameless narrator is a friend of Legrand. He gives very few details about himself in the story, instead...

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  • Everyday Use
    In "Everyday Use", the mother has no choice but to treat her two daughters differently due to the fact that the two girls are very different. The mother is inclined to be protective of Maggie...

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  • A Mystery of Heroism
    The statement implies that Fred Collins is not used to being brave or heroic. This is a whole new experience for him. As he risks his life to go fetch some water, he starts turning over in his mind...

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  • History
    One of the principles of early Protestantism was the priesthood of all believers. This meant that there was no separate or distinct group of people in society with a direct, or special, connection...

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  • History
    The Declaration of Independence famously states that "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Today, this doesn't seem a particularly...

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  • Seedfolks
    Paul Fleischman's novel Seedfolks is set up as a compilation of thirteen character vignettes that all center around an accidental community garden, started by a young girl who wanted to honor her...

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  • History
    In the early years of the Virginia Colony, the existing culture would have been heavily influenced by British culture—whether in similarities or differences. In England, there was an established...

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  • Dracula
    In his 1897 novel, Stoker reflected on some of the scientific advances and new inventions of the time by having his characters employ these innovations throughout the story: Mina’s typewriter,...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Readers can find the answer to this question in the paragraphs following the narrator's information about basic mongoose history and fighting techniques. Teddy is running toward Rikki-Tikki, and...

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  • Science
    To some extent, the immediate and simple end of the weathering process is the production of sediment. By definition, weathering is the breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals on Earths...

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  • Bailey's Café
    The backdoor at Bailey's Café leads to a void-like space that symbolizes death. In a passage describing the back door, the narrator explains that there "is nothing in back of [the] café. Since...

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  • Hamlet
    After Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meet with Hamlet, Claudius and Gertrude question them about what they have discovered. Claudius asks if they have found out why Hamlet is acting like a lunatic....

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  • Science
    Let us start with DNA, and, to keep things more relatable, let us use human DNA. Human DNA contains about 3 billion base pairs. That is a really long code. It would take nearly 100 years to read...

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Let us start with some surface level characterization. When Kit meets Judith for the first time, readers are definitely given the impression that young Judith is an exceptionally good-looking...

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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead
    In chapter 22 of Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Bear ties Crispin to a tree while he goes off in search of food. Unsurprisingly, Crispin is not too pleased about this. However, Bear has his reasons....

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  • The Tempest
    In act 3, scene 2, Caliban tells Stephano about having had the island stolen from him by Prospero. Because Stephano's friend, Trinculo, happens to be there, he also hears the story. Trinculo does...

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  • The Devil's Arithmetic
    In the book The Devil's Arithmetic, the young Hannah Stern is taken back in time, and realizes pretty quickly that she is now living through the Holocaust. Because she's Jewish and has family...

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  • Science
    Artificial selection is similar to natural selection except for the fact that humans (not nature) are selecting which traits/characteristics are or are not desirable to have in a given species....

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  • History
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued at the end of the French and Indian War. There is some debate as to exactly why King George III and Britain may have issued the proclamation, but the main...

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  • History
    Thomas Jefferson, the man who wrote that "all men were created equal" in the Declaration of Independence, had his own definition of equality. Jefferson did not view slaves nor Native Americans as...

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  • The Giver
    The sequence in which the Giver gives Jonas the first memory begins in chapter 10 and continues into chapter 11. Jonas is asking why being the Receiver of Memory is so important. Jonas believes...

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  • The Inhuman Condition
    Let us assume that the "human condition" means those events and behaviors which most define a human life, and which nearly all human life shares: such as birth, death, physicality, emotionality,...

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  • Old Yeller
    Readers can find the answer to this question in paragraphs 3, 7, and 8 of chapter 3. Travis tells readers three specific things that his father taught him about hunting. Paragraph 3 tells readers...

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  • The Cay
    The answer to this question changes depending on what part of the story you are reading because Phillip's opinion of Timothy most definitely changes as the story progresses. When the story begins,...

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