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Lord of the Flies

What are some quotes that show different types of fear in Lord of the Flies?

Early on, fears rise in the boys, especially the youngest of them, from the trauma of being alone on a deserted island. These fears focalize into fears of the supernatural, primarily the terror of...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 11:33 am UTC

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Literature

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Can you please answer the following question: Patroclus tells Thetis...

In Homer's Iliad, and in most other works of literature concerning the Trojan War, Patroclus is a minor character, remembered almost entirely for his influence on Achilles. Madeline Miller promotes...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 8:37 pm UTC

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Eating Poetry

Why does the speaker in "Eating Poetry" behave like a dog?

Mark Strand begins his poem "Eating Poetry" with a surprising image: Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. The happiness of the...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 11:42 am UTC

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Fahrenheit 451

What is the tone in "The Sieve and the Sand" in Fahrenheit 451?

In part 2 of Fahrenheit 451, "The Sieve and the Sand," Montag becomes increasingly despairing of making any change in his society. The tone or emotional mood of this section is therefore one of...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020 6:44 pm UTC

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Odour of Chrysanthemums

Describe the historical background of the story "Odour of Chrysanthemums."

"Odour of Chrysanthemums" is a short fictional story written in 1909 by English writer and poet D. H. Lawrence. It was originally published in 1911. It tells the story of Elizabeth Bates and her...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020 7:32 pm UTC

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The Bronze Bow

Why does Daniel leave his grandmother and sister in chapter 4 of The Bronze Bow?

It's fair to say that Daniel's far from happy with his current domestic arrangements. To tell the truth, his home life's pretty miserable. His sister Leah is still scared of her own shadow—Daniel...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 11:43 am UTC

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Lyddie

How did the strike led in 1836 that was mentioned in Lyddie influence attitudes toward child labor?

In chapter 12 of Lyddie, as the girls are debating whether to agitate for better working conditions, Betsy mentions her participation in a “turnout” as a child worker “back in ’36.” The term...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020 10:10 pm UTC

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The Battle of Jericho

What items do Jericho and the other pledges have to dig out of the trash can during pledging in The Battle of Jericho?

Jericho and the other pledges have to undergo a series of degrading and unpleasant initiation rituals before they're able to become Warriors of Distinction. Jericho finds himself rummaging around...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 12:07 pm UTC

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Lord of the Flies

What do Piggy's glasses symbolize in Lord of the Flies, and how does this symbol progress over the course of the story?

Piggy's glasses symbolize a connection to civilization and to scientific reasoning that generally erodes through the conflict in the novel. In the first chapter, Ralph asks Piggy about his father,...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 11:59 am UTC

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

What three similarities in the story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Compare them.

This is a story of contrasts, so finding similarities requires an attentive eye for detail as well as the ability to recognize some symbolic meanings throughout the plot. Arnold Friend is quite...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 12:21 pm UTC

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Into the Wild

Define “hubris” and explain how this term relates to Chris’s story in the book Into the Wild.

Hubris, in a nutshell, is overconfidence. It is an illogical feeling of confidence and ability, and in the context of the ancient Greeks from whom the word came, it described a person who dared to...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 11:36 am UTC

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Alice Walker

Analyze the speech "Oppressed Hair Puts a Ceiling on the Brain" by Alice Walker.

I was unable to find a video of this speech. I could only find a written transcript of what Alice Walker said on April 11, 1987, at Spelman College in Atlanta. Having only a written transcript of...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2020 5:20 pm UTC

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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

What is Jiang's perspective on being asked to join the Class Education Exhibition in Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the...

Along with a number of other students, Jiang has been chosen by her school's Red Guard Committee to represent all the teachers and the students in her school at a forthcoming Class Education...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 12:25 pm UTC

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The Black Cat

What is the mood in "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe?

The mood of a story is the feeling which the author tries to evoke in their readers. Everyone is different, of course, and so not every reader of a story will feel the exact same way. But authorial...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 11:08 am UTC

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

When Ichabod arrives at the Van Tassels’ party in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” what is his mood?

Ichabod Crane is in a very good mood when he arrives at the Van Tassels' party. And why wouldn't he be? He's expecting to have his fill of the finest food available for miles around. He knows that...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 10:57 am UTC

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Law and Politics

How might the media influence public policy in Australian politics? Discuss with reference to the policy cycle.

The policy cycle is explained in The Australian Policy Handbook by Althaus, Bridgman, and Davis. It is a counsel of perfection in policy making, and few policy decisions conform exactly to the...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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Reading Lolita in Tehran

Which caption from Persepolis best supports the tone of Reading Lolita in Tehran?

As your question implies, there’s quite a substantive link between Azar Nafisi’s textual memoir and Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir. Both works concern life in the oppressive, dangerous...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 5:40 pm UTC

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Law and Politics

Find out why President Trump proposed renegotiating NAFTA. Provide two arguments for doing so (pros and cons)....

You could say that Donald Trump renegotiated NAFTA because that was one of his campaign promises. He described NAFTA as “the worst trade deal ever made.” At the beginning of 2020, he delivered on...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2020 5:51 pm UTC

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Religion

Why do so many scholars attack the historicity of the Bible?

Many scholars attack the historicity of the Bible because it is an exceptionally influential book, and therefore worth questioning, because it was protected from criticism for so long, and because...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 10:45 am UTC

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Business

What are the premise and attributes of the US Alternative Minimum Tax and its implications for individuals,...

The premise of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is that individuals, companies, and other entities with a high income will typically try to avoid paying as much tax as possible. The AMT calculates...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2020 7:52 am UTC

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The Crucible

How does Elizabeth Proctor change from act I to act IV in The Crucible?

When we're first introduced to Elizabeth Proctor in act 1, she comes across as quite a cold, aloof figure. This is undoubtedly deliberate on Miller's part, as he wants to provide John Proctor with...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 10:35 am UTC

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Lord Ullin's Daughter

What type of imagery is used in the poem "Lord Ullin's Daughter"?

The most striking image in “Lord Ullin's Daughter” is that of the stormy seas across which the eponymous heroine and her lover escape from Lord Ullin and his men. Lord Ullin and his posse are in...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 10:08 am UTC

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Animal Farm

Imagine you're a journalist and you have to take a statement to Mr. Jones (eyewitness) who led the attack, using...

Direct speech quotes exactly what someone said. Reported speech paraphrases what was said. You are asked to take back to Mr. Jones an eyewitness account of who led the attack, using quotes, and...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 6:44 pm UTC

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A Soldier's Play

Discuss how the play version and film adaptation of A Soldier's Play are similar or how they differ.

One difference between the stage version and the movie version is the name. The play is called A Soldier’s Play. The movie is called A Soldier's Story. This difference might seem cosmetic or...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020 1:20 am UTC

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Caryl Churchill

Explore how gender discrimination is represented in modern English drama.

The broad topic of gender discrimination in modern English drama can be addressed from a variety of perspectives. One factor to consider is the specific period which “modern” encompasses. The term...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 4:26 am UTC

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Oedipus Rex

Write an analytical essay on King Oedipus in Oedipus Rex. 

An analytical essay makes an argument, usually about the meaning of a work of literature. It does not merely retell the story or give biographical background on the author. It focuses on a point...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 7:02 pm UTC

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Never Let Me Go

What is the effect of using unreliable narration in Never Let Me Go? What are other important narrative devices?

Throughout Never Let Me Go, Kathy is an appealing protagonist whose predicament stimulates the reader’s empathy. As she reflects on her life and those of her fellow clones, including her closest...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 3:25 am UTC

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Of Mice and Men

Why did George and Lennie have to leave Weed in Of Mice and Men?

In the first chapter of the novella, George gets upset with Lennie and comments that he would get along better without him. George then brings up the incident in Weed, which put them in serious...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 1:41 pm UTC

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A Soldier's Play

Identify one area where you think the film adaptation of A Soldier's Play succeeds over the written play. Reflect on...

You could identify the nonlinear structure of the story as more successful in the film than in the play. You might say that the clear flashbacks and scene cuts make the back-and-forth between past...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2020 1:51 am UTC

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The Goophered Grapevine

In "The Goophered Grapevine," what resources does Uncle Julius bring to his encounter with the Northerner?

Uncle Julius brings his intelligence, wit, and penchant for storytelling to this encounter. He rises from his seat "respectfully" when he meets with the Northerner and the Northerner's wife, and it...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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Reference

Risk management needs to be done from the beginning of the project (planning) through execution and on to the end....

The chief difference between the planning stage and the execution stage of a project in terms of risk management is that the risks which were conceptual during planning may become actual during...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 8:38 pm UTC

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Literature

What are some easy topics in literature to write an academic research paper about?

"Easy" is a relative term. What I might find easy to write about in literature might not be easy for all writers. Without knowing more specifics for your essay, the range of potential topics is...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 8:10 pm UTC

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Reference

Where does most rain in tropical wet (Af) climates come from?

The "Af" in this question is the Köppen classification, and it is a two letter identification of a tropical wet climate zone. An area that has a tropical wet climate experiences consistent, daily...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 8:33 pm UTC

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Ode to the West Wind

Percy Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind” constructs a poetic narrative in which the speaker desires to escape the...

To understand the point of escapism in Percy Shelley's “Ode to the West Wind,” we have to think about what a Romantic poet like Shelley would want to escape from and what he would want to escape...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 8:10 pm UTC

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Michel de Montaigne

How do Montaigne’s ideas of self-care in his essay "Of Experience" relate to how we live today?

On a topic such as self-care (or, for that matter, care for others), to say that an idea is relevant today is simply to say that it is a good or wise idea. Good ideas on purely technical subjects...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 7:57 pm UTC

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The Canterbury Tales

What are some examples of satire in “The Wife of Bath's Tale”?

When an author writes satire, they use humor, irony, sarcasm, and/or exaggeration to poke fun at the vices, follies, and corruption of individuals, groups, customs, practices, ideas, government,...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 6:25 pm UTC

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René Descartes

Explain the theory of substance (Cartesian) dualism. Consider the nature of minds and bodies, according to Descartes.

Descartes defines substance as anything that doesn't depend on anything else for its existence. In other words, a substance is that which is self-subsistent. Strictly speaking, this quality is only...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2020 4:02 pm UTC

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Business

According to McShane's Organizational Behavior, why is season 3, episode 15 of Parks and Recreation relevant to...

You could argue that the fifteenth episode in season 3 of Parks and Recreation portrays Chris as embracing a kind of transformational leadership style. According to Steven McShane and Mary Von...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 5:09 pm UTC

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Literature

In Steel Magnolias, what are Shelby Latcherie’s character traits?

The character of Shelby Eatonton—married name, Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie—remains fairly consistent throughout all of the stage and screen iterations of Steel Magnolias. Shelby is the youngest woman...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 5:37 pm UTC

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Why did Puck turn Bottom into a donkey?

Puck is an inveterate trickster, a mischievous sprite who enjoys nothing better than playing silly pranks on others. High or low, mortal or immortal, anyone can find themselves on the receiving end...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 11:23 am UTC

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Linden Hills

In Linden Hills, Roberta represents a certain kind of past. Why isn’t she able to "save" Laurel? What are Laurel’s...

There were so many times in the past when Roberta saved her granddaughter Laurel. For instance, there was the time when Roberta gave Laurel swimming lessons. She also saved Laurel by cashing in her...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2020 9:58 am UTC

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Literature

Compare the role of women in Beloved by Tony Morrison and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë with quotes from each novel.

In Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved and Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights, you could argue women play strong and willful roles. Early on, Nelly calls Catherine Earnshaw “a wild, wicked slip.”...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 4:03 pm UTC

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Of Mice and Men

Do you agree or disagree with the statement that "in Of Mice and Men, Slim is central to our understanding of life on...

Slim is not central to our understanding of life on the ranch, but he is central to the functioning of the ranch. As readers, we understand life on the ranch without having to turn to Slim. We know...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 5:40 pm UTC

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Two Kinds

What does Jing-mei discover about herself in paragraph 15 of "Two Kinds"?

"Two Kinds" is a short story excerpted from Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, which contains sixteen interrelated stories about four immigrant Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters....

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 6:58 pm UTC

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Thanatopsis

The speaker in the poem "Thanatopsis" shifts. Who is the first speaker? Who is the second? How does meaning change...

The first sixteen and a half lines of William Cullen Bryant's "Thanatopsis" are spoken by the poet, or by a speaker with whom he closely identifies himself. In the middle of the seventeenth line,...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 12:44 pm UTC

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History

What have the countries of the Soviet Union become today? Is Russia still communist?

The fifteen republics that once made up the Soviet Union are now independent states. This is a result of the collapse of the USSR, which for more than seventy years had managed to hold these...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 2:36 pm UTC

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The Pigman

Did Mr. Pignati die alone in The Pigman?

Mr. Pignati endures much during the course of this story, but he does not die alone. The two teenagers who had originally tried to swindle him out of some money, but then grew fond of him, were...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 11:06 am UTC

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Romiette and Julio

What are good discussion questions about chapters 4–6 for Romiette and Julio?

The questions that should stimulate discussion about chapters 4–6 of Romiette and Julio should ask for a subjective assessment rather than an objective statement of fact. Such questions may be...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020 4:07 am UTC

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Erving Goffman

What are some of Erving Goffman's sociological theories?

Erving Goffman is best known for the theory he advanced in his first book The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, first published in 1956. In this book, Goffman compares social interaction to a...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 10:20 am UTC

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The Toughest Indian in the World

What do you think is the main theme of Sherman Alexie's story "Assimilation"?

The main theme of the story "Assimilation" is that people of different cultures or races often feel a sense of alienation when they decide to live in a white man's world. In addition to this, they...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 9:12 am UTC

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