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What are the themes of Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Gold Bug"? There's not much that I notice about...

I like to challenge my students with the following:"The Gold Bug" (or whatever story/poem) is a story/poem about ______________ (fill in the blank).There are usually several things you...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2007 12:37 pm UTC

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Who is the antagonist of "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe?

This story of Poe's is more of an adventure/mystery tale than a horror tale like many of his other stories. The mood is also just that; the reader feels like there is a good mystery to be solved,...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2009 11:04 am UTC

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Who are the characters of The Gold Bug and their descriptions?

William Legrand: He is a well-educated man but had fallen on hard times and is poor when the story begins. He chooses to live isolated from the world in a small hut he built on Sullivan's Island,...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2007 10:16 am UTC

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What is the plot summary and the overall summary of "The Gold-Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe? The Plot summary and...

This is one of Poe's great mysteries for me because it uses logical deduction to find a treasure. The narrator is recalling a story of his friend Dr. Legrand. They met by accident, but became...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2008 2:00 pm UTC

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In "The Gold-Bug" when Jupiter climbs out along the branch of the tree he finds a--what?

When Jupiter reluctantly climbs out on the branch of the tree he finds a skull. It is nailed to the branch in such a way that the face of the skull appears to be looking directly at him. According...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2013 11:03 pm UTC

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What are the distinguishing qualities and characteristics of each important character?

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...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2017 3:12 pm UTC

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Information about The Gold Bug? problems in that story

"The Gold Bug" is one of Poe's most popular stories. It becomes a story of mystery and a treasure hunt. Briefly, WIlliam Legrand, a sort of a recluse, finds a Gold Beatle next to a shipwreck....

Latest answer posted February 22, 2007 12:19 am UTC

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What are the settings in "The Gold Bug"?

Legrand lives near Charleston, South Carolina on an island named Sullivan's Island. He lives in a hut and it is a fairly isolated existence. He only has his servant, Jupiter , and his dog for...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2007 4:27 am UTC

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What figures of speech does poe use in his stroy "the gold bug"

The story/novella is a kind of detective story, with a doctor as a narrator, and there are lots of dialogue and inductive reasoning, so Poe keeps the figures of speech to a minimum. He uses...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2010 10:14 pm UTC

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What does William Legrand bring from the forest?

William Legrand lives in a hut in Sullivan’s Island, which is situated near Charleston, South Carolina. He lives a solitary life on this island and loves to hunt game or to walk on the beach while...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2020 3:23 pm UTC

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To what extent did Poe Base "The Gold Bug" on experiences in his own life?

"The Gold-Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe is a delightful yarn, half adventure and half mystery story, that is not intended as portraying realistic everyday events. In the story, the narrator has...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015 2:53 pm UTC

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In “The Gold-Bug,” what did the narrator see lying in the bottom of the boat?

The narrator saw a scythe and three spades in the bottom of the boat. After reading a note that was sent to him, the narrator accompanies Jupiter to see Mr. Legrand. Jupiter is Mr. Legrand’s...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 12:27 pm UTC

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Who is the author of "The Gold Bug"?

Edgar Allan Poe is the author of "The Gold Bug".

Latest answer posted October 2, 2009 2:18 am UTC

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