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  • Ethan Frome
    Mattie does seem to able to attract men and use them to get what she wants. This is a survival trait in the stark life they live. She definitely uses Ethan, and once she gets her hooks in him he...

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  • Law and Politics
    The most recent example of a case like this would be the Ricci v. DeStefano case. The Supreme Court heard the case and ruled on it during this past summer. The details are similar to Clarence's....

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  • The Crucible
    In real life the village where the initial events took place was known as Salem Village, which was a parish of Salem Towne, which was about the size mentioned above. The use of the single word...

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  • The Odyssey
    This is an interesting question, in that it assumes the Homer was in control of his story, and had intentions about what he was imparting to his audience -- which may or may not be the case....

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  • The Count of Monte Cristo
    No stock character, Edmund Dantes of "The Count of Monte Cristo" is a character of naivete who knows that there is evil but chooses to be unaware of it. In an early chapter, he reponds to...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    Since Magwitch is a criminal who has been banished to New South Wales in Australia, this character from "Great Expectations" makes a good living there as a sheep farmer. And, because Abel Magwitch,...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    If by activities, you mean, actions in the plot, we can start with some of the things that made Miss Emily Grierson so unique. She was stubborn to the point of ignoring anything she disagreed...

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  • Pride and Prejudice
    Mrs. Gardiner, the aunt of Elizabeth, does not see Wickham as being a suitable match for her niece. This is mostly because of the times that they lived in. As much as Elizabeth saw love as a...

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  • In Cold Blood
    The opening of this novel sets the scene by giving a thorough introduction to Holcomb and the attitudes of the people who live there. Capote explores how this village is isolated and set apart,...

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  • Fahrenheit 451
    As the novel opens, Guy Montag has a vague sense of discontent with his life, but he can't figure out what it may be. Most of the people in his life are perfectly happy with their superficial (and...

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  • Wide Sargasso Sea
    There are three parts to Jean Rhys' novel Wide Sargasso Sea, and each part takes place in a different setting. Part I recounts the childhood and young adulthood of the central character,...

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    In Mark Twain's classic, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," the last chapter resolves the freeing of Jim from slavery and Pip's worry about his father catching up to him as well as his triumph...

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  • The Merchant of Venice
    An interesting question. The technical answer is that "No, they cannot co-exist." But the practical answer is that, though on different spheres of reality, spiritual versus rational, they do...

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  • The Endless Steppe
    Esther was 10 years old in 1942. She and her parents and grandparents lived in Poland. They had a pretty comfortable life. Then one morning Esther awoke to discover that her family was being taken...

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  • History
    After the nation divided and the monarchy was basically left impotent due to the human and monetary costs of the war, it was Edward IV, from the House of York (son of Richard, Duke of York). The...

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  • The Old Man and the Sea
    By noticing how the fishing line slants in the water, the old man is able to tell what the fish he has hooked is doing. When he is trying to hook a fish, the old man makes sure that his lines go...

    Asked by nic3 on via web

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  • Hamlet
    Claudius betrays his brother. http://www.tailsntales.com/eng/sha/ham/tex/sel_7.html#anchor190102 Gertrude betrays her husband's memory, at least....

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  • The Joy Luck Club
    The entire incident with Lindo and Ying-Ying being deceived by the Huangs and by the farce that the family offers so that their son, Tyan-yu marries Lindo served the mother and daughter to realize...

    Asked by rufus10 on via web

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  • A Wizard of Earthsea
    The antagonist of this novel is actually the Shadow the Ged releases and then spends the rest of the novel trying to come to terms with. Of course, the shadow represents the dark side of himself,...

    Asked by calitexgirl on via web

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    In "Romeo and Juliet," because Romeo is pivotal to the main actions of the plot, he is the main character. For, his impetuous decisions are what effect the most poignant moments of this tragedy:...

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  • A Tale of Two Cities
    In "A Tale of Two Cities," Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette-Darnay act as catalysts for the morose Sydney Carton. Without Lucie to love as the typical, helpless Victorian heroine, Carton has no...

    Asked by gmsoftball3200 on via web

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  • Great Expectations
    Remember the last action in Chapter 44 - Pip receives a note from Wemmick telling him not to go home. Acting on this note, Pip goes and spends the night at a grubby inn and the following day he...

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  • Julie of the Wolves
    Miyax has been staying in the woods with the wolves but she relalizes that the weather is getting worse and she needs to leave. She decides to find a village so that she can get some help from...

    Asked by colinkeara on via web

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  • The Yellow Wallpaper
    The narrative style of the story reflects its subject. The narrator is enduring post- partum depression and the construction of this narration reflects this. Lacking is the third person,...

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  • Sara Teasdale
    "Thoughts" is a personal poem of reflection consisting of five stanzas, each following a regular pattern of rhyme with the second and fourth lines rhyming perfectly: When I am all alone Envy me...

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  • The Best of O. Henry
    In this short story by O. Henry, Sue is an artist, who lives with Johnsy her roommate. She is young, and part of the "artist" scene of Greenwich Village, of which O. Henry writes about in a rather...

    Asked by riya-kumar on via web

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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    This question has been asked and answered several times. Please look at the links below to find what you need for this poem. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do...it has the mystical, magical...

    Asked by khanfarhan on via web

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  • The Raven
    He asks the raven if there is a balm in Gilead. This is a Biblical reference to a salve to heal wounds. It is symbolic of all wounds being healed in heaven, such as his soul's wound from the loss...

    Asked by kelsie0000 on via web

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  • William Blake
    The notions of purity and innocence represent the essence of Blake's fascination with the lamb. The lamb is described in the softest of images in the most literal of senses. "Softest clothing of...

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  • The Fighting Ground
    the father

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    1. Boo Radley appears to be a complete social misfit, a boogey-man, a character of nightmares and childhood dare-games. He is supposedly evil, a criminal, a spook, and completely devoid of any...

    Asked by vonney on via web

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  • Math
    Question:Write nine hundred fifty eight in standard form: Answer: 958. Write the standard number 67 in words: Answer: Sixty seven. Explanation: The decimal numbers we write are the standard form of...

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  • History
    While the early battles of the Mexican-American War were won by a all-professional army under General Zachary Taylor, it was Winfield Scott who took Mexico City on September 14, 1847. His conquest...

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  • Literature
    I assume you are referring to The Memory Keepers daughter, since that is the only novel I know of with the characters if Caroline and Al. In the novel, Caroline and Al get married in 1972.

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  • The Bet
    The Bet is the story of two men, a banker and a lawyer who argue over whether life in prison or capital punishment is the worst punishment. To settle the bet, the lawyer agrees to go to prison for...

    Asked by suevilla4 on via web

    2 educator answers

  • Science
    Pigments are insoluble colors that bind with whatever medium they are part of. Dye inks are waterbased, and dissolve in whatever medium they are added to. Acrylic paints are pigments suspended in a...

    Asked by jmanmeason on via web

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  • Hamlet
    The events in "Hamlet" portray social dysfunction on all levels. On the largest scope, there is political upheaval, as Claudius has usurped his brother's place by force. He is ready to do anything...

    Asked by varsham on via web

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  • The Masque of the Red Death
    The stranger first appears at the masked ball the Prince Prospero has, he is noticed at the stroke of Midnight, the Prince becomes so enraged at the sight of this figure that he issues an edict...

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  • The Pearl
    Since page numbers differ among various editions of the novel, I can't be certain which scene you are referencing, but I believe you most likely are asking about events in Chapter V. When Kino...

    Asked by Ika on via web

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  • The Little Foxes
    This is a wonderful poem I first read as a junior in college. I saw you question when I was tyring to find it again. The poem is one of faith. First , we here of how he still feels the amputated...

    Asked by charese019 on via web

  • T. S. Eliot
    These are the first two of the five act-like sections of Eliot's masterpiece Waste Land (1922). It is too complex a poem/structure to reduce to particular thematic ideas in a very concrete way. The...

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  • The Eagle
    A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using a word such as like or as to compare the two things. The fence posts stood like sentries between the two empty fields of grass. The fence posts...

    Asked by abulbashar on via web

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  • Thomas Hardy
    Hardy's poem tells the story of a working class British man who has fought in WW I. The narrator of the poem is describing his rationale for having killed an enemy soldier. He muses aloud about why...

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    1 educator answer

  • "MASTER HAROLD" . . . and the Boys
    I think that this is a wonderful idea. One image on your poster can be people dancing, because the dance metaphor is fairly powerful. Perhaps, you can have individuals doing different types of...

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  • Literature
    Nissim Ezekiel was born December 14, 1924 in Mumbai. His parents were both in education, with his mother being principal of a school and his father being a professor of botanly at Wilson College....

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  • Wuthering Heights
    what torments lockwood during his first dream?

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  • Wuthering Heights
    Catherine decides to marry Edgar. She explains to Nelly that she would never marry Edgar except that Hindley has debased Heathcliff’s social status so much that she could not marry Heathcliff....

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  • Wuthering Heights
    In Chapter 9 we see the climax of the relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff up to this point. Having overheard Cathy say that to marry Heathcliff would degrade her, Heathcliff leaves the moors....

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  • Wuthering Heights
    Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" (1837) takes its name from the Yorkshire manor on the moors. In the native Yorkshire dialect the word "wuthering" means turbulent weather: Symbolically,...

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  • Wuthering Heights
    Hindley Earnshaw's hatred for Heathcliff had its roots in the fact that his father, Mr. Earnshaw, favored the boy over himself. Hindley had been fourteen years old when Mr. Earnshaw first brought...

    Asked by kashika on via web

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