Answered a Question in Literature
"The Umbrella Man" is a wonderful short story about the inmate of an asylum. He has lost his identity due to insanity and is now known...
Answered a Question in My Side of the Mountain
Chapter 5 of My Side of the Mountain opens with Sam acknowledging the need for shelter in the Catskill forests. He discovers...
Answered a Question in Lord of the Flies
The conch shell represents the three things that the boys are clearly in need of: social order, respect, and power.
Answered a Question in Rabindranath Tagore
When the story begins, we see Phatik Chakravorti as a young "ringleader" in his native village outside of Calcutta. He is free to be...
Answered a Question in Poetry
"The Lotus" by Toru Dutt is a beautiful example of a Petrarchan sonnet. In the opening lines, we see a conflict between the rose and...
Answered a Question in All Summer in a Day
Margot is unhappy on Venus because she is desperate for the one thing she has not seen in years - the sun. Unlike our climate here on...