Read this excerpt from King Arthur's Socks: A Comedy in One Act. VIVIEN: I never wanted anything badly enough to cry for it before. But I could cry my heart out for him. I've absolutely no pride left. Well—I'm going to have him, that's all. (She throws her cigarette into the grate, and starts to go.) What do the stage directions reveal about Vivien? a. They suggest Vivien’s frustration with her friend. b. They demonstrate Vivien’s carelessness. c. They illustrate Vivien’s flaunting of convention. d. They emphasize Vivien’s adamant decision.

QUESTION POSTED AT 19/02/2020 - 12:51 AM

Answered by admin AT 19/02/2020 - 12:51 AM

The correct answer is D.

The stage directions reveal that Vivien is completely sure of her decision.

Her throwing away her cigarrete shows that she is going to take immediate action in order to get what she wants.

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Read the excerpt below and answer the question. Behold, I answer to him who asks, What was God doing before He made heaven and earth? I answer not, as a certain person is reported to have done facetiously (avoiding the pressure of the question), He was preparing hell, says he, for those who pry into mysteries. (Book XI, Chapter 12) What does the word “facetiously” mean? lacking a serious or respectful attitude lacking pleasure or happiness nervously or anxiously quietly or privately


The word "facetious" means lacking a serious or respectful attitude  


The formal definition of the word facetious is to make fun of something or not to take something very seriously so it could refer to attitudes or personalities, in this case, taking away the seriousness or importance of the question or trying not to get to into a religious topic by talking about the things that God did.

ANSWERED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:47 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:47 AM

In Act V, scene i of Romeo and Juliet, what role does Balthasar play in the catastrophe? He tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. He convinces Romeo to visit Juliet’s tomb. He forgets to deliver a letter to Romeo. He suggests that Romeo buy poison.

In Act V, scene I of Romeo and Juliet, Balthasar  informs Romeo of the sudden death of Juliet, which had not really happened. Frustrated at such news, Romeo decides to buy the apothecary of the city an effective poison, before going to the crypt where Juliet is. Upon arriving, he meets Paris, who moments before had been crying over the "inert body" of his beloved. Believing that Romeo is a looter of tombs, the count confronts him, but he is killed by Romeo, but not before telling him that his body must be placed with Juliet's corpse. Still convinced that his beloved is dead, Romeo proceeds to drink the poison to die beside her. Upon awakening from the induced coma, Julieta meets Romeo and Paris's corpses in the crypt; Fray Lorenzo asks Julieta to flee, but she refuses, unable to find a solution to such circumstances, determines to pierce the heart with the dagger of her husband, dying embracing her beloved. Some time later, the Montagues and the Capulets, accompanied by the prince, notice the death of the young men and the count. Absorbed by the tragic scene, Fray Lorenzo begins to tell the full story of "forbidden love" between Romeo and Juliet. His revelation manages to end the rivalry between both families and Mr. Montague and Mr. Capulet are determined to build a golden statue of both.

ANSWERED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:47 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:47 AM

LAURA: Hello, mother, I was—[She makes a nervous gesture toward the chart on the wall. AMANDA leans against the shut door and stares at LAURA with a martyred look.] In the excerpt from The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, which element of drama is contained in brackets? dialect dialogue narration stage directions

The correct answer is D. Stage directions


In drama which is the representation of fiction through performance the term stage directions refers to the actions of the characters on the stage, this means the stage directions are the gestures, movements, position, and attitude of the characters during the events or scenes a play includes. These details and directions help the actors to know how to act and behave to fit with the characters they represent.

Additionally, these directions are usually linked to the lines or dialogues of the characters and included during scripts (a document that has all the information of a play) by using brackets or similar punctuation marks to separate the dialogues or words of the characters from their movements, gestures, and attitudes (stage directions). Considering the previous ideas, it can be concluded the information from the excerpt "The Glass Menagerie" that appears on brackets are D. the stage directions as this show the attitude and movements of the characters as in "She makes a nervous gesture toward the chart on the wall" which is the purpose of stage directions.

ANSWERED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:45 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:45 AM

Within the Chain of Being, which statement would most likely be true? A. Women ranked above men. B. Kings ranked above God. C. Noblemen ranked above merchants. D. Servants ranked above demons.

The correct answer is C. Noblemen ranked above merchants


The Chain of Being refers to a hierarchical system that emerged during the Middle Ages and it linked to Christianity, in this system all the beings and elements in life are organized and classified from a state of non-being to being, in this hierarchy God is on the top and it is followed by the angels, later by the demons, the man, the animal, the pants and finally the minerals. Additionally, to this, in each category there are subdivisions and in the case of the man the system follows the medieval social system in which the king is at the top, and it is followed by the nobility, then by the knights and vassals, then by the merchants, artisans and farmers and at the bottom there are the peasants and the serfs, also, men are considered to be over women. Considering this information, the statement that is true is that "Noblemen ranked above merchants" because as part of the medieval social hierarchy which is the one that determined the way men were organized in the Chain of Being, the Nobles were on the second more important position while the merchants were almost at the bottom of the hierarchy.

ANSWERED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:45 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 31/03/2020 - 10:45 AM

By beginning and ending “For the Union Dead” with images of breaking bubbles, Robert Lowell wants the reader to recognize _____.

The correct answer is: I know because I just checked my test!

that the monument of Colonel Shaw, like the aquarium, will one day likely be destroyed and forgotten

ANSWERED AT 30/03/2020 - 01:35 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 30/03/2020 - 01:35 AM

A young girl with an uncontrolled magical power leaves her home to live alone in the forest. Which character motivation best matches this conflict? A. The girl hopes to find a prince to love. B. The girl loves her family and wants to protect them. C. The girl wishes to share her magic with others. D. The girl is angry with her family for loving her.


B). The girl loves her family and wants to protect them.


Conflict is illustrated as the clash betwixt two combatant forces. These conflicts bring action to the plot that leads to creating tension and interest in the narrative. The conflicts could be internal or external which serves to arise action and stress in the plot that enhances the curiosity of the audience and keep their interest intact(by leaving them uncertain about the upcoming events).

As per the question, the character motivation that best compliments the given conflict 'A young girl......forest' would be 'the girl loves her family and wants to protect them' which might have encouraged her to commit the action or step that she has done/taken. Thus, option B is the correct answer.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:33 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:33 PM

Which do playwrights use to tell the actors how to move and behave A. dialogue B. stage directions C. narration character D. actions

I think the answer is B :)

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:31 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:31 PM

Read the paragraph. She was much taller than the other girls. Her mannerisms seemed more graceful to Charlie. When she spoke, her words were marked by a slight lilt, which Charlie found endearing. This paragraph contains imagery. characterization. symbolism. dialogue.

Answer: A) Characterization

Explanation: Characterization is a literary device used by the author to explain and describe the details about a character in a story, it can be a description about how the character looks like, but also its personality, beliefs and emotions. In the given paragraph we can see a clear example of characterization, in this case, the author is characterizing the girl through Charlie's point of view.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:30 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:30 PM

I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!) How does the word “tramp” affect the tone of this line? It makes the tone of the line vaguely humorous. It creates a tone of arrogance within the line. It suggests the determination of the speaker. It indicates the weariness of the speaker.


It suggests the determination of the speaker.


The tone refers to the author or speaker's attitude or feeling about a topic or story, and it is mainly created by word choice and syntax. In the excerpt, the verb “tramp” suggests that the speaker is walking firmly, without hesitation, with resolute determination through a path, and helps develop a determined tone.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:29 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:29 PM

Randy decides to beat the reigning science fair champion, Tamara, in this year's science fair, but Tamara won't go down without a fight. What character trait would Randy most likely need in order to beat Tamara? A. Intelligence and hard work B. Teamwork and enthusiasm C. Physical strength and endurance D. Trickery and guile

Answer: A. Intelligence and hard work.

Explanation: In the given situation, we can see the description of two people that will be participating in their school's science faire, one of them (Tamara) has previously won the first price, and the present year, Randy wants to beat her (he wants to win the first place), but Tamara will be working hard to maintain her position. In order to beat Tamara, Randy will need to work very hard and be intelligent to do an amazing science project.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:27 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:27 PM

What does Beneatha most want Mama to do with the insurance money?

to do whatever mama wants

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:25 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:25 PM

Read the excerpt below and answer the question. I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been…you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again. At any rate that was how it felt to these two. —from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis This story is written from the perspective of _____. Susan and Lucy the narrator neither the narrator nor Susan and Lucy


B). The narrator.


Perspective or point of view is described as the approach through which the author communicates his emotions or point of view either himself or through the characters of the story. It is quite significant as it determines how the audience would perceive a particular literary text and how would they respond to it.

As per the question, the given story is written from the perspective of 'the narrator' which is reflected by the use of the pronoun 'you' and 'these'. The narrator here expresses his individual thoughts/perceptions about Susan and Lucy and relates it directly to the audience 'you'(second-person point of view). Thus, option B is the correct answer.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:15 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:15 PM

11) In "The Most Dangerous Game," the character of Zaroff serves as a(n) ____ to the protagonst, sharply contrasting Rainsford's personality. 12) What does the following quote from "The Cask of Amontillado" reveal about Montresor's intentions? "Pass your hand,' I said, 'over the wall; you cannot help feeling the nitre. Indeed it is very damp. Once more let me implore you to return. No? Then I must positively leave you. But I must render you all the little attentions in my power." -He is sincerely concerned about Fortunato's well-being. -He wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives. -He hopes Fortunato will prevent him from committing the planned murder. -He wants to warn Fortunato that his death is near. 13) In the short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," Poe's use of a(n) ______ narrator to tell the story heightens the uncertainty and sense of horror felt by the reader. 14) In "The Raven," which details of the setting contribute least to the poem's mysterious and despairing mood? -The room is dimly lit. -The room is decorated with busts of ancient gods. -The story takes place on a "midnight dreary" during a "bleak December." -The heavy purple curtains have an "uncertain" rustling. 15) The poetic device used in the line below is and example of _____. "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams" -internal rhyme -irony -a smile -onomatopoeia 16) What is the effect of the author's use of assonance in the following line from "The Raven?" "For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore---" -It creates emphasis on Lenore. -It illustrates the theme of the poem. -It sets the informal tone of the poem.

For the first one, it's foil.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 04:30 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 04:30 PM

According to Swift, what was the purpose of publishing Gulliver's Travels? A. He wanted to make fun of the upper class of England and their practices. B. He wanted to insult political officials so English society would call for their executions. C. He wanted to entertain readers with a funny and heartwarming story highlighting English characters. D. He wanted to correct human failings and remind people of basic human kindnesses

Jonathan Swift wittily wrote "Travels to Several Nations of the World" as a satire to depict the way kings governed and how society was constructed. By describing the advances in the nations that Gulliver visits and the great manners that smart horses can demonstrate, it is possible to say that he wanted to correct human failings and remind people of basic human kindness.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 07:18 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 07:18 PM

Which excerpt from the letter to the editor includes an opinion? Our city currently has a dense downtown area and then a massive amount of sprawl reaching out in every direction—the sprawl takes up seventy-five percent of the city’s land. We need to ask for a change at this critical juncture, as our city rapidly expands at an unprecedented rate. The residents who live in these faraway suburbs often work downtown, where the majority of businesses are still located. Besides the business district, the city university, our two museums, and the most popular places to shop—including four grocery stores—are all in the center of the city, to name just a few key places.

In order for us to know when personal opinion is being used in contrast to objective information, we need to think about two things; the first, the grammatical use of the personal pronouns, which allow us to know if the language being used by the writer is subjective and personal, or academic and objective and the second is, the way that the writer exposes the information, whether it communicates objective and provable data, or if it is evident that the information springs from personal views and perceptions. Grammatically, when an author uses the first, or second, singular or plural pronouns (I, you, our, we), they are establishing that their sentence is not merely academic and objective, but rather an expression of a personal stance on a topic. In this particular case, given these two characteristics, we would have to choose option B: We need to ask for a change at this critical juncture, as our city rapidly expands at an unprecedented rate because the information put forth in this sentence exposes the thoughts and reactions of the writer towards an objective situation, instead of merely stating verifiable fact.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 07:17 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 07:17 PM