Why is the "standover man" portrayed as a bird?

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:38 PM

Answered by admin AT 26/03/2020 - 02:38 PM

The story is of a bird who is scared of men standing over him: the plot is identical to Max's own life. The first stand over man is his father, who vanishes at a young age. As a boy, he enjoys fighting, and whenever he loses another boy would be standing over him. When he comes to a safe house, it is a girl, not a man, standing over him. They share interests and the girl says he looks like something else. The girl asks the bird about his dreams and both his and Liesel's recurring nightmares are pictured: Max saying goodbye to his family, and Liesel sleeping with her younger brother at the side of her bed. The bird now thinks they are friends, and that on her birthday the girl gave a gift to him, a hug. The best stand over man he has ever known is not a man, but a girl. The idea of Max being represented by a bird suggestd that while he is physically caged in the basement, his spirit is free and proves indomitable by the Nazis. The stand over men in Max's life suggest his inner vulnerability: losing his father at a young age, for example, is compared with losing a fight. Yet a girl, not a man, standing over him brings him comfort as they become friends. Max has reached perhaps the most vulnerable point of his life thus far: he can continue to survive only at the mercy of the Hubermanns. His friendship with Liesel brings him such comfort that his best stand over man is a young figure of compassion, not antagonism, loyalty, and abandonment. 
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A young teacher must overcome a physical impairment in order to reach her young students. Which type of conflict is portrayed in this scenario? A. Character versus nature B. Character versus society C. Character versus character D. Character versus self

Answer: D. Character versus self.

Explanation: A In literature, a conflict is a literary element that consists in a struggle between two forces. Usually, is the main character who struggles against some other force. The conflict is what gives purpose to the characters and the story. In the portrayed scenario, we can see an example of a conflict of Character versus self, because the teacher is struggling with herself, in order to accomplish her goal.

ANSWERED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:23 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/03/2020 - 06:23 PM

1. All of the following lines from "Cranes" demonstrate the story's message about the effects of war on people except. A. "The northern village at the border of the Thirty-eighth Parallel was snugly settled under the high, bright autumn sky."**** B. "Then he suddenly he thought that Tokchae,too, must want a puff. But today, how could he offer a cigarette to a fellow like this?" C. "They made me vice-chairman of the league because I was one of the poorest and I was a hard-working farmer. If that constitutes a crime worthy of death, so be it." D. "I thought of evacuating, even if I hd to carry my father on my back. But my father said no. How could the farmers leave the land behind when the crops were ready for harvest?" 2. Read the following paragraphs from "Cranes." Without a moment's delay, still out of breath from running, they untied the crane's feet and wings. But the bird could hardly walk. It must have been worn out from being bound. The two held it up in the air. Then, all of a sudden, a shot was fired. The crane fluttered its wings a couple of times and came down again. It was shot, they thought. But the next moment, as another crane from a nearby bush fluttered its wings, the boys' crane stretched out its long neck with a whoop and disappeared into the sky. For a long time the two boys could not take their eyes away from the blue sky into which their crane had soared. Which word best describes the mood created by these paragraphs? A. Celebratory B. Comforting C. Admiring***** D. Tranquil I think 1 is A and 2 is C. I'm not 100% sure if I'm correct or not.

The questions on my unit test for the East Asia and Pacific Rim were different for question 1, so do not have that for sure.

2. c. admiring

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ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:58 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:58 PM

HELP! Read the following sentence from "the old man and the sea" (1) In Ernest hemingways novel The old man and the sea, the main character is Santiago. (2) He endures severe physical hardship. (3) The hardship come mainly in his fight with the great fish. (4) A painful loss is also suffered by him when sharks eat most of the great fish on the long journey back to shore. (5) Despite the suffering and loss, however, the novel is affirmative and hopeful, stressing the power of humans to reach for greatness and to inspire greatness in others. Which of the following best describes the writer's intention in sentence 5 in relation to the rest of the passage? A) To restate the opening sentence B) To present an interpretation C) To provide example D) To summarize the paragraph


The one that best describes the writer's intention in sentence 5 in relation to the rest of the passage is to present an interpretation.


This excerpt introduces the topic in the first line and the following ones give examples of the events in the story of the main character, then the sentence number 5 expresses how the writer feels towards the general message of the story, and by saying that it is affirmative and hopeful despite all the hard time the character has to pass through, is giving they understanding of the story.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:32 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:32 PM

How does Shakespeare use the recurring theme of "fate vs. man" in Macbeth?

The recurring theme of "fate vs. man" shows how a weird and cosmic chain of events and temptation is unavoidably going to affect the protagonist.

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ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:19 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:19 PM

In "Arrangement in Black and White," why does the woman cut herself off several times during her conversation with Walter Williams? -She forgets what she intended to say. -She is distracted by her attraction to the man. -She thinks that the man does not understand her. -She has to stop herself from saying racist remarks.

The correct answer is B.

In the story, the white woman is awfully excited to meet Walter Williams, a colored singer whom she likes. However, while talking to her host, she constantly remarks that she does not have feelings for him, being that he is a black man.

Still, when she finally meet him, she gets very nervous, cuts herself while talking and interrups him when he tries to answer any of her questions.

After their conversation ends, he tells her host that she though he was a nice man, and that she liked him. But, again, she strongly remarks that she has no feelings for him.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:10 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:10 AM

In preparation for a group discussion, read about Henry David Thoreau’s passion for nature and the outdoors. I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil – to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization: the minister and the school committee and every one of you will take care of that. I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks – who had a genius, so to speak, for SAUNTERING. –“Walking,” Henry David Thoreau In a group discussion, a participant says, “I hate walking. Why walk when you can just get a ride?” Write three to four sentences in which you share your own viewpoint. Be sure to provide evidence and refer to the passage you just read.

Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian, two of his greatest works are: "Resistance to Civil Government" (also known as "Civil Disobedience") and "The Mask of Anarchy". His ideals can be summarized by this statement: “the Government should not have more power than the bestowed by its citizens”.

Henry David Thoreau was even imprisoned for refusing to pay taxes in protest for the Mexican-American War and the slavery.

Thoreau was an idealist; he opposed the oppression and tyranny from the government and I think that more people like him should exist for we need more free thinkers to defend the common citizen from the oppressive government we sometimes have.

But for now let us focus on his naturalist points of view, he loved nature and all contact with it, he spent a very long time in isolation in a cottage in the woods to get in contact with nature in a deeper sense.

I think walking is an excellent exercise, but we need to be specific about the kind of walking we can get. There is walking inside of the house in a walking machine of any kind, there is walking on the streets, there is walking on the park, on the beach. I think the best place to walk is a good, away from the city forest, where you can hear yourself breathing, where you can concentrate on nothing more than the nature surrounding you, or as Thoreau would say: "I wish to speak a word (with) Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness". Walking as a means of exercise is good but walking to become, for a couple of hours at least, a part of nature, is the real thing. As Thoreau would put it : I want to become "a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society. "

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:44 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:44 AM

Read the passage from Gulliver's Travels. There was a man born blind, who had several apprentices in his own condition: their employment was to mix colours for painters, which their master taught them to distinguish by feeling and smelling. It was indeed my misfortune to find them at that time not very perfect in their lessons, and the professor himself happened to be generally mistaken. This artist is much encouraged and esteemed by the whole fraternity. Which analysis does the passage support? Swift uses understatement to emphasize the talent of the artists. Swift uses understatement to highlight the beauty of the art. Swift uses a false premise to create humor. Swift uses a false premise to create pathos.

Answer: C) Swift uses a false premise to create humor.

Explanation: In the given excerpt from "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, we can see a story about a blind man who worked (along other blind men) mixing colors for painters, they were able to do that by distinguishing each painting by its feel and smell. This passage is a clear example of the use of a false premise, or also an irony, to create humor (because the last job one can expect a blind man to have, is mixing colors) so the correct answer is option C.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:36 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:36 AM

Which word best describes the mood of this passage? A) Gloomy B) Menacing C) Cautious D) Lighthearted Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (excerpt) "Show us where you live," said the man. "Pint out the place!" I pointed to where our village lay, on the flat in-shore among the alder-trees and pollards, a mile or more from the church. The man, after looking at me for a moment, turned me upside down, and emptied my pockets. There was nothing in them but a piece of bread. When the church came to itself,—for he was so sudden and strong that he made it go head over heels before me, and I saw the steeple under my feet,—when the church came to itself, I say, I was seated on a high tombstone, trembling while he ate the bread ravenously. "You young dog," said the man, licking his lips, "what fat cheeks you ha' got." I believe they were fat, though I was at that time undersized for my years, and not strong. "Darn me if I couldn't eat em," said the man, with a threatening shake of his head, "and if I han't half a mind to't!" I earnestly expressed my hope that he wouldn't, and held tighter to the tombstone on which he had put me; partly, to keep myself upon it; partly, to keep myself from crying.

Answer: C) Cautious

This excerpt transmits a cautious mood. The narrator is telling us of the man he has met. The man is slightly scary, but not outright dangerous. It is clear that he makes the narrator slightly uncomfortable, but he does not seem to be completely threatening. Therefore, while the narrator continues to interact with him, he does so with a cautious attitude.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:20 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:20 AM

1. What conclusions can you draw from the many themes shared by sacred myths? 2. What evidence is there that the myths of a world flood may be based on a historic event? 3. Why is comparative mythology important to the study of myths? 4. The cultural anthropologist Dr. Jamie Tehrani traced the story of Little Red Riding Hood back to a common ancestor over 2,600 years old. Why do you think the structure stayed the same even though he found so many variations and differences in story elements? 5. Evil is often described in myths as entering the world after creation rather than being a part of it. Why do you think evil is not portrayed as an original part of creation?

1. That myths were created to be figurative elements of real life truths.

2. Noahs ark, which is a story from Genesis in the bible that depicts how God sent a flood because of the depravity and sinful ways of man.

4. Because the story was a myth that probably originated in oral form and was passed down from generation to generation.

5. Because there are both sides, the side that the world is a evil place and then the side that man made the world evil. The reason evil is not portrayed as being part of the natural order is because this person is trying to create the image that the world was a good place but man destroyed it.

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ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 12:52 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 12:52 PM

Offering 20 points!!!Realism was a popular literary movement in nineteenth-century America. American realist writers attempted to convey life authentically by including elements in their works such as true-to-life settings and characters, as well as regional dialects that reflected how people really talked. Which of the following excerpts contain elements of realism? ("No, you won't. Set down and stay where you are. I ain't going to hurt you, and I ain't going to tell on you, nuther. You just tell me your secret, and trust me. I'll keep it; and, what's more, I'll help you. So'll my old man if you want him to. You see, you're a runaway 'prentice, that's all. It ain't anything. There ain't no harm in it. You've been treated bad, and you made up your mind to cut. Bless you, child, I wouldn't tell on you. Tell me all about it now, that's a good boy.") (Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) (She had pagan eyes, full of nocturnal mysteries, and their light, as it came and went, and came again, was partially hampered by their oppressive lids and lashes; and of these the under lid was much fuller than it usually is with English women. This enabled her to indulge in reverie without seeming to do so—she might have been believed capable of sleeping without closing them up. Assuming that the souls of men and women were visible essences, you could fancy the colour of Eustacia's soul to be flamelike. The sparks from it that rose into her dark pupils gave the same impression.) (Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native) (Then the gardener's eldest son set out and thought to find the golden bird very easily; and when he had gone but a little way, he came to a wood, and by the side of the wood he saw a fox sitting; so he took his bow and made ready to shoot at it. Then the fox said, 'Do not shoot me, for I will give you good counsel; I know what your business is, and that you want to find the golden bird. You will reach a village in the evening; and when you get there, you will see two inns opposite to each other, one of which is very pleasant and beautiful to look at: go not in there, but rest for the night in the other, though it may appear to you to be very poor and mean.') (Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, Grimm's’ Fairy Tales) Now, as Christian was walking solitarily by himself, he espied one afar off, come crossing over the field to meet him; and their hap was to meet just as they were crossing the way of each other. The gentleman's name that met him was Mr. Worldly Wiseman, he dwelt in the town of Carnal Policy, a very great town, and also hard by from whence Christian came. This man, then, meeting with Christian, and having some inkling of him,—for Christian's setting forth from the City of Destruction was much noised abroad, not only in the town where he dwelt, but also it began to be the town talk in some other places,—Mr. Worldly Wiseman, therefore, having some guess of him, by beholding his laborious going, by observing his sighs and groans, and the like, began thus to enter into some talk with Christian.) (John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress)

The first one contains the most elements of realism. 

ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 12:43 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 12:43 PM

Character can be portrayed by direct exposition.

It is in general true that a character can be portrayed by direct exposition, but it should be noted that a character can be portrayed in any way that the author wishes. 

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ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 09:47 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 09:47 AM

Every man, woman, and child _____ a flag. which verb form correctly completes the sentence? were waving be waving was waving

The answer is C: was waving. Every is a determiner and one of its purposes is to refer to all members of a group of three or more, but they are considered individually. Altought this word represents more thant one, still it takes a singular verb. Other examples are: Every worker knows the machine. Everybody likes parties. Every student has a schedule.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:35 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:35 PM

An accident again changed the current of my ideas. When I was about fifteen years old we had retired to our house near Belrive, when we witnessed a most violent and terrible thunderstorm. It advanced from behind the mountains of Jura, and the thunder burst at once with frightful loudness from various quarters of the heavens. I remained, while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight. As I stood at the door, on a sudden I beheld a stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak which stood about twenty yards from our house; and so soon as the dazzling light vanished, the oak had disappeared, and nothing remained but a blasted stump. When we visited it the next morning, we found the tree shattered in a singular manner. It was not splintered by the shock, but entirely reduced to thin ribbons of wood. I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed. Before this I was not unacquainted with the more obvious laws of electricity. On this occasion a man of great research in natural philosophy was with us, and excited by this catastrophe, he entered on the explanation of a theory which he had formed on the subject of electricity and galvanism, which was at once new and astonishing to me. All that he said threw greatly into the shade Cornelius Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Paracelsus, the lords of my imagination; but by some fatality the overthrow of these men disinclined me to pursue my accustomed studies. It seemed to me as if nothing would or could ever be known. All that had so long engaged my attention suddenly grew despicable. By one of those caprices of the mind which we are perhaps most subject to in early youth, I at once gave up my former occupations, set down natural history and all its progeny as a deformed and abortive creation, and entertained the greatest disdain for a would-be science which could never even step within the threshold of real knowledge. In this mood of mind I betook myself to the mathematics and the branches of study appertaining to that science as being built upon secure foundations, and so worthy of my consideration. What is the main effect of the scene with the lightning strike on the reader? It suggests the narrator has little understanding of the world. It suggests the narrator is easily impressed with the power of nature. It suggests the power of nature is beyond the control of the narrator. It suggests the obsession with money that has taken hold of the narrator.

don't know for sure but i think the awnser is b

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:46 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:46 PM

In “The Death of the Hired Man,” what did Warren mean when he said, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”

Stating that home is always the place to go when there's no where else

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:38 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:38 PM

Find the error with subject-verb agreement. The clouds drifting across the sky resembles a distant flock of pale birds.

It should just be resemble not resembles because resembles is used for different verb usage. So changing resembles to resemble should be the right answer.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:37 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:37 PM

Diagram: man has succeeded in reindeer taming

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ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 12:37 PM

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Which does the following sentence contain? The man in the gray suit tipped his hat. a) appositive phrase b) prepositional phrase used as an adjective c) prepositional phrase used as a noun d) none of the above


The sentence The man in the gray suit tipped his hat contains a b) prepositional phrase used as an adjective.


A prepositional phrase is a group of words made up of a preposition and its object that may include any other word that modifies the object. Prepositional phrases can function as a noun, as an adverb or as an adjective, like in this case. The prepositional phrase in the gray suit, introduced by the preposition in, is functioning as a adjective, since it is modifying the noun man.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 11:49 AM

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Help ME I WILL GIVE A BRAINLY TO ANYONE WHO HELPS ME WITH From this list of roots, choose good descriptions for the plants and animals you are naming. a little animal that sings like a bird (Select 3 words.) solus (alone) curso (to run to and fro) fervo (to glow or burn) magnus (large) avis (bird) clarus (loud) mare (sea) flos (flower) canto (to sing) rotundus (circular) celer (swift) penna (feather) aqua (water) herba (grass) brevis (small)


Brevis aviscanto.


In the 18th century, Carl Linneaus systematized the use of Latin and Greek names for fauna and flora. The names usually indicate what animal species the animal belongs to as well as a characteristic it possesses. For instance, the Asian tiger mosquito is called Aedes albopictus - aedes means mosquito, albopictus means painted white. As we can see, the word albopictus is an agglutination of two words (albo for white, pictus for painting).

Let's use the same structure for our animal: a little animal that sings like a bird. First, we need to talk about what our animal is. That is unclear in the description, but we know it is small. So we can use "brevis" - small - as our first word. The other thing we know is that our animal is not a bird, but sings like one. Therefore, our next two words are "avis" - bird - and "canto" - to sing. Let's agglutinate them just like what was done to "albopictus", and we have:

Brevis aviscanto.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 11:07 AM

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