Interesting Facts about Charles Dickens


I wrote this guest blog for Enotes on little-known facts about Dickens. Hope you enjoy! Click on the picture or here for whole post.

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Should grammar be taught in L2?


This is part of an answer I provided @Enotes.com  Should you teach grammar with L2, or just "go with the flow?" That is the question! The universal consensus is that you should teach any foreign language completely, along with its rules, meanings, proper and ethical usage. The rationale behind this is that language is never... Continue Reading →

Sexuality in Turn of the Screw


The speculations of sexual depravity and abuse have always been at center stage at in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.  Read further on what sexual hysteria, a condition which Alice James (Henry's sisters) also suffered.

Homework Help: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne- Describe the narrator’s description of the demeanor of the spectators and the words of the women in The Scarlet Letter.


For this, and all kinds of homework help, visit me at http://www.enotes.com/people/herappleness  and also hundreds of awesome educators ready to answer your questions in science, lit, math, you name it! Hawthorne definitely shows scorn toward the women of the village, hinting in a succinctly satirical tone, which is typical Hawthorne fashion, at their lack of sophistication, their... Continue Reading →

Homework Help: Srendi Vashtar by Saki- How does the writer effectively portray Conradin’s feelings in “Sredni Vashtar”?


For this, and all kinds of homework help, visit me at http://www.enotes.com/people/herappleness  and also hundreds of awesome educators ready to answer your questions in science, lit, math, you name it! In this, one of Saki's most enigmatic short stories, Conradin is a child who is emotionally neglected, not just because he is an orphan, but also because... Continue Reading →

Homework Help: American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer- What does the dirty snow represent?


For this, and all kinds of homework help, visit me at http://www.enotes.com/people/herappleness and also hundreds of awesome educators ready to answer your questions in science, lit, math, you name it! The dirty, slushy snow in "American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer symbolizes urban depression. Think of snow as one of the stages of the never-ending water cycle. It... Continue Reading →

Homework Help: Death of a Salesman- How is a character influenced by his or her environment? Enotes.com


For this, and all kinds of homework help, visit me at http://www.enotes.com/people/herappleness and also hundreds of awesome educators ready to answer your questions in science, lit, math, you name it! One of the best examples of a character being molded by his environment is Bernard, Charley's son. This is especially apparent when contrasted to how the environment molded Biff.... Continue Reading →

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