Irony in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”


Make children into food items to fix the "Irish problem" and any other issue with the poor. These were the proposed actions made by Jonathan Swift in "A Modest Proposal." A quintessential piece of irony, this piece was written by a man that 300 years ago equated the likes of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.... Continue Reading →

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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 →

A Rose for Emily: Homework Help via Enotes.com


M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus There are several interesting incidents that shine a light into the otherwise obscure world of Emily Grierson in the story "A Rose for Emily".  It is best to focus on those events that directly contribute to moving the plot forward, culminating in the highly climactic... Continue Reading →

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