The Glass Menagerie- Summary: Scene One

The Wingfield apartment faces an alley in a lower-middle-class St. Louis tenement. There is a fire escape with a landing and a screen on which words or images periodically appear. Tom Wingfield steps onstage dressed as a merchant sailor and speaks directly to the audience. According to the stage directions, Tom “takes whatever license with Read More

Thomas Paine, "Common Sense"

Of The Origin and Design of Government in General Summary Paine begins the pamphlet Common Sense with general comments about government. He observes first that people have a tendency to confuse government with society. Drawing a sharp line, Paine argues that society is always something to strive for, whereas government is “a necessary evil.” Society Read More

Summary of Hamlet Scenes

Act 1 Scene 1: Ghost of Hamlet Sr. comes onto the scene We find out that Denmark is preparing for an impending invasion by Norway Horatio and the castle guards witness the ghost’s appearance and try to speak with him Act 1 Scene 2: Claudius declares that life goes on: “Happiness (marriage of Claudius and Read More

As I Lay Dying

Addie Bundren The wife of Anse Bundren and mother to Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman. Addie is a mostly absent protagonist, and her death triggers the novel’s action. She is a former schoolteacher whose bitter, loveless life causes her to despise her husband and to invest all of her love in her favorite Read More

Bud, Not Buddy (Chapters 12-14)

Lefty Lewis drove Bud to Grand Rapids Herman E. Calloway plays the “giant fiddle” Jimmy made a deal with Bud to eat, then talk The Log Cabin the name of the club owned by Mr. Calloway Miss Thomas vocalist of the group union an organized group who fights for workers’ rights Steady Eddie Bud’s favorite Read More

Rappaccini’s Daughter

Where does Giovanni come to? Where from? Why? Padua; Southern Italy; University education Main character’s name? Giovanni Guasconti Rappaccini’s Daughter’s name Beatrice What is his room overlooking? Garden Whose garden is it and what is it used for? Signor Giacomo Rappaccini the famous doctor; medicine What is in the center of the garden? a large Read More

A Separate Peace Summary

Chapter Summaries Chapter 1 Summary Gene Forrester, the narrator of the story, returns to the Devon School in New Hampshire, fifteen years after being a student there. He walks around the campus and notices that everything seems well preserved, as if a coat of varnish had been applied to the buildings, keeping them just as Read More

Article 2 Constitution

Article 2, Section 1 1. Chef Executive= President – 4 year per term – 22nd amendment after FDR was elected 4 times 2. President Qualifications – 35 Years old -Natural born citizen – Ensure the president would be loyal to the USA 3. President gets a compensation – Any change in compensation can only occur Read More

A Child Called It (Chapters 1-4)

What year is it? (Beginning of book) 1973 Where is it taking place? Daly City, California What is his breakfast? Leftovers from his brother’s cereal bowls. Why are his teeth chipped? From being slammed against the kitchen tile counter top. What grade is he in? Fifth grade How many brothers does he have? Two What Read More

Constitution – Article 4

Article 4 Deals with the states. The relationship between the states, issues of territory, and the federal government’s responsibility to the states are covered in the four sections that comprise Article 4. State laws that are related to the people and problems of their area. States respect other states laws and work together with other Read More

History of Theatre in the Americas

Rabinal Achi Guatemalan play, as HISTORY: history of translation’s release, actor preparation, Mayan and European influence, community and memory; as TEXT: ritual and drama, outside/inside dichotomy of European and Central America, role of sacrifice, circular plot structure Who translated Rabinal Achi? Why? A priest- to make it more Christian What were some traits of the Read More

The Bell Jar Summary

Characters Esther Greenwood -Just finished junior year of college -Grew up in Boston suburbs with mother and brother -Father died when she was nine -Attractive, talented, lucky, tall -So many problems (refer to last notecard) Mrs. Greenwood -Esther’s mother -Lost husband, leaving her with young children -Husband has inadequate life insurance so family was poor Read More

Short Story Review

“The Most Dangerous Game” Summary Rainsford, a celebrated hunter, finds that he is hunted by the cannibalistic General Zaroff after swimming to General Zaroff’s Island to find refuge because of falling overboard off a boat. “The Most Dangerous Game” Characters Rainsford, the protagonist, is round and static. General Zaroff, the antagonist, is flat and static. Read More

Gibbons v. Ogden

Summary of Facts In 1809 the Legislature of the State of New York granted to Robert R. Livingston and Robert Fulton exclusive navigation privileges of all the waters within the jurisdiction of that State, with boats moved by fire or steam, for twenty years. Livingston and Fulton also petitioned other states and territorial legislatures for Read More

Henrietta Lacks Chapter Summaries

Chapter 1: The Exam Henrietta arrives at Johns Hopkins Hospital complaining about a knot in her womb after recently giving birth to Deborah. She went her because it was accepting during the Jim Crow period of time. Her doctor, Howard Jones, found out that she suffered from a lot of incurable diseases. Henrietta was 1/10 Read More

Self Reliance

according to emerson, what is genius? to believe that what is true for you is true for all what is the lesson emerson would have people learn from great works of art? they follow their own instincts and want people to trust their instincts too according to emerson, how should a person approach his or Read More

26th Amendment

26th Amendment reduced the mandatory voting age to 18 years right of US citizens who are 18 yrs of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the US or by any state on account of age The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation Proposed Read More

The Crucible Act III

why does Giles and Francis want to talk to Danforth because they want to save their wives (Martha and Rebecca) what is Parris argument against Proctor it mischief; also Parris says he is trying to overrule the court what does Mary tell Danforth that they are never saw any spirits; this was not true (a Read More

Objective Summary

Objective Summary A brief, unbiased statement explaining the important information in a text or speech. Literature All written work; particularly fiction, poetry or drama. Informational Text Non-fiction, written work whose purpose is to tell the reader facts or ideas. Genre a category or type of writing (poetry, novel, informational text, etc) Purpose the reason or Read More

ACC 101 Chapter 4 Study Notes

Companies prepare __ annually financial statements Closing entries journal entries made at the end of an accounting period Purposes of Closing Entry Setting the stage for the next accounting period Summarizing a period’s revenues and expenses Setting the stage for the next accounting period Since the income statement shows net income for one accounting period Read More