i need to find cliff notes on The Gold-Bug And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and i can not find any. Please help
HELP said:i need to find cliff notes on The Gold-Bug And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and i can not find any. Please help
Abacci Books said:It is doubtful whether in this story the plot meant to the writer what it means to the reader. The latter likes the adventure with its ingeniously fitted parts, each so necessary to the whole. But after the gold has been found--and that is the point of greatest interest--the story goes on and on to explain the cryptogram. This, no doubt, was to Poe the most interesting thing about the story, the tracing of the steps by which the scrap of parchment was deciphered and reasoned upon and made to yield up its secret. As to the time and place, the strange conduct and character of Legrand, the fears and superstitions of Jupiter, and the puzzled solicitude of the narrator--all these aid materially in establishing and maintaining the tone.
tdol said:I have searched for Cliff Notes and they seem to be a way of getting essays that have been written by others, though I may be wrong. However, as long as I suspect this to be the case, I would have to regard it as unethical to give out URLs. If I am wrong, then please correct me, but the site that I saw the information on was a cheat site. ;-)
tdol said:I'm not sure- they could just be summary notes, but I hadn't heard of them. ;-)
tdol said:We have quite a serious problem with students taking stuff off the internet here. ;-)