BEOWULF

# BEOWULF

• TWO KINDS

In the chapter titled “Two Kinds” from Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club, what does the mother…

In the chapter titled “Two Kinds” from Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club, the mother needs and/or desires various things from her daughter, including the following: She desires Jing-Mei’s…

• PAUL’S CASE

In Willa Cather’s story titled “Paul’s Case,” why does Cather choose to represent her…

Many readers believe that Willa Cather, in her short story “Paul’s Case,” suggests that Paul may have homosexual inclinations. However, if Cather wanted Paul to be seen as gay, why didn’t…

• SHE’S COME UNDONE

How is Mr. Pucci a “life saver” for Dolores?In brief 2 paragraphs

In Wally Lamb’s novel She’s Come Undone, the character of Dolores Price is a woman whose life is full of obstacles and tribulations. She is a victim of several circumstances: She is a rape victim,…

• A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

How do we interpret Theseus’s lines 5-7, Act 5, Scene 1 in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s…

Theseus represents one of Shakespeare’s more rationally minded characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare uses Theseus to juxtapose reality and rationalism with illusions and…

• THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR MEALS

What are the unique characteristics of corn that caused Pllan to make it his focal point for his…

The topic of corn is special to the heart of this countries food insdustry and thus the book due to it’s versitility. As far as it’s unique traits… it was kind of just chosen. Corn, what we know…

• MATH

Find the vertical asymptotes, if any, for the following function. f(x)=x+8/x^2-100

Find the vertical asymptotes for f(x)=x+8×2−100f(x)=x+8×2-100 . Note that vertical asymptotes occur when a function with no common factors in the numerator and denominator has a factor that causes a…

• SCIENCE

Why some of the medium through which light travels are transparent?

Light is both an electromagnetic wave and a collection of photons travelling together. Photons are basically small packets of energy each color that compose the white light having a certain energy….

• THE GREAT GATSBY

American Dream & ValuesWhat are the core values of the American dream in “The Great Gatsby”? How…

The core of the American Dream is to the have the freedom to pursue health, wealth and happiness. This includes the idea that you can accomplish your goals through hard work and perseverance. I…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do Jem and Scout treat Walter Cunningham differently? This section is a little diffecult of…

Because Scout blames Walter Jr. for getting her in trouble with her new teacher, Miss Caroline, on the first day of first grade, she allows her flying fists to settle the dispute. Scout’s quick…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Why should the federal government NOT past legislation that would make homosexual marriage legal…

I don’t find the separation of church and state argument very compelling. The best argument against a federal law would be that the Tenth Amendment reserves powers not delegate to the federal…

• RELIGION

What evidence is there for Christianity?This time I am talking about events like… Noah’s flood,…

The question of Christian evidence has been the subject of many entire books. The main issue in determining the historical accuracy of the Bible, as any other text that writes about events in the…

• EDWARD THOMAS

What are some main themes of the poem titled “The Path,” by Edward Thomas?

The poem by Edward Thomas titled “The Path” is an intriguing, suggestive work that can be understood in various ways, both literal and symbolic. On one hand the poem seems to describe an actual…

• MATH

Find the volume of the described solid.The base of a solid is the region between the curve…

So the diagonal is of length 6cos(x). If the diagonal of a square is d then the sides of length s follow s2+s2=d2s2+s2=d2 so 2s2=d22s2=d2 and since the area of a square is s2s2 , we get the area is…

• BRAVE NEW WORLD

Given that John gave in and participated in orgy porgy with Lenina, why did he hang himself?

John hung himself precisely because he did participate in the orgy with Lenina. He hung himself because he realized that he could not escape from the society of the “brave new world.” John went to…

• JULIUS CAESAR

I want to show that Caesar is the guiltiest for his own murder. What points can I make showing…

There are several ways in which to answer this question. Let me offer a few points. First, all through the work, Shakespeare is pretty clear that Caesar was ambitious. This is clearly seen in…

• YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

As per “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, what is the definition of a moral allegory?

Simply put, an allegory is a story in which everything–characters, objects, places, even colors–is meant to be symbolic in order to present a deeper truth, or meaning. “Young Goodman Brown,” as…

• MATH

If αα and ββ are the roots of 5x^2-px+1=0 and α−β=1α-β=1, then find p?

The roots of the equation are αα andββ . α−β=1α-β=1 α−β=1α-β=1 or α=1+βα=1+β From the roots of the equation we get (x−α)(x−β)=0(x-α)(x-β)=0

• KING LEAR

Is there a purpose to King Lear’s suffering?Hi, I need help with ideas and key quotes to use for…

We may say that Lear suffers to learn a lesson, as implied above. He has gone against his nature and the nature of kingship by abdicating his power. It was power that shielded him from the moral…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

diversity and group subordinatedhow diverse is your community? Can you see evidence that any…

My community is not very diverse. We have a large minority population, but almost all the minorities in town are of one ethnic group (Mexican). We do have a fairly large number of Russian…

• MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

Was Mary Wollstonecraft an Enlightenment thinker?

I think that Wollstonecraft can be seen as an Enlightenment thinker in a couple of ways. Like many other Enlightenment thinkers, Wollstonecraft used rational analysis and philosophical discourse…

• BIOLOGY

a stomach usually has a ph of 2 or 3. if the person is running a fever , what will happen to the…

Enzymes, which are organic catalysts, operate at optimum conditions of temperature and ph. If a person has a fever, anything above normal body temperature causes denaturation of an enzyme. This…

• SCIENCE

If the mass number of an isotope is equal to the rounded off value of the atomic mass,what can…

The atomic mass of an element is the weighed average of all the masses of the various isotopes. Weighted means that the isotopes which have the greater concentration contribute more to the…

• RELIGION

How does the following quote give you a different perspective on the institute of religion?Women…

Mary Daly’s quotation speaks to the condition of injustice by concentrating on one theft perpetratedby the “institute of religion”– the power to name (that is, identify, organize, give value…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451, what does Faber tell Montag about books?

When Montag visits Faber, Faber tells him various things about his own past life as a teacher, his fear and cowardice in not preventing the book ban, and his opinions on modern culture. One point…

• HISTORY

How does the Spanish colonial rule in the 16th century compare and contrast with that of Portugal?

Both Spain and Portugal followed extremely similar formulas for colonial rule in the Americas. Spain and Portugal were the two most advanced seafaring nations in the world at the time, and realized…

• THE ODYSSEY

What is the role of women in Homer’s Odyssey? Focusing especially on Penelope, Calypso, or…

Penelope, Calypso, and Nausicaa represent three different types of women in Homer’s Odyssey. Calypso is a divine being who lives on the fringes of the human world. She is a goddess, but she appears…

• DEATH OF A SALESMAN

How do you explain that “Willy Loman never knew who he was?”

I think that Willy had a difficult time knowing “who he was” because his sense of self definition was never grounded in anything transcendent and universal. Rather, Willy defined himself in a…

• LITERATURE

How does the author foreshadow future events in the story?

• THE ODYSSEY

Odysseus possesses many exemplary qualities in The Odyssey. List and explain how they benefit him.

Odysseus’s exemplary qualities are virtually endless. He shows heroism in battle with the Trojans and in facing the unknown monsters that hinder his voyages. Although he is not the warrior of…

• SCIENCE

What is the weight of 25 kg mass in outer space, far away from any planet or star?

Weight is defined as the attractive force acting on an object created by a large gravitational source. Therefore, weight depends on how close the object is to what is creating the attractive force…

• THE CRUCIBLE

How does reverand hale change throughout the play The Crucible?

In Act I of The Crucible, Reverend John Hale of Beverly arrives in Salem. With suspicion of witchcraft, Reverend Parris calls Hale to town as an expert. Hale has studied witchcraft and arrives…

• HISTORY

What was going on in the US (other than the Iran crisis and Camp David) during Jimmy Carter’s…

Jimmy Carter’s presidency is seen as a failure by most historians. This is partly because of the Iran hostage crisis, but there is more to it than that. Carter’s presidency coincided with a…

• HEALTH

What’s an easy way to test peripheral vision?

One of the easiest ways you can test your peripheral vision, that doesn’t require any equipment is the confrontational visual field exam. 1. Have the patient take a seat and look straight ahead at…

• GLENCOE BIOLOGY

How do molecules form ionic and covelant bonds?

Ionic bonds form when molecules transfer electrons to remain stable. Covelant bonds are when molecules share electrons, for example H20.

• BEOWULF

What elements contribute to the unity of the poem. Consider Shield’s and Beowulf’s and does this…

You’ve asked what may be three separate questions, so I’ll focus on your question about what contributes to the unity of the poem, particularly in regard to the poem’s development of the…

• BEOWULF

In the Old English poem Beowulf, how is the final section — depicting Beowulf’s kingship –…

In the Old English epic poem Beowulf, the final section (describing Beowulf’s period as king) has many interesting connections with the first two sections (describing Beowulf’s experiences as a…

• BEOWULF

What role does Grendel’s mother play in Beowulf?

Beowulf is an epic poem which was first created in the oral tradition centuries ago. Though there are many elements of the story which are not applicable to modern life or readers (such as dragons…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

How might the culture that you live in influence how you read a story?How might the culture that…

In the end, people are bound, to a great extent, by their own cultural valences. The culture in which individuals live influences how they read a work because these cultural expectations and norms…

• GRAMMAR

Can someone help me analyze this sentence and identify the sentence pattern?The hardness / of the…

I am usually pretty good at analyzing the grammar of sentences (I teach this very subject at least once a year!), but I have to admit that I am having a hard time with this sentence because of the…

• THE GIVER

What is the purpose of the unscheduld holiday in ch. 17?

The community in which Jonas, his family and friends, and the Giver live appears to use unscheduled holidays as a rare opportunity for the residents to have some unstructured time in which they may…

• POLITICAL SCIENCE

Is it possible to have democracy without capitalism?

Yes, although it is highly unlikely. Lenin theorized that in order to fully implement communism, violence and dictatorship were necessary. He felt the wealthy and privileged classes would never…

Why should products be consistantly reviewed against the market and profit considerations?

This is an important question. Products should be consistently reviewed in many different ways – in comparison to the markets as well as profits. There are several reasons for this. I will mention…

• THE CRUCIBLE

Over and over in Act III, Danforth says that the good have nothing to fear. What evidence in…

I would say that Francis Nurse would be one example that proves Danforth’s words as false. At the instant he presents Danforth’s court with the 91 signatures on the petition that attests for the…

• A WALKER IN THE CITY

Besides the obvious, what are the connections between Alfred Kazin’s A Walker in the City and…

I hope I won’t mention too many obvious connections! Alfred Kazin’s memoir describes his eastern Broklyn childhood and his journey from this marginal position to the center of New York’s literary…

• MATH

Find and classify all local extreme values of h(x)=x(log2x)2h(x)=x(log2x)2 .

h(x)=x(log2x)2h(x)=x(log2x)2 ==>h'(x)=(x)'(log2x)2+x[(log2x)2]’==>h′(x)=(x)′(log2x)2+x[(log2x)2]′ ==>g'(x)−(log2x)2+x(2log2x)(1xln2)==>g′(x)-(log2x)2+x(2log2x)(1xln2) ==>h'(x)=(log2x)2+2xlog2xln2==>h′(x)=(log2x)2+2xlog2xln2

• HISTORY

What personal qualities did Alexander the Great have?

Alexander the Great’s primary personal quality that enabled him to live up to his namesake was his vision. He never saw anything that he was to do in a small scale. Rather, he recognized that…

• TO BUILD A FIRE

What is the mood of the story “To Build a Fire?”

The mood of “To Build a Fire” changes slowly, as the man discovers how unprepared for the cold he really is. At first, the story is told with simple phrases, little excitement, and shows the man’s…

• THE OUTSIDERS

I need three characteristics for Johnny Cade in the book The Outsiders.I have to write an essay…

Johnny Cade is the smallest of all the greasers in S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. He is also the youngest of the boys (next to Ponyboy), and because of his size and age, he is a target of the Socs….

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What drama / poetry terms are present in the prologue of Romeo and Juliet?

The prologue actually contains and establishes several poetic and dramatic devices which continue throughout the play. Poetically speaking, first, the prologue, by itself, is written in the form of…