Can you provide a short summary of Willa Cather’s story “On the Gull’s Road”?

Can you provide a short summary of Willa Cather’s story “On the Gull’s Road”?

  • HISTORY

Discuss the problem American policy makers faced when founding the American republic regarding…

There were some issues to resolve regarding slavery when the men gathered to write the new Constitution in 1787. These issues were very important to the North and the South. One issue was how…

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  • HISTORY

What was Alcatraz?

Alcatraz is an island located in San Francisco Bay. Historically, it had been used for various purposes prior to 1934. In 1934, in the midst of the Great Depression, Alcatraz Island became the…

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  • HISTORY

What was Lincoln’s position on internal improvements in the election of 1860?

Abraham Lincoln had long been a proponent of internal improvements, in part because his impoverished childhood led him to see value in fostering opportunities for economic improvement in the…

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  • HISTORY

What impact did sports have in the 1920s?

Sports had a big impact during the 1920s. The 1920s was a very prosperous decade. People had more free time due to increased income and inventions that made household chores easier and quicker to…

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  • HISTORY

What aspects of government benefited entrepreneurs during the Gilded Age ?

Entrepreneurs and business owners were positively impacted by the actions of government during the Gilded Age. During this time period, the government had a laissez-faire attitude toward business….

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  • HISTORY

How did George Washington die?

George Washington was a founder of the United States and finished his second term as its first president in 1797. He then retired to his plantation home, Mount Vernon, in Virginia. On December 13…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what does “finders were keepers unless titles were proven” mean?

This means that you can keep what you find unless someone else proves he owns it. This is a legal reference. “Title” refers to an ownership document, such as the legal paperwork for a car….

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  • HISTORY

What did the British and Indians trade in the 1600s?

After navigating the seas of India and the far east, the British established a trade monopoly in India that would exist for centuries. The company was called the East India Company and was…

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  • HISTORY

What is a “right” and where do individual rights come from?

A right can be defined as what is owed to people or allowed by people according to the law. Because rights are found in laws, governments establish what rights its citizens hold. There is a…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Christianity spread in the Roman Empire with such ease?

The swift spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire had a number of different causes. The most obvious event was the conversion of Constantine to Christianity. Emperor Constantine also…

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  • HISTORY

What was the most important result of Marshall’s decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?

The McCulloch v Maryland ruling was an important one for several reasons. The state of Maryland decided to tax the federal bank. The bank refused to pay the tax, and the state of Maryland was sued….

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

Why is the narrator of the story going on a journey

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  • HISTORY

What was the Western Front?

The Western Front describes an area of fighting in Europe in World War I. The Western Front runs from the North Sea to the border with Switzerland and Germany. The Germans had a plan for World War…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

What character traits do Tom Walker and his wife share?

There are a few traits that Tom Walker and his wife share. First, they are both said to be extremely cheap and selfish. In the beginning of the story, the narrator states that “they were so…

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  • HISTORY

How did General Douglas MacArthur die?

General Douglas MacArthur passed away on April 5, 1964 of primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver. He was 84 years old. MacArthur was born into the United States Army, his father being…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the advantages of a seed growing near the parent plant?

Since plants are non-motile, if a seed grows beneath a parent plant, it may be deprived of water, soil nutrients and solar energy due to the root system of the parent plant as well as its greater…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Why does Dee want the quilts ?

Dee wants to hang the quilts in her home. According to her mother, Dee says this “as if that was the only thing you could do with quilts.” Mrs. Johnson tells her that she’s promised the quilts to…

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  • SCIENCE

Distinguish between equational division and reduction division

This is a biology question; you are referring to the two main types of cell division. Living organisms can be either unicellular or multicellular. When unicellular organisms reproduce, they use the…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How does Shakespeare use the friar to develop action in Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet?

Friar Laurence is the voice of reason. So far, we’ve seen the Capulet and Montague men fight in the streets because of an old feud; we’ve listened to the mindless and annoying banter of Juliet’s…

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  • OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

How does Outliers illustrate that innate talent can lead to success?

This reference is introduced in the second section of Chapter Two, “The 10,000-Hour Rule.” The whole premise of the book “Outliers” is that successful people are not just smart or talented:…

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  • THE LITERATURE OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION

How did the people survive within the Renaissance and Reformation?

The early modern period, encompassing the Renaissance and Reformation, was not one in which it was particularly difficult to survive. Although there were certain social and religious upheavals, not…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What is “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Edward Connell about?

“The Most Dangerous Game” is a short story about a man hunting another man. Or you could summarize it the other way around. The story is about a man being hunted by another man. Early in the…

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  • BUSINESS

the benefit of business economics

Business economics is a very interesting field. As a discipline, Business economics is a field that uses economic theory to analyze businesses and the factors contributing to organizational…

  • IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO

What kind of car does Bob drive and why is it important?

In this book Bob drives a Buick Roadmaster. This is important in this book that is about racial profiling, discrimination, and status. Bob says, “My car was proof of something to me, a symbol.” Bob…

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  • MATH

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Hello! Note that x>0 for ln(x/4) to make sense. To find a relative extremum we have to solve equation y'(x)=0and to find a point of inflection — equation y”(x)=0. Also note that [ln(x/4)]’ =…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what does Atticus “try” to do and fail at which Scout later…

Scout believes that only a woman can explain the social order to the children, because it is not important to Atticus. They have never had a mother to explain to them how important it is. Scout is…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

How does conflict help develop the theme?

Ulrich is patrolling the narrow stretch of land on his border. This is land that George continues to use as hunting grounds. This quarrel began with a land dispute between their grandfathers. They…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is childhood victimization? How does childhood victimization relate to crime?

The first step in thinking about childhood victimization is defining it. The term covers a wide range of circumstances in which a child suffers physical, sexual or emotional harm or is exposed to…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How does John contradict himself when he is alone with Abigail?

After Elizabeth has kicked Abby out of their house, suspecting the affair with John, Abby claims that John has continued to imply that he still wants the affair to continue, John denies this. Then…

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  • THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

What are the different settings in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?”

The narrator begins the story with a description of Greensburgh, New York. It is a small town on the eastern shore of the Hudson River. This town is also known as Tarry Town, a nickname some wives…

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  • BUSINESS

FastPro Corp. is a moderately sized manufacturing firm with approx. $2 million in current annual…

An investment in FastPro Corp. is very appealing. The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24% over a four-year period is a solid performance. Additionally, the $2 million revenue mark…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Monsieur Defarge believes it is essential for the Jacques to watch Doctor Manette in the garret…

After Doctor Manette was released from his eighteen-year imprisonment in the Bastille, he was taken into the home of his former servant, Ernest Defarge. The Doctor has forgotten his identity and…

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  • REFERENCE

When discussing the media in the area of American government, what is the word for an event that…

I’d say a “hot topic,” “front page news,” or “headline news.”

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is a good or service example of a perfectly elastic demand curve?

As I understand it, you are asking for an example of a good or service whose demand would be perfectly elastic. If so, the answer is that any good (I do not think services are likely to fit these…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Examples (quotes from the book) of why Jack in Lord of the Flies wants more boys to follow him.

Jack came to the island after being a choirmaster and “head boy” at his school, giving him some experience in exhorting power over others. His militaristic attitude led him to dominate the choir….

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  • BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

What are the main places Opal and Winn-Dixie visit in Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie,…

By Chapter 5 of Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal and her father have realized Winn-Dixie hates being left alone. Anytime he is left alone inside their trailer in the Friendly Corners…

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  • THE LOTTERY

In The Lottery, the lottery is run by two men named Summers and Graves. If Shirley Jackson chose…

The lottery is an annual tradition. It is a communal event that occurs every year on June 27th. Mr. Summers is one of the two men who administer the lottery. It is perhaps significant that his name…

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  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

What lessons do Edward and Tom learn in the Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain?

In the “Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain, the boys learn universal life lessons. Prince Edward VI, Eddie, rescues a pauper child named Tom Canty. The two boys trade places in life when the…

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  • BUSINESS

To identify instances of sexual harassment, the court may use a “reasonable woman” standard of…

To understand why this is a problematic standard, which it is, we need to look at a few different aspects of law, historically and contemporaneously. The law reflects and influences the society in…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Who makes bureaucracy bad, the workers or the leadership?

This is a matter of opinion. There is no objective way to tell who is at fault if a bureaucratic agency is “bad.” I will give a few arguments on this topic and let you decide which you think…

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  • ZAMI

What are the main themes and major ideas in the book Zami: A New Spellng of my Name, by Audre lorde?

Audre Lorde’s autobiographical novel Zami: A New Spelling of my Name, explores common coming-of-age themes such as: the struggle and search for authentic identity, separation from one’s parents and…

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  • DEAD MEN’S PATH

What is the climax of the story Dead Men’s Path?

Michael Obi, the anti-hero in Dead Men’s Path, is introduced as a “young and energetic” newly appointed headmaster of Ndume Central School. The school is known for being “unprogressive”…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Harper Lee portray different friendships and their…

The first thing we need to explore are the various friendships in To Kill a Mockingbird. Here are a few: Scout and Jem’s friendship with Dill Scout’s friendship with Calpurnia Scout and Jem’s…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are examples of the following devices found in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird:…

Harper Lee establishes a humorous tone at the very start of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by creating a narrator who has a very strong sense of humor. Scout, the narrator, expresses her sense of…

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  • SILAS MARNER

In Silas Marner, William Dane was Silas’s best friend. Was he worthy as a friend?

From the start of the novel, when we are described the character of Silas Marner, we realize that he is a man who is inherently “sane and honest”, loyal, “fervent”, and very true to his church….

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  • FEMINISM IN LITERATURE

What is a clear definition of feminism?

Feminism is the theory that people who identify as female should be treated in the same manner as their male counterparts. This has a variety of implications, including power-relationships,…

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  • HISTORY

How did white Southerners limit the rights of blacks?

After Reconstruction ended, white southerners developed many ways to limit the rights of black people. One area where rights were limited was in the area of voting. During Reconstruction, black…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

If the climax of “The Interlopers” (by Saki) is the point in the story in which the men agree to…

The resolution, or denouement, of “The Interlopers” is the appearance of the wolves who are fast approaching the two foes made captive by a fallen birch tree. In the realization of their dire…

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  • WILLA CATHER

Can you provide a short summary of Willa Cather’s story “On the Gull’s Road”?

Cather’s story is about an artist who has hanging in his study the portrait of a beautiful woman he made twenty years earlier. When a visitor notices the picture, the narrator reflects on the…

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  • BUSINESS

What’s an example of how a change in demand can result in a change in the market price? What’s an…

Supply and demand are economic concepts that are used to determine a price and output level that is not likely to change. This is known as equilibrium. Changes in demand can cause the price to rise…

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