# comment on the use of wit, irony and satire in Chaucer’s The…

**GEOFFREY CHAUCER**

**comment on the use of wit, irony and satire in Chaucer’s The…**

In the time that Geoffrey Chaucer wrote ‘The Prologue,’ English society was religious, strict and superstitous about Hell, but it was also bawdy, rude and disrespectful in certain circles. It is…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**I need to write a thesis based on this statement: “Harper Lee believes that racism is like an…**

I would suggest that you focus on the symbol of the rabid dog in Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Chapter 10 includes the extended scene in which Atticus shoots the dog. Chapter 21 includes a…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are two possible solutions that could end war in Afghanistan?What are two possible solutions…**

I assume that you are talking about ending this particular war — not ending the possibility of all wars in Afghanistan ever. One possible way to end the war would simply be for the United States…

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**ECONOMICS**

**How is trade between India and the US justified for the two commodities in the following case?It…**

The information provided shows that India has an absolute advantage in terms of manufacturing both cell phones as well as garments as it can manufacture each of them at a lower cost compared to the…

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**HISTORY**

**What turning points in history occurred from antiquity to the Industrial Age?**

There are so many turning points that have occurred in history between antiquity (no matter how you define that) and the industrial age. I will mention two. First, you have the rise of…

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**HISTORY**

**The Relationship Between Slavery and RacismThe relationship between slavery and racism is no…**

If you wrote this extensively on the topic, you must have read Winthrop Jordan’s White Over Black. I find his argument to be compelling. He argues that there was a preexisting inclination among…

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**MATH**

We have to find given that 9^3a = 57. Now 9^3a = 57 take the logarithm to the base 3 on both the sides => log(3) [9^3a] = log (3) 57 => 3a* log (3) 9 = log (3) [ 19*3] => 3a * log (3) 3^2…

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**MATH**

We have to solve for x given that 7^(3x-5) = 1/49. Now 7^(3x-5) = 1/49 => 7^(3x-5) = 1/ 7^2 => 7^(3x-5) = 7^-2 Now the base 7 is the same for terms on both the sides, we can equate the…

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**MATH**

**Find g(f(6)) if f(x) = -13x-11 and g(x)=14x^2+13x+11.**

We are given that f(x) = -13x-11 and g(x)=14x^2+13x+11. Now, we have to find g(f(6)) f(6) = -13x-11 = -13*6 – 11 = -89 g(f(6)) = g( -89) = 14*(-89)^2+13*(-89)+11 = 110894 – 1157 + 11 = 109748…

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**MATH**

**Solve the inequality u+(-9)>=-10**

We have to solve u + (-9) >= -10 u – 9 >= -10 add 9 to both the sides u – 9 + 9 >= -10 + 9 => u > = -1 Therefore u is greater than or equal to -1.

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**THE BIBLE**

**Do you know of biblical allusions in literature?I need to find 3 biblical allusions in…**

I like Psalm 23 as personified in the Valley of Ashes in The Great Gatsby. I don’t know if Fitzgerald intended the allusion, but because it is a Valley of Ashes, it reminds me of the part of Psalm…

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**PHILOSOPHY**

**Does morality need religion?Does morality need religion?**

No. Morality absolutely does not require religion. A person can be moral and hold strong moral convictions without being religious. The only real contribution that religion makes to morality is…

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**MATH**

**When all the terms of a quadratic equation are increased by a particular number do the roots…**

Let’s take a quadratic equation ax^2 + bx + c = 0 The roots of the equation are given by x1 = [-b + sqrt (b^2 + 4ac)]/ 2a and x2 = [-b – sqrt (b^2 + 4ac)]/ 2a Now if all the terms of the equation…

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**MATH**

**The roots of a quadratic equation differ by the number 3. What is the quadratic equation?**

A quadratic equation ax^2 + bx + c = 0 has roots that differ by the number 3. Let the roots be r and r + 3 We now have (x – r) (x – r – 3) = 0 => x^2 – rx – x(r + 3) + r(r + 3) = 0…

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**GRAMMAR**

**Can you explain English conditionals using one or two examples below?1) If I could call your…**

You are attempting the analysis of conditionals in these examples. English conditionals are a complicated language form. Often, only the simplest conditional forms and functions are taught, but…

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**A CHRISTMAS CAROL**

**Why is stave 4 in ‘A Christmas Carol’ needed when Scrooge’s attitude had already changed so…**

I’m afraid poor old Scrooge has a lot more character transformation to endure before he can truly be a changed and joyful man from the true bottom of his heart in the short novella A Christmas…

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**MATH**

**The function f(x) = [(2x -1)/ (x +7)] ^3. What is its derivative?**

We have to find the derivative of the function f(x) = [(2x -1)/ (x +7)] ^3. Start by using the Power rule. This gives f’(x) = 3*[(2x -1)/ (x +7)] ^2 * d/dx [(2x -1)/ (x +7)]. Now use the quotient…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Masculine Vs Feminine: how would your life be different if you had been born the opposite…**

It is hard to say how I’d be different now if I was a man instead of a woman, but I think there are a couple things about my life that would definitely have gone differently. For one thing, if I…

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**MATH**

**What is the point of intersection of the lines x + 6y = 7, 8x + y = 1 and 4x + 5y = 0?**

We have the equations of three lines: x + 6y = 7, 8x + y = 1 and 4x + 5y = 0. Now, we need to find their points of intersection. x + 6y = 7 and 8x + y = 1 x + 6y = 7 => x = 7 – 6y…

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**HISTORY**

**Compare the political structures of the Roman Republic and Imperial Rome, and including the…**

The Roman Republic had a written Constitution which guaranteed certain rights to anyone who was a citizen. The main ruling body was the Roman Senate, composed of Patrician families (“old money”…

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**A TALE OF TWO CITIES**

**What are some things that prove that the loss of innocence is inevitable in the novel A Tale of…**

Your thesis, that loss of innocence is inevitable, is going to be difficult to prove in one sense and overly obvious in another. It is obvious everyone loses innocence because we live in a world…

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**MATH**

**What is the product of the following matrices? 4 5 6 1 3 5 and 1 4 3 6 2 6**

When we multiply a 2X3 matrix with a 3X2 matrix we get a 2X2 matrix. Now the term T11 of the resulting matrix is equal to the sum of the products of each term in the first row of first matrix with…

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**MATH**

**The sum of two numbers in 38 and the sum of their squares is 730, what are the two numbers?**

The sum of two numbers is given as 38 and the sum of their squares is 730. Let the numbers be denoted by A and B. So we have A + B = 38 and A^2 + B^2 = 730. A + B = 38 => A = 38 – B Substitute…

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**DUBLINERS**

**character analysis of the short story ‘Boarding House’**

Mrs.Mooney who was a butcher’s daughter, married to her father’s foreman was a very determined woman who didnt get the opportunity at first to do what is best. she is a very strong woman,not only…

**AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE**

**In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” when in the story did you realise that Peyton was…**

This is a rather strange question to ask somebody else to answer for you, because really it depends so much on what you think as you read the story. All I can do is provide you with my answer, but…

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**BUSINESS**

**Question related to perpetual annuity.As part of its CSR initiative, Jim Pizza decides to donate…**

As the company has decided to pay $10000 every year till the company exists, we can consider the amount is given every year for perpetuity as any company is supposed to have a perpetual existence….

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**OBASAN**

**Describe the destructive nature of war in the movie “The Hurt Locker” and book “Obasan” by Joy…**

The Hurt Locker and Obasan are as different as night and day when it comes to war, and I don’t see many similarities regarding the destruction of war between them–at least the “destructive nature…

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**SISTER CARRIE**

**What is the primary writing feature of Sister Carrie?**

The style in which Dreiser wrote Sister Carrie has been described as “naturalism,” a more extreme form of realism. Naturalist authors pretend that they are objective observers and that their novels…

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**HISTORY**

**How did Reconstruction affect the lives of African Americans?**

This is a complicated question because there are many ways to read it. For example, are you asking how African Americans lived during Reconstruction or are you asking how Reconstruction affected…

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**PRIDE AND PREJUDICE**

**How do Pride and Prejudice, Much Ado about Nothing, and An Ideal Husband, by Austen, Shakespeare,…**

Austen in Pride and Prejudice helps us better understand life in an obvious way and in a subtle way. The obvious way is, of course, pointed out in the title: she exposes to us, in her ironically…

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**THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND**

**In The Witch of Blackbird Pond what happens between Kit and Nat at the end?**

Well, for all you die-hard romantics out there, you are going to love it. It is somewhat predictable, but the ending of this great novel starts with Kit being left by herself with the Woods and…

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**WILLIAM BRADFORD**

**In “Of Plymouth Plantation”, what sort of hardships did the Puritans endure in the first winter?**

During the first winter, the Puritans went without food, they were cold and they had little understanding of the savages they encountered. Many grew sick. During their voyage, they had lost many to…

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**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**What interruption saves Pip from Mrs. Joe’s wrath?Great Expectations by Charles Dickens**

At the Christmas dinner, Pip shakes with fear as his sister offers Uncle Pumblechook some brandy: “O Heavens, it had come at last!” Pip worries, for he knows that the corn chandler will taste the…

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**JANE EYRE**

**Is Jane’s decision to marry Rochester a satisfactory ending to the novel?**

Jane’s decision to marry Mr. Rochester at the end of the novel makes a lot of sense given the events of the plot. Earlier in the novel, Jane and Mr. Rochester actually enter a church with the…

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**THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER**

**When Tom says, “the devil take me …. if i have made a farthing” what is ironic about that?**

Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker” presents a rather wry portrait of a miserly man who will not make a deal with the devil not because he does not want to lose his soul, but because he…

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**ADAM OF THE ROAD**

**In “Adam of the Road” what happens in chapter 21?**

he eats pickles No, jk he returns to St.Albans and that nick was there so he went with perkin to oxford. Then he meets a steward the he goes to oxford barefoot.

**MATH**

**Create two functions that can be developed from y=x^2 and y=x^3 that will give you the…**

The instantaneous rate of change of y = x^2 is dy/dx = 2x and y = x^3 separately is dy/dx = 3x^2. For the first function y = x^2 dy/dx at x= 1, is 2, at x=2 is dy/dx = 2x =2*2 = 4, and at x=…

**HAMLET**

**What is a theme do Lord of the Flies and Hamlet share?I need to write an essay, & I don’t…**

Both focus on the theme of moral corruption. In Lord of the Flies, we see the state of mind of the children begin to change from an organized, civilized society to one of total chaos. Initially,…

**ROMAN FEVER**

**How can you explain the emotion of the words of the title of “Roman Fever”?**

This short story presents us with two middle-aged “friends” who finally reveal to each other secrets that they have kept from each other for a long time. These secrets revolve around the “Roman…

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**FRANKENSTEIN**

**Discuss Victor’s response to the first thing the creature does.This is in chapter 3.**

Victor becomes obsessed with the creation of a life form. He stresses over this and places primacy on it. When he creates this life form and “breathes life into it,” the creature becomes alive….

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**MATH**

**Given f(x)=4x+3 and g(x)=x^2+6x-8, find (f*g)(x).**

Given the functions: f(x) = 4x + 3 g(x) = x^2 + 6x – 8 We need to find (fog)(x). ==> fog(x) = f(g(x)) = f ( x^2 + 6x – 8) Now we will substitute between the brackets with x into f(x). ==>…

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**ESL/EFL/FLES/FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS**

**Hi,I took the esl test and I received level 5. Can you tell me some useful links for grammar and…**

You can practice both English vocabulary and grammar at a site called freerice.com. It takes you through ten levels of difficulty, advances you to more difficult words when you get several in a…

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**In The Great Gatsby, how did Daisy corrupt Gatsby’s American dream?Quotes would be helpful**

In The Great Gatsby Daisy functions as the object of Gatsby’s undying affection and absolute obsession. The American Dream is typically associated with home ownership, freedom from other…

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**THE RAPE OF THE LOCK**

**In “The Rape of the Lock,” is this an example of a heroic couplet?”Nourished…**

Alexander Pope, the author of this hilarious mock-epic, was renowned for his use of heroic couplets in his work. These are called heroic couplets because both Pope and his literary predecessor John…

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**THE CALL OF THE WILD**

**What picture does the narrator paint of the man in Buck’s dream?**

At various points in the book, especially in Chapters 4 and 7, Buck dreams of a man from the distant past. Buck especially tends to do this when his life is going well and he is in a dominant…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**What are some important quotes about justice and injustice in “Lord of the Flies”**

I think that the quote from the so-called ‘Lord of the Flies’ itself encapsulates almost the whole theme of the novel in terms of man’s capacity for evil, injustice and selfishness. The quote goes…

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**MATH**

**Find the solutions for the following system of equations. 5x + 3y = 18 and 2y -2x = -4 and explain**

Given the system: 5x + 3y = 18 ………..(1) 2y – 2x = -4 We will divide by 2: ==> y – x = -2 ………….(2) Now we will use the substitution method to solve for x and y. First, we will…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**Why must fire captains have book knowledge in Fahrenheit 451?**

This is an ironic twist since fire captains have to burn books. Beatty says that this is just a part of the job that comes with years of burning books. He needs to understand what exactly he is…

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**MATH**

**For the following equation find the solution: x^2 + 3x – 10=0. Please explain to me how to do…**

Given the equation x^2 + 3x -10 = 0 Let us assume that f(x) is a quadratic function such that: f(x) = x^2 + 3x – 10 We know that : a =1 b= 3 c = -10 Then, we will use the formula to find the…

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**MATH**

**Write a system of equations for the following statement: Angle “a” is 35 degrees more than three…**

Given the angle a and angle b. Angle a is 35 degrees more than 3 times b. Then we will write: a = 3b + 35 ………….(1) Also, given that angle a and angle b are supplementary. We know that two…