Could it be possible that ‘Adriatic Seas’ refer to Venice in The Merchant of Venice?Refer to Act…

Could it be possible that ‘Adriatic Seas’ refer to Venice in The Merchant of Venice?Refer to Act…

  • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Could it be possible that ‘Adriatic Seas’ refer to Venice in The Merchant of Venice?Refer to Act…

One of the qualities of literary analysis is that it leaves room for the reader to make meaning and extrapolate from a writer’s lines. When one is dealing with an author as thoroughly criticized…

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  • THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What can you infer from Elizabeth’s talk with Mr. Hooper in “The Minister’s Black Veil”?

Elizabeth, as befitting her role as the fiancée of Mr. Hooper, is at first incredibly loving and accepting of him when she has her first interview in this great story exploring the concept of…

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  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

In A Thousand Splendid Suns, do characters rise above their gender?When I say rise above their…

The two main characters of the novel, Laila and Mariam, certainly attempt to rise above their lowly status as women in the Muslim world. Mariam has a positive attitude at the beginning of the…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, how does Malcolm test Macduff’s loyalty?

I had to whittle your question down. Malcolm says to Macduff: “He hath not touched you yet.” Malcolm wonders if Macduff is working with Macbeth. At this point, Malcolm’s father has been…

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  • 1984

What are some key similarities and differences between 1984 and The Truman Show?I would really…

What a great question! I might have to use this comparison the next time I teach this novel. Well, you are right in thinking that there is a lot to compare between these two texts. Firstly, both…

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  • BARN BURNING

What is the central thematic conflict of “Barn Burning” in relation to Sarty?

The central thematic conflict on William Faulkner’s Barn Burning is family loyalty versus social appropriateness, and the pressures of blood ties versus the chastising of behaviors within one’s own…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, when Tybalt and Mercutio first begin arguing, what does Benvolio try to get…

In Act III scene i, which charts the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio and Mercutio’s unfortunate demise, it is clear that from the very first entrance of the Capulets, Benvolio plays the role of…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Describe Elizabeth Bennet’s character in Pride and Prejudice.

Elizabeth Bennet’s first distinctive quality is her self-pride. She is a woman well-aware that she does not come from the best of all families, accepts the fact that her sister Lydia is silly and…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What do you do when insurance companies don’t pay legitimate claims?My mother has been fighting…

A suggestion would be to gather all of the medical documentation which states exactly the time and day in which the final diagnoses was made. Contact the agent who sold you the insurance and…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Discuss Gatsby’s character as Nick perceives him throughout the novel. What makes Gatsby…

Gatsby was an Ideal of himself (Gatz). He is the manifestation of the American Dream. He is literally a self-made man. He invented his personality. He comes from a small town and has little money,…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How does the social criticism in Animal Farm act as a tool for improving society?thank you!

Social criticism attempts to place a moment or a literary work in its due place by emphasizing on how its theme would affect society, or individuals. In the case of Animal Farm, the criticism is…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, how do Amir and Hassan represent the divisions in Afghan society, and how do…

Amir and Hassan characterize the difference between the haves and the have-nots in society. Amir has everything-house, education, books, and possessions. What he does not truly have is his father’s…

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  • MATH

Express the domain x E (-infinity,-5] U [4,infinity) in absolute value notation.

First we will rewrite the intervals as inequalities. ==> x E [4, inf) ==> x >= 4 We will multiply by -1 and reverse. ==> -x =< -4 Now subtract 0.5 from both sides. ==> -x -0.5…

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  • HAMLET

In what ways do Hamlet’s reactions to the skulls in the graveyard seem to suggest a change in his…

When Hamlet first encounters the gravediggers, his reaction is one of disbelief at the treatment of the dead: Has this fellow no feeling of his business, that hesings at grave-making? He goes on…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the ramifications of the rationalization of society?

The answer to this depends upon your perspective. The most famous perspective on this issue is that of Max Weber. Weber believed that the rationalization of society put people into “iron cages”…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

What is the exposition of the plot of “The Monkey’s Paw”?

You are only allowed to ask one question. Multiple questions are not permitted, so I have had to edit your question to focus on the exposition of this great short story. When we think about the…

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  • MATH

A plane is defined by the equation: x – 7y – 18z = 0. Write the coordinates of 3 points on this…

The question states that you need to find the coordinates of 3 points on the plane x – 7y – 18z = 0 Let the x and y coordinates be 0 we get 0 – 0 – 18z = 0 => z = 0 Therefore one point that lie…

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  • MATH

Using complete sentences, explain how to find the zeros of the function f(x) = 2x^3 – 9x + 3

To find the zeros of the function f(x) = 2x^3 – 9x + 3, we need to equate f(x) to 0 and solve the equation we get. Here we have to solve 2x^3 – 9x + 3 = 0 As the highest power of x among all the…

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  • EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

How is Skinner’s programmed instruction theory similar to Montessori’s beliefs?

Skinner’s operant conditioning theory offers that behavior can be achieved through a series of processes that involve motivation, reinforcement, and feedback until the behavior can be achieved…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Describe the basic principles of operant conditioning

The basic principle of operant conditioning is that the ideas of classical conditioning are not complex enough to explain the ways in which human beings learn. Operant conditioning is based on the…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Describe the basic principles of classical conditioning

The basic principle of classical conditioning is the idea that a subject can be taught an “unnatural” behavior through repetition. Typically, in classical conditioning, a subject is taught to act…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Can the man or woman be prosecuted under the follwing statute regarding the case?A man is parked…

The woman is definitely guilty of solicitation and can be punished under the statute. The man’s situation is a bit unclear. How long was the woman in the car before she solicited him? Did he ask…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

shakespeare’s rivals Shakespeare’s rivals were found, as might be expected in the camp of…

I guess I don’t understand this statement well enough. I don’t see where else Shakespeare’s rivals would have come from. Shakespeare was, of course, writing plays and poems. So who would his…

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  • RASSELAS

In Johnson’s Rasselas: Prince of Abyssinia, what are the three most important experiences that…

Many of the adventures the travelers had in Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia led to revelations and deeper understanding. Ye who … pursue … hope; who expect … the promises of youth, … attend…

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  • MATH

A moving point remains equidistant from the point (a,0)and the line y=x. Find the equation of its…

We need to determine the locus of a point that is equidistant from the line y = x and the point (a , 0) Now the relation for determining the distance d of a point (x1, y1) from the line ax+by +c =…

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  • THE GAMBLER, THE NUN, AND THE RADIO

Can someone explain the message of this story?”The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio” (What are…

Despite its title, the main character of Hemingway’s “The Gambler, the nun, and the Radio”–if there truly is a main character–is Mr. Frazier, who acts as a recording consciousness of what one…

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  • MATH

Find the distance between the line 3x+4y=11 and the point (2,5).

We are given the coordinates of the point as ( 2 , 5) and the equation of the line is 3x + 4y = 11 or 3x + 4y – 11 = 0. Now the relation for calculating the distance d of a point (x1, y1) from the…

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  • HISTORY

Was the French Monarchy doomed to failure from the start of the French Revolution?

Yes, it had no chance to succeed. French society was influenced to a great extent by the American Revolution and the idea of the rights of man as well as the right to change a government that did…

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  • HISTORY

What did the Estates General desire more–limiting King’s power or having more equality?

By the Estates General, I assume you speak of the Third Estate which later comprised the National Assembly. I’m not sure one can distinguish between the two. They definitely wanted equality–to be…

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  • MATH

Find the distance between the line x=3y-12 and the point (5,-1).

The relation for determining the distance d of a point (x1, y1) from the line ax+by +c = 0, is: d = |ax1+by1+c|/ sqrt (a^2+b^2) In the question the point is (5 , -1) and the equation of the line is…

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  • POETRY

How does “The Flower-Fed Buffaloes” by Vachel Lindsay convey the feelings about human destruction…

When this poem starts out, it seems like it is going to be nostalgic for a pastoral past and lament of industrialized future. But this is not the case here. The locomotives “sing.” Lindsay…

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  • HISTORY

How did the media contribute to the public’s lack of faith in the economy during the Great…

To answer this question, think about the media today. The media tend to report, more than anything, the bad news. Bad news is more interesting than good news and so it gets played up much more…

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  • HAMLET

Does Gertrude think Hamlet is mad in Act III, scene 4 of Hamlet?This is the scene where Hamlet…

After Hamlet mistakenly kills Polonius, he continues his rant against Gertrude. She keeps asking him to stop. Hamlet’s father, the Ghost, enters and speaks to Hamlet. Hamlet replies and Gertrude…

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  • ESSAY LAB

What outline should I follow in order to write a good augmentative essay (Arguing a Position)?

There are different ways to structure an essay like this. Different teachers might prefer different structures and so you might want to consult with your own teacher. I prefer the following…

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  • ENDER’S GAME

What are Ender’s conflicts in Ender’s Game?

I think it is pretty clear from the very beginning of the story that Ender, through the course of this excellent scientific fiction novel, experiences any number of conflicts that seriously…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

I really need some good quotes from The Kite Runner and deep analysis. If anyone can help I’d be…

In order to select quotes for analysis, you must first know what you are analyzing. What is the question you would like to explore? What parts of the book are you most interested in? These are…

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  • CHEMISTRY

Explain why the water molecule is V-shaped with 104 degrees.

Water is composed of two hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to a single oxygen atom. Each hydrogen atom shares a pair of electrons with the oxygen atom, resulting in a slight positive charge on the…

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  • FLIGHT

In “Flight,” what are Pepe’s characteristics, including his appearance?

Pepe Torres is the oldest child of Mama Torres, her nineteen-year-old son. He is tall, “loose and gangling, all legs and feet and wrists.” Steinbeck describes his appearance in detail: Pepe had a…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

To what extent does the mythology of the individual hold in regards to political and economical…

This is one of the enduring debates in history, political science, and other social sciences — are “great men” important or are they not? One could easily make an argument either way. I would…

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  • BUSINESS

Identify the major assumptions when doing sales forecasts.

There are at least two ways to answer this question, depending on whether you are doing a sales forecast for an existing business or doing one for a proposed business. An existing business…

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  • PHYSICS

Why does a ray of light passing through pole of a lens go undeviated?

A ray of light through the pole of a lens goes undeviated only in the case of thin lenses. The ray of light passing through the pole finds the surface on both the sides of the lens, i.e. where it…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Please give a full description of the New Yam Festival in Things Fall Apart.

I have had to edit your question down because it asked two questions, which is against enotes regulations. Please do not ask multiple questions in future. The Feast of the New Yam occurs at the…

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  • KING LEAR

In King Lear, why does Lear go to Albany’s palace?

As the play gets underway, many events happen quickly. King Lear voluntarily gives up his power, planning to divide his kingdom among his three daughters–Cordelia, Goneril, and Regan. When…

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  • A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

Is Steve/John the father of the baby Sissy pretends to have in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?Husband…

This is an interesting question, as, I too, wondered it when I first read the book. When it first comes up in chapter 34 we know the father was a “married man” and when the baby is born she looks…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

What are the literary strengths or weaknesses of “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker?

Alice Walker has won awards and is known for her contributions to modern American literature as someone who gave a voice to African American women. Through novels, short stories, poetry, essays,…

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  • KAHLIL GIBRAN

What are some of the poetic devices used in the poem “Song of the Rain” by Kahlil Gibran?This is…

The two most important devices used in Gibran’s “Song of the Rain” are metaphor and personification. The first two stanzas begin, respectively, with the phrases “I am dotted silver threads dropped…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are the pros and cons of being a police dectective?What are the pros and cons of being a…

The major pro of being a police detective would be that the work would be interesting and intellectually stimulating. Detectives are not just out there stopping people for speeding and doing…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How is poverty the main contributor to crime rates?How is poverty the main contributor to crime…

It is not clear that poverty truly is the main contributor to crime rates. However, one might make the following argument to say that most crimes are, at least to some extent, caused by poverty….

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are pros and cons for dectectives?What are pros and cons for dectectives?

I will assume that you are asking in this question about private detectives. However, it is not clear whether you are asking about the pros and cons of being a detective or of having detectives….

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  • CHEMISTRY

What was the mistake committed by the student in the following case: A student was trying to make…

Copper oxide reacts with sulfuric acid to form copper sulfate. The color of copper sulfate is dependent on the degree of hydration. The blue crystals of copper sulfate that are usually seen are…

 


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