Describe the character and role of Portia in The Merchant Of Venice.

Describe the character and role of Portia in The Merchant Of Venice.

  • IF

When a person fails in life, what should he or she do according to Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”?

Failure is certainly not a pleasant experience. It might lead to depression and despair. However, the poet asks the reader not to be dispirited by failure; instead, the reader should “start again…

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  • HISTORY

What are the causes and consequences of the Civil War?

There were several causes of the Civil War. One of the causes was that compromises that were made didn’t work in the long run. The Missouri Compromise was declared unconstitutional. The tariff…

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  • STILL I RISE

The poet describes herself as sassy in line five of “Still I Rise.” What aspects of the poem…

From the diction to the images created, the poem “Still I Rise” is full of “sassiness” as Maya Angelou calls it. The word “sassy” itself has different meanings. It can mean “rude and insolent” or…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is a system in which society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy called?

A system in which society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy is typically known as social stratification or a socially stratified system. Social stratification puts groups of people (as…

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  • MISS BRILL

What is a summary for Miss Brill?

Miss Brill is the protagonist of this story that focuses on an elderly English woman living in France who is quite lonely as she teaches students and reads to others who are elderly as well….

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  • HISTORY

How do people send messages to family, friends or others?

People send messages to others in various ways. There is the old-fashioned method of communication. This includes face-to-face conversations, writing notes and letters, and talking on the phone….

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  • SOLDIER’S HOME

How could Harold Krebs’s relationships with his family members, including his father, mother…

It’s plausible to say that Harold Krebs had a decent relationship with his family before he went off to war. His sisters, especially, look up to him as evidenced by Helen’s claim that she wants him…

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  • THE LOTTERY

Where does the story take place in “The Lottery” and in what way does the setting affect the…

The setting is a summer day in an unnamed village, and the tranquil setting makes it hard to predict such a horrible thing will happen. The description of the village is quite idyllic. It…

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  • HISTORY

How did the film “Johnny Tremain” portray the British and the Patriots?

The film Johnny Tremain was based somewhat on real events and historical figures. The film depicts the American colonists and the early part of their fight for freedom from England. The film…

  • ANIMAL FARM

Explain how Animalism is based on the philosophy and economic policies of Stalin, Leon Trotsky,…

Old Major is based on Vladimir Lenin, a communist and Russian revolutionary who based his economic policies on the philosophy of Karl Marx. Napoleon is based upon Joseph Stalin, who came into power…

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  • HISTORY

What was the main goal of the Free-Soil Party?

The main goal of the Free-Soil Party was to prohibit the expansion of slavery, especially into the southwestern territories acquired from Mexico. The Free-Soil Party was a short-lived political…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What were the major differences between presidential and congressional Reconstruction plans?

I will share the features of each plan so you can see the similarities and differences. Lincoln’s Ten Percent Plan (December 1863) 10% of the voters of a state would take an oath of loyalty to…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

What additional traits does Edwards attribute to God as the sermon progresses?

Edwards begins the sermon saying that God will enact vengeance on those who do not follow his word (counsel). He adds that the mere will of God is the only thing keeping wicked men out of hell….

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

What is the purpose and central message of Jonathan Edwards’ sermon?

The purpose of Jonathan Edwards’ sermon was to reinvigorate the faith of believers and convert nonbelievers to Christianity. As inhabitants of the colonies were becoming more diverse in their…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the definition of “chemistry in criminology”?

I believe what you are interested in defining is forensic chemistry or the use of chemistry for legal purposes, such as crime scene investigations. Forensic chemistry can include looking at trace…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

What are some quotes from chapter 6 of Catcher in the Rye when Holden punches Stradlater? Does…

Here are some quotations from Chapter 6 about Holden’s fight with Stradlater: After asking if Stradlater gave Jane “the time” in Ed Banksy’s car, this is what Holden says: “The next part I don’t…

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  • A&P

In the story “A&P,” I feel that Sammy is a round character because he changes once he has his…

In “A & P” by John Updike, Sammy is the protagonist. The story is told from Sammy’s point of view, and we find out much more about Sammy than we do about the other characters. Thus you are…

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  • SREDNI VASHTAR

Potrayal of Conradin/suffering/longing,how was he in search of freedom,how was he escaped by the…

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  • PAPER TOWNS

What are things that help Margo’s friends find her when she goes to New York?

In order of increasing importance, here are the things that help Quentin, Radar, Ben, and Lacey find Margo when she disappears: Margo’s comments about “paper towns” when she and Quentin are on…

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  • STILL I RISE

What do you think Maya Angelou implies in the line “Out of the huts of history’s shame” in her…

The words ‘huts’ and ‘shame’ conjure up the discomforting sense of pitiable existence of the blacks while the word ‘history’ makes this feeling even more poignant suggesting that their…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the target audience for the Romeo and Juliet film that was made in 1996?

The term “target audience” refers to the group of people that a product is expected (or hoped) to appeal to. It’s important for a filmmaker to have a clear idea of his target audience if he expects…

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  • TUCK EVERLASTING

What happen to Winnie at the end of the book Tuck Everlasting?

At the end of Natalie Babbitt’s book Tuck Everlasting, Winnie has been dead for two years, having died an old woman at the age of 78. Her age at her death matters greatly to the plot of the book….

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Compare the beliefs of the characters in Romeo and Juliet with those of the characters in Animal…

The primary protagonists in both stories believe the system is flawed and holding them back from achieving freedom. In Romeo and Juliet, the system set up by the rival families prevents Romeo from…

  • LITERATURE

What is the definition of Marxist literature? What does he say about literature? How does he…

You have posted an interesting group of questions here because you ask for the definition of Marxist literature, but then you request how Marx himself felt about the dealings of literature and the…

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  • HISTORY

How can I write a paper about a utopian society?

To begin your paper, it might be useful with start with a definition of a utopia. According to Carson-Newman University, a utopia is defined as an “imaginary place or government in which political…

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  • THE ROAD TO MECCA

In Athol Fugard’s play The Road to Mecca, Helen Martins does not physically travel to the…

The image of her Mecca symbolized her opportunity to continue her life without her husband and the ability to fill the void that had been with her throughout her life. She filled up her house with…

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  • BUSINESS

How can activity based costing be used for pricing in start-up companies?

Activity based costing (ABC) is a costing approach that assists in the recognition of the actual cost of products based on their associated overheads. In start-ups just like in established…

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  • MATH

f(x)=cos^2x+cos^2x

f(x) = cos2x+cos2x=2cos2xcos2x+cos2x=2cos2x Using the trigonometric identities, it can also be stated in different forms, f(x) = 2cos2x=cos2x+1=2(1−sin2x)2cos2x=cos2x+1=2(1-sin2x) Other operations can also be done…

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  • GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER

Who is the antagonist in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater?

In the story, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, the antagonist is more of a concept than an actual person. The protagonist, Eliot Rosewater, is engaged in a battle with his family and community’s…

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  • THE SOLITARY REAPER

Why does the speaker fail to understand the song of the “solitary Highland Lass” in Wordsworth’s…

The “solitary Highland Lass” is singing a song in a language that the speaker is not familiar with. It might be in a different language (Scottish Gaelic) or an unfamiliar regional dialect. This…

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  • H. LAWRENCE

What themes are present in D.H. Lawrence’s poem “Conceit”?

The poem “Conceit” contains several themes including arrogance, self-worth, and personal action. Lawrence attacks the idea of societal arrogance and conceit in the poem. He states it is our…

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  • HISTORY

Using the Cherokee Cases example, explain why the judiciary cannot enforce court decisions.

The court decisions involving the Cherokee tribes are a good example of why the judiciary cannot enforce court decisions. The Cherokee had signed a treaty with the federal government in 1790 that…

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  • MILKWEED

In the book, Milkweed, why was the Jew being led by a rope around his neck?

In the book Milkweed, in Chapter 14, a Jew is caught and accused of destroying a merry-go-round horse. When they capture the Jewish man, despite not knowing if the Jew is the one who vandalized the…

  • HEIDEGGER’S EXPERIMENT

What does Colonel Killigrew from “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” lose or waste when he drinks the…

Prior to drinking the water from the Fountain of Youth, the narrator cites that Colonel Killigrew “wasted his best years.” In his youth, he had been promiscuous and as an older man, he ended up…

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  • THE POT OF GOLD

What is the role of slaves in The Pot of Gold by Plautus?

As is typical of Roman comedy, several of the major characters in The Pot of Gold by Plautus are slaves. The slaves serve many different purposes in the plot and the audience experience. Like the…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the steps involved in planning?

There are a number steps involved in planning. The actual number can vary, but every planning approach share similar constructs. Those include creating the premise, information gathering, mission…

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  • SCIENCE

Tree sap travels up the tree trunk due to osmosis (hydrogen bond influence is ignored). Tree sap…

The height that sap can rise in a tree will be determined by the osmotic pressure. Osmotic pressure (ππ) is calculated as π=nRTVπ=nRTV where n is the number of moles of solute, R is the ideal…

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  • MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR

What is the theme of “Marriage Is a Private Affair”?

The main conflict in Chinua Achebe’s short story “Marriage is a Private Affair” is between a father and a son. In a broader scope, it also involves a conflict between generations and cultures. The…

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  • THE LOTTERY

The impact of the story depends on Jackson’s creating a recognizable, congenial setting, then…

Jackson’s social commentary is that people can condone inhumanity for some supposedly higher purpose. Also, a blind adherence to a certain behavior can cause its original significance to be lost….

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  • HEALTH

An important study at a major university has determined that a chemical found in the typical…

When one refers to a biased question, one is discussing a question that would focus on a specific topic that would enable one to obtain the answer one desires. The topic that you provided skips…

  • THE VELDT

What do you think was the Hadleys’ real reason for installing the nursery in their home in The Velt?

In Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt,” the real reason the Hadleys installed the nursery into the home was to keep his children busy, while removing guilt from himself and his wife for abandoning the…

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  • THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH

In “The Wife of His Youth” how is the trickster motif incorporated? Who is the trickster and who…

In the “The Wife of His Youth,” the trickster motif is complicated. Charles Waddell Chesnutt uses the trickster motif to make social and political statements. In this story, Mr. Ryder, Dean of…

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  • HISTORY

Who was the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter?

Fatimah al-Zahra was the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and his wife Khadija. She was born when Muhammad was 35 while Khadija was 50. She grew up in a very turbulent time for the family. The…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How is Mary Warren’s role in the Salem witch trials different in The Crucible from what had…

The historical Mary Warren, while working for the Proctor family, began having seizures and claimed to have seen the ghost of Giles Corey. She posts a note asking people to pray for her. She claims…

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  • THE ROAD TO MECCA

What does the image of Mecca symbolize for Helen in Athol Fugard’s play The Road to Mecca?

Mecca and the concept of taking the road to Mecca are representative of a spiritual journey to Miss Helen. Miss Helen’s yard art and manipulation of light and dark with mirrors within her house is…

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  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

What awards has No Country for Old Men received?

The novel No Country for Old Men was nominated for the Hammett Prize and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Although the novel was only nominated and did not win either…

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  • CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

I am writing a research paper on Communication Apprehension in Classroom Interaction. My…

Writing a successful research paper means one of two things. Either you can come up with some new idea, filling a gap in the existing scholarship, or you can argue that the existing scholarship is…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Describe the character and role of Portia in The Merchant Of Venice.

Bassanio describes Portia as rich, fair, and “Of wondrous virtues.” He tells Antonio of his interest in her, and Antonio borrows money from the vengeful Shylock. Portia herself is unhappy now…

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  • STARGIRL

In Jerry Spinelli’s novel Stargirl, what happens that starts making the students at Mica Area…

The students at Mica Area High School don’t understand or like Stargirl when she first shows up. They absolutely love her, though, when her quirky cheering style brings in a thousand people to…

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  • 1984

In 1984, what is the significance of the dated newspaper page that Winston holds for a moment and…

The dated newspaper relates to an event concerning three men called Jones, Aaronson and Rutherford, who were three of the original leaders of the Revolution in which the Party swept to power. In…

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