# Discuss the depth of Christianity’s influence and impact in Things Fall Apart.

**THINGS FALL APART**

**Discuss the depth of Christianity’s influence and impact in Things Fall Apart.**

In this great novel, the extent to which the missionary movement can be held responsible for the destruction of indigenous societies and a loss of tribal culture that can only be said to have…

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**HEALTH ISSUES**

**Is sun dangerous for eyes?Is sun dangerous for eyes?**

Cataracts are not the only kind of problems that can be caused by UV rays. You can also start to suffer from macular degeneration. This is when the macula (the part of your retina that allows…

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**BUSINESS**

**Why are reserves necessary in the international financial system?**

Countries tend to keep reserves (when they can) so as to be able to affect the exchange rate for their own currencies. Without reserves, governments would have a much harder time affecting these…

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**TUCK EVERLASTING**

**What is the summary for Tuck Everlasting epilogue, and what does the term “epilogue” mean?**

An epilogue is a section of a book that is found at the end that brings closure to the story. In the epilogue of this novel, the Tucks return to Treegap decades after Mae escaped from jail. They…

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**SCIENCE**

**What house plants produce the most oxygen?I just moved and want to start my new house plant…**

Basically, due to photosynthesis, all plants release oxygen into the environment. However, during respiration, they will also use oxygen as plants are aerobic. That said, while I was unable to…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**How does the role of a Prime Minister differ from that of the American President?**

In a parliamentary system such as that of England, the role of the prime minister differs from that of the US president in some important ways. First of all, the prime minister is always the leader…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**How does proportional representation compare to the American system?**

In a proportional representation system, parties generally get to be represented in the legislature in proportion to the amount of the vote they receive. In other words, a party that got 25% of…

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**LITERATURE**

**NovelWhat are the soft corners that a reader should pay attention to when studying a novel ? What…**

When we read a novel the first time, we often feel like something is important but we don’t know for sure. Symbolism and foreshadowing are the most common things to miss, because you really can’t…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**How are the residents of Maycomb, Alabama compassionate and forgiving in To Kill a Mockingbird?I…**

In many cases, the residents of Maycomb are racist and discriminatory. Yet there are instances where they are supportive of one another, exemplifying Southern hospitality. For example, during the…

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**THE LAST SONG**

**who are the main characters in the book the last song ?**

The main characters are Ronnie and Will, but the next most important characters would be Jonah and Steve.

**HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS**

**Harry Potter/Holocaust similarities.As I was reading the seventh Harry Potter book, I was…**

Yeah, I don’t think it’s any accident that one of Dumbledore’s greatest accomplishments was against a dark wizard in 1945… I don’t think there’s any question that there are many similarities….

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**PARADISE LOST**

**How does Milton create the elevated, epic style that gives Paradise Lost its power?**

Milton’s Paradise Lost’s epic style results from several techniques: (1) Milton uses an unconventional syntax and lengthy sentences, making his lines difficult to read. But in so doing, he engages…

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**THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD**

**What is the historical signifcance of Dostoevsky’s The House of the Dead?**

Dostoevsky’s novel, The House of the Dead, is based upon the author’s personal experiences in a military prison in Siberia; he incorporated a series in the novel based on occurrences that took…

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**HISTORY**

**What does the story of Estebanico tell us about race relations in colonial Mexico?**

I assume that you are talking about the African slave who is known by various names, including Esteban, Estebanico, and Estevanico. He is the man who was part of the Cabeza de Vaca expedition…

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**HISTORY**

**Compare the lives of slaves in the Chesapeake to the lives of slaves in South Carolina.**

Although life in slavery was not good anywhere, the lives of slaves in the Chesapeake are generally said to have been better than the lives of slaves in South Carolina. This is largely because the…

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**OLD WOMAN MAGOUN**

**Is old woman Magoun a selfish individual, certain she knows best and willing, therefore, to stake…**

In the story “Old Woman Magoun”, the importance of the story lies in the fact that the piece is a part of Naturalistic literature. Naturalists believed that an animal lived in every man (or woman),…

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**POETRY**

**How would I write a poem with three lines of blank verse, 5 iambs each, second line with…**

First of all, if you do not have a subject for your poem, you will need to brainstorm about what you will write. Try to avoid the usual topics of love or friendship; perhaps you could write about…

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**A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE**

**Discuss the use of dialogue in Hemingway’s “A Clean Well-lighted Place” and how point of view…**

Dialogue predominates the story in Hemingway’s “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.” The dialogue is almost exclusively between the two waiters–the waiter with a wife who is in a hurry and the old…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**In Romeo and Juliet, how does the character of the Nurse compare in Act II scene 5 and Act I…**

The character of the Nurse in this play is a very interesting one to analyse. Of course, in Act II scene 5 she brings Juliet news from Romeo about where and when to meet Romeo to marry him. Yet…

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**HISTORY**

**How was imperialism a positive or negative effect in Belgium**

On the positive side, an empire helps a country to exploit a colony’s economy and to use its labor force. On the negative side, maintaining colonies may not be profitable.Imperialism can be either…

**THE CANTERBURY TALES**

**Discuss the main theme of “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” in The Canterbury Tales.**

The famous story of Chanticleer and Pertelote has a clear message to it, which is particularly heightened when we remember the person who is telling the tale. Chanticleer is shown to be a creature…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**describe the difference between an illusion and a hallucination.**

Hallucination happens when a person sees, hears, feels or smells something that is not actually present, otherwise known as the absence of a stimuli (something that influences one to react). For…

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**HARD TIMES**

**What is the major moral or message in Hard Times?**

Well, I take issue with any one work having a major theme, as you describe it. I think it is clear that any work opens itself open to a number of different possible themes and to identify one as…

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**HISTORY**

**Why did the October revolution happen?And how much did it effect the the alies in ww1**

It happened because the Russian monarchy was the most brutal and oppressive in Europe at that time and because Russia was so “backwards” compared to other European countries. People in Russia did…

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**CALCULUS**

**Discover the minimum value of the function x^2+x-2.**

To find the minimum value of x^2+x-2 we find the derivative and equate it to 0 to solve for x. Using the value of x in the function we can find the lowest value. f(x) = x^2 + x – 2 f'(x) = 2x + 1…

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**FRANKENSTEIN**

**In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, how does the monster learn about history, which then causes him…**

In Mary Shelley’s Franeknstein, Felix’s sweetheart, Safie (the “Arabian”) arrives to stay with the DeLaceys due to the tragic misadventure of her family. She does not have a command of the…

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**FRANKENSTEIN**

**In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, what expectations does the monster have about the future of his…**

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, as the creature has watched the DeLacey family throughout the winter and into the spring, he has learned a great deal. They have, unknowingly, been his teachers. He…

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**FRANKENSTEIN**

**In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, what is the monster’s reaction when he sees himself reflected…**

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the creature has never really had the chance to see what he looks like. He has been scorned and rejected by society, even by his own creator, but does not grasp the…

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**MATH**

**How to differentiate y=(2+4x^2)^3?**

We can solve y=(2+4x^2)^3 in two ways. One is use the chain rule y=(2+4x^2)^3 y’ = 3*8x*(2 + 4x^2)^2 => y’ = 24x*( 4 + 16x^4 + 16x^2) => y’ = 96x + 384x^5 + 384x^3 Else expand (2+4x^2)^3…

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**HISTORY**

**Searching for names of 11 comrades Gerald saved in WWllI am the nephew of US Army S/Sgt. Gerald…**

Sergeant Gerald Endl engaged single-handedly the enemy at close range to save eleven wounded Americans.As Endl was carrying the last wounded American, gunfire killed him. He was one of the…

**ALGEBRA1**

**What is x for the fraction (4x^3-32)/[x^3+(x+2)^3] if not defined ?**

A fraction (4x^3-32)/[x^3+(x+2)^3] is not defined whenever the denominator is equal to 0. x^3+(x+2)^3 = 0 => x^3 + x^3 + 12x + 6x^2 + 8 = 0 => 2x^3 + 6x^2 + 12x + 8 = 0 => x^3 + 3x^2 + 6x…

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**MATH**

**Simplify the fraction (x^2-y^2+2x+1)/[(x+y)^2+2(x+y)+1].**

We have to simplify (x^2-y^2+2x+1)/[(x+y)^2+2(x+y)+1] (x^2-y^2+2x+1)/[(x+y)^2+2(x+y)+1] => (x^2-y^2+2x+1)/(x + y + 1)^2 => (x^2 +2x+1 – y^2)/(x + y + 1)^2 => [(x + 1)^2 – y^2]/(x + y +…

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**LITERATURE**

**Who is the protagonist in World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks?**

Because Max Brooks writes World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War in anecdotal form (which means as a collection of stories), it is difficult to say that one person is the protagonist….

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**MATH**

**Given the functions f(x)=ax+b-9 and g(x)=2bx-a find a and b if the point A(2,3) is on the graphs…**

The point (2 , 3) lies on the graph f(x) and g(x). So we have 3 = a*2 + b – 9 and 3 = 2*b*2 – a This gives us two equations to solve for a and b. 2a + b = 12…(1) 4b – a = 3 …(2) 4b – a = 3…

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**CALCULUS**

**Evaluate the limit of y=(2x^2-x-3)/(x+1), x–>-1 using L’Hopital theorem.**

We have to find the value of lim x–> -1 [(2x^2-x-3)/(x+1)] If we substitute x = -1 in (2x^2-x-3)/(x+1) we get 0 / 0. So L’Hopital’s theorem can be applied. We now have: lim x–> -1 [(4x…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**Where can I find dialogue from the play Romeo and Juliet between two characters from the play, at…**

I linked below to 2 scenes where Romeo and Juliet have extended back and forth dialogue. The first scene is the famous balcony scene where Romeo has come to see Juliet at night. The second occurs…

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**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**Create a metaphor to describe a person’s personality, elaborating on three points that explain…**

Pulling metaphors out of thin air is often difficult and intimidating. To help you creat metaphors that describe someon’s personality, I suggest going through the following brainstorm. This has…

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**ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE**

**Trace the evolution of thought in John Keats’ poem, “Ode to Nightingale.”Keats thoughts in “Ode…**

With regard to John Keats’ poem, “Ode to a Nightingale,” and the author’s evolution of thought, he begins the poem by stating that he feels as if he is under the influence of a drug: hemlock or an…

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**MATH**

**What is the value of 2/3 – 3/7 =**

We have to determine the result of the difference of fractions. This can be done by equating the denominator in both the fractions and subtracting the terms in the numerator. If possible the final…

**MATH**

**Find the area of the triangle with sides 8, 15, 17. Do not use Heron’s Theorem.**

We have to find the area of the triangle with sides 8, 15, 17 without using Heron’s formula. If we have a look at the sides, see that 8^2 = 64, 15^2 = 225 and 17^2 = 289. Now, 64 + 225 = 289…

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**MATH**

**What is the value of 1/(x – sqrt(x^2 + 2x)) for limit x equal to inf.**

We have to find lim x–> inf, [1/(x – sqrt(x^2 + 2x))]. [1/(x – sqrt(x^2 + 2x))] => (x + sqrt(x^2 + 2x)/ (x – sqrt(x^2 + 2x)* (x + sqrt(x^2 + 2x) => (x + sqrt(x^2 + 2x)/ x^2 – x^2 – 2x…

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**MATH**

**The expenditure on a certain project is given by E'(x)=12x+3, x is number of days since the…**

The expenditure on the project is the function E(x). We have E'(x) = 12x + 3 wher x denotes the number of days since the project started. For a project that takes 6 days, the expenditure is the…

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**SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE**

**What are the major themes of the poem “On Another’s Sorrow” by William Blake?**

A major theme in the poem is empathy. The speaker talks about experiencing the sorrows and pains of other people and then feeling their pain himself. Another theme is the idea that the maker (God)…

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**LIGHT IN AUGUST**

**Q: Attempt a critique of the plot-structure of light in August.**

Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of…

**THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS**

**Having read the story “There Will Come Soft Rains,” would you like to read other works by Ray…**

Personally, I definitely would. However, you need to remember that I have already read other great works by Ray Bradbury, so perhaps I am biased! However, for me, what attracts me to his fiction is…

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**THE OUTSIDERS**

**In The Outsiders, what sort of character is Bob?**

We are not supplied with that much information about Bob in this excellent novel. However we are told that he is handsome, wealthy, and most importantly, a Soc. He is Cherry’s boyfriend, and it is…

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**HISTORY**

**Compare the treatment of indigenous peoples by the various powers that colonized the New…**

In general, there was a difference between the way that the Native Americans were treated by the French and the Spanish on the one hand and by the British on the other. The French and Spanish…

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**PRIDE AND PREJUDICE**

**“The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my…**

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. Additional questions must be posted separately.] You are correct when you say that this is a timeless piece of writing that is…

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**MACBETH**

**Compare and contrast Banquo and Macbeth.**

Throughout the play, Banquo is portrayed as a loyal, level-headed individual who becomes a victim of Macbeth’s unchecked ambition. Like Macbeth, Banquo is also a valiant soldier who courageously…

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**HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW**

**What is the summary of the poem “Rain in Summer” by Longfellow?**

This famous and beautiful poem begins by stating how beautiful rain is after a long, hot and dusty summer. The sound it makes and the impact it has is explored and evoked in the poem, for example…