Explain how you would categorize the levels of hell in Dante’s Inferno.

# Explain how you would categorize the levels of hell in Dante’s Inferno.

• DANTE’S INFERNO

Explain how you would categorize the levels of hell in Dante’s Inferno.

Here are several of the characteristics of Dante’s levels. 1. Shape: The levels are ring-shaped or circles. Within some of the circles on the outside (the 8th circle for example) are even smaller…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, why does the narrator “fear” remaining in his job at the Custom House for…

We are given this information towards the end of the somewhat baffling introduction to this excellent novel, which generations of students have stumbled over in their eagerness to get to the far…

Explain right to safety and right to consumer protection.

A large unit manufacturing goods which has been known for its liberal personnel policies and fringe benefits is facing the problem of low productivity and high absenteeism . How should the…

• MATH

What is the equation of the line joining the midpoints of the lines joining (6,2) and (8,4) and…

We have to first find the midpoint of the lines segments joining the two pairs of points. The midpoint of the line segment joining (6,2) and (8,4) is [ (6+8)/2, (2+4)/2] or ( 7, 3). The midpoint of…

• A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What are some of Hermia’s personality traits in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream ?

One of Hermia’s personality traits is that she is very self-assertive; she is strong and very independently minded, lacking any fear of expressing her opinion. We see her demonstrate this trait in…

• THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

What did Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew teach you?

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, a play within a play, is about a man who wants to control his woman, when his woman has completely different ideas about the arrangement. Shakespeare’s…

• MATH

If a quadratic equation ax^2 + 8x + 9 = 0 has two equal roots what is the value of a?

The roots of a quadratic equation are given by the expressions [–b + sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a and [–b – sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a. Now in the question we have to find the value of a for which the…

• THE CRUCIBLE

How has The Crucible been relevant to the past 100 years (current)?

The Crucible’s premise is one that applies to all generations. All people can be persuaded sometimes by something entirely false. All people struggle with conformity. All people tend to at one time…

• HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

How can I rewrite the end of “Hills Like White Elephants” from the right point of view of the woman?

If you want to rewrite this story with a point of view sympathetic to the woman’s perspective, you might use one of two methods. You might write it in first person with Jig speaking and narrating…

• PHYSICS

In a carnival ride, the passengers travel in a circle of radius 5m, making one complete circle in…

The speed of the passengers is the circumference of the circle in which they are travelling divided by the time they take to complete one revolution. This velocity v is given by 2*pi*r / t. Now we…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus considers Mrs. Dubose to be a brave, “great lady.” How does…

The kids think that Mrs. Dubose is terrible. They have their own stereotype against her because she is just mean and old. Children tend to have fears of the elderly because their aren’t often…

• MATH

What is the area of the triangle which has sides of lengths 9 cm, 3 cm and 7 cm?

We are given a triangle with sides of length 9 cm, 7 cm and 3 cm. To find the area we use Heron’s formula which states that for a triangle with sides equal to a, b and c the area is equal to…

• STUDENT STUDY TIPS

What are some ways to avoid plagiarism?

eNotes has a really great page on how to avoid plagiarism. Please follow the link to see the detailed discussion of what is and is not plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarizing. In general, the…

• STUDENT STUDY TIPS

Why is it important to give authors credit when using their works?

In my opinion, there are two reasons for this. First, there is the issue of being honest about what is your work and what is someone else’s. Teachers assign work in order to determine what…

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

How and where was Shakespeare trained/educated (by whom and in what fields)?

If you are looking for plenty of details about Shakespeare’s education (really about Shakespeare’s life at all), you are decidedly not in luck, sasukenfan4ever! Scholars and historians have…

• MATH

4(x-1/2)-6(x-1/3)=1/3(15-x)

4 ( x – 1/2) – 6 ( x – 1/3) = (1/3) ( 15 – x) First we will expand brackets: ==> 4*x + 4*-1/2 – 6*x – 6*-1/3 = (1/3)* 15 + (1/3)*-x ==> 4x – 2 – 6x + 2 = 5 – (1/3)x Now we will combine like…

• GRAHAM GREENE

do u think the peckham murder case was a case of divine vengeance?

I had already answered the question previously, but however, here it is …. Divine vengeance is the main essence of the uncanny classic, “The Case for the Defence”, by Graham Greene. Initially, in…

• JOHN KEATS

What impact did John Keats have on the Romantic era?

While it was difficult for Keats to have as much of an impact on Romanticism as someone like Wordsworth, he did have a great impact on the movement as a whole. Thinkers like Percy Shelley…

• CHARLES

Why didn’t Laurie tell his parents the truth that he is actually Charles since he is already so…

Clearly Laurie is living a double life. He is a terror at school and revels in telling about the exploits of Charles when he gets home. He kind of has the best of both worlds. At school he gets to…

• A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

Which page of A Thousand Splendid Suns shows sexism?

Because the entire novel discusses the oppression of women, it is impossible to narrow its portrayal of sexism to one page or even to a few. Below are several examples of sexist characters and…

• HISTORY

In what ways did the French and Indian War (1754-63) alter the political relations between…

Basically, the French and Indian War and its aftermath ruined the political relations between the mother country and the colonies. This happened for two main reasons: First, the British tried to…

• THE SIGNAL-MAN

What does the narrator decide to do to help the signalman?

After the narrator has listened to the signalman’s story, he feels really bad for the man. He understands how horrible the man’s dilemma is and how the man really can’t do anything to resolve it….

• MATH

The product of the square of two numbers is 225. What are the numbers?

We have only been given that the product of the squares of two numbers is equal to 225. If the two numbers are x and y, we have x^2*y^2 = 225. Now it is not possible to find the values of x and y…

• MARY OLIVER

In the poem “The Black Snake” by Mary Oliver, is the snake a character or a theme ?I’d like to…

The black snake in Mary Oliver’s poem must be considered, on the simplest level, as a character in a story. The snake slides onto the road, “the truck could not swerve,” the snake is killed, and…

• THE SIGNAL-MAN

On the narrator’s second visit, the signalman describes the spectre. How does the ghost behave in…

In the exposition of “The Signalman” by Charles Dickens, the narrator calls to the signalman below in the tunnel. Startled greatly by his call, the signalman turns this way and that. Finally, the…

• THE SIGNAL-MAN

What does the narrator think about the signalman when they first meet face to face in “The…

The narrator of Charles Dickens’s story “The Signalman” wonders about the sanity of the man to whom he has called from above the railroad line and the tunnel. For, when the narrator calls to him,…

• ASTRONOMY

What is an astronomical unit?

An astronomical unit is a unit of distance. It is defined as the average value of all the distance measurements taken between the Earth and the Sun as the Earth completes one orbit around the sun….

• THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

In La Casa de Bernarda Alba, in act 3 who comes and visits them?

Prudencia – Bernarda’s neighbour

• THE GREAT GATSBY

how does jordan’s story about daisy affect or alter our opinion of daisy?

• PERSUASION

What does Persuasion say about what an individual owes to his or her family?

This question could be answered through the views of different male and female characters as far as what they claim their responsibilities to be. In the novel there is a lot of weight given to…

• PERSUASION

In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, are there significant differences between the marriages of the older…

In Persuasion, for both the older generation characters and the younger ones, the reasons for marrying remain pretty much the same. The first reason is for financial well-being, the second reason…

• PERSUASION

What is an example from Persuasion of what the state of a marriage reveals about the individuals…

A clear example of what the state of a marriage reveals about the individuals in it is the case of Mrs. Smith. On Chapter 17, when Anne goes to visit Bath, she encounters her good friend and former…

• PERSUASION

Are husbands and wives mirrors of each other in Persuasion?

In the story the biggest lesson we learn is that the only matches who will work in the story (similarly to all of Austen’s novels) will be the matches made for love, despite of what others say of…

• PERSUASION

In regards to Austen’s Persuasion, what does it mean to be “in” a class?

In the era of the Napoleonic Wars, particularly in England, London was becoming a fast-paced society which was quite different from any other of the big cities. The English had its own system of…

• A FAR CRY FROM AFRICA

How can we analyze the poem “A Far Cry from Africa” by post-colonial criticism approach?

From a postcolonial point of view, Walcott’s poem brings out a condition that has been caused by the presence of the “master” over “the slave.” In this colonial dialectic, the pain and suffering…

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Which elements of Tragedy make Shakespeare’s tragedies excellent or superior?

When you ask about the aspects of “Tragedy” utilized by Shakespeare, it seems necessary to consult the Greek philosopher Aristotle, who originally defined the term in his treatise Poetics. Though…

• ARTS

The most useful skillWe all know that there are 4 language skills ( listening ,speaking , reading…

In my opinion, it is reading. I think that reading can help a person develop the other three (with the possible exception of listening). When a person reads a lot, they learn how to deal with…

• RELIGION

Quote biblical text on anointing of the sick.

Anointing the sick is a sacrament of the Catholic Church. Among other benefits, it is believed to bestow “grace as strengthening, [and] peace and courage to overcome the difficulties that are…

• MATH

If the sum of 4 consecutive numbers is 10, what is the sum of their squares?

The sum of 4 consecutive numbers is 10. Let the smallest of the 4 numbers be x. So the numbers are x, x+1, x+2 and x+3. Adding them we get 4x+6. Equating 4x + 6 to 10 we get 4x + 6 = 10 => 4x =…

• THE STORY OF AN HOUR

What writing techniques are used by Chopin in “The Story of an Hour”?

Clearly every good piece of fiction will contain multiple examples of different writing techniques, and the work of Chopin is certainly no exception. There are plenty you can pick from, and what is…

• MATH

What is the point of intersection of two lines 4x + 3y +7 =0 and 6x + 9y =0?

At the point of intersection the x and y values are equal. Therefore we use the equations we have to find the point of intersection. 4x + 3y +7 =0… (1) 6x + 9y =0… (2) Write (2) as 6x = -9y…

• MATH

How do you calculate the length of the hypotenuse marked X in the triangle.We are given the…

Here we need to calculate the length of the hypotenuse. Now the angle given is 23 degrees, the opposite side is 30 and the hypotenuse is X. We know that the sine value of an angle represents the…

• NEIGHBOR ROSICKY

In terms of diegetic time, chronological order, analepsis, and prolepsis, what is the order of…

“Neighbor Rosicky” begins in medias res and proceeds in straight diegetic chronological time until one of the various instances of analepsis occurs, which shifts not only the order of time but the…

• SCIENCE

About reaction time, speed and distanceQuestion’:1. Fred is on a pleasant drive(0.0sec) 2. A…

Reaction time is the time between the stimulus and Fred’s reaction to it. The stimulus would be Fred seeing the kangaroo and his reaction would be to step on the brake. So, the reaction time…

• POETRY

Please explain the themes of the poem “Daffodils” by Ted Hughes.

I am afraid that I can only answer one of your questions: the others must be listed as separate postings. This answer will address what the poem theme. The constant theme of the fleetingness of…

• THE NYMPH’S REPLY TO THE SHEPHERD

This excellent poem cannot be read in isolation but must be studied alongside the poem it was written as a response to: “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” In the nymph’s response, the nymph,…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are Harper Lee’s reasons for having Atticus’s glasses break in the mad dog scene ?Harper…

Even though the reader can only surmise what an author’s intentions are in writing passages, however, there is reason to believe that Harper Lee in Chapter Ten of To Kill a Mockingbird wished to…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What lesson about children does Uncle Jack have to learn in To Kill a Mockingbird?

In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the family goes to visit Aunt Alexandra for Christmas. While they are there, news about Atticus taking on Tom Robinson’s case comes up. (Though Aunt…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is an example of an incident that allowed you to see a family member in a different…

I think it will be best if you answer this question with a personal example. From your description, it sounds like it would be difficult for you to re-tell a story that belongs to someone else,…