Explain the festivals, holidays and recognition in the times of William Shakespeare and…

Explain the festivals, holidays and recognition in the times of William Shakespeare and…

  • SCIENCE

Propose a method to answer the question written below.Suppose that your measurement of the ph of…

Hydrogen ion concentration is expressed as the pH of the solution. In your example, the pH is 3, this is an acid. The pH scale is 0-14, seven is a neutral solution, anything less than seven is…

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  • HISTORY

Explain the festivals, holidays and recognition in the times of William Shakespeare and…

Christmas was a huge holiday. Many religious holidays were outlawed after the Church of England split away, but Christmas was a large celebration that often shows up in literature, like Sir Gawain…

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  • ANTIGONE

What does Ismene mean when she says,”Remember we are women, we’re not born to contend with…

Ismene is warning Antigone that her intended actions, to bury her brother will put her in direct conflict with King Creon’s orders to leave the body to be ravaged by dogs and vultures. While…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Do the unseen characters in “Pride and Prejudice” have any significance?Do the offstage (or…

Probably the most significant offstage character is the book is the unnamed relative who “entailed” the Bennet estate. This practice was used to prevent large estates from being divided into…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does Jay Gatsby flaunt his money in “The Great Gatsby”?

Every night that he has a party, Gatsby flaunts his money. He bought that huge mansion all for himself–that’s flaunting his money. The fact that he only throws those parties in hopes of seeing…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

“I did something I had done 26 years ago: I planted a fistful of crumpled money under the…

Twenty-six years beforehand, Amir planted money he had received for his birthday under Hassan’s mattress to make it look as if he had stolen it. As a result both Hassan and his father chose to…

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  • MATH

Different answer for a “closed to further answers” questionWhich one is the odd one out: 16 36…

I am not a math whiz, but it makes sense to me! There are always multiple answers available…especially where math is concerned.

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  • THE LONELY LONDONERS

How can I justify why this work is titled The Lonely Londoners?

The novel The Lonely Londoners is a story written by Samuel Selvon about a man who helps his new country men arrive in London, get jobs, and find suitable housing. The author calls this novel The…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In “The Crucible”, Abigail cries out against certain people in the community. What is her…

Abigail’s motivation for crying out witchcraft in the beginning is to twofold. First, Abigail and the girls fear that they are going to be severely punished (whipped) for their behavior in the…

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  • IMMIGRATION BLUES

What is your reaction to the “Scent of Apples” story?

“The Scent of Apples” tells of the trials and struggles of the Filipino Americans and the rough times they faced when trying to make a living in America. The jobs they had to take were low paying…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Describe Theseus and Hippolyta in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

They’re odd characters – only appearing at the start and at the end of the play. And it is the gap between these two appearances that seem to make the most difference to the way that they react to…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What is the summery of “The Open Window”?

Framton Nuttel, who suffers from a nervous condition, has gone to the country on the advice of his doctor and with the assistance of his sister, who has written letters of introduction for him so…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, why does Scout explain Walter Cunningham’s situation to Miss…

Scout had already spoken to Miss Caroline that first day about her reading. When Miss Caroline asked Walter about his lunch, the other kids looked to Scout. She says, “I turned around and saw…

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  • I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

Should “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” be talked about in school?Why do some kids’ mom’s…

This question should be on the discussion board. I wish I had an answer for your question. If we knew the reason why, maybe we could prevent it from ever happening again. The only thing I can say…

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  • HANNS HEINZ EWERS

Edgar Allan Poe2009 is the 200th aniversary of American author Edgar Allan Poe. Hanns Heinz Ewers…

What a great tribute to a poet and short story artist that I, too, adore. He was on my Master’s reading list, and I enjoyed a brief respite to the grilling as two of my committee members argued…

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  • MACBETH

Define dramatic irony and give two examples from “Macbeth” that show dramatic irony.

Dramatic Irony occurs when the reader or audience knows something that the character(s) do not. It creates suspense in most cases. (This often occurs in scary movies when we know that the killer…

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  • MACBETH

How is Macbeth’s revenge against Macduff different from Macbeth’s other crimes? What does this…

Instead of killing Macduff as Macbeth has chosen to do to his other enemies, this time Macbeth sends murderers to attack Macduff’s castle and slaughter his family and everyone else who lives there….

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, what happened to the original Thane of Cawdor and what does this event foreshadow?

The original Thane of Cawdor was executed for treason because he fought with the Norwegians against Scotland. His execution foreshadows Macbeth’s own death later in the play. Ironically, Macbeth’s…

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  • MACBETH

Define the literary term “foil” and give two examples of foil characters from Macbeth.

A foil is a character who provides a contrast to another character, thus intensifying the impact of that other character. In “Macbeth” Banquo and Macduff are foils for the ambitious and tyrannical…

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  • MATH

A number of two digits is increased by 36 when the digits are reversed. the sum of the digits is…

37 is the number you seek. When this number is reversed, the number 73 is created; 37 + 36 = 73. Thus 37 is increased by 36 when the digits are reversed. And, the sum of 3 + 7= 10.

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

In Fahrenheit 451, what purpose do the inhabitants of this wilderness have in life?

These are the misfits, the intellectuals, those who do not belong; they are reminiscent of the outcases in “Brave New World” who can not or will not adapt to the society they find themselves in….

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  • MATH

How many cans, each with a capacity of 3/8 gallons, can be filled from 2 barrels of oil, each…

Total oil supply in gallons is 1) 31 1/2 * 2 = 63 so the number of cans 3/8 gal. capacity that can be filled is 2) 63 / 3/8 or 63 / 0.375 = 168 cans

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  • HISTORY

Who was the Queen of England in the 16th century?

There were several queens of England during the 16th century. Here’s a list of them: Elizabeth of York (1466-1503)–wife of Henry VII and mother of Henry VIII Katherine of Aragon…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

What are the major points of meaning in Wordworth’s sonnet “The world is too much with us”?

William Wordsworth’s 1807 sonnet “The world is too much with us” has a typical Romantic period theme priasing nature. It deviates from a focus on nature to lament the nineteenth century…

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  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

Are these examples of chivalry: Gawain replacing King Arthur’s place at the beheading game with…

You are very much on the right track. When Bertilak comes back from hunting, he hands over the stag that he has killed as he promised he would. In return, Gawain gives the kiss he received from his…

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  • BARN BURNING

How is the boy Sarty treated by his father in “Barn Burning”?”Barn Burning” by William Faulkner…

Mr. Snopes treats the boy Sarty cruelly but without passion. When the two of them are leaving the courthouse towards the beginning of the story, Sarty leaps “in (a) red haze toward the face” of a…

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  • BARN BURNING

What does Sarty think when he sees the house of Major De Spain in “Barn Burning”?”Barn Burning”…

Sarty is amazed by the sight of the De Spain house. Although he has moved twelve times in his young life with his family, until this time “they had sojourned…in a poor country, a land of small…

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  • BATTLE ROYAL

In “Battle Royal”, what does it mean to the narrator to have the superintendent of school at the…

The narrator is at first quite honored to find that the superintendent of schools is among the men at the gathering in the hotel. Then when the white men’s behavior becomes rude and offensive…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, why is Amir afraid to be Hassan’s true friend, and why does Amir keep testing…

Amir was simply unable to be Hassan’s true friend. Amir was filled with insecurity and self-hatred. He admired his father’s courage, but felt he could never live up to it. Amir lived in great fear….

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  • SCIENCE

What is the best natural resource that will provide energy for transportation efficiently without…

I guess it depends on what kind of transportation you mean. Poster #2 talks about biodiesel, which is better for the environment than burning fossil fuels. But if we really could make the switch to…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In “The Adventures of Huck Finn”, what is Huck’s motivation for traveling down the Mississippi?

Huck believes that he needs to get away from his Pap so that Pap won’t kill him. Just before Huck decides to leave, his Pap get so drunk that he chases Huck around their cabin with a knife calling…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Henry Clay group resolutions in pairs during the compromise of 1850?

Five questions were disputed between the pro and anti slavery factions, three developing as a result of the land conquered from the recent War with Mexico–Should California enter the Union as an…

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  • BARN BURNING

Describe the way of life of the Snopes Family. Why do they keep moving? What is their social…

The Snopes are tenant farmers. They move from farm to farm, working someone else’s land, raising and harvesting crops; in exchange, they are given a place to live and typically a share of the…

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  • HISTORY

Which of the two types of economic activity areas are U.S. urban cities located in during 1870-1900?

Between 1870 and 1900, the landscape of American urban cities changed drastically. You neglect to identify the types of economic activity cities were experiencing between 1870 and 1900; however, I…

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  • A&P

What do the last lines of “A & P” mean?

Sammy’s last words that the world will be a harder place for him from now on are a mark of maturity. He had childishly tried to get noticed by Queenie and her bees. Then, he quit in a huff over the…

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  • ARABY

Why does the protagonist in Araby feel “driven and derided by vanity?

At the conclusion of the story as the narrator leaves Araby, he looks up into the darkness of the nearly empty hall and says, “. . . I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity . . . .”…

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  • ARABY

In “Araby,” what does the narrator’s neighborhood symbolize?

The narrator lives on North Richmond Street, a drab Dublin street with a vacant two-story house standing somewhat isolated at its dead end. The other houses, in one of which the narrator lives,…

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  • THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN

How does the narrator’s description of Shiftlet’s shape that looked like a “crooked cross”…

O’Connor’s description of Shiftlet’s shape as a “crooked cross” connects him with Jesus, also a carpenter, and Mrs. Crater sees Shiftlet as a kind of savior for Lucynell. The “crooked” aspect of…

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  • INTO THE WILD

Was the life Chris found in the wild the solution to his problems?Was the life Chris found in the…

I don’t think he was searching for any answer to any problems. I think if you asked Chris, he would tell you he was living a rather carefree life. I think he was searching for the ultimate…

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  • GUY DE MAUPASSANT

To what extent is Maupassant a naturalist?usefull reading suggestions or comparrisons?

Naturalism focuses on human nature, stories that contain plots driven by character behavior, basic behavior that is inescapable as it is driven by biology or genetics. The Naturalists tended to…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

A portion from my sonnet reads “…,as doth the sun at dawn,…” i.e. “…,as does the sun at…

The word “doth” would be fine to use in this context if you are writing a sonnet. Don’t forget that a Shakespearean sonnet must: -Have 14 lines -follow the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG – Be…

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  • TWILIGHT

How much will the Twilight dvd cost when it comes out in stores?

Amazon.com and Walmart.com have a 2-disc special edition listed for pre-order at approximately $23. The release date for this is March 21, 2009.

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  • TWO KINDS

What does the narrator’s mother believe about America in “Two Kinds”?

Jing Mei’s mother believed “…you could be anything you wanted to be in America. You could open a restaurant. You could work for the government and get good retirement. You could buy a house…

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  • MATH

What are scales in math?

Scales as related to ratio? Or scales as related to maps? If you are looking at a way to understand scales, they are a way to take something “really, really” big and represent in a way you can…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is a simile and metaphor?

A simile is a comparison between two unlike objects using the words like or as in the sentence. ” Over time, many similes that we use in everyday language have become clich├ęs, for example, as…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

Explain how a limited amount of time is used to raise tension in the play Oedipus Rex, by…

All of the action in the play Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, takes place on the same day, possibly even within a time span of a few hours. The limited use of time serves to raise tension in the play…

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  • WINTER DREAMS

In “Winter Dreams”, how does the dream fail to give fulfillment to Dexter?

Dexter was looking in the wrong place to have his dreams fulfilled. He probably could have found happiness with the girl to whom he was briefly engaged, but instead, he focuses all his attention of…

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  • A MODEST PROPOSAL

In what sense is the proposal “modest” in Jonathan Swift’s “Modest Proposal”?

There is little to add the excellent response above. Indeed, how can the “modest proposal” that the British eat Irish babies since they are killing them in other ways show regard for the decencies…

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  • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

In “The Taming of the Shrew”, what are the effect of Pertruchio’s tardiness on the charcter of Kate?

Kate is embarrassed beyond belief. It’s one thing for Petruchio to be late to their wedding, but it’s completely another to show up half inebriated and dressed so abominably out of fashion. She…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies, what does Ralph do when the boys start to play, putting Robert…

When the boys begin to pretend play about boar hunting, Ralph jumps right into the frenzy. The boys and Robert are pretending that Robert is the boy, but the play quickly turns serious when they…

 


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