Explain the meaning of the phrase "Alas, Babylon" from the book Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank.

# Explain the meaning of the phrase "Alas, Babylon" from the book Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank.

• ALAS, BABYLON

Explain the meaning of the phrase “Alas, Babylon” from the book Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank.

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• HENRY V

In Henry V, what kingly attributes does Henry reveal with his dealings with Cambridge, Scroop and…

It is absolutely vital to remember that this play is as much about the makings of a perfect king as it is about anything else. Henry has a lot to prove. Remember how he was famed for his dissolute…

How does just-in-time processing differ from the conventional manufacturing process?

Just-in-time processing differs from conventional strategies in that it tries to ensure that a company has as little inventory as possible. The reason for this is that keeping inventory around…

• ERNEST J. GAINES

I’m writing a thesis and topic is: Racial Oppression and Redemption in the fiction of Ernest J….

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• SCIENCE

Measuring instrumentsWhat is theodolite ?

To me, the word “theodolite refers to an instrument that is used for surveying. I agree with the previous post that it does measure angles, both vertical and horizontal. However, at least as we…

• MATH

Complex DerivationCan any one solve this: f(x) = ax + bx; Wanna to derivate it with respect to…

Given f(x) = ax+bx Since wee need to differentiate with respect to a, then we will assume that b is a constant. ==> f'(x)= (ax)’ +(bx)’ = a’*x + a*x’ + bx’ = a’x + a…

• OTHELLO

Why doesn’t Desdemona ever stand up to Othello?

Desdemona is a static character in this regard. Throughout the work, we see her remain the same, faithful to a flaw to Othello. She never does cheat on him, so his anger spent toward her is…

• THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

Please give me 10 important things that happens in Chapter 7 of The Witch Of Blackbird Pond.

Ten things? That’s quite a few! Instead, I will give you a general summary of this chapter and then you can pick out the information that you want from it. It isn’t that long a chapter, so you…

• THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Discuss the symbolic values of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by M. Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains several values of our national history. 1. RELEVANCE OF BOYHOOD/CHILDHOOD: Twain writes this book from a child’s point of view. Thus, we readers catch…

• HAMLET

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• SCIENCE

Does anyone have a good name/title for my science fair project!! I’m putting a balloon in liquid…

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• HAMLET

How does the author reveal Hamlet’s fragile state, despite slips from reality?

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SummaryI really need a summary of The cask of Amontillado. I only need the important things that…

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• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Is Scout’s life enriched by Atticus’ influence concerning education?

Introduced at an early age to the written page by her father, Scout is certainly enriched through reading in her preschool years. For, Atticus does not embrace what he feels the people who run…

In Much Ado About Nothing, according to the stage directions for the dance, Don John is not…

This is a very shrewd question. Well done for noticing this tiny detail! If you think about the context of the rest of the scene in Act II scene 1, you can see that it is vital that the major…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How is Scout’s life enriched by her father’s involvement in the law?Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

There is little doubt that Atticus’s expertise in the law influences his parenting of Scout and Jem. Certainly, his philosophy of considering things from another’s point of view stems from his…

• POETRY

What is the significance/message of the poem “Hubris” by Mary Karr? Is its theme only arrogance,…

The title “Hubris” is an ironic one. The tone of the speaker reveals that this is so. Hubris means overbearing pride or arrogance. Arrogance means to have a feeling of self-importance and…

• HAMLET

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act Four Scene Seven; what does this scene reveal to us about Claudius’…

Claudius is a brilliant tactician when it comes to getting people to do what he wants without them even realizing that they are being manipulated. This is very evident in Act 4, Scene 7. Earlier…

• THE BLACK CAT

In “The Black Cat”, why do the narrator and his wife go down in the cellar?

The narrator does not give details of why he and his wife went into the cellar. He simply says- One day she accompanied me, upon some household errand, into the cellar of the old building which…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

If we accept Romeo’s love for Juliet as immature, how does it affect our predisposition that this…

In studying Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, I do not believe that it serves as an archetypal love story. I believe it is archetypical of the “star-crossed lovers” love story. In terms of…

• PHYSICS

How far from the mirror surface is the image in the following case:Convex mirrors are used in…

The focal length of a convex mirror is half the length of its radius of curvature. Here the radius of curvature is given as 1 m. This gives the focal length as 0.5 m. The relation between the focal…

• TRIGONOMETRY1

What is cosec (75 + x)–sec (15 – x)–tan (55 + x)+cot (35 – x)?

We need to determine cosec (75 + x) – sec (15 – x) – tan (55 + x) + cot (35 – x) We use the relation cosec x = sec (90 – x) and cot x = tan (90 – x) cosec (75 + x) – sec (15 – x)…

• HARRISON BERGERON

Identify and discuss the significance of the narrative point of view of “Harrison Bergeron.”

The narrative point of view employed in “Harrison Bergeron” is third person omniscient. It should also be noted that the narrator poses judgements on the occurrences in the story. For example, at…

• A ROSE FOR EMILY

Emily has spent a whole lot of her life being victimized by a father who isolated her and drove away her suitors. She was victimized by her father’s death and even by the cousins who came to “talk…

• THE KITE RUNNER

Describe the ways in which Amir seeks redemption?

I think that the act of going back to Afghanistan reflects a step towards redemption. In being able to confront his life from what it was to what it is represents a homecoming of sorts, and a…

• ENOTES HELP

Why are there no Enotes for ‘The Owl in the Shower’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow…

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• GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

Examples of collocationusing food related terms.

In linguistics, collocation is a sequence of terms or words that co-occur often enough to deem that it does not simply happen by chance. In more layman’s terms, collocations are typically common…

• MATH

At a supermarket a chocolate sells for \$3, the profit margin of the supermarket is 3%, what is…

Let the amount that the manufacturer gets per chocolate be C. The supermarket marks up the price by 3% and it is sold at \$3. So, we have C *( 1 + 3%) = 3 => C* (1 + 0.03) = 3 => C*( 1.03) =…

• SCIENCE

A charge of q=4.6*10^-6 moves in an electic field between two points with potential difference…

To answer this question remember that the definition of an electric field potential is based on the amount of work that is required to move a charge q from one point to another. So your work A =…

• MATH

What are the natural numbers x if y is integer? y=(6x-8)/(2x+1)

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• LAW AND POLITICS

What are the 6 steps of how the annual budget of the federal government prepared and passed?

There are actually more than six steps, but the main ones are as follows: 1. By the first Monday in February the President submits budget to Congress. 2. February-September Congressional phase….

• ALGEBRA1

What is the reminder when f(x)=x^5+x^4+1 is divided by g(x)=(x-1)^3 ?

We have f(x) = x^5+x^4+1 and g(x) = (x- 1)^3 = x^3 – 3x^2 + 3x – 1. We can find the remainder by dividing them. x^3 – 3x^2 + 3x – 1 | x^5+x^4+1 |x^2 + 4x + 9…

• POLITICAL SCIENCE

What is a multi-party system?

A multi-party system in politics is a system of government in which more than two political parties truly have a chance to get real political power. This means that more than two parties have a…

• FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, how do Clerval and Victor differ intellectually?

Victor and Clerval are both scholars, but their intellectual pursuits differ greatly. First of all, Victor is drawn towards the sciences; it is “the secrets of heaven and earth that [he] desire[s]…

• GRAMMAR

concept of time and tense Write a critical note on the discrepancies between the concepts of TIME…

Time has to do with our movement through space and events. Time is an inescapable corporeal experience. There is a past time that has already been traversed. There is a present time–fleeting…

• OTHELLO

What is hideous in Othello?

In Othello, there is grotesque sexual and animalistic imagery, which is quite hideous. Iago says to Brabantio, regarding Othello and Desdemona’s relationship: I am one, sir, that comes to tell…

• JOHN MILTON

MILTON endeavoured to blend the spirit Milton ‘endeavoured to blend the spirit of the Renaissance…

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• FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, why was Victor’s observation of a lightning destroying an oak tree important?

In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, there is a moment when Victor Frankenstein, a student of the sciences and a curious researcher, witnessed the effect of lightning during a storm. In this…

• MATH

Solve the following equation, where x E R 7^2(x-1) + 7^(x-1) – 1 = 0

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• MATH

Write as a simplified logarithm: 6 (log c)/log a + 5 loga d – 7 loga bNote: The letter “a” in 5…

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• TRIGONOMETRY1

For 0<x<180 verify the monotony of the function xcosx+sin(-x).

We have the function f(x) = x*cos x + sin (-x) f(x) = x*cos x – sin x The first derivative of f(x) is f'(x) => f'(x) = cos x – x*(sin x) – cos x => f'(x) = -x*sin x When 0< x< 180 we…

• ALGEBRA1

Given y=3x/(x^2-9) determine the numbers m and n if y=m/(x-3)+n/(x+3)

We are given that y = 3x / (x^2 – 9). We have to determine m and n if y = m/(x – 3) + n/(x +3) Equate the two expressions for y. 3x / (x^2 – 9) = m/(x – 3) + n/(x +3) => 3x / (x^2 – 9) = [m(x +…

• TWELFTH NIGHT

In the Shakespearean play Twelfth Night, what are some examples for the theme, folly of ambition ?

The theme of the folly of ambition in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is apparent in the character of Sir Andrew Aguecheeck who pretends to be Sir Toby’s friend, but he really scams him for his money….

• ALGEBRA1

How to find the intersection point of the lines y=1008-2x and y= -x ?

We have to find the point of intersection of y = 1008 – 2x and y = -x Substitute y = -x in y = 1008 – 2x => -x = 1008 – 2x => 2x – x = 1008 => x = 1008 Therefore the point of intersection…

• ALGEBRA1

What is the probability that the element from the set {1,2,3,4,5,6} to be the root of the…

4^(2x – 5) = 64 => 4^(2x – 5) = 4^3 as 4 is equal we equate the exponent 2x – 5 = 3 => 2x = 3 + 5 => x = 8/2 => x = 4 Now we have the 6 terms of which 4 is one term, so the probability…

What is a summary of Act 4 in Much Ado About Nothing?

Act IV scene 1 begins in front of the altar in the church. However, instead of the wedding that everyone expects, Claudio denounces Hero as a “loose woman.” Leonato is furious, supposing that…

• ALGEBRA1

What is thelinear function whose graph has the points (-4,0) and (1,3)?

The linear function whose graph passes through (-4 , 0) and (1, 3) is the equation of the line passing through the two points. The equation of the line passing through (x1 , y1) and (x2, y2) is…

• ALGEBRA1

Solve for x 2^(x^2-3x+2) = 4^3

We have to solve for x: 2^( x^2 – 3x + 2) = 4^3 2^( x^2 – 3x + 2) = 4^3 => 2^( x^2 – 3x + 2) = 2^2^3 = 2^6 as the base 2 is equal we equate the exponent. x^2 – 3x + 2 = 6 => x^2 – 3x -4 = 0…

• TRIGONOMETRY MATH

Verify the inequality : sinx<1/2cosx.

We have to verify sin x < 1 / 2 cos x. sin x < 1 / 2 cos x => 2 sin x * cos x < 1 => sin 2x < 1 But sin 2x can also be equal to 1. Note: Therefore the inequality should be sin x…