Explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents troubled communities in Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.

Explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents troubled communities in Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.

  • REFERENCE

Identify the correct sentence pattern for the sentences below. S-V-IO-DO, S-V-DO-OC,…

  1. Snow skiing is a very exciting sport. (S-LV-PN) “Sport” is noun that restates or stands in for the subject (Skiing); therefore, it is a predicate nominative. (Nominative meaning “name” -…

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  • LITERATURE

Discuss the role of playfulness in the picture books The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Voices in the…

Two children’s picturebooks published almost a century apart are bound to have literary and artistic differences that reflect the evolution of the society from which they spring. Such is the…

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  • HISTORY

Plato’s Phaedo, at http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/phaedo.html, is about the eternal nature of…

That is a great question! I imagine one could argue both sides. To argue that Plato’s Phaedo is a rationalist text and not a religious one, I would point to these ideas: There is no component of…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What are three ways you can consider Montag a hero in Fahrenheit 451?

Montag is a hero because he stole a book, he risked his life to read books to the women, he ran away from the only life he knew in order to save books. Montag started out his life as an ordinary…

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  • LITERATURE

Louise Mallard is in conflict with the institution of marriage. How does this conflict shape the…

As your question implies, the central issue in Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is not the marriage of Brently and Louise Mallard–although their marriage allows the larger theme to be played…

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  • MATH

Solve the equation by graphing: y=ax square + 3x -2

This equation cannot be solved by graphing unless the value of a is known, so the following answer is given assuming the given function is y=2×2+3x−2y=2×2+3x-2 and the equation needed to be solved…

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  • LITERATURE

Why doesn’t the speaker think he will ever have a chance to walk the other road?

If the poem is taken literally, then the speaker would be able to go back and take the other road. However, this notion of choosing one of two roads is a metaphor for choosing one of two (or more)…

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  • THE NATURAL

What are the differences between the baseball movie The Natural and the book The Natural by…

What is the difference between myth and tragedy? Between a hero and an antihero? Between everlasting life and public humiliation? The gulfs are enormous. The novel and the film are not siblings…

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  • THE REPORT CARD

Who is the main character in The Report Card?

The main character in The Report Card is Nora. She is the one who calls the education system into question in this book (which is the whole point of the story, similar to Clements’ other books…

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  • HENRY IV, PART I

What is being said about politics in Henry IV, Part 1?

Your astute question can be answered by considering the changing political environment of England, namely the changeover from feudalism to monarchy. Your question also must keep in mind that this…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the calculations to find the number of moles needed to prepare 10mL of a 0.2M…

Number of moles required to prepare 10mL of a 0.2M 2-butenedioic acid (C4H4O4)=1mol1L1M(C4H4O4)=1mol1L1M×1L1000mL×10mL×0.2M×1L1000mL×10mL×0.2M =0.002mol=2.0×10−3mol=0.002mol=2.0×10-3mol

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  • SCIENCE

What are the calculations to prepare 10mL of a 0.2 M 2-butenedioic acid (C4H404)?

The molarity of a solution refers to the concentration of solute in the solution. If there is 1 mole of solute dissolved in 1 liter of the solution, it is said to have a molarity of 1. To prepare…

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  • BIG TWO-HEARTED RIVER

In “Big Two-Hearted River,” how does the region figure into Nick’s journey of emotional…

There is a lot of symbolism in Hemingway’s description of the landscape Nick wanders; many have suggested that the traumatized narrator deliberately focuses his thoughts on his surroundings so they…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Hello can someone please help me out? I’ve written a well-focused, well-organized essay; but I…

Before answering the request, please allow me to make other suggestions which should assist you in your writing. You need a “hook” or a “motivator” as your opening sentence, not a definition. For…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

What are some themes in the poem “My Last Duchess”? What are some symbols in “My Last…

Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue is an especially strong medium for conveying information about the speaker as he reveals his personality through his words and manner of expression in an…

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  • I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

Why is language important to Mrs. Flowers in the excerpt “Mrs. Flowers” from I Know Why the…

A shy and inhibited girl, Marguerite “sopped” around her environment until one day when Mrs. Flowers throws her “a lifeline” and asks specifically for Marguerite to carry her purchases home with…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does the way Mr. Underwood describes Tom’s death relate to the title of the book To Kill a…

Mr. Underwood says that it is a sin to kill cripples, which is similar to Atticus saying it is a sin to kill mockingbirds, making Tom Robinson a symbolic mockingbird. The title of the book comes…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, why have the neighbors gathered in the Finches’ front yard?

In chapter 15, the neighbours gather in the Finches’ front yard one Saturday evening to discuss what to do about Tom Robinson, whose trial will begin the following week. Tom is the black man…

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  • HISTORY

What were the largest and most significant fires in Maine’s history and what did they affect the…

The largest, most destructive fires in the history of the State of Maine were in 1866 and 1947. The July 1866 fire destroyed the city of Portland, Maine. Starting on July 4, the fire quickly got…

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  • REFERENCE

What is critical thinking? 1 image

Critical thinking is reasoning at the highest level. It involves thinking that is often very independent because it rejects immediate acceptance of what is termed conventional wisdom, or…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, what causes the dynamic between Cecily and…

The question – what causes the dynamic between Cecily and Gwendolen to change – probably refers to the scene in the Second Act when the two women begin to figure out that the situations…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is different about Halloween this year in To Kill a Mockingbird? Why?

Halloween is different this year because it is organized, with a pageant and fair. The Halloween change is a result of a prank played on two Maycomb ladies by a group of children on Halloween…

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  • MACBETH

What’s Macbeth’s reasoning not to kill Duncan?

Having been intrigued and enticed by what the three weird sisters told him, Macbeth has written to his wife of his being made Thane of Cawdor as well as their prediction that he will be king. But,…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Of Mice and Men, what does the dead mouse in Lennie’s jacket pocket reveal about him?

The dead mouse reveals some distinct realities about Lennie. The first is the affinity Lennie has for “soft” things. He likes to pet the mouse because of how it feels. The mouse is dead….

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  • A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

In A River Runs Through It, was Paul a tragic hero?

A River Runs Through It is Norman Maclean’s narrative of the summer he lost his brother, Paul. The brothers grow up in Montana, and their father is a minister who instills in them the love of fly…

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  • ANNOTATIONS

I have to annotate an essay in my class but have no clue what annotating is and I have to write a…

Let’s first define annotation so that you have a general sense of what an annotator does. When an author or someone else, usually an editor, annotates a text, he or she adds notes to the text that…

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  • SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS

I will be writing a thesis about marriage of true minds or companionate marriage through…

Your question really made me think! I am very proud of you for attempting this particular thesis and, yes, there are things “that come to my mind from the sonnets that might be linked to plays.”…

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  • THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO

What is a quote from The Cellist of Sarajevo that advances the plot in Kenan part 1?

Kenan’s struggle for survival is something distinctive in the novel’s exposition. The idea that he struggles to collect water for his family and his challenging neighbor is reflective of the will…

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  • RADIO GOLF

Take Radio Golf and relate it to Gem of the Ocean. How does it build upon and wrap up the cycle…

Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean are the last two plays in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, a series of ten plays that deal with the lives of African Americans in twentieth-century America. They…

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  • THE GIVER

in the giver, would there be any live animals in their community and why?

In The Giver by Lois Lowry, most animals do not seem to exist in the perfect community the author has created. For example, in the evening scene when Jonas’ family is sharing their feelings, Lily…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain why an airplane flying from New York to Los Angeles has both kinetic energy and potential…

First of all, energy is used to do work, which is defined by a change in position. Energy is constantly being converted from potential to kinetic to potential, and so on, depending on its location…

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  • MACBETH

Explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents troubled communities in Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.

Troubled communities? I’ll say! The “communities” in both Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet are “troubled” because of different forms of conflict. Let’s take Macbeth first. The reason Macbeth is…

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  • THE RADICALISM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

What time period does The Radicalism of the American Revolution cover?

Although The Radicalism of the American Revolution is about the American Revolution, it does not limit itself to the time period when the Revolutionary War was actually going on. Instead, it…

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  • THE RADICALISM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Does Gordon S. Wood’s The Radicalism of the American Revolution challenge the existing history on…

The entire premise of Gordon Wood’s history of the American Revolution is intended to challenge the “existing history on the subject.” Early in his introduction to The Radicalism of the…

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  • A LESSON BEFORE DYING

Compare Rev. Ambrose and Grant’s approach to helping Jefferson. What did they disagree about? How…

Jefferson is convicted of murder and sentenced to death by execution. During his sentence, the defense lawyer refers to Jefferson as a “hog”, claiming that it is senseless to execute someone who…

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  • JANE EYRE

What are the four main scenes/parts/ passages in Jane eyre linking to her social mobility?

Jane Eyre is born into privilege, but is placed in an orphanage as a child. She gains an education at the orphanage and once she reaches an age when she can leave the orphanage, she is hired as a…

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  • THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

What are two specific examples of Dravot and Carnehan embracing their fantasy of being kings?

This unlikely narrative is actually based upon the real-life exploits of the Englishman James Brooke, who became the first white Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo, as well as the travels of the American…

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  • HISTORY

Explain the extent to which Lenin established communism in the Soviet Union between 1918 and 1924.

Communism was established by Lenin in one particular form, War Communism, from 1918-1921. However, he then replaced it with something rather different, the New Economic Policy, or NEP, which…

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  • THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING

What time does the book cover?

In This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust examines how the astonishing number of lives lost in the American Civil War shaped the country for years to come….

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  • MATH

y=x/(x-1)square find the critical points, if any, and what they represent: maximum, minimum, of…

Critical points are all points at which a local extremum (maximum or minimum) can occur. Such points occur at: i) points where the derivative is zero ii) endpoints of intervals iii) points where…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

How is the character of Curley important to the novel as a whole?

We could say that the main antagonist of the novel is the Great Depression; but as far as characters go, Curley is the main antagonist. Curley is a small man; perhaps because of his small stature,…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

How are our laws influenced by the values held by the society? Can I use examples like laws on…

There is no question that the laws in a democratic society reflect that society’s values. The United States of America was founded upon certain values reflected in the Declaration of…

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  • FENCES

Explain the “American dream” in August Wilson’s Fences in detail and give some quotations to…

August Wilson, in his play Fences, explores the notion of the “American Dream” from the perspective of those who have been denied their rightful place in a democratic society. Early…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the pH of a solution containing 0.22 M HCOOH (formic acid) and 0.49 M HCOOK (potassium…

Formic acid is a weak acid having Ka value of 1.7×10−41.7×10-4 . Potassium formate is its salt with a strong base, potassium hydroxide. A weak acid and its salt constitute a buffer solution, the pH of…

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  • THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS

In William Pene du Bois’s novel The Twenty-One Balloons, what are the inventions that Mr. M had…

In William Pene du Bois’s novel The Twenty-One Balloons, Mr. F. is methodically showing Mr. Sherman, the balloonist who has found himself stranded on the volcanic island of Krakatoa, the home of…

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  • BEOWULF

How would Beowulf prosper or suffer in a modern setting?How would his personality and worldview,…

As an “Epic Hero,” Beowulf would be a modern day warrior. Due to the sheer amount of blood and gore in Beowulf, I can’t imagine that Beowulf would simply fight “injustice,” but would consider the…

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  • MATH

I’m trying to get the denominators to equal each other. The denominators are 4x^3 and 2x. What do…

The LCD of the denominators 2x2x and 4x^3 is 4x^3 . Then, determine the factor that should be multiplied with 2x to get the LCD. 2x⋅(?)=4x32x⋅(?)=4×3 To do so, perform opposite operation. So, divide…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a collective voice in literature? How is it in The Wives of Los Alamos?

A collective voice is the voice of a group which could either be a community, a particular racial group, gender, sexuality etcetera. What makes it a collective is that the members in the group…

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  • BUSINESS

Practical Financial Management (Textbook) Present value of single sum problem: You are going to…

The current value of this investment is $37,856.94 To answer this question, we need to use the formula for compound interest, but we need to solve for a different variable than we usually do. The…

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  • THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

In The Thousand and One Nights, how does Shahrayar’s wife’s infidelity affect how he reacts to…

Shahrazad’s storytelling, especially at first, involves tales in which men have lost their good sense and judgment because they allowed themselves to be tricked rather than falling to any natural…

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