How are pressure, volume and temperature related to the behavior of gases?

How are pressure, volume and temperature related to the behavior of gases?

  • CHEMISTRY

How are pressure, volume and temperature related to the behavior of gases?

Pressure and volume of a gas are inversely related. As one goes up, the other goes down, and vice-versa. Pressing down on a bicycle tire pump illustrates that by decreasing the volume, squeezing…

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  • HISTORY

What did Germany lose after WWI (land lost etc…)Treaty of Versailles

The greatest thing that Germany lost after World War I was its dignity as it was totally humiliated with the Treaty of Versailles whose 440 Articles demobilised and reduced the military forces of…

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  • ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

What is the Logan family tree?

Mary Logan: mother of main character, Cassie Logan David Logan: father of Cassie Cassie Logan: 9 year old protagonist Christopher John: one of Cassie’s younger brother Little Man: Cassie’s youngest…

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  • THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

In Chapter 9 of Witch of Blackbird Pond, what magic did Hannah Tupper do on Kit?

With simple kindness and a listening ear, Hannah Tupper calms Kit’s troubled soul and helps her find the answer to her problems within her own heart. After the disaster at the dame school, Kit,…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Julius CaesarIs it right to sacrifice the rights of an individual for the good of many?

Let’s define what we mean by sacrificing the rights of an individual. I’ll use an example: Charles Manson has been imprisoned since 1970 for the murders of Sharon Tate and six other people….

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  • THE EGYPT GAME

What did Elizabeth do that impressed Melanie and April so much in The Egypt Game?

Although Melanie, and especially April, are a little resentful at first at having to share the secret of the Egypt Game with Elizabeth, who has just moved into the neighborhood, they quickly…

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  • MATH

How do you solve this equation by factoring? 112x^2- 252= 0

112x^2- 252= 0 Reorder the terms -252+112x^2 = 0 Move all terms to the right of the equals sign that do not contain a variable -252+112x^2 = 0 +252 +252 112x^2 = 252 divide each…

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  • FENCES

Do you know the role of music in “Fences”?

Three kinds of music exist in the play: hymns, jazz, and a folk song. Rose and Gabriel rely on religious music for strength and inspiration. Rose does so more consciously because her life with Troy…

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  • TWILIGHT

I saw a free registration thing on MySpace. Is it real? it was about casting

Be careful of any information that you see on the Internet. Although MySpace is a legitimate website, Spammers often use banner advertisements and pop-ups to gain access to your personal…

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  • THE BLUEST EYE

Explain the theme of “The Bluest Eye.”

There are probably multiple themes of Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye.” One that is most prevalent concerns the role appearance plays in society, Pecola Breedlove is described as ugly not because she…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

What evidence is there that Maniac Magee has become a legend?

Maniac is a legend because of all the amazing, crazy things he does. Kids are in awe of him because he is entertaining, talented and brave. Maniac hit the world’s first frogball at the end of…

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  • HISTORY

What kind of food did the Jewish people eat during the Holocasut?what they were fed, and also…

The living conditions for Jewish prisoners in concentration camps was inhumane. Food was no exception. Prisoners were expected to live on meager rations. Many of them (if not all) were extremely…

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  • MASTER AND MARGARITA

How is the story or plot of “Master and Margarita” relevant to Russian history of the time? What…

This is a good question, and without a doubt there is value in the novel if we read it as an allegory or critique of Russian life as Bulgakov saw it. For instance, the work toys with the notion of…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

How will Ponyboy’s experiences with Socs affect his attitude toward other Socs in The Outsiders?

The narrator and protagonist of Susan E. Hinton’s teen novel, The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis is the youngest member of the greasers, a youthful gang who comes from the wrong side of the tracks….

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What are two quotes that prove Juliet is impatient? And what pages are they on?

The first quote that proves Juliet is impatient is found in Act 2, scene 2 during the balcony scene. After she tells Romeo not to swear his love on the moon because it is not constant, she decides…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What instances of stealing appear in Death of a Salesman?

Biff has a history of stealing, first as a teenager and later as an adult. While still in school, Biff stole a carton of basketballs. Later he “borrowed” a football from the school locker room,…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Why is it important that the boys in Lord of the Flies are British?

I don’t know that it is important that the boys are British. The book was first published in England, but other than that, the theme of the novel can pertain to any nationality. The theme is the…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

In The Kite Runner, what are some of the changes that Amir experiences?

Amir is developed as a very dynamic character in the novel. As a boy he feels insecure in his father’s love and jealous of the attention Baba pays to Hassan. His lack of physical strength and…

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  • THE UNKNOWN MASTERPIECE

In what year was “The Unknown Masterpiece” translated into English?

According to Masterplots and wikipedia, Balzac’s short story was first published in 1831 in the French newspaper L’Artiste. It was published twice more in French during Balzac’s lifetime in the…

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  • THE DESTRUCTORS

What are your thoughts, feelings, or reactions to Old Misery from “The Destructors” by Graham…

Old Misery is a very interesting character in the story. He seems to be a real mix of traits, and of course Trevor in particular takes advantage of his kindness to launch his plan. The first thing…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are the main points in Heck Tate’s evidence, and what does Atticus…

Heck Tate testifies first that Mayella was not examined by a doctor. He then testifies that she had been beaten mostly around her head and that “she had a black eye comin’.” Atticus’ questions lead…

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  • A SEPARATE PEACE

In A Separate Peace, why does Gene go along with Finny’s disbelief in the war?

Gene plays along with Finny’s assertion that the war is not real because it helps him escape reality, just as it helps Finny escape his own reality. Throughout the novel, the war moves ever closer…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, in chapter two, why is the pillory both an effective punishment and a…

The pillory was an effective means of punishment because the person who was being pilloried had no way to hide their shame. The offense was made public and they could not even hide their shame…

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  • THE RAVEN

How do these details in “The Raven” relate to the narrator’s assumption that the raven is an…

The fact that the narrator has been reading an old tome about the supernatural world suggests his frame of mind at the beginning of the poem. It also suggests the depth of his grief. He seems to…

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  • SAILING TO BYZANTIUM

Discuss old age in William Butler Yeats’ poem “Sailing to Byzantium.”

Yeats published “Sailing to Byzantium” in The Tower (1928), at a time when he himself was facing old age and illness, and four years after he had left his native Ireland on a trip to Italy to view…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In regard to the crypt, what metaphor does Romeo create?

A metaphor is a direct comparison that is asserted, normally between two un-like objects, without using the words “like” or “as”. It is a bit difficult to be sure of which metaphor you are after as…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Analysis of fiction & fact in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.

Although The Scarlet Letter is primarily a work of fiction, Hawthorne includes several historical persons in novel. He probably does this to create a sense of history and realism for the reader….

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  • THE CONVERGENCE OF THE TWAIN

What in the poem might lead us to conclude that the poem has an exceptionally grim way of…

In “The Convergence of the Twain,” by Thomas Hardy, the Titanic’s ultimate destination is first described: the ship is at the bottom of the sea, where the jewels and the mirrors are scarcely…

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  • AFRICAN POETRY

Is there hyperbole in David Diop’s poem “Africa”?

There is no intentional hyperbole in “Africa.” One could argue that Diop exaggerates the nature of Africa by suggesting that all of Africa is dark, humiliated, and warrior-like. But, most would…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Contrast Huck’s and Tom’s plans to free Jim. Whose plan do you think Jim would perfer? Why?

This question has been previously discussed at the link below. I hope this helps, and thank you for using eNotes!

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

In “The Open Window,” how does Framton Nuttel meet Vera?

Mr. Nuttel meets Mrs. Sappleton’s niece, Vera, when he first arrives at the Sappleton’s house. Mrs. Sappleton is busy and can not meet him immediately. To keep him company, Vera sits with him…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

What is the moral of Oedipus Rex?

Please follow the link below to a previously asked question about the role of the chorus.

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In “Romeo and Juliet,” how does Romeo’s language show the strength of his emotions in Act 1,…

While Heathcliff of “Wuthering Heights” has become the dark, brooding lover of legend and songs, so has Romeo of “Romeo and Juliet” become the prototype of the Romantic lover. In Act One, he is…

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  • ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH

How does the narrative technique in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich help with…

The narrative perspective of this illuminating text is third person limited. This means that the story is told by an external narrator to the story who is able to see everything that happens but is…

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  • THE CONVERGENCE OF THE TWAIN

According to the poem “Convergence of the Twain,” what caused the Titanic to sink?

The primary cause of the ship’s damage is an iceberg, which the poet describes as A Shape of Ice, for the time fat and dissociate However, in the poet’s mind, the convergence of the ice and the…

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  • SHARON OLDS

What exactly is the “rite of passage” to which Sharon Olds’ poem, “Rites of Passage” refers?

The poem “rites of passage”, by Sharon Olds, depicts the birthday party of her first grade son. As the poem goes on, one can see the metaphoric imagery laid in to resemble the coming of age for a…

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  • HISTORY

What are two roles of the first estate, the clergy, the second estate, the nobility, and third…

In prerevolutionary France, the primary role of the three estates was to periodically convene to consult the king on matters of the state, particularly those matters perceived as controversial….

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  • HISTORY

How was Elizabeth Freeman involved in the revolutionary war?

Elizabeth Freeman played an important role in American history. While we usually think of the northern states as being against slavery, before and after the Revolutionary War, there were plenty of…

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  • THE BIRTHMARK

Is “The Birthmark” allegorical or symbolic?I had learned that a story can be allegorical OR…

An allegory is a story type in which the characters represent archetypes and the story line itself can be interpreted as a representation of something else. So in this respect an allegory is one…

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  • MATH

4x^2-16x=48, solve for xIts a math question (but there is oddly not a category for that)

4x^2-16x=48, solve for x Step 1: turn it into a quadratic equation 4x^2-16x-48 = 0 Step 2: factor the polynomial by factoring out the 4s 4(x^2-4x-12) = 0 Now factor the trinomial that you have…

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  • KING LEAR

Do you get a sense of there being an “animal man” after reading the play?An “animal man” that…

The only evidence of an animal man in the play might be the character of Edgar when he plays Poor Tom and the fact that King Lear, himself, experiences a sense of madness in the play when he is…

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  • THE TEMPEST

The Tempest, Act 1 scene 2, lines 350-375: Comment on how this scene belongs in a comedy by…

The scene in question sees Prospero deploying Arial, and promising him his liberty after two days, and then calling on Caliban. As such, it has several essential functions in the structure of The…

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  • D. SNODGRASS

What are the symbolisms used in the peom “Invitation” by W.D. Snodgrass?

The main use of symbolism is how Snodgrass uses metaphors to describe the person he wants to come live with him. He compares her to a “resort”, a “braintrust”, a “best beast”, a “distraction”, and…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

In “Romeo and Juliet”, whom does Mercutio praise in an attempt to attract Romeo’s attention?

Mercutio gives his famous “Queen Mab” speech to distract the gloomy Romeo from romantic problems. Romeo is sad because Rosaline doesn’t return his love. Queen Mab is the fairy queen, and Mercutio’s…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Despite Amir’s courage to rescue Sohrab, he was essentially a self-centred boy who did not redeem…

Your thesis statement, “despite Amir’s courage to rescue Sohrab, he was essentially a self-centred boy who did not redeem himself,” is of course a valid point of view, but I do not agree with it….

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” what does Twain accommplish by using Huck as narrator?

Mark Twain was the first American writer to use a child narrator for a novel, a technique that would be employed by later authors such as Harper Lee in To Kill a Mockingbird. Huck is able to…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

In “The Open Window”, why has Framton Nuttel come to see Mrs Sappleton?I don’t know the answer. I…

I’ll help you! Mr. Nuttel is visiting the Sappleton house because his sister provided him letters of introduction to the family: “My sister was staying here, at the rectory, you know, some four…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

Which role does mass media play in the Brave New World?

The role the media plays in the Brave New World is another type of conditioning apparatus. The inhabitants of Brave New World are conditioned to love the feelies, to participate in soma rituals,…

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  • SAILING TO BYZANTIUM

Please give me the general meaning of “Sailing to Byzantium” by the poet W.B. Yeats.

The speaker, presumably Yeats himself, is regretting that he is too old to make love! He does not, by any means, disapprove of those who still can and do make love — “The young in one another’s…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Why is Julius Caesar the tragic hero of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?

One could argue that Caesar is the tragic hero. He possesses many of the characteristics of a tragic hero. He is a noble figure who experiences a downfall–a respected military leader who never…

 


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