# How are the female characters in “Sonny’s Blues” and Death of a Salesman similar or connected?

**SONNY’S BLUES**

**How are the female characters in “Sonny’s Blues” and Death of a Salesman similar or connected?**

In “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, the female characters in the story, specifically the mothers, are similar in some ways, but very different in others. In…

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**MATH**

**A circle is tangent to the y axis and has aradius of three units. The center of the circle is in…**

Since the center of the circle is located in the 3rd quadrant, the values of it’s coordinates are negative. From enunciation we conclude that x = -3 <=>h =-3, because the radius of the…

**MATH**

**Solve for y 11 sin^2y=13-sin^2y where 0 < y < 360. How many angles are the solution of the…**

Solve for y 11 sin^2y=13-sin^2y where 0 < y < 360. Add sin^2y to both sides of the equation: 11sin^2y +sin^2y = 13-sin^2y+sin^2y. 12sin^2y = 13. sin^2y = 13/12. But sin^2y > 1 is not…

**MATH**

**Solve the system of equations by the method of substitution.x^2 – y^2 = 9 x – y = 1**

We have to solve : x^2 – y^2 = 9 and x – y = 1 using the method of substitution. Now x – y = 1 => x = 1 + y Substitute x = 1+ y in x^2 – y^2 = 9 => ( 1 + y)^2 – y^2 = 9 => 1 + y^2 + 2y -…

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**MATH**

**What is k if f(x)=x^2-kx-3 and f(2)=9 ?**

Given f(2) = 9 , we have to find k in the function f(x) = x^2 – kx – 3. Now f(x) = x^2 – kx – 3, for x =2 => f(2) = 2^2 – k*2 – 3 = 9 => 4 – 2k – 3 = 9 => 2k = 4 – 3 – 9 => 2k = -8…

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**MATH**

**If 3 log 4 (a-2) = (9/2), what is a?**

We have to find a given that 3 log 4(a-2) = 9/2. Now 3 log 4(a-2) = 9/2 => log 4 (a – 2) = (9/2)/3 => log 4 (a – 2) = (3/2) take the anti log of both the sides => (a – 2) = 4^(3/2) => a…

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**A&P**

**How is the supermarket a microcosm of society in “A & P?”**

In John Updike’s “A & P,” we find a world within a world, or a microcosm. The supermarket is a small world where people come and go, where there are rules, and where adult and youngsters are…

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**BATTLE ROYAL**

**What is the symbolism of the stripper in “Battle Royal”?Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man**

The purpose of the naked white dancer is to demonstrate white society’s control over African Americans. Historically, black men had been persecuted for even looking at a white woman, so the white…

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**A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND**

**What is the significance of the title ” A Good Man is Hard to Find”?**

The family stops at Red Sammy’s to eat. June Star comments that is is a broken down shack. The grandmother, who is selfish herself, notes that things aren’t like they used to be and she tells Sammy…

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**MATH**

**Find the multiplicative inverse of the complex number 4 – 2i.**

We have to find the multiplicative inverse of 4 – 2i. Now the multiplicative inverse of any number X is defined as X^-1, so that X*X^-1 = 1. For 4 – 2i, let the multiplicative inverse be M. Now M*…

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**ONE OF A KIND**

**what are basic themes of One of a kind by Julian Barnes ?**

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**JANE AUSTEN**

**Would Jane Austen have been influenced by the first wave of feminists such as Mary Wollstonecraft?**

Yes. Jane Austen lived in the Regency English period (Napoleonic Wars), which was a literary period quite known for its female writers. It was actually an abundance of them that included Mary…

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**MATH**

**Find the equation of the tangent for y=x^2+8x+12, where x=-4.**

We have to find the tangent to the curve y = x^2 + 8x + 12, at the point where x= -4. Now the slope of the tangent to a curve is given by the derivative of the equation representing the curve. In…

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**MATH**

**What is the argument of (1+i)^13/(1-i)^7 ?**

We’ll write the numerator and denominator in polar form: z = r(cos t + i*sin t) The reason of putting the numerator and denominator in polar form is to use Moivre’s rule. We’ll put the numerator in…

**DÉSIRÉE’S BABY**

**In Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby,” why had Armand’s mother never left France?**

At the end of “Desiree’s Baby,” Armand discovers a letter from his mother to his father. She writes, “But above all . . . night and day, I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that…

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**MATH**

**If z=x+i*y prove that |x|+|y|=<(square root 2)*|z|**

We have to prove that |x|+|y|=<sqrt 2|z|, if z=x+i*y. Now assume that the given relation is true. So |x|+|y|=<sqrt 2|z|. Taking the square of both the sides => (|x|+|y|)^2 =< [(sqrt…

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**MATH**

**Solve the following inequation: 4x^2 + 3x – 5 > 2**

We have to solve 4x^2 + 3x – 5 > 2 4x^2 + 3x – 5 > 2 => 4x^2 + 3x – 7 > 0 => 4x^2 + 7x – 4x – 7 > 0 => x (4x + 7) – 1(4x + 7) >0 => (x – 1) (4x + 7) > 0 This is…

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**MATH**

We have to simplify (4+3i)^2. Now, let’s open the brackets. (4+3i)^2 => 4^2 + (3i)^2 + 2*4*3i => 16 + 9*i^2 + 24i => 16 – 9 + 24i => 7 + 24i Therefore (4+3i)^2 = 7 + 24i

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**MATH**

**Find the polinomial with lowest degree having the following zeros : 2 and 2i**

To find the polynomial of the lowest degree with zeros 2 and 2i. A polynomial which has a complex root x+yi, also the conjugate root x-yi. Therefore , the polynomial which has the root aroot 2i or…

**MATH**

**How many liters of a 3M solution have to be mixed with 2 liters of a 4M solution to yield a 3.6M…**

We have a 3M solution and a 4M solution and we are supposed to mix them to create a 3.6M solution. Now if 2 liters of the 4M solution are used, let the volume of the 3M solution used be equal to…

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**THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH**

**What is the point of view in “The Masque of the Red Death”?**

While Poe’s story is apparently told from third-person objective point of view with a narrator recounting an allegorical story, there are other interpretations of Poe’s narrator in “The Masque of…

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**DEATH OF A SALESMAN**

**What are the conflicts in Death of a Salesman and “Sonny’s Blues?”**

eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one of your questions. Each question needs to be posted separately. This response addresses the conflicts in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and…

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**THE SEAGULL**

**What does the dead seagull symbolize in the play The Seagull by Anton Chekhov?**

In Act II, Konstantin enters with a gun in one hand and a dead seagull in the other. The seagull represents at least two large and significant symbols. In addition to the symbols, the seagull has…

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**BUSINESS**

**Why does the current U.S. fiat system sound more appealing than the gold standard?**

I’m editing your question to fill in the missing point of comparison so that fiat money is compared to gold standard money, which represents contrasting systems. There are any number of reasons why…

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**THE GLASS MENAGERIE**

**What does the photograph represent to amanda? to Tom? How is the photograph a constant threat to…**

The photograph is a painful and constant reminder that the man of the house (Amanda’s husband and Tom’s and Laura’s father) has left them to cope for themselves. Financially, the loss of their…

**THE CATCHER IN THE RYE**

**How does the motif of falling apply to Holden?Holden mentions about being the Catcher in the rye…**

In The Catcher in the Rye, “falling” or “The Fall” is an allusion to the “Fall of Mankind” in the Genesis “Garden of Eden” story. There, Adam and Eve partake of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good…

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**MATH**

We have to solve for x given the following equation: 1/2 +7/10x = 13/20. 1/2 + 7/10x = 13/20 multiply all terms with 20x => 1*20x/2 + 7*20x/10x = 13*20x/20 => 10x + 7*2 = 13x Subtract 10x…

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**BUSINESS**

**What are the different measures of the money supply, and what is the need to have different…**

The standard definition of Money supply in Economics is the amount of money in the economy. Now differences arise in the way the money supply is calculated based on what components are included or…

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**DEATH OF A SALESMAN**

**How can one create greater awareness of literary techniques in a play to a group of 15 year…**

I think that one of the fundamental elements of the staging of Miller’s play is the idea of being able to use elements of theatre to fully grasp the internal workings of Willy’s mind. The play was…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Is the censorship in the U.S in the past 80 years justified?Could you guys list as much argument…**

This really depends on what exactly you mean by censorship — what things do you feel that the government has censored? The most obvious government censorship has been the censorship of what is…

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**BUSINESS**

An informal group can be defined as one in which three or more people decide, perhaps on an ad hoc basis, to meet on a regular or semi-regular schedule for the purpose of discussing subjects of…

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**SCIENCE**

**Discuss any specific gadget or device that applies the concept of friction in its operation.**

The tires used in all automobiles rely on friction between the road and the tires to allow the driver of the automobile to make turns and stop the vehicle. Tires are specially manufactured with…

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**CHEMISTRY**

**A element has 12 electrons. Is it a metal or non-metal, what type of bonds does it form and what…**

An element with an atomic number 12 has 12 electrons. The electronic configuration is 1s2, 2s2, 2p6, 3s2. Now this element has two electrons in excess of the closest Nobel gas. The electrons in the…

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**A STORY**

**In A Story, what does “throwing a dynamite into the salmon pool” mean?**

I assume that you are talking about the line where Mr. Weazly asks who put the dynamite in the salmon pool. This comes early in the story when Mr. Franklyn is being indignant because other of the…

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**MATH**

WE have to simplify [(4t^2-16) / 8] / [(t-2) / 6] [(4t^2-16) / 8] / [(t-2) / 6] => [(4t^2-16) / 8] * [6 / (t-2)] => [(4t^2-16)*6 / 8*(t-2)] => [(2t – 4)(2t + 4)*6 / 8*(t-2)] =>[4(t -…

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**MATH**

**Determine the antiderivative of y=1/(x-1)(x+4).**

We have to find the integral of y=1/(x-1)(x+4) We know that the integral of 1/(1+x) ln (1+x). We need to convert the given expression to a sum of two terms with a similar form. Let’s write…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**Why are boundaries or borders good for nations?Why are boundaries or borders good for nations?**

Borders and boundaries are good for countries because without them, the countries could not really exist. The modern concept of a state (most people call them countries, but political scientists…

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**MATH**

**Find the distance from the point (-5,6) to the origin.**

To find the distance of the point (-5, 6) from the origin . We know that the distance d between the two points (x1,y1P and (x2,y2) is given by: d = sqrt{(x2-x1)^2 +(y2-y1)^2}. Therefore the…

**HISTORY**

**What are the goals of American foreign policy that have been constant throughout history?What are…**

In my opinion, the only goal of the American foreign policy that has been absolutely consistent is the goal of increasing (or at the very least maintaining) America’s strength and security. I think…

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**MATH**

**If 5 apples and 4 oranges cost $ 3.40 while 7 apples and 6 oranges cost $ 4.90, find the cost of…**

You should come up with the following notations for apples and oranges, such that: apple = a, orange = o The problem provides the information that the cost of 5 apples and 4 oranges is of $3.40 and…

**MATH**

**If simple interest on $ 6000 for 3.5 years is $ 945, find the simple interest on $ 5000 for 8…**

We’ll write the rate of the 1st investment: Interest = Price*rate*time We’ll substitute the known data: 945 = 6000*r*3.5 We’ll divide by 6000*3.5: r = 945/(6000*3.5) r = 0.045 or 4.5% per year…

**MATH**

**What is x if log2x = log5 + log(x – 24/5) ?**

First, we’ll impose the constraints of existence of logarithms: x – 24/5>0 x > 24/5 2x>0 x>0 The common interval of admissible values for x is (24/5 ,+inf.). Now,we’ll could solve the…

**MATH**

**Solve the equation |3-4x|-|3x-4|=0**

We’ll solve the equation considering 4 cases of study. The expressions 3x-4 and 3-4x can be either positive or negative. Case 1: 3x-4 = 3-4x Case 2: -(3x-4) = 3-4x Case 3: 3x-4 = -(3-4x) Case 4:…

**MACBETH**

**According to Aristotle’s definition, what are the elements of tragedy found in Macbeth?**

In his Poetics, Aristotle defines “tragedy” in part by stating that “the writer presents ‘incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to interpet its catharsis of such emotions.'” Under this…

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**HISTORY**

**What has enabled the Constitution of the United States to survive from a collection of 13 states…**

One reason that the Constitution has survived as long as it has is that the political leaders and jurists in American history have changed its definition over time, rather than (generally speaking)…

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**SOCRATES**

**Do you think Socrates should have been given the death penalty?Do you think Socrates should have…**

It would be pretty hard to argue (from the perspective of a modern person) that Socrates deserved to be killed for what he was doing. After all, what was it that got him killed? It was because he…

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**POETRY**

**What is the difference between objective correlative and impersonal poetry?**

- S. Elliot’s “Impersonal Theory of Poetry” describes the poet as a chemist. The poet is a mixer, a channel or medium through which traditions, emotions and meanings flow. The poem is the finished…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**How can people use vehicles wisely so as to reduce harm to the environment?use cars wisely…**

The answer is very simple in theory, but very hard to put into practice. Basically, the only way to use vehicles (of the sort we now have) wisely is to use them as little as possible. With the…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Does the death penalty violate the 8th Amendment? Please explain.**

There is, of course, no objective answer to this question. The term “cruel and unusual punishment” is in no way objective. So each person must decide for themselves whether the death penalty is…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Does the death penalty violate the 8th Amendment?Does the death penalty violate the 8th…**

There is, of course, no objective answer to this question. The term “cruel and unusual punishment” is in no way objective. So each person must decide for themselves whether the death penalty is…