# How did Orthodoxy spread throughout Eastern Europe?

**HISTORY**

**How did Orthodoxy spread throughout Eastern Europe?**

Two civilizations survived in postclassical Europe: the Byzantine Empire and its culturally related cultures of eastern Europe and the Catholic cultures of western Europe. The Byzantine Empire was…

**HISTORY**

**How did the Byzantine Empire influence the rise of Kiev?**

Russian Kiev was heavily influenced by the Byzantine Empire. This influence began when Prince Vladimir I decided to abandon the old Slavic gods. He sent emissaries to both Rome and Constantinople…

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**POETRY**

**I need to know and describe the figures of speech in this poem. Please help im desperate and I…**

Two figures of speech that stand out for me with this poem are metaphor and personfication. The metaphors seem generally pretty short, as in the opening line “The gaudy tapestry of June.” The month…

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**HISTORY**

**How did the Byzantine Empire survive for nearly 1,000 years, despite the outside threats?**

There are several reasons why the Byzantine Empire survived for nearly 1000 years despite outside threats. First, the Byzantine emperors were very strong and had absolute power. The support of the…

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**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**What are the different plots and sub-plots in The Merchant Of Venice?**

This is a great question because it identifies the different plot strands that make up this amazing play. The first of the two central plots are Bassanio’s quest to gain Portia in Belmont and his…

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**MACBETH**

**What are Macbeth’s external conflicts in Act II of Shakespeare’s Macbeth?**

Macbeth is faced with a number of external conflicts in Act II of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The first one is when he encounters Banquo who challenges Macbeth in the dark of night, being unable to tell…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**How can I make this funny story better? Please correct any spelling mistakes, words, etc.This is…**

First of all, you need to read your story aloud which should help you hear the missing words such as the “an” which belongs after “is” in the first sentence. Too many of your sentences start with…

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**SCIENCE**

Force is defined by Newton’s Second Law, which states that the net force on a particle is equal to the time rate of change of its momentum. The units for momentum are mass x velocity. Hence the…

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**THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD**

**How does race affect Janie and Teacake’s relationship?**

The relationship between Janie and Teacake changes when the pair leaves Eatonville and must navigate the treacherous nature of racism in the larger world. Within Eatonville, the pair is somewhat…

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**HISTORY**

**Who is one of the Prime Ministers who helped the working class in England?**

This is a matter of opinion because it is hard to say what sort of actions help the working class. Are they only those actions that the working class approve of, or are they ones that help the…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What does the Radley house mean to the children?I have only gotten throught chapter one.**

At this point, only getting through chapter one, you should see that the kids view the Radley house as a sort of haunted house or masoleum. They believe a bogeyman-type character lives there. They…

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**HISTORY**

**What was the purpose of the European Economic Community?**

The European Economic Community was one step in a process of European integration that was begun shortly after World War II. The first of these steps was taken in 1951 with the creation of the…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Honestly speaking, does racism still exist in the United States today? I’m doing a large paper on…**

Well, the first thing I would advise you to do would be to place this on the discussion board so that you can gain a range of different responses as this is the kind of question where people are…

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**SONG OF MYSELF**

**Can someone please explain section 4 of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” to me? Specially the…**

I love Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” but I have the hardest time explaining it to anyone. Section 4 seems like much of the poem, focusing on a wide range of things recollected or perceived by the…

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**GRAMMAR**

**The words ’em and livin’ are an example of: a. assonance b. consonance c. true rhyme ?**

Assonance is the repetition of the same vowel sound within a group of words. For instance, refer to “May was late today.” In this example, the “a” SOUND is the same in “May,” “late,” and “today.”…

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**HISTORY**

**Why did the people of Egypt make their kings into mummies?**

To understand the answer to this, you should realize that it was not only the kings who were mummified. Thousands of mummies have been found, not all were kings. Basically, anyone who could…

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**LANGSTON HUGHES**

**Compare the themes of the poems “Little Old Letter” (Langston Hughes) and “Since You Went Away”…**

Both of the poems, Langston Hughes’ “Little Old Letter,” and James Weldon Johnson’s “Since You Went Away,” deal with the subject of loss. However, the poems are very different in tone. Whereas…

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**KING LEAR**

**How is the play King Lear relevant even today?**

Your question brought to mind the newspapers of a few weeks ago in which Kim Yong Il of North Korea announced the succession of his son, Kim Young-Nam as the new head of state to take over for him….

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**SCIENCE**

**Explain how different factors affect the rate of industrial reactions, as in the haber process.**

The Haber process is one of the most important industrial chemical reactions and has allowed mankind to greatly increase their food supply through the use of ammonia (NH3) based fertilizers. The…

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**HAMLET**

**In Act 2 scene 2 of Hamlet, what thematic significance do the players have to the events in…**

Shakespeare loved to use the theatre and theatrical conventions to create a mirror to real life. Of course, to a large degree, that is the point of the plays themselves — to cause the audience to…

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**HARD TIMES**

**In Hard Times, what is the significance of the book structure?**

This is a great question! Well done for noticing the curiously entitled headings given to each section of this great novel. I guess one way to approach this question is to consider a wider theme…

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**THE JUNGLE BOOK**

**How does The Jungle Book explore the concept of belonging?**

To me, this whole book is (in addition to being an exciting adventure story) a story about Mowgli’s attempt to find out where he belongs. Early in the story, Mowgli’s identity is that of a wolf….

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**What object does Parris see as an intentional threat to his life?**

In Act IV, Parris comes to the court trembling and afraid. Apparently, when he was using the door to his house a dagger fell: Tonight, when I open my door to leave my house – a dagger clattered to…

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**CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY**

**Is mercy depicted in the novel Cry, the Beloved Country?When Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis take…**

This is a fascinating question. The part of the story you relate occurs in Chapter 32, when Jarvis inquires of Kumalo if there is mercy for Absalom. However, when I first read this question I…

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**HOMESICK: MY OWN STORY**

**What is the plot, analysis, etc. of Homesick by Jean Fritz?I need the plot, the analysis and the…**

The plot is that Jean wants to go to America. The summary is that Jean is taking British school during a battle in China in the 1920s. She wished to be in America but she misses her friends when…

**HISTORY**

**What were some of Florence Kelley’s main achievements?**

Florence Kelley was best known for her work in trying to improve working conditions and protect the rights of workers back in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Among her main achievements were: She…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**In Of Mice and Men, how does John Steinbeck develop the characterizations of George and Lennie?**

I think that Steinbeck uses dialogue as a way to flesh out the characters of Lennie and George. Right off the bat in the first chapter of the novel, the reader gets a perfect feel of Lennie’s…

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**MATH**

**Hello! Have a lim x->0 ( ln (3x+1) / (2x^2)+7 ) I think, may be lim x->0 ( ln…**

Lt x–> 0 (ln(3x+1)/(2x^2)+7) Here the way the brakets are put the 7 is not in denominator. Actually 7 is a separate term and the given limit is rewitten as follows: Lt x–> 0 {ln(3x+1)/2x^2…

**MATH**

**Label the following line equations as parallel or coinciding: 3/5x-7/5y=1x-7/3y=5/3**

(3/5)x – (7/5) y = 1 We will write the equation in the slope fom. Let us multiply by 5: ==> 3x – 7y = 5 ==> 7y = 3x – 5 ==> y= (3/7)x – 5/7 ==> m= 3/7 x – (7/3) y = 5/3 Multiply by…

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**MATH**

**Prove that I(n+2)+2010^2*I(n)=1/(n+1) if I(n) is the definite integral of y=x^n/(x^2+2010^2) for…**

I(n) = intg x^n / (x^2 + 2010^2) I(n+1) = intg (x^n+1) / (x^2 + 2010^2) I(n+2) = intg (x^(n+2) / (x^2+ 2010^2) Let us integrate: I(n+2) = intg (x^(n+2) /(x^2 + 2010^2) dx = intg…

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**CINEMA**

**Why could the title of the 1989 film Glory be considered ironic?**

In the film Glory, the title is a perfect example of irony, a term which means the opposite of what you expect. When someone sees or hears the word glory, the expectation is that someone or…

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**MATH**

**Determine the value of cot15 and sin75.**

We know that cotx = cosx/sinx ==> cot 15 = cos 15 / sin15 Let us rewrite: ==> cot15 = (cos(45-30)/sin(45-3) We know that: cos(a-b) = cosa8cosb + sina*sinb ==> cos(45-30) = cos45*cos30 +…

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**PRIDE AND PREJUDICE**

**Analyze Darcy’s development from proud and prejudiced to someone devoid of these follies. Any ideas?**

Hello! I edited your question because you can only ask about one character per question on Enotes. I hope this helps: Darcy’s character was very proud at the start of the story in that he held high…

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**HISTORY**

**What were diferences between George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson?**

I would say that there are two major differences that we can look at here. First, Washington and Jefferson were rich landed gentry from Virginia. They were people whose wealth came from the…

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**PYGMALION**

**How does Shaw satirize society in Pygmalion?**

As a Socialist, George Bernard Shaw was acutely displeased with what he perceived as the flaws of the British class system. In his play, Pygmalion, he incisively lampoons the rigid British class…

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**MATH**

**Find the intgral of f(x) = 1/(1+ sqrtx)**

f(x) = 1/(1+ sqrtx) Let us use the substitution method to solve: let x= u^2 ==> dx = 2u du Now we will substitute: intg f(x) = intg (1/(1+u) 2udu = intg (2u/(1+u) du Now…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**The Shrinking Middle ClassMany of the articles I’ve read recently from a variety of sources…**

I think that this is a trend that we are not just seeing in the States but also in other Western nations. Certainly economic conditions and other realities seem to be eroding what we have come to…

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**MATH**

**Solve the follwoing : 2a – 5b = 3 and 3a+b = 4**

2a – 5b = 3 ………..(1) 3a + b = 4……………..(2) We will solve the system usin the substitution method. From (2) we will rewrite: 3a + b = 4 ==> b= 4 – 3a Now we will subiute b value in…

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**MATH**

**Find the area between the curve f(x) = cosx and x= 1 and x= 2**

f(x) = cosx We know that we can obtin the area by integrting the function. Let F(x) = integrl f(x) ==> we know that the area is: A = F(2) – F(1) Let us integrate f(x): F(x) = intg cosx dx…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the use of vector thrust in aerospace?**

I think you are referring to the concept of thrust vectoring as used in aircrafts. Aircraft are maneuvered by the use of control surfaces located at various places on the surface of the aircraft….

**MATH**

**If f(x) = 3x+1 and g(x) = x^2 find (fog)'(x)**

f(x) = 3x+1 g(x) = x^2 First we will fin fog(x) fog(x) = f(g(x) ) We will subitute with g(x) value wic i x^2: ==> fog(x)= f(x^2) Now we will subitute with x^2 instead of x in f(x) =…

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**MATH**

f(x) = 1/(x^2 – 4) First wewill implify using partial fractions: ==> 1/(x^2- 4) = 1/(x-2)(x+2) ==> A(x-2) + B(x+2) = 1/(x-2)(x+2) ==> A(x+2) + B(x-2) = 1 ==> Ax + 2A + Bx – 2B = 1…

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**A ROSE FOR EMILY**

**I am doing my final essay in my English 101 class over “A Rose For Emily.” I need to know a good…**

You’ve certainly come to the right place. Our study guide for this short story provides you with a wealth of information that would be great for your essay. Each part of the study guide gives you a…

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**MATH**

**Prove that (cot x)’ = – csc^2 x**

Let f(x) = cotx Then we know that: cot x = cosx/sinx ==> f(x) = cosx/sinx Let us differetiate using the chain rule: f(x) = u/v such that: u= cosx =-=> u’ = -sin v= sinx ==> v’ = cosx…

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**MATH**

**Evaluate lim [sin(pi/3+ h) – sin(pi/3)] / h as h—> 0**

lim [sin(pi/3 + h) – sin(i/3) / h as h–> 0 It is obvious frm the definition of the derivtive. we know that: f'(x)= lim (f(x+h) – f(x)]/h as h –> 0 Thenwe will assume that: f(x) = sinx…

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**MATH**

**Differentiate f(x) = sin^2 x / cos^2 x without using the chain rule.**

f(x) = sin^2 x / cos^2 x Let u simplify: f(x) = (sinx/cox)^2 But we know that: sinx/cosx = tanx ==> f(x) = tanx)^2 Now we will differetiate: f(x) = 2 (tanx) (tanx)’ We know that: tanx)’ = sec^2…

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**MATH**

**Find an equation of the line tangent to the graph of y= x^2 + sin(pi/2)x at x=-1**

Let the equation for the line be : y-y1 = m(x-x1) where (x1,y1) is any point on the line and m is the slope. We know that the slope is the derivative at -1 Then we will calculate y’ y= x^2 +…

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**MATH**

**if f(x) = cos^3 x . Find f'(x) for the interval [0,2pi]**

f(x) = cos^3 x First we will differentiate f(x): we know that: f'(x) = 3cos^2 x * (cosx)’ We know that: (cosx)’ = – sinx ==> f'(x) = 3cos^2 x * -sinx = -3sinx*cos^2x But we know…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**How does Steinbeck create a sence of hostility in chapter two in Of Mice and Men?**

Chapter 2 of the story Of Mice and Men introduces us to many difficult characters who we can almost foreshadow to be a problem for Lennie and George. First, they meet the new boss, who is rough and…

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**THE THINGS THEY CARRIED**

**What were the things that the soldiers carriedâ€”not weapons and such?**

The author (O’Brien) talks about things the soldiers carried that were not war-related in terms of battle, but things that held a personal significance or tied them in some way to their habits,…