How did Puritan values cited in the Overture influence the ways in which they dealt with the…

# How did Puritan values cited in the Overture influence the ways in which they dealt with the…

• THE CRUCIBLE

How did Puritan values cited in the Overture influence the ways in which they dealt with the…

What Miller is saying here is that the very values that made the Puritans so capable of doing bad things (like the witch trials) also made them capable of doing great things (like surviving and…

• MATH

What is the solution of (x-1)^2 + (y+2)^2 = (x+3)^2+ (y-6)^2?

(x-1)^2 + (y+2)^2 = (x+3)^2 + (y-6)^2 Let us expand brackets: ==> x^2 -2x + 1 + y^2 + 4y + 4 = x^2 +6x +9+y^2 -12y + 36 Let us reduce similars: ==> -2x + 4y + 5 = 6x -12y + 45 Now combine…

• MATH

The derivative of a function gives f’(x) = ax^2 – (a+b)x +c. What are the values of a,b and c…

f'(x) =ax^2-(a+b)x+c. Let the primitive function of f'(x) be f(x). Then f(x) = Int{ax^2-(a+b)x+c}dx. f(x) = Int ax^3dx -Int( a+b)xdx +Int cdx f(x)= (a/3)x^3-(1/2)(a+b)x^2 + cx + d ……….(1),…

How does the information in “A Sound of Thunder” support the idea of the butterfly effect.

When you say “butterfly effect,” I assume that you mean the idea that one change that seems really unimportant (like a butterfly flapping its wings) can lead (through a bunch of intermediate steps)…

• MATH

What are the coefficients of the quadratic equation ax^2+ bx + c =0 if it has the roots -4 and 13/7?

let f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c given -4 and 13/7 are the roots. Then (x+4) and (x- 13/7) are factors for f(x): ==> f(x) = (x+4)(x- 13/7) = x^2 + 4x – 13/7 x -52/7 = 0…

• MATH

Find the value of Int[ (z+1)/ ( 3z^3+6z +5)^(1/3) dz]

int [ (z+1)/(3z^2 + 6z + 5)^1/3 dz Let t =( 3z^2 + 6z + 5)^1/3 ==> dt = (1/3)*(6z+6) (3z^2 + 6z + 5)^-2/3 dz = (1/3)*6(z+1)/ (3x^2 + 6x + 5)^2/3 = 2(z+1)/ t^2 dz…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

When Dimmesdale and Chillingworth are talking in chapter ten, what is the meaning of this…

In order to answer this question, you have to keep in mind some key details pertaining to each character. Dimmesdale, as you should know by now, is the father of Hester’s baby. Chillingworth, is…

• MATH

Find the curve whose slope at the point (x, y) is 3x^2 if the curve has to pass through the point…

We know that the slope of a curve y = f(x) at the point (x, y) is given as dy/dx. So here, first we find the general solution of the differential equation by integrating both sides with respect to…

• POLITICAL SCIENCE

What is a deomocratic consensus?

In democracy it is possible that the opinion of smaller minority groups is not considered as the larger number of votes is put in by the larger groups and the decision is made solely on the basis…

• POLITICAL SCIENCE

Please explain what the term “cross cutting cleavages” means.

The idea of cross-cutting cleavages is that most people in a democratic society have group loyalties or group identities that pull them different ways. In other words, most people have aspects of…

• HAMLET

In Hamlet’s speech, “To be or not to be”, what is the dramatic irony?

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, there is dramatic irony in the “To be or not to be…” speech. The speech itself is a question of whether he should go on living or if he should take his life. He is deeply…

• THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS

If the source of cruelty and evil in the novel, The God of Small Things, is the class segregation…

It seems to me that the most overwhelming aspect of the cruelty at the hands of the class segregation system lies in the reality that individual action is motivated by its adherence over all else….

• A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What is the importance and significance of dreams in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Well, of course the title of the play suggests that the whole event is, in itself, a dream. And at the end, Puck says to the audience: If we shadows have offended Think but this and all is mended…

• 1984

At this point, O’Brien arrives and question Winston, who reveals that he hates Big Brother. What…

I think that you must be talking about the conversation between Winston and O’Brien at the end of Book 3, Chapter 4. At that point, Winston does say that he hates Big Brother. When he says this,…

• THE LOTTERY

What theories exist as to what would prompted Shirley Jackson to write such cruel story? I need…

You should read the “themes” section at the link below. There you will find some theories that have been advanced as to the purpose of this short story. Shirley Jackson published this story first…

• 1984

In 1984 when Winston has “capitulated” nearly completely, how can you tell?Page 227.

First off, it states that he has in the narrative itself. It admits outright that “He had capitulated; that was agreed.” So, there is that. Thus far, the narration in this book has been…

• MY SISTER’S KEEPER

How does Brian live an ethical life in terms of family, social interaction and career in My…

The primary purpose of Brian’s character is to act as a foil to his wife Sara. A foil is a character who is set up as an opposite or contrast to another more primary character. The purpose is…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Should the U.S. help eradicate doping in sports in other countries?

There is no way to answer this question factually — it is simply a matter of opinion and one person’s opinion is as good as any other person’s. My opinion is that it makes some sense for us to…

• THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

What kind of monologue has been used for the main character in The Old Man and the Sea: interior…

Hemingway uses much interior monologue for Santiago as he ventures out alone on the sea to battle the marlin and the sharks. Santiago talks directly to the fish, as if they are brothers, in the…

• SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

what does snow white drink for breakfast ?

im guessing she drinks water cause thats mostly all the have

• ESSAY LAB

Teachers should teach the subjects for which they have trained. I’m writing an essay and need…

In my opinion, it’s pretty hard to argue against this idea. If a person has trained in a particular area, they will have a much better understanding of that subject matter. When they do, they will…

What are the penalties for disobeying instructions in “A Sound of Thunder?”

In this story, Eckels has gone to the Time Safari company. He wants to take one of their trips, which involves going back in their time machine and shooting a dinosaur. He is told by the man at…

• ESSAY LAB

Write a paragraph relating to the following: There was fire on the wings of the aircraft. Develop…

I am unclear as to what you are asking of us, but I will take a chance that you have been given this detail and are now being asked to write a creative story that goes from there. I can’t write…

• ARMS AND THE MAN

In what sense can Arms and The Man by Shaw be called an anti-romantic comedy?

Shaw calls the play an “Anti- Romantic Comedy”. The term romantic, according to Shaw, meant untruth. Romance refers to a kind of fiction, which did not concern itself with real life; it gave…

• SCIENCE

What are some health effects of beryllium?

Beryllium is an element not known to be used by either plants or animals. Beryllium dust is known to be toxic and it is corrosive to tissues. In certain individuals, a chronic, serious condition…

• NIGHT

When Eliezer’s family began moving 2 days later where did they move in Night?

There are a couple of answers to the question. The first move would be from the family home in Sighet to Birkenau. The journey represents the last time the family will remain together. Upon…

• SCIENCE

What are the names, formulas and uses for two different compounds containing beryllium?

Two compounds of Be which are useful are Beryllium oxide (BeO) and Beryllium chloride (BeCl2) BeO is a white crystalline solid that is prepared by heating beryllium carbonate, or through…

• AFTERMATH

Can you please explain the story in “Aftermath”?

“Aftermath” is a moving story by Mary Yukari Waters about changes that took place in Japan immediately after World War II. The central character idealizes the past, but slowly recognizes that…

• LULLABY

Why is her last chant ironic in “Lullaby”?

Ayah’s final chant is ironic because it speaks of being held by the earth and protected by the sky, even though neither situation applies any longer to Ayah and Chato. It is clear that Ayah has…

• THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, what are some examples of indirect Puritan characterization?

You asked more than one question so I have had to edit your question down. Please remember that you can only ask one question. You have asked a very interesting question that explores the…

• BEOWULF

About how old is Beowulf when he fights his last battle in Beowulf?

In the last section of the story, after Beowulf returns to his homeland, it is revealed that after Hygelac’s death, the “kingdom came into Beowulf’s hand for fifty winters.” With this piece of…

• LULLABY

Who is the protagonist in “Lullaby”?

The central character in the story is Ayah, and she is obviously more sympathetic than her husband, Chato. Ayah is strong, and she endures despite all the adversities she has experienced. Somehow…

• THE BEST OF O. HENRY

How would describe Jimmy and Bob’s personalities in “After Twenty Years?”

Jimmy Wells (Patrolman Wells) is a loyal and trustworthy friend. He was at “the appointed place,” but couldn’t bring himself to arrest his friend. “Silky” Bob, might be considered a loyal friend…

• LULLABY

Please describe the character of Jimmie.

The oldest child of Ayah and Chato was Jimmie. Jimmie had gotten some education, and he helped his father when he was a boy, working to keep the fences of the rancher mended. When he grew up he…

• SCIENCE

Who discovered Beryllium and when?

Beryllium as a new element was discovered by Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin in 1798. He found it present in emeralds and as a component of Beryl. But the physical properties of beryllium and the extremely…

• LAW AND POLITICS

What Human Rights do you think are the most significant?

The most obviously important human right is the right to life. If you do not have that one, you do not really have much in the way of rights. So I would say that the most important one is to have…

• LULLABY

How is life for the couple?

Life for Ayah and her husband Chato has been endless hardship. The economic basis of their meager life has been Chato’s work, keeping the fences repaired on the property of a local rancher and…

• WALDEN

What does Thoreau talk about in the conclusion to Walden?

Thoreau brings up all circumstances of men. He encourages his readers to not necessarily compare their own life conditions to other men, but to value the circumstances they have themselves for the…

• MATH

determine the values of n in each equations that 1 root is triple the other root 3x^2-4x+n=0

3x^2 – 4x + n = 0 Let x1 and x2 be the roots; ==> x2= 3×1 …….(1) Let us use viete’s rule: we know that: x1+ x2= -b/a = 4/3 ==> x1+ 3×1 = 4/3 ==> 4×1 = 4/3 ==> x1= 1/3 ==> x2=…

• SCIENCE

Is a phospholipid a triglyceride, why?

1. Lipids are not considered polymers because lipids are not linked together to form polymeric chains. 2. No, a phospholipid is a class of lipids, and are a major component of all biological…
• LULLABY

What kind of story is “Lullaby”?

“Lullaby” is an arresting and immensely sad story about the passing of life and also the passing of the old ways of life of the Yeibechei, or Navajo Indians. The major character, Ayah, has accepted…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

I need guidance on the symbolism of “structures” in The Scarlet Letter.

The Scarlet Letter contains several categories of symbolism. One category is the characters themselves. Another is nature. “Structures” is a fairly good title for another category. Consider the…

• MATH

determine the values of k so that 1 root is double the other root x^2-kx+7

x^2 – kx + 7 = 0 ==> a= 1 b= -k c= 7 Let x1 and x2 be the roots such that: x2= 2×1 Using viete’s rule we know that: x1+ x2= -b/a = k ==> x1+ 2×1 = k ==> 3×1= k ……..(1) Also: x1*x2…

• ESSAY LAB

When writing a book review, if I am using quoted text from the book, do I simply use quotation…

This is a little difficult. The most important thing to remember with MLA citing, is that it is simple and typically follows common sense, but it always gives credit where credit is due. If the…

• LITERATURE

What is a character sketch for King Arthur?

King Arthur was a lengendary English king who is often written about romantically. That means great fantasy stories have been written about him. Records indicate that there may have been such a man…

• THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL

What are the moral conflcits in “The Minister’s Black Veil”?

Your question is interesting because we are never told explicity the reason why Mr. Hooper dons the black veil, except for it being a symbol. Other authors, in particular Poe, have suggested that…

• SCIENCE

Compare the role of sea cucumbers and earthworms in their separate habitats.

Sea cucumbers and Earthworms play a similar role in their habitats; both of them break down organic waste matter and play a major role in their recycling. Sea cucumbers which live deep in the…

• SCIENCE

Sea cucumbers are capable of expelling their stomach and gonads from their body. How would this…

Sea cucumbers are delicate animals and do not have many ways of protecting themselves from predators. Some of them can produce sticky threads which are discharged to ensnare their predators….

• SCIENCE

How are a human shoulder and the spines of seas urchins similar?

Sea urchins are in the Phylum Echinodermata, which means spiny skinned animals. Sea urchins are one member of this group which also includes, sea cucumbers and sea stars. The spines of the sea…