# how did rie gain power in the story of boxcar of chrysanthemums

**BOXCAR OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS**

**how did rie gain power in the story of boxcar of chrysanthemums**

Rie could have gained power by raising in the social class by marrying a man in a higher up.

**LITERATURE**

**How was Jane Johnson Schoolcraft important to the Romantic movement in America?**

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft is a new figure in American literary history. Having lived from 1800 to 1842, she was the daughter of a northern Ojibwa Indian mother and an Irish immigrant father….

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**THINGS FALL APART**

**How does fear affect Okonkwo’s actions and relationship with others?**

Okonkwo’s fear of turning out like his father is the major motive of his life, and also his downfall. Because he does not want his tribe to think he is weak, he becomes the most famous and feared…

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**HARRIET JACOBS**

**Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a narrative with a great deal of…**

As Linda’s master, Dr. Flint represents the brutality of slavery. The gender difference between master and slave stresses Jacobs’s point of the particular cruelty of the institution against slave…

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**LADY SINGS THE BLUES**

**What is Billie Holiday’s relationship to truth in her memoir?**

I think that any autobiography has a challenging relationship with truth. It is a challenge because one has to speak about a life or narrative from a point of view that seeks to be transcendent,…

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**KAFFIR BOY: THE TRUE STORY OF A BLACK YOUTH’S COMING OF AGE IN APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA**

**What is the author’s purpose in writing Kaffir Boy?**

In my opinion, Mark Mathabane’s main purpose in writing this book was to highlight the ways in which apartheid was an evil and inhumane system. When you think about this book, you should remember…

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**THE INTERLOPERS**

**Can someone compare and contrast “The Interlopers” by Saki and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar…**

Very interesting question. Of course, both stories contain two characters of whom at least one hates the other and wants to gain vengeance. Both stories end in at least one death and both contain…

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**A ROSE FOR EMILY**

**Analyze the relationship between Emily and Toby?What is your opinion of Emily’s servant?**

Toby is an interesting character and we can’t help but wonder what he knew and why he stayed until the day of Miss Emily’s death. I think it is completely reasonable to assume that Toby knew that…

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**JEROME K. JEROME**

**Could you please justify the title of the story ” A Fishy Story” by Jerome Klapka Jerome? Does…**

“A Fishy Story” is a story about the narrator and his friend, staying in an inn. In the lobby, they find a trout placed in a glass case over the wardrobe. They find many people, claiming that they…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Respond to student Discussion question “Care ethics emphasizes the value of fostering…**

I actually agree with this statement. We are all too prone in our society to stereotype jobs and roles by gender, and then if there is, for example, a male midwife, we assume that he is gay because…

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**ROLAND BARTHES**

**Explain contingency in relation to Barthes camera Lucida. Photography is contingent on…**

“A photograph is invisible; it is not it that we see.” Barthes was not trying to analyze photography for its social or cultural impact. Nor was he, as Benjamin might have been, investigating the…

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**MATH**

**Reduce to the lowest terms: (x^5-x^3)/(x^2 – 3x + 2)**

Let f(x)= (x^5 – x^3)/(x^2-3x + 2) first let us factor the numerator and deniminator: The numerator: x^5 – x^3 = x^3(x^2 -1) = x^3 (x-1)(x+1) The denominator: x^2 – 3x + 2 = (x-1)(x-2) Now…

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**MATH**

**What is x if the area of a rectangle is 16 and the length of the rectangle is x^5/(x+1) and the…**

given a rectangle with length (L) and width (W) L = (x^5)/(x+1) W = (x+1)/x^3 Also given that the area of the rectangle = 16 But the area A is: A = L *w = 16 ==> (x^5)/(x+1) * (x+1)/x^3 = 16…

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**MATH**

**Let P = 2×2 + 3x – 1 and Q = -3×2 + 4x – 1, then calculate P + Q and calculate P – Q.**

p= 2x^2 + 3x – 1 Q = -3x^2 + 4x -1 Firt we will add P and Q: P + Q = (2x^2 + 3x -1) + (-3x^2 + 4x -1) We will combine like terms: ==> P + Q = 2x^2 – 3x^2 + 3x + 4x -1 -1 = -x^2 + 7x – 2 ==> P…

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**MATH**

**What is the slope of the parallel line if a line is parallel to the line for the equation: (1/2)y…**

(1/2)y = (1/2)x – 9 To find the slope for the line first we need to rewrite the equation using the slope form: y= mx + b m is the slope: ==> (1/2)y = (1/2)x – 9 Mutiply the equation by 2:…

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**MATH**

**What are y intercepts of the lines 6x + 7y = 35 , 6x – 3y = -15**

6x + 7y + 35 6x – 3y = -15 To solve the sustem, we will use the elemination method to solve: Sbtract (2) from (1): ==> 10y = 50 Now divide by 10: ==> y= 5 To find x, we will substitute in…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What are the main characteristics of Atticus’ speech to the jury?**

I think one of the most profound things about this speech is that Atticus does not necessarily do nor present anything in a way that is particularly “showy” or outstanding. His tone is firm and…

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**MATH**

**What is x for log 3 9 – log 3 2 = log 3 x?**

The logarithmic equation log39−log32=log3xlog39-log32=log3x has to be solved for x. The base of the logarithm here is 3. Use the property of logarithm loga−logb=log(ab)loga-logb=log(ab)

**OLIVER TWIST**

**Discuss the plot of Oliver Twist.**

You can read a more detailed plot summary in my link below. Enotes is excellent for that. So instead of summarizing I will discuss, as you ask in your question. First of all, the storyline is…

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**MATH**

**During an illness, a patient’s body tempT satisfied the inequality |T – 98.6| £ 2. Find lowest…**

l T – 98.6 l =< 2 That means the absolute difference between the patient tempreture and the ideal temp. should not exceed 2 degrees difference: Let us solve the inequality: l T – 98.6 l =< 2…

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**MATH**

**solve the system 2x + 3y = 8 x + 8y = 17**

2x + 3y = 8……..(1) x+ 8y = 17………(2) using the elimination method, we will multiply (2) by -2 and then add to (1): ==> 2x + 3y = 8 ==> -2x – 16y = -34 Now add both equations: ==>…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**How do Lennie’s actions in Of Mice and Men present him as a character? Refer to how he imitates…**

We see several examples of how Lennie tries to be like George, from the various points where he repeats what George says right after he says it (cussing at the bus driver, for example), to how he…

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**CHEMISTRY**

**What are the equations of chemical reactions and the amounts of products resulted after treating…**

We’ll write the equation of CaCO3 decomposing: CaCO3 -> CaO+CO2 Now, we’ll treat the solid product (kemidol) with muriatic acid: CaO + HCl -> CaCl + H2O We’ll calculate the mass of 200g pure…

**MATH**

**Find the range of the function f(x)= x/3x^2+2 .**

To determine the range of the function f(x) = x/3x^2+2. The range of the function is the set of all real values of f(x) for the set of values x takes. The denominator x^2+2 does not take 0….

**AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE**

**In “The Occurrence of Owl Creek Bridge”, how does Bierce espress his view on militaries and wars?**

This is rather an unusual question because I am not actually sure that Bierce wrote this story expressly to state his view about war and soldiers. Certainly this no-punches-pulled story is set in…

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**JULIUS CAESAR**

**Brutus and Cassius die in rather simliar ways, but Caesar’s death is very different. What is the…**

This is a very good question, as one would imagine that Shakespeare is making a point about the characters through how they die. This could be possible, and I’ll look at the different deaths…

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**JULIUS CAESAR**

**Is Antony’s estimation of Brutus accurate at the end of Julius Caesar?and do you think the…**

Yes, they are accurate. Antony calls Brutus, “The noblest Roman of them all” (line 68). Brutus stayed consistent to his values throughout the book. He was the only character whose actions never…

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**GULLIVER’S TRAVELS**

**In the first half of Gulliver’s Travels, where is there an example of Gulliver being curious?**

Gulliver, through intention or misfortune, constantly finds himself in strange places, surrounded by strange people. Because of this, he always has to figure out his environment and the culture to…

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**MATH**

**The sum of three integers is 66. The second is 2 more than the first, and the third is 4 more…**

Let the integers be n, m and k ==> n + m + k = 66 given the second = 2 more than the first: => m = 2 + n……..(1) given the third i= 4 more that twice the first: ==> k = 4+ 2n…

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**JULIUS CAESAR**

**Define conspirators in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.**

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a political drama. Based on actual events from 44 B.C., the play brings to life the tragic assassination of Caesar and the final solution for the assassins. The…

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**MATH**

**Write ( x^3/2)^4/3]*(x^1/4)/x as x raised to a power.**

[(x^3/2)^4/3]*(x^1/4)/x Let us simplify: First we will simplify the first term: [(x^3/2)^4/3] We know that: (x^a)^b = x^(a*b) ==> x^3/2)^4/3= x^(3/2 * 4/3) = x^4/2 = x^2 ==> (x^2)*x^1/4 / x…

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**MATH**

**3 l 2 – 5x l+ 1 < 10. Find all values of x which make this inequality true.I am hoping I…**

3 l2- 5xl + 1< 10 First we will free the terms between the absolute values sign: ==> subtract 1 from both sides: ==> 3 l 2- 5xl < 9 Now divide by 3: ==> l 2- 5x l < 3 Now we have…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the definite integral of f(x)=e^2x from x=0 to x=2.**

f(x) = e^2x Let F(x) = intg f(x) ==> F(x) = intg e^2x dx = e^2x/2 + c ==> F(x) = 2^2x/2 + C Now the difinite integral from x= 0 to x= 2 is the area between the f(x) and x= 0…

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**MATH**

**If x = 4, what is x^-3/2 ( x^100/ x^99)?**

Let f(x) = x^-3/2 (x^100/x^99) First we need to simplify the function: We know that: x^a/x^b = x^(a-b) ==> f(x) = x^-3/2 (x^100-99) = x^-3/2 ( x) Also we know that: x^-a/b = 1/x^a/b ==> f(x)…

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**MATH**

**What are a and b from expression a + b + 2i = i*a – i*b + 6 ?**

a+ b + 2i = i*a – i*b + 6 First we will combine like terms on each side: ==> (a+b) + 2*i = 6 + (a-b) *i Now compare both sides: ==> a+ b = 6 …………..(1) ==> a-b = 2…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**What event occurs that night which provides Montag with an impression of the state of society?…**

Montag takes enormous pleasure in the first book burning we read about. Everything goes well and he is on a sort of high as he returns home for the evening. Along the way he meets Clarisse which…

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**THE CALL OF THE WILD**

**Being out in the wild how does Buck start to feel?**

You do not really tell us where in the book you are talking about, so I’m not sure that I can give you a precise answer. However, over the whole book, Buck starts to feel more and more like a wild…

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**MATH**

**The sum of n terms is 4^n – 1. Prove that is a geometric series.**

Given: Sn = 4^n -1 We need to determine wether n are terms of G.S We know that the sum of a geometric series is: Sn = a1+a2 + ….+ an ==> a1+a2+…+ an = 4^n – 1 ==: sn = 4^n -1 – a1-a2-a3 -…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the temperature, in Celcius, inside the car in the following scenario?A birthday balloon…**

This problem involves the use ofCharles’s Law: V1/T1 = V2/T2 where the temperature is in degrees Kelvin. The conversion between celcius and kelvin is: K = 273.15 + C. In this case V1 = 1.8 L,…

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**MACBETH**

**In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, how does Macbeth’s tyranny affect the entire Scottish…**

Macbeth’s tyranny undermines the loyalty that the Scottish subjects have for their nation. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is the most highly regarded Thane by King Duncan for his valour on…

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**MATH**

**Prove cosx/(1-tanx) – cosx = sin x – sinx/(1-cotx)**

cosx/(1-tanx) – cosx = sinx-sinx/(1-cotx) Let us group similar terms: ==> cosx/(1-tanx) + sinx/(a-cotx) = sinx + cosx We know that : tanx = sinx/cosx cotx = cosx/sinx ==> cosx/(1- sinx/cosx)…

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**THE TEMPEST**

**Act 5 Perhaps Prospero’s most decisive action in this act is to renounce his magic and drown his…**

I think that Prospero renounces his magical powers for a variety of reasons. Here are some possible reasons why he would do this: He no longer needs his magic. For most of this play, he has…

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**THE TEMPEST**

**Act 5 What secret knowledge does Prospero choose not to reveal to all members of the king’s party?**

There are actually at least a couple of different bits of knowledge that Prospero withholds from various members of the royal party at various times in Act V. So I am not sure which one you are…

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**MATH**

**Given f=e^x+x+15 what is (f^-1)'(1).**

f= e^x + x + 1 First let us find the derivative: f'(x) = e^x + 1 Now we know that: f'(x) * (f^-1)’ = -1 Now substitute: (e^x+1) *(f^-1)’ = -1 ==> f^-1)’ = -1/(e^x + 1) Now to find (f^-1)'(1) we…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Should I tell my parents that I’m bisexual?Should I tell my parents that I’m bisexual?**

This is a question that might be better answered outside the realm of enotes. I think that our forum here is limited to the academic queries or ideas and this is a question that strikes at the…

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**MATH**

**Evaluate the product (x+x/y)*(x-x/y) for x=30 and y=15**

(x+ x/y) *( x- x/y) First we will simplift the expression: E = (x + x/y) * (x- x/y) = ( xy+ x)/y ]* [(xy – x)/y] = (xy+x)(xy-x)/y^2 We know that: (a+ b)(a-b) = a^2 – b^2 ==> E = […

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**MATH**

**Determine the indefinite integral of f(x)=1/(5x^2-10x+5)**

To find the indefinite integral of(x) = 1/5x^2-10x+5. f(x) = 1/5x^2-10x+5 f(x) = 1/5(x^2-2x+1) f(x) =(1/5)(x-1)^-2. Int(x) dx = (1/5)(x-1)^-2 Int (1/5)(x-1)^-2 dx = (1/5)int t^-2 dt…..(1) where…

**THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS**

**The Chrysanthemums What were Elsa’s strengths & weaknesses?**

Significantly, author John Steinbeck introduces his setting of the Salinas Valley as a “closed pot.” This description may well fit Elsa, as well. For, her passionate nature has been repressed,…

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**PHYSICS**

**If the position of a car is given by s=(80/3)[t + (3/pi)sin(pi*t/6)]. Find its velocity.**

We are given the position if the car as s = (80/3)*[t + (3/pi) sin (pi*t/6)] Now this is a function in terms of the time t. The velocity of a car is the instantaneous change in position, which is…

**MY PAPA’S WALTZ**

**What is the setting of “My Papa’s Waltz”?What words does the poet use to describe the setting?…**

Typically in poetry, we talk about a “scene” rather than the “setting,” as that could be completely irrelevant as well as impossible to discern. By using the word “setting” here, I assume the…