# How did the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and its adaptation tackle controversial themes like those…

**CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF**

**How did the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and its adaptation tackle controversial themes like those…**

I think that a distinguishing trait of Williams’ work is its emotional complexity. Williams weaves dramas where a subjective tapestry is woven with affect with threads that bisect and intersect…

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**MATH**

**Simplify (8 + i )(3 –i)/( i + 4)?**

We have to solve (8 + i) (3 –i)/ (i + 4) multiply the numerator and denominator by i – 4 => (i – 4) (8 + i )(3 –i)/( i + 4) ( i – 4) => (8i – 32 + i^2 – 4i) (3 – i)/ (i^2 –…

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**THE CANTERBURY TALES**

**Discuss the elements of satire that emerge in The Prologue to Canterbury Tales and Gulliver’s…**

Both Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, are forms of satire. The Canterbury Tales is a form of mellow satire, whereas Gulliver’s Travels is more…

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**MACBETH**

**Why does Shakespeare choose do not to show the murder scene on stage in Macbeth?**

Here are few possibilities. The first possible reason would be to allow the imagination of the viewer to envision just how Macbeth may have assassinated Kind Duncan, and maybe it would have been…

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**MATH**

**What is the inverse function of f(x) = -sqrt ( 4 – x^2) for -2<= x < = 0?**

We have to find the inverse function of f(x) = -sqrt (4 – x^2) Now as -2<= x < = 0, we have -2<= y < = 0, also. Let y = f(x) = -sqrt (4 – x^2) => -y = sqrt (4 – x^2) => y^2 =…

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**MACBETH**

**Other than the witches, what are two other elements that help make this work sinister and dark?**

Macbeth’s remarks in the first act–“So foul and fair a day I have not seen” and “nothing is/But what is not”–indicate the preternatural state and darkness of the atmosphere of the world in which…

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**HISTORY**

**What was the cause of the Peloponnesian War?**

The Peloponnesian Wars were really about power. They were fundamentally a contest to decide which power (Athens or Sparta) would be the preeminent power in Greece and the eastern Mediterranean…

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**HISTORY**

**What can I compare to the Alien and Sedition Acts?**

There are at least three things that you could compare to the Alien and Sedition Acts from the late 1700s. First, you could compare them to the Espionage Act and the Sedition Act that were passed…

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**MATH**

**Solve the following the equations: x + y = z , x + 2y = 3z , x + y = 8.**

We have to the following equations to solve for x, y and z: x + y = z… (1) x + 2y = 3z… (2) x + y = 8… (3) Subtracting (1) from (3), => x + y – x – y = 8 – z => 8 – z = 0 =>…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**What affect does Eppie have on Silas’ life in Silas Marner?**

From the first moment when Silas discovered Eppie on his hearth, and he confused her with his gold, it is clear that Eppie becomes as important (if not more) to Silas as his gold had been. Note how…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**In Silas Marner, how does Silas arrive at the name of Eppie for the girl?**

Whilst Dolly Winthrop is advising Silas Marner on the best way to bring up the girl, she also says that he needs to have her christened in church according to the religious custom of the time. To…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**In Silas Marner, how does Silas come to learn how to care for the child?**

It is in Chapter 14 that we are given an insight into the thoughts of the general populace of Raveloe, and they are keen to ask exactly the same question that you have. Nobody knows how precisely a…

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**OTHELLO**

**How is Desdemona considered unconventional by showing her independence in Othello?**

I think that Desdemona is fairly unconventional in how clearly she decides to break with her family in recognition of her love for Othello. I don’t think that there are many examples at the time…

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**PHYSICS**

**What is the speed of the block after 1 minute in the following case?A machine throws out balls at…**

Here we assume perfectly elastic collisions. The balls hit the target block at 20 m/s. Their speed when they strike the block is 20 m/s. As each of their mass is 50 g, the momentum is 20*50 = 100g…

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**MATH**

**Find the horizontal & vertical asymptotes of y = 2×2-10x-6/ 2×2-x-3**

We are given y = (2x^2 – 10 x – 6) / (2x^2 – x – 3) => y = (2x^2 – 10 x – 6) / (2x^2 – 3x + 2x – 3) => y = (2x^2 – 10 x – 6) / (x(2x – 3) + 1(2x – 3)) => y = (2x^2 – 10 x – 6) / (x + 1)(2x…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Please help me with a definition essay about Criminal Justice.**

In general, criminal justice is a system whose purpose is to maintain order in a society. The criminal justice system is mainly concerned with ensuring that laws are not broken. [We could do more…

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**MATH**

**8 painters take 12 minutes to paint 24 m^2 of wall. How many painters will be required to paint…**

8 painters need 12 minutes to paint 24 m^2 of wall. 8 painters can paint 24/12 = 2 m^2 of the wall in a minute. Each painter can paint 2/8 = .25 m^2 of the wall in a minute. So the rate at which a…

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**MATH**

**How long does it take to empty the tank using 2 of the smaller pipes, in the following case?If…**

The three larger pipes have a capacity of 4 l/min each. So water is poured in at 12 l/min. Let the rate of water being drained out by each of the smaller pipes be x l/min. As it takes 20 minutes to…

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**MATH**

**If 4 and b have the same arithmetic as well as geometric means, what is the value of b?**

The arithmetic mean of two number a and b is given by (a + b)/2. The geometric mean of a and b is given by sqrt (a*b). As the arithmetic mean and geometric mean of 4 and b is equal, we have: (4 +…

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**MATH**

**How many kilometers does a particle travelling at 65m/s move in 4 minutes?**

How many kilometers does a particle travelling at 65m/s move in 4 minutes? The particle is travelling at 65 m/s. 65 m/s in terms of km/ minutes is equal to (65/1000) / (1/ 60) = 65*60/1000…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**What are some important quotations to note from The Kite Runner?Why are they important?**

Good question, and there are quite a few! I’ll mention a few of the ones I feel are significant. I think the first line of the novel is important: “I became what I am today at the age of…

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**THE BIBLE**

**I need a Biblical allusion in a work of literature to the parable of the lost sheep.**

Moby Dick is a novel full of Biblical allusions. In chapter 128, The Pequod meets another ship named The Rachel. The captain of The Rachel asks Ahab to help him locate one of his whale boats, which…

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**MATH**

**The angles of a triangle are equal to 4x + 30, 2x – 10 and 6x . What are the angles of the…**

The sum of the three angles of a triangle is equal to 180 degree. Now the angles of the triangle are given as 4x + 30, 2x – 10 and 6x. => 4x + 30 + 2x – 10 + 6x = 180 => 4x + 2x + 6x + 30…

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**A CHRISTMAS CAROL**

**What is the plot diagram for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?**

When we think of a plot diagram to describe the plot of a story, we normally identify five principal stages: the exposition, the rising action, the climax, the falling action and the resolution. In…

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**THE PRISONER OF ZENDA**

**In The Prisoner of Zenda, why did Rassendyll not shoot Rupert in the assault to release the king…**

There are two ways to answer this question. One way is to look at what Rassendyll himself says about this. The other is to look at it from an outside perspective — to look at why we think he did…

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**THROUGH THE TUNNEL**

**Is Jerry the antagonist as well as the protagonist in “Through the Tunnel”?**

Not every text necessarily has to have an antagonist. Of course, you are right in identifying the protagonist as Jerry. It is he who is the main subject of the story and we follow his journey from…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What were the most important events by the time of Elizabeth I in English law?**

I’ve edited your question to include your focus on English law. By far the most important event in the history of English law up to the reign of Elizabeth I was the creation of the Magna Carta in…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**What is the meaning and the significance of Hassan’s “cleft lip” in The Kite Runner?**

Hassan’s cleft lip adds to his overall “underdog” persona. Not only is he Baba’s illegitimate child, he also has a disfigured face. Despite his disfigurement, Baba treats him well, and Amir is even…

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**IMMANUEL KANT**

**Would you say Kant’s position that ‘God necessarily exists’, makes sense?**

From a historical perspective I would agree with Kant. Throughout the years, society has tried to calm the masses through fear rather than education. This is more noticeably during the dark ages…

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**ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON**

**Can you please give me some interesting facts on Robert Louis Stevenson so that I may write a…**

I have just answered a very similar question with an almost identical thesis statement, and so I must warn you too to be very careful of plagiarism. Your thesis statement as it stands looks as if…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**I need help with a literary analysis paper on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.I am very unsure…**

The Kite Runner invites a great deal of literary analysis over numerous aspects of the novel. Redemption is one of the novel’s major themes, developed through the character of Amir. To begin,…

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**ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON**

**Can you please help me revise my thesis statement on Robert Louis Stevenson, and possibly make it…**

I must admit, I really like what you have at the moment, and I think that would be a good basis for your introduction. I am very impressed by phrases such as “skimmed the surface of experience.” Do…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**I need help in writing a response to the article: “You have the right to remain a target of…**

I assume that you are referring to the article in the SeattleTimes.com link below. The basic argument of this article is that police around the country are more likely to pull black or brown people…

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**SCIENCE**

**A puddle holds 150 g of water. If 0.5 g of water evaporates from the surface what is the…**

The puddle has 150 g of water. 0.5 g of the water evaporates. The heat of vaporization of water is 2260 kJ/kg or 2.260 kJ/g or 2260 J/g. That is equivalent to saying that each gram of water needs…

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**WILLIAM BLAKE**

**could i have a brief analysis of schoolboy by william blake??please i need a help from any one…**

William Blake was so ahead of his time in some ways, such as education, so it is a shame that his writings were not more appreciated while he was alive. He believed, as many of us do today, that a…

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**THE PEARL**

**In The Pearl, explain how stylistic devices are used to convey the theme that avarice is a…**

I think the most obvious place to start in answering this question would be to consider how the pearl changes through the story. The pearl can be viewed as a symbol of avarice in the tale. Note how…

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**HAMLET**

**How is Hamlet a noble prince that is corrupted by the world around him?**

Proportionally speaking, there is less information about Hamlet prior to the intervention of the witches than before. However, it is easy to assume that the way in which Hamlet became lured into…

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**THE COLOR PURPLE**

**How does Shug Avery and Celie’s relationship evolve and better their lives in the novel The Color…**

Celie is glad when Shug comes around, because Albert obviously loves her, and seems to mistreat her less whenever Shug is around. Shug regards Celie as a somewhat curious creature at first, not…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**Why is the scar important in Amir’s journey towards forgivness and acceptance?The Question is…**

Think about the location of Amir’s scar. Hassan was born with a birth defect in the same location. What does it represent about Amir that he has placed himself in danger and come away with a scar…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

Since you have placed this in the Social Sciences group, I will discuss aspects of the plan that have to do with social sciences. Project Tiger is a very ambitious project, but one that is certain…

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**AND OF CLAY ARE WE CREATED**

**How does the exotic setting in “And Of Clay Are We Created” affect the theme of the story?**

Interesting use of the word “exotic” here. I associate exotic with an attractive, beautiful and strange, almost alien setting, but there is nothing of this in the setting that we are presented with…

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**AENEID**

**Explain the relationship between Aeneas and Dido.Was the love of Aeneas for Dido only infatuation?**

The relationship between Aeneas and Dido is a complicated one, especially because it was set in motion by the goddess Venus, who wanted to ensure her son Aeneas’ glorious future. Thus, when Aeneas…

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**GRAHAM GREENE**

**In ‘The Case For The Defence’ , why was Mrs. Salmon regarded as the ideal witness?I want a…**

Mrs. Salmon is regarded as a key witness because she had seen Adams leave the Parker house wearing gloves and had seen him throw a hammer in the bushes. The narrator of the story describes her as…

**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**In Romeo and Juliet, why does Mercutio tell Romeo the story about Queen Mab?**

In the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare, the author may have had several motives for having Mercutio tell the Queen Mab story to Romeo. Firstly of course, it is a bright, interesting…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**In Romeo and Juliet, why does Lady Capulet think Paris will make a good husband for Juliet ?**

Because he is the equivalent to ‘a regular guy’ but, even better, with money or status. In the play ‘Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the playwright constantly sets the County Paris…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**What are the main motifs in The Kite Runner, and why are they important?**

Two of the most recurring motifs in The Kite Runner are those of scars and dreams. Many of the characters have scars–both physical and mental. Ali’s whole family is scarred: Ali is crippled…

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**OLIVER TWIST**

**what are the implications of the novel in todays world?**

The novel ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens is just as relevant to today’s society as it was back in Victorian times. Although we now have a welfare state here in the U.K. (gradually being…

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**PHYSICS**

**Can a body have a velocity equal to zero but non-zero acceleration?**

Let us take displacement at time t to be represented as d = f (t), where f (t) is a function of time. Now velocity is given by the change in displacement in unit time. Instantaneous velocity is…

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**OEDIPUS AT COLONUS**

**In Oedipus at Colonus, Does Oedipus have a tragic flaw/s? If yes, what is it/are they?Is there…**

I think that there is demonstration of hubris, or pride, in characters, but I don’t see this in Oedipus. In the first of the three dramas, hubris in Oedipus is much more evident in the manner in…

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**THE GIFT OF THE MAGI**

**In “The Gift of the Magi,” why did Jim say the quote below?”Let’s put our Christmas presents away…**

Key to understanding this quote is an understanding of the massive situational irony of the tale. Both Della and Jim have sold their most precious possession to gain the money they needed to buy…