How do various settings influence Precious in Sapphire’s “Push”?

How do various settings influence Precious in Sapphire’s “Push”?

  • EMMA

What is Jane Austen trying to say about the character and vocation of the novel through Emma, in…

On one level, Emma is a novel about about artistic endeavor and how we receive it. Austen lays this out in chapter 6, as Emma draws a portrait of her friend Harriet. In the comments other…

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  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Would Biodiesel production be a good business to start? Could it generate a lot of profits?

Biodiesel is the fuel derived from either plants or animals. Typically used sources include, rapeseed, soybean oil, jatropha, coconut, peanut, animal fats, algae, etc. Biodiesel is a direct…

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  • THE GIVER

What is the climax of ‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry?

The Giver by Lois Lowry is a dystopian novel about a seemingly perfect world in which choice, memory, and emotion have been taken from the human population. The climax of this novel occurs shortly…

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  • WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

Explain why Connie gives in to Arnold in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

In Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” Connie submits to Arnold because she fears for her family’s safety. For majority of the story, Connie had shown a level of disdain for her…

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  • HISTORY

Why is the Hawaiian revolution important in U.S. History?

The Hawaiian Revolution is important in United States history. This revolution opened the door for the United States to get control over Hawaii. When the Hawaiian economy declined in the 1890s, the…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

In “The Gift of the Magi,” what was Jim’s job before that caused the name Dillingham to get…

The pertinent passage reads: Also appertaining thereunto was a card bearing the name “Mr. James Dillingham Young.” The “Dillingham” had been flung to the breeze during a former period of…

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  • SCIENCE

An air conditioning unit is vibrating in simple harmonic motion with a period of 0.27 s and a…

Hello! A simple harmonic motion has a form x(t)=A⋅sin(b⋅(x−s))+I,x(t)=A⋅sin(b⋅(x-s))+I, where tt is a time, xx is a position, AAis an amplitude, bb is a frequency, ss is a phase shift and II is an initial…

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  • HISTORY

Can you explain how Galileo Galilei caused rapid cultural change during the Renaissance?

Galileo Galilei was an astronomer and physicist who lived from 1564 to 1642. He identified a number of planetary bodies, including Venus, and several of his astronomical observations supported the…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe the link between multicellular organisms and the concept of specialized cells.

Having levels of organization is a characteristic of life. Multicellular organisms are made of more than one cell (“multi” = many). The levels of organization within a multicellular organism are…

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  • SCIENCE

How do you determine speed using a distance-time graph?

Speed is defined as the ratio of distance traveled per unit time. Mathematically, speed = distance/time or speed = ds/dt where, ds is the change in distance (or location) and dt is the change in…

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  • ARABY

What of the writer’s life can we see in “Araby” by James Joyce?

The overarching theme in “Araby” is stagnation, and this theme is a particularly important one for James Joyce. As a boy, Joyce watched as his family disintegrated, brought down by his father’s…

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  • PSYCHOLOGY

What is Sigmund Freud’s view on personality dynamic?

Sigmund Freud pioneered a theory of personality that is known as psychodynamics. His view on this subject was that the personality is made up of three parts and that our behaviors are affected by…

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  • LITERATURE

How can I write a good thesis about “Sarajevo Blues”? My essay should compare three of its poems:…

According to dictionary.com a thesis statement is “a short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay or research paper. It is developed, supported and…

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  • IN PHARAOH’S ARMY

Where does alienation concern the main character of In Pharaoh’s Army?

Well, of course, the main character here is “Toby Wolff,” which is the actual author. (Although we must never assume the speaker is the author, it is very true in this one case.) We know this…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of The Flies, on what page does the word “demonic” or “demon” appear?

In my text, the word “demoniac” appears on page 201. The boys have been chasing a pig, wounding her repeatedly and following her blood trail through the forest. When they finally come to the open…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

How does Huck Finn change throughout the novel?

Huck’s character is portrayed as having little moral upbringing or code in the beginning of the novel when he is taken from his father, a man if ill repute. He has been brought to the care of a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How do the reactions of Jem and Scout differ from Atticus’ reaction after he shoots the dog?

Chapter 10 begins with the children complaining about how Atticus is an uninteresting parent with no admirable attributes. That is until the day a rabid dog named Tim Johnson walked down the middle…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird what is a secondary conflict in the novel that involves secondary…

A secondary conflict that exists in To Kill a Mockingbird is that of Dill with his mother. In Chapter 1, Scout and Jem meet Charles Baker Harris, who is from Meridian, Mississippi, but he is…

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  • THE TEMPEST

What is the meaning of the masque and anti-masque in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest?

A Renaissance masque was a spectacle performed at court or at the manor of a member of the aristocracy with the purpose of glorifying a particular member of court or a particular aristocrat. In…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is meant by Scout’s comment from To Kill a Mockingbird, “It was then, I suppose, that Jem…

Scout realizes that her brother is looking at the world from a more adult perspective. Atticus had been telling Scout and Jem to leave Boo Radley alone for a long time. They had mostly ignored…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What characters in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird are like mockingbirds in that they “sing…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most obvious characters who is likened to a mockingbird in that he sings for us all day but is shot is Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is wrongly…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, why does Mr. Gilmer argue that Tom Robinson is guilty?

It is Mr. Gilmer’s job to argue that Tom Robinson is guilty because he is the prosecutor. His case is based on the fact that Tom Robinson is black and was in the house. In a trial, there is a…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Describe Miss Thomas in the novel Bud, Not Buddy.

Miss Thomas is a singer with a beautiful voice in Herman E. Calloway’s band. Bud is introduced to Miss Thomas in Chapter 14, and he comments on her impeccable nine diamond rings. Miss Thomas is a…

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  • THE STRANGER

How does the setting affect Meursault, in The Stranger by Albert Camus?

The setting that impacts Mersault most pointedly is that of the hot beach at the end of the first part of the novel. This setting affects Mersault in its connection to the earlier setting of his…

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  • SCIENCE

The kinetic of the formation of CH3COOC2H5 from the acid and alcohol as homogeneously catalyzed…

As with any chemistry question, it is is important to write out the relevant chemical reactions and stoichiometric coefficients to understand what is going on in the problem. The main reaction…

  • HISTORY

How was Christopher Columbus’s first voyage helpful to Spain?

In 1492, the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus, approached the king and queen of Spain to fund his first voyage across the Atlantic. Though initially reluctant, King Ferdinand and Queen…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

What are the crisis, climax, and falling action of “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan?

When you speak about “crisis, climax, and falling action,” you are speaking about the plot of Amy Tan’s The Rules of the Game. I find two things interesting about your question. First, it’s…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How did Scrooge’s old employer celebrate Christmas in A Christmas Carol?

Scrooge’s old employer Fezziwig celebrated Christmas by throwing a party for his employees. When the ghost of Christmas Past shows Scrooge where he was apprenticed, the visit generates strong…

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  • SCIENCE

Are there two types of respiration?

Yes. There are two forms of cellular respiration- aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration. The main purpose of cellular respiration is to produce energy. The energy that is formed by cellular…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

Why does Maria use “MOAI” to fool Malvolio in “Twelfth Night”?

“MOAI” is a mysterious construction identifying the beloved of the (supposed) author of the (fake) love letter that Maria plants for Malvolio to find in Act 3. It’s a brilliant device because…

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  • A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

How does the first paragraph in “A Scandal in Bohemia” create suspense?

The opening paragraph of “A Scandal in Bohemia” is very successful in creating suspense in two ways. First of all, it is through the introduction of Irene Adler, a previously-unknown character,…

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  • WARRIORS DON’T CRY

In Warrior Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, what does Melba know about segregation by the time…

By the time she is eight years old, Melba knows segregation is entrenched in her society. From what she observes of her family’s behavior towards white people, she knows change will not come…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

What are 5 lessons Santiago learns in The Alchemist?

One of the first lessons that Santiago learns in The Alchemist is what Personal Legends are and that he has one to fulfill. Once he commits to following his dream to find his treasure, it takes the…

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  • MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

How is Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom tragic according to Aristotle’s definition of…

Ma Rainey’s Bottom, also known as The Tragedy of Levee Green conforms to the tenets proposed by Aristotle in “Theory of Tragedy”, which he published in Poetics. Based on Levee’s tragedy as the…

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  • POVERTY

Can someone please help come up with an introduction, including a thesis, for my argumentative…

While poverty has existed as long as recorded history, whether it is an inevitable condition or not is another matter. The underlying causes of poverty have long been debated, with no consensus on…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In The Most Dangerous Game, what is the biggest irony of all where Rainsford is concerned?

The biggest irony when it comes to Rainsford is that he, the hunter, becomes the hunted. In the beginning of the story, he has a conversation with Whitney, his friend. Whitney suggests that…

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  • HISTORY

“Though born out of good intentions, nationalism has proven time and again to lead to…

In studying world history, nationalism seems to always end in disaster. When you consider the motives for World War I, Serbian nationalism was a major factor in the start of this deadly conflict….

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  • SCIENCE

Is the right-brained, left-brained theory related to the left handed, right handed theory?

This is an area that began in the 1800s and is still hampered by the invasive nature of doing research on an organ as vital and sensitive as the human brain. There is research by those who suggest…

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  • STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING

What contrasts are suggested between the speaker in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and…

The poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” written by Robert Frost, describes the speaker’s journey homeward on one of the darkest nights of the year. It is cold and desolate, yet the…

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  • HISTORY

How did the arrivals of the Europeans affect the Fur Trade?

The Europeans affected the fur trade and the people involved in many ways. Europeans in North America and back home in Europe loved furs. This increased the fur trade substantially which caused…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Chapter 17, on what does Pip spend his money?

In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, the story’s protagonist and narrator, Pip, aspires to far more than his humble beginnings would suggest might be within his reach. It his encounters with the…

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  • HISTORY

Identify specific causes of World War I.

There were several causes of World War I. The immediate cause was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. This led to a chain of events in which Austria, backed by Germany, held…

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  • BUSINESS

How do the effects of tariffs differ from the effects of quotas?

There are a number of ways in which the effects of tariffs differ from the effects of quotas. First, there are two important differences in their economic effects. One difference is that tariffs…

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  • THE RAVEN

Why is the narrator startled at the beginning of the 11th stanza in The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe?

In stanza number 11 of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, the main character is definitely startled by the answer that the raven gives him as a response to the narrator’s assumption (made in the…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What does the ocean symbolize in the Lord of the Flies?

The ocean is a complex symbol that grows in meaning throughout the story. One significant nuance to this symbol is the use of the term “ocean” versus “sea”. The water surrounding the island is…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In the future, if Dill were to write a letter to Scout, what things would he ask her?

I think Dill would be especially interested if Jem and Scout became friends with Boo Radley. He would wonder if they ever saw him again or if he ever came out of the house. He would especially be…

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  • LITERATURE

What is the effect of the ‘beast’ in William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies?

In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, the boys on the island develop a fear of the “Beast”, which resides on the island with them, and this fear eventually becomes a source of motivation…

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  • WALK TWO MOONS

Describe how the author develops the steps of the Hero’s Journey.

The author follows the steps of the Hero’s Journey (a theme developed by Joseph Campbell in his book Hero with a Thousand Faces) in the frame story of Salamanca Tree Hiddle’s journey from…

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  • THE RAVEN

What are the literary traits that show that “The Raven” is a gothic poem?

The mystery inherent to “The Raven” as well as the possibility of supernatural occurrences both help to identify this poem as a work of Gothic literature. First, the phantom knock at the door and…

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  • LITERATURE

How do various settings influence Precious in Sapphire’s “Push”?

Sapphire’s novel “Push” tells the story of Precious Jones, a teenager living in deplorable abuse and neglect. The early influences in her life are her family and school life. Both her father…

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