How does geography affect culture?

How does geography affect culture?

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, what is the reason for Nick’s breaking the story at…

Many different opinions have been expressed about why Nick Carraway breaks the story towards the end of Chapter III. F. Scott Fitzgerald is using the fiction that the tale is being told by one of…

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  • HISTORY

What do you think were the two or three most significant factors during this long trip that…

This is such an interesting way to phrase this question about Maine becoming a state! Yes, I suppose it WAS a long “trip” for Maine to become a state; however, please realize that the United…

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  • HISTORY

What was life like in 1840 for slaves?

By 1840, slavery was abolished in the Northern states and still a crucial part to the Southern plantation economy. The slave population was almost at 4 million, the majority working on the…

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  • SHE’S COME UNDONE

What is the source of conflict between Dolores and her mom in She’s Come Undone, and how does…

I would say that one of the basic sources of conflict between Dolores and her mom is a lack of emotional connection. On some levels, the television that “would be the beginning of our family’s…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Were the Ibo people in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart civilized?

Definitions of “civilized” can vary according to individual perceptions of alien cultures, but one would be hard-pressed to conclude that the Ibo, as described in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall…

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  • CHESAPEAKE

In the book Chesapeake, what is “Voyage Seven: 1811” about?

With a quick fix of punctuation, it’s much easier to understand your question. You are asking about the chapter of Chesapeake entitled “Voyage Seven: 1811.” It is a unique voyage of the novel…

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  • THE CHASER

In the story “The Chaser,” what makes the story sound realistic and what makes it seem unrealistic?

In the story “The Chaser” by British writer John Collier one thing that makes the story sound realistic is the vivid description of the setting of the story. For example, right in the opening…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I’m having trouble formulating an essay introduction. The essay is one themes of alienation,…

Is the source of your trouble here related to any difficulty in deciding exactly how these concepts (alienation, marginalization, assimilation) and each of these works are specifically connected?…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

I have an essay about will the European Union sustain itself. I think it means that I have to…

First of all, I do not believe that most people think that there would be a war if the European Union were to break up. While the EU has problems, they do not reach a level where the various…

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  • POLITICS AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

From “Politics and the English Language,” what is Orwell’s best example that shows why political…

I think that one of Orwell’s best examples as to how political writing is bad writing can be seen in the English professor’s justification of Russian totalitarianism. In it, many of Orwell’s…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are some interview questions and answers for the characters from Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men…

If I were interviewing the major characters from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men about Lennie’s, I would probably ask the following questions. George: Q-Why do you suppose that you and Lennie…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Are American prison systems a result of a failed public policy? Why continue with our public…

I am not sure that there can be a simple answer to this question. It takes on so many different forms and encompasses so much that I think that the space offered here is not enough to “answer’ it….

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What are the roles of women in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare? Why did…

The primary female roles in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar are those of Calpurnia, wife of Caesar, and Portia, wife of Brutus. These female characters serve to heighten the effect of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is the background of To Kill a Mockingbird?

The novel is set in Maycomb County during the period 1933 – 1935. This was a period of great disillusionment and anxiety – the period of the Great Depression. Many inhabitants of the South were…

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  • MATH

What does the equation “y=mx+c” mean?

The equation that is written as y = mx + c represents a straight line graph. At any place on the horizontal (or “x”) axis the line passes through a particular place on the other (vertical, or “y”)…

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  • THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

Directions: After reading both poems by Robert Frost (“The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by…

[There has been so much written about these poems of Robert Frost that you will need to be very careful to “express in your own words” as per your teacher’s instructions. Also, I was unable to…

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  • HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

How is didacticism and child agency portrayed in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?

I think that Rowling depicts a very fluid relationship between didacticism and child agency in the first novel of the series. I don’t think that Rowling is driven by a need to present didacticism…

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  • TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN

How is child agency portrayed in Tom’s Midnight Garden?

Child agency is portrayed both through Tom, the protagonist of the novel, and Hatty, the young orphaned girl from an earlier time who becomes his good friend. Child agency simply means the power of…

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  • THREE MEN IN A BOAT (TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG)

I want complete summary for the novel Three Men in a Boat.

Well, first, the full title of the book is Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog). The story begins when three different friends [Jerome (known as J.) Harris, and George] are absolutely…

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  • REFERENCE

Colonial Classroom: Then and Now Instruction in colonial schools was primarily religious…

Educational practices today differ from those of the colonial era in almost every way. For the most part, I am glad that this is so. I would not want to teach or learn using the old ways. Let us…

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  • RICHARD III

In William Shakespeare’s play, how does Richard III’s deformity lead to the development of his…

Shakespeare did not hesitate to attribute Richard III’s dark nature – as depicted in this influential play, if not necessarily in reality – to his physical deformities. In fact, the play’s…

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  • REFERENCE

What are some quotes from History that speak positively of women, but are not about their looks?

In looking at quotes from history that speak positively of women and move beyond looks, I think that there is going to be a focus on women who saw their own voices silenced and sought to transcend…

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  • THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS

How does the poem “Nothing in Heaven Functions As It Ought” compare to the story “The Ones Who…

Nothing in Heaven functions as it oughtPeter’s bifocals blindly sat on, crackHis gates lurch wide with the cackle of a cock.Not turn with a hush of gold as Milton had thought;….The nimbus off the…

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  • PLATO’S REPUBLIC

What is the main theme of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” in Plato’s Republic?

The main theme of Plato’s allegory of the cave is that we humans tend not to understand the true reality of our world. We think that we understand what we are looking at and sensing in our…

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  • LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM CITY JAIL

In the final paragraph, what double audience does King address and what details show his…

The final paragraph to Dr. King’s letter reflects his rhetorical skill and his universality as a messenger for social change. In it, he addresses dual audiences in the hope of a wider acceptance…

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  • CHRÉTIEN DE TROYES

Based on the chapter titled “The Grail” in Chretien de Troyes’ Perceval; or, The Story of the…

In the chapter titled “The Grail” in Chretien de Troyes’ Perceval; or, The Story of the Grail, translated by Ruth Harwood, Perceval does a few things to show he possesses the heroic traits of…

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  • REFERENCE

Need a good literary translation and interpretation of the news article below. Not Google…

While I am not a native speaker of Spanish, I am conversant in the language. Here is my translation of this article. According to the results of the National Poll on Discrimination in Mexico…

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  • EMILY DICKINSON
  1. Tell in your own words (2 paragraphs) what you think the poem “I Dwell in Possibility” is…
  2. Emily Dickinson’s poem “I Dwell in Possibility” is an extended metaphor; that is, the verses all contribute to a comparison between two unlike things, a comparison that extends, or continues…

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  • MATH

How do you identify whether a graph is continuous or discontinuous?

A graph is said to be continuous if it is entirely smooth and curved. It will have no sudden vertical jumps (upwards or downwards) or holes as you follow the line along the x-axis (horizontal…

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  • PHILOSOPHY

How was Socrates the personification of philosophy?

A quote often associated with Socrates is that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” It is this emphasis on reflection, intellectual discourse, and ideas that makes Socrates the very…

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  • THE MARK ON THE WALL

How is the male point of view criticized in the short story “The Mark on the Wall”? by Virginia…

E.M. Forster once wrote that Virginia Woolf strove to establish a sense of “aimlessness” in her work. He suggested that this understanding lies at the heart of her view of the world: Mrs. Woolf’s…

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  • THE CALL OF THE WILD

In The Call of the Wild, how do Francois and Perrault respond when they discover that Buck has…

In Jack London’s naturalistic novella, Buck, a crossbreed of St. Bernard and Scottish shepherd, who has inherited the massive size of the St Bernard and the intelligence of the shepherd finds…

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  • HISTORY

To what extent was Italian unification a ‘revolution from above?’

I would argue that the unification of Italy was largely, but not completely, a “revolution from above.” I say this because the role of government leaders like Camilo Cavour was, in my view,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how is Jem “done in by the oldest lawyers trick on record”?

Short answer: By getting Jem to admit to certain actions regarding Boo, Atticus backs Jem into the proverbial corner regarding his other intentions. What occurs in Chapter 5 of To Kill a…

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  • THE RUNNER

What is Chapter 1 of The Runner about?

Chapter 1 of Cynthia Voights’s The Runner acts as the exposition to the novel: the protagonist, seventeen-year-old Samuel “Bullet” Tillerman, who lives in Crisfield, located on the Eastern Shore of…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Comparative Study: what are the similarities and differences between the great gatsby – scott…

I think that one particular area of comparison between both works would be shared understanding of what it means to be a part of the world. The idea of maturation, in terms of understanding the…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What does Captain Beatty say about entertainment the morning AFTER he and Montag visit the old…

Montag is so disturbed by the woman’s act of lighting the match that burned a thousand books as well as herself that he remains at home the next day. He tells his wife Mildred, “There must be…

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  • GERALDO NO LAST NAME

Writing an essay on the thesis Sandra Cisneros’s “Geraldo no last name” develops her…

The first part of your question makes it clear what the focus of your response should be: ‘… that social constraints can lead to a loss of identity.’ Firstly, what are the similarities between…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

Explain in detail, without using quotes, three distinct ways the physical journey of the novel,…

The physical journey adds to the overall meaning of Heart of Darkness in several ways. The physical journey is the vehicle through which self-exploration takes place. The physical journey becomes…

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  • ROBERT BURNS

What is the theme for “My Heart’s in the Highlands”?

With many of his poems written in the Scottish dialect and modeled after old Scottish ballads and songs, Robert Burns conquered the hearts of his countrymen as he became their voice. The Scots…

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  • MATH

How do you integrate these 2 questions. They involve the same steps, one is with trig and one is…

(#1)∫(3×3)csc(πx4)cot(πx4)dx∫(3×3)csc(πx4)cot(πx4)dx Since the integrand has a form csc(u)cot(u), consider the integral formula ∫csc(u)cot(u)du=−cscu+C∫csc(u)cot(u)du=-cscu+C To be able to apply that, use u-substitution method….

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

Explain in detail how the physical journey is an important element in the novel Heart of Darkness…

Without the journey up the river, with the encounters and observations made upon the way by, first, an unnamed narrator and, more significantly, by the character of Christopher Marlowe, there would…

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  • MATH

How would you ‘remove the discontinuity’ of f? In other words, how would you define f(2) in order…

Given f(x)=x3−8×2−4f(x)=x3-8×2-4 We want to remove the discontinuity at x=2 if possible. Factor the numerator and denominator: f(x)=(x−2)(x2+2x+4)(x+2)(x−2)f(x)=(x-2)(x2+2x+4)(x+2)(x-2) Note that the factor (x-2) divides…

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  • THE DESERTED VILLAGE

Can someone provide an analysis of The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith?

For a guy who had never visited North America, despite two failed attempts at doing so, Oliver Goldsmith was somehow imbued with an almost pathological hatred for America. Just as pathological was…

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  • MATH

Hello. I am having trouble with this calc problem. Integrate, with as few steps as needed, 

We can integrate tan^3(5x) by manipulating it with trig properties, and then by using u substitution. tan3(5x)=sin3(5x)cos3(5x)tan3(5x)=sin3(5x)cos3(5x)

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  • MATH

Which quadrilateral must have congruent Diagonals?

Both rectangles and isosceles trapezoids will always have congruent diagonals. In the case of rectangles, this is the basis of the carpenters method of determining if a door or window frame is…

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  • SCIENCE

The effects of a small meteor impact on Earth (<100 m radius) include _________….

The impacts caused by a small meteor will be local. Therefore I would say it would only cause “knocking over of trees” Source: 1….

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  • SCIENCE

I never write an abstract before so can you tell me what it is? Can you also give a abstract of…

In simple words, an abstract is a summary of the contents of a book, presentation, article or a speech. You would see abstracts in the beginning of any scientific research paper. Usually in…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What did F. Scott Fitzgerald achieve by using Nick’s point of view to tell Gatsby’s story?

By using a so-called “minor character as narrator” point of view, the author is able to inject his own commentary on the characters and events in the story without interfering with the dramatic…

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  • HISTORY

How does geography affect culture?

In this question, what you are really asking is how physical geography affects culture, which is one part of human geography. This is a question about how the physical nature of a given area…

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