How does socialization impact our culture?

How does socialization impact our culture?

  • OUT OF THE DUST

What happens when Billie Jo plays Ma’s piano again?

Billie Jo’s decision to begin playing Ma’s piano again represents her growth and evolution as a human being who has been touched by tragedy. After the deaths of Ma and Franklin, Billie Jo avoids…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Scout stand up for Walter?

In Chapter 2, it is Scout’s first day of school. During lunchtime, Scout’s teacher, Miss Caroline, notices that Walter Cunningham doesn’t have a lunch. Walter tells Miss Caroline that he left his…

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  • MACBETH

How are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth presented as mentally disturbed?

Aside from the fact that killing for power is in itself a form of mental unrest, there are many times in the play where each of them seem to have lost their minds. The most clear evidence is Lady…

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  • HISTORY

What are examples of shared powers?

When the Constitution was written, the writers created a system of government known as federalism. That means some powers are shared between the state governments and the federal government. There…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

What is the effect Rev. Jonathon Edwards gives his audience?

The highly-charged fire and brimstone sermon of Reverend Edwards strikes such fear into his audience that many of the women cried and screamed; also, there were a number of terrified listeners who…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

In A Christmas Carol, what does this quote mean? “He turned upon the Ghost, and seeing that it…

This quote is taken from the first stave of A Christmas Carol and, to understand its significance, we must look at its position in the text. At this point, Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

Why did Kevin make up a story about the bionic body?

There could be several reasons why Freak made up the story regarding his bionic body. After he dies, Max is clearly distraught, and even slightly hurt, that Freak lied to him. This is where the…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Compare Napoleon and Boxer from Animal Farm.

On first glance, Napoleon and Boxer share some important similarities. They have a common enemy in Mr Jones, for example, and both take part in the Rebellion to overthrown him (in Chapter One)….

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What is the significance and origin of the title of the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Since the previous answer has already addressed most of the specific relationships between the text and the title, I will try to add some perspective into the thematic significance of these…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What was the relationship of Sodapop and Darry in The Outsiders?

In The Outsiders, Sodapop and Darry Curtis, Ponyboy’s two older brothers, have a very close and respectful relationship with one another. This is established very early in the book in chapter 1,…

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  • THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

What is the nature of the tension regarding Mrs. Van Daan’s inappropriate actions toward Mr….

The tension begins in act 1, scene 3 when Mrs. Van Daan asks Mr. Frank to take Peter on as a pupil. Mr. Frank defers to Mr. Van Daan, but Mr. Van Daan says that Peter won’t listen to him, so he is…

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  • THE HELP

What is The Help by Kathryn Stockett about?

The Help is a work of historical fiction set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the years 1962-1964. The time and place are marked by the strong racial divide between white and black people. The Jim…

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  • HISTORY

Was there a global effort to influence or stop the human rights abuses in East Timor? Map… 1 image

The crisis in East Timor refers to a history of human rights abuses targeted at their population by the Indonesian government and military. Indonesia assumed control of East Timor in 1975, shortly…

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  • SHAKESPEARE

What were some superstitious beliefs about women in Shakespeare’s time?

A lot of superstitions regarding women in Shakespeare’s day had to do with social deviancy and witchcraft. Unmarried women, especially those who were old, were often suspected of being witches….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Please provide 3 quotes from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird about Scout vs. society. The theme…

When we judge other people, it is as if we are placing ourselves on a higher pedestal than others. It means that we think our way is the only “right” way and we start to believe we have a right to…

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  • LITERATURE

I’m not sure what to use as a moral for my fairy tale so please can I have some ideas?

Among the elements of fairy tales such as that they include magical elements and a good versus evil theme is the fact that they often teach some sort of lesson or contain a moral. When writing an…

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  • MACBETH

Why did Shakespeare start Macbeth with the short scene of the witches?

Shakespeare begins Macbeth with a very intriguing scene involving the three Witches. This scene immediately draws in the viewer, as the Witches speak in confusing words accompanied by lightning and…

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  • HISTORY

Why did Canada leave the Colombo Plan?

Canada left the group of nations comprising the Colombo Plan in 1992 as a result of the end of the Cold War and the worldwide economic recession. Canada was initially very cautious when deciding to…

  • HARVEST OF EMPIRE

Which of the Five Faces of Oppression do the people in Harvest of Empire struggle against? 1 image

In Harvest of Empire, Juan Gonzalez details a comprehensive history of the United States and its relationship with neighbors from the south of its borders. Gonzalez presents a compelling argument…

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  • SCIENCE

What is released in the air when biodiesel is burned?

Biodiesel is a fuel which is produced from vegetable oils and animal fat. Given the finite quantity of fossil fuels, including petroleum oil and the generation of greenhouse gases (such as carbon…

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  • HISTORY

What were the effects of the Japanese being in internment camps?

There were several effects of the Japanese being in internment camps. The first impact was that the lives of the Japanese were interrupted. They had to sell their businesses and their homes….

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  • THE LOTTERY

What is the procedure in the story “The Lottery” if the head of the house cannot attend?

This problem has undoubtedly come up numerous times over the years. The author has provided an example in her story in order to show that every household must be represented in every annual…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In “The Most Dangerous Game”, what roles do chance and coincidence play in the story?

Chance or coincidence plays a large role in that Rainsford happened to fall of his boat, and happened to be a famous hunter. Chance or coincidence do seem to play a role in this story. The first…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

I am writing a Literary Analysis essay about Arthur Miller and The Crucible, I can’t think of any…

Without knowing what you are going to analyze in The Crucible, I can only give you some general tips for how to start your essay. As an English teacher, I tell my students to avoid the old…

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  • SCIENCE

How long does it take for a primary wave to travel 2,000 km?

In an earthquake, the initial seismic energy wave is called a primary wave. It compresses the material ahead of it; other types of subsequent waves travel in sideways and up-and-down motions. A…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In the book Of Mice and Men, how is Curley’s wife’s nature most clearly revealed? What is one…

Curley’s wife is lonely. There are many lonely characters in this story, but Curley’s wife is one of the saddest cases. She wanders around looking for her husband, unable to make any friends…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How many days does the young Scrooge get to spend with his father and sister before he has to…

In Stave 2 of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past. Together, they return to Scrooge’s school days, specifically to a visit from his sister, Fanny. She has come to…

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  • SCIENCE

Mention some ways in which chemistry is a part of daily life?

Chemistry is a part of our day to day life. Our body is organic and is maintained by chemical reactions. We breathe in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. The food that we eat originates from…

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  • HISTORY

What were the effects of Reconstruction for whites in the South?

Reconstruction had a significant effect on southern whites. There were many changes in the South as a result of Reconstruction. African-Americans got more freedoms. White southerners would no…

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  • MACBETH

Is Macbeth a villain or a victim?

Whether you think Macbeth is a villain or victim largely depends on whether or not you think he is responsible for his own actions. Some observers have argued that Macbeth is essentially a good man…

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  • HISTORY

How did colonists view the trade laws that England set?

The colonists never really accepted the trade laws that Great Britain established. Going back to the beginning of the colonies when the British passed the Navigation Acts, the colonists found ways…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What do the humans do that makes them evil in Old Major’s eyes?

Old Major’s speech to the animals occurs in Chapter One of Animal Farm. In it, he argues that “Man is the only real enemy we have,” and lists a number of grievances intended to get the animals to…

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  • THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

What does the doctor report about M&M in That was Then, This is Now?

In Chapter 9, Bryon and Cathy find M&M in an upstairs bedroom of a hippie commune-type home strung out on acid. They are told that M&M is suffering from a bad trip and tried numerous times…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, how does Victor become lost at sea?

Victor rows out to sea to dispose of the body of the second creature, a female, he has created. While out on the water, Victor feels refreshed by the breeze on the water, so he stretches out in the…

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  • HISTORY

What was President Carter’s foreign policy?

There were several parts to President Carter’s foreign policy. One aspect dealt with the Middle East. President Carter was able to facilitate a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. These…

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  • INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN

In Inside Out and Back Again, Hà’s mother has Quang bless the house on Tết before Hà can. How…

Tết happens twice in the story: once near the very beginning, when Hà very sneakily touches her toe to the tile floor of the house to bless the house first, and once at the end of the story,…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is acid added to water and not water to acid when diluting?

When diluting acid, it’s safer to add acid to water than to add water to acid because heat is released when strong concentrated acids are mixed with water. When water is added directly to the acid…

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  • SEEDFOLKS

What is a theme in Seedfolks?

One of the major themes of Seedfolks is that out of something ugly, something beautiful can grow. This theme is not only seen through the physical growth of the garden but also through the…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

In “Raymond’s Run”, why would Squeaky’s mother want Squeaky to be in the May Day program?

Squeaky’s mother wants her to run in the May Day race because all little girls do it. Squeaky’s interest in May Day is purely athletic. She wants to run in the May Day races. Running is her…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Renaissance help cause the Reformation?

The Renaissance helped cultivate the Reformation in several ways. First, the Renaissance placed a renewed emphasis on Greek, the language in which the biblical New Testament was written. Scholars…

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  • TANGERINE

What did the Tangerine County Sports Commission do when they found out that Antoine Thomas lived…

In Tangerine, there are two school districts: Tangerine and Lake Windsor. Everyone in town knows Lake Windsor is considered the better district. They have nicer schools, better sports teams, and…

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  • GATHERING BLUE

Matt saves six items for Kira before her cott burns. What are those six items?

When Kira is in the field to deal with the death of her mother, Kira’s cott burns down. Matt, a young boy from town, is able to save a few items from the fire. It is not clear who set the fire in…

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  • NUMBER THE STARS

What is the definition of the “Danish teen” in Number the Stars?

The book Number the Stars takes places in Denmark during World War II. This book highlights the bravery of the Danish people in helping Jewish people escape to Sweden to avoid persecution by the…

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  • SCIENCE

Is wood a compound, element, or mixture?

A material can be classified as either an element, compound or mixture. An element is composed of identical atoms bound together. A compound is composed of two or more elements in a certain ratio…

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  • HAMLET

Hamlet’s madness, whether genuine or not, adds to the fascination of his character to the…

Two things that really hook an audience and make them interested in a character are complexity and ambiguity. Complexity, because we always like finding yet another interesting layer to a…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In Homer’s The Odyssey, how does the encounter with the Lotus-eaters contrast with Odysseus’s…

When Odysseus and his men reach Ismarus, where the Ciconians live, they sack the city and kill the men they can find, rape the women, and steal all the treasure. Once everything is divvied up, he…

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  • HISTORY

what are two differences in how Northerners and Southerners viewed slavery

First, a disclaimer: Northerners and Southerners are not homogeneous groups of people. It would be possible to find a Southerner who objected to slavery just as easily as it would have been to…

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  • SCIENCE

A bee sting has a pH of 5.5. What could be added to a bee sting to make it better and why?

The bee sting has a slightly acidic pH (a value of 5.5) and hence it can be neutralized by using something slightly alkaline (something with a pH value of more than 7). One can use some baking soda…

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  • PAUL’S CASE

What examples of irony are there in “Paul’s Case”?

This is an interesting question, because so much of this story’s power comes from the detached point of view of the narrator, who nevertheless seems to empathize with Paul. I think one place you…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does socialization impact our culture?

Socialization impacts our culture the same way it impacts every other culture in the world. That is, socialization perpetuates our culture. Without socialization, our culture would not be handed…

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