How does what happens to Simon demonstrate the dangers of fear?

How does what happens to Simon demonstrate the dangers of fear?

  • SCIENCE

A boy of mass 45 kg stands on a square wooden block of 50 cm side. Calculate the pressure exerted…

Pressure is defined as force exerted per unit area (perpendicular to the direction of application of force, or the area over which the force actually acts). Here the force is exerted by a boy of…

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  • ARTS

What are the differences between modern and postmodern music?

Modernism and Postmodernism are distinct periods within the history of western European music. In order to understand their differences, it is important to know how they fit within the context of…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

How important is suspense in the The Most Dangerous Game?

The whole story is rooted in suspense. So, if you take away suspense, you change what is central to the story. We can see this in several ways. First, in the beginning of the story, the island…

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  • SELF-RELIANCE

Which one of the three tenets of Transcendentalism is the most stressed Ralph Waldo Emerson’s…

*The basic tenets of Transcendentalism are these three: A firm belief that God is present in all aspects of Nature, including every human being (this is the concept of the Over-Soul) A conviction…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Ralph in Lord of the Flies show initiative?

Although Ralph is not a natural born leader like Jack is and is not as naturally intelligent as Piggy is, he nevertheless shows significant initiative in the first half of the book. In the first…

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  • SCIENCE

How ozone layer shield us from the ultra violet radiation from the sun?

Stratospheric ozone (O3) protects us from harmful ultra-violet radiation of Sun. The short wavelength UV radiations can cause skin cancer and cataract. When UV radiations interact with ozone…

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  • REFERENCE

What are two positive effects of television on society?

I can think of at least two positive effects television can have on society. For one, television allows people to stay up-to-date locally, nationally, and globally by watching news programs. Having…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does the media affect our life?

The media has a big impact on our life. The media is able to shape public opinion by how they present a story or if they present a story at all. The television news media may show images that could…

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  • ESSAY LAB

How do you start a summary?

A good summary should serve two purposes: recount the major points or events of a text and use these to support the thesis, or “big idea,” of the text. I recommend doing some pre-writing to try and…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

How did Helen like Niagara falls? Why did people feel surprised at her response?

Helen visited Niagara Falls in 1893. Because Helen could not see or hear, she relied on her other senses to experience the majesty of the powerful falls. Helen described that she “felt the air…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

In “The Monkey’s Paw,” who do you think was knocking on the door at the end of the story?

The author has told the story in such a masterful way that I cannot help believing it is Herbert standing right on the other side knocking for admission. Like Mr. White, I dread the thought of…

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  • SCIENCE

A load of 1000 N is lifted with the help of a first class lever and the effort applied to do the…

Hello! A lever is a simple machine (one of the simplest and long known). It consists of something long and firm, and a fulcrum on which to rotate. A first class lever have the fulcrum between the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What title should I use for a newspaper article on Tom Robinson’s trial in To Kill a Mockingbird?

This is a great question, but I will say right from the beginning that there will be many differences of opinion. In light of this, let me give you a few suggestions and reasons why I would chose…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

What sort of growth of characters do we see in Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw?

In one sense, we can think of the play Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw as a sort of dramatic bildungsroman, documenting the growth of the character Raina towards a greater self-knowledge…

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  • THE GIVER

Why is Jonas a male in The Giver and not a female?

The short answer is that we don’t know. That would be a question that the author, Lois Lowry, would need to address herself and I do not recall her ever mentioning that she had considered making…

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  • MACBETH

What are some external conflicts in Macbeth?

Internal conflicts are man against himself, such as the sort Macbeth has when he is trying to reconcile his desire to be king with the murder Lady Macbeth has talked him into committing. He cannot…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

How is Frankenstein a Gothic novel? What elements of Gothic fiction does it contain? Provide…

According to the eNotes definition of Gothic Literature it is, “a movement that focused on ruin, decay, death, terror, and chaos, and privileged irrationality and passion over rationality and…

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  • HISTORY

What happened in Bosnia during unipolar world order?

In Bosnia a major ethnic conflict erupted between 1992 and 1995. The war happened because of the break-up of the Yugoslavia and the major combatants were the militaries of the Republic of Bosnia…

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  • THE BET

Imagine that you meet a young lawyer after the party at which he made a bet with the banker. What…

I would probably want to ask a lot of questions, such as the following: Do you really think you can stand solitary confinement for fifteen years? Why did you offer to spend fifteen years in…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

In the novel Bud, Not Buddy, what were Herman E. Calloway and Miss Thomas fighting about in the…

In Chapter 16, Bud wakes in Herman Calloway’s house and quietly walks downstairs. He gets near the kitchen and overhears Herman saying to Miss Thomas, “…so that’s how that cookie’s going to…

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  • MACBETH

How are villainous characters presented in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Stevenson’s The Strange Case…

In Macbeth and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, villainous characters are presented through their indulgence in guilty pleasures. For example, Macbeth becomes consumed with the idea of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Where can the impact of the Great Depression be seen in To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Chapter 1, Scout (the first-person narrator), talks about what it was like to live in Maycomb when she was a child. Everyone seemed to move slowly; no one was in a hurry. There was “nowhere to…

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  • SCIENCE

How are the exoskeletons of mollusks and arthropods different?

Composition, growth, and formation are three differences between the exoskeletons of mollusks and arthropods. The first difference mentioned was composition. The exoskeleton of a mollusk is…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

In chapter 16 of Bud, Not Buddy, what are Herman E. Calloway and Miss Thomas fighting about in…

Your question is actually an amalgamation of what happens in chapter 15 and chapter 16 in Bud, Not Buddy; however, the answer is rather simple: the two are fighting about whether Bud should stay…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is a quote that describes how/why Mr. Radley locked up Boo Radley after Boo stabbed him in…

Towards the end of Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Miss Stephanie tells Jem about Boo Radley and his family. She tells the story of when Boo stabbed his father in the leg, but his father did…

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  • THE LOTTERY

What can we understand to be the writer’s own attitude toward the lottery and the stoning in the…

I think that Jackson’s attitude towards the stoning and lottery is meant to generate thought about what we do to other people in our daily lives. Jackson does not speak of her judgment in a…

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  • A WORN PATH

What is the main reason Phoenix Jackson keeps talking to herself?

In Eudora Welty’s story “A Worn Path,” the character Phoenix Jackson is an old woman who makes a yearly journey into town. Along the way, she encounters animals, dangerous roads, and a white…

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  • SCIENCE

To change speed you need to have an?

Speed is the ratio of distance traveled over a given duration of time. That is, speed = distance/time To change the speed of an object, the object will need an acceleration (or deceleration) and…

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  • SCIENCE

Mention the source of oxygen, given out by plants during the process of photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants (containing chlorophyll) convert solar energy to chemical energy of food. The process can be represented by the following chemical reaction:

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What does the Mechanical Hound represent in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

The Mechanical Hound represents the society’s advancements in technology, it’s priority to hunt down criminals and to inflict capital punishment, and Captain Beatty’s power and authority to execute…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany?

The Germans were forced to accept guilt for starting the war. This was highly debatable in light of events in the summer of 1914, but it served as justification for the harsh punishments assessed…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a fable?

The dictionary defines a fable as a short story intended to teach some kind of moral lesson. For example, the folk tale “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is a fable warning people against the dangers of…

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  • HISTORY

What type of skills do you think explorers, such as Vasco da Gama, needed to do their job well?

Explorers such as Vasco da Gama needed to be extremely skillful to do their jobs well. Here are a few necessary skills they should have: First, they had to be skilled cartographers, or mapmakers….

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  • SCIENCE

How did the human race evolve? What happened to the skeleton?

Based on the second part of your question, I don’t think that you want social and cultural evolutionary changes. I’ll stick with a few changes that have happened specifically to the human…

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  • SCIENCE

Why glucose cant be stored in human body?

Glucose can’t be stored in the human body because it is a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates have to be converted to another form before they can be used as fuel for the body. The cellular respiration…

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  • THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN

Does Mrs. Crater have any moral justification for her actions in the short story, “The Life You…

There is a redeeming feature in Mrs Crater’s actions, yes. One could suggest that Mrs Crater’s concern for Lucynell’s care after she has died, for she is old, may be the one redeeming feature she…

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  • SCIENCE

How do the nucleotides in DNA pair?

DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is a molecule that contains all the genetic material within a cell. DNA molecules contain information required for production of proteins that enable cells to carry out…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

Explain the two year stay in New York.

Helen Keller stayed in New York City for two years while she attended Wright-Humason School for the Deaf. She first arrived in the autumn of 1894. Miss Sullivan stayed with Helen while she was at…

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  • THE LOTTERY

What do these objects suggest to you? Why is the black box described as “battered”? Are there any…

Your question hints that there are other objects in question, but only the black box is listed. I will attempt to name another symbolic object in addition to the black box. The black box is…

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  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

How does the ghost explain the behavior of the Otises?

The Canterville ghost is both disheartened and angered by his inability to frighten the Otis family. Furthermore, they appear to mock the ghost by offering him medicine when he wails along the…

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  • HISTORY

What were the Corn Laws?

The Corn Laws placed restrictions on the importation of grain into Great Britain. Many members of Parliament were large (mostly absentee) landholders, and they profited from the production of…

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  • SCIENCE

Why the icy places are melting?

I assume, you are referring to the melting of ice caps and glaciers. This melting is happening due to global warming, or an increase in the average temperature of Earth. A number of gases (such as…

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  • HISTORY

What are some problems the colonial empire caused Britain?

When Great Britain established its empire, it received many benefits from the empire. These benefits included economic, political, and social ones. However, there were times when having a colonial…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the reason that water expands when its temperature decreases?

The density of liquid water increases as it cools until it reaches 4 degrees C. From 4 degrees until it freezes it becomes less dense or expands. The expansion that takes place near the freezing…

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  • HISTORY

What are the consequences of exploration?

In the 1400s, many European countries began to explore new lands and cultures. This was an exciting time for the European explorers but their overseas expansion had many important and long-lasting…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Why does Elizabeth marry Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?

By the end of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth decides to marry Darcy because she has come to realize what a genuinely caring, selfless, goodhearted man Darcy truly is and that she had…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What are the tones in “The Open Window” by Saki?

The TONE of a literary work entails the attitude with which the story is being narrated. It is an attitude that shows the underlying feeling toward the subject, a character, or a situation. In…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why there was a strain between the families of Romeo and Juliet?

The very first mention of this feud is in the play’s Prologue. The speaker refers to both families, the Capulets and the Montagues, as “alike in dignity” (line 1); thus they are of the same class…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Does Harper Lee write Bob Ewell in a manner that makes it possible to empathize with him?

Personally? No, Harper Lee did not write Bob Ewell in a way that makes me able to empathize with him. I’m sure that there are some readers that have read To Kill a Mockingbird and very much…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How does what happens to Simon demonstrate the dangers of fear?

In the time leading up to Simon’s death, the boys are becoming more and more convinced of the possibility of a “beastie,” and start to experience the fear that accompanies that possibility. Jack…

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