In Beloved, what does the narrator mean by the warning at the end: "this is not a story to pass…

# In Beloved, what does the narrator mean by the warning at the end: "this is not a story to pass…

• BELOVED

In Beloved, what does the narrator mean by the warning at the end: “this is not a story to pass…

The statement that comes in the last lines of Toni Morrison’s Beloved is certainly a puzzling one. Since the novel is telling the story about the reprecussions of slavery through the pasts of her…

• MATH

Solve for x , |x – 4| = |2x – 7|

We have to solve : | x – 4| = | 2x- 7| Now the absolute value |x| of x as well as -x is equal to x. | x – 4| = | 2x- 7| gives us x – 4 = 2x – 7 and -( x – 4) = 2x – 7 x – 4 = 2x – 7 => x – 2x =…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the importance of studying life span development (birth to death)?

Studying life span development is important for many reasons. If we know about the cognitive, psychosocial, and biological processes of development it will help us understand human growth and…

• MATH

Solve for x, x^2 – 19x = 90.

We have to solve x^2 – 19x = 90 x^2 – 19x = 90 we use the relation that the roots of a quadratic equation ax^2+ bx + c = 0 are given by [-b + sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a and [-b + sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a…

• THE GRAPES OF WRATH

In The Grapes of Wrath, what is the connection between the plight of American farmers and…

When assessing most work by Steinbeck, I think that the most powerful element that is present is the voice of the dispossessed. As eloquently, or perhaps even more than any other American writer,…

Explain how an individual’s personality and character traits affect their behavior at work….

As many as 70% of employers use Personality Testing to evaluate job applicants. Aside from providing information of value as described below, Personality Testing offers the following advantages:…

• RELIGION

Why was Quakerism founded?

The Quaker faith was started in the mid-1600s, beginning from the time in 1652 when George Fox (the founder of the religion) felt that he was called by God to found a new religion. The founding of…

• TARTUFFE

Women take on a variety of characters in Molière’s Tartuffe. How do these characters serve to…

In Molière’s comedy Tartuffe, we see women who challenge or support the traditional roles of women in terms of the power structures of Molière’s time. After Orgon introduces Tartuffe—the scam…

• LAW AND POLITICS

What must the prosecution prove to convict the defendant of the possession charge?The defendant…

What the prosecution has to prove here is that the defendant had what is called “constructive possession” of the bag of marijuana. Possession could also be established if the defendant had actual…

• THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

In The Old Man and the Sea, who is Santiago’s enemy?

This is a very deep question. I don’t think that this novel necessarily has an “enemy” in perhaps the sense you are talking about. There are certainly no direct antagonists who try to stop Santiago…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Do you think that people charged with violent crimes such as assualt, rape, or murder should be…

In my opinion, this question has to be answered on a case by case basis. In general, however, the determining factor should be the level of risk that the defendant is likely to pose to the…

• LAW AND POLITICS

In the following case, why would it have been better if the police sent only the three radios…

It would have been better if the police had only sent the three radios with the thief because then there would be less ground for the defendant to claim entrapment. Entrapment occurs, as the link…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Can the defendant be convicted of posession of stolen property in the following case?Police…

From your description of the facts, there apparently was a pre-existing arrangement between the thief and the defendant for the latter to purchase the stolen goods from him. If one purchases, or…

• HISTORY

compare the successes of president Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson in enacting reform legislation

Of the three, Theodore Roosevelt was perhaps the greatest reformer. He considered himself a progressive, even though he was a Republican and was largely responsible for breaking up the gigantic…

• THE NECKLACE

What kind of family is Mathilde from?”The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

Madame Loisel comes from the type of family that Guy de Maupassant loved to satirize: one of the petty bureaucrats of the French civil service. She is born, “as if by an accident of fate into a…

• GRAMMAR

What is the meaning of the following example, especially regarding would?: BURNS: “I’d even go…

The meanings of modal verbs would and could are not equivalent. Would indicates willingness while could indicates ability: “I am willing to go because I like employees (would)” versus “I am able…

• POLITICAL SCIENCE

What was the framers’ opinion on who should be selected for the highest offices of leadership?

If you go by what is actually in the Constitution, the Framers did not have any clear opinions as to who should be selected for the highest government offices. They set out very few qualifications…

• THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What are elements of personification and simile in chapters 1 and 2?The Grapes of Wrath by John…

In creating the setting of a once rich, fertile earth now deprived of life-giving nourishment, John Steinbeck introduces the first of the harships of the Joads, Oklahoma farmers who become the…

• THE CRUCIBLE

Discuss the role of Biblical allusions in The Crucible.

Miller does an excellent job in bringing out the Bible in the lives of the Salem townspeople. The Bible, the good book, is what drives the town into a sense of madness. The belief that the Bible…

• BRAVE NEW WORLD

How does chapter 18 of Brave New World reveal John’s character?Mostly focus on this passage: The…

John the Savage has asked to be allowed to go with Helmholtz to the islands, but he is denied because Mustapha Mond wishes to continue the experiment with the Savage. So, since Mond will not grant…

• THE TELL-TALE HEART

Please provide an example of how a creepy mood is created in “The Tell-Tale Heart.”EXAMPLE:…

It is clear that in this masterful short story, Poe creates an atmosphere and mood of terror and fear. Certainly there are plenty of ways in which he does this, but you might want to consider a…

• THE GRAPES OF WRATH

In the novel The Grapes of Wrath, what is the theme of the turtle vignette?

The theme of the turtle vignette is endurance. The turtle serves as an allegory of the experience of the Joads and others like them. It is moving along the same road as the rest of the displaced…

• BRAVE NEW WORLD

In Brave New World, what is the role of the country in the World State economy?

The country in literature, typically represents calm and quiet reflection and an image of beauty and serenity. This is not so in Brave New World. In this novel, the country exists to aid the…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

How can a person build good relationships with their superiors?Most job tasks require getting…

Getting along with your superiors is a matter of balance. Respect the hierarchy of the relationship and try not to overstep your authority. Generally speaking, follow the “chain of command” and…

• BRAVE NEW WORLD

What are the differences in thinking between the child’s mind and the adult’s mind for the…

In Huxley’s Brave New World, the World State is counting on the idea that there isn’t much, if any difference between what a child thinks and what an adult thinks. The leaders of the society have…

• A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

In “A Christmas Memory,” what obstacle must Buddy and his cousin overcome to make their gifts?

This nostalgic memory of a childhood Christmas is remarkable for a number of reasons, but one is the context in which the memory is set. It is clear that Buddy and his cousin come from a poor…

• MACBETH

What quote(s) from Macbeth talks about why Macbeth killed Duncan and Banquo?

He decides to kill Duncan in the first act, and his quote that supports his fears is in Act I, sc 4. He is not happy that Malcolm is next in line, so he must move quickly if he is to kill Duncan….

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is cultural hegemony?

The best definition I have heard of cultural hegemony is that it is the art of getting people to “participate in their own oppression.” Marxists argue that the ruling class achieves cultural…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

Why doesn’t Tybalt want Romeo and Juliet to get married?:)

Tybalt has a very fiery temper, and he also loathes the Montague family. For Juliet (a Capulet) to even consider a Montague would make Tybalt sick to death. So the family feud which was set into…

• ANTIGONE

What happens to Ismene at the end of Antigone?

Ismene, Antigone’s sister, appears in two key scenes in the play. In the play’s beginning, Ismene refuses to help Antigone bury their brother Polyneices. This causes Antigone to break with her…

• HAMLET

How does Hamlet show cold revenge and Laertes show hot?In what acts/scenes do the show this….

This is an interesting way to describe the difference between Laertes and Hamlet. Laertes’s revenge would be considered “hot” because he is very hot-headed upon his return to Denmark and claims…

• THE GRAPES OF WRATH

As the novel The Grapes of Wrath opens, what is devastating the land?John Steinbeck’s The Grapes…

The weeds grew darker green to protect themselves, and they did not spread any more. The surface of the earth crusted, a think hard crust, and as the sky became pale, so the earth became pale,…

• THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

In “The Fall of the House of Usher,” what does the narrator discover about the brother and sister…

[Please note: you are not permitted to ask multiple questions. You are only allowed one question, so I have edited your original question to focus on the first question that you asked. Please…

• HISTORY

To what extent was the progressive movement of 1900-1920 an extension of reformers ideas and…

During the last decade of the 19th century, the Populists were the most prominent reformers in the United States. Although they died out in that same decade, some of their ideas lived on with the…

• THE OPEN BOAT

How does Crane, in “The Open Boat,” convey the deepening sense of brotherhood among the four men…

Crane, in “The Open Boat”, conveys a deep sense of brotherhood between the men in the dinghy. Given the scientific nature of Naturalistic writing, the men are left to fight against nature itself….

• POLITICAL SCIENCE

Compare and contrast the political terms hawk and dove.

These are terms that have to do with the attitudes that people hold towards wars or military interventions in general (or towards specific cases in which the US is involved militarily in some other…

• OEDIPUS REX

Why does Sophocles concentrate on life of Oedipus after his becoming King of Thebes?Consider that…

bchan182 is right! The structural requirements of a Greek Tragedy compel Sophocles to focus on Oedipus’ downfall. And yet, there is a more general reason that the play opens with Oedipus having…

• PETRARCH

Compare and contrast “I’d Sing of Love in Such a Novel Fashion” and “ Alone, and Lost in…

Both of thees two beautiful sonnets deal with unrequired love; I would suggest using that as the basis for your comparison. Both speakers also deal with their sorrow over unrequired love by taking…

• THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, what does the poem mean and how is it relevant to the book?

You might want to consider how one of the characters interprets the poem himself. At the end of the book, in the last letter that he writes to Ponyboy, Johnny declares that he understands the poem…

Expository Text/Nonfiction TextsIt would be a great help to me, if others could share their great…

Please list links or resources and a short summary of what they have to offer. Thanks:D

• ESSAY LAB

How can I spice up my narrative essay?I am writing about a big horse show that I competed at,…

You’re right. You do a great job of telling your audience about the experience, but you don’t show us. Good writing should show the audience. When we close our eyes, we should be taken to that…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, what are some examples and quotes of Romeo and Juliet’s “love” being…

Romeo’s first glimpse of Juliet is followed by this quote. It’s all “love at first sight” for him. This is in Act I, Sc 4 O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!It seems she hangs upon the…

• CRAZY JANE TALKS WITH THE BISHOP

Analyze the theme of “fair and foul” in two of the “Crazy Jane” poems by William Butler Yeats.

In reading Yeats’ poem, “Crazy Jane Talks With the Bishop,” my sense of the “fair and foul” theme expressed is that good cannot exist without the bad. It is a paradox of sorts, that something good…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter V of The Great Gatsby, what stages does Gatsby go through as he waits for and then…

Anticipating his meeting with Daisy takes an emotional toll on Gatsby. He goes to great lengths to make certain that all is prepared for her appearance–the grass being cut, the flowers being…

• TOUCHING SPIRIT BEAR

Please provide details about the main character of Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

Fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews is the main character of Ben Mikaelsen’s novel Touching Spirit Bear. He is the protagonist of the story, but for most of the novel he is busy antagonizing anyone he…

• TOUCHING SPIRIT BEAR

What are the conflict(s) the main character of Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen goes through?

The book, Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelsen, is full of conflicts for the protagonist, Cole. Cole is abused by his father, and his mother does nothing to help him. When he gets in trouble, he…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What happened between Rainsford and General Zaroff at the end of the story “The Most Dangerous…

The story is missing some specifics, but the outcome is that Rainsforth kills Zaroff. At the end of the story, Rainsforth sleeps in Zaroff’s bed. The implication is that Rainsforth has killed…

• THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

The Importance of Being Earnest”A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities…

This quote seems like something Algernon would say. He is the most witty of the characters in the play, and has a fun, yet devilish side to his personality. He likes to keep things interesting by…

• SCIENCE

how does the ‘National Grid’ provide us with electricity to our homes or industry’s?

The national grid is a network of conducting cables controlled by switchyards (youtube high voltage switch arc for amazing sparks), that can connect all power stations in the grid to all consumers….

• A RAISIN IN THE SUN

In A Raisin in the Sun, how do power and authority change hands over the course of the play?

This is an excellent question. As you go through the play, it is clear that by the end of the play the major shift of power that has occurred has been the transfer from the matriarchal Mama to her…