In Beowulf, is grendel an actual monster or a symbol of immorality? I know he does represent…

# In Beowulf, is grendel an actual monster or a symbol of immorality? I know he does represent…

• MATH

How to prove that the vertex of parable y=x^2-4x+9 belongs to the line y=7-x?

Generally, in order to prove that a point belongs to a line, it’s coordinates verifies the equation of the line. To verify if the vertex of the given parable is on the given line, first, we have to…

• BEOWULF

In Beowulf, is grendel an actual monster or a symbol of immorality? I know he does represent…

In the plot of the original Beowulf, Grendel is an actual monster. He has been terrorizing Hrothgar’s people for many years and succeeding in killing them. Remember, however, that Beowulf is…

• MATH

Given the function f(x) = (2x-1)/(x^2+1), write the equation of the tangent line to the graph of…

The equation of the tangent line to a graph, in a given point, which has the coordinates: x0 and f(x0), is: y – f(x0) = f'(x0)(x-x0) To determine f'(x0), we’ll calculate first f'(x). We’ll…

• SHARON OLDS

In “The Victims” by Sharon Olds, what exactly is the speaker’s feelings towards her mother and…

The tone of the poem is extremely bitter, and the speaker clearly hates her father. Although she seems to be sympathetic towards her mother, there is an element of bitterness towards her as well,…

• GREAT EXPECTATIONS

At the end of Chapter 9, Pip is aware of “great changes” in himself. In what ways has Pip changed…

After Chapter 9 of Great Expectations, Pip has ventured from the forge, the only home he has known, and has been exposed to the eccentric Miss Havisham and the beautiful, scornful Estella. After…

• THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

How is wisdom depicted in The Epic of Gilgamesh?

The revelation of wisdom in The Epic of Gilgamesh is tied to the complementary themes of change and transformation and mortality and immortality. Gilgamesh’s quest in the second part of the epic is…

• MATH

Lim arctg(x/x+1)= x->infinit

It is an elementary limit. Let’s see how could it be solved: Lim arctg(x)/(x+1) = arctg lim(x)/(x+1) We’ll write the ratio x/(x+1) = (x+1-1)/(x+1) = (x+1)/(x+1) + (-1)/(x+1) lim(x)/(x+1) =…

• THE WASTE LAND

What are the pedagogical implications of The Waste Land?

If I understand the question, this is a phenomenal bit of delving. If I don’t, then I can only hope that what I offer can have some tangential meaning. The pedagogical implications of Elliot’s…

• MACBETH

How is Macbeth presented at the start of the play (Act 1 scene 1 in Macbeth)?

I can understand your confusion. The first scene is mostly about the witches. But they are planning to meet Macbeth when “the battle is lost and won.” From the beginning, the witches establish a…

• THE OPEN WINDOW

Name two characters and explain the ways in which these characters express themselves as they try…

In Saki’s “The Open Window,” there are two other characters involved in the narrative besides Vera, who, of course, creates the irony of the narrative. The first is Mr. Framton Nuttel, who has…

• ODE TO THE WEST WIND

Describe the third stanza of the poem “Ode to the West Wind”.Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ode to the…

As a Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote about many natural phenomena. His “Ode to the West Wind” was inspired by an autumn storm that caused the poet to consider the linkage between the…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

Who is the man Hester is thinking about in the narrative in Chapter II? The Scarlet Letter by…

In Chapter III as Hester stands ignominously upon the scaffold, her sight is fixed upon a man who stands beside and Indian, who is evidently his companion: By the Indians’s side…stood a white…

• NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

What makes Native Am. literature ethnic literature and what qualities & issues are reflected…

Originating as folktales and following an oral tradition, Native American literature, composed of stories, poems, songs, oratory, and chants, was not even recognized until the late 1800s. Until…

• MY LAST DUCHESS

In “My Last Duchess” it is obvious the Duke had the Duchess murdered. Is the Duke trying to…

You’re right; it is pretty clear the Duke murdered his former wife, the Duchess. He might be trying to justify it and he’s certainly not ashamed to admit the deed, so he’s possibly boasting about…

• SCIENCE

WHY THE THICK WALL WILL CRACK WHEN VERY HOT OR VERY COLD WATER IS POURED INTO THEM?ITS A QUESTION…

The primary reasons for the cracking are rate of heat transfer and thermal expansion. This applies especially to brick,masonry and concrete which are quite brittle when put under tension.Heat…

• THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER

What book of the old testament is the story “The Devil and Daniel Webster” based on?be specific

I don’t think this short story is based on any one Old Testament book. Rather, wherever in the Old Testament that Satan appears in a role where he tempting man, then that is what has had some…

• HISTORY

What were the major differences between northern presidential and congressional plans for…

The major difference between the presidential and Congresional Reconstruction plans is that the Congressional Reconstruction plan (aka Radical Reconstruction) was much more harsh towards the…

• HISTORY

Compare and contrast Lincoln and Davis as were leaders and the two governments over which they…

According to the historian John Keegan, Lincoln was a better war leader than Davis and his government was, in general, set up in a way that was more conducive to conducting a big war. Keegan says…

• GRAMMAR

What is the difference between “error” and “mistake” with regard to error analysis?

An error and a mistake, although share similar denotation, truly do vary in connotative meaning. An error is something wrong that is done when not knowing any different, versus a “mistake” implies…

• HISTORY

What was Tammany Hall? What role did it play in promoting organized baseball? Why did it do so?

Under “Boss Tweed,” Tammany Hall was the political machine in New York City in the last half of the nineteenth century. Originally, it began as a means of helping new immigrants to adapt to life…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Identify the speaker, plot and significance of the following quotes from “The Most Dangerous…

The first statement is not actually a character quotation but is a passage description spoken by the narrator. It refers to Rainsford’s first glimpse inside General Zaroff’s magnificent island…

• THE ALCHEMIST

Do you think Alchemist by Ben Jonson is an allegory?

Absolutely! Ben Johnson’s comedy The Alchemist is a direct blow to society’s tendency to believe in anything that is advertised, especially everything that is dubbed to be a quick money maker. Even…

• SHERWOOD ANDERSON

Can you give me the summary of the story “Discovery of a Father” by Sherwood Anderson?

“Discovery of a Father” is the story of the relationship between a father and a son. The son, who is most likely the author himself, is ashamed and embarrassed by his father. He wants his father to…

• THE TEMPEST

Give a character sketch of Ariel from The Tempest?

Ariel is an air spirit in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. For much of the play, the audience sees him doing Prospero’s bidding: creating the storm by which Alonso’s boat is cast ashore, tormenting…

• LAW AND POLITICS

What role should America’s ideals play in its national security policy?What role should…

You will probably get a lot of opinions on this one, and here is mine. I believe that in our current world climate in which we have terrorists trying to eliminate America from the face of the…

• S. ELIOT

Comment on the following statement: “Not to know T.S. Eliot is to be ignorant of how poetry has…

1. S. Eliot is often considered one of the most important – and also one of the most emblematic – literary figures of the twentieth century. As a leading proponent and practitioner of literary…

• ERICH FROMM

What does Fromm mean by the One Man in this passage?“I am everybody, and that I discover myself…

Dr. Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and committed social theorist, concerned himself deeply with man’s social plight in the world. He felt that human beings are social beings whose beliefs and…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What does Erich Fromm mean by humanism?

Throughout his life Fromm drew on his three main intellectual influences—Freud, Marx, and religious-theological currents (principally Judaic, Christian and Buddhist)—to develop a socialist…

• THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

What did the secret committee of Poker Flat decide to do? Why?

In order to clean up their town of undesirables and make it a morally more appealing locale, the secret committee of citizens from Poker Flat decided to banish a group of inhabitants deemed…

• DIGGING

What is the main theme of the poem “Digging?”A theme is suggestd by a combination of the tone and…

The main themes of the poem “Digging” are the nobility of all work, and continuity with the past. The central metaphor in the poem is the comparison between the speaker’s chosen work of writing and…

• DIGGING

What is the general attitude of the speaker towards his family and their chosen livelihood in the…

The general attitude of the speaker towards his family and their chosen livelihood in the poem “Digging” is reverence. The speaker comes from a family of potato farmers, and he remembers his father…

• SCIENCE

What makes fish so successful in the wild?

This is a very broad question and a little unclear, but I will give you what I think is the answer is you are looking for. Fish have many strategies that make them successful in the wild. For…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

Identify the speaker, plot and significance of the following quotes, from “The Most Dangerous…

First of all, I encourage you to read the short story and find these quotes in context. It is not very long nor so difficult that finding these quotes in context wouldn’t provide the answers you…

• A ROSE FOR EMILY

In “A Rose for Emily,” why is the point of view (an unnamed narrator) effective?

The point of view in “A Rose for Emily” shapes the story in a unique way. The unnamed narrator is a citizen of Jefferson who is completely familiar with the town and its people, living and dead….

What is financial openness?explain me with some example.

Financial openness refers to the willingness of a nation to adopt liberalized policies regarding business and commerce. Financial openness usually includes an overall absence of government…

• LORD BYRON

Why is “Darkness” by George Gordon, Lord Byron referred to as a dream?

Lord Byron’s “Darkness” is written in the “dream vision” form that is found in English poetry as far back as Chaucer, the first to write poetry in English, who wrote many dream vision poems,…

• SCIENCE

Could someon e please explain to me the process of the photovoltaic method of converting…

Conductors are substances which allow electrons to easily pass from one atom to another. This like a group of kids (atoms) putting their toys (electrons) together and sharing them, instead of…

• LANGSTON HUGHES

Why does Langton Hughes answer his main questions with a list of questions and is he expressing…

I believe that you are referring to Hughes’ poem, “A Dream Deferred.” It goes by different names, but I think this is the poem in question. Hughes is trying to evoke what it means to be Black in…

• THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

In the Manifesto, the discussion of the bourgeoisie is extensive and complex. How ca we define…

Marx uses a fairly straight forward definition for the bourgeoisie. In his mind, it is the class of individuals that own the means of production. These individuals are in the position of economic…

• RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Could someone give me an idea as to what to write a review about in self reliance by ralph waldo…

Writing a review is not the same as writing a summary, you are correct. In a review, you must briefly tell what the work is about but more importantly, how successful the author is in conveying his…

• ARTS

Who are similar artists to William Kentridge?Im looking for artist who have done similar art work…

Here are some ideas… The way he makes his mini films… the one design and the changing/erasing of it, is similar to some DaDa and Surrealist films by Man Ray and Salvador Dali. The manipulated…

• THE CRUCIBLE

What is the deal that Danforth tries to make with John Proctor?

Danforth realizes by this point that the charges of witchcraft are most likely false, and his whole credibility and that of the Church are on the line here, seeing as how people have already been…

• A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER

What are some themes represented throughout A Conspiracy of Paper?I am having trouble figuring…

A Conspiracy of Paper is primarily an adventure detective novel, which is why the themes seen difficult to identify: Genre novels like adventure, action, detective, etc., don’t focus on theme as…

• REFERENCE

I’ve got a great idea for writing either a novel or screenplay for a movie sequel, but I don’t…

you have 3 choices: 1. You would have to see who has the rights to the films to use their ideas. Aliens and Predator is owned by 20th Century Fox and Terminator by MGM. I would recommend writing…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Elected officials and ReligionI was discussing with some friends of mine the huge issue of John…

Very difficult one, isn’t it, as in a sense a person’s religious stance is a very important part of their make up as a person and will obviously impact the way they look at the world and their…

• A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT

What are five incidents that hinder Hank’s progress as a protagonist in A Connecticut Yankee in…

In Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Hank continually works toward specific goal: if he cannot return to the nineteenth century, he will make the sixth century like the…

• FRANCIS BACON

I read the statement by Francis Bacon what does it mean?Studies themselves do give forth…

This statement must be considered in the context of the essay written by Bacon, Of Studies. In the essay, Bacon is discussing what studies are for, or should be for, and how to best use them to…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

How language and social context interact in language use?

The language that one speaks naturally is a combination of sounds and connections that establish the ways of communication. When we talk about social context, we are talking about a language that…

Why is this book called The Citadel?

A “citadel” is a fortress, or a fortified position. It comes from the word “city”. It can also mean a place of safety. This novel is about an idealistic doctor who tries to reconcile the realities…