In Chapters 3&4 of The Secret Life Of Bees, how are the bee quotes at the beginning…

# In Chapters 3&4 of The Secret Life Of Bees, how are the bee quotes at the beginning…

• THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

In Chapters 3&4 of The Secret Life Of Bees, how are the bee quotes at the beginning…

New beekeepers are told that the way to find the elusive queen is by first locating her circle of attendants. (Chapter 3) Chapter 3 marks the beginning of Lily’s journey to find the truth behind…

• MATH

What is the equation of a circle with a radius equal to 4 and the centre (4, 6)?

Let the radius be r= 4 The center of the circle C = (4,6) We know that standard formula for the circle is: (y-yc)^2 + (x-xc)^2 = r^2 Now substitute : ==> (y- 6)^2 + (x-4)^2 = 4^2 Now open…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Do ships have to pay for the use of the Suez Canal, and whom?

As the Suez Canal is owned and operated by Egypt, all charges are paid to the Egyptian government. And yes, indeed, they do charge you to travel on their almost 100 mile long canal. How much you…

• HISTORY

How is Mohenjo-Daro comparable to a modern city? http://www.mohenjodaro.net/index.html If some…

Mohenjo-daro was a city that was founded about 5005 years ago. It was a very well planned city. Better planned than many of the present days city. It was perhaps the one of the best cities of its…

• MATH

Can two different quadratic equations have the same roots?

Yes. A quadratic equation is an expression like ax^2+bx+c = 0 which has two roots. But a quadratic equation, which is k(ax^2+bx+c) = 0 is a different equation. But it represents the same graph…

• SCIENCE

What are the three laws of Newton? Does he have other laws also.

Newton’s role in describing the motion of an object is primarily attributed to what are called Newton’s three laws of motion which are: Newton’s First law of motion: Every object in a state of…

• SCIENCE

What is an agitation disorder?

Most mental disorders that could be considered an agitation disorder. The word agitation itself means a mental state in which a person is extremely emotionally disturbed. Examples of some…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What is a good summary of Lord of the Flies?

This is a big question about a big novel with some massive issues! However, to respond, one of the key messages that this book gives is about the evil that is within humanity and how it is…

• SCIENCE

Help me describe the characteristics of members in Phylum Porifera, their method of reproduction…

Members of Porifera contain two layers of cells with a jelly-like Mesophyl between the layers. They also contain spicules which give sponges a framework and support. Sponges lack digestive,…

• LAW AND POLITICS

What kind of contract is Carrie in with Antonio?Carrie offered to sell books to Antonio for \$300….

In this particular case, and based only on this very limited information (from a class assignment, I assume), no contract exists. If Antonio had agreed to buy the books, given her money and she…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

What is the difference between Mildred’s and Montag’s thoughts in Fahrenheit 451?

The point-of-view of the novel is 3rd person limited. Everything is seen through the perspective of the protagonist, Montag. Therefore, neither Mildred’s thoughts nor the thoughts of any other…

• TUCK EVERLASTING

What do they mean in chapter 9, when they say….”it’s as if they had slipped under a giant…

A colander is a kitchen tool. Shaped like a bowl, it has many holes in it. Its purpose is to drain things like cooked spaghetti noodles or rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables. If you were under…

• LITERATURE

Hi. I am new to college and my first assignment for my english class was to do a close reading…

Here’s my close reading of this quote: The writer is discussing the difficulty of creating any type of standard, across-the-board moral system. Essentially he says that beyond our knowledge of…

• A ROSE FOR EMILY

What are some examples of the Southern Gothic elements in “A Rose for Emily”?I have to write a 5…

“A Rose for Emily” is a classic example of Southern Gothic fiction, and it sports most of the specific features usually identified with the genre. Southern Gothic fiction (as well as traditional…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

How does Reverend Dimmesdale die?

Reverend Dimmesdale dies of an illness that haunts his soul. Tormented by his terrible guilt and the psychological torture of Roger Chillingworth who has vowed that “he will be mine,” Dimmesdale…

• THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

In “The Gift of the Magi,” who were the three wise kings?

You have asked an excellent question that goes to the very heart of the meaning of this excellent short story. The Magi referred to in the title of this story are the three “wise men” who,…

• SCIENCE

List the roles of each of the three anatomical regions of the pharynx in respiration.

The three anatomical regions of the pharynx are:Nasopharynx – air and secretions from the nose travel through this passageway and connects with the oral pharynx on its path to the hypopharnx. The…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What electoral system do you feel is best: First-past-the-post or proportional representation or…

I agree with what you say about first past the post keeping out the “nutters” but, on the other hand, proportional representation has its advantages. To me, the best thing about a PR system is that…

• SCIENCE

Compare the structure and functions of the external nose and the internal nose.

We have a nose to warm, clean, and humidify the air we breath, and for perception of smell and taste (when you have a cold you can’t really taste your food because smell is an important factor in…

• SCIENCE

Describe the structural and functional features of the upper and lower respiratory systems? Are…

The human respiratory system is divided into the upper respiratory system consisting of the nose, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and trachea, and the lower respiratory system, the lungs. The…

• THE OUTSIDERS

Six character traits for Johnny Cade?

In the first chapter of The Outsiders, Ponyboy describes the members of the gang, including Johnny Cade. According to Ponyboy, Johnny is …last and least. If you can picture a little dark puppy…

• THINGS FALL APART

What did the wrestling matches have to do with the rest of the culture in the book Things Fall…

Things Fall Apart is set in Nigeria in the 1890s. The indigenous Igbo people value their traditional tribal culture, which includes true to life ceremonial customs. The wrestling matches are part…

• HISTORY

What internal pressures did Japan face during its period of reunification?

When you talk about “reunification” I assume that you are talking about the time when Toyotomi Hideyoshi took control of Japan and gave rise to the Tokugawa shogunate. I would say that the major…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

In Romeo and Juliet, what does Romeo mean when he says, after killing Tybalt,”I am a fortune’s…

Your question goes to the very heart of why this play is such a tragedy as it touches on one of the major themes in the play – the extent to which destiny rules our lives and we are just helpless…

• LITERATURE

Is Google Making Us Stupid? By Nicholas Carr. Read it… … and make a 2 paragraph analysis and…

I don’t think there’s any doubt that search engines such as Google make things easier for researchers. It gives a quick answer to many queries and gives a wide array of sources with which to…

• THE PEARL

How does the setting of the story reflect changes in the characters?the setting of the story…

In the beginning, the story is set in the village, primarily around Kino’s hut. He is described as a good man and as one that loves his wife and son. However, by the end of the story, Kino and his…

• FRANKENSTEIN

Is my Essay too long?5 pages, 3,000 words all based on the analysis of language, character and…

Without seeing your essay it can be difficult to see what you might be doing wrong but try this. 1. Look at your thesis statement. This should be the last sentence of a very short introductory…

• THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible what do the girls do at the end of Act One?

This stage of the play marks a very disturbing shift from what has been “play” or “sport” with the girls dancing naked with Tituba in the woods to something that casts its dark shadow over all of…

• THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, why is Mary Warren so afraid to go to court when John Proctor tells her to…

You need to remember what stage the Salem witch trials have reached at this time – more and more people are being denounced as having been seen with the Devil and are being brought to trial by the…

• THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

How are the rooms laid out in The Masque of the Red Death?I am doing a project at school where I…

You have asked a question that identifies how crucial the setting is to the story. The rooms where the masquerade ball is set are symbolically key to understanding what is happening and going on as…

• THE LESSON

What ideas about equality and inequality are brought out in the story “The Lesson”?

In Bambara’s “The Lesson,” Miss Moore attempts to teach the children about the savage inequalities that exist in socioeconomic status. Miss Moore takes the children to F. A. O. Schwartz where they…

• SCIENCE

How you can you improve your listening skills?

In a business setting, there are two main reasons why our listening skills might need improvement: either a lack of focus on what a person is saying, or because we are, ourselves, talking. So the…

What are the principal differences between face-to-face and virtual presentations?

There’s quite a difference between these two kinds of presentations, as anyone who has sat through both can tell you. These are the principal differences that come to mind (although it sounds like…

How do the elements of good talking help us to communicate better in business?

I’m making an assumption here that the “elements of good talking” refer to the specific manner and word choice you use while communicating with someone else in a business setting. Using proper…

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

How can the Elizabethan world picture be applied to Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello?

Well, since your question lists the general genre of tragedies as a tag, I would say that it is safe to include at least King Lear and Julius Caesar in your discussion. All the plays that you have…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What elements on the map help to indentify Mexico and Canada as two countries that border the US?

Most maps attempt to distinguish different countries in two specific ways: First, you will usually find a line that differentiates adjoining countries; it is often a line with a series of slashes…

• THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

How does this story relate to the Romantic period?”The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe

The Romantics came to believe that the imagination was able to apprehend truths that the rational mind could not reach. These truths were usually accompanied by powerful emotion. To the Romantic…

• LITERATURE

Last Song of the WhalesIs it possible that a whale/human partnership could be the way we can…

This post asks for some very specific responses. It also requires some research as we need to read the press release to give you the response you’re requesting. This indicates that the question and…

• A ROSE FOR EMILY

How did the townspeople treat Miss Emily?

Miss Emily had few, if any, friends, and she seemed indifferent to making any new companions (aside from Homer Barron). As Faulkner reveals in the opening paragraph, the whole town went to her…

• THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, what does Thomas Putnam say about the land dispute between him and Giles Corey?I…

This part of the play occurs in Act III, when Giles Corey, Francis Nurse, John Proctor and a reluctant Mary Warren come to the court to try and put a stop to the madness that is going on. Giles…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

What are some examples of tone in The Scarlet Letter?Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

The prevailing tone of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is one of irony. Here are some examples: SITUATIONAL IRONY The Puritans, who have escaped religious persecution in England, first build a…

• CINEMA

What parallels can you draw between this tribe and Canada’s indigenous peoples?From the movie…

Like both America’s and Canada’s indigenous tribes, the Maori struggle with a variety of social issues, from widespread poverty to drug and alcohol abuse, to broken families. These tribes (in all…

• HISTORY

Why did Christopher Columbus go on voyages out of Europe?

Christopher Columbus went on his voyages for two reasons, in my opinion — money and glory. In the time of Columbus, the spice trade with places like India and Indonesia was extremely important and…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Name the clause of the Constitution that resolves conflicts between state law and national…

The portion of the Constitution you are referring to is known as “The Supremacy Clause”, and it basically states that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, followed in order of…

• SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT

“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is a story which begins at the home of King Arthur at the Christmas holiday. When the challenge is first issued by the Green Knight, there is a rather awkward…

• GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

Why does Hopkins feel that the earth is charged by God? Give examples of how the earth is…

Hopkins’s view of the interplay between God and his creations are best described by the terms “inscape” and “instress.” Hopkins coined these terms himself. Inscape describes the uniqueness of all…

• ALIAS GRACE

How does the treatment of the Irish in the 1800s impact the reader’s sense of Grace’s guilt in…

The narrative account of Grace’s background and upbringing, which she herself supplies, always keeps the presence of Irish immigration at the fore of the reader’s mind. Historically, the facts of…

• OF MICE AND MEN

What is the historical and social context in Of Mice And Men?

John Steinbeck, in many of his novels, pays tribute to his hometown of Salinas, California by setting his plots in and/or near this area. Steinbeck himself was born there in 1902, and went on to…