In Charles, what is funny about the story ?

# In Charles, what is funny about the story ?

• CHARLES

In Charles, what is funny about the story ?

What is funniest about this story is how Laurie’s parents think that Charles is such a bad kid. Once a reader reaches the end of the story, this becomes very funny in retrospect. The parents have…

• CHARLES

While I am very familiar with Shirley Jackson’s work, when reading “Charles” I was completely thrown off guard. While I certainly should have expected something to be brewing under the surface, I…

• MATH

Find the value of t for 5*2^t = 2^2t – 6.

We have to solve 5*2^t = 2^2t – 6 for t. Now let 2^t = y 5*2^t = 2^2t – 6 => 5*y = (2^t)^2 – 6 => 5y = y^2 – 6 => y^2 – 5y – 6 =0 => y^2 – 6y + 1y – 6 = 0 => y( y – 6) +1(y – 6) = 0…

• EDGAR ALLAN POE

How does Poe’s “Berenice” relate to the psychologically ill?

Many of the characters and plots in Poe’s short stories involve psychologically disturbed people. This story is a good example, and perhaps the most violent of them all. Its protagonist, Egaeus, is…

• CHARLES

In Charles, when does the reader realize Laurie was not telling the whole truth ?

This answer will vary depending upon the person. Some people may see it sooner and some may see it later. When I first read this story, I was suspicious very early on. The reason for this was…

• MATH

What is the solution for log x^3 – log10x = log 40?

Given the logarithm equation log x^3 – log 10x = log 40. We need to find x values that satisfies the equation. We will use logarithm properties to solve. First, we know that log a – log b = log…

• MATH

Find x and y for 2x= 3y -5, y/2 = x/3 + 4.

Given the equations: 2x= 3y -5 and y/2 = x/3 + 4. We will rewrite. 2x= 3y – 5 ==> 2x – 3y = -5 …………(1) y/2 = x/3 + 4 Multiply by 6. ==> 3y = 2x + 24 ==> -2x + 3y =…

• CHARLES

In Charles, how do we know who Charles is?

We do not know for sure who Charles is — we are not explicitly told. But we can easily infer that Charles is, in fact, Laurie himself. The best way to tell this is from the end of the story. In…

• MATH

Find the diameter of the circle if the area = 201.1 in^2.

Given the area of a circle = 201.1 in^2. We need to find the length of the diameter of the circle. We will use the area of a circle formula to find the radius. We know that: The area of the circle…

• MATH

A right angle triangle has a 40 degree angle and hypotenuse = 10. Find the other angles and sides.

Let ABC be a right angle triangle such that B is the right angle. ==> AC is the hypotenues = 10 ==> A = 40 degrees. ==> Then, we conclude that the angle C = 180-A-B = 180 – 90 – 40 = 50…

• MATH

Find the equation of the circle whose center (0,13) and the area = 25pi.

Given the center of a circle is the point (0, 13). Also, given that the area of the circle = 25*pi. We will write the equation of the circle. (x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 = r^2 where (a,b) is the center and r…

• MATH

Find the equation and the area of the circle if the ends of the diameter (18,-13) and (4,-3).

Given endpoints of the diameter in a circle are ( 18. -13) and ( 4, -3). We need to find the equation of the circle. We will write into the circle standard equation. ( y-a)^2 + ( x-b)^2 = r^2 where…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Describe a hypothetical situation in which the clergy-confessor privilege might become an issue…

Really, the idea that a priest or other clergy member cannot tell anything that is said to them during a confession could come up in any legal case you can think of. All that has to happen is that…

• THE OUTSIDERS

The Outsiders deals with issues commonly faced by adolescents. What are some of these issues?

I think that two of the most evident issues seen in Hinton’s work lies in the domain of belonging to a group and how to deal with a reality where unfairness is present. Both topics seem to occupy…

• TWELFTH NIGHT

What literary criticism can be found connecting Elizabethan social issues to Shakespeare’s…

One social issue literary critics have connected Twelfth Night with concerns the prejudicial rejection of homosexuality. Literary critics notice Antonio’s dedicated love for Sebastian and liken it…

• MATH

ABC is a right angle triangle. AB = 10 A = 27 degree. Find BC if AC is the hypotenuse.

Given the right angle triangle ABC such that: AB = 10 angle A = 27 degree AC = hypotenuse. Then we will use the trigonometric identities to find the other sides. We know that : cos A = adjacent /…

• CIVIL PEACE

Describe how Jon in “Civil Peace” and Sylvia in “The Lesson,” are able to rise above their…

[The stories’ meanings may be perceived in different ways by different people. The best references I can give are specific examples from each story.] In Toni Bamabara’s short story “The Lesson,”…

• ENDER’S GAME

Compare and contrast the social media in EnderĀ“s Game to real life.

Interesting question. The book was published in 1985, far before the days of Facebook, but actually even before the days of the Internet as we know it (which was launched for public use in 1992)….

• 1984

In 1984, how do the tones in parts 1 and 2 differ?

We see this world through the eyes of Winston Smith who judges the totalitarian society that he lives in. Because of this we easily adopt the mood he has for the government and society in which he…

• MATH

What is ( 5x^3- 2x) ( 3x^2+x-8) ?

The question here can be to just multiply ( 5x^3- 2x) and ( 3x^2+x-8) ( 5x^3- 2x) ( 3x^2+x-8) Now open the brackets, we get = 5x^3 * 3x^2 + 5x^3 * x + 5x^2 * -8 – 2x* 3x^2 – 2x * x + 2x*8 = 15x^5 +…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Does censoring films and banning computer violence make society better?Does censoring films and…

It is hard to know whether it would because we really do not do either of these things. We do censor films to some extent (although that is almost all because of sex or language) and we have…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Miss Maudie view the trial and its results?

Miss Maudie believe that Atticus was almost “called” to take on Tom Robinson’s case. It was as if Atticus was the only person who could morally take the case and do it right. We see this in her…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What caused racism to exist in the USA?What caused racism to exist in the USA?

That is an impossible question to truly answer. I would argue (but I cannot prove) that racism started when Europeans first met black Africans. The racism started because of how the Africans…

• HISTORY

If you had been a member of Congress in 1846, how would you have voted on the question of war…

I have changed your question from asking about a war with France because, as far as I know, there was no question of the US going to war with France in 1846. If I had been in Congress in 1846, I…

• HISTORY

What are some examples of negative Hippie era language?What are some examples of negative Hippie…

If we are looking for Hippie style language that was used to express negativity, we might go to what the movement disliked. The notion of “being a square” reflected the desire to break through the…

• SCIENCE

In ONE paragraph, go into more detail of what they discovered (such as what key regulators of the…

During his work several decades ago, Paul Nurse found the gene cdc2 in a particular type of yeast. His research brought to light the important role this gene had in regulating the transition from…

• THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Why does Prince Prospero seal himself and his guests in the abbey in “The Masque of the Red…

Prince Prospero sealed himself and his guests in the abbey for more than just one reason, when you really read about it. The obvious reason is, of course, escaping the Red death. This disease was…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why did the Haverfords get hanged?

The Haverford brothers were the first two clients defended by Atticus Finch once he became an attorney. Basically, the brothers were executed because of their own stubbornness, ignorance, and…

• MATH

Solve the following using Cramer’s Rule: 8x-4y+7z=34 5x+6y+3z=-21 3x+7y-8z=-85

According to Cramer’s Rule we can write the given set of equations in the matrix form as follows: | 8 -4 7 | | x | | 34 | | 5 6 3 | | y | = |-21 | | 3 7 -8 | | z | |-85 | Now the value…

• MATH

Solve the following equations using Cramer’s Rule: 5x-4y+6z=58 -4x+6y+3z=-13 6x+3y+7z=53

5x-4y+6z=58………………(1) -4x+6y+3z=-13…………….(2) 6x+3y+7z=53………………..(3) (1) – 2*(2) 5x – 4y +6z = 58 8x – 12y – 6z = 26 ==> 13x – 16y = 84 …………(4) -7*(2) +…

• MACBETH

What are some important literary devices in Act Two, Scene 2 of Macbeth?

Some important literary devices at work in Act 2 Scene 2 of Macbeth are as follows: Symbolism: Near the beginning of the scene, Lady Macbeth claims that she heard an owl shrieking, and she calls…

• THE HUNGER GAMES

Will you summarize The Hunger Games using the Marxist approach?

What a great way to approach an understanding of what Collins is trying to convey in the novel! A simple understanding of a Marxist reading of any novel is that the reader should evaluate the…

• LAW AND POLITICS

What happens if someone violates a law that is not fair or just?AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 2

Whether a law is fair or just is in the eye of the beholder — it’s a matter of opinion. Therefore, when someone violates a law they are subject to whatever punishment the law specifies. It does…

• HISTORY

What political power did the Church have over people in the medieval times?

I would say that the Catholic Church had political power over people in the Middle Ages in a few different ways. First of all, there were places that were directly under the control of the Church…

• ETHAN FROME

How does Ethan Frome feel about escorting Mattie?

I edited your question down to the first one asked — you are only allowed to ask one per day. If you are referring to the end of the story when Ethan escorts Mattie to the train station, I would…

• LAW AND POLITICS

What were the steps taken to eliminate Plessy v Ferguson?

There were a number of steps that were taken to eliminate the ruling from this case. You might want to check your textbook to see exactly how your book talks about these steps. The basic strategy…

• ELIJAH OF BUXTON

what happens in chapter 15 and 16 in Elijah of Buxton?

• HISTORY

Please explain the following statement: “while the Greeks were innovators the Romans were…

The idea behind this statement, which is commonly made about the relationship between these two cultures, is that the Greeks were the ones who came up with all the ideas. It is said that the…

• THE ALCHEMIST

Explain quote in your own words: “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world,…

In Paulo’s Coelho’s The Alchemist, the King of Salem (Melchizedek) tells Santiago the story of a boy who is told by the “wisest of wisemen” that he must carry oil on a spoon while he sees the…

• SCIENCE

How can the mass of the oxygen that reacted with magnesium be calculated in the following…

The mass of the empty crucible you started with was 9.295 g. And the mass of the magnesium you used was 0.426 g. After heating the magnesium in the crucible you weighed it again and found its mass…

• THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker,” how are Tom and his wife alike?

I am sorry–even though this appears as one question in your book, it is clearly more than one and so I have had to edit it accordingly. It is clear that Tom and his wife are very suitable partners…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Help with quotes for To Kill a Mockingbird Who is speaking, who is the subject, what lessons are…

I will answer one of your questions. The first quote is uttered by Miss Maudie. She is talking to Jem and Scout after Atticus has just shot a rabid dog, Tim Johnson, with one shot. Jem and Scout…

• GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What are some quotes that represent changes in characters throughout the narrative?Great…

PIP In Stage One of Great Expectations, Pip attends evening school in the village where Biddy teaches him to write his letters. Upon returning home, Pip writes upon his slate, handing it to Joe,…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

How does Hawthorne use irony with regard to Dimmesdale’s sin?I am writing an essay on The Scarlet…

At the end of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne explicitly states the theme of his seminal novel: Be true! Be true! Be true! Show to the world your innermost self…. Hawthorne’s…

• A DOLL’S HOUSE

In A Doll’s House, if you were a character in the story like Nora, consider how your life would…

It is important to realise that life for women in the nineteenth century was very different from life for women today. Ibsen really uses this play to challenge his society’s assumptions and forces…

• RHINOCEROS

How does Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” demonstrate qualities of existentialism?Existentialism…

I think that you have a couple of challenging elements here. The philosophy is a bit complex and that is only matched by the Ionesco work. Between both of them, one can get lost in the realm of…

• POLITICAL SCIENCE

What types of committees are there in Congress?

Students of the US Congress generally say that there are either 3 or 4 kinds of committees in Congress. The most important and most common of these is called the “Standing Committee.” These are…

• HISTORY

What type of government was in existence in Rome during the Pax Romana?

The type of government that existed in Rome during the time of the Pax Romana (a time when Rome enforced peace over a large part of Europe and the Middle East) was an empire. It was an autocracy…

• LITERATURE

Explain this quote in the context of the story. How did these events cause Lizabeth to lose…

In the short story “Marigolds,” by Eugenia Collier, the reader is presented with the characters of Miss Lottie, Lizabeth and her brother Joey. The setting of the story is the Great Depression that…