In Macbeth, how does Shakespeare use equivocation and irony in order to execute Macbeth’s demise?

# In Macbeth, how does Shakespeare use equivocation and irony in order to execute Macbeth’s demise?

• MACBETH

In Macbeth, how does Shakespeare use equivocation and irony in order to execute Macbeth’s demise?

Equivocation: A statement that is not literally false, but is designed to mislead. Macbeth is led to his destruction by the equivocation of the witches, particularly as it is demonstrated through…

• THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

What are certain symbols and themes in The Count Of Monte Cristo?The Count of Monte Cristo by…

In the chapter entitled “The Betrothal Feast,” old Dante’s father remarks, “What a silent party!” and his son replies that he is too happy to be joyous because at times joy oppresses just as much…

• CALCULUS

What is the maximum and minimum value of the function f(x) = 2x^3 – 4x + 3

To find the maximum and minimum values of the function f(x) = 2x^3 – 4x + 3, we need to find the first derivative. f(x) = 2x^3 – 4x + 3 f’(x) = 6x^2 – 4 Equate this to zero and solve for x 6x^2 -…

• A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS

What are the best irony quotes used in “A Pair of Silk Stockings” ?

Irony, the discrepancy between appearances and reality, is present throughout “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin. Initially when Mrs. Sommers receives the windfall of some money, she plans…

• HISTORY

Why did normal Germans follow Hitler and his Nazis?

This is a matter of a great deal of controversy and there is, of course, no way to know for sure. However, the most accepted answer is that normal Germans followed Hitler for three major reasons….

• MACBETH

Lady Macbeth, in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, echoes an idea also stated by her husband. They have power, but they do not safely have power. Lady Macbeth expresses discontent with her situation. She…

• PHILOSOPHY

Did the Germans do to the Jews right or wrong no matter what anybody says or it is all still just…

Of course, there is no way to prove this one way or the other because the issue of morality is not one that can be proven scientifically. However, I cannot imagine an argument that I could agree…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

According to Erickson, how are the different stage conflicts resolved?

According to Erik Erikson psychological, epigenetic and social development theory there are eight (8) developmental stages through which humans go that present them with both a task, a conflict,…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Was the defendanst argument a good argument in the following case?Pursuant to exectutive order no…

This is very interesting. Executive Order 12,543 prohibits shipment of goods to Libya. The defendant, although not by a direct route, shipped trailers to Libya. He shipped to Italy first,…

• THE DIVINERS

How does Morag relationship to Brooke show what Laurence is saying about the struggle to find…

Brooke is very controlling and suppressive of Morag by discouraging her from getting a job and not appreciating her writing. Brooke wants Morag to follow “traditional female roles” and sees her as…

• RHINOCEROS

What is/are the theme/themes in the play Rhinoceros?

In my mind, the most dominant theme in the play is how individuals will be able to withstand the force of a conformist social setting. The fact that everyone in the village starts to become these…

• HAMLET

Why would Hamlet describe Denmark as a prison in Shakespeare’s Hamlet?

Hamlet’s description of Denmark as a prison has mainly to do with his feelings about the place after his father’s murder. He longed to return to his studies and the relative moral quiet of…

• THE TELL-TALE HEART

In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” how is atmosphere developed in the paragraph beginning: “Presently I…

This paragraph is an excellent example of the narrator using his subjective experiences to explain what he sees and hears. He thinks that the “groan” from the old man is in response to an…

• HISTORY

Why did the Ottoman Empire decline?

I would argue that there were two broad causes for the decline of the Ottoman Empire. The first of these was an internal cause, namely, that the Empire was too big and too diverse to be ruled…

• HISTORY

What was President Wilson’s foreign policy from 1912 to 1916?

There were many aspects to Pres. Wilson’s foreign policy during his first term. The best known of these was his policy towards WWI, which had, of course, started in 1914. With regard to this war,…

• HISTORY

During President Wilson’s second term, what bills did he and the government pass that would…

The only bill that I can think of that was passed during Woodrow Wilson’s second term and that would have showed that his government was trying to legislate morality was the 18th Amendment. This…

• MATH

for which equation does the sum of the roots equal 8 and the product of the roots equal -2?1)…

If f(x)= ax^2 + bx + c and x1 and x2 are the roots. ==> x1+x2 = -b/a ==> x1*x2 = c/a In all 4 cases we have a= 1 ==> x1*x2 = -b ==> x1*x2= c Let us test the roots we have. Given that…

• THE NECKLACE

Was “The Necklace” believable? Give two supportive details to show that it was or was not.

Maupassant, the author of “The Necklace,” is considered a naturalist, which is a kicked up version of realism. As such, he attempts to depict reality or actuality, with an eye on his character’s…

• MATH

the graphs of the equations xy=16 and y=x are drawn on the same set of axes. In which quadrant or…

Given the curves: xy =16 Then we will rewrite as a function of x. ==> y= 16/x ………..(1) And the curve : y= x……………(2) We need to find the intersections points . ==> y= y ==>…

• MATH

given the relation R = {(-2,3),(a,4),(1,9),(0,7)} , which placement for a makes this relation a…

Given the set of pairs : R= { (-2,3) , (a,4) , (1,9) , (0,7) We need to find the values of x so the set presents a function. The definition of the function is that for each value of y, we have only…

• HAMLET

Where does the authorial voice come into the text and what is the voice saying in Hamlet?

Concerning authorial voice or intrusion into the text of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, I’m afraid you’re pretty much out of luck. Hamlet is a play, not a work of fiction or narrative poetry. Every word…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

How does the 1974 film of The Great Gatsby compare to the novel?

Several film makers have brought Fitzgerald’s novel to the screen, generally without a great deal of success. The 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow demonstrates the problems inherent…

• HISTORY

In Vietnam, what assumptions had to be made in order to make a formless and frontless war…

I think that there were plenty of assumptions that had to be made in order to drive the war effort into the realm of sustainability. The most powerful of which involved defining victory through a…

• THE WINE OF ASTONISHMENT

how does world war2 impact on life in the village?

the american presence brought alot of negativity such as prostitution. and people like mitchell who working as a carpenter and getting money and ain’t even drive one nail through a piece of wood

• ROMEO AND JULIET

Compare the love that Romeo feels for Juliet to the love that he felt for Rosaline in Romeo and…

To compare means noting similarity and difference. In the case of Romeo’s different loves for Juliet and Rosaline, I find some surprising similarities. Romeo may have indeed been driven by two…

• CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

What is the relation of individuality and society in “Civil Disobedience” and “Self Reliance”?

For Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, society is often the adversary of the individual. For Emerson, society “everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its…

• THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, why does Huck help the Duke and the King when he first…

It is Chapter Nineteen when the Duke and the King literally burst into Jim and Huck’s quiet and tranquil lives by themselves living off nature. It is clear that Huck initially helps them because he…

• SCIENCE

what process compares one rock layer with others in a sequence?

The process that you are referring to is called relative dating. In this type of dating, strata are compared in undisturbed rock layers to surmise what occurred in the past, and in what order,…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, why is the young Gatsby drawn to Daisy? (Chapter 9)

In Chapter I of the novel, Nick introduces Gatsby, defining him in terms of his most significant trait: Gatsby is a romantic. From his earliest years in North Dakota, he had longed for a life…

• THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Discuss racist and anti-racist elements in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

This is an absolutely crucial question to understanding this excellent novel. It is important to remember the context of slavery and racism that the novel is set in. To refer to a black person by…

• CINEMA AND DRAMA

What makes Edward Scissorhands a modern tragedy?

I think that one of the reasons that the film is a modern tragedy is that it shows how the community terrorizes the individual. In the end, Kim and Edward cannot be together. Even though that…

• THE BOOK THIEF

How do the adult characters in The Book Thief provide a positive role model for Liesel Meminger?

The adults in Liesel’s life show compassion to others even during the most trying of times. Hans is a major role model for Liesel, and he often puts his life at risk to show compassion to others….

• HISTORY

Write a short essay of Queen Elizabeth II.

Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (of the House of Windsor), Queen Elizabeth II is the current ruler of the United Kingdom of Great Britain (and the recognized queen of Australia, Canada, New Zealand…

• KATE CHOPIN

How does the short story “A Respectable Woman” demonstrate the universal truth of pride?

Kate Chopin’s short story, “A Respectable Woman,” has several themes, to be expected from an author with such strong female protagonists. However, the story may also demonstrate the universal truth…

• BABYLON REVISITED

How does the short story “Babylon Revisited” demonstrate the universal truth of sacrifice?

Unfortunately I have to disagree with your question. Of course, any work of literature leaves itself open to a multitude of interpretations and possible themes, but I just don’t think we can draw…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does the development of Scout’s portrayal of Boo Radley across the novel tell us something…

What you must understand is that Scout, the first person narrator, is sharing this story as an adult looking back on childhood memory. We really, can’t know if her character developed as a child or…

• THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET

What are the internal and external conflicts for Esperanza in The House on Mango Street by Sandra…

It is clear that one of the biggest internal and external conflicts that Esperanza faces is her own desire to break free from her barrio and to leave it, seeking her own life and forming her own…

• THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

Why was the woman described as “nightmare” and “life-in-death” in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”?

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is the story of the eventual redemption of the mariner for his senseless act of killing an albatross while at sea. Almost immediately after killing the bird, the…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Burris respond to being sent home by Miss Caroline?

Burris Ewell’s confrontation with Miss Caroline on the first day of school is dramatic and very revealing of his character. When Miss Caroline finds lice in the boy’s hair, she tells him he must go…

• MATH

If x + 4, 3x and 13x – 2 are consecutive terms of an AP, can we have more than one value for them?

The consecutive terms of an AP have a common difference. So we have x + 4 – 3x = d and 3x – 13x + 2 = d Equating the two: x + 4 – 3x = 3x – 13x + 2 => -2x + 4 = -10x + 2 => 8x = -2…

• YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN

Using details from Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown,” demonstrate the universal truth of honor.

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “Young Goodman Brown,” there are a number of themes to consider. One central theme is “honor.” Young Goodman Brown’s sense of honor is what influences his…

• OTHELLO

Discuss if Iago’s villainy in Othello is good or bad.Discuss if Iago’s villainy in Othello is…

I am not sure there will ever be a definitive answer for this. Much of it is going to be dependent on how an individual perceives Iago. On one hand, it is highly evident that Iago is a malevolent…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Explain Atticus’s views on people being judged in Chapter 20 of To Kill a Mockingbird.

On Chapter 20 of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee we find Atticus giving his closing arguments to the jury in order to avoid an unfair verdict in the trial of his client, Tom…

• MATH

Find the angle between the vectors u=<3,8> and v=<-1,7>

The two vectors we have are 3i + 8j and -i + 7j. The angle between the vectors can be found by using the dot product. If A = 3i + 8j and B = -i + 7j A dot B = A*B cos Z = |A||B| cos Z => 3*-1 +…

• ALGEBRA1

need to calculate sum of 3 consecutive terms of arithmetic sequence x+4,3x,13x-2

The terms x + 4, 3x and 13x – 2 are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression. So we know that they have a common difference 13x – 2 – 3x = 3x – x – 4 => 10x – 2 = 2x – 4 => 8x = -2…

• THE ALCHEMIST

In Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, who were the Moors who had invaded Spain?

On pages twenty-six and twenty-seven of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, several times the boy mentions the Moors. First he notes: From [the ramp], he could see Africa in the distance. Someone had…

• ALGEBRA1

Expand (2+3x)^5 in ascending power of x, up to x^3.

We have to expand (2 + 3x)^5 Using the binomial theorem: (2 + 3x)^5 = 2^5 + 5*2^4*(3x) + 10*2^3*(3x)^2 + 10*2^2*(3x)^3 + 5*2^1*(3x)^4 + (3x)^5 => 32 + 240x + 720x^2 + 1080x^3 + 810x^4 + 243x^5…

• THE GIVER

Why was Jonas not given a life assignment at the the age of twelve in the The Giver?

You are right to identify that in Chapter Seven, Jonas is left alone in his group of peers as the only one who has not received an assignment. If you look at the end of the chapter, this is…

• HISTORY

I have a question about Rhode Island, around the time it was Founded by Roger Williams. What…

He founded RI in 1636. I don’t know what you are trying to get at with your second question.

• PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

What is the form of the poem “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelly? For example is it an…

It is somewhat difficult to identify the form of Shelley’s “Love’s Philosophy.” It certainly is not a sonnet, because a sonnet has–by definition–14 lines, and Shelley’s poem has 16. Is it an ode?…