In regards to Candide, who is Princess of Palestina in Voltaire?

In regards to Candide, who is Princess of Palestina in Voltaire?

  • CANDIDE

In regards to Candide, who is Princess of Palestina in Voltaire?

At the end of Chapter VI of Voltaire’s satire, after having been flogged, Candide is cared for by a very old woman, who dresses his wounds. Later, in Chapter XI, the old woman tells Candide her…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In what ways are Montresor and Fortunato alike in “The Cask of Amontillado”? How are they…

Montresor and Fortunato are both Italian gentlemen of high social standing. They are friends, or at least were at some point in the past. Both enjoy wine, and it is this mutual love for the drink…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Compare and contrast how Charles Darnay and Madame Defarge both put other priorities before…

Madame Defarge is the spider lying in wait. She watches and longs for vengeance, but waits for the right time. She knows that if she acts too soon, she will put herself and everyone involved with…

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  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

How far does Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea embody the essential nobility of human striving?…

Santiago is depicted through the beginning of the story as a basically washed-up fisherman. He hasn’t had any good luck lately, he is in debt to various people around his home, he lives in a hovel…

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  • SCIENCE

What are 3 examples of conversion of mass?how its used in everyday life

Conversion of mass can be used in everyday life if you have one type of measurement and need it in a different unit. The metric system is very easy to convert masses as each unit is based on a…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible should John Proctor be accused of being a witch, or not?From the point view of…

There is no way that John should be accused of being a witch, or of being guilty of practicing witchcraft. It is implied that the people accusing him use the following reasons to support their…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Why did Holden’s parents want to have him psychoanalyzed in The Catcher in the Rye?

Holden is not a stable personality. We don’t know much about his psychological state before his brother died, but afterwards he was a little emotionally unbalanced. He did not process the death of…

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  • OTHELLO

How do Emilia and Desdemona compare as wives to their respective husbands in Othello?I am doing a…

Emilia and Desdemona are linked in the common bond of supporting their husbands in greatness, but they have differing moral standpoints by which they do this. Desdemona blindly obeys, supports and…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

What is the significance of Doodle’s interaction with the ibis in “The Scarlet Ibis”?

The ibis symbolizes Doodle, and he recognizes this connection when the bird falls out of the tree. Doodle’s parents want him to leave the bird alone, but Doodle–seeing the similarities between…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird, what is Scout and Jem’s first cousin’s name?

Jem and Scout’s first cousin once removed is Francis Hancock, Aunt Alexandra’s grandson. Francis is, in short, a spoiled brat, who holds much of the same prejudice as his grandmother. He tells…

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  • ANTIGONE

Why does Sophocles have Antigone compare herself to Niobe?

The reference to Niobe underscores Antigone’s pride. Niobe was a figure in Greek mythology who was the queen of Thebes. Daughter of a a goddess, Niobe objected when the citizens of Thebes were…

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  • HISTORY

How was racism connected to slavery in the mid-1600s?Need examples and explanations to support…

This is somewhat of a multi-part question – your first question talks about racism and your other questions ask about how slavery came about and why. I’m going to assume that you are supposed…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In regards to The Crucible, what were some forms of entertainment that were forbidden by the…

The Salem puritans in 1692 would have lived in a system that united social and religious values. The religious values would limit the entertainment that was socially allowed. The puritans would…

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  • STEPHEN CRANE

What is a summary of “A Mystery of Heroism” and some symbolism?

Stephen Crane describes in the short story, Mystery of Heroism, why a young man would risk his life to get two buckets of water. In the beginning ofthe story the character, Collins, is cheered on…

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  • A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS

In “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin, what are some characteristics of Mrs. Sommers?The…

In A Pair of Silk Stockings, Kate Chopin ascribes numerous valuable characteristics to Mrs. Sommers. In fact, Chopin reveals to us no negative traits at all. Mrs. Sommers has no animosity, regret,…

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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X

Where are specific allusions in The Autobiography of Malcolm X?

I think that there are distinct moments when allusions are highly evident in the work. Initially, I would propose that when Malcolm is in jail, and professes to feel the touch of the Honorable…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Describe the ambiguity in Nick’s initial descriptions of Gatsby in Fitzgerald’s The Great…

There are many instances of ambiguity in Nick’s dewscriptions of Gatsby. He says, When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral…

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  • A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS

What is the summary of “A Pair of Silk Stockings”?

“A Pair of Silk Stockings” is about a wife and mother, Mrs. Simmons, who goes out to buy a few necessities for her family. Because they are poor, she is normally very frugal. However, on this day…

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  • LITERATURE

What are some allusions in the short story “Notes from a Bottle” by James Stevenson. Also what…

First, “Notes From a Bottle”can be interpreted two ways: one way, the most obvious,is that he had drifted out to sea and all that’s left of him is in the bottle. The second interpretation can be…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does the first part of chapter 9 in The Great Gatsby attempt to sort out the results of…

Hmm…the wording of this question is a bit difficult to decipher, namely the part that asks the answerer to “…sort out the results of Gatsby’s death?” Personally, I don’t think that Gatsby’s…

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  • ANTIGONE

In Antigone, Haimion says that “no marriage means more” to him than what?

In Scene 3, Haimon has an extended conversation with his father, Creon, in regard to Haimon’s love for Antigone, her defiance of Creon, and Creon’s punishment for her actions. When he first begins…

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  • A DAY’S WAIT

In Hemingway’s “A Day’s Wait” is the point of view second person?

The narrator in the story is the little boy’s father. The story is therefore told from the first person point of view (“I”). Second person point of view is used when the narrator directly addresses…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How does the quote “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” relate to a character in…

This is an interesting question to contemplate, and it relates to several of the characters. Abigail’s plan to frame Elizabeth Proctor, have her condemned by the court, and open the way for her to…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Given Kant’s and Aristotles’s theory on ethics which is the most clear and consistent?

If one does any type of research on Kant’s and Aristotle’s moral philosophy, it is quite clear the Aristotle’s clearer and overall more consistent. When studying Kant, readers often have to read…

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  • THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY

What is the climax of the children’s book, The View from Saturday?

I believe that the climax of the book The View from Saturday occurs when the Souls defeat Maxwell in the Academic Bowl, bringing the state championship to Epiphany. This event occurs in Chapter…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

What is the purpose of the “frame narrator” at the novel’s opening and close?

The general purpose of a frame story is to add different perspectives to the narrative. In “Heart of Darkness”, for example, the third narrator gives the reader another perspective on Kurtz. This…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Write about ways the author tells the story in Chapter 1 of The Kite Runner.This is my English…

In Chapter 1 of The Kite Runner, the author gives the reader an amazing amount of information, quickly and succinctly. In just three short paragraphs, he establishes the setting, gives an overview…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are supercomputers uncommon?

The term supercomputer historically refers to a processing unit (which nowadays contains many processing cores) that is at the leading edge of computer processing technology and capability….

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

Why does Baba hate Carter in The Kite Runner?

Baba “loathed Jimmy Carter” because he thought he was a weak President who did next to nothing to help Afghanistan in the face of Soviet invasion and occupation. With undisguised hostility and…

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  • MATH

Solve the following equations for the two unknowns (simultaneously): (i) 2p+5q =6 and q-p=4 (ii)…

You can add equations together just like you can add numbers together. Lets do that to eliminate one of the variables and solve both these problems. 1) 2p + 5q = 6 -p + q = 4…

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  • WILLIAM BLAKE

Discuss the symbolism William Blake used in his poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger.”

The primary symbolism in Blake’s poems would lie in how each personify the central animal. In “The Lamb,” Blake uses the animal to symbolize innocence. The poem centers on the idea that the lamb…

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  • THE FRIENDS

How did Calvin act towards others in the Rosa Guy novel, The Friends?

The father of teenagers Phyllisia and Ruby, Calvin Cathy is an angry, unhappy West Indian man transplanted in New York City in the Rosa Guy novel, The Friends. Since arriving in the United…

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  • ARABY

What are the impressionistic images in “Araby” by James Joyce?

In his exposition to “Araby,” James Joyce plays with light and shadow and color in his description of the boy’s neighborhood: When the short days of winter came dushk gell before we had well eaten…

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  • MATH

Two friends go to the cinema and buy two tickets, two regular boxes of popcorn, two slush puppies…

The friends together spend 56*2 = 112 on two tickets (t), two popcorns (p), two slushes (s), and one whispers (w). So, 2t + 2p + 2s + w = 112 Also, we have: t – p = 10 p – s = 3 s – w =…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are the two ways that community residential centers are used as intermediate sanctions?

Community residential centers like half-way houses serve a couple of purposes. Reducing the number of people incarcerated is a primary goal of these facilities and loosely supervising the offender…

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  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

How does “Fall of the House of Usher” effectively portray paranoia?

Poe uses Roderick Usher to demonstrate the grip that paranoia can have on a human. Usher is already fragile when the narrator arrives at the Usher family home. Roderick’s sister Madeline suffers…

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  • TO BUILD A FIRE

Why doesn’t the dog trust the man in “To Build a Fire”?

First, London was one of the naturalist writers. Their writing focuses on the conflict man vs. nature–and nature wins. Even though the dog is domesticated to an extent, it is still part of…

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  • REFERENCE

How are organic t-shirts made?

The word “organic” in “organic t-shirt” refers to the type of cotton that is used in the shirt’s creation. In order for a t-shirt (or any piece of cloth or clothing, for that matter) to be…

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  • AN INSPECTOR CALLS

What is the effect of the final telephone call upon the characters in ‘An Inspector Calls’?

The final telephone call is necessary to reinforce the inspector’s message with the remaining party members who feel they have escaped the punishment for their sins. Eric and Sheila have both…

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  • SCIENCE

Two main reasons for the resurgence in TB are HIV and drug-resistance strains of the organism….

bacteria have the ability to mutate and rearrange their dna. Each time bacteria is exposed to new drug, many of them die. But the few that survive have found a way to mutate and survive. As they…

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  • TED HUGHES

What is the meaning of Ted Hughes’ poem “The Jaguar”?

Okay, lets take this step by step. Here’s one way to look at it: The apes yawn and adore their fleas in the sun. The parrots shriek as if they were on fire, or strut Like cheap tarts to attract…

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  • BUSINESS

Is competition good, bad, or a little of both?

On many levels, a healthy spirit of competition can bring out the very best in people. It can help to instill drive and motivation, and allow individuals to partake in a community whose primary…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

How does Chillingworth’s name relate to his character in The Scarlet Letter?

Chillingworth’s name relates to his character because it is evocative of his personality and connects to his actions in the novel. After learning of Hester’s affair and the birth of Pearl,…

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  • G. WODEHOUSE

In P.G. Wodehouse’s “The Man Upstairs,” who is Rupert Morrison?

Rupert Morison is an incidental character in P.G. Wodehouse’s charming short story “The Man Upstairs.” The story is about a large-hearted young millionaire who becomes enamored of a young lady he…

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  • ALICE SEBOLD

What makes a fact about an author’s life “significant,” where would I find such a fact, and how…

This is a good question, and goes to the very heart of research no matter what field it is in. The language arts, history, science…the question of what makes a fact “significant” and how to know…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What compliment does Atticus give to Jem, and what is Jems response?

At the end of Chapter 15, Jem, Scout and Dill come to the rescue of Atticus outside the jail when a group of men gather to break Tom out and lynch him. Although Atticus was willing to stand alone…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the benefits of prostitution to the prostitute?What are the benefits of prostitution to…

Well, first and foremost there is monetary value. The prostitute is earning a living by having sex with people. For the prostitute, this may seem like the only the only option for survival. In…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What is the passage of time in the story “A Rose for Emily”

The passage of time is an important theme in Faulkner’s famed short story “A Rose for Emily,” and its highly confusing non-linear time sequence takes many leaps forward and backward. The exact…

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  • FENCES

When was Troy Maxson born?

According to the playwright August Wilson, Fences is set in 1957, and he identifies Troy’s age as 53 in the stage directions for Act 1, scene 1. Therefore, this fictional protagonist would have…

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  • ESSAY LAB

Trying to write 800 word essay using the Twenty-first century in Ben Franklin’s “Information to…

Suggest you give more information as to what you are trying to accomplish with your essay. What’s the question you are supposed to answer?

 


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