In the book Of Mice and Men, why did George quit teasing Lennie?

In the book Of Mice and Men, why did George quit teasing Lennie?

  • OF MICE AND MEN

In the book Of Mice and Men, why did George quit teasing Lennie?

We see George reveal his compassion to Lennie when he speaks with Slim about their circumstances in chapter 3. From that point on out, George remains in defensive mode for Lennie. George cares…

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  • SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

“My True Love Hath My Heart” by Sir Philip Sidney is a metaphor. Explain the poem and its…

“My True Love Hath My Heart” by Philip Sidney uses the literary device of metonymy. Metonymy is when someone writes about something, but does not use its name to describe it—instead he/she uses…

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  • LITERATURE

How do the attitudes of Gatsby compare to the attitudes of the visiting trio which includes Tom…

Excellent question and an interesting comparison. Both Tom and Gatsby clung tightly to the images they had created for themselves. Both men wanted to be appreciated/loved/revered for some depth of…

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  • NIGHT

In Night, explain the opportunities for escape that the Wiesels miss before evacuation.

Towards the end of the war it is clear that the camps are getting ready for evacuation as the Russian troops will be reaching the camp soon. This initiates a very difficult decision that must be…

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  • RELIGION

Taoists disdain the social world. Explain.

The basic belief systems of Taoism are ones predicated upon individual embraces of understanding and enlightenment. I am not sure if “disdain” is too strong a word, but Taoists believe that this…

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  • CONFUCIAN ETHICS

Confucians regard the social world as sacred. Explain.

For the follower of Confucianism, there has to be a level of social accord that follows internal beliefs of the individual. The harmony of the social world is extremely important to the Confucius…

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  • WALDEN

What does Thoreau mean when he says that the “universe constantly and obediently answers to our…

This quote appears in Chapter 2 of Walden in which Thoreau discusses where he goes and why he goes into the woods. These words in particular represent one of the main tenets of Transcendentalism…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What does Scrooge mean when he says, “There’s more gravy than of grave about you?”

The actual quote, to put this bit in context, from Stave One of the text is: “You don’t believe in me,” observed the Ghost. “I don’t,” said Scrooge. “What evidence would you have of my…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In The Scarlet Letter, why is Hester’s natural beauty diminished, and what could bring it…

There is a paragraph in chapter 13 that starts with the words: “The effect of the symbol…” that clearly delves into an answer for your question. Put simply, the mark of shame that she bore, the…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What were the motivations of Lennie and George?internal vs. external

Lennie’s internal motivation was to have a place where he could be free. We see this is his desire to “live off the fatta’ the lan.'” And external desire that is easy to see is his desire to touch…

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  • BUSINESS

What are the advantages and disadvantages between profit organizations and nonprofit organizations?

Profit and nonprofit organizations both share the belief in sustainability and the profit making motive. In a profit organization, owners receive profits as cash, dividends or stock whereas in a…

  • SILAS MARNER

In Silas Marner, what is the most important internal conflict presented in the beginning of the…

The most important internal conflict Silas Marner faces at the beginning of the novel stems from several external conflicts. First, consider the background story given in Chapter 1 about Silas’…

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  • HISTORY

Which Europeans discovered America before Christopher Columbus?

Without a specific map or route which specifically documents proof that “A” long trip was made coming our way, it would be hard to determine exactly who visited us first. Also, be careful with the…

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  • THE VANITY OF HUMAN WISHES

What is the rhyme scheme in “The Vanity of Human Wishes” by Samuel Johnson?

Rhyme schemes basically identify sounds at the end of lines in poetry, with a letter assigned for each new sound. Shakespearean (also known as Elizabethan) sonnets have the rhyme scheme of ABAB…

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  • HISTORY

What are some events about the Hawaiian sugar industry.

Here are what I would say are the most important events that have to do with the Hawaiian sugar industry. First of all, there was the beginning of the industry. Sugar was first planted on an…

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  • MATH

How do you balance Al9s0 + CuSo4 (aq) —> Al2 (SO4)3 (AQ) + Cu (S)

I think the intended question was: How to balance the equation Al(s) + CuSO4 (aq) –> Al2(SO4)3 (aq) + Cu(s) This can be done by ensuring that the total number of atoms of each element is the…

  • REFERENCE

Remorse .. Have you ever regretted saying something to someone? especially if he/she has been a…

Not real sure what you are looking for here. I would say though that if you have said something to someone and now regret it and are remorseful you should find the person and apologize. Letting…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is an analysis of the quotation “Somehow Atticus had hit her hard in a way that was not…

Scout reports this of Atticus during his cross-examination of Mayella Ewell. This tells us several things: 1. Atticus’ moral character can barely stomach the thought of making this girl hurt any…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

What are some patterns that occur in “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl?

I am not entirely sure what you mean by “patterns,” but certainly one re-occurring aspect of this tale is the use of ironic twists that occur throughout the tale and keep us guessing and laughing…

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  • THANATOPSIS

In “Thanatopsis,” what is a line that proves that this poem could not of been written by a Purtian?

This poem shows that it is definitely not written by a Puritan in a number of different ways. Key to understanding this point is focussing on the speaker’s view of the afterlife and identifying how…

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  • A DOLL’S HOUSE

What is the acting style of A Doll’s House?

A Doll’s House is one of the first plays that fell under the genre of Realistic Drama. Realistic drama became popular in the middle of the 19th century. Prior to this time, the usual genres for…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

What are the main themes and messages that Orwell wants to give us in Animal Farm?If you would…

People in power tend to manipulate those underneath them: Napoleon took advantage of the other animals by forcing them to work even more than they did when Jones was there. He did this by using…

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  • HISTORY

When and where did Pocahontas die?

Pocahontas died in March of 1617. She died in England, where she had gone with her husband, John Rolfe. To be more specific, she died in Gravesend, which is on the Thames River. In 1616,…

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  • MATH

log( x^2 + 2 ) = log ( x^2 – 3x + 5) find x value.

log (x^2 + 2) = log (x^2 – 3x + 5) We know that if log a = log b Then a = b Then we know that: x^2 + 2 = x^2 – 3x + 5 Reduce similar terms (x^2): ==> 2 = -3x + 5 Now solve the equation: Move…

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  • MATH

l 4x-2 l < l x-2 l find x values.

l 4x-2 l < l x-2 l We have 4 cases: case(1): 4x -2 < x-2 ==> 3x < 0 ==> x < 0 ==> x= ( -inf , 0) case(2): -(4x-2) < x-2 -4x + 2 < x-2 -5x < -4 ==> x < 4/5…

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  • MATH

Find the extreme values of f(x) = 3+3x – 3x^2

f(x) = 3+ 3x – 3x^2 To find extreme values, first we need to determine the first derivative. f'(x) = 3 – 6x Now we need to determine the critical values which they are the derivative’s zeros….

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In The Great Gatsby, how does Gatsby introduce himself in Chapter 3?

Chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby describes the first of Gatsby’s parties that Nick attends. Nick narrates how he was sitting at a table with another couple while he was with Jordan Baker. The man at…

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  • MATH

inf f(x) = x^2 + 5x – 3 then find the area between f(x) , x=1 and x=2

f(x) = x^2 + 5x – 3 Let F(x) = integral f(x) Then the area between f , x=1 and x= 2 is: A = F(2) – F(1) Then , let us determine F(x) first. F(x) = intg f(x) = intg (x^2 + 5x -3) dx…

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  • MATH

If x+ 3y = 3 and 2x-y = -2

x+ 3y = 3……………(1) 2x – y = -2…………..(2) We have a system with 2 equations and 2 variable, then we will use the substitution method to solve: First let us rewrite equation no. (2)….

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  • MATH

What is the probability of getting an odd number from a deck of play cards?

We know that the deck of regular play card has 52 cards. These cards are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10, J, Q, and K We have 4 sets of each. Now let us determine the odd numbers in the deck:…

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  • MATH

Differentiate f(x) = sinx * lnx

f(x) = sinx* lnx To find the first derivative, we will use the product rule: Let f(x) = u*v such that: u= sinx ==> u’ = cosx v= lnx ==> v’ = 1/x Now we know that: if f(x) = u*v…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Before Curley’s wife leaves, what does she notice about Lennie?Chapter 4

Curley’s wife notices that Lennie has a bunch of bruises on his face. Being Curley’s wife, she has also likely noticed that Curley had some problems with his hand. She likely put two and two…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

What were the ethical issues that influenced the problem of the story “Through the Tunnel?”

I assume you are referring to this excellent short story by Doris Lessing, which deals with the coming of age initiation that a young boy arranges for himself. I guess one of the key ethical issues…

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  • MATH

What is x value if f(x) = x^2 + 4x – 12

f(x) = x^2 + 4x – 12 I assume that you need to solve for x values if f(x) = 0 ==> x^2 + 4x – 12 = 0 Now we have two methods to solve: 1. Factor the equations: ==> ( x + 6) (x-2) = 0 ==>…

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  • MATH
  1. solve the inequality x^2 + 5x > 14

x^2 + 5x > 14 To solve the inequality, first we will have to move 14 to the left side of the inequality: ==> x^2+ 5x – 14 > 0 Now we can factor the left side: ==> (x+ 7) (x-2 ) >0…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

Consider the actions of Sebastian with Feste, with Sir Andrew, and finally with Oilivia in Act…

From the moment that Sebastian enters the play in Act III, scene iii, the audience has been waiting for just the comic misunderstandings that happen in Act IV, scene i. Sebastian and Viola are…

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  • SCIENCE

Explain what the well-known biologist meant in context of the origin of life by saying: “Given…

This is a statement in the context of the origin of life and evolution. For life to have originated, some molecules made of carbon and hydrogen had to join together in a unique pattern. Now the…

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  • DICTIONARIES

This is a vocabulary question. I’m looking for a verb that would describe “leaning the head…

When describing movement for both head and neck, “craning” is probably the most common descriptive verb. It is often used as in “…craning the neck.” Other verbs (or phrases) that would work,…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Why authors of the Texas Constit. provided bankrupts such protection from creditors when most of…

In general, people who are concerned about business and the economy think that it is important to protect people from creditors (to some extent) when they go bankrupt. It is believed that…

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  • NIGHT

Why was it lucky that Elie’s shoes were covered with mud?

In this chapter, everything of worth is being stripped away from the Jews who own it by the Kapos and others in charge of the camps. Elie’s shoes are brand new, and so therefore would be of great…

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  • HISTORY

What was the goal of many nativists with respect to immigration?

You do not specify which period in American (I assume) history you are asking about. My answer will address the period from the late 1800s to around the 1920s. In other words, the second major…

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  • THE ROAD

McCarthy’s ending in The Road seems to be both hopeful and hopeless. Why do you think he ended…

This is a tough book to get through, isn’t it? I had to take breaks it was so depressing. But the hopeful note at the end of the story, after I thought about it a while, suggests to me or…

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  • FIFTH BUSINESS

where in the novel, fifth business, is there proof of fate?

Page 7 – “Packer, who cannot know and could not conceive that I have been cast by Fate and my own character for the vital though never glorious role of Fifth Business”

  • THE ROAD

Why is carrying the fire in Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road so significant?

“Fire” is mentioned 76 times in the novel. Most of the time it is used literally to mean fire. A few times is it used as a metaphor by the father and/or son. Pg. 83: “Nothing bad is going to…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What was Hester’s conflict with nature in The Scarlet Letter?

Hester’s main conflict with nature, as I can see it, is that her own persona was strong-willed, passionate, and judging from her many talents, was very powerful and free. Yet, these same attributes…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What was Hester’s conflict with herself in The Scarlet Letter?

I think the easiest way to answer this question is to consider how you would feel if you were Hester Prynne. In order to do this, you must consider the lengthy list of circumstantial conflicts she…

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  • PHYSICS

WorkA boys drags a wooden crate with a distance of 12m, across a rough level floor at a constant…

The boy needs to apply a force of 50 N to drag the wooden crate across the level floor due to the force of friction that resists the motion of the crate. Now we are given that the rope which is…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

What is the role of women in the society depicted by Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice.

In Pride and Prejudice the roles of women follow the same roles that women were expected to follow back in Regency England, which was Jane Austen’s time. First, women had to be married to become…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

Draw a parallel between the Igbo experiences and today’s globalization in Things Fall Apart.

In Things Fall Apart, the Igbo culture was one of the few remaining parts of indigenous African that was insular, self-governing, independent, and segregated. The tribe was a collective of nine…

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  • LITERATURE

What is Koro’s failure in “Whale Rider” and why?

Koro fails to recognise his grand-daughter, Paikea, as the next leader of the Whangara tribe. Koro Apirana is a Maori chief of a small community in coastal New Zealand (the Maori are the…

 


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