# In The Lord of the Flies, how does Piggy characterize life?

**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In The Lord of the Flies, how does Piggy characterize life?**

One of the best insights into Piggy’s character comes during his conversation with Ralph when it appears that it is the two of them versus the hunters. Ralph asks him if he thinks there really is…

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**MATH**

**please could you explain it step by steps? Thank you The density of water varies slightly with…**

Density = mass/volume. If the density of warm water is .9850994 g/cm3 and you want to find the volume of 250 kg of water at that same temperature, and therefore, that same density, then volume…

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**PHYSICS**

**What is the volume occupied by the gas in the following case:If atmospheric pressure is 1075 mB…**

The ideal gas law states that PV = nRT, where P is the pressure, V is the volume, n is the amount of substance, R is the gas constant and T is the temperature. From PV = nRT, we get V = nRT / P….

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**PHYSICS**

**What is the volume in the following case:The density of water varies slightly with temperature….**

You have provided the density of water as .994 g/cm^2. We have to find the volume that is occupied by 250 kg of water. Now density = mass/ volume => volume = mass / density. The mass is 250 kg….

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**ECONOMICS**

**Is diminishing marginal utility indicated by the downward slope of the supply curve, demand…**

Marginal utility in the field of economics refers to the extra value that each subsequent unit of a product is able to provide to the consumer. A decreasing marginal utility means that as consumers…

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**MATH**

**Given the arithmetic sequence a1, a2, 13, 17,…, what is a1?**

We have a1, a2, 13, 17,… is an arithmetic sequence. Now the consecutive terms of an arithmetic sequence have the same difference. Therefore 17 – 13 = 13 – a2 = 4 => a2 – 13 – 4 = 9 a1 = a2 -…

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**MATH**

We have tan x = 4. Now we have to find (cos x)^2. tan x = sin x / cos x (tan x)^2 = (sin x)^2 / (cos x)^2 Also (sin x)^2 + (cos x)^2 = 1 => (sin x)^2 = 1 – (cos x)^2 So (tan x)^2 = (sin x)^2 /…

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**MATH**

**Find the length of the side of a square if it’s area is 60 more than its perimeter.**

Let the length of the side of the square be S. Now the perimeter is given by 4S and the area if given by S^2. We cannot say that area is 60 more than the perimeter as they have different units. We…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**Identify and describe each person at the Rainbow Inn that evening.Silas Marner by George Eliot**

After Silas Marner is robbed he rushes to the Rainbow Inn, believing he will find there the dignitaries of Raveloe. However, the group at the inn is occupied by men who are less than dignitaries:…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**What role does Mr. Snell, the landlord, take in discussions?**

In the novel Silas Marner, George Elliot ensures that the reader gets the entire picture together of the description of a typical small town, isolated from society, and that each and everyone of…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**What kind of place is the Rainbow Inn?**

In a small town like Raveloe, there is always a place (aside from church) where people meet for fun and to share the gossip of town. The Rainbow Inn was a form of pub (public house) where…

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**SILAS MARNER**

**In Silas Marner, what action does hope lead Silas to take?**

I’m not sure to which hope you are referring, but I think the one of the most significant (and subtle) moments of hope is just after Dunstan has stolen Silas’ money. He is grief-stricken, but…

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**MATH**

**Prove the identity C(n,2)+C(n,3)=C(n+1,3)**

We have to prove that C(n,2) + C(n,3) = C(n+1,3). Let us find the right hand side and the left hand side and see if they are equal. C(n,2) + C(n,3) = n!/(2!*(n-2)!) + n!/(3!*(n-3)!) => n*(n-1)/2…

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**MATH**

**Find the real number m if the distance from the point(m, m+1) to the line 3x-4y-1=0 is 1.**

We have to find the real number m if the distance from (m, m+1) to the line 3x-4y-1=0 is 1. Now the distance between a point and a line can be given by the relation D = |a*x1 + b*y1 + c|/ sqrt (…

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**MATH**

**Find the equation of the tangent to the curve y = x^3 – 7x^2 + 14x – 8 at the point where x=1.**

The slope of the tangent to any point on a curve is given by the value of the first derivative of the curve at the point. For y=x^3 – 7x^2 + 14x – 8 y’ = 3x^2 – 14x + 14 At the point where x…

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**MATH**

**given the polynomial f=4x^3-12x^2+mx+n find m, n if f(x)=0 for x=i**

Given the polynomial f=4x^3 – 12x^2 + mx + n, we have to find m and n if f(x) = 0 for x= i Now for x = i f(i) = 4x^3 – 12x^2 + mx + n => 4*i^3 – 12*i^2 + m*i + n = 0 => -4i + 12 + mi + n =0…

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**MATH**

**Prove that the function f(x) = 10x^7 + 7^x is increasing.**

A function is increasing if the derivative of the function is positive. Now for f(x) = 10x^7 + 7^x f'(x) = 10*7*x^6 + (ln 7)*7^x. => f'(x) = 70x^6 + (ln 7)*7^x Both the terms 70x^6 and (ln…

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**MATH**

**Prove that the graphs of the functions f(x)=2x+1 and g(x)=x^2+x+1 have a point of intersection.**

To prove that the two graphs of the functions f(x)=2x+1 and g(x)=x^2+x+1 have a point of intersection, let equate f(x) and g(x) and see if there is a valid solution. f(x)=2x+1 = g(x) =x^2+x+1 =>…

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**MATH**

**Determine the absolute value of z for 2+iz=i**

We are given 2 + iz = i. Now we find z using the relation given 2 + iz = i => z = (i – 2)/i => z = 1 – 2/i = 1 – 2i/i^2 = 1 + 2i The absolute value is |z| is given by sqrt ( 1^2 + 2^2) =…

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**MATH**

We have to solve 4^(4x-15) – 4 = 0. 4^(4x-15) – 4 = 0 => 4^(4x-15) = 4 => 4^(4x-15) = 4^1 Now as the base is the same we can equate the power. 4x – 15 = 1 => 4x = 15 +1 => 4x = 16 =>…

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**MATH**

**Determine x if log(x+1) (x^2-5x+6) exists.**

Since the given logarithm does exist, then the base and the argument of logarithm respect the conditions of existence. We’ll impose the constraints of existence of logarithms: 1) x+1 > 0 2) x +…

**SIR THOMAS WYATT**

**What is the theme of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s poem “Is It Possible?”**

The theme of this poem is love and the uncertainty and difficulty that comes with love. In the poem, the author is asking a series of rhetorical questions about the ways in which love can seem…

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**MATH**

**The length of a rectangle is two units more than four times the width. What is the length if the…**

Let us represent the width of the rectangle by W. The length is equal to two units more than four times the length or 2 + 4*W. Now the perimeter is given as 20. The perimeter is also equal to 2*W +…

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**TARTUFFE**

**In Tartuffe, the titular character represents religious hypocrisy. Who are some modern day…**

In answering your question, I will point you to some general examples, and also name some individual leaders. Please use the links below for more information on these examples. The most current…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation (x-4)^1/2=1/(x-4)**

First, we’ll impose the constraints of existence of the square root: x – 4> =0 x>=4 Now, we’ll solve the equation by raising to square both sides: (x – 4) = 1/(x – 4)^2 Now, we’ll subtract…

**MATH**

**What is x if 2/(2x-2) + 2/(2x+2) = 10**

What is x if 2/(2x-2) + 2/(2x+2) = 10. We simplify both terms: 2/(2x-2) = 2/2(x-1) = 1/(x-1). 1/(2x+2) = 2/2(x+1) = 1/(x+1). Therefore 1/(x-1) +1/(x+1) = 10…..(1) We multiply both sides of (1)…

**MATH**

We have to solve 3^(3x-9) = 1/81 for x. Use the property that log a^b = b*log a and log (a) a = 1. Now 3^(3x-9) = 1/81. Take the log to the base 3 on both the sides log (3) [ 3^(3x-9)] = log(3)…

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**THE BIBLE**

**Can anyone give me any website that contains short but complete chapter summaries of Luke(new…**

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Luke http://www.gotquestions.org/Gospel-of-Luke.html

**MATH**

**What is x if cos t = 3/x and sint = 4/x ?**

cost=3/x and sint = 4/x. To find x: Therefore tant = sint/cost = (4/x)/(3/x) = 4/3. Therefore tant = 4/3. Sint = t/sqrt(1+tan^2) = (4/3)/sqrt(1+(4/3)^2) = (4/3)*3/sqrt25 = 4/5 Or -4/5. cost =…

**HAMLET**

**Does Hamlet live and die by making free choices, or are his choices all controlled by forces…**

This quesiton has been previously asked and answered. Please see the links below, and thank you for using eNotes!

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**NEOCLASSICISM**

1.The word neo- meaning ‘new’ or ‘recent’ and classicism meaning (in context to literature) ‘revival of aesthetic values and norms embodied in ancient greek and roman art and literature.’ neo…

**SAMUEL JOHNSON**

**I need someone to provide an in-depth explanation for Samuel’s Johnson poem, “To Sir John Lade,…**

Samuel’s Johnson poem, “To Sir John Lade, On His Coming of Age” can be more easily understood when broken down stanza by stanza. In poetry, [a] stanza refers to a grouping of lines, set off by a…

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**THE STRANGER**

**In The Stranger, what does Meusault mean when he says that normal people somtimes wish their…**

In Part II of The Stranger, Meursault is being very candid with his lawyer. Meursault up until his trial and execution had lived in denial of death. He narrates: He went on to ask if I had felt…

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**MACBETH**

**In Macbeth, what is significant about the differnce between the events that open the banquet in…**

The simplest answer to your question is that the opening of Act III, scene iv is full of joy and celebration for Macbeth’s being named Duncan’s successor. The thanes have gathered to honor Macbeth…

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**LITERATURE**

**How did the French Revolution influence the Romantic revival in English literature?**

The Romanticism movement covered the time between 1789 and 1830, and applied to a period of social and political changes. The Romantics opted for spontaneity, freedom of the individual and…

**NIGHT**

**Describe the conditions at each camp Elie and his father are sent to.**

All of the conditions are horrible, and it is truly a miracle he survived.

**HISTORY**

**Do you agree that the Cold War was more a series of regional conflicts than a single global…**

No, I do not agree with this statement. It is, of course, true that the Cold War played out across many different regions. It is also true that the conflicts in the different regions were…

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**A&P**

**If I wrote a story today that was set 100 years ago, in 1910, how would it affect the story? How…**

Japi, setting has a huge effect on a story and its elements – everything from characteristics to mood to language and register. Let’s say, for example, that you were writing a horror story. Horror…

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**OEDIPUS REX**

**For an essay on how Oedipus Rex exemplifies or refutes Aristotle’s definition of Tragic Hero, how…**

The first best place to look for resources is Entoes itself. Within the Oedipus Rex Study Guide is a page called “Essays and Criticism” (link provided below) with contributions by three scholars…

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**MACBETH**

**What do we learn about Macbeth from Lady Macbeth’s reaction to the letter? (Act 1, scene v)**

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the letter Lady Macbeth receives tells the audience a great deal about this Scottish hero—one of King Duncan’s most trusted warriors. First we learn that Macbeth not…

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**MACBETH**

**What is the purpose of Macbeth’s letter to his wife? (Act 1, scene v)**

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, there is a clear purpose to the letter our “hero” sends to his wife. Macbeth, first and foremost, has wondrous news to tell Lady Macbeth. First, he met witches who offered…

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**MACBETH**

**How do Macbeth and Banquo react to the experience after the weird sisters vanish? (Act 1, scene 3)**

In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth and Banquo have very different reactions to the visitation of the three witches. Macbeth is entranced by what the witches have told him. He becomes…

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**MACBETH**

**What announcement does the King make to everyone present and what is Macbeth’s reaction? (Act 1,…**

In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Duncan says several important things in Act I, scene iv, but one is extremely important to the kingdom—and Macbeth, especially. First, when Macbeth…

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**TEACHERS**

**Novels for Seventh GradeAs this is my first year teaching seventh grade, I am looking for a list…**

Though I have not taught 7th grade, I can still remember it as the year I decided to become an English teacher. My top two suggestions are the two books that persuaded me into this decision, but…

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**A ROSE FOR EMILY**

**How might you examine “A Rose for Emily” and Jackson’s “The Lottery” as modern horror stories?How…**

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, and Shirley Jackson’s, “The Lottery,” can both be considered modern horror stories. Dictionary.com defines horror as: an overwhelming and painful feeling…

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**A&P**

**Explain the masculine folly in Wright’s “The Man Who Was Almost a Man,” and Updike’s “A & P.”**

In both Richard Wright’s “The Man Who Was Almost a Man,” and John Updike’s “A & P,” there is an element of “masculine folly.” In “The Man Who Was Almost a Man,” the main character is Dave, who…

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**MACBETH**

**What prophecies do the Weird Sisters make regarding Macbeth, and how does he react? (Act 1, scene 3)**

In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the Weird Sisters (or three witches) make three predictions for Macbeth. First the women address him by the title of “Thane of Glamis.” (A “thane” is like a…

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**ANIMAL FARM**

**In Animal Farm, what commandments does Old Major give to the animals? How might each be…**

Commandment #1: Whatever goes on two legs is an enemy. Men go on two legs and they abuse and take advantage of animals. If an animal doesn’t treat men as enemies, they are allowing harming of…

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**HISTORY**

**LynchingWhat are some interesting aspects of lynching, or controversial issues? Ida B. Wells had…**

To me, the most interesting aspect of lynching is what it said about the sexual fears of white men (and women?) in the South. Wells, for example, talked about how most lynchings were not really…

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**MATH**

**Set f(x)=2x^3-3x^2-1 show that the equation f(x)=0 has a root between 1 and 2**

You may evaluate the function at x=1x=1 and x=2x=2 and then you need to check if the product f(1)⋅f(2)<0f(1)⋅f(2)<0 , such that: f(1)=2⋅13−3⋅12−1⇒f(1)=2−3−1=−2<0f(1)=2⋅13-3⋅12-1⇒f(1)=2-3-1=-2<0