# In The Merchant of Venice, who is the more intresting and reliable character in the play: Portia…

**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**In The Merchant of Venice, who is the more intresting and reliable character in the play: Portia…**

This is a very easy question to answer as Portia is by far the most interesting and definitely the most reliable character compared to Jessica. Jessica is an interesting character in the way that…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**Can somebody explain to me the importance and significance of Giles Corey in The Crucible?**

Giles Corey represents the voice of dissent in Salem. At a time and moment when so many were either speaking in favor of the conformist majority or when others, such as Thomas Putnam, were…

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**HAMLET**

**In Act 3 Scene 4 of Hamlet, by analogy, what does Hamlet mean by saying “If thou canst mutine ……**

When you are looking at a quote like this, you need to be careful to consider what the pronouns are referencing. In this case you need to know what “thou” stands for shame from the previous full…

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**A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM**

**What examples from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream prove Horace Walpole’s quote, “This…**

Puck is an excellent example to prove the first half of Walpole’s quote, “This world is a comedy to those that think.” Puck is a witty and independent thinker. As Oberon’s court jester, he…

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**MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.**

**What are some good books and sources for a bachelor thesis on Martin Luther King and his fight…**

If you are looking for some primary texts to help support your research, you might consider using King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” King drafted the letter on multiple scraps of newspaper…

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**MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING**

**Compare and contrast Benedick’s and Beatrice’s conflict to Claudio’s and Hero’s relationship in…**

These two couples are very different. It would seem that the relationship between Hero and Claudio is immature. They are attracted to each other physically but they really don’t know each other,…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**When and why does Roger sharpen a stick at both ends? Explain what Roger represents in Lord of…**

Roger serves in both a similar and antithetical manner to Piggy in Lord of the Flies. Roger becomes Jack’s right hand man, much as Piggy serves Ralph. However, where Piggy is intelligent and comes…

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**THE RED PONY**

**What evidence is there that Jody matures from “The Gift” to “The Great Mountains” in The Red Pony?**

In “The Gift” Jody is a ten year old, obedient and naïve boy. He doesn’t question anything he is told. He seems satisfied with his life. His father was a disciplinarian. Jody obeyed him…

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**HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN**

**What is the setting of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?**

There is a long and really excellent discussion of the setting of this book in the eNotes summary. Please follow the link. In general, this book is set at Hogwarts just as each of the first six…

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**THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS**

**In the Boy in the Striped Pajamas what would be an emotional quote concerning someone’s appearance?**

One of Bruno’s favorite memories was the plays his Grandmother would help them perform during the holidays. On Christmas Day, before their move,Father wore his new uniform for the first time. The…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In Ch.12 of Lord of the Flies, Ralph says to himself, “You’ll get back.” Explain why this is…**

Simon tells Ralph “You’ll get back” and “I just think you’ll get back all right” early in Chapter 7. This is an example of foreshadowing, predicting Ralph’s frantic escape from the tribe in Chapter…

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**RELIGION**

**What is a break up or division into factions within a religious body?Refers to the break between…**

So are you just asking what a break up or division like this is called — what the word for it is? If so, I think that the word you are looking for is schism. This is a word that is generally…

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**MATH**

**Find a solution x E Z, 0 ≤ x < n for the congruence ax≡b (mod n). Note that a and n are…**

What you have worked is correct. But x = -8 is not correct because , you are in the modulo 15 system. The conclusion derived from the last step 8 = 14(-8)(mod15) is x = -8. The conclusion is…

**SCIENCE**

**Where is carbon dioxide released from in the home?**

First of all, any people living in the home release carbon dioxide as a result of aerobic respiration. Plants take in carbon dioxide for photosynthesis and release it again as a result of…

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**MATH**

**Let a,b, and c be integers. Prove or disprove that a:bc implies ac:bcPlease provide detailed…**

If a , b , c are any three integer, and if a divides bc, then implies ac divides bc. To prove or dis[rove the statement. Since a|bc , we can find a integer k such that bc = ak….(1) Since ac also…

**MATH**

**Prove that (ab,c) = 1, if and only if (a,c) =1 and (b,c) = 1. Please provide a detailed steps….**

To prove if (ab,c) = 1 if and only (a,c)= 1 and (b,c) = 1. Since (ab,c) = 1, we can find integers m and n such that: m(ab) + nc = 1. Therefore m(ab)+nc = 1. Therefore (mb)a +nc = 1. Therefore…

**JULIUS CAESAR**

**How superstitious is Caesar in Julius Caesar?**

Shakespeare characterizes Caesar as superstitious but not as superstitious as Calpurnia. In the first act, Caesar orders Mark Antony to touch his barren wife because an old belief claims that the…

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**HISTORY**

**What were the consequences of trying to sneak past the Berlin Wall?**

The most usual consequence of trying to escape over or through (or even under) the Berlin Wall was death (if you did not succeed in escaping). The guards on the wall were trained to shoot people…

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**HISTORY**

**What influences did the “hippie” founder have on the public to have them follow his movement?**

This question assumes that there was some leader of the hippie movement and that he influenced people to follow him. I do not believe that this is true. The hippie movement did not have any…

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**MATH**

**lim (X2 – 1/X) X->0-i am taking the limits and vertical asymptotes and i cant really get them…**

Hi, Just to share. To key x to the power of 2, usually we just key x^2 . For your question: lim (X^2 – 1/X) X->0- Do you mean Case 1: (x^2 – 1)/x or Case 2: (x^2 – 1/x) ? I have done…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What is the difference between sociology and psychology?**

The difference between sociology and psychology, generally speaking, is the difference between the group and the individual. Sociology focuses on the ways in which groups affect people and their…

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**OEDIPUS REX**

**What is the role of women in Oedipus Rex?**

In Sophocles’ Oedipus, there are only three women in the play, two of which (Antingone and Ismene) are only bit players. Antigone’s role is to escort her blind father at the end as he exiles…

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**HAMLET**

**In Act 1 Scene 4 of Hamlet, what relationship does Hamlet see between national defects and…**

Horatio asks Hamlet what is the portent of the drums and other noises he hears and Hamlet explains that it is a great party that is tradition in Denmark. Though he is “native here and to the…

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**CINEMA**

**How are people in the suburbs portrayed as dangerous?**

The suburban inhabitants are portrayed as conformists. Their houses are of the same construction, their cars are the same, they believe their uniform ways are best and right. They gossip the day…

**REFERENCE**

**Why do you suppose some left turns are protected at signal controlled intersections, while others…**

The main reason why some left turns are protected and some are not is traffic patterns. A protected left turn is one where there is an arrow that allows a driver to turn left and stops the traffic…

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**THE MIRACLE WORKER**

**In The Miracle Worker, what flaw has Annie found in Dr. Howe’s methods?**

What an insightful question! You have found (at least partially) the key to Annie’s own method! Oh my, you have to read between the lines to find it, though. Quite honestly, I have always…

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**A FAR CRY FROM AFRICA**

**What is post-colonialism as a literary approach?**

Post- colonialism seeks to analyze literature from a point of view that takes into account the differences in cultural expression. As a literary approach, post- colonialism is steeped in the idea…

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**A SEPARATE PEACE**

**In A Separate Peace, why does Leper have his breakdown in Chapter 10?**

Leper actually has his breakdown before the action of Chapter 10, but when he is talking to Gene, Leper’s fragile mental state is revealed to Gene. When Leper is in boot camp, his anxiety and…

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**MATH**

**Is 2x^2-1 a Linear Function or not? Why?**

The general form of a linear function is: f(x) = ax + b If the equation can be placed into this form, then it is linear. Otherwise, it is not. 2x^2 is a quadratic (order 2) polynomial. Thus, 2x^2-1…

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**MATH**

**How do you solve the following? 3/(x – 3) – 4/(x – 2) = -4 √4x + 3 < 6.**

We have to solve 3/(x – 3) – 4/(x – 2) = -4 sqrt (4x) + 3 < 6. Now 3/(x – 3) – 4/(x – 2) = -4 multiply all terms by (x-3)(x-2) => 3(x-2) – 4(x-3) = -4(x-3)(x-2) => 3x – 6 – 4x + 12 = -4…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation for x: [(1-x)/x] + [x/(1-x)] = 17/4**

We have the equation [(1-x)/x] +[x/ (1+x)] = 17/4 so solve for x. We notice that 17/4 can be written as 4 + 1/4 So the equation given can be written as [(1-x)/x] + [x/ (1+x)] = 17/4 => [(1-x)/x]…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Can you edit my essay introduction, added below, please? When I finished reading the novel, I…**

You have several switched around words or phrases that are almost right but not quite there. The first relates to the idiom that you write as “bolted from the blue.” The idiom is actually, “a bolt…

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**JULIUS CAESAR**

**In Julius Caesar, how does Cassius draw Casca in the conspiracy? I am confused on how to write…**

[By the way, this question would have been better as a Question instead of as a Topic post.] At a private meeting between Cassius and Casca, the conversation turns to the planned events of the…

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**MATH**

**What are the rules to find if a number is divisible by numbers like 2,3, etc.**

I can’t give you all the ways to test for divisibility. Here are some common ones to test for divisibility by: 2: The last digit of the number is 0 or divisible by 2. 3: The sum of all the digits…

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**CARSON MCCULLERS**

**What literary technique is being used here, and for what purpose? Refer to the passage to support…**

Whenever a character is described in a “story” of any kind (short story, play, novel, etc.), it is called “characterization.” Lilia Melani of Brooklyn College describes characterization as: …the…

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**MATH**

**What is the length of the longest stick that can be placed in a rectangular box with dimensions 6…**

We are given a rectangular box with the dimensions 6 cm, 8 cm and 24 cm. We have to find the length of the longest stick that can be placed in the box. This length is equal to the diagonal of the…

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**ARTS**

**How does an orchestra choose a conductor?**

I believe the real question is, “how does a conductor choose a orchestra?” Anyways,we first must look at what a conductor does. -sets the tempo -conducts the various dynamics of the composition If…

**MATH**

**How can I find the values of x that satisfy x^2 – 4x -12 > 0**

We need to solve x^2 – 4x -12 > 0. Now x^2 – 4x -12 > 0 => x^2 – 6x + 2x – 12 >0 => x (x – 6) + 2 (x – 6)>0 => (x – 6) (x + 2) >0 Now this is true either when both…

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**LITERATURE**

**role of borrowing Discuss the role of BORROWING in the development of a language with special…**

This is really a very broad question — can you clarify what you need? In general, borrowing occurs when speakers of one language come in contact with another language that is in some way…

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**CONTENTS OF THE DEAD MAN’S POCKET**

**What rules does Tom make up for himself when he begins work in “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket”?**

In “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket,” after the yellow sheet blows out the window of his eleventh-floor apartment, Tom Benecke decides that he is going out on the building’s ledge after it. As…

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**DUBLINERS**

**what are the political representation in james joyc’s dublinershello i want some information…**

i don’t know the answer

**OF MICE AND MEN**

**In Of Mice and Men, what is the impact of Steinbeck’s stylistic choices in its opening and ending?**

Steinbeck was quite insightful in bringing out the idea of George telling Lennie that if there was any trouble, he was to “go and hide in the brush.” This was introduced in the opening, when…

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**MATH**

**A triangle has two sides of lengths 8 and 6 cm. Find the length of the third side if its area is…**

Here we need to find the length of the third side given that the length of two sides is 8 and 6 and the area of the triangle is 24 cm^2. Now the area of a triangle is given by Area =…

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**THE LOVELY BONES**

**What are some examples of metaphors in The Lovely Bones?**

A metaphor is a comparison that does not use the words “like” or “as.” Here are some metaphors from The Lovely Bones. 1) I knew he was going to kill me. I did not realize then that I was an animal…

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**MATH**

**√(x – 3) ≥ 1/(x – 3) help on how to solve please!!!**

You want to solve sqrt (x-3) >= 1/ (x-3). sqrt(x-3) >= 1/ x-3 Take the square of both the sides. => x-3 >= 1/ (x-3)^2 => (x-3)^3 >= 1 Now (x-3)^3 is greater than or equal to 1 if…

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**MATH**

**What is the value of a if the area of a circle formed by the points (7, 0), (11, 0) and (0, a) is…**

The area of a triangle is given by (1/2)*base*height. In the given question the vertices of the triangle are at (7, 0), (11, 0) and (0, a). The base of the triangle is equal to the distance between…

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**MATH**

**What is the solution of the equation x^3+3x^2+4x+2=0, if it is integer?**

We have to find solution of x^3+3x^2+4x+2 =0 Now x^3+3x^2+4x+2 =0 = x^3 + x^2 + 2x^2 + 2x + 2x + 2 =0 => x^2 ( x+1) + 2x (x+1) + 2(x+1) =0 => (x+1)(x^2 + 2x +2) =0 For x +1 = 0, x = -1. The…

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**EVERYMAN**

**How is the medieval morality play Everyman a typical work of the middle ages?**

The late medieval morality play Everyman is a typical work of the middle ages for a number of reasons. In the first place, the play is explicitly Christian in its meanings and purposes. Since the…

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**MATH**

**Calculate the roots of the equation 2^x+3^x=5^x?**

We notice that the value x = 1 is the solution of the equation. 2^1 + 3^1 = 5^1 2 + 3 = 5 Now, we’ll have to verify if x = 1 is the only solution for the given equation or if there are more. We’ll…

**MATH**

**Consider two sets A and B.What is the difference between “A ∈ B” and “A ⊂ B”.**

The first one means that A is an element is B I will give you an example for each case. Let B be a set. Then B = { A, C, D …} Then A is an element in B. The second one means that A is a subset…