In the Odyssey, how does Odysseus ignore others’ advice?

In the Odyssey, how does Odysseus ignore others’ advice?

  • THE COLD EQUATIONS

In “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin, what might happen to Marilyn?

In Tom Godwin’s short story “The Cold Equation,” authorities have created the interstellar regulation declaring, “Any stowaway discovered in an EDS shall be jettisoned immediately following…

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  • SCIENCE

Are lipids present in glucose?

Lipids are one of the four classes of biological macromolecules. The other three classes are carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids. Lipids are more commonly referred to as fats or oils. Glucose…

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  • A JURY OF HER PEERS

What do the male characters learn from their investigation in A Jury of Her Peers?

In Susan Glaspell’s A Jury of Her Peers the men are searching for evidence that Mrs. Wright has killed her husband. They search the house, both inside and out, searching for a motive. Considering…

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  • VACHEL LINDSAY

What is the purpose of the poem “The Congo” by Vachel Lindsay?

Vachel Lindsay, who described himself as writing “singing poetry,” was a forerunner of today’s poet/performance artist. His most famous poem, “The Congo,” subtitles itself “A Study of the Negro…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

What is the major similarity between the 2 societies, the Lilliputians and the Brobdingnagian in…

In creating the two very different societies who populate “Gulliver’s Travels,” Swift uses size to great effect in making his satirical points about each group of people. The Brobdingnagians are…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is the world running on technology?

Technology has made many changes to our lives and has eased our day-to-day work in a number of ways. Some of the technological advances of note are in the sectors of transportation, energy,…

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  • THE BLOODY CHAMBER

How does Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber refer to Bluebeard?

Angela Carter rewrites a number of fairy tales and folk stories in her Gothic inspired short story collection The Bloody Chamber. In her retelling of these famous tales, Carter exposes the…

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  • SCIENCE

A 15g bullet strikes and becomes embedded in a 1.25kg block of wood placed on a horizontal…

Using the law of conservation of momentum, total momentum, before and after the impact stays the same. That is MbVb + MwVw = (Mb + Mw)V where, Mb and Mw are the masses of the bullet and wood block;…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the effects of floods on different people?

Floods have a great impact on their surrounding ecosystem, including the plants, animals, and people who live there. Some people reap a benefit from flooding, while for others it can be…

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  • HISTORY

The Cold War and the United States. How did the Cold War affect the political and social climate…

World War II was a booming success for the United States economy. Before the war, the economy was wracked with unemployment and a lack of growth, but the beginning of the war saw an almost…

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  • A BIRD CAME DOWN THE WALK—

What is a description of the poem “A Bird Came Down the Walk—”?

Emily Dickinson’s charming poem “A Bird Came Down The Walk” is an account of just that—the poet watches the bird and its actions intently, with fascination and a congenial, humorous view. The…

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  • BUSINESS

give me some real time examples of globalization in canada.

Globalization has become a powerful force in modern Canada. While the process was already thoroughly under way, a major development of globalization occurred with the realization of the Canada-US…

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  • THE DOLL’S HOUSE

What are some of the social and cultural contexts to keep in mind when reading A Doll’s House?

For me, the most important cultural contexts to keep in mind when reading Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is the patriarchal norms and standards concerning female agency and the institution of…

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  • REFERENCE

the characteristic shared between monopolistic competition and oligopoly

Monopolistic competition, an imperfect form of competition in which many firms sell trivially distinguishable but unsubstitutable goods, and an oligopoly, where a small number of firms dominate a…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Who seems most devastated by Juliet’s death?

In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Juliet actually dies twice, once faked and once by her own hand. After taking the vial of potion given to her by Friar Laurence in Act IV, Juliet appears…

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  • SCIENCE

Give two examples of parasitism found in plants?

Parasitism is a relationship in which one species benefits, while the other does not (unlike mutualism type of symbiosis). In case of parasitic plants, the parasite lives off of the host plant and…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

How are Soda Pop and Darry’s personalities different?

Darry has a very serious personality. This may be because he’s been forced into the position of taking care of the family, but he seems to be unable to have fun anymore. Ponyboy says that every…

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  • HISTORY

What is the disadvantage of privatization in Tanzania?

Privatization is a process, set of policies, project, or ideology where ownership, management, and/or provisioning of resources, goods, or services are transferred from the state (the public…

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  • A POISON TREE

What is the difference between anger and wrath?

Anger and wrath are closely related, but they do not mean the same thing, nor are they equivalent emotions. The dictionary defines anger as “a strong feeling of displeasure.” Anger is actually…

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  • REFERENCE

In Lord of the Flies, what does the island symbolize?

In The Lord of the Flies, the setting for the story is a tropical island. This island is largely symbolic of the Garden of Eden in its state of perfection prior to the fall of man. The island is…

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  • GITANJALI SONG OFFERINGS

What is the meaning of Song No. 40 from Gitanjali?

The poet in song 40 in “The Gitanjali,” by Tagore, is in the mood of despair. We don’t know this at the start of the poem, where the poet is asking God to rain on his “arid heart.” He doesn’t even…

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  • THE AWAKENING

Examine the critiques of patriarchy in the Awakening by Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin’s The Awakening was incredibly subversive and controversial upon its release, in part because of the novel’s pointed critique of restrictive gender norms. Chopin uses the novel’s tragic…

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  • SCIENCE

How are the seeds dispersed by animals protected?

Animals disperse seeds in two main ways – 1.) by eating the seeds and then shedding them in their droppings and 2.) physically carrying the seeds to other locations. Seeds which are ingested need…

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  • ESSAYS OF ELIA/LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA

Examine “Dream Children; A Reverie” as a specimen of Dream Literature.

In this essay, “Elia,” the narrator, sits in front of the fire and tells detailed stories to his two children, Alice and John. However, as we discover at the end of the essay, Elia has been asleep…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

The encounter between Pip and the runaway convict at the beginning of the novel and his promise…

Pip promises everything the convict demands because he is terrified. This is what the convict demands. “You bring me, to-morrow morning early, that file and them wittles. You bring the lot to…

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  • THE WHITE MAN’S BURDEN

What is the message of the poem “The White Man’s Burden”?

The message of the poem “The White Man’s Burden” can be understood in part by looking at its historical context. Its author, Rudyard Kipling, was British, and had spent much of his life in British…

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  • SPLIT CHERRY TREE

Why does Professor Herbert want to cancel the debt? Find the words in the text where he explains…

The text doesn’t fully explain why Professor Herbert wants to cancel the debt. However, we may be able to deduce why he wants to do so from the context of the story. First, let’s look at the text…

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  • BUSINESS

What is normal profit?

To understand what normal profit is, we have to understand the concepts of accounting and economic profit. Accounting profit is what people generally think of when they think of profit. This is…

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  • HISTORY

How were civil liberties challenged in the 1920s and during World War I? How did the people respond?

During World War I and the 1920s, civil liberties were challenged. It is not unusual during times of war that the government restricts the civil liberties of its citizens. During World War I, the…

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  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

What literary techniques are used by Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray in order to get…

In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde uses a number of literary devices to emphasize some of the book’s key themes. First of all, Wilde uses a number of symbols to reinforce a key theme. The yellow…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

In the story, what quick action by Saknis helps Matt with his recovery?

In the story, Matt is stung by bees when he attempts to pry off a piece of honeycomb from a tree hole. Sensing that their nest may be in danger, the angry bees attack Matt mercilessly. For his…

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  • TWO KINDS

In Amy Tan’s short story “Two Kinds,” what sacrifice does the mother make for her daughter?

In Amy Tan’s short story “Two Kinds,” the mother makes many sacrifices for her daughter, the protagonist in the story. The mother has come to San Francisco from China, where she lost all of her…

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  • HISTORY

What experience, starting in 1090 and ending in 1492, prepared Spanish culture to be so efficient…

La Reconquista prepared the Kingdom of Spain for sustained conquests and established a flexible system of incorporating peoples and territory into their system of government. The Iberian Peninsula…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How can I write three arguments for my Romeo and Juliet thesis statement? My thesis statement is:…

As the play’s opening proclaims, “civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” Over and over, we see the damage the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets causes. Three examples follow: Juliet’s…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does Nick’s nature change as he moves from the Midwest to New York? Use quotations from…

At the beginning of chapter 1, Nick quotes his father, who told him, “‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, […] just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

In what ways have changes in the social, economic, and political environment of society been…

The changes in correctional policy begin with the court system. Because of the general problem of overcrowding in prisons, judges and lawyers have tried to find other ways to treat criminals –…

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  • HISTORY

What were the perspectives of the war to the merchants of Halifax?

Halifax was an important center for shipping during World War II. As the largest Canadian city on the East Coast of the country, Halifax sent exports and received imports. Merchants sending and…

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  • RELIGION

Why were the teachings of the Anabaptists threatening to both Protestant groups and the Catholic…

Anabaptists’ teachings—especially pacifism and the separation of Church and State—threatened the power of both Protestant and Catholic European rulers, who generally believed that religion gave…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, how is Pavel’s treatment of Bruno when he falls from the tire…

In Chapter 7, Bruno falls from his tire swing, and Pavel runs outside to see if he is alright. Pavel shows Bruno kindness by carrying him inside and cleaning his wound. While Pavel is bandaging…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does trade spread ideas and culture?

Trade spreads ideas and culture because it involves people moving from place to place around the world as they trade. As they move, they (and the people they meet) come into contact with new ideas…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Who is the father of the victim in the story “The Ransom Of Red Chief”?

The kidnappers in “The Ransom of Red Chief” select a man whom they believe will be able to pay a high ransom. The man they select is Ebenezer Dorset. He is described as a “prominent citizen”…

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  • HEALTH

Read the following paragraph and then answer the question presented: You have been working for a…

Honesty is the best policy. As the person in charge of billing it is your responsibility to make sure that all medical claims are accurate before submitting them to insurance companies. If you…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Who is the father of the victim in the story “The Ransom of Red Chief”?

The kidnappers needed two thousand dollars to pull off a dishonest scheme they had planned in the Western Illinois. They figured an easy way to get the money was to kidnap the child of a prominent…

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  • SCIENCE

A particle of mass M is released from rest on a rough inclined plane, which makes an angle of…

First, let’s find the acceleration of the particle. The equation describing the motion of the particle down the inclined plane is d=v0t+at22d=v0t+at22 , where d = 3 m is the distance, the initial…

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  • MINIVER CHEEVY

In the first quatrain, Miniver Cheevy is described as a “child of scorn.” What’s the narrator’s…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

How is Jack symbolized as a dictator in Lord of the Flies?

Jack displays several personality traits that connect his role as a leader, to that of a dictator throughout the novel Lord of the Flies. Historically, dictators are selfish individuals who rule…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

In the Odyssey, how does Odysseus ignore others’ advice?

Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus sometimes lets his pride prevent him from listening to the advice of others. One example of this occurs in Book 9, while Odysseus recounts his past adventures to…

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  • OTHELLO

In the play Othello, who is Brabantio, and why did Iago and Roderigo awaken him in the middle of…

Brabantio is the fair maiden, Desdemona’s, father. He is a Venetian senator and is depicted as an overprotective and possessive parent who has been consistently turning away the many suitors who…

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  • HISTORY

What are some initial and subsequent motives that drove Columbus to oppress indingenous peoples?

It is always difficult to assess the motives of historical people; we have never met them and we can’t talk to them and ask them why they do things. All we know about the character and motivations…

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  • OTHELLO

In the play, Othello, who is Brabantio and why do Iago and Roderigo awaken him in the middle of…

Brabantio is a Venetian senator and Desdemona’s father. He is quite protective of her and has kept her from many suitors including Roderigo, who he has forbidden to ever visit his home again….

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