# JEAN PIAGET

**LITERATURE**

**I have to write a short story based on the “Beauty and the Beast” that should be written from one…**

This is a great assignment and one that I use myself and give to my students when we look at points of view and narration. The thing you need to focus on is how telling this story from one…

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**THE BLACK CAT**

**In “The Black Cat,” what does the wall symbolise?**

I have had to edit your question because your original question contained multiple questions, which is not permitted under eNotes regulations. This story of course contains the narrator’s attempt…

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**ARTS**

**What is the main appeal of TV?**

I think television has always served as a form of entertainment for its viewers. It offers an inexpensive (and, in the distant past, free) form of relaxation for a person to wile away one’s free…

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**HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW**

**Defining the term “Romanticism”, discuss Wordsworth as a romantic poet.**

Much of what the Early Romantics were trying to do was to create an American identity. Consider that the colonists are coming out of the American Revolution with no true sense of who they are as a…

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**NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE**

**What style of writing did Frederick Douglass use in his autobiography?**

Douglass is confronted with a challenging task in writing his narrative. On one hand, he is driven by the need to represent his experiences in a manner that will prove compelling to a larger…

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**What message is Fitzgerald trying to convery through Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby?**

It may sound cliche, but through Daisy Buchanen, Fitzgerald is trying top prove the old axiom that “All that glitters isn’t gold.” The life of the “old” rich certainly looks appealing on the…

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**BUSINESS**

**How does an effective manager work with the idea that not all employees seek self-actualization…**

I would agree with this assessment. I think that the effective manager understands that not all employees work towards the end of self- actualization. There are many who identify their own ends…

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**THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO MARK TWAIN**

**Mark Twain’s writings typically could be described as what genre?**

The more appropriate question might be, “What genres did Mark Twain NOT write in?” because a look at his life’s work indicates a wide variety of types of writing: anthologies, autobiographical…

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**DUSK**

**What is the significance of the title “Dusk”?**

The title of course refers to the particular time in which this ironic story takes place, as it occurs at “thirty minutes past six on an early March evening” with dusk having fallen “heavily” over…

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**LITERATURE**

**narrationwhy is narration of literatue text always be in simple present tense?**

I don’t know that it is always in the simple present tense, but as a teacher and student of writing, it is always much more interesting to be in present tense and active voice. If written any…

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**BUSINESS**

**Work habits are more about response to the work environment rather than personality traits. Do…**

I agree with this statement, but only to a certain extent. It is certainly true that a person’s work habits can be strongly affected by the environment in which they work. An organization that…

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**TEACHERS**

**How would a teacher apply Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development in his/her classroom?**

I think that there are many ways in which that the primary school teacher could embrace Vygotsky’s approach. In my mind, the most important element to argue in Voygotskian thinking is the idea…

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**DUSK**

**In “Dusk,” please describe the meaning of the following descriptive setting. “…with his back…**

“Dusk” is another classic story by Saki with a twist in its ending that surprises us all. However, your question relates to the initial paragraph, which builds up a description of the scene and…

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**JEAN PIAGET**

**In your opinion, what are the basic principles of cognitive development theory? I am not any…**

The cognitive development theory is based on the idea that human beings are able to take in stimuli, perceive that stimuli, have the ability to think and thus will learn or achieve an understanding…

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**JEAN PIAGET**

**Is Piaget similar to Vygotsky’s in his views on the nature of or development of intelligence?**

The main difference between the views of Piaget and Vygotsky in their perspectives of the nature of development and intelligence lays in their opinions as to what comes first: Development followed…

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**MATH**

**Simplfy into the form z = a+ bi the following: (3 + 4i)/(5 – 3i)**

We have to write (3 + 4i)/(5 – 3i) in the form z = a + bi (3 + 4i)/(5 – 3i) multiply numerator and denominator by 5 + 3i => (3 + 4i)(5 + 3i)/(5 – 3i)(5 + 3i) => (3 + 4i)(5 + 3i)/(5^2 -…

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**MATH**

**What is the derivative of (x+2)^2 * ln x ?**

Let f(x)= (x+2)^2 * ln x We need to find the derivative. Since we have a product, then we will use the product rule to find the derivative. Let f(x)= u*v such that: u= (x+2)^2 ==> u’ = 2(x+2)=…

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**MATH**

**If AB = BC and given that A(2,-3) , C(7, 8) and B( 5, b) find the value of b.**

Given that AB= BC A(2, -3) B(5, b) and C(7, 8) We need to find the value of b. We will use the distance between two points formula to find b. AB= sqrt[( 5-2)^2 + (b+3)^2] = sqrt(9+ (b+3)^2) BC=…

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**MATH**

**solve for x and y : 3x-7y = -12 2x+4y = 3**

3x -7y = -12……….(1) 2x+4y = 3………….(2) We need to find x and y by solving the system. We will use the elimination method to find x and y. We will multiply (1) with -2 and (2) with 3….

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**MATH**

**The perimeter of the rectangle is 224 cm. Find the area if you know that the length is 3 times…**

Given the perimeter of a rectangle is 224, we need to find the area. First we will find the length of the sides. ==> Let the length be L and the width be W. Then the perimeter is P = 2L + 2w =…

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**MATH**

**Find the first 6 terms of the geometric progression if the difference between the terms is -1/3…**

Let a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6 are terms of G.P Given that the common difference is r = -1/3 Also given that a4 = 810 We need to find the first 6 terms. We know that: a4 = a1* r^3 ==> 810 =…

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**MATH**

W need to find the derivative of tanx. We know that tanx = sinx/cosx Since tan x is a quotient of two functions, then we will use the quotient rule to find the derivative. We know that if f(x)= u/v…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, explain in what ways Scout and Jem make Mr. Cunningham…**

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson (charged with the rape of a white woman) is being held in jail. Atticus, prepared for the worst, is sitting in front of the jail when the lynch…

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**MATH**

We need to find the integral of ln x. We will assume that : Int ln(x) dx = u*dv such that: u= lnx ==> du= 1/x dx dv = dx ==> v = x By definition we know that: Int u dv = u*v – Int v du We…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**Where do the children sit for the trial? What does this tell you?**

In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee the courtroom is crowed and hot. The children sneak into the courtroom to watch the trial. They sit in the balcony which is filled with the Black…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill a Mockingbird, what fact about Atticus’s defense of Tom Robinson does Scout learn from…**

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, in Chapter 16, Jem, Dill and Scout make their way into the courthouse as the trial of Tom Robinson is about to begin. Scout becomes separated from the boys…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In the eyes of the community, what is Dolphus Raymond’s problem in To Kill a Mockingbird?**

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee there are many themes and subplots. One of the main themes is the concept of tolerance and prejudice. Dolphus Raymond is a minor character that…

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**MATH**

**Find the circumference of the circle if we are given the equation x^2 +y^2 -4x +6y = 30 ?**

Given the equation of the circle x^2 + y^2 – 4x + 6y = 30 We need to find the circumference. We will rewrite the equation into the form (x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 = r^2 such that r is the radius. ==> To…

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**MATH**

**What are the numbers such that their is sum is 57 and the product is 800?**

Let us assume that the numbers are x and y. Given that the sum is 57. Then we will write: x + y= 57 …………(1) Also we know that the product is 800. ==> x*y = 800 ………….(2) Now we…

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**THE PEARL**

**In The Pearl, Kino makes a decision which he believes to be morally correct, but which will…**

I think the biggest decision that Kino makes is to not sell out and give the pearl away for a lot less money than it is actually worth. In spite of the increasing number of threats that surround…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Is this hearsay evidence admissible?There is a bomb threat at school. Anne testifies that she was…**

The answer to this depends on the way in which these statements are going to be used. As the link below tells us, hearsay can be admissible if all that the attorney is trying to prove is that some…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Power of the PresidencyWhich U.S. president has done the most to expand the power of the presidency?**

Wow… good question. I suppose I’ll go with George W. Bush. He is not the only “wartime” president to expand executive powers, but he is the most recent and “his” expansions have yet to go away…

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**THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT**

**What do the characters in “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte realize about life?Many…**

Faced with the awesome power of nature, the snow that has come as they climb to a higher elevation, the social outcasts of Poker Flat realize that they are doomed. Faced with this truth, the…

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**THE NECKLACE**

**What examples in “The Necklace” point to an omniscient author viewpoint?**

“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant is probably best described as third person limited point of view, because the narrator provides us with the thoughts and feelings of Loisel, but not her husband….

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**MACBETH**

**Who is responsible for Macbeth’s downfall?Also, I need three sub topics and 3 examples to support…**

According to the site rules, teachers are permitted to answer one question per post. The original question is a debatable one. Some might say the Lady Macbeth is responsible for General Macbeth’s…

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**HISTORY**

**What were the elements of conformity in the American culture of the 1950s.**

The 20- and 30-somethings of the 1950s, remember, were the Americans who had survived both a Great Depression and World War II, back to back catastrophes that touched almost every family. So that…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting a “shared room and a room of your own.” Which type of…**

When writing an essay the you want to have a strong opening sentence and a good introduction. The second thing is to write strong supporting sentences explaining your choices and why you are…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**What was the “dynamic conservatism” that President Eisenhower believed in?**

Eisenhower’s dynamic conservatism was his plan to maintain a number of New Deal programs which he would have had difficulty dismantling, and at the same time, moving the country away from large…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What is the difference between an appeals court and a trial court in the US government?**

The difference here is that a trial court is one in which trials are originally held. In these courts, there are typically juries that are listening to the cases and are making determinations of…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies, give an example of character paralysisPlease explain this…**

Chapter Five of Lord of the Flies opens with Ralph walking down a firm strip where he does not have to watch his feet. As he walks, Ralph finds himself understanding the wearisomeness of this…

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**FIESTA, 1980**

**Does Diaz want the reader to be critical of Latino culture, or does he simply want them to be…**

The short story “Fiesta, 1980” by Junot Diaz definitely shows from a very personal and subjective perspective,the attitudes, customs, traditions, and mannerisms of the Hispanic American society…

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**HISTORY**

**What are the consequences of the Age of Exploration ?**

The most important consequence of the Age of Exploration was European dominance of the world. After the Age of Exploration was over, Europe had colonies in every corner of the world. European…

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**MACBETH**

**In Macbeth, what is the mood of Act V, Scene I?**

When we think of mood we refer to the overall emotion created by a work of literature. This emotion can normally be described succintly using an adjective or two. Let us consider what happens in…

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**HISTORY**

**How did the New Deal expand the federal government’s authority and responsibilities?**

The New Deal expanded the authority and responsibility of the federal government in a number of ways. In general, it gave the federal government the power to intervene in the economy in…

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**HISTORY**

**How is the 17th Amendment a reflection of Progressive ideals?**

The 17th Amendment was a reflection of Progressive ideals because it took power away from big business elites and gave to the hands of the middle class. The idea of giving power to the middle…

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**HISTORY**

**What were some specific things that the Cherokee did to assimilate into white society before…**

The Cherokee were one of what were called the “Five Civilized Tribes” in the Southeast. They got this name because they had (by the time of the Indian Removal) adopted many of the ways of the…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**Who or what is responsible?Was it Romeo’s and Juliet’s youth experiecne, the interference of the…**

The easiest answer is that Romeo and Juliet are responsible for their own deaths because they committed suicide. No one forced Romeo to drink poison or Juliet to stab herself. However, it could…

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**EXPLICATING POETRY**

**What do the allusions and symbolic names in Baraka’s “Somebody Blew Up America” refer to?**

[Poetry speaks to different people in different ways. These are my opinions.] Amiri Baraka’s “Somebody Blew Up America” is a powerful piece of writing that asks us how we can delineate between the…

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**THE NECKLACE**

**Write a different end to the story, assuming that either Madame Loisel never lost or that she…**

After the ball, Mme Loisel loses the necklace she has borrowed. In a panic, she searches everywhere to find the necklace. Knowing that she has to replace it, she visits a nearby jeweler. Upon…

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**ELLA ENCHANTED**

**What age range is Ella Enchanted suitable for?My 8 year old daughter would like to read the book,…**

I’m not sure about the book, but the movie was rated PG-13. It’s good to seek advice when you don’t have the answers, but the best course of action would be to read the book yourself. Only you can…

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