“Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.”…

# “Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.”…

• LITERATURE

“Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions.”…

Literature is a “disciplined technique”. It is not haphazard or spontaneous. Most of what happens in a piece of literature is carefully planned out over several writing sessions…hours if not…

• SEABISCUIT: AN AMERICAN LEGEND

What is Pollard’s reward for suffering through his hospital stay in Seabiscuit: An American Legend?

Red Pollard suffers a major leg injury during his training of another horse, and he is put into the hospital for an extended stay. Pollard is upset because he and Seabiscuit have been preparing…

• MATH

What is the mass of the second object? Answer in units of kg.A standard object defined as having…

This question is answered using Newton’s Second Law F = m a where F is the applied force, m is the mass, and a is the acceleration. Using this equation, we find that the force applied to the…

• MATH

A 7 kg object undergoes an acceleration of 1.8 m/s^2.What is the magnitude of the resultant force…

This question is answered using Newton’s Second Law F = m a where F is the applied force, m is the mass, and a is the acceleration. Using the mass and acceleration given in the question, we find…

• MATH

What is his mass in the Canal Zone? Answer in units of kg. What is his weight in the Canal Zone?…

Mass is an invariant; that is, mass does not change from location to location. Therefore, the mass of the 98.3-kg boxer is 98.3 kg wherever he goes. Weight is a force, and is calculated using…

• MATH

A 4.4g bullet leaves the muzzle of a rifle with a speed of 322 m/s. What total constant force…

To solve this problem, we use the Work-Energy Theorem Work = change in Kinetic Energy where Work is W = F d and Kinetic Energy is KE = 1/2 m v^2 The initial KE of the bullet is zero, so the change…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Ethics, Antibiotics, and DoomsdayDo physicians, drug companies, governmental agencies, and/or…

I’m not enough of a scientist to answer the last part… As for the rest, I think the ethical and practical burden does and must always fall on the consumer. It is really impractical (and…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

To Kill a MockingbirdIn, To Kill a Mockingbird, what is the story behind Arthur “Boo” Radley?

Boo Radley is supposed to have attacked his father with scissors. He is a mystery to the town–at least the younger community–because they’ve never seen him. He chooses to stay indoors and not…

• PYGMALION

Is the Eliza-Higgins relationship in Pygmalion a complex one?

Absolutely. For one thing, Higgins takes on Eliza as a student due to a dare with a friend. Higgins, without regard for Eliza as a person at all, takes the dare that he can make her speak like…

• GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What are possbile metaphors for these phrases: an exciting job, stress, competition, success, a…

How about these suggestions: 1. an exciting job= “it’s a blast every day!” (job=blast/bomb) 3. competiton= “Welcome to the rat race!” (competition as a race) or “This isn’t my first rodeo”…

• RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

Describe anthropomorphism in the story Rikki-Tikki-Tavi?

Anthropomorphism is when human characteristics are given to inhuman characters. In Rikki, animals talk and interact as humans do.

Span of management is also called span of control and refers to the organization of relationships between management and workers. Management span may be narrow or wide. Narrow span means that there…

• HEALTH

I have acne and was wondering is there any way to get rid of the scars it leaves behind. Is…

I am answering this question not just as a teacher, but of the parent of a teenage son who suffered from fairly serious acne and resulting scarring. First off, you should discuss this issue with…

• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

How did Romeo get Juliet’s heart?The specific words he used?

You may not like this answer, but this is how I’ve always looked upon Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” I see it as a story about two young people who are both in great need of “falling in love” in…

Is Freakonomics a good book and why? Im thinking of reading it. THANK YOU.

Sort of depends on what you want to read it for. As someone who teaches economics, I would certainly recommend it for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s just pretty interesting to see…

• A MODEST PROPOSAL

What are the points that the speaker makes in favor of his arguments in Jonathan Swift’s…

One reason to support the speaker’s proposal in “A Modest Proposal” is that women nurse their young for one year in all events and a woman can be sustained during that year by her meager occupation…

What is Abdiel’s defintion of servitude in Book VI of John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost?

In Book VI of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Abdiel gives a double-sided defintion of servitude in response to Satan’s definition in which he says servitude is the fit occupation for individuals who…

Is it worth it to be an economist, and does economics make one smarter?

“Worth it” is a personal opinion, so I can’t really tell you. In my opinion, no class is worth it if it’s not something you think you’d enjoy or something you know you have to take to achieve an…

• THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

What words and phrases does the author use to make you realize how Matt feels when autumn begins…

In describing the changes in the atmosphere as autumn approaches, the author says, “There (is) a chilliness inside (Matt) as well that neither the sun nor the fire ever quite reache(s). It…

If I am an adult and want to be a physical therapist, must I take the SAT exam? If so, can an…

Whether you must take the SAT will depend on where you want to go to school and whether becoming a physical therapist requires a two-year or four-year degree. Many schools have associate’s degree…

• WARRIORS DON’T CRY

Why did the author chose the title?

I think that it meant that the Little Rock Nine were “warriors” in the cause of desegregation. Instead of crying about their circumstances and feeling sorry for themselves, they chose to “fight” by…

• ROALD DAHL

What is the climax, theme, point of view, and tone of the short story, “Poison” by Ronald Dahl?

This short story is different from many others in that the main dilemma is saving a patient from the mortal bite of a poisonous snake which finally really isn’t there at all! Dalh deftly builts up…

• ESSAY LAB

Can give implovement suggestions for speech that I have made?My professor wants us to make a…

The most obvious place I can see to add to this speech is after your first or second sentence. You say that homeschooling is the best way to address problems, but you don’t give any sort of…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Who are Scout’s classmates in “To Kill a Mockingbird”? (from chapters 1-3)Harper Lee

Since public schools are often microcosms of the larger society of the town that they are in, Harper Lee cleverly introduces the caste system that operates in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s. In…

• THE OUTSIDERS

If you were Johnny’s and Pony’s lawyer, how would you defend them in a court of law? Give THREE…

LAWYER’S DEFENSE. (1) I would absolutely plead self-defense, since Pony and Johnny were attacked and had to defend themselves. Johnny thought Pony was going to be drowned and feared that he would…

• HISTORY

Review the causes, goals, and ideals of the American Revolution. Are the ideals of the American…

This is a bit much of a question… multi-part and way beyond the scope of a 90-word answer. So I’ll really abbreviate it… Main goal of the Revolution, at least in the long term, is the idea of…

• THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian what were author’s main contentions?

The notion of the hyphenated American lies at the heart of Alexie’s work. Junior feels as if he is not completely immersed in either the Native American world or the White setting. This raises an…

• OEDIPUS REX

Who was the original founder of Thebes?

The original founder was Cadmus, who was actually a Phoenician and not a Greek.

• LORD OF THE FLIES

How does Jack’s attack on Piggy and the breaking of one of the lenses in his spectacles symbolize…

The group that assembles at the blowing of the conch represents organized society. The argument during this late assembly in chapter 5 is about ghosts and beasts. Piggy believes in the assembly,…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, the author alludes to Ivanhoe. What insight or effect was created by…

Because Jem had destroyed Mrs. Dubose’s flowers, his father forced him to go to her and do whatever chores she asked. She wanted Jem to read to her, particularly Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe is about a…

• THE CRUCIBLE

In Act 3 of “The Crucible”, do you think Giles Corey’s eccentric and earthy dialogue provides…

If anyone is going to be a candidate for the comic relief character in this play, it is going to be Giles Corey. He is the most likely out of all of the very dramatic and serious characters that…

• HISTORY

How did the British Policies from1764-1775 appear to violate colonial economic and political…

For most of the time before 1764, the British had more or less left the colonies alone. They let them govern themselves to a large extent, and didn’t enforce too many rules on their trade. After…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are three times in the novel where Scout applies Atticus’ lesson about climbing into the…

In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, one of Atticus’s most often repeated lessons of life to his children concerns his explanation that one must climb into another person’s skin and walk…

• EATING POETRY

What does Mark Strand want to show us in his poem “Eating Poetry”?

The most likely message that Mark Strand is trying to communicate in his poem is the joyous experience that reading really good poetry often can be for people. When you read a really good poem,…

• ENDER’S GAME

What is the significance of the end game in “Ender’s Game”?

The significance of the end game in the novel is that Ender discovers, after it is over, that it was all real. The entire time that he had been doing the “simulated” interactive computer games,…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What was the insight gained or effect created by the use of the allusion Dracula in To Kill a…

The film version of Dracula had just been released in 1931 when Dill bragged about having seen it to Jem and Scout in the opening chapter of Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It made an…

• DEATH OF A SALESMAN

What elements of plot, dialogue, characterization, and theme make Death of a Salesman a realistic…

One of the major narrative elements that makes Death of a Salesman a realistic play is the development of the play’s protagonist Willy Loman as an antihero. Willy is very much an average American…

• ASTRONOMY

Who invented the first calendar? Why do we have a leap year?

The question of who invented the first calendar is very hard to answer — no one knows for sure. Many ancient societies had them. The Egyptians are, however, credited with the first solar…

• HISTORY

Why were the British not able to take Boston after the battles at concord and Lexington?

Do you think you could check a bit on the accuracy of this question (like did you misread it in your book or your question sheet or whatever)? The thing is that my understanding of things is that…

• THE CAY

In The Cay, before the storm came, the ocean looked______.

After their ship is torpedoed by a German submarine, Phillip and Timothy are stranded aboard a raft until they finally reach land in Theodore Taylor’s novel, The Cay. After several months…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What are the six things that Ralph talks about at the assembly in chapter 5?

This assembly that Ralph calls begins and ends with the rules. At the start of the meeting, Ralph says that they, “…need to put things straight,” and at the end of the meeting he angrily shouts…

• THE LOST SYMBOL

Obtaining the Video in The Lost Symbol by Dan BrownIn The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, how did Sato…

Every time that Sato went to the Masonic rituals, it was in disguise; he put make-up on to cover his massive tattoos, and put a wig on to cover his lack of hair. His intents were to undermine the…

• HISTORY

Compare the successes of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, & Wilson in enacting reform…

These three presidents are commonly known as the “Progressive President.” Their terms covered the time known as the Progressive Era — 1901-1920. While all three had similar aims and goals,…

• ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

McMurphy continually questions authority and challenges the hospital staff why? How might his…

McMurphy’s actions evoke a great deal of thought and analysis. On one hand, his actions can be seen as unethical because he breaks rules and consciously seeks to undermine the structure and order…

• A SEPARATE PEACE

How has Gene from A Separate Peace fought a self-imposed internal battle all along, and who was…

Gene believes when he first arrives at school and observes Finny’s popularity and charisma that he must compete with Finny. This misidentification of his “enemy” or competition causes Gene to act…

• THE CHOCOLATE WAR

In the novel The Chocolate War (chapter 5), why did Archie choose The Goober for an assignment?

Archie is interested in spreading evil throughout the school. He chooses The Goober for an assignment because he is untainted and good. Archie can’t resist the chance to corrupt this goodness,…

• HISTORY

Explain the significance of the pamphlet “Common Sense.”

Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet “Common Sense” in 1775 and it was published in January of 1776. The main impact of this pamphlet was to help cause the American colonists to decide to fight for…

• LAW AND POLITICS

If a car hits a concrete decorative planter at the end of a driveway, is the homeowner liable?I…

A homeowner is responsible to keep his surroundings safe and accessible. In the wintertime, he should keep his walkway and driveway shoveled and free from snow and ice. In the summertime, he…

• THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW

What is the expostion, rising action, falling action, and resoulution of the story?

Exposition: Digory and Polly meet, explore the connected attics, and observe Digory’s uncle experimenting with transporting himself to different worlds. Rising Action: They ring the bell, wake…