# THE BELL JAR

**THE BELL JAR**

**Do Esther Greenwood’s responses to her environment make sense?**

Given the historical context in which Esther lives, I think that many of her responses to her environment make sense. Esther is placed in New York and she is struggling with seeking to understand…

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**THE BELL JAR**

**Are the characters presented in this novel realistic?**

I do think that Plath was able to detail conditions of characterization that are realistic. She is able to detail the challenges of being a woman in a setting where identity was defined in a…

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**THE BELL JAR**

**What are some of the social expectations that Esther Greenwood faces, or believes she faces?**

One of the social expectations that Esther faces is that a woman’s role is to serve men. This social expectation often confuses how she sees men and how she sees herself in relation to men. Buddy…

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**THE WEDNESDAY WARS**

**What was the turning point when Mrs.Baker became nice to Holling in The Wednesday Wars by Gary…**

Mrs. Baker was always ice to Holling; he just didn’t recognize that for some time after his school year began. The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt takes place during the nine months of Holling…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Does basic sociology emphasize change?**

Yes, basic sociology does emphasize change. Sociology is particularly concerned with how society changes over time. In fact, sociology has three models to explain change: the evolutionary model,…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**The President spoke with President Hollande of France regarding the ongoing violence in Syria,…**

The answer to this depends on your definition of “practical.” There are many things that the international community could do, but some or all of them might be impractical depending on your…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**What factors influence the likelihood of military intervention in Third World politics?**

Given what is happening in Syria, this is a timely question. I think that one factor that does influence military intervention in another nation’s politics would be humanitarian concerns. For…

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**BEOWULF**

**What is an example of fortitude and wisdom in Beowulf?**

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is replete with examples of fortitude and wisdom; most of them, of course, concern the hero, Beowulf. The first dramatic example of these two characteristics happens…

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**MATH**

**What is the domain of (x-7)/(x^2+3x+8)? I can’t figure it out, thanks.**

The domain of a function is the set of all possible inputs, or values for which x can be. Since your function: x−7×2+3x+8x-7×2+3x+8 has a denominator, the denominator can never equal zero….

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**MATH**

**How do you solve this quadratic equation by completing the square?: x^2 +11x+24=0**

To complete the square of the quadratic equation: x2+11x+24=0,x2+11x+24=0, first, subtract 24 from each side to get: x2−11x=−24.x2-11x=-24. Then we need to find the value of “c” below that would make…

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**CINEMA**

**Some conflicts are more difficult to resolve than others. With reference to Paradise Road, how…**

One way to approach the idea that some conflicts are more difficult to resolve than others is to suggest that the more difficult the conflict, the greater the need for solidarity. Survival in the…

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**MATH**

**Prove the congruence modulo n is an equivalent relation on the set of integers.**

To show that congruence modulo n is an equivalence relation, we must show that it is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive. Note: a≡b(modn)=⇒n∣a−ba≡b(modn)=⇒n∣a-b (If a is congruent modulo n to b, then…

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**HISTORY**

**When has the United States Congress ever actually made declarations of war?**

The Constitution of the United States says that Congress is the only body in the United States that has the right and the power to declare war. Even so, the US has been involved in many conflicts…

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**THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE**

**What are some key quotations and themes in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski?**

Edgar Sawtelle is a young deaf boy who grows up with an extraordinary connection to the dogs he and his family breed and train. In the midst of his contented life, tragedy strikes and Edgar must…

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**MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS**

**According to Maslow what do persons needing transmission_ based precaution often experience?**

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (1943) are applied to the health field because the needs established by Maslow are geared toward the formation of the “whole person”, that is, the individual who is fit…

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**THE COLOR OF WATER**

**Did Ruth speak derogatorily about Jewish people in The Color of Water by James McBride?**

Ruth McBride is a Jewish woman who has converted to Christianity; in The Color of Water by her son, James McBride, Ruth has conflicting emotions about Jewish people because of her Jewish…

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**THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY**

**Which event was most effective in The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson?**

Obviously the answer to this question will be different for each reader, and I am certain your teacher wants to hear what you think was the most effective event in the novel. For me, the most…

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**HISTORY**

**How did WWI affect American writers?**

WWI really changed the way that writers wrote. Many people in America were upset with what happened during the war as they heard about the poor conditions the soldiers were experiencing. This was…

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**AND THEN THERE WERE NONE**

**Who is the protangonist in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None?**

Depending upon how one looks at the novel, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None does not have a true protagonist. Figuratively though, the idea of the protagonist could be looked at very…

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**NIGHT**

**Please describe in detail the selection scene from Elie Wiesel’s Night.**

Section five of Night, by Elie Wiesel, begins on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, though there is certainly nothing to celebrate for Elie and his fellow prisoners. As the new year begins,…

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**SCIENCE**

The total path length “x” in meters is represented by the equation: x=At2−Bt3x=At2-Bt3 where A = 3 and and B = 1 and t = 4, as the particle travelled for 4 seconds. Substituting these valaues we…

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**A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM**

**What is the emotion in the following scenes? Do any of the characters have accents (i.e. British,…**

Act I, scene 1 has a lot of emotions! The play begins with a scene expressing longing and anticipation, and moves to a scene expressing intense conflict of desires. Everybody at the opening of this…

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**SCIENCE**

Let the actual flight time, as measured by the passengers, be TT . Time difference between the two cities, ΔTΔT = Namulevu time – Los Angeles time. The ΔTΔT will be positive if Namulevu…

**THE PEARL**

**Does the setting of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl affect the character’s view of himself or herself?**

The setting of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl absolutely has an impact on how Kino and his wife Juana see themselves, and the best example of that is found when they are compelled to go to town to seek…

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**WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE**

**Analyse Midsummer Night’s Dream as a romantic comedy.**

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**MATH**

The integral ∫x⋅sinxdx∫x⋅sinxdx has to be determined. Use integration by parts: ∫udv=u⋅v−∫v⋅du∫udv=u⋅v-∫v⋅du ∫x⋅sinxdx∫x⋅sinxdx Let u=xu=x , dv=sinxdxdv=sinxdx du=dxdu=dx , v=−cosxv=-cosx

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**FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER**

**What are three important scenes in this story?**

The Khmer Rouge’s occupation and evacuation Phnom Phenh on April 17, 1975 is an essential scene in the story. It marks the end of Loung’s age of innocence, a condition of her life where she is…

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**MATH**

**A fund offers a return of 3.5% each year. A person with 400000 wants to build up a corpus of 1…**

The returns offered by the fund are 3.5% per year. Let the time that a person with $400000 has to stay invested for to accumulate $1000000 be t. 1000000=400000⋅(1+3.5100)t1000000=400000⋅(1+3.5100)t =>

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What could you do to end someone’s action or behavior if you were not constrained by morals,…**

The main social goal served by contemporary law is the goal of allowing people to live together peacefully even though they have no relationships, either familial or personal, with one another….

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**JULIUS CAESAR**

**What are the manipulative tactics that are used by Marc Antony in his speech to win over the…**

Acting as a counterpoint to the noble and eloquent Brutus in his funeral oration, Marc Antony presents himself humbly to the plebeians, even calling them his “masters.” And, since he does not have…

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**PEACE LIKE A RIVER**

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**REFERENCE**

**Is there a way to cite a question on eNotes MLA? It’s because I asked some questions to help me…**

Citing an electronic source in MLA format needs to adhere to the following format. Last Name, First Name. “Name of Article.” Name of Site. Name of institution, publisher, or affiliate (if…

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**SCIENCE**

**Doubling time is the time it takes a population to double at a constant rate of growth. Bacteria,…**

- The bottle would be half full by 11:59. b. By working backwards from the fact that capacity is reached at 12 Midnight, and the Doubling time is 1 minute. I know that the final doubling had…

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**ECONOMIC SYSTEMS**

**How is the U.S. national economy different from those of other nations?**

The national economy of the United States differs from the economies of other countries in rather different ways. The difference between the economy of the US and that of North Korea, for example,…

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**GREAT DEPRESSION AND NEW DEAL**

**What impact did the Great Depression have on the way government set policy?**

The Great Depression changed the way that government made policy in that it changed the nature of the policies that the government was trying to make. Before the Great Depression, the government…

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**GREAT DEPRESSION**

**What impact did the Great Depression have on the way government set policy?**

The Great Depression impacted a more active role for government in setting policy. For what amounted to be the entire decade of the 1920s, federal government did not envision its role as being an…

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**PSYCHOLOGY**

**How did the psychological constructs of continuity/discontinuity and nature/nurture manifest in…**

Continuity and discontinuity was manifest in John F. Kennedy’s life in the same ways that it is manifest in everyone’s life. Continuity/discontinuity theory in developmental psychology theory…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**Why does Clarisse constantly ask Montag to observe?**

When Bradbury describes Clarisse’s “dark” eyes as ones that “were so fixed to the world that no movement escapes them,” it is reflective of her character. Clarisse observes everything around her….

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**MATH**

**Given the function f(x)=2x+3 if x<0, f(x)=e^x+2, if x>=0, demonstrate that int_0^1…**

You need to evaluate the given definite integral to test if the result coincides with the given result e+13e+13 . You should notice that the limits of integration are larger than 0, hence, you…

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**MATH**

**Show that ∫L−L∫-LL cos((mππ *x)/L)*cos((nππ *x)/L)dx =L if m=n?**

You need to perform the following conversion to integrand, using the trigonometric identity, such that: cosαcosθ=(12)(cos(α−θ)+cos(α+θ))cosαcosθ=(12)(cos(α-θ)+cos(α+θ)) Reasoning by…

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**MATH**

**An investment of $1200 is increased to $1800 in 6 years. What is the annual rate of increase?**

The investment of $1200 is increased to $1800 in six years. If the amount is considered to increase in a linear fashion, which is applicable for simple interest, the rate of increase is

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**MATH**

**How do you do point-slop, slope intercept, and standard form for the coordinates (-2,6) (-4,10)?**

The equation of the line joining the points (-2, 6) and (-4, 10) has to be expressed in different forms. The equation of the line in point slope form is: y−10x+4=6−10−2+4y-10x+4=6-10-2+4…

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**ROBIN COOK**

**Can you please briefly summarize Chapter 23 of Contagion by Robin Cook?**

Still using the subway because he hadn’t bought a bike Saturday, in Chapter 23 Jack enters The Medical Examiners Building to see a full ID (body identification) waiting room. Vinnie tells him that…

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**ROBIN COOK**

**Can you please briefly summarize Chapter 22 of Contagion by Robin Cook?**

Chapter 22 develops Jacks internal conflict about the solitude and social ostracism he has inflicted on himself in a sort of self-penance for, as we learn in this chapter, an event he feels is his…

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**ROBIN COOK**

**Can you please briefly summarize Chapter 21 of Contagion by Robin Cook?**

Chapter 21 opens on Saturday morning at Terese’s apartment where she woke Jack periodically per doctor’s orders to check for signs of neurological damage after being knocked out cold. Terese goes…

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**MATH**

**I’m having trouble with manometer homework, and I was wondering where I would plot y=-2/3x-2 on a…**

The graph of y = (-2/3)x – 2 has to be plotted. This is the graph of a straight line. Consider 2 values of x and determine the corresponding value of y. Join the two point with a straight line….

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**MATH**

**What is derivative of y = ln(x^2-sin(e^(2x)))?**

The function provided by the problem is a composed function, hence, you need to use chain rule to evaluate the derivative of the given function. Hence, differentiating with respect to x yields:…

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**MATH**

**Find values of x for series converge? ∑n=1∞12n−1(x+2x−1)n∑n=1∞12n-1(x+2x-1)n**

The series ∑1∞12n−1(x+2x−1)n∑1∞12n-1(x+2x-1)n converges when limn→∞(|an|)1n<1limn→∞(|an|)1n<1 . For the series given limn→∞(|an|)1nlimn→∞(|an|)1n =

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**GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL**

**In which person does Jared Diamond write throughout his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates…**

We are more likely to talk about what person an author writes in when we are looking at fiction, but it is still possible to answer this question. In general, Diamond writes in the first person….

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**MATH**

**An investment of $1000 in the stock market earns 20% during the first year, but there is a loss…**

The initial investment is $1000. In the first year, there is a gain of 20% followed by 10% loss in the subsequent 2 years. The arithmetic mean of 20 and -10 + -10 = -20 is equal to 0, but this is…

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