What are the causes of the argument between Miss. Havisham and Estella that makes Miss. Havisham…

What are the causes of the argument between Miss. Havisham and Estella that makes Miss. Havisham…

  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What are the causes of the argument between Miss. Havisham and Estella that makes Miss. Havisham…

After visiting Estella in Richmond, Pip is told that he is to accompany her to Satis House to visit Miss Havisham. While he is there, Pip notices how Miss Havisham eagerly devours the news of…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What has Elizabeth come to understand in the three months of her imprisonment in The Crucible?

During her three months in prison, Elizabeth realizes many things about herself and about her husband John. Prior to being imprisoned, there was much tension between Elizabeth and John (Act…

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  • THE EGYPT GAME

When Elizabeth started playing the game in The Egypt Game, whom did she become?

When Elizabeth started playing the Egypt Game, she became the queen, Neferbeth. When Elizabeth had first moved into the neighborhood, the original Egypt girls, and April especially, had not wanted…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, how does Brutus begin to justify joining the conspiracy against Caesar?

You have asked a question that goes to the heart of one of the themes of the play – the power of rhetoric and manipulation. The speech you want to examine very closely is Brutus’ soliloquy in Act…

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  • HISTORY

Why Europe was plagued by constant unrest after 1815?

In the light of the Napoleonic Wars, the political map of Europe was dramatically re-drawn at the Congress of Vienna (1815). Many countries were merged with others (such as in the Holy Roman…

  • MATH

Please solve this equation and provide a justification for each step: 8-5s = 1

8 – 5s = 1 First we will move 8 to he right side by subtracting 8 from bothsides: ==> 8-5s – 8 = 1 – 8 ==> -5s = -7 Now we will divide by -5 : ==> -5s/-5 = -7/-5 ==> s = 7/5

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  • THE EGYPT GAME

Who is Set in The Egypt Game?

In the book The Egypt Game two young girls meet and become friends. They learn that they both like Egyptian things and the culture. The girls start a club and a game. Part of the game includes…

  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

In regards to “There Will Come Soft Rains,” can you give 2 disadvantages and 2 advantages of…

I’m assuming this is in response to Ray Bradbury’s short story. The question is basically asking what are the possible consequences of having our lives virtually taken over by computers? We can…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

What are 3 details from the story “There Will Come Soft Rains” that tell us that the catastrophe…

In Ray Bradbury’s science fiction story, the automated house prepares itself for the day, but the human inhabitants have not prepared themselves at all for (this) day. (1) In fact, they have not…

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  • THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING

What is an example from The Once and Future King by T. H. White that illustrates the Arthurian…

One example of Arthurian courtly love in White’s tale occurs when Wart proclaims to Merlyn that were he a knight errant he would not wed (he thinks wives stupid …) but would have a lady love…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In The Crucible, explain why Giles Corey ”would not answer aye or nay to his indictment.”

This part of the play comes in Act IV, when Elizabeth and John have their final meeting. They talk of how, having tortured John Proctor, they want his life, and how others have confessed, all…

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  • HISTORY

What was the effect of the Tet Offensive on American public opinion of the Vietnam War?What was…

The Tet Offensive made the American public more pessimistic about the chance for victory in Vietnam and, just as importantly, made them trust their government less than they had. Before the…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., which had been allies in WWII, become adversaries after the…

Basically, this is because of ideological mistrust between the two countries. On the part of the Soviets, their communist ideology stated that capitalist countries would surely try to destroy them….

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Comparing Gatsby’s and Carraway’s perspective of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby:While the…

To me, there is great difference between Gatsby and Carraway’s definitions of success, their means to achieve success, and their motives for success. The ideas I am about to present to you are…

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  • HISTORY

When were Cheetos first sold overseas?This may seem totally off topic, but this is for a…

Cheetos, one of the most popular and unusual looking products made by the Frito-Lay Corporation, originated from the hand of Fritos mastermind and creator Charles Elmer Doolin in 1948. The unusual…

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  • JOHN DONNE’S SONGS AND SONNETS

Can you discuss, and illustrate with examples, the range and variety of imagery in Donne’s poetry?

John Donne is famous for the sheer variety and ingenuity of the imagery he uses in his poetry. Few poets have used imagery so unpredictably and inventively as Donne did. Donne’s poems rarely seem…

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  • SCIENCE

How many chlorine (Cl-) ions would be required to combine with each of the following ions to form…

Calcium and chorine form CaCl2. This would require 2 Cl- ions. Aluminum with chlorine forms AlCl3. This would require 3 Cl- ions. Silver with Chlorine forms AgCl. This would require 1 Cl- ion….

  • HISTORY

Compare and contrast the foreign policies of Kennedy and Johnson.Compare and contrast the foreign…

Both presidents found themselves facing the tough challenges of the Cold War. Both presidents struggled to project a strong image of the U.S. to reassure the country’s allies that they were on the…

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  • ARTS

What is the book Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus about?

The book “Miles To Go” by Miley Cyrus was published in 2009 and is a book basically about her life in general. Before Miley was in the hit television show “Hannah Montana,” she had a basically…

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  • CINEMA

In the film Whale Rider, what is the significance of the main character’s name Paikea?

You asked two questions, so I have edited it down to one – enotes policies specify that you are only allowed to ask one question. I must admit that I love this film! It raises so many issues about…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

In “The Masque of the Red Death,” what are the elements of the exposition?

The exposition of a short story is the necessary background information for understanding the plot of the story. It usually includes description of the setting, characters, previous events (maybe)…

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  • GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

Does anyone have any examples of epiphanies in literature?

This is a great question, though I see you’re in 9th grade and some of my best examples may be from things you haven’t yet read. An epiphany, of course, is a moment of awakening, of realization,…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In “The Most Dangerous Game”, what did General Zaroff do to solve the problem of being bored with…

When General Zaroff became bored with hunting animals, he did two things. First, he bought himself the island that the story mostly takes place on. Second, he started to hunt people instead of…

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  • JOHN DONNE’S HOLY SONNETS

What are some distinct characteristics of John Donne’s Holy Sonnets?

The poem usually presented as the first of the Holy Sonnets — the poem beginning “Thou hast made me” — exemplifies many of the thematic and stylistic traits of the sequence as a whole. Such…

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  • SCIENCE

What type of nuclear radiation is described by the following statements? a) A radioactive…

Nuclear radiation can be of many types depending on the elements that are involved in their production and the nuclear reaction the elements they are going through. Beta rays consist of radioactive…

  • HAMLET

What metaphors are there in Act 1 Scene 5 in Hamlet?

This scene is of course a very crucial one for the development of the rest of the play – Hamlet meets with the Ghost, who he believes to be his father’s shade, and the Ghost tells him how Hamlet’s…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, how is the theme “fair is foul and foul is fair” developed?This quote is from Act I,…

Well done for identifying the key theme from what the witches say at the beginning of the play. “Fair is foul and foul is fair” is certainly a motto that can be applied to so much of this excellent…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

In “Lamb to the Slaughter,” what do you think Patrick would have written to his brother before he…

If he had a brother and they were close, presumably he would write (if he hadn’t before) about his plan to leave Mary. I would imagine that he would want to tell his brother why he was leaving…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Do you think Pearl would have been more obedient and docile if Hester had taken a different…

In Hawthorne’s early American novel, The Scarlet Letter, there is not the character development that is typical of modern novels. In fact, little Pearl is more symbol than she is character. In…

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  • SCIENCE

I was told that sodium was deliquiscent in aqueous form, but it does not simply absorb water…

i meant sodium hydroxide

  • JAMES FENIMORE COOPER

Explain how the setting, plot, character, theme, and tone make The Deerslayer a romantic novel.

It is important to understand the key elements of American romantic literature in order to analyze The Deerslayer by these standards. By nature, the romantic novel in American literature focuses on…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Compare and contrast the theme in “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker AND “The Yellow Wallpaper” by…

Reviewing the enotes.com’s summaries and themes pages, you can get a deeper understanding of each story. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” themes are “the role of women” and “mental illness.” In this…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Analyze the theme in in “Everyday Use.”

The primary theme of everyday use is the detachment of tradition and family values versus the attachment to material and social preoccupation. In synthesis, the story reveals a mother whose oldest…

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  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

What do you consider to be the primary theme of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and what in the story has…

The primary theme of The Yellow Wallpaper is the unfair categorization of women by society. In the story, a woman with a clear case of post partum depression has been cast aside and taken to the…

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  • EVERYDAY USE

Analyze the theme in in “Everyday Use.”

Whenever it comes to identifying themes within short stories you are going to get a large response involving different ideas and aspects of the story. I guess you could say that this is what makes…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Are the three powers on Earth miracle, mystery and authority?Do u gree or disagree? “there are…

Your statement is “there are three powers on earth, which are miracle, mystery and authority.” This implies that there are only three powers on earth, but the quote doesn’t particularly say that….

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  • HAMLET

What is the significance of “The Mousetrap” in Hamlet regarding suspense, appearance vs. reality,…

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the play-within-the-play, which Hamlet tells Claudius is titled, The Mousetrap, creates suspense by providing a way for Hamlet to know if the Ghost is telling the truth…

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  • MACBETH

In Macbeth, comment on Banquo’s character and how he changes.

Very interesting question! In this play one of the main purposes of Banquo’s character is to act as a contrast to the character of Macbeth and thus when examining Banquo’s character we really need…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

In Frankenstein, why is Victor seen as a reliable narrator (or not)?

In the novel “Frankenstein” every narrator is speaking through a first person perspective, so that we as readers can relate to their inner and outer conflicts, issues, and situations. It would be…

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  • BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

What mysterious objects has John seen in “By the Waters of Babylon”?

I think that you are probably asking about the sorts of things that John sees when he is in the Place of the Gods. Specifically, these are the things that he sees when he spends the night in what…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

How does Shakespeare portray Portia’s relationship with her father in Act1:2 of The Merchant of…

It is in Act I scene 2 that we are told about the caskets and how Portia’s husband will be selected because of a riddle and test created by her father to ensure that she marries wisely. Of course,…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I need your help with finding a good thesis and some ideas to back that up for my compare and…

Assuming one has read both the novella and the short story, one might consider comapring and contrasting the ways in which the main characters’ disillusionment with humanity is illustrated. This…

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  • PHILOSOPHY

Where do I find information on the following question: Should tradition be followed blindly?

I think that your best bet would be to find historical examples where blind obedience resulted in horrific realities. For instance, discussing those who silently collaborated or followed orders of…

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  • SCIENCE

what are the structural features of transcriptional activator and repressor proteins.Give an…

Transcriptional activators are proteins that bind to DNA and stimulate transcription of nearby genes. Most activators enhance RNA polymerase binding (formation of the closed complex) or the…

  • THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK

What is Prufrock’s (and more importantly, Eliot’s) attitude towards taking risks in “The Love…

The repeating phrase “there is time” is where I would look for an answer to the question of Prufrock’s (and Eliot’s) attitude toward taking risks. The narrator speaks of the unending cycles that…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

When Orwell felt that he “would have to shoot the elephant after all” — what did this teach him…

In my opinion, what this taught Orwell is that the people who are supposedly in control in an imperial system (the colonizers) are not truly in control. They are often forced to do things that…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

In Chapter 2, what are the general characteristics of Candy’s speech and mannerisms that reveal…

After Lennie and George arrrive at the bunkhouse in Chapter 2 of Of Mice and Men, they encounter an old man who has been sweeping the floors. He is rather gruff with them, “The boss was expectin’…

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  • JEAN PIAGET

How did Jean Piaget redefine knowledge?How did Jean Piaget redefine knowledge?

You can basically ask what was Piaget’s contribution to the field of education. Every specific element you mention in the question falls under the umbrella of Pedagogy (in my humble opinion the…

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  • MATH

Differentiate cos ( x^2 +3)

f(x) = cos(x^2 + 3) Let f(u) = cos(u) such that: u= x^2 + 2 ==> u’ = 2x ==> f'(u) = -sin(u) ==> f'(x) = u'(x) * f'(u) = (2x)*(-sinu) = -2x*sinu…

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  • THE JAPANESE QUINCE

In “The Japanese Quince,” Mr. Nilson at first thinks something is wrong with his health, but what…

The key connecting point to understanding what critical theory generally identifies as Mr. Nilson’s ailment in “The Japanese Quince” is that, in the story, the ailment comes upon him suddenly on…

 


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