What are the disadvantages of Blanche in the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams?

What are the disadvantages of Blanche in the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams?

  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Why did Prospero choose one thousand people from his court not the rest of the people in his…

Prospero chose courtiers instead of ordinary citizens to go into seclusion with him because he was selfish and arrogant. When the Red Death attacked his kingdom, Prospero did not do anything. He…

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  • SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

How does the older George Orwell feel about his younger self in “Shooting an Elephant?”

Orwell does not look back at his stint as a imperial policeman in Burma very fondly. He tells the reader that in this job, “you see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters.” Generally, he thinks…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

Why does Jerry cry in “Through the Tunnel”?

Jerry cries from fear, embarrassment, frustration, and humiliation. At the beach, Jerry gets permission from his mother to swim away from her over by the rocks, a good distance from her. There he…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Calpurnia’s attitude towards other people in Chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

In Chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Calpurnia scolds Scout for being inhospitable to Walter Cunningham who has come to the Finch’s home to eat lunch. Earlier in the day, Scout fights Walter…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why should Romeo and Juliet be encouraged to pursue a relationship together?

The reasons for encouraging Romeo and Juliet’s relationship would depend on who you ask! Friar Laurence, who greatly encourages Romeo and Juliet’s relationship by marrying them, believes in the…

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  • THE INTERLOPERS

After the conflict happens in the woods, do Georg and Ulrich become friends in “The Interlopers”?…

Having held grudges against each other over land ownership through two generations, the Gradwitzes and the Znaeyms have longstanding animosities. But, when a life-and-death crisis holds them…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between the (R) -2-butanol and (S) -2-butanol? Describe the phenomenon of…

2-butanol is a clear, organic, secondary alcohol. That means the hydroxyl group is attached to the second carbon atom. The difference in the R-2-butanol and the S-2-butanol has to do with the…

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  • HISTORY

Who inspired Gandhi?

One of the people who inspired the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi was the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, with whom Gandhi corresponded for many years. This correspondence is contained in…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe the reaction mechanism of a SN 2 – reaction for example the reaction of a hydroxide ion…

An SN2 reaction is a common reaction in organic chemistry, which is chemistry involving compounds formed with the element carbon. In this reaction, two reacting species are involved, so the term…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why did Atticus choose to defend Tom even though no one else wanted him to?

In Chapter 9, Scout asks her father why he is defending Tom Robinson when the community believes that he shouldn’t be defending a Negro. Atticus tells Scout that the main reason he decided to…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between the (R) -2-butanol and (S) -2-butanol? Describe the phenomenon of…

The difference between R-2-butanol and S-2-butanol is the positioning of the hydroxide group on the second carbon atom. The “R” version has the hydroxide group coming forward in a model, while the…

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  • THE PEARL

Why did the doctor refuse to treat Coyotito in The Pearl?

The doctor in The Pearl is a very greedy man. He was also a man filled with prejudice. When Coyotito is stung by the scorpion, Kino is desperate to get help. However, he does not like or trust…

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  • MACBETH

How is Lady Macbeth connected to the Great Chain of Being?

The Great Chain of Being was a belief system in the Elizabethan era according to which the world was seen as a type of chain, with God at the top of that chain. The order of that chain was…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Now suppose that you go to your bank and write a check on your account payable to cash for $500….

The simplest definition of a holder in due course is as follows: (i) a person who receives a check in good faith and as an exchange for value and (ii) has no suspicion that the check has a prior…

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  • POETRY

How does imagery deepen the meaning and emotional charge of poetry?

Imagery, though often linked to visual image, in poetry refers to words and phrases that connect with any of the five senses. This includes sight, the visual, but also hearing, smell, taste and…

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  • JULIE OF THE WOLVES

What was the first good event in Julie of the Wolves?

The first “good” event in Julie of the Wolves is most definitely when Julie comes upon the wolf pack. Before this, Julie is in a desperate situation because she has run away from her arranged…

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  • HISTORY

How did working conditions change during industrialization?

At first glance, one might think that working conditions moving from an agricultural society to an industrialized one, would improve. People would no longer be spending long hours working in the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What question did Gilmer ask Heck Tate?

Mr. Gilmer asks Heck Tate to describe the scene that he saw at Bob Ewell’s house the night Ewell called to report Mayella Ewell’s rape. Heck Tate is the sheriff in Maycomb. He testified at…

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  • REFERENCE

How does conflict zones, natural and man-made disasters and over-cultivation contribute to…

Land is a finite resource, and not all land is created equally. Land that is near a harbor, in a city center, or very fertile is worth more than land that is agriculturally useless or inaccessible….

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In chapter 16 of The Bronze Bow, why does Daniel feel misgivings about sending Joel into town? Is…

In Chapter 16, Daniel has been sent to Joel with a message from Rosh. The message is an assignment to gain information Rosh wants that presumably will help in Rosh’s campaign to overthrow Roman…

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  • THE BET

Over the years of his confinement, what were the reasons for the changes in the lawyer’s taste in…

The story is told entirely from the banker’s point of view. He cannot tell what is going on inside the lawyer’s mind, since he never goes inside the lodge where the prisoner is confined and has no…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Can someone please help me? I need to choose a thesis statement for a 9th grade academic essay on…

You didn’t mention what you were supposed to write about. Although the paper is obviously on the novel, I would first suggest looking back at your assignment to see if it has a specific focus, like…

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  • THE GIVER

In the novel The Giver we can see Jonas’s character grow and develop as he must make difficult…

As we grow older we develop our own moral code based on our experiences. Jonas has to learn how to think for himself. This is something that we all go through. During the book, Jonas goes from…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some similarities between Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird and Skeeter from The Help?

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is receptive and understanding of the ways of African-American characters. In Chapter Three, he says, “You never really understand a person until you consider…

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  • MATH

The frequency of sound emitted by a string is inversely proportional to the length of the string….

We are told that the frequency of the sound emitted by the string is inversely proportional to the length of the string, and that a 50 cm string emits 256 Hz sound. We are not told all the details…

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  • HISTORY

How did white soldiers in WWI feel about blacks helping out?

In World War I, African-American soldiers fought in segregated regiments. Many African-Americans saw the war as a chance to promote racial equality, while some leaders, such as A. Philip Randolph,…

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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Who is Don Pedro?

Don Pedro is a character in Much Ado About Nothing, one of William Shakespeare’s many popular plays. Pedro was a member of the Aragonian nobility, and he is often referred to as “Prince” in the…

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  • MACBETH

Discuss how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s feelings are portrayed in Act 2 of the play Macbeth.

The first scene deals with Macbeth’s thoughts as he ponders the terrible act he is about to perform. He has spoken to Banquo who told him that he had dreamt about the witches and Macbeth had asked…

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  • SCIENCE

What are balanced and unbalanced forces? Can you please provide an example as well.

Forces always occur in pairs. Balanced forces are those forces that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction and hence balance each other out. An example of a pair of balanced forces is a…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How does Scrooge feel when he sees the Crachit family in A Christmas Carol?

Scrooge is a miserly, cruel employer who treats the father of the Crachit family cruelly everyday but particularly on Christmas Eve. After finally allowing him to leave for the night, Scrooge heads…

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  • SCIENCE

What are examples of poor conductors of electricity?

Materials that are poor conductors of electricity are called insulators. Some examples are solid ionic compounds, non-metal elements, glass and plastics that are polymers of hydrocarbons. The…

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  • SCIENCE

What are compounds?

Substances can be classified into three categories: elements, compounds and mixtures. An element is a pure form of matter and is composed of atoms of only one type and cannot be further divided. A…

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  • CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY

Compare and contrast Stephen and John Kumalo.

Stephen Kumalo is at first glance a rather simple man. He is a minister among his people, the Zulu, and totally unfamiliar with the city and the way of life that is so different from the one he…

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  • REFERENCE

What are the government securities that have terms of more than one year called?

There are several different kinds of government securities. By definition, a government security is any bond issued by a government or its authorities (the Treasury or Social Security, for example)…

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  • SCIENCE

What will happen if all seeds of a plant were to fall at the same place and grow there?

There is only a given quantity of resources (nutrients, light and water) in a place. If all the seeds of a plant were to fall at the same place and start growing, they would be competing with each…

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  • UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION

What is the significant role of the United Nations in creating a peaceful world?

There are at least three significant roles that the United Nations plays in creating a peaceful (or at least more peaceful) world. First, the UN sometimes sends peacekeeping forces to places where…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

What ‘loss’ does the poet refer to in Tintern Abbey?

“Tintern Abbey” is a both a classic example of Romanticism and a classic example of Wordsworth’s artistic aesthetic. It contains extensive reflections on not only the beauty of nature, but also its…

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  • HARD TIMES

What do you consider the major moral lesson in Hard Times by Charles Dickens?

For me, the major moral lesson that Charles Dickens hopes readers take away from Hard Times is that Utilitarian values are not only impractical, but are also immoral and calloused. Utilitarianism…

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  • SCIENCE

What is a variable (independent, controlled, dependent) and what is data? What is a description…

A variable is an item, trait, or other factor within a scientific experiment that can change in quantity. In order to determine what causes the results of an experiment, only one variable should be…

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  • MANSFIELD PARK

What is the development of Fanny’s relationship with Edmund in Mansfield Park?

When Fanny arrives at Mansfield Park as a frightened 10-year-old, Edmund is the one person in the family who befriends her. By 18, she has fallen in love with Edmund. However, just at this time, a…

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT

How is self-deception a theme in Twelfth Night?

A crucial moment in the play in regards to the theme of self-deception is when Malvolio connects the person in “Olivia’s” letter (which was really written by Maria) to himself. As part of a cruel…

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  • AS YOU LIKE IT

What compacts has Rosalind/Ganymede made with the others? What one didn’t we know about before?…

Rosalind plans for many of the play’s central characters to be married all on the same day. Celia (or Aliena) will marry Oliver, Rosalind will appear to marry Orlando, and Touchstone will marry…

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  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

What are the disadvantages of Blanche in the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams?

Blanche DuBois has many disadvantages. She has lost Belle Reve, her ancestral home. She has just lost her job as a high-school English teacher because of her predilection for seducing young boys….

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  • HISTORY

Compare and contrast the three main Islamic dynasties (Ottoman, Safavids, and the Mughals) that…

The bubonic plague devastated Europe and Asia. Millions of people died throughout a period of several centuries. The widespread reach of this disease caused political instability. Out of this…

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  • HISTORY

Describe the long-term consequences of the Bubonic Plague for the Afro-Eurasian world.

The Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death, was a devastating epidemic that occurred during the fourteenth century that wiped out large portions of the populations of Northern, Eastern and…

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  • TITHONUS

In what way is “Tithonus” a dramatic monologue in an elegiac strain?

Tennyson’s poem “Tithonus” is generally considered a dramatic monologue as it fits within the standard definition of the genre. A dramatic monologue is a poem spoken by a first person narrator with…

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  • BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

What did Mr. Burke give to Jesse that belonged to Leslie?

This is an important question to consider. After Leslie’s passing, or anyone’s passing, divvying up that person’s belongings can be a very meaningful and cathartic activity. We can pay special…

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  • BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

In Bridge to Terabithia, why didn’t Jesse invite Leslie on the perfect day with Miss Edmunds?

This is a great question, because the text offers a few possibilities that explain why Jess doesn’t invite Leslie to go along with Miss Edmunds. I think one reason is simple, polite etiquette….

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  • SCIENCE

Quelles parties d’un être vivant sont les plus susceptibles d’être fossilisées ? Pourquoi? or…

Fossils are remains or traces of an organism that lived long ago. Fossils dating back to couple of billion years have been found, though fossils of relatively recent organisms (few to few hundred…

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  • BUSINESS

Please suggest for me some research areas in banking. I am an undergraduate in Finance.

I would suggest starting with the W’s: who, what, where, when, why, and how? For “who”, you could research who is banking. Are homeowners taking out more or fewer loans? What about students? Who is…

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