What are the main points in the prologue? As well as the departure?It was hard to understand. i…

What are the main points in the prologue? As well as the departure?It was hard to understand. i…

  • LITERATURE

american identity how is american identity formed through Mary Rowlandson, Benjamin Franklin, and…

Ben Franklin is indeed an interesting representative of American values and the influences upon the American character. There was a cultural dichotomy in Franklin that illustrated two sets of…

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  • THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES

What are the main points in the prologue? As well as the departure?It was hard to understand. i…

In the early stages of the prologue, one becomes introduced to the idea that there is a universal sharing of experience and mythmaking, allowing different versions of the hero archetype; the hero…

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  • HAMLET

In “Hamlet,” Act 4, how does Gertrude seek to shield Hamlet in this scene?

I’m not sure which act or scene you are referring to; you mention Act 4 in the question, and scene 4 in the question tags. I will assume that you mean Act 4, scene 1…if I am wrong, then let me…

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  • HISTORY

How did the “black death” alter society in the Late Middle Ages?

The “black death,” the name by which bubonic plague was known, altered society dramatically. Some historians estimate that as much as 40% of the population died in some countries as a result of…

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  • MY LAST DUCHESS

Was the speaker in “My Last Duchess” an objective or omniscient narrator?

“My Last Duchess” is a narrative poem by Robert Browning that is structured as a dramatic monolog. The speaker is the cold and arrogant Duke Ferrara who escorts a visitor through his castle,…

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  • ESSAY LAB

What do we write when we analyze somebody’s character?

When analyzing a character in a story, we look to see how much we know about that character. Ask yourself if the we know quite a bit about the character from his or her own actions or does the…

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  • BIOLOGY

What is the formula for photosynthesis? What are the two steps? Give a brief description of…

To answer your last question first, photosynthesis is the way in which a plant feeds itself by producing energy from sunlight. If photosynthesis could be artificially reproduced, a lot of our…

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  • BIOLOGY

What do the endoderm, ectoderm and mesoderm form?

These are the three basic types of cell precursors in fetal development. As the zygote develops, initially all cells are the same. But as development progresses, cells become specialized, and the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What are the 5 most important rights provided to citizens in a democratic state (captions and…

I think that 5 most important rights that citizens in a democratic are as follows: 1) Freedom of speech and expression- The most fundamental right that all citizens must have in a democratic state…

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  • SLAM!

What is the central message of the book “Slam” by Walter Dean Myers? What is its significance to…

The central message of “Slam” seems to be that adversity can be overcome and moments of difficulty in life can be turned into instances where our strength radiates. I think that the challenges and…

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  • CLOSE TO SHORE

Can some one explain the book, “Close to Shore” to me please?I’ve had this book for a while, in…

Michael Capuzzo tells the story of 12 days in 1916, when a shark attacks people in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey shore. In the summer of 1916, a great white shark went into attack mode….

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  • CLOSE TO SHORE

Can anyone please tell me what Close to Shore is about?

Michael Capuzzo’s novel Close to Shore is set in 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the novel begins, Charles Vansant, a recent college graduate, has died from a shark attack while swimming on…

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  • HISTORY

Does anyone know the influential characters affecting Tudor Wales and in particular the common…

It was a family affair between England and Wales as far back as 1272. King Edward I of the Plantagenet English Dynasty conquered North Wales thus establishing the eduring connection between the two…

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  • BIOLOGY

Evolution, in the biological sense, is the fact that species change over time. What are some…

This is a huge problem, and is in the news frequently. When antibiotics are used, they kill off *most* of a population of bacteria, and the patient recovers. But there are a few bacteria that are…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

On what page is the quote “like the petals of a flower…each becomes a black butterfly…swarms…

My publication of “Fahrenheit 451” is the “Literature Connections” volume issued by McDougal Littell. On page 78-79, in the second section of the novel, you can find this quotation. Montag has…

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  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH

What does Tom discover about Casy and how is Casy different from what he once was in Grapes of…

Tom discovers that Jim Casy is a union organizer. In contrast to the way he was when Tom last saw him, he is full of purpose and determination. When Casy is attacked by men whose objective is to…

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  • FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

What did Mrs. Frankweiler ask Parks to bring her after Jamie‚Äôs comment in From the Mixed-Up…

I am assuming that you are referring to Jamie’s comment made in response to Mrs. Frankweiler’s question as to whether she frightens him. Jamie replies that she does not, because he is “quite used…

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  • THE BET

How do you interpret the letter of the lawyer?To me it seems very ambiguous, see even contradictory.

Yes, the letter is ambiguous and contradictory, but even more so, it is self-righteous and ethereal. By isolating himself for 15 years and “living” through books, the lawyer has gained a rather…

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  • TWILIGHT

Do you think Bella is a Jacob girl or an Edward girl? Tell me what you think.

In “Twilight” it is evident from the beginning of the novel that Bella is very drawn to Edward. She falls in love with Edward right away. She is already invested in a relationship with Edward…

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

Getting Ready to ReadWe are going to read a novel about prejudice and friendship. What do you…

Prejudice of any kind is rooted in ignorance; it is based on personal beliefs that are formed by pre-judging anything or anyone without knowlege or understanding. Prejudice is contagious and can…

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  • GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

Please list the platitudes used in “Good Country People”. “Good Country People” by Flannery…

A platitude is a meaningless conjecture that is put forward as if it is original. I am not going to claim to have found them all, but let’s start with the title. “Good Country People” is not only…

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  • SILAS MARNER

In chapter 1 of “Silas Marner,” how did people generally view knowledge and education during this…

During this century villagers had a strong suspicion against anything and anyone they didn’t understand or anyone who was different. The superstitious villagers mistrusted all forms of strangers…

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  • KARL MARX

What does Marx mean “it is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence but their…

As with all philosophers, the definition of human consciousness is of critical importance to Marx. Consciousness is how a human being defines themselves. Marx borrows from his teacher, Hegel, who…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Why doesn’t Holden throw the snowball?

When Holden makes the snowball from his window, he is very nervous because Jane Gallagher is out on a date with Ward Stradlater, his roommate who is very slick, handsome and has a reputation with…

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  • PAUL’S CASE

As Paul’s desire to escape becomes more crucial for him, at which point does a major crisis force…

Paul had lied to everyone. His life was a series of lies and delusions of grandeur. He wanted so much to be part of the “romantic” life of the theater that he completely turned everyone against…

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  • THE SNIPER

Would “The Sniper” be better told as a novel?Explain your answer , support your ideas with…

Of course, this question is purely an opinion, but you can point to examples from the story to support either an affirmative or negative answer. 1. Yes, “The Sniper” would make a better novel than…

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  • ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE

Can somebody explain and critically analyze “Ode to a Nightingale”?well i need the critical…

I think that Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale” represents the aspirations of art and artists in its hopeful grasp to escape the drudgery of reality and aspire to an idyll where nightingales sing. I…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

In “The Gift of the Magi”, what would be Delia’s negative character traits? What about Jim’s?

This is an interesting question since Jim and Delia’s characters are usually defined by their positive traits. One of the biggest character traits that I would characterize as negative would be a…

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  • INHERIT THE WIND

In the movie “Inherit the Wind” what is the punishment the judge gives to the jury?

I am not certain that there is a punishment that the judge gives the jury a punishment. The jury does return a verdict of “Not Guilty” and fines Cates 100 dollars, which Drummond demands will not…

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  • BIOLOGY

What is secondary compound defense against predation in wild species, with examples?

Wild species use various defenses against predators. One defense used by some plants and insects and other wild species is secondary compounds. Secondary compound defense is toxins produced by the…

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  • BIOLOGY

What are the 7 major land biomes? Please give the basic characteristics for each.

According to my dictionary a biome is a “large geographical area of distinctive plant and animal groups, which are adapted to that particular environment.” Desert: These desert biomes receive…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

5 most important rights provided to citizens in a democratic state (captions and brief…

I think that 5 most important rights that citizens in a democratic are as follows: 1) Freedom of speech and expression- The most fundamental right that all citizens must have in a democratic state…

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  • BEN JONSON

I need a complete explanation and analysis of the poem “It’s Not Growing Like a Tree” by Ben…

The basic gist of this poem is that there are many beautiful and perfect sights, moments, experiences and memories in life, but, they are pretty short-lived. The rest of the time, life is pretty…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Is the disease addiction progress more rapid in adolescents than it is in adults?what causes…

There is a lot of research, especially in studying alcoholism that indicated that the bodies of adolescents are at higher risk in becoming addicted due to the following factors. The brain and body…

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  • THE TEMPEST

Help with a conclusion!Hello everyone, i have to write an essay about exploring the power…

A conclusion is a method of closing a paper or an essay. Traditionally, a conclusion can and should do several things: 1) Should readdress how a thesis statement (or purpose of the paper) was…

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  • THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL

In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, is there humour in the text?

You asked two questions in your original question, and enotes specifies that you are only able to ask one, so I have edited it to focus on the humour in the text. Clearly, if you read this story,…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What causes Pip and Biddy to argue in “Great Expectations”?”Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

In Chapter 35 of “Great Expectations,” Pip returns to the marsh in order to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Joe. Trabb and Company have their protocol for the funeral with which Joe would…

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  • ETHAN FROME

In Ethan Frome, what makes Ethan a tragic hero?

Ethan’s tragedy lies in what his life could have become had he been able to free himself from Starkfield, first as a very young man and then later at the age of 28. When he was very young, Ethan…

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  • THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL

In The Jilting of Granny Weatheral, what is the Granny reality and what is the reality about her?

In Katherine Ann Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, we see the reality of Granny being that she is at the end of her life. Still, her mind goes back to the event 60 years earlier when…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What is the symbolic meaning of “the salamander devours its tail”?Faber states that when books…

The salamander is the symbolic name that the fireman give to the fire truck and the symbol for the fireman, himself. Therefore, if books are found in the home of a fireman, it is self-destructive….

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  • A&P

Updike delays a dramatic conflict halfway through the story. What does the author achieve by…

If Updike had written the story to have Lengel catch the girls clad in their bathing suits upon entry to the store, it would have probably resulted in their immediate dismissal from the store, thus…

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  • A&P

Updike sets the values of teenagers against those of adults in the story “A&P”. What are the…

In “A &P”, some of Updike’s points are dated, but the concept between the conflicting values of the teens and adults are not. Sammy, the first person narrator, definitely sees the A & P…

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  • SCIENCE

Find the utmost value of the volume of cylinders inscribed into a sphere which has R radius.

Answer this question by slicing the sphere into small rings which get larger in diameter as you go from the top of the sphere to the hemisphere. A cylinder is then formed from each of these slices…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

How does The Great Gatsby challenge readers to re-construct the coherence of meaning in a…

Fitzgerald creates a work in The Great Gatsby that forces the reader to perceive meaning in a time period where absurdity was present. The standard depiction of the 1920’s, America’s Jazz Age, was…

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  • MENDING WALL

How is Robert Frost successful in conveying the need for barriers in society in his poem “Mending…

The underlying idea of “good fences make good neighbors” is critical in understanding why barriers are essential in our society. In a pluralistic, democratic society, a sphere of negative freedom…

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  • REFERENCE

How can there be control of leaf curl diease in okra?

Leaf curl disease, which can be recognized by observing yellowing and curling leaves, can significantly decrease the volume of harvest-able okra. The virus of leaf curl disease is transmitted by…

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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

What is John’s imagined perception of love?”Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley

In “Brave New World,” John’s perception of male/female love is from his only source of knowledge: William Shakespeare. When he watches Lenina sleep, her perfect beauty enthralls him as Romeo is…

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  • JOHN DONNE’S SONGS AND SONNETS

In John Donne’s “The Good Morrow,” what medieval theories of nature are contained in the line…

When John Donne writes “Whatever dies was not mixed equally,” he draws upon views of nature which had their origins in the ancient world by way of the Middle Ages. The most important of these…

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  • ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS

In “Island of the Blue Dolphins”, why did Karana decide to leave the island?

Karana decides to leave the island because she realizes that the life she leads on the island, isolated and severed from social connection, is not a viable one. Although she ends up making a life…

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  • LITERATURE

In “Scent of Apples” by Bienvenido N. Santos, what does the apple symbolize?

Every time the character of Fabio smells apples, he is transported back to his country of origin. He also feels nostalgia from his “lost youth” and feels that he is all alone in the world. Hence,…

 


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