What are the opinions of Laertes and Polonius about the love between Hamlet and Ophelia ?

What are the opinions of Laertes and Polonius about the love between Hamlet and Ophelia ?

  • OTHELLO

How is Othello and Desdemona’s relationship presented in Act 1 of Othello?

In Act I of Othello, the first talk of Desdemona and Othello as a couple comes from Iago as he makes crude remarks about their relationship, insults Othello and suggests that Desdemona is capable…

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  • BUSINESS

I’ve been reading a lot about the advantages of offering Early Payment Discounts to my…

It should not take long to set up an Early Payment Discount (EPD), especially as a small business. There are two steps needed to set up an effective EPD program. First, the company offering the…

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  • BUSINESS

What are derivatives?

A derivative is a broad category of securities, based on the price of an underlying asset. It is a contract between two parties based upon an asset where the price or value fluctuates. Common…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

“It is the job of a parent to lead his or her children safely out into the world.” Does your…

I do believe that the job of a parent, or at least a part of the job of a parent, is to lead his or her children into the world. Parents have the responsibility and privilege, because they are…

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  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Do you think that people will stop being interested in Shakespeare or stop reading Shakespeare?…

It might be my own myopia, but I don’t think Shakespeare will lose relevance. I think that Shakespeare will continue to have meaning on several different levels. One of them is thematic. The…

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  • SCIENCE

A car of mass 800 kg is travelling at 10 m/s. When the brakes are applied it comes to rest in 8…

We can use the equation of motion, v2=u2+2asv2=u2+2as where u is the initial velocity of the object, v is the final velocity of the object, s is the distance traveled and a is the acceleration. In…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

In The Story of My Life, describe how Helen’s parents are role models for other parents.

In The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, the image of Helen’s parents is most certainly one which reveals patient, dedicated, tireless and committed parents. As the story is autobiographical and…

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  • THE MONKEY’S PAW

How does author W. W. Jacobs create a dark and dreary mood, giving hints of impending doom, in…

In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw,” setting is one aspect author W. W. Jacobs uses to create a dark and dreary mood that foreshadows impending doom. The story is set during a stormy night, as we…

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  • THE NECKLACE

To what extent does “The Necklace” reflect aspects of the School of Naturalism?

The literary movement of naturalism, like realism, strove to capture life the way it truly was, complete with all of its hardships. Yet, naturalism took realism one step further by striving to…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is mercury used in measuring blood pressure?

Mercury is used in blood pressure measurement in blood pressure monitors or sphygmomanometers. The device consists of a mercury manometer in which mercury rises to a certain height in response to…

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  • THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

From The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, describe the personality of Lieutenant Kotler.

Lieutenant Kotler is a part of the Nazi system in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Kotler’s personality is not much else other than the Nazi system. He is described as having “very blonde hair, an…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

What are some examples of challenges Helen Keller faced in her life from The Story of My Life?

Helen Keller faced many challenges, but she did not back down from any of them. Even though she lost her sight and hearing as a toddler, she did not let it stop her from facing the world on her own…

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  • THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

What is the inner meaning of the poem “The Road Not Taken”?

The “inner meaning” of the poem is about choices. The poem talks about a guy that is at a fork in the road. He can go right or left. The choice is up to him. One path looks more well kept and…

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  • WONDER

Where in the book Wonder does August display courage?

The two main events that display August’s courage in Wonder are the scuffle at camp and the gathering after the graduation ceremony. At camp, August and his friends are confronted by some older…

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  • 1984

Which words and phrases from George Orwell’s 1984 have been widely adopted in the popular culture?

Several words and phrases from 1984 have seeped into the wider culture. Perhaps the most important is “Big Brother.” “Big Brother” has come to mean a state that spies on its citizens or a…

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  • SCIENCE

Why should the procedure for catalase test not be reversed?

There exists the possibility for the result of the test to be false positive. This fact occurs when the order of procedure is reversed or when red blood cells from blood agar are contaminated….

  • JUST LATHER, THAT’S ALL

Should the barber have killed Captain Torres?

Whether the barber should have killed Captain Torres is a question that heavily depends upon one’s personal feelings on revenge. Some might argue the barber had a duty to kill the Captain and…

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  • THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

When Paul’s uncle asked him what Paul intended to do with the winnings, what did Paul say in “The…

In D.H. Lawrence’s short story “The Rocking Horse Winner,” a young boy named Paul consistently hears his mother’s woes about their lack of money. The mother withholds love for her children, which…

  • CHARLES

What are some key quotes in the short story Charles by Shirley Jackson?

“Charles” is a short story by Shirley Jackson that playfully leads the reader to a conclusion about the characters that the parents in the story seem unable to figure out. The main character Laurie…

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  • LITERATURE

Please help me with a persuasive essay. I need some reasons and ideas to support this thesis…

A man’s loyalty to his country is more important than his loyalty to his family is demonstrated in the story at three distinct points. The first point is at the breakfast table in a well-to-do…

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  • THE HOBBIT

In “The Hobbit”, how did the rain affect the party’s journey?

In “The Hobbit”, the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, is recruited by a group of 13 dwarves and a wizard, Gandalf, to journey to a distant mountain kingdom that once belonged to the dwarves, and to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Miss Maudie touch Scout’s hand when the women of the…

In Chapter 24, Aunt Alexandra hosts a missionary circle group at the Finch residence. Ladies from Maycomb County come over to the Finch’s to discuss the lives of the Mrunas in Africa and gossip…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

When Montag is “dead” in Fahrenheit 451, please summarize the events before and after.

Like many of the citizens in the dystopian society of Fahrenheit 451, Montag is just going through the motions of living. He has become numb not only by the advanced technologies of this society…

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  • NIGHT

“The ghetto was ruled by neither German nor Jew, it was ruled by delusion.” What does Elie…

A delusion is a strongly held belief that people have even though its premise defies reason and science. It is often associated with mental disorder, but in a real sense, everybody harbors…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Describe a principle that the philosophies of Locke, Montesquieu and Rousseau have in common.

Locke, Montesquieu and Rousseau all believed that in order for societies to prevent despotic rule, a term coined by Montesquieu, but understood to mean dictatorial tyranny, governments must not be…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

In the play The Crucible, why did Proctor come to town?

Proctor was compelled to visit the court in town and seek an audience with the judges since his wife had been arrested on a charge of witchcraft, plotted by Abigail Williams. Abigail had seen Mary…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, which greaser formerly ran with gangs in New York?

In the story The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, the greasers are a gang of friends who are described as “almost like hoods” (Hinton 3). The reader is informed about the greaser’s membership early in…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

Why does John Proctor come to town?

In Act One, John Proctor comes to town for two reasons. First, he seems to be looking for Mary Warren, a girl he and his wife hired to help Elizabeth Proctor around the house and with the children….

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  • THE SNIPER

What is the theme of “The Sniper”?

Two obvious themes are that of (1) brother pitted against brother in war and (2) the objectification and dehumanization of faceless, identity-less participants (warriors, but also victims) in war….

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  • THE VELDT

Why is Lydia so concerned about the children in “The Veldt”?

Lydia is concerned about the children because she recognizes that they, and the family, are being negatively affected by the house, specifically by the nursery. Lydia doesn’t voice her initial…

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  • THE CAY

In Theodore Taylor’s young reader’s novel The Cay, what causes the relationship between Phillip…

In the beginning of Theodore Taylor’s The Cay, protagonist Phillip is emotionally immature and stuck in the prejudices he has been taught; however, the more he needs to rely on Timothy and the more…

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  • HOW TO TELL A TRUE WAR STORY

What is Tim O’Brien’s attitude towards war in “How to Tell a True War Story”?

O’Brien’s attitude toward war in “How to Tell a True War Story” is very mixed. It’s best summarized by the following passage: “How do you generalize? War is hell, but that’s not the half of it,…

  • REFERENCE

What are the Tenses?

In reference to verbs in the English language, the word tense means “time.” The tenses of verbs indicate the time and the state in which a verb is.There are the present, past, and future tenses. As…

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  • HISTORY

What did Hernan Cortes build on the site of the former Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan? 1 image

Tenochtitlan was the capital city of the Aztecs and was founded in 1325. It was the political and religious center of the Aztecs. Hernan Cortes captured and destroyed the city in 1525. The capital…

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  • REFERENCE

What are the main physical features of USA?

The United States has several main physical features. One of these features is the major rivers we have in our country. The main rivers in the United States are the Mississippi River, Ohio River,…

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  • HISTORY

Assuming that the next sentence is true, Why do you think the Renaissance Era had the most… 1 image

In many ways, the sentence itself is problematic. The European Renaissance many have influenced the development of modern Europe, but Europe is not the entire world. Also, the Renaissance itself…

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  • SALVAGE THE BONES

In Salvage the Bones, how does Esch develop her ideas of motherhood? How do these ideas evolve…

In Salvage the Bones, Esch develops her ideas on motherhood from memories of her own mother and from watching China with her puppies. In the first chapter of the novel, the reader learns that…

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  • BUSINESS

Can anyone explain why critical thinking is important for ICT professionals.?

Critical thinking is important for most professionals, whether the field in question involves the law, medicine, architecture, the arts, or in the realm of information and communications…

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  • GUY DE MAUPASSANT

What is a good theme for “The Uncomfortable Bed” by Guy de Maupassant?

The theme of “The Uncomfortable Bed” by Guy de Maupassant is you get as good as you give. The gentleman is visiting friends who are practical jokers, and he admits to being one himself. This makes…

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  • FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Who or what will direct the emergence of the future healthcare ethical issues in America and…

Several factors will combine to chart the future of healthcare and the ethical dilemmas surrounding it. Most of these are inevitable dilemmas that patients, doctors, voters, hospitals, medical…

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  • MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR

In “Marriage Is a Private Affair,” compare and contrast the father’s first reaction to his son’s…

Okeke’s initial reaction to his son’s wishes is defiant anger, while his attitude at the end of the story is one of regret. As the story opens, Nnaemeka is confiding in Nene that he dreads telling…

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  • HISTORY

I’m studying Patrick Henry’s speech and, while annotating it, the tones seemed scholarly,…

The sentences from which you got the tones, could prove your chosen tones correct. You might read pages 96-100 of Harlow Giles Unger’s Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation….

  • THE ROAD TO MECCA

How to write a literature essay.

Your question isn’t very specific, but I am going to assume that your literature essay needs to be about “The Road to Mecca.” For any literature essay, I strongly recommend that you NOT write a…

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  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

I am going to write a first-person speech about Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye. It…

If I am interpreting your question correctly, you are going to give a speech as Holden Caulfield explaining why he acts the way that he does. If that is the case, then I would love to be there…

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  • BUD, NOT BUDDY

Describe the smell of the restaurant in Bud, Not Buddy. What does Bud compare the smell to?

In Chapter 14, Bud walks into the Sweet Pea for his first sit-down meal at a restaurant. When he walks in, he closes his eyes and takes a big snort of air. Bud says that it smells like a hundred…

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  • PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED

What does Paulo Freire mean when he says that liberation is a “praxis” in his book Pedagogy of…

In the opening chapter of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, author Paulo Freire presents what he terms his pedagogy, meaning his education of the oppressed. In this pedagogy, he presents an interesting…

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  • SCIENCE

How do you draw the dipropyl ester of phosphoric acid?

What is the dipropopyl ester of a phosphoric acid? For this problem, it is best to just dissect it into its component parts. One needs to know what the chemical structure is for phosphoric acid,…

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  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

From whose point of view is A Good Man Is Hard to Find told? Through whose eyes do we see events…

While the story is written using the third person point of view, O’Connor uses the grandmother as the principal character and tells the story mainly from her perspective. When analyzing the point…

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  • THE BRONZE BOW

In chapter 4, one of the final sentences says, “In the dim light he could see the white gleaming…

In Chapter 4, Daniel returns to the village where his grandmother and sister live, the village he ran away from two years ago. He is unhappy at his former home because his sister’s health and…

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  • HAMLET

What are the opinions of Laertes and Polonius about the love between Hamlet and Ophelia ?

In Act 3, Scene 3, both Laertes and Polonius give Ophelia some advice about her relationship with Hamlet. Their advice is not altogether dissimilar, but Laertes is much more optimistic about…

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