What conflicts did Claudius go through in Hamlet?

What conflicts did Claudius go through in Hamlet?

  • THE CATBIRD SEAT

From what point of view is James Thurber’s story “The Catbird Seat” told?

The point of view in “The Catbird Seat” is very definitely that of Mr. Martin, head of the filing department for a big corporation. James Thurber focuses intently on Martin’s perceptions and mental…

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  • HISTORY

Who found the Americas?

There are several possible answers to this question. First, there were already indigenous inhabitants living in the Americas when the Europeans arrived. Thus, the Europeans were not the first to…

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  • APOLOGY

Explain why Socrates is qualified for the death penalty.

Athenian legal procedures were divided into two parts. The first part involved the jury voting on the guilt of the accused and the second part determining the penalty if the accused was found…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What is the nature of the conflict suggested by Proctor’s last lines and the final stage…

We know from Acts One and Two that Proctor feels guilty about his infidelity and that it has caused some significant problems in his marriage. He is very defensive and feels judged by Elizabeth. He…

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  • HISTORY

Who felt Puritan cities should be models of Christian living?

John Winthrop believed that Puritan cities should be models of Christian living for the rest of the world. Winthrop was a Puritan leader who journeyed to America in 1630. During the voyage,…

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  • HISTORY

List three of the legal rulings that ended segregation in the United States.

There were several rulings that ended segregation in the United States. One of these rulings occurred in 1946. It was the case of Morgan v Virginia. This Supreme Court ruling said it was illegal to…

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  • SCIENCE

In the concave mirror, a ray incident parallel to the principal axis is reflected ___.

Concave mirrors are used to collect light from light sources and to make images of them. When a beam of parallel rays strikes a perfect concave mirror, they are reflected and all pass through the…

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  • HISTORY

Describe the political, economic, and social changes that occurred during Reconstruction.

Reconstruction brought about many changes in our country. These included political, social, and economic changes. The political changes were significant. The Radical Republicans were in charge of…

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  • MACBETH

Who is the Porter and what is his speech?

The Porter in Macbeth appears in Act 2, scene 3. His speech is below: PORTER Here’s a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key. Knock, knock, knock!…

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  • THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

What literary techniques does Frost employ in “The Road Not Taken?”

The poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a narrative poem that uses the literary elements of first person narration, the story arc, symbolism, and analogy. The poem tells a story in the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What does Mayella really mean in her final statement to the jury in Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

During her testimony in Chapter 18 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Mayella makes several different claims in her final statement to Atticus, the judge, and the jury.First, it has become very…

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  • WALT WHITMAN

What two things does Whitman compare in “A Noiseless Patient Spider”?

Quite simply, he compares a spider, in the midst of weaving its web, with the narrator’s soul. “A Noiseless Patient Spider” was included in the 1891-92 Leaves of Grass in a cluster called…

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  • THE NECKLACE

What does the ball symbolize?

Like the necklace, the fancy ball Monsieur and Madame Loisel attend represents wealth, luxury and social status. In the beginning of Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace” Madame Loisel…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In the Great Gatsby when introduced, what does Meyer Wolfsheim think Nick wants?

In Chapter Four when introduced to Nick Carraway, Meyer Wolfscheim assumes that Nick is looking for “a business gonnection,” but Gatsby tells him that he has mistaken Nick for someone else and that…

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  • REFERENCE

What motivates you to use wireless technology at work or home?

Using wireless networks at work has a number of advantages. It increases mobility as the employees are not forced to sit in front of a computer screen to be productive. This improves…

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  • NIGHT

After arriving at Buna, a distant relative asks Elie and his father for news of his family. What…

When Elie and his father arrive at their new camp, they are greeted by Stein from Antwerp, a distant relative. Stein asks Elie if he has any news about Stein’s family. In reality, Elie has no…

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  • LITERATURE

What are the themes of Swerve by Phillip Gwynne?

In Swerve by Phillip Gwynne, the main character, Hugh Twycross, makes a significant journey in the form of a road trip with his grandfather, Poppy. The two of them share interests, especially for…

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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Who is Clarriker in Great Expectations?

Pip, once he received his legacy when he came of age, decides that he wants to get Herbert Pocket a job as a clerk to pay him back for his help and his friendship. Not wanting Herbert to know of…

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  • THE ROAD

How are The Road by Cormac McCarthy and Swerve by Phillip Gwynne intertextually related as…

The road is a central symbol in both Swerve by Phillip Gwynne and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. In McCarthy’s story, a father and son take a journey on the road in a post-apocalyptic world in…

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  • LITERATURE

What are some similarities between The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Diary of Anne Frank?

The Diary of Anne Frank and John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas are both powerful glimpses into life under the Nazi regime. Both works explore life during wartime, lived under the…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the chemical reaction for the ethyl borate test of calcium borate?

Ethyl borate is a chemical compound that when burned with a flame imparts a highly visible green color. That makes the ethyl borate test a qualitative chemical test for the presence of borate…

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  • SCIENCE

How circulatory system is involved with digestion and excretion?

The circulatory system and the digestive system work together as follows. The digestive system breaks the food that is consumed by an organism into smaller pieces that the body can use such as…

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  • LYDDIE

Which ethnic group is receiving more employment at the Concord corporation in Lyddie?

There are many new Irish girls working at the factory. Lyddie takes the job at the factory when she loses her job at the pub. She values the job because she desperately needs money for her family,…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

What effect is Dimmesdale’s guilt having on his discernment ?

Dimmesdale’s guilt seems to be making him somewhat less discerning. Chillingworth had chosen Dimmesdale to be his spiritual guide, and it was at about this time that “the health of Mr. Dimmesdale…

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  • AND OF CLAY ARE WE CREATED

How does the narrator describe Carlé in “And of Clay Are We Created”?

In “And of Clay Are We Created,” the narrator at first describes Carlé as a very calm and levelheaded news reporter. “Fear seemed never to touch him,” she says, though this is not…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

What does the humor add to the story “The Cask of Amontillado”?

The elements of dramatic irony add to the humor of the story. Dramatic irony is when the reader knows something that one of the characters does not. There is a great deal of humor in this story…

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  • SCIENCE

How does pressure relate to chemical weathering?

Chemical weathering due to acid rain will be more likely near regions where fossil fuels are burned and that have low air pressure. To say that air pressure directly causes chemical weathering…

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  • SCIENCE

You collect 6.36 moles of hydrogen gas from your lab experiment involving the decomposition of…

The number of moles of a gas is directly proportional to the pressure of the gas at constant temperature and volume. This comes from the ideal gas law: PV=nRT or PV/nT = R, a constant We can assume…

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  • SCIENCE

You have a 40 oz. canister of compressed CO2 powering your paintball gun. You calculate that each…

To solve this problem, we need to first convert 3.69 grams of CO2 to moles: Molar mass of CO2 = 44.1 grams/mole 3.69 grams CO2 x 1 mol/44.1 g = 0.084 moles CO2 There are two ways to calculate the…

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  • LYDDIE

In Katherine Paterson’s Lyddie, which ethnic group is receiving most employment at the Concord…

More and more Irish immigrants are coming to work at the Concord Corporation. The factory likes being able to hire the Irish because they don’t room in the company boarding houses, so the company…

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  • NEIGHBOR ROSICKY

Where is Rosicky at the beginning of the story?

At the beginning of “Neighbour Rosicky,” the title character is in a doctor’s office in town. Our first clue is in the line, “Doctor Burleigh swung round in his desk-chair….” This is…

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  • FRANKENSTEIN

How can I relate this claim to the theme of Frankenstein: the creature is more human than Victor…

During the story, the creature has a realization about the nature of humanity, a realization that is certainly supported by his and others’ actions in the text. Upon learning about the Native…

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  • LYDDIE

In Lyddie, what dreadful news does Lyddie receive in chapter 20?

Lyddie gets a letter telling her that her mother died. Since she was a little girl, Lyddie wanted nothing more than to get her family back together. Her father left when her youngest sister Agnes…

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  • THE PRINCE

What is Machiavelli’s take on human nature in The Prince?

Always a controversial figure, Machiavelli is perhaps at his most polarizing in his account of human nature. In general, Machiavelli argues that human nature is primarily based upon self-interest….

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  • LITERATURE

What are the denotations for the word ‘fear’?

The denotation of a word is its direct, literal meaning. In this case, to find the denotations for the word “fear,” all you would have to do is look the word up in the dictionary. Fear can be a…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

What is Brutus’s major internal conflict in Julius Caesar? What is an internal conflict?

Brutus’s internal conflict is the decision to kill Julius Caesar. An internal conflict is a conflict a character has with his or her self. It is a decision, a worry, or a fear. Internal…

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  • CHARLES

In “Charles,” why did Laurie create Charles?

Laurie is the kindergarten-age child in Shirley Jackson’s short story “Charles.” The reader discovers early on in the story that Laurie has serious behavior problems. He speaks “insolently” to his…

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  • SCIENCE

How closely does a toy car’s motion approximate uniform motion?

Uniform motion is the motion in which an object travels equal distances over equal time intervals. An easy way to determine if the motion of an object resembles the uniform motion or not is by a…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What advice does Atticus give his children to help them grow as individuals?

Atticus is a principled man, and so he takes great care to ensure that Scout and Jem both grow up to live as moral adults. He gives them a great deal of advice throughout the novel, both directly…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

I have to create a mask that represents Romeo and Juliet. What are some colors or designs that…

It might be helpful to look at Romeo’s first speech about Rosaline if you are looking to create a mask about a forlorn and in love character. There are a few lines that you can take and translate…

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  • SCIENCE

How could seeds alter the carrying capacity of an ecosystem?

Carrying capacity may be defined as the maximum population that a given ecosystem can support. Depending on whether the seeds are brought into the ecosystem or taken out of the ecosystem, the…

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  • THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

What is Hannah’s reaction to the dress Gitl gives her in The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen?

Hannah’s exact reaction to the dress Gitl gives her in Chapter Six of The Devil’s Arithmetic is to say that it “is a shmatte.” This is a Yiddish word that means “rag.” Therefore,…

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  • HISTORY

Who was dictator of Germany after World War I?

Immediately after World War I ended, Germany didn’t have a dictator. Germany created a republic as their form of government. It was called the Weimar Republic. Germany elected its leaders….

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  • HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

What makes the tenement districts so crowded and unhealthy?

Riis blamed the crowded and unhealthy conditions in the tenements primarily on the rich. First, he said, the rich simply didn’t know how bad the conditions of the poor were, which is why he called…

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  • NIGHT

In Night, what are examples of how Elie and his father used determination and commitment in the…

Determination and commitment are two major themes in Elie Wiesel’s Night. At the beginning of the novel, Elie and his father, Chlomo, are separated from the rest of the family when they arrive at…

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  • HISTORY

What is imperialism?

Imperialism is when a stronger nation controls a weaker nation politically and economically. Many countries were imperialistic by 1900 including the United States and Great Britain. There were…

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  • THE LOTTERY

What are the opinions of others about Mrs. Hutchinson?

Tessie Hutchinson is a well known and fully accepted member of the community. She seems to be on good terms with everybody until her husband Bill draws the slip with the black spot for the…

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  • HISTORY

How did the country change after the War of 1812?

The United States changed significantly after the War of 1812. One big change is that we had only one political party for a period of time. Towards the end of the war, the Federalist Party was…

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  • HAMLET

What conflicts did Claudius go through in Hamlet?

Claudius has external conflicts with Hamlet and internal conflicts about what to do with Hamlet. Claudius killed his predecessor, King Hamlet, and married the queen, Gertude. This resulted in a…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What is Max’s opinion of Kevin?

The answer to this question depends on where you are in the novel. For example, Max feels differently about Kevin when he first meets him in daycare as opposed to the end of the novel when Max…

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