# What does the quote mean in the beginning of Chapter 8 in The Secret Life of Bees?

**THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES**

**What does the quote mean in the beginning of Chapter 8 in The Secret Life of Bees?**

Isolate a honeybee from her sisters and she will soon die. As you have no doubt realized, the quotes opening each chapter of this novel are both insight into some of the themes of the book…

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**GRAMMAR**

**Word building with fore-, mis-, out-, and over-. Change each of the following expressions to a…**

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**THE POISONWOOD BIBLE**

**How does Kingsolver present the double themes of captivity and freedom and of love and betrayal…**

There are several types of captivity explored in this novel. On the surface, the people of the Congo are captives in many ways – throughout their history of being colonized by other nations (in…

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**JULIA ALVAREZ**

**For “Daughter of Invention,” please provide summary of the story.”Daugter of Invention” by Julia…**

This story, which is told from the first-person point of view, focuses on the narrator’s immigrant family from the Dominican Republic. The story reveals interrelated conflicts that arise out of the…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**In Fahrenheit 451, how does the section “Burning Bright” reveal Beatty’s character? Be specific.**

At the end of the previous section, Beatty is on a tirade directed at Montag when he is interrupted by the fire alarm. When it turns out the targeted home is Montag’s, two sides of Beatty clearly…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**What are some quotes in the book that show Dimmsdale’s and Chillingworth’s declining physical…**

In chapter 11, we find some very specific descriptions of Dimmsdale’s physical decline in the words: While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tourtured by some black trouble of…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**What is the exact setting of Fahrenheit 451 (and on which page can it be found)?**

The exact location and the year of the events of this novel are never specified. In fact, not only is the setting left ambiguous, but most characters are referred to only by their last names and…

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**MATH**

**In a baseball game, baseball dimond is a square with sides 27m. how far does the first player…**

The answer to this is that the first baseman must throw 38.18 meters, if he is on first base, to a person standing on the third base bag. This can be found by using the Pythagorean Theorem. If you…

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**What does the scene in this New York apartment reveal about Tom and Myrtle in The Great…**

I will start with Myrtle. Once in New York, she demands to get to buy a puppy. Tom obliges and this demonstrates Myrtle’s use of him. She would like to be in an upper class society and she’s not….

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**HAMLET**

**What is the purpose of the Hecuba speech in the play Hamlet?**

The Hecuba speech, as you term it, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, shows Hamlet feeling rebuffed by the actor who can reveal such powerful emotion when presenting only a fiction. The actor is only acting…

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**TO BUILD A FIRE**

**London FansIn “To Build A Fire” by Jack London, how can I make an organizer that will really help…**

Without knowing what your thesis is, the best that can be offered is a general blueprint for the five-paragraph essay, which will, hopefully serve you. According to The Practical Writer, by Bailey…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**In what sense has Chillingworth devoted himself to “a devil’s office” in The Scarlet Letter?This…**

Chillingworth has devoted his life to seeking revenge against Arthur Dimmesdale. In doing so, he has become as evil as his desire to harm another. In a word, old Roger Chillingworth was a…

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**THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES**

**In chapter 5 of The Secret Life of Bees what is the climax, rising action and the conflict of the…**

I think you misunderstand what climax, rising action, and conflict are all about. These steps in the plot unfold throughout the whole book, not within each chapter. In Chapter 5, rising action…

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**SCIENCE**

**Explain how phase changes, kinetic theory and forces of attraction can be used to explain…**

The three common forms of matter on earth are solid, liquid, and gas. The form that any substance is in depends on the relative motion of the particles of the substance and the degree of attraction…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Discussion of privilege is it real?Discussion of privilege is it real?**

Assuming that you are asking if privileged classes, or privileged persons exist the answer is yes. A privilege is something we earn in exchange for a service, a good, or any other form of…

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**HISTORY**

**Why was Buddhism attractive to lower castes as an alternative to Hinduism?**

Buddhism was promoted as an alternative religion to Hinduism by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, a senior politician and statesman of India, in some kind of protest against the discriminatory treatment received…

**THE SCARLET IBIS**

**Give 2 examples of cruelty his brother did to Doodle.**

A first way that Doodle’s brother is cruel is when he shows Doodle his coffin from when Doodle was an infant. Not only does the sight of a coffin scare a young child, but to consider that it was…

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**HISTORY**

**How and why did Buddhism spread? Why didnâ€™t Hinduism spread?**

It is not clear, what time and place is being referred to in this question. When The Buddhist religion began to develop and spread, Hinduism was already a widely practiced religion in Indian…

**HISTORY**

**How did Hinduism change from the Aryans to the Gupta?**

By this I assume you mean the period from roughly 1500 BCE, which signals the end of the Indus Valley Civilization, until the rise of the Gupta Empire in the 4rd-6th centuries CE. This is a span of…

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**ANIMAL FARM**

**In Animal Farm, why did no one “care to mention” recalling a commandment about animals killing…**

Think about it this way: what, in your opinion, would have happened to an animal that had mentioned this in the hearing of the pigs or the dogs? Look at what has happened so far. The dogs have…

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**RICHARD II**

**For the most part women are kept on the sideline of action in King Richard II; discuss what roles…**

Shakespeare uses the women in Richard II strategically. Although they may be considered minor characters, their importance (as with anything Shakespeare included in his plays) is crucial to the…

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**THE DOLL’S HOUSE**

**In “The Doll’s House”, what are main differences between Kezia and Else?Just trying to find some…**

Central to understanding this excellent short story is that Kezia and Else are part of the same society, but also come from two different worlds in terms of their class. This is why the Burnells…

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**MATH**

**sqrt(x-2)=x-5 solve for x please.**

sqrt(x-2) = x-5 Let squre both sides: ==> [sqrt(x-2)’^2 = (x-5)^2 ==> x-2 = x^2 – 10x + 25 Let us combine like terms: ==> x^2 – 11x + 27 = 0 ==> x1 = [11+ sqrt(121-4*27)]/2 =…

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**THE HANDMAID’S TALE**

**What is the purpose of the Japanese tourists in chapter 6? What message does the author want to…**

Gilead is visited by a group of Japanese tourists who are looking at the people there much as we would look at those in the Middle East, especially the women in burqas. One tourist asks the Gilead…

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**RELIGION**

**How do Buddhists communicate with divine beings?How do Buddhists communicate with divine beings?**

Meditation is vitally important to the Buddhist. The central focus of the religion’s practice is to attempt to free oneself from bonds of attachment. It is this element of attachment that causes…

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**MATH**

**if f'(x)= (1+4x^4)/x find f(x)**

f'(x) = (1+4x^4)/x We know that : f(x) = integral f'(x). ==> f(x) = intg (1+4x^4)/x Let us rewrite : (1+4x^4)/x = 1/x + 4x^4/x = 1/x + 4x^3 ==> f(x) = intg (1/x +…

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**GRAMMAR**

**Find prepositional phrases and write if Adjective or Adverb the sentences are:Sharks are found in…**

No one at e-notes is going to do your homework assignment for you; however, I will gladly review the parts of speech to which you refer in your question. Perpositional phrases are words used to…

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**MATH**

**Value of 3 prizes is $2700. 2nd prize is 3/4 of 1st prize, 3rd prize is 1/2 the 1st prize. What…**

Let the 1st prize’s = $x the second = $y, and the third proze = $z ==> x + y + z = 2700 ……….(1) But we know that: y= (3/4) x z= (1/2) x Now substitute in (1): ==> x +…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**How would you describe the most important character traits of the Abigail Williams, John Proctor,…**

The Crucible is the story of human beings from every point on the human spectrum. Each of the three characters you mention is on a different spiritual journey, and the primary characteristics of…

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**MATH**

**The sum of 2 numbers is 6 and the difference between their squares is 12. What are these numbers?**

Let the numbers be x and y : ==> x + y = 6 …….(1) ==> x^2 – y^2 = 12 We know that: x^2 – y^2 = (x-y)(x+y) ==> (x-y)(x+y) = 12 But x+y = 6 ==> 6*(x-y) = 12 Divide by 6: ==> x-y =…

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**OLD MAN AT THE BRIDGE**

**What does the reader learn about the characters of the narrator and the old man, in Ernest…**

The narrator seems to be with the army that is anticipating the attack of the enemy from somewhere beyond the bridge. The narrator may be a scout of some kind. He tells us that his job is to…

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**MATH**

**solve a and b: a+3b= 12 3a-5b= -2**

a + 3b = 12 ……….(1) 3a – 5b = -2 ………..(2) Let us use the subsitution method: from (1): a = 12 – 3b Now substitute a in (2): 3a – 5b = -2 3(12-3b) – 5b = -2 36 – 9b – 5b = -2 ==>…

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**GILGAMESH**

**Gilgamesh, Genesis & Metamorphosis all have stories of a creation, a fall & a flood. What…**

“Gilgemesh,” “Genesis” and “Metamorphoses” all have several elements in common; these include a creation story, a story of a fall, and a flood. Among these similarities, there are also distinct…

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**MATH**

**log 3 (x) + log 3 9 = 4 find x**

log 3 (x) + log 3 9 = 4 Let us rewrite : log 3 9 = log 3 (3^2) = 2 log 3 3= 2*1 = 2 Now let substitute : ==> log 3 (x) + 2 = 4 Subtract 2: ==> log 3 (x) = 2 ==> x = 3^2 = 9 ==> x = 9

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**SONG OF MYSELF**

**What are some examples of images in Song of Myself, what senses to they appeal to?**

Imagery is all over the place in Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” and that imagery appeals to a wide range of the senses. Here are some quick examples from section 2: Sight: “The play of shine and shade…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Debate: Does the United Nations put a nation’s sovereignty at risk?Debate: Does the United…**

No, the UN does not pose a threat to a nation’s sovereignty. The UN can only tell nations what to do if the nations have already chosen to agree to do these things. In other words, the UN can…

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**ARABY**

**Comment on the use of light and darkness in “Araby.”**

I think you have touched upon a very fundamental part of the symbolism of this story. What fascinates me is that the story begins with lots of images of light and then as we move ever closer to the…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What role should nonconformity play?What role should nonconformity play?**

Nonconformity is a necessary thing, but it is also dangerous. For example, let us think of nonconformity as advocated by people like Thoreau. These people argue that people are obligated to act as…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What do you think is the role of individualism is in our society?What do you think is the role of…**

Individuality is the act of expressing one’s personal views and likes regarding specific topic. The role of individualism has to do a lot with diversification, independent thought, and freedom of…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What is your opinion about individualism?What is your opinion about individualism?**

You have asked a very interesting question, because to me, individualism involves a necessary tension between the desires of the individual to express him or herself and the needs of the society or…

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**BRAVE NEW WORLD**

**How does Lenina demonstrate her hypnopaedic prejudices?Brave New World by Aldous Huxley**

There are several instances in Brave New World in which Lenina demonstrates the effects of her hypnopaedic prejudices, but perhaps the most salient ones are in Chapter 4 as Lenina goes on a date…

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**DEATH OF A SALESMAN**

**What do we learn about the differences between the reality of Willy’s life and the facade that he…**

In Death of a Salesman, readers learn that Willy’s life is very different in reality from the facade that he puts up in front of others. Willy says that he wants to be a great salesman and to be…

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**ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT’S ME MARGARET**

**What is the setting of Are You There, God? It’s Me, Magaret?**

The story takes place in two settings, New York City and Farbrook, a suburb. In her sixth grade year, Margaret’s family moves to Farbrook, and she must adjust to a new town, new school, and new…

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**A MODEST PROPOSAL**

**In “A Modest Proposal”, describe the narrator’s real meaning when he asserts that England will…**

I assume that you are asking about the passage in which Swift says I fortunately fell upon this proposal, which, as it is wholly new, so it hath something solid and real, of no expence and…

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**HISTORY**

**During the Industrial Revolution, what was Karl Marx’s solution to the situation of the proletariat?**

Basically, Marx’s solution to the situation of the proletariat was to (eventually) have socialism and communism. Once this was accomplished, workers would be in an ideal situation. The problem, to…

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**MATH**

**solve for x values: x^2 – 5x + 6 > 0**

x^2 – 5x + 6 > 0 Let us factor: ==> (x-2)(x-3) > 0 Now we have 2 cases: case(1) : x-2 > 0 and (x-3) > 0 ==> x>2 and x > 3 ==> x = (2, inf) intersects (3, inf)…

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**MATH**

**let a, 6, b, 24 be a G.P find a and b**

a, 6, b, 24 are terms of a G.P Let r be the common difference such that: 6= a*r ………(1) b= 6*r ……….(2) 24= b*r ………(3) Let us use the substitution methos: substitue (2) in (3):…

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**MATH**

**3, -2, a, b, -17 are terms of an A.P find a and b**

3, -2, a, b, -17 are terms of an A.P Let us calculate the common difference (r). r= -2 – 3 = -5 ==> r= -5 Now we know that: a3 =a = a1 + 2*r = 3 + 2r = 3 + 2*-5…

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**MATH**

**if f(x) = 2x^5 – 3x^3 + 5x then find f”(1)**

f(x) = 2x^5 – 3x^3 + 5x First we will determine first derivative f'(x) f'(x) = 2*5x^4 – 3*3x^2 + 5*1 = 10x^4 – 9x^2 + 5 Now we will determine f”(x) by differentiate f'(x). f”(x) =…

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**MATH**

**if sinx = 3/5 calculate cosx , tan, x and secx**

sinx = 3/5 We know that: sin^2 x + cos^2 x = 1 ==> cosx = sqrt(1-sin^2 x) = sqrt(1- 9/25) = sqrt( 16/25) = 4/5 ==> cosx = 4/5 Now we know…