What is an anti-romantic comedy?

What is an anti-romantic comedy?

• GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

What is an anti-romantic comedy?

In any context, anti- means against or opposite. In this case, it would be the opposite of or that which is against a romantic comedy. If we know the elements of the romantic comedy genre, we can…

• GONE WITH THE WIND

The contemporary reader is likely to find Margaret Mitchell’s handling of both race and gender…

Recently, a professor at Auburn University expunged the word “nigger” from every page that contained it in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This action exemplifies the problems that occur when…

• HENRY V

How does kingship in Shakespeare’s Henry V contribute to national pride?

In Henry IV, part 2, the dying king advises Prince Hal that the best way to avoid internal conflicts is to focus the country on foreigners. At the beginning of Henry V, the Archbishop of Canterbury…

• MATH

If sinx + 3^1/2*cosx = 1 . What is x ?

This is linear equation and we’ll solve it using the helping angle method. sinx + sqrt3*cosx = 1 We notice that the coefficients of cos x, namely sqrt 3, could be written as tan pi/3. We’ll…

• THINGS FALL APART

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the native Ibo and white cultures?

In Things Fall Apart, the Igbo culture uses a division of labor (gender segregation), polygamy, communes, and a patriarchal hierarchy in order to sustain an agrarian economy. Survival is the key…

• MATH

What is x for 2cos^2x – 3cosx + 1 = 0 ?

It is obviously that we’ll use substitution technique to solve the equation. We’ll note cos x = t and we’ll re-write the equation in t: 2t^2 – 3t + 1 = 0 Since it is a quadratic, we’ll apply the…

• THINGS FALL APART

Why do things fall apart?

The answer to this question depends to some extent on how deeply you want to delve into the problems and questions raised by the novel. On the surface level, it is clear that the hard-headed and…

• THINGS FALL APART

Why is killing a clansman a crime against the earth goddess?

I can’t speak for the Earth goddess Ani, but any killing–intentional or not–is going to upset the tribal elders, the priestess Chielo, the family of the victim, and the killer himself. In short,…

• WASHINGTON IRVING

How did Washington Irving’s life affect his writing in The History of NY?

Washington Irving lived in Tarrytown N.Y. (slightly north of N.Y.C.) however he did travel to many places within the state. One of the best examples of how Irving’s writing was affected by his…

• MATH

Solve the equation sin^2x-sinxcosx-2cos^2x=0.

Since it is a homogeneous equation in sin x and cos x, we’ll divide the equation by (cos x)^2. (sin x/cos x)^2 – sinx/cosx – 2 = 0 But the ratio sin x/cos x = tan x We’ll substitute the ratio by…

• HISTORY

What are the stregnths and weaknesses of the Roman Republic political structure?

One of the strongest features of the Roman republic was its very definition of the principle of republicanism. In representing a government where elected officials are meant to represent the will…

• MATH

verify if cos^4a – sin^4a = cos2a

cos^4 a – sin^4 a = cos2a Let us rewrite: (cos^2 a)^2 – (sin^2 a)^2 We kno wthat: a^2 – b^2 = (a-b)(a+b) ==> cos^4 a- sin^4 a=(cos^2 a – sin^2 a)(cos^2 a + sin^2 a) Also: We know that: cos^2…

• MATH

What is the integrant for the function e^x+1/x ?

Let f(x) = e^x + 1/x Then F(x) = intg f(x): ==> F(x) = intg ( e^x + 1/x) dx = intg e^x dx + intg 1/x dx We know that: intg e^x = e^x intg 1/x = ln x ==> F(x) = e^x + ln x + C

• THE WASPS

can you explain the major themes in the play :the wasps” by Aristophanes?

On the surface level, The Wasps shows the general theme of modern beliefs against traditional, or old age against youth. At the same time, the play makes many contemporary references and has themes…

• MATH

The numerator of a fraction is twice the denominator.What is the fraction if the numerator is…

Let the denominator be x: Then the numerator = 2x Then the fraction is 2x/x Now, if the numerator doubled ==> 2(2x) and the cenomenator is decreased by 3==> x-3 The the new fraction is :…

• I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

Why was I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings banned?

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is challenged pretty often in public schools as having inappropriate content for high school readers. There are some sexual references which some consider too…

• MATH

Calculate sin75, cos22deg30min

To calculate sin 75, we’ll write 75 as the sum of 2 angles: 75 = 30 + 45 We’ll apply sine function both sides: sin 75 = sin (30+45) To calculate sin (30+45), we’ll apply the formula: sin (a+b) =…

• MATH

Write as a product 1+cosx.

To transform the sum into a product, we’ll have to have in the given expression, 2 like trigonometric functions. Since we have already the term cos x, we’ll write the value 1 as cos 0. We’ll…

• WE REAL COOL

What literary devices/strategies are used in the poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks? I mean…

Epistrophy – “we” is the repeated word at the end of the successive clauses. It depends on how you look at it, but I see this as taking emphasis off the “we” and more emphasis on what “we” do….

• HISTORY

What about our own language will be difficult for future peoples to decipher in our language?…

If we operated in a vacuum and made the presumption that future generations would not have the same method of communication in the language that we do, I think that our short hand method of using…

• MATH

In how many of the arrangements in a row of all ten bricks in Question 12 are: (a) the three…

1. a) The total number of ways of arranging 10 bricks in a row = 10P10 =10!. The number of ways the 3 bricks staying together consecutively in all arrangements is as good as treating those 3 bricks…
• REFERENCE

Which is one of the most memorable train journeys that you recollect?Which is one of the most…

Here in the United States, we don’t use trains nearly as much as some other countries. I have only been on 3 long distance train trips in my life. My most memorable one was near Christmas of 1990….

• THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

How long was Janie married to Logan in Their Eyes Were Watching God?

Their Eyes Were Watching God recounts the story of Janie and her life’s journey with three different men. The first, Logan, is the man she married because her grandmother was afraid. She was…

• SONNY’S BLUES

Why does “Sonny’s Blues” begin with in medias res?

As Kip Wheeler Ph.D. says, “Usually in medias res is a technique used to heighten dramatic tension or to create a sense of mystery.” The technique of in medias res, Latin for in the middle, allows…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

What literary devices are found in Fahrenheit 451?

Well, the good news is there are plenty of examples in this novel. I will give you a few from Part 1 of the novel to start you off and then you can go back to the book and see if you can find some…

• GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

What ways do you expect Hulga or Joy to change after her Manely P. experience?

When Manley Pointer steals Hulga’s leg, he steals her identity, her beliefs and part of her soul. The wooden leg has been what has made her unique, but also one of Flannery O’Connor’s…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

“A” has different interpretations. Do”able” and “angel” belong in these interpretations?The…

Yes. In Chapter XIII, Hester, although she is ostracized from much of society, is always “quick to acknowledge her sisterhood” with mankind. Having suffered so herself, she tenderly administers to…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

Attitudes Towards Love in Romeo and JulietWhat are the attitudes toward love in this play?

In Romeo and Juliet, many attitudes toward love are represented. It is this variety in outlooks that allows Shakespeare to create certain events and relationships. Had every character had the…

• EVERYDAY USE

What is the plot complication of “Everyday Use”?

The conflict in “Everyday Use” arises out of the different attitudes and values of the two sisters in the story, Maggie and Dee. This conflict is borne out in a dispute over household objects, for…

• SCIENCE

Please explain karyotyping.1) why can karyotyping, be carried out only on cells about to devide?…

Karyotyping is carried out on cells during the process of Mitotic cell division. During this time in a cell’s life cycle, the chromosomes are coiled and thickened. They must be arrested during cell…

• MATH

Given the area of a rectangle 135 square units find dimensions of the rectangle if the length of…

We’ll calculate the area of the rectangle: A = length*width We’ll note the width of the rectangle as w and the length of the rectangle as 2w – 3. A = (2w-3)*w But, from enunciation, we know that A…

• MATH

For what x the inequality is true 2(x-1/2)(x+2)<0

We’ll divide both sides by 2: Since the value is positive, teh inequality still holds: (x – 1/2)(x+2)<0 We’ll conclude that a product is negative if the factors are of opposite sign. There are 2…

• HISTORY

In the 1930s was football part of the good old days or the depressed years?”For some people the…

I think that the distinction brought up in the question is actually one in the same. The depressed years of the 1930s can be seen as “the good old days” for FA football. Certainly, political…

• LITERATURE

Why do we focus on ancient and Renaissance literature and neglect what is written during our era?

If by “we” you mean teachers and students in the western world, it is true that many school programs have traditionally focused on primarily western canonical works. Many literature survey courses…

• 1984

“Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak” Discuss 1984 keeping the above in mind.plz answer in…

To me, the major meaning of this statement is that the whole idea of this society is to control the minds of the people. In order to understand this, let us think about the nature of Newspeak. The…

• POETRY

Analysis of Poem Lament by Gillian ClarkeI didn’t understand these particular stanzas… Stanza…

For Gillian Clarke’s poem “Lament,” the stanzas shown use imagery and metaphors to describe the realities of what occurred in the Gulf War. (Poetry is very subjective, speaking to different people…

• ANIMAL FARM

By what means is it possible for Napoleon to take command of the farm in Animal Farm?

The power struggle between Napoleon and Snowball reaches its climax in Chapter 5. The conflict between them has of course been heightening, with disagreements concerning the direction that the farm…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Scout’s description of her dead mother reflect her immaturity,…

You are right in identifying the importance of the point of view in this story. As the tale is narrated from the first person perspective, coming from Scout, we see everything from the point of…

• HISTORY

When did India start its first commercial flight??

The first commercial flight in India was on October 15, 1932. It was a single-engined De Haviland Puss Moth, belonging to Tata Airlines, plane carrying mail of Imperial Airways. The plane was flown…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

If Lord of the Flies portrayed a group of girls, would the outcome have been any different?Please…

The author’s point of the entire book is to demonstrate how human nature is to resort to savagery when conveniences of civilization are removed. Furthermore, I believe he intended to show that the…

• THE ROCKING-HORSE WINNER

What are the symbols and theme of “The Rocking-Horse Winner”?explain by giving example

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Scout’s CuriosityWhat are 3 things that show Scout is a curious girl in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Scout’s curiosity is first shown in the shining something she sees in the knothole on the Radley’s lot. When she grabs that piece of gum, sniffs it, puts it in her mouth and doesn’t die, this…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

People can be influnenced by their environmentagree or disgree: three points and explain

Do you mean their physical environment — like whether they live some place hot or cold? If so, there are arguments that say that people whose culture evolves in harsh conditions are more likely…

• TRANSCENDENTALISM

What is a good quotation related to transcendentalism that I could paraphrase and use to explain…

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that…

• THE CRUCIBLE

What is the conflict between John Proctor and Reverend Hale in The Crucible?

Your question implies there is a conflict between these two men in The Crucible; however, I’m not sure I would agree with the premise that they actually have one. They do, however, have points of…

• TRIFLES

Where do you find foreshadowing in the play Trifles?

Even before the play starts, the women walk in behind the men and this is an interesting aspect to an exciting beginning. By walking in after the men, this lowers the women to such a lower level…

• SYLVIA PLATH

Compare Plath”s “Tulips” to Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper.”

There are many points of comparison between the poem “Tulips” and the story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Both works have a first-person narrator who is gripped by depression and psychological…

• SYLVIA PLATH

Explain the last lines of the poem “Tulips.”

The last lines of the poem show the speaker comparing her present mental condition with normalilty. She is therefore capable of recalling better memories of past tastes and pleasures, and of…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what literary device is used in this quote: “The Governor was eager…

This is actually an implied metaphor. Remember that a metaphor is a literary device that compares one thing to something else without using the words “like” or “as” (that would be a simile)….