# What is Beloved “hungry” for in Toni Morrison’s book Beloved?

**BELOVED**

**What is Beloved “hungry” for in Toni Morrison’s book Beloved?**

Beloved is “hungry” for a number of different things; in fact, her “hunger” is almost insatiable. In a literal sense, she craves sweets, a fact that Denver discovers early in her stay at the house….

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**BELOVED**

**Why does Denver tend to Beloved in Toni Morrison’s book Beloved?**

Denver tends to Beloved because she is lonely. In Beloved, she is reminded of her sister, feeling as if she has “been returned to her in the flesh.” Denver perceives Beloved as being needy, and…

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**SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT**

**In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, why are the images of the pentangle and Mary’s face painted…**

Shields were used in the past for two major reasons. First, the shield was used to protect the knight or foot soldier from harm, both from swords and arrows, among other kinds of weapons and forms…

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**SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT**

**In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, why is it a girdle and not some other article of clothing—a…**

In “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” the term girdle here is like a belt: it is something worn at the waist. It is not what has been used by women over the years to pull in one’s stomach or…

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**SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT**

**In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the kisses Gawain delivers to Bertilak are not perfunctory;…**

Having read several translations of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” I cannot agree that Gawain’s kisses delivered to Berilak are anything BUT perfunctory. Gawain delivers the kisses to Berilak…

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**SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT**

**In “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” what does the opening, about nation-building, have to do…**

If you read the beginning of the preface to Gawain’s tale, you will note that the narrator begins his story in the past, laying the ground work of events that transpire before Arthur’s time. Not…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**What is the hierarchy of the ranch in Of Mice and Men?**

Good Question! The Boss certainly maintains the highest position on the Tyler Ranch. He is so impersonal to his workers that he is known only by his title (similar to “the king”). In some aspects,…

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**THE MAN OF DESTINY**

**Can you please help me with the analysis of The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw?**

Analyzing a play is not different from analyzing a novel or a poem. Structure must be considered and theme, literary devices, plot, conflict, symbolism and imagery, setting and time (a distinct…

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**THE MINISTER’S BLACK VEIL**

**What are the main events in the story “The Minister’s Black Veil”?**

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” is, like his novel The Scarlet Letter, an expose of the hypocrisy of the Puritans and the destructive power of secret sin. Thus, the action that…

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**MAMA DAY**

**In Mama Day, how does gender play a role as a significant theme in this novel?More specifically,…**

Without a doubt, Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day is infused with folklore and superstition, including the beyond-the-grave relationship of Cocoa and George, Mama Day’s authoritative healing powers,…

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**BUSINESS**

**Give an example of an arbitrage opportunity?**

Arbitrage is the ability to make a risk-free profit by using the price mismatch of an entity in different markets or the mismatch of prices between commodities that can be traded for each other….

**GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS**

**Please define the word hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia…elaborate.**

A very long word indeed. With a relatively simple meaning. hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is used to refer to the fear of long words. It is claimed by many that long words can cause panic…

**ESSAY LAB**

**What are the important steps in the revision process?**

I’m sure there are revision “manuals” in existance that provide a clear step by step process of revision, but I’ve found in 6 years of teaching writing, there is a pretty quick and easy way to get…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**How were the Jamestown settlers different from those in Salem?**

I think that one primary difference between the two groups might come down to why they each migrated to the new world. Jamestown was driven for profit. The discovery of Jamestown was commissioned…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Describe some of the barriers to effective communication in a team setting (how teams work…**

The potential barriers to effective communication in any setting are great and virtually limitless. In communication terms, these barriers are often called “noise” and can be classified as either…

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**OTHELLO**

**“Put out the light, and then put out the light.” What figure of speech has been used in this…**

A few figures of speech could fit this famous line from Othello. Depending on the translation (I’m assuming it’s accurate) and the stage action (the way the line is delivered on stage), it could…

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**WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS**

**Talk about Yeats’ career as a modernist writer.**

Critics say Yeats early poetry reflected his admiration of Edmund Spenser and the Romantic period poets. It was later that he realized his poetry needed realism to accompany the Irish mythology,…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What do you think a person’s sociological imagination could be who has been homeless for 20…**

There are many variables here. Is he still an addict? Have people helped him from time to time? Is he a complete misanthrope? Is he mentally ill? Is he in a bigger city, or in a more rural…

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**JACK LONDON**

**What is the theme to The Law of Life by Jack London?**

As with many of London’s works, the overriding theme is man’s relationship with nature. Here, as elsewhere, he presents this as something of a one-sided relationship in which man must always…

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**MACBETH**

**Macbeth’s reaction to being named Thane of Cawdor takes the form of a metaphor: “Why do you dress…**

A metaphor compares two unlike things without using “like” or “as.” So, the metaphor in Macbeth’s question,”Why do you dress me / In borrowed robes?” is the Thane of Cawdor’s title. A “robe” is a…

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**LITERATURE**

**In the story ( CAN-CAN ) that is written by Arturo Vivante, waht does the can-can symbolize in…**

Subtle seduction

**HISTORY**

**How many US Presidents have been assassinated?**

The President of the US is today one of the most highly protected persons in the World but in the past due to the security not being as tight as it is now four US Presidents have been assassinated…

**HISTORY**

**How could Protestants and Roman Catholics unite in the name of Home Rule?**

Tradtionally, and even in present day Ireland, Protestants were almost universally Unionists (those who supported the union with Great Britain), whilst Catholic were in favour of home rule for the…

**SCIENCE**

**What are the symptoms of exposure to mercury and arsenic?**

Exposure to mercury can cause symptoms which include insomnia, nervousness, tremors, muscle twitches, mood swings and deficits on cognitive tests. At higher amounts, it may affect the respiratory…

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**HISTORY**

**What are the building and the city where Napoleon is buried?**

Originally, Napoleon was buried on St. Helena. St. Helena is where Napoleon was exiled and lived out the remainder of his life. Later, his body was transferred to Les Invalides, Paris, France. Les…

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**BIOLOGY**

**What are the benefits of seed dispersal?**

Seed dispersal is essential for plants as it improves the chances of the seeds being able to grow to the adult stage. Predators target areas which have a high concentration of seeds as they have to…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Discussion QuestionWhat is the moral diversity argument for nonobjectivism? How do moral…**

Moral objectivism is an ethical position that states that the system of ethics should be the same for everyone and people cannot have a different set of ethics applying to them just because they…

**MATH**

**solve for x and express solution set in set builder notation: 2x/(x+5) + 10/(x^2+2x-15) =…**

2x/(x+5) +10/(x^2+2x-15) = x/(x-3). To solve for x, we notice that the denominators are x+5 , x^2+2x-15 and x-3. Also notice that (x+5)(x-3) = x^2+(5-3)x+5*-3 = x^2+2x-15. So the least common…

**MATH**

**find and graph the solution set of (3 x – 5)/(x + 1) < 2 Express solution set in set builder…**

To find the solution of (3x-5)/x+1) <2. We know that an inequation is unaffected by subtaction of equals from both sides. We subtract 2 from both side: of the inequation: (3x-5)/(x+1) -2 < 0…

**MATH**

**EXPRESS the solution set for the inequality x^2 – 2x -3 <= 0 in set builder notation.**

The given quadratic equation is x^2-2x-3 < = 0. To determine the solution set , we factorise the left side of the inequation: x^2 -2x-3 < = 0 x^2- 3x+x -3 < = 0 x(x-3) -1(x-3) < = 0…

**MATH**

**Height of building?What should the height of a building be so that a ladder which is 80 m long…**

The inclination of the leaning ladder against the wall is less than 60 degree. The length of the ladder is 80m. The distance between the wall and the bottom end of the ladder is 60m. The geometric…

**MATH**

**If two integers add up to 35 and their product is 304. What are the numbers?**

The two integers add up to 35 and their product is 304. This is as good as the two integers are the solution of the quadratic equation given below: x^2-35x+304 = 0…(1) As the sum of the roots…

**MATH**

**Simplify [2/xy + x/(x^2*y)] / [ (x-y)/xy^2 + (x-xy)/x^2*y^2]**

To simplify [2/xy + x/(x^2*y)] / [ (x-y)/xy^2 + (x-xy)/x^2*y^2] , we multiply both numerator and denominator by x^2y^2 . Numerator *x^2y^2 = 2x^2y^2/xy +x*x^2y^2/x^2y Numerator *x^2y^2 = 2xy+xy…

**PHYSICS**

**Where is the center of mass of three bodies of equal mass placed at the points (0, 0), (4, 5) and…**

Where is the center of mass of three bodies of equal mass placed at the points (0, 0), (4, 5) and (6, 3). The center of mass for three bodies of equal mass lies at the centroid of a triangle, at…

**MATH**

**Rectangle and triangle…A rectangle and a triangle have the same area. When placed on the same…**

Neela’s answer is excellent. For the triangle (whose height is the breadth of rectangle) to be having the same area as the rectangle, the base has to be twice as long as the length of the…

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**MATH**

**Solve the following for x, y and z, 2x + 3y + z = 5, x + 3y + 5z = 8, 4x + y + z = 10**

To solve the equations : 2x+3y+z = 5…(1) x+3y+5z = 8….(2) 4x+y+z = 10…..(3) (3)-(1): (4x+y+z) – (2x+3y+z) = 10-5 = 5 2x-2y = 5…(4). 5(3)-(2) : 5(4x+y+z) -(x+3y+5z)= 5*10 – 8 = 42 19x-2y…

**SCIENCE**

A sidereal day is defined as approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.091 seconds. This is the time it takes for the Earth to complete one rotation relative to the vernal equinox. The solar day is…

**SCIENCE**

**What is the radius of a geostationary satellite?**

A satellite in a geostationary orbit moves directly above the Earth’s radius and takes exactly one day to complete one revolution. There, looking at them from the ground it appears as if they are…

**SCIENCE**

**Do heavier satellites orbit closer to Earth and lighter ones farther away?**

For a satellite orbiting the Earth, there is force of gravitation between the Earth and the satellite that keeps it in the required orbit. Else the satellite would move in a tangential straight…

**ARTS**

**What is a definition of the idealized style?**

The concept of anything being idealized is simple: there are no blemishes or flaws or faults in something which is idealized. Somehow, it is above the ordinary. That can certainly be taken…

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**TEACHERS**

**Any advice for grading essays at the elementary and middle school levels?Any advice for grading…**

I think you could get several answers to this question as teachers tend to have differing opinions on assessment, especially at the elementary school level. I will simply say that I believe…

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**SAKI**

**Where is “the Row” that is mentioned in “Dusk?” Norman Gortsby sat on a bench in the Park, with…**

My best suggestion for you is that you should use Google maps to look at the location of this story. All you have to do to use it is go to Google.com and click on the “maps” link. (Or follow the…

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**THE DESTRUCTORS**

**What is the climax of “The Destructors” by Graham Greene?**

Remember, the climax of the story is the key scene in the tale – that tense or exciting or terrifying moment when our emotional involvement is greatest. Now we learn what the outcome of the…

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**RAYMOND’S RUN**

**Can you describe Hazel and Gretchen’s appearance?**

Hazel/Squeaky- Described only as skinny but, she is also a younger african american girl so her skin tone is amongst the brown tones Gretchen- Described only with short legs and freckles. Nothing…

**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**How is travelling a method of learning?How is travelling a method of learning?**

Travel is a form of learning because it exposes (or can expose) a person to cultures other than one’s own and to places that have historical or cultural significance. If a person travels to foreign…

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**HISTORY**

**What are the 2 theories for the collapse of the Mayan? following links are the article on the…**

There are several theories for the collapse of the Maya. None of them can be taken as the right one as different Mayan scholars have a different opinion on each one of them and have found strengths…

**HISTORY**

**What is the most recent theory put forward by Grube and Martin? following link is the article on…**

Nikolai Grube and Simon Martin theorized that the Mayan civilization would be best understood if studied through a political integration model. According to their theory, it was the relationship…

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**HISTORY**

**What was the central Mayan political institution? following linkis the article on the Mayans and…**

The typical Maya political institution was a small hierarchical state headed by a hereditary ruler. The ruler was called the ajaw and the state itself was called an ajawil. Usual states were no…

**HISTORY**

**What periods of time does the Mayan culture compare to in Europe? following link to the…**

The Mayan Empire lasted approximately 1400 years. ( 50 B.C.E.-1450 A.D.) The empire covered the area of southern Mexico, the Yucatan peninsula, Guatemala, and Central America. This civilization…

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**HISTORY**

**What Texas scholar put these different ideas together to show a complex written language with…**

I have searched and searched, but I cannot find the answer to what we are looking for! ARGH! This is kinda annoying when sometihing like this happens!