What is human geography?

What is human geography?

  • LITERATURE

How did Laertes respond to his fathers death?

In William Shakespeare’s masterful play, Hamlet, Laertes responds to his father, Polonius’, death by taking immediate action. He rushes home to Denmark (he had been in France), incites a mob, and…

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  • HISTORY

What is the present-day Chinese government called?

After the Chinese Civil War, a communist government was installed in China in 1949. China was renamed the People’s Republic of China and Mao Zedong was named the first Chairman or president. Since…

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  • SONNET 30

In “Sonnet 30” by William Shakespeare, to what does the metaphor in lines 9-12 refer?

William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 30” is about the speaker feeling dejected when remembering past woes and losses. For example, in the first two quatrains, he “drowns an eye” remembering “precious…

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  • THE SCARLET IBIS

Why does Doodle cooperate when his brother forces him to learn to walk?

In the “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Doodle does learn to walk, but why? Doodle cooperates with Brother’s efforts to teach him to walk after Brother makes him feel guilty. When Doodle tires…

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  • MATH

I have to graph trig functions, but when I graph it, it is always wrong. I know how to find the…

I have to graph trig functions, but when I graph it, it is always wrong. I know how to find the period and the altitude, but where do I start, and how do I actually graph it? First I think you mean…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In the novel Lord of the Flies, who are three people who lead the boys on the island to destruction?

I feel that the littlun with the mulberry-colored birthmark is responsible for the destruction of the boys because he perpetuates fear amongst them. In Chapter Two, the littlun with the…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

“Man’s inhumanity to man is often for the sake of political gain.” Can anyone tell me any events…

The clearest evidence of man’s inhumanity to man occurs in Chapter Five of Animal Farm when Napoleon runs Snowball off the farm during a public debate about the windmill. Sensing his impending…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

What does the title “Heart of Darkness” mean?

Joseph Conrad’s masterful novella “Heart of Darkness” is about a steamboat captain named Marlow who narrates his harrowing trip into the heart or center of the Congo Free State in Africa. Marlow…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In Lord of the Flies, who are three people who lead the boys on the island toward destruction?

There are several characters throughout the novel Lord of the Flies that lead the boys on the island toward destruction. The first character to bring up the idea of the “beastie” is the littlun…

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  • BUSINESS

If price rises, what happens to demand for a product?

Short answer: It goes down.Long answer:The Law of Demand says that, all other things equal, if price goes up then demand will go down. The percentage that quantity demanded goes down for a 1%…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is Scout’s perspective on Boo Radley in Chapter Eight of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Her perspective changes from the beginning of the chapter to the end, but only slightly because she is still confused about what to make of the information she has. She has perceived him as a…

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  • NIGHT

How does Wiesel juxtapose illusion and reality in terms of the German occupation and how does it…

In section one of Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, the Jews are under the illusion that nothing will happen to them. They won’t believe the horror stories of Moshe the Beadle who has witnessed the…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

Does the author like the society that he describes?

This question was categorized in The Chrysalids section of Enotes, so I am going to assume that the society being referenced is Waknuk society. No, I do not think that John Wyndam likes the…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What is the theme of A Christmas Carol?

As with most fiction, the argument could be made that there are many themes in “A Christmas Carol.” If you take a look at the eNotes study guide for this story, you’ll see many listed, including:…

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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

What remarkable difference does Mr. Utterson notice about Dr. Lanyon?

On January 8, Mr. Utterson eats dinner with Dr. Lanyon and notices nothing out of the ordinary. Six nights later, however, he returns to the doctor’s house and meets a very changed man. At this…

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  • A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

What central incidents reveal the primary characteristics of Buddy’s older friend that make her…

In Truman Capote’s short story “ A Christmas Memory” Buddy’s friend, who is also his distant cousin, includes him in all of her adventures. She is a simple woman who has limitations from a…

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  • RULES OF THE GAME

The story “Rules of the Game” is about more than the rules of a chess game. It is about the rules…

Waverly learns that you succeed in life by being smart and you get happy by doing what matters to you. Waverly learned “the art of invisible strength” from her mother. As Chinese immigrants,…

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  • A RETRIEVED REFORMATION

What details suggest that Jimmy has really changed?

  1. Henry suggests that Jimmy undergoes a sudden transformation when he first sees Annabel Adams. A young lady crossed the street, passed him at the corner and entered a door over which was the…

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  • SCIENCE

Imagine that you are a future scientist, living in space today. Identify a testable question for…

This is a question about the scientific method, the list of steps scientists use to find answers to questions they have. In this example, we are in space, which would tend to suggest something…

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  • SCIENCE

What are the imaginary lines that run from the north to south pole on a map? What are the lines…

The imaginary vertical lines that run from the North pole to the South pole on a map are called longitudinal lines. The Prime Meridian is the longitudinal line that has a value of 0 degrees. On a…

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  • SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD

What is the dominant image in the opening paragraph of Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God? What…

The dominant image in the opening paragraph of the Reverend Jonathan Edwards’s sermon to his congregation is the idea that, like the “wicked, unbelieving Israelites” mentioned in Deuteronomy 2:35,…

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  • ESSAY LAB

I have to write about an elderly person whom I know. I want to write about my grandmother, but I…

The secret of a good thesis statement is to word your major attitude, approach, or point of view on the subject at hand clearly, in preparation to illustrate, defend, or document your attitude. In…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Can you explain why is it not worthwhile to produce under region three of production function?

First, let’s review what the three regions of a production function are. That’s about half of our answer right there.We assume that we have one fixed factor of production—let’s say capital—and…

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  • REFERENCE

What is whaling?

Whaling is the industry of hunting or fishing for a number of species of whales, primarily for products which can be harvested from their bodies. Historically, whales were a very valuable source of…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Who is Johnny Dorset in the story “The Ransom of Red Chief”?

The name Johnny Dorset does not occur in the story until the end. The kidnappers decide to kidnap a child of a prominent citizen for the purpose of getting money. They chose the only child of…

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  • SCIENCE

What equipment would I need to investigate and compare the quantitative effects of changing 1.)…

As far as equipment is concerned, you would only need a watch. You can use your fingers to take a person’s pulse rate. There are devices which will measure pulse rate, but they can be expensive and…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

Does this story contain elements that you associate with Gothic traditions in horror or mystery…

Yes, Faulkner’s classic story “A Rose for Emily” contains elements that mark it as part of these overlapping traditions. Gothic literature is the precursor to horror literature. It is marked by…

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  • GRAMMAR

How does one separate the complete subject from the complete predicate by using a / in compound…

First, your “sample” is not a compound sentence. It is a simple clause with sentence punctuation (capital letter and period). There is no reason to separate the subject from the predicate with…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are the symbols found both in the title Of Mice and Men and in the novella?

In Of Mice and Men, the symbolism of its title is twofold. First, the title represents the fact that the plans we make can often fall apart. Steinbeck took the title from Robert Burns’ poem “To a…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

What did Mary’s husband indicate to her?

I believe that your question is asking about the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl. The main character’s name is Mary, and she gets away with the murder of her husband. She killed…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

What is the organizational pattern of the story “There Will Come Soft Rains”?

The organization of this story is chronological. It takes place in a 24 hour period from August 4, 2026 to August 5, 2026. It starts at 7 A.M. with the computer getting everyone up for the day….

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  • A MOTHER IN MANNVILLE

In “A Mother in Mannville,” why does Jerry lie about having a mother?

The reason that Jerry lies about having a mother is not directly stated in Marjorie Rawlings’s short story “A Mother in Mannville.” Readers must make inferences as to the reason. Here are some…

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  • HISTORY

To what exent should we embrace nationalism?

Nationalism should be embraced to some degree. Nationalism, or pride and loyalty to one’s country, is important. It is important for people to have pride in their country, to work support the…

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  • SCIENCE

How do viruses hijack DNA?

Viruses consist of only a protein coat and either DNA or RNA. There is currently debate as to whether to include them with living things; as of now, they are not, for several reasons. Viruses do…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Should British police officers carry guns?

Being an American, it is not my place to suggest that a foreign country with a long-standing tradition of not arming its police officers — mainly patrol or beat officers known as “bobbies” after…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What kind of language does Harper Lee use to describe the Cunninghams in the book To Kill a…

Lee’s language is respectful in describing the Cunninghams and this reflects an overall respect for those who suffered through the Great Depression. We learn about the Cunninghams early in the book…

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  • MATH

Can someone help me find out what this curve’s equation is. The number of spirals does not… 1 image

There are several different approaches to this problem. It all depends what kind of spiral do you want. I decided to start with conical spiral and then build up from there. Parametric equation of…

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  • BUSINESS

Discuss a significant decision made by a major company that has some ethical implications…

There are of course numerous examples to choose from. Most of the ethical decisions you’ll hear about involving major corporations are bad: There’s Enron’s fraudulent accounting, HSBC’s money…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

How does Shelley present ideas about power in “Ozymandias”?

Shelley himself was politically radical. A self-avowed atheist, who opposed war and monarchy, he was the author of many radical pamphlets. His poem “Ozymandias” expresses in dramatic terms his…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What oxymorons are there in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 5?

Act 3, scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet shows the two lovers waking up early on the morning that Romeo must head to Mantua or be killed. It is also when Juliet’s mother and father inform…

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  • PAUL REVERE’S RIDE

In the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”, which details would probably not be found in a textbook?

The poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was not completely historically correct. It gives the impression that Paul Revere made a solitary ride to warn the people that the…

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  • A ROSE FOR EMILY

What is meant by the phrase “remitted her taxes into perpetuity”?

If you are referring to the phrase from A Rose for Emily, it just means that Emily was sparred any obligation to pay her property taxes from the date of her father’s death until eternity. The word…

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  • A SOUND OF THUNDER

Explain what the “butterfly effect” is, give an example of your own, and retell how Bradbury used…

You are asking about one of my favorite topics ever. Time travel and paradox consequences. I’m a real nerd for that topic. The “butterfly effect” is simply this. Small changes in the past can…

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  • SCIENCE

What are gravitational waves?

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time according to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. They are theorized to originate from a source, then flow outward from the source in the…

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  • GEOGRAPHY

What is human geography?

Human geography is the study of how people interact with their environments. In other words, it is the study of how people are affected by, and how they affect, their surroundings. This is a very…

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  • ESSAY LAB

What kind of essay can be made on the topic “To be or not to be; that is the question”? But this…

While the quotation is from Shakespeare’s play, the philosophical question is universal. It asks, “What are the arguments in favor of and against continuing our existence, our facticity?”…

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  • THE PEDESTRIAN

What are your impressions of Leonard’s world of 2053?

The world of 2053 in which Leonard Mead walks the lonely streets and looks into the dark houses where only the dim light of a television shines, is alienated, dehumanized, and sterile. Leonard…

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  • BUSINESS

A country is experiencing an inflationary gap in the economy. The government decides to sell…

There is currently insufficient information to answer this question. We need to know the current rate of inflation, the current interest rate, and the quantity of bonds to be sold. It would also be…

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  • GAMES AT TWILIGHT

How do I comment on Raghu’s character in the “Games at Twilight” story by Anita Desai?

When a teacher asks you to “comment on a character,” the teacher is asking you to describe the character. It’s a fairly open ended question, so you can comment on the character’s physical…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

In my Human Geography class we are having a debate on how globalization affects culture. I need…

In general, globalization is said to have a negative impact on cultures because it exposes them to the ways of other people. The people in a given country get to see how things are in many other…

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