What is “insurance” in Vaudeville and how does a performance obtain it?

What is “insurance” in Vaudeville and how does a performance obtain it?

  • STILL I RISE

The speaker addresses “you” several times in the poem, “Still I Rise.” Who is meant by “you,” and…

The speaker in the poem is a black woman, either an emancipated slave, or, more likely from the date of the poem, a descendant of former slaves. We can tell this because of her reference to being…

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  • MACBETH

How does Act 5, scene 1 provide insight into the main themes of Macbeth?

Act 5, Scene 1, is the scene were Lady Macbeth sleepwalks and seems to struggle with her guilt over the monster that her husband has become. She seems to lament Lady Macduff’s death, a brutal act…

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  • SCIENCE

What properties of duralumin make it as strong as steel?

Duralumin is an alloy of aluminum with copper, with small amounts of magnesium and manganese. It contains about 4% copper, 0.5% – 1% magnesium and less than 1% manganese. The presence of copper…

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  • THE ALCHEMIST

What tests and setbacks does Santiago experience on his journey?

I would say that Santiago’s first test is getting up the courage to tell his father that he wants to leave and travel the world. He knows that it will disappoint and perhaps even anger his father,…

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  • LITERATURE

In what ways have Hamlet’s thoughts changed between his first and second soliloquys, and how have…

Hamlet’s first soliloquy in Act I, scene 2, reveals his deep depression and his obsessive fixation on his mother’s betrayal. He is mourning the loss of his father and even expresses a desire to…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Please analyze the coexistence of good and evil in To Kill a Mockingbird.

One of the best scenes that shows good and evil coexisting almost in the same breath is in chapter 26, when Scout is in third grade with Miss Gates as her teacher. Cecil Jacobs brings an article…

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  • HISTORY

Identify two groups that brought about an end to the Byzantine Empire; describe what they each did.

The Byzantine Empire faced a number of threats from different fronts. The Byzantine Empire was engaged in long-running conflicts with both the Bulgarian and Serbian Empires. However, the two groups…

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  • REFERENCE

What impact does Romeo have on the tragedy in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet?

Although Shakespeare, in Romeo and Juliet, wants the audience to believe fate is the primary culprit in the final outcome, Romeo exacerbates the tragedy and has a major impact on events with three…

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  • ARMS AND THE MAN

In George Bernard Shaw’s play Arms and the Man, why is Sergius compared to Don Quixote?

To appreciate the significance of the comparison made in George Bernard Shaw’s antiwar play Arms and the Man of Major Sergius Saranoff to Miguel de Cervantes’ antihero from his classic of…

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  • SO FAR FROM GOD

How does Sofi begin building a community of resistance?

Sofia’s civic action is how she begins to build a community of resistance. Sofia’s resistance operates outside of the traditionally prescribed realm for women. Convention dictates that she find…

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  • SCIENCE

With the aid of a diagram, explain the process of urine formation.

There are three main steps to urine formation. In order, the tree steps of urine formation are glomerular filtration, tubular reabsorption, and tubular secretion. Each step is briefly explained…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between artificial light and natural light?

Natural light is the light generated naturally. The most common source of natural light on Earth is the Sun. We receive natural light throughout our sunlight hours, whether we want it or not. That…

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  • WINTER DREAMS

Discuss what “materialistic culture” means in “Winter Dreams.”

In “Winter Dreams,” “materialistic culture” refers to an excessive attention paid to objects at the cost of emotional depth. The allure of a materialistic culture impacts Dexter and Judy. Dexter is…

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  • SCIENCE

What examples of each type of symbiosis are in the South Eastern Woodland Ecosystem?

Symbiosis is a fascinating example of biological interaction! Mutualism is a particularly interesting type of symbiosis because both parties involved receive some form of benefit from the…

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  • RELIGION

What are the differences between a Christian and a Catholic?

The word “Christian” means “little Christ,” and is attributable to any religion or denomination that considers itself to be following Jesus Christ or his teachings. Since Catholicism falls into the…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

The pivotal characters in the play are John and Elizabeth Proctor. How are they involved in these…

John and Elizabeth Proctor only become involved in the witch trials because of their past relationships with Abigail Williams, the niece of Reverend Parris, who makes the initial accusation against…

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  • MATH

A model for the average price of a pound of white sugar in a certain country from August 1993…

Hello! Of course all points where maximum and minimum are reached are the endpoints, t=0t=0 and t=10,t=10, and the points where S'(t)=0.S′(t)=0. But even the derivative has degree 44 and such an equation…

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  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

Not every man is Gulliver but Gulliver is every man. Justify this statement with instances from…

Gulliver can be read as a sort of Every Man character because there is little about him that would distinguish him in a crowd. He seems to be of average intelligence. He is proud of his country…

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  • THE STORY OF MY LIFE

In what way was Helen’s dream world shattered when she joined the Radcliffe College?

After working so hard to earn admission to Radcliffe, Keller’s actual experience of being at college was a bit of a let down. In Chapter 20 of The Story of My Life, Keller tells the story of the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does being an outsider or outcast affect a person’s ability to change society, as seen in…

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, we see that being an outsider does not significantly impact one’s ability to change society; however, it can create a tiny bit of change.Atticus Finch is one…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What keeps George and Lennie together in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck?

Several factors keep George and Lennie together, including the loneliness both feel as laborers who wander from job to job. Further, Lennie, being mentally handicapped, could not survive without…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What reason did Myrtle give for marrying George Wilson?

Myrtle Wilson, one drunken evening, in her love nest with Tom Buchanan, tells her sister and the rest of her guests that she married George Wilson because she thought “‘he was a gentleman’”…

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  • HEALTH

What are two advantages of using medical terminology in healthcare?

1) Medical terminology allows things to be described in the most precise way possible. In healthcare, there are a number of factors that are essential to know during a diagnosis – what the…

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  • GUY DE MAUPASSANT

What significant detail suggests the possible danger of the setting in “Two Friends”?

Monsieur Sauvage and Monsieur Morissot love to go fishing together, but their usual fishing spot on the river is now behind enemy lines. It is during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 in which…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

In “The Gift of the Magi,” the narrator tells us that the young couple’s apartment had “a…

As the story opens, we see Della counting her meager pile of coins, realizing that it’s almost Christmas, and flopping onto the couch to cry. She’s in her apartment, which she rents (she doesn’t…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the Soviets occupy Eastern Europe at the end of World War II?

At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union occupied the countries of Eastern Europe. They had reasons for wanting to have influence over these countries. The Soviet Union knew they were going to…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What gives a country the right to rule/exist?

“Sovereignty” is the word for a country’s right to independently rule its own citizens or land without any outside interference or obstruction. This is the core of the question. What gives a…

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  • MATH

Consider the following short run production function, Q=100L−L2,Q=100L-L2, where QQ is the output level… 1 image

Hello! A profit is an income minus an expense. In this problem the expense is 1200L1200L and the income is 50(100L−l2).50(100L-l2). Therefore the profit as a function of LL is…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does Jem want to go out at ten o’clock at night in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Jem wants to go downtown at ten o’clock at night because he is worried about his father, who has taken a lightbulb and an extension cord and then driven off to town. Earlier on this Sunday, men…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are some reasons for having a presidential government instead of having a parliamentary…

Unlike a presidential government, whose executive occupies a separate branch from the legislative authority, a parliamentary government elevates its executive (prime minister) from the ranks of the…

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  • HISTORY

How have military and societal needs impacted the education of engineers since the start of the…

Engineering is a very practical field, much more so than say art history or classical literature. This doesn’t necessarily make it more important, but it does tend to make it more responsive to…

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  • THE GIVER

Why are Jonas and his father worried about Gabriel’s fretfulness at night, and how did Jonas try…

The Nurturing Center gives babies labels before determining them unfit and ready for release. After Father applies for the baby to get an extension, they label him Uncertain. The two criteria that…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How can I develop a thesis about paranoia and hysteria in The Crucible?

Paranoia and hysteria are two states of mind that are powerfully expressed in this play. In order to develop a thesis that includes these two ideas, you will want to consider the context within…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Tom Robinson’s case in To Kill a Mockingbird compare with the real-life Scottsboro case?

There are many similarities between Tom Robinson’s case and the case of the Scottsboro boys, as they were called. First, both Tom Robinson and the nine men from Scottsboro were accused of raping…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Where are the following people and items located with reference to each other? The Finches, Miss…

The setting descriptions for locations in Maycomb are scattered throughout the book as Scout only discusses them when they are associated with a specific event. She starts out, however, with the…

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  • MATH

The 8th term of an arithmetic sequence is 36. If the common difference is 2, what is the first…

We are given that the 8th term of an arithmetic sequence is 36, and the common difference is 2, and we are asked to find the first term: In an arithmetic sequence, each term can be found by adding…

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  • MATH

What is the y-intercept of f(x)=4xf(x)=4x ?

Hello! By definition, the y-intercept of a function (or its graph) is the ordinate (y-coordinate) of a point where the graph intersects the y-axis. For one-valued function g it is g(0), if g is…

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  • MATH

The amount of time the university professors devote to their jobs per week is normally…

We are given that the average number of hours worked is 52 hours with a standard deviation of 6 hours. We are asked to find the probability that three randomly selected professors each work more…

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  • ANGELA’S ASHES

How has addiction affected the people in Angela’s Ashes?

Addiction is a major theme throughout Angela’s Ashes, and is more ambiguous than it may first appear. The most obvious example of addiction in the novel is Malachy’s alcoholism, which condemns him,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does society shape and influence Scout in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

Scout’s character develops extensively throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and she is greatly influenced by Maycomb’s society. Scout encounters prejudice, traditional ideologies about…

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  • HENRY

What are the literary approaches and theories used in the story “Hearts and Hands” by O. Henry?

When discussing literary theories, we refer to the prevailing perception of what makes a literary work “good.” Such discussions go all the way back to Plato and Aristotle; since the 1900s many new…

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  • LITERATURE

In simple language, what are the differences between synchronic/diachronic analysis and…

Without going into the structural linguistic terminology (which can be confusing and dense), I will define these two sets of terms on a basic level: In simple terms, adopting a diachronic approach…

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  • LYDDIE

In Lyddie, who was Lyddie’s antagonist?

The antagonist is Mr. Marsden because he leered at Lyddie, forced himself on her, and got her fired. An antagonist is an enemy, or the opposing force a character faces. Lyddie’s first antagonist…

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  • A WRINKLE IN TIME

Where and why do Calvin, Charles Wallace, and Meg go with Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which…

Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which first take the three young people to the planet Uriel, described as the third planet of the star Malak. They go there “to catch our breaths,” as Mrs. Whatsit…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Give two examples that Cassius uses to show that Caesar has a weak character.

Cassius’s explanations for why Caesar is weak actually refer to his body. First, he relates a time when he saved Caesar from drowning. Caesar dared Cassius to dive into “The troubled Tiber…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

How would you describe Juliet from the Nurse’s perspective?

The Nurse has raised Juliet and loves her very much. At the beginning of the play, she considers Juliet a sweet, young, innocent child. In Act I, scene iii, the Nurse refers to Juliet as a lamb:…

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  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

How does Mary Maloney feel about her marriage at the beginning of the story?

When the reader first meets Mary Maloney, she is sitting in a state of peacefulness in her living room, sewing and waiting for her husband to come home from work. She is very calm and happy; not…

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  • THE HELP

In The Help, why is it important to Skeeter’s mother that she marry early?

The Help, written by Kathryn Stockett, deals with many themes that can feel quite foreign to those of us who have grown up in the past thirty years or so. The book is set in the 1960s, when the…

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  • ARTS

What is “insurance” in Vaudeville and how does a performance obtain it?

In Vaudeville theater, “insurance” was the term used to refer to an act or material that was sure to go over well. This would have been important because it allowed room to take risks or experiment…

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  • MATH

When does Math ever end. If it does what is the last “Subject”? If it doesn’t end, to what extent…

Math does not end. The reason being that Math is applied in various subjects. These subjects include business, sociology, medicine, computer science, quantum physics, etc. Currently we are…

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