# What is McEwan trying to say about innocence and loss of it and of (relatively) modern society?

**ATONEMENT**

**What is McEwan trying to say about innocence and loss of it and of (relatively) modern society?**

The question of innocence is a central idea in this novel. When Briony decides to lie about what she saw, her perspective is one of a child’s understanding of sex. She can only interpret the act…

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**PHYSICS**

**A car covers the first half of the distance between two places at a speed of 40 km/h and second…**

The car covers the entire distance that we’ll note as x. We’ll split the distance in half, since the car covers the first half at the v1 speed, of 40 km/h, and the other half at the v2 speed, of 60…

**EVERYDAY USE**

**Why does the narrator recall the burning of the house? How does this event from the past the…**

A key element to this story is the difference between Maggie and Dee. By recalling the house’s burning, their mother is able to emphasize how different the girls are from one another. During the…

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**PHYSICS**

**The velocity of light in vacuum is 3*10^5 m/s . Calculate the time taken by it to travell a…**

We’ll put the data we know from enunciation: velocity of light: v = 3*10^5 m/s distance travelled: x = 6*10^14 m We’ll write the formula of distance: x = v*t (1) We’ll substitute the values for x…

**MATH**

**Prove that the equation has at least a solution in the interval (0,1) 4x^3 + 3x^2 – 2x – 1 = 0**

We’ll use the Rolle’s theorem to prove that the given equation has a root over the interval (0,1). Let’s see how: We’ll choose a Rolle function f:[0,1]->R f(x)=x^4+x^3-x^2-x According to the…

**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**In the play what are three quotes that show love is hell and why? How does the metaphor love is…**

In Act I, Scene I of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo still believes himself to be madly in love with Rosaline. However, she does not return his feeling and intends to join a convent. Romeo is miserable…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x exponential equation: 5^x-6^x=3^x-4^x**

To solve for the equation : 5^x-6^x = 3^x-4^x. We can see that x = 0 gives: LHS 5^0-6^0 = 1-1 = 0. RHS = 3^0-4^0 =0 So the equation satisfies for x = 0. Similarly for x =1 , LHS: 5^1-6^1 = 5-6…

**MATH**

**Prove that f(x) is increasing for f(x)= e^x + x^3 – x^2 + x**

In order to prove that f(x) is an increasing function, we have to do the first derivative test. If the first derivative of the function is positive, then the function is increasing. Let’s calculate…

**MATH**

**Prove that the function arctanx is concave over the interval [0,infinite].**

In order to prove that f(x) is concave, we’ll have to calculate the second derivative of the function. If the second derivative is negative, then the graph of f(x) is concave. For the beginning,…

**MATH**

**Evaluate the limit of x^2[f(x+1)-f(x)] x–>infinite, if f(x)=arctanx**

We’ll substitute f(x+1) and f(x) in the expression above: lim x^2*[arctan(x+1)-arctan x]=lim [arctan(x+1)-arctan x]/(1/x^2) We’ll substitute x by infinite and we’ll get the indetermination case,…

**TEACHERS**

**What do I do if I am very stressed about my exam which is 6 weeks from now on?What do I do if I…**

I think that you are identifying the challenge in front of you with plenty of time to do something about it. This is important. Obviously, you will have to take this exam and cannot avoid it….

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**MATH**

**Given the lines y = 2x – 1 and y = – 4x +1 verify that there is a common point of the lines.**

Let d1 and d2 be two lines such that: d1_y= 2x-1 d2_y= -4x +1 Both lines have a common point (point of intersection) when d1=d2 ==> 2x -1 = -4x + 1 ==> 6x = 2 ==> x= 2/6 = 1/3 ==> y=…

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**THE LOVELY BONES**

**Why did Alice Sebold decide to bring susie back in the body of Ruth? (The Lovely Bones)plot choice**

In the story Susie is left in a void where she can not move forward nor backward. She has some things that have been left undone and one that is mentioned is her desire to have kissed. She has…

**ANTIGONE**

**Brief information about the book, Antigone?By Sophocles**

Antigone, by Sophocles, is one of three plays in the Oedipus Trilogy. Chronologically, the story of Antigone takes place after Oedipus’ banishment from Thebes. While Oedipus is wandering in the…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

Wow… this is a huge question. As you can see from the link that I am providing, there are a lot of ways that you can define culture. To me, culture is the sum of all the things that most people…

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**MATH**

**If x = at^3 and y = b*t^3, find dy/dx.**

Let us differentiate x and y with respect to x: y = bt^3 ==> dy = 3bt^2 dt………(1) x= at^3 ==> dx = 3at^2 dt………..(2) Now divide (1) by (2): ==> dy/dx = 3bt^2 dt/3at^2 dt Reduce…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**What is the moral lesson George has learned from the one time he ordered Lennie to jump?Of Mice…**

In my opinion, what George learned is that it is wrong to bully weaker people. Put differently, he learned that when you have more power than someone else, it is not morally right to use that…

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**SCIENCE**

**To what degree are influenza vaccines safe and effective?**

Influenza vaccines are both safe and effective. They basically use a very depleted flu virus that is not enough to infect a person with influenza, but is enough to stimulate the body’s production…

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**THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES**

**In The Secret Life of Bees, what does the quote at the beginning of the chapter 9 mean?**

I believe the author, Sue Monk Kidd, opens chapter 9 with the quote because of its reference to the need for communication. The quote tells of the importance of communication in regards to a honey…

**MATH**

**Differentiate the following w.r.t.x. (x+1)/(x+2)^2 (3x+4)/(4x+5)**

Let y = (x+1)/(x+2)^2 Let y = u/v such that: u= (x+1) ==> u’ = 1 v= (x+2)^2 ==> v’ = 2(x+2) = 2x + 4 ==> y’ = (u’v-uv’)/v^2 = (x+2)^2 – (x+1)(2x+4)]/(x+2)^4 =…

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**SCIENCE**

**What are the government actions to deal with an outbreak of influenza epidemic and pandemics? **

It would be hard for governments to deal with a pandemic assuming that there is not a simple cure for the disease. Of course, the first thing to try would be prevention. We see governments today…

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**BUSINESS**

**What would be the economic impact of an outbreak on our society caused by influenza epidemic and…**

The most likely economic impact of a truly bad pandemic would be severe. International trade could fall apart as could domestic economies. I think that trade would be first to go assuming that the…

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**SCIENCE**

**What are 3 adaptations of a leaf that show water loss by transpiration?**

Transpiration is the loss of water through the leaf. There are tiny openings called stomates and these are surrounded by guard cells. In dry conditions, the guard cells generally cause the stomates…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**What is the difference between de jure and de facto discrimination?**

De jure discrimination is any discrimination or unequal treatment of two differing groups that is based on statutory law and sanctioned by the government in place at the time. The best example of…

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**GRAMMAR**

**Is this an adjective phrase? Is ‘when her husband mentions an invitation to a dinner party’ an…**

Your first phrase — “‘when her husband mentions an invitation to a dinner party” — is not an adjective phrase in its function. In its function, it’s an adverb phrase. Adjective phrases (whether…

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**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**Women in Merchant Of VeniceHi, was wondering what people thought about how women are portrayed in…**

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Write 3 pros and 3 cons of your own about the argumentative topic “The hunting of animals is a…**

An argument or persuasive essay can best be characterized as taking one side on a position and supporting it with evidence after giving a concession to the opposing view. In this case, it appears…

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**RELIGION**

**This is Mohammad Prophet. See this link http://sites.google.com/site/albijawy .**

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**In chapter 18 of The Scarlet Letter what page is the following quotation on: “There is not the…**

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter this quotation actually appears not in chapter 18 but at the end of chapter 17, subtitled “The Pastor and His Parishioner.” It’s not possible to…

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**MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING**

**What does Shakespeare mean by the quote, “Boys, apes, braggarts, Jacks, milksops!” from Much Ado…**

This is Antonio (Leonato’s older brother) from Act V, scene i, line 91. It comes upon the entrance of Claudio and Don Pedro after they have both caused Hero’s “death” by defaming her at her own…

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**MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING**

**Blocking is used in Much Ado About Nothing. Why has the director blocked the play…**

This is a difficult question to answer, since your question implies that you are asking about one director in particular, yet you don’t make reference to any particular production. Each director…

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**BUSINESS**

**How will the work you perform as professionals be part of the knowledge economy?Will you be a…**

In the case of myself and colleagues, I happen to be a teacher and college professor. The knowledge economy is supposed to keep tabs on whatever trends are going on as far as expenditures, gains,…

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**THE ROAD NOT TAKEN**

**What is the theme and topic of the poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost?**

One way to tackle this poem is to think about your own life and consider a choice that you made that marked a real turning point in your life and the way it was going. It might have been something…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**The theme of alienation in Steinbeck’s novel “of mice and men”In the 1930s the life of migrants…**

Alienation takes many forms in Of Mice and Men, starting with the two main characters. The reason for Lennie’s alienation is obvious; George’s separation from his world is connected to Lennie. He…

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**PRIDE AND PREJUDICE**

**In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, where does the opening scene take palace?**

Jane Austen never specifies in her narration where the first scene is taking place. However, since the conversation takes place between man and wife, we can assume that it is taking place in a…

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**FREAK THE MIGHTY**

**rising action in freak the mightywhat are 3 rising actions that create complications or suspense…**

I would go with the abduction of Max by his father, ‘Killer Kane’, the arrival of Kevin as Max’s father almost kills him and Loretta and Max arriving at the hospital as Kevin is pronounced dead….

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**HAMLET**

**What sort of persuasive language or persuasive techniques are used in Hamlet?I’m doing an English…**

This sounds like a really interesting assignment! Good luck with it. You might want to think about the following example of persuasive language in this play. Of course, like most Shakespeare plays,…

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**BYRON**

**When did Lord Byron travel to Persia and did he write a travel writing about that?**

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**GRAMMAR**

**Please correct my errors in the text sample below. Hi friends Last Saturday when I attended a…**

The basic elements of the paragraph are fairly strong. There are some minor points that need to be fixed. Hi friends! (Punctuation mark needed.) Last Saturday, (comma included) I attended a…

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**MACBETH**

**How do the qualities of tragedy apply to Macbeth, according to Aristotle’s definition?**

Aristotle’s famous book on drama called Poetics, gives a definition of what is required for a dramatic performance to be considered a tragedy. Enotes quotes his definition as: Tragedy is a…

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**THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME**

**Are the main characters in “The Most Dangerous Game” static or dynamic?**

The two main characters in Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” are both world-class hunters–Rainsford and General Zaroff. Characters can be either static (remaining relatively unchanged)…

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**MATH**

**Solve this problem : If (Log x)/(b-c)=(Log y)/(c-a)=(Log z)/(a-b) Prove that…**

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Write three pros and three cons about the argumentative topic, “The hunting of animals is a…**

To answer this question, you will want to define “barbaric.” You may decide to use the definition of “savagely cruel” or “exceedingly brutal.” Now think about the topic from two perspectives. Those…

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**THE THINGS THEY CARRIED**

**literary canondoes it fit in the canon? Does the work reflect a profound variation in the course…**

I would agree – the way that it captures and comments on a precise moment in American history and the kind of comments and themes that it establishes make it a key work for study and a great…

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**THE THINGS THEY CARRIED**

**criticswas this book accepted early or late by critics?**

The Things They Carried was critically acclaimed upon its release in 1990. The only debate about the book concerned whether it was actually a novel or a collection of short stories. It has since…

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**THE THINGS THEY CARRIED**

**language?Does the book stand the test of time in its theme? Language? Artistic development?**

Well, the only real test to see if it has stood the test of time would be to ask the same question in about 80 years, 100 years after its publication. It is impossible to say otherwise. However,…

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**THE THINGS THEY CARRIED**

**book reviewhow is this an important work in American literature**

The Things They Carried came out in 1986 originally, at a time when the Vietnam War had been over for only 13 years, and Vietnam had been lost for only 11. Large numbers of “Boat people”,…

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**FOUNDING BROTHERS: THE REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION**

**Why does Ellis refer to this group as the Revolutionary generation?**

They had each had a connection to the American revolution somehow and during their lives there were multiple other revolutions and battles for independence going on. Hence revolutionary generation

**SCIENCE**

**What happens when you mix lauric acid and stearic acid ,both in solid form?i am looking forward…**

Lauric acid is a long chain fatty acid of formula C12H24O2 with melting point of 44 C. Stearic acid is another long chain fatty acid of formula C18H36O2 and melting point of 69.6C. To mix them…

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**MACBETH**

**What are Macbeth’s primary character traits? Please include quotes as evidence.**

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a play which explores the darker side of human nature, to be sure. The list of Macbeth’s character traits which you’ve already begun is a good one and covers mostly the…