What is Romeo like at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet?

What is Romeo like at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet?

  • THE BOOK THIEF

What are some good results of Liesel stealing books?

Stealing is usually thought of as a bad thing, and it is in most circumstances. But in Nazi Germany during World War II, when book burning is the norm, saving a few couldn’t be bad. Liesel doesn’t…

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  • HISTORY

The Battle of the Bulge is best described as ____ ?

There are many possible ways to describe the Battle of the Bulge. I do not know what specific words your teacher wants to use to describe the battle. My first choice for how to describe this would…

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  • THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS

What is the meaning of the title?

This story is set in the future (it was published in 1950). It is the year 2026 and technology has advanced in two significant ways. First, there is substantial technology to fully automate a…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is Romeo’s premonition in Act 1, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?

In Act 1, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet, as Romeo prepares to head to the Capulet party, he shares that he has had a premonition or a disturbing dream the night before. When they ready to leave,…

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  • HISTORY

How was society structured under France’s ancien régime?

Under the ancien regime (society before the French Revolution in 1789) French society was divided into what were called estates, or social orders. These were upheld both by tradition and law. There…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

When does Atticus say wise words to Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird? What are some quotes?

Whenever Scout goes to her father with a problem, he gives her wise advice. He is consistent in his desire to instill a spirit of empathy and kindness toward others in his daughter. Scout…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Are there or should there be qualified legislatures for good governance & democracy?

The United States Constitution sets forth the qualifications necessary for the legislative branch of the federal government, but any qualifications for state legislatures would be a matter of each…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the “mix” in the US economy relative to most other countries’ economies?

Your question is asking about mixed economies. The US is indeed a mixed economy, meaning a blend between a capitalist society and government-controlled economics. The US economy is capitalist in…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

In Julius Caesar, how does Calpurnia finally get him to agree to stay with her?

Calpurnia has repeatedly had dreams in which Caesar was murdered, and begs Caesar not to leave the house on the Ides of March out of fear that these dreams will come true. Caesar is determined not…

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  • HISTORY

How did the colonists respond to the Proclamation Act of 1763?

After the French and Indian War ended, Great Britain received a lot of land from France. The colonists were excited when they heard the British received most of France’s land east of the…

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  • TWO KINDS

In “Two Kinds,” how does the mother feel about life in America?

The mother thinks that America is the land of opportunity. There is the potential for a variety of different kinds of success. In coming to San Francisco, the mother had the highest hopes. My…

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  • BARBIE DOLL

What literary device is used in the last verse of “Barbie Doll”?

Irony is the literary device used in Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll” throughout the poem, and, certainly, in the last verse. Irony is a literary tool that, unlike sarcasm and satire, is not cruel or…

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  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Elizabeth and Darcy meet several times. Which are their most important meetings?

Certainly, one of the most important meetings between Elizabeth and Darcy is their first one because it inaugurates her prejudice toward him, a prejudice that will remain in place for much of the…

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  • MOBY DICK

Is there any significance to Ahab having a leg of whalebone?

In Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab wears a prosthetic leg made out of whalebone ivory because the whale Moby Dick destroyed Ahab’s leg in an earlier incident. Then, in Chapter…

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  • MATH

Cells of plant A make 120 molecules of glucose an hour. Cells of plant B make half as much…

Hello! If cells of plant B make half as much glucose as plant A does, then they make a half of 120 molecules every hour. A half of 120 molecules is 60 molecules. Now, 60 molecules per hour, how…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Is Pakistan is a example of multi-party system?

Pakistan, formally known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is indeed a multi-party system. Pakistan is a federal republic, with a bicameral (two house) legislature, consisting of the Senate and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why does the author characterize and describe the crowd going to the trial in such detail in To…

By characterizing the crowd on the day of the trial, the reader gets some more insight into the social makeup of Maycomb County. People from both sides of the issue arrive to either show support…

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  • NIGHT

Although Night by Elie Wiesel is technically a non-fiction memoir, it is organized and…

Night by Elie Wiesel is organized much like a novel. Wiesel uses imagery throughout as he describes his town of Sighet in the beginning and the horrors of the concentration camps later. A good…

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  • LITERATURE

Do you think the act of reading is more accurate or interpretive?

This is a very interesting query that is best served by fully understanding the options it poses. What is an “interpretive” reading? The word “interpret” has two meanings, the first is to explain…

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  • THE LOTTERY

How does Jackson start to foreshadow the ending in paragraphs 2 and 3 of “The Lottery”?

In the second and third paragraphs of “The Lottery,” there are the beginnings of hints of how the plot will develop as the children and adults assemble near piles of stones. Shirley Jackson’s…

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  • HISTORY

What was Social Darwinism?

Social Darwinism was an ideology that emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century. Essentially, it applied the principles of national selection and “survival of the fittest” associated…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Why are US based serial killer profiles contradicted by profiles prepared by law enforcement…

In my opinion, the contradiction is explained most clearly in how a serial killer operates in the United States. Because movement from state to state is easy to accomplish, serial killers here…

  • EX-BASKETBALL PLAYER

What are three symbols from the poem “Ex- Basketball Player” by John Updike?

John Updike’s poem “Ex-Basketball Player” is about a guy named Flick Webb who was, at one time, a high school basketball star. Updike uses a form of figurative language called symbolism to…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

What do people in town generally think of Miss Strangeworth?

Miss Strangeworth is proud of the fact that, in her seventy-one years of life, she has never been outside of this town for more than one day. She knows everyone in town and it follows that most…

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  • HISTORY

What did Senator Pittman believe was the reason for Republican opposition to joining the League?

Key Pittman was a senator from the state of Nevada that served as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations and president pro tempore. Pittman was a staunch supporter of the League of Nations…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

In Chapter Nine, why does Nick return to the Midwest?

At the end of The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald), Nick is completely disheartened by his experiences in New York. He says that after Gatsby dies, “the East was haunted for me…”(185). He believes that…

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  • EDGAR ALLAN POE

Was Poe a member of any associations?

Literal associations would be hard to determine. He was not a member of the University of Virginia or West Point Alumni Associations; to the degree that they might have existed in the late 1820s,…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

How does Beatty explain fire in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451?

Captain Beatty is not only the chief of the firemen who burns books, but he is a well-read, very intellectual man. He fights books with real fire and he fights them with their own words, too. Being…

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  • HISTORY

How would you describe John O’Sullivan’s view of race?

For John O’Sullivan, who coined the phrase, and other boosters of “manifest destiny,” the concept was inextricably tied up with notions of Anglo-Saxon supremacy. O’Sullivan saw the United States,…

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  • SCIENCE

What diseases are due to hormonal imbalances?

Hormones are chemicals that direct the activities and functions of some cells or organs. These are released by the endocrine system, which consists of a number of glands (such as the pancreas,…

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  • OZYMANDIAS

What does the partially destroyed statue symbolize in the poem “Ozymandias”?

Ozymandias, also known as Ramses II, is the subject of this statue. The narrator, relating what he’s heard from the traveler, notes that the statue’s visage (face) had a frown, a “wrinkled lip, and…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

What is Ms. Strangeworth’s motivation for writing the letters she does?

Miss Strangeworth is obviously somewhat insane. This makes it hard to understand her motivation. She probably does not understand it herself. There are several plausible reasons why she writes her…

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  • THE TIME MACHINE

In The Time Machine, how many Eloi are in the great hall?

In Chapter Five of The Time Machine, the Time Traveller comes across a great hall in which he finds around twenty Eloi (“a score”) asleep together. He often finds the Eloi huddled together in…

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  • THE FREEDOM WRITERS DIARY

Why did the students from The Freedom Writers Diary decide to call themselves The Freedom Writers?

The Freedom Writers named themselves after the Freedom Riders, who were black and white college students who determined that they were going to attack segregation in the South during the Civil…

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  • BUSINESS

What are some of the new legal effects the World Wide Web had on businesses?

The web’s biggest legal impact on businesses has been on intellectual property; stealing it has become a crime of convenience, and its effect on the music business has–in regards to its ability to…

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  • PYGMALION

What is the importance of education in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw?

It’s worth noting that Eliza did not, in fact, receive an education of any real substance, but was taught the surface mannerisms an educated woman of the age might affect. Although she was taught…

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  • THE DESTRUCTORS

Is T. knowledgeable about architecture in “The Destructors” by Graham Greene?

Yes, Trevor is knowledgeable about architecture, which is probably why he is so jealous of Old Misery and his surviving house. The exposition makes it clear that Trevor’s father was an architect,…

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  • SCIENCE

The net charge in a current carrying conductor is zero; even it experiences a force in a magnetic…

In this case, we must remember that the magnetic field acts with a magnetic force on the moving charge. The Lorentz equation describes the magnitude of this force: Fm = q(v x B) q, is the electric…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is one incident, action, or piece of dialogue that confirms a character is a subjective…

When asking about a subjective character, you might be referring to the “subjective character of experience,” which is a psychology term coined by psychologist Thomas Nagel in his very influential…

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  • BUSINESS

Explain the role of information systems in the logistics of transport.

To understand the importance of information systems in transport, it is necessary to first establish the importance of transport logistics itself. Transport is of fundamental importance to most…

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  • THE PEDESTRIAN

Describe the atmosphere and the environment in “The Pedestrian.”

The setting of “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury takes place in a large city of three million people in the year 2053. Leonard Mead, the protagonist, is alone walking the streets of the…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

Why are the narrator and the young boy who had lost his face considered outsiders by the others?

The boy with the black handkerchief, whose face had been injured, was not at the front long enough to receive any medals. The narrator says that, at first, the other boys were polite about he and…

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  • FAREWELL TO MANZANAR

How did the move to Block 28 help Papa and the family in Farewell to Manzanar?

As Jeanne explains at the beginning of Chapter 12, the family’s move to Block 28 was a major turning point for them: a time when their lives became “tolerable” instead of “outrageous.” The move…

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  • SCIENCE

The temperature of a brass cylinder of mass 100g was raised to 100 degree Celsius and transferred…

The amount of heat lost by brass cylinder is transferred to paraffin. The amount of heat loss by the brass cylinder is given as = mass x heat capacity x change in temperature = 100 x 380 x (100 -…

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  • ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE

“John Keats is haunted by the conflict between the ideal world and the real world.” Discuss this…

In the real world, Keats (and all of humanity) must deal with the good and the bad. Keats had always been troubled by the notion of death. In the poem, he claims that he does not envy the…

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

The shortage of food led to tension in the annex. Discuss.

In the Annex, many reasons existed for the constant tension. One of the most difficult reasons was the shortage of food. Food was controlled with ration cards which were very difficult to obtain,…

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  • BIBLE

Explain the themes and theology in the Book of Exodus.

The Book of Exodus follows a sustained narrative beginning first with the life of Moses, a Hebrew raised among Egyptian royalty, before showing how God used Moses to deliver the Hebrews from…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

In “Thank you, M’am” what do we get to know about Mrs. Jones’ background?

There is textual evidence that Mrs. Jones is no longer married, works late at a beauty parlor, and made some bad decisions herself at some point in her life. We know that Mrs. Jones works until…

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  • JOHN KEATS

How does Keats’ poem “Ode to a Nightingale” relate to the theme of conflict between the ideal and…

The premise of “Ode to a Nightingale” is pretty straightforward: the poet hears the beautiful song of the bird at dusk, and the sound causes him to reflect on his own mortality, and the bonds of…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is Romeo like at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet? How does he speak of love?

I could argue that Romeo is not any different at the beginning of the play than he is at the end of the play. Your question though is specific about the beginning of the play, so I’ll stick with…

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