What is the allegory in Chapter 16 of the Scarlet Letter?

What is the allegory in Chapter 16 of the Scarlet Letter?

• MATH

What is the center and the radius of the circle x^2 + y^2 -3x + 5y -25 = 0

x^2 + y^2 -3x + 5y -25 = 0 We are given the equation of the circle. We need to determine the radius and the center of the circle. First, we need to rewrite the equation into the standard form:…

• MATH

If f(x) = 2x -5 and g(x) = lnx + 8x find fog(1)

Given the functions: f(x) = 2x-5 g(x) = lnx + 8x We need to find fog(1) First we will determine the function fog(x) ==> fog(x) = f(g(x)) = f( lnx + 8x) = 2(lnx…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

What is the allegory in Chapter 16 of the Scarlet Letter?

The allegory in chapter 16 is that, as Hester tried to find Dimmesdale in the dark forest to speak to him about Chillingworth, the sun in the dark forest seemed to accumulate itself as a dim ray of…

• MATH

Solve by completing the square : x^2 +9x -5 = 0

Given the quadratic function: x^2 + 9x -5 = 0 We need to solve by completing the square. First we will group terms. ==. (x^2 + 9x ) -5 = 0 Now we will move 5 to the right side. ==> (x^2 + 9x) =…

• THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

What is a good thesis for a research paper on The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton?

You could look at how the novel represents the tension between tradition and change, between social conventions and the characters’ aspiration to break them. The novel was written in 1920 after the…

• MATH

What is the point of intersection ( if any) of the lines y+x -2 = 0 and 2y-4x +5 = 0 ?

Given the lines: y + x -2 = 0 2y-4x +5 = 0 We need to find the intersection points. First, we will rewrite the equations as functions of x. ==> y= -x + 2 ……………(1) ==> y= (4x-5)/2 =…

• LITTLE WOMEN

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• MATH

Solve for “a” if log (2a-3) – 2 = log (a+3)

Given the logarithm equation: log (2a-3) -2 = log (a+3) We need to solve for “a” First we will combine similar terms. ==> log (2a-3) – log (a+3) = 2 Now we will use the logarithm properties to…

• MATH

What is the area of the right angle triangle if the hypotenuse is 9 and one of the sides is 3

Let ABC be a right angle triangle at B: Then, AC is the hypotenuse and AB and BC are the legs. Given that AC = 9 and one of the sides (BC) = 3 We need to find the area. We know that the area of the…

• MACBETH

How do you write a thesis statment for an an uncommon protagonist or antagonist in the Macbeth.

Even though the prompt you ask about is vague (“uncommon” in what way?) you still have numerous angles you could use to write a thesis and essay for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Of course, Macbeth is the…

• MATH

Find the area of the circle whose circumference is 23 cm.

Given that the circumference of a circle is 23 cm. Then, we need to determine the radius using the circumference formula. We know that C = 2*r*pi where r is the radius. ==> 23 = 2*r*pi ==> r=…

• MATH

Differentiate f(x) = (3x-2)/(x^2+1) and calculate f'(1)

We have to differentiate f(x) = (3x-2)/(x^2+1) and find f'(1). f(x) = (3x-2)/(x^2+1) = (3x – 1)*(x^2 +1)^-1 Using the chain and the product rules. f'(x) = (3x – 1)* -1*(x^2 + 1)^-2* 2x + (x^2…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Lee use humor to change the tone of Atticus’s conversation with the children about the…

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• MATH

How to find a and b is we are given that a = 2b-1 and 3a= b-2

Given the equations: a = 2b -1 ………..(1) 3a = b-2 …………….(2) Then, we have a system of two equations and two variables. We will use the substitution method to find a and b. We will…

• THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC

What are the six jobs assigned to the prisoners in The Devil’s Arithmetic?

They were assigned jobs that basically kept the concentration camp functioning. 1. Some cleaned the barracks, the guards’ houses, the hospital, and the kitchen. 2. Some cut and hauled wood for…

• SCIENCE

How are the cause and onset of symtoms of Huntington’s disease different from those of PKU and…

Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder and its symptoms are adult onset and begin to appear between the mid-thirties to mid-forties. It is an autosomal dominant gene that produces…

• ROBERT BLY

In “Prayer for My Father” by Robert Bly, what is the the main message he is trying to get…

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• THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” what is the significance of this line to the changing relationship of…

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• LORD OF THE FLIES

What are the bad qualities of Piggy in Lord of the Flies?Why wouldn’t he succeed if he became a…

Two negative adjectives that come to mind when thinking about the character of Piggy are “weak” and “whiny.” He is physically out of shape and struggles to even walk through the creepers and keep…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

spread of englishwhat is Positive views on english associated with economic mobility, social…

In many countries, learning English is associated with getting ahead in life. This is because English is the language of international business and the language (or at least the second language)…

• TWELFTH NIGHT

How does deception lead to misery, while enlightenment relieves suffering in Twelfth Night?

Since Twelfth Night is a comedy, there is only one instance of true misery and that is the wicked joke played upon Malvolio. This much debated joke or prank ties into one of the thematic…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how did the Finches originally come to Maycomb?

The answer can be found in the first chapter of the book. There, Scout goes into the family history a little. The family has been living in the county ever since their first ancestor to come to…

• FRANKENSTEIN

What chapter of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the following quote found? “I have love in me the…

The quote, “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe,” is not found in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. It actually comes…

• ROBERT BLY

Why does Bly use a hawk to symbolize his father in “Prayer for My Father”?How does that symbolism…

In order to answer the question you have to consider your various association with hawks. What immediately should come to mind is their independent nature. They are usually seen in solitary…

• MACBETH

What bloody action does Macbeth intend in Act 4 Scene 1?

Macbeth believes what the witches have told him supposes his immortality. Since he has killed Banquo (his henchmen have), he doesn’t fear the image of the succession of Banquo descendants as…

• 1984

Why is Winston so reckless in 1984?

In this book, Winston Smith is reckless and takes actions that make it almost inevitable that he will be caught. The reason for this is that he is desperate to the point where he does not really…

• SPANISH LANGUAGE

Escribe instruccciones para ayudar a alguien prepara comida.?Write some instructions for how to…

In addition to the previous post: Could you let us know which regional Spanish are you learning? There are myriads of words that are used differently in most Spanish countries (do not forget, we…

• THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

How is Portia characterized in Act One, scene 2, of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice?

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have another question, please submit it separately.] In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the reader gets a sense…

• THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Bassanio is reluctant to allow Antonio to agree to…

In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Bassanio strongly encourages Antonio not to agree to Shylock’s bond. In Act One, scene three, Bassanio has gone to Shylock, a Jewish money lender, to take…

• THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Can the audience believe Shylock when he says he would offer the hand of friendship to Antonio,…

In Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, the audience should not believe Shylock’s expression of friendship in his shaking of Antonio’s hand. There is no question that there is “bad blood”…

• THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

How does Shylock defend his practice of charging interest on loans, in Shakespeare’s play, The…

In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Shylock tries to defend the charging of interest by referring to a Biblical story in the Old Testament. The story he refers to is Jacob taking care of his…

• THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In Act One, scene three, of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, what is ironic about Shylock’s…

In Act One, scene three, of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, anger runs deep in Shylock’s heart as he plots his revenge against Antonio. Earlier on in the scene, Shylock airs his disgust with…

• THROUGH THE TUNNEL

What is the setting and does it have an influence on the story, “Through the Tunnel”?

In Doris Lessing’s short story, “Through the Tunnel,” the setting is an unspecified beach in a foreign country that the single British mother and son visit. Lessing herself was born in Iran,…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Describe the role of the U.S. Constitution with regards to the formation of criminal laws by the…

It seems like there are a couple of elements in the question. The first one is the issue of federalism in the Constitution. As one of the seven principles by which the goals of the Constitution…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Name the basic requirements for the use of deadly force.

There are not any very clear cut rules for when deadly force may be used. There are rules, but they are, by necessity, rather vague. In addition, there are different rules that apply to the…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Describe the difference between competency to commit a crime and competency to stand trial?

This question is essentially asking the difference between capacity to commit a crime and competence to stand trial. There is a link to each below. The capacity of a person to commit a crime has…

• LAW AND POLITICS

Describe the basic concept behind criminal responsibility regarding infancy and diminished capacity?

The basic concept here is that a person cannot be found guilty of a crime if the person was, for whatever reason, incapable of understanding that the act they were committing was illegal. Such a…

• GRAMMAR

Replace the underlined word with a word that contans that latin root (specere)i will look closely…

Think of a verb that ends in “-spect”: respect, prospect, inspect… Of those (and I’m sure there are many more), “inspect” is clearly the best answer.

• HAMLET

In Hamlet, please provide examples of important imagery, symbols, or allusions in Claudius’s…

This is Claudius’s only significant soliloquy in the play and in it he reveals his guilt over what he has done. For the first time we hear from him how he feels about his actions. He clearly…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

I want to write an essay on “Advertising: Information or Manipulation” and I need some tips to…

The best way to write an essay like this is to take one or more advertisements and try to analyze them. This will be much more simple than trying to talk about all advertising as a whole. Look in…

• HISTORY

Who are some famous people who have stood up for their rights?These can also be super heros but i…

There are all sorts of people who have stood up for their rights, both in the United States and elsewhere. For example, in the United States, you have people like Cesar Chavez. Chavez is well…

• INTO THE WILD

In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer presents the story in non-chronological order. What are the…

Chris McCandless’ story is one that was popular in the media for a time, and so many people who would later read Into the Wildhad a basic familiarity with the end result of his story. By starting…

• A TALE OF TWO CITIES

In A Tale of Two Cities, what does Lucie’s not collapsing as Charles is condemned, say about her?

As a character in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Lucie Mannette represents the typical Victorian heroine. Her fainting fits as witnessed in the beginning book and in Chapter VI of Book…

• GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Chapter 8 / Volume oneCan anyone explain to me about what kind of language is used to describe…

The irony of the name of the house is that “Satis” implies “satisfaction” or “satisfied.” To have a house with a name like that, inhabited by a person like Miss Havisham, is highly ironic. The…

• MATH

I’m trying to understand how (X2 -6x + _) fills as (X2 -6x + 9), also, how (2 + 9 + 1/4 + 9/4) is…

This process is called solve by completing the square. All you need to to is rewrite the equation so you will create a complete square that you can write as one term. For example: We have the…

• THE LOVELY BONES

What are the connections/simalrites between Lovely bones and Alice Sebold’s experiences?What are…

In her memoir Lucky, Sebold recounts her being raped while a college student. While she, of course, survives unlike Susie in The Lovely Bones, the books do have some similarities. 1. Sebold like…

• HISTORY

How did the thirteen years of civil war that took place after Caesar’s death end?

Before his death, Julius Caesar adopted his 18 year old grandnephew, Octavian, as his son and made him his heir. Octavian was away at Apollonia when he heard of Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C….

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What are the puns between Mercutio and Romeo and why are they humerorous?

• ANGELA CARTER

burning your boatsThe imagery of the unconscious in “Ashputtle”

The imagery of the unconscious in “Ashputtle”

• THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

In Prime of miss Jean Brodie what are the positive and Negative aspects of this book?Need ideas ,…

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