# What is the main idea/moral/theme of A Lesson Before Dying?

**A LESSON BEFORE DYING**

**What is the main idea/moral/theme of A Lesson Before Dying?**

One of the major themes of Gaines’s A Lesson Before Dying is the concept of justice in the face of racism. The story is set in a small town in Louisiana, and the residents of the town and…

2 educator answers

**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**What are some meaningful quotes from Fahrenheit 451?**

Here is a list of quotes that I think you could use: “There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t…

**BRAVE NEW WORLD**

**In Brave New World, what was the religion of the savage?**

We are not given a name for the religion that John the Savage believes in. And we are not exactly told that he believes in that religion, but he implies that he believes in the religion of the…

1 educator answer

**THE ALCHEMIST**

**What is an example of man vs. nature in The Alchemist by Coelho?**

Coelho’s main character, Santiago, learns about the Language of the World during his travels in search of his treasure. Part of the philosophy behind the story includes the elements of the earth…

1 educator answer

**DEATH OF A SALESMAN**

**In Death of a Salesman, how is Willy’s killing himself for the insurance money symptomatic of the…**

Good question, but I’m don’t think that his suicide is symptomatic of the way he has lived. But it does represent his continuing belief in the American dream. Willy and his brother Ben represent…

2 educator answers

**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In Lord of the Flies, since Percival is inarticulate, what does this fact demonstrate about the…**

This moment comes at the end of the novel, when the officer is questioning the boys on the island. Percival’s attempt to respond ends with him in tears. His inability to remember even his own name…

2 educator answers

**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**What is the response of Mildred’s friends when Montag reads “Dover Beach” and why does he kick…**

When Guy Montag reads the poem to the ladies, the two of them have kind of different responses. One of them, Clara Phelps, bursts into tears. She has no idea why she’s crying, but she can’t stop….

1 educator answer

**THE OUTSIDERS**

**How old was S. E. Hinton when she wrote The Outsiders?**

Susan E. Hinton was all of 15 years old when she completed writing her groundsbreaking teen novel, The Outsiders. Susan was a sophomore at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Will Rogers High School when she began…

1 educator answer

**THE ALCHEMIST**

**Why do you think Coelho chose a crystal shop in The Alchemist?Why would Paulo Coelho choose…**

The crystal shop was a good set up for an occupation for Santiago because it gave him a way in which to learn more about his enthusiasm. He did this by seeing ways that he could improve on the…

1 educator answer

**OEDIPUS REX**

**Choose at least 3 gods (not Apollo) who are made reference to in the play.**

Very early in the play the chief god, Zeus, is spoken of by a priest of Zeus. As the leader of the gods, Zeus had a hand in events that occurred on earth and directed human destiny. He was the god…

1 educator answer

**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**What is suggested during the encounter between Pip and Drummle in Chapter 43 of Great…**

Pip encounters Bentley Drummle at the Blue Boar Inn, and after failed attempts on each man’s part to pretend he doesn’t see the other, the two quickly enter into an awkward and uncomfortable…

2 educator answers

**LAW AND POLITICS**

**How does the difference between legalization and decriminalization affect the prostitutes…**

There will be different responses to this question. I would think that one immediate impact of legalization of prostitution would allow women to be able to demonstrate greater autonomy over their…

1 educator answer

**LITERATURE**

**What are the essentials of the Vampire story? Please apply this to a literary work you have read…**

The most elemental example that I can come up in fulfilling the standard of an older man who “preys” on younger women would be Nabokov’s work, “Lolita.” I think that the vampire idea might very…

2 educator answers

**GEOFFREY HILL**

**What is the analysis of the poem “September Song” by Geoffrey Hill?I’m have some trouble…**

“September Song,” by Geoffery Hill, seems to be a poem written in honor of a victim of the Nazi extermination of Jews during World War II. The clearest hint to this is the mention of Zyklon, which…

2 educator answers

**SCIENCE**

**When is a femoral pulse required?**

There are different types of pulses, the central pulses and the peripheral pulses. The femoral artery is one of the central pulses (the other is the carotid artery). The aorta feeds the femoral…

1 educator answer

**MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN**

**What is the name of the young newspaper reporter?I know that his first name is Matt but I need to…**

The quick answer here is that the young reporter’s last name is Spell. You can find that on page 151 of at least one edition of the book. This is in the chapter called “The Beginning of My…

1 educator answer

**THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN**

**What are the themes in The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertlot Brecht?**

A text of The Good Woman of Setzuan presents a number of themes for discussion. The primary theme of the play relates to ideas of goodness and can best be summarized as a question: Can goodness…

1 educator answer

**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**What kind of lesson is Mr. Pocket supposed to give Pip?**

Mr. Matthew Pocket (Herbert’s father) is supposed to be something of a general tutor for Pip. We are not told that he is supposed to be giving Pip any particular kinds of lessons. Instead, he is…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**Solve the system -2x+3y=8 3x-y=-5**

To solve -2x+3y =8 …….(1)and 3x-y = -5………..(2). From the second equation, we get y = 3x+5, which substitute in eq (1). -2x+3(3x+5) = 8 -2x+9x-15 = 8 7x+15 =8 7x=8-15= -7 x = -7/7 = -1….

**PARADISE LOST**

**epicDiscuss Milton’s Paradise Lost as an epic?**

Here is a list of the most common characteristics of an epic. Milton clearly follows the conventions of this form of literature. I posted an answer in the question and answer section of enotes on…

1 educator answer

**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**On what page does Montag ask himslef that if he really is in love with Mildred?**

It’s in the early pages of Part I when Montag is talking to Clarisse about the dandelions: “If it rubs off, it means I’m in love. Has it?” He could hardly do anything else but look. “Well?” she…

1 educator answer

**THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS**

**What genre does John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress belong to?**

It is generally agreed that the genre of Bunyon’s story The Pilgrim’s Progress is classified as that of religious allegory. It is iclassified as religious because it tells a tale of a recognizably…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**Solve the equation (5x^2-6x+8)^1/2 – (5x^2-6x-7)^1/2 = 1**

For the beginning, let’s note the square roots as: A = sqrt (5x^2-6x+8) => A^2 = 5x^2-6x+8 B = sqrt (5x^2-6x-7) => B^2 = 5x^2-6x-7 We’ll re-write the equation: A-B = 1 (1) A^2 – B^2 =…

**LIFE OF PI**

**Describe Pi’s rescue at the end of Life of Pi.**

It is interesting, because he isn’t really “rescued,” but rather “salvaged” when his lifeboat comes on shore in Mexico. He and Richard Parker got lucky, finally, when their lifeboat finally came…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**Solve the equations x^4+y^4=257, x+y=5.**

For the beginning, we’ll note: x = a+b y = a-b So, x^4 + y^4 = (a+b)^4 + (a-b)^4 = 257 We’ll remove the brackets: a^4 + 4a^3*b+ 6a^2*b^2+4ab^3+b^4+a^4-4a^3*b+6a^2*b^2-4ab^3 + b^4 = 257 We’ll…

**OZYMANDIAS**

**Describe the land that the traveller describes.Where he has been? That is the land to describe!**

It’s an interesting point for you to analyze the role of the traveller in Shelley’s poem. There are many personas to analyze in the poem, but the traveller is an interesting one because it is this…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**Whithout determining the roots of the following equations, comment upon their nature 4x^2-3x-8=0…**

To comment upon the nature of the roots of the equation 4x^2-3x-8=0 we have to analyze the discriminant of the equation, delta. delta = b^2 – 4*a*c, where a,b,c are the coefficients of the…

**MATH**

**The equation x^2-2kx+7k-12=0 has real and equal roots. Calculate k !**

x^2 – 2kx + 7k – 12 = 0 if both roots are real and equals, then the equation has one solution. Then the discrminant must be zero. ==> delta = b^2 – 4ac = 0 ==> 4k^2 – 4(1)(7k-12) = 0 ==>…

1 educator answer

**SCIENCE**

**What happens to your muscular system when you have a really high fever?**

The external pyrogens lead to the formation, in the human body, of the secondary pyrogens. It is assumed that, under the action of secondary pyrogens the control point of the thermal control center…

**FOUNDING BROTHERS: THE REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION**

**After fighting for independence against a central authority, what was the chief question facing…**

The main question that these men had to think about was how centralized of a government they wanted and how powerful they wanted that government to be. As you say, these people had just fought…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**The roots of the equation 5x^2 – kx + 1 = 0 are real and distinct. Calculate all posible values…**

5x^2 – kx +1 =0 if the roots are real, then te dicriminant should be positive. ==> delta = b^2 – 4ac > 0 ==> k^2 – 4*5*1 > 0 ==> k^2 – 20 > 0 ==> (k-sqrt20)(k+sqrt2) > 0…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**What values of m will make (4-m)*x^2+(2m+4)*x+(8m+1), aperfect square.**

(4-m)x^2 + (2m+4) x + (8m+1) For the perect square , we know that the discrminant should equal zero. ==> delta = b^2 – 4ac = 0 ==> (2m + 4)^2 – 4(4-m)(8m+1) = 0 Let us expand brackets: ==>…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**Solve equation e^(-x^2)=e^(-3x-4)**

e^(-x^2) = e^(-3x-4) We know that: if e^a = e^b ==> a = b Since the bases are equals, then the powers should be equal. =Therefore, -x^2 = -3x – 4 ==> x^2 – 3x – 4 = 0 Factor: ==>…

1 educator answer

**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**In Chapter 20-21 of Great Expectations, what does Jaggers’ office reveal about him?**

Mr. Jaggers of Great Expectations is modeled after a notoriously unscrupulous lawyer who was also rude and abrupt for whom Charles Dickens worked. In Dickens’s novel, Jaggers has his office in the…

2 educator answers

**MATH**

10^x = x^10 There is only one solution for the function which is: x = 10 10^10 = 10^10 To find the solution we will graph both functions and see where they intersect. The point in which both…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**The point (4;6) is the midpoint of the segment AB where A(a+1;6) and B(3;6b). Calculate a and b**

(4, 6) is a midpoint of A(a+1, 6) and B(3, 6b) We knwo that the mid points is: m = (xA+xB/2 , (yA+yB)/2) Let us substitute : (4,6) = ((a+1+3)/2 , (6+6b)/2 ) ==> 4 = (a+4)/2 ==> a= 4…

1 educator answer

**ESSAY LAB**

**Present examples of the two kinds of violence found in literature. Show how the effects are…**

This is a great essay question. Please congratulate your teacher for delivering such a thought-provoking assignment. I immediately thought of two Edgar Allan Poe short stories that would probably…

2 educator answers

**MATH**

**Verify if (sin115)^2+(cos65)^2=1**

(sin115)^2 + (cos65)^2 = 1 Let us rewrite : sin 115 = sin(180 – 65) = sin 65 ==> sin65^2 + cos65^2 = 1 We know thatL sina)^2 + (cosa)^2 = 1 Then we can verify that (sin115)^2 +(cos65)^2 = 1 is…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**If the sum of the roots of a quadratic equation is 3 and the sum of their cubes is 63 find the…**

Let x1 and x2 ==> x1+x2 = 3…….(1) ==> x1^3+ x2^3 = 63…….(2) from (2) ==> x1^3 + x2^3 = (x1+x2)^3 – 3ab(a+b) ==> 63 = 3^3 – 3ab(3) ==> 63 = 27 – 9ab ==> 36 = -9ab ==> ab…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**Find the values of x for the expression 3x^2-13x-10 is increasing**

3x^2 – 13x – 10 The function is increasing if the fnction is positive for x values: 3x^2 – 13 x -10 > 0 let us factor: ==> (3x +2)(x-5) >0 Then the function is positive is: 3x+2 > 0…

1 educator answer

**THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN**

**Please explain Rowdy and his personality from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.Who…**

Rowdy is one of Junior’s closest friends and the two have been that way since they were very little. Rowdy is big and tall and exerts his physical strength over many of his peers. Rowdy has a…

1 educator answer

**MATH**

**If a,b are the roots ( assumed non 0 ) of 3x^2-4x+1=0 form the equation whose roots are a^2/b and…**

3x^2 – 4x + 1 = 0 The roots are a and b ==> a+ b = 4/3…..(1) ==> a*b = 1/3……(2) Now for the equation whose roots a^2/b and b^2/a Sum = a^2/b + b^2/a = (a^2 + b^3)/ab…

1 educator answer

**REBECCA**

**Are Mr. & Mrs. de Winter ever free of Rebecca in du Maurier’s novel Rebecca?**

One common conclusion pertaining to the later life of Maxim and the second Mrs. de Winter is that after all that occurred, Maxim has gone mad and Mrs. de Winter lovingly cares for him while they…

1 educator answer

**THE POISONWOOD BIBLE**

**In “Book Six” of The Poisonwood Bible, Adah proclaims, “this is the story I believe in…” What…**

In “Book Six” of The Poisonwood Bible, Adah says that “this is the story I believe in,” and proceeds to detail a version of the story of human creation. She says that the first people held on to…

1 educator answer

**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**Why do you think Bradbury would introduce Clarisse before Montag’s wife, Mildred?**

In some ways, I would say that Clarisse is more important than Millie is. I think that is one reason that she is introduced first. Montag’s meeting with her is one of the events that completely…

2 educator answers

**JOHN DONNE**

**Can you describe Donne’s treatment of love in the poem “The Good Morrow”?**

In his poem “The Good Morrow,” Donne’s main vehicle to describe his vision of love is spatial; he uses many maps, globes, and locations in the poem, and they are his way of understanding the nature…

1 educator answer

**JOHN KEATS**

**Why does Keats specifically use the grasshopper and the cricket for his sonnet “On the…**

The meaning of Keats’ poem “On the Grasshopper and Cricket” and the reason he particularly chooses the grasshopper and the cricket derives from the opening line (“The poetry of earth is never…

1 educator answer

**HISTORY**

**What was the urban political machine?**

Urban political machines were created mainly as a way for politicians to get power and to stay in power. Machines were a very effective way to reduce the risks of losing elections. Basically,…

2 educator answers

**SCIENCE**

**Is there a vaccine that can prevent one from getting bacterial meningitis?**

Yes, there are vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. Menactra is a vaccine given to patients between the ages of 2-55 to…

2 educator answers

**HISTORY**

**How did the federal government respond to the economic issues of tariffs, trusts, and railroads…**

Tariffs, or taxes on imported goods, have been used by the government since the 1700’s to help American businesses. A tariff would make foreign made goods more expensive so people would buy…