# What is the turning point of the play The Merchant of Venice?

**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**What is the turning point of the play The Merchant of Venice?**

You might find a range of different answers in response to this excellent question. However, for me, the definite turning point in the play comes in Act IV scene i, in the famous court scene, when…

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**RUDYARD KIPLING**

**Please write a summary of the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling.**

This poem by Rudyard Kipling is a famous poem that many prize today for its motivational content. It offers a series of statements acting as advice to a young person, going through a whole range of…

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**A WRINKLE IN TIME**

**In A Wrinkle in Time, how does Charles Wallace know that the robotic inhabitants of Camazotz are…**

It sounds like you are talking about when the Murrys first got to Camazotz. Everyone looked very robotic, and the children were outside bouncing balls and jumping rope in unison. All of them…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill a Mockingbird, what about Tom’s escape attempt does Maycomb think was typical of a…**

Unfortunately, many in Maycomb assume Tom was running away. They believe that it is typical of blacks to run away from their problems. Some just assumed that Tom was stupid, because he knew he…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Why was child marriage prevalent in India?**

Child marriage is a practice when young children who have not reached an age where they are mature enough to choose their partners for life are forcibly bound into an relation by their parents….

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Does any one have a “hook-catching” quote that talks about how society classifies people based on…**

I think that the definition of “hook catching quote” might be debatable. One quote that I have always loved, as well as the story behind it, came from F.Scott Fitzgerald. The quote is from…

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**PRIDE AND PREJUDICE**

**What are your feelings about Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Is he a good father?**

Mr. Bennet is definitely one of the most humorous characters in the entire novel. It is also clear that he loves Lizzie Bennet very deeply, and that Lizzie herself is attached to him. However, when…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**Which system is more efficient, the Parliamentary system or the Congressional system used in the…**

Although the English parliamentary system has its problems, it is clearly more efficient than the US congressional system. The US system was set up by the Framers specifically to be less efficient…

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**POETRY**

**What is the relevance of the title “Lament” by Gillian Clarke?…regarding the effects the writer…**

The poem entitled “Laments,” by Gillian Clarke refers to the horror of war. To best understand the relevance of the title, it is important to know the meaning of the word “lament.” Dictionary.com…

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**TWELFTH NIGHT**

**In Twelfth Night, who declares revenge on everyone?I really can’t decide. My choices are Feste,…**

Well, I have good news for you! You don’t actually need to “decide” at all, as if you read the text, you will find the answer clearly in Act V scene i. This of course, is the final scene of the…

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**JOSEPH ANDREWS**

**joseph andrews as a picaresque novelquotes from critics and text**

“Joseph Andrews” can’t be called a regular picaresque novel for Fielding employs elements of this tradition in an exposition of his own theory of the Ridiculous. He was writing a “comic…

**CALCULUS**

**Calculate the derivative of y=(1+sin^2 (3x))^3**

Since the given function is composed, we’ll apply chain rule to differentiate it. Of course, we could also expand the binomial inside brackets, but it would be more difficult to calculate each term…

**ALGEBRA1**

We’ll have to solve an exponential equation. We’ll re-write the right side using the property of exponentials: a^b*a^c = a^(b+c) 15*15^2x = 15^(1+2x) We’ll re-write the equation: 15^(1+2x) =…

**CALCULUS**

**What is x if dy/dx=0 and y= 9x^4-3x^3-7?**

To calculate the roots of the equation dy/dx=0, we’ll have to differentiate the given relation both sides. y= 9x^4-3x^3-7 dy= (9x^4-3x^3-7)’dx To differentiate the given expression 9x^4-3x^3-7,…

**POSTCOLONIALISM**

**What is postcolonial literature?**

As the term indicates, the idea of postcolonial literature is reflective of life after colonial rule in nations that were controlled by parent nations. The idea of how life and identity is…

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**CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD**

**Describe the theme of honor in The Chronicle of a Death Foretold.**

In Chronicle of a Death Foretold the murder of Santiago Nasar is motivated and justified by honor. When Angela names Nasar as the guilty party and the reason she has been returned from her marriage…

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**THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS**

**In The God of Small Things, discuss Velutha’s character in detail.**

One of the major issues that is presented in this excellent novel is that of caste and social stratification. Velutha is an “untouchable,” a Dalit who occupies the lowest social stratum of Indian…

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**ROBERT FROST**

**Discuss Robert Frost as a poet of symbolism.**

Certainly symbolism is a key element of all of Frost’s poetry. In particular, you might like to think about how he uses the natural world as key symbols in his poems to suggest much bigger and…

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**MATH**

**expand and simplify (4 square root 2 – 2 square root 3) (4 square root 2 + 2 square root 3)**

We have to determine (4* sqrt 2 – 2 sqrt 3) (4* sqrt 2 + 2* sqrt 3) (4* sqrt 2 – 2 sqrt 3) (4* sqrt 2 + 2* sqrt 3) => 16* 2 + 8*sqrt 3* sqrt 2 – 8*sqrt 2* sqrt 3 – 4*3 => 32 – 12 => 20 The…

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**MATH**

**expand and simplify (2 square root 5 + 3 square root 3) square 2**

We have to determine (2* sqrt 5 + 3*sqrt 3)^2 (2* sqrt 5 + 3*sqrt 3)^2 => (2* sqrt 5)^2 + (3*sqrt 3)^2 + 2* 2* sqrt 5*3* sqrt 3 => 4*5 + 9*3 + 12* sqrt 15 => 20 + 27 + 12*sqrt 15 => 47…

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**MATH**

**Simplify square root 98 + square root 32 – square root 63**

We have to simplify sqrt 98 + sqrt 32 – sqrt 63 sqrt 98 + sqrt 32 – sqrt 63 => sqrt 49*2 + sqrt 16*2 – sqrt 9*7 => 7* sqrt 2 + 4* sqrt 2 – 3*sqrt 7 => 11* sqrt 2 – 3* sqrt 7 The required…

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**MACBETH**

**What does Act 1 Scene 3 (Line38 to 88 only), reveal about Macbeth’s character and his state of…**

Here in this scene, the witches meet Macbeth and Banquo as they are returning victorious from the battle. Banquo sees the witches and gets confused as to their identity and intention:…

**SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ**

**What reason does Juana Inés de la Cruz give for her love of learning and study, and what did she…**

In “Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz” (“The Reply to Sor Philothea de la Cruz”), the author Sor (Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz gave God the credit for her love of learning and studying, even in…

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**SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ**

**What do we learn about Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz as a child and young woman from “The Response to…**

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz wrote “Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz.” Research shows that Juana Inez was a bright child with a deep desire to read and learn. Boys were educated at the time, but…

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**THE OUTSIDERS**

**What factors/people contributed to the tragic death of Bob in The Outsiders?**

We aren’t told that much about Bob, except that he is a leader of the Socs and is clearly rich and handsome. He is also the gangleader who beat up Johnny so badly before the novel began, leaving…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**How do we explain inequality today?How do we explain inequality today?**

There are many ways to explain inequality today. The explanation that one accepts tends to vary depending on one’s political/ideological point of view. I would argue that the current levels of…

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**HISTORY**

**Please explain the circumstances surrounding the Louisiana Purchase.What events occurred that led…**

After the Revolutionary War, Americans began to settle in the Ohio River valley. The Appalachian Mountains made it very expensive and difficult to transport goods to the east coast. The cheapest…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**In The Kite Runner, what is Baba’s and Amir’s relationship like in California?**

What we can clearly see happening is that, now that Baba and Amir are in America, it is Baba who becomes more dependent on Amir and is confused by the rules of society in America. Before, it was…

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**MATH**

**If Log 4 (x) = 12, then log 2 (x / 4) is equal to what?**

Given that log 4 (x) = 12 We need to find the values of log2 (x/4) Let us use the logarithm properties to simplify. We know that log a/b = log a – log b ==> log2 (x/4) = log2 x – log2 4 But log2…

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**MATH**

**The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 2 centimeters more than the longer side of the triangle.The…**

Let the sides be x, y and the hypotenuse h. Given that h is 2 more than the longer sides. Let the longer side be x. ==> h = x+2……………(1) The shorter side (y) is 7 less than the longer…

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**MATH**

**The sum of two numbers is 20. The larger number is four less than twice the smaller number. What…**

Let the smaller number be x, the other number is 4 less than twice the smaller number or 2x – 4 The sum of the two numbers is 20 => x + 2x – 4 = 20 => 3x = 24 => x = 8 The other number is…

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**MATH**

**The area of a rectangle is 15 square centimeters and the perimeter is 16 square centimeters. What…**

Given that the area of the rectangle is 15 cm^2. Also, given that the perimeter is 16 cm^2 We need to find the length of the sides. ==> Let the sides be L and w. ==> L*W = 15 ………..(1)…

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**MATH**

**A square has a side 5 centimeters shorter than the side of a second square. The area of the…**

Let the side of the second square be s, the size of the first is 5 less than the second or s – 5. The area of the larger square is s^2. This is four times the area of the smaller square which is (s…

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**MATH**

**Find two numbers whose sum is 26 and whose product is 165.**

Let us assume that the numbers are x and y. Given that the sum of the numbers is 26. ==> x+ y= 26…………(1) Also, given that the product is 165. ==> x*y = 165……….(2) We will use…

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**MATH**

**A company has found that when x units of a product are manufactured and sold,its revenue is given…**

Let the revenue be R, the profit be P, and the cost be C. Then, we know that: Profit = Revenue – cost ==> Given that R= x^2+100x Also, given that C = 240x+500 ==> P = x^2 +100x – 240x -500…

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**MATH**

**Find the derivative of (x+3)/(2x-5)**

Let f(x) = (x+3)/(2x-5) We will use the quotient rule to find the derivative. We will assume that f(x) = u/v such that: u= x+3 ==> u’ = 1 v = 2x-5 ==> v’ = 2 ==> Then, we know that…

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**MATH**

**The length of a rectangular garden is 2 feet longer than 3 times its width. If the perimeter of…**

The length of a rectangular garden is 2 feet longer than 3 times its width. The perimeter of the garden is 100 feet. We have to find the width and the length of the garden. The perimeter of a…

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**MATH**

**The circumference of a circle is equal to 72 pi. Find the radius of this circle**

We will use the the circumference formula to calculate the radius. We know that: C = 2*r * pi where c is the circumference and r is the radius. Now we will substitute with c = 72 pi. ==> 72*pi =…

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**CHEMISTRY**

**Write the chemical equation.What is needed to write a chemical equation?**

1st of all, reactants are needed,that is one or more elements chemically combined to form a compound which is called the product. In post 2,for example, H2+O2 is called the reactants while H2O…

**PHYSICS**

**Physical changeDescribe the notion of physical change**

Physical change is simply a change in something that does not involve changing it chemically. So, for example, if you take cotton and make it into thread, you have changed the cotton, but you have…

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**HISTORY**

**In the 1920s how was “the new woman” defined?**

First and foremost, the “new woman” was one who had shed the old ways that said that women should stay at home and be invisible or (when out in public) be very demure. Instead of staying at home…

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**HISTORY**

**Explain fundamentalism and the Scopes Monkey Trial.**

Below is a link to a very good discussion of this topic. Please follow it. Fundamentalism in the 1920s grew out of worries on the part of “traditionalists,” especially in non-urban parts of…

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**SCOTT FITZGERALD**

**Using the quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald, explain why the 1920s were actually an “Age of…**

A key concern of nearly all of Fitzgerald’s fiction is the way in which the 1920’s, or “The Roaring Twenties” as they came to be known, actually created many different problems through a variety of…

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**PARADISE LOST**

**From the epic Paradise Lost, what is Satan’s main motive for tempting Adam and Eve to sin?**

In the first part of Paradise Lost, Satan finds himself in hell after the failure of his rebellion against God. Miserable that he has lost paradise, Satan is nevertheless unrepentant and prideful….

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**REFERENCE**

**What does it mean to say that “the pen is mightier than the sword?”**

This quote is the reason why we have freedom of the press. It is saying that words (the pen) are more important than weapons (the sword) in creating changes in the world. To understand why this…

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**MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN**

**What are some theatrical techniques that are unique to Brecht that he uses in Mother Courage and…**

What Brecht uniquely offered to drama was his incorporation of what he called alienation effects into his work. Brecht used these to try and distance the audience from certain aspects of the action…

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**EVELINE**

**How does the story “Eveline” by James Joyce illustrate Eveline’s fear of love?I am arguing a…**

James Joyce’s “Eveline” is a story written as an internal monologue of the main character who finds herself in a quandary: she does not know whether to flee her home, trusting her life with a…

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**HEALTH ISSUES**

**Liquorice and digestionDiscuss the benefits of liquorice for digestion .**

There are many claims about the efficacy of licorice, such as those given in Post #2. However, none of these (except for the one about ulcers) has actually been proven by scientific studies….

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**EMILY DICKINSON**

**How does the mood in Dickinson’s “Heart! We will forget him!” compare to the mood in Ono…**

I take it you are referring to the Tankas that are in the Holt Textbook for Grade 10 that come straight after this great poem by Dickinson. Remember, when we think of mood, we are referring to the…

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**THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA**

**What are two quotes that critics use to prove the biblical allusions in The Old Man and the Sea?**

It is certain that in this work more than in any other by Hemmingway, religion is constantly referred to and cited. One of the definite allusions that links the story to the narrative of Christ is…