What textual evidence from Fahrenheit 451 illustrates Captain Beatty’s views on books?

What textual evidence from Fahrenheit 451 illustrates Captain Beatty’s views on books?

  • LITERATURE

In the poem “Father Returning Home” by Dilip Chitre, how does the poet show that in old age…

In the poem “Father Returning Home”, by Dilip Chitre, the poet shows that in old age people withdraw into an isolated life-style in the following ways: 1. The father is tired on the commuter…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

What is it about the character of the Duke that leads him to be an easy “target”‘ for the Red Death?

The Duke’s ego probably made him an easy target for the Red Death because he felt that he was invincible due to his prominence and wealth. The Red Death plague was spreading across the…

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  • SCIENCE

How is energy released in a nuclear reaction?

Nuclear reactions are of two types: fusion and fission. In the former, smaller atoms (such as hydrogen) fuse together to form larger atoms (such as helium). In case of nuclear fission, larger atoms…

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  • HISTORY

What were three problems with the Articles of Confederation?

Our first plan of government was called the Articles of Confederation. It had several weaknesses. One of the weaknesses was that the federal government was designed to be a weak one. We were afraid…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

What is a specific example of a man vs. self conflict in “The Outsiders?”

Ponyboy is the best character to use for a specific man vs. self internal conflict. Ponyboy is much more introspective than the other Greasers. For that reason, he is the one Greaser that begins…

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  • MACBETH

What were the conflicts, both internal and external, in performing regicide?

The prospect of killing Duncan is very difficult for Macbeth for a number of reasons. First, he is a loyal servant to the king and a patriot at heart. He finds himself in the terrible predicament…

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  • SCIENCE

What would happen if you mixed solutions of potassium carbonate and calcium nitrate?

This is an example of a double replacement or precipitation reaction. The solutions of potassium carbonate and calcium nitrate both contain dissolved ions so they will appear as clear, colorless…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How can a society socialize a child?

There are many ways in which a society can socialize a child. One way to categorize the things society can do is by splitting them into formal and informal types of socialization. Formal…

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  • THE MAN WHO WAS POE

How did Edgar Allan Poe die?

In his section titled “Something About Edgar Allan Poe,” author Avi says the following about Poe’s death: [I]n 1849, Poe died in Baltimore under mysterious circumstances (200). It was a year…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

Summarize the important events from chapters 7-9, in Lord of the Flies.

Jack and Ralph are “hunting” the beast at the beginning of chapter seven. As they pursue the beast, they come across pig droppings and decide that they also need meat. While they pursue the pig,…

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  • DUSK

Explain the example of nine pence and buttonhole in connection with the old man’s clothes in…

Very perceptive question. In earlier times all men wore suits. The lapels had buttonholes but no buttons. They were just vestiges of earlier coats. Many men would wear a single flower in one of the…

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  • SCIENCE

As NO also contains odd number of electrons, does it also dimerize?

NO, or nitric oxide, is one of the very few odd-electron species that contains a single electron in its structure. (NO)2 or N2O2 is a nitric oxide dimer which is evidently found at lower…

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  • BUSINESS

Discuss the roles of marketing in an enterprise, with examples.

Marketing is when a business enterprise engages in promoting its products and services, with a goal of selling them (and increasing sales as well). Marketing involves advertising and promotional…

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  • THANK YOU, M’AM

In “Thank You, M’am,” what was the woman’s initial reaction when the boy tried to snatch her…

When Roger tries to steal Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones’s purse in “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Jones does what most other people would do and she reacts strongly to the…

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  • HISTORY

What was the Cold War, what countries were involved, and what was its impact?

The Cold War was a global competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. It happened because the two sides had different ideologies and therefore distrusted one another. It had many…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are muscle cells in the thigh muscle of a long distance runner packed with mitochondria?

Mitochondria are the organelles of the cell involved in breaking down sugars in order to release energy. The energy is then used for work. “Work,” in science, is defined as moving something from…

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  • SCIENCE

Compare and contrast endocytosis and excocytosis.

Endocytosis and exocytosis are both cellular means of transporting substances across a cell membrane via the use of a vesicle. However, the processes differ in the direction in which the substances…

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  • FIREGIRL

What is the main conflict in the book? What is the resolution?

As I see it, the main conflict happens within Tom. On one side, he has his immature friend Jeff pulling him away from Jessica, telling him how gross she is, and trying to get him interested in the…

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  • MACBETH

What are factors that lead to Macbeth’s downfall?

I would suggest that there is one crucial factor which leads to Macbeth’s downfall. And there are two minor ones. The first and the most important factor, which causes Macbeth to commit hideous…

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  • GAMES AT TWILIGHT

Why was the shed with the green door a good place to hide from Raghu in “Games at Twilight”?

The shed appears to be a great place for Ravi to hide from Raghu for two reasons: 1)The shed is dirty and manifests an atmosphere most children would characterize as spooky. Furthermore, rats,…

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  • MACBETH

Macbeth: It can be argued that the ultimate cause of Macbeth’s downfall is his unchecked…

Macbeth’s unrestrained ambition is definitely the main factor which leads to his imminent downfall. Although we can take into consideration that some other factors, such as Lady Macbeth’s…

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  • FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

Why did Claudia push Jamie away from the Times photographer?

In the novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, brother and sister Jamie and Claudia hide out (against the rules) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They happen to be at the…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe some differences and similarities between DNA and RNA.

Similarities: Both of the molecules are used to store and regulate the use of genetic information in a living organism. They are both built using essentially the same molecular structure, being…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between Krebs cycle and glycolysis?

Catabolic reactions take monomers (glucose, for example) and break bonds within them to release energy that is ultimately captured to make ATP, the form of energy used for anabolic (building)…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

What is the backdrop of Act 1, Scene 2 in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice?

Act I, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice Portia and her lady-in-waiting, Nerissa, discuss six suitors who have come to try their hand at winning Portia’s hand in marriage. The…

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  • LITERATURE

What is a summary of the poem “The West Wind” by John Masefield?

A native of the west, the speaker is well familiar with the climate and environment in his homeland when the west wind begins to blow. Regarded as the gentlest and most pleasant of all winds, it…

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  • BUSINESS

Key management challenges and their likely causes

Management challenges can vary for staffing to conflict among leadership. Below are two top areas of focus that can be causes of management challenges. Management Communication: lack of or poor…

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  • SCIENCE

Advantage of transmitting electricity at very high voltage?

The advantage of transmitting electricity at high voltage is that is minimizes the power loss due to resistance in conductors. Power is dissipated as heat. The relationship between power, current…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

In “The Open Window,” what does the sentence “Romance at short notice was her speciality” mean?

The word ‘romance’ isn’t a reference to the covert or overt displays of sexually-suggestive affection we are familiar with today. Rather, the term references the 18th/19th Century Romantic movement…

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  • A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE

Suggest a thesis statement about symbols and how they relate to loneliness in the story “A Clean…

In his short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” Ernest Hemingway employs the literary tools of symbols to convey man’s attempt to generate a sense of structure and meaning in order to fill the…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Discuss why and how Jem has changed much more suddenly and more dramatically than Scout over the…

The main reason that Jem makes more rapid changes than Scout is the fact that he is of an age that allows him more logical analysis; Scout simply has not matured as much as her brother. Two…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In The Most Dangerous Game, what wins out in the end: instinct or reason?

This is a great question. Clearly the answer lies somewhere in the middle. However, if I had to choose only one, I would say that reason is what wins out in the end. This is intimated in the middle…

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  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Why is Antonio is not the hero in The Merchant of Venice?

The Merchant of Venice is named after Antonio, but he is not the character who saves the day. He certainly plays an important role in the plot: he borrows money from his enemy Shylock in order to…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

In economics, why must you increase the prices of your goods when the aggregate demand is…

You are not required to raise the price of goods if aggregate demand is increasing. Aggregate demand does not necessarily affect the price of any specific good. Aggregate demand refers to overall…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

How do I answer a question on identifying a social problem?

Social problems are those that affect society. Responding to a question that asks you to identify a social problem entails looking at a society, preferably your own society, since you know it best,…

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  • THE GIVER

How do significant life experiences change one character in The Giver?

When Jonas is named as the community’s new Receiver of Memory, this sets in a motion a series of life events that significantly change him as a person. Prior to his Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas is an…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

Why is Lennie socially isolated in Of Mice and Men?

Lennie is mentally handicapped. He has the mind of a child, but the strength of a bull. Lennie is mentally slow and socially awkward. He wants nothing more than to pet pretty, soft things. Without…

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  • EMILY DICKINSON

How does Emily Dickinson use individuality in her poems?

Because this question is very general, I will focus on two poems in which I think Dickinson focuses expressly on individuality and on the importance of privacy. Based on what we know for certain…

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  • ANTIGONE

What gods appear or are talked about in Sophocles’ play “Antigone?”

No gods actually appear on stage in Sophocles’ play Antigone. The single most important religious figure who does appear on stage is the prophet Tiresias. As a prophet, Tiresias is closely…

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  • NATURE

What is the tone of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, “Nature?”

Before I analyze the essay, let’s take a brief moment to clarify the literary device. Tone, is the attitude cultivated by the author, poet, or artist of a work and it is communicated to the…

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

How does Oscar Wilde mock traditional nineteenth century drama with his play The Importance of…

The Importance of Being Earnest was first performed in 1895, near the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Victorian values such as respectability prevailed during the sixties and seventies, but…

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  • SCIENCE

Hybridization of SF3?

Sulfur trifluoride is a radical, meaning it has an unpaired electron. It is an extremely reactive and unstable compound and as such only fleetingly exists in nature. As a result, its actual…

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  • THE TIGER IN THE TUNNEL

In The Tiger in the Tunnel, why didn’t Baldeo run away when he saw the tiger coming toward him?…

Baldeo doesn’t run away when he sees the tiger coming towards him because he feels confident in his ability to fight the animal. You can see evidence of Baldeo’s confidence in the text. Much of his…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

How do the tripods with the flames help teach a lesson in The Masque of the Red Death?

The fire of the tripods in The Masque of the Red Death represents life and hope, which is a normal symbolic meaning for fire in many stories, not just this one. The Masque was meant to distract…

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  • HISTORY

What is sleep texting?

Sleep texting refers to any type of communication on an electronic device that is done during various stages of sleep. It can manifest itself through simple text messages, or through posts to…

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  • THE METAMORPHOSIS

When Grete goes into Gregor’s room, where is the first place she heads?

In the story, “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, Grete comes to Gregor’s room twice a day to take care of his meals. Although she deeply cares about her brother, it is a challenging situation…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What inspired Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet?

In one way, we can never actually know what inspired William Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet. He did not leave behind an autobiographical statement describing the moment in his life when he…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Dill explains to Scout the real reason he ran away from home. What does he say? How does Scout…

In Chapter 14, Dill initially makes up a fantastic story about why he ran away from home. However, later on, he confesses his real reasons to Scout. Dill thinks that his parents don’t enjoy having…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What textual evidence from Fahrenheit 451 illustrates Captain Beatty’s views on books?

The best place in the Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 that expresses Captain Beatty’s views is when Montag takes a “sick” day. Montag is overwhelmed and grieving over a woman who burned herself to death…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

If Simon were to take the place of Piggy, would the whole story be different?

If I understand your question correctly, you are asking how the story would be different if Piggy didn’t exist. If Simon, were Piggy, then Piggy would not be a part of the story. I don’t think…

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