# "When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a…

**RELIGION**

**“When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a…**

It’s not saying that insane people are attrated to religion or that religion makes you insane. It’s saying that religious people are deluded — they have been fooled into believing that something…

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**SCHINDLER’S LIST**

**Was the plot in Schindler’s List believable?**

I actually think that much of the answer to this question lies in whether one believes in the power of human redemption or if there is a predisposition to deny that these transformations are…

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**KATE CHOPIN**

**What is the relation between the stories “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin?**

I think that one can find a couple of links between both of Chopin’s short stories. The depiction of women being able to act on their autonomy or consider a life where this freedom is activated is…

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**BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH—**

**I need help developing a statement for the poem “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily…**

I assume you are referring to a thesis statement. One of the aspects that critics praise this poem for is the way that Dickinson in this excellent poem manages to tame or domesticate one of the…

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**THE OUTSIDERS**

**The Outsiders has issues commonly faced by teenagers. What are some of these issues? Please…**

The Curtis brothers, as well as their greaser friends and Soc adversaries, face many of the problems that teenagers face today. Three of the major themes discussed in The Outsiders–those of class…

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**THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS**

**In “There Will Come Soft Rains,” the theme can be summarized as technology replacing humans and…**

Well, I definitely agree that a key theme to this excellent short story is the way that technology has replaced, or perhaps it is more accurate to say outlived, humans. However, I find it hard to…

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**SCIENCE**

**What would be a good discussion questions for the book Virus Ground Zero by Ed Regis? I’ve read…**

I admit that I haven’t read that book but I have read numerous books about various scary viruses. Conversations I have at work with some well educated biologists always lead to how easily a virus…

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**PHILOSOPHY**

**What makes an act good or bad, right or wrong, just or unjust?What makes an act good or bad,…**

There is a lot of controversy over this — it’s one of the major questions in philosophy, after all. Some, called “consequentialists” believe that an action is good or bad based on its impacts….

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**THE PROLOGUE**

**What are some examples of sarcasm in the poem, “The Prologue”?**

Almost everything in this poem is sarcastic unless you are going to take seriously the idea that Bradstreet is really saying that she, like all women, is not competent to write decent poetry. This…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x if 3x^3 + 27x^2 = 30x.**

Given the equality: 3x^3 + 27x^2 = 30x. We need to solve for x value that satisfies the equality. First, let us simplify the equality. We will subtract 30x from both sides. ==> 3x^3 + 27x^2 -…

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**MATH**

**Find the area of the circle whose circumference is 14.**

Given the circumference of a circle = 14. We need to find the area of the circle. We know that the formula for the area of a circle is given by: A = r^2 * pi where r is the radius of the circle….

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**MATH**

**Find the missing number. 2,7,12,17, b.**

Given the sequence: 2,7,12,17, b. We need to determine the relation between the terms so we can figure out the value of a and b. We notice that the difference between the consecutive terms 2 and 7…

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**MATH**

**If f(x) = cosx g(x) = x^2 find a if f(g(a)) = 1**

Given the functions: f(x) = cosx. g(x) = x^2. We need to determine the value of (a) such that f(g(a)) = 1 First, let us determine the function f(g(x)). f(g(x)) = f( x^2) = cos(x^2)….

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**MATH**

**Calculate the perimeter of the triangle whose vertices are (1,2) (-1,4) and * (-2,3).**

Let ABC be a triangle. Given the vertices’s of a triangle are: A(1,2) , B(-1,4), and C(-2,3). We need to find the perimeter of the triangle. First we need to find the length of the sides. ==> AB…

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**A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS**

**What are some literary elements in “A Pair of Silk Stockings”?**

Clearly, in any work of literature there are any number of literary elements for you to focus on and analyse. In this great short story, one clear literary element that stands out is the…

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**MATH**

**What is the area under the curve f(x) = (5+x^2)/x and x= 1 and x= 2**

Given the curve f(x) = (5+ x^2 ) / x We need to calculate the area between the curve f(x), x= 1, and x= 2. We know that the area under the curve f(x) is the integral of f(x). Let F(x) = intg…

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**MATH**

**Differentiate. g(x) = (x^2*cosx – cosx)**

Given the function g(x) = (x^2*cosx – cosx). We need to differentiate the function g(x). First we will simplify the function. ==> g(x) = x^2*cosx – cosx We notice that cosx is a common factor…

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**THE ENGLISH PATIENT**

**Do you have any suggestions on major themes other than nationality and identity in The English…**

I think that there is a dominant theme of memory and point of view throughout the novel. The fact the patient lacks full memory of what happened and can only piece together what happens through…

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**MATH**

**Find the distance between the points (-1,-4) and ( 2,7). Also find midpoint.**

Given the points ( -1, -4) and ( 2,7). Let the point A be ( -1,-4) and the point B be ( 2,7). Then, we need to find the distance between the point A and the point B. Or, we need to determine the…

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**MATH**

**What is the extreme value of the function f(x) = (x^2-2)/(2x-1)**

f(x) = (x^2-2)/(2x-1). We need to find the extreme value, if any, for the function f(x). First, we need to determine the first derivative of the function. ==> We will use the quotient rule to…

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**MATH**

**What is the equation of the line that consists of points equidistant from (4, 7) and (5, 9)?**

The slope of the line joining (4, 7) and (5, 9) is m = (9 – 7)/ (5 – 4) => m = 2/1 => m = 2 Therefore the slope of the line perpendicular to this is -1/2. This follows from the fact that…

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**MATH**

**Solve the system, 2a-b = -2 a+b = 4**

2a-b=-2 ………..(1) a+b = 4……………(2) We have two equations and two variables. Then, we will use the elimination and substitution method to solve. First, let us add (1) and (2). ==>…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**I need some good points as to why sex education should be taught in schools, this would be part…**

To me, the following are some of the major reasons why sex education in schools is a good thing: Many parents are going to be too shy to talk to their teens in the ways that are needed. In…

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**MATH**

**Solve the inequation 8> x^2 – 4 > 4?**

We have to solve the inequation 8> x^2 – 4 > 4. Now, let us divide the given inequation into two separate inequations. 8 > x^2 – 4 => 8 + 4 > x^2 => 12 > x^2 => sqrt 12…

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**THE GIVER**

**In The Giver, how does Jonas feel about eliminating true happiness and pleasure to also eliminate…**

Clearly, Jonas does does not like this idea at all. This is why he runs away from the community. As Jonas goes along in the process of receiving memories from the Giver, he realizes that the…

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**THE GLASS MENAGERIE**

**Jim-illusion vs. realityDo you think Jim is really a decent guy? Could we connect the theme of…**

Your idea is an interesting one. Jim, the infamous “Gentleman Caller,” is often seen as the only “normal,” well adjusted character in this play. A closer look shows that he is not the paragon of…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Tajikistan is still considered as an under developed nation. Discuss**

I would say that the major reason to see Tajikistan as an under-developed nation is economic. Tajikistan’s GDP per capita, for example, is only $1900 (when adjusted for the prices of goods in the…

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**TO DA-DUH IN MEMORIAM**

**In “To Da-duh, in Memoriam,” in what ways does the author present the clash of two different worlds?**

The clash of two different worlds is evident through the subtle struggle between the grandmother and her grandchild, the narrator. Almost from their first conversation together, both seek to show…

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**A DOLL’S HOUSE**

**In Henrik Isben’s A Doll House, how does Nora’s character change throughout the play? Provide…**

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question at a time. Additional questions must be submitted as separate postings. [I cannot address your concerns about your thesis. Should you want…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**In The Kite Runner, after the kite tounament why did Hassan run the blue kite for Amir?**

We find the answer to this question in Chapter 7, which features the kite tournament and also the terrible, shocking aftermath, that will change the fates of Hassan and Amir and their relationship…

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**MATH**

**Solve for x in the equation 2 sin x tan x + tan x – 2 sin x – 1 = 0 for 0<=x<=2pi.**

We have to solve for x in the equation 2 sin x tan x + tan x – 2 sin x – 1= 0 for x lying between 0 and 2*pi. 2 sinx tan x + tan x – 2 sin x – 1= 0 => tan x ( 2 sin x + 1) – 1(2 sin x +1) = 0…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**In Lord of the Flies, when Golding refers to the beast from the water, does he mean the beast 666…**

Golding definitely employs religious allegory in his novel Lord of the Flies. His diction in this novel is so painstakingly deliberate, leaving nothing to chance. The titles of the chapters are…

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**1920s Obsession with MoneyWhat do you think of the view that obsession with money and the…**

I think that this is the setting upon which Fitzgerald is making a direct statement. The flapper generation or the time period of the Jazz Age where there is so much obsession with wealth and its…

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**HISTORY**

I assume that you are talking about the crisis in Kansas during the time just before the Civil War. This is a time or incident that is often referred to using the term “Bleeding Kansas.” Because…

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**HISTORY**

**Were there any advances in arts, literature and culture during the golden age of Rome?I can only…**

This depends on what time period you are designating as the “golden age” of Rome. I tend to think that the reign of Augustus was the golden age and so I will talk about that time. The age of…

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**SIDDHARTHA**

**What does Siddhartha conclude about finding peace?**

“Peace” is used no fewer than 15 times in Siddhartha. Peace is mainly connected to Gatama (Buddha). Siddhartha says: …his quietly dangling hand expressed peace, expressed perfection, did not…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**In the book Of Mice and Men why does Lennie threaten to leave George?**

Lennie threatens to leave George because George makes Lennie feel like he is a burden. George can’t have a girlfriend. George has to have the life of a traveling laborer because wherever they go…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**In The Scarlet Letter, what are two references for my research paper on the color symbolism…**

In Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, he employs the use of color as symbol throughout the piece. Beginning with the scarlet red of the A in the beginning, the red here represents evil and sin. Hester…

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**HISTORY**

**Ap World History teacher or student help needed please.What forces resisted modernization and…**

Primary resistance came from the Church and the Boyars. Moscow considered itself the “third Rome,” and as a result was exceptionally orthodox. When Peter the Great insisted that Boyars shave their…

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**THOMAS HARDY**

**Allusions in “Drummer Hodge”I am not sure if these are allusions, although I understand that…**

My understanding of an allusion is that is refers to a famous person, place or event. However, I have always thought they were references that carry a meaning that supports a statement or…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**How would the relationship between Bob Ewell and his daughter be described in To Kill a Mockingbird?**

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Ewell is a drunken, lazy, abusive man. He does not work, and his oldest daughter takes care of the younger children. He is essentially “white trash,”…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**In To Kill A Mockingbird, to what extent is Mayella Ewell like/not like her father and what is…**

Mayella Ewell is a significant character in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird because she, in fact, is the catalyst for most of the action of the second half of the novel. In addition, she…

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**A ROSE FOR EMILY**

**What does the quote, “I want arsenic” mean in the short story “A Rose for Emily”?**

This quote is a literal statement by Miss Emily to the pharmacist in her hometown of Jefferson, but it is the implication and the tone that aresignificant to the story. Miss Emily has decided to…

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**MACBETH**

**Explicate or analyze Macbeth Act 5 Scene 3.**

In Act 5 Scene 3 of Macbeth, Macbeth receives reports that many of his soldiers and noblemen have left his side in Scotland to join the English army. Macbeth, however, does not care that his men…

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**THOMAS HARDY**

**The metrical system in “Drummer Hodge”I just want to confirm; is the metrical system in Drummer…**

In “Drummer Hodge” by Thomas Hardy, Hardy uses a different metrical system for every other line. The first, third and fifth lines of the first stanza has eight beats to it. The stress is on every…

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**SCIENCE**

**In as many words as possible, explain ‘normal’ regulation of the cell cycle in eukaryotes?Include…**

The cell cycle is regulated at various checkpoints in the cycle. At these checkpoints a sensor mechanism is responsible for analyzing the DNA for damage and it either gets repaired or the cell is…

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**HISTORY**

**Can someone tell me some similarities and differences between “Letter to John Adams” and…**

I think that you are accurate in that the letters between both John and Abigail Adams and the Seneca Falls declarations highlight the need for equality between the genders. Yet, I would point out…

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**HAMLET**

**In Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act III Scene IV, what things does Hamlet not want his mother to do?**

His criticisms are mainly along the lines of questioning, how is it that she could go from this “hyperion” to a “satyr” to quote his earlier lines. He shows her a picture of his father and then a…

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**CREATIONISM**

**HUMANSIs it true that humans were once gorillas?**

I believe you might be referring to Darwin’sTheory of Evolution. Darwin surmised that complex creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over periods of time. Darwin’s Theory of…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**Why does Shakespeare kill Romeo and Juliet at the end of Romeo and Juliet?I’m doing an essay on…**

I certainly think that you are on the right track with why the ending of the play breaks down the way it does. In trying to show how tragic conditions and proportions can be applicable to regular…