Where do governments get their power from?

Where do governments get their power from?

  • NIGHT

How did Elie Wiesel react when his father was beaten in Night?

At Birkenau, Elie Wiesel finds himself strangely apathetic when he witnesses his father being beaten. Due to an attack of colic, his father asks for the bathroom, but the Kapo beats him instead….

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  • HISTORY

Was American expansion between 1867-1914 justified?

The United States had a goal of becoming a world power in the late 1800s and early 1900s. To become a world power, people believed our expansion was justified. In order to be a world power, we…

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  • THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF

Why doesn’t Bill want to be left alone with Red Chief? Why does Bill ask Sam to lower the…

Each of these questions point to a similar answer. Johnny, “Red Chief” is a hellion. He has boundless energy and wants to play constantly. He plays Red Chief and takes his games of make believe…

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  • THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

Both John Bunyan and Jonathan Swift criticized society. Compare and contrast John Bunyan’s style…

Both Bunyan and Swift were deeply religious men whose work satirizes what they consider ignorance, vanity and prejudice. They lived in very different circumstances though, and their style reflects…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

What reason “more than the creed” does the author give for the people of Salem remaining so…

Fear. Everyone in this community has something to fear, and when those fears unite, it results in a hysteria that sweeps through the community. Mr. Parris fears losing his position and status in…

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  • THE POSSIBILITY OF EVIL

How does Miss Strangeworth feel about the contribution her family has made to the town in The…

In “The Possibility of Evil,” Miss Adela Strangeworth takes great pride in the contributions made to the town by her family. We see this most clearly in the second and third paragraphs when the…

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  • DOVER BEACH

In the poem “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold, what is the most probable topic for a literary essay…

In this poem, the speaker laments that the once unifying power in the world (religion, and Christianity in particular) is no longer relevant. The speaker seeks a substitute for this loss of…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some quotes from Scout on the subject of empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Empathy is having the feeling or experience of sharing someone else’s feelings. This is a significant theme in the book. It is often described as “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.” In…

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  • MATH

If a point is chosen at random from within the circle, what is the probability of choosing a… 1 image

Hello! I suppose that “at random from within the circle” means “equal chances for areas with equal areas”. Then the probability in question is the ratio of the shaded region to the area of the…

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  • CHARLES

Why do you think Laurie’s parents took so long to discover the truth about Charles in Shirley…

In Shirley Jackson’s short story, “Charles,” Laurie goes off to kindergarten and every day comes home with a new story about a boy named Charles. The reader finds out at the end of the book that…

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  • THE CRUCIBLE

How is John Proctor viewed in Act 1?

Proctor’s entrance in Act I is contextualized by a lengthy couple of paragraphs, written by Arthur Miller, that help to define his character. In these paragraphs, Proctor is described as “a farmer…

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  • LANGSTON HUGHES

What is the symbolism in the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes?

The poem “Mother to Son”, by Langston Hughes, is an uplifting, hopeful poem about never giving up. The main symbolism in the poem is when Mother compares her life to a staircase. She says,…

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  • THE OZ PRINCIPLE

What is the summary of chapter 1 in The Oz Principle?

The Oz Principle examines the role of accountability in the achievement of business results and the improvement of both individual and organizational performance. The full title of the book is The…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the nucleolus?

The nucleolus is a large organelle within the nucleus of eukaryotic cells. In fact, it is the largest structure within the cell nucleus. The main function of the nucleolus is the assembly of…

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  • HISTORY

Who led a protest march on Washington D.C. after the Panic of 1893 hit the country?

The name that you are looking for is Jacob S. Coxey. Coxey was a businessman from Ohio who led a march on Washington in 1894. This march is known to history as “Coxey’s Army.” In 1893, the…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

In chapter nine of The Scarlet Letter, there is a paragraph tht begins “Thus Roger Chillingworth…

Chapter 9, which is properly titled “The Leech” describes Roger Chillingworth as just that: some animal force that has opted to attach itself to Arthur Dimmesdale in order to extract whatever life…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

What two nicknames does the narrator go by in the short story, “Raymond’s Run,” by Tony Cade…

The narrator in Toni Cade Bambara’s short story, “Raymond’s Run,” is introduced to us by the nickname most of her friends and family call her. Her real name is Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, which…

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  • SCIENCE

What did Dalton think about the atom and why he describe it the way he did?

Dalton’s ideas about the atom are summed up in his Atomic Theory: 1. All matter is made of tiny indivisible and indestructible particles called atoms. 2. All atoms of a given element are identical…

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  • KARL MARX

Why was Karl Marx a very influential thinker ?

Karl Marx was a very influential thinker because he had a very provocative idea at a time that was ripe for that idea to take hold. Marx wrote his most important works in the late 1840s, the 1850s,…

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  • THE LOTTERY

In “The Lottery” what was the moral, mental, physical, and emotional conflict?

There are many conflicts in the short story. What makes these conflicts so powerful is that they are underneath the narrative. In other words, the conflicts are unspoken. This makes sense, because…

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  • SCIENCE

What food makes up nearly all (around 99%) of a Giant Panda’s diet?

Giant pandas are almost entirely dependent upon bamboo and 99% of their diet consists of the leaves, stems and shoots of the bamboo plant. The remaining 1% of their diet consists of grass, other…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Describe three instances in the book where Twain pokes fun at white, southern, civilized people.

Oh gosh! There are so many instances of Twain’s satiric voice poking fun at people who seem to be civilized but are not. It’s important to note why Twain is ridiculing the different people in…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Who is the auditor, the “You” addressed in the first paragraph of Poe’s story “The Cask of…

This is a question that has never been answered to everyone’s satisfaction. Some readers have assumed that Montresor is making a verbal confession to a priest. One reader suggested that Montresor…

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  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

What type of diction does Poe choose to use, and why does he use it?

Diction refers to the author’s choice of vocabluary and style of expression in a story, poem, or any other piece of writing. In the case of Edgar Allan Poe in The Tell-Tale Heart, the chosen…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is one way in which the Wagner Act succeeded where earlier legislation failed?

Perhaps the most important way in which the Wagner Act succeeded where other legislation failed was in that the Wagner Act protected unions’ ability to recruit workers. This made it so that…

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  • HISTORY

Why would the system proposed by the Knights of Labor to replace capitalism not be considered…

The neat thing about your question is that there are many definitions involved. Let us peruse the definitions of Knights of Labor, capitalism, socialism, and the AFL. Then we can begin to answer…

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  • ANTIGONE

What does the chorus say about fate in Antigone?

The Chorus mentions “fate” three times in Antigone. These mentions are: What are the new complexities / That shifting Fate has woven for him? (130-131) O fate of man, working both good and evil! /…

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  • CATHEDRAL

Find one significant point in “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Support with a quote (MLA style) and…

The significance of the quote depends on understanding the plot. The conflict is internal, in the narrator. We can tell from the way he talks that he is tough and practical and can’t be bothered…

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  • TONIGHT I CAN WRITE

What is a theme of “Tonight I Can Write (The Saddest Lines)”?

The theme of Pablo Neruda’s poem “Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines” is the finality of lost love. The narrator is finally able to express his feelings. The line “Tonight I can write…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the difference between elastic potential energy and chemical potential energy?

Potential energy is the energy stored in a body that can be released later on to do work. There are various forms of potential energy depending on how the object received the energy. Elastic…

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  • AFTER TWENTY YEARS

Is Jimmy justified in what he does with his friend? Discuss Jimmy’s character as a person,…

The fact that Jimmy and Bob were friends twenty years ago does not necessarily mean that they are still friends. The main theme of O. Henry’s story is that people change. These two men have grown…

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  • SCIENCE

If volume is directly proportional to temperature, then why does temperature increase during…

Volume of a gas is directly proportional to its temperature, at constant pressure, according to the Charles’ Law. However, during compression, the pressure does not stay constant, it actually…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Need thesis feedback: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby…

You can include background information on Shakespeare and Fitzgerald later in your paper if it applies to your thesis. As for your introduction, this should contain your thesis statement, why it is…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the relationship between irony and fate in Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet, because of the feud between their families, seem fated from the start not to be together. They are “star-crossed lovers,” their love affair never meant to be. In the first irony,…

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  • HISTORY

Why is the Declaration of Independence being signed important to world history?

The signing of the Declaration of Independence is important to the history of the world for a few reasons. One reason is that the document lays out some very basic ideas about the rights of people…

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  • DEATH, BE NOT PROUD

What is the meaning of the poem “Death, be not proud”?

In this poem, John Donne’s use of arguments, religious ideology, and paradoxical comparisons to characterize Death demonstrates the use of conceit, a typical literary device in metaphysical poetry:…

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  • SONG OF MYSELF

How does Walt Whitman address what it means to be an American in “Song of Myself”?

Walt Whitman has a lot of things to say about America and what it means to be American. In his poem “Song of Myself,” one of the ways in which he defines what it means to be American is his…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Explain how William Wordsworth helps us see the bliss one feels when surrounded by nature through…

Wordsworth’s poem “The Daffodils” is about the unexpected joy of nature, expressed through personification, a poetic technique in which non-human objects are described as having human…

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  • SCIENCE

Describe how gravity affects the Earth’s shape.

The most significant effects on Earth by gravity are its generally spherical shape and the relatively small disruptions in this shape. The primary cause for the Earth’s spherical shape is that it…

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  • RELIGION

Who were important individuals in Martin Luther’s life and what was their relationship to him?

Two important individuals in Martin Luther’s life were his wife, Katharina von Bora, and his close friend and fellow Reformer, Philip Melanchthon. Katharina was a former nun; many historians credit…

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  • MATH

A two mile pier and a one mile pier extend perpendicularly into the ocean with four miles of…

The swimmer begins on the end of the 2 mile pier, swims to the beach and then out to the end of the 1 mile pier, and we are asked to find the shortest possible swim. The easiest solution is to…

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  • THE BLACK CAT

Why did one wall remain after the fire?

In “The Black Cat,” after the narrator cuts an eye out of the black cat that follows him around then hangs him in the garden, his house catches fire and burns down–except for the wall directly…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the factors on which gender construction depends?

Gender is a social construct of societal differences between males and females. Gender is not always associated with sex – the biological differentiation between males and females based on sex…

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  • THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER

In “The Devil and Tom Walker” how does the narrator mix real people and events with the…

“The Devil and Tom Walker” takes place in a relatively realistic setting, despite the fact that there are several supernatural events that occur. The very first paragraph describing the gloomy and…

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  • BUSINESS

Why do people resist change? Could you describe for me the importance of change management in a…

People really have two opposing needs, the need for change and the need for stability. In each of us, these are opposing forces, with some of us craving more change and others of us craving more…

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  • HISTORY

How did the War of 1812 influence American domestic politics?

The main effect of the War of 1812 on American domestic politics was that it brought about the end of the Federalist Party. This led to a short time in which there was only one political party in…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Describe the conversation between Montresor and Fortunato as they walk in the catacombs.

The conversation between the two men in the catacombs partly relies upon the conversation that got them there in first place. Montresor has convinced Fortunato that he has acquired a rare and…

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  • THE HELP

What are four major problems in the novel The Help, and what are the solutions to these problems?

The Help is a story told alternately by Aibileen, Minny, and Miss Skeeter. Let’s consider that each one of them has a problem to solve. If we add Hilly Holbrook to the list, we have four. Of…

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  • SCIENCE

What are some differences between plants and animals?

Plants and animals generally differ in their lifestyles and the compositions of their bodies, but are fairly similar in terms of the chemical reactions and processes that allow them to stay alive…

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  • HISTORY

Where do governments get their power from?

There are three primary sources of power for government. These are the consent of the governed, wealth, and force or the threat of force. Sometimes in a given country, it seems as though more than…

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