# Who is Rachel in Wyndham’s The Chrysalids, and what are her character traits and function?

**THE CHRYSALIDS**

**Who is Rachel in Wyndham’s The Chrysalids, and what are her character traits and function?**

Rachel is one of the secondary characters in The Chrysalids. Rachel is Anne’s sister and both girls are part of David’s circle of deviants. Since she is a minor character, she is not developed…

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**MATH**

**Determine the complex number z if (z’+7i)/z=6?**

Let the complex number z = x + iy. The complement of z , z’ = x – iy. As (z’ + 7i)/z = 6 => ( x – iy + 7i)/ ( x + iy) = 6 => x – iy + 7i = 6*(x + iy) => x – iy + 7i = 6x + 6*i*y => x -…

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**MATH**

**Demonstrate that the complex number 1+i is the solution of equation z^4+4=0.**

If 1 + i is a solution of z^44 + 4 = 0, if we substitute z with 1 + i, we should get 0. Doing the same (1 + i)^4 + 4 => [(1 + i)^2]^2 + 4 => [1 + i^2 + 2i]^2 +4 => [1 – 1 + 2i]^2 + 4 =>…

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**MATH**

**What are a,b, if 2,a,b are the terms of a g.p. and 2,17,a are the terms of an a.p.?**

We are given that 2, a, b are the terms of a geometric progression and 2, 17 , a are the terms of an arithmetic progression. Now for an A.P. , if we consider three terms, the sum of the first and…

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**MATH**

**Evaluate the indefinite integral of y=x^2(x^3+1)^4.**

We have to find the integral of y=x^2(x^3+1)^4. Let t = x^3+1 dt/dx = 3x^2 => x^2 dx = (1/3) dt Now Int [ x^2(x^3+1)^4 dx] => Int [ (1/3)* t^4 dt] => (1/3) t^5 / 5 => t^5 / 15 replace t…

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**THE STORY OF AN HOUR**

**Compare and contrast “The Story of an Hour” with “A Cup of Tea.” How are they related and how are…**

The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin was published in 1894, and A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield was published in 1922. Both stories are centred around women dissatisfied with their relationships…

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**DOGEATERS**

**In Dogeaters, why was the Avila family considered “Communist”?Characters and their political…**

The Avila family is a left-ist leaning family. They have been made this way by the corruption of the Philippine government. The story is supposed to have taken place during the corrupt rule of the…

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**MATH**

**Write the forms of 2D linear equations .**

A two dimensional linear equation is of the form ax+by+c = 0 . It is in two variables x and y. The equation is if degree one. The other linear form is y = mx+c which is a slope intercept form,…

**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**Regarding Romeo and Juliet, Act 3: Do you think Juliet’s parents were right to arrange Juliet’s…**

I think that the answer to this lies in examining the relationship between Juliet and her parents. Shakespeare seems to be suggesting that arrangements bartered by parents who have a poor…

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**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**In Great Expectations chapter 11, describe the gentleman Pip meets on the stairs.**

Pip meets many unknown characters during the course of this chapter and the one preceding it. This particular gentleman on the stair scares Pip because of his large stature. Pip describes him as a…

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**MATH**

**Find the term that doesn’t have x , of the development (x^2+1/x)^9.**

Using the binomial theorem we can expand (x^2+1/x)^9 (x^2+1/x)^9 =>x^18 + 9x^16*(1/x) + 36x^14*(1/x^2) + 84x^12*(1/x^3) + 126x^10*(1/x^4) + 126x^8*(1/x^5) + 84x^6*(1/x^6)+ 36x^4*(1/x^7) +…

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**MATH**

**Prove that ln2 is the smallest value of the function f(x)=ln[1+square root(1+x^2)].**

To find the smallest value of the function we find the derivative and equate it to zero. f(x) = ln [ 1 + sqrt (1 + x^2)] f'(x) = [((1/2)/sqrt (1 + x^2))*2x]/[ 1 + sqrt (1 + x^2)] equating this to…

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**MATH**

**Find the equation of median from the vertex A of triangle ABC if A(1,2), B(2,3), C(2,-5).**

We have to find the median from the vertex A of the triangle ABC. Now, the mid point between B and C can be derived using the relation for the finding the mid point between two points. It states…

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**1984**

**Discuss the relationship between Winston and Julia in Part1 and Part 2 in Orwell’s work, 1984?**

I think that the relationship between both Winston and Julia represents the dichotomy between hopes and reality. On one hand, the relationship is depicted as one that represents a source of…

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**HAMLET**

**In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, what had the players come to do?**

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the players come to Elsinore to do what they do, put on plays. They are a traveling group of actors. They are entertainers. In short, that is the answer to your…

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**THE OUTSIDERS**

**In what way is there a sense of futility in the text?What does futility mean and how…**

Futility is when nothing that you do matters — things go wrong and you can’t fix them, you are powerless. You can see this to some extent in the lives of most of the people in the book. For…

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**MACBETH**

**In Macbeth, analyze Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking in terms of characterization.**

In my mind, the purpose of the sleepwalking scene is to reflect a level of change within Lady Macbeth. From being seen as a source or origin of evil intent and actions, confident and assured that…

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**TED HUGHES**

**Comment on the theme of HAWK ROOSTING by Ted Hughes.**

The poem presents a first person narration of the thoughts of this great predator, the hawk. The main theme of the poem is revealed through the self-assured strength of the monologue, as the bird…

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**SCIENCE**

**Why do flowers wither as soon as they are cut from a stem of a plant?What is or are the chemicals…**

As soon as a flower is cut from its stem, it is basically separated from its life support system. Delicate vascular tissue, consisting of xylem tubes which conduct water up and phloem which can…

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**WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS**

**Where are chaos, pessimism, and loss of faith in the poem “The Second Coming”?Can…**

Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” is a description of the state of the world following World War I using apocalyptic imagery. The poem is filled with images of chaos, pessimism, and loss of faith….

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**MATH**

**who was descartes?? problematic project HELP!!!**

Rene Descartes was one of the greatest figure of the 17th century, known as “Father of the modern Philosophy and Analytical Geometry.” The development of the modern Cartesian coordinate system in…

**THRUSHES**

**Please comment on the theme of the poem THRUSHES by Ted Hughes.**

This question has been previously asked and answered. Please follow the link below to review the earlier response. http://www.enotes.com/perfect-light/q-and-a/what-main-theme-hughespoem-thrushes-3387

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**MACBETH**

**Discuss in detail the dramatic irony in Macbeth. Answer in literary language and in detail.**

See this post for help on dramatic irony in Macbeth: http://www.enotes.com/macbeth/q-and-a/what-dramatic-irony-macbeth-23109

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**MATH**

**What is the most important part in solving a math problem?**

I think this depends on the kind of problem being solved, so I will address word problems in particular, with some additional comments on math problems in general. It might be fair to say that…

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**MATH**

**need helphave to simplify and i don’t know how (1+cos a-i*sin a)/(1-cos a+i*sina)**

To simplify: (1+cos a-isin a)/(1-cos a+i*sina). = (1+cosa-isin a)(1-cos a-i*sina)/(1-cos a+i*sina))(1-cos a-i*sina). ={[(1-isina)+cosa][(1-isina)-cosa]}/{(1-cosa)^2+sin^2}….

**A RAISIN IN THE SUN**

**During this time period, it is unlikely that a black man will rise to the rank of a CEO. How does…**

In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter tells his son Travis that he wants to one day become the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of his own company. But the play is set in Chicago during the 1950s, and since…

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**LOOK BACK IN ANGER**

**Discuss Dr Faustus as a tragedy relevant to all times.**

Marlowe’s creation of Dr. Faustas as a tragic hero from the ordinary strata of the society , his use of the Aristotalian concept ‘Hamartia’ and also the supreme egoistic character have made…

**THE COLOR OF WATER**

**What morals can be found in The Color of Water? with support**

There are a number of possible morals to be drawn from The Color of Water. One of the most prevalent is the idea that people can overcome their circumstances or other people’s prejudices against…

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**THE YELLOW WALLPAPER**

**Explain the symbolic signficance of the narrator seeing ‘unblinking eyes’ everywhere in “The…**

In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the “absured, unblinking eyes” might represent the lack of agency that women had in the late 19th century. The narrator in the story thinks that she sees eyes on her at…

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**THOMAS HARDY**

**How does the Thomas Hardy convey his feeling of loss in “The Voice”?**

“The Voice” comes as one of a series of poems which expresses Hardy’s attempt to come to terms with the death of his wife and the sense of immense grief that he feels at her loss. Interestingly, we…

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**A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM**

**In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, please show where Bottom misuses words and exhibits authority.What…**

In Act I, scene 2 we are introduced to Peter Quinceand his troop of amateur players. Despite the fact that Quince is the author/director of the piece, it is Bottom who wants to play all the parts….

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**THE BET**

**What did the prisoner do in the last two years of his confinement?was he left free from the…**

The prisoner, a young lawyer, spent the final two years of confinement reading. He read books on topics such as philosophy, religion, science, literature, and medicine. The banker recounts that the…

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**THE ODYSSEY**

**In Book 22 The Odyssey (Robert Fagles Translation), What is an important passage at least 30…**

‘As long as he had arrows to fight with, Odysseus kept shooting the Suitos one by one in the hall till the dead lay in piles. Eventually the archer had used all the arrows. he then propped his bow…

**THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE**

**Please explain the figures of speech in “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats.**

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately.] In William Butler Yeat’s poem, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,”…

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**CYRANO DE BERGERAC**

**What are the two of the strongest comedic scenes in Cyrano de Bergerac?**

This is undoubtedly open to interpretation, but the two strongest comedic scenes in Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac are the “nose” speech in Act I and the scene between DeGuiche and Cyrano as Roxane…

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**HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS**

**Please give a short of psychological profile of The American in “Hills Like White Elephants.”**

In Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” the character the American appears to be an overly selfish person who is used to getting his way without consequences. Over the course of his…

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**A TALE OF TWO CITIES**

**Describe Mr. Jarvis Lorry’s physical appearance, including dress.**

In Book the First, Chapter IV of A Tale of Two Cities Mr. Lorry arrives from the Dover coach and stays in the Royal George Hotel. As he enters the coffee-room, Mr. Lorry is described as a gentleman…

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**THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE K.K.K.: THE BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN TERRORIST GROUP**

**KKK and Terrorism?Unquestionably, the post Civil War KKK was a terrorist group, organized to…**

No, the KKK of the 1920s was not a terrorist organization, at least not in the parts of the country other than the South. To me, the KKK during that time was really more like a conservative…

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**ALEXANDER PUSHKIN**

**How did Alexander Pushkin influence Russian art?**

I think that Pushkin was important to Russian literature by being a type of intellectual “bridge” to the West. When we examine the growth and emergence of Romanticism or Neoclassicism in the 17th…

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**THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER**

**What is the point of view in the story “The Devil and Daniel Webster”?**

When we think about narration and point of view, there are three possible options. Firstly we can have the first person point of view, which is easily identifiable because the story is told in the…

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**THE MERCHANT OF VENICE**

**Discuss 2 moral lessons learnt by each of the following from the encounter with portia: 1. The…**

The lessons learned by each of the above is as follows: 1.suitors=we must not judge based on appearances only = It isn’t good to be boastful 2. Shylock= be merciful = revenge isn’t good, its…

**STUDENT STUDY TIPS**

**How Can I Improve My Memory?I have to learn a lot and my memory is not so great. How can I boost…**

Depending on what it is you have to learn there are a lot of things you can do to help you study material. One of the most important things you can do is force your brain to manipulate what you…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**GossipI like to talk to my friends about all kind of topics. But sometimes…I think it is gossip…**

I have never understood why people think gossip is such a bad thing. Gossip is simply talking about what is going on with people that you know. There is no reason to feel bad about that, in my…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**I need to write about my family history and need help on how I should start my first paragraph….**

Since your essay/paper will probably involve narraation, you may wish to recreate with as much vivid detail as you can how your ancestors entered the United States. For instance, if your ancestors…

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**LITERATURE**

**Why are some stories considered commercial fiction?There are two kinds of stories: literary…**

The best explanation that I can give for the difference between the two is that in commercial fiction, everything is on the surface. There isn’t a need to discuss what’s happening and what it…

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**ANIMAL FARM**

**What is another (more interesting) way of saying “creating a leader myth and personality…**

I would suggest that you could say something like “appointing himself God.” I have heard people say to one another “who died and made you God” or words to that effect and I think that this would…

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**HAMLET**

**What are good quotes by Hamlet that have meaning towards human existence in Shakespeare’s play,…**

If you look closely at Hamlet’s soliloquys, you can find a lot of good material. In his “to be or not to be” speech, Hamlet examines the very nature of human existence. In his rather distraught…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What are your educational goals for the New Year?I am currently anticipating New Year’s eve and…**

These days, I typically teach high school age students who are taking community college courses. They are generally not truly ready for college, coming from a relatively poor (economically and…

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**MATH**

**Calculate 25/(4+3i) +25/(4-3i)?**

We’ll factorize by 25 and we’ll get: 25[1/(4+3i) + 1/(4-3i)] We’ll multiply by (4+3i)(4-3i) = 4^2 – (3i)^2: 25[1/(4+3i) + 1/(4-3i)] = 25[(4-3i+4+3i)/(4+3i)*(4-3i)] We’ll eliminate and combine like…

**MATH**

**Calculate sin 2x if tan x=3 and x is in (0 , 90)?**

Since x is in the first quadrant, then the values of the trigonometric functions are positive. We’ll write the formula for sin 2x: sin 2x = sin (x+x) sin (x+x) = sinx*cosx + sinx*cosx sin (x+x) = 2…