Why is it important for contemporary society to have knowledge on Victorian literature (such as…

Why is it important for contemporary society to have knowledge on Victorian literature (such as…

  • JANE EYRE

Why is it important for contemporary society to have knowledge on Victorian literature (such as…

I think that this question might be considered in two parts: why is it important to study and understand the literature from any historical period, and why, particularly, the Victorian? The first,…

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  • SCIENCE

When a bucket full of water is rapidly whirled in a vertical circular path, water does not fall…

I believe cetrifugal force is what keeps the water in the bottom of the bucket. In a situation like the one you describe, an outward force away from the center of rotation is developed as the…

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  • MACBETH

What is the outcome of Macduff’s meeting with Malcolm?

The end of Macbeth Act IV, scene iii, may be the first and only time that two characters are honest with each other in the entire play. The outcome is that the rightful heir of Scotland, Malcolm,…

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  • LITERATURE

Please tell me about multicultural issues in contemporary literature.IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE,…

Some multicultural issues that are found in the modern literature, in the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, for example, are: Immigration: are Dominican Republic immigrants pushed out of…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In what way did Johnny compare Dally to the southern gentleman in Gone with the Wind?The…

The way I see it, it is Ponyboy who is comparing Dallas Winston to the Southern gentlemen like the ones in Gone with the Wind. He does this on p. 168 in my book — the part just after Johnny has…

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  • LITERATURE

“Poetry is said to be a spontaneous overflow of feelings. Justify this statement with reference…

There is much in way of Dutt’s poem representing the Romantic sensibility of poetry being “a spontaneous overflow of emotion.” The opening stanza features much in way of reflection and memory…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Trends of industrialisation and its impact?

My guess is that your book gives certain answers you are supposed to remember because this is a topic that could have a variety of answers. I would say that industrialization in today’s world is…

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  • PRELUDES

Why is the smell of steak frustrating rather than pleasent

Throughout Preludes and especially in the first part, Eliot is talking about the humdrum, repetitive and meaningless images of a fragmented and disconnected city-life. Nothing seems to happen here….

  • THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

In The Merchant of Venice,what is portia’s exact position at the court?

Portia in disguise of a man pressents herself to the court as a young and learn doctor with the help of her maid also disguished as a man. So, Portia position in a court is one of a legal…

  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

What are the ironies in Hemingway’s short story “In Another Country”?

You may get different answers but in general the biggest irony is how, despite the self-discipline, strength and courage of the soldier, it is not he who takes control of the war. In fact, it is…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

In “In another country”,the major is the bravest man,thought his bravery is grounded not upon…

This is a correct assumption because the major is not a man who believes in the future. He needs control, therefore he is grounded in the present. The War is his present, and the War is all about…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

In “In another country”,symbolic soldier’ fate:A man must not marry,speak grammatically,the…

It is easy to agree with the major under his circumstances. He is a man who is always in control, and suddenly saw himself in a situation where he had lost control, and his hand as a result of it….

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  • BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER, A TALE OF WALL STREET

How does Melville portray the “human condition” in the story “Bartleby the Scrivener”?I should at…

Melville is very concerned with capturing the “human condition” in “Bartleby the Scrivener.” Consider the working conditions of all characters in the story. They’re in a cramped space,…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

How did Charles Dickens’ personal life strongly influence the plot and characters of A Tale of…

Some critics’ conjecture is that the name Charles Darnay is very close to the author’s name, Charles Dickens. Having recently gone through a divorce–a scandalous action in the Victorian…

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  • SCIENCE

WHAT IS THE PINEAL GLAND AND WHAT ARE ITS FUNCTIONS?

The pineal gland sits deep in the cranium posteroinferior to the hypothalamus and posterior to the brain stem. It is classified as being part of the endocrine system but some authors describe it as…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Please justify the title A Christmas Carol.

In order to justify the title, I think we need to look at the definition of a “carol.” The Webster’s dictionary site defines this as a song of joy a ballad of religious joy Given this definition,…

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  • BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

Why is Because Of Winn Dixie a Newberry Honor winner?

The Newberry Awards are awards for books that make a significant contribution to American children’s literature. Because of Winn-Dixie won a Newberry Honor (not the first place Newberry Medal) in…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What do we mean by social helpers?Also give some examples.

To provide you with a good answer I would need to know in what context you are using the term social helper. Generally, a social helper can be someone who spends their time assisting others to…

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  • SCIENCE

Can either Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism be hereditary?

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are endocrine disorders that alter the normal metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism is due to oversecretion of the thyroid hormones(thyroxine,triiodothyronine) and…

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  • TEACHERS

DropoutWhat is your opinion of high school dropouts in todays society?

I think they are setting themselves up for a much harder road than they can imagine. The economy is not good. Finding a job is very difficult for people who do have high school diplomas. While you…

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  • HAMLET

How does this quote reveal Hamlet’s character and what is the significance of it?Act IV Scene…

In this scene, King Claudius is trying to get Hamlet to tell him where the body of Polonius is hidden. Hamlet had killed Polonius (while Polonius was behind the arras) and has now hidden the…

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  • BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

Can you write a paragraph describing the main character? Tell how he/she changed throughout the…

The main character of this book is a she. Her name is India Opal Buloni. She is 10 years old and has just moved to Naomi, Florida. At the start of the book, Opal is sad and lonely. She has no…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

How do I go about getting a restoration of rights?What im trying to do;I am trying to own a gun…

It depends upon which State you reside in. Some have more stringent rules than others but in most States the fact that you sought out psychiatric care does not preclude you from legally owning a…

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  • POETRY

Please discuss e. e.cummings’s poem, “A Poet’s Advice to Students.”

In his “Advice to All Young People,” E.E. Cummings underscores a reflection of the English author, Oscar Wilde, who said, “most people’s thoughts are those of others; their words a quotation.” For…

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  • BUSINESS

What are debit and credit please give a detailed answer with examples.Accounting

In accounting terms every business transaction involves exchange between two accounts. For example, when some item is purchased on credit, the amount of money owed to the seller increases by value…

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Can I have a script of Act V, Midsummer Night’s Dream from Shakespeare please? It need to be…

it has all acts and scenes, translated into modern english on the side. It is the original versoin but the modern english is easy to understand.

  • BRAVE NEW WORLD

In Chapter 11: Why does everyone want to meet John, and how do they label him?Aldous Huxley’s…

I wonder if, for the second question, you are referring to what is said in the first sentence of the chapter. There, John the Savage is said to be “delicious.” I think that there are two reasons…

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  • SCIENCE

What gender is prone to diabetes and why?

Women are more often likely to contract type 2 diabetes than men, but men are in the majority when it comes to type 1 diabetes. According to one source, approximately 16 million Americans suffer…

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  • LITERATURE

How is hope like a “dog’s ear when it hears the refrigerator door open?”

When a dog hears the refrigerator door open (or the can opener going, or the car keys jingling) it tends to hope that there is about to be something it likes. It hopes it will get fed or it will…

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  • REFERENCE

What is denture cloning?

Denture cloning is the practice of making a duplicate denture by exactly copying an existing denture. In contrast the original denture are made by taking the impression of the mouth of the person…

  • POETRY

What do these similes seem to suggest about hope?- hope springs like a grasshopper -like crocuses…

To me, they suggest a couple of different things. The one about the crocuses in the snow suggests that hope is something that gives us light at the end of the tunnel. The crocuses come up (giving…

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  • SCIENCE

What is the purpose of our cervical, lumbar, and thoracic vertebrae?

Vertebrae make up your vertebral column or your backbone(spine). The vertebral column consists of seven cervical vertebrae(in the neck), twelve thoracic vertebrae, and five lumbar vertebrae(lower…

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  • THE SIGNAL-MAN

What does the narrator find unusual about the signal-man?

A lot of what the signalman does strikes the narrator as being a bit strange. This strange behavior starts at the very beginning of the story. At the start of the story, the narrator calls out to…

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  • TEACHERS

Do you feel that high school students are prepared for college?This is for my research paper in…

Clearly, this depends on where the students are coming from. I have taught at a rural high school in Washington and I have taught at a community college that gets many of the students from high…

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  • HAMLET

What is the significance of this quote?said by Gertude- Act IV, Scene 1″Mad as the sea and wind,…

When Gertrude says this, she is talking Claudius, her husband. She is describing to him what has just happened with Hamlet and Polonius. She is telling Claudius that Hamlet has just killed…

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  • HAMLET

What is the significance of this quote?Laertes, was your father dear to you?Or are you like the…

Hamlet has mistakenly killed Laertes’ father, Polonius, because Polonius was hiding behind a curtain and Hamlet thought it was Claudius, so in this quote, Laertes is being asked if he is really sad…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

What are some examples of hubris shown by the Suitors?writing an essay on hubris in suitors,…

In The Odyssey, the Greeks believed that man is responsible for his fate. They believed in the sacredness in the guest-host relationship. Just as Odysseus and his men violated this relationship…

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  • A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

What happens to Judith Shakespeare when she goes to London?

When William Shakespeare’s fictitious sister Judith goes to London, she most certainly does not meet with his success (though she was born every bit as gifted as her brother). Men laugh at her…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

There are 4 ways state court judges are selected. In some states judges are elected by popular…

To me, the idea of electing judges is really a very bad one. I think that it is really important to have a judiciary that is completely independent so that it can make its decisions based on law….

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  • ANIMAL FARM

How does Napoleon respond to criticism or resistance? Is there a parallel to his behavior in the…

Napoleon is pretty much a direct representation of Joseph Stalin, the man who was the dictator of the Soviet Union for decades. So there is a parallel to Napoleon’s behavior — Stalin’s behavior….

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  • MANIAC MAGEE

How are the Beales from the East Side and the Pickwells from the west side similar and different?

Both families have children, and both sit down to meals together. Neither family is wealthy, but they do manage to feed and clothe their children, keeping a watchful eye on them. Both sets of…

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  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN

“Death of a Salesman” questions.Could someone please help me answer a few questions about “Death…

Willy made a lot of mistakes as a parent, but giving the boys the wrong set of values tops everything. He has an attitude that appearance, and being thought “one of the boys” is all you need in…

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  • THE GLASS CASTLE

How do the settings of The Glass Castle relate to the themes of the story?

There are several settings for the story, the house in Arizona, the desert cabin, then the cabin in West Virginia. They all start to share certain characteristics, even the nicely furnished home…

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  • BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

Please summarize the story.does winn dixie die? does her mom come back?

This story takes place over just a very few weeks one summer. The main character, India Opal Buloni (usually called Opal) has moved to Naomi, Florida with her father (usually called the Preacher)….

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Is the tree in To Kill a Mockingbird that Scout and Jem find the presents in the same tree as the…

This is an EXCELLENT question and one I had never considered before. Upon a second and third reading of the two sections (Chapters 4 and 28), I believe it probably is. In Chapter 4, Scout tells us…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

How does a Greaser behave, and how does a Soc act?

In some ways, the members of the two gangs tend to act quite a bit alike. They are both very concerned with looking out for the other members of the gang, for example. But there are quite a few…

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  • LITERATURE

What are the functions of literature?

TRANSMISSION OF CULTURE: While a history textbook or transcripts of court trials, or newspapers can tell us the facts and events of a society, nothing can share the feelings or beliefs like…

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  • NIGHT

How is the Violin that Juliek plays symbolic?

You might get different answers to this question. I think that the violin represents how art and the passion behind it was still present during the darkness of the Holocaust. Juliek’s…

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  • ANIMAL FARM

Examine the use of propaganda to control the animals and their thinking.

Napoleon used Squealer (ironically named) to articulate his messages. One of the great ways Napoleon used Squealer was to produce false numbers in terms of production. This is a typical tool of…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

I have to write an essay and I need to know what light and darkness means at the beggining of the…

Darkness obviously plays an essential role in the novella as the title suggests. Darkness is largely metaphorical here and represents an inability to see and a lack of knowledge and insight into…

 


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