Why is it important to know if a chemical change has taken place?

Why is it important to know if a chemical change has taken place?

  • A DRY WHITE SEASON

In Andre Brink’s A Dry White Season, Benjamin Du Toit’s quest to discover what really…

Suzette and JohanSuzette, being older and more involved in the world, takes her father’s actions very poorly. She feels he is humiliating them all and making himself look foolish, perhaps even…

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  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

How does Mariam change in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns?

Mariam’s character is quite dynamic in A Thousand Splendid Suns. Early in the novel when Laila first arrives in the home as Rasheed’s second wife, Mariam is very upset and takes out the decision…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

How does Argos symbolize Odysseus’s kingdom?

Argos, Odysseus’ dog, is symbolic of the kingdom of Ithaca. When Odysseus left Ithaca, Argos was a strong and quick dog renowned for his tracking prowess; however, Argos, like the rest of his house…

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  • THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON

What symbols could be used to symbolize the main characters in The Face On The Milk Carton series?

There are many choices of symbols that can be used to illustrate the main characters in The Face on the Milk Carton. The main character, Janie Johnson, could be symbolized by a campfire. This…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In chapter 28 of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, does Mrs. Merriweather’s pageant symbolize…

Mrs. Merriweather is an interesting character; more than anything else, she comes to represent the hypocrisy inherent in many of Maycomb’s church-going populace. Her pageant symbolizes a society in…

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  • FRINDLE

In Frindle, what kind of test did the children have to take every day?

In the novel Frindle, no child has to take a daily test. However, every child in Mrs. Granger’s fifth grade class, including the main character, Nick, has to take a weekly spelling test, every…

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  • HISTORY

I’m supposed to write a paper pretending that I am a slave and have found a piece of paper and a… 1 image

First, take a look at what you have. Historically slaves were not captured by white slavers but by other Africans. African slavers from the coast went into the interior and captured other Africans…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are tsunamis of different sizes?

Tsunamis are generated by any powerful disturbance that may be capable of displacing a large volume of ocean water. Such disturbances include earthquakes, nuclear explosions, landslides, volcanic…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Enlightenment Ideas lead to the French Revolution?

There is debate among historians about whether Enlightenment ideas were all that important in the outbreak of the French Revolution. Some historians argue that most of the important Enlightenment…

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  • LITERATURE

Who is your hero? Must be real and why?

This is a question that we cannot answer for you. For example, what if I said my father was my hero? It would make no sense for my father to be your hero. What I will do in this answer is to list…

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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What are the connections between A Midsummer Night’s Dream and “Kubla Khan”?

Although “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare and “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge differ in period and genre, they do have some connections. On the level of differences,…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are the similarities in George and Lennie’s language in Of Mice and Men?

Since both men have grown up in the same surroundings and have followed an inseparable path, it is logical that they would utilise the same speech patterns. It is clear from the context and setting…

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  • THE SCARLET LETTER

Where are some examples of nature’s sympathetic response to mankind in The Scarlet Letter?

The first example where we witness nature being sympathetic toward mankind is in chapter 1, “The Prison Door”. Here is where Hawthorne dedicates an entire mention of praise toward the rosebush that…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In the story “The Most Dangerous Game,” how is Sanger Rainsford described physically; in…

A world-renowned hunter, described as “having good eyes”–keen eyesight– Sanger Rainsford travels down the Amazon in order to hunt jaguars. As he talks with his friend Whitney, Rainsford indicates…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout says, “I ran by the Radley Place as fast as I could, not…

Throughout the text, you’ll find Scout to be a character who is rather impulsive. Instead of thinking carefully, she simply acts. Sometimes these actions work in her favor, but, quite often, they…

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  • HISTORY

What comparisons can be made between Operation Desert Storm and World War I?

Making a comparison between World War I and the Desert Storm operation is quite difficult for a number of reasons. First, the Great War was a slow, defensive war fought in trenches, while Desert…

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  • REFERENCE

How can I write a summary about Hurricane Sandy?

To write a summary, you want to start with when and where the hurricane formed. From there, you’ll want to explain all the areas that were affected by this storm (much of the East Coast). You’ll…

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  • REFERENCE

How would I use these six words in a sentence? Sigil lography, nihil obstat, anthropology,…

My parents call me Indiana Jones now, but they gave me nihil obstat to study anything from astronomy to archaeology or paleontology or anthropology or even sigillography, assuming I can find a…

  • HEALTH

What is the main point of “More Than a Message: Framing Public Health Advocacy to Change…

The main point of the article is that there is a big need in the area of public health policy in terms of how to explain to the public the social and health contexts under which changes are…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

List and describe each character in Romeo and Juliet.

Capulet Family-mortal foe of the Montague clan Juliet: 13 year-old daughter, romantic, formal (will not let Romeo kiss her at first, is shy about telling him her true feelings), very close with…

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  • IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

What does the narrator suggest when he states that they do not go to war anymore in “In Another…

When the narrator declares that they do not go to the war anymore, he expresses the isolation of the wounded soldiers. This isolation is further suggested by the very next sentence: “It was cold in…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

Why does Jocasta want Oedipus to stop searching for the true story of his birth?

In the play Oedipus Rex, Jocasta and Oedipus disagree about what it will take to prove Oedipus’ guilt in the murder of King Laius. On one hand, Oedipus argues that he will receive confirmation of…

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  • THE BIRTHMARK

Hawthorne is not very sly about the meaning behind his tales. He requires you to think a little…

This quotation in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, “The Birthmark, a major theme is man tampering with nature. Aylmer is determined to remove his wife’s, Georgiana’s, birthmark, regardless that it was…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What is an excerpt that contains interesting and telling diction in Harper Lee’s To Kill a…

Diction can be defined as the choice of words and/or phrases in speech or writing, or style of speech. Assuming the question refers to an example of a good use of diction, there are several. The…

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  • HISTORY

What were Sparta’s achievements?

The image of Sparta as a brutal, illiterate, unenlightened civilization is rooted more in Athenian propaganda then in truth. While the Spartans are mostly remembered for their heroism on the field…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are cells close together?

One reason that cells need to be close to one another is for cell communication. One way that cells communicate is via biomolecular transmitters. In order to signal a response, these cell are…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Many major strikes were characterized by violence, and used military personnel during the…

In my view, the use of military forces to stop strikes is not the issue. The issue is the laws that allowed this to be done. The military was, at that time, used mainly as a law enforcement tool….

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In Richard Edward Connell’s short story The Most Dangerous Game, is Zaroff a round or a flat…

In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, General Zaroff is a flat (static) character because he doesn’t change throughout the story. He remains committed to hunting, even if he has to trap…

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  • HISTORY

How did the westward expansion affect the United States in a positive way?

Westward expansion was a very good thing for the United States. It gave the country a stronger and bigger economy, made it more of a military power, and even (arguably) made it more democratic….

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  • MACBETH

What is the significance of this quote from Macbeth: “he hath honored me of late, and I have…

This quote follows Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act I, Scene 7, and is spoken to his wife. At this point, Macbeth has decided to postpone their plot to assassinate King Duncan, and this quote reveals…

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  • THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

How is Rainsford civilized?

The story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell tells the story of Sanger Rainsford, a hunter who finds himself at the home of General Zaroff, a strange man who hunts humans for sport….

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  • HISTORY

What would Rousseau think of the government of the USA?

Rousseau would almost certainly agree with certain aspects of American government, such as the idea that American government is a government by the people and for the people. However, he would…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are cells close together? Give two possible reasons.

One reason that cells need to be close to one another is for cell communication. One way that cells communicate is via biomolecular transmitters. In order to signal a response, these cell are…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What is the benefit of an opinion poll?

An opinion poll can be very helpful to an elected official or to a candidate running for office. Opinion polls tell elected officials or candidates what the public believes about an issue. This can…

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  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

What are several examples of irony in the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian?

Keep in mind that irony occurs when the intended meaning of a message is delivered through something (words, a tone, or an event) that signifies the opposite. Verbal irony is when what is said is…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is CO2 non polar?

Carbon dioxide is non-polar because of the symmetry of its bonding. The electronegativity difference between carbon and oxygen is 1.0, which makes the bonds polar. However, the two polar bonds are…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

Why was Julius Caesar murdered?

The conspirators had a wide range of motives for murdering Julius Caesar. Shakespeare bases his play on material primarily from Plutarch, but Cicero’s letters also provide an excellent portrait of…

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  • THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE

Do you think the poet is close to achieving his dreams? How? Why? Please, answer with reference…

During his childhood, Yeats with his family frequented the Isle of Innisfree, which is an uninhabited island located within Lough Gill in County Sligo in Ireland. In summer, when he would visit the…

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  • SCIENCE

Compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic respiration

There are two main forms of respiration that are used during exercise. These are known as aerobic and anaerobic respiration. First of all, respiration has to do with whether or not there is enough…

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  • SCIENCE

Does the color of the bottom of a bucket affect the temperature of the water inside of it?

The color of a bucket and the temperature of the water inside may be related depending on several variables. Theoretically, darker colors that absorb more light will cause the temperature of the…

  • LORD OF THE FLIES

What is the importance of the mock killing in Lord of the Flies?

The mock killing in Lord of the Flies demonstrates the force of the instinct that humans have toward savagery and it acts as a prelude to more acts of violence by the regressing boys. Certainly, it…

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  • AFTER TWENTY YEARS

What is the external conflict and the internal conflict in Bob’s life ?

An external conflict that Bob has is indicated at the climax when Bob is arrested since he is a wanted man in Chicago, which at the turn of the twentieth century was considered part of the “West”…

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  • GOD’S GRANDEUR

What is the main figurative device used in the poem “God’s Grandeur?”

In “God’s Grandeur,” Hopkins uses many figurative devices, but the one repeated most often is alliteration. Alliteration means using words that begin with the same consonant more than once in a…

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are four examples from the novel that show that Curley’s wife was discriminated against?…

Curley’s wife is in a difficult position in the novel. She is the only woman there, and is married to a man who is jealous on the one hand, and ignores her on the other. The men know to stay…

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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

In Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, what time of day does…

In the chapter of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde titled “Dr. Lanyon’s Narrative,” Lanyon describes the manner in which he receives a letter from his old…

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  • SISTER CARRIE

Why is Sister Carrie worth reading?

Carrie is only eighteen years old. She grew up on a farm and is now traveling to the big city of Chicago to find a life for herself. This is a situation which should interest any young reader,…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Why do Jem and Scout call their father Atticus instead of Dad?

There are certainly many theories as to why Scout and Jem address their father as Atticus. Perhaps Atticus wants his children to see him as someone they can trust and depend on when the chips are…

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  • KIM

How important is the theme of identity to an interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s Kim?

Rudyard Kipling’s Kim is a novel about a young man caught between two cultures, Indian and British. Although of Irish ancestry, Kim has been raised in India. Being Irish in the nineteenth century…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is it important to know if a chemical change has taken place?

Chemical changes are those changes that involve changes in chemical composition of material. In comparison, physical changes, do not involve any changes in the material’s composition. An example of…

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  • NIGHT

In the book Night, on what page does Elie’s dad refuse to have his crown taken away?

In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie’s father refuses to let the gold crown in Elie’s teeth be removed. In my book this scene is on page 73 and starts on page 72, continuing until page 74 when…

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