Why is the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire significant in the labor movement?

Why is the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire significant in the labor movement?

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

What is a hook for an essay talking about green in The Great Gatsby?

You might consider addressing the various emotions and objects with which green is frequently identified, and then tying those to your discussion and analysis of the color green in the text. For…

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  • HISTORY

Why is the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire significant in the labor movement?

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was a disaster that killed over 150 workers in 1911. No American worker should have to go to work with the possibility of not coming home alive….

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  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

What was Benjamin Franklin’s involvement in organizations in England and America?

Benjamin Franklin had a prolific life as a businessman, statesman, and philanthropist. He is well known for his philanthropic, political, and business acumen. As a young man, he spent time…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Provide two arguments that either supports line item veto or opposes it. Back up both arguments…

The line-item veto is a power granted to some executives (most Governors in the US have it, for example) to veto not entire pieces of legislation, but specific pieces. This makes the veto, and…

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  • JOHNNY TREMAIN

What does the term “fagot” mean in the novel Johnny Tremain?

The book Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes was published in 1943. Due to the fact that it is a historical fiction novel and that it was published over seventy years ago, there is language contained…

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  • THEODORE REX

What from the prologue to Theodore Rex should I focus on to teach it to a class?

The prologue to Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris focuses on a re-telling of the assassination of President McKinley in 1901 and the ascendancy of Teddy Roosevelt (TR) to the Presidency. While the…

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  • “MASTER HAROLD” . . . AND THE BOYS

In “Master Harold”. . . and the boys, what condition are Hally’s clothes in according to the…

In “Master Harold”. . .and the boys, Hally’s clothes are wrinkled and he looks unkempt when he enters the scene. Hally is seventeen, so one assumes that he should be able to look after his own…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are some examples that help prove Atticus’s statement, “Our courts are the great levelers,…

In Chapter 20 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus states in his closing remarks to the jury that, in the U.S., “our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created…

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  • SCIENCE

What is semiology?

Semiology, known more commonly as semiotics, is an academic field that studies how meaning is made and communicated via signs and symbols. Semiotics studies the relationship between a signifier and…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Show some evidence to support this quote that Atticus says: “Our courts have their faults, as…

Atticus expresses his opinion that not all men are created equal. He notes that some people are intelligent, while others are not. Some people have talents that other people lack. Some are rich…

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  • REFERENCE

What is the noun form of original?

Original is the adjectival form of the noun, “origin,” meaning the source or beginning of something. The verb form is “originate.”

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  • WAITING FOR GODOT

Discuss the roles of Vladimir and Estragon in Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot.

This famous pair, also known as Didi and Gogo, play a central role in Beckett’s stage attempt to “eff the ineffable” through the use of all the languages of the stage – dialogue plus…

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  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES

How does Mr. Lorry comfort Lucie on her wedding day in A Tale of Two Cities?

On her wedding day, Mr. Lorry consoles Lucie, who is worried about leaving her fragile father, by assuring her that Dr. Manette will be closely looked after by him and Miss Pross. In Book the…

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  • MONSTER

What was Steve charged with in the book Monster?

Steve Harmon and James King are both charged with the felony murder of Alguinaldo Nesbitt. “Felony murder” is a murder committed during the course of another felony crime, in their case, the…

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  • HISTORY

Why are the Japanese, in Hitler’s theories, a “culture-bearing” rather than a “culture-creating”…

In Chapter 11 of Mein Kampf, Adolf Hilter discusses his theories about race and nationality. He divides human cultures into three groups: those that create culture, those that bear culture, and…

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  • THINGS FALL APART

What is the contrast of Okonkwo’s opinion of his son, Nwoye, with the opinion of his daughter,…

Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart revolves around the actions and relationships of the protagonist Okonkwo. Okonkwo, an Igbo man, defines himself by a set of values that many modern American…

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  • THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS

Who is more important in the story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula Le Guin: the…

The group is much more important than the individual in Omelas. With its alternate title “Variations on a Theme by William James,” author Ursula K. Le Guin explores the concept of the scapegoat and…

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  • TO HIS COY MISTRESS

How does Andrew Marvell use language to seduce in “To His Coy Mistress”?

Marvell’s narrator uses hyperbole, metaphor and imagery to seduce his coy (shy) mistress. The first stanza is filled with hyperbole or exaggeration as he describes how he would woo her if there…

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  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

What is the substance of the poem “Lucy Gray” by William Wordsworth?

“Lucy Gray” is about a little girl who gets lost in a snowstorm; her parents search for her all through the night, but find no sign of their daughter. Finally, at daybreak, the mothers spies…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How can we tell that Scout is maturing in the tea party scene of Kill a To Mockingbird?

The scene shows that Scout is maturing because she feels empathy for Aunt Alexandra and understands how the ladies are being hypocritical. Scout’s father spent most of her childhood trying to…

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  • MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR

What is the irony of the title “Marriage is a Private Affair” by Chinua Achebe?

Chinua Achebe’s short story “Marriage is a Private Affair” is about the cultural and generational problems which arise when a man from the Ibo tribe wants to marry a girl from the Ibibio tribe of…

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  • THE GIVER

Why is it necessary for this community to have a Receiver in The Giver?

The community has a Receiver of Memory to advise them on policy that requires knowledge of history. The community has embraced a concept called Sameness, which means that all decisions are made for…

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  • HISTORY

What were America’s strategies for fighting WWI?

When America started fighting WWI in 1917, the first thing that Wilson did was to list the nation as an “associate power,” meaning that our overall goals would be to return the French-German border…

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  • HISTORY

What was life like in the support trench in World War One?

The support trench which was built behind the front trench (attack trench) held men and supplies for those engaged in combat. Trenches built by the Allies were not as sophisticated as those built…

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  • HISTORY

Do you have any advice on how to write and revise better history essays?

The first thing that you need to do is to plan. Find out exactly what your teacher wants–this could be a biography, a retelling of events, or an analysis of a movement. Also, make sure you are…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

I need help with the theme of fear in the novel The Chrysailds.

For the theme of fear, I would first start by discussing Waknuk society itself. The entire society operates based on fear. They have a fear of change. Not necessarily societal change (although…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

In the story “The Open Window,” why is Framton scared of dogs?

Framton Nuttel is not scared of dogs–at least not of little brown spaniels. Vera makes up a story involving dogs in order to explain why their guest suddenly panicked and went running out of the…

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  • EVELINE

How can we differentiate between two points of view in Eveline? What is the purpose of having two…

“Eveline” by James Joyce is told from a third person point of view: She had consented to go away, to leave her home. Was that wise? She tried to weigh each side of the question. In her home anyway…

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  • MATH

Calculate the profit maximizing price of a monopolist firm with demand function Q(x)=1−xQ(x)=1-x and…

In order to determine the maximum profit we have to must formulate a profit function: Profit function = Revenue Function – Cost Function Since we know what the cost function is, we are yet to…

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  • THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

Did Joyce Emily mean to join the wrong side in the Spanish Civil War in The Prime of Miss Jean…

I will argue that Joyce Emily did not accidentally join Franco’s forces, but did so in accordance with Jean Brodie’s wishes. Joyce Emily Hammond desperately wants to become associated with the…

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  • HEART OF DARKNESS

What attitude did the manager and pilgrims display towards Marlow in the story the Heart of…

The manager appears essentially indifferent and slightly rude to Marlow. The unnamed manager is the head of the Central Station, keeping his position because he has outlived everyone else and has a…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

I want you to help me decide why I need to study Public Administration and what can I achieve if…

A good place to start would be looking at what sorts of careers people with degrees in Public Administration tend to go into.Typically, these careers tend to be involved in government in some way,…

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  • MATH

What is the definition of a function?

Hello! I suppose you mean the notion of mathematical function. This word has its meaning in different subjects too. In mathematics, a functions is a rule which takes each element of some set XX…

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  • MACBETH

How is Macbeth presented in Act I of Shakespeare’s Macbeth?

In Act I of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth is depicted as a brave and ruthless warrior. He is also an ambitious man who is affected by the preternatural world, his cupidity, and his determined…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What would be included in a thank you letter to Boo Radley if Jem, as an adult, were to write one…

If Jem, as an adult, were to write Boo Radley a thank you letter, he would thank him for leaving the gifts in the tree, for mending his pants, and for saving his life on the night Bob Ewell…

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  • HISTORY

Provide one important similarity and one important difference between the way the British…

The most important difference between the British domination of India and China is that the British Empire fully and directly colonized India under a Mercantile system known as the British Raj,…

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  • THE CAY

In The Cay, if Phillip’s mother were aware of Timothy’s sacrifice on her son’s behalf, do you…

Personal opinion, experiences and upbringing all contribute to a person’s prejudices. In Phillip’s case, his Mother’s views influence him to the point that his opinions are formed without any…

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  • MACBETH

Why does Macbeth seek the witches again in Act 3?

In Act Three, Scene 4, Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo in the middle of a feast. Macbeth is startled and begins to speak to the ghost. After the feast is over, Macbeth has a conversation with his…

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  • HISTORY

What were the connections between the Crusades and the history of Western Europe, Byzantium and…

The Crusades were carried out principally by Western Europeans at the urging of the Byzantines against their Muslim neighbors. The effect of this was a great deal of warfare and violence not only…

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  • SCIENCE

How have people throughout history used shadows cast by the sun as a way of measuring time?

Before the invention of clocks (and even for some time after) people mostly relied on the shadows cast by the sun to keep track of time. Using shadows to tell solar time involves keeping track of…

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  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

Using short, appropriate quotes, explain the technique Arthur Conan Doyle used to make readers…

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle excels at creating suspense, and he does so masterfully in the scene in which Holmes and Watson sit in Julia Stoner’s room to discover the secret of the mysterious whistle…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Why is the Odyssey about the journey more than the goal?

Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey is a piece of literature the relevance of which continues through today despite the fact that it was written centuries ago. In part, this text’s longevity is due to…

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  • AN ESSAY ON MAN

Give your views about the language of “An Essay on Man” by Alexander Pope.

“An Essay on Man” by Alexander Pope is an outstanding example of Augustan poetic style. It is written entirely in relatively regular end-stopped heroic couplets and yet, despite this, maintains a…

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  • HISTORY

What are some unintended results of prohibition?

Between 1920 and 1933, the federal government made it illegal to manufacture and sell alcohol across the United States. This prohibition became known as the “noble experiment” but had many…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How does Shakespeare portray Calpurnia and Portia in the play Julius Caesar?

Calpurnia and Portia are portrayed as strong and passionate women who supported their men. Shakespeare takes advantage of the Romans’ superstitious nature by playing up the supposed supernatural…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

Why is the Prologue not a problem for the Elizabethan audience that would have attended Romeo and…

The Prologue of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet basically reveals the final outcome of the play. It tells of the feud and the love between the star-crossed youngsters. It tells the audience that the…

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  • THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

Imagine that you are Canterville ghost. Describe the Otis family as you see them.

Cool question. I am not allowed to write it out word for word for you though. I will try and steer you in the right direction though. Based on how I read the writing prompt, it sounds like you…

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  • SCIENCE

Given the compound ~Al2O3~Al2O3 , a) What is the charge of each Al ion if each O ion has a charge… 1 image

Ionic Bonding: The bond formed between Al and O is called an ionic bond. Ionic bonds are formed when when an atom that is a metal (Al) transfers one or more valence electrons to an atom that is a…

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  • A POISON TREE

How did the persona of “A Poison Tree” deal with his anger while his enemy was alive? Give two…

In “The Poison Tree,” the persona deals with his anger while his enemy is still alive by nurturing it. He does this in two ways. First, as Blake puts it, he “water’d it in fears / night and morning…

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  • JULIUS CAESAR

How did Julius Caesar die?

Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44 B.C. by a group of senators. The assassination of Julius Caesar is probably one of the most famous murders in history. In ancient Rome, the…

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