Would there be an argument that a progressive income tax is unconstitutional based on basic…

# Would there be an argument that a progressive income tax is unconstitutional based on basic…

• CONSTITUTION

Would there be an argument that a progressive income tax is unconstitutional based on basic…

Let me address the basic fairness argument first. It seems to me that the basic fairness argument cuts both ways, doesn’t it? Is it not fair for those who make more money to shoulder a greater…

• NIGHT

In Chapter 6, how does Juliek express himself before slipping into the grips of death? Why would…

On page 111 of the Hill and Wang publication of Night, Elie Wiesel describes his fathers death. Elie’s father spends his last breaths calling to his son asking for water. If he was actually…

• THE OUTSIDERS

Why would a guy like Johnny have a guy like Dally as a hero?

Johnny admires Dally’s courage, first of all. Dally is not afraid of anyone, but instead everyone is afraid of Dally. Dally has also survived sort of “against all odds.” He grew up fighting for…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

In Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet, why does Juliet fear that Romeo will think she is “too quickly won” ?

Hmmm, I never thought that Juliet actually “feared” Romeo’s thoughts about that subject. Juliet knows that Romeo is already in love with her. For goodness sake, he has been spying on her even…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

The whole point is that he doesn’t think about anything. The insufferable TV, the lack of participation in government, and the complete indifference to the treatment of others are all evidence of…

• THE PIGMAN

What does John’s writing on desks show in The Pigman?

John’s habit of writing on desks shows his impulsive and rebellious nature. John is good-looking and intelligent, but he is bored with school and hates it with a passion. In addition, he has a…

• MATH

How do you find a slope for the problem x = -4y?

Basically, you can set up a table to solve for the y value. You pick the x value. x | y 0 | 0 1 | -1/4 2 | -1/2 Then you can plot these points on your graph. Using the slope-intercept formula: y =…

• LITERATURE

What is Liverpool Poetry?

Liverpool poetry refers to the movement that was pushed by three poets: Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, and Brian Patten. They would be the poetic troubadours during the 60’s and their poems moved…

• EDGAR ALLAN POE

In order to truly benefit from the assignment (and to get a more helpful response on this site), it would probably be a better idea to begin the interpretation yourself and then ask more specific…

• TWILIGHT

What is the significance of the titles for Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse?

All four titles relate to the moon and the changing parts of the day. Twilight is the time of day right before sunset, when the last light of day gives way to night. Edward tells Bella that…

• BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

Describe Christmas at Jess’ house in Bridge to Terabithia.How does this scene compare to the gift…

Christmas at Jess’ house is chaotic, as everything else there seems to be. Ellie and Brenda both have boyfriends this year, and there is much haggling in the house over finding the money to buy…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

I have to write an essay on one of the main themes in To Kill a Mockingbird. Is this a good…

I found a sentence very similar to this on another website. If you are the one who posted it, that’s fine. Or, perhaps a student saw YOUR post and used YOUR words. That is also fine. However, if…

• THE SCARLET LETTER

As Hester prepares to escape Boston with Dimmesdale, what piece of unwelcome news does she…

Hester discovers that Chillingworth has purchased passage on the same ship she had planned on using for her escape with Dimmesdale. Of course, this represents that Dimmesdale will never be able to…

• PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Compare and contrast between the two kinds of marriage in “Pride and Prejudice”

It might help if you would clarify what those two types of marriage are. I will try to guess, even though I think there are probably more than just two types of marriage. But in general, let’s…

• LITERATURE

In what ways can setting contribute to the meaning of a story?

The setting of a story is most often used to symbolize a particular idea that the writer wishes for us to have of the place and the people residing within it. For example, in To Kill A Mockingbird,…

• THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Why did the old man know there would be a breeze all night in The Old Man and the Sea?

After the old man has caught the great fish, prepared it, and lashed it to his boat, he looks up at the sky. He sees that “there (are) high cumulus clouds and enough cirrus above them so that the…

• BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA

Can you give me a short and to the point summary of chapters 9 and 10 in the novel “Bridge to…

You will find a summary of Chapter 9 at the link below.

• KAFFIR BOY: THE TRUE STORY OF A BLACK YOUTH’S COMING OF AGE IN APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

What does the conflict between Mathabane and his parents reveal?

The conflict between Mathabane and his parents reveals “a: the father’s hopelessness about his family’s future.” Mathabane has a certain optimism that his father will never have mainly because…

• TRIFLES

In Trifles by Susan Glaspell what is each woman’s inner conflict?

There are three women in Glaspell’s Trifles. Minnie Wright–while the audience never sees or hears Minnie speak through the whole play, she is a central character as the murderess. Through Mrs….

• THE KITE RUNNER

Why do you think Amir recalls this memory when he witnesses Hassan’s tragedy in the alleyway?

A strong thematic parallel is suggested here between Hassan and the sheep whose sacrifice Amir had witnessed. Both Hassan and the animal are innocent of offense; both are powerless, victimized by…

• THE ODYSSEY

Where did Telemachus stop on his way to Sparta?

When Telemachus sets off in search of his father, he first sails to Pylus, home of Nestor, an old friend of his father. Nestor suggests that Telemachus head for Sparta to visit Menelaus. Nestor…

• S. ELIOT

How did T.S. Eliot make his literature “new” or modern?

This is a very broad question because T.S. Eliot was a prolific writer; so it might be more helpful to analyze just one of his works for modernism. Below are general modern or new characteristics…

• LITERATURE

In general, for those who appreciate deconstruction as a critical mode, deconstruction can serve to open up literary texts to a degree that other modes of criticism cannot. One of the main ideas…

• GIRL

How can you describe the relationship between the mother and her daughter in “Girl”?

The tone that is developed in Kincaid’s “Girl” suggests that the relationship between the mother and her daughter is relatively constricted. The story opens in the middle of the mother telling her…

• ALL MY SONS

What can I say about the idealism in the play?

I would suggest that the play shows that uncompromising idealism of the type that does not recognize the complexity of life, can sometimes do as much harm as good. Of course it’s not that simple….

• FAUST

In Goethe’s Faust Part I, what does Faust mean when he speaks of the “Two souls” living within…

In Goethe’s Faust Part I, in the section preceding (1064-1109) “Two souls, alas, exist in my breast” (1112), Faust delivers a long lament. It is the content of this lament to which the remark…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

What is the final answer to the main question of The Great Gatsby?There are 3 partial answers to…

While I am not sure as to the partial answers to which you allude, I will try to address the question as to what are the final answers revealed to us in The Great Gatsby. I think that the lasting…

• A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

‘The world of the woods may be magical but it is also mysterious and frightening.’ Discuss.I am…

You have identified the key role of setting in this play. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, just like in As You Like It, the forest has a key function in terms of its setting, and works in opposition…

• LAW AND POLITICS

peaceful World without fightingG’day mate plz answer to my question as soon as possibe. It’s our…

I think a violence-free world comes with other consequences, and we may not be willing to pay the price. I’ve read a lot of futuristic fiction this year, and in several of those novels there is a…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What is the one small indication that Zaroff thinks his sport might be wrong in “The Most…

Zaroff will permit any human prey who can survive three days to leave the island. However, he stresses to Rainsford that if he does survive, he can reveal the secrets of the island hunts to no…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

In the most dangerous game, what is general zaroff’s opinion of the sailors he trains?I am deeply…

While sitting down with Rainsford on his first night on ShipTrap Island, General Zaroff tells Rainsford all about the new game that he has decided to hunt. During this conversation, Zaroff tells…

• JULIUS CAESAR

In “Julius Caesar”, how does Brutus feel about the battle at this point?

From the time that Brutus sees Caesar’s ghost, he doubts the success of their battle in Phillippi. Though he still tries to form a good strategy, the prediction of the ghost seeing him there haunts…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

Piggy suggest that they let the signal fire go out at night and relight it every morning. Why?…

Thsi incident occurs in Chapter 10 of the novel, and it is after Jack has effectively seized power of the boys, and Ralph is left with Sam and Eric and Piggy, and they are trying to keep a signal…

• HAMLET

Claudius demands the Queen to explain Hamlet’s behavior, she claims he is insane. Does she really…

The short first scene of Act IV centres around Gertrude’s betrayal of Hamlet. Although she does honour Hamlet’s request to not tell Claudius that he is only feigning madness, it is clear that,…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

Who helps the littluns get fruit in Lord of the Flies?

You are referring to the end of Chapter 3. Simon, after helping Ralph build huts, goes away and walks towards the forest. Walking through “acres of fruit trees”, the group of littluns who have run…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What does the signal fire represent in Lord of the Flies?

The signal fire in the story is a symbol of hope of the boys’ return to civilisation. By keeping the signal fire going they hope to attract the attention of a passing boat or aircraft who will then…

• HAMLET

Was Gertude the real mother of the main character in the play?

Wow. I agree with my colleague–there is no evidence I’m aware of that Gertrude is not Hamlet’s mother. Hamlet calls her his mother, King Hamlet calls her his wife, and Gertrude calls Hamlet her…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What are the differences if you compare Ralph in the beginning of the story, with Ralph at the…

To answer this question you need to consider the allegorical aspects of this novel, and what each of the main characters represent. It is clear that at the beginning of the novel Jack represents…

• A ROSE FOR EMILY

What year does “A Rose for Emily” take place?

There are some clues in the story to give us some ideas about when this story takes place. In the first section, we are told that Miss Emily was relieved of the obligation to pay taxes in 1894,…

• SCIENCE

What is meant by POP in the context of air pollution?

POP stands for “persistent organic pollutant”. POPs are supposedly toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and/or the environment around the world. They can persist or…

• A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

What is Hermia’s big complex? Explain.

While Shakespeare purposefully does not attribute any truly unique characteristics to Hermia’s personality nor any of the other related characters in this aspect of the play, there are a few…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What is the function of the prologue?about the story of romeo and juliet of w. Shakespeare

In Shakespeare’s Prologue to Romeo and Juliet serves as an exposition of sorts. In the form of a sonnet, the Prologue tells the audience that the play is set in Verona. We learn of the feud…

• JANE EYRE

What stylistic devices are used by Charlotte Bronte in the novel “Jane Eyre” ?

The first device you might want to take note of that the story is written in the first person point of view, which allows the reader to see the events, characters, and setting through Jane’s eyes….

• LORD OF THE FLIES

Where and when is there an indication for the reader that the island isn’t a paradise like Ralph…

We see this transformation right away. The island is a paradise, and then the boys land on it. The plane slashes a nasty burning line through the green peaceful vegetation. The burning strip hisses…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What ist the literal genre of “Lord of the Flies”?

William Golding first of thought of the idea of Lord of the Files while reading Coral Island by Ballantyne. The story is, “about a trio of boys stranded on an otherwise uninhabited island, shows…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

Why do you think all the young children who survived were all boys in the novel lord of the…

First, William Golding was a school head master, so he has had an insight and plenty experience on the psychology and physicality of boys. Second, Ralph is his main character and (many writers…

• 1984

What convinces Winston that O’Brien shares his feelings against the party?

Winston’s first indication that O’Brien is on his side is in the first chapter, at the end of a 2-Minutes Hate, when his and O’Brien’s eyes meet briefly. Winston feels that the quick meeting of…

• LITERATURE

Any ideas on how to write a 50 word personification about a pen?I have to personify a pen in 50…

I would talk about the pen’s reaction to what the person holding it is writing. You can also include: the sound of the pen on the paper what the paper feels like to the pen whether the person is…

• AENEID

How might we account for the presentation of Ulysses as villain in Vergil’s Aeneid?

This is a worthwhile question since Odysseus/Ulysses is one of the “good guys” in Homer. In Vergil’s Aeneid, though, Ulysses is regarded as one of the most evil of the Greeks. The simplest…