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ScienceNucleic acids are one of the four types of biomolecules that are essential to all life forms (in addition to lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates). Nucleic acids include DNA (which stands for...

HistoryThe Renaissance was a revolution of ideas. The revolution of ideas is the origin the modern age. At the heart of the movement was the importance of the individual. During the Renaissance period,...

HistoryJamestown fort was the first English settlement in America and also formed the first colony of the British Empire. The area which was also settlement for the colonists exists today only as an...

ScienceBlood flows in our bodies through an intricate system of blood vessels known as the circulatory system. The movement is facilitated by the pumping of the heart and with every heart beat blood is...

Jane EyreWhen Jane Eyre decided to marry Mr. Rochester the first time, she was unaware that he was still married to Bertha Mason. Jane and Mr. Rochester were standing at the alter in the church, saying...

Raymond's RunHow can the girls smile at each other with genuine respect when only one of them wins the race in...At the end of Toni Cade Bambara's story "Raymond's Run," Squeaky and Gretchen finish the race, and both of them smile even though only one of them wins. "We stand there with this big smile of...

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A Good Man Is Hard to FindI am not sure if I understand your question correctly, but I think you are asking about the religious discussion the grandmother has with the Misfit. On page 149 the old lady asks the Misfit...

Lord of the FliesThe first symbol of civilization is the conch shell that Ralph and Piggy found on the island. They used the shell to locate the other survivors and also to establish a system of leadership and...

The CrucibleDanforth delayed Elizabeth’s trial for a year hoping that Proctor would stop challenging the proceedings. However, Proctor continued challenging the proceedings because he was sure they were all...

To Kill a MockingbirdIt is important to recognize that the book is set in the 1930's during The Great Depression. The entire country was facing economic hardship, so Macomb was not unique its struggles. That being...

The Witch of Blackbird PondThere are several examples of compassion in The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Hannah Tupper (the "witch" in the story) comforts Kit when she is upset and feeds her cake. She invites Kit into her house...

ScienceThe statement that best explains why a hot air balloon rises is A. As the air inside the balloon is heated its volume increases, inflating the balloon more fully. Having a greater volume makes it...

HistoryLike most of the philosophers of absolutism (Thomas Hobbes being the other very famous example) Jean Bodin lived in a time of extreme social and political strife. He witnessed the French wars of...

ScienceAny nutrient or biogeochemical cycle involves the sources and sinks of that nutrient/element and also shows the transformations the nutrient/element undergoes. To understand any nutrient or...

HistoryBy 1898, the Cubans wanted sovereignty over their own island and they were tired of Spanish rule. The Spanish, who were frustrated with Cuban insurgency, started to rule over Cuba more directly...

To Kill a MockingbirdWhere in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is Boo Radley discussed, specifically about Boo being...[eNotes educators are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately. Thank you.] According to Miss Maudie, in Chapter Five of...

ReferenceThis is entirely possible to do. The strategy I would use is outlining. When I was in law school, there was only one exam for each course, the final exam, and I had to study 16 weeks of material...

The GiverThere are a few reasons for the Giver to feel this way. First, there is the sheer quantity and age of memories he must hold. Second, it is a burden to hold memories and never be able to share...

Of Mice and MenThe importance of this passage is twofold. On the surface, it is simply that George is confessing to pulling pranks of Lennie, even one that nearly cost Lennie his life. Because Lennie would do...

The CrucibleThere are a couple of reasons why not all of John and Elizabeth’s children are baptized. A complaint Reverend Parris has about the Proctors when John and Elizabeth are arrested for witchcraft...

To Kill a MockingbirdScout explains Walter's situation to Miss Caroline because Miss Caroline is not from Maycomb and does not understand Walter's background. Miss Caroline offers Walter a quarter to buy lunch for the...

A Retrieved ReformationO. Henry shows that the triggering factor in Jimmy Valentine's reformation was that he fell in love at first sight with a beautiful smalltown girl named Annabel Adams. Jimmy Valentine looked...

HistoryMedieval bowyers, or fletchers, were very important members of society. At a time when warfare was the norm, bow and arrows were in high demand. The Medieval fletcher would wake up before dawn to...

LiteratureThe title of author Thomas Dyja's book The Third Coast consists of an informal term used to speak of any coastal region other than the West Coast and East Coast of the United States. Since coastal...

To Build a FireThe natural setting of the brutal arctic conditions of the Klondike, conditions which are indifferent to the presence of a man, express Naturalism, a literary movement among novelists who viewed...

The Doll's HouseIn Mansfield's "The Doll's House," the Burnell children are not allowed to associate with the Kelvey girls. The Burnell girls are members of the upperclass and a family friend (Mrs. Hay) has sent...

Wuthering HeightsThe roots of ambition in Wuthering Heights are present in both Heathcliff and Catherine. Heathcliff, who is taken off the street by Mr. Earnshaw, is mistreated by everyone in the family except his...

The RavenHow do poetic devices and figurative language efftect the reader's understanding of Gothic themes...To state that Edgar A. Poe was very fond of the Gothic mode may sound like a commonplace, since there are myriad of scholarly studies in the subject. What is not so often acknowledged is the fact...

HistoryThe Progressives’ views on regulating business were that government should regulate business so that businesses could not abuse the people. They felt that businesses used their economic power to...

HistoryThe reason the Third Estate paid all the taxes under the Bourbon monarchy in France is that the kingdom had an inefficient, outdated tax system. Nobles and clergy received many privileges, one of...

MacbethFirst of all, he demonstrates his arrogance by demanding that the witches answer his questions. One might think Macbeth would express some humility or even cautiousness before these supernatural...

The Canterbury TalesIrony is, generally, the difference between what you expect to happen and what really happens. In the case of Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale," from The Canterbury Tales, dramatic irony is used....

ScienceSpecific heat and latent heat are intensive material properties. Intensive properties are properties of a material which don't vary depending on the amount of mass present. For example, if a block...

BusinessIn my view, it does not make sense for employers to be allowed to file grievances, at least if we are talking about grievances filed against workers or the union. This is because the employers...

Everyday UseDee has gone out into the world and become successful. We don't exactly know what all she has succeeded at, but we do know she has had a very good education that her mother has paid for at great...

Of Mice and MenBoth Lennie and George are wearing clothing appropriate for traveling ranch workers: denim, black hats, and blankets to sleep on  wherever they happen to rest. The physical descriptions of each...

LiteratureAll segregation, whether it is residential, social, educational, financial or political, always causes those who are set apart from having equal opportunities and advantages in society. For Walter...

The Healers[First, please note that I have corrected the misspelled character name from “Araba Jessiwa” to Araba Jesiwa.] Literary techniques in the subject of Literature are many and varied because they...

LiteratureKill Shakespeare is a 12issue comic book series created by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col with the purpose of helping a large audience better appreciate Shakespeare and to learn more about...

To Kill a MockingbirdSheriff Tate’s expression of “let the dead bury the dead” is another way of saying “put this matter to rest.” In hopes of returning Maycomb back to its normal, everyday routine, Sheriff...

MathWe have to be careful here because of absolute value sign. We need to know where the function under absolute value changes sign (in the interval of integration), which is at `x=pi` in this case....

MathHello! Find the indefinite integral: `int((sqrt(y)y)/y^2)dy=int(y^(3/2)1/y)dy=(2)*y^((1)/(2))ln(y).` Then substitute y from 1 to 4: `(2*4^(1/2)ln(4))(2)=1ln(4)+2=1ln(4) approx 0.386.`

MathHello! First find the indefinite integral, `int(x/(2)2/x)dx=int(x/2)dxint(2/x)dx=(x^2)/42ln(x).` Then substitute x from 1 to 2: `(2^2/42ln(2))(1^2/42ln(1))=12ln(2)1/4=3/42ln(2) approx...

MathYou need to evaluate the integral, hence, you need to use the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that: `int_a^b f(x)dx = F(b)  F(a)` `int_0^1(5x  5^x)dx = int_0^1(5x)dx  int_0^1 5^x dx`...

MathYou need to evaluate the integral, hence, you need to use the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that: `int_a^b f(x)dx = F(b)  F(a)` `int_0^1(x^10 + 10^x)dx = int_0^1(x^10)dx + int_0^1 10^x...

MathYou need to evaluate the definite integral using the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that: `int_a^b f(u) du = F(b)  F(a)` `int_(pi/4)^(pi/3) csc^2 theta d theta = int_(pi/4)^(pi/3) 1/(sin^2...

MathYou need to evaluate the definite integral using the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that:` int_a^b f(x)dx = F(b)  F(a)` `int_0^(pi/4)(1+cos^2 theta)/(cos^2 theta) d theta =...

MathBefore evaluating this integral, simplify the expression in the integral using trigonometric identities. The following Pythagorean identity will be useful: `tan^2(theta) + 1 = sec^2(theta)` Start...

MathWe will make substitution `x=t^6.` Therefore, the differential is `dx=6t^5dt` and the new bounds of integration are `t_1=root(6)(1)=1` and `t_2=root(6)(64)=2.` `int_1^64(1+root(3)(x))/sqrt x...