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Creation

who did Cyprus meet in the areas he visited and what did he learn from them?

In Gore Vidal's Creation, the protagonist, Cyrus Spitama travels the world as a diplomat, meeting some of the most influential figures of the Axial Age. This allows Vidal to use the novel form as...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 3:21 am UTC

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The Glass Castle

What was Jeanettes physical appearance ?

Often neglected by her parents, Jeannette Wall endures a difficult, impoverished childhood and is viewed by others as an outsider. In The Glass Castle, Jeannette’s distinctive appearance amplifies...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 2:32 am UTC

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Social Sciences

Why does the social and economic disparity between Canadian-born and immigrants persist? Or Why do you think...

One might answer your question beginning with the response that this is true in Canada for the same reason it's true in the United States (and elsewhere). There is an inveterate and persistent...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 1:27 am UTC

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Beowulf

what where some of the psychological things in beowul

As an Anglo-Saxon heroic poem, Beowulf is, by nature, not particularly psychological. The poet was far more interested in entertaining his audience with tales of monsters and heroes and allusions...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 1:31 am UTC

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Stargirl

In chapter 21 of Stargirl, there are two public sources of community information that inspire Stargirl’s random acts...

In chapter 21, Leo presses Stargirl to tell him how she knows what is going on in people's lives. Stargirl reveals three different sources of information, and each of them could perhaps be...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 12:51 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

Discuss contextual influences on psychological well-being as older adults respond to increased dependency, declining...

First, it is worth remarking that, in spite of diminishing health status and decreased cognitive capacity, recent studies have suggested that psychological well-being actually increases in later...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 12:56 am UTC

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Frankenstein

What are some stylistic and literary devices in chapter 6 of Frankenstein?

Chapter 6 of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein uses the stylistic device of epistolary technique. The literary devices that Shelley employs include metaphor, allusion, and personification. The epistolary...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 8:12 pm UTC

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Beowulf

what where some of the psychological things in the text

Human psychology does play a role in Beowulf, and this does not only apply to its human characters. The character of Grendel, and the details surrounding his terrorizing of Heorot is very...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 12:07 am UTC

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Science

Mary is in an empty rectangular hall with dimensions 30 meters by 30 meters by 5 meters. She assumes the absorption...

To calculate reverberation time, we are going to use a famous formula "Sabine's formula," named for its inventor, Wallace Clement Sabine. Sabine did pioneering work to determine the power of...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 11:07 pm UTC

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Boy's Life

What are some important quotes in Boy's Life

Although Boy's Life is structured as a murder mystery, its principal subject is the magic of childhood. Many of the most memorable quotations from the book center on this topic, as both the young...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 10:23 pm UTC

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If—

List three things that come to mind when reading the title of the poem "If—."

Before we read a poem like Rudyard Kipling's “If–,” it's good idea to pause for a few moments and think about the title. What comes to mind with a glance at this title will be different for each...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 8:27 pm UTC

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Ode on a Grecian Urn

What two adjectives describe the pastoral scene in John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn"?  

In his "Ode on a Grecian Urn," John Keats uses many adjectives to describe the pastoral scene depicted on the urn. His description creates a variety of reactions in the reader and suggests just as...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 9:25 pm UTC

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The Tell-Tale Heart

What are the two main symbols in the story "The Tell-Tale Heart"? What does each one represent? What is one other...

The two main symbols in the story are the old man’s eye and the narrator’s own heart. The narrator describes the old man’s eye as a “vulture eye,” associating it with death, as vultures feed on...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 3:18 pm UTC

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Harrison Bergeron

What does the word "handicap" mean in "Harrison Bergeron"?

"Handicaps" are used in "Harrison Bergeron" to keep one person from having any advantage over another person. The Handicapper General is a person in this society who determines in which ways a...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 10:53 am UTC

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The Masque of the Red Death

What is the theme of "The Masque of the Red Death"?

The theme of "The Masque of the Red Death" is that no one, no matter how powerful or how rich, escapes death. The theme is shown through the actions of the characters and through irony, as death is...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 2:24 pm UTC

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Math

A student believed that T is a root of x^4 - x^3 + x^2 - x + 1 = 0. Find the value of T^20 + T^10 + T^5 +1.

We are given that T is a root of `x^4-x^3+x^2-x+1=0` , and we are asked to find the value of `T^(20)+T^(10)+T^(5)+1` . To find the roots, we notice that the given expression is one of the factors...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 1:59 am UTC

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One Day of Life

how can I create an outline of this book in order to be able to write an essay? For example what does the outline...

There are several different ways of writing an outline, particularly for a work of fiction. If you have not been given a template or any other guidance, then you should include the details you...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 8:03 pm UTC

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Math

What is the smallest positive value of x (x not equal to 0), such that sin 7x + sin 9x + sin 11x + sin 13x = 0?

To solve this problem, we can use the formula which transforms a sum of two sinuses into a product. Namely, the formula is `sin a + sin b = 2 sin ( ( a + b ) / 2 ) cos ( ( a - b ) / 2 ) ` and it...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 5:13 pm UTC

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Math

A student told her mother that the number 100(101)(102)(103) + 1 is a perfect square. Without using a calculator,...

The square root is between `100 ^ 2 ` and `103 ^ 2 . ` Let's express factors as 100 `+-` something and 103 `+- ` something and group them: `100 * 101 * 102 * 103 + 1 = 100 * ( 100 + 1 ) * ( 103 - 1...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 6:32 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

In act 4, scene 3, lines 131–138 of Julius Caesar, what is the significance of Cassius inheriting his anger from his...

Shortly before Cassius speaks about "that rash humor which my mother gave me" in act 4, scene 3 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Cassius offers Brutus his dagger with which to strike Cassius...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 2:22 am UTC

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The Tell-Tale Heart

Why does the narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" wait till the eighth night to commit the murder? He watched him for...

The narrator waits until the eighth night to commit the murder of the old man because the old man's eyes were closed on the first seven nights. The narrator says that he creeps into the old man's...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 1:41 pm UTC

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Math

A student told her teacher that triangle ABC has angle A=75, angle C=45, and AC=20. A circle passing through point A...

It is known that if a circle with the center `O ` is tangent to a straight line and the point of tangency is `X , ` then the radius `O X ` is perpendicular to the tangent line. Because of this, the...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 6:47 pm UTC

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A Rose for Emily

Citing specific evidence and utilizing quotes from the text, identify three clues from the story that suggest what...

Miss Emily Grierson is from a highly respected Southern family, but she hides a great secret in the upstairs of her home. Emily is briefly seen in the company of Homer Barron, a man whom the...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020 11:08 am UTC

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Law and Politics

How do you explain the alternative models of savings?

It might be most helpful to explain alternative models of savings as alternative payment models that could result in savings. Alternative payment models is a concept that is commonly applied to the...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 7:01 pm UTC

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A Doll's House

In A Doll's House, what is the purpose of the tarantella? What does it symbolize?

The tarantella is a dance which is characterized by quick, light steps and an upbeat tempo and has historically been seen as a dance of cheerful courtship. References to the tarantella are woven...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020 11:46 am UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

What are four puns from act 1, scene 4 (Queen Mab speech) of Romeo and Juliet?

In act 1, scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Romeo reluctantly agrees to go to the Capulet's party uninvited, and in act 1, scene 4, Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio are talking in the...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 5:31 pm UTC

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Arts

In Colpitt’s book ‘Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century’ What does Frances Colpitt argue about abstract art in...

In the introduction to the book of essays that she edited, Frances Colpitt appears to argue that abstract art has had a central impact on Western art. For Colpitt, abstract art is “the definitive...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 6:13 pm UTC

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If—

What is the message presented in the poem "If—" by Rudyard Kipling?

In the final lines of "If—," readers become aware that this poem is addressed to the speaker's "son." While this can be interpreted literally, it can also be more loosely interpreted as a poem of...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 10:57 am UTC

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Literature

Please write an in-depth explanation and the main points of Introduction: The Theory and Practice of Adaptation by...

To answer this question concerning Robert Stam's Introduction: The Theory and Practice of Adaptation, look carefully at the progression of his ideas concerning film adaptations; doing this will...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 5:50 pm UTC

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The Most Dangerous Game

9. What elements of the setting does Rainsford not have to contend with

In the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Edward Connell, A man named Sanger Rainsford falls off a yacht somewhere in the Caribbean, swims to an island, and finds a luxurious chateau....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 6:02 pm UTC

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The Tell-Tale Heart

In "The Tell-Tale Heart," what might the vulture's eye symbolize?  

In Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," the old man's "vulture eye" doesn't symbolize the window of the soul of the old man whose eye it is, as might be expected, but...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 5:54 pm UTC

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Literature

How is Pavel symbolic of the victims of the holocaust?

In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Pavel’s character might be symbolic of Holocaust victims in a variety of ways. You could say Pavel’s previous profession symbolizes how many victims of the...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 5:18 pm UTC

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The Cask of Amontillado

What are some examples of mood and tone in "The Cask of Amontillado"?

Much like in Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," the narrator of "The Cask of Amontillado" begins by telling the reader of their murderous intention. This creates tension for the rest of the story as the...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 5:11 pm UTC

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Arts

To what extent is Mel Gooding's 'Abstract Art' (2001) useful in understanding Abstract Art in the 20th century? What...

I think it's safe to say that Mel Gooding’s book is quite useful in providing a basic understanding of abstract art as it manifested in the 20th-century. While the aim of the book might be...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 4:10 pm UTC

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Macbeth

How does Lady Macbeth respond to Macbeth's outburst in Act III, scene 4?

When Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo at the banquet he starts yelling at him: Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake Thy gory locks at me. (IV, iii, 54-55). As no one else can see the ghost,...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 3:52 pm UTC

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Lord of the Flies

What message is William Golding trying to convey in Lord of the Flies? How does he convey the message?

The primary message that Golding is trying to convey throughout Lord of the Flies is that humans are inherently wicked, violent beings and will revert back to their primitive, savage instincts in...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 3:40 pm UTC

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

The suitability of the plot,language, setting, and characterisation in the haroun and the Sea of Stories as it...

Before I can help you determine the suitability of plot, language, setting, and characterization in Haroun and the Sea of Stories as it relates to readership, I think it’s necessary to figure out...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 3:30 pm UTC

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Daniel's Story

where is rosa from

In Carol Matas' novel Daniel's Story, Daniel meets Rosa for the first time when his sister, Erika, brings her home to introduce her to the family. They are living in the Jewish ghetto in Lodz,...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 2:59 pm UTC

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Roald Dahl

Detailed Summary of the story "The Wish". The story shows the events through the eyes of the narrator and the...

A boy pulls a scab painlessly off his knee and flings it away. It lands in the distance on a carpet in the hall of his house that is in a pattern of red, black, and yellow. The boy decides that the...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 2:54 pm UTC

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The Story of an Hour

What was Mrs. Mallard's first reaction to the news of her husband's alleged death, and what words did she use to...

When Mrs. Mallard first hears the news of her husband's fatal accident, she weeps with "sudden, wild abandonment" into her sister's arms. Louise experiences a "storm of grief" and cannot compose...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 2:26 pm UTC

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

In "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards, what are  specific similes and metaphors used in the...

In his sermon, Jonathan Edwards uses simple, everyday images to impress on listeners the severe and ever-present danger of falling into hell fire. In one potent metaphor, he describes the peril as...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 1:39 pm UTC

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Literature

Where is the evidence that Niobe compares to Antigone

As she goes to her death, Sophocles's Antigone laments: How often I have heard the story of Niobe, Tantalus’s wretched daughter, how the stone clung fast about her, as close as ivy, and they say...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 1:04 pm UTC

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band

What did Julia Stoner hear several nights before she died?

Several nights before her death, Julia hears a low whistling sound in her room at about three o’clock in the morning. On the night of her death, Julia tells her sister Helen about these whistling...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 12:51 pm UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

In Act three, Scene 1, line 94-95, Mercutio says, "and you shall find me a grave man." What is the literary device...

It is entirely appropriate that Mercutio should be using such a pun. For here is a young man with an irrepressible sense of fun, someone with a love of banter and witty word-play, chronically...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 12:43 pm UTC

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Literature

How does Norman Nicholson highlight the idea of the passage of time in his poem 'Rising Five'?

In "Rising Five," Norman Nicholson begins with a young boy whose age, according to the poet, must be: Fifty-six months or perhaps a week more. This means that the boy is four years old, and it is...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 12:36 pm UTC

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I Stand Here Ironing

Why do you think she chose this particular historical context? How do you think it helped her get across one of her...

In many ways, this is a rather ordinary setting. A mother performs routine household work in a rather typical home as she ponders her own maternal successes and shortcomings. Yet we also learn...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 12:32 pm UTC

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Pamela

How does she describe her master

Richardson does not have Pamela provide a physical description of her new master, Mr. B., who takes over the estate after her mother dies. Her focus is on his character or inner self and his...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 12:24 pm UTC

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Who is the final victim in The Adventure of the Speckled Band?

When his step-daughter Julia becomes engaged to be married, Dr. Grimesby Roylott realizes that he will lose a portion of the wealth he inherited from his wife; thus, he plots to kill her with the...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 12:02 pm UTC

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band

What does the snake symbolize in The Adventure of the Speckled Band?

Ever since the serpent in the story of Adam and Eve, snakes have been commonly used as symbols of all that is foul, wicked, and depraved. And the deadly swamp adder in Conan Doyle's “The Adventure...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 11:49 am UTC

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Why does Helen visit Holmes?

In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," Helen Stoner visits Sherlock Holmes because she has a case for him to investigate. The fact that she calls on Holmes early in the morning (it is 7:15am when...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020 11:41 am UTC

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