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The Lion and the Jewel

What is the role of Sidi in The Lion and the Jewel?

Sidi is a wonderful character to talk about in my opinion. She is a great character to talk about and discuss with classes because it seems perfectly acceptable to talk poorly about her. Sidi is...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2021 12:22 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

What does this quote “urge me no more, I shall forget myself” reveal his flaw?

"Urge me no more. I shall forget myself" is Cassius's response after Brutus accuses him of being corrupt. Cassius tells Brutus that Cassius's seniority as a soldier gives Cassius more right than...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 10:08 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Is Brutus considered honorable or powerful?

It's clear that Brutus is a powerful citizen of Rome. He is of noble ancestry, descended from a legendary hero who freed the Romans from a tyrannical ruler. He is a member of the Roman senate as...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 9:25 pm UTC

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Math

The only zeros of a polynomial function f(x) are 3+ i/4 a n d 3+i/ 4. What is the axis of symmetry of the function...

We are given that a polynomial function has zeros at `3+i/4, 3-i/4` . (Note that complex zeros always appear as conjugate pairs. If `3+i/4` is a root then `3-i/4` is also a root. It is possible...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 9:24 pm UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Who changes the most in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Out of all of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird who experience some sort of character development, Jem changes the most. Scout certainly changes as well, but because she is so young, the...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020 11:31 am UTC

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Math

The only zeros of a polynomial function f(x) are 3-i/4 and 3+i/4. What is the standard form polynomial function f(x)...

We are told that a quadratic polynomial in standard form `p(x)=ax^2+bx+c` with `a,b,c in ZZ` (a,b,c are integers) has zeros 3+i/4 and 3-i/4. We are asked to find the polynomial. We use the factor...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 2:06 am UTC

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian vision of the future, and Ecotopia is a utopian vision of the future. Compare the...

Both The Handmaid’s Tale and Ecotopia feature first-person narrators who provide their personal perspectives on the societies they are observing. In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian Gilead, this...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2021 12:02 am UTC

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Joseph Andrews

Is Joseph Andrews a satire on the eighteenth century? What kind of satire is it?

Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews is a rollicking social satire that pokes fun at nearly every aspect of eighteenth-century society. Let's look at some examples. The Boobys are aristocrats and should...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 8:56 pm UTC

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Philip Sidney

What kind of rhetorical appeal is used in the following excerpt: "And with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you, with...

In the Defence of Poesie, the Elizabethan writer Philip Sidney makes an impassioned plea for the supremacy of poetry among the literary arts. The title of “defense” refers to his countering attacks...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2021 2:21 am UTC

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The Pearl

What is the parable and moral lesson of The Pearl?

A parable can be defined as a simple story designed to convey an important moral message. Some of the most famous parables are those told by Jesus in the New Testament, such as the Parable of the...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 10:49 am UTC

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Literature

Using evidence from the play, discuss how Racine’s Phedre reinforces the stereotype of woman as a destructive force...

Jean Racine's Phèdre adapts a myth which provided a subject for Greek drama into a play which presents much the same view of women as his sources did. Greek tragedy identifies women with the...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 8:43 pm UTC

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Macbeth

False Face Must Hide What The False Heart Doth Know

At the end of act 1, scene 7 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Macbeth resolves to murder King Duncan and take the throne of Scotland for himself in order to fulfill the prophecy made to him by the...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 4:08 pm UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

How is Atticus innocent?

Innocence is an important theme in To Kill a Mockingbird, and the characters that are most often linked to this theme are Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Readers might also see innocence in Scout and...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020 1:18 pm UTC

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”...

Let's ponder this well-known quotation from James Baldwin using examples from the struggles and issues people face every day. Baldwin asserts that “not everything that is faced can be changed.” Our...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 7:02 pm UTC

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”...

Your ability to apply this quote to your own life will of course depend in part on your own opinions and context. However, in general, this quote by James Baldwin highlights the importance of...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 9:07 pm UTC

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”...

This James Baldwin quote comes for a 1962 article he wrote in The New York Times. The article was headlined “As Much Truth As One Can Bear.” When examining the meaning of Baldwin’s quote, truth...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 5:35 pm UTC

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Literature

What are the possible advantages and disadvantages of the critical approach called "posthumanism"? What does this...

One advantage of a posthumanism is the holistic approach it takes to thinking about the world. By viewing humans through their larger environment, ecosystem, and interactions, a person could...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 7:53 pm UTC

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The Lottery

In "The Lottery," teenagers are forced to participate in the ritual. Why? What beliefs and practices about the lack...

One of the primary themes Jackson explores throughout her celebrated short story "The Lottery" concerns the dangers of blindly following traditions. The nondescript town has been participating in...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 4:11 pm UTC

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The Postmaster

In the story "The Postmaster" by Rabindranath Tagore, explain the role of the postmaster in Ratan's life and Ratan's...

In Rabindranath Tagore's short story “The Postmaster,” Ratan is the postmaster's servant. She is merely an orphan girl, but she cooks his meals, draws water for him, and nurses him when he is sick....

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 5:40 pm UTC

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Literature

Please identify the main formal features of the passage from Four Souls in the link below, particularly its narration...

The above passage is taken from the novel's opening chapter, narrated by Nanapush, in which the Ojibwa elder recounts the events leading up to Fleur's fateful trek to confront Mauser at his new...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 5:17 pm UTC

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And of Clay Are We Created

How does the author, Isabel Allende, use descriptive language in "And of Clay Are We Created" to create a narrative...

In the short story "And of Clay Are We Created" by Isabel Allende, the author describes the horrific disaster of "an avalanche of clay, stones, and water" that descends upon a town, burying...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 5:16 pm UTC

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”...

This quote comes from a manuscript called Remember this House that Baldwin began but never completed about Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. It confronts several realities...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 4:15 pm UTC

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Literature

Please identify the main formal features of the passage from "The Woman Warrior" in the link below, particularly its...

When the passage begins, the narrator addresses the audience directly, using second person narrative perspective. She asks, Chinese-Americans, when you try to understand what things in you are...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 4:01 pm UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Why Atticus Finch is a hero?

Atticus Finch is a hero because he chooses to do the right thing, even when it would be easier and safer for him not to. When he is asked to defend Tom Robinson, a Black man accused of raping a...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020 11:12 am UTC

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Netherland

How is identity a vital part of the American Dream in Netherland?

Joseph O'Neill's understanding of the American Dream is a good deal more expansive and less restrictive than that put forward by many commentators since the terrorist attacks on 9/11. These...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 1:33 pm UTC

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The Chaser

How effective is the love potion in "The Chaser"?

Alan Austen is a young man who's deeply in love with a woman named Diana; he's convinced that she's the one for him; however, the more he persists, the more Diana rejects his advances. Thus, he...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 10:21 am UTC

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The Canterbury Tales

How does Chaucer use irony and satire in the characterization of the Monk and Friar in the General Prologue to The...

Irony occurs when events turn out the opposite of what is expected, while satire pokes fun at social problems. Both the monk and the friar are supposed to live humble lives in service of others and...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 12:53 pm UTC

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Casabianca

Character sketch of Casabianca.

Casabianca is a young boy, probably no more than a teenager, who remains at his post aboard a French ship after it has been attacked by the British. Even though the deck has caught fire, and the...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 12:50 pm UTC

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The Vicar of Wakefield

How does Dr. Primrose react to faith and misfortune in The Vicar of Wakefield?

Dr. Charles Primrose, the title character and protagonist of The Vicar of Wakefield, is a virtuous man whose goodness derives in large part from his strong faith in the Christian God. Throughout...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 2:44 am UTC

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The Lion and the Jewel

What is the significance of marriage in the play The Lion and the Jewel?

The love triangle that involves a young girl, a young man, and a wealthy, powerful older man is one of the staples of comedy. The older man is tricked or thwarted, so that the young couple can...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 7:12 pm UTC

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Isaac Asimov

Ideas for teaching “The Fun They Had” by Isaac Asimov.

In this story by Asimov, his main character, Margie, has a mechanical teacher who must be adjusted and modified because the robot teacher is handing out assignments too quickly. Although it’s now...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021 2:03 am UTC

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Law and Politics

What are the advantages and disadvantages of liberalism and radicalism?

One of the main advantages of liberalism is that it focuses on the betterment of society—social, political, economic and cultural growth, progress, and prosperity are essentially the main goals of...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021 11:57 pm UTC

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Sonnet 116

What are all the literary devices used in Sonnet 116?

The number and variety of literary devices that writers can apply to their work is so great as to make a complete and exhaustive compilation of them almost impossible, practically speaking. I think...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 8:05 am UTC

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Law and Politics

Choose one theory of the US social welfare system. List the strengths and weaknesses of this theory. How does it...

One of the strongest theories behind our current social welfare system is limited government. Through system of federalism outlined in the the US Constitution, citizens have limited the involvement...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021 9:39 pm UTC

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Poetry

Please help develop thesis statement that analyses the poem “Process” by Alison Calder.

Alison Calder’s “Process” presents the speaker and an unidentified companion as they visit a cemetery on an island. The speaker both observes the graves and related natural environment in the...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021 5:36 am UTC

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Sonnet 116

Discuss literary devices used in Sonnet 116.

There are many literary devices to be found in Shakespeare's Sonnet 116. To begin with, the fact that it adheres to the sonnet form means that Shakespeare is making use of a very specific structure...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 9:35 am UTC

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Clotel

The novel Clotel jumps between the stories of Currer, Clotel, and Althesa, and alternates their stories with stories...

William Wells Brown's novel Clotel; or, The President's Daughter features multiple story lines and several interspersed incidents that are only remotely related to the plot traveled by the main...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021 1:50 am UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

I need help writing a thesis statement comparing and contrasting Juliet Capulet and Roseanne McCoy.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is set in Renaissance Italy some time in the fourteen or fifteenth century. The play focuses on the tragic love of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, whose families...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 9:08 pm UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

How does Dill lose his innocence?

Dill is depicted as a sensitive adolescent in To Kill a Mockingbird, and he loses his innocence in chapter 19 after listening to Mr. Gilmner disrespect Tom Robinson during his cross-examination....

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020 12:47 pm UTC

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1984

What Happens To Julia In 1984

We only see Julia through Winston's eyes, so what happens to her in many ways remains mysterious. We know she approaches Winston for an affair, they fall in love, and that both promise not to...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 10:43 am UTC

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Literature

How does "Postmodern Blackness" by Bell Hooks help us understand Octavia Butler's work and the issues she explores?...

With “Postmodern Blues”, bell hooks (she doesn’t capitalize her name) can help readers understand the fiction of Octavia Butler because hooks sees postmodernism as a means to address the suffering...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 6:06 pm UTC

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Reference

List examples of the properties of life as they relate to biology.

All examples of biological, or organic, life are defined by certain common characteristics. From the simplest organisms like bacteria or protozoa, to the California redwoods, to whales,...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 6:42 pm UTC

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Medicine

Patient X has a large wound with opaque, yellowish pus oozing from the wound. A sample is sent to your lab. Outline...

As other educators have explained, one effective and relatively easy test that a lab technician would likely do to identify the kind of organisms causing Patient X's infection would be a Gram...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 5:58 pm UTC

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History

What are the long-terms effects of slavery of the African American community today?

For hundreds of years, the transatlantic slave trade brought thousands of Africans to the United States, where white citizens with enough money would purchase slaves to grow their crops, make their...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 8:02 am UTC

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The Lion and the Jewel

Is The Lion and the Jewel a comedy?

The category of "comedy" is a wide one, encompassing such literary works as Dante's Divine Comedy, which is not remotely funny. It has often been used to refer to any work of literature with a...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 5:42 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

1. Youth suicide rate has increased by 56% from 2007-2017. Why? Explain from a sociology perspective? What happened?...

Understanding the cause(s) of an increase in youth suicide rates is fraught with uncertainty. First, victims of suicide who did not document (e.g., through a note left behind for surviving family...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 5:42 pm UTC

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Thunder Rolling in the Mountains

What are the battles in Thunder Rolling in the Mountains?

Scott O'Dell's novel Thunder Rolling in the Mountains follows the journey of Chief Joseph and the Ne-mee-poo people as they travel from their homeland, pushed out by US soldiers led by General...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 1:09 am UTC

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Hamlet

Provide an analysis of act III, scene I of Hamlet, including the "To Be or Not To Be" soliloquy.

In act III, scene I of Hamlet, the titular character begins one of the most famous soliloquys in literature with the phrase "To be or not to be—that is the question." While this phrase might seem...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2021 8:31 pm UTC

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Explain the line "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

Prufrock is a timid, disillusioned middle-aged man. He wanted at some point in his life to create a great work of literature, and so he joined literary circles in London. Now, contemplating his...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021 11:24 am UTC

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Business

Please give five real-life examples in India for the terms monopoly, monopolistic competition, and...

A monopoly is an economic market structure in which a single individual or a corporation is the only seller of unique goods and services; the seller has no other competitors and enjoys the...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2021 6:13 am UTC

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