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The Necklace

In "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, when Mathilde Loisel's husband brings home the invitation, what is her reaction?

When Monsieur Loisel returns home one evening, he triumphantly presents his superficial, ungrateful wife with a printed card and exclaims that they have been invited to an exclusive ball at the...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 10:48 am UTC

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Literature

What are the three similarities and differences between the gothic characteristics of "The Masque of Red Death" and...

Practically all of Poe's major works have in common the elements of fear and terror upon which they focus. In "The Masque of the Red Death," a mysterious plague is the source of the terror. In "The...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 4:49 am UTC

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Law and Politics

The Texas Legislature enacted a statute whereby Texas public universities were to be allowed to carry concealed...

The Texas Campus Carry Law was passed in 2015 after years of lobbying by Texas citizens. Numerous massacres that have occurred on college campuses in the U.S. (since the horrific killing spree at...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 2:10 am UTC

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Can you tell me how can I relate "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K.Dick to "Question concerning...

Martin Heidegger’s "Question concerning Technology" can be usefully applied to analyzing Philip K. Dick’s "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” The relevance of this article has been demonstrated...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 1:56 am UTC

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Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

How does Ann-Marie MacDonald undermine gender stereotypes in Goodnight Desdemona (Goodmorning Juliet)?

Ann-Marie MacDonald turns Desdemona from the pure, virtuous, and long suffering wife of Othello into a feisty, fighting, and assertive woman more typical of our own era. In Shakespeare's depiction,...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 1:17 am UTC

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Literature

Comparison between the poem Harlem with The Letter from Birmingham Jail

Both Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem" and Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" were written at a time in the 1950s and early 1960s when the Black community was reaching a point of deep...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 12:50 am UTC

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The Scarlet Ibis

Imagery

Imagery is a crucial literary device for authors to employ - it requires the use of strongly descriptive language to draw the reader into the world of the story. Imagery is used to engage the...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 12:47 am UTC

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The Source

What did the word "Makor" mean in Hebrew

The Hebrew word 'makor,' when translated into English, means 'source,' as in a source of fresh water, such as a clear mountain spring or a fountain. However, this word has a deeper spiritual...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 12:05 am UTC

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Guide to Literary Terms

allegory in The Stranger

An allegory is a narrative with a hidden meaning, usually a broad political, religious, or moral one. Some stories are written explicitly as allegories, such as John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 11:52 pm UTC

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A View From the Bridge

Alfieri tells us in the opening sequence of the play that events will run ‘their bloody course’. How does Miller use...

Arthur Miller structured A View from the Bridge with many similarities to a classical Greek tragedy. Structural and formal elements, often employing the attorney Alfieri, support the idea that the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 11:27 pm UTC

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The Lottery

Why don’t the villagers verbalize what is actually occurring in "The Lottery"?

In answering this question, it's important to bear in mind that the villagers in the story appear perfectly normal on the surface. To anyone who happened to wander into the village, its inhabitants...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2020 6:26 pm UTC

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

What challenges does Percy face in chapter 2 of The Lightning Thief?

I would argue that the first challenge Percy faces in chapter two is an internal one, because his classmates do not believe that Mrs. Dodds was real, and since Percy can remember their former...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2020 10:58 am UTC

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Reference

In the novel, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich, What role does the trickster play...

In Native American mythology, the trickster is a popular archetype. Qualities commonly associated with this character are mischievousness and deceptiveness, and if their attitude is more...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 10:50 pm UTC

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The Tell-Tale Heart

What mental illness does the narrator in "The Tell-Tale Heart" have?

"How, then, am I mad?" According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, which is a standard reference manual used to diagnose and classify mental disorders,...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2020 3:29 pm UTC

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Literature

In Miranda July’s essay “A Very Revealing Conversation with Rihanna” the setting (and characters) play an important...

On her way to interview the pop star Rihanna in Los Angleles in 2015, Miranda July took an Uber. She could not resist telling the Uber’s driver why she was heading for her destination. It turned...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 9:44 pm UTC

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find

In "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," why does the grandmother say the Misfit is one of her children when she only has one...

Throughout the story, the grandmother has made it clear that she is the type to judge other people quite freely. She feels that she, unlike so many others around her, is a lady, and she laments the...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2020 12:51 pm UTC

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Business

Of the US dollar, British pound, and Japanese yen, which performed better in the last five years?

In October 2015, $1 was worth approximately £0.65 and 120 yen (averaged over the month). In October 2020, $1 is worth approximately £0.77 and 105 Yen. Over the last five years, therefore, the yen...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 12:41 am UTC

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Reference

Why is psychology needed in accounting and finance?

At face value, it may seem that financial matters and accounting are all about numbers. However, a deeper analysis shows that financial decisions are underpinned by human behavior and the judgment...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 9:47 am UTC

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Law and Politics

Your client reports to you that its controller has discovered canceled checks with details in the check register that...

The type of fraud which has probably been discovered by the client in this case is called a check tampering scheme. This is one of the most direct forms of fraud, in which, instead of forging...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 10:09 am UTC

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The Yellow Wallpaper

Where does it show that the narrator is an unreliable narrator in "The Yellow Wallpaper"? 

I would argue that the narrator's unreliability becomes obvious when she starts imagining the wallpaper to be observant and malicious. The fact that she starts to see a figure in the wallpaper's...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 10:49 am UTC

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Law and Politics

What is the definition of assembly-line justice?

An assembly line is a process of manufacturing complex machines, such as automobiles, as efficiently as possible by mechanically moving the parts between workstations, at each of which a relatively...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 10:56 am UTC

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The Marrow of Tradition

Summarize the characters in chapters 1–16 of The Marrow of Tradition.

In the first sixteen chapters of Charles Waddell Chesnutt's 1901 novel The Marrow of Tradition, the reader confronts an array of characters. Many of the characters are white supremacists. The first...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 2:54 pm UTC

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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

What role does the trickster play in this narrative?

Throughout The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich shows the trickster as a character type and as a set of influential concepts. The novel overall conveys how the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 9:12 pm UTC

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Literature

What is a timeline of the events of in Vernon Subutex?

Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutex is full of events. I can help you figure out a timeline for what happens in the first installment of Despentes’s three-part series. One of the first major events...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 4:29 pm UTC

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Reference

Types of homicide that are the most dangerous?

From the perspectives of both law enforcement officers and the general public, the most dangerous types of homicide are mass murder, spree killing, serial killing, and terrorism. Mass murders and...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 9:30 pm UTC

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Reference

How might you practice active listening?

Hearing someone speak is easy. It's a sensory experience. Sound waves travel to the ear, and the outer ear funnels those vibrations to the middle and inner ear, where those vibrations are converted...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 12:33 am UTC

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Iceberg

What does Hemingway’s ‘Iceberg Theory,’ stating that seven eighths of any story exists below the surface, help...

Ernest Hemingway's "Iceberg Theory" is particularly applicable to Hemingway's own fiction, in which characters often have what appear to be inconsequential conversations, with their true feelings...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 8:58 pm UTC

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Reference

How does English literature benefit accounting and financial jobs?

We often hear students complain about the general education classes, wondering what “use” they will be in their chosen professions. English literature, for instance, doesn't seem to fit too well...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 1:05 am UTC

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

In the 18th century, people died at a much younger age. How might awareness of the fragility of life have affected...

One of the most effective high-pressure sales techniques is the insistence that this offer is only open today. If you do not take advantage of the unique opportunity right now, it will disappear...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 10:50 am UTC

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Fern

Discuss the significance of what seems to be happening within the speaker as he imaginatively recreates "Fern."

In the short story "Fern" by Jean Toomer, a white man from the North describes a woman he meets during a visit to Georgia. The woman is African American, or maybe of mixed race. Her skin has a...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 1:50 am UTC

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Lord of the Flies

What do the little'uns symbolize in Lord of the Flies?

Readers often like to make symbolic significance out of characters, but even William Golding stated that the characters in Lord of the Flies are symbolic. The "little'uns" are no exception. While...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 2:40 am UTC

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History

What one item would you put into a time capsule to represent the causes of World War II?

I would put the Treaty of Versailles into a time capsule representing the causes of World War II. If there is one single item that set off the chain reaction that led to the cataclysm of World War...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 3:28 am UTC

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Why is God angry in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?

Jonathan Edwards's God is an angry God, a very angry god indeed. And the reason why God is so angry is because of man, his greatest creation. God created man to worship and adore him, to love his...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 11:39 am UTC

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Literature

Illustrate the theme of ambition in Joanna Baillie’s play “The Second Marriage “

In The Second Marriage, Joanna Baillie centers on the theme of ambition through her portrayals of Anthony Seabright and his second wife, Lady Sarah. Each of them is highly ambitious, which is part...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 8:22 pm UTC

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Business

What are ten key requirements include in professional auditing standards involving the preparation and retentions of...

There are various professional associations for accountants and auditors at international, federal, and state levels. Most lay down similar standards for the preparation and retention of audit work...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 8:06 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

Describe the four identity statuses, the adjustment outcomes of each status, and factors that promote identity...

Identity diffusion: This status is characterized by having no commitment to an identity, and it is typically held early in adolescence. The person has not yet explored any possible identities or...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 8:02 pm UTC

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Beowulf

Which literary devices are found in lines 34, 504–505, and 540–541 in Beowulf?

The first section specified, line 34, is at the beginning of the poem and describes the burial at sea of the great Danish chieftain Scyld Scefing. While interpretations differ across translations,...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2020 4:00 pm UTC

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Night

How are the Jews of Sighet reacting to the changes being put in place by the Nazis?

When the Nazis first implemented changes in Sighet, the Jews passively accepted them. Consider how the first significant change was the expulsion of foreigners like Moishe. Wiesel notes that the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 7:59 pm UTC

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The Cask of Amontillado

How does the Cask of Amontillado start?

Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado" begins with the following paragraph: The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 11:22 am UTC

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Multiculturalism

Explain why multiculturalism is good for children.

Multiculturalism is good for children because it shows them that the world is made of up a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds. It shows them that diversity is normal and...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 5:12 am UTC

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The Scarlet Letter

Write a short summary of The Scarlet Letter.

In a nutshell, The Scarlet Letter is the story of a woman who is labelled as an adulteress and forced to wear a scarlet A so that everyone would know who she was. It is eventually revealed that her...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 7:48 am UTC

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

What does Edwards assume his audience is afraid of?

At the time of Jonathan Edwards's preaching of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” most people believed that Hell was a literal place full of suffering and fiery torments. They also believed...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 11:26 am UTC

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The Tempest

How does Prospero and Caliban's relationship in act 1, scene 2 of The Tempest depict the impact of slavery and status...

The skewed power relationship between Prospero and Caliban is much in evidence in act 1, scene 2. We're left in no doubt that this is a master–slave relationship in which Prospero is the master and...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2020 9:07 am UTC

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

How is God portrayed in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?

I would argue that there are two sides to how God is portrayed in this famous sermon. On the one hand, he is merciful, and it is this mercy that prevents people from going straight to hell and...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 11:27 am UTC

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Economics

How have the US dollar, British pound, and Japanese yen performed in the last five years?

The short answer to this question is that over the last five years, the US dollar has declined slightly, the British pound has declined significantly, and the Japanese yen has risen slightly. To...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 2:49 am UTC

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The Cask of Amontillado

What is the main point of "The Cask of Amontillado"?

"The Cask of Amontillado" is an exercise in unreliable narration and ambiguity. It is a revenge story in which the wronged party appears much more evil and aggressive than the one who has...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 11:39 am UTC

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Speech

You will individually research, organize, and present a presentation about an informative topic of your...

It sounds like your instructor is placing a heavy emphasis on not presenting any biases, so I would just steer clear of anything that could possibly be perceived as controversial. Most of these...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 2:50 am UTC

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

What is a metaphor in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?

There is a great deal of visual imagery in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Much of it is used in the same way: to compare God restraining his anger to something else which can only be held...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 11:41 am UTC

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Social Sciences

What is operationalise in psychology and how do I operationalise the independent and the dependent variable for the...

As it is written, your aim - to investigate whether yawning is contagious - is ambiguous in terms of data collection. How would you experiment with this, and how would you measure the results? To...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 7:22 pm UTC

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The Metamorphosis

In The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, select the one character you think the novel COULD survive without and detail...

The most obviously superfluous character in Kafka's The Metamorphosis is any one of the three lodgers. This is because all three of the lodgers look, act, and speak alike, so all you would lose...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 6:35 am UTC

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