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Gish Jen

Gish Jen's short story "In the American Society" is the story of a Chinese immigrant family who aspires to achieve some tangible evidence of the American Dream. One such endeavor is the mother's...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2022, 1:22 am (UTC)

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Give Me Liberty!

In Give Me Liberty!, Eric Foner addressed the overthrow of Reconstruction in Chapter 15. He says that Reconstruction was overthrown because of a backlash against its achievements, a renewal of...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2022, 12:27 am (UTC)

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God's Bits of Wood

The very title of Ousmane Sembene's God's Bits of Wood reveals the religious beliefs of the book's characters. Let's look at this in more detail. The title comes from a reference to one of the...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 6:11 pm (UTC)

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History

Okay... you've gotten a lot in there, but I have a couple of points for you. 1. If you're only supposed to be going up to 1750, don't put the French and Indian War in there as it happens after...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2009, 11:52 pm (UTC)

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The Catcher in the Rye

When Phoebe really starts to push him, Holden just says he didn't like anything that was going on at Pencey. Of course if we go back to the opening chapter we learn that he was failing four...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2010, 2:11 am (UTC)

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Antigone

I think you are on the right track in identifying how both sisters represent polarities of experience. I am a bit leery of labeling them in the "realism" vs. "idealism" mode because I think it...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2009, 8:29 am (UTC)

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1984

This is a creative assignment which asks you to examine the connotative power of language. In the world of 1984, the government attempts to control its citizens by altering the way they think...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 4:32 pm (UTC)

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Science

I'm sorry to learn this. But your doctors are the best people to advise, not an online forum. As a doctor I cannot comment as you give no details, but in answer to your straight question: would...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2009, 5:04 am (UTC)

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Emily Dickinson

I was tempted to pass this question up...tone is one of those things that can be a bit subjective and requires some thought. All in all, I find it to be one of the harder elements of fiction to...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2009, 10:03 am (UTC)

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History

At the beginning of the 20th century, Afghanistan was still strongly under the influence of Great Britain, which controlled its foreign policy. In 1919, after a rebellion, the British sign a treaty...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2009, 12:58 am (UTC)

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Guide to Literary Terms

Realism in drama refers to closely representing truth in the observed facts of life. The characters derived from realism in drama are middle or lower class; the events of drama are ordinary and...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2009, 9:37 am (UTC)

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Math

After pondering over the question, I believe there is critical information missing. Based on the fact that David went on a diet and "regained" 5 pounds, this question is not possible to answer....

Latest answer posted October 16, 2009, 7:21 am (UTC)

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Girl

One of the major themes in "Girl" that Kincaid wants readers to understand is the tension in the mother/daughter relationship. In order to highlight this theme, Kincaid manipulates standard uses...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2010, 6:32 am (UTC)

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The Catcher in the Rye

For many, being 16 is not an easy time of life, but for Holden Caulfield it is nearly impossible. He is being asked to not return to school at the end of the semester. This is the fourth time he...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2009, 1:16 am (UTC)

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Pygmalion

In this culture and society, class mattered; and one obvious indicator of class is how one speaks. In this case, Professor Higgins is doing a little linguistics exercise, and he's able to tell by...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2010, 12:21 pm (UTC)

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Math

The Intermediate Value Theorem (abbreviated as IVT) says that if a continuous function takes on two values A and B at points a and b, it also takes on every value between A and B at some point...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2009, 7:41 am (UTC)

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Lord of the Flies

If you examine the scene where the fire on the mountain has gone out and Piggy is counseling Ralph on how to move forward after so many of the boys have run off to join Jack, it would appear that...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2010, 3:56 am (UTC)

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Macbeth

This, in Act 1, scene 7, is Macbeth's last chance to to think clearly. After it, he gives himself over the powers of emotions, pride, fear, anger and power. After it, his destiny is sealed. Macbeth...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2009, 2:26 am (UTC)

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The Storm

This paragraph explains, in a rather straightforward way, Calixta's appearance as Alcee grabs a hold of her at her house during the storm. It is filled with imagery and vivid descriptions, written...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2009, 10:58 am (UTC)

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Paradise Lost

If the topic is what I understand it to be, this idea seeks to analyze art as a reflection of reality. In this setting, art is never created in an isolated vacuum. Rather, art and its creation...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2009, 8:55 am (UTC)

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Science

In order to answer this question, you need to know what each feeding type is. Herbivores = plant eating organisms 1st level consumers= organisms that consume producers (includes herbivores and...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2009, 1:57 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

This is common in the military. The commander (or in your case, the Administrator) is indeed too busy to be immersed in decision making. What the Administrator needs is to be able to briefly...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2009, 12:55 pm (UTC)

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Business

This is common in the military. The commander (or in your case, the Administrator) is indeed too busy to be immersed in decision making. What the Administrator needs is to be able to briefly...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2009, 8:20 am (UTC)

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The Most Dangerous Game

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Latest answer posted October 15, 2009, 3:58 am (UTC)

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Hamlet

Hamlet is trying to get his mother, Gertrude, to take some responsibility for what she has done. He shows her two portraits and wants her to see that she has gone from the love of a great man to...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2009, 10:12 am (UTC)

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The Tables Turned

Part of the driving force of Romanticism was the belief that the deification of subjectivity and emotion can be more powerful than that of science and rational thought. The opening stanza sets up...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2009, 10:33 am (UTC)

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Sense and Sensibility

The determining factor in Robert Ferrar's ability to marry Lucy Steele without his mother's intervention is not suitability. The determining factor is wealth. Mrs. Ferrars took an action that...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2010, 4:00 pm (UTC)

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Reference

I'll start by providing definitions of each before explaining the differences between the different types of software. Retail (copyright) software: This type of software can't be reproduced,...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 4:13 pm (UTC)

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History

Hideki Tojo enjoyed vast power during much of the Second World War. Below, I'll describe his rise to power and the extent of his influence in military operations across the Pacific theater. For...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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Literature

Fabio Geda's book In the Sea There Are Crocodiles is based on a true story of the journey of ten-year-old Enait from Afghanistan to Italy and the hardships he endures and survives along the way....

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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A Horse and Two Goats

In R.K. Narayan's story “A Horse and Two Goats,” Muni tends to be a rather laid back person who takes what comes in life while the foreigner is determined to get what he wants. Let's look more at...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 3:04 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

Biological theories of deviance attempt to explain deviant behavior on the basis of biological factors, such as genetics. Meanwhile psychological theories of deviance attempt to explain deviant...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 2:56 pm (UTC)

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History

The understanding of the body and blood of Christ in the Christian eucharist or Communion service changed over the course of the Reformation and became a highly politicized zone of contestation....

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 1:59 pm (UTC)

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History

One of the great advantages of moving away from the Magisterial Reformation (which tends to focus on theologians such as Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, etc.-see link to the Museé Protestant: "Several...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 5:51 am (UTC)

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Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet had to face the life-threatening rigors of migrating to a new continent. This included an arduous three-month journey across the Atlantic in 1630. Once she and her fellow passengers...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 5:29 am (UTC)

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History

I would suggest that one of the most important shifts that contributed to the Reformation was the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg. Furthermore, be aware that, beyond the...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 4:45 am (UTC)

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The Taming of the Shrew

One of the qualities of literary analysis is that it leaves room for the reader to make meaning and extrapolate from a writer's lines. When one is dealing with an author as thoroughly criticized...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2011, 1:03 pm (UTC)

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The Kite Runner

Ali is Baba's Hazara servant who is loyal and faithful to Baba's family throughout the novel. Similar to his master, Ali is also a compassionate individual who takes care of others. Baba is known...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2016, 2:55 pm (UTC)

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Julius Caesar

The main thing revealed in Act 1 Scene 1 is that the Tribunes are worried that Caesar is gaining far too much political power. The people love him and his conquests, and this scares other Roman...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2007, 9:45 am (UTC)

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The Outsiders

In S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, Pony Boy and his friend Johnny are on the run after Johnny kills a member of a rival gang, and Pony Boy is thinking about all the horrible things that could happen...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 2:22 am (UTC)

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Julius Caesar

This question has been previously asked and answered. Please see the link below, and thank you for using eNotes! http://www.enotes.com/julius-caesar/q-and-a/what-significance-power-ambition-55453

Latest answer posted June 5, 2011, 2:59 pm (UTC)

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Julius Caesar

Cassius does not have the good of Rome at heart: In the seduction scene of Act I, Cassius lures Brutus to his side, compelling Brutus to feel that Caesar is covetous of too much power. Clearly,...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2010, 9:57 pm (UTC)

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Social Sciences

For this assignment, you might explore the electoral systems in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, for their systems have some elements that are quite different from each other....

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 1:42 am (UTC)

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Anthropology

Culture, for anthropologists, is (in rough terms) everything in a society that people think and do. This definition is broad enough to permit different approaches within cultural anthropology to...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 1:25 am (UTC)

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Literature

In the case of the opening line of the Qur'an, which you have quoted, the "name" of God is more than simply the name Allah. To say the name of God is to breathe and partake of the spirit of God, to...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 1:03 am (UTC)

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The Great Gatsby

To complete this assignment, let's start by finding some of those names from Gatsby's guest list. You'll find the names of various guests near the beginning of chapter 4. Note that Fitzgerald...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2022, 1:40 am (UTC)

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The Outsiders

When Dally shows up to visit Pony and Johnny at the end of chapter 5, he brings news from home about the Socs and Greasers. After Pony and Johnny left, the Socs and Greasers disintegrated into an...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2022, 12:35 am (UTC)

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Literature

Lines 46–50 in "Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education" read as follows: In a recent article about the new GSN (games network) TV show called "Extreme Dodgeball," there is talk of "developing...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2022, 4:30 am (UTC)

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Hamlet

Two characters who must face the results of their immoral decisions and actions are Hamlet and Claudius. Hamlet struggles with whether to kill Claudius, as the ghost of his father has requested,...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2022, 10:57 pm (UTC)

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Math

Two triangles are called similar if all their corresponding angles are equal and all corresponding side lengths are proportional. The theorem states that it is sufficient to know that two sides are...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2022, 6:36 pm (UTC)

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