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Aeneid

Yes, the actions of the characters in the Aeneid are what I would expect of them…given the larger context and purpose of the work. By that I mean, Aeneas is not the obvious hero of some of the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2007 12:24 am UTC

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Teaching Community

I agree with number 9, but the question asked about historical fiction. I think the most important thing is to make sure the book is historically accurate. There are a lot of children's books...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011 1:39 am UTC

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Social Sciences

The video game violence argument has been one that has gained greater significance over the last ten to fifteen years. Of notable attention have been games like "Grand Theft Auto" and "first...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2010 8:23 am UTC

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Molecule

One chemical that is an exception to the octet rule is BCl3, or boron trichloride. Boron is a group 13 element, meaning it has 3 valence electrons. So each of these three valence electrons forms...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2013 12:33 am UTC

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Teaching Community

In large classes, groups allow students to get to talk more often. Even in small classes, I always make sure to include pair or group conversations because humans are social animals, and we learn...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012 12:43 pm UTC

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Math

Given the two points, then the midpoint is the average of the coordinates of each of the points. That is: `R=({4+5}/2,{0+5}/2,{2+1}/2)` simplify `=(9/2,5/2,3/2)` To find a point two fifths of the...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2013 12:57 am UTC

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Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement

The original question had to be edited down. Yet, I think that the other parts can be reposted. I would suggest that a strong writing sample exists when one seeks to enter the mind of Rosa Parks...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013 6:44 pm UTC

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Frankenstein

I assume that you are talking about the dreams that Victor has at the start of Chapter 5. Victor dreams here because he has just finished creating the monster. It has just come to life and this...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2010 4:50 am UTC

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

According to Diamond, the strength and development of man was directly connected to the geography and environment of that culture. One of the main questions of the growth and strength of a culture...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2009 10:28 am UTC

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

A few pages into Chapter 1 we find that the cargo is sugar and molasses. The horses were from Connecticut, and they were shipped to Barbados to pay for the sugar and molasses. Kit is traveling to...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2007 1:16 pm UTC

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Teaching Community

This question covers a wide variety of answers. At each grade level, students are so different that the environment in the classroom must account for those differences. In the lower primary grades...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

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Richard III

One of the central actions that occur in this final scene is the execution of Buckingham, which in itself raises a number of very interesting themes that dominate the play. Note the way that as he...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2011 6:58 pm UTC

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The Great Gatsby

I would argue that the novel is more relevant to modern readers now than it might have been 20 years ago. Right before the current recession, many Americans were living beyond their means. While...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010 1:43 am UTC

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Literature

You should definitely read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Amazing book, and the movie is not too terrible. I love Cry, The Beloved Country as well. A few other good ones are.... A Lesson...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2009 3:06 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

This is, of course, a matter of opinion. I would argue that the American tax system is basically fair but that it needs some changes to be fairer. The main reason that I think the tax system is...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2013 3:02 pm UTC

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Summer of My German Soldier

Although Patty is rich and Freddy is poor, both are outcasts because Patty is Jewish. Patty is Jewish, which can make her somewhat of an outcast in the community. She is also an outcast in her own...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2013 3:04 am UTC

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Social Sciences

Different people have very different views on what should be done to reduce global poverty. These differences come about because of differences in political and economic ideologies. Some people...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2012 7:13 pm UTC

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History

Here is a great site: http://www.tenant.net/Community/History/hist03a.html Here is an excerpt from this site to see if it is helpful: The period between 1929 and 1943 was a time of extraordinary...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2008 2:54 am UTC

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A Tale of Two Cities

You can tell that Dickens is on the side of the revolutionaries in these chapters first, because when Lucy finally finds peace in her little house, she can still hear the echoing...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2008 9:36 am UTC

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History

It is possible to say that Jefferson’s actions with regard to the Louisiana Purchase were incompatible with his previous ideas because he previously believed that the Constitution of the United...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2014 7:39 pm UTC

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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

This quotation is taken from towards the beginning of the book, when Claudia and Jamie have decided to go into the city, and seek to achieve their goal through staying on the school bus after it...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2013 6:55 am UTC

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Lolita

I think that Humbert would think that such a description applies to him. Humbert describes himself as an "artist." As an artist, he suggests that that society will never fully understand people...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2013 12:02 am UTC

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The Glass Menagerie

The paradox that is illustrated through Tom's heartfelt speech in Scene 7 describes his long sought after adventure as if it were a prison. He is imprisoned by his memory of his sister, the...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2009 8:03 am UTC

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Math

let, `f(x) = x/(2x-1)` and `f(g(x)) = (x+1)/(1-x)` Suppose g(x) = y then, `f(g(x)) = y/(2y-1)` But we know `f(g(x)) = (x+1)/(1-x)` , therefore, `(x+1)/(1-x) = y/(2y-1)` By solving this for y,...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012 6:46 am UTC

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Math

We have to find f'(x). f(x) is given as (x+1)^-1 - ln(x+1)/(x+2). [(x+1)^-1 - ln(x+1)/(x+2)]' we can write ln (x +1)/(x +2) = ln (x+1) - ln(x+2) => [(x+1)^-1 - ln (x+1) + ln(x+2)]' =>...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2011 1:15 am UTC

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Homelessness

The type of person you are describing is often homeless, especially when pictured in an urban setting. Homelessness is, unfortunately, common enough for many of us to have a clear image of what...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2013 2:51 pm UTC

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Literature in Film

I don't know if this is my all time worst or not, but I was really upset with the portrayal of Peeta in the Hunger Games movie. In no way should he have been shorter than Katniss AND he was much...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012 8:36 pm UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird

One of the themes of the novel concerns the idea of looking past the surface and past first impressions. Boo Radley is the primary example of a person who is misunderstood as a result of a popular...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 3:29 pm UTC

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Fahrenheit 451

One of the most notable aspects of this excellent dystopian classic is the way that allusions populate its pages. This of course highlights the irony of this future society that has done away with...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2012 7:13 am UTC

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A Rose for Emily

It's a big question, hard to answer here in any definitive way, but one idea would be to look at the character of Colonel Sartoris. He is described as a typical Southern gentleman, and all the...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2007 3:14 am UTC

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Math

Given that: `f(x)= 3x^2` g(x)= l 2x-1 l We need to find the value of fog(-2). ==> fog(-2)= f(g(-2)) ==> g(-2)= l 2*-2 -1 l = l -5l = 54 ==> fog(-2)= f(g(-2)) = f(5) = 3*`5^2` = 3*25 = 75...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2012 8:12 pm UTC

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Richard III

Rivers is first introduced to us in Act I scene 3, and is shown to be part of a trio of characters who are related to and allies of Elizabeth, the wife of King Edward IV and the mother of the two...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2012 1:33 pm UTC

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Math

The expression `(log_3 9)*(log_6 216)` has to be simplified. To accomplish this the properties a*log b = log b^a and log(a) a = 1 are used. `log_3 9 = log_3 3^2 = 2*log_3 3 = 2` `(log_3 9)*(log_6...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2012 3:29 pm UTC

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Math

Yes. If you know the derivative of a function you can identify the original function by integrating what you have. During integration constants in the original function cannot be identified as they...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2011 6:21 am UTC

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Math

You need to force factor `x^4` under the square root such that: `lim_(x-gtoo) (sqrt(x^4(4/x^2 + 9)) + 5x^2)/((2x-1)^2+2x)` You need to force factor `x^2` to numerator and denominator such that:...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2012 7:55 am UTC

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Math

`U = x^5` `(dU)/(dx) = 5x^4` `dU/5 = x^4dx` `inte^(x^5)x^4dx` `= inte^UdU/5` `= 1/5inte^UdU` `= 1/5e^U+C` where C is a constant. `= 1/5e^(x^5)+C` So the answer is;...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2013 12:28 pm UTC

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The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie is set in the early to mid 1940's. These are difficult times where the fortunes of the gilded age decades before cannot be reached. It is a time defined by its gloomy feeling,...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2011 11:12 pm UTC

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Arsenic and Old Lace

I believe Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace, set somewhere in England—with certain aspects of the play changed—would work very well! First of all, the aunts Abby and Martha Brewster are spinsters,...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012 9:25 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

Xi Jinpin is projected to be the next President of China. He is meeting with President Obama and Governor Romney during his current US tour. As the leader of what is surely that world's next...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2012 3:56 am UTC

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Macbeth

At the beginning of the play, Lady Macbeth is bold, forceful, and portrayed as masculine by William Shakespeare. She pushes her husband to commit the murder of Duncan that they both know is...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2012 5:39 am UTC

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

The controversy over PEDs has been raging on for quite some time. People have different opinions over the matter, but generally speaking people are against PEDs in professional sports. All you need...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2015 2:59 am UTC

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Language Arts

Unfortunately, experts at eNotes are not in a position to do student assignments in lieu of the student. There is only one method for transcribing an audio file that will fulfill the course...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2011 9:28 am UTC

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Of Courage Undaunted

It is amazing that such a simple question could cause such diligent research on my part. It took lots of research and, finally, me picking up my copy of the book itself to find the answer to your...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2015 4:38 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

In this context, when we talk about “states” we are talking about countries, not about states like those that make up the US. This is a difficult issue and there are arguments to be made on both...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2013 1:44 am UTC

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Of Mice and Men

1. Methods of development of the lives of the ranch workers. Steinbeck employs motifs that assist with the development of the characters. Isolation - George and Lennie step off the bus outside...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2015 9:24 pm UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

This question has been answered many times. Here is a comprehensive link for you: http://www.enotes.com/romeo-and-juliet/search?q=themes+of+romeo+and+juliet

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012 7:26 pm UTC

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Crime and Punishment

The setting of an ubran St. Petersburg contributes greatly to Dostoyevsky's work. The poverty that grips the city, also grips the characters in the work. Raskolnikov is poor, or of moderate...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2009 9:46 pm UTC

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Just to answer the "where" part of the question: the oldest fossils of early human ancestors currently available came from Eastern Africa (with "Lucy" / Australopithecus afarensis being from the...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2009 7:38 am UTC

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History

The most obvious example is, I think, the collapse of the Western Roman Empire largely as the result of invasion by Germanic tribes in the 5th Century, C.E. There is some argument that the Empire...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2012 4:39 pm UTC

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The Hobbit

I perceive much of Thorin's seemingly obstinate behavior, especially when the Elven-king is concerned, to be more of a defensive behavior. He behaves his absolute worst when he feels as though he...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2012 5:13 am UTC

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