Tutor profile: Cory H.
It appears throughout Shakespeare's Hamlet, that Hamlet takes a long time to enact revenge for his father's murder. Why do many believe this, and what could be the reason?
Many believe this because he learned about his father's death early on and waited for a lengthy amount of time before acting upon his desire for revenge. Many have debated upon the reason for this long wait. It's likely that he did not trust his own ability to decipher what the ghost was telling him. He had many moments throughout the play where he appeared to question his own sanity. He also questioned the reality of the ghost. Putting both things together, it's likely he wasn't sure if the ghost was real or what he heard from the ghost was real either. Hamlet is also very thoughtful, as demonstrated in his many speeches. He never acts quickly or without considering all outcomes. His father's death is no exception to this. Hamlet clearly states he will avenge his father's death with "wings as swift as meditation." Meditation is a very slow, thoughtful process. This will set the tone for his entire response to his father's death.
Can you explain what a misplaced modifier is?
Yes! This is sometimes called a dangling modifier. It refers to a phrase that is placed in a sentence in such a way that it seems to modify an unintended word. When this occurs in writing, it may cause a sentence to lose its intended effect. An example of a misplaced modifier would be: Davis ate a cold plate of food for dinner. In this sentence, it appears that that plate is cold due to the position of the word "cold." However, the writer is attempting to describe food that is cold. Therefore, the proper way to write the sentence would be: "Davis ate a plate of cold food for dinner."
Can we model, or use any statistical evidence, to determine the economic impact (globally) of the coronavirus outbreak?
We don't have any current data yet to make this determination, however we can use past situations to help us make estimates. We'll have to use data from the H1N1 outbreak of 2009, and the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918. We can also use data from the Ebola outbreak, by looking at economic conditions in the countries most heavily hit. We have to look at data for countries that have been heavily affected by each of these outbreaks to truly get an idea for how the international economy has been affected.
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