Tutor profile: Camille H.
In a hypothetical scenario, you visit an older relative you have not seen in a while at a dinner party. She offers you something to eat by asking, "Voulez-vous manger quelque chose?" Would you respond formally or informally? Explain your reasoning. In addition, give a sample response to justify your understanding.
You would respond formally as a sign of respect to an elderly person. A sample response would be, "Je voudrais manger une croque monsieur, s'il vous plait."
Subject: US History
What is the significance of Manifest Destiny? How did it affect Native Americans?
Manifest Destiny was the driving force for the United States expansion across the North American continent in the 19th century. It was a belief held by many that it was the destiny of the nation to expand and populate across the continent. This negatively impacted Native Americans because as US expansion increased, Native Americans lost more and more of their land and were stripped of their culture and identity.
In Jane Austen's acclaimed novel, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is widely portrayed and recognized as a strong female protagonist. What makes her stand out from her other female counterparts?
Unlike other female characters in the novel, Elizabeth is an intelligent and quick-witted woman who is not overly concerned with the implications for marrying someone of a certain social rank and status. She contrasts Charlotte in that she only wants to marry someone out of true love and she is adamant about her personal morals and beliefs. Charlotte would rather have a comfortable life with someone that could financially support her whereas Elizabeth wants a partnership rooted from mutual love and admiration. She is able to defy the odds of her controlling mother, the jealous Miss Bingley, and the superficial Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
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