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Ivan M.
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US Government and Politics
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Is our modern day government polarized? If so, is that necessarily a bad thing? If deemed negative to the nation, what are possible alternatives?

Ivan M.
Answer:

Our modern day government is most definitely polarized and it can be deemed negative. A piece of evidence that proves this claim is that the share of Americans who express consistently conservative or consistently liberal opinions has doubled over the past two decades, from 10% to 21%. As a result, the amount of ideological overlap between the two parties has diminished. The “median,” or typical, Republican is now more conservative than 94% of Democrats, compared with 70% twenty years ago. And the median Democrat is more liberal than 92% of Republicans, up from 64%. Among Republicans and Democrats who are highly engaged in politics, 70% now take positions that are mostly or consistently in line with the ideological bent of their party. Furthermore, increasingly violent rhetoric has been depicted among politicians. Some possible alternatives include promoting campaign finance reform so that politicians are solely responsible to their constituents and not large corporations. However, as mentioned above, polarization does result in greater involvement in politics by American citizens.

Calculus
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Question:

Take the derivative of x^3+x^2+x=1

Ivan M.
Answer:

3(x^2)+2x+1=0

English
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Question:

Analyze the different motifs found in Othello and explain how they contribute to the play

Ivan M.
Answer:

Handkerchief The significance of red is love, red strawberries like red hearts on the love token handkerchief, and like the red stains from Othello and Desdemona's first night of love on the marriage sheets. Such red on white is private and dear to the heart of Othello, and he expects it to be similarly dear to his wife. It is the belief that Desdemona gave away his handkerchief, and the sexually implications of the gift, that drives him to kill her. Candle The candle Othello blows out just before he murders Desdemona symbolizes him extinguishing her life. Animals Beginning in Act 1, Scene 1, Iago introduces the animalistic imagery. According to Iago, there is something bestial and animalistic about Othello ("The old black ram"); he's base and beastly, somehow beneath everyone else in Venice because of his North African heritage. The animal imagery permeates the play, often referring to Othello's "otherness." Location Shakespeare often uses different locations to represent mindsets. In Othello, Venice represents civilization, while Cyprus symbolizes the wilderness. The idea is that what happened in the Cyprus never would happen in the civilized city of Venice.

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