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Enzymes as a Biological Catalyst

ENZYMES AND METABOLISM Chemical reaction – a process that changes/transforms one set of chemicals into another. Chemical reactions always involve changes in the chemical bonds that join atoms in compounds. Reactants – elements that begin/enter the chemical reaction Products – elements that are produced by chemical reaction Energy may be either released or absorbed during…

The Alchemist: Symbolism and Character Analysis

The Alchemist (1988) by Paulo Coelho, is a revolutionary novel about a boy realising his own predetermined fate and his journey in order to achieve it. Coelho challenges the preconceived constructs of fate, spirituality and identity, through character development and symbolism, encouraging new ways of thinking amongst the audience. Coelho incorporates the idea of ‘Personal…

Statues in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II: Music Analysis

Desplat’s composition, Statues, which is part of the Protecting Hogwarts scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II displays several musical elements in action. These elements include the timbre, texture, dynamics, and rhythm of the piece. These elements change throughout the scene, gradually adding or withdrawing each element to suit the needs of…

The Gulling of Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare used many methods to create comedy throughout the gulling scenes. The two gulling scenes show first Benedick, then Beatrice, being tricked into thinking that the other is madly in love with them. Shakespeare succeeded in bringing different forms of amusement into the scenes, through irony and exaggeration – amongst other techniques. Together, these produce…

FDR’s New Deal: Effect on Women and Minorities

WOMEN Women had gradually gained workplace, reproductive and voting rights since the turn of the century. By the 1920’s contraception was more widespread, more women were working and attitudes towards traditional femininity were more open. However, these rights were mostly only available to middle-class, urban, white women (the demographic depicted in this source). In most…

Lord Curzon’s Administration of India: What He Promised; What He Performed: Analysis and Review

“Lord Curzon’s Administration of India: What He Promised; What He Performed” by Syed Sirdar Ali Khan can be considered a well-written source of Lord Curzon’s rule as Viceroy of India. The source’s weight, validity, and value can be assessed when looking at its origin, purpose, and provenance. Syed Ali Khan states “…he deserves to be…