# Why were the terra cotta warriors built?

**HISTORY**

**Why were the terra cotta warriors built?**

The Terra Cotta soldiers were part of the adornment of the Mausoleum of Qin Shihuangdhi, the first proclaimed Emperor of China in 221 B.C.E. He was a powerful ruler who unified Chinese government…

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**LITERATURE**

**Johann Heinrich Voss “Homer’s Ilias” published in Berlin by Gustav Hempel (German). No…**

The year that shows up at www.buchfreund.de (see the link below) is 1900. A similar year (“um 1900,” which means “around 1900”) is given at a second source, www. abebooks.de (see the link below)….

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**LITERATURE**

**Who are the important figures of transition between American romanticism and modernism?Who are…**

The American Realism era occurred between the Romantic and Modern periods; so essentially any American Realist author would serve for an answer to your question. However, if you are looking for…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**In The Scarlet Letter, what does Chillingworth reveal to Hester in the prison cell?**

Chillingworth is Hester’s husband that she had actually cheated on. The two were married in England. We don’t find this out until later in the story, so I don’t want to give away too much, but…

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**THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO**

**What are 5 educated questions over chapters 33-48?The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas I…**

After meeting Sinbad the Sailor on the isle of Monte Cristo and spending a drug-induced night, the Baron Franz d’Epinay arrives in Rome at Carnival time in order to join his friend, Viscount Albert…

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**CARL SAGAN**

**i need help on the main character descriptions in the book Contact by Carl Sagan.Who are the main…**

Edmond Dantès – The protagonist. Dantès is an intelligent, honest, and loving man who turns vengeful after he is framed for a crime. he takes it upon himself to act The agent…

**THE ROAD**

**What are your views on the dreams, wanderings and flashbacks the Father has in ‘The…**

When I was reading The Road, I found myself getting lost in the characters and the struggles they had, forgetting that theirs was a world which had once been a society, and the society had…

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**MARY OLIVER**

**When was the poem, “Torn”, by Mary Oliver, published?**

The poem, “Torn”, written by Mary Oliver was published in her book entitled Swan: Poems and Prose Poems. This book was printed by Beacon Press with a copyright date of September 14, 2010. The first…

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**LORD OF THE FLIES**

**What does Ralph ask Jack that is so significant in Chapter seven of Lord of the Flies?Do you…**

Ralph asks Jack why he hates him. This question comes when they are discussing the pig-run that Jack had found when exploring this section of the island before. Jack tells him it goes all the way…

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**A TALE OF TWO CITIES**

**Is Sydney Carton static or developing in A Tale of Two Cities?**

I asked the same questions to my students when studying this book, and they decided that Sydney Carton was definitely a developing character in this novel. Of course, in a sense, he is the hero or…

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**MACBETH**

**What comments does Hecate make that suggest Macbeth has free will in Macbeth?**

One of the central issues that you need to think through when approaching this play is whether Macbeth was destined to do what he did or whether he had a choice. This is a central question in many…

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**THE GIFT OF THE MAGI**

**What are two symbols in “The Gift of the Magi”?**

The two symbols in this story are the gifts they buy each other for Christmas: the combs and the chain. Each signifies the aspect of the spouse that means a lot to their spouse. For Della, she…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**What are some specific quotes from The Scarlet Letter that describe Pearl as an innocent child?**

While Pearl is the embodiment of Hester Prynne’s passionate nature, she is yet an innocent infant and child in the novel in Chapter IV. Interviewed in prison by her husband who has returned from…

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**PHILOSOPHY**

**Why SHOULD a man be judged if he stole in the following circumstances?if a man stole a medicine…**

When you say “judged” I assume you mean something like “prosecuted” or “punished.” If so, the best argument for this is that the man would surely have had other things that he could have tried…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**My family Plymouth Voyager 1999 was stolen from Scarborough Go Station Parking Lot. Plate AXYD145…**

Thanks to the Toronto Police Superior Services and dedicated Police Officers timely efforts that lead to the recovery of the above family van that is so important to this family. Special thanks…

**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**What are the stationary objects referenced in chapters 1-8 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?**

With regard to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, when you refer to “stationary objects,” I expect you are referring to elements/essential parts of the story, regarding the literary “landscape,”…

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**MATH**

**If one root of the quadratic equation ax^2 + 8x + 12 = 0 is twice the other, what is the value of…**

We have the equation ax^2 + 8x + 12 = 0. The roots of a quadratic equation ax^2 + bx + c = 0 are x1 = [-b + sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a and x2 = [-b – sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a. Here one of the roots is…

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**HAMLET**

**What is the first open reaction of Claudius to Hamlet’s madness in Hamlet?**

The question of Hamlet’s “antic disposition,” whether it is real or feigned and what other characters in the play think of Hamlet’s bizarre behaviour is a topic that has inspired much criticism….

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**In The Great Gatsby, were Gatsby’s out-of-state phone calls real, or were they a ruse to impress…**

Gatsby is sometimes called away to take these mysterious phone calls. They are quite real, and his secrecy about them and about his business dealings in general suggests that his income is derived…

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**ANIMAL FARM**

**I have to make a collage of items from Animal Farm. I have to pick one character to do it on, and…**

Poster number one gave you some good ideas…but since the question is still open, I am assuming you need more things to complete your collage. Aside from the sugar, and the bows, and the carriage…

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**THE STORY OF AN HOUR**

**Who is narrating “The Story of an Hour”?**

When we consider narration in any given work of literature, we are actually thinking about point of view and the choice that the author has made in terms of how to tell the story, or from which…

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**KOBA THE DREAD**

**Does Koba the Dread have anything to say about the theme of celebrity?**

I don’t think that the novel has anything directly to say about celebrity. However, the cult of celebrity is a major argument and point that Amis makes regarding his fundamental thesis. Amis…

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**HISTORY**

**To what extent was the containment of Communism successful in the years from 1950 to 1985?**

The answer to this depends to some extent on how you define success. If success is defined as not letting any more countries become communist (“containing” communism where it was in 1950) you could…

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**THE RAVEN**

**What are two of the poetic elements that Poe uses most often in “The Raven?”**

In Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Raven,” the two poetic elements he uses more than any other would be repetition and rhyme. Onomatopoeia would be a close third, I would think. We see repetition in:…

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**ROMEO AND JULIET**

**In Romeo and Juliet, why does Paris not appear at the Capulet party after agreeing with Lord…**

In Act I, scene ii, we learn that Paris is interested in marrying Juliet, and that Capulet warms him that it will not be wholly his choice, but that Juliet herself will have a say — a very unusual…

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**MATH**

**How can math be used in daily life?I am trying to write an essay, and its topic is ‘math in daily…**

I think that many math topics have meaning and relevancy and are dependent on the path one takes in terms of finding real world application. For example, sports is largely dependent on sports….

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**SCIENCE**

**problem belowA) A student moves a box of books by attaching a rope to the box and pulling with a…**

You must apply Newton’s 2nd Law to the book. In the horizontal direction – 90 (cos 30) – Ff = ma 77.9 – mu*Fn = m*a 77.9 – (0.5)*Fn = 20 a You must find Fn from the vertical forces 90 (sin 30) + Fn…

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**MATH**

**What is x if 13^x – 20=13^(3-x) ?**

We have to solve 13^x – 20 = 13^ (3 – x) 13^x – 20 = 13^ (3 – x) => 13^x – 20 = 13^3/ 13^x let 13^x = y => y – 20 = 13^3 / y => y^2 – 20 y – 13^3 = 0 y1 = [20 + sqrt (20^2 + 4*13^3)]/ 2 =…

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**MATH**

**Solve the equation (2/arctanx)-arctanx=1**

We have the equation 2/arc tanx – arc tanx = 1 to solve. let y = arc tan x. 2/arc tanx – arc tanx = 1 => 2/y – y = 1 mutiply all the terms with y => 2 – y^2 = y move the terms to one side…

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**MATH**

**What is the first derivative of cos^3(x^3+13) ?**

We have to find the first derivative of [cos ( x^3 + 13)]^3. Here we use the chain rule to arrive at the solution. ([cos ( x^3 + 13)]^3 )’ => 3* [cos ( x^3 + 13)]^2 * [-sin ( x^3 + 13)] * 3x^2…

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**MATH**

**What is s(t) if s'(t)=36t^5+4t^3?**

Given the derivative of the function s(t) , we have to find s(t). For this we integrate the derivative of the function. s(t) = Int [ s'(t)] => s(t) = Int [ 36*t^5 + 4*t^3] => s(t) = Int […

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**HAMLET**

**What characteristics does Hamlet display in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act IV, scenes ii and iii?It…**

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately.] In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the characteristics of Hamlet in Act…

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**MATH**

**calculate the absolute value of the vector z=u+v if u=i-j and v=2i+4j.**

We have to find the absolute value of the vector z = u + v if u = i – j and v = 2i + 4j. z = u + v => z = i – j + 2i + 4j add the terms with i and those with j => z = 3i + 3j The absolute…

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**MATH**

**Write the quadratic that has real coefficients and complex solutions z1=1+i, z2=1-i.**

The required quadratic equation has roots 1 + i and 1 – i. => [x – (1 + i)]*[x – (1 – i)] = 0 => [x – 1 – i][x – 1 + i] = 0 => x^2 – x + xi – x + 1 – i – xi + i + 1 =0 cancel the common…

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**HAMLET**

**Why is Hamlet a play about a dead king and an unresolved hierarchy? I’m not sure how to go about…**

There’s a reason you’re having trouble figuring out how to answer the question: it’s worded poorly. The use of the “Why” here does go back–if it goes back to anything–to Shakespeare’s…

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**MATH**

**What is x if 8^(4x-6)-1/64=0 ?**

We have to find x given that 8^(4x-6)-1/64=0 8^(4x-6) – 1/64 = 0 => 8^(4x-6) = 1/64 => 8^(4x-6) = 8^-2 as the base is the same on both the sides we can equate the exponent. => 4x – 6 = -2…

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**MATH**

**What is the indefinite integral of the function f(x)=x^4(x^5+5)^5?**

We have to find the indefinite integral of f(x)=x^4(x^5+5)^5. Int [f(x) dx] = Int [ x^4(x^5+5)^5 dx] let t = x^5 + 5 => dt/dx = 5x^4 => x^4 dx = dt /5 Int [ x^4(x^5+5)^5 dx] => Int [ (1/5)…

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**MATH**

**Calculate [cos(3pi/4) + isin(3pi/4)]*[cos(-5pi/6) + isin(-5pi/6)]**

To calculate (cospi/4+isinpi/4)^3*(cospi/6+isinpi/6)^-5 The De Moivre.s theorem states that (cosx+insinx)^n = consnx+isinnx for all rational n So (cospi/4+isinpi/4)^3*(cospi/6+isinpi/6)^-5 =…

**MATH**

**Given the points A(0,4), B(3,0), determine the coordinates of the point C that lies on the line…**

We have two vertexes of the triangle as A(0,4) and B(3,0). Let the third vertex be C(m, n). As C lies on x + y = 0, m + n = 0 => m = -n The line joining AB has the equation: y – 0 = [( 4 – 0)/ (…

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**ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE**

**Please give a summary of “Ode to a Nightingale.”**

It is clear from the very start of this unforgettable poem that the speaker is entering a dream-like state that reflects an other-worldly experience. This is based on the intoxication that the…

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**GREAT EXPECTATIONS**

**How is Pip’s and Magwitch’s relationship formed in the first chapter of Great Expectations?**

If you examine the first chapter carefully, you can see that the relationship that is established between Pip and Magwitch is one that is based on fear and terror. Note that Pip is in the…

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**ARABY**

**How is the introduction in “Araby” related to the theme, mood and the conflict of the story?**

Certainly the introductory paragraph of this great story is essential in establishing something of the mood in this story of innocence and maturity. This is achieved mainly through the…

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**MATH**

**What is the value of b if the following quadratic equation has equal roots: 4x^2 + bx + 18 =0**

The roots of a quadratic equation ax^2 + bx + c = 0 are given by x1 = [-b + sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a and x2 = [-b – sqrt (b^2 – 4ac)]/2a. If the two roots are to be equal, sqrt (b^2 – 4ac) should…

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**THE RAVEN**

**What is the importance of the musicality of the rhythm in “The Raven”?**

One of the reasons why this poem is so incredibly well known and famous is the way that it is almost song-like in its rhythm and music. It can be compared to many songs because of its evocative…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the difference between Engineering & Technology.**

To tell u in short, technogy is the father of enginnering, where some fundamental theorems are proved while enginnering is the application of those theorems.engineering is more practical whereas…

**ANGELA’S ASHES**

**What was the symbolism of ashes in Angela’s Ashes?**

Angela’s only comfort, as she would say herself, were her Woodbine cigarettes, which she smoked with her husband (when he was home) while they sat by the fire looking at the firewood consume…

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**MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA**

**Which kind of relationship exists between mother and daughter in Mourning Becomes Electra by…**

This play is an “updated” version of the Greek Tragedy Electra. Both Sophocles and Euripides wrote plays about this daughter of King Agamemnon, who was killed by his wife Clytemnestra upon…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Can someone give me some examples for how to write a symbolic story?Can someone give me some…**

Writing a symbolic story depends upon building the character development; the conflict and resolution; the setting; and/or the theme(s) of a story around one or more symbols. Hawthorne is noted…

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**LITERATURE**

**what are the main characterstic of elizabethan age**

Elizabethan style (ĭlĭz’əbē’thən), in architecture and the decorative arts, a transitional style of the English Renaissance, which took its name from Queen Elizabeth’s reign (1558-1603)….

**DALLOWAY**

**In Mrs. Dalloway, how does Virginia Woolf treat sexual attraction?**

Sexuality, particularly the type of sexual attraction that Clarissa detects in herself, is treated in a very delicate manner and giving specific consideration to the circumstances of the…

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