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Dickens and Marx the England Essay

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In other words, he changes, and for Marx, the capitalist cannot change until forced to do so, specifically by the revolution he and Engels call for in the Communist Manifesto. Marx sees the economic development of history as a matter of class struggle, following the dialectic of Hegel as opposing forces fight and through that revolution produce a synthesis, or a new social order. Dickens sees change as possible more simply by showing people the error of their ways and so getting them to change to a different way of behaving. Marx sees the need for a revolution to force any change into existence.

Again, the England described by Dickens was the England that helped produce Karl Marx and that contributed to his social theory. Both Marx and Dickens see the social ills of the time and ascribe these to the greed and single-minded pursuit of money on the part of the capitalist class, though Marx is more likely to see this issue as a matter of a given social class while Dickens is more likely to see this behavior as more individual, behavior engaged in by certain individuals and not necessarily by an entire class. The latter view allows more readily for change by the individual, while Marx wants all of society to change at once and see this as possible only through revolution.

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Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Provided.

Marx, Karl. "The Duchess of Sutherland and Slavery." 1953. Provided.
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Christian the Miraculous Birth of Jesus Christ Essay

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The miraculous birth of Jesus Christ is the defining event of Christianity. Christmas is celebrated as a means to commemorate this event, and to help all believers focus on the meaning of the nativity. Although Christmas has become commercialized, it is always possible to return to the roots of this special holiday.

The story of Jesus's birth is told throughout the New Testament. One of the most lucid passages describing the birth of Christ is in Matthew 1: 18-25. These passages describe "how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about," and also what it meant for Joseph and Mary (Matthew 1:18). When Mary was found to be pregnant before her wedding to Joseph, Joseph actually "had in mind to divorce her quietly" because he thought she had disgraced herself (Matthew 1:19). However, the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. In the dream, the Lord told Joseph that the child Mary bore was conceived by the Holy Spirit and would "save his people from their sins," (Matthew 18:21). The Lord also instructed that Joseph and Mary name the child Jesus.

In Luke, we learn that the Lord also sent an angel to some shepherds in a field nearby to where baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem. At first, the shepherds were startled, even "terrified" at the "glory of the Lord" that "shone around them," (Luke 2:10). Just as the Lord needed to tell Joseph about the coming of the Messiah through his wife Mary, the angel of the Lord brought a message to the shepherds to help them prepare for this momentous occasion. Through the angel, the Lord said to the shepherds, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord," (Luke 2:11-12).

How would those shepherds know which baby was the Messiah? When Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem, "she wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them," (Luke 2:7). The angel told the shepherds, "You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger," (Luke 2:12). Obedient to the Lord as Joseph and Mary were, the shepherds did indeed go to Bethlehem to bear witness…… [Read More]

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Deserve the Tickets to the Essay

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Last year, during the Lakers' Christmas game, the Lakers were routed by Cleveland, thanks to the talents of LeBron. This year's game is a grudge match against LeBron as well as an opportunity to show that the last several losses for the Lakers were flukes and not indicative of the overall strength of the team. All of the fans hope that this year the Lakers will be playing in the NBA finals this July. Additionally, after as he was ejected from the end of the last, disappointing game, I know that Kobe Bryant will be ready to fight -- and win -- on the holiday. I believe he will be the 'Grinch' that steals the Heat's thunder and breaks its streak of victories.

Christmas is not just about presents -- it is also about having memorable experiences. Having the experience of seeing my team win with other loyal fans would make this the most special Christmas I have ever experienced, the most memorable in my life since I was young and still believed in Santa Claus. Of course, even cheering on the best of teams still requires a great deal of faith and belief, and I have that faith regarding my team's ability to triumph on Christmas Day.

The Lakers are a truly great team, matched against another truly great team. A meeting of equals is what makes great sports rivalries. I know if I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see Lakers this year, I will never forget the experience, and will be truly grateful to see them live and in person. Win or lose, my heart bleeds purple and gold, although I believe deep down in my soul that they will triumph.… [Read More]

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Jewelry Exhibition Plan Exhibition Plan Anderson & Essay

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Jewelry Exhibition Plan

Exhibition Plan

Anderson & Sons Co. is a forty years old company specializing in diamond and platinum jewelry. It is planning to conduct an exhibition for its elite clients on 25th November, 2012. The idea of this exhibition is to present the new collection of Anderson & Co. And its strategic alliances to the respected customers. The jewelry collection is based on the theme of Christmas and will be released a month before this festival.

Our jewelry is designed by country's top designers who have worked with reputed brands like Tiffany, Swarovski, Chanel and Renaissance. Along with our creations, we will be presenting selected and limited work of other apparel with the idea of presenting exclusivity and style under one roof.

Location of the Exhibition

We are planning to arrange this event in one of the most reputed art galleries of the New York City, Luhury Augustine Gallery. The respective art gallery has been known for its exceptional location and interior. The art gallery can accommodate up to five hundred people other than the catering area which is a spacious hall itself and can be used for serving the refreshment.

Purpose of the Event

This event is not just an exhibition where the business clients and other customers can view our collection but also an opportunity to bring different businesses enterprises together under one roof and exploit this opportunity for enhancing the communication between the various service providers and vendors present in the Diamond industry.

Theme of the Exhibition

The current product line of Anderson & Co. is based on the Christmas theme, therefore the selected diamond range constitutes of Pink (which is the world's rarest diamond), Green and Red shades other than the traditional white cut diamonds. In order to brief the audience about the variety in diamonds and the quality of the varied products, our panel of experts would be available to advice and assist the audience (McKeever, 2005).

The theme of the exhibition is selected keeping in view that where Christmas is an event offering festivity and a chance to be happy, it is also an occasion where one wants to show others the affection and respect that they feel for them. On the other hand, it is also an occasion where our customers might just want to present themselves with an exclusive gift which would add…… [Read More]

McKeever, M.P. (2005). How to write a business plan. 7th ed. Nolo.

Pinson, L. & Jonnet, J. (1999). Anatomy of a business plan: a step-by-step guide to starting smart, building the business, and securing your company's future. 4th ed. Dearborn Trade Publishers
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Marketing New Orleans During the Off Season Essay

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evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans" by Harsha E. Chacko and Jeffrey D. Schaffer

Although ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the "Big Easy" has recovered once again to become the destination of choice for millions of tourists each year, even during the city's off-season in December. To determine how the city achieved this success, this paper provides a summary of the article, "The evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans" (1993) by Harsha E. Chacko and Jeffrey D. Schaffer, including a brief discussion this event, a summary of the author's main argument, and a discussion of what this argument advises concerning the nature of events. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings from this article are presented in the conclusion.

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A brief discussion of the event

This article describes the annual Creole Christmas event held in New Orleans during a 20-day period in December, the city's off-season for tourism. Created in 1986 in an effort to increase tourism levels to the city during the off-season, the event has achieved the organizers' goals of making a positive economic impact on the city and its tourism industry, but, at the time of writing, the authors conclude that Creole Christmas had not yet realized the potential cultural and social benefits that are possible through the conduct of this event.

A summary of the main argument of the article

Recognizing the benefits of staging a city-wide Christmas celebration during the off-season in New Orleans, stakeholders from across the city came together to make this event happen each year, and it have grown in size and scope each year with a minimum of official oversight and funding. To their credit, the event organizers have also been scrupulous in their attention to detail, evaluating the effectiveness of the event's performance…… [Read More]

Chacko, HE & Schaffer, JD (1993, December). 'The evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans.' Tourism Management, pp. 475-482.
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Supply Chain Ann Supply Chain Management Annotated Essay

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Bailey, J.P., & Rabinovich, E. (2006). The adoption of inventory postponement and speculation: An empirical assessment of oligopolistic internet retailers. Transportation Research.Part E, Logistics & Transportation Review, 42E (4), 258-271.