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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
To dream of freedom is a sensational idea but experiencing freedom is as rare as the New Year eve among common days. While freedom is a great aspiration, it is not a dream that belongs to physical slaves alone. Huck and Jim; the characters painted by Mark Twin in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn depict that a person can long for freedom whether he belongs to a civilized world or uncivilized world. Huck and Jim are representatives of two different backgrounds but their desire to be free and to enjoy every moment of life is same. Jim is the character whose adventure begins due to his flight while Huck is not 'behaving well' because behaving well is something that takes one to the heaven and Huck is attracted by the definition of hell that his teacher offers. The South of America is associated with freedom. It…… [Read More]
Adventure Travel Log
Taking a trip from North America to South America can be one of the most life changing events that anyone could ever experience. It is common for most people to take their surroundings for granted and be comfortable in their own local environments. However, when you travel you gain a new perspective on life and how different people around the world chose to live theirs. In this brief article I intend to share a few experiences I had when traveling down the west coast of the Americas. I traveled all the way from Canada in the Northern Hemisphere down to Cape Horn. The journey was made by a variety of transportation methods; by bus, taxi, car, bike, motorcycle, and even by foot on several occasions.
We started this adventure in early fall from Canada. The pacific coast is one of the most beautiful wooded areas of the…… [Read More]
Universal expects to continue its growth. It initially spent $60 million to market Islands of Adventure and it appears the investment in advertising has paid off. "e don't need to beat Disney to be successful," said Cathy Nichols, Chairman and CEO of Universal Recreation Group (cited in Beddingfield & Silver). Universal Studies acquired an additional 1900 acres of land a decade ago and could open, in the next five or ten years, two more theme parks, 13,000 more hotel rooms, and perhaps two golf courses (Beddingfield & Silver). The state of Florida is hoping that expansion plans at Universal will continue to bolster its currently sagging economy. Population growth is at a thirty-year low (Grunwald) and the real estate crisis hit the state particularly hard, leading the nation in mortgage fraud. Yet, in 2010, there were still seventy-one million visitors to the state. Port Canaveral is the busiest cruise…… [Read More]
The research showed that the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn stands out as one of Mark Twain's best works, and it is not surprising that so much has been written about the book over the years. In many ways, Twain is like Benjamin Franklin among major American historical figures. Both of these individuals stand out as being geniuses of their respective eras, for example, and both of them contributed much to what comprises the American consciousness today. Further, both of them were known for their wry wit and intuitive ability to "read" other people to their advantage. These attributes are also highly apparent in Huckleberry Finn, which has remained popular reading and a source of study by countless Americans over the years. In the final analysis, American students will likely be reading and writing about Huckleberry Finn as long as the United States endures, because it represents an important commentary…… [Read More]
Financial Statement Analysis: Adventure Sports
Ref: Financial Statement Analysis - Adventure Sports
Having listened to your predictions regarding Adventure Sports' chances of success, I decided to analyze the company's financial statements so as to determine who amongst you was right.
Looking at the company's income statements, it is clear that its profitability has been improving over time. While Adventure Sports had a net income of $1,000 in 2007, the same improved to $7,000 and then to $13,000 dollars in 2008 and 2009 respectively. This essentially represents a 1200% increase in the net income figure between the year 2007 and 2009. This is largely impressive. The sales figure also improved significantly within the three years under consideration. The increase in the cost of sales during the period can be attributed to the increase in the sales figure. However, although sales increased by 46.12% between the years 2007 and 2009, cost of…… [Read More]
Oyun knows these three trips well and would offer packages comparable to those of the already established companies, and he would rely on increasing the number of tour groups so he would have the same level of business that the other companies have now. He might gain some business by drawing away from their clientele, but that is not as likely as that he would seek to develop a broader client base. To do this, though, he would have to offer something more than they offer, such as lower rates. He is not able to do this. He might be able to modify the itinerary by taking his clients to other destinations, assuming there are some other sites on the route that would appeal to those clients. This is somewhat uncertain as well, so much so that Oyun cannot base his new company's future on it working. There are some…… [Read More]
Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
the Alabama Outdoor Adventure (AOA) Center
The Alabama Outdoor Adventure Center began operations seven years ago. It offers boating services, horseback riding, and mountain bike rental services at the Horseshoe Bend Military National Park in the Tallapoosa region, East Alabama. The owners expect to expand the scope of their recreational activities as well as the size of their facility to enable them meet changing client needs and the ever-rising customer demand.
Since its inception, the center has contributed positively to the Dadeville community, operating as a competitive outdoor recreation facility and focused, at the same time, on ensuring that its customers are kept satisfied. This business plan focuses primarily on the center's operational aspect. It defines AOA Center as a combination of two complementary functions - a recreation and sales center on one hand, and a customer-care facility devoted to ensuring that all persons are accorded…… [Read More]
Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a classic that intertwines child innocence, and adventure together like the meandering Mississippi River upon whose shores the adventures take place.
When reading such a novel that also interplays social classes and nuances of the period, a variety of literary critical styles can be used to fully understand the scope of style, tone and content.
The novel starts off where "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" has left off. Initially I found myself using the style of 'Historical-iographical Criticism' that seeks to comprehend by investigating the cultural, social and intellectual context that helped produce the novel. Mark Twain, or Samuel Clemens, lived during a particular time in American history that was terribly turbulent in social and ethical issues.
Of all of Twain's novels, this was one that sold best at its initial appearance. On the other hand, it was condemned by…… [Read More]
Females in Victorian Adventure Literature
This paper analyzes the tendency among Victorian adventure novel authors to exclude women by exploring three novels: H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, and John uchanan's Greenmantle. Through close readings of the texts and comparisons to the authors' other works, as well as a survey of the secondary literature, it becomes clear that, while Victorian adventure authors did create areas of sex-segregated action in their novels, they did so for very different reasons. In Greenmantle and The Lost World, uchanan and Conan Doyle sought to strengthen the eroding social structure by reinforcing the gender binary that formed the basis (in their minds) of civilized society. Conan Doyle and uchanan believed that real men were those who were naturally impelled to heroic action and that women should be the passive audience, appreciating male action but not taking part. y…… [Read More]
Subculture is therefore one of the hallmarks of extreme sports, exemplifying the essence of the root meaning for "extreme." That which is extreme is outside of the ordinary. Therefore, an extreme sport, even if dangerous, cannot be part of mainstream culture. For example, most people in the United States do not play football, but football is certainly not considered to be an extreme sport. Football is for sure a dangerous sport, but it is also a mainstream sport, broadcasted live on national television networks, a sport that has become commonplace even to those who do not play. Skateboarding, on the other hand, is technically less dangerous than football but still carries with it a stigma of fringe culture and subculture. People who skateboard are labeled "extreme" because they are outside of ordinary mainstream culture. Therefore, extreme sports necessarily create subcultures around them that define them as being external to mainstream…… [Read More]
Ulysses has experienced his share of adventures and journeys however he is still not at peace with himself. Because of his perseverance in the quest for knowledge, he wants to continue his quest for knowledge even in old age
Summary and the main themes that are present in the poem
Brief Summary of the poem
Death- The author relates hope, quest for knowledge with that of old age and coming of death.
Time- This theme is brought out in the aging of Ulysses and how with age, everyone's skill and function begins to decline.
Setting and mood bring out the essence of the poem
The setting is indicative of the idleness and frustration that is being experienced by the author.
The author's mood starts off in a frustrated tone but becomes contemplative both negatively and positively throughout the poem.
Literary Devices used and Tone of Poem
A. The author makes…… [Read More]
business idea I am proposing is commercializing Mexican hand-made objects on the U.S. market. In order to evaluate the viability of such a business venture, there are several components we need to take into consideration. In my opinion, the most important of these are TO WHOM (the targeted market and the exact segment of consumers we will be addressing), FROM WHOM (who will be producing the objects, given the fact that the company will act as a commercial intermediary), HOW (the entire commercializing process described) and WHY (why this is a perfectly justifiable business opportunity).
A well-based definition of the targeted consumer segment will be the first step we need to work out. The basic nature of the products we tend to commercialize means that we are addressing consumers who are interesting in art and art objects. This may have an intellectual motivation or simply a social one, related to…… [Read More]
Adventures in Fugawiland
Types of sites in Fugawiland.
There were four sites in Fugawiland. These sites were the shore site, inland site, burial and ceremony site, and the hunting site. Of these, the shore site and inland site were the location of the population based on the weather and the seasons of the year. These seasons were delineated into summer and winter and weather and warmth would determine the location of the population more than the assumed date.
The shore site (located on map areas F, Y, and R) is where the people of Fugawiland would spend their summers. Archaeologists have been able to ascertain that the shore was the location of the fishing and living during the warm months. This has been determined by the fact that remains of trout, as well as fish hooks, small hearths, and lightweight huts have been discovered in the area. Since more pots…… [Read More]
Finally, students will have to put their new attitudes into practice. They will use a reflective journal each day to discuss their "adventures in attitude" and to describe how they have been practicing good attitudes, positive thinking, and being respectful to others on a day-to-day basis. Not to be underestimated, however, is the power that the individual classroom will have on helping these students change their attitudes, as the topic will be visited as needed during classroom discussions, group work, and lecture.
VI. Evaluation and Conclusion
To evaluate the success of the plan, observation, in addition to reading the students' journals, must be incorporated. The teacher should observe the students' behavior and attitudes at the beginning of the course -- as well as the teacher's attitude and behavior -- and conclude with an evaluation of whether or not those attitudes or behavior have changed. In addition, teachers should read the…… [Read More]
Examining the difficult process that Huck has when he finally determines not to turn Jim in can be especially helpful in this. In addition, readers of this opinion can discuss the effects of Twain's own divergence from society when contemplating the ways in which his articulation of his nonstandard views into text affected society.
Thus, while two sides clearly exist in this debate -- one stating that Twain's novel advocates racism through the relationship between Huck and Jim and the other arguing that Twain actually condemns the ideology by using this relationship -- a compromise can be reached. Each side can still find Twain's novel valuable in a discussion of the effects of racism on society and the role literature plays in those effects. Thus, the need to ban this novel from the classroom is null and void when this type of compromise can be reached.
Regardless of the fact…… [Read More]
Furious that his son had learned how to read and write, Pap considers that Huck wants to prove that he is smarter than his father. As a result, Huck receives several beatings and is kidnapped by Pap.
During his stay on Jackson's island, Huck learns that Jim has a lot of knowledge from observing the nature and its laws, along with tons of superstitious beliefs: "Some young birds come along... Jim said it was a sign that it was going to rain... And Jim said you mustn't count the things you are going to cook for dinner, because it would bring bad luck" (Twain, Mark) Jim proves to be compassionate, loyal and a dedicated friend.
The fact that Jim pays great attention to Huck's safety does not go unrewarded. Huck gradually develops affection for Jim after he finds that the black man is actually intelligent and honest. These features make…… [Read More]
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The orks Cited two sources in MLA format.
Reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
For all voracious readers who have an insatiable thirst for serious, entertaining, enthralling and mature reading, popular names like illiam Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain are not only familiar but also all-time favorites of many. After The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain introduced another thought-provoking yet highly gripping sequel of the masterpiece titled The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, that is avidly taught in schools, remains on all library shelves and is a great and a fast-paced read to date. This analytical as well as an argumentative paper revolves around the following thesis statement:
The masterwork The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a humorous story addressing highly debatable issues and soon became an extremely controversial magnum opus. It is a scholarly piece of writing that…… [Read More]
The profound does not necessarily reveal itself in the everyday. Still, a little knowledge helps stave off "the Imp of the Perverse."
Thus, the reader is led to explore his or her own relationship with the larger world. The mathematics of navigation is like the code that governs the universe. Each of must undertake a study of this difficult subject, and hope to understand it as best we can. The way may be difficult. It may be fraught with high seas, or we may see lights that we mistake for those of another small boat, but which actually belong to a freighter that is big enough to swamp us, yet we continue on, braving the unknown.
Each adventure is another port on the voyage toward greater, and more complete, knowledge of the principles that guide our lives. The more we learn, the more we come to see that each individual…… [Read More]
Adventures of Tom Sawyer," by Mark Twain
The novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain is a narrative of the adventures and events in the life of Tom Sawyer, a young, mischievous man who lives in St. Petersburg, Missouri. Apart from the adventurous events in the life of Tom, one of the most noticeable and interesting element that Twain uses in order to give character to Tom's portrayal in the novel is his liberal use of speech. Tom's speech is mainly made up of exclamatory statements and slang words, factors that reflect Tom's dynamic character in the novel. Similarly, Mark Twain also assumes an interesting, yet serious tone as the narrator of Tom's life story. Through Twain's character as Narrator, the author was able to give 'life' and consistently illuminate Tom's character and life parallel to his use of speech. These two styles that Twain uses in the…… [Read More]
Adventures IT Leader, Barton faced a proble
It is vital that both Barton and Gordon address the Ivan Korsky problem as soon as possible, and in a way so that they do not compromise the security and quality of the work performed on the Alpha3 project. As the pair discussed, Gordon should initially talk to the IT expert and, if she is not successful in conveying the importance of finishing the Alpha3 project on time, then Barton should address the IT professional about the same issue. Essentially, Gordon needs to stress the importance of Korsky devoting his energy to the Alpha3 project as soon as possible. However, she must frame this goal of hers in a way so that she does not alienate the revered IT tech nor make him regard the organization they both work for in a negative way. Her framing tactics, then, should specifically include telling Barton…… [Read More]
Pincushions and Early Modern Feminism
Mary Ann Kilner & the Adventures of a Pincushion" (1780) meets theories of Mary Wollstonecraft, early feminist and author
According to Patricia Demers' anthology of children's literature, From Instruction to Delight, the morality and the intentions behind the authorship of children's literature are seldom the same of adult literature written large, for smaller hands. Some children's books today might seem to be for 'pure fun,' but often only pure fun in disguise. And, in the past, children's literature never even put up the pretence of merely being for fun and games for the young mind. In other words, children's literature, because of the fact that it is written explicitly by adults for an audience of children, is never simply 'just a story' nor is it absent of ideological and cultural content. Rather, it is more often an intense engagement of cultural ideology and teaching, fused…… [Read More]
Perhaps that is Augie's final flaw - to remain the eternal optimist even when there is nothing to be optimistic about. If he has learned his lessons well from the other characters in the novel, then he will know if his life will turn out successfully, and that he does not have to fit into the perfect model of the American male to still succeed and be happy in his chosen pursuits.
In conclusion, the flawed characters in this novel add to the rich texture and fabric of the work. Augie must learn lessons from these characters by learning how to overcome many of his own flaws. Augie does learn that life in American society is a struggle, but there is still happiness waiting to be found somewhere in all the chaos. Bellow's use of disability and distress helps define his major theme of overcoming obstacles and an individual's struggle…… [Read More]
In Mark Twain's Huckeberry Finn, the title character and escaped slave Jim bond together in their mutual quest for freedom. Neither knows where they are headed, but they do know where they have been and what they are running from. Both have endured a different type of slavery. Jim escapes from the actual legally sanctioned and racialized form of slavery; whereas Huck Finn is running from an abusive father who literally locks him up. Therefore, Huck Finn and his friend Jim are mirrors for each other as well as partners. It matters not that their backgrounds are different, and in spite of the overarching theme of race, the two friends bond psychologically in a mutually respectful and mutually protective relationship.
Huckleberry Finn and Jim go out of their ways to help one another while they are on the island, and after. There is no formal bond of loyalty…… [Read More]
Another example of scenes -- and characters -- creating both a balance and a contrast between humor and seriousness comes from the Duke and the King. These two characters appear in many scenes of the novel, and their escapades and claims are a definite source of humor (and frustration) in the novel. One of the most poignant scenes in the book, however, is one Huck sees these two finally receive their comeuppance, as each has been tarred and feathered and is being run out of town on a rail. Huck reflects on the senseless cruelty that mankind is capable of, feeling sympathy for his two former companions though they had treated he and Jim abysmally and cheated everyone else they came across, too. The fact that many of the Duke and King's actions are humorous in addition to be dastardly serves to emphasize the cruelty that they experience at the…… [Read More]
The natural hatred between mice and cats is reflected in the mouse's expressed anguish against Alice's amazed narrative of cats in her world: "Let us get to the shore, and then I'll tell you my history, and you'll understand why it is I hate cats and dogs." This simple line carries with the weight of the history of social inequality: Carroll endeavors his readers to look into history how inequality has become a long tradition encouraged and perpetuated in human society by people with self-interests. In this example, grown-ups become symbols for the wealthy people who continually oppress the poor in order to gain control over society.
In the same respect, Carroll's expression of disdain for grown-ups as shown in "Alice's" also illustrates his disagreement over his protagonist's 'growing up.' Alice's transformation to being a giant is both a pleasant and unpleasant experience: as a giant, the possibilities of doing…… [Read More]
Huck has been raised to treat African-Americans one way but his instinct tells him something different. He does not quite understand the idea of slavery because he is young and he can still see the cruelty behind it. He does not see class as the adults around him do. hen he struggles with turning in Jim, he finally decides he cannot do it. He states, "People would call me a low down abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum -- but that don't make no difference. I ain't agoing to tell" (Twain 269). Here we see that he knows the language and knows what others have told him to do based on Jim's class but he decides that he knows better than the grown-ups around him. In Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, class becomes an important issue for Crane in that it becomes what separates Maggie from the rest…… [Read More]
This can be seen below:
Unused Directories can be deleted using the 'rmdir'.
The subdirectory named 'Extra' can be deleted using 'rmdir Extra' as shown below
Permissions can be granted on the command line using the 'chmod' command.
r, w and x refers to read, write and execute permission u, g and o refers to user (owner), group (accountant) and o (others)
+ is used for granting permission
Is used to deny permission.
chmod u+rwx Extra -- Grants all permissions for the 'Extra' subdirectory to the user (owner)
chmod g+rwx Extra - Grants all permissions for the 'Extra' subdirectory to the group (accountant)
chmod g+rwx Extra - Denies all permissions for the 'Extra' subdirectory from the others.
Subdirectories with files inside them can be deleted using the 'rm -- rf' command.
The subdirectory 'Extra' with a text file 'a.txt' (created using vi) can be deleted by 'rm -- rf Extra'…… [Read More]
size of supplies vaies fom small local opeatos to lage full sevice
opeatos. The numbe of supplies eaches 250,000 woldwide. Given the
natue of activity, thee is little theat of supply shotage. Thee is
high diffeentiation among supplies. Oveall stength: stong.
Substitutes. Thee ae no diect substitutes in this maket. Oveall
Rivaly. Thee is a lage numbe of competitos, but they vay fom
small opeatos to lage businesses. The pice ange and the sevices ange
vaies in accodance with opeatos' size. Oveall stength: stong.
The stongest foce that has the geatest effect is competitive
ivaly. This foce basically establishes the maket, the pices, the ange
of poducts, and the evolution of each playe. The weakest foce is
epesented by the substitutes foce.
3. Industy diving foces. The main diving foce in this industy is
epesented by customes. Supplies must adapt to customes' pefeences
and possibilities. Also, this…… [Read More]
Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole and Middlemarch by George Eliot may seem like strange texts to read in consort. The latter is one of the classic texts of 19th century literature, written by a Englishwoman brought up in a strict religious tradition who later exchanged her faith for that of secular humanism and Darwinism. Middlemarch is a sprawling, weighty novel, filled with overlapping plots that only (and then, really, only tangentially) come together at the end. The former is an autobiography written by Mary Seacole, a freeborn Jamaican Creole, who claimed that she used the energy and vitality received from her Scottish father and the healing skills taught to her by her Jamaican "doctress" mother to become a practicing war nurse. (Seacole 1-2) However, the two texts powerfully demonstrate that the lives of Victorian women were far more autonomous in practice than traditional Victorian…… [Read More]
However, this label can only be loosely applied to Tom, as society accepts that the scoundrel will grow out of him, given his proper upbringing.
Second, dangerous scoundrels often seem humorous, but the danger they pose cannot be underestimated. The most blaring examples of dangerous scoundrels in the novel are Pap, Huck's father, and the Duke and the Dauphin. Pap is a drunk who has a reputation for causing trouble. If he were simply a drunk, however, he would be classified as a societal scoundrel. Instead, he is a dangerous man who beats his son and takes advantage of him for his money. Twain clearly disapproves of Pap, as his actions toward Huck, despite Huck's desire to have a family are abysmal. Twain's judgment against Pap is avenged as dies early on in the novel, although the reader and Huck do not know about it until the end. In addition…… [Read More]
Likewise the native' darker skin which shields them against the sun reveals them, in Darwin's eyes, as closer to nature. The fact that they speak a different language that is not of the Indo-European family like Darwin's English, or Romantic (presumably, he would not look down upon them if they spoke French rather than their native tongue) likewise is unscientifically judged upon the basis that Darwin finds it unpleasant to listen to. Strikingly, even though some of these natives have already picked up a few words of English and can mimic the body language of the crew, showing what might be called a quick linguistic intelligence, Darwin sniffs that all savages are good mimics, and complains about the difficulty of getting black and white answers from individuals who have shown remarkable efforts in rapid language acquisition!
In his account of the Beagle's voyage to the Straight of Magellan, he…… [Read More]
I agree with Nat Hentoff that the book "Huck Finn" should be read in all public schools across the nation. Whether or not we want to admit it, racism did, and always will, exist within our society. It is only through discussing that racism at a young age, and by confronting the ideas of racism that we can teach children how to accept all colors and creeds.
A also agree that the portrayal of Jim in "Huck Finn" is that of a positive one. While there is no question of the racist world he is living in, Huck doesn't see those issues, and accepts Jim for who he is. That in and of its self is enough of a reason to teach the novel, in my opinion. Children of all ages need to learn to accept others, and the positive portrayal of Jim is a positive experience for all who…… [Read More]
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Maria Tatar, a professor of German at Harvard, is partial to the Tales of the Brothers Grimm, who she claims purged the collection of references to sexuality but left in "lurid portrayals of child abuse, starvation, and exposure and fastidious descriptions of cruel and unusual punishments, including cannibalism" (Showalter Pp). Says Tatar, "Giants, ogres, stepmothers, cooks, witches, and evil mothers-in-law are driven by a ravenous appetite for human fare" (Showalter Pp). Indeed fairy tales always possess the elements of evil, whether in the form of monsters, step-mothers, or sorcerers. The list of how evil is presented in fairy tales is endless. However, one thing is for certain and that is there is always a duel between good and evil within the fairy tale motif.
Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" possesses many elements of the fairy tale motif. However Stanley Brodwin sees it as an…… [Read More]
Alice in Wonderland as Victorian Literature -- Being a child in Victorian England was difficult. They had to behave like the adults did, follow all rules, they had to be seen but not heard. Children, however, are naturally curious; unable to sit for long periods of time, and as part of normal cognitive development, consistently asking questions about the world. In fact, childhood is the period when a child acquires the knowledge needed to perform as an adult. It is the experiences of childhood that the personality of the adult is constructed. Alice's adventures, then, are really more of a set of curiosities that Carroll believed children share. Why is this, who is this, how does this work? and, her journey through Wonderland, somewhat symbolic of a type of "Garden of Eden," combines stark realities that would be necessary for her transition to adulthood.
For Victorians, control was part of…… [Read More]
Yet, that is arguably why the characters act as they do (Mcilliams 197). Mcilliams further notes that human incompetence is comedy (197). Since the characters are not real people but Twain's creations, students should feel free to laugh at the ignorance and misfortunes of Huck and Jim in the same way that they are free to laugh when someone deliberately falls down in an attempt at comedy.
Comedy may not be immediately obvious in Twain's portrayal of Pap Finn. Yet he is one of Twain's strongest examples of satire and irony. Carter argues that Pap Finn establishes himself as an example of all that is wrong with the Southern social system; in becoming that example, readers can look to him to see what needs to change in order for people to become better and society to improve (137). In younger classrooms, this may at first be difficult to grasp. However,…… [Read More]
Tourist Behavior Toward Nature-Based Tourism Activities
For most of the developing countries tourism industry is playing a very important role in boosting their economies. In 2004, it was found out that Asia Pacific was one of the fastest growing tourism regions (Cruey, 2005). According to WTO, up to 3% of world's tourism market is made up of Thailand, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. It was in 1970's that the development of Thai international tourism started (Mcdowall and Wang, 2007). Tourism industry accounts for 5.1% of Thailand's National Gross Domestic Product (Tourism Authority of Thailand, 2009). For the purpose of providing a proper development direction, the National Economics and Social Development Plan (NESDP) served as a guide (Mcdowall and Wang, 2007). The result of the survey which was conducted by the Universities of USA and Thailand, showed that Thailand stood on the first place as best hospital city for all the…… [Read More]
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." This adage takes on various meanings according to context -- in the early twenty-first century, it will most likely be used to imply too much seriousness about schoolwork. But in the consideration of children's literature in the nineteenth century, we face the prospect of a society where child labor was actually a fact of life. e are familiar with the stereotypes that still linger on in the collective imagination, of young boys forced to work as chimney-sweeps or girls forced to labor in textile factories. But the simple fact is that between the present day and the emergence of children's literature as a category of its own, largely during the nineteenth century, there has been a widespread reform in labor practices and social mores which has altered the meaning of what "work" might mean for young Jack, or…… [Read More]
Local Color and Realism
The realism of Mark Twain fully reveals in the novel "The adventures of Huckleberry Finn," in novel, which is familiar to many of us since high school classes of literature, but which has a deeper psychological and moral meaning, as its message expands over the limits of an adventure story for teenagers. The events described in the book show the whole encyclopedia of Southern life in the middle of the nineteenth century in a very realistic and ironic way.
On the example of Huck's and Jim's journey on the raft down Mississippi River, Mark Twain succeeded to show on the particular examples of different events that happened in their life during journey the conflict of an individual and society, slavery and racism issues, "civilized society" with its bigotry, religious and philistine prejudices, as well as problem of education, common sense and conservatism in people's minds.
The…… [Read More]
I had to listen to my heart -- and to pray hard -- to make the right decisions for myself, to know that I could still be a dutiful child without forcing myself to be a round peg in a square hole, to follow a career path that was not the right one for me.
Every person must have a moral compass, a true north stronger than the pulls of friends, society, and confusing voices that try to set us in the wrong direction. Social pressure can be overwhelming because of the desire to please others, and even when a person is living amongst friends and family, the inner path to personal truth can be a lonely one. When 'everyone else is doing it' -- drinking, smoking, or even simply acting in an inconsiderate fashion, it can be difficult to stand aside and be the one who says 'no --…… [Read More]
The key and the search function to help Oskar survive the loss of his father by occupying him with the search for meaning. It is altogether a more fruitful or at least less lengthy search than those of his grandparents. It is also more proactive than his mother's search, which begins with denial.
The key is also symbolic of the new connections that Oskar forms in his search. In searching, the void is filled not so much by the final achievement as also by the accomplishments along the way. In addition to learning more about his family in general while also making new friends in the process, Oskar makes closer connections with his living relatives. In this way, his father's memory serves to reaffirm life rather than the tragedy of death. Contrary to what Oskar and his grandmother initially believe, neither life nor death is meaningless. Both convey a deeper…… [Read More]
When Anne first arrives in town, she adorns herself with wildflowers to go to Church, an act that astonishes the other churchgoers even though, as Anne indicates, many girls wear artificial flowers. Anne, unaware that placing flowers in her hair would offend anyone, realizes that nature is not revered by Christians. In fact, Churches are noticeably devoid of nature and natural beauty, which is why Anne seeks solace in the natural world and the wilderness of Avonlea. For Anne, nature is Church, and nature is the primary means for Anne to develop spiritual awareness.
Tom's spiritual growth is alluded to through his moral development. Like Anne, Tom does not develop his character through Church but rather through his observations of nature and natural law. One of Tom's formative experiences was his witnessing of Dr. Robinson's murder by Injun Joe, an event that stimulated ethical action on the part of the…… [Read More]
"It was a curious childhood, full of weird, fantastic impressions and contradictory influences, stimulating alike to the imagination and that embryo philosophy of life which begins almost with infancy."
Paine 14) His consummate biography written in 1912, just after his death claims that Clemens spent the majority of his childhood in the company of his siblings, and the family slaves as his parents where often otherwise engaged, his father and inventor and his mother challenged by the running of such a large family with very little support.
Mark Twain did not remember ever having seen or heard his father laugh. The problem of supplying food was a somber one to John Clemens; also, he was working on a perpetualmotion machine at this period, which absorbed his spare time, and, to the inventor at least, was not a mirthful occupation. Jane Clemens was busy, too. Her sense of humor did not…… [Read More]
Faced with a social system that has no place for him, Tom does not rebel or repress himself, but merely creates a place for himself by dissolving into the background, becoming part of the hidden (and criminal) world that is a de facto product of any inequitable social system.
As mentioned above, Highsmith wrote for a number of comic books in the 1940s, and almost all of them were concerned with white male superheroes who had been given extraordinary powers or technology. There is a subtle joke about this fact early on, when Tom notes that his most recent victim "was a comic-book artist. He probably didn't know whether he was coming or going" (Highsmith 14). Thus, almost from the beginning Highsmith has made a connection between Tom and the world of comic books, a connection that helps explain Tom's eventual narrative journey.
hen looking at Tom's story in broad…… [Read More]
Overwhelmingly, those programs are explicitly designed to be culturally responsive, but, again, not just to tribal groups. One program, for example, is likely to have tribal students, Hispanic students, and other immigrant groups. A massive data-collection effort is underway to measure successful programmatic elements and determine which efforts have produced the most dramatic results.
One of the principles guiding the current push in California to provide more and better after-school programs is as follows: "Programs should foster a positive sense of identity, build upon the cultures of the families, and offer a curriculum that values and responds to the strengths, challenges, and needs of all of the different kinds of youth in their communities," (Olsen, 2000). hile this goal doesn't specifically identify Native American tribal needs, it does hit upon the most important element of culturally responsive programming. For many Native families, placing their children in an after-school program through…… [Read More]
As it was, the program on day one lacked the element of team building, it resembled a normal activity with very little challenge. It was obvious that the canoe activity was meant to be relatively easy in order to build confidence for the tasks that would come later in the program, but it still could have been made a little more in line with the program goals by the inclusion of a specific task while completing the canoe trip.
Having the team members complete the trip with different partners would allow them to get to know one another better. It would prepare them for the teamwork that would come later in the program. As it is, the instructor was only able to observe a limited number of potential teams. Having them make the trip with different teams would have allowed more observations of their ability to adapt to different styles…… [Read More]
Fighting fair, Tom still shines despite his aggression, particularly in light of Alfred's cowardly stone throwing when Tom's back is turned.
This first chapter in Tom's adventures is of cleverly constructed form; sharing all key elements needed to know in order to follow the story, identify with the protagonist, despise the multiple antagonists, and fondly recognize the doddering aunt as a 'straight man' to Tom's antics. The reader is immediately engaged in the story because Twain's style opens with dialog - known as a 'hook' in publishing parlance. The reader is instantly curious; why is this person named Tom being so vocally pursued? Who is doing the shouting? Why is this Tom character not responding?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a snapshot of reality with which all readers can identify; it is not necessary to live in the backwaters of Mississippi to recognize sincere affection and security, sneaky…… [Read More]
The hotel seeks to promote its strategic location and incomparable services to boost its sales to the majority of people and tourists visiting Southern California. Its proximity to central Loss Angeles also gives an advantage to the hotel to target the urban dwellers seeking recreation facilities outside the central city.
Pricing of services and products offered by the Long beach hotel is under management and control of market conditions of demand and supply. Prices are elastic depending on the season of the year. During peak periods, prices for accommodation services range from $100 to $400. These prices aim to meet the demands of a bigger range of people. The prices vary depending on the capability of a customer. Price charge depends on the facilities available in the hotel rooms and other services that a customer may require such as dinner and breakfast. Charges such as $400 per night…… [Read More]
Heracles -- Mythological Hero
Heracles Mythological Hero
About a Mythological Hero
Heracles, also known as Hercules, was a great mythological hero, who was considered as the son of God. His strength, valor, courage and supernatural characteristic were seen from his very childhood. The biggest turn in his life occurred when he murdered his wife and children, and was thus compelled to fulfill twelve challenging labors in order to purify himself. This article presents one of his twelve labors, which involved slaying away the Stymphalian birds. Several art works including pottery paintings and canvas art work, depict several instants linked with the heroic acts of Heracles.
Character Analysis of Heracles
Heracles or Hercules was a strong mythological hero who was considered as a man possessing supernatural power and was thus called half-god, a son of Zeus. The supreme confidence of Heracles was depicted from the early days of his…… [Read More]
Other cinematic techniques that aided in the telling of the story was simplicity of the focus and frames. ith modern computer animation, shots that pan, move in and out, or adjust focus without cuts are now as commonplace in animation as they are in live-action films. The older style of animation, in which backgrounds were often stationary and hardly ever shifted scale without a cut, is actually better suited to the telling of Alice in onderland. This keeps the focus on Alice and her experience in onderland, scaling everything to match whatever her current body size happens to be and relating importance and relationship by the placement of the various characters and background elements in relation to Alice within the frame. The film and therefore viewer's focus shifts, generally speaking, only when Alice's does, in keeping with the flow and construction of the novel.
Another film technique employed in the…… [Read More]
Morality of the Minor Characters of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain makes two social outcasts, in the form of Huck and Jim, the most moral characters of his novel. Huck and Jim are the real templates of correct behavior. Yet, the rest of a hypocritical and essentially immoral society devotes itself to either catching or civilizing these characters. By showing how more socially acceptable characters minor characters of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are often less moral than Huck, who is the son of a drunken father, and Jim, who is a slave, Twain shows how conventional societal morals are completely awry with what is actually truthful and intrinsically good. After all, for all of their faults and lack of conventional education, Jim and Huck at least strive to be loving and loyal to one another. Thus, in the…… [Read More]
Hook or Me This Time
Ideological changes of a Pirate and a former Lost Boy in two narrative essays)
Life is defined by the changes that take place during it. Our bodies change and we grow larger; time passes and we grow older; our philosophy and ideals change and we grow up. These metamorphoses compromise any coming of age story, whether the story be one of a small juvenile accomplishment or one of a complete maturation of character. Both "Labyrinthine" and "Happiness" are essays which tell coming of age stories. Both narrators recall past childhood events and recount them like scenes from a play where we have a behind-the-schenes, first-person perspective on the action. There are many similarities between the two stories told. Both essays feature adults whose childhood years are long ago and far away. Both narrators remember feeling isolated and removed from other characters around them. Both narrators…… [Read More]
" And especially for young people, being "normal" and "cool" seems to be what self-esteem is all about. How can we risk giving that up by standing up for ourselves? How can we maintain a sense of self-worth in the eyes of the world, as well as in the eyes of God? And how do we know for sure what He wants for us?
I guess it's a matter of intuition; I guess you know based on how happy you truly are. If you're excited to face every day, without any help from any sort of addiction, then I would argue you're officially happy. And if you're genuinely happy, you must be honoring your authentic self and God's dreams for you.
This is an exhilarating prospect for me because I'm just beginning to learn who I really am. But I need to be prepared for the risks and the difficulties.…… [Read More]
His decision that Jim is worthy of the same consideration as any other man is not only a sign of Huck's growth, but a direct statement that Twain was making to the people reading his book in a very racially divisive time.
Twain also makes many broader statements about humanity in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The book is full of many characters who take advantage of others, like the Duke and the King, people who hate and fight senselessly, like the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons, and even honorable seeming men like Colonel Sherburn, who despite an eloquent speech about honor and the common man's cowardice shot and killed a defenseless drunk. Huck has a major epiphany when he sees the Duke and King, who have betrayed Huck and everyone else they met, tarred and feathered. Despite their actions against him and their obvious lack of regard for others, Huck…… [Read More]
Herein is composed a character who captures the internal conflict that would identify America on its path to Civil ar.
In Twain's work, Huck emerges as a figure whose behavior and ideology are stimulated by a discomfort with the circumstances constraining him. Though painted as a portrait of one young man, the adventures which give the novel its title are actually a series of events wherein Huck brazenly flouts the standards which had given the pre-Civil ar delta its cultural outlook. His flight to freedom is guided by the juxtaposed but equally inapt incarcerations which he endured both at the pious hands of the idow Douglas and the abusive hands of his drunken father. Certainly, his staged death and his river-raft escape here would be explicit forms of active protest to the church-going morality of the former and the violent authority of the latter. In both, we see the religious…… [Read More]
Rather than allowing the scene to solidify a stereotype, the author of this book proposes that readers should, assuming they are understand the true voice of the novel Huck Finn, allow the scene to alter the stereotype of Jim as a servant to the Caucasian man. Readers should, according to the author, instead see that Jim, as a free man, acts no differently not because he is bound to the Caucasian man, but because he is a noble character. This argument would greatly enhance the point of a paper whose main theme was that Hick Finn was more about freedom and dignity than about race relations.
Davis, Thadious, M., Leonard, James, S., and Tenney, Thomas, a. "Introduction: The Controversy over Huckleberry Finn." Satire or Evasion?: Black Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 1992: 1-13.
This chapter discusses many important arguments both for and against the novel the…… [Read More]
With this connotation, owling is showing how our lives and geniuses can take on new adventures after our deaths through texts.
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"The community is not given; it is made by the abilities and activities of all its members -- by the incompetent Neville Longbottom as much as by heroic Harry. Harry Potter isn't just part of Hewison's museum culture; he is revolutionary, a symbolic figure of the past-in-future England which is in desperate need of such symbols," making Harry a transmedia character that will help bring English society into a more future and present oriented world (Blake 15-16). In his work, The Irresistible ise of Harry Potter, Andrew Blake discusses how modern transmedia characters can help give England the push it needs to move beyond its past and into a more technology driven and innovative future. Blake discusses the importance of having symbols in film and literature…… [Read More]
Matrix and the Power of Myth
Most people spend their lives caught up in petty matters like money, food, career, and worldly obligations. We are surrounded by so much technology and "progress" that finding time for the important things in life can be difficult or impossible. Today, our society is dominated by the city. "It is all stone and rock, manufactured by human hands. It's a different would to grow up in when you are out in the forest with little chipmunks and the great owls." (Campbell 92). Quickly, the spiritual and subconscious side of the homosapien is being phased out; it is not productive. Even the heroes of modern society are losing their luster. The original hero of the West, Christ, is falling out of favor. Even American heroes like Washington, Jefferson, and oone stood for things that are now antiquated or misunderstood. Campbell believes, "life today is so…… [Read More]
Madam Eglantyne the Nun, is also an ironic charater. She eats in a very refined manner and attempts other fine characteristics such as speaking French, although she fares poorly at this. Ironically, not all her language is pure, as she swears cosntantly by "St. Loy," a saint renowned for not swearing. Unlike the general conception of the Nun, she is very concerned with outward appearances and did not much care for human beings. Indeed, she cared much more for her three dogs than the human beings around her. Another irony is that she has a coral trinket to fight worldly temptations, which is clearly failing badly.
A second character is the Friar, Hubert. While he is jolly, merry, and festive, his actions are nevertheless evil and cunning. He impregnates girls, for example, and marries them off. He deceived the faithful by hearing confessions for a fee, and even begged from…… [Read More]
" (Grabel, 2004) Good institutions serve as the basis for economic growth due to right market-based and market-guided incentives being created which include those stated in this study and specifically: (1) rule of law; (2) competitive markets; (3) low taxation (4) noninflationary monetary policies; and (5) free trade. (2002) Good institutions serve to "Foster other cultural patterns of conduct, hard work, savings and industriousness, honesty and trustworthiness, creativity, and self-responsibility. These are the bases of the wealth of nations." (Easterly, 2002; as cited in: Ebeling, 2002) These tools are helpful in avoiding and mitigating economic risks in development.
Easterly, W (2002) the Elusive Quest for Growth: An Economists Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (Cambridge, MIT Press) Chapter 2
Krueger, a.O (1998) Why Trade Liberalization Is good for Growth, Economic Journal 108
Demetriades, P. And Hussein, K.A (1996) Does Financial Development Cause Economic Growth? Time-Series Evidence From 16 Countries,…… [Read More]
His personalized learning goes entirely against the societal norm of the day. During Huck's era most free citizens still saw the Negro as an inferior being, not even human enough to consider as an intelligent entity, rather they are considered as property, and property has not rights, no feelings and no hopes, dreams or fears.
In an early chapter in the book, Huck sells his fortune to the Judge for one dollar in order to keep himself from lying to 'Pap', which is an excellent display of Huck's humanity and character, but it also shows how patriarchal the society was. Even Huck knew there was not a thing he could do against his father, if his father chose to take the money that Huck had been rewarded.
Huck also senses what money can do in society but his sense was one that questioned whether it was all that effective. hile…… [Read More]