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McCandless Journey Hero
McCandless' Journey to Discovery and Heroic-Sanctity
In Into the ild, Chris McCandless embarks on several different movements -- wandering, questing, the pilgrimage, the going-forth. At times, he seems to have a goal, and at other times he appears to have none. Therefore, it is difficult to define Chris as a traditional hero of the monomyth. The major flaw in doing so is to miss the reality of Chris's "journey" -- which is that it ends tragically: he does not get to have the hero's return. Instead, he dies, a victim of his own imprudent, headlong rush into the wilderness. He does experience a revelation in the wild and a reversal, as he realizes that true happiness is not to be found in fleeing society but in being a part of it. Maintaining a sense of holiness in the world is the challenge -- being in the world…
Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. NJ: Princeton University Press,
Penn, Sean (dir). Into the Wild. Los Angeles: Paramount Vintage, 2007. Film.
Vogel, Dan. "A Lexicon Rhetoricae for 'Journey' Literature. College English, vol. 36,
Wild Water Gets Soaked:
Wild Water is a water park that is managed by Jason and Marie Salerno since it's a family business. The brother and sister run the park that is situated around the New Jersey shore and also receive help from their parents. The park has developed to become a landmark for both locals and summer tourists since it has been in existence for over 4 decades. Throughout its operations, the water park's organizational culture has remained hierarchical despite of the fact that the employees and Jason and Marie refer to each other as part of the family. However, while this organizational culture at Wild Water is the same, the environment in which the park operates is constantly changing. As a result of these changes in the environment, there are significant effects on the organization's competitive environment due to various elements in its macroenvironment.
Generally, the macroenvironment and…
Thompson, A.A., Strickland, A.J. & Gamble, J.E. (2010). Creating and executing strategy: the quest for competitive advantage: concepts and cases (17th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Wild Geese Analysis
Oliver's "Wild Geese"
Mary Oliver is an American poet who explores an individual's relationship with nature through her work. Oliver's poetry has been described as "an excellent antidote for the excesses of civilization for too much flurry and inattention, and the baroque conventions of our social and professional lives. She is a poet of wisdom and generosity whose vision allows us to look intimately at a world not of our making" (Mary Oliver, n.d.). In "Wild Geese," Oliver uses imagery, content, and form to explore the relationship between an individual and nature.
In "Wild Geese" (1986), Oliver use of imagery helps to establish the bond that she is advocating between individuals and nature. The first six lines of the poem focus on the individual and establish that the individual does "not have to be good" and does "not have to walk on [their] knees/for a hundred miles…
Mary Oliver. (n.d.). Poets.org. Accessed 7 April 2012 from, http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/265
Oliver, M. (1986). Wild Geese. Dream Work. Accessed 7 April 2012 from, http://peacefulrivers.homestead.com/maryoliver.html#anchor_14792
Wild species, which includes that of animals, plants, and of other organisms, constitute the most part of the seafood of the world and of the timber. The Wild species provide a means of earning to the communities apart from providing them with food, medicines, fibers, skins, furs and forage, without which many communities could not have had their living.
Apart from this they also help in the intellectual growth, provide a sense of beauty and also promotes the religious and cultural beliefs of the people. ecause of the importance given to the wild species and of the use made of them by people, many natural and semi-natural ecosystems owe their present existence and even their future would owe to these uses.
Firstly, the use of wild species is that it has direct commercial value in terms of fishing, hunting, harvesting which enables the U.S. economy to earn $200 billion and…
Albuquerque, NM. (1990) Conserving Endangered Species: A Commitment to the Future. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southwestern Region.
Costanza, R. et al. (1997, May 15). The Value of the World's Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital, Nature 387: 253-260.
Hill, H.R. (1994, August 8) Ohio State University Study Finds Genetic Altering of Bacterium Upsets Natural Order, The Oregonian,
Food and Drug Administration 57 Federal Register 22987(1995, December) EPA Approves Bt Corn and Cotton With Conditions, The Gene Exchange,
Satan (the devil as defined in the bible) has been connected to the book in a strange manner. He has been blamed as the reason for the various kinds of internal spiritual conflicts in women. It does not define Satan well enough to explain why driving him away from one's mind can be a solution to problems in life. God has been stated as someone who loves everyone. hile this does comply with the Bible, it can create confusions. God has been mentioned as someone who longs to have a relationship with everyone to fill a place in his heart. This can imply that god is not perfect and needs us to make him complete. The fact that god needs us to worship to be a part of his heart, for his satisfaction, presents a false image. A lot of efforts have been made to explain god's love for us…
Eldredge, J.(2001) Wild at heart: Discovering the secret of a man's soul. Thomas Nelson
Eldredge, J. & Eldredge, S.(2005) Captivating: Unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul. Thomas Nelson
Wild Swans Three Daughters of China
Juan Chang's Wild Swans Three Daughters of China is a delightful combination of a historical epic of China from 1924 to 1978 and a novel that unfolds the story of 'Three Daughters' (Juan Chang herself, her mother and maternal grandmother) within that same historical period.
The book begins by giving the reader a view and insight into life in China in the 1920's through the simple device of narrating Chang's grandmother's experiences as a concubine to a powerful Chinese warlord and the story of her eventual escape. From the 1920's through to the 1960's, the history of early 20th century China and Communist China under Mao unfolds as Chang continues on her quest to chronicle the life and times of three generations of her own family. The 1940's, 50's and 60's act as a setting to the life story of Chang's mother.
Before leaving China, Chang began to seriously question Mao and his methods, and after she left, she realized just how repressive the government was, and that she would not return to China to live. Today, long after Mao's death, China has made it into the 21st century, but it is still a repressive and controlling dictatorship, essentially, and this book helps put the country and its leadership in perspective. The Chinese are proud people, and they seem to accept power and control as a way of life. It would not be hard to imagine another revolution in the country, as western ideas and attitudes make their way into this emerging giant. It would be interesting to see what this author has to say about that, in the future.
In conclusion, Chang's book is a close look into 20th century history and development in China. It shows how the…
Chang, Jung. 2003. Wild Swans: Three Daughter of China. New York: Doubleday.
Jung Chang. 2003. Wild Swans: Three Daughter of China. New York: Doubleday, 16.
To hom it May Concern:
It is the decided opinion of investigators as well as medical personal that the individual known as Kaspar Hauser is definitively the kidnapped prince of the royal House of Baden. The reasons for this opinion can be explained through empirical analysis of the information provided both by the individual known as Kaspar Hauser and the work of the researchers involved in the investigation. Among the myriad of reasons behind this decision are the way in which he was held, the characteristics of royalty shown in the young man in question, and his untimely death which indicates his true parentage.
The individual in question has no memory of his life outside of the cell in which he spent his formative years. Such imprisonment would only likely be necessary if the person was likely to be recognized in a more hospitable situation. By keeping the…
Bondeson, Jan. "The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser." The Great Pretenders: the True Stories Behind
Famous Historical Mysteries. New York, NY: Norton. 2004. 72-126. Print.
He is willing and able to work always and though Skeet and Nig are also always willing to work for John, it is only Buck who seems genuinely happy and ready to do the work. Buck is much different than the other dogs when it comes to attention as well. "Unlike Skeet, who was won't to shove her nose under Thornton's hand and nudge till petted, or Nig, who would stalk up and rest his great head on Thornton's knee, Buck was content to adore at a distance" (91-92).
Buck is able to turn from a wild beast into a tame and loving animal and it is because of John that Buck is able to do this. It can be gathered that John is a bit of a wild beast himself. Buck's connection to John is very primitive; though he feels and hears the call of the wild, he does…
London, Jack. The Call of the Wild. London: Puffin Classics, 2008.
Basically, Charles had accidentally rolled backwards at the edge of a parking area outside a fraternity at another college. His open-topped Jeep slid a few feet backwards down a steep wooded hill in the black of night and came to rest on loose rocks and soil at a very steep upward angle. The hill was so steep that it would have been impossible to release the brake to engage the clutch without sliding backwards down a rocky mountainous hill. n fact, the hill was too steep for the emergency brake to hold the vehicle in place alone. t took a few second for Charles to get the attention of three friends in the backseat, but he managed to tell them they had to get out of the Jeep calmly and only from the sides and not the back. Then he told the girl in the passenger seat that he needed…
Illustrated Meaning -- Lacerated
One look at the results of Clint Malarchuk's lacerated jugular vein by a skate blade was enough to convince him that he no longer wanted to play that position at all. Luckily, Malarchuk was saved by excellent emergency care.
Wild Horse Saloon for the purpose of exploring hospitality management skills. The writer spent time at the dance club and read some published articles about the venue to be able to present this information in the paper. There were three sources used to complete this paper.
The Wild Horse Saloon is known worldwide for its country western performers as well as the ambiance it provides for its patrons. The Wild Horse Saloon is a venue that is used for many thing including television shows, talent contests, and nightly dance sessions. For the purpose of evaluating hospitality management skills the Wild Horse Saloon is an excellent venue to compare to well-known skills.
The Wild Horse Saloon provides the world with music. It has many functions, not the least of which is a currently ongoing talent show that rivals American Idol. In addition there are televisions shows filmed there and the performances…
Eff, Tony; Kyle, Reuben (1995). Circle of prosperity. (Nashville, Tennessee)(includes related articles on Nashville's achievements in 1995). Vol. 9, Business Perspectives, pp 1(9).
Author not available (1994). WHEN THEY'RE NOT DANCIN', THEY'RE WATCHIN'., St. Louis Post-Dispatch, pp 01H.
Wildhorse Saloon (Accessed 4-9-2002)
Born in 1952, she lived through some terrible times when her family was renounced by the Communists, while Chang joined the ed Guard like any good young Party member. Chang was very bright, and received an excellent education under the regime. Her family, in the beginning anyway, led a middle-class rather privileged life, at least until they came under suspicion by the Communists of being traitors to the Party. Eventually, Mao felt education was unnecessary, and because of suspicions, Chang's father was arrested, her mother was placed in detention, and Chang was sent to work as a peasant in the country. Chang stayed in the country for several years, reunited with her family, and finally some of the sanctions were lifted. She could only work though, the universities were shut, and she could not continue her education.
Education was no longer relished in China, and Chang's experience shows how far…
Chang, Jung. Wild Swans: Three Daughter of China. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
Lac Operon Genetics
Practical 2. Analysis of wild type and lac operon mutant strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli
Complete the results tables below using the data you obtained in the practical.
Describe the size, colour and eosin sheen of the colonies on the EMB plates in Table 1 below.
Large colonies purple
Strong eosin sheen
Large colonies purple
Weak eosin sheen
Small colonies pink
No eosin sheen
Small colonies pink
No eosin sheen
Fill in the fluorescence results for NA+glu and NA+lac in Table 2 below.
NA+glu within 1 minute of MUG overlay
minutes after MUG overlay
minutes after MUG overlay
NA+lac within 1 minute of MUG overlay
minutes after MUG overlay
minutes after MUG overlay
* Record the degree of fluorescence as (-) or (+) or (++) or (+++). Where…
A wildfire is an uncontrollable fire that commonly occurs in vast areas and wild lands. This wildfire ignites quickly and can the agricultural resources and houses. There are many other names associated with the term "wildfire" such as bush fire, vegetation fire, hill fire, grass fire and forest fire (Perona and Brebbia, pg. 45). ildfire mostly occurs in forested areas of Canada and United States. Some other vegetated areas of South Africa and Australia are highly susceptible to wildfire. It also occurs in grasslands and scrublands. The risk of wildfire is high when the climate is dry. Leaves and branches fall in this climate and become highly flammable. According to research, in ninety percent cases, the cause of wildfire is human carelessness. There are some other reasons as well such as volcano eruption, cyclical climate changes, heat waves, arson, droughts and pyroclastic clouds. These actions do not necessarily…
Bormann, B.T. Regional Management-Study Template for Learning about Post-Wildfire Management. New York: DIANE Publishing, 2010.
Eriksen, Christine. Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty. London: Routledge, 2013.
Goldammer, Johann Georg and Cornelis De Ronde. Wildland Fire Management Handbook for Sub-Sahara Africa. London: African Minds, 2010.
Perona, G. And C.A. Brebbia. Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires II. Chicago: WIT Press, 2010.
FAMED vs. WILD SALMON
research, identify discuss basic roles HM (Human esearch Managers) professionals, explain roles changed years.
Should I eat farm-raised salmon or wild salmon?
Fish has grown increasingly popular as a source of protein for American consumers, and salmon is particularly in demand. Salmon is a fatty fish with a great deal of umami, and can satisfy the palate of even the most dedicated red meat eater. From a health standpoint, salmon is a coldwater fish very high in Omega-3 fatty acids. The American diet is believed to be too high in Omega-6 fatty acids, which should be in balance with the types of heart-protective Omega-3 fats available in sources such as fish. "The past decade has shown that these fatty acids may also strengthen the immune system and eyesight, and even improve mental health. These pluses have helped inspire Americans to more than triple their consumption of…
Dobbs, David. (2008). The wild salmon debate. Eating Well. Retrieved at:
Hites, Ronald A. Jeffery A. Foran, David O. Carpenter, M. Coreen Hamilton, Barbara A.
Knuth, & Steven J. Schwager. (2004). Global assessment of organic contaminants in farmed salmon. Science, 303 (9): 226-229. Retrieved at:
Doro remains unconscious of the negative implications of his role, whereas Anyanwu is continuously aware of the consequences of Doro's ambition. "I am like a prisoner. All bound," she notes (90).
Doro is not above using purely physical means of coercion, as he "catches" runaways by snatching and invading their bodies (91). "Individuals who ran from him were caught and most often killed," (80). However, Doro cannot physically bind Anyanwu but rather, uses mainly psychological coercion to prevent her disobedience. Doro does so not out of kindness or compassion but out of outright need for Anyanwu's powers in conjunction with his own. In Wild Seed, Doro is a slave to his own desires and to his own unchecked ego. His enslavement is purely psychological and Doro remains unconscious of his condition. Anyanwu is cognizant of her subservient position, and becomes frustrated by it. She sees her situation mirrored in the…
Thei deams ae moe depessing than they ae inspiing. When, fo example, Ms. Gibbs expesses he desie to see Pais, the audience knows she will not eve get to achieve he deam because of he husband's stubbon closed-mindedness. Emily's fustation with the lack of awaeness on the pat of the living in the thid act also daws attention to the stubbon clinging to outmoded ways of thinking that can chaacteize small town existence. Wilde exploes small town insulaity with aplomb in Ou Town, and this in-depth exploation is the play's geatest stength.
Globalization dawned aound the tun of the centuy, intoducing East to West and West to East and in Ou Town, Wilde delves into Buddhist and othe Easten philosophies. The playwight does so subtly and possibly unintentionally, examining the baies between eality and fiction, life and death. The Stage Manage begs the audience to ethink thei ole as viewes.…
references to industrialization or urbanization. Instead the insight into every day life in Grover's Corners lends insight into how America was changing at that crucial period in world history. Although gender values and social roles were generally unchanged, persons of Emily's and George's generation were on the brink of a major turning point at which the world's balance of power would indelibly change. The coming World Wars would alter the geo-political landscape in Europe and propel America onto the world's stage in a role that the nation had never served before. Wilder hints at the dramatic future of America through his time capsule and also through his use of the Stage Manager, who directly addresses the audience in a dramatically ironic manner.
Warriors: Into the Wild is the first novel by Erin Hunter in the Warriors series. It is in the fantasy genre and is similar to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings or J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series in that it combines fictional elements with real world, believable characters. For instance, Warriors: Into the Wild centers on a group of wild cats and at the heart of the story is a house cat named Rusty, who makes the transition from domestic animal to feral creature of the forest. This paper will describe the events of the first novel of this series by Hunter and show how it fits into the overall fantasy genre.
The main character of Warriors: Into the Wild, is Rusty, a house cat with a strong heart and good leadership abilities that will propel him to the heart of the action in the novel. One day, Rusty is…
Tame a Wild Tongue
Language and Identity in Anzaldua How to Tame a Wild Tongue
How to Tame a Wild Tongue is a fascinating internal expose of the evolution and development of language among immigrants of Spanish linguistic heritage. Gloria Anzaldua recognizes herself as a "blended" individual who speaks and contributes to a myriad of native and blended languages that are all varied and regionally expressive of both native Mexican and other "Chicano" immigrants as well as many of this heritage which were born in the U.S. To new immigrants or second generation immigrants to the U.S. Or even some who were isolated linguistically from their mother tongue by political borders. The work is powerful and expressive; it also lends itself to an internalized (externalized) idea of self. Anzaldua specifically discusses the cultural connections and disconnections that are created by language and its evolution and also addresses issues of internal…
Anzaldua, G. (1993). "How To Tame a Wild Tongue." Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers. Eds. David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky. Boston: Bedford, 39-48. Print.
Fought, C. (2008). "On the borderlands of communities: Taking linguistic research to la frontera." Plenary talk at-New Ways of Analyzing Variation 37?(NWAV-37), 8 November, Houston, Texas. Retrieved December 10, 2010 from: http://nwav37.rice.edu/abstracts/Fought_Preston.pdf.
Lynch-Biniek, A. (Summer/Fall 2009) Filling in the blanks: They say, I say, and the persistence of formalism. The CEA Forum 38 (2) Retrieved December 10, 2010 from: http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/382lynchbiniek.htm.
happiness of the Gibbs and ebbs families with the misery of Simon Stimson. Is it true that Simon is just not cut out for small town life, or is there more to it?
On the surface, Thornton ilder's drama Our Town depicts the happiness present in small town life. Its major plot revolves around the marriage of Emily ebb and George Gibb. Emily dies and in the third act when she comes back to the town as a ghost she marvels how people do not appreciate the goodness of life while they are living. On the surface, the play appears to celebrate small town life. However, there are many indications, particularly in the life of the minor characters, that small town life has a confining, depressing aspect to it. The most obvious example of this is the choir director Simon Stimson who hangs himself. But although not all of the…
Wilder, Thornton. Our Town. New York: Harper, 2003.
uring the Kuomingtang era, women's role in society expanded substantially. Jung explains that her mother worked within the communist underground and married a young communist who eventually became an official in Chengdu. The role of women in this era was expanded to the greater liberties permitted under Kuomingtang governance. They shared in the burdens of their husbands and had greater control over their lives, and their relationships. However, they were still severely limited especially in relation to the workplace.
Finally, during the era of communism, women were elevated to an much more equalitarian position within society. They were able to be employed within government and enjoyed many of the same rights as men. espite embedded social prejudice against women, the government recognized them as equals and it allowed Jung to able to have the freedom to explore relationships, employment opportunities and ultimately the liberty to control her…
During the Qing Dynasty, women had little influence in society. Jung Chang's grandmother was a concubine to General Xue in 1924. During this era, women were treated as little more than objects, and they were not given any significant rights during this era. Her grandmother was a beautiful young girl who had her feet tied and lived to serve General Xue. Women within this era clearly did not have significant control over their own lives. Their marriages were arranged by their parents and women were oftentimes bartered in exchanges and other forms of trade.
During the Kuomingtang era, women's role in society expanded substantially. Jung explains that her mother worked within the communist underground and married a young communist who eventually became an official in Chengdu. The role of women in this era was expanded to the greater liberties permitted under Kuomingtang governance. They shared in the burdens of their husbands and had greater control over their lives, and their relationships. However, they were still severely limited especially in relation to the workplace.
Finally, during the era of communism, women were elevated to an much more equalitarian position within society. They were able to be employed within government and enjoyed many of the same rights as men. Despite embedded social prejudice against women, the government recognized them as equals and it allowed Jung to able to have the freedom to explore relationships, employment opportunities and ultimately the liberty to control her life.
Jack Turner's "The Abstract Wild"
Jack Turner, who authored The Abstract Wild, is a widely traveled individual whose purpose in writing is not to indulge into issuing judgemental opinion regarding environmental issues or theoretical whining. Throughout the book the author introduces complex arguments that discuss a vast range of wilderness related issues and ultimately defends the wild in all of its forms.
This book comprises of eight provocatively written essays, which share a common theme. The author primarily indulges into explaining why conservation efforts have instead of leading towards preservation of the environment have led to the very contrary. Briefly the subject of the essays is the ways in which wildness has been interceded, micromanaged and in effect taken nearly out of subsistence.
In the book the author brings the reader to think how wild actually wilderness is and how wild are the reader's related experiences. Jack Turner then himself…
However, the book should not be out rightly criticized since it has thrown light on many aspects, which had earlier been left unexplored. Moreover in Jack Turners work the views of many other American authors has been echoed which gives the approach a more researched backing and credibility.
Turner, Jack. The Abstract Wild. University of Arizona Press. October 1996.
In essence, Burgundy is saying that people have allowed the negative aspects of their characters and the war to overtake them and this is resulting in wildness. In saying this, Burgundy is calling for self-restraint as much as he is calling for peace. The kings of England and France agree to Burgundy's call for peace and a truce is reached. In doing so, it is as if the people of both countries and King Henry V call on the rational parts of themselves, bury their wildness again, and allow everything that is positive to return to the surface.
This concludes the analysis of the use of the word wild in the play. It has been seen that the word is used at the beginning of the play to refer to Henry's character and used to refer to the situation overall in England and France. In every case that the word…
Shakespeare, W. Henry V. New York: Dover Publications, 2003.
OMEN IN THE LATE 19th AND 20th CENTURIES
LAURA INGALLS ILDER
Laura Ingalls ilder is famous for writing extensively about the lives of a family that moved westward in the late 19th century. In some respects, her work is quite accurate and enhances an accurate picture of the Great Prairie during those times. However, in other respects her work is inaccurate, particularly in the way it glosses over the presence and lives of Native Americans, as well as the hostility and brutality of pioneers toward Native Americans, very nearly resulting in the extinction of Native Americans.
In some respects, ilder's work exemplifies life on the Great Prairie during the late 19th Century; however, it also falls far short of explaining that life in other respects. The ilder family lived in isconsin, Kansas and Minnesota during Laura Ingalls ilder's early life but moved to De Smet, South Dakota, when Laura was…
Brammer, R., & Greetham, P. (2008). De Smet, South Dakota. Retrieved from www.liwfrontiergirl.com: http://www.liwfrontiergirl.com/
DuBois, E. C., & Dumenil, L. (2016). Through Women's Eyes: An American History with Documents, 4th Ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's.
Wilder, L. I. (1953). Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No. 3). New York: HarperCollins Children's Books.
By capturing the these seemingly simple values in the life of a "typical" American small town, ilder was telling a profound story that exploded the accepted norms of drama and in one explosion catapulted the American play from the nineteenth century to the twentieth via the chautauqua esque visage. This is why it is a mistake to typecast ilder as a traditionalist. Rather he was a modernist that translated Asian and European ideas into the American idiom via drama (ibid, xv).
ilder's experience of this style of drama came about as he was influenced by the economy of the storytelling of Noh drama. This drama style boldly compressed a huge time span into a short period of time with a minimum of scenery (ibid, xvi). This gives it an appeal that is beyond just the American experience. The popularity of the play around the world attests to the play having…
Wilder, Thornton. The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder Volume II. II. New
York, NY: Theater Communications Group, 1998.
Wilder, Thornton. Our Town. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers Inc., 2003
This also shows how women became more active in the national political process, no matter their stance or beliefs. While the more traditional facts about communist China under Mao Zedong are explicated, there are some less horrific details about communist life of which the average American may not be aware. Sexual equality did grow. Food was distributed fairly. These are not the typical details of communist China we learn about in America.
Chang herself has several occupations as the story focuses upon her life and her struggles. She is a member of ed Guard at the age of 14. She works as a steelworker and an electrician. These kinds of positions are still considered unusual for women in American culture as well as in many other cultures around the world. During the Cultural evolution, there arose opportunities for women to progress socially and politically. This rings true for the Civil…
Chang, Jung. Wild Swans. Anchor Books, 1992.
Database Deliverables: Wild Wood Apartments
Wild Wood Apartments has relied on individual apartment managers tracking the maintenance, repairs, and renting of the respective units in their assigned buildings. Every quarter, managers are expected to fill out lengthy reports by hand to submit to the central headquarters in San Francisco. However, the process is tedious and often riddled with mistakes, making it clearly inefficient. Managers have been complaining about the inefficiencies of the system, asking the parent company to address their concerns with preparing a centralized database that makes it easier to track and record maintenance and leasing events in real time, thus making data available as events occur and avoiding the lengthy quarterly process of reporting multiple events in a single sitting.
The apartment database will manage maintenance and leasing events in real time. Apartment managers will be able to upload changes to leases, maintenance expenses and events, and…
films, or of stories in magazines in different price ranges, depend not so much on subject matter as on classifying, organizing, and labeling consumers. Something is provided for all so that none may escape; the distinctions are emphasized and extended. The public is catered for with a hierarchical range of mass-produced products of varying quality, thus advancing the rule of complete quantification. Everybody must behave (as if spontaneously) in accordance with his previously determined and indexed level, and choose the category of mass product turned out for his type. Consumers appear as statistics on research organization charts, and are divided by income groups into red, green, and blue areas; the technique is that used for any type of propaganda (Adorno & Horkheimer).
The media is of course complacent in such a system, in that it plays a significant role in turning heroes of consumption - actors, singers, and models -…
Adorno, Theodor and Max Horkheimer. "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass
Deception." From Dialectic of Enlightenment, 1944. Retrieved at http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm .
Hennigan, Adrian. "Sunset Boulevard (1950)." BBC, March 13, 2003. Retrieved at http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2001/04/10/sunset_boulevard_1950_review.shtml .
Wilder, Billy, dir. Sunset Boulevard. DVD: Collector's Edition, 2002.
" (16) In other words, since God is not completely benevolent, one must protest against God for allowing that which is not just or that which is evil to exist.
In an illustration of this strategy, oth refers to the work of Elie Wiesel, who "shows that life in a post-Holocaust world can be more troublesome with God than without him" (9). In his works, Wiesel looks at different forms of theodicies and does not accept them for various reasons. Because of his experiences, he has put together his own personal theory of theodicy that allows him to accept God while still handle his violent experiences. In his book Night, Eliezer, who, despite his young age, has studied Jewish theology, at first wonders the suffering is due to committed sins, but then changes his mind and sees it instead as something to which someone must submit.
In Chapter 3 of…
Hick, John. Evil and the God of Love. New York: MacMillan, 1967.
Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. New York: Random House, 1981.
Peterson, Michael. The Problem of Evil. Notre Dame, IND: Notre Dame University, 1992
Roth, John. "Theodicy of Protest" Davis S.T. (Ed.), Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy, Westminster: John Knox Press, 2001
Gloria Anzaldua has a wild tongue, a tongue that roams free from the confines of both formal English and formal Spanish. Anzaldua's wild tongue, which she describes in Borderlands: La Frontera in the chapter "How to Tame a Wild Tongue," is Chicano Spanish, a "border tongue which developed naturally" by immigrants from Mexico living in the United States. As Anzaldua notes, "wild tongues can't be tamed, they can only be cut out," (76). Yet to cut out Chicano Spanish would mean obliterating an entire culture and way of life. Chicano Spanish is essential to Chicano culture and Chicano Spanish is also essential to Anzaldua's identity. "Identity is the essential core of who we are as individuals, the conscious experience of the sale inside" (84). Gloria Anzaldua perceives language as an indicator for identity, culture, and gender differentiation and her essay effectively conveys how language is an essential component in…
Cesaire's Discourse On Colonialism And Wild Thorns
The novel describes living conditions under foreign or colonial occupation. It also describes nationalist sentiment among colonized peoples. Using material from the novel, as well as Cesaire's Discourse on Colonialism, discuss the proposition that nationalism is a solution to the colonial problem. Using specific examples from the texts, discuss how the authors present the relationship between colonialism, capitalism, and nationalism. How are the authors' positions on these issues similar or different? Do the authors provide hopeful representations of nationalism and capitalism? Why, or why not?
An easy, pure, and smug sense of African or Palestinian nationalism offers no solution to the overall problem of how to construct a national identity and a decolonialized mindset in one's people. Recent historical events have illustrated that an unquestioning assertion of national identity leads to horror and bloodshed -- but if one cannot accept the oppressor's vision…
There is no male equivalent of Sugar Cane in Some Like it Hot. Unlike the unequivocally feminine Sugar Cane, neither Joe nor Jerry plays the role of the cad or the cowboy. In fact, Joe shows genuine emotion and caring for Sugar as his feelings for her deepen. Joe and Jerry, like Sugar Cane, are musicians. All three are therefore portrayed as social equals regardless of gender.
Gender and sexuality are treated differently in Some Like it Hot. The key scenes in Some Like it Hot with allusions to homosexuality are the ones in which Osgood pursues Daphne. Osgood challenges conventional gender roles and stereotypes. He has been married "six or seven times" and only his mama has kept track. His inability to remain in a stable heterosexual relationship may be viewed as a typically male, cavalier attitude toward marriage. However, given the last line of Some Like it Hot,…
Wilder, Billy (Dir.). Some Like it Hot. Feature film. 1959.
Albanese, Catherine L. "Savage, Sinner, and Saved: Davy Crockett, Camp Meetings, and the Wild Frontier." American Quarterly 33.5 (Wint 1981): 482-501.
The historian Catherine Albanese attempts to provide some sobering theological clarification to the intoxicating ideal of the wild American West, as embodied in the ideology of 'David Crockett.' Her essay "Savage, Sinner, and Saved: Davy Crockett, Camp Meetings and the Wild Frontier" demonstrates how racial ideology became fused to religious ideology during the expanding of the American frontier. Albanese puts forth the provocative thesis that the West was colonized, not simply in material terms, but also by a religious ideology that subsumed Native American culture into the rhetoric of savagery.
One of the key mediums by which this was accomplished was through the camp meeting. The camp meeting provided a locus for the often lonely and disparate settlers who made up the West to engage in acts of…
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans is the story of three generations of women in China in the 20th century. The author is Jung Chang: her autobiography comprises the last third section of the book; the first two sections are devoted to telling the story of her grandmother Yu-Fang and her mother Bao Qin. Instead of writing a straight autobiography, Chang chose to begin her story two generations back—the purpose being to provide not only personal historical context but also a sense of the cultural historical context in which her family came into being. By beginning the book with the statement that her grandmother “became the concubine of a warlord general” at the age of fifteen, Chang immediately gives her story a sweeping, grand epic backdrop: she is no mere commoner of humble origins but rather a figure whose family was right in the heart or thick of…
Wild Wood Apartments needs a database that is more efficient in its reporting of leasing, maintenance, and repairs from individual apartment managers to the central headquarters for review and approval. This database needs to be easy to use and accessible for apartment managers and have two basic sections, based on leasing and maintenance needs. Apartment managers can then input all requests, reports, and financial data into the system as it occurs, rather than filing monthly reports.
Issues with Current System
The current system has a number of issues. First and foremost, it requires individual apartment managers to manually fill out forms quarterly that includes any new or changes to rentals in his or her building, as well as reports regarding repairs and maintenance. This means that money spent on maintenance is not repaid until the end of the quarter, which can be frustrating for managers. Moreover, the forms are bulky…
Cogner, Steve. (2012). Hands on Database. Prentice Hall.
Charles Perrault was responsible for collecting and adapting many of the fairy tales best known to contemporary audiences, and his collection of Stories or Fairy Tales from Past Times with Morals, also known as Mother Goose Tales, offers a unique insight into both the evolution of fairy tales in general and the socio-political context of Perrault's own writing. In particular, Perrault's use of domesticated and wild animals in certain tales shed light on the gender and class conflicts that under-gird both the stories themselves and Perrault's own historical context. By performing a close reading of Perrault's "Little Red Riding Hood," "Puss in Boots," and "Donkeyskin," one can see how Perrault uses domestic and wild animals in order to reinforce notions of gender that idealized male autonomy and proactivity while condemning female exploration, in addition to simultaneously supporting the preexisting class structure that impoverished the majority while rewarding the nobility;…
Ashliman, D.L.. "Charles Perrault's Mother Goose Tales." University of Pittsburg. Web. 3 Dec
Ahmed, K. Al. "Charles Perrault's "Le Petit Poucet" and its Possible Arabic Influences."
Bookbird 48.1 (2010): 31-41.
Sunset Boulevard is a classic film noir produced in 1950 and directed by Billy Wilder. The film begins with the murder of Joe Gillis, a floundering screenwriter who ends up dead in a swimming pool. "Poor dope," the voice over says. "He'd always wanted a pool. Well, in the end he got himself a pool, only the price turned out to be a little high." The voice over, delivered in classic film noir style, turns out to be none other than Gillis himself. Far from being an unreliable narrator, though, Gillis promises "the facts" and delivers. The entire film Sunset Boulevard is the retelling of "the facts" from Gillis's perspective. Wilder's choice of narration is dutifully ironic, as a failed filmmaker becomes famous. The theme of the movie is reminiscent of the Great Gatsby, with its peek at American decadence and lost dreams. Because it offers rich social commentary, Sunset…
Armstrong, R. (2000). Billy Wilder: American Film Realist. NC: McFarland & Co.
Gibson, A. (2001). And the Wind Wheezing Through That Organ Once in a While": Voice, Narrative, Film. Retrieved online: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/nlh/summary/v032/32.3gibson01.html
Smoodin, E. (1983). The image and the voice in the film with spoken narration. Quarterly Review of Film Studies 8(4): 19-32.
Wilder, B. (1950). Sunset Boulevard. Feature film.
Some books are deceptive in terms of their subject matter. At first glance, for example, such books can appear simple, with a relatively straightforward story. Others are excessively uplifting or bleak, appearing to cater to only one single concept or emotion. Many times, however, the most apparently simple stories can hide deeper themes relating to the what we as human beings truly are. They contain important lessons or hold the capacity to change the lives of their readers. Indeed, as humanity, we are lucky to have the cognitive skills and understanding to enjoy such high-level works. Three prime examples of works that are deceptively simple and/or bleak include The oad by Cormac McCarthy, On the oad by Jack Kerouac, and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Of the three, The oad Is probably the bleakest, while Into the Wild is the most straightforward, but each of the three works…
Cornish, A. (2013, Sep. 13). Did Jon Krakauer Finally Solve "Into the Wild" Mystery? NPR. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=222172599
Kerouac, J. (1999). On the Road. New York: Penguin Books.
Krakauer, J. (1997). Into the Wild. New York: Anchor Books.
McCarthy, C. (2006). The Road. New York: M-17.
American Ethnic Literature
There are so many different voices within the context of the United States. This country is one which is built on cultural differences. Yet, for generations the only voices expressed in literature or from the white majority. Contemporary American ethnic literature is important in that it reflects the multifaceted nature of life in the United States. It is not pressured by the white majority anymore, but is rather influenced by the extremely varying experiences of vastly different individuals, as seen in the works of alph Ellison's Invisible Man, Gloria Anzaldua's "How to Tame a Wild Tongue," and Cathy Song's poem "Lost Sister." American ethnic literature speaks for minority voices, which have long been excluded in earlier generations of American society.
American ethnic literature has developed enormously over the last few centuries, and especially within the context of just the last few decades. In today's literary world, it…
Anzaldua, Gloria. "How to Tame a Wild Tongue." Borderland / La Frontera. Web. http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/calabj/282/how%20to%20tame%20wild%20tongue.pdf
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. Vintage International. 1995.
Franco, Dean J. Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African-American Writing. University of Virginia Press. 2006.
Lee, Robert A. Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian-American Fictions. University Press of Mississippi. 2003.
There are a number of stakeholders in this particular scenario. First and foremost are the apartment managers, who will use the database to upload information regarding maintenance, repair, and leasing information. Moreover, there are the lease holders, janitorial employees, and outside repair companies that are contracted to do work on the apartments when needed. Then there are also the internal Wild Wood Apartments stakeholders, including the administrative employees who will handle the information once it is uploaded by the apartment managers and then anyone in the IT department that will be working on creating and implementing the database.
What is the best thing about our system?
What are the problems in the current forms used for reporting maintenance, repair, or leasing events?
Walk me through the process of submitting a report through the current system.
Managers, IT Department, Administrative Employees…
farmed' and naturally bred salmon of the same species vis-a-vis the Endangered Species Act. It will also evaluate and explain my opinion regarding the issue of applying the Endangered Species Act to when a native species is declining in its natural environment but successfully bred in captivity. It would seem at first glance that farmed and wild salmon are the same species, and so, they should be treated exactly the same when it comes to laws, regulations, and the Endangered Species Act. However, after looking into the situation, it is much more difficult to make a concrete decision, and it is also highly charged emotionally on both sides, so decisions are also emotional and scientific. Ultimately, it seems true that the Endangered Species Act was created to save and protect species in the wild that are disappearing, and that salmon bred in captivity simply do not fit this description, and…
Pollack, Andrew. "Study Faults U.S. In Assessing Altered Fish." New York Times 15 Jan. 2003.
Verhovek, Sam Howe. "Saving' Wild Salmon's Bucket-Born Cousins." New York Times 4 Feb. 2002, A17.
people usually think of wild hogs, they might think, "Mmmm, that sounds tasty!" Indeed they are. People like me who are dealing with the problem of feral hogs on our property wish we could round them all up and fix a feast for all our friends and family. It's not that easy, though. We are pecan farmers who happen to be dealing with a pig problem, not pig farmers who happen to have a pecan problem. Setting up traps for the hogs and actually going through the hard work of slaughtering them takes up a lot of time we could be using keeping the farm in order. The wild hogs present several problems to the local farmer, not least of which is tearing up our profits by tearing up our land. They literally tear, using their snouts to root through the ground around the trees. In addition to eating the…
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hunters: Protect yourselves from brucellosis. Retrieved online: http://www.cdc.gov/features/huntersbrucellosis/
Fabian, Liz. "Hunters sought to kill wild hogs on Georgia farms." The Telegraph. Oct 17, 2014. Retrieved online: http://www.macon.com/news/local/article30149022.html
Lewis, Chancey, Berg, Matt, Cathey, James C., et al. "Corral Traps for Capturing Feral Hogs." Retrieved online: http://www.gohuntgeorgia.com/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/hunting/pdf/Game_Mgmt/Hogcorraltraps%20AgriLifeExtension%20TexasAM.pdf
Timmons, Jared, Cathey, James C., Rollins, Dale, et al. "Feral Hogs Impact Ground-nesting Birds." Retrieved online: http://plumcreek.tamu.edu/media/7034/feral-hogs-impact-ground-nesting-birds.pdf
Despite these fluctuations in pricing levels, current projects indicate that demand for ginseng will continue to increase in the future due to greater demands from a burgeoning middle class Chinese market (How to grow ginseng, 2012). Although wild-grown ginseng commands higher prices, cultivated alternatives typically weigh more but the Chinese highly prefer the wild-grown version (How to grow ginseng, 2012).
As shown in Figure 1 below, West Virginia is located within the zones (3-8) that are regarded as being especially appropriate for cultivating wild-grown ginseng.
Figure 1. United States Zone Map for Planting Ginseng.
Source: Adapted from http://www.wildgrown.com/usazones.jpg
While West Virginia is located in a highly desirable geographic location for cultivating ginseng, the task is fraught with opportunities for failure, weather conditions can adversely affect the growing cycle, the plants are sparse and difficult to locate, and the actual growing process, as well as its clinical effects, remain better described…
Guo, Z. (2000). Ginseng and aspirin: Health care alternatives for aging Chinese in New York.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
How to grow ginseng. (2012). WildGrown.com. Retrieved from http://www.wildgrown.com/ .
Mccabe, S. (2002). Complementary herbal and alternative drugs in clinical practice.
In the wild, the young of both baboons and chimpanzees must be potential prey for other animals. It seems unlikely that a zoo would put a valuable primate troupe in proximity to a pride of lions and just let nature take its course.
Nevertheless, the study of these animals, while always flawed in some way, has significance for humans. Kummer's conclusions about the genetic basis for much behavior in particular prompts some thought. If many behaviors are genetically driven in baboons and other primates, how much of human behavior is genetically driven? Obviously the need to procreate is present in all animals, but do genetics drive who we choose to marry? How much does genetics influence the jobs we choose? How much of our social activity is wholly our own choice, and how much of it is preprogrammed behavior? Most people would not want to believe that their choice to…
Welfae in Captive Wild Animals
The Holy Bible gets the elationship between humankind and wild animals out of the way ealy on in Genesis 1:26 when God said, "Let us make mankind in ou image, in ou likeness, so that they may ule ove the fish in the sea and the bids in the sky, ove the livestock and all the wild animals, and ove all the ceatues that move along the gound." Humanity clealy took this divine gift seiously, and the elationship between humankind and wild animals has been lagely one-sided since people climbed to the top of the food chain. Since the second half of the 20th centuy, though, thee have been gowing calls fo impoving the manne in which humans teat animals in geneal and wild animals maintained in captivity in paticula. The ecent closue of Ringling and Banum and Bailey's "Geatest Show on Eath" due to…
Sejian, V and Lakritz, J (2011, August), "Assessment Methods and Indicators of Animal Welfare." Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, vol 6, no. 4, pp. 301-315.
Spallone, C (2014, April 18). "Rescue groups helping former lab animals." One Green Planet. [online] available: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-awesome-rescue-groups-helping-former-lab-animals/ .
Wise, SM (2000). Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.
Yarri, D (2005). The Ethics of Animal Experimentation: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal. New York: Oxford University Press.
Y. National Guard, which had been conducting a vigorous recruiting campaign (Troy 24). According to this author, "The Sixty-ninth was drafted into the Regular Army and was proud to be selected New York's representative in the newly formed Forty-second Division, the 'Rainbow Division,' where it was redesignated the 165th Regiment" (Troy 24). These events as much as any other were responsible for providing Donovan with both the experience as well as the recognition that would help propel him into future leadership positions. In this regard, Troy reports that, "It remained 'the old Sixty-ninth,' however, and for the better part of his twenty-two months of service Donovan was the commander of its First Battalion. It was in that capacity, a lieutenant colonel, that he saw combat, was several times wounded, and demonstrated such outstanding qualities of leadership and moral courage that he emerged from the war with 'more medals than any…
About Us. (2007). Central Intelligence Agency. [Online]. Available: https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/index.html .
Donovan, William J. Preface to the Ultimate Weapon, Oleg Anisimov, Chicago: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1953.
Ford, Corey. Donovan of OSS. Boston: Little, Brown, 1970.
Heidekinq, Jurgen, Christof Mauch and Marc Frey. American Intelligence and the German Resistance to Hitler: A Documentary History. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996.
All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you'd be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There's something way down deep that's eternal about every human being (Wilder, p.68).
Looking at what happens in Act III with reference to that quotation, it is clear that Wilder is trying to say that something about Emily lives on in the town. It is not Emily. By having the Stage Manager offer to take her back to life and demonstrating that Emily literally cannot return to the world of the living, Wilder explodes the idea that Emily can return to the living. He makes it clear that death does mean the end of something. However, it is important to realize that Wilder's play does show some type of life in the cemetery. The cemetery's inhabitants may not be engaging in the…
Naughton, James. (2003). Our Town. Line by Line Productions.
Wilder, Thornton. (1938). Our Town: A Play in Three Acts. New York: Coward McCann, Inc.
Whole Foods Market (WFM) is a grocery store chain that has operations in the U.S., Canada and the UK. Competitor The Fresh Market (TFM) is based only in the United States at this point. While Whole Foods is substantially bigger, these two companies are close competitors of one another based on the similarity of their product lines and their target markets. This paper will analyze the strategic tactics of each of these companies, based on their respective growth strategies.
The Merger & Evaluation
By 2007, Whole Foods was becoming the dominant player in the natural foods grocery business. It sought to grow further, and decided to purchase struggling competitor Wild Oats (Fineman, 2007). At the time, Whole Foods paid $18.50 in cash for each share of Wild Oats. There was concern from the Federal Trade Commission about the deal, because it put Whole Foods in a dominant position…
Bartz, D. (2009). Whole Foods, FTC settle on Wild Oats merger. Reuters. Retrieved November 30, 2013 from http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/03/06/us-wholefoods-ftc-idUSTRE5253AL20090306
Fineman, J. (2007). Whole Foods agrees to buy Wild Oats; profit declines. Bloomberg. Retrieved November 30, 2013 from http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aZtDQutxeDsU
MSN Moneycentral. (2013). Whole Foods. Retrieved November 30, 2013 from http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/stock-price?symbol=WFM&ocid=qbes
MSN Moneycentral. (2013). The Fresh Market. Retrieved November 30, 2013 from http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/stock-price?symbol=TFM&ocid=qbes
panther, by Reiner Maria Rilke and Travelling through the Dark, by William Stafford, are two poems about wild animals and the effects of human kind's interference into their existence. In the case of Rilke's poem, the interaction is intentional: the man has locked one of the most impressive creatures in the wild, a panther, behind bars. In the second poem, the interaction is unintentional: the narrator finds a road kill in the dark, a deer. Even if so different, the animals are symbols for the same world: the world of wilderness.
The Panther, expresses the image such an impressive creature as a panther evokes when seen behind bars. The eyes of the panther draw the onlooker, leaving a lasting impression on him. One of the most powerful gazes in the animal world has lost its meaning for the one who sees it behind bars. It is as if the world,…
In the 1986 Demme-directed film, Lulu/Audrey captures and upsets the mundane life of Charlie Driggs, bringing madcap spontaneity through her female dizziness. But in Ridley Scott's female road epic, Thelma must escape the madcap, silly housewife persona that leads her into a bad situation during the opening cowboy dance scene that nearly results in a rape. Thelma becomes toughed for the better by the proximity of the character of Louise and gaining a new outlook on female empowerment.
Audrey was also married, like Thelma, to a violent man named Ray. Her chosen protector Charlie finds the ray of his own manhood by saving Audrey, after she has playfully abducted this uptight yuppie from his rote, miserable job and dull daily existence. This suggests that men can rescue women from the tyrannies of patriarchy in exchange for female lightness and delights. But both the personas of Thelma and Louise suggest in…
Easy Rider." Directed by Dennis Hopper. 1969.
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Thelma and Louise. Directed by Ridley Scott. 1991.
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Chinese Poetry - critical analysis of Wuchi Liu's Lord of the River Hsiang & in the Wilds there is a Dead Doe
Women Subjugation & Nature as Refuge
Analyses of the poems Lord of the River Hsiang and In the Wilds there is a Dead Doe by Wuchi Liu showed two emergent themes reflecting Chinese culture: the society's norm and regard towards their treatment of women and the use of nature to personify beauty and solace that women it (nature). The following discussion and analyses centers on a comparison of the two poems, centering on the similarities and differences that Liu utilized in using these emergent themes: that is, that of women subjugation and nature as refuge for women.
Evidently manifested in Liu's poems is the presence of women characters as subjects of each poem. Each illustrates the woman character as delicate, beautiful, and "fair," qualities that serve as stereotypes…
The way that the director deals with the response of the various characters to the disaster is also filled with psychological depth and intrigue. The film also deals with the way that people respond to situations of life and death. Others would argue that the depth and intellectual range of a film like Titanic is not nearly as intensively "artistic" as Wild Strawberries. In other words, the suggestion is that there is an intrinsic difference between these two films.
On the one hand I would agree that Wild Strawberries is much more complex and "artistic" film than a commercial film like Titanic. One of the reasons for this view is that Wild Strawberries demands a much more intensive response and is more thought-provoking than Titanic. On the other hand one also has to acknowledge that Titanic has moments of depth and insight, even though it is a more popular and…
Stutsman B. FILM AS ENTERTAINMENT VS FILM AS ART. Retrieved November 14,
2009, from http://www.theauteurs.com/topics/649?page=1#comment_47555
Sims M. Art of Titanic Michael. Retrieved November 14, 2009, from http://www.bookpage.com/books-5547 -
hereas many of the other posts about Emily Dickenson focused on the poet's obsession with death, you chose to focus on her equally powerful interest in the theme of love. I appreciated this change of pace, and being able to explore Dickenson's poetry from a more cheerful standpoint. Love, at least romantic love, is an old theme as you point out. Dickenson does borrow some of her perspective on romantic love from influences like Shakespeare and also from mythology and also the Bible, which also has some love poetry. here do you think Dickenson derives most of her love-related themes from in literature? Although you focus on Dickenson's "ild Nights, ild Nights!" you do not mention whether the poet was also writing about sexuality as well as love. To write about sexuality as a woman in the Victorian Age would have been outright scandalous, so perhaps Dickenson cloaked her…
Dickenson, Emily. "Wild Nights." Retrieved online: http://www.cswnet.com/~erin/ed8.htm
Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound and My Father's altz by Theodore Roethke
Ezra Pound's poem In the Station of the Metro and Theodore Roethke's poem My Father's altz both reflect the darker side of human nature. Though these works paint a very different picture, they each allude to the desperate conditions that we all face from time to time as human beings.
Pound's poem compares faces in the crowd at the metro to apparitions or ghosts, like petals on a wet black bough. The imagery evokes dark feelings of foreboding and death. It may be interpreted as a reminder that we are all born only to face the same inevitable end. The poem is constructed much like a Japanese haiku as is of only three lines. This simplicity adds to the poem's texture and adds power to the message. The reader is left to interpret the intent of…
Dickenson, Emily. Wild Nights.(1861). 9 August 2012.
Pound, Ezra. In the Station of the Metro.(1913). 9 August 2012.
Roethke, Theodore. My Father's Waltz (1942). 9 August 2012.
Shakespeare, William. Sonnet 73, (That time of year thou mayst in me behold). (1609). 9 August 2012.
Buck; strong, powerful, intelligent. henever a quote shows adjectives selected suit character write essay, include page number story.
Character analysis: Buck in The Call of the ild
Jack London's novel The Call of the ild is unique because the most compelling protagonist of the book is not a human being but a dog. Buck is described as having the intelligence, strength, and capacity for loyalty comparable with a human being. Buck is tested throughout the book and finally shows himself to be the dominant dog of a pack of sled dogs and later a pack of wolves. The book follows the trajectory of a novel of enslavement: Buck is removed from his happy existence as a pet, forced to become a sled dog in the Artic, and survives a challenge by the pack leader by relying upon his wits. After the only master who treated him kindly is killed, Buck…
London, Jack. The Call of the Wild. E-text:
How Settings Define Characters:
Into the ild and Sex and the City
Every year at the Oscars, an academy award is awarded to the best costume designer, to the best in visual effects, to the best sound editing and best sound mixing. All of these individual elements work in harmony to create the setting of a motion picture- a setting that the audience will remember, so incredible that it makes the plot better. Settings are extremely important facet in any story- a book, a movie, a television show, as it helps the audience imagine that they are there and walking alongside the characters on the screen or through the pages of a novel. Settings are also important in propelling the individual characters through the plot- the setting helps meld their personalities, their actions and reactions to certain situations. The idea that settings aid in the shaping the main characters…
Hiott, Taylor. "Into the Wild - Critical Review of the Novel About the Journey of Christopher McCandless." Associated Content. Yahoo!, 26 May 2009. Web. 11 Aug 2011. .
Wisniewski, Chris. "Sex and the City." Reverse Shot. Web. 11 Aug 2011. .
Towns, Alike in Dignity
Modern theatrical literature has become increasingly concerned with the goings-on in small towns and often largely un-notable communities. The epic plots and larger-than-life characters that occupied plays in Shakespeare's day and in much subsequent drama took place either in large metropolises, both real and imagined, or else in wildernesses of untamed forest or uninhabited isles. The small towns and hamlets that most people occupied were largely ignored, and the fanciful and more important-seeming tales of the rich and powerful and the cities that they occupied held the stage. Interestingly, as industrialization has increased urbanization so that now most people live in or near major cities, drama has begun to focus on the smaller towns that are being left behind. Perhaps this can be understood as a reaction to the loss itself, in some instances, and in others it has more to do with the continuation of…
Such ads have become increasingly common within the last fifty or so years, as other elements of cultural life tell Americans that the western frontier is closed. Therefore, commercialism is playing off our yearning for a new frontier, one which we can still romanticize.
The next step of the western frontier is through the World Wide Web. As print advertising has moved into massive online advertising, the western romanticized image has also gone digital. The online world itself represents a new frontier to be conquered, both by capitalism and the individual consumer; "Like the western frontier, the e-frontier is vitally significant to American economic and strategies of interests that were manifested first in continental (and now wired) expansion;" (McLure 458). It embodies the feeling of discovering a whole new world, a whole new playing ground which is then to be settled and explored. According to research, "the cyber frontier also…
McLure, Helen. "The Wild, Wild Web: The Mythic American West and the Electronic Frontier." The Western History Quarterly. 2000. 31(4):457-476.
Limerick, Patricia Nelson. "What on Earth is the New Western History?" Trails: Toward a New Western History. 1991.
West, Elliot. "Selling the Myth: Western Images in Advertising." Montana: The Magazine of Western History. 1996. 46(2):36-49.
start stories comparing contrasting. The stories "Homecoming turtle Junot Diaz" How Tame a ild Tongue Gloria Anzaldua. Use examples story justifying similarities differences. Has MLA format..
"Homecoming, with turtle" versus "How to Tame a ild Tongue"
Junot Diaz' short story "Homecoming, with turtle" and Gloria Anzaldua's story "How to Tame a ild Tongue" both deal with matters regarding cultural identity, ethnic discrimination, and lifestyles in general. Characters in the two stories are shown as they have trouble understanding who they are because they are forced to make it in hostile environments. Each protagonist experiences suffering developing their personal identity because they are confused in regard to their image. However, in contrast to Diaz, Anzaldua experiences positive results as a consequence of her attitude and actually comes to consider that her life is improved because of the way that she shaped her character.
"Homecoming, with turtle" puts across an episode in…
Anzaldua, Gloria, "How to Tame a Wild Tongue."
Diaz, Junot, "Homecoming, with turtle."
In tropical regions, freshwater species were especially hard-hit; the index shows they suffered a 35-percent drop between 1970 and 2000." Terrestrial species are affected by over-farming and deforestation: the change has been swift and alarming: The world's wildlife declined by 27% since 1970 overall (Humans blamed, 2008, CNN).
Even domestic animals have suffered from humanity's engineering of the environment. Many cannot life in the wild without the help of humans, given how selective breeding has reduced the capacity of the dog, the cat, and the horse to forage for itself. In the case some animals raised for consumption, such as cattle, humans force them to eat an unnatural diet of corn. Corn-fed cows are fatter than grass-fed cows, but they must be fed antibiotics to be able to digest what for them is an unnatural substance (Pollan 2004). In general, domestic animals have smaller brains and are fatter and less…
Humans blamed for sharp drop in wildlife. (2008, May 16). CNN.com.
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Pollan, Michael. (2002, May 24). Power steer. Michael Pollan.
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