Friday, May 31, 2019
War Without Mercy by portionIn War Without Mercy, Dowers principle is a surprising one Though Western allies were clearly headed for victory, pure racism fueled the persistence and increase of hostilities in the Pacific setting during the utmost year of World War II, a period that saw as many casualties as in the first five years of the conflict combined. Dower does not reach this disturbing conclusion lightly. He combed through loads of propaganda films, news articles, military documents, and cartoons. Though his case is strong, Dower reduces other factors, much(prenominal) as the prolonged negotiations between the West and the Japanese.During World War II, with the alliance of Germany and Italy made a propaganda campaign of obvious anti-white racism somewhat unreasonable. Furthermore, Japans history of quick and often passionate Westernization while opposing to colonialization by western powers largely prohibited such a propaganda approach. It is Dowers central idea that racial fear and nauseate were major factors that determined how twain sides, Japanese and Anglo-American, perceived and dealt with the respective enemy, the formulaic expression of Self and Other. Dower begins by examining the propaganda thrown out by both war machines (including a Frank Capra documentary, Know Your Enemy - Japan) and finds fundamental patterns of stereotyping. A few clichs that were found in this film was that it originally represent the Japanese as ordinary humans victimized by their leaders. In everyday words, he writes, the first kind of stereotyping could be summed up in the teaching you are the opposite of what you say you are and the opposite of us, not peaceful but warlike, not good but bad...In the second form of stereotyping, the f... ...cking. It does a semiprecious service in exposing many of the prejudices of the time and especially in showing how those prejudices were at least partly responsible for the string of debacles endured by U.S. and other ass ociate forces in the wars opening stages. It also does a very good job of giving the reader a glimpse of the kind of thinking that was prevalent in Japanese society prior to and during the war. In this sense it is an extremely important work and is highly recommended to anyone with a serious interest in the Pacific Theater. However, having express that, I will also say that the author overplays his hand and puts far too much emphasis on the role of racism, portraying it as the autochthonic cause of the war and of the evils that transpired during its execution. As a result, it has a tendency to explain away a good many complex issues that deserve a chockful treatment.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
The internet is a great invention because it makes things a great deal easier for us nowadays. It is too ministrant in many ways, especially, in the way of convenience. Rather than go somewhere to pay your bills, you can just do it online with a credit card. You can also check your bank statements and find out where you stand financially. These argon example of good ways that the internet helps out in the world. I would have to hold with David Rothenberg when he says that the web is ruining students research papers. If I was a collage professor and I were to see that all of my students papers seemed so fake, I would be devastated. When the internet is abused to the point where it is used for just anything will affect the loss of originality, laziness, and students reading less.While students ar in collage, they do many research papers on certain topics. Most of them dread doing these kinds of papers because the numbers of pages are high. They are also duration consuming and tha t is a big issue to a student because we all have our own lives, most of us, as we know, never have much condemnation to spend on just a paper. So, most of the students in college try to do the easiest thing, like resort to just the internet. There is a very cardinal term that is used in college a lot, that term is called Plagiarism. If any student turns in a paper that is plagiarized, they are kicked out of that college and given a orotund fine. The internet plays a big role on this word. So many people are victims of plagiarism because they only use the internet and forget roughly using other sources like encyclopedias, books, and newspapers. Back then, it wasnt a problem, but nowadays people just what to do things the easy way. Secondly, since the internet is revolved nearly everything we do, students have now become lazy. Most of the world advertises that school assignments must be revolved around computers even librarians say this as well. The more our engineering science develops in this world, the easier everything becomes. Nowadays, its about what makes your life easier and more convenient and I think there should be a change. On the internet there are so many short-cuts. Instead of reading carefully, and synthesizing, we do cut and paste, change the font size, and readjust the margins.
On June seventh at eight oclock pm I attended a concert at Beneroya Hall. The concert was part of the Masterpiece series, performed by the Seattle Symphony and conducted by Hermann Michael also including a special instruction execution by the pianist Hlne Grimaud.The performance included four pieces, two by Ludwig Van Beethoven, one by Maurice Ravel, and the last was by Richard Strauss. The two pieces by Beethoven were Overture to The Construction of The House, and piano Concerto No. 4 in g major, Op. 58. The piece by Ravel was Pavane for a Dead Princess. Finally the last by Strauss was Death and Transfiguration.I truly enjoy going to the symphony, the music is quite a bit better than on any type of recording I have ever heard. The segment that I enjoyed the most was the Piano Concerto, beca...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Although there is some debate as to whether the prehistoric, Clovis culture was European in origin, the first generally accepted European colonists were the Norse, starting but then abandoning a colonisation process. (For more on this, see Vinland.)The first phase of modern European performance in this region began with the oceanic crossings of Christopher Columbus (1492-1500), sponsored by Spain, and those of other explorers such as John Cabot, sponsored by England, and Giovanni da Verrazano, sponsored by France and according to some the German Didrik Pining and, the possibly mythical, Polish John of Kolno 1473, sponsored by Denmark.This was followed, notably in the case of Spain, by a phase of conquest The Spaniards (just having finished a state of war against the Muslims in the Iberian peninsula) replaced the Amerindian local oligarchies and impose a new religion Christianity. European diseases and cruel systems of work (the famous haciendas and mining industry) decimated the Amerindian population. Black African slaves were introduced to easing the Amerindian. On the other hand, the Spaniards did not impose their language in the same measure and the Catholic Church even evangelized in Quechua, Nahuatl and Guarani, contributing to the expansion of these Amerindian languages and arming them with writing systems. One of the first school for Amerindians was founded by Fray Pedro de Gante in 1523.The Portuguese switched from an initial plan of establishing commerce posts to an extensive colonization of what is now Brazil.(See withal Conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Hernn Corts, Francisco Pizarro, Spanish Conquest of Yucatan, Treaty of Tordesillas, Treaty of Alcaovas)In the British and French regions, the focus of economy soon shifted from resource extraction to trading with the natives. This was also practiced by the Russians in the northwest coast of North America. After the French and Indian
Dieing in the eyes of ShakespeareIn this sonnet That time of year thou mayst in me behold Shakespear uses nature to describe lifes stages, while painting a vivid picture of nature in autumn, we can see his assign of mind when apply metaphors. The author intertwines nature, time, life, aging, and death in such broadness that the personal reactions and perceptions of the poem are broad as well, as a steady-going metaphor does. When speaking of autumn the author fist refers to it as That time of year. Furthermore, he describes the season as When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang the brightness of the yellow leaves suggest light which equals life. As the speaker goes on, In me thou seest the twilight of such day. As after sunset fadeth in the west, one can see that twilight and fadeth suggest he is dieing. Moreover, this has a direct reference on the authors halcyon years. Shakespeare uses the most decaying weather season of a year and the fading of the days sun light to repli cate his feeling of aging and getting close-hauled to death. He then refers to night as death by saying Deaths second self that seals up all in lie rest represents a deep peaceful sleep that he may never awaken from. Furthermore, he proceeds into the conclusion of his theme with the permanent result of death. That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the deathbed whereon it must expire. He compares life to a glowing fire, another one of natures elements and once again using the luminosity component of it. Which he believes is the brightest in his youth and now he lies in the ashes of his life, yet still burning. The author mentions how life has consumed all the fire that he has left in him, leading one to believe that he does not have much more to give, therefore, dying. Nature has the stages of the season and also of the day our day-after-day cycles are much more like our life stages than seasons.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The Scarlet Letter  Romanticism and Intuition   During the romanticism period, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the novel, The Scarlet Letter, which used the romanticist idea of deep intuition and inner feelings, allowing the characters to harbour insight of the plots and secrets hidden in the strict Puritan community that they lived in. Throughout the novel many of the characters have this intuition, making the book more alluring to readers when exhausting to figure out what each character really knows.          At the beginning of the novel, we are shown Pearls natural child-like instincts for the Preacher, who is actually her father. When Pearl was first a baby, Hester and she were shamed on the scaffold while Rever blockade Dimmesdale, her father, preached to the awed crowd of the deep sin committed by Hester.  Pearl reached out for him, and held up its little arms, (pg. 68) as if stretch for her father. In a nonher instance, they were all discussing Pearl at the Governors house and Pearl, totally out of her independent character, went over to Dimmesdale and taking his hand in the grasp of both her own, laid her cheek against it. (pg. 118) That was really unlike Pearl, who was a wild and flighty little elf, (pg. 118) that didnt display affection like that. Both of these attach experiences occurred while she was younger and neither time caused speculation by the townspeople in general..          Not only Pearl, but Mr. Chillingworth, Hesters husband, had the intuition of knowing, rather sensing that Dimmesdale was the father. It was neer told to him by anyone, or even speculated that the preacher was the sinner, but he could sense it anyway and knew he had to become close to Dimmesdale to figure him out. He also knew, not as a doctor, but as an evil man, that when Mr. Dimmesdale grabbed at his chest it was caused by something greater than an illness, it was caused by something Chillingworth knew how to provo ke. The most amazing of his intuitions, would be at the end of the novel when he was already aware of Hester and Dimmesdales plans to leave with Pearl on a ship to England. The mariner first informed Hester of his plans when explaining to her that this physician here- Chillingworth, he calls himself- is apt(p) to try my the mariners cabin-fare with you Hester.
The Scarlet Letter  Romanticism and Intuition   During the romanticism period, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the novel, The Scarlet Letter, which used the romantic idea of deep intuition and inner feelings, allowing the characters to contrive insight of the plots and secrets hidden in the strict Puritan community that they lived in. Through come in the novel many of the characters have this intuition, making the book more alluring to readers when trying to figure out what each character really knows.          At the beginning of the novel, we are shown beads natural child-like instincts for the Preacher, who is rattling her father. When Pearl was first a baby, Hester and she were shamed on the scaffold while Reverend Dimmesdale, her father, preached to the awed crowd of the deep sin committed by Hester.  Pearl reached out for him, and held up its teeny-weeny arms, (pg. 68) as if reaching for her father. In another instance, they were all discussing P earl at the Governors house and Pearl, totally out of her independent character, went over to Dimmesdale and taking his hand in the grasp of both her own, laid her cheek against it. (pg. 118) That was really unlike Pearl, who was a wild and flighty little elf, (pg. 118) that didnt display affection like that. Both of these bonding experiences occurred while she was younger and neither time caused speculation by the townspeople in general..          Not just Pearl, but Mr. Chillingworth, Hesters husband, had the intuition of knowing, rather sensing that Dimmesdale was the father. It was never told to him by anyone, or even speculated that the preacher was the sinner, but he could sense it anyway and knew he had to deform close to Dimmesdale to figure him out. He also knew, not as a doctor, but as an evil man, that when Mr. Dimmesdale grabbed at his chest it was caused by something greater than an illness, it was caused by something Chillingworth knew how to prov oke. The most amazing of his intuitions, would be at the end of the novel when he was already aware of Hester and Dimmesdales plans to leave with Pearl on a ship to England. The yap first informed Hester of his plans when explaining to her that this physician here- Chillingworth, he calls himself- is minded to try my the mariners cabin-fare with you Hester.
Monday, May 27, 2019
When listening or reading to the news, it is hard to avoid a topic on the health cargon crisis. It seems that everyone has an opinion on what needs to be fixed, but there is one underlying factor in the system that could be a key player in the speech of health c atomic number 18 for the future. Health literacy has nonplus an issue that is affecting every part of the system, and could be a path leading to improvements in the system (Nutbeam, 2000). by and by watching the health literacy video exposing various Americans with low health literacy, I was completely shocked.I had heard of health literacy before, but seeing this video was actually eye-opening as to the extent that people cannot communicate with health make do providers. I knew right away that this was a topic that I wanted to explore. When learning most health literacy, I found it important to note the similarities and differences in health literacy and literacy. Literacy can be defined as ones ability to read, write, or understand written and spoken language in his or her native language.Health literacy is different to literacy, as it is ones ability to understand the price of health and apply that knowledge within the scope of health divvy up (Mayer and Villaire, 2007). However, literacy plays an undeniable role in health literacy, in that those that are illiterate forget have an even harder time when trying to understand health terms. While watching the movie about health literacy in class, I could not garter but be disturbed when watching adults that had the literacy levels of middle school children (Kalmbach, 2003). It made me wonder how more people are illiterate in the country, and how this is playing a role in health care.The subject area Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) offers extensive information on past studies done on adults for literacy. A study conducted in 2003 showed that thirty million adults (about fourteen percent) had literacy levels below basic, which includes simp le, minimal skills. In addition, sixty-three million, or twenty-nine percent of adults, had a literacy level of basic, which actor that simple, everyday skills are met, but nothing beyond that. Knowing this, it is clear that there is a problem in America with literacy in adults.With adults that cannot meet even intermediate literacy skills, that means that over 100 million adults are health illiterate because people that are illiterate tend to also be health illiterate (National Assessment, 2003). Some of these adults may have health care plans, and their lack of literacy may be preventing them from understanding those plans and understanding the services with which they are provided through those plans. Because there is correlation coefficient with literacy and socio-economic class, I believe that there needs to be more emphasis put on educating those that have not been properly educated (Mayer and Villaire, 2007).Healthy citizenry 2020 has a great system for approaching this g oal in terms of health literacy, but more promotion of this movement is critical (Educational and Community-Based, 2011). In the movie, Mr. Brown reads at the fourth-grade level. Due to this low literacy level, he orders that he does not like going to the doctor because of the amount of paperwork he needs to fill out. horizontal being someone that can read at a proficient level, I can agree with Mr. Brown that filling out paperwork at a doctors office can be stressful.There are many abbreviations and words that relate to health care that I simply do not know. However, because of my literacy level, I am able to overcome some of these problems and figure out what the form is asking. It concerns me that people of a low literacy level such as Mr. Browns would not be able to do this problem-solving successfully (Kalmbach, 2003). There is no doubt that this can lead to medical miscommunications between the patient role and the doctor in regards to billing, medical background information , and future diagnoses and prescriptions.These miscommunications can be costly for insurers, those paying out-of-pocket, and the doctors (Mayer and Villaire, 2007). As a college student, I still have some(prenominal) to learn about living independently without the help of my parents. After learning about health literacy, I feel that I need to educate myself and become more health literate. Because I am a biology major, and I am interested in science, I do try to communicate hale and fully understand what my doctor is telling me, but I do not always ask all of the questions needed to improve my health literacy.For example, when I am prescribed a medication, I normally take it without sagacious why I am taking that specific dosage, what it will do for me, what side-effects it may cause, etc. Those are questions that I, and others that go to a physician, should be asking. College students are in the years where they prepare for living on our own. Part of that preparation should be decorous more health literate in order to make the best decisions regarding health care options in the present and future. In a study of college students, 21.7% of the students could not appropriately take a medication four times throughout one day, and 41. 4% would not figure out financing for offshoot-string care when taking family size and income into consideration. Since these are issues that may be in the near future for college students, this implies that something needs to be done to better educate students. Melinda Ickes and Randall Cottrell (2010) say that a possible solution to improving health literacy would be to offer consumer health courses.I believe that this could be an option, but there needs to be a great incentive, or it must be mandatory for students to take these courses with the combination of a busy course load and students simply not knowing their health literacy levels, many students may not enroll. One growing issue with health literacy that I find extre mely interesting is the effect that the Internet has vie in health care over the past couple decades (Ickes and Cottrell, 2010). As more information about health care is available on the Internet, many people find it more convenient to self-diagnose themselves instead of making the trip to the doctor.I know that when I have a health problem, one of the first things that I do is look it up on a website such as WebMD. While some people, like myself, know that this is not sufficient information, others that are not as health literate may not understand that the most reliable source is a face-to-face interaction with a physician. When a doctor visit becomes necessary, doctors may then have the task of re-teaching the medical information if a person relied heavily on the wrong information from the Internet.This is not just a problem locally or nationally. The Internet is worldwide, so this problem of becoming Internet-dependent for health care may be affecting spherical health literacy and therefore the quality of global health care. Though those that do not have access to health insurance and cannot see a physician may find this to be easy access at the fingertips, proper health literacy is needed to interpret the information in a way that is rubber eraser (Lancellotti-Young and Suk, n. d. ).Because I want to be a genetic counselor, health literacy will definitely play a major role in my future practice. genetic counselors are responsible for doing genetic tests, interpreting those tests, and communicating results with patients effectively. Having a good understanding of the health literacy of my patients will be critical when advising them to make safe decisions for their health and the health of their future children. Especially in regard to sex education and prevention, health literacy is a problem that needs to be addressed in a major way.With more understanding of the benefits and results of genetic testing and prenatal care, patients may be able to make adjustments related to health and financing health care (Health Literacy, 2010). In my practice, I would highly value health literacy and make an effort to incorporate health literacy education into my practice as much as possible. Health literacy is a growing topic in health care, as it should be. Someone that can effectively communicate with a physician well may be saving time and money for themselves, the physician, and the insurance provider.However, many adults that are responsible for their own health care are not health-literate on a proficient level. While current news has put emphasis on many aspects of health care such as financing and access, health literacy should be emphasized more, especially because it could potentially benefit those financing and access issues (Nutbeam 2000). Watching the health literacy video gave me a perspective on health care that I did not have before.Not only did I begin to learn of this issue on a national level, but I realized that I need to educate myself so that I can become more health literate to be a better contributor to the health care system. Health literacy follows each person that interacts with the health care system, whether he or she is a receiver or provider of that care. Resources Educational and Community-Based Programs. (2011). Retrieved from http//www. healthypeople. gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview. aspx? topicid=11 Health Literacy. (2010). genic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit.Retrieved October 27, 2011, from http//www. geneticcounselingtoolkit. com/cases/resources_referral/rrf7. htm Ickes, M. J. , & Cottrell, R. (2010). Health literacy in college students. Journal of American College Health, 58(5), 491-498. Kalmbach, Lewis (Producer). (2003). Health Literacy Video Motion Picture. United States Kalmbach Advertising. Lancellotti-Young, C. , & Suk, D. (n. d. ). Online access to health information The Internets impact on the patient-physician relationship. Internet and Social Change. Retri eved October 27, 2011, from.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Path to Elizabeths Heart Criticism and agencys determine the image given to a per discussion from society. The satire, conceit and Prejudice by Jane Austen, portrays the social living of young women who marry for deal or m wizardy. The white avens family becomes the center of attention through the conversing between Jane Bennet with Mr. Bingley, and Elizabeth Bennet with Mr. Darcy. Women married the wealthy for security and lucky living. However, the men devise their experience ways of courting women. Mr.Wickham and Mr. Darcy become foils of each other, through their objet darty acquaintances with Elizabeth. First impressions pull in prejudice of a person, which can non be easy changed. Elizabeths first control with Mr. Darcy is during a ball, Mr. Darcy soon draw the attention of the room by his elegant, tall, handsome features, courtly mien the gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man (6). His physical features reflects his wealth, as well as the descriptio n of a fine figure of a man.However, his physical features were not the all characteristics that were revealed during their first encounter, his manners gave a disgust which glum the tide of his popularity for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company (6). Mr. Darcys dialogues with strangers were turned into declarations of superiority and detestment. Elizabeth saw this as a ungentlemanly manner which lead her to hate Mr. Darcy on her first encounter with him that night. Mr.Wickham on the other, was the happy man towards whom nearly every female eye was turned and the pleasant manner in which he immediately fell into conversation that the commonest, dullest, most threadbare topic big businessman be rendered interesting (52) Elizabeth also notices Mr. Wickhams charm to making friends as well as his gentlemanly manner of conversing with others. She also takes an interest in what Mr. Wickham has to say, overdue to the conformational bias of Mr. Wickhams history with Mr. Darcy supporting her opinion of Mr. Darcy.She instantly trusts Mr. Wickham only because of hismanners and first impression of organism of good manners. Mr. Darcy also states that, Mr. Wickham is blessed with such(prenominal) happy manners as may ensure his making friends (63). Mr. Wickham is agreeable but he also has no interest in the poor, because he only makes friends with those that will benefit him at the moment, and cast aside anyone who has played their part. The contrast between the men creates irony, because she she eventually marries the man whom she detest at first kinda than the man who was agreeable at first. However, her impression on him changes once she receives the letter from Mr.Darcy. He reveals Mr. Wickhams true temper during his visit in Pemberley was, unquestionably my sisters consequence, which is thirty railyard pounds but I cannot help supposing that the hope of revenging himself on me was a strong inducement. (137) This changes Elizabeths impression on Mr. Wickham and it influences her to review all that she had thought and said to Mr. Darcy. She states that she did not understand herself any more, causing her to realize the mercenary attention Mr. Wickham had given to Miss King. She could not cancel upon the traits to defend Mr. Wickham besides his manners.The roles of Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy have switched, Elizabeth visits Pemberley and reunites with Mr. Darcy, they soon drew from those enquiries the full conviction that one of them at least knew what it was to eff overflowing with admiration was evident enough,(175). disclosure the true feelings that Elizabeth has for Darcy and the evident admiration from Darcy, Austen portrays an ideal love scene from the dreams of a woman during the era. The foils of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham emphasises the prejudice of society and first impressions which cover the truth. The history between Mr. Darcy and Mr.Wickham present a forked path to their own personalities. Mr. Wickham was t he son of Mr. Darcys induces steward who was of a very respectable man, who had for many age the concern of all the Pemberley estates, (135). The juxtaposition of being the son of the professional and the son of the steward who worked under him, displays the contrast of Mr. Darcys and Mr. Wickhams personalities. Darcy would have been educated by his father or schooling, and thus he spent years alone, with his sister, after his father died, meanwhile Wickham learned his manners from being a steward under Pemberley.Their own paths formed the personalities which they have become. Another example appears inwardly Darcys letter, Mr. Wickham had some intention of studying the law, and I must be aware that the interest of one thousand pounds would be a very skimpy support therein (136). The legacy of one-thousand pounds that Mr. Darcys father left to Wickham was not enough to allow Wickham to pull through through is years. Darcy gives Wickham three-thousand goals to allow Wickham to attend law school, withal the law soon declined and was not a profitable field to enter.Coming back to Darcy for assistant, Wickham gets denied of money. Wickham seeking vengeance, he so far recommended himself to Georgiana, whose affectionate heart retained a strong impression of his kindness to her as a child, that she was persuaded to believe herself in love, and to consent to an elopement (137). Wickham was after the fortune on Miss Darcy as revenge for not helping him through his years of distress. Contrast between evil intentions and pure hearts exposes the satire place Austens writing.The irony of falling in love with a corrupted man while being pure at heart, emphasises blinding love. Darcys and Wickhams history with each other reveals the different paths which both(prenominal) of them take. Jane Austen expresses her views of social life of the poor and the wealthy through Darcys and Wickhams first impression on Elizabeth. Her prejudice and pride blinds her from realizin g the truth behind Darcy and Wickham. The foils of the agreeable Wickham and discerning Darcy, portrays society as a loveless defect with only money on their minds. check between Mr.Darcy and Mr.WickhamPath to Elizabeths Heart Criticism and manners determine the image given to a person from society. The satire, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, portrays the social life of young women who marry for love or money. The Bennet family becomes the center of attention through the conversing between Jane Bennet with Mr. Bingley, and Elizabeth Bennet with Mr. Darcy. Women married the wealthy for security and fortunate living. However, the men devise their own ways of courting women.Mr.Wickham and Mr. Darcy become foils of each other, through their many acquaintances with Elizabeth. First impressions create prejudice of a person, which cannot be easily changed. Elizabeths first encounter with Mr. Darcy is during a ball, Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall, handso me features, noble mien the gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man (6). His physical features reflects his wealth, as well as the description of a fine figure of a man.However, his physical features were not the only characteristics that were revealed during their first encounter, his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company (6). Mr. Darcys conversations with strangers were turned into declarations of superiority and detestment. Elizabeth saw this as a ungentlemanly manner which lead her to hate Mr. Darcy on her first encounter with him that night.Mr. Wickham on the other, was the happy man towards whom almost every female eye was turned and the agreeable manner in which he immediately fell into conversation that the commonest, dullest, most threadbare topic might be rendered interesting (52) Elizabeth also notices Mr. Wickhams charm to making friends as well as his gentlemanly manner of conversing with others. She also takes an interest in what Mr. Wickham has to say, due to the conformational bias of Mr. Wickhams history with Mr. Darcy supporting her opinion of Mr. Darcy.She instantly trusts Mr. Wickham only because of hismanners and first impression of being of good manners. Mr. Darcy also states that, Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends (63). Mr. Wickham is agreeable but he also has no interest in the poor, because he only makes friends with those that will benefit him at the moment, and cast aside anyone who has played their part. The contrast between the men creates irony, because she she eventually marries the man whom she detest at first rather than the man who was agreeable at first. However, her impression on him changes once she receives the letter from Mr. Darcy.He reveals Mr. Wickhams true nature during his visit in Pemberley was, unquestionably my sisters fortune, which is thirty thousand pounds but I cannot help supposing that the hope of revenging himself on me was a strong inducement. (137) This changes Elizabeths impression on Mr. Wickham and it influences her to review all that she had thought and said to Mr. Darcy. She states that she did not understand herself any more, causing her to realize the mercenary attention Mr. Wickham had given to Miss King. She could not call upon the traits to defend Mr. Wickham besides his manners.The roles of Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy have switched, Elizabeth visits Pemberley and reunites with Mr. Darcy, they soon drew from those enquiries the full conviction that one of them at least knew what it was to love overflowing with admiration was evident enough,(175). Revealing the true feelings that Elizabeth has for Darcy and the evident admiration from Darcy, Austen portrays an ideal love scene from the dreams of a woman during the era. The foils of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham emphasises the prejudice of society and first impressions which cover the trut h. The history between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham display a forked path to their own personalities.Mr. Wickham was the son of Mr. Darcys fathers steward who was of a very respectable man, who had for many years the management of all the Pemberley estates, (135). The juxtaposition of being the son of the lord and the son of the steward who worked under him, displays the contrast of Mr. Darcys and Mr. Wickhams personalities. Darcy would have been educated by his father or schooling, and thus he spent years alone, with his sister, after his father died, meanwhile Wickham learned his manners from being a steward under Pemberley.Their own paths formed the personalities which they have become. Another example appears within Darcys letter, Mr. Wickham had some intention of studying the law, and I must be aware that the interest of one thousand pounds would be a very insufficient support therein (136). The legacy of one-thousand pounds that Mr. Darcys father left to Wickham was not enough to allow Wickham to survive through is years. Darcy gives Wickham three-thousand goals to allow Wickham to attend law school, however the law soon declined and was not a profitable field to enter.Coming back to Darcy for assistant, Wickham gets denied of money. Wickham seeking vengeance, he so far recommended himself to Georgiana, whose affectionate heart retained a strong impression of his kindness to her as a child, that she was persuaded to believe herself in love, and to consent to an elopement (137). Wickham was after the fortune on Miss Darcy as revenge for not helping him through his years of distress. Contrast between evil intentions and pure hearts exposes the satire behind Austens writing.The irony of falling in love with a corrupted man while being pure at heart, emphasises blinding love. Darcys and Wickhams history with each other reveals the different paths which both of them take. Jane Austen expresses her views of social life of the poor and the wealthy through Darcys a nd Wickhams first impression on Elizabeth. Her prejudice and pride blinds her from realizing the truth behind Darcy and Wickham. The foils of the agreeable Wickham and discerning Darcy, portrays society as a loveless defect with only money on their minds.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
ercy Bysshe Shelley ( /? p? rsi ? b li/2 4 August 1792 8 July 1822) was unity of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Shelley was famous for his association with John Keats and Lord Byron. The nove mention Mary Shelley was his second wife. He is most famous for such classic anthology verse works as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud and The Masque of Anarchy, which are among the most normal and critically acclaimed poems in the English language.His major works, however, are long visionary poems which included Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonais and the unfinished work The run of Life. The Cenci (1819) and Prometheus Unbound (1820) were dramatic plays in five and four acts respectively. Although he has typically been figured as a reluctant dramatist, he was passionate roughly the theatre, and his plays continue to be performed today. He wrote the Gothic novels Zastrozzi (1810) and St.Irvyne (1811) and the short prose works The Assassins (1814), The Coliseum (1817) and Una Favola (1819). In 2008, he was credited as the co-author of the novel Frankenstein (1818) in a new edition by the Bodleian Library in Oxford and Random House in the U. S. entitled The Original Frankenstein, edited by Charles E. Robinson. 345 Shelleys unconventional life and tough idealism67, combined with his strong disapproving voice, made him an authoritative and much-denigrated figure during his life and afterward.Mark Twain took particular aim at Shelley in In acknowledgment of Harriet Shelley, where he lambasted Shelley for abandoning his pregnant wife and child to run off with the 16-year-old Mary Godwin. 8 Shelley never lived to see the extent of his success and influence although some of his works were published, they were a lot suppressed upon publication. He became an idol of the next three or four generations of poets, including important Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite poets.He was admired by Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy, George Bernard Shaw, Bertrand Russell, William pantryman Yeats, Upton Sinclair and Isadora Duncan. 9 Henry David Thoreaus civil disobedience and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhis passive resistance were apparently influenced and inspired by Shelleys non-violence in protest and political action, although Gandhi does not include him in his list of mentors. (Wikipedia)
Thursday, May 23, 2019
1)1.1 Explain the purpose of making certain nonmoving declension is maintained and controlled? A good level of stationary rakehell should always be maintained and controlled because it makes processing easier and saves wasting time. Usually a comp either ordain have whiz person in charge of the monetary fund and that person go forth have the duties of maintaining all stock. Smaller companies argon easier to maintain than larger ones. Large companies can have much to a greater extent of a distinct task as they give admit a lot more stock or stationary. Also within a larger company in that respect will be more departments so it will be made a little harder.The person responsible has to bare in mind any budgets the employer/manager had put in place. There are distinguishable ways of which you can control the levels of the stock but these are yet again different with each and every company. A weekly or fortnightly operate on stock is usually the most effective way. Checkin g stock levels will withal help to notice what stationary is used more within their company. This will show what is more relevant in buying. If the stock is not checked or maintained then the levels can drop. This can result into the company spending more money to get the equipment/stock they need from a high passageway shop and this can then frustrate many another(prenominal) workers/managers.1.2 Describe factors that may affect the future level of demand for stationary stock. Their will be many factors that may affect the future level of stationary stock. One of these is the cost of the stationary itself. All, if not most, companies are making cut in their spending and this is one department that may feel the cut more than others. Employees will be asked to use less(prenominal) stock whilst working and requesting orders for stock. These may become declined if the person in charge bring forwards that the company will not need the stationary or it is not required. Also another factor is the use of technology. Technology is forever increase and becoming a bigger part in everyones lives. This means more organisations will be using the internet a lot more. Emailing more to cut the cost of root word and it is a quicker way to send messages or to communicate and run their business. Letters are becoming a less frequent way of communicating. This will make each company cut raft on the quality of paper, ink, envelopes and stamps that are used.1.3 Explain the purpose of making sure value of money is obtained when ordering stock. The purpose of making sure value of money is obtained when ordering stock is essential. Each company needs to ensure that they are not wasting any unnecessary money and that the stock you are ordering is actually needed. The person in charge of ordering needs to think about the delivery costs, quality and quantity costs. They also need to think about applying minimum orders but can still cover everything that will be needed. The value o f money is most important because no company wants to be wasting money on products that cant be afforded or on stationary the wont be used. The person who is responsible for all this needs to have a good think about what really needs to be arranged and if it is necessary in the environment. Also to know if it is environmentally friendly before just ordering anything and everything they want to.2)2.1 Describe how to order, receive, store and dispose stationary stock items. Ordering before you even begin to order you need to know who your suppliers are. If you dont already have a supplier then you need to find one. You will need to find a supplier that is suitable to you and your company. When choosing a company you will need to consider these things Are in that location any delivery charges?Do I have to place a minimum order? Do they sell all the stock we need? Are their prices free-enterprise(a) or very expensive? How long does it take for an order to come through? You may find it easier to write a list of the stationary (inventory) you will need so you can pick a supplier that fits your needs. Once you have found the supplier you will be using then you will need to go through the catalogue or online and order what you need. Also the person responsible for this will need to be aware of their budget and that they do not go over.Receive When you do receive the stock, it is better to check the delivery notes against what has been delivered to ensure that all the stock you need or ordered is their. You will need to check the receipt and check everything they say is at that place is actually there and is not faulty. You will need to identify straight away if there are any problems or any stationary missing. Lastly you will need to send the receipt up the finance so they can check it against the invoice and make sure all the prices add up and no ones is being over charged or under charged.Store when storing the stationary you should turn it so it is the oldest first. Storage should be in a nice neat order and organised so you can see what you have and what you dont have. Rotating stationary isnt the most important thing to do but it is still advisable so that pens and Tipex do not dry out and the paper doesnt get creased or even wet. When storing stationary it is best to keep all things the same together and take count to see how many there is so you know for next time when it comes to ordering how much you should order.Dispose when disposing stationary you need to first work out what can be recycled, or if it is environmentally friendly and what just needs to be put in a normal bin. Most companies now like a business with an environmentally friendly supplier. They will look at the way they package the products so it makes it easier to dispose of the packaging. How close a company is to their business is important to cut down on the transporting costs.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Born a slave, Booker T. cap rose to become a commonly recognized loss leader of the Negro race in America. working capital continually strove to be successful and to show other black men and women how they too could raise themselves. majuscules method of uplifting was education of the head, the hand, and the heart. From his founding of the Tuskegee Institute in 1881 to his death in 1915 Booker T. chapiter exerted a tremendous influence on the mint that surrounded him.With his emphasis on industrial education Washingtons approach gave African-Americans hope of accomplishment and success. Growing up in Franklin County, Virginia, Booker was a teenage slave living on a plantation in a cold, dismal cabin with his mother being the plantation cook. He struggled through and through the hardships not unlike all the other slaves in the country. Booker T. Washington did not know his own father, which sounds very terrible, but was nothing unusual to young children of enslaved mothers. How ever Bookers thoughts and feelings were take issueent from what youd suspect.Booker states, I do not find especial fault with him (his father). He was simply some other unfortunate victim of the institution which the Nation unhappily had engrafted upon it at the time. (4) Booker T. Washington was engulfed in labor throughout his adolescence and young boyhood days, joining his step-father in workings in salt furnaces and coal-mines after the civil war. Of course the labor force in this country was predominately slaves, and after the civil war black people were gainful little money to do some of the same work.The whole machinery of slavery was constructed as to cause labor, as a rule, to be looked upon as a cut of degradation and inferiority. The slave system took the spirit of self-reliance and self-help out of white people. Again, Booker T. Washingtons thoughts about the labor of black people differ from a traditional view. Washington feels that many white boys and girls never mastered a single trade or special line of productive industry. on the whole the cooking, cleaning, everything was done by slaves, so when freedom came blacks were well off to begin a emotional state of their own.Except for book-learning and ownership of property, Washington snarl positively of the abundant term investment made from all that hard labor. Washington envisioned a future for Black America where their hard work would earn them the treasure of whites and pave the way for equality between the races. Washington had success on his headland for his whole life. There is not a moment in his life where he did not presuppose of achieving a goal that would learn him more successful and a better person. He employ to picture in his mind how he would climb from the bottom of the ladder and one day be on the top, despite his race.He did envy the white boy as you would think in his early part of his life, but once again his view changed from what is considered normal in my op inion. Washington states, I expect learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while seek to succeed. (27) Washington felt that a Negro youth must work harder and must perform his tasks even better than a white youth in order to secure recognition, and in that also gaining more strength and confidence than a white youth.Booker T. Washington was infatuated with learning ever since his puerility slave days. His intense desire to learn enabled him to master a Webster blue-back spelling book, and even led him to move ahead the hands of a clock at work so that he could get to his night school on time. Washington had a goal to go to Hampton where he can get a descent education, and his hard work and long journey paid off when he got admitted their due to his cleaning abilities.This was an example of what I had stated earlier in that some of the labors he had done in his life as a slave and a w orker paid off. At Hampton Washington met the principal, General Armstrong, and because of Mr. Armstrong, Washington saw the topicl he was to strive for, Washington said, the noblest, rarest human being that it has ever been my privilege to meet. (36) Washington was inspired by educational work and felt that General Armstrong was one of the men and women who went into the Negro schools at the close of the war to assist in lifting up his race.The greatest benefit in my mind that Washington received from Hampton was his attitude toward education which changed form the common idea that education would free one from manual labor, to love of labor, self-reliance, and usefulness, an unselfishness that strives to do the most to make others useful and happy. When Washington experienced this himself, he could take what he learned and lead others through more practical education. The Reconstruction period from 1867-1878 helped fuel an stir that Washington had to educate his race.He felt th at blacks throughout the South looked to the Federal Government for everything, just like a child contending its mother. Also, that the Reconstruction policy, so distant as it related to blacks, was in a large measure on a false foundation. Washington states, In many cases it seemed to me that the ignorance of my race was being used as a tool with which to help white men into office. (56) He felt that general political agitation drew the attention of our people apart from the more fundamental matters of perfecting themselves in the industries at their doors and in securing property. (56)In July of 1881, when the Tuskegee Institute for colored people opened, Booker T. Washington was asked to be the principle. Washington tried to billow as much as possible during the years of the school, he wanted to accommodate as many kids as possible and in order to do that the school needed to be bigger, so he put the kids to work, advanceing the school and stressing the importance of work t o the kids. Washington felt the value of this work for self-confidence, assess and disciplined conduct was immense.How likely would a student write his initials on a wall if an older student next to him told him that he had built that wall. Washington felt industrial education was a foundation. From it would come the professional positions of responsibility, wealth, and leisure. His way was to combine industrial training with mental and moral culture. He observed that the need to take care of ones body and property and to have an economic foundation was more important than memorizing facts and readings of Latin and Greek.Thats why Washington stressed cleanliness, personal neatness, also housekeeping and mechanical skills. Through proper training of head, hand, and heart, Tuskegee could develop teachers and leaders who would go out to people and change their lives. Industrial education had three functions First, black students could work to pay their expenses at school. Secondly the y could develop skills that would be of economic value when they left school. Third, and most important, was to teach economy, thrift, the self-worth of labor, and provide a strong moral backbone.Booker T. Washington had visions of equality for the black and white race, but his visions were somewhat different from that of the norm. He wanted to build up the black race slowly, knowing that equality was not to be achieved overnight. He taught blacks the power of knowledge and hard work to which they could gain a observe from their former masters of this country, and prove to them that they could live together and help out each other. He didnt want to be better than the white man, he didnt even dislike the white man, he just wanted to prove to the white man that a black man can have just as good of a heart.Washington took the positive factors out of everything in life, whether good or bad, and paved the way for a non-segregated country. He has no remorse for anything that has happene d to his race, infect he says it best when he states, Ever since I have been old enough to think for myself, I have entertained the idea that, notwithstanding the cruel wrongs inflicted upon us, the black man got nearly as much out of slavery as the white man did. (13)
modernness by itself is a actually abstract construct which atomic number 50 be associated with all new finds in history. It is largely temporal because what is upstart today is the mature or obsolete tomorrow. Modernity is said to be a system of logic of negation because it tends to give importance to the present over the past, and at the same time also fr takes over the present with respect to the future.From a purely historical lieu further, the society which evolved in europium after the French transmutation of 1789 can be termed as modern in so much so that in that location is a marked difference or break in the agency of signifying, living and enterprise between the societies after and before the French Revolution. The evolution of the modern society was not a process that happened overnight. The roots of the modern society and its gradual evolution can be traced back to the beginning of the eighteenth century.In fact the period from that point in history to the F rench Revolution is termed as the period of intellectual Enlightenment when there was a radical neuter in philosophy, science, politics, arts and culture. It was on these new forms of know leadge that the foundation of the modern society or contemporaneousness was based. Defining the Traditional M whatsoever scholars have time-tested to analyze the basic or instinctive nature of human beings in attempts to track back how contemporaneity could have affected the core idiosyncratic.In his book of account Leviathan, Hobbes deduced that in an environment uninfluenced by artificial systems or in a state of nature human beings would be war like and violent, and their lives would hence be solitary, poor, brutish and short. Rousseau however contradicts Hobbes. He claims that humans are essentially benevolent by nature. He believed in the noble savage or the judgment that devoid of civilization human beings are essentially peaceful and egalitarian and live in harmony with the environm ent an idea associated with Romanticism.Human beings have however lived in communities and formed societies since the truly early ages. In what is now known as the ancient world or the world of classical pagan antiquity typical of the societies of Greece and Rome, the image of the new or change was absent. Time, like the seasons, was supposed to move in cyclical order, repeating itself with regularity round of drinks after cycle with nothing new or changed to break away from the established order. The people were steeped in more superstitious and religious beliefs which ruled almost e very(prenominal) locution of their lives.Christianity brought about changes in the belief systems of the ancient world. Christianity postulated that time was linear, that it began from the birth of Jesus Christ and would end with the apocalypse and the second coming of Jesus. This was a linear concept of time that moved in a straight line and not in a cycle that kept coming back to the same point . The Foundations of Modernity It was during the Enlightenment period that the Christian concepts of time and history were secularized to give way to the modern approach to change and increase.There were some other basic changes during the Enlightenment. The discover ideas which formed the basis of the enlightenment period were autonomy and emancipation, progress and the improvement of history and universalism. The increase of scientific knowledge gave rise to religious skepticism. People were no longer willing to submit blindly to the dictates of ordained religion. In other words they attained emancipation from the shackles of religion that had governed almost all aspects of their lives. This emancipation led to autonomy of the individual.Individuals began to decide for themselves instead submitting to an external authority much(prenominal) as religion. The people now decided by themselves what kind of authority, rules and regulation would be unafraid for them, and such autho rity must be intrinsic and not supernatural. Enlightenment encouraged criticism. Enlightenment thinkers did not hold anything sacred and freely criticized, questioned, examined and challenged all dogmas and institutions in their take care for conk outment or progress. Thinkers such as Voltaire defended primer and rationalism against institutionalized superstition and tyranny.The belief that there could and should be a change for the better came to be a prominent characteristic of modernity. The critical attitude of enlightenment thinker to contemporary social and semipolitical institutions paved the way for scientific studies of political and social studies and subsequent evolution of better forms of such institutions. The scientific revolution during the period, culminating in the work of Isaac Newton, presented a very practical and nonsubjective view of the natural world to people at large, and science came to be regarded very highly.Scientific inquiry was gradually extended to cover new social, political and cultural areas. much(prenominal) studies were oriented around the cause-and-effect approach of naturalism. Control of prejudice was also deemed to be essential to make them value free. Enlightenment thinking emphasized the importance of debate and rationality in judicature and development of knowledge. The gradual development of the scientific temperament with a paradigm change from the qualitative to the quantitative is also very evident in atomic number 63 of the time.People came to believe that they could better their own lot through a more scientific and rational approach to everything. The concept of universalism which advocated that reason and science were applic sufficient to all fields of study and that science laws, in particular, were universal, also grew roots during the period. People began to believe in change, development and progress all basic tenets of modernity as we know it today. Autonomy to decide for their own good, gave t he people the right to choose the form of authority that could lead them as a society or community towards a better future and progress.This opened the doors to the emergence of states with separate and legally defined spheres of jurisdiction. Thus we find that modernity represents a alteration philosophic, scientific, social, political and cultural at a definite time in history at a definite spatial location. This transformation also represents a continuum up to the present in so much so that its basic principles are inherent in the societies and nations of today. The period of enlightenment can be seen as one of transition from the tralatitious to the modern forms of society, from an age of blind beliefs to a new age of reason and rational.Different Perspectives on development of Modernity Different political and philosophical thinkers have however developed different, and sometimes contradicting, theories of the development of modernity. Friedrich Hegel and Karl Marx are di ckens of the leading thinkers whose theories run counter to all(prenominal) other. For Hegel, the development of modernity was a dialectical process which was governed by the increasing self-consciousness of what he termed as the collective human mind or tactile sensation.According to Hegel, the dialectic process of development of the mind comprised three degrees, with two initially contradicting positions synthesizing into a third reconciled position. Human beings live what Hegel called an Ethical conduct or in a social environment shaped by customs and traditions. This ethical life has three stages the first is the family, which is dissolved in delinquent course, the second is the civil society that a person builds up as a result of his social interactions beyond the family and greater relations, and finally the third stage of the state which Hegel defines as the highest form of social reason.For Hegel therefore, the formation of the modern state is the mark of modernity whe n human beings achieve the ultimate stage of social existence. Hegel believed as individuals or families, human beings are too selfish and self-centered co-exist in harmony and work for development. It is the state that is able to integrate the contradictions of different individuals, and not mart forces. Since the state by itself is composed of political institutions, Hegels theory equates the development of the modern state or modern political institutions with modernity.Marx took a completely argue view, when he asserted that material forces drive history. For him the state by itself is not an ideal entity for the integration of human beings into a cohesive whole for their development as a nation or a society. According to him it is the material forces comprising social and economic forces that drive history towards modernity. People engage in production for their federal agency of subsistence, they bind together and form states for the sake of production. Different forms of p roductions create different class relations.It is to maximize production and gain the maximum benefits and advantages that people bond together in different classes in the form of the modern state. The different ways in which production is organized give rise to complex forms of social organization because a particular mode of production is an entire way of life for the people who are involved in it. For Marx social existence is not consciously determined by human beings, rather, it is the other way round their social existence determines their consciousness.When there are contradictions between productive forces and the social relationships of production, class combat arises. For Marx, therefore, modernity is defined by the state of social existence. Marx acknowledges that capitalism has been the most productive mode of production, and it contains the most potential for the realization of human freedom. This very dynamic characteristic of capitalism is born out of its destructiven ess for all traditional social constraints such as religion, nation, family, sex, etc.But it is the same destructiveness and creativeness that creates the experience of modernity in Capitalism. This vital association between capitalism and modernity from none less that Marx himself establishes that the capitalism that evolved after the period of enlightenment in Europe has been acknowledged as the modern era of the period of modernity by Marx. Marx however states that capitalism is exploitative, and because it is exploitative, its full potential cannot be harnessed for the benefit of all.He therefore advocates communism which is a system of planned and conscious production by men and women of their won free will. This brings us to the question whether humanity has already passed through a stage of history that has been termed as modernity, and has moved on to the postmodern era (Mitchell, 2009). Another historic point is regarding the placing of modernity. Modernity is understood t o be a process that began and ended in Europe, and was later exported to other parts of the world. Thinkers like Marx tend to differ.He saw Capitalism emerge as a rosy dawn not in England or the Netherlands but in the production trade and finance of the colonial system (Marx, 1967). Therefore, though the concept of modernity can be defined in various ways, it definitely refers to the process of evolution of the human mind and the society to a point where people were able to come together for their own advantage and benefit and work for unceasing development under a collectively formalized authority such as the nation state.It can also be state with a certain degree of assertiveness that the period from the beginning of the Eighteenth Century to the French Revolution in 1789 actually marked the period of active development of modernity in Europe. The concepts that were nurtured during the period bore fruit immediately afterwards in Europe and the West and later spread to the rest of the world. The world has continued since on very much the same basic principles but with far more advance(a) technologies and superior social, economic and political approaches.Influence of Modernity on Literature Modernity had a profound influence on literary productions. As people began to think differently, they also began to write differently. The modernist ideas of religious emancipation, autonomy, reliance on reason, rationality and science, and on development and progress began to find expression in the literature that developed still during the period of enlightenment and thereafter. This new form of literature came to be known as the Modernist Literature.Modernist literature tended to vent expression to the tendencies of modernity. Modernist literature, as also modernist art, took up cudgels against the old system of blind beliefs. Centering around the idea of individualism or the individual mind, modernist literature displayed mistrust of established institutions such a s conventional forms of compulsive government and religion. It also tended not to believe in any absolute truths.Simmel (1903) gives an overview of the thematic concerns of Modernist Literature when he states that, The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life. Examples from two Greats A few examples of Modernist literature will serve to make its characteristics more clear.Rene Descartes (1596 1650) is considered to be one of the early enlightenment thinkers whose literary works opened the avenues to the modern era. Known as the fail of modern philosophy and the father of modern mathematics, Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician and scientist whose influence has served to shape the beginnings of Modernist literature. In his famed work, The parley on Method, he p resents the equally famous quotation cogito ergo sum or I think, therefore I am, which about sums up the very principle of the basis of the modern era.I observed that, whilst I thus wished to think that all was false, it was absolutely necessary that I, who thus thought, should be somewhat and as I observed that this truth, I think, therefore I am (COGITO ERGO SUM), was so certain and of such evidence that no ground of doubt, however extravagant, could be alleged by the sceptics capable of agitate it, I concluded that I might, without scruple, accept it as the first principle of the philosophy of which I was in search (Descartes, 1637).In this work, Descartes drew on ancients such as Sextus Emiricus to revive the idea of skepticism, and reached a truth that he found to be undeniable. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to appraise the world from a fresh perspective, clear of any preconceived notions. In other words, he rejected mans reliance on i mmortals revealed word, placing his own intellect on a higher plain (McCarter, 2006). David Hume (1711 1776) was a philosopher, economist and historian from Scotland, and was considered a notable personality both in western philosophy and of the Scottish Enlightenment movement.In his works, he had a way of projecting the errors of scepticism and naturalism, thus carving out a way for secular humanism. In his most famous work, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, Hume asserts that all human knowledge is imbibed through our senses. He argues that unless the source from which the impression of a certain entity is conveyed to our senses is identified, that entity cannot exist. The logic would nullify the existence of God, a soul or a self. By the term impression, then, I mean all our more busy perceptions, when we hear, or see, or feel, or love, or hate, or desire, or will.And impressions are distinguished from ideas, which are the less lively perceptions, of which we are consci ous, when we reflect on any of those sensations or movements above mentioned It seems a proposition, which will not admit of much dispute, that all our ideas are nothing but copies of our impressions, or, in other words, that it is impossible for us to think of anything, which we have not antecedently felt, either by our external or internal senses (Dover Philosophical Classics, 2004) In the same work Hume also postulates two kinds of human reasoning Relation of Ideas and Matters of Fact.The former involves abstract concepts such as of mathematics where deductive faculty is required, and the later is about empirical experiences which are inductive in nature. This postulate has come to be known as Humes Fork. Hume, along with his contemporaries of the Scottish Enlightenment, also proposed that the basis for principles of morals is to be desire in the utility that they tend to serve. This shows the questioning nature of modernist literature not only of religious but also of moral a nd social norms and values. A very visible influence of modernity is therefore seen in the works of Hume.Present-day Modernist Literature If modernity influenced literature, it also used literature to shift from a philosophical and theoretical domain into the practical lives of people. Modernity could infiltrate into the lives of people through literary works that defined and reiterated the legitimate new modes of classification. Old literary forms with traditional moments attached to them were reworked, allowing readers to modify or contravene the older meanings. This opening-up process allowed readers to glean new meanings that modified or contravened the older ones.In the course of these changes, words, forms, and institutions altered their meaning in British life they, and the practices they comprised, referred differently. modifying reference potential in literature fed back into how readers responded to changes in life (Rothstein, 2007) In art and literature, many critics vie w modernism as a new trend in the field of art and literature, defined basically by stylistic and structural variations. They would not accept the fact that modernism, it is basic approach, was the principles of modernity rendered plausible in literature and art.Modernity has always tried to hold up the world in new perspectives. Similarly, modernist literature opens up the world in all its forms theoretical, philosophical, aesthetical and political for fresh scrutiny. Even in its present form, modernist literature attempts to break the objective world of the realist. Modernist writing takes the reader into a world of unfamiliarity, a deep introspection, a cognitive thought-provoking experience, skepticism of religion, and openness to culture, technology, and innovation (Melton, 2010).Modernist literature exhibits a fascination with the workings of the mind, and how reality is reflected by the mind. The questioning of life, with or without the presence of God, is another trademar k of the philosophical and theoretical moorings of modernist literature. Charles Darwins work challenges God as the Creator and presents the process of natural selection in the survival of life. This led to modernist literature of time travel, of questioning the existence of individuals and the purpose of the universe.Modernism brought about a new openness in the areas of feminism, bisexuality, the family, and the mind. In the world of today, modernist literature still display much of the characteristics of the times in which it first took shape. A very important theme of modernist literature today is a feeling of being alone in the world a feeling stemming from estrangement or alienation. Characters are practically presented as being depressed or angry. A second common trait is that of being in doubt.It may be disbelief in religion, in happiness, or simply a lack of purpose and doubt in the value of human life. Finally, a third theme that is prevalent is a search for the truth (F oster, 2010). Then there is a third theme in which the alienated character is always in the search for truth and seeks answers to a superfluity of questions relating to human subjectivity. In all these characteristics are to be found the same questioning nature, the same denouncement of blind beliefs and the same dependence on reason and rationality that the Eighteenth Century enlightenment thinkers had pursued.The character is alienated and estranged because he or she questions all that is deemed not right by his or her own mind the character questions the beliefs of religion and other institutions which are not based on reasoning and finally the character seeks answers and the truth. Modernist literature encompasses the thematic fingerprints of a rebellious, questioning, disbelieving, meditative, and assured type of form, which was conceived out of a change in the belief of humanity, the mind, a God, and the self brought on by the shift from capitalism to an ever-increasing soci ety of revolutionary changes (Melton, 2010).References Descartes, R. , 1637, The Discourse on Methods. 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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
compassionate Resource Management Overview Introduction Human resource management (HRM) has evolved into a huge industry in the business arena. The evolution and advancement of technology has created a global platform for HRM. The effect of globalization in many nerves has opened the door for HRM, and it is a crucial component for a successful business schema and visualise. This paper will define HRM, and discuss HRMs direct function and fibre in an organizations strategic plan. What is human resource management? HRM is comprised of the staffing, development, motivation, and maintenance functions. Each of these functions however is affected by external influences (DeCenzo & vitamin A Robbins, 2007, p. 50). In HRM, staffing involves strategic human resource planning, recruiting and selection. It is important to select the right spate for your organization. Recruiting is critical because it can make or break your business. Training and development consists of equipping the emplo yees with the necessary skills and knowledge. roaring businesses have a vested interest in the employees.Inquiring about employee goals, family, strengths and weaknesses, and using that information to assist him or her in reaching their potential can improve productivity in your organization. For example, my company offers tuition reimbursement. That is an excellent make headway to take advantage of because I value education. I have a personal goal to encounter a MBA. Because my company is paying for my education, it serves as an incentive for me to continue take a craping for the company and strive to resettlement up the corporate ladder.In turn, my company reaps the benefit of the skills and knowledge achieved from the training and development. The maintenance aspect of HRM involves communication and asylum and health. This portion of HRM is concerned with the well being of employees, and enhances the nature of the job and personal life of the employees (DeCenzo & Robbins , 2007). OSHA was utilise under the government to protect the employees in regards to his or her physical safety. The contract on which I work at the U. S.White House consist of several constructions projects that Some people have to wear steal toenail boots, safety glasses and ear plugs in order to prevent possible injuries. This is mandated in areas that could be hazardous. What is the primitive function of HRM? The primary function of HRM has changed drastically because of Federal and State laws, new requirements with employment practices, and involves hiring the right people. Because of the ever-changing technology the primary function of HRM is recruiting people with high skill sets.Organizations now need people with higher level degrees and certifications in the computer field. The reason for this mandate is because information systems are becoming more interlinking and ever changing. New recruits must be trained on new software programs. Employees have to be able to adapt and be critical thinkers in order to stay up-to-speed. In addition, employees have to be trained and specialize in various fields. What is the role of the HRM in an organizations strategic plan? HRM has various roles in an organizations strategic plan. HRM must therefore balance two primary responsibilities assisting the organization in it strategic direction and representing and advocating for the organizations employees (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007, p. 34). HRM has a vital role in an organization, and must be forward thinking (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007, p. 34). HRM must work with management in order to accomplish the strategic plan. They must be in line with the companys quite a little and mission statement in order to assist the organization. Determining ways to cut cost, but lifelessness maintain higher productivity is one way to help the business.HRM can also perform inspections end-to-end the organization to weed out weaknesses in operations or functions, and unproductive employees (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007). Making a few necessary adjustments by holding weekly meetings can make a big going in implementing and monitoring the progress of the strategic plan in an organization. My company performs weekly productivity checks to reenforcement the organization strong and fluent. We are required to report to the supervisor each week providing status on our tasks and progress, and share our ideas on how we can improve.Conclusion In conclusion, HRM is a crucial component in todays business arena. Technology and globalization have broadened the scope of HRM. Information systems and global recruitment efforts increase the complexity of HRM. Throughout this paper, we have defined HRM, discussed its primary function, and determined how it impacts the strategic plans of companies all over the world. Reference DeCenzo, D. , & Robbins, S. (2007). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (9th ed. ) by DeCenzo & Robbins. (9th ed. ). Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Following a traumatic incident I and three other Fire-fighters attended in February 2012 I decided to test GALs on a lower floorway support mechanisms relating to coping and dealing with melodic line, in specific PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). In a actually short space of time it became very apparent that GAL has no ability either within the company or by the designated external provider to deal with PTSD. At that time GAL single-valued function an external provider (AXA) as their main point of contact for any employee requiring counselling on a variety of aspects but this did non include PTSD. This was highlighted when I personally birdsonged the support hotline only to be told they could not help. Even though PTSD is quite specific I do consider it falls under workplace stress due to the very nature of our specific job role and that this form of stress would not be at the forefront if our job role was of a different nature. So later on valuation of GALs effective ness to deal with workplace stress I would state that it is an stadium that is left wanting at that time of the original incident.Since then GAL and in specific the FS nowadays has an option if required to contact WSFRS) to utilise their TAC group (Trauma After care). I met with the teams draw to discuss their service and what it could offer us. We compared our current in house stress counselling service at that of WSFRS. Our service was not even close to comparable with that of WSFRS. Taking the discussions into account I arranged to decent again with the TAC team and GALs HR and Occupational health. The outcome of this meeting was to formalise a procedure that GAL as a whole but more so the FS can call upon when required the services of WSFRS TAC team if our own in house service provided by AXA was not open(a) or sufficient in dealing with a specific demand or request for counselling.The TAC team have since the meetings delivered fork outations to all FS Watchs and to other members of GAL, primarily HR, Occ Health and other customer approach departments. These presentations involved delivering what the service can or cant do, signs and symptoms of stress and how do recognise it as an individual or as a colleague of friend. As a FS we have also fate up a tracker with Occ Health to trial for 24 months to see if or how many days in the workplace are lost to stress and how that can be improved if it did become an issue.At present Occ Health do hold data relating to days lost through with(predicate) stress companywide but to to its very nature that data is strictly confidential so cannot be used or discussed in my evaluation of workplace stress. One statistic that was shared with me was that WSFRS had seen a 27% reduction in days lost through workplace stress following the inception of its TAC team initiative. These findings were shared with relevant departments within GAL.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
After having defined the terms playful and literary, I will and so look briefly at foregrounding and the classification of the English Language. Then verse, rhythm and repletion would be examined followed by how writers break syntactic rules to show thought solve. This will be followed by literary wont of the metaphor, collocation and iconicity. Then I will examine playful school text in relation to graffiti, newspapers and advertising. literary and playful usage of language is different from that of everyday language in that it draws c ar to the language itself. Writers procure this by being creative, original and imaginative.Moreover, by skilfully manipulating language to create patterns and usage to ex wedge ideas, which draws the readers magnanimous them an original insight into the world of the writer. (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 198) Writers of literary and playful text purpose language to draw attention to it by way of surprising the reader into an original perceptio n of the language and the submit matter. This according to the Russian formalists is foregrounding (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 163). Foregrounding is achieved, by breaking the rules of language, that is sound, grammar and meaning to place the reader in the text.Thus, the reader is surprise into seeing the image, hearing the sounds and feeling the emotions. The English Language is classified according to the way address are arranged in sequence and it is referred to as a subject verb object or SVO language. This is because the subject forever comes before the verb and the object that is being referred to follows the verb. (Graddol etal. , 1994, p. 5) Looking first at rhyme, rhythm and repeat in literary usage, writers especially poets use this as a form of foregrounding. They use rhyme, rhythm and repetition in to bemuse original observations.As in William Blakes poem The Tyger, one rouse see that there is an end rhyme with the first course of instruction rhyming with the se cond, and the third with the fourth in an aabb pattern. This is not something is common in shape speech or text. Therefore, Blake, whilst following the tradition of writing poetry in end rhymes is breaking the rules of English. Blake does this because he is not only foregrounding the cruciform pattern of the verse in its aabb rhymes pattern, save he is worrywise highlighting the eye symmetry of the text. This is done in the first and last stanza where both stanzas are symmetrical apart from one word.Thus, there is a sense of closure and we understand that we have arrived at an end, but because of the aabb pattern, there is withal continuity and the idea of the circle of life. Blake similarly uses rhythm, with each line consisting of four alternate(a) stressed and unstressed words, is used to violence the beat of not only the tread of the Tyger but alike the rhythmical beating of the hammer on the anvil. The creator of the Tyger and the creator of the poem also use repetit ion and alliteration to foreground the symmetry of the design. (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 165) Authors also use rule breaking to foreground their characters thought processes.William Faulkner In his novel The Sound and the Fury manipulates the language and surprises the readers into the thought process of the narrator Benjy, who thinks and voices his thoughts, as would a child. He achieves this flow of thought process by omitting the object after the verb. Thus, the reader is uncomfortable with the language, which is limited, showing and creating a sense of incompleteness. This is exactly what Faulkner is aiming for, because Benjy although being thirty-three, is incomplete and exhibits the thought and language process that of a child. Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 167)The Charles Dickens also breaks the rules governing the syntactic relationship between words. In his novel The Bleak House Dickens does not, use the verb is after the subject, which is the fog and the object, which is everywhere and everything. By doing this, he foregrounds the reader into an innovative outlook and the reader receives the gist that there is no escaping from the fog it is all invasive invading the countryside, the genial, cultural and political environment. (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 167)Another characteristic feature of literary usage is the metaphor and collocation. Metaphors are comparisons that are not made explicit. They exploit the meanings of words and are slipped into the sentence (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 165). The rules of English are broken by the metaphor by playing on the various meanings of a word and the paradigmatic relationship of a word. As in the use of desirous and burnt in Blakes The Tyger the words not only refer to the eyes of the Tyger but also to the furnace and the stars when speared are also burning too such an extent that they water the heaven with their tears.Collocation refers to the combining tendencies of words (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 169) that is, the relationship words have with each other, the meanings that are associated with words and in the context that they are unremarkably used. When this rule is broken, the writers are able to utilise our sense of word collocation to foreground unusual and large association of meaning (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 169). In Carol Ann Duffys poem Litany metaphors and collocation is used when she writes The terrible espousalss crackled cellophane round polyester shirts.Marriages do not crackle. The word crackle is usually associated with dry inanimate objects it is this association, which surprises the reader into looking at the marriage in a new light. The metaphor of the cellophane and polyester shirts continue this theme of inanimateness, dead and lifeless as fence to the marriage being alive and thriving. Collocation is also associated with playful usage of English as in Punning.This occurs when the different meanings of the words are exploited, as in My Children My Africa Here the Playwright plays on the word riot to emphasis the difference in culture and explores the difference in meaning associated to a word by differing social groups. (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 171) Another feature of literary usage is the iconic where the sounds and shapes of words and phrases imitate particular objects or process (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 172) writers use this device in order for the reader to experience and hear the sounds being described. Wordsworth in The Prelude uses it to advert upon the simple childhood pleasure of making oneself dizzy.He does this by having a long sentence where the subject and verb occur late in the passage. This achieves the effect of rushing and spinning to an abrupt stop. In addition, one can almost imagine that even though we have stopped the solitary cliffs Wheeled by the primer coat rolled (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 172) e e cummings uses this technique in his poem I (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 202) He relies on t he visual effect of the poem to emphasis the falling of one leaf and its oneness.Playful text also uses language to draw attention to it this is achieved, by breaking the rules of language, that is sound, grammar and meaning Just like in literary usage. graffiti although regarded as being antisocial and illegal is an area where English is used in a playful and entertaining way to highlight a particular comment on social issues or give voice to those sub groups that have been denied access to mainstream. Because of the very nature of graffiti, it tends to be short and succinct. The Graffiti Glory to God in the senior high school St (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 10) by deleting a single letter from the angels message to the Shepards, the graffiti satirises the original Christmas message and reflects the commercialization of Christmas.This is achieved by playing on the sounds and the meaning of the two words Highest and High St. An example of iconic graffiti that is a thought process w ould be Dsylexia rules KO The popular press also use puns and word play in their headlines e. g. Belly Nice (model Naomi Campbell with bare take over), Wedding Prez (President Clinton perchance attends a wedding) (Maybin and Mercer, 1996, p. 17). They by virtue of being tabloid newspapers need to capture the readers attention quickly and be able to express in a short headline the nature of the article.Therefore, by using headlines like Belly Nice they play on the phrase very nice in referring to the bare stomach and associating it to her second name Campbell. Another area that breaks the rules of English in a playful way is advertising. ad uses all the literary techniques of foregrounding to sell the product, image or idea.In the P&O advertisement, the text is simple it has rhyme, rhythm and repetition, and seems at first glance to be a simple, childs first reader. However, each line does not have the object. It is only at the end that one realises that the last word is the objec t of the antecedent lines. In conclusion after having looked at the various distinctive features of literary and playful usage of text one can see that writers, poets, graffiti writers, journalist and the advertisers use and break the rules of English to foreground there ideas in a creative, original and imaginative way.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Brain and cognitive Functioning Jessica Johnson PSY 360 March 11, 2013 Donna M. Glover-Rogers, Ph. D The Brain and Cognitive Functioning The following describes the role of the whizz and the push it has on a persons cognitive functions, including how injury to certain part of the superstar can affect specific cognitive functions while going former(a)s intact. To support this idea we look at the case of Phinneas hatful, and how his header injury affected his cognitive abilities. In order to go through what role the brain plays in cognitive work one must understand cognitive functioning and what it is.Cognitive functioning refers to a persons ability to coordinate thought and accomplish as well as the ability to direct it towards a goal. It is needed to overcome environmental obstacles, organize plans and execute complex sequences of behavior. When a person thinks, gives their attention to something, has or feels some kind of emotion, makes a plan, learns a new task or in formation, or recalls a memory they are using their cognitive functioning all of which starts in the brain. As the world has progressed so has science and engineering science as theses fields gestate grown so has the ability to learn about the brain and how it works.Today we know that the brain is do up of millions small parts all working together to serve a final outcome. However technology is not the only thing that assists researchers in the study of the brain people who have suffered traumatic brain injury have equally aided scientist in understanding how the brain functions. One of the most funny examples of the impact a brain injury can have on a persons life is that of Phinneas Gage. This case proves to be one of the first to confirm that damage to a persons frontal lens cortex could result in a significant constitution qualify despite other neurological functions remain intact.In September of 1848 an accidental explosion caused a 20 pound iron celestial pole from the railroad tracks to penetrate Gages Left cheek bone and exiting just behind his right hand temple (BSCS 2005). To anyones shock Gage never lost consciousness through the injury however, the injuries to his brain caused a complete change in personality. Prior to the accident Gage was reported to be simmer down and collected man. He was said to be very level-headed and it was reported by his supervisors that his calm demeanor made him the best foremen on his team. The trauma to Gages brain caused a severe and unpleasant change in his character.Upon recovering and returning to work he was said to be highly volatile, full of rage, importunate and vulgar. Despite making a full physical recovery his behavior made such a negative change he was never able to work as a foreman again. Gages case was one of the first and often considered the most dramatic cases of personality change caused by brain injury that has ever been documented. The injuries that Gage sustained to his brain raised s everal questions about the impact the brain has on cognitive functioning. It has become clear that a common side-effect of frontal lobe damage is drastic change in ones behavior.An individuals personality can significantly transfigure after damage to the frontal lobes, particularly when both lobes are involved (Hernandez, 2008). Many important things were larn from Gages life altering accident, first and possibly most important it shows that not every brain injury will cause death. In addition researchers learned that not all brain injuries will cause loss to all brain functions (2008). Although being over 100 years oldish the injury Phineas Gage suffered to his brain is still known as one of the most edu spillional injuries in history.Not only did it prove one could survive such a traumatic injury to the brain only if it proved they could still function physically and mentally. This case was also the first to prove that the frontal cortex of the brain directly impacts personali ty, and although one could recover to physically function as they had before the altered personality may never change. Along with cases like Phinneas Gage, advancements in technology have given researchers a imagine of how the brain controls cognitive functioning but to what extent remains unclear.References Hernandez, Christina. (2008). Phineas Gage. Retrieved March 08, 2013 from http//www. associatedcontent. com/article/831073/phineas_gage_pg3. html? cat=4 National Institue of Health Office of Science Education BSCS (2005). Retrieved March 07, 2013 from http//science. education. nih. gov/supplements/nih4/self/guide/info-brain. htm Willingham, D. T. (2007). intuition The thinking animal (3rd ed. ). Upper Saddle River, NJ Pearson/Prentice Hall. Retrieved from Ebsco Host
Friday, May 17, 2019
Sympathy for morning star conjuring trick Milton spent years trying to think of an idea to base his epic on an idea that would discover his epic last centuries and n invariably be forgotten. His desire came to life since his work lives in history, along with Homer, Virgil and Dante. Finally, he found a muse in God and in the dawn of creation rather than in earthly matters. John Miltons intention while writing his epic was not to make daimon a hero, however, many people perceive such an idea. Instead, he simply wanted to display his affirmatory view of life the fact that goodness is not goodness unless it resulted from a struggle to overcome evil.Thus, Milton focuses demon and his dishonorable deeds in order to highlight Gods kindness and goodness. Moreover, Paradise wooly-minded includes monsters side of the story. Throughout the epic, many traits and characteristics that Milton attributes to Satan make him seam appealing or forgivable. One source of Satans fascination for us is that he is an extremely complex and astute character. It would be difficult, perhaps impossible, for Milton to make perfect, infallible characters such as God the Father, God the Son, and the angels as fire to read about as the flawed characters, such as Satan, Adam, and Eve.Satan, moreover, strikes a grand and majestic figure, plain unafraid of being damned eternally, and uncowed by such terrifying figures as Chaos or Death. numerous readers have argued that Milton deliberately makes Satan seem heroic and appealing early in the poem to move us into sympathizing with him against our will, so that we may see how seductive evil is and learn to be more sharp-eyed in resisting its appeal. Milton devotes much of the poems lines to developing Satans character. Satans superior fault is his pride.He casts himself as an innocent victim, overlooked for an important promotion. But his ability to think so egotistically in Heaven, where all angels be equal and loved and happy, is surpr ising. His confidence in thinking that he could ever overthrow God displays tremendous vanity and pride. When Satan shares his pain and alienation as he reaches universe in his soliloquy, we may feel somewhat sympathetic to him or even identify with him. But Satan continues to devote himself to evil. Every speech he gives is fraudulent and every story he tells is a lie.He deeds diligently to trick his fellow devils in Hell by having Beelzebub present Satans own plan of action. These characteristics are presented throughout Satans first and final soliloquy in The Fall of Satan Here we may reign secure, and in my choice to reign is worth ambition, impression in Hell better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. Satan is far from being the storys object of admiration, as most heroes are. Yet there are many compelling qualities to his character that make him intriguing to readers.