Friday, June 5, 2020
In his essay Ã¢â¬Å"The Achievement of Desire,Ã¢â¬ Richard Rodriguez acts as both a writer and reader in response to a book written by Richard Hoggart entitled The Uses of Literacy. Rodriguez discovers a parallel between his own life and the life of what Hoggart coins as a Ã¢â¬Å"scholarship boy.Ã¢â¬ A scholarship boy is defined as a child from a working-class family who feels as if he Ã¢â¬Å"cannot afford to admire his parentsÃ¢â¬ ¦[so] he concentrates on the benefits that education will bestow on him.Ã¢â¬ (566). For Rodriguez, the discovery and reading of the definition prompts him to gain the courage to realize and admit that his academic success is due to his early, emotional separation from both his family and his culture. Discovering HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s book was an epic moment in RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s life. His nostalgic experience is expressed when he writes, Ã¢â¬Å"For the first time I realized that there were other students like me, and so I was able to frame the meaning of my academic success, its consequent price- the loss.Ã¢â¬ (564). RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s academic success began when the Ã¢â¬Å"deepest loveÃ¢â¬ he had for his parents turned into Ã¢â¬Å"embarrassment for their lack of education.Ã¢â¬ (566). Like HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s scholarship boy, he started isolating himself from them and transitioning his respect to his teachers. He realized that his parents had no room for societal growth, and if he chose to follow in their footsteps, he would be doomed to the same working-class life that they were marginalized into. RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s embarrassment of his parents served as a catalyst to further his education. By idolizing his teachers, he realized that he was opening the doors to success. The only problem with opening the doors to success is that another door closes behind it. The intimate, family life in which Rodriguez found so much pleasure was left in a self-deprecating manner. He began to associate pleasure with inferiority. For a scholarship boy, it is Ã¢â¬Å"clear that education is a long, unglamorous, even demeaning processÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ (578). Rodriguez would go to the library and check out the maximum number of books. Many of these books were recommendations from the teachers he admired so much or librarians who had gained a new fondness for him. This mirrors the words of Hoggart when he writes, Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦[The scholarship boy] rarely discovers an author for himself and on his own.Ã¢â¬ (845). Every time Rodriguez did discover a book on his own and found it pleasurable, he disregarded it. There was no room for pleasure in his life. During grade school, HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s scholarship boys endure the constant feeling of harsh loneliness. The scholarship boy would always be the first to answer a teacherÃ¢â¬â¢s question to the annoyance of the other students. In his home life, the scholarship boy feels as if he does not identify with his family, so conversation is always kept to a minimum. The books that Rodriguez brought home are the epitome of RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s imaginative, scholarship boy. They are books that disassociate himself from his family. This loneliness also proves true in RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s student life. There seemed to be a barrier between Rodriguez and a normal, social life. Instead of healthily interacting with other people, he hid behind his books. When Rodriguez was a graduate student, he traveled to London to write a dissertation on English Renaissance literature. He found himself in a lonely community of other scholarship children whose Ã¢â¬Å"eyes turned away the moment [their] glances acciden tally met.Ã¢â¬ (579). The realization of such a life had a profound effect on Rodriguez. Nostalgia started setting in, and he was eager to remember the warmth he experienced as a child. Rodriguez blatantly states that he was the quintessential scholarship boy, but I believe that he has since then shed the label. A scholarship boy is defined by Hoggart as a child who tries to separate himself from his family because of the embarrassment of association. He is the Ã¢â¬Å"odd man out.Ã¢â¬ (848). However the tone used by Rodriguez in Ã¢â¬Å"The Achievement of DesireÃ¢â¬ is more nostalgic and melancholy than embarrassed. Rodriguez openly writes about his past, even though it had taken him over Ã¢â¬Å"twenty years to admit.Ã¢â¬ (564). Hoggart claims that once a scholarship boy has made the transition into a scholar, he will never feel a sense of belonging in his personal, private life. This is where the separation between HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s scholarship boy and Rodriguez truly begins. In the ending paragraphs of his essay, Rodriguez begins to identify with his parents. He notes that he Ã¢â¬Å"laughed just like [his] motherÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"[his] fatherÃ¢â¬â¢s eyes were much like [his] own.Ã¢â¬ (580). Although Rodriguez is most likely still the odd man out in his family, he does feel a sense of belonging despite the strained relationship. There is an interesting relationship between Rodriguez and HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s texts. The structure of RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s essay is formatted similar to a reading analysis worksheet. Rodriguez borrows four block quotes from HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s The Uses of Literacy and comments on them, finding various parallels to his own life. An example of this can be seen when Hoggart writes, Ã¢â¬Å"[The scholarship boy] discovers a technique of apparent learning, of acquiring of facts rather than of the handling and use of facts. He learns how to receive a purely literate education, one using only a small part of the personality and challenging only a limited area of his being.Ã¢â¬ (577). Like HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s scholarship boy, Rodriguez admits he was a bad student. He relied on imitation to get him through the grammar school system. Rodriguez Ã¢â¬Å"use[d] his [teachersÃ¢â¬â¢] diction, trusting their every direction.Ã¢â¬ (566). He adopted what he was told to adopt rather than making decisions on his own. RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s way of paralleling his life to the life of HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s scholarship boy seems like a very systematic way of writing, which is interesting, because it reflects RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s methodical, educational upbringing. However, how Rodriguez uses the text to his advantage is proof that he is no longer a carbon copy of HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s scholarship boy. The text is broken up into four sections. The first section intertwines the words of Hoggart and Rodriguez describing RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s claim on the term Ã¢â¬Å"scholarship boy.Ã¢â¬ Rodriguez blurs the lines between Hoggart and himself, which allows him to fully align himself with HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s definition of a scholarship boy. The passage from The Uses of Literacy within this section seems to flow a little too perfectly. It is seamlessly sewn together as if HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s words and RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s personality are one and the same. The second section could have easily been ripped out of RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s journal, because of its heavy use of personal events from the essayistÃ¢â¬â¢s life. The second sectionÃ¢â¬â¢s polar opposite is the third section, which seems very factual and based on HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s The Uses of Literacy. Many of the sentences begin with Ã¢â¬Å"The scholarship boyÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ The second and third sections display some kind of internal battle withi n Rodriguez, but it comes together in the fourth section. Instead of reading HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s text like a chore and adding it to a list of accomplishments like Rodriguez did with PlatoÃ¢â¬â¢s The Republic, he comprehends and uses it to aid his voice. He controls the last section with great authority. Rodriguez makes HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s words work for him and becomes both a close reader and a creator of a literate, personal, and admirable essay. He uses HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s words, but he does not mimic them like he once mimicked his teachers and critics. Being able to find his own voice as both a reader and reader, as well as becoming aware and accepting of the fact that it is okay to desire the past were key to separating Rodriguez from HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s prescriptive scholarship boy. Rodriguez even goes as far to describe HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s scholarship boy as Ã¢â¬Å"more accurate than fair.Ã¢â¬ (577). Although it is a seemingly an accurate description, of what a young, working-class child may go through in life, it is not every manÃ¢â¬â¢s description. The scholarship boy described by Hoggart in The Uses of Literacy seemed to have an ill fate of seclusion and loneliness, but Rodriguez seems to have created a different ending for himself by being able to go back home. The last section of Ã¢â¬Å"The Achievement of DesireÃ¢â¬ proves that the essay is solely RodriguezÃ¢â¬â¢s. He may have inserted HoggartÃ¢â¬â¢s quotes into his work, yet the essay is still his, because the clarity of his emotions and thoughts is pristine. Rodriguez, Richard. The Achievement of Desire. Ways of Reading. Comp. David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky. Boston and New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2005. 561-584.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Significant Facts Two Utah sisters, Maria and Jan Brady posted a message on Facebook in support of anti-globalization and anti-genetically organism (GMO) activists against McDonalds restaurants, who had incited riots in Europe. The sisterÃ¢â¬â¢s message, sent to over 500 Ã¢â¬Å"friendsÃ¢â¬ , asking them to join the sisters in two days at 10 p.m. at a McDonalds near the sisterÃ¢â¬â¢s apartment for a Ã¢â¬Å"night of riot, pillage, and funÃ¢â¬ . A secondary message was sent out asking the participants to bring items that could be used as weapons or cause property damage. However, one of the Ã¢â¬Å"friendsÃ¢â¬ that the message was sent to turned the postings over to the Salt Lake Police Department. SLCPD officers set up an operation at the scheduled place and time the sisterÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Similarly, a StateÃ¢â¬â¢s statute will found constitutional if they are not arbitrary and a reasonable attempt of the state to protect the public within vested stat e police powers. In Gitlow v. New York, the petitioner was charged with criminal anarchy for advocating a socialist reform in the United States. In 1919, he had published a socialist manifesto and was preparing a mass distribution throughout New York City. The Court held that the StateÃ¢â¬â¢s statute fell within ordinary scrutiny, and a reasonable means of exercising the police powers of the State. Justice Sanford held that a state has the power to prevent disturbing the peace and restrict speech that has the potential to incite violence, even though there may be no immediate threat of such action. Gitlow set the precedent for the Ã¢â¬Å"Bad TendencyÃ¢â¬ test, where freedom of speech and press does not give an individual the unmitigated right to any speech or publication without being held responsible for the results. However, in 1969, the Supreme Court held that the clear and present danger test was not an acceptable standard for interpreting the First Amendment. In Brandenbur g v. Ohio, Brandenburg was convicted under the Ohio Criminal Syndicalism Act, which prohibits Ã¢â¬Å"advocating the duty, necessity, or priority of crime, sabotage, violence, or unlawful methods of terrorism as a means of accomplishing industrial or political reformÃ¢â¬ (Epstein Walker, p. 223). The Court held that although the Act didShow MoreRelatedStephen P. Robbins Timothy A. Judge (2011) Organizational Behaviour 15th Edition New Jersey: Prentice Hall393164 Words Ã |Ã 1573 PagesÃ¢â¬âSan Diego State University Timothy A. Judge Ã¢â¬âUniversity of Notre Dame i3iEi35Bj! Boston Columbus Indianapolis New York San Francisco Upper Saddle River Amsterdam Cape Town Dubai London Madrid Milan Munich Paris Montreal Toronto Delhi Mexico City Sao Paulo Sydney Hong Kong Seoul Singapore Taipei Tokyo Editorial Director: Sally Yagan Director of Editorial Services: Ashley Santora Acquisitions Editor: Brian Mickelson Editorial Project Manager: Sarah Holle Editorial Assistant: Ashlee BradburyRead MoreCost Accounting134556 Words Ã |Ã 539 PagesAccounting, 5/e 1Ã¢â¬â9. In decision making, managers or supervisors may wish to take actions that are not economically justifiable. In most cases, upon receipt of a well-developed cost analysis, a production manager is satisfied whether an action is feasible. If the action is not economically justifiable, the matter is dropped without conflict. In a few cases, however, managers may wish to pursue a project because of personal reasons, and hope to have an economic analysis to support it. In these situations
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Ã¢â¬Å"Mother to Son,Ã¢â¬ written by Langston Hughes, is a short poem about a mother who is teaching her son about perseverance and determination by using the image of a staircase. She explains that even though life has given her many hardships, she continues forward and she urges her son to do the same. In Ã¢â¬Å"Mother to Son,Ã¢â¬ Langston Hughes uses an extended metaphor, imagery, dialect, and structure to paint a picture of a weary mother who wants her son to persevere through the hardships of life. The theme of this poem is determination and the value of experience. The mother is telling her son that no matter what happens, he should never give up. Even though this is a rather sad poem, there is a glimpse of hope because she never gave up. She neverÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦A staircase that is broken would not be in a wealthy personÃ¢â¬â¢s home, so this also shows us that she is poor. In the 1920Ã¢â¬â¢s, which was when this poem was written, many African Americans were moving from the South into the cities for a chance at making a living. Most of them were very poor and lived in poverty, which is why the staircases would be broken down, bare, and no carpet. The title, Ã¢â¬Å"Mother to Son,Ã¢â¬ tells us that this is a mother giving her son advice. Langston Hughes opens the poem by saying, Ã¢â¬Å"Well, son, IÃ¢â¬â¢ll tell you:Ã¢â¬ (1), which could mean that the son had asked her about her life or that maybe he was complaining about his current struggles. The mother then begins to tell her son that her life has not been easy, but she never gives up and she urges her son to do the same: So boy, donÃ¢â¬â¢t you turn back. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t you set down on the step Ã¢â¬ËCause you finds itÃ¢â¬â¢s kinder hard. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t you fall now-- The mother is telling her son that he should never turn around or sit down just because it gets tough, and she uses herself as an example. 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Both socialism and communism want to achieve a more equal distribution of income and wealth, but under communism the government takes more control over peoples lives. C. Socialism strives for an equal distribution of income but communism wants income to go primarily to those who own and operate private businesses. D. Communism believes that the government should always strive to balance its budget, while socialism accepts deficit spending as the price of achieving true equality. 16. A collapse in the national banking system of Lasia has resulted in a condition where prices are actually declining. This condition is known as: A. disinflation. B. deflation. C. contra inflation. D. overproduction. 17. One of the most significant problems faced by communist economies is: A. a great inequality in the distribution of wealth and income. B. severe inflationary pressures due to rapid economic growth. C. too little government regulation of economic activity. D. persistent shortages of basic goods such as food and clothing. 18. Thomas Malthus was pessimistic about the ability of societies to achieve high standards of living for most of their citizens because he believed that: A. the government had a natural tendency to run deficits that would eventually bankrupt the country. B. population growth would result in shortages of food and resources. C. owners of businesses would deliberately exploit their employees in an attempt to earn greater profits, and this would ultimately lead to a workers revolt. D. high tax rates would eventually undermine peoples incentives to work hard and create wealth. 19. Which of the following statements about the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) is most accurate? A. The Fed is an agency of the U. S. Treasury Department that has the responsibility of collecting tax receipts for the IRS. B. The Fed manages the U. S. money supply and interest rates. C. The Fed is the primary government agency involved in carrying out our nations fiscal policies. D. The Fed is the agency of the government that ensures the U. S. maintains enough gold reserves to pay any foreign debts that result from international trade. 20. The nation of Nadiria is in the midst of a terrible economic downturn. The nations GDP has been declining steadily for over five years and is now at its lowest level in over fifty years. Nadirias unemployment rate is at an all time high and the nations CPI is falling. Nadiria is experiencing a: A. period of stagflation. B. balance of trade deficit. C. depression. D. retraction. 21. Mortavia is a small nation that has followed protectionist policies for many years. Which of the following would be an example of a nontariff barrier established by Mortavia? A. Establishment of a tax levied on imported goods so that foreign products are more expensive than competing domestic goods. B. Establishment of a tax levied on imported goods designed primarily to raise money for the government. C. Establishment of restrictive quality standards requiring foreign firms to make expensive modifications in their products before they can be sold in Mortavia. D. Participation in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations. 22. The two basic types of tariffs are: A. goods and services. B. general and limited. C. comparative and absolute. D. revenue and protective. 23. __________ is an arrangement whereby someone with a good idea for a business sells the rights to use the business name and sell a product or service to others in a given territory in a specified manner. A. Franchising B. Contract manufacturing C. Import trading D. Export trading 4. The difference between money coming into a country (from exports) and money leaving the country (for imports) plus money flows from other factors such as tourism, foreign aid, and military expenditures is referred to as the: A. balance of payments. B. balance of trade. C. balance of money flows. D. exchange rate. 25. The largest importer in the glo bal market today is: A. Japan. B. Russia. C. Germany. D. the United States. 26. The emerging nation of Lancerland has enacted a tariff on imported petroleum in order to raise money for their new government. This trade restriction is an example of a(n) ________ tariff. A. revenue B. rotective C. percentage D. fixed 27. A Mexican firm has agreed to trade petroleum to an American importer in return for U. S. made computers. This arrangement is an example of: A. a letter of credit arrangement. B. a nontariff trade. C. arbitrage. D. barter. 28. The second wave of offshore outsourcing refers to: A. moving jobs to South America in addition to China. B. moving skilled service jobs such as those in accounting offshore. C. moving jobs to India in addition to China. D. moving manufacturing jobs offshore. 29. One advantage of free trade is: A. jobs are shifted to low-wage global markets. B. service jobs are moved overseas. C. advanced production operations are built in low-wage countries. D. innovation for new products occurs and keeps firms competitively challenged. 30. Casey is typical of many U. S. businesspeople. Casey feels the U. S. culture should be the model for the rest of the world, and that the American way of doing things is the best. Casey is guilty of: A. ethnic plagiarism. B. ethnocentricity. C. culture shock. D. counter culture. 31. After developing a code of ethics, it should be communicated to: A. everyone with whom the business has dealings. B. the Attorney General in jurisdictions where the business has operations. C. all levels of management. D. stockholders. 32. Management and employees at Boyer Enterprises are given time off each year to work in local charities. This firm clearly practices: A. corporate philanthropy. B. social irresponsibility. C. community mediation services. D. participative funding. 33. A friend offers to share with you a term paper she prepared for her Introduction to Business class last semester. When you tell her that it wouldnt be fair, she reminds you of your habit of reading an entire Harry Potter book at the local bookstore without paying for the book. Which ethics-based question would be the most helpful in evaluating these situations? A. Is it legal? B. Am I acting fairly? C. Who wins and who loses? D. Will I get caught? 34. Environmental quality is considered to be a public good. This means that: A. ultimately it is the public that pays for environmental clean up. B. businesses have a responsibility to minimize their environmental pollution. C. everyone enjoys a cleaner environment regardless of who pays for it. D. society places a higher value on private goods and services. 35. The first step when facing an ethical dilemma is to ask: A. Is it legal? B. Is it balanced? C. How will it make me feel about myself? D. Is it ethical? 36. When working with international firms, U. S. businesses: A. tend to ignore the ethics of their international partners. B. expect socially responsible behavior from their business partners. C. feel that their responsibility is limited to the United States. D. try to avoid judging our international business partners by U. S. standards. 37. Which of the following is the most important step to help improve Americas business ethics? A. middle management support B. training C. enforcement D. identification of the organizational ethics officer 8. The danger in writing new laws to correct behavior is that: A. people may begin to think that any behavior that is within the law is acceptable. B. people will see the difference between ethics and legality. C. legal behavior will reflect the totality of peoples proper relations with one another. D. there will not be enough jails to house those who break the law. 39. Critics of corporate social responsibility view spending money on CSR as: A. a necessary evil. B. stealing from investors. C. important for America. D. moving toward capitalism. 40. Obeying the law is ________ ethical behavior. A. essentially the same as B. the first step towards C. the opposite of D. unlikely to lead to 41. One of the newest items on the Cajun Cookin menu is a spicy Cajun-burger. Sondra was quite surprised to learn that how she made this burger was regulated by the: A. Federal Trade Commission. B. Food and Drug Administration. C. Federal Nutritional Association. D. State Board of Food Examiners. 42. One of the reasons you bought your mom a name-brand mixer for Mothers Day was that it came with a full warranty. This means that: A. the mixer is guaranteed to last for 10 years with normal use. B. the mixer will make wonderful baked goods as well as pasta. C. the mixer will be repaired or replaced at no charge if it is defective. D. only the motor is covered by the mixer manufacturer. 43. One result of deregulation in the airline industry has been: A. less intense competition. B. increase aviation related fatalities. C. higher prices for consumers. D. lower prices for consumers. 44. You agree to sell your car to your neighbor for $5,000. You and your neighbor have provided each other: A. duress. B. consideration. C. an endorsement. D. an expressed warranty. 45. Which of the following do school districts utilize to generate needed funding? A. sin tax B. sales tax C. property tax D. income tax 46. The remedy for a tort is: A. imprisonment. B. a breach of contract. C. bankruptcy. D. monetary compensation. 47. Which of the following protects the original work of authors and artists (i. e. , their books, photos, or cartoons)? A. a trademark B. a copyright C. the Uniform Commercial Code D. a patent 48. The Griggs v. Duke Power Company (1971) case established a precedent on the need to use job-related tests in employment practices. Similar court cases have been decided based on this decision. This is an example of: A. common law. B. statutory law. C. administrative law.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
There are many different life forms on earth. New species and different sub species are evolving every second as others die out. In order to explain the origin of life, people have used the bible story of creation, while others came up with their own theories. Out of all those theories, the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin seems to have the most supporting evidence to back it up. Evidence on earth suggests that single cell creatures are the ancestors of all life. These organisms slowly evolved into air breathing creatures when oxygen was created. Slowly, the as land dried up, these creatures moved away from the water and on to land where they evolved legs and a strong back bone. The theory of evolution by Charles Darwin explained how life evolved from survival of the fittest, it provides a logical explanation of the evolutionary process these creatures took, and how human came to be. Evidence on earth shows that single cell organisms eventually evolved to multicelled organisms and complex beings. If you look at old fossil records, the oldest fossils are all single cell creatures. These simple creatures do not require oxygen to live. It took in energy from the sun and other energy sources. Slowly as oxygen begins to appear on Earth, some of the organisms began to evolve lungs to breathe oxygen because When free oxygen entered the picture. Breathing is more efficient than drawing energy from the fermentation process that earlier microscope life used. (Science: Biology Pg. 36) Other organisms that did not evolve lungs either died out or went down to deeper depths of the ocean; Oxygen was first consider a pollutant by microscopic creatures. (Evolution Pg. 36) Because of the free Oxygen those who did not change were killed. The evolution through natural selection and survival of the fittest shows that Darwin theory is correct. Due to the lack of oxygen within the ocean , fish slowly evolved to the condition of land. Due to the sudden increase in the population of fish and other marine organism. Due to the sudden increase in the population of marines life, the oxygen level within the ocean decreased. Scientist believe that the lung fish evolved because of a lack of oxygen in the sea. The lung fish learned to rise from the sea and breathe in the oxygen necessary for survival. (Evolution evidence Pg. 38) As more land emerges and dry, rain collected and formed fresh water lakes and rivers. Some of the fish became stranded by the receding ocean. Many fish that became stranded died because they were not able to adapt to the new environment; those fish needed salt water to lived died. But some adapted to their environment. (Evolution Pg. 38) The lobe fin fish was another evolutionary path fish toke to avoid the lack of oxygen in the sea. Fossil record shows that lobe finned lung fish took another evolutionary pat h. (Microsoft Encarta Pg. 2) The lobe fin fish was almost capable of leaving the water. It only needed more muscles in the joints to be able to lift it self up, because of this many people believe that the lobe fin fish was the ancestor of early reptilian creatures. The different evolutionary paths the fish have taken shows that life changes in responses to different environmental conditions. Fossil records in South America, reveals that there are many sub species of the human race. The fossil of Neanderthal man was discover shortly after Darwin published his book on evolution.. The Neanderthal man was consider to be an ancestor of mankind because of the size of the skull which suggested that it had a small brain. The sloping forehead is also an indication that it is a ancestor of the human race. Not long after the discovery of the Neanderthal was found in the 1890's. This fossil was called the Java Man, the Java Man was not consider the missing link between humans and apes. (Evolution Pg. 102) The Java Man was too alike a normal human to be the missing link. The missing link is a fossil of a creature that is in a transitional state between it original form and it new form.(I.e. A dinosaurs with
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Midsummer Nights Dream essays A Midsummer Nights Dream: The Movie The director of A Midsummer Nights Dream, Michael Hoffman, partially modernized the drama by changing it from 16th century in Greece to the turn of the 19th Century in Italy. The opening credits explain that it was a time when the bustle was on the wane and the bicycle was on the rise. These were considered harmonizing trends. These modernizations werent too modern, and his changes to the original story were minor and almost unnoticeable. But the film turned out a success with some effective touches here and there. The bicycle allowed for the characters to pedal after each other rather than chasing each other around on foot. It was a successful change that added a touch of humour and a little more interest to the story. At the beginning of the film we are servants preparing for Theseus wedding day. This instantly shows that Theseus has power and is high in society. A while after we are introduced to Helena. We see her walking down a road sulking and she comments on showers of ode did meet... As she is saying this its pouring rain. I thought that this was an interesting effect. It was definitely something that wasnt visualized in the book. We are then introduced to the mechanicals. The director of this film arranged for the camera to pass by Bottom the first time as a donkey walked in front of his face. Later in the film, Puck changes Bottoms head into that of an ass. Also, in the book, we were not introduced to Bottoms wife. In the film, she was added to give us some background about Bottom. She asks a person in the market Where is that worthless dreamer? This tells us right away that Bottoms head is always up in the clouds and he is a foolish thinker. Also, Bottoms wife is used to make the audience feel sympathetic towards him. Later on, after the gathering about the play, when he ...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Develop Your Conflict Resolution Skills - Essay Example Injustice: this is the perceived mistreatment by others or the world at large. This attitude leads to the individual to identify something as unfair and thereby engage in retaliatory acts. Vulnerability: it revolves around a personÃ¢â¬â¢s perception that he/she is the subject to internal/external dangers where control lacks to supply safety. Distrust: it focuses on presumed hostility and malign intent of others. This is an expectation that others will hurt, cheat, abuse, humiliate or take advantage. Helplessness: this is a conviction that the carefully planned and executed plans/actions will fail to produce desired outcomes. This leads to a person perceiving that he/she cannot accomplish anything. The conflict is solved when the inconsistency between actions and wishes of parties are resolved. Returning to the Sally and Dave conundrum, as the managers duty at the reservations call center is to ensure this conflict is resolved. Therefore, the managers first action after analyzing the conflict and putting all parties into consideration is to handle the issue separately, and find a solution after listening to each partyÃ¢â¬â¢s complain. First, it is hard to tell who is telling the truth since each proposal is a complete opposite of the other partyÃ¢â¬â¢s proposal. So, after meeting with Dave, the manager should ask him to be punctual with the time he departs from the center. He cannot stay at the center past 7:30. This would mean that he has to complete his job by seven oÃ¢â¬â¢clock thus giving him some time to tidy up the cubicle and turn off his computer. He should keep his stuff and personal effects to a minimized and limited to one side of the work station. Failure to honor this, he should be stripped of these permissions. He should keep his personal belongings on one side of the drawer and not leave them scattered in every corner of the drawer. Above all, responsibility and respect towards Sally would be demanded from Dave. Sally