Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Mythology, Luck, and Fate in The Kitchen God's Wife and The Bingo PalaceÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã In Amy Tan's novel, The Kitchen God's Wife, the author weaves Chinese mythology and beliefs through a woman's struggle to explain and come to terms with her harrowing past, to her American daughter, Pearl. Aside from the horror invoked by Winnie's tale of her life in Pre-Communist/Feudal China, the thing that struck me the most about this book was how often the themes of luck and fate crop up in the story. I often found that Winnie reminded me of the character Lipsha from Louise Erdrich's novel, The Bingo Palace in that both characters seemed to believe that their lives were controlled more by luck/fate than by their own will. While the similarities between the two books do exist, they are very different stories dealing with two cultures far removed from each other in location, beliefs and ways of life. I decided that for this paper, it would be interesting to look at how the ideas of mythology, luck and fate pertain to the culture of the Chinese and Native Americans in these two books. I would also like to look at how Asian Americans and Native Americans assimilate and change their cultural beliefs and practices into the larger "culture" of the United States. The Oxford Dictionary defines fate as: "1 a power regarded as predetermining events unalterably. 2 a the future regarded as determined by such a power. b an individual's appointed lot. C the ultimate condition or end of a person or thing (that sealed our fate)". The aspect of the story that especially stood out for me was the way in which Winnie chalked up everything that happened to her, good and bad, to the state of her luck at the time. It seems as if Winnie believed that she was fated to have bad luck from beginning of her life because of her mother. She tells of her mother marrying into a family where she became the "double second wife" which means she replaced the first "second" wife who had died. Replacing a dead wife was believed to put a woman into a bad-luck position, so perhaps Winnie believed she had inherited her bad luck from her mother and was "doomed" from birth. Winnie even attributes her horrible marriage to Wen Fu as a result of her bad luck.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The quest for knowledge is unlimited as are the human wants. Perception is the basic idea behind every accomplishment. The field of business administration in itself is a line with inquisitive and progressive future. The very immediate applicability of the subject and its consequent results on improvisation of society on whole is a rewarding experience to go through. The one thing in present day and in future that will remain constant will be the progress and development of mankind. Thus the focus will inevitably be on developing the business structure. This being one of the main factors that directly reflect any countries growth and index of development has scope for challengeable and innovative future. The very beauty of this field which inclined me towards it is the fact that this field is never confined and ever emerging by bounding and integrating with different fields towards extracting the best we can do! See more: Examples of satire in adventures of huckfinn essay Ever since my childhood I was always fascinated by the way a business works. I always showed interest towards the working of a business and from my schooling I used to accompany my father in his business. I used to help him with maintaining accounts and learnt various business tactics. Today when choosing a specialization it is a great relief that what I want to pursue is not only a fast developing and long lasting field but also a subject of immense interest to me. Combined by my full commitment and wholehearted interest towards the subject and after judging the applicability of my decision towards my careerÃ¢â¬â¢s progress I can say with full satisfaction that this is the best that I can do from personal and productive point of views. Apart from the academic interest, I expanded my thirst for knowledge by presenting different technical papers at national and state levels. A few of my papers are Export Documentation, Import Documentation, Working of a Retail Outlet, few Finance related papers and Accounting Projects. All these activities during my course and the interest generated from the projects attracted me more towards the field of Business Administration which supported my childhood interest. I was able to increase my intra personal traits by playing a major role in organizing the events of ARTHASHASTRA, a state level commerce students festival organized by Commerce Organization For Emerging Entrepreneurs (COFEE) at our institution which created a perfect platform for exposing myself in both leadership qualities and monitoring skills, which created lot of zeal to counteract the surrounding situations. As the United States education system is the polestar for other nations, I therefore chose to opt for USA for my higher education. Furthermore, I hardly need to mention that Franklin University being among the reputed schools for Business Administration would provide the best in terms of opportunities, infrastructural facilities and academically stimulating environment. My intended areas of specialization in the Graduate program in the Business Administration at Franklin University (Columbus, OH) is Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in order to pursue a carrier in business administration and experience the excitement and satisfaction of being associated with this vast and expanding field. Finally I would like to add that the essence of University education lies in the synergic relationships between the student and his department. I am confident that I will match the high standards set by the University. I thus feel that a Graduate study at Franklin University will be the most logical extension of my academic pursuits and a major step towards achieving my objectives. I would definitely boost my ambitions if I am given the opportunity to pursue my higher studies at Franklin University with suitable financial assistance and I am confident that I will be able to justify your faith in me.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Ethics is that subdivision of thinking that pursues to recognize the environment, resolutions, explanation, and the establishment values of ethical rubrics and the arrangements they include. Ethics contracts with morals connecting to human behavior. It emphases on the appropriateness and wrong of movements, as well as the goodness and evilness of reasons and ends. Ethics includes the choice making procedure of defining the final actions: what should I do, and is it the right thing to do? It includes how persons choose to live, how they happen in agreement with the setting, and how they live with each other when so few have so much and so many have so little. Ethics is also referred to as moral philosophy, the punishment worried with what is morally good and bad, right and wrong. The term is also practical to any theoretical system of moral standards or principles. Ethics is less anxious with truthful information than with qualities and standards specifically, human behavior as it ought to be, as opposite to what it really is. Micro ethics includes a personÃ¢â¬â¢s opinion of what is right and wrong based on life involvements. Macro ethics involves a more global view of right and wrong. Although no person lives in a emptiness, resolving ethical dilemmas includes deliberation of ethical problems from both a micro and macro ethical viewpoint. People have different opinion when they think of life. Ethics pursues to comprehend and to control how human movements can beShow MoreRelatedEthics And Ethics : Ethics922 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pagesand friend group to be altered. One change I was not anticipating making was my approach to ethics. Over the course of the past fifteen weeks, my knowledge of ethics as well as my approach to ethics has changed. 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A prime example of the unethical culture that exists in businessRead MoreEthics : Ethics And Ethics Essay2359 Words Ã |Ã 10 PagesÃ¢â¬Å"Ethics is about how we meet the challenge of doing the right thing when that will cost more than what we want to pay.Ã¢â¬ (The Josephson Institute of Ethics) When I think about everything that I have learned within the Business Ethics class, I think of one topic Ã¢â¬â Understanding Ethics. This teaches you many things like what ethics is, how to understand right and wrong, ethical reasoning and much more. Ã¢â¬Å"The field of ethics is the study of how we try to live our lives according to a standard of Ã¢â¬Å"rightÃ¢â¬ Read MoreEthics : Ethics And Ethics851 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesJohn Berger who stated, Ã¢â¬Å"Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say , mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult prioritiesÃ¢â¬ (Berger). His meaning behind that quote is simple. 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The study of bioethics, or biomedical ethics, refers to moral dilemmas due to advances in medicine and medical research. Since medical law and ethics are oftenRead MoreEthics And Ethics Of Ethics775 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pagesmillion to settle a shareholder lawsuit. We can refer from the two previous examples that ethics education is crucial. The main reason for ethics education is that ethics courses and training would help students, who are going to become future managers and business decision makers, to resolve such ethical dilemmas correctly. As we know that most dilemmas often have multiple decision criteria. Business ethics classes would help students to realize which decision criteria lead to a preference for aRead MoreEthics And Ethics Of Ethics Essay1491 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesemployees that the work place ethics code forbids using work-place resources for personal financial profit. 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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Ã¢â¬Å"Facing itÃ¢â¬ by Yusef Komunyakaa and Ã¢â¬Å"Dulce et Decorum EstÃ¢â¬ by Wilfred Owen, are 2 great poems written in the perspective of soldiers who experienced disturbance of war. In Ã¢â¬Å"Dulce et Decorum EstÃ¢â¬ Owen talks about his experience in World War 1, taking the reader inside the actual event and giving them the insight on his feelings watching his fellow troops die. In Ã¢â¬Å"Facing itÃ¢â¬ , Komunyakaa also discusses his feeling towards his fellow troops who didnÃ¢â¬â¢t survive the attack but he also sheds light on his racial identity. Komunyakaa talks more of his feeling about the Vietnam War while visiting a memorial as oppose to describing the actual event. In Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa and Wilfred Owen s Ã¢â¬Å"Dulce et Decorum Est, the poets use various literary techniques to express their traumatic experiences of war. Without these literary devices, the poems would not be as powerful and effective in expressing how war mentally damaged them. T he first literary technique they use is symbolism. Standing in front of the Vietnam memorial, Yuself Komunyaka looked back at a terrorizing time in his life. Looking down the list of etched names on the black granite wall Komunyaka reflect on his experience and confronts his conflicting feelings about war. As he stares at the wall he begins to have flash back of the war. The rushing of his flash back symbolizes the rush in war, everything happing so fast (Schatzie2013). Bitterly, Owen talks about how nothing is glorious and honorable about death,
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Question: Describe about the Public Relation for Australian Automotive Industry. Answer: Press release: Hot Rods Release date: 12 / 10 / 2016 Worongary, QLD 4231, Australia firstname.lastname@example.org Hot Rods coming back to the market with a boom Safety measures of Hot Rods vehicles have been upgraded for the enthusiasts. Worongary, QLD: With vital changes leading the Australian automotive industry, the vintage cars specialists, Hot Rods are coming back in the game where thousands of models have been improved regarding the safety issues and the classic styles. The classic Hot Rods are back to thrill the automotive industry once again. The companys recent actions have stirred the vintage cars industry. Regarding this the CEO, David Rusty said, The Australian automotive industry, undoubtedly, proceeding through one of the massive eruptions in its history. Not only are we dealing with the phasing out of vintage car manufacturing but also the new classic models, which can compete with the recent companies, are being produced. The tension regarding the safety issues has been taken care of, for our loyal customers. The newcomers are also going to experience something new, something rocking. To gain this spot in the industry, Hot Rods have followed these steps: After removing the old parts from the models, the accelerator pedals were replaced with the new ones which are redesigned and customized for every model. The old breaks are replaced with new age break systems, which also solve the problems with accelerators. Hot rods are relatively old, vintage, and stylish cars which incorporate extensive engines transformed for linear acceleration. The origin of the concept was in America, later it spread its branches overseas. It has a large demand driven production house, with gifted artists as workers. Strategies required for improving reputation: Hot rods are relatively old, vintage, and stylish cars which incorporate extensive engines transformed for linear acceleration. The origin of the concept was in America, later it spread its branches overseas. It has a large demand driven production house, with gifted artists as workers. The Hot Rods were at first made out of the Roadsters cars, because of their light weight and inexpensiveness. These cars were easy to modify. The term became common in the span of 1930s - 1940s. "The first hot rods were old cars (most often Fords, typically Model Ts, 192831 Model As, or 1932-34 Model Bs), modified to reduce weight." The engines were either tuned to make it stronger or replaced by stronger ones. The Hot Rod CEO Takashimi Ho and senior management were looking for strategies which can improve the reputation of the company (Stevenson et al. 2014). Collecting information about the threats to the company's reputation, investigating the issues, evaluating them, and taking action in order to relieve them should the primary objective. The company can survey the clients' and the suppliers' markets to find out the problems. The communication gap got created has to be get rid of with several strategies. The results of the strategy implications have to be divided into categories namely, short run and long run. Both of these are equally important. The profound knowledge of the reputational concerns that matters to the stakeholders and their gravity will help in creating accurate strategies. Keeping in mind the environmental issues and highlighting them in the strategies will help the company to improve the reputation (Meirambayeva 2013). Both qualitative and quantitative measures are needed here. Here are ways to improve Hot Rods reputation in the coming days: Contributing to the social and economic growth of the society. Promote research and development (R D) in the Hot Rods Company to ensure growth and innovation. This will add value to the products and services provided by the company. Support sustainable improvement systems. This will bring in more customers to the company. Increasing the ongoing relationships in the communities where the production units and showrooms are situated will earn a good name. Valuing the workers of Hot Rods as they represent the company to the customers. Establishing a more trusted partnership with the suppliers of intermediate goods will increase the efficiency of the company which will be base on the mutual delegation. The company's financial transactions have to be more transparent and well documented. This will earn the trust back of the clients and pointing out the source of problems will be easier (Rose et al. 2012). Analysis of the actions of Hot Rod: (a) The claims by the Hot Rods officials after the investigations more or less add up. The problems related to the vintage models are different in different cars. Some of them coincide. The old systems of the cars, overridden by the new ones are working as intended for fifty-five thousand miles at the beginning. The issues regarding the unintentional acceleration have been investigated both by the government authorities and the companys professionals. The results of the investigations differed at some points (SHOW 2012). The vintage cars are having problems with their accelerator, which is due to the floor mat, according to the Hot Rods Companys spokespersons (Sinclair and Campbell 2014). The Highway Safety Administration kept most of its findings confidential, which complexes the situation. The company has recalled many of its models several times in order to make required changes. The problem still remained in some of the cars. Some of the famous models were installed with new soft ware, which had overridden the previous brake and acceleration systems. The result of these changes is yet to be assessed (Beanland et al. 2013). This makes the explanations provided by the Hot Rods Company a little tricky. If the explanations answered the entire problem, there should not be more accidents which are happening from the same unintentional acceleration issues. This leads to a necessity of further researches over the matter as the information gather yet so far is not credible enough to answer the issue (DeLyser and Greenstein 2015). (b) Hot Rods has given several explanations for the accidents and recalled many of its cars in order to make sure the same problem with the crashed vehicles are not repeated. But even after the claimed alterations by the company, some cars of the company have faced the same unintentional acceleration issue. August 28, 2003, the accident of the off duty highway patrol officer Sam Markson stirred the authorities of the company. It was followed by an investigation and a recall of 4.2 million cars for the purpose of changing the floor mats. After that The Highway Safety Administration investigated several points. November 25, 2003, the dealers of Hot Rods were asked by the upper management of the company to make some more changes (Meschtscherjakov et al. 2015). All these ended up in a sketchy note and more cars being called up for changing the floor mats and repairing some software issues of the cars in January 21, 2006. In December 26, 2003, a Hot Rod Advantage crashes into a lake after accelerating out of control. All occupants die. Floor mats are ruled out as a cause because they are found in the boot of the car. Again in January 11, 2006, Hot Rod announced its brake override software fix will be made global as quickly as possible. January 26, 2006, Hot Rods halted the selling of their cars for 7 days. Before that, they took another 7 days to come up with the short run solution. The transparency, which is the most needed attribute of a company, is not present here. Hence, believing that Hot Rods officials are telling the truth is hard to believe (Crash 2015). (c) The actions taken could have been said done for public interest, if the company has addressed the issue of unintentional acceleration before the major accidents had taken place. According to the claims made by The Tribune, more than 1200 complaints were ignored by the company before the matter got serious. The issue of unintentional acceleration was not new to the company as the complaints were for a long time. After the series of accidents which started around the year 2002, Hot Rods took nearly a year to respond. The time it took for finding out the underlying reasons shows the inefficiency of the company (Lucsko 2016). The company needs more research and development to improve its technologies, otherwise vintage cars of Hot Rods will keep coming up in the news with same type of stories. A company is considered to be acting on public interest when it values lives, environment, and many other factors over the products and revenue of the company. In the case of Hot Rods the number of deaths due to car accidents has increased in the last few years. The response of the company should have been faster (Doyle and Tranter 2015). References: Beanland, V., Fitzharris, M., Young, K.L. and Lenn, M.G., 2013. Driver inattention and driver distraction in serious casualty crashes: Data from the Australian National Crash In-depth Study. Accident Analysis Prevention, 54, pp.99-107. Crash, M.D.C., 2015. CSE400: Research Methodology (Doctoral dissertation, Southeast University). DeLyser, D. and Greenstein, P., 2015. Follow That Car! Mobilities of Enthusiasm in a Rare Car's Restoration. The Professional Geographer, 67(2), pp.255-268. Doyle, K. and Tranter, K., 2015. Automobility and my familystickers. Continuum, 29(1), pp.70-83. Lucsko, D.N., 2016. 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