Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pride and Prejudice Analysis Essay

Elizabeth Bennet receives two proposals; one from Mr Collins and one from Mr Darcy. Mr Collins was a tall and heavy looking man of twenty-five years. Although he was polite and well mannered he was also pompous and had a self-inflated ego. He always made ‘never ending speeches about nothing’ and bored everyone to death. Mr Collins flattered everyone constantly but sometimes inappropriately. ‘He begged to know which of his fair cousins the excellence of it’s cooking was owed.’ -By this, Mrs Bennet was offended and assured him they were in fact able to keep a good cook. This showed his lack of judgement in when to compliment. He was also quite absurd and Mr Bennet’s sarcasm often went completely unnoticed. For example, on page 54, Mr Bennet asked if his flatteries were prepared and Mr Collins admitted that sometimes he would think of them for his amusement! Lady Catherine de Bourgh who was his patroness employed him. He grovelled to her constantly as she paid his way; because of her, he was middle/upper class. He was a clergyman at Hunsford near Rosings, Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s home. When Mr Bennet dies, Mr Collins will inherit Longburn, as Mr Bennet cannot leave the house to his wife; women couldn’t inherit. In Mr Collins’ letter, he proposes to make peace with the family. Mr Darcy on the other hand was very good looking. ‘He soon drew the attention of the room by his fine tall person, handsome features, noble mien†¦Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ He is also described as ‘a fine figure of a man’. But he was soon to be discovered to be ‘proud above his company’. He was clever, but at the same time he was ‘haughty, reserved and fastidious’. He owned Pemberly Estate and got one thousand a year. -He was upper class and he knew it; ‘He had seen a collection of people in whom there was little beauty and no fashion for none of whom he had felt the smallest interest.’ Darcy and Bingley had a good friendship despite many differences. ‘Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared; Darcy was continually giving offence.’ Darcy had no sense of humour and admitted it. He couldn’t see the funny side of life whereas Bingley was light hearted and liked to enjoy everything he did. In the past Wickam and Darcy had a disagreement. Mr Darcy’s father had promised Wickam a place in the church but when he died Darcy refused to help him. Mr Collins first hints on his future plans in his letter to the Bennets when he writes; ‘I cannot be otherwise than concerned at the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends.’ On the first day of staying at Longburn, he, in a conversation to Mrs Bennet said; ‘I can assure the young ladies that I come prepared to admire them.’ -Here he gave Mrs Bennet a small glimpse of his intentions. Jane Austin then gave it away saying that now having a good house and income; Mr Collins was in want of a wife. He was also pleasing Catherine de Bourgh who thought he should marry. So for the first evening Jane was the settled choice being not only the eldest, but the prettiest -this was, until he was informed by Mrs Bennet that she was soon to be engaged to Bingley (exaggeration). Then at the Netherfield Ball he asked Lizzy to dance several times and she realised she was the chosen one out of the five sisters. Mr Darcy on the other hand was far from admiring Lizzy at first and when Mr Bingley suggested he dance with her at the Meryton Ball he replied that he had not the least intention of dancing. -Bingley was dancing with the only good looking girl in the room. Here he was referring to Jane. He said Lizzy was ‘tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me.’ Then at Sir William Lucas’s party, William tried to pair up the two of them and Darcy did not resist, but Lizzy brushed him off with; ‘I have not the least intention of dancing.’ -this was pay back. It was at this party that Darcy realised his true feelings for her. At Netherfield when Jane went to stay, she fell ill and Lizzy being worried came to visit. Here, she noticed that Darcy was constantly watching her. Miss Bingley who secretly liked Darcy, in seeing that he was drawn to Lizzy tried to turn him against her. But all in vain, for whatever she said, he just stuck up for Elizabeth. Miss Bingley, in Mr Darcy’s defending her said; ‘I am afraid Mr Darcy that this adventure has rather affected your admiration for her fine eyes.’ I think when she says this she’s half-teasing and half jealous of him liking her. Before proposing, Mr Collins said to Mrs Bennet, ‘May I hope madam, for your interest with your fair daughter Elizabeth, when I solicit for the honour of a private audience with her in the course of this morning?’ -Here, he was basically asking Mrs Bennet’s permission to propose. He then launched straight into his ‘speech’. Mr Darcy came to visit Lizzy and at first made light conversation, asking about her health. Then there was an awkward silence where he must have been trying to think of how to start before proceeding. -Differences are already showing through. Mr Collins first said he’d chosen Lizzy almost as soon as he’d met her (which was a lie) and went on to specify his reasons for marrying her. He, as a clergyman wanted to set an example to the rest of the parish, he thought it would make his happy and he was following Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s advice. He’d obviously planed out his speech carefully but in his reasons, he had not mentioned that he was in love with her! Darcy on the other hand offered his hand in marriage because he did love her and his opening sentence expressed this clearly; ‘In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how I admire and love you.’ Mr Collins also made several insults to Lizzy when proposing to her without even realising it! For instance, he said that if she refuses, she my never get another offer. He also reminds her that if she stays single, all she may ever be entitled to is twenty-five pounds when her mother dies. Darcy put his foot in it too. After saying how much he loved her, he went on to say that it was not his wish to do so with her connections and status; ‘His sense of inferiority -of the family obstacles which judgement had always opposed to inclination.’ When he was turned down he thought she was just offended; ‘Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections? -To congratulate myself on the hope of relations, your connections?’ He also admitted to trying to split up Jane and Darcy and even ‘rejoiced’ in his success of doing so. In response to rejection, Mr Collins thinks Lizzy is playing hard to get and says this is to be expected of a lady. He goes on to say all the good materialistic reasons to marry him forgetting to mention things like love. He acts as if marrying would be a good investment for Lizzy or something. He then assured her that both of her parents approved of the marriage. Mr Darcy in response to rejection is shocked and angry but manages to control himself. He asked why he had been refused and thought she must be offended by what he had said earlier; ‘Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections?’ But after saying these words he accepted her answer. Both proposals were made for very different reasons; Mr Collins obviously proposed for convenience, whereas Mr Darcy was in love. Both men also reacted in different ways when turned down; although Mr Collins couldn’t take the rejection, he was not actually bothered about anything other than having his male pride hurt. -Darcy must have been extremely upset, to him Lizzy was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with but he tried not to show his emotions. They both involved a lot of snobbery in their proposal speeches. They thought that Lizzy would not reject someone of the higher class and she should be grateful that she was chosen out of all the other girls; both reminded her constantly about her status. Mr Collins was more personal mentioning both what would happen when her mother and father died but Lizzy got more angry at Darcy because of things he has said and done in the past. Mr Collins and Mr Darcy both said in much detail all the pros and cons of the marriage. In conclusion, both proposals have some similarities but they differ in the essential requirement of love.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Prolonging Life Of The Terminally Ill - 1261 Words

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Gothic Fiction Genre in Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe...

â€Å"And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the sense? Now, I say, there came to my ears a low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. I knew that sound well, too. It was the beating of the old mans heart. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.† –â€Å"Tell Tale Heart† by Edgar Allen Poe The Gothic fiction genre has been known for its gory and gruesome imagery ever since the 1800s. This genre has flourished from one generation to another into many other sub-genres including the Southern Gothic. With â€Å"Tell Tale Heart† Edgar Allen Poe out does himself with his incredibly brutal descriptions as seen in the quote above. In an ongoing battle of self versus alter ego, the narrator confesses a love for an old man who he then violently murders and dismembers. The narrator reveals his madness by attempting to separate the person of the old man, which he loves, from the old man’s supposedly evil eye, which triggers the narrator’s hatred. This dark, spooky and eerie tale has a distinct style the Poe is heavily known. The abhorrence that the narrator had for the old man’s evil eye pushed the narrator to his end, and caused him to kill the poor man. Everything became even worse when he buried the body in the house because all he could hear was the old man’s heartbeat throbbing in his ear. The narrator exclaimed â€Å"I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Understanding Learning And Memory With The Morris Water...

Chioma M. Nwokochah BIO 482L Lab Report 18 October 2015 Understanding Learning and Memory with the Morris Water Maze Abstract The overstimulation of GABA inhibitory receptors in the hippocampus has been found to obstruct spatial learning and memory. Ethanol was administered to male Swiss Webster mice in low and high doses in order to test its pharmacological effects on memory. The Morris water maze experiment was conducted as the experimental basis of understanding ethanol’s capacity to inhibit and/or suppress cognition, specifically memory in the hippocampus. Three individually marked, male, 47 day-old Swiss Webster mice per 5 groups were used to conduct the Morris water maze experiment. The average time spent in the water amongst all 3 experimental groups decreased post-injection; with the 10% ethanol treated mice having the best memory recall. 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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Native culture Free Essays

Native culture BY abra6766 Native Women’s Roles in the Southwest In the Native American culture, women are not much talked about even though they do play an important role in the Native society. Women don’t only serve as a housekeeper, which is the generally believed myth, but they rather do other thing like farming and crafting while the men were out hunting. Native Americans even believed that women had more healing powers than the men did and thus we have heard of more medicine women than medicine men. We will write a custom essay sample on Native culture or any similar topic only for you Order Now Also, to the native culture, music and dance is an important part of the culture. Even though throughout class we have learned that women play a lesser of a role in native music and dance, they actually do a lot more to provide to their society culturally. In my essay, I will be focusing on the roles of Native American women in the skills of music, dance and daily chores which are of particular importance to the Indian culture. We mainly focus on the southwestern region and how women in the southwest contribute which in many cases overlap with other regions. The music in the southwest includes styles such as Navajo and Apache and they hold agricultural ceremonies like Kachina. Southwest is believed to be known for its outstanding women’s musical custom of using leg rattles which is used while they dance (Southwest Navajo Indians). Even though men are given importance while singing or dancing, women do play a supporting role in the dancing and singing and they are not completely ignored by the Indian community. Normally, women dance on their spots while men tend to move around in circles or other formations. Women also do sing, but many times men do the main stream singing, while the females accompany them. But in most cases women only accompany in the dancing or even ance solo without men rather than sing. These celebrations of dancing and singing occur during ceremonies held by the community. Two such celebrations that I found interesting and that played an important role in the native women’s life were the Navajo coming of the age ceremony and the Navajo wedding ceremony. The Navajo coming of age ceremony is the celebration in the southwest region, of a girl undergoing puberty where she is no longer a girl but a woman. The ceremony includes a song sung by the medicine man to mark the change in the girl’s status rom girl to woman. After the singing is done, she runs east and she is escorted by a few men whose purpose is to keep the evil spirit away. The Southwest is not the only tribe that holds ceremonies but the region of California also holds ceremonies as such Flower Girl which has a similar meaning behind the ceremony, but not necessarily the same ritual. The other ceremony is the Navajo wedding ceremony which is quite an unique ceremony because it is a custom in the Navajo culture where the groom gets married into the brides household which is different in the ase of the of the American tradition. It is said that the woman’s family gets a son instead of losing a daughter which is the opposite in many different traditions. The groom gives up his family in order to adopt his bride’s family and relative. Whenever the groom travels, he seeks shelter in the household of his bride’s relatives rather than his own (Southwest Navajo Indians). Thus, ceremonies did give importance to women in tribal society. Another important aspect ot Native American culture is the regalia and clothing. Women were the seamstresses. They gave high importance to he making of clothing and they added in decorations and intricate details that signify deep meaning like power and stature (Native American Clothing). Women also made these clothings with care and tenderness as a symbol of love for their loved ones. Many of these outfits are made out of animals that were hunted by the men. Women treated animals as sacred beings and they made sure that did waste any part of the animal or animal product. Women’s regalia include a skirt with legging and the skirts differ according to tribe; also they would wear tunic style shirts. In any tribes, women actually wore dresses made out of buckskin. These unique clothing styles set the Indians apart from other cultures. When it comes to religion, women are believed to be more powerful. Even though there are some medicine men, women are commonly found doing the role medicine woman. They play an important role during ceremonies like the Navajo coming of the age ceremony. They are considered to have healing powers which lasts them through death. Women more easily become medicine woman because they are more familiar with medicinal herbs than the men (Medicine Woman). A woman is gifted her powers during her sleep by one of the spirits. One task of Native American women as a matter in fact every woman which goes unnoticed is their contribution to society with young and new members ( The Women’s Role). This holds importance in Indian tribes because they are so small and compact they might not have enough members and without a new generation, none of the cultures or traditions would be passed down but would rather die off. Many Indian societies today face the danger of extinction because they do not have enough members to carry on with the traditions or many times these embers lack the interest in learning more about their culture. Women play an important role as a housekeeper and provide their children with basic knowledge about the tribal society and its importance. Therefore, it can be concluded that Native American women do play an important role in their society as clearly shown by the women of the southwestern region. Many of these duties performed by women overlap with other regions like the Northwest and Arctic. In most cases some of the rituals and traditions are the same with a slight difference. Even though it is elieved that men play a major role in the tribal society, it is not true because women play an equal role as men do and also contribute to their tribal society. How to cite Native culture, Papers

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Doing Business in Emerging Economies

Question: Discuss about the Doing Business in Emerging Economies. Answer: Introduction BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa all these emerging economies have proved themselves the financial powerhouse in the time of crisis (Ribeiro and Dwyer 2015). In the midst of world economic slowdown, BRICS became the shining light of hope. It has established itself to be the new business frontier for Major Corporation around the world. In the last two decades, emerging economies has grown twice faster than advanced economies. It is also expected that for coming 20 years the emerging market will continue to holds its high growth rate because of emerging middle class and technological innovations. Opportunities Threats of BRICS Nations The biggest strength of BRICS nations is that they are all growing economies. The growth projections of the BRIC have considerably reduced since 2010. The sluggish growth rate is a matter of concern but the main reason for such slow growth is the inability of the US and Europe market to recover form crisis. Though the export demand has not improved but the BRICS countries continues to grow because of their internal domestic demand (Singh 2016). The BRICS nation does not have any cohesive foreign policy to work as a unit. Further, the economic structures of member countries are also widely different which pose a problem (Chun 2016). It is unlikely that the BRICS will be able to immediately act as alternative to US and European economies. In spite of all these shortcomings, the opportunities provided by the diverse BRICS nations are huge. Why India among BRICS Nation The recent trend shows that India is the pulse of the BRICS nations and this can be verified if all the member nations are analyzed appropriately. On analyzing Brazil it can be seen that it is facing one crisis after another and it is also in the middle of worst recession in 25 years. The Russian economy is also staggering due to sanctions and weak energy export due to depletion in resources. The Chinese economy is also slowing down due to lack of adequate economic reforms and lastly South Africa is the smallest economy that is growing in a minimal rate (Chunlin et al. 2013). It should be mentioned that among all the nations India is in relatively well position. The Indian economy does not primarily depend on Export but internal domestic demand. As a result the slowdown in worlds economy has little impact on India. India is an importer of energy and other commodities therefore it has benefited from lower international prices. The most important distinctive characteristic of Indian economy is that it has shown the world that it can always change and adapt to the changing economic environment (Kumar and Arora 2015). SWOT Analysis of Indian Economy At the very beginning before analyzing the Indian economy it is important to know few important figures that appropriately reflect the vastness and diversity of Indian economy. In terms of Gross domestic Product India is the 3rd largest economy of the world and in term of purchasing power parity it is 3rd largest (Shira and Devonshire-Ellis 2012). It has population of 1.25 billion and every year there is an addition of 18 million people. It is important to note that about 50% of the population is below 25 years. This tremendous workforce could be huge asset for the country. In the last six decades, Indian economy has grown rapidly and now it is yet at another cross road of major economic development. The Indian economy has grown by $1trillion in last two decades, which helped her in bringing out large people from poverty and creating an emerging middle class. The aspiring middle class is the growth engine of Indian economy and it is expected that in 2015 Indian economy will grow by 6.4% (Lee 2014). The World Bank estimates Indian economic growth rate will surpass China in next two years. It also states in its report that fundamentals of Indian economy are strong and it expects that Indian economy will show growth. The SWOT Analysis emphasis on strength, weakness, opportunities and threats and it is helpful in ascertaining the overall economic condition of the country. The SWOT analysis of Indian economy is given below: Strength The Indian economy is largely dependent on Agriculture. Therefore, industrial slowdown does not affect the entire economy. It has more than 50% cultivated land so it does not require importing essential food items. It has a large number of English speaking populations. It has large number of highly skilled labor force. The economic system of India is highly diversified. India has seen booming IT and BPO sector which is providing it the valuable foreign exchange. India has wide variety of natural resources, minerals and live stocks. Weakness A large part of the work force is engaged Agricultural activity but agriculture only contribute 17 % of the GDP. There are high poverty levels across India. There is a huge income disparity between wealthy and poor people and it is continuously growing. The corruption has affected the economic growth. The infrastructural facility is not improving at the rate it should be improving. There is a huge unemployment problem. There is a growing division between rural and urban population. There are complex regulations that create hindrance in business. Opportunities India follows open economic system so private sectors can easily enter the market. The service sector, which is a large part of the GDP, is growing at high rate this gives business the opportunity to grow. The Indian economy is attracting a high inflow of foreign direct Investment in different sectors. In the IT and other sectors, there is a huge prospect for foreign exchange earnings. There are opportunities to enter into business of biotechnology. There are huge possibilities to grow in the area of infrastructure development. Threats There is slow down in global economy; There is a problem of high fiscal deficit; There is possibility of government intervention in doing business; India is going towards population explosion and still there are no adequate measures implemented by the government; The farmers have to sustain huge loss every year, as agriculture is extremely dependent on monsoon. Conclusion The opportunities offered by India economy are abundant for the growth of business. It is firmly rooted in democracy and the government pro actively promotes private participation in economy. The growth rate of Indian economy has remained steady and healthy in spite of global recession. 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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Black Colleges Essays - Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Black Colleges In the world we live in today a person can almost choose any college or university they want to to continue their education upon graduation from high school. It really doesn't matter if it is a four year, two year, or technical school, there is a school for any person in any major. What draws a person to attend one certain kind of school compared to another? In this case why is there an increase in Black students attending Black colleges in the past decade? One might say, "Well how can you tell that more students are getting into these colleges, rather than these schools accepting an increased number of students each year?" These are all important questions to ask, and there are numerous reasons and causes for schools to increase the number of students they allow and the number of students wanting to attend these colleges. I have an older brother and an older sister who both attend a historically black college (HBCU), Central State University in Wlberforce, Ohio. I have always had a lifelong dream of attending an HBCU. In fact I was accepted to both Virginia Union in Richmond and North Carolina A&T in Greensboro before I was accepted into Wright State University. My main reason for wanting to attend these schools was the history that they have and the way they made me feel when I went for visits. Those are my personal reasons for wanting to attend these schools, but there are more than personal reasons people are starting to have a higher interest in attending these schools. Lowery 2 For the past three years my church back home in Columbus has held an annual Black College Tour. It is designed to garner the interest of the young people at my church and all around Columbus in HBCU's. I was a student the first year and a chaperone the last two. In visiting these schools one can find that the administration at these colleges and universities do anything they can to get you admitted to these schools. Almost all of them are rated among the best schools in the nation, too. These are no small time schools. Some students are finding it easier to go to HBCU's because of the recent Supreme Court rulings on Affirmative Action. They feel that it will be harder for them to have an equal chance of being accepted to non Black colleges and universities. Most of those people don't want to put up with all the mess that goes on in those universities today, where even still, in 1997, people are admitted because of physical appearances and not mental capabilities ("Straight Talk" 122 123). Speaking in those terms people just do not want to deal with downright racism. Some HBCU's in areas with lots of non Black colleges usually have increased enrollment due to past histories and events that happened at the schools. An example was in Florida in 1988. Incidents of racism on the major White college campuses caused a 19 percent increase at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, another HBCU. It was recorded as the largest increase in enrollment of any of the colleges in the state. Of the 1,876 coeds in the system, 1,327 were enrolled at Florida A&M, while the other universities enrolled the rest ("Racism" 22). Even now Florida A&M has increased enrollment at the school. They reported about 100 more freshman in this year's class than last year's (Geraghty A46). There are some students who are starting to attend HBCU's because of their feeling of deprivation of black culture in their lives. In an article in The Lowery 3 Black Collegian last year, a young man, only referring to himself as "The Invisible Man" to readers, wrote to the editor about attending an HBCU after having gone to predominantly White schools all of his life. He chose to attend a Black school because, "I felt very intimidated by my ignorance of Black history, culture, language, and everything else that I have missed in my previous education" (qtd. in Parker 21). After attending his first semester in school, "Invisible Man" found he was what he called a "Cultural Zombie." He chose to stay at the school to educate himself about the culture that he was left in the cold by his family. He says his family is Black, but never emphasized being black and the culture that comes with it. One thing he say's he has learned from his unnamed school is who he is and his role as