"The Past is another country and they do things differently there" an essay on Seamus Heaney and his work.
"The Past is another country and they do things differently there" an essay on Seamus Heaney and his work. Heaney was born on April 13 1939. He was the eldest of nine children. In modern day society it is common to have 2 or 3 children, and to have eight or nine children is considered very unusual. Heaney lived on the family farm, Mossbawn, about thirty miles northwest of Belfast, in County Derry. The majority of UK residents live in urban areas, and a small minority live in rural areas. It used to be more popular in the past to live in a rural area. People in rural areas live, and have lived, in a totally different culture to that of the people in urban, industrialized areas. Heaney is Irish, which is also another culture to that of the English, today. The conflict in Northern Ireland is almost always a backdrop to his work, stated or implicit. Heaney's Poems are based on real life experiences, which can be related to in only so many ways, because of the differences in lifestyle, culture etc. For example in 'Blackberry Picking', he is talking of picking berries as a boy, and then hoarding them until they rot. This may imply that he went berry picking just for the fun of it, but today it is unusual for children to go berry picking, let alone without an adult. The adult would have known to store the berries properly, but in Heaney's day berry picking was a ritual
Three main categories of information systems serve different organizational levels: operational level systems, management-level systems, and strategic-level systems. Case study of Haier Appliances (India) Private Limited.
Haier Group The Haier Group was founded in 1984 with headquarters in Qingdao, Shandong Province, PRC. Today it is one of the world's leading white goods home appliance manufacturers. Haier has over 240 subsidiary companies, over 110 design centers, plants and trading companies and over 50,000 employees throughout the world. The global revenue of Haier for 2005 was RMB 103.4 billion.. The Haier Group is China's largest home appliance brand and one of the world's leading white goods home appliance manufacturers www.haierindia.com About Haier India Haier Appliances (India) Private Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haier Group. Haier India was launched in India in December 2003 and by August 2004 had an all-India promotion launched with over 55 products across six product categories -- refrigerators, colour television/DVDs, washing machines, microwave ovens and dishwashers. Haier India has also launched its brand of mobile phones in India. Haier's product categories range from refrigerators, refrigerating cabinets, air conditioners, washing machines, televisions, mobile phones, home theatre systems, computers, water heaters, DVD players and integrated furniture. Haier is also a world leader in the technology domains of intelligent integrated home furniture, networked home appliances, digitalization and large scale integrated circuits. In addition to high quality home
Discuss how good Atticus is as a father Atticus Finch, the father of the protagonist Scout Finch in the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", is a respected wise man and devoted father, valued in his community for his firm notion of justice and equality. Though his parenting style could was regarded by some as rather unusual and somewhat liberal within the context of their society, it is his devotion to his children which moves him to develop their consciences, transmitting his ideals of sympathy and understanding. The results are two children with an unbreakable firmness in ethics who can acknowledge the evil in the world while still believing in the goodness of people. Atticus educates his children with patience understanding and honesty. This moves him to treat them as equals, and thus, as adults, answering their questions accordingly. This is possibly the reason why he insists on having them call him Atticus. This way, he takes advantage of every opportunity to pass on valuable lessons, without actually imposing rules. This is exemplified when Scout refuses to go to school. He teaches her that "(she) must obey the law", unlike the Ewells who only attended the first day, because "they had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. None of then had done an honest day's work in his recollection". Though stating clearly that Mr. Ewell "will never change his ways", his
The effect of temperature on rate of reaction Introduction Our investigation in rate of reaction involved us performing an experiment which involved us chemically reacting hydrochloric acid and magnesium. Different reactants cause different speeds and chemical reactions can vary from a small reaction to a large reaction. Reactions occur when particles of reactants collide together and react. The chemical reaction that we will be performing is: Magnesium+ Hydrochloric Acid› Magnesium Chloride+ Hydrogen Through this reaction I will be measuring the amount of hydrogen that is produced. I will have to choose certain apparatus and a certain method which I will test in preliminary and then perform in my method. Preliminary Investigations Variables Temperature- The higher the temperature, the faster the rate of reaction. This happens because at higher temperatures the particles have more energy meaning that they collide more with each other because the particles are moving around quicker. If you imagine a box of balls, if the balls have more energy they are moving faster and are more likely to bump into each other than balls with less energy and are moving slower. We can measure temperature in our experiment by heating the hydrochloric acid at different temperatures and measuring how much hydrogen is produced. This is the variable I will be changing and is going to be the
Socialisation and 'Service' in early modern Europe The life of a child in Europe during the early modern period was totally different from that of a child living today. In the first instance a child today is likely to live through its infancy and grow up into an adult, rather than become a victim of infant mortality, as so many children in the early modern period did. It was because of this fact that there was less bonding between parents and children of the type that we see today. It can be argued that children, and their survival into adulthood was economic factor which determined the prosperity of a family farm or smallholding. In the early modern period, there was little or no education for the labouring poor, especially in the rural areas. Therefore, this meant that, there was not the system of schools that there is today which children attend from the age of about five, which in turn meant that there was not the same scope for children to interact with other children, or adults other than their parents that there is today. It is in this situation, the school, that most of the socialisation of children takes place. In the early modern period children of the labouring classes, from the age of approximately ten years old, tended to go into service with other families as domestic servants, pauper apprentices or the largest numerical group, servants in husbandry. Europe
How the effect of concentration affects the rate of a chemical reaction The aim of this investigation is to study how the effect of concentration affects the rate of a chemical reaction. This will be investigated by dissolving magnesium in varying concentrations of hydrochloric acid. The reaction that will take place is as follows: 2HCl (aq) + Mg(s) MgCl2 (aq) + H2 (g) Prediction I predict that as the concentration of acid is increased, the rate of reaction will increase. I also predict that if the concentration were to be doubled, the rate of reaction would also double. Explanation of Prediction I predict that as the concentration of acid is increased, the rate of reaction will increase. This is because the hydrochloric acid is more concentrated and therefore there will be a greater collision frequency between the Magnesium atoms in the solid structure and the H+ ions in solution. A very small percentage of collisions result in a reaction, so if there were to be more collisions (as there will be with a greater concentration of acid), there will be more reactions. The increase in the rate of reaction will be apparent because it will fizz more violently giving off more hydrogen gas, the presence of which can be tested for by igniting the gas. If there is hydrogen gas being given off, a popping sound will be heard. I also predicted that if
Compare and contrast the work of Owen and Heller in their treatment of war The war poetry of Wilfrid Owen and the novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller contain many creditable and individual features that have helped cement their reputation as two of the most illustrious 'anti-war' writers of the 20th century. However, I feel in order for one to thoroughly acknowledge and appreciate the remarkable attributes that both works accommodate, one firstly needs to develop a clear understanding of their origin and how both context and persona have helped shape each piece. In my opinion, if we were to conscientiously evaluate Owens statement in the Preface to his poetry 'My subject is war and the pity of war; this will perhaps create a platform from which to locate the distinctions and analogies between the two writers. Owen's Preface is catalytic, for its universality allows it to travel, providing one of the many alliances between both Owen himself and Joseph Heller. However it must become clear to the reader that judgement lies in the progression of humanity, the impact of both cannot be dated and enclosed in the time-period of publication, as insisted on by Siegfired Sassoon who wrote of Owen 'The importance of his contribution to the literature of war cannot be decided by those like myself, who admired him as a friend and a poet'. Significance lies in the dictation of the future.
Euthanasia means 'good death.' It is used in situations where death is deliberately chosen, and not when someone is killed by accident (for example, in a car accident or failed medical treatment). Someone will choose to kill themselves or someone close to them because they feel that death is the best option in the situation. This usually happens when someone is suffering from a terminal illness and wishes to die in less pain, and so therefore, wishes to die sooner. There are different types of circumstances when it comes to euthanasia, and there are two different ways of administering it; 'actively' (deliberately enforcing death, for example, by a lethal injection) and 'passively' (simply 'letting die,' for example, by withholding life-prolonging treatment). Although there are moral issues with particular circumstances in which euthanasia is administered, (for example, suicide) the main form of euthanasia that I shall be commenting on is active euthanasia, voluntary and non-voluntary, because I believe it is a factor with more ethical consideration and I personally have strong views on the matter. The simple justifications of euthanasia are as follows; it humanely ends a patient's suffering, it shortens the grief of loved ones, and many people argue that one should have a right to decide when they die. If the law were changed, doctors could carry out euthanasia legally. If
INTRODUCTION Between the 1979 and 1997 the number of self-employed women in UK increased by 163,from 319,000 to 840,000. The female self-employment has grown over the total period by twice as much as has male self-employment. (Sara Carter, 2000,p14, p167) Although they just present about 23% of all business start-ups, but the amount is increase (See Appendix 6). Women are represented in most lines of business, but mainly in the service sectors (Appendix 5). The forth line of business preferred by women entrepreneurs is hotel and catering. According to one of UK an Agency for Trade and Industry, Several results indicate that women entrepreneurs are more ambitious in this line of business than in other lines. And only a little more than half of women owners want to continue without changes. Schreier's (1973) pilot study of female business owners showed that the female entrepreneur had much in common with her male counterpart. Like men, the most frequently cited reason for women start the business was the search for independence and control over one's destiny. (Sara Carter, 2000, p169) Sue (1989) believes that females are motivated by the same need for money, wish to be independent, and identification of business opportunities as their male counterparts. Peter Rose (1994) found that the use of personal savings is the same in both sexes. On the other hand, Harold (1984)
Self, Body and Portraiture Portraiture has always been a central point of visual art. As a western society do not let the idea of body slip from our mind, in fact it is perfectly plausible to say a human being, typically, by modern day nature will think of self from minute one to the last minute. We do not ignore ourselves. As a species we are self involved, fair to say vain, and conscious of body. Whether we are concerned with our own bodies, wrinkles, fat, size, shapes, marks, etc, you name it; we have it and are perfectly aware. We compare, we copy, we despise, we laugh, we cry, and all because of body. It is most certainly the biggest obsession in the world today. This obsession will continue, and take over lives and minds as it is already doing. One of the most fascinating art forms is, and always will be - portraiture, family, fame, regal, poor or rich. An artist's most mysterious ideas come from within portraiture. A passage written by John Berger, in his book "Ways of Seeing" states, "in portraiture an artist can put across personality traits and characterisations. The penetrating characterisations seduce us into believing that we know the personality traits." John Berger The body has always been an important aspect of portraiture. In the past the gestures and disposition of the body vary in many different ways. The face is seen to be a marker of identity and as