"Guys like us, that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world" Discuss the significance of loneliness in Of Mice and Men.
"Guys like us, that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world" Discuss the significance of loneliness in Of Mice and Men. Loneliness plays an enormous part in Of Mice and Men as a large proportion of the characters are minorities or discriminated against, therefore they have to come to terms with loneliness on an every day basis. The loneliness is endemic of this culture as the line of work they are in often forces them into travelling alone as all of them are 'migrant workers'. It is difficult deal with and all humans want companions. George has a companion in Lennie and although Lennie is not intelligent he is loving and protective. This prompts questions at the Ranch that they go to as the people here are not familiar with this kind of friendship, when they are interviewed by the Boss at the new ranch the boss is suspicious of George. He thinks that George is stealing Lennie's pay but then when George tells him that that is not true he retorts, ' Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy'. Companionship is a foreign aspect of life for him and he cannot understand it. Another character who remarks on this friendship is Slim who has a different opinion to the boss saying that he cannot understand why there aren't more friendships in this world and then he puts it down to 'the whole damn world being scared of each other' There are those who
"HACER LO CORRECTO COMIENZA CON SABER QUÉ ES LO CORRECTO." ¿DE QUÉ FORMAS LA ACCIÓN RESPONSABLE DEPENDE DE UN PENSAMIENTO CRÍTICO Y BIEN FUNDAMENTADO?
"HACER LO CORRECTO COMIENZA CON SABER QUÉ ES LO CORRECTO." ¿DE QUÉ FORMAS LA ACCIÓN RESPONSABLE DEPENDE DE UN PENSAMIENTO CRÍTICO Y BIEN FUNDAMENTADO? PATRICIA MARTÍN SANCHIS Se dice que "hacer lo correcto comienza con saber qué es lo correcto" y así, una acción responsable depende en gran medida de un pensamiento crítico y bien fundamentado. De este modo, las acciones correctas parten de conocimientos correctos. Sócrates, en las horas finales a su muerte afirmó que en su interior habita y reside una Voz, que le disuade de aquello que pretende llevar a cabo. Esta Voz es la llamada conciencia, la cual dicta acerca de lo que es correcto o no y todos los humanos tenemos el privilegio de poseerla, como un perro lazarillo que guía nuestra vida por el camino apropiado. Para ello hay que educar la conciencia, domesticar a tal canino, ya que si un conocimiento correcto conlleva a acciones correctas, hay que desarrollar dicho conocimiento de manera que el sujeto sepa diferenciar entre lo bueno y malo y así cometer acciones acertadas. Por lo tanto, muchos de los que cometen acciones irresponsables lo hacen puesto que no poseen un pensamiento crítico y bien fundamentado lo cual justifica la importancia de aumentar los conocimientos. Póngase el caso de un niño pequeño, el cual no ha desarrollado un conocimiento propio e íntegro, por lo que comete actos no correctos,
"Haig was an uncaring general who sacrificed the lives of his soldiers for no good reason. How far do these sources support this view?"
William Martin Assignment 2 Q: 6 "Haig was an uncaring general who sacrificed the lives of his soldiers for no good reason. How far do these sources support this view?" In the Question all the sources will be or relevance, some will support Haig and some will not. This is a summary of the sources that support the question. Source A was written a month before the attack and it is preparing the nation for the heavy losses and casualties that they will have to suffer. Winning is the main objective and it doesn't matter about the lives of his men. The whole source has a cold tone to it. In the second part of source B it claims that the battle is going well but it was only the first day and far to early to be drawing conclusions from it. From background knowledge we know that actually going badly but he still sent in more men to be killed. At the end of the first day alone there were about 60,000 men lying dead on the battlefield. Source C is from an extract with George Coppard who was Private in the battle of the Somme and would have been fighting at the front line. Although it was written a long time after the battle it is still a primary source and can be trusted. It shows that the men had little confidence in their senor officers and the plans and tactics that they came up with. "any Tommy could have told them that shell fire lifts wire up and drops it down, often in a
"Haig was an uncaring general who sacrificed the lives of his soldiers for no good reason" How far do these sources support these views Source A tells us that Haig did not care about his men and is willing to sacrifice lives in order to win. The source itself was written by Haig in June 1916, a month before the battle of the Somme, and was intended to be seen by the general public. " The nation must be taught to bear losses" This makes it look like Haig doesn't care about his mens' well being and seems to be telling people to "toughen up" and "live with it". Personally, I don't think Haig meant it to sound like that. I think he meant for it to explain that in war, men do die no matter how precautious you are. "No amount of skill on the part of the higher commanders, no training, however good, on the part of the officers and men, will enable victories to be won without the sacrifice of men's lives. The nation must be prepared to see heavy casualty lists." This sentence seems to tell us that Haig was ready to let people die in their thousands, if not millions, in order to win the war and also tells us that Haig believed that it was the only way to win. I feel that the purpose of the source was to explain to the public that the only way to win is to sacrifice lives. He is being realistic but harsh.this source leads uus to believe that Haig was a butcher, even though he was
"Happy workers are creative and productive workers" Name: Chang Wei Student No.: 2196261 Date: October 29th, 2002 Course: BA business Year1 "Happy workers are creative and productive workers" Over the past decade there been economic and workplace changes. "The economic growth and correspondingly low unemployment that were hallmarks of the 1990s have begun to give way to an economic slowdown that has created layoffs and rising unemployment.1 Many firms try to find the way to make "just-in-time workforce" to increase productivity; try to find the way to make employees happy and satisfied in limited work place to increase productivity. Physical work environment can influence internal effectiveness. In the past employees regularly toiled under adverse conditions such as extreme temperatures, poor lighting, polluted air or cramped workspaces. This has changed, in particularly by high-tech industries, such as dot-com companies, which have transformed the workplace in recent years, offering their employees signing bonuses, stock options. Nowadays companies have considered the effect of temperature, noise, lighting, air quality, workspace size, arrangement and privacy, to make employees feel safe, healthy and comfortable. Generally, people who work or study in environment in which temperature is regulated within an individual's acceptable range, the production level will
History Essay "Has scientific thinking benefitted medicine?" Obviously, I think that this statement is true. Scientific thinking has benefitted medicine greatly over the years and will continue to do so well into the 21st century. It can be argued that scientific thinking began in Ancient Egypt, when the role of the priest and the role of the doctor were separated for the first time. This was the beginning of scientific thinking, when religion was separated from medicine. It had been acknowledged that religion could not cure all diseases, although the Egyptians continued to worship gods as a kind of "back-up" cure, just in case the practical method did not work. This was known as the Dual Approach. The Egyptians can claim to be the first civilisation to have a doctor whose name was recorded. Imhotep treated patients in Ancient Egypt in about 2700 BC. The Egyptians came up with a few ideas as to how diseases were caused. They still believed that angering a god could cause diseases, but they also looked for more practical ways. One of these ideas was that the body was made up of channels, rather like the River Nile, and that if one of these channels became blocked, then it could cause disease. As well as coming up with rational and scientific, to an extent, ideas, they came up with practical ways of dealing with disease or injuries. To treat a broken nose, they would clean
"He had the wrong dreams. All, all wrong". Is Biff's valedictory opinion of his father Willy's life correct in your view?
"He had the wrong dreams. All, all wrong". Is Biff's valedictory opinion of his father Willy's life correct in your view? In this essay I will consider the above statement and go through all the points of question related to it. I will then make an informed decision in the conclusion, as to whether or not I regard the statement as correct. To begin with it is important that we consider the relationship between Biff and his father, Willy. Both Willy's dreaming and his cruelty suggest that Willy lives in a world of his own. He seems to have unrealistic dreams of his own and his family's importance and in Biffs case he is puzzled as to why Biff is working on a farm and this leads to a great deal of conflict. Willy's views are liable to sudden change. One minute he says that Biff is 'a lazy bum' and then he says that he 'is not lazy'. It is clear that Biff is sensitive and caring and loves his family deeply, but at the end all he can do is to be cruel and force everyone to face the truth. This is why he reveals that he has been to prison for theft. Biff goes on to try and make Willy face reality in his terms. At one point he states quite clearly that it was his father who 'blew me so full of hot air I could never stand taking orders from anybody' .It is the devastating statement that Biff and Willy are both 'a dime a dozen' or very ordinary, that shatters Willy's dreams. In
"He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" What leads Elizabeth Proctor to make this powerful and disturbing comment on her husband's decision and why do you think Miller lets these words bring the play to an end?
"He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" What leads Elizabeth Proctor to make this powerful and disturbing comment on her husband's decision and why do you think Miller lets these words bring the play to an end? I think Miller ends the play with these words to show that Elizabeth has forgiven John of his adultery and that John has finally after a lot of mistakes made the right moral decision- which has given him back his ''goodness''. The word goodness has many different meanings. Its first meaning is the state or quality of being good. The second is generosity or kindness; the third meaning is moral excellence, piety, or virtue. The fourth meaning is a euphemism for God: used as an exclamation of surprise (not relevant to this) and the final meaning is 'what is good in something; essence. Different definitions of goodness can be applied to different characters within the Saleum community: For Reverend Hale it may mean moral excellence as he takes on the role of a judge in court. For Elizabeth Proctor it would be appropriate in several ways because she has unshakable religious faith (piety), is honest, never lies, leads a moral life following the ten commandments but stands in judgment on her husband. For John Proctor he is basically a moral man, despises greed (i.e. Reverend Parris demand to own the preachers house), he is rational rather than
"He inspected us all right..." Write an essay examining how one character is affected by the Inspectors visit.
English Essay: An Inspector Calls "He inspected us all right..." Write an essay examining how one character is affected by the Inspectors visit. The play "An Inspector Calls" was written in 1946 the playwright of this play was J.B Priestley, he had survived both world wars. He was a firm believer in socialism and capitalism. This play deals with the death and destruction that can be caused by both capitalism and socialism. The family were as solid as a rock before the inspector visited. The inspector was a destructive character for the Billings; however he is not portrayed to be a bad character. He is portrayed to be the truth finder and the fact that he is an inspector makes the audience aware of his authority. Sheila was brought up in a high middle class family background. She is used to the finer things in life as her family is rich. Her family lives in a "fairly large suburban house." Sheila is engaged to Gerald Croft, this engagement was more of a business merger than a marriage. Sheila's father is very business minded as he is a "hard nosed business man." In the play Mr Birling suggests the "Crofts and the Birling's are no longer competing but are working together." Before the Inspector came on his disastrous voyage through the Birling family, Sheila was cheerful and in high spirits. She was cheerful because she was to get married to a young and handsome Gerald
Character Analysis Kurtz Kurtz is the man who Marlow searches for through the Congo. Marlow's search develops into an obsession and when the search has ended, he only finds a shadow of a man that was once Kurtz. Kurtz was a man who had achieved great things in his life, inspiring each person he had come across and was expected to accomplish more. He came into the Congo with great plans for civilizing the natives, however he became greedy, which ended up being the subject of his own demise. 'I had immense plans...I was on the threshold of great things'. Kurtz's main characteristics were his ability to talk passionately to people and inspire them with his words. He had a charisma that made people feel that he was some kind of a genius. Kurtz was a very talented human being, gifted in many areas. He could not be pinned down to a specific talent. He was seen as a great musician to his cousin that Marlow visits, a brilliant politician and leader of men to the journalist and a genius and humanitarian to his intended. Marlow views him as a universal genius. Kurtz is a round character, who is explored deeply and at times, almost to deep. He is neither the protagonist nor the antagonist, but he is a complex main character within the novel. In places where Kurtz is described, there is imagery of darkness and foreboding evil. Kurtz was an exaggeration of the white people who had