World Literature Essay How the Physical Confinement of the Protagonists of the Stranger by Albert Camus and the Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka affects them on a psychological level In the Albert Camus's The Stranger and Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, the protagonists Meursault and Gregor Samsa feature contrasting personalities that can yet somehow be linked to one another. Over the course of the novels, both Meursault and Gregor face physical confinement and the outcome of this confinement on their personalities is sometimes similar yet sometimes extremely different. These effects on their psyche, to a large extent, are the reasons behind the endings of both books. An exploration of these psychological effects shall bring out important aspects of the characterisation of Meursault and Gregor and of the overall plots and philosophies behind the novels and prove that the key to escaping the confinement for both of them was acceptance of the futility of life and the inevitability of death. Accepting these facts would be considered foolish in the real world and the fact these two people accept these facts and the manner in which the people around them react displays, as the writers intended, how unprepared man is to face anything that upsets the balance and order he creates for himself. Social isolation is a key theme in both of these books. Meursault is, on a psychological
Dutch politics. Political parties are aiming for the same goals. The people in it share the same thoughts. They usually dont aim for only one goal, but they want to change more.
Dutch politics; 3 political parties Unit Citizenship Version 1 International business studies 28-09-2010 Index: * Introduction * PvdA - Immigration/Integration - Environment - Economy * Christen Unie - Immigration/Integration - Environment - Economy * Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie - Immigration/Integration - Environment - Economy * Conclusion * Sources list Introduction: Political parties are aiming for the same goals. The people in it share the same thoughts. They usually don't aim for only one goal, but they want to change more. There are different types of political parties. In the Netherlands there are different political views. You have left and right parties, their ideas differences a lot. The left parties fight for the weak people in the community. They want that the government takes them into account on certain areas. The right parties want that the government leave the people alone. They want a free nation. They think that the government shouldn't get involved with everything. There are also parties who are in the politics middle, but they can choose for each topic on which side they are. Anyway they will lean slightly left or right. There are different political parties. You have the socialism, communism, liberalism and conservatives. The socialists stand for poorer workers, equality and rights for women. The communists also stands
First Impression: * The first impression of the poem which I gathered from the title made me think that the poem was about appreciating nature however this was significantly different from the actual theme of the poem. * Upsetting, yet towards the end the tree is a symbol of hope and how 'good things' can still happen after 'bad things'. * One of the most noticeable things is the personification of the tree. [poem is directed to the tree; it's referred to as "you".] * Speaker is a Father talking about planting a tree to represent the death of his first born infant. [refers to Sicilian tradition of planting an olive or a fig tree at the birth of the first born son]. Olive and fig trees are "a sign that the earth has one more life to bear" and they bear fruit which symbolizes how the sons will have more children whereas the sequoia planted to present this infant's death bears no fruit and so represents the end of both the infant's life and legacy. * The poem literally and figuratively refers to the tree as a symbol of the infant's death. Notes: * Although the poem never states that the narrator is the father and not the mother, I can conclude that it's the father as the Sicilian tradition is that the father plants a tree. * In my opinion, the lack of a rhyme scheme represents how unpredictable life is. * Tone: mournful, "rain blackened the horizon"; leading into
Title To what extent does government know what is best for its subjects? Links with syllabus: Text, Ethics Word Count: 1994 Philosophical Stimulus "And is Thebes about to tell me how to rule? ... The city is the king's - that's the law!" - Antigone by Sophocles Liberty and individuality are concepts that have grasped the passions of human societies for multiple millennia. Since the advent of organized politics, government has been society's self-imposing tool of regulations that curb the pernicious freedoms that may be destructive to society and its individuals. The concurrent veracity of both these statements creates a paradox that is one of political philosophy's most debated issues: at the expense of collective security, to what extent should individual liberty be tolerated? By implication, to what extent does government know what is best for its subjects? These two questions are inextricably linked: when a government takes the onus of knowing what is best for its subjects, the value of individualism is depreciated, for it is suggested that government has the right to override individuality for the sake of greater good. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Creon, king of Thebes, has issued a law that forbids the burial of the killed Theban traitor Polynices. Though it is alleged that this decree is resented amongst Thebans, Creon overrides public sentiment, believing
MODEL ASSESS LAB 3 Name - Siddhant Nahta Subject - ESS SL2 GR no. - 302 Date -11th October 2008 Environmental Conditions & Location Site: Kaneri Caves , Sanjay Gandhi National Park , Mumbai Time: 8.00 am to 1.00 pm Temperature: At Foothill: Soil temperature is 27.9°C. Air temperature is 31.4°C. Adjacent to the pond: Soil temperature is 27.8°C. (mid altitude) Air temperature is 33.5°C. ) SOIL TEXTURE Aim : Physiochemical evaluation of soil at different altitudes of the Kaneri Caves at Sanjay Gandhi National Park , Borivali , Mumbai. Data Collection : The following are the details of the soil at a particular location subdivided into foothill and pond habitat. At Foothill: Initial Weight of Soil: 10g Dry Weight of Soil : 8.639g At habitat adjacent to the pond (mid altitude) : Initial Weight of Soil : 10g Dry Weight of Soil : 7.548g Data Processing : The data processing was successful with the help of a laboratory kit so as to find the nitrate and phosphate content in the soil. At Foothill : Moisture content = Initial wt. - Dry wt. = 10g - 8.639g = 1.361g of moisture/10g of soil Nitrate Content = 15 ppm ?? Phosphate content = 30 ppm pH = 8.08 Conductivity = 0.001 Soil Analysis : Sr. No. Sieve Size Wt. of soil (in grams) % of soil dry wt.(40.007g) Type of soil < 0.212 3.259 8.14% Clay 2 0.212 0.212
Task 3 - Exfoliants i) Which can be used ii) How to use them iii) Benefits and effects iv) Ingredients v) Examples vi) Appendices vii) Bibliography i) Which can be used and on what skin type? Before we can answer which should be used on a specific skin type, we need to first briefly cover the different types of exfoliants and exfoliating techniques that are available. Firstly there is mechanical exfoliation. This involves 'sloughing' off the dead skin cells of the Stratum Corneum and Stratum disjunctivum, using either a tool (e.g. a brush or a sponge etc...) or a substrate such as oatmeal or rice. Results will depend largely on what type of abrasive is used, and how much pressure is applied during exfoliation. The International Dermal Institute1 recommends that you avoid abrasives which can cause irritation i.e. crushed fruit stones or shells. These may actually be damaging layers further down in the epidermis, and irritation could lead to premature ageing2. Secondly we have chemical exfoliants. These include natural acids (or fruit enzymes) i.e. Papain (from green papayas) and Bromelain (from Pineapple), Hydroxy acids (often referred to as AHA [alpha hydroxyl acids] or BHA's [Beta Hydroxy Acids] and enzymes from bacillus ferment, a bacteria produced enzyme that aids digestion of the protein Keratin and speeds up the cell renewal rate. These chemical
ITGS HL Local Portfolio Area of Impact: Education Title: An examination of applicability of IT based education within present secondary school curriculum. 3/12/2010 Word count:1001 A Presentation of the issue Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in the emergence of technologies in the classroom; allowing a large number of children to explore methods of assimilating information. In the United States, it was seen that 83% of teachers using vision report increased interaction with their students (Geneva Logic, 2007). Interactive whiteboards, PowerPoint presentations and online research has given children the opportunity to be exposed to an open educational system. However, the global development of the child cannot be attainable if the system being put in place is being limited to the schools' own VPN (virtual Private Network) or through a governmental portal whereby only the information which is deemed appropriate by the government is offered to students. Both State and private secondary schools offering the traditional British curriculum namely Cambridge School Certificate and the Cambridge Higher School Certificate are actively involved in a run for scholarships. This approach to education is more elitist and consequently a holistic education aiming at developing the global potential of the student cannot cohabitate with it. The introduction
Introducción En este proyecto, me voy a enfocar en unas de las enfermedades más comunes en nuestra sociedad hoy en día: la anorexia y la bulimia. Escogí este tema porque dichas enfermedades se están dando cada vez más en el mundo y en los adolescentes, pues la influencia de cuidar nuestra imagen han ido aumentando progresivamente a medida que pasa el tiempo, causando cada vez un mayor impacto en las personas. Muchos comerciales, programas de televisión, y publicidades en general, promueven el tema de estar en forma y delgado. Muchas personas interpretan esto de la manera equivocada, lo cual les hace pensar cosas como, por ejemplo, que se necesita ser delgado y verse bien para tener éxito, o para ser aceptados en un grupo en especial. Esto es lo que genera que las personas se obsesionen con su peso y su belleza en general, y desarrollen enfermedades y trastornos psicológicos, tales como la anorexia y la bulimia. A esto contribuyen también, los productos que se lanzan al mercado para adelgazar de manera simple y rápida. Estos causan mayores enfermedades, pues ya sean pastillas o batidos, la gente se vuelve adicta, ya que de cierta forma dependen de estos. Generalmente las personas piensan en mujeres cuando se habla de anorexia y bulimia, sin embargo, el porcentaje de hombres que padecen de estas enfermedades ha ido incrementando hasta un 10%. La anorexia es un
I. Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose. 1st ed. New York: Harcourt Inc, 1994. 21-502. II. . The role of St. Benedict influences life in the monastery by setting specific rules that monks should follow. In Chapter 6 of the St Benedict rules, it portrays the essence of silence, but does not rule out any dire discussion. This rule is applied during Compline which is when the "monk's meal proceeded in silence, as is customary" (94). In relation to the Cellarer, chapters 31-32 in the Rule explain that the Cellarer is responsible for important valuables of the abbey. While Salvatore was in the kitchen, the chief cook noticed that he was hiding some chicken scraps and he scolded him saying, "Cellarer, cellarer, you must look after the goods of the abbey, not squander them!"(121). He reminded Salvatore of the rule that he follows. Abbot Abo expresses chapter 56 of the Rule, which directs that the abbot shall take his meals with the guests. He does this on the first day during Compline, "the abbot invited William to his table and said that for this evening, since I was also a new guest, I would enjoy the same privilege" (93). Malachi the Librarian renders chapter 33 of the Rule which forbids the private possession of anything without the leave of the abbot. He explained the process that is conveyed when distributing books from the library, "the monk asked the librarian for the
Analyze the film Blade Runner, discuss the narrative techniques, representations, use of stereotypes and the genre used.
MEDIA STUDIES BLADE RUNNER BY DAVID FERGUSON In this essay I will be analyzing the film Blade Runner, discussing the narrative techniques, representations, use of stereotypes and the genre used. I will look at the different techniques the director used to create his vision and its impact on the audience. Although the story is set in the future, Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is firmly rooted in the classic film noir genre. It has all the necessary components for this in the characters portrayed in the film. There are three female characters in the film and all of them play the part of the femme fatale of film noir to some degree. They use their sexual attractiveness and ruthless cunning to manipulate men to gain what they want or what they need to survive. Zhora (Johanna Cassidy) uses her sexual guiles to gain employment as an erotic dancer as a means to enter society and try and blend in with the humans. Her clothes could be seen as a sign of the femme fatale, while getting changed into her normal clothes after work you see her slip into a bra styled top and a coat that is completely transparent she leaves nothing to the imagination also she happily strips for a shower in front of Deckard (Harrison Ford) in order to lure him into a false sense of security. Another of the femme fatales is Pris (Daryl Hannah); she uses her sexual guiles in much the same way. She plays a