Psychological portraits of Daisy and Gatsby in “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald. Characters are an important part of any novel. As a genre, the novel is long enough to develop characters, and to have quite a few of them as well. For this reason, most of good novels have life-alike, and well-developed characters.
It is up to the author of the novel to make reader like or dislike certain characters. A vivid example of this is The Great Gatsby, a novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. Written in the 1920’s, the book is very much an example of the Jazz Age.
In the contemporary digital world around us, the idea of getting any type of music from Internet is getting an enormous popularity. This idea stimulates already scares and unlimited wants of the music lovers. Of course, the fact that everybody who owns computer could download any music he likes for free is very attractive. There are limits, however, as to how much pleasure we can have by using something that is morally judged. This question arises in any other piracy-related area.
MP3 piracy and moral issues bind us together and are changing lives, while the technology advancements make it easier for us to realize it. People who produce intellectual property and the ones that benefit from it are currently discussing the implications this can have on the online music in the future. There are several main sides to the problem.
Joseph Conrad wrote his novel “Heart of Darkness” in 1902. It is about lots of things: river boating, trade, exploration, seafaring, imperialism and colonialism, relations between races, an attempt to reveal the sense of life by exploring hidden mysteries of the world. We read this novel and we have more perspectives we can look at it, then its first readers, since are able to realize the race and self-government issues, which that audience was not – we live in the other world, with different maps and different political and cultural aspects.
Joseph Conrad “The Heart of Darkness” is a narrative, and is told by an unnamed and not defined speaker. He is one of a group of traveler, former sailors that now are around forty years old and are ready for adventures on the yacht starting from London, England.
Half of all wars in the world history were started by religious backgrounds, and peace was always their hope for an end. In this essay, I would like to discuss what Gandhi, as the major eastern religious philosopher, would have said about Iraq war and it’s just cause.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is a modern example of an exemplary Hindu. Gandhi beliefs are not very typical of all Hindus, but still he is referenced as the starter of a major movement in modern Hinduism. Of all the Hindu scriptures, Gandhi’s favorite was the Bhagavad Gita. It is a story, consisting of a conversation between Arjuna, a prince and member of the warrior caste, and Krishna, an incarnation of the supreme God.
Genesis book is one of the most enjoyable Bible book in Old Testament, full of memorable stories of people and events. It is a crucial book to know and to start reading for the rest of the Bible, because it’s often refers back to it.
“The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Genesis 2) After showing cosmic view in Chapter 1, Genesis 2 repeats the story of creation, this time narrowing the focus to human beings. “We alone, of all God’s works are made in God’s image” (Genesis 1:26).
Dr. Howard Gardner Theory of Multiple Intelligences presented in his book “Frames of Mind”. Before this theory, it was easy to measure intelligence with just one number on IQ test. Anybody could take an intelligence test IQ, which would be an objective proof of his intelligence for everybody else including employers and colleges. Dr. Howard Gardner graduated from Harvard University in Psycology major, he questioned intelligence as being that empirical. He suggested that intelligence can’t be measured by IQ test only. It’s combination of factors that represent separate entities, which do not stand close to each other. Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory rose the debate on intelligence IQ test.
Existentialism spread rapidly all over the Europe after the World War I and later became popular in the rest of the world. Existentialism defenition is the movement of idea coming from the immediacy of the problems of life. I think that it is all about the analysis of the condition of man, of the specific state of being free, and also of one’s need for using his or her freedom to answer the challenges of the present day. The Existentialists say that the starting point of every philosophical argument is concrete human existence – the human character in itself, the ego of the human being. In our times, Existentialism took atheistic side and became more about concrete existence rather than traditional metaphysics.
The acute analysis, to which Existentialism has subjected the human person, reveals one undeniable fact: the weakness of man, who is burdened by the most galling contradictions.
Biography of Dennis O’Rourke
Dennis O’Rourke came from Brisbane, Australia. He was born there in 1945. Most of his young years he spent in small country towns, a little later he moved was sent to a Catholic boarding school to get his secondary education. In the middle 1960, after the 2 unsuccessful years of studying, Dennis started traveling in from the remote Australia to the Pacific Islands and then to South Asia. Dennis O’Rourke tried many professions as a salesman, laborer, a cowboy and a roughneck on oil rigs and even as a sailor. All of this time he was learning photography and became a photojournalist in 1970. Soon after this he moved to Sydney. O’Rourke was employed as a gardener assistant by The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, few years later he became a cinematographer for this corporation.
In the period from 1975 to 1979, Dennis O’Rourke lived in Papua New Guinea, which was about to be decolorized. There he worked for the newly created government, he was a professor of filmmaking technology. His first film, Yumi Yet – Independence for Papua New Guinea, was completed in 1976. This film has become very famous and received many awards.
Introduction to Ambivalent Conquests
In this paper I will try to look at Inga Clendinne and her work Ambivalent Conquests in such a critical way that will allow answering several important questions. The first question addressed in the book: what is the crisis, which the writer talks about and what is even more specific what insights do the discussions in the novel raise as to evangelization campaigns in the Yucatan and the relationship between the settlers and the missionaries in the New World.
The other important question is about author’s examination of description of the ambivalent conquests and if this term is the most appropriate to describe the situation. And then we will try to identify any ambiguities standing apart from the material of the book.
Dale Carnegie “How to win friends”.
In this essay I would like to discuss the two books “How to win friends” by Dale Carnegie and “Discourse” by Deborah Tannen. In addition, I would like to look at the two theories analyzed in the books and see how the various types of communication are described in them.
Several years ago, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Carnegie Institute of Technology conducted investigations that found about fifteen percent of the financial prosperity comes from the technical knowledge; thus eighty-five percent comes from one’s personality and capability to be a good leader. Most of colleges and universities nowadays do a good job giving technical skills and knowledge to a student but very few of them are able to provide a good “people skills”. For this reason most organizations keep making their junior executives to take Dale Carnegie course in effective and human relations, and the main textbooks for this course is “How to win friends and influence people”.
British film industry has never been booming, but during 1970’s it found itself in the most permanent crisis. The Oscar triumph in 1981 gave a hope and started a so-called British cinema renaissance, but it was still very questionable in British Cinema could live up to the expectations.
I would like to discuss crisis and the attempts of getting of productions slumps in different levels: production level, the number of movies produced, style level, how many of the international awards have been won, cinema attendance. Also the important factor to consider is the fact that British films are often financed by international investors and film-maker have to appeal to the audiences worldwide, so how many movies can we can consider to be truly British?