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Japanese Work Ethics Vs American Work Ethics - 2,061 words
... annot hire, fire, or hold back promotions. The company does the hiring and the managers and supervisors motivate via style, trust, goodwill, and cooperation. Promotions are dependent on longevity first, ability and accomplishment second. Employees are placed according to their abilities with the brighter picking up the heavier load and the less able a lighter load. There are no stars. Everyone is part of the team. Management trainees are switched every two to three years in a circulating effect or rotation. Instead of promotion and pay raise incentives, the most capable and productive gain status and will eventually be singled out for higher spots. Promotion is based on ability to get al ...
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Java - 1,041 words
Java is the substance whose aroma is awakening the Internet community. It is a new programming language developed by Sun Microsystems that has much in common with the beverage that shares its name. It's good, it's hot, and people know it around the world. Java (the programming language) beats the other stuff hands down though, it's free. Many have heard of Java, yet few know what it is, or what it can do. It certainly has the potential to become a part of our everyday lives, existing in our mobile phones, televisions, and Internet browsers. If you are interested in your Java is still in its infancy stage, yet to fulfil its intended purpose. Designed in 1990 as an embedded language for consum ...
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Japans Rise From The Ashes To The Pinnacle Of Economic Prestige - 1,283 words
JAPAN'S RISE FROM THE ASHES TO THE PINNACLE OF ECONOMIC PRESTIGE Japan is one of the world's leading economic powers when concentrating on its Gross Domestic Product of four point two trillion United States dollars. Its economy is only second to the United States in terms of production. However, Japan has not always contained a relatively strong economy. The Japanese's economic strategies have boosted economy to new heights since its fall during the second world war because of their unorthodox manner of business etiquette, innovative strategy, and strong relations with stable economies such as Canada and the United States. The rise to the top did not occur without a large struggle as many pr ...
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Jfklincoln Assasinations - 1,443 words
The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, "The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it." Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedys assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. Maybe they were wrong. According to the old facts regarding the case of the JFK assassination, a single gunman killed Kennedy. On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time ...
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Jude The Obscure - 1,099 words
Guilt, Duty, and Unrequited Love: Deconstructing the Love Triangles in James Joyces The Dead and Thomas Hardys Jude the Obscure Its no problem of mine but its a problem I fight, living a life that I cant leave behind. But theres no sense in telling me, the wisdom of the cruel words that you speak. But thats the way that it goes and nobody knows, while everyday my confusion grows. --New Order, Bizarre Love Triangle, from Substance, 1987 Most people who have watched a soap opera can recognize that the love triangle is a crucial element to the plot. In fact, the original radio broadcasted soap operas seemed to consist almost entirely of love triangles. The love triangle, for plot purposes, seem ...
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John Updike Ap And James Joyces Araby - 1,316 words
JOHN UPDIKE'S A & P AND JAMES JOYCE'S ARABY John Updike's A & P and James Joyce's Araby share many of the same literary traits. The primary focus of the two stories revolves around a young man who is compelled to decipher the different between cruel reality and the fantasies of romance that play in his head. That the man does, indeed, discover the difference is what sets him off into emotional collapse. One of the main similarities between the two stories is the fact that the main character, who is also the protagonist, has built up incredible,yet unrealistic, expectations of women, having focused upon one in particular towards which he places all his unrequited affection. The expectation th ...
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Judgments And Justification As Portrayed In The Reader - 1,279 words
Throughout history mankind has always been faced with judgments. According the Oxford English Dictionary, judgment means the mental ability to form an opinion (AHD, 454). We are forced to make decisions based on our mental opinions. Then, ones actions are based on mental opinions which are judged by other people. Then there is the inevitable justification of these actions by other people or the person themselves. According the Oxford English Dictionary, justify means to demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken) (456). Once those actions are justified, they are considered morally and legally acceptable and are therefore are left alone. However, many times in a persons life, so ...
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Joy Luck - 1,481 words
E-AMERICAN WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE In Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, there is one episode, "Waiting Between the Trees," illustrating major concerns facing Chinese-American women. Living with their traditional culture in American society, Chinese-American women suffer the problems of culture conflicts. While their American spouses are active and assertive, they are passive and place their happiness entirely on the goodness of their husbands. At one time, this passiveness can be seen as a virtue; at other time, it is a vice or a weakness. In studying the lives of two personalities, Ying-Ying and Lena St. Clair, a Chinese mother and a half-Chinese daughter, one can see these conflicts mo ...
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Jane Eyre - 2,358 words
"Never, never, never quit..." -Winston Churchill If women on this Earth had given up, they would be where they were in the time of Charlotte Bront. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bront, tells the story of a woman on a lifetime journey, progressing on the path of acceptance, in searching of sympathy. Throughout her journey, Jane encounters many obstacles to her intelligence. Jane lives in a world and in a time where society thought women were too fragile to ponder too much at once. Women at the time had barely any rights at all, and women were not allowed prominent positions. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstruction at each stop of Jane's journey through Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution ...
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Jane Eyre - 2,437 words
... tronger person. The punishment Jane receives by Mr. Brocklehurst is a major visual presentation of herself. She had a superior position on the stool and all the "ladies" underneath her looked ridiculous. Berg commented that Jane's bird eye view alters her perspective psychologically and she surprises herself by being so self-controlled. " I mastered the rising hysteria, lifted up my head, and took a firm stand on the stool" (99). Jane is metaphorically "propped up" by the sympathetic glances of her fellow pupils. Here Jane learns another valuable lesson from Helen. "If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, whole your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, y ...
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Justified Revenge - 1,295 words
There are many themes to Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. However, the most dominant theme is that of revenge. This is especially true in the second half of the book when Heathcliff's malicious plan of revenge comes to life. Many believe Heathcliff to be inhuman, some even describe him as sadistic and demonic. "Heathcliff's revenge may involve a pathological condition of hatred, but it is not at bottom merely neurotic. It has a moral force." (Kettle 121) Still, those who sympathize with Heathcliff realize the turmoil he has suffered. "Though he is inhuman, we understand why he is inhuman" (Kettle 121). When Heathcliff is introduced to the family for the first time, Mr. Earnshaw describes hi ...
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Jackie Robinson - 514 words
Mark Alvarez For my summer reading I read Jackie Robinson. Before Jackie was born his grandfather was a slave in a Georgia plantation. Jackie was born on January 31, 1919. After six months his father left and his dad left 4 other children for jackie's mom to support them. Jackie's mom was only thirty years old and her half-brother lived in California and she heard that the west better for her sons. she raised money by selling all of her possessions. Then she left Georgia on a train which was very exhausting and when they arrived in Pasadena they were very relieved. Jackie made up a gang called the "Pepper Street Gang" and they played, stole and mostly had fun together. Jackie was a star at a ...
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull - 1,249 words
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach is basically about the story of an adventurous seagull's life. It looks like a book for a grade school reading level. After you scratch beneath the surface, however, I found the book is filled with things many fourth graders probably wouldn't grasp. Such as the use of use of personification, symbolism, and didactic themes. The story starts as a we are introduced to a young gull named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. He finds he is being oppressed by society because he finds the life of a typical seagull is disconcerting in it's inane and tedious nature. In a rebellious move he begins to teach himself to fly at very high speeds, which would be a crime t ...
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Joseph Conrad - 1,709 words
Joseph Conrad: An Innovator in British Literature Joseph Conrads innovative literature is influenced by his experiences in traveling to foreign countries around the world. Conrads literature consists of the various styles of techniques he uses to display his well-recognized work as British literature. His prose style, varying from eloquently sensuous to bare and astringent, keeps the reader in constant touch with a mature, truth-seeking, creative mind (Hutchinson 1). Conrads novels are basically based on having both a psychological and sociological plot within them. This is why Conrads work carries its own uniqueness from other novels when being compared to his. Examples of Conrads literatur ...
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Jacks Nature Before The Island - 564 words
Jack let the last note of the song he was singing ring through the air. The D was way to flat, he thought to himself. It must be perfect! I can accept no less! He started the song over again. The last note remained flat. His face began to darken in color. He tried again. The results were no difference. He began to feel his temper try to take over. Calm yourself, he spoke silently to his mind. Dont let them see your frustration. Stay true to your British nature. Be cool, calm, collected. So he tried again, never settling for anything That night at dinner, Jacks mom served the usual green leafy meal she always did. Jack had been a vegetarian his whole life. Not by his own choice, but his mothe ...
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James Joyce - 1,236 words
... and more difficult to resist the temptations of his sexual urges. He mentally defiles "with patience whatever image had attracted his eyes" (p.99) and turns those images which had been innocent by day into cunning and sinful images at night. His urges grow and become so strong that Stephen is no longer able to resist temptation and crosses that line into wretched sinner. The next major step in Stephen's transformation is his visit to the prostitute. The setting for this visit carries all of the elements of a Black Mass. "Women and girls dressed in long vivid gowns traversed the streetThe yellow gasflames arose before his troubled vision against the vapoury sky, burning as if before an al ...
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John Donne Holly Sonnet X Analysis - 633 words
Death, commonly viewed as an all-powerful force against life, is otherwise described in John Donnes Holy Sonnet 10. As found in any English Sonnet, there is a rhyme scheme and a standard meter. Although the standard meter is iambic pentameter, as in most English Sonnets, the rhyme scheme differs a little from the usual, consisting of ABBA ABBA CDDC AE. Sonnets convey various thoughts and feelings to the reader through the different moods set by the author. In this case the speaker having to confront Death and defeat it, sets the mood. Throughout existence, there have been many theories regarding exactly what role Death plays in the lives of those who experience it. Some think Death is the ul ...
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John Miltons Satan - 1,243 words
People argue about who the hero is of Paradise Lost: Satan, Adam or Christ, the Son? Since Milton's overall theme stated in the opening lines of Book I is to relate 'Man's first disobedience' and to 'justify the ways of God to men', I think Adam must be regarded as the main hero. John M. Steadman supports this view in an essay on Paradise Lost. "It is Adam's action which constitutes the argument of the epic." Steadman continues that "the Son and Satan embody heroic archetypes and that, through the interplay of the infernal and celestial strategies, Milton represents Satan's plot against man and Christ's resolution to save him as heroic enterprises. Christ and Satan are therefore epic machine ...
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John Miltons Satan - 1,242 words
... n in which Satan emerges in a less favorable light. Stanley Fish in his essay 'The harassed reader in Paradise Lost'' states that Satan possesses a form of heroism which is easy to admire because it is visible and flamboyant and that, on that basis, Satan's attractiveness is only initial (Fish 189-90). B Rajan, on the other hand, writes: 'the heroic qualities which Satan brings to his mission, the fortitude, the steadfast hate, the implacable resolution which is founded on despair are qualities not to be imitated or admired. They are defiled by the evil to which they are consecrated' (Rajan 190). Nonetheless, it is often Satan's despair, which comes through more potently than his evil in ...
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Jack London - 539 words
John (Jack) Griffith London (1876-1916) was born in San Francisco, California. His mother, Flora Wellman, came from a wealthy family. As an infant, Virginia Prentiss, a major mother figure, raised Jack in Jacks childhood, an ex-slave. She was obligated to care for Jack because Jacks mother was ill. In his teenage years, Jack worked very hard jobs he served on a fish patrol catching poachers; he pirated oysters on the San Francisco Bay; he sailed the Pacific Ocean on a sealing ship; and he joined Kellys Army of Unemployed Working Men. London also traveled around the country, not returning to high school until the age of 19. During these years Jack was often reading the different writings of ...
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