Friday, February 7, 2020
Response Paper to Bagleys Shang Ritual Bronzes - Essay Example According to the paper findingsÃ the casting technique and materials used influenced the design of the models. For instance, casting the bronze rituals using clay, instead of metal, ensured that the decorations on the Shang bronze rituals were achieved while the technique used during casting was responsible for more features that are fundamental. The technique used consisted of using wax as the main material to cast the models. The wax was given the exact shape as the desired shape of the finished bronze. After the wax model, the casters created a mold around the model by packing clay around it and then melting out the wax to ensure that the core remained empty inside. In the empty inside, bronze was poured inside in the empty spaces with the mold of clay broke to reveal the final bronze model.Ã As the discussion stresses the clay molds also contributed to the design in different ways. Casters curved lines along the mold in order to provide the final product an aesthetic appeal. The technique, popularly known as the lost-wax technique, also produced different sections of a model after removing a mold in sections from the casting.Ã Metalworkers, in the Shang ritual bronzes, had considerable freedom in their artwork despite some various constraints. In regards to the artistic freedom that the enjoyed, the metalworkers had the freedom of experimenting in the casting method that they used to make the ritual bronzes, which explains the diverse methods used in casting the models.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Heart of Darkness Critical Paper Essay Joseph ConradÃ¢â¬â¢s novel, Heart of Darkness, is a work of complexity. Ã¢â¬Å"His stories often represent and suggest more than they sayÃ¢â¬ (Skinner). Conrad gives the novel a perplex side through his tactfully written words. This unique language that Conrad uses gives a sense of duality to many phrases in the novel. The double meanings of much of the language that Conrad uses contribute to a reoccurring aspect of the novel, which is that often times there is far more substance to something than appears on the surface. This theme is played out in the novel through the setting and through the two main characters, Marlow and Mr. Kurtz. The novel takes place right in the heart of Africa, down the long and windy Congo River. The river in the setting is a crucial component of the novel because it brings a sense of darkness. Ã¢â¬Å"Conrad manages to hint at the darkness beyond the senses and to represent the experience of struggling with the impossibility of existential revelation in various ways, in terms of both content and form,Ã¢â¬ because not only does he describe the riverÃ¢â¬â¢s topography, but also describes the river as having a mind of its own (Skinner). When describing the river, Conrad writes, Ã¢â¬Å"the long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of overshadowed distancesÃ¢â¬ (Conrad). This description of the river creates an image of a vast and gloomy river. However, ConradÃ¢â¬â¢s use of personification gives the river a personality, as if it is vulnerable to the dark surroundings that itÃ¢â¬â¢s engorged within. In the novel, MarlowÃ¢â¬â¢s spoken words also possess a sense of duality. On the outside, Marlow seems like a composed gentleman, who takes little regard for emotions. He speaks in a matter of fact manner, describing everything that he sees in its purest form. When conveying his thoughts about Kurtz he says ,Ã¢â¬Å"He was just a word for me. I did not see the man in the name any more than you doÃ¢â¬ (Conrad). MarlowÃ¢â¬â¢s description of Kurtz at first seems merely a factual statement, but it means more than that because Ã¢â¬Å"there is what is not said because it is merely left unstated (Skinner). The understated nature of his words suggests that Marlow is struggling to compress everything that he feels about Kurtz into a sentence. Furthermore, when Marlow says, Ã¢â¬Å"I will be loyal to the nightmare of my choiceÃ¢â¬ , the reader obtains two meanings from his words (Conrad). On the exterior, Marlow simply means that he will not betray Mr. Kurtz, but on the interior, he is trying to express that he will not let go of the desire that he had to meet Mr. Kurtz, even though the experience strayed far away from his original expectations. Conrad also uses Mr. Kurtz to showcase his way of writing phrases that contain different depths of meaning. Mr. Kurtz is an individual who unknowingly lost sight of his own self because of the heart of darkness in which he is enwrapped. He is unable to blatantly express how his greed and feelings of superiority over the natives have tarnished his character. Therefore, Conrad gives depth to the words that Kurtz speaks, to allow the reader a glimpse into KurtzÃ¢â¬â¢s heart, without needing to have Kurtz deliver his personal sentiments. Towards the end of the novel when Kurtz cries, Ã¢â¬Å"save me!Ã¢â¬ he literally is pleading for the salvation of his ivory, but figuratively, itÃ¢â¬â¢s a plea for someone to save his soul. Ã¢â¬Å"The Horror! The Horror!Ã¢â¬ are Mr. KurtzÃ¢â¬â¢s notorious last spoken words. On the surface, these words may appear to be describing the face of death, but it seems plausible that KurtzÃ¢â¬â¢s is instead horrified with himself for the way he has so cruelly treated the natives, and that abominable images of the nativeÃ¢â¬â¢s oppression are flashing before his eyes. The duality in meaning of ConradÃ¢â¬â¢s words not only contributes to the complexity of the novel, but also helps to develop the setting and the characters. ConradÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"unsaid dialogue and narrative hint at layers of meaning beyond what is read, and Conrads explicit and implicit insistence on mysteries beyond words emphasize the unsayableÃ¢â¬ (Skinner). These techniques that Conrad uses allows the novel to transcend past a simple narrative.(Singer)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
History of Perfume and Fragrances The history of perfume is a reflection of humanity: a means of exchange, a protection against disease, a potion with divine virtues, a gallant message, which reflects society, perceptibly communicating its sense of commerce and medicine, of the sacred and the sensual. The word "perfume" comes from the Latin per fume "through smoke". This refers to the original use of fragrances - the burning of incense and herbs as a religious offering. Perfume is made up of denatured ethyl alcohol and essential oils. The different names refer to the percentage of essential oils, and thus the strength of the scent. Perfume: 22% of essential oils. Eau de Parfum: 15 - 22% Eau de Toilette: 8 - 15% Eau de Cologne: 4% Ancient Time During the civilizations of antiquity, perfume was presented as an offering to the gods. It was believed to sublimate the body and make it more god-like. 10th Century BC: The Medes, ancestors of todayÃ¢â¬â¢s Kurds are generally given credit for the invention and widespread use of perfumes, presumably to hide certain smells originating from overeating and failure to observe what are now common hygienic practices. 1580-1085 BC: The Egyptians create perfumes for daily consumer use and ultimately, use in religious ceremonies. Egyptian women used perfumed creams and oils as toiletries, cosmetics and aids to lovemaking. Queen Cleopatra was reported to use opiates and perfumes to seduce her many lovers and she may be the first to invent pomades from bear grease. Perfumes, especially those developed from resins, were originally used to appease the gods but in time they became more important in the embalming process for chemical reasons. Materials with drying agents like asphal... ...n Klein's, Yves St LaurentÃ¢â¬â¢s, and Nina Ricci's. Conclusion In the end, history of perfume shows how great human in developing what we call fashion. From all those history we know that there are a lot of perfume usages, like medicine, surgeon, etc. People developed not only the fragrances, but also the bottles. They also invented a lot of way to obtain the fragrances, like distilling oil from the petals of roses. After all, perfume is part of human history, without it our live is not complete. References: Maginnis, Tara. Perfumes For The Period Scent. The CostumerÃ¢â¬â¢s Manifesto.2 July 2003. <http://www.costumes.org/pages/perfume.htm>. Karppinen, Shannon. A View of the World of Perfume.2 July 2003. <http://zebra.sc.edu/smell/shannon/shannon.html>. Ackerman, Diane. A Natural History of the Senses. Vintage Books, New York. ISBN #0-679-73566-6.
Monday, January 13, 2020
NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET Learner: Demetrice S. Campbell | | MGT7019-8| Douglas Buck| | | Ethics in Business| #3 Paper- Case study: What is Up With Wall Street? The Goldman Standard and Shades of Gray| | | Academic Integrity: All work submitted in each course must be the LearnerÃ¢â¬â¢s own. This includes all assignments, exams, term papers, and other projects required by the faculty mentor.The known submission of another personÃ¢â¬â¢s work represented as that of the LearnerÃ¢â¬â¢s without properly citing the source of the work will be considered plagiarism and will result in an unsatisfactory grade for the work submitted or for the entire course, and may result in academic dismissal. 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The Goldman Standard and Shades of Gray was a case study focused on the company Goldman Sachs and the unfolding of a horrible decision that affected the economic structure of our bank ing system, stock shares, and the government.Their strategies to make a more successful business, ended with them being greedy for more money and success. These strategies lead to questions of their ethical standards in their business practices. The company was founded by Marcus Goldman and Samuel Sachs in 1869 (Jennings, 2012). The company was supposed to provide loans to small businesses, but instead Goldman wanted to do investments. Greed caused the company to turn a blind eye to what was really going on and this resulted in several downfalls for the company and others involved.The 1929 market crash was one result of the companyÃ¢â¬â¢s practices. Rather than doing what was right, Goldman and Sachs just carried on running into many walls. The problem to be investigated is the ethical standards of the company in relation to their investors and the price they pay. Introduction The problem to be investigated here is the ethical standards of the company in relation to their investor s and the price they pay. In the corporate world, business ethics are very important and can be costly. Sometimes ethics can be over looked to motivate people.Ethics should be important elements of our day to day functions. It is important to realize the importance of business ethics if you want your business to grow. This could have a positive or negative impact on the productivity of the company. Business ethics are made up of a lot of subjective topics. Some people think that business ethics are comparative. There are many things that businesses take part in that can be seen as gray area. Gray areas are situations in which the rules are not clear, or you are not sure what is right or wrong.Key items include lying and false representation. Goldman may have committed both these behaviors just to have greed and a successful company. Things that Goldman did that would be in the gray area include: a. Sophisticated InvestorÃ¢â¬âby definition, it is to escape full disclosure to its c lients. Goldman made offerings to sophisticated investors, but failed to tell the whole story and their position in the investment or the market. Since then, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act has better clarified the definition to prevent firms from withholding information b.Analysts and two opinionsÃ¢â¬âHe failed to follow the rules on the consistency between the analystsÃ¢â¬â¢ internal conversations and their communications and the external recommendations of the SEC rules require because it was for a particular group as strategists. The rules did not apply if their name did not have the word analyst in it. c. Auction rate securitiesÃ¢â¬âit took state law to come up with a settlement of these problems. The SEC had difficulties applying regulations and laws to this behavior of bidding up the price and then not buying.The clients were not aware that Goldman was bidding on the securities. GoldmanÃ¢â¬â¢s response as well as some others was that there was always investmen t houses bidding in such auctions. d. IPO allocation and structure of the marketÃ¢â¬âthis also was eventually settled, but not without the insistent small fines and new rules on IPO allocations and agreements between the clients on second-wave agreements to buy more. e. IPO profitability changes prior to IPOÃ¢â¬âGoldman failed to share that the steady drift from three years of profit to one year then down to one quarter.This was sort of a unique legal problem in regards to the profitability standard to one quarter because the financials were available on the dot-coms for the investors to see. Nothing was being disclosed. f. Partnership to corporation structureÃ¢â¬âWhen Goldman decided to change from partnership to a corporation, this shielded them from being liable, where as being the principals, you put it all on the line. The move to a corporation with limited liability resulted in riskier practices taken by the firm.Goldman was guilty creating a company and buying 90 per cent of the shares with its own money. This practice made the public want in on the deal not knowing they were being misled. This allowed him to sell the shares he bought for more money; while he buys more shares on the secondary market and causes the share prices to increase. He then turned around and used his money to create another corporation. (Jennings, 2012) Goldman was also engaged in laddering, which is an agreement between Goldman and its best clients for the distribution of a portion of the IPO at a reestablished price.However, under a laddering arrangement, those clients also had to agree to purchase a certain number of shares later during the IPO rollout at a price of $10 to $15 higher. (Jennings, 2012) Goldman also participated in auction-rate markets. He gave loans to executive members in exchange for shares. Many of the issues included the nondisclosure of facts that an investor would have deemed very important in making their investment decisions. Goldman and Sachs w ere guilty of false impression, simply because the investors were not aware of their position in the market.There is also the point of moral vulnerability and how allowing AIG to be bailed out provided a cover for Mr. Goldman and his sneaky business practices. Then there is the Ã¢â¬Å"too big to failÃ¢â¬ issue, this is important because the investors were the one who lost money, not Goldman. He was protected. The front page of the newspaper test was a winner in this case because the headlines did not prove to be flattering for Goldman. The SenatorÃ¢â¬â¢s questions reflected the struggle of the people who were trying to understand how and what Mr.Goldman had done complied to the law, but still come across as a deceptive practice. The law is only one part of the ethical analysis. Goldman failed to think through the consequences of additional regulations, the fines that would be involved, and the clients because of the perception that he could not be trusted and may not always be acting in the best interest of the client. There areas affected by the Goldman model and gray areas include: investors, the market, the U. S. conomy and the global economy, AIG, AIG investors, employees of AIG and other companies and investment banks that had to be dissolved or acquired or reduced in size, employees of dot-coms, beneficiaries of donations by companies and investment bankers, nonprofits also were affected because they had their endowment funds invested, real estate markets because of the impact in value, all those affected by a slump in the real estate market including real estate agents and brokers, contractors, furniture and window covering companies, decorators, landscapers. A little of everything was affected by these strategies and gray areas.Some of the people that were effect by GoldmanÃ¢â¬â¢s decisions were his clients as well as some of the top employees, such as Lloyd Blankfein. (Jennings, 2012) Investors thought they were going to receive money on their purchase. No employee or officer should take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or any other illegal trade practice. (Jennings, 2012) The main factors that contributed to the way that the employees, executives, traders, and advisers made their decisions were money and political power.The idea of being Ã¢â¬Å"Filthy rich by 40,Ã¢â¬ and the enticement is what produced so many millionaires so early in their lives. Many companies are cutting back on their financial-incentive programs, but there are many things that can be used to motivate employees. Goldman worked Ã¢â¬Å"toes to the lineÃ¢â¬ culture, always looking to find the next big loophole available. The culture was also, Ã¢â¬Å"If it is legal, then it is ethicalÃ¢â¬ ; which is not always the case. (Jennings, 2012) GoldmanÃ¢â¬â¢s behaviors are a typical image of CarrÃ¢â¬â¢s theories. (Jennings, 2012) Could it be bluffing of Goldman to not reveal their positions or were they just tricking innocent people?Not everybody is aware and knowledgeable of the rules of the Wall Street. The larger investment bankers clearly were aware because of their own involvement in IPOs to auction securities to their structuring of the CDOs. However, these investments made their way to the retail level where the knowledge base was nonexistent. Goldman and others believed them to be sophisticated investors by definition and it was unnecessary to share. However, that definition has now changed and more disclosure is required because they obviously did not understand the double positions.This is saying that the culture that existed at Goldman before will stay the same. The drive to be successful and the fact that Goldman does not feel that its client base will be affected is why things will go on as business as usual. In other words, Goldman emerges with a fine but little remorse and a plan to go forward with the status quo. It does not seem as if any lessons were learned. Compare & Contrast Senator Collins has made clear that there was no legal fiduciary duty, but she questioned whether Goldman needed to act in its clientsÃ¢â¬â¢ best interests as an issue of good business practice.The discussion states, Goldman struggled with that answer and could only come to the conclusion that it was Ã¢â¬Å"an interesting idea. Ã¢â¬ Goldman had a mentality that only the strong can survive in the markets. However, he did not take into account that with new regulations and the changes in the market; he could no longer engage in those legally gray areas and would be obligated to compete on a different foundation other than his normal loopholes Conclusion Business ethics are very important to have but sometimes they can conflict with personal ethics.Owning a business can be a risky task. You have to make the decision of what is more important to you, is it the money that drives you or the will to do what is right and ethical. Goldman was not producing but he trick the investors into giving money without every showing anything. This is a very common thing that most investors never realize until they have lost millions of dollars. References Jennings, M. (2012). Business ethics: Case studies and selected readings. (7thÃ Ed. ). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
One of the major problems confronting today society is global warming. Everyone is talking about global warming, which is also known as Ã¢â¬Å"climate changeÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"green is the new blackÃ¢â¬ . However, like Mark Twain once said, Ã¢â¬Å"everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about itÃ¢â¬ (1897 P. 8) According to dictionary.com global warming can be described as Ã¢â¬Å"an increase in the average temperature worldwide believed to be caused by greenhouse effect.Ã¢â¬ We are the most responsible for this situation because Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦by burning fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil clearing forests we have dramatically increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the earthÃ¢â¬â¢s atmosphere and temperature are rising.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â (Climatecrisis.net). These gases have a long-term effect on the global climate. According to Jan Corfee-Morlot, Mark Maslin and Jacquelin Burgess Ã¢â¬Å"global warming was officially more than 100 years ago.Ã¢â¬ ( 2007, p. 2745). 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Friday, December 27, 2019
Lawrence L. Berkove (essay date winter 2000) SOURCE: Berkove, Lawrence L. Ã¢â¬Å"Fatal Self-Assertion in Kate Chopins Ã¢â¬ËThe Story of an Hour.Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬ American Literary Realism 32, no. 2 (winter 2000): 152-58. [In the following essay, Berkove contends that Chopins narration of Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ is ironic rather than straightforward.] Kate Chopins thousand-word short story, Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an Hour,Ã¢â¬ has understandably become a favorite selection for collections of short stories as well as for anthologies of American literature. Few other stories say so much in so few words. There has been, moreover, virtual critical agreement on what the story says: its heroine dies, ironically and tragically, just as she has been freed from a constrictingÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it in that brief moment of illumination. And yet she had loved himÃ¢â¬âsometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being! Ã¢â¬Å"Free! Body and soul free!Ã¢â¬ she kept whispering. In these paragraphs, the storys omniscient narrator takes us into Louises mind. However, while the attitudes expressed are definitely Louises there is no textual justification for also ascribing them to the narrator. Further, it would be a mistake to project them onto Chopin, for that would confuse narrator with author, a move that denies Chopin the full range of literary technique, and that would reduce this brilliant and subtle work of fiction to behind-the-scenes sermonizing. It is significant, in the quotations first line, that Louise wishes to Ã¢â¬Å"live for herself.Ã¢â¬ This has been generally understood to imply that she had hitherto sacrificed herself for her husband; however, there is no evidence for this in the text. Nor is there any evidence that her husband had done her living Ã¢â¬Å"for her,Ã¢â¬ whatever that might mean. It is an ipse dixit comment, arbitrary, without support, one of several she makes. In the quotations second paragraph, Louise discounts love as secondary to self-assertion. While this is undoubtedly her position, thereShow MoreRelatedSymbolism as Found in Kate Chopins Story of an Hour Essay1532 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pagesfound in Kate ChopinÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ In Kate ChopinÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ the protagonist, Louise Mallard, is going through a life-changing event that is brought on by the news of the death of her husband, Brently Mallard. During this hour, she is told of her husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s death, grieves for a short time, discovers that she will now be able to Ã¢â¬Å"live for herselfÃ¢â¬ (16) and is finally able to free herself of the restrictive marriage she has been living in. The end of her last hour comes when she seesRead MoreEssay on Kate Chopins The Story of an Hour911 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pages Women should be powerful, beautiful and intelligence. Nevertheless, women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do. What if their husbands died what would come of them? How would they feel? And the irony of gaining freedom but losing everything? In the eighteenth century, Women were portrayed as powerless beneath the men becauseRead MoreThe Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ by Kate Chopin Essay1528 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesÃ¢â¬Å"The Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ by Kate Chopin Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ by Kate Chopin is very intriguing, not only because of the emotional change Louise Mallard goes through the hour after her husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s tragic death but also the way Chopin uses irony in the story. During this analysis of Ã¢â¬Å"The Story of an HourÃ¢â¬ we will discuss the summary, plot, setting, tone, theme, point of view, emotions of Louise Mallard and other characters involved in the story. ChopinÃ¢â¬â¢s story uses the feelings of a married womanRead MoreThe Story Of An Hour And The Awakening2567 Words Ã |Ã 11 PagesMorgan Roney Doctor Laura Buchholz April 14, 2015 ENG 112L Final Paper This paper will examine the life of Kate Chopin along with her writing style and theme in The Story of an Hour and The Awakening. Chopin has a unique writing style that shows throughout all of her works. Her works carry similar themes that include: women in search of independence, negative views of marriage, and self-assertion. While reading ChopinÃ¢â¬â¢s work, the reader will conclude that ChopinÃ¢â¬â¢s writing is very inspiring because
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Target Case Response to Questions 1. The case describes the data mining approach used by Target Corporation to predict when a woman is likely to be pregnant. What types of data/indicators would be helpful for Target to track for identifying changes in consumer buying behavior during other life stage events such as getting a divorce, leaving for college, or preparing for marriage? According to the case, the key to identify a life stage event that will influence purchase traits/decisions are to identify relationships, hidden patterns, exceptions, and anomalies that may other wise be overlooked (Alexander 2012). There are several ways to identify a shopper who is experiencing a divorce. The first one would be deduction in quantity of goodsÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦There are countless traits that could indicate a divorce; however, Target should be cautious, to collect sufficient indicators, before sending a happily married couple promotions for divorced goods. 2. What considerations should a corporate executive in industries such as banking, health care, or higher education investigate when deciding on implementing a data-mining program? As a corporate executive of a banking institution, the first step to deciding on implementing a data-mining program should be to identify the goal of the data-mining program. The goal could be to determine the potential value of a customer, or to selling the right plan to the right customer at the right time, etc.Ã¢â¬ ¦ It is also important to determine the commercial value of such goal, or how will the bank benefit from it. With clear and reasonable incentives, the executive can then examine the relevant data and/or how to collect relevant data. Keeping in mind the discussion of ethical considerations before consumers gets irritated and turns away from the institution. More importantly, the executive should strictly abide the law to avoid and breach of federal restrictions. 3. 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