5.3.2. Shell’s Crisis Shell SPDC as it’s called in Nigeria is the most controversial in the Niger Delta region and internationally too. There have been debates and its often questioning the existence of the corporation is conflict-affected regions. One of the most documented criticisms towards the company concerns their existence in the Delta region of Nigeria. Since the late 1950, Shell have been accused of making huge profits from oil exploration and doing little for their host communities in the Niger Delta in return , thus this situation precipitated crisis that threatened peace and stability in the Niger Delta region and Nigeria as whole.
Now they are in very nervous market. Through analysis they concluded that because they wanted to have higher earnings last year, they defer some costs. When they did this, they immediately made obligations for the next year, so that means that they have to pay now both defer costs and normal costs (or costs from this year), and because of that first quarter earnings are less than the last year's. Other problem is related to their overseas operations, because they are falling, while regular operations are on track. Earlier, they purchased Brazilian dividends but because of legal problems, purchase of dividend became limited.
John blunt decided to loan money to buy south sea shares but they were in debt and making insignificant profits it deteriorated the condition of the company. Paradoxically, as the share prices went up, the initial investors sold the stock they had bought at a low price at the “current” price. 2. Blunt increased the dividend share of shareholders and a further increase of this share in the following years. Unrealistic to the population, because the company would have to make gigantic profits.
In each of his poems he explores his inexpedient marriage and relationships with his father. I also notice his deep appreciation for Irish history in the poems The Girl with the Keys to Pearse’s Cottage. It is also evident he makes his personal matters into a satire example in Wife who Smashed TV gets Jail. I found his poetry a mixture of exciting and even dark. The main theme that I can address in Durcan’s poetry is the theme of family tensions.
There is a family, the Mendozas', who used to be rich but now, mainly due to the fact that their son, Dimitrio, has bad gamboling problems, are poor. While the father, Lauro, wants to adapt to their new financial situation and make the best of it, the mother, Graciela,
‘Half-caste’ by John Agard deals with the satirising attitude shown by the protagonist towards a man who insults the protagonist for having parents from two different races. ‘Unrelated Incidents’ by Tom Leonard deals with a BBC reporter who announces that if he read the news in his native accent, people would not believe it. Both John Agard and Tom Leonard get their point across by writing their poems in their native dialect (their native accents), in order to show equality for all cultures. John Agard and Tom Leonard share two common audiences. Both poets lived in Britain and wrote about the difficulties of having a native accent which caused the protagonist in the poem to be discriminated.
This text type allows me to express the opinionated thoughts and personal concerns of the speaker fully as it’s target audience is none other than the writer of the diary herself. The multiple diary entries reflect the progression of experiences of the poem. In the first two entries, I have modeled the distressed and fearful tone of the poem as the speaker fears she is losing her identity. The third diary entry reflects the happy tone similar to that of the poem where the speaker has a similar moment to Sujata Bhatt, where the poet’s mother tongue returns to her. I have used a similar metaphor to the flower in the poem, but used a mango tree instead.
Although many of Sinclair’s books were failures after The Jungle, he bounced back with successful stories, such as Oil!, but as his success grew, his relationship with his son strained. To cover his loneliness, Sinclair married his second wife, Mary Craig, and the two finally settled down in Pasadena, California. It was in this location that Sinclair had numerous important events happen to him, but one of the most interesting was when he decided to run for governor of California. Proving to be a tough candidate to beat, Sinclair nearly won the election if it weren’t for the negative publicity he got
Eavan Boland cleverly uses language features, such as metaphors, similes, references to Greek mythology and symbolism, to connect to her personal experiences, seen in the poems Motherhood and Love, celebrating the durability of love, the joys of motherhood and the ordinary everyday. She also conveys the cold and disturbing truths about society, like the ignored presence of War and Violence in places like suburban areas. Boland’s poem ‘The War Horse’ depicts the ugly truth about the war and violence that most of us don’t wish to think about. The houses in this poem are seen to be domestic places, safe within a perfect little bubble from the outside world; the neighbours and Boland herself take comfort of “the subterfuge of [their] curtains”
Refugee Tales by David Herd and Anna Pincus is a compilation of stories that give light to those who are branded 'refugee' and elucidate the dehumanizing situations they were forced to face through it all. Patience Agbabi's "The Refugee Tales" is an compelling poem of Farida's life and to add to that, as a refugee. Rather than writing as a simple story or narrative, she decides to write it as a crown of sonnets, as a way to make it more engaging in a way of changing the typical sentence structures. The author is able to formulate the story of the speaker's life and experiences into a poetic, hard-hitting tale to read about. By doing so, it makes readers feel drawn in as the tale was not written like the others-directly making it stand out from the rest.