In her essays, Elena Passarello explores how the voice can be able to define human beings, refine them, as well as its ability to connect people to each other. Also, it is a masterpiece that easily explains and breaks down the relationship between a song and a birdsong. Elena is inspired by her acting background to writing the book and collection of essays which result in a nice blend of personal narration and reportage.
I decided to read The Chanukkah Tree because I wanted to learn more about the Jewish culture and religion. The identity group that the book depicts are men, women, and children who are Jews. The Chanukkah tree is about the people of Chelm who were tricked by a peddler into buying a Christmas tree by stating that the tree was a Chanukkah tree from America. The people of Chelm were excited and started to decorate their Chanukkah tree using candles for light, latkes, a door of the synagogue, which has a Star of David carved on it, and dreidels. When they found out that the peddler lied to them, they later realized the beauty of the Chanukkah tree. The morale of the story is to be open to new things because you never know what could come out of
Exhortation, by George Sanders, is a short story that sends a message about being positive. Sanders writes about a character named Todd who emails the staff telling telling them how they should be more positive while working on jobs that aren’t necessarily joyful. In the story, Sanders illustrates, “I am saying (and saying it fervently, because it is important): Let’s try, if we can, to minimize the grumbling and self-doubt regarding the tasks we must sometimes do around here that maybe aren’t on the surface all that pleasant.” This, to me, showed that he is trying to promote positivity among his staff members. The way the tone of that line sounds is suggestive, not exactly enforcing to be positive. The purpose of this story is to spread positivity.
I firmly believe that poetry speaks to the soul. It feeds the need we have for intellectual reading and makes our brain work toward a deeper meaning. So, what is it that makes a good poem? What makes a poem better than another? In my opinion, it not only depends how relatable a poem is but how well the poetic elements are used to give the poem character. For me, the poem that fits this description is the poem “If I should have a daughter…” by Sarah Kay. This poem is very special to me and also uses imagery to convey the beauty of how Sarah Kay would not only raise her daughter in the future but how my mother raised me.
Ramifications of chasing traditional rewards in, “How Not to Get into College”, “Somnambulist”, and “Iced- Cream”
Jeannie Camtu Mai was born on the 4th January 1979 in San Jose, California USA. She is best known as a TV personality, being a host of the Style Network series “How Do I Look?”. Her career also includes involvement in the fashion industry and Jeannie has also been recognized as a make-up artist.
When Managers assume employees will perform well if treated positively, and employees are able to make the work with all the responsibilities, are viewed as assets that should be valued and developed, is defined as theory Y. Ana Rios follow this definition by believing that employees enjoy duties, and are self motivated. One example would be when they are dancing in the store trying to enjoy their time while they work, Another example is that employees need to work hard accumulating points in order to get the reward. This is important since if theory Y is practiced more employees will feel respected and valued.
This journal is to discuss about the bureaucracy through Jackson’s short story “My Life in R.H. Macy”. In reality, the Macy’s Inc. is one of the world’s largest retailer. Jackson, once worked as a shop clerk in Macy, tries to examine its operation system from an inside perspective. From the
Pink’s arguments and points are made very concise and powerful. This is due to the fact of the sheer amount and the quality of the sources he refers to throughout his book. Pink uses stories, scientific research, statistics and his own experiences to strengthen his overall points of the new and outdated motivation systems used in today 's businesses. Pink (2011) uses a story telling narrative a few times throughout the book to give insight on an important individual who agrees with his view on motivation, “One summer morning in 1944, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, age ten, stood on a train platform in Budapest,”(p. 107). The introduction to Csikszentmihalyi is used to give context to his harsh upbringings and how he is someone to look up to. Pink develops these individuals in order to gain an added effect when
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy are obviously one of the teams to beat on Dancing With the Stars this season. These two have been doing great in the competition, but it turns out Tamar is pretty upset with the show right now. Her dance this week was amazing, but Tamar is not happy about the way that they edited her in the package that actually aired before her dance. Wet Paint shared that Val is speaking out and Tamar hopes that her fans don't think less of her because of the way the editing made her look. Tamar says that it made her look bad.
Why do people do what they do? Tony Robbins has committed his life to answering this question. Robbins is an author, life coach, and active philanthropist. He has six internationally best-selling books, created arguably the best personal and professional development program of all time, and is a partner or founder of over thirty businesses and companies (tonyrobbins.com). In this Ted Talk, Robbins explains how he thinks people’s emotions are the true force behind their actions and, ultimately, their success. Everyone has their own particular goals and desires. It 's the emotion behind that goal or idea that gets people to act on it. By providing examples and step-by-step processes, Robbins walks the audience through his research of how emotions
“I read because I have to. It drives everything else from my mind. It lets me escape to find other worlds. The people in my books become more real than anyone else. They make me forget.” (180). The novel Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah tells about true experience of an unwanted daughter living in China. Yen Mah’s kind mother had passed away when giving birth to her, so her siblings deem her as bad luck and harshly unwanted. Soon her father remarrieds to a young and cruel “french women”, Niang, who then produces two more siblings with her father and clearly favors her own children with special privileges. Throughout the novel Yen Mah illustrates her day to day encounters of being the youngest, most undesired,
In Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash (2014), Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a renowned music teacher from Shaffer Conservatory of Music, stumbles upon a first-year drummer named Andrew Nieman (Miles Teller). After hearing Nieman play, Fletcher offers him the chance to audition for his jazz band. After auditioning for Fletcher’s jazz band, Nieman is accepted into the band and quickly gains a spot as the lead drummer. However, shortly after Nieman joins the band, he learns of Fletcher’s aggressive ways of teaching and pushing students, including yelling obscenities, hitting students, and throwing things at those who mess up. Although Terence Fletcher demonstrates an aggressive way of motivating and teaching students, scholarly literature argues that
In the essay, “The Peter Principle”, Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull argue that no matter what the job or position is, there comes a time where every job gets filled by someone who isn’t competent enough to fulfill their role completely. This article is extracted from the book called The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong. With having every right to speak about the issue, Peter and Hull specified certain examples to convey their point clearly. Laurence Peter was a Canadian educator and hierarchiologist and Raymond Hull was a Canadian playwright, television screenwriter and lecturer. Laurence Peter also published The Peter Plan and Peter’s Almanac. One of Raymond Hull’s most prominent works is Effective Public Speaking. Although